Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. gwhis778

    gwhis778 Adventurer

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    I'ev been followiing this thread for quite sometime (many others too) and it has been feeding my lust for mexico. With that being said i plan on hitting the road south from wichita,ks on or around feb 10th. I am putting the feelers out for ideas and with the hopes of meeting some people from the advrider site. to show me their own little slice of the land.
    i have a month or so and have no set agenda other than relax and explore. Show me what you got.:ear

    thanks
    Greg
  2. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Greg, try contacting Nailit2em from this forum.
    Let me know if you need a pdf file ride guide for down here where I live, if you want a free copy, just send me a PM with your email.
    You are going to enjoy Mexico!
  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Haven't nearly finished my "due diligence" but Lewis and Lewis has an option for purchasing $500,000 "excess" liability coverage for $1.10 a day on a short-term policy and it appears their base policy is "combined single limit" (a phrase that I am admittedly not familiar with but that "suggests" to me $300K per person /$300K per accident but I will verify).

    Right now, from the on-line sources, that appears to be the best coverage I can find. Full coverage including UIM on a bike less than $10K in value for 8 days coverage with $500K excess will be @ $108. In-line with Premium coverage at mexadventure with much lower limits and coverage ($111 with 100/300 and no UIM and $8K declared value).

    Any Lewis and Lewis stories?
  4. gwhis778

    gwhis778 Adventurer

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    On my documents the name is all the same except for my passport which has my middle name spelled out. Will this really be a problem. Help
    greg
  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You'll be fine, unless your name is Harry Balls
  6. gwhis778

    gwhis778 Adventurer

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    What about schwetty balls?
    thanks
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :rofl. :freaky
  8. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    My first name is shortened on my title (like "Greg") while the rest of my paperwork has my full name ("Gregory"). I was fine at every Central American country except Panama.

    But can someone remind me, do they need a copy of the title/insurance/registration at the Mexico border? Or just to see the originals?
  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You'll only need the original of either (A) or (C). plus copie(s)** of that, which you can have made on site

    Keep (B) tucked away, you won't need to produce anything related to it when obtaining a tourist card or TVIP

    **the actual number of copies occasionally, mysteriously, varies
  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Cautionary alert for those whose proper first name and truncated name are different, for example, Richard/Dick; Robert/Bob; Anthony/Tony, etc.
  11. tedder

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    thanks, yff! :D
  12. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Rut-Roh! The sticky is gone! You boys will have to get out your reading specs to find the thread now! :rofl
  14. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Going to Mexico on the truck with a trailer full of stuff since I have a TVIP open on the bike gonna get a TVIP on daughter names regardless truck and trailer are on my name understand we need her birth certificate I'm more concern about the trailer full of crap TV,computer ,furnitue ect,ect
    Will see how it goes later:norton
  15. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    If the truck is in your name and you have a TVIP open on the bike, this will be interesting :deal
  16. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    But I bet Bato knows how to play the game too. :evil



    We've been demoted! destickified!
    Does this mean that we're not as helpful as we think we are?
  17. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    We will certainly find out!

    So many riders going to Mexico these days I think has diminished the aura that the title of this thread suggests.

    I would rather see it float on its own anyway, its become the corner coffee house meeting spot anyways. Sort of like the coffee house Mesa Grande in San Miguel, where you come in and pull up a chair and see what's going on.
  18. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Until they shine the bat signal!
  19. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    At least we didn't get threadmerged into Needless Dickery.


    I'd like to get some of that non-SB coffee in SMA.


    I need to scheme a way down into Mexico again. Fixing some wheel bearings on the Sprinter, and trying to shoehorn a jackknife bed into it. Its snowing out, so I'm not riding anywheres.
  20. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Just a note. When applying for a renewal passport, just get both the passport and passport card. Even if you are not planning on international air travel. Penny-wise, pound foolish. MedJETassist will NOT transport you across borders with only a passport card. (Confirmed on phone and in email.) Really should have seen that coming. The word JET should have reminded me. What a maroon. Jeebus.

    New plan. Don't wreck.