Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    Fedex Economy is $216 delivery Weds. next week. (Duties Included?)
    USPS Int'l Express is 6-10 days for $30
    (both small boxes, about 5#)

    I suggest trying native parts sourcing. Ouch!
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I'll take a print of these two especially.
  3. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I have sent an email to Jose at Guatemala BMW to check on sourcing new parts here. I will follow up in a few minutes with a phone call. Not including the new fuel pump and filter I purchased, I have spent over $700 on this problem so far. Not the end of the world by no means, but a bit aggravating. This does not include the two weeks I have sat in a hotel waiting on repairs. I am having a good time, :deal but would like to make it to Panama some day! :rofl
  4. tedder

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    Hah. It's a very mexico-style ramp. Like some of the ramps in Creel.

    With aftermarket suspension and no bags/passenger I thought the clearance would be better. I still ground the centerstand in Copper Canyon enough that it was falling off, so I tossed it in my luggage for the trip home.

    I forgot last time I did a big Mexico/Central America trip I had the 'strom on raising links.
  5. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    All I can say Donnie is that you've inspired me to take my GS to the shed, pull out the HES, and give it a good once over, before my next trip south.

    Some evidence newer 1100GS had better wiring on the HES, but I think I'll check just to be sure.
  6. Oneyedjack

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    I posted something a few weeks ago about a planned motorcycle trip to Mexico. A buddy and I just returned from our 13 day motorcycle trip through northern Mexico and the Baja. Had a great time and experienced no problems at all other than a 2 and half hour wait at a military checkpoint after getting off the ferry in Pichilingue outside of La Paz. Don't really know what that was all about since the other military checks on the trip were a quick search or check and we were on our way.

    We were really blown away by the country and the people on our trip. Extremely friendly, helpful, and courteous. We stayed at TurkeyCreek's Hotel Los Arcos in Banamichi the first night after crossing at Naco AZ. Tom and Lynn have a great place and Tom was extremely helpful with suggestions on routes and places to stay for the rest of our trip. We really enjoyed the Ruta de la Sonora and Ruta de la Sierra (highway 118 and 12) through Sahuaripa, San Nicolas and Rosario.

    Anyway, Mexico is a fantastic place to ride!

    Here are a few pictures.
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  7. Craneguy

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    I don't know if the 1000 has more clearance, but even with the center stand fitted I've yet to bottom out.
  8. tedder

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    No, they were similar. You aren't trying hard enough :evil

    IIRC the stock stand gives slightly better clearance. But you've never scaped on topes?
  9. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Inspired or scared? :rofl
  10. SR

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    Cool photos Ansel!:freaky
  11. acejones

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    Beemerboneyard has been previously mentioned. They are an excellent source. If you source from outside of Guatemala, have the parts shipped Fed-Ex, UPS, or DHL. They will get through customs faster than Postal Service.
  12. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I changed mine before I left. For $200 on a 12 yr old motorcyle it seemed like a no brainer. Easy job too
  13. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Nope not once...at any speed, even fully luggaged!
  14. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Larry, nice photos and thanks for the kind words about our hotel. See you next time through.
  15. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Nice work MikeMike!

    I really do like them. This was in no way a cynical attempt to nab the 14,000th post :evil
  16. mark883

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    Ummmmmm.... all the above? :D

    Easier and cheaper in your own shop! Plus, more convenient.

    I already ran the bike over to dad's (heated) barn. Barely 40* out, but put my heated gear on... kinda nice to be on the bike after about 4 months.

    Now, if i only had a excuse / time / money to run down to Mexico.
  17. Pedro Navaja

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    Welcome to the club pendejo! :D
  18. MikeMike

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    Bato, good eye! You win breakfast next time through, we'll have some cecina at the lena in Cerro Gordo.

    Trice, PM me and I'll send you the large scale files if you would like them.

    SR, funny you mention that. RMO was telling me about when he met Ansel Adams in Carmel, California. Had me captivated. I titled the shot of the little bandstand in the zocalo in Tlacotalpan as "Ansel Shrugged" LOL!

    I think I'll start posting more images in black and white, fun way of looking at things and that old haciendas route lends itself well to that. Hopefully, RMO will post up a few of his shots from the interior courtyard, he can talk himself into just about anywhere when he isn't fighting with dogs and scaring the horse, I wish I had a video of that LOL! The building was finished in 1912, ironic as Porfirio Diaz was also finished at that time and he was the one that had them built!

    Oh man, the stories those walls could tell if they talked....:eek1:cry:freaky:evil:wink:
    They probably are talking, it's just that we mere mortals have forgotten how to listen.

    Craneguy, glad you got the compass back! Wonder what Hawking would say about a compass that returns from a black hole?
  19. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Ok, so RMO has met both Ansel Adams and John Houston?

    I'll have to tell Salma that (when she's out of the shower) :lol3
  20. MikeMike

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    Hand her the towel, Trice, be a gentleman.:evil But take your time, no rush!

    One of the great things about meeting up with riders and having the opportunity to show them what this part of Mexico is all about, are moments in between the riding, the moments when the engines are idling or turned off, the moments when the conversations start.

    Except when illegal Russians are trying to make camp in your living room!:eek1