Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. cwc

    cwc Been here awhile

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    Hmmm. That's the first time I've seen somebody RIDE out of Juanita's. We PUSH the bikes out to avoid filling her living room with exhaust fumes.

    Jaunita knows who is the customer, but the word "Pendejo" might be behind her bright smile. Just sayin'.:wink:
  2. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Beemer Boneyard will only ship USPS, they would not even tell me the cost. Told me to order on line and the shipping cost would be computed during the order process. Not a lot of assistance to a return customer that is broken down in a foreign country!
  3. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Dang, I hate to be called stupid! :huh :rofl

    I carry a spare FD bearing and seal, a spare clutch and gas cables. But you never know what is going to fail. I have five motos and ride 40,000 to 50,000 miles per year, much of it in less than pristine conditions. If I replaced and improved every part that is recommended on the various forums, plus carried all of the spares, I would have to sell a couple of motos and go back to work! AND, I ain't doing that! hahahahahaha I guess I have the most importand tool, my Debit Card!
  4. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    </TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #575757 1px solid" id=td_post_20810702 class=alt1><!-- message -->I am going to order the parts from Guatemala BMW. It is about $115 higher than Beemer Boneyard and includes a new cup instead of a used one. Plus that difference does not take into account shipping cost.

    Now I need to find out more about gluing that cup to the pulley! :evil

    BTW, a $10 part took out a $300 plus part! :cry
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  5. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    I feel for you Donnie. This is one of those few times when I wish that I or someone else had hit the Lotto. Send the private plane to your location with parts, money, and likker.

    Hang in there!


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  6. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Thanks for the concern, but I am doing just fine! :D I have a passenger on this trip, so the waiting is no problem at all. I hate that I may not get to Panama this trip, but the trip is not over yet, much less the year! :deal
  7. Dan Diego

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  8. acejones

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    Gotta say I'm surprised at the lack of support from Beemerboneyard. Thats disappointing.
  9. tedder

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    I posted my vid of me riding out of there. Kinda hard to push out alone with the steps.
  10. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Hey Trice,

    I used to practice yoga with Raquel Welch, Carol Lynley, Kareem, Quincy Jones and...and...and... have had dinner with Carrol O'Connor and lifted a few at his pub back in the day... had a date with Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor... but she broke it when she got back together with her bf David Ladd... I also worked for Ellsworth Bunker, sort of, back in the day... I was "employed" by The US Army but worked under Ambassador Bunker's command. All in a day's work Colonel.

    I am reveling in MikeMike's masterful photography. He really has a good eye. I am loathe to put some of my humble attempts up but will do so when I get them loaded up to SmugMug... it is all so tedious. Like riding 500 miles in Mexico in one day.:wink:
  11. PirateJohn

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    Excellent!

    Too bad that this app doesn't have a like button ;)


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  12. chilejack

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    Just a big thanks to Turkeycreek for good hospitality and great ride suggestions. I highly recommend Hotel Los Arcos as, a kick-off point for your Sonora ride. Tom and Lynn are a treasure of info on the area. Visit the Hotel Los Arcos or Turkey Creek websites for more info. Oneyedjack and I had a great Mexico ride the past couple of weeks. Started at Naco then to Banamichi, Moctezuma, Sahuaripa, Alamos. Then to Topolobampo and across to La Paz. Swung down through Cabo and then the length of Baja. All great riding.. Lots of really nice local folks and fun desert mountain roads.
  13. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    One of the worst of many bads that my generation perpetrated was a half baked understanding of karma. Karma is simply action, it is an expression of the law of cause and effect... Newtonian physics of the non-physical realm... translated simply to motorcycles if you stop your bike and don't put your foot down you will fall over... you can work to balance yourself for awhile but eventually you run out of balance karma and unless you employ foot on the ground karma (action) you fall over and then have to engage in getting off the ground karma... see how simple it is? Everything you do is karma, even not doing is karma.

    So... back in January, when I was studying Spanish in San Miguel de Allende, my teacher was robbed by a couple of street punks. One of the posters here suggested that we all kick into a Doña Sara fund. In very short order a number of you contributed money and we were able to restore Doña Sara's funds. Collective karma. Then the heavy hand of the mod came lightly down and scolded me/us for doing such a thing. Karma.

    On Saturday, while I was out riding with MikeMike, the camarista took it upon herself to go through my things. She was able to find the emergency funds in US dollars that I had so cleverly hidden and rather then just leaving them be helped herself to them. I reported this to the management and following an investigation the young lady was let go. Without getting into detail, In management's view she had clearly "done the crime". Karma.

    Normally I would take more careful measures to protect my property but this is not a New York City Hotel and I felt that my belongings and cash were very safe just as I had left them. The cash was very well hidden. The thief just had the time and the opportunity to defeat my best measures. Shit happens.

    This afternoon the manager handed me a small brown envelope that contained full restitution of my lost funds. Karma. Thank you Doña Sara and the Virgen de Guadalupe.
  14. PirateJohn

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    Excellent!




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  15. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    What the black hole giveth the trail taketh away. The damn thing shook itself apart and fell off within 2 km!

    I left it where it fell as an offering to the dirt gods. It must have worked. I haven't fallen off since!
  16. MikeMike

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    Wagon or bike?
    Either way, we can fix that! LOL!

    I read that Belgian was in the crane business, was in the papers today.:deal
  17. acejones

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    I suspect that the Belgian was in another kind of business also.
  18. dcstrom

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    Well, your're aware that I'm solo on a loaded Super Tenere, right? So "pushing" it out wasn't an option, unless I got Juanita herself to help! :evil

    She didn't seem to mind, and besides, the S10 burns so much cleaner than those other bikes :wink:
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  20. Sleddog

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    This shouldn't make a Rats ass difference to me BUT, It's not about if "She didn't seem to mind" It's courtesy & respect not to run your engine while going through her house. Go out onto the square & ask for help pushing it out.

    Sleddog