Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. acejones

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    I guess you'll need to do it. I've had a Rolex for 35 years now, so they are not unfamiliar to me. I don't wear watches much anymore since I'm retired and no longer have to concern myself with appointments.
  2. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    I don't always wear watches but when I do, it's a Timex indiglo. :D
  3. McFoil

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    I think KY can be used to polish gold.:rofl
  4. MikeMike

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    In the long and storied history of great Canadian thinkers regarding communications, like the late Marshall McLuhan for example, I have a theory regarding internet BB threads.

    As the page count grows, talk of watches, females, deviant sexual practices, motor oils, meats (barbecued/grilled), beers, liquors, camera lenses and motorcycle owners will inevitably occur. The depth and width of the conversation regarding these subjects is directly proportional to the cultural backgrounds of those participating.

    For example, a practicing Buddhist will likely have little knowledge of watches but likely will be a healthy contributor to discussions on motor oils (Can motor oil really change itself if it wants to?), camera lenses (Am I seeing through the lens or is the lens actually observing me?), and motorcycle owners (Can a KTM veteran rider really stop breathing only through their mouth?).

    If you frequent the pages of Jo Mama and WTF, this is very evident.
  5. acejones

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    That's what I wear when traveling on the bike. I don't know why since both bikes have clocks, cell phone has a clock, and most any convenience store or gas station has a clock.
  6. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    And will a BMW still break down if no one is riding it?
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    The consequences of time are only felt, like the consequences of valve lash, when there is either too much or none at all.:deal

    I just had a Pirsig moment!:eek1
  8. MikeMike

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    And all lost compasses will return to their proper place in the universe, if you manage to get your Suzuki upside down at over 13,000ft.
  9. McFoil

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    Your reference to Pulp Fiction directly correlates to the insertion of a watch for safe keeping. KY Jelly does a fine job at polishing fine metals also. My cultural background is lowbrow and borders on redneck. Never been to Jo Mama and WTF. I need to read up on this this Budda guy. What does he ride?
  10. MikeMike

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    He rides everything...and nothing.
  11. MikeMike

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    It isn't the size of the break down with the BMW, it is the size of the BMW with the break down.
  12. ben2go

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    It can be used to polish the family jewels. :lol3
  13. MikeMike

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    In Gdansk, they have an old saying.
    "It isn't the ability of the KY with the polish, it is the ability of the Polish with the KY"!

    I think it holds true in Chicago and many areas of Pennsylvania. If you see this graffiti in the restroom, leave the bar immediately!:eek1
  14. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Cool thought! I can add compasses to my theory that lost socks, ball point pens and cigarette lighters go to a different dimension and eventually return as wire coat hangers.

    Seriously, have you ever bought any or do you use a dry cleaner enough to explain how you have so many of the damn things?

    Spooky.
  15. acejones

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    During my 32 years of wearing a suit for the man, I probably acquired enough wire coat hangers to stretch to the moon.
  16. Pedro Navaja

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  17. Pedro Navaja

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    And since we were talking about tire repair, here's a snapshot of the groundcloth with some of the repair parts and tools. I inventory before I ride. The groundcloth is great for locating parts and tools when doing field repairs. Easy to lose stuff in the dirt on the side of the road.

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    Sometimes I will break the bead without taking the wheel off of the bike (older photo). It depends on the ground situation I am in. After I break the bead then I will take the wheel off. However, most of the time the wheel comes of the bike first, then I dismount the tire in the usual fashion. The string you see is from a rim guard that fell inside the tire. That's why it is on a string. I also use gloves when doing repairs. Learned this from my motor sergeant in the Army. Catch anyone without gloves and it was an instant ass-chewing unless you were greasing a hub or similar that required flesh to be employed :D

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    That rim and surrounding area was photoshopped!
    It is way too clean and sparkly, show us the dirty stuff.:eek1
  19. Pedro Navaja

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    Haha! :D Nope. Done in my garage. Like many of us, I actually practice repairs in my garage so I am not learning when out in the field. And like trice said, repair skills atrophy if you don't practice them.

    It's a chrome rim from a Honda Nighthawk 250 cc, which is my Mexico bike. I swap between street and dual purpose tires. Here's a pic of the bike taken just this weekend after mounting the front d/p tire. You can see it's a knobby. There's that white groundcloth again. I love working on this little bike!

    I keep my shit clean and serviceable or that Army motor sergeant of mine just might find me again! :D

    P.S. Check out that Airhawk cushion on the saddle. No more monkey-butt! No hot spots, nada! That's the best solution for me for long distance riding.

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  20. Craneguy

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    Amen on Airhawk. MikeMike turned me on to it and once you get used to it you won't ride without one.