Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    buen informe (good report)

    Your profiles indicates you're on an 1150 :freaky

    Keep in mind - no pics - didn't happen
  2. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Since JD is getting a new Water Buffalo, do you think he might trade me that old 1200GSA for this well trained 1100GS? :huh
  3. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Great Clip Trice! Screenwriter Walon Green whom you hear at the beginning of the clip won the Documentary Academy Award for the "Hellstrom Chronicle" at the 1972 Oscars. I worked with him on documentaries early in my career and bought my first sailboat from him at a cocktail party. The price was very fair but the hitch was that it was sitting on a trailer in a boat yard in Ensenada... hence my first trip past the border in 1973 to pick up a boat I had never seen at a location drawn on a cocktail napkin, fortunately there were no TVIP's or other documentation required! I was concerned that I would find the boat converted into a chicken coop but all was fine, it was in great shape and I enjoyed that little sloop until I sold her in 1987. Wally has had a great and interesting career. Google him.
  4. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    That's just plain cool, RMO.

    Like a fine wine this thread keeps getting better with age.

    Speaking of which, Parras pix coming soon.
  5. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Trade? No.

    Sell? Let's talk.
  6. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Whoa! I remember seeing that flick about insects taking over the world, no?
    Geez, that's from the afro and bell bottoms days. More fashion accidents per hour than Schizz dressed for speed record riding. LOL!

    Donnie, if you draw the locale of the well trained and fed GS1100 on a cocktail napkin, someone might venture into Mexico to buy it!
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Look who's been livin' large :freaky

    I bet the dingy on your sailboat is bigger than Spielberg's yacht
  8. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I feel the need to conduct an "Is Mexico Safe" safety meeting. Somewhere in Mexico, of course.:freaky
  9. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    21 foot trailerable Schock Santana. Retractable keel so it was easy to put in and haul out and good for shallow water. Great little boat that we took out in weather that we probably should have stayed home in... a bit like riding in Mexico...only dangerous if you get unlucky... SA squared.
  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Wonder if you're talking Tom style (Balloonman in Pto Escondido) safety meeting :bubba
  11. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    :evil
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Listo!

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    NOT a Parras pic! :nono
  13. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    I have taken that TGV Bullet Train from Paris...very nice indeed.
    Thanks for the tip on IMTBike motorcycle rental. I had never heard of this outfit but may just be perfect for next September's European tour:thumb

    Considering another GS purchase in your backyard. Bike would need to go to Phoenix to be garaged for a few months. If any inmates looking for a one way ride let me know real soon.
  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    IMTBike has moved their Barcelona HQ to this run down building:

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    Basilica de la Sagrada Família

    Business must be good!

    :freaky
  15. RW66

    RW66 Been here awhile

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    Sounds good......when and where?:D
  16. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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    For those interested in importing and nationalizing a moto in Mexico, a customs broker has told me that non-nafta motos <250cc are taxed off the Mexican book at 17%. Non-nafta motos >250cc are taxed at 38%.
  17. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Kiko, 38% of what? The factura bill of sale or some sort of agreed value for used bikes?
    Any idea what they consider a NAFTA bike?
    Thanks!
  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    38% of the rider's weight

    You're welcome
  19. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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    38% tax is based on the Aduana's used vehicle book, sort of like NADA but their version. Nafta vehicles VIN starts with a number, manufactured in North America. My Honda and Kawasaki VIN starts with a J, Japanese, hence I pay the 38% rate, '06 XR650R $1480.00 and '08 Kawasaki Versys $1990.00

    You also need original title or bill of sale, and Mexican ID with photo and Mexican address like a Mexican Passport, Mexican Visa, or electoral card. No FMM, or you will need to import your bike under a Mexican's ID and then flip the ownership after the process is complete on the other side of the border. You will also need to pay for the plates that are issued in your state, but that should not be much.

    I've got 30 days to return my foreign plated vehicles to the border and once there I can import/nationalize to return the vehicles to Mexico.

    The laws will probably change again before I have a chance to post this,
  20. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Holy sht! No more tacos for me!

    Meanwhile, thanks Kiko, handy to know. I can get my wife to import the bike and skip the hassle with the ID requisite. Damn shame they won't lift the restriction for bikes that are over 10 years old like they do on the cars and pickups. I'm going to pass along your info, Kiko, to a couple of people I know and it'll save them some hassles.