Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Nothing a little gas in the tank could not solve. :poser

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  2. pilot815

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    Yup, made the mistake of not filling the tank all the way and then not riding enough in the last couple weeks and forgot. I didn't think that fuel starvation would be a problem at 120 miles on the trip odo.
  3. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Hey JD!

    When is your new Water Buffalo going to get here?

    I know the "Water Buffalo" moniker was first used for the original water cooled 750 Suzuki back in the early 70's or late 60's, but if you think about it, the tag will fit the new GSA even better. It is a big ol' thang that will normally take the easiest route, but if necessary or "riled up", it can go through or over just about anything! That's my story and I am sticking to it! :D
  4. MikeMike

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    You know, Donnie, Harley has a water cooled model, too.
  5. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Yes, I know. :rofl But that model will only go to the local dealership to be worked on and/or have new chrome installed. :rofl

    On a serious note. :eek1 I have wanted a Harley all of my life, but had to accept the fact that they made nothing suitable for my riding style! I was not willing to adapt my riding style to match their limit abilities. However, during my road touring (Goldwing) days, I actually wished that they would have re-tuned the V-Rod engine a bit and put it in a touring moto. I would have purchased one. :deal
  6. WeazyBuddha

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    Pilot was feeling a bit peppy yesterday. I got left behind more than a few times at lights. I don't think he notices speed limits signs at all. :huh :lol3
  7. WeazyBuddha

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    You got that right. I'd gone out a couple of times on the very light and giggly fun new-to-me WR250R and when I got on the GS after a couple of weeks off I felt like I was on a ponderous, unwieldy aircraft carrier.

    Pedro Navaja may have it right with a light bike. I can see myself riding the WR longer distances once setup right. After all, it's the backroads most of us enjoy most.

    A KLR is (obviously) a good alternative. I'd been pondering possibly picking up a used 690R but after reading and pondering the choice quite a bit, decided to stick to the KLR. I've got a new KLX450 front end coming, mucho spendy but cheaper than a KTM to make a good, reliable bike better. I'm also going to upgrade the shock and possibly the tank and, of course, the bars. It should be a very nice Mexico bike by the time I get done with it.
  8. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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  9. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    LSBMW says January but I think we'll see it when we see it. I intend to wait for a color I like anyway. Some say yellow is the fastest.

    If Mom can find that old pic of my uncle's Water Buffalo I'll post it here.
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    That, and water buffalo evokes memories of the infamous rubber cow BMWs.


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  11. pilot815

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    Yeah I've noticed that too. In this case however, I went to fill up and didn't fill it all the way, but I cant remember why. Maybe because I knew I was going to be removing it for maintenance. However due to weather and other things I haven't been riding it, and I forgot about that. When I had a million possible reasons for it to stop running going through my head, I never thought it would be out of gas at 130 miles, about 70 short of when I usually fill up. I just decided to flip the reserve on and sure enough, it worked!

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  12. pilot815

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    He asked me if I paid attention to speed limit signs. I looked at him and said "sure, when the police are around." It's worked well thus far, I have only been pulled over once and it was like 8 years ago.

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  13. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Hey! 110 is 110, right??
  14. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    1) The speed limit depends on your suspension. I has ESA!
    2) Large vehicles and expensive vehicles have the right of way. You can break traffic laws. Laws of physics? Can't even bend those.
    3) No slowing down or stopping for pedestrian, that could cause a serious accident. Ride through the obstacle.
    4) No drinking and driving, unless it's a holiday or weekend and everyone else on the road is also drunk! Merge into and blend in with traffic.
  15. RW66

    RW66 Been here awhile

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    RW66 Been here awhile

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    I was stopped in the state of Chihuahua and FAILED my test.....the cop asked me if I knew how fast the speed limit was?.....I told him that when he was around it was 120......he informed me that I was NOT correct.....there was NO 120 speed limit in the whole State of Chihuahua...I wanted to argue with him because I never get stopped at 120+ when he is not there!!!!!:clap

    Have you ever seen a real "get out of Jail free" card.....the last time I got my DL renewed I asked the lady if she would let me keep my old license.....she asked me why, and I explained the law here in Mexico is that if you get stoped you give them your license and they give you a citation and then you have to go in and pay to get it back......long story short......she gave me a sweet smile and gave me back my old license.......:lol3

    Is Mexico Safe??????:eek1
  17. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    That's great! :clap

    My drop wallet contains my expired DL, handed back to me intact by the female trooper after telling her the exact same thing.
  18. MikeMike

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    And then there comes that fateful day when the same cop stops you again.
    Would you knowingly hand a US cop an expired licence?
    Does having an expired licence give you the right to first break a law and then let you escape paying the fine?
    If you are breaking the law and you get caught, admit it, you'd be surprised at how often you will get a warning which you will then accept as the price you pay. I remember someone once posting they were going to get a card printed up that said something to the effect they would call the embassy or something equally as dumb.
    If you have been stopped for a bogus infraction, resist the shakedown and dig in for a battle of wills and don't yield. If you have been stopped because you knowingly broke a law, plead your case and if the outcome is not favorable, pay the fine. If you have been stopped because you unwittingly broke the law, plead your case to the cop.

    Handing over an expired licence to a cop who just might be able to read and understand the licence is expired, means you better be prepared for him handing it back and asking for a valid licence. Have you thought that part through?

    Don't even think about trying it with a federale de caminos.
    I have ridden with people on this forum and I have knowingly broken traffic laws, but I also have thought things through to what I will say if stopped in each case. Schizz will remember two shortcuts that were taken and the kind gesture on the part of a young federale who saved us a good half hour or so of waiting, because we spoke to him with respect and did what he instructed.

    The expired licence is a card you may as well forget about playing in the Tampico area. They are doubled up there in pairs now and they can read a licence according to the last rider I know who got stopped there.

    Do what you want, but think it through. And don't go whining if you get caught and don't go boasting about how you outsmarted a Mexican cop by commiting another crime.
  19. Kiko

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    That pretty much sums it up.
  20. dwj - Donnie

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    OMG!!!! :eek1 I don't know if I can ride with you anymore, I don't want to be a criminal! :evil