Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. SR

    SR Long timer

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    Can you please leave me a little tread at least on the edges!

    How about the motorcycle jack? I should have gotten one years ago.
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I don't know if you mean you ordered a jack and it's coming here, but I have an extra cycle lift here you're welcome to take back to Durango if you wish.

    I retired from doing free KLR doohickie-ectomies so I don't need two lifts anymore. I did about 30 free doohickie jobs for KLR owners across Texas. Worst example: a brand new KLR that didn't even have the factory doohickie installed :eek1 :lol3
  3. SR

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    I did order a cycle lift but I will take a look at yours and maybe we can make a deal. :deal

    Along those lines, I recently made the choice to retire from all self inflicted auto mechanics and I bequeathed my jackstands and roller dolly to my 17 year old Nephew. The logic being that I never plan to purposefully be underneath another automobile as long as I live

    That could all change if I move back to the US and start looking at a $300 bill to change the break pads and tighten up the emergency break cable.:puke1 But we will see about that.
  4. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I'm thinkin a lot of stuff looks weird to a guy who studies rocks :D

    as of several months ago Mitas tires were not available in the USA. The only dealer was MX1 in Richmond, BC Canada. US customers were buying their tires from that store.

    I just finished a 15000km trip with E07 mounted on my Yamaha Super Tenere. They hook up nicely on sand and loose gravel and should easily go 20000 km.

    My only complaint is they are noisy and the front tire tread has cupped. They are cheaper and better than the equivalent Heidenau's IMO.

    My rental bike in Africa had E09's which are more off road oriented than the E07. Most excellent tire but done in 5000km
  5. SR

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    Looking at rocks all day long does awful things to ones mind.

    Looking at it closer, the Mitas I found online were in Canada not the US.

    We are trying to get through Halloween night here in Durango. They do it a little differently here. A bunch of kids come up to the door shouting "Queremos Halloween". The teenagers are all armed with eggs and your house will get one if you don't deliver.
  6. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    Do we have a date yet for 2014? I'm on hook for a Northern India trip in second half of June. I expect I'll need new tars in the spring so can choose the appropriate pair then.

    <Edit, add> Did my first real ride on the DRZ to Salton Sea and back last weekend. Might need to add a cooling fan before heading into the desert for real. First tank was 4-lane blast, 275 miles, 6+ gallons. Second tank was part sand, part rutted 2-lane gravel, and a lot of paved 2-lane. Kept the speed down, made 373 miles, 6.7 gallons. Never did go to reserve but had to be very close.

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  7. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Indeed I stayed at Los Arcos. Lovely spot and great hosts. Did Tom get his guitar and fine selection of harmonicas out? Maybe after the Bacanora? I look forward to returning there on my next trip south. On another note, your bottle of wine will be leaving the Okanagan Valley on a flight to Phoenix tomorrow.:freaky A friend of ours is going to visit my wife who is at our place in Scottsdale. From there my wife will ship it to you as soon as she has the chance...unless of course she doesn't follow directions.:lol3 PM me your mailing address when you have a sec.
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  8. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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  9. SR

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    Nice looking DRZ George. I had a DRZ 400E in Mexico for about 4 years and rode the hell out of it. I recently traded it for a WR450F but I still miss a few things about it. Mostly the nice soft ride.

    I would be surprised if you need an auxiliary fan. Mine seemed to have a very efficient cooling system and only started to boil up maybe a couple of times that I can recall in extreme conditions. It has a lot of radiator fluid and a lot of oil. The fan and its intermittent power load could bring a load of new problems.

    My dos centavos.
  10. SR

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    Ouch Bob, you are hitting me like a pinata with that one.:lol3 Surprisingly there is a lot of math in the mining business. At some point in time I should learn some :lol3
  11. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Jick, we are anxiously awaiting your return. You too, Trice and Jimmex. BTW, I tried throwing my leg over Bisbonian's Guzzi but it was painful. I did get on the TW200 and move it around in the garage. Won't be long I'm hoping.
  12. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Hello,

    Thanks for advice. Bike was just bought in Ca. but being reg in Idaho. Idaho requires vin verification and nobody here would do that, DMV, CHP, AAA unless you reg bike here. Went to private vin verifier and paid $45.00. Papers being overnighted to idaho and plates and all paperwork will be done in time.

    Thanks again to all who responded,

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  13. tricepilot

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    Click the link for a live webcam view of El Jardin in SMA

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  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I am a private vino verifier and I only charge $30.

    Plus you get your empty bottle back..
  15. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Try it without Bisbonian on it.
  16. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    It probably was already fine grain dusthickey :lol3
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    :rofl
  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Mis amigos payaso
  19. MikeMike

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    James A. Fitzpatrick. I bet RMO has heard of him or probably knew him.

    Visiting Veracruz was filmed in 1946. The Hotel Mocambo resort was just finished, the Emporio was a hot spot.

    This is before the Pacific coast opened up. Veracruz was a very popular tourist destination for Mexicans. Trains arrived from all over the republic.
    It was the "beach" destination until Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta started up.

    The Hotel Emporio was remodeled for the 3rd time a few years ago. You can see it at the 01:41 mark. That is where Trice and Schizz stayed. I can tell you that it is NOT found in Sjoerd's book! LOL! It had been remodeled in the 60's, again in the early 80's (my wife bought some used air conditioners and office furniture from the hotel when she was outfitting her first orthodontics and dentistry practice when she was graduating).

    The bow tying dance that is being done was filmed at the Mocambo resort.

    One year after WW2. Take a look at the beaches, the fishing, how small the port was.

    Enjoy!

    You can still find the old Veracruz. Simply head down to Alvarado and beyond. Montepio hasn't changed, it likely never will.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R7DRqzUlw0
  20. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Nice find Mike!

    I really enjoyed that. I also like the genre of that film, the narrative style, and the priceless captures of Old Veracruz.

    Going to tie Sjoerd up and make him stay at the "new" Emporio, just to torture him :lol3