With big plans of exploring Northeast Mexico, I set out on my well equipped 1997 Honda XR650L. First off, you've got to say goodbye to the family. Then the boring roads... ... And being bored Welcome to Texas. Where the roads are friendly, and people drive on the shoulder of the road for you to pass them. Good food and good people. Problem number one. I knew I smelt something burning...... Well... i did a bad packing job. I used my bike cover as a backrest... well, when it became uncomfortable... i flipped it up.... and onto the exhaust. I reckon it sat on the pipe for 2 hours...: I'm just glad it didnt catch fire.