Sayulita (Puerto Vallarta) Mexico - guided day trips & tourist services

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  1. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Too bad you don't own or have access to a few bikes. I live too far away to think about riding my bike that far, it would take weeks to get there on a dual sport from here.

    I understand that it would be an investment, but you can find good older bikes with low milage for good prices on Craigslist.

    I've been using http://findoncl.com/ to check CL across the US. Little Yamaha XT225s are great little bikes that anyone can ride. You can find nice ones for around $1500 each. Suzuki DR350s are in that price range too. At that price you could have 3 good dependable bikes for less than $5000.
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  2. eakins

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    i agree those xt225 would be great down here, but the problem is getting a tagged bike (from the us) into mexico. it's 1 tagged vehicle per person these days.

    we drove down in a suv towing my dr. dr paperwork is in my name and suv is in my wifes. you can bring other things in such as untagged dirtbikes, scotters and atv, but it would cause problems running around w/ all those untagged bikes.

    that leaves me finding others who are willing to rent out their bikes.
    i could partner up w/ a mexican citizen (national or full time expat) and have them buy the bikes in their name. these of course would be mexican bikes, as nationalizing a us bike into mexico costs $ and negates all the savings of buying used bikes in the us...the used bike market is the us is a great deal compared to the rest of the world.

    the bike i would go for is the xtz250 http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/xtz250lander.html

    the 660 tenere will be available in mexico in 2012 :ear, before the US gets it :huh i'm sure some travel to mexico just to ride that bike. my guess is it's going to be wicked expensive in mexico, however. well over 10K US.
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  3. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    That's a bummer about the costs involved with getting bikes into Mexico. "Politics"! Too bad NAFTA doesn't help with your situation.
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  4. MCP

    MCP Been here awhile

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  5. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Damn...when are ya going???? Can I bring my spinning wheel??? Wait I don't have a passport:huh They won't let me come home:eek1 I would have to stay there and take care of the brown breasted mattress scratchers:evil
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  6. Lunatic

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    Subscribed :clap:clap:clap I was in San Blas in November and 2 road friends , Dave and Quinn , said they were headed down to visit you . Did they stop by ?

    Cheers Dan
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  7. eakins

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    gs and xrl?
    yep i meet those guys.
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  8. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    G wife and I are shopping for a winter home down south. Sayulita and San Pancho are on our on our short list.
    We'll be down the first week of March. We'll take your up on the offer for free info. Probably want to hook up for a tour of the area some too.

    Dan
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  9. eakins

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    sure.

    i'm taking a fellow inmate on a similar day tour next week.
    they want to buy a house in the near future. gonna pick them up from their hotel and we'll check out all the towns north of PV and then drop em back off. i've visited most nooks and crannies and know the area very well.

    fire away if ya have any questions?
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  10. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    Oh we'll have questions alright. :evil :D
    We'll be down the week of March 5. I'll pm you when I have a firm itinerary.


    Look forward to meeting you.
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  11. eakins

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    equally so! PM me when you're in the area.
    p.s. 80s, clear and warm here.
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  12. rusty43

    rusty43 cruzincariboucountry

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  13. eakins

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  14. GBClassic

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    Hi
    I am planning to come to PV in 2013-- I know it's a long time away but I have to save up.

    Any news on bike hire? More or less any size, small is OK but in the UK I ride K75 and R100R

    George
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  15. eakins

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    sorry bike rentals have fallen through.
    only doing guided rides for those who ride down or day trips in my car.

    i'll be leaving the area april 1 for colorado and the summer riding season.
    not sure if i'll be returning this next year as of yet.
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  16. GBClassic

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    Hi
    I have a Mexican mate who is moving back to PV later in the month and wondered about asking him to buy me a bike for when I come over.

    Any advice?
    George
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  17. eakins

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  18. GBClassic

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    Hi
    I wont have much spare money, The plan would be to ask him to buy something cheap ride it for a bit and then dump it if I could not sell it on.

    How much to they go for if they are an old dog that runs? Honda CG125 would be good cos they are simple

    George
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  19. eakins

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    way less than $1000.
    new 150s are
    http://www.honda.mx/motos/cargo150/

    i'd look for a 125 honda bros as there are alot of dirt roads around here.
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  20. GBClassic

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    Hi
    thanks for that, You are a star
    George
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