taking on BAJA with 7 hp!!!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by damasovi, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1, and at a sick pace too, I was shocked
    how fast I could ride my Agility on roads like that.
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  2. btcn

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    Sounds good man! Maybe this summer I'll come down on the Elite! Only problem is, its 8 hours of freeway. Don't know how the 150 would do for that. Or maybe 1 most of the way would be better. A 250 would be much more ideal for this kind of ride, hopefully by then I'll have a 250! Or, maybe make it an adventure on the 150, a multi days just avoid fast freeways!:evil

    But it looks like a beutiful ride all the way down! I'll also have to definitly do it on the Shadow this summer on the Freeway!
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  3. damasovi

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    just let me know! and I think the 1 is the best idea then make camp and on next day take on LA, and this is the bad part of the trip, after that it gets a lot better.

    I can pick you Up in the US and across the border if that is an issue for you

    Damasovi
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  4. btcn

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    I will! Oh damn didn't even relize that theres in Mexico boarder! Shouldn't be a huge issue could probably get me a boarder pass or something whatever they requires.
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  5. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    Coming to Baja is no problem, maybe you will not be even spoken to, just wave in. Going to your country will be different. You must have a valid Passport, the INS or homeland security inspector will ask for it, if you fail to have one, then you will be giving the special treatment

    Damasovi
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  6. btcn

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    So you mean I need to get me a passport coming back, but probably not in? I'll probably just get me one anyways then don't have to worry.
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  7. damasovi

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    what I mean is that anybody entering the USA will ask you for a valid, current USA passport.

    Baja is a free area, so coming in, not many, make that almost nobody is stop and if you are stop then just say I coming to see Damasovi... that is all yo
    u need! lol!!!

    DAmasovi
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  8. btcn

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    Oh ok, got it! That shouldn't be no problem. I'll let you know whenever I decide to come up there!
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  9. damasovi

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    well it has been a couple of weeks, and very little riding I have done, but it was saturday, my wife had said yes for ridding so I did just that. I did not go far since I wanted to stay close and do other things.

    Normally I would have call my group, but sometimes you just want to go alone at your pace and race or stop as much as you want and just talk to people if that is the case, groups don't do these, they talk to each other and enjoy their company's

    Did I plan this, or is it a gift from the gods? upper 60's, sunny, no traffic, what more can I ask for? NOP it does not get any better than this!
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    here is were I took my first break and it was a big a$$ hill, it drop my mph all the way down to 30-35, so it was time for a little side line just to take a couple of pics.
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    Then it was time for breakfast. But I had not realize that it had rained the prior days, so I took my Beat here:
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    this was the other way in:
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    I ate here:
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    Sorry, I have no food pics because there were 2 guys with there politics talk and blablabla (it is also election time in Mexico) and I was alone and I was hungry so I just ate everything... so nice!

    and VIP Parking
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  10. btcn

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    Very nice! Here it was crazy 80-85 Degrees out here!:huh But I done been sick I was fixin to go take the Elite offroad too.Just a little cruise around town though and then a ride on the Shadow for me.
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  11. damasovi

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    here is where i went, close to 60 miles

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  12. damasovi

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    ok, so it was bright, warm and Saturday... and I was in wine country. So I just had to continue.

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    it is still early to see graves or just any leaves on the wineries, so I had to settle for pics of the bike next to some wineries.

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    Monte Xanic! one of the all time greatest
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    yov may see it, there is a small security boot behind the fence, as soon as I park the guard open the gate and approach me, we then started talking about mpg's and how much I spend on gas, tops speed and so on. Nice guy that wanted to talk to somebody, anybody! lol!! so we went.

    Taco Bell ain't got nothing like this!
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    I couldn't find a rope to tide my horse, so I continue.
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    Now that's what I call making good use of those 7 horses:thumb
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  14. damasovi

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    some other places i like along the route

    the wall made of empty wine bottles, did I mention it is wine country here?
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    this hovrse was all show and no go!
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    well I was almost at the end of the first road, and I got to the Bibayoff winery and I saw some cool photo op such as this one
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  15. damasovi

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    I saw this, what I think is a great photo-painting...

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    dvring the Rvssian revolvtion of 1918's Mexico welcome them and many settle arovnd here, so some names still are here.
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  16. damasovi

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    i was ready to go home
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    but i notice a new restaurant up on the mountain, so i had to check it out first hand!!

    so first i had to get up there
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    here is were i want to have breakfast next weekend!

    the view
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    ok, got to go!!!
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    it was a interesting hill, a nice challenge for both of us

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    60+ miles and a lot of great times!!!
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  17. damasovi

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    like I said, not much new jvst some of friends have started talking about going all out and having a scooter of their own, and this is what happen..

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    more to come next Saturday!

    Damasovi
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  18. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    Interesting thread.

    Long ago, back when VW Mexico was phasing out the original Beetle...I wanted to go down there and buy one. In the 1980s it was possible with waivers and loopholes; but by the early '00s it was not.

    But cycle regulations, especially on small-displacement models, are looser.

    I'd love to go down there...shop around. Get a high-quality low-displacement name-brand machine made for such a place...a Burgman 200 or one of the Honda or Yamaha models. And bring it up; by hook or by crook.

    And I, and everyone else who wanted it that bad, would have a cheap scoot I could trust.
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  19. damasovi

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    Beginning our scooter club !!! So here and there I have been ask about mpg's and always say around 80 mpg and the total cost of the scooter is...so that got people interested in having there own scooter. So one thing lead to another now I have a group of friends who have or want to have a scooter.

    We have gotten together to talk twice about what we want and don't so here are some pics from last time (Friday 13th) Since it was raining we all took cages to the caffe shop.

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    as you can see we are young and younger! lol!!! man and women, and together we will take off in this scooter world !!! AS a group I like them!!! more later!!!

    Damasovi
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  20. RattleCanRacer

    RattleCanRacer AKA: Steve.

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    Why wouldnt you wanna be tariff busters just drive it over the border, get a valid scooter plate, slap it on, and go to town? I have an elite from 20 years ago that I'm am sure there is not one original part on it, I have never had a cop stick his big ass snoz under my fairings to check a VIN, the piece of shit pig wouldnt know what to look for, where to look, or what he's even looking for. I dare the fuzz to find my unmatching VIN and Engine. My XR500 isn't a valid VIN or Engine and shuldn't be plated and has no emissions stuff on it. I've been pulled over on my "XL250" registered plate, never any brows raised. You guys are really going to pay out of country fees and try and conform to the Leftshits emissions crap in California? C'mon! What do you guys do on a frame swap? How about an Engine swap? How about a Fairing Swap? How about a paint job? Get the gist?
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