Want To Go To Baja For a Month???

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  1. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Want To Go To Baja For a Month?

    I was thinking of leaving after Christmas, but that is too far off! I am thinking a day or two after Thanksgiving and be home before Xmas? Riding the old KLR, taking camping gear, but won't necessarily camp every night. First trip to Baja. I want to cover most of the peninsula, but not any single track or deep sand on this trip. I plan to stick to pavement and gravel, gravel being better than pavement! I will enter and leave in the Calexico area. I will ride from Mississippi.

    Anyone want to go? Any advise? Places to go? Places not to go?

    Donnie
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  2. dwj - Donnie

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    Tourist Visa For Baja
    <!-- #dg-post-title --><!-- message -->Do I understand correctly that a Tourist Visa is necessary for Baja, but not a Vehicle Importation as long as the visit is to the peninsula only? How is the crossing in the Calexico area? I can't find my last vehicle registration from renewing my tag, I have the one from the year before and a clear Title. Does it make any difference since there will be no importation? Does the registration trump the title on a road search?
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  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    ^ How many places are you posting this same question?

    Your answer is in the "Is Mexico Safe?" thread where this question is also found.
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  4. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I don't know yet! I will send you a memo when I reach a final number. :D
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    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I will be headed to Baja next friday!:clap The only real plan is to stop by Dallas and visit my daughter and to be back in Mississippi a couple days before Christmas.
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    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    It looks like the trip will be about 6,500 miles.

    Vis point in Mexico include:

    San Felipe
    Campo las Casitas
    Ensenada
    Mission Playa del Oro
    Bahia de Los Angeles
    Guerrero Negro
    Santa Rosalia
    Lorento
    La Paz
    Boca de los Tesos
    Cabo San Lucas

    My KLR will have new chains/sprockets and tires. Plus it only has 68,003 miles on it! :evil The longest trip I have done on this particular moto is 5,000 miles, so we will be breaking some KLR/Me barriers on this ride.:D

    I will be riding most of the main roads, many of which will gravel as far as I know. My GPS only has the main roads, but I do have a map. I would like for my second trip to Baja to be on the KLX250S and to include one or two other riders as well as some of the more "outback" routes.
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  7. WilderRider

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    Well, I wish I could. That sounds like a fun trip, but I just got my taste of Baja last month and it is too early to ask the wife for me to leave again for a month. Enjoy.:freaky
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    Hey dwj, I live in the border Calexico-Mexicali, if need something just let me know.

    Bajarider
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    Your id spot link says not found.

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  11. Bato

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    Bring it ! Donnie love to read your reports let us know how is it going ...
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    Hi from Cabo San Lucas!

    I don´t plan on doing a RR, but I am having a great time! I saw a Mountain Lion about 45 miles from La Paz a couple days ago. Not real big. Probably 35 to 40 pounds, 50 at the max, but more than I would want to tangle with! Taking a fair amount of photos. I will be glad to answer any questions anyone might have. If I don´t know the answer, I will make up something good!:rofl
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  14. Bato

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    How is the weather this days.... at Baja ??
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    Low 60s in the morning, mid 70s during the day. It is miserable!:evil
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    How's it going amigo ! Camping? HOw much you paying for una habatacion. Put some 10W40 in the GS today. Having fun planning for the baja. Got a box of parts on the table for the DR and new tires ordered. Put the wee screen on for the trip. May have a Ural go tag along for a few days. Spending hrs. reading RR's. Rode to Town for lunch on the gs. Felt good to get out of the chair. Topped off the tank and put a little go juice in.
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    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Going great! Average about $25 per night. Have not camped at all.
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    Way to go Donnie! Hope you're having fun down there - sure sounds like it. Be safe my friend.
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    Thanks! I am having a great time!:clap
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  20. Bato

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    Donnie ., are you carrying a camera? show us ...:wink:
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