2 Canucks, 2 KTM's and 2 Weeks in Baja

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Mud Bucket, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    Great RR. Thanks for posting. I like your Canadian Flag stickers, who makes them ?
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  2. Fjr eh

    Fjr eh Captain Adventure

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    Awesome !
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  3. Mud Bucket

    Mud Bucket Been here awhile

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    Thanks, Some of our trip was inspired from other trips from other I read about on here. For example the Canon de Gaudalupe. Looked cool and a total must going down. I would recommend it, heading South from there would be if you have the right bike and skill level of the rider, haha. The Sand.... all I have to say.
    We went as far as Loreto then went West from there. Road to Loreto could be done in 2 days from the border then add some offroad to jazz it up bit and make it as long as you need for a 4 day trip down.

    Cheers
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  4. mx813

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    That sign caught me by surprise when I rode by it...had to get an image.

    We turned off that 2 track road onto the Cactus trail heading to El Rosaria. Long day for us dodging cactus. Lunch at Mama's Espinizo's made up for it.

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  5. Mud Bucket

    Mud Bucket Been here awhile

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    The stickers were pickup off Amazon. They are 2 part front and back. Peel off the back layer then once on, peel off the front layer leaving just the white flag. $7.50 each
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  6. Mud Bucket

    Mud Bucket Been here awhile

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    I missed the sign, lol.
    I think we did the trail from El Rosaria in 2010. Headed to the coast then a beach run then went inland to Catavina, I believe it was called the Bill Nichols trail. From Catavina we then went East and did the Rockman trail.

    Fun doing the single tack on lighter bikes. We were riding 525's
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  7. mx813

    mx813 Been here awhile

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    yeah...fun trail mixed in with some 2 track. We were on 450xcw's with saddlebags to carry gas and supplies.

    Skipped rockman trail this year. We were doing overnight loops from our truck/hotel and then reposition the truck. Fun with just 3 of us self-guiding. Located inland from San Francisquito.

    I do want to stay at
    Rancho Piedra Blanca

    Located inland from San Francisquito.
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  8. Mud Bucket

    Mud Bucket Been here awhile

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    I am pretty sure this was the Bill Nichols trails. You would have had the right bike for the job. We must have went by Rancho Piedra Blanca. There were a few nice looking buildings set up with? not sure what they do out there. Couldn't be cattle because all the ones we saw were skinny. lol
    I like the idea of the truck support vehicle, never know when you have a mechanical failure. I thought if the 525 blew on the Rockman trail I would kick it over and light it on fire. No way of pushing it out. haha


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    We got chased out of the west end of the trail as you try to get down to the 2 track road and head to the ocean. If you look at your tracks above, right where it looks like you backtracked on yourself, go E about 2 miles and the rancher will not let you bye at all. So w did a work around (E32 Mapset is a blessing) and ended out on the same 2 Track in the area of the word that says Grade .

    I will post up an image shortly.
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  10. jonz

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    Good job getting the big bikes out there (and back). I camped there a couple years ago but I was riding my 400XCW. You got to camp where not many adv'ers have
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    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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  12. CanadianX

    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    Beauty of a RR. Wife and I rode many of the same routes as you last month.
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  13. battdoc

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    Great RR guys, can you post what TPS you have?
    Thanks.
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  14. Mud Bucket

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    It was a fun one for sure in the morning. 600 to 700lbs of pure awesomeness.
    Carrying all you need on a bike is definite passion of mine. Overall I like to tweek what to bring for next time. Always tweeking. There were a few things I could have left but overall most of everything was used. This beach was a highlight.
    I saw your ride report, you have experienced how desolate the place is. Not many places out there you can say there is actually nobody there! lol
    Wrong turn was a jem!
    Wish I had a 6 pack and bottle of tequila to make it better.
    Next time
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  15. Mud Bucket

    Mud Bucket Been here awhile

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    Hey, the TPS sensor is
    https://www.amazon.ca/ALUNAR-Motorc...18&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=tps+sensor+motorbike

    Looks like its on sale for $64 Canadian. Pretty cheap.
    I loved this thing. Nothing like starting your day and looking at the screen and the tires pressure is all good. One less check to do before riding
    Here is the cockpit of my bike with the sensor mounted bottom right. Easy to see when I'm standing on the pegs. Pressure and temperature is given with alerts easy to program to what you want. The valve covers I twisted on by hand so no tools required, easy on and off for tube repairs
    You can just make out the 32 psi front and 28 psi rear
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    Awesome, I'm prepping my WRR for this summer and I think this is perfect add on.

    Thanks
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  18. Holaday

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  19. RevyRider

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    Great Ride report, I usually do not find myself interested in a Baja ride trip but you guys have given me cause to consider it, ...thanks for inspirational report. Cheers
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  20. Pete Pilot

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    Bumped. Baja is such a wonderful place. My wife retires next May. In November, few days be fore Baja 1000 we spend winter of 20/21 in Baja with a wee toy wagon. Where any of your beach camping locations accessible with a small toy wagon? Great read. O, will attend that Baja 1000. Thanks Merlin