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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.
They don’t ask for any kind of proof ownership over there?
I have never been asked for any moto papers at all, in Baja.
This from the MexPro insurance folks,
All of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, including the states Baja California and Baja California Sur are inside the free zone. Also, the northwest portion of the state of Sonora, where the zone is delineated by a couple of Mexican Federal Highways. The Free Zone includes the portion of the state of Sonora that lies to the northwest of Mexico Federal Highway Number 2, starting at Agua Prieta, extending through Cananea, up to where it intersects with Mexican Federal Highway Number 15 in Imuris.........
Temporary Vehicle Importation Permit not required
Within the free zone, the temporary import permit is not required.
Good article on buying cell phone cards and phones in Mexico
A couple times in Tijuana, when crossing in, I have been asked for the registration for the vehicle, and for the dirt bike in the back.
The states of Baja North, and South do not require a TVIP, they do require a tourist visa. Especially if you are going past Ensenada.
It has been a while, double check.
AKA Free To Import Stolen Bikes Zone
Every time we cross at Mexicali with dirt bikes in truck or on trailer, we have been stopped and asked for registration papers.
That is, we get asked for our USA motorcycle registration, either green/red sticker reg or street reg. And the moto owner better be there. As mentioned, TVIP is not necessary for Baja. But they wouldn't let us cross into Baja without that USA (for whatever state) registration when the motos are being transported. When riding the motos, only occasionally (maybe 1/10) have we been checked riding into Baja.
Just asking about proof of ownership, not TVIP. I’ve only temp imported aircraft into Baja and that was years ago. A current sticker, good for a year, was required. Last December I crossed at Ojinaga and the young agent insisted on seeing registration after I presented a still current TVIP from a previous trip. I wasn’t carrying proof of ownership as that’s what the TVIP shows. After a brief standoff she accepted the permit as proof and off we went.
I find it a bit disturbing just how easy México makes it to ride a stolen bike into Baja.
Good info. I have only ridden motos into MX. No experience with transporting motos. Thanks!
Question sigh.....Rode from Riverside to SD without a rear shock last night on my way to Mexico. I am going to lose almost a week sitting here for new a OEM shock after talking to a few shops. How bad a decision would it be to ride the KLR as is, staying off dirt (I dont really off-road anyway), until I get somewhere like Mazatlan, or even La Paz though I would rather it mainland, where I can replace or have someone rebuild??
The ride itself was ok without the shock generally speaking, so while the correct decision would be sit here spending money and time I dont want to spend in SD, I am wondering if it would just make things worse to ignore the problem temporarily, or is it simply not going to be a smooth ride, but on decent roads it is not a show stopper?
Thanks...I am about ready to walk across the border at this point.
I have a friend in SD that might have one,let me check.
It's in Mulege,sorry.
Some of us do.
I may be driving through there with my broken one if people here don't call me an absolute imbicile for doing so, so not against that option....may just go for the ferry and cross, and find a place on mainland to stop and relax, so mulege is not out of the question.
I believe I won't get a shock until Mon, so a Tues crossing is the earliest, and just doesn't work for me right now. SD is obv better if I want to deal with this immediately, but I would rather burn time waiting on a part in a Mexican city. Worse places to be stuck I suppose.
And just to clarify: You DO need an FMM ( tourist visa) & Mexican Insurance anytime entering Baja. This means although you can ride straight through, you need to stop at the border, walk in and get an FMM.
Ok I have decided to continue on, I am open to recommendations but have seen that I can continue at my own risk, ride safe, blah blah blah. Now, back to your regular Mexican programing.
have you checked mc shops in TJ and Ensenada? They may have something that will work better than your blown shock. They can be very innovative out of necessity.
Greetings IMSers from me and Subcomm on this morning’s dive - we’re back on Cozumel! Fabulous viz & water temps.
Viva Quintana Roo!
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I was going to keep my eye out for as moto shop as I go through Ensenada and see what I can find. I am crossing at Tecate, and while I have crossed at TJ enough where it is not a problem, I would rather not do TJ just for a shock I may or may not find.
Subcomm in his Mexico Underwater element!