Thanks for the kind words and great information Nicole. This is the first time I will have been to Mexico by land. I have flown into Cancun, MX a few times but I'm not sure it even qualifies as part of Mexico anymore? Oh, and there was the time I hitch hiked down the left coast into Mexico from Ft. Ord, California, but that was a long time ago and alcohol was involved. We continue to plod along waiting for my Vstrom to sell so that we can set up our new bikes. I also need to get some touring gear for my son. He needs riding pants, jacket and boots. We need luggage racks for both bikes. I have decided on this RACK for my DRZ which happens to be Nicole's company. The XR250L is a tougher one to solve. I need my son to have a luggage rack but I haven't found one I like yet. Then there is the need for larger fuel tanks on both bikes. The DRZ will likely get a Safari tank. While the XR will get a Clarke. Both bikes need to get engine case armor too. I am of the opinion that the seats that Suzuki provides for the DRZ (both stock and gel) were designed by the same person who designed the heat tiles for the space shuttles. Damn they are hard. So, I will be getting a version of this DR650 seat from Sargent CLICKY All of this hinges upon sale of my Vstrom. So, here I sit impatiently waiting to order stuff.