RTW the Jamie Z Way: San Luis Potosi Mexico

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jamie Z, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. ozmoses

    ozmoses persona non grata

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    Yeah, around the USA too.

    But what scrap yard is accepting these from the average citizen ??

    How does that conversation go?-

    Gee, I was just sealing my driveway,and it's the damndest thing, but it turns out I won't be needing all these manholes covers stamped property of (insert city name here) anymore.

    How much will you give me?
  2. FinTec

    FinTec Been here awhile Supporter

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    You followers of JamieZ are really going to like this one. Here is an interview I did with him while we where both in the town of Hulguín, Cuba. Enjoy.

  3. Vark

    Vark Been here awhile

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    I guess I will post here what I posted over in your thread:

    Fantastic!

    Jamie didn’t sound at all how I imagined. He sounded a lot - - cooler. Your earlier comment about him playing up the Kevin Costner thing is even more believable now.

    Well done, Fintec.
  4. ZGirl

    ZGirl Girly Adventurer

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    Thanks FinTec! Nice to see Jamie again. You are both looking well and we are so happy to see you guys are living your dreams. I know Jamie has been working toward this for a long time and I so appreciate both of you sharing your ride/experience reports.

    Bill and I spent several Memphis Dinner Ride nights with Jamie and some other assorted knuckleheads. Jamie is a good story teller and had us laughing until it hurt for at least a couple of those events.

    For the next interview, please give Jamie a Bar B Q sandwich and a bottle of wine. :lol2
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  5. MrBob

    MrBob On a whim Supporter

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    I couldn't agree with you more - people want to be helpful, they want you to enjoy their country and see their lives, they're curious about your trip. I've never regretted assuming these things are true.
    You mentioned Minnesota; I grew up in St. Paul and lived all over the state in places like Duluth and Red Wing, and Ely, and moved to Colorado 13 years ago.
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  6. yamalama

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    thx FinTec. nicely done!
    thx for the insights, JamieZ. much appreciated.
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  7. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    @FinTec - that was superbly done! Another fantastic interview, great job splicing the angles together and letting Jamie talk and tell his story.

    @Jamie Z - dude! Killer job being articulate and providing such an incredibly insightful interview. Man, I'm going to have to watch that again - seriously. Very inspirational and your story of getting your learner's permit and driving to Canada with your Mom...awesome. Same with just driving to different states, you've had the travel bug for some time.

    Totally enjoyed the last update too. Crazy about those trees down on the highway and people just lugging their stuff to and fro.

    Keep the knobby side down man, this made my Friday night!
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  8. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Long timer

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    Thanks Fin for the time you took to not only shoot the video, but to do an excellent job of the editing.
    And Jamie Z, wow... I have a totally new respect for who and what you are as a person. I think the personality you portray will carry you far in this crazy world we live in and will help see you through any challenges you'll face in your days to come.

    It seems that Canada may be following the lead of the USA in it's citizens acquiring vaccine passports which may allow you into Canada later this summer. When things settle down and if you had a job waiting for you in Alaska, you may qualify as your trip being essential and be granted travel permission.... (they have casinos there, don't they?) But, you more than likely be warned that your trip will be from A to B with no touristy things in between... Last year a few Americans paid the price for bull shitting the Canadian Custom about essential travel to Alaska, and caught them in Banff Alberta doing the tourist thing. Hefty fines and escorted back to the border. And then again, maybe the border will open wide for travel... let's hope so.

    Looking forward to following your more to come written exploits for us to enjoy,,,,,
  9. Firenailer

    Firenailer Still Ridin'

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    It’s so cool to see the personalities of the two of you come through in the videos. The RR’s and photos are amazing as well but we get to “know” you guys better through the film. Thanks for posting and bringing us along!
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  10. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Quick update here because I've learned a few things.

    The road where I was stopped by trees, between San Cristobal and Ocosingo, is a mostly-indigenous area. Calixto drew the map for me and told me I can't take that road. It's not possible. He was very adamant, but I didn't quite understand why.

    I've since learned that the downed trees are intentional. My comment about "Why don't they just come out here and clean this up" was a bit naive at the time. I assumed a storm had knocked it all down.

    I don't know all the details or the politics, but basically the local people want to have a say in what happens on their lands, so they block the road. It has not been closed continuously. I rode it back in February with no problems.

    Unlike Johnny's experience with "dirty looks" and a couple other people I talked to here in Tuxtla who told me it's a dangerous area, I never encountered any animosity. Even when I rode around all the trees, people greeted me cheerfully. Several people offered to help me lift my bike over the downed tree.

    Anyway, I've been quite lazy the last couple of days. I'm going to hit the road late today, but hopefully I can start moving north and into the mountains and away from the heat.
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  11. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Long timer

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    The intentional blocking of the road fits in with past international news reports regarding conflicts between the government and the Chiapas people.

    Stay cool,,,,,,
  12. Desert John

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    How come you don't carry a chain saw?

    This has been a terrific posting. Thank you. I'll bet that when you get back to Colorado you'll never eat a taco again!
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  13. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Rolling into Oaxaca (city) today or tomorrow. Time to change oil again.

    Amy suggestions where I can get an oil filter? The CB500X is a model not sold in Mexico.
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  14. bigjohnsd

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    https://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com/convert/HONDA/15410-MFJ-D01
    http://www.oilfiltersonline.com/honda-part-15410-MFJ-D01
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  15. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    There is a Honda dealership south of the Centro, sort of on the way to the airport. They only sell the smaller bikes (200 cc or less) but may have your filter. Know some part numbers, and maybe even have a picture of the correct one when you go in.
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    By the time I posted this, another inmate who looks to be very knowledgeable, posted a different Part Number with the same link!!
    If my research is correct, the Honda Part No is 15410-MCJ-505
    Apparantly, Honda uses the same filter in other bikes, but only 2 screw in types, one being a bit longer which they stopped making a while back.
    I found this website from an online search, but I can't guarantee if they'll match up or compromise your oil system.
    https://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com
    https://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com/convert/HONDA/15410-MCJ-505

    HONDA 15410-MCJ-505 - Alternative oil filters
    There are 111 replacement oil filters for HONDA 15410-MCJ-505. The cross references are for general reference only, please check for correct specifications and measurements for your application.
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    ^^^ man oh man, love this shit........helping a brother out!!!
  18. Hill Climber

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    It seems that PN 15410-MFJ-D01 and 15410-MCJ-D01 are the same filter as they both cross to this one:

    https://www.fram.com/parts-search/?...hZAAoB7AO5wABAGUADhNgAXAM5kAshNUqhATyGIIIALpA

    Any auto parts store.....
    POWER SPORTS MOTORCYCLE
    HONDA CB500X 2019 471CC

    • [​IMG]
      FRAM ULTRA®

      Spin-on Oil Filter
      XG6607

      471CC

      Have a new engine or trying to provide maximum protection for an older one? Ultra Synthetic provides top performance. Engineered to be paired with synthetic oil, it offers proven protection up to 20,000 miles.

      Years: 2019
      NOTES:
      1. 471cc
      2. Premium Ultra Filter
      [​IMG]
      FRAM

      Motorcycle Full-Flow Spin-on Oil Filter
      PH6017A

      471CC

      Years: 2019
      NOTES:
      1. 471cc
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  19. eakins

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    Since you told me I posted too late the last time.

    La Santísima Flor de Lúpulo
    +52 951 516 4435
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/izyqfwYAsVGtkFWL9

    Great bakery
    Boulenc
    +52 951 351 3648
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    Did you see the tree the last time?
    Tree of Tule
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    These guys might know where to find a filter
    Overlander Oasis Campground
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    https://maps.app.goo.gl/pc4Nha8EBuFH88H87
  20. eakins

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    So it looks like you have some filter crosses to check.

    As you're well aware auto parts stores are not prevelant in Mexico like in the US. Go to the best option in Mexico - Vatozone.
    They will have Mobil 1 oil too vs Bardahl.

    AutoZone Refacciones
    +52 951 144 8944
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/tLYMWtxfe1iNwM3V6

    The other option is most Mexican Walmarts have a decent auto parts section and maybe a Fram match filter.

    Walmart
    +52 951 517 8736
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/Rs79fuTi8oFC59Bz8
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