RTW the Jamie Z Way: San Luis Potosi Mexico

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

  1. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    All cities and states have different covid rules. In some, restaurants are closed Sunday and Monday, in others you have cut off hours for alcohol purchases as well as no sell days, typically Mondays.
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  2. FinTec

    FinTec Been here awhile Supporter

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    Animo, I heard they are going to stop all sales of wine in the Playa del Carmen area for at least 2 months. Are you going to be OK :D
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  3. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Thats why I always purchase industrial quantities, you never know..... :lol3
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  5. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Well, it did look like this before Jamie showed up.........

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  6. boxermoose

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    Seriously who needs that much.......water
  7. ZGirl

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    I know you're not in Memphis anymore, but I'll be back in Memphis in a few weeks. Looking forward to some BBQ for sure!


    Hi Jamie, it is doubtful we will be able to meet up with you in Memphis, but if you get a chance to ride with that group of hooligans, may I suggest Bozo's Bar-B-Q?
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  8. ZGirl

    ZGirl Girly Adventurer

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    Also, if you make it to the GOOD East let us know.
  9. eakins

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    Jamie found a filter at AutoZone.
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  10. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    As reported above, I found the proper oil filter at AutoZone. What I thought was going to be a difficult job of finding the right oil filter to fit the bike turned out to be a non-event.

    What I wanted to avoid was an all-day process of going to different stores and shops looking for a filter which would fit, trying to cross-reference part numbers and watching some guy dig through his inventory to see if anything he had would work.

    Instead, I popped into AutoZone. Went to the section where they sell motorcycle oil and filters, and they had the filter I needed. The only hiccup was that the boxes were empty. I had to take the box up to the counter where the guy went into the back and got the filter for me.

    Anyway, super easy. Thanks for all the help with finding a proper filter. Turns out the job was a lot easier than I was expecting.

    But now... I think I do have a job that might be tough. My front brake pads are worse off than I was expecting. I checked them before Cuba and they looked to be doing fine. I've always had good luck with brake pads lasting a long time. A check yesterday and I was a bit surprised to see that the pads are basically gone. I'll be back in the US in a couple weeks, but it's still more than 1000 miles. The rear pads are ok, but I'd like to replace them too when I get a chance.

    A bit of research this morning shows that the brake pads on this bike appear to be specific only to the CB500 and the NC700. I don't think either bike is sold here in Mexico.

    What are my best options for finding brake pads? I suppose I could order them from Amazon or Mercado Libre and wait here in Oaxaca. I could go to one of the Honda motorcycle dealerships in Oaxaca, but they're not going to have the parts on the shelf... at best they can order them for me.
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  11. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    I have message Honda Powerhouse in Guadalajara to see if they have proper brake pads.

    It does appear that the bike shares front brake pads with the Rebel 300, which I do believe was sold in Mexico... Well at least the EBC site lists the same brake pads for both bikes, though the Honda parts are different.
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  12. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    Can you post a pic of the front pads, I hate to doubt you but ridden in conditions like you are riding in, pads should last a very long time. Front pads tend to have less material on them than rears because the front has a greater surface area.

    As far as bikes that take the pads, there are not a ton of different brake calipers out there and there are likely many pads that should fit. For example, one of my bikes has a nissin front caliper, the shape of the pad is the same across many decades of bikes and all Asian brands. I’ll cross reference pads now.
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  13. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Ummm... :shog

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    As for riding conditions, this doesn't surprise me. All day long I'm braking an accelerating to speed up and slow down around the topes.

    It might sound a bit naive, but this is something I don't have a lot of experience with. I've always just gone to the parts store, whether auto parts or motorcycle parts, and bought the correct pads. I've never even thought about brake pads being the same between different models of bikes.

    I do feel a little more confident that if I stop by a few motorcycle parts stores, I should be able to find the right ones. I've got the EBC part number, and it does fit a wide variety of bikes, though they're almost all large displacement bikes. In any case, even if the first shop doesn't have the right part, maybe he can send me somewhere which does.
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  14. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry for doubting, those are smoked. :lol3

    Yeah, my searching is only turning up Honda models 300cc and larger. That is odd. I used to have a brake pad shape chart somewhere but I am not finding it. I’ll keep looking.
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  15. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    This road is not too bad.

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    Another late start. A couple BMW bikes were parked next to me when loaded up, and the owners came out and we chatted for a bit. This is Raul and Enrique from Puebla.

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    They headed for Zipolite on their weekend ride, and wanted to go to Oaxaca on an alternative route, 131. My research suggested that this road might be a little rough. Animo said “I hear it’s pretty wild.”

    The first portion was philled with perfect pavement.

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    I stopped at a roadside stand for a coke.

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    Now I knew I had entered Oaxaca!

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    The road and scenery became fantastic!

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    A few short sections of the road had potholes or missing pavement, but overall, this was a great ride.

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    Later in the afternoon I stopped for another break, this pup came out to chew on my finger.

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    And here I realized I wasn’t yet halfway there!

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    Gah!

    So I set off again determined not to dawdle so much. But geez!

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    When I got into the city of Oaxaca I went back to the same hotel where I stayed last time I was here in February, Villa Alta. The lady (owner?) remembered me and gave me the same deal as last time, 400 pesos per night for a very clean room with hot water, great location, safe parking, and useful amenities in the room.
  16. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    I think these are the pads you are looking for.

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    These bikes may use the same pad:


    DAELIM
    R 125 Roadwin Fi 08 - 09 F/R
    VJ 125 Roadwin 04 - 09 F
    VL 125 Daystar 00 - 09 F
    VS 125 Evolution 01 - 04 F
    VT 125 Evolution 00 - F
    VT 125 Magna 97 - F
    125 Rocket 99 - F
    HONDA
    RS 125 R 91 - 94 F
    CB 250 N/T/W/X/Y/1 Two Fifty 92 - 05 F
    CN 250 Fusion/FusionX/Fusion X Special 03 F
    RS 250 R 91 - 92 2F
    VTR 250 98 - 07 F
    VTR 250 09 - 10 F
    CB 400 SS(CB 400 SS2-J/SS2-3J-NC41) 01 F
    FJS 400 A9/D9 09 R
    FJS 400 D6/D7/D8 Silverwing 06 - 08 R
    FJS 400 S (NF01) Silverwing 400 01 - 05 R
    SW-T 400 -9 Scooter 09 - R
    VRF 400 T Roadstar 95 - F
    CB 500 R/T 94 - 96 F
    CBF 500 4 (Non ABS Model) 04 2F
    FJS 600 Silverwing Scooter 01 - 09 R
    FJS 600 SW-T (ABS) 11 - R
    XL 600 V, Transalp (PD06/E512) 94 - 96 F
    FMX 650 (5/6) 05 - 08 F
    DN-01 680 08 - 09 R
    VF 750 C, CD Magna (RC43/G412) 94 - 98 F
    VFR 750 F (RC24/E159) 88 - 89 R
    VFR 750 F (RC36/F372) 90 - 93 R
    VFR 750 F (RC36/F372) 94 - 97 R
    VT 750 C2 Shadow A.C.E. 97 - 02 F
    VT 750 C2B 11 - 2F
    VT 750 C2B Shadow Black Spirit/Phanton 10 - 2F
    VT 750 C4 - C8 Shadow 04 - 09 F
    VT 750 DC1/DC2 Black Widow 01 - 04 F
    VT 750 RS 11 - 2F
    VT 750 S 10 - 2F
    VT 750 S 11 - 2F
    VT 750 Shadow spirit 07 - 09 F
    VFR 950 F, Carat 92 - R
    CBF 1000 F (FA) (2 piston front calipers /Non ABS) 11 - 2F
    CBF 1000 F6/F7 06 - 2F
    CBF 1000 Limited Edition 09 - 2F
    CBR 1000 F (SC24/F143) 89 - 92 R
    VFR 1000 89 - R
    ST 1100 ABS-TCS (SC26/F440) 92 - 95 R
    ST 1100 Pan European (SC26/F440) 90 - 01 R
    VT 1100 C4 Shadow sabre 04 - 05 F
    VT 1300 CX 10 Fury (Non ABS) 10 - 2F
    VT 1300 CX Fury (ABS) 10 - 2F
    VT 1300 CXA Chopper (9 spoke wheel/non ABS) 10 - 2F
    VTX 1300 S3/S4/S5/S6/S7/S8 03 - 08 F
    GL 1500 F6 C Valkyrie (SC34/H582) 96 - 03 R
    KYMCO
    250 People S 06 R
    250 Venox 00 - F
    250 Xciting 04 - 05 R
    500 i Xciting 06 - 08 R
    500 i Xciting R 07 R
    500 Xciting 04 - 05 R
    700 i Myroad 09 - R
    MBK
    YP 125 Cityliner 08 - 10 F
    SYM
    125 Cevalo B9A (4T) 10 - F
    125 Voyager 05 - F/R
    TRIUMPH
    675 Street Triple (Naked) 07 - 2F
    800 Bonneville 01 - 06
    800 Bonneville America 02 - 06
    800 Bonneville T100 Centennial Edition 02 -
    800 Speedmaster 03 - 06 2F
    800 Tiger 11 - 2F
    800 Tiger XC 11 - 2F
    855 i Tiger (From VIN 71699) 98 - 99 R
    865 Bonneville 09 -
    865 Bonneville SE 09 -
    865 Bonnewille/Bonnewille black 07 - 08 2F
    865 Scrambler 06 - 08 2F
    865 Speedmaster 05 - 2F
    900 Adventurer (T309RT/H046) 96 - 01 R
    900 Legend TT (T309RT/H046) 99 - 01 R
    900 Thunderbird (T309RT/H046) 95 - 04 F/R
    900 Thunderbird Sport (TC374/339) 98 - 03 F/R
    900 Tiger 99 - 00 R
    955 Tiger 01 - 04 R
    955 Tiger (Cast wheel model)
    from VIN 198875 04 - 06 2F
    VICTORY
    1634 Hammer 08 - R
    1634 King Pin (all models) 08 - R
    1634 Vegas 08 - R
    1634 Vegas 8-Ball 08 - R
    1634 Vegas Jackpot 08 - 09 R
    1731 Vegas Jackpot 09 - R
    1731 Hammer 09 - R
    1731 Hammer S 09 - R
    1731 Vision Tour (all models) 08 - R
    Arlen Ness Victory Vision 09 - R
    Cory Ness Jackpot 08 - 10 R
    1731 Cross Country 10 - R
    1731 Cross Roads 10 - R
    Hammer 8 Ball 10 - R
    Jackpot 10 - R
    Vision 8 Ball 10 - R
    King Pin 08 - 09 R
    King Pin Tour 08 - 09 R
    King Pin 8-Ball 08 - R
    King Pin Low 09 R
    Vegas Low 08 - 09 R
    Vision Street 08 - 09 R
    Cory Ness Cross Country 11 - R
    Vegas Jackpot 08 - 09 R
    Zach Ness Vegas 11 - R
    W.K.BIKES
    WK 125 R (4T) 10 - F
    YAMAHA
    VP 125 X-City 08 - F
    YP 125 Majesty DX (Taiwan Production) 02 - F
    YP 125 R (X-Max - ABS) (39D2) 11 - F
    YP 125 X-Max Business (ABS) 11 - F
    VP 250 W (x-city) 07 - 10 F
    YP 250 R X-Max (37P1) 10 - F
    YP 250 R X-Max ABS 11 - F
    YP 250 R X-Max Sport 11 - F
    MT-01 1670 S (5YUR) 09 R
    MT-01 1700 (6 piston radial caliper) 07 - R
    MT-01 1700 (Rad. cal) 05 - 06 R
    MT-01 1700 07 - R

    These bikes also may use the same pad, when you think you found the right pad, obviously, compare them with your pads.


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  17. ozmoses

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    Armadillo,iguana,raccoon,deer,coyote and cougar ???

    I notice,also,the turkey in the pics above.

    I was not aware that MX had all of these!
  18. DirtScaresMe

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    This forum is amazing - post a problem and bam! solutions

    Roads in this area looked awesome, any video?

    not that it matters but if your a pizza fan You missed a deadly wood fired pizza place in La Crucecita (assuming covid hasn't shut La Crema down)
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  19. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Had to go to four parts stores, but I found a set of EBC pads. They're HH, which is the sintered "performance" variant, and not quite what I wanted, but that's all they had.

    Now to find synthetic oil. None of the shops, including the Honda dealer had synthetic oil. Back to AutoZone.
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  20. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    This is also what I’ve seen here.


    -General info questions,
    -parts needed,
    -broke down-need help/tow/trailer,
    -directions,
    -anything you can think of

    The inmates here will & do help, usually almost immediately.
    I feel safer and more comfortable travelling solo and far from home knowing that.
    Super group here.

    In fact if Jamie was close, I’ve got a set of front pads I’d give him.
    Here’s info if it helps image.jpg