Spending Christmas in Death Valley and the New Year in Urique, Mexico

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jfman, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. LTRyder

    LTRyder Been here awhile

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    seal the hole, add oil, she'll go!
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  2. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    They do grow fast :D (jk I couldnt tell you if they were the same kids)

    Hmmmm.... Lo siento? :shog
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  3. jfman

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    Or it was just some grabage. :dunno

    Ha cool story about that road.

    This inmate had a different experience: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26275879&postcount=43


    Now that is confidence! :D
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  4. Mtl_Biker

    Mtl_Biker Long timer

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    Just found your thread, J.F., and even by the first message... I'M IN!!!!

    Really terrific photos and great writing style!

    It was nice running into you on Thursday night.

    Cheers!
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  5. BigWan

    BigWan The Cripple Maker

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    Hey jfman,

    When my friends and I go on these types of rides, we like to keep track of the shitty bits and give a letter for each one.
    We are always trying to spell "ADVENTURE," in capital letters. It's not as easy as it sounds - things have to go pretty wrong to be a winner. :evil


    It seems to me that after the snow and ice in DV, and the cold you've been dealing with for most of the ride so far, you earned a couple letters.

    And you definitely earned a few more letters in the Copper Canyon:
    1. Having to use JB Weld. Anytime you break out the JB it's an automatic letter. Even if that could've easily been avoided with a skid plate.:D

    2. Shivering in your bag all night on the side of the road thinking you're about to be beheaded.

    3. Losing all of your oil on the same road as #2. :huh

    So, if we tally all this up, looks like you're at "A-D-V-E-N-ture. " You're doing Great! :freakyonly four more letters to go. :lol3



    Seriously though, I sure hope you're carrying some extra oil with you.
    Looking forward to see how you got out of this pickle.

    Keep it up.:clap:clap
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  6. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Just catching up with this thread jfman and waiting for the next episode. You sure have a sense of adventure. Those nights alone, riding in the dark are the times you wish you had a travel partner but overall riding solo has its own appeal. It is best though to follow your rule of not night riding in Mexico.:deal
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  7. Quick

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    More! More!
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  8. SteverinoB

    SteverinoB EstebanarinoB

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    Already! The suspense is killing me 😱 And I'm certain I am not alone?
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  9. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge ADVenture mowing

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    ^^^ What he said. :deal
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  10. Sliverpicker

    Sliverpicker Been here awhile

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    After reading that article ----ummm I sure do hope he isn't in the hood too deep !

    Trying to get him and that bike out of there will be a challenge not to mention keeping communication devices powered up.

    Hopefully the locals are friendly !
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  11. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Me caigo, me levanto

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    The locals, including the cartel dudes, would do whatever they could to assist a
    rider in such a jam. I'll stop there in deference to the OP's upcoming account.
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  12. Sliverpicker

    Sliverpicker Been here awhile

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    Thats good to hear !

    Looking forward to his upcoming posts with details and pictures--------
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  13. raptortrail

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    I am sure the donkey's were laughing at someone who would ride in that type of terrain and NOT have a skid plate.One of the first thing's I buy for my bike's is a skid plate and is worth every penny!
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  14. Blind Warrior

    Blind Warrior Lost in the Ozone

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    This I have to agree with. Down there I've seen a pickup full of mota and gentlemen with AK 47's stop to help a rider pick up a GSA he had dropped in the sand.
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  15. Sliverpicker

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    So lets leave the doom and gloom thoughts alone and think positive for our neighbor up North Ehh !

    All bullshit aside it looks like the bike can be saved from the pictures. If he can find the piece of aluminum that was ripped out from the sump he could clean it up really good and JB that sucker back in place and carry-on ! If the piece can't be located cut a piece of aluminum from the pannier and glue it in place to plug the hole !

    So now lets hope he still has some JB left or some of the locals have something to help him out.

    Does anybody know how far he is from the nearest village or town ?

    :lurk

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  16. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan Me caigo, me levanto

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    I'm guessing 30 minutes from Urique. Couple of aluminum welding rods and some plate and
    he's back on the road. Well, maybe top off the oil first. :D
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  17. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    "Necessity is the mother of invention" right:lol3 hope you brought plenty of jb weld, looks it's McGruber time!

    :lurk

    I've had my solo fun down in the canyons:rofl
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    I only holed out my clutch master cylinder with just a little weeping thou, you did a better one:freaky
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  18. Mongle

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    Bueller....Bueller....has anyone seen Bueller?


    :deal
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  19. Sliverpicker

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    Us Okie`s can do thangs most folk can't --------

    Dat`s a goodin --- ! :clap
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  20. jfman

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    Well guyz I am sorry that I havent updated the thread sooner. Work has been very crazy lately and my weekends have been super busy as well. I am also just about to leave soon for a short trip that obviously does not involve the Versys and I have been a little busy preparing for it.

    I must say that I am enjoying reading everyone's speculations on what is going to happen next. The comment about the bash plate is a little harsh but deserved; truth is I highly underestimated the condition of the "roads" down there. I'm the type that 'wings it' so at times stuff happens.

    Staying true to myself and being the real tease that I am being in this report I am posting up a picture that I took with my cell phone exactly 11 days after the last update:

    [​IMG]

    I'll be back with a real update in little while.

    Expect less pics and more thoughts for the coming update...