Testing the 790 in Baja

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  1. Jeppb93

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    Fueled up and west to remote San Jose del Faro.
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    south along Punta Blanco, the surfing spot of Cardon and down to Santa Rosalillita. Sand turned to rock out crops, then into mud and then swampy beach sand. Great mix of riding, all to ourselves. 250km. (video to come when I get reliable wifi) AAE3AF6F-1CC6-4FB9-B384-E4F1864934DC.jpeg 69FA03F3-3674-4841-89D8-36638AAAD7AC.jpeg A13AB328-5E8D-419F-9419-3C7435CEA3D6.jpeg B8C15AEF-A8FC-4332-B7CB-C6FBC5E8B517.jpeg 0E358FB9-1C15-4E64-A50C-D922B5FFA67C.jpeg 515C0E62-95AF-43AF-885F-B8CFB137D211.jpeg

    Took a direct hit with a cactus testicle to the fuel line on the 1090. Slight seepage, trimmed off the nut hairs and on the way we went
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    Hitting the pavement we fueled up the pigs in Villa Jesus Maria.

    Tacos in Guerrero Negro at Fish Taco Truck. Then onwards to San Ignacio for the night. We were waved through both military checkpoints today. B4B70644-7520-4541-93D5-8697F0A45E07.jpeg Hotel for the night: Desert Inn San Ignacio. There must be about 30 rooms and we are the only ones here aside from 1 family.
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    Nice report going , lucky the cactus spines were in the bike part. You wouldn't want them in your leg, ask me how I know!
    And you picked a good time to leave BC, we have snow here now and more to come, don't rush home. cheers, Steve
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    Off to Laguna San Ignacio. Another 200km + of sand and dirt yehaw. 4EA887E5-9D0C-490A-AD65-AAEF6A885028.jpeg
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  7. jthomas82

    jthomas82 Been here awhile

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    What gps are you using?
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    Great ride report!

    What's the verdict on the Rade Garage fairing for the 790?
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    Great stuff
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  10. Jeppb93

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    Just upgraded to Garmin 276 from my 64s. No regrets, I can make split decision turns without having to pull over and zoom in on a little screen.
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    Love the concept of it. Way better than stock. But on hwy the wind shakes my helmet. Also just started to crack around bolt holes too. Way too thin
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    Exhaust hanger bolts rattled loose on the 1090. Aircraft wire fix for now. Hint: strip your bike down and locktite every single bolt on your bike when you buy it. 544CC942-FB6C-4D86-9D63-DA763617E3A4.jpeg B40377BB-1D58-4DD1-8625-4F9A99387CBC.jpeg
    Off to Fuel. I bought us Guglatech fuel filters before the trip. I was sent the wrong one so ended up using it as a condom. On my dads bike the pumps are all too fast here and we have to pinch the hose to get a slower fill through the filter.

    Next: 150km of sand. Baja claims its first victim. The key is to keep the speed above 50km, 60 if your ballsy.
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    Fishing Village El Datil. They do not see many tourists here as it is a heck of a ride to get here. The kids were ecstatic to get some stickers for their collection. A071A76F-52B8-4098-8831-91FD27E38E27.jpeg 6C2CD3FD-69A4-4C40-BB6F-FC81A9B95E3F.jpeg
    Just realized the little blonde one was giving me the finger. He really didn’t want his picture taken but his brother dragged him in. And maybe he wanted candy instead.
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    -26 forecast for Monday night. Colour me green with envy...:bluduh
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  14. advrockrider

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    Keep it coming, I need my fix to hold me over until our March trip!
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    Last update was when we stopped for lunch at San Juanico. A very beautiful little town with a great restaurant that served shrimp burgers. One of my favourite spots so far. 4B02989D-FE06-4EA1-B63A-06E2E25A3E4F.jpeg
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    Return of the cactus. Thorns went right through my leather boots and into my foot, ouch. 8FD2C7BE-C919-43FD-A274-4E9EED132AF6.jpeg

    After the sand we were pretty much spent.
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    Subscribed. Hoping to be there on my 1090 in a few weeks.
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  19. advrockrider

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    Was that the new burro restaurant in scorpion bay? I haven'[t been there since it was rebuilt. I had a spine break off in my calf and pop out three months later, got a cool scar now...
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  20. Jeppb93

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    Yeah, cool little place. It was burnt down in a jealous rage apparently.
    I have a bit in my foot still. Should work it’s way out.
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