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Re: Mexico
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 11:56:26 pm »
Found these:) Thanks for sharing them Greenie. Keep on keepin' on  :motonoises:  :beerchug:



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Re: Mexico
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2017, 02:42:02 pm »
Thanks Fais!  I'm trying different settings on Google photos - if the photos show up in my previous posts please let me know. I see them just fine, so I can't tell what works and what doesn't.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2017, 03:21:57 pm »
I dont use Google pics but you aren't the only one having trouble with it.

Just worry about the ride and keep us posted  :great:

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2017, 08:16:20 pm »
 
Most Mexican cities of any size have walled in motels for the purpose of trysts. Safe from the prying eyes of the wife or the wife's family, a man can drive into one of these motels and not fear anyone seeing the car or the man. Some even have a closable garage you can park a bike or two inside. These motels list very good prices, we've never tried one, but they are there, cheap and walled in.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2017, 09:16:45 pm »
We're back in the frozen wasteland having spent almost a month and 3,000 miles in Mexico. Great food, great roads, cold beer, great folks. No speeding tickets, no stray bullets.
Imagine a great motorcycle road here in the US - Blue Ridge Parkway, Pacific Coast Highway, Needles Highway South Dakota, or Going to the Sun in Montana. Now imagine no radar, no $500 plus speeding tickets, fairly light traffic that are mostly all also moving along at balls to the wall  speeds. Fantastic mountain or ocean views if you dare take the eyes off the road.
No ethanol either.
We met a lot of genuinely nice people, heard no disparaging words about any wall or our President either. In fact a few Mexicans if they spoke at all about the current political situation, their views were surprisingly unexpected. But I won't get political.
It's a huge investment for us to travel 2,500 miles to even start a motorcycle tour in Mexico. Staying in hotels every night, two meals a day in restaurant, it gets pricey for almost a month. But we had oceanfront rooms with balconies ($75) and ate great meals washed down with a couple of beers or Cuba Libres (rum & coke) for about $40 for two of us with tip. Try doing that in the United States.
We're getting old, but God willing we'll do it again next march.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2017, 11:43:16 am »
No ethanol in the fuel and organic is the only food available. In the States 'organic' is a fancy word for 'normal unpoisoned' LOL

I've never ridden Mexico but you describe it a lot like Ecuador and S.America in general. I spent much less on lodging and eating but the rental KLR with gps and gear was $90/day. Totally worth it - i miss the wasther and food daily. Im in NYC for a few days - so grey and dirty. You have me itching para hablar en español!

Thanks for sharing and glad tou made it safely home to plan the next one  :beerchug:



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Re: Mexico
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2017, 10:25:13 am »
Gearing up or another trip next March - this time I'm doing all the repairs and maintenance on the bike (just turned 100K) early so I can ride it before winter closes in. In the past I did repairs in the winter and had to hope everything was good since riding in Maine December - February is pretty limited.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2017, 01:10:35 pm »
Interested in your trip.
How long will you be in Mexico?

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2017, 01:14:59 pm »
Very cool read thanks for sharing. I was only able to see two of the pictures you posted, but the two were great.
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2017, 11:40:07 am »
Wouldn't it be great if some cogger with experience were to lead a group ride through Mexico for say 2 weeks next year.  :)
Each rider could be charged a small fee that might pay for most of the ride leader's expenses.
I figure that's the only way I could ever pull this together and just dreaming out loud.   :beerchug:
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2017, 12:06:30 pm »
Hmmmm
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2017, 02:10:14 pm »
I might buy into that.  I want to go but want to be lead buy someone that speaks the language and knows where they are going.
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2017, 06:39:00 am »
Very cool read thanks for sharing. I was only able to see two of the pictures you posted, but the two were great.

Fais kindly helped with the pictures - they are all there. I'll have to figure out how to post Google Photos this winter before I go on the trip.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2017, 02:15:02 pm »
Also... Hmmmmm...

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2018, 08:11:23 pm »
How about this one?

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I can't see it - it appears the "link" you entered is to a page on an amazon server and not the actual photograph.  And I'm thinking that page is both accessed by a user/password  and part of a viewing "system".

There may be a button or link on that page that says "Share" or something that looks like a Y with small dots on the tips - click that and see if it provides a link to the photo

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2018, 02:00:57 pm »
We've been in Mexico since the 8th, about 800 miles on a '04 C-10 I bought last Novemburr! with 11K miles on it. I rode it about 100 miles last fall and it seemed great. Spent hours on it going over everything. Bringing an untested and unproven bike down here was a gamble and so far I'm not sure how it will turn out.  I'm having some rough running issues which I'm doing my best to figure out.
It's in the 80's here in Queretaro - no pictures yet.
What a fun place to ride a bike!

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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2018, 02:44:15 pm »
Rough running at low RPM's?
If yes, be careful of Hydrolock..

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2018, 12:26:59 am »
Mex gas. Did it come from a 55 gallon drum with a hand pump? Was a soda bottle involved?  ;)
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2018, 12:55:32 am »
Just like to add I am not promoting   Mexico is a wonderful country  Helpful people for sure. Every country has problems even the US of A. Get around Gary Indiana after dark. A young couple that I follow on Facebook "Moto Migrants"  have done Mexico and South America 2 times in as many years ,months at a time. They are on The Suzuki dr duels. Really seem like great kids. They post there travels and lots of pictures. Worth a peek I myself is right there with them when they post.
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2018, 12:40:59 am »
Mex gas. Did it come from a 55 gallon drum with a hand pump? Was a soda bottle involved?  ;)

No, You might be surprised. Mexico is not at all what you think. I buy gas (and diesel) exlcusively from  Pemex, and as I might have already said probably 1,000 gallons of gas and diesel over the past 20 years.
No, this gas came from a pump in a city.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2018, 02:09:37 am »
Your right Bill. Kinda teasing. I did get some gas from a Soda bottle my last trip down though.  :)) Used to mark my dirt bike gas cans Mex Gas so nobody snaked them in the night  :beerchug: :)
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2018, 12:55:38 pm »
Something new about gas in Mexico - It used to be only state run Pemex stations - now there are Mobil,Shell, BP, and a host of other stations popping up. Gas & diesel prices remain non-competitive though. I have been buying 92 octane premium for about $4 a gallon. Regular is just a little cheaper.
Yesterday between Queretaro and GDL a Federale stopped us for speeding - about 85mph in a 66mph road. After checking all our papers he bluffed that he was going to write a summons but let us go with a handshake. It happens occasionally here - despite traffic hurtling along I have been stopped on occasion but have never gotten a ticket. Once, I had to pay $20, but that was to a transito (local police) The Federales I have found to be honest.
We did see other Federales sitting alongside the roads, I usually don't slow down. Speeding down here is widespread. Go the posted speed limit and you're setting yourself up for getting rear-ended.

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Re: Mexico
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2018, 04:47:39 pm »


Here's a bungalow we stayed at at Chimulco - natural hot springs south of Guadalajara. Each day the pools are filled with new water - about 110 degrees. It goes well soaking the aches and pains of old age and wrestling the C-10 around in traffic.
We've been in Mexico 12 days / 2,000 miles now.
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Re: Mexico
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2018, 05:07:24 pm »
I might buy into that.  I want to go but want to be lead buy someone that speaks the language and knows where they are going.

I may be interested in this and I am fully fluent in Spanish, English and some portuguese (Born and raised in Buenos Aires) :)
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