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Forum: Latin America 04-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By pax maac
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By pax maac
When I first bought my 1100 it was in Texas and I...

When I first bought my 1100 it was in Texas and I got to ride it home to Mexico City. I was on a deadline so I had to ride it on the mostly straight and lightly traveled toll highways. It ran so...
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pax maac
I found some promotional stuff from a moto show I...

I found some promotional stuff from a moto show I went to that had lots of insurers there. You can try these-

www.abasoloseguros.com

Qualitas says they specialize in BMW's- qualitas.com.mx
...
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By pax maac
I just went digging through my bag of stuff that...

I just went digging through my bag of stuff that I got from the moto show a couple of months ago and found these- I have no personal experience with any of them.

Moto Carrasco on Dr Balmis in...
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By pax maac
Don't confuse "motohaus" with motohouse.com.mx....

Don't confuse "motohaus" with motohouse.com.mx. Motohouse is a motorcycle accessories store, not related to any brand or dealership.

I avoid the dealerships except as a last resort for anything.
Forum: Latin America 04-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By pax maac
I order a lot of stuff from the US and have...

I order a lot of stuff from the US and have almost never had to pay customs fees, but when I do it's legit. It's 16% of the declared value of the package. I just got 2 packages this week, both...
Forum: Latin America 04-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By pax maac
The city is usually much more pleasant during...

The city is usually much more pleasant during Christmas and Easter weeks. Not exactly empty, but way less congested. It's a great time to visit the DF.
Forum: Latin America 04-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pax maac
Last time I was getting quotes I went to...

Last time I was getting quotes I went to Liverpool, the department store. They have an insurance department. Not sure which company they work with, but they offered me as much coverage as I wanted...
Forum: Latin America 04-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By pax maac
Mazatlan, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos,...

Mazatlan, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Huatulco, Manzanillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, they'll all be full of not just Chilangos but Mexiquenses, Boxitos, Culichis, Guanajuatenses,...
Forum: Latin America 04-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By pax maac
Just to let you know, from this Saturday the 12th...

Just to let you know, from this Saturday the 12th through Easter Sunday the 20th that's Holy Week (Semana Santa) and pretty much everyone in Mexico is on vacation and the beaches and their hotels...
Forum: Latin America 04-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By pax maac
I was gonna say "while you drink a beer" but some...

I was gonna say "while you drink a beer" but some guys get bent outta shape when you start talking about drinking and riding.

:freaky
Forum: Latin America 04-06-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By pax maac
Motohouse in Mexico City has TKC80 rears listed...

Motohouse in Mexico City has TKC80 rears listed for 3,050 pesos on their website. That's $234 US. They don't specify the BQ though, just says 150/70 17. Also doesn't say if they're in stock or not. I...
Forum: Latin America 03-20-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,691
Posted By pax maac
Saludos desde Toluca :wave

Saludos desde Toluca :wave
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By pax maac
Are you guys referring to the washers circled in...

Are you guys referring to the washers circled in red here? It's not one of those, I have all 4 of those. They are thicker and bigger than this one is.

http://i.imgur.com/TPxNSbw.jpg?1
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By pax maac
Mine wasn't stuck and I didn't have to use a...

Mine wasn't stuck and I didn't have to use a hammer, but there is evidence of helicoils in every one of my cylinder head bolt holes, and I think that a previous owner just liked to tighten as much as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By pax maac
Ok as for why I went the welding route, because...

Ok as for why I went the welding route, because getting the timeserts here (I live in Mexico) is neither, easy, fast nor particularly cheap. I found the kit for $66 USD on Amazon, and they won't ship...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By pax maac
It's not one of the 4 cylinder head bolts, I have...

It's not one of the 4 cylinder head bolts, I have all 4 of those nuts with their washers. But it's a similar kind of washer/spacer. Camera battery is charging right now, and then I really do have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By pax maac
So I got the cylinder head off today and realized...

So I got the cylinder head off today and realized there's a new development.

Remember the piece that was broken off, in my hand in the original picture? Turns out that is only half of the broken...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By pax maac
Thanks Jim. You wouldn't happen to know off hand...

Thanks Jim. You wouldn't happen to know off hand what size timesert kit would fix that do you?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By pax maac
R1100GS cracked valve cover nut

Went to do a valve adjust today on my '95 R1100GS. Undoing the bolts on the left side valve cover I noticed the lower right was very loose, like too loose. When I got the cover off I saw this
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,378
Posted By pax maac
I know this was a light hearted comment, but it...

I know this was a light hearted comment, but it reminds me of a something that happened to me when I lived in the Yucatan.

I was buying an old Jeep CJ-7 that had been painted in desert camo and...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By pax maac
My wife and I went through Belize about a month...

My wife and I went through Belize about a month ago. Entered through Chetumal with a plan of staying just one night before going to Tikal.

Well they gave us visas that were good for 3 days, and...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By pax maac
Do you definitely need a new zipper? My...

Do you definitely need a new zipper? My Rallye2Pro zipper won't zip anymore so I just ordered the BMW zipper repair kit, part number 72607685896. Costs $8.50 US. There are a few threads about it if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,848
Posted By pax maac
I met a couple doing a RTW a few weeks ago with a...

I met a couple doing a RTW a few weeks ago with a pretty big labradoodle riding on a KTM. Here's a link to their blog, you can see the dog in a custom built cage riding pillion with the guy....
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,690
Posted By pax maac
If you read the reviews, one guy says "The second...

If you read the reviews, one guy says "The second thing is not a problem with the light but just something that should be made clear. These lights are 4 1/4 inches square. I only point this out...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
You have the same thing with not being able to...

You have the same thing with not being able to get above around 75mph and not revving above 4500-5k or just the vibrations?

I'm gonna start by taking a peek at the FD and tranny oil. Easily...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By pax maac
I just crossed from Mexico to Belize, Belize to...

I just crossed from Mexico to Belize, Belize to Guatemala, Guatemala to Honduras, Honduras back to Guatemala and Guatemala to Mexico again. None of the crossings took hours, maybe an hour for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
Not in all gears. 1st I can run pretty much up to...

Not in all gears. 1st I can run pretty much up to the redline. 2nd a little less, 3rd even less. 4th and 5th I can barely if at all get to 5000.

Like I said, just riding around town, not going...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
Checked. They are in place and appear to be in...

Checked. They are in place and appear to be in fine condition.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
If you come help me fix it, I'll let you ride it...

If you come help me fix it, I'll let you ride it for a week or two around Mexico. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
That's part of the 48k service I think, so I was...

That's part of the 48k service I think, so I was gonna do it anyway. I'd be thrilled if that's all it takes.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
Yeah that's how I did it. No movement that I can...

Yeah that's how I did it. No movement that I can detect.

It is a 1995 model and I just turned 48,500 miles on this trip. Plus it's spent some time without a working speedo gear, so probably a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
I just washed all the bugs off from the trip and...

I just washed all the bugs off from the trip and while I was out there I did the "wiggle the back wheel for free play" check. I couldn't find any discernible free play in any gear. I wiggled it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
The vibes are starting to be felt at lower rpms....

The vibes are starting to be felt at lower rpms. Before it was just 5k and above, now it's starting to be in the 4k's.

It's not making noises. It only did that one day, they have not returned.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
A former BMW mechanic who got fed up working for...

A former BMW mechanic who got fed up working for the dealership and opened his own shop did the work. I have been very happy with everything he has done for me. Unfortunately, he has relocated to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
Ok, it's a starting point. Thanks.

Ok, it's a starting point. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
Clutch doesn't feel like it's slipping. Had a new...

Clutch doesn't feel like it's slipping. Had a new clutch installed about 10,000 miles ago because the previous one was slipping. Definitely doesn't feel the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By pax maac
Help diagnose an R1100GS engine/tranny/FD issue please?

Just got back from a 3,000 mile trip from Toluca to Central America and back. We were 2up with BMW system cases loaded, but not overly heavy.

Before we left, I noticed the bike being vibey. It...
Forum: Latin America 12-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,680
Posted By pax maac
There's a big KTM dealership they opened a few...

There's a big KTM dealership they opened a few months ago in Lerma, Estado de Mexico. It's part of the BMW Lerma dealership. Dunno if this info helps you, but there it is. I'm pretty sure they're...
Forum: Latin America 11-27-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By pax maac
You can try http://motohouse.com.mx/ or...

You can try http://motohouse.com.mx/ or http://www.mercadolibre.com.mx/ or http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/mapa/distribuidores.html

I know there's more. If I can find them I'll edit them in.
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