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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Hill Climber
It's now mandatory to carry at a minimum,...

It's now mandatory to carry at a minimum, liability insurance on vehicles operating in Baja. Ensure you have bail bond insurance with it.
It's up to the individual to get it, but if you're asked for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 974
Posted By Hill Climber
Maybe because of air displacement? Fuel pump...

Maybe because of air displacement? Fuel pump would cause a vacuum....
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Hill Climber
There are plenty of toll booths to pass through....

There are plenty of toll booths to pass through. Free roads are slower as you'll catch up to a lot of slow moving trucks. More police on the free roads too.

Last year I travelled by klr from Yuma...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Hill Climber
San Louis Rio Colorado Border Crossing will be shut down Monday

Quote from the local paper,

New border blockade planned Monday January 26

Updated: 2 days ago
SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. Business people here say they will seal a border crossing,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Hill Climber
catalina38, Thank you. Exactly what I was looking...

catalina38, Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks for your replies. I don't mind packing...

Thanks for your replies.
I don't mind packing two tubes with me, so if I get a rear flat, I can put the proper sized tube in. I won't have to deal with just a temporary fix by putting in a front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Hill Climber
990 rear tire tube size

I'm looking to carry a spare tube for both tires with me that fit a 2012 ktm adventure.

The front, 90/90-21 is a 2.75 - 3.00 I believe, but the rear, I'm having trouble figuring out what's...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-20-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Hill Climber
Welcome to the addictive world of bike...

Welcome to the addictive world of bike enthusiasts... A choice I made at the early age of 13. I've been addicted now for 52 years.

In your opening statement you stated that you want a bike for...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-19-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Hill Climber
+1

+1
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Hill Climber
-hot springs (can't recall the trailer park where...

-hot springs (can't recall the trailer park where we went; the springs were inside small buildings)

The town is Tecopa, the hot springs are Delights Hot Springs Resort, about 38 miles south of...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,028
Posted By Hill Climber
OK, I made an assumption that insurance was...

OK, I made an assumption that insurance was mandatory throughout Mexico. I travel a bit in Baja Norte, and know for a fact that it is now law to be insured: Prior to 2012, drivers were only required...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,028
Posted By Hill Climber
Purchasing insurance may be a personal choice,...

Purchasing insurance may be a personal choice, but what works for me is if it is a legal requirement to operate my bike in a foreign country, then I make the effort to research and purchase. It's a...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,028
Posted By Hill Climber
I have not been asked for any type of papers at...

I have not been asked for any type of papers at checkpoints (military, that is) They're looking for drugs and guns (and a coke or a beer if you have one to spare) I have, however, been asked for my...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Hill Climber
From the laguna to san juanico, take the low...

From the laguna to san juanico, take the low road. My son did the upper road a couple of years ago, and it was an epic whooped out sand road. He said it was ok for a few miles, but didn't find any...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Hill Climber
I'll be putting on an E-07 rear for a trip to the...

I'll be putting on an E-07 rear for a trip to the Copper Canyon coming up. Been reading some good stuff about Mitas.

lexluther11, I'm trying to figure out where your pic was taken. Is it...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,939
Posted By Hill Climber
The information that is coming out of this thread...

The information that is coming out of this thread is amazingly valuable. Thank you all for contributing !!! It makes the task of planning so much easier from personal experiences and recommendations....
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,939
Posted By Hill Climber
Gracias, Sleddog....

Gracias, Sleddog....
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,939
Posted By Hill Climber
Jfman, thanks!! I like the idea of inside...

Jfman, thanks!! I like the idea of inside parking....
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,939
Posted By Hill Climber
Thanks!!! We do have plans of including Urique in...

Thanks!!! We do have plans of including Urique in our trip...
Do you have a hotel recommendation in Urique that has secure bike parking?
Also looking for a similar recommendation for Alamos.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By Hill Climber
It'll be a fun road with the Husky !! :D

It'll be a fun road with the Husky !! :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,053
Posted By Hill Climber
Heads up

The gorgeous dirt road from the oasis of La Purisima over the mountains and down to the Carretera Transpeninsular just south of Bahia de Concepcion is the route the Baja 1000 ran this past November....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hill Climber
Like he says.... A few years ago, I bought a new...

Like he says.... A few years ago, I bought a new battery (ktm530) and it worked fine for a couple of months. I stalled the bike on a steep hill climb, hit the starter and felt and heard a "pop" under...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,939
Posted By Hill Climber
Can anyone recommend a route for a big bike (ktm...

Can anyone recommend a route for a big bike (ktm 990), 2-up, from Creel to Alamos? (travelling via El Divisidaro and Bahuichivo)
My riding skills are fairly good... not looking for any deep river...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Hill Climber
Manual only $25... I printed the whole thing off...

Manual only $25... I printed the whole thing off and put it in a 3 ring binder for easy shop reference.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-lc8-repair-manual-dvd...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Hill Climber
To minimize the rapid wear on a dirt oriented...

To minimize the rapid wear on a dirt oriented tire, keep your speed down on the pavement. Rubber melts on these tires at high speeds..... You'll need a bit of grip in Death Valley, as you'll...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Hill Climber
Yup, not a long stretch to be challenged with....

Yup, not a long stretch to be challenged with. Any tire will do.

Bring along a tire repair kit, pump and the knowledge of how to repair a tire. :lol3

Stop in and say Hi to Coco.....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,795
Posted By Hill Climber
I agree. I have a color deficiency that includes...

I agree. I have a color deficiency that includes red, so when it turns red (frequently) it's impossible for me to see current speed. It would be nice to disable this feature in the menu settings....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-25-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,795
Posted By Hill Climber
Ah, finally a real person to suggest improvements...

Ah, finally a real person to suggest improvements to a gps specifically targeted to bike riders.... sweet!!

Garmin has a Bluetooth feature that pairs up with cell phones nicely, but I'd much...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,549
Posted By Hill Climber
I too, have a soft spot for the Indian bikes. ...

I too, have a soft spot for the Indian bikes.
My brother had one back in the early 60's (don't know if it was a chief or not). Went for a ride with him, and after racing along at a breathtaking 100...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,549
Posted By Hill Climber
Now this is one ugly mother f.... post. I'm...

Now this is one ugly mother f.... post.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the story by the OP.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By Hill Climber
Laugh aka, DEET. Friend of mine did this trip a...

aka, DEET.

Friend of mine did this trip a few years ago and kept his helmet on for most of his pics...... :D
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hill Climber
FYI, if you travel San Felipe-Puertecitos-Gonzaga...

FYI, if you travel San Felipe-Puertecitos-Gonzaga Bay etc, there are some killer dips (vados) in the pavement a few miles north of Puertecitos. Most vados are signed... not all......
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hill Climber
[QUOTE=OtterChaos;25727905]I may have a chance to...

[QUOTE=OtterChaos;25727905]I may have a chance to spend 5 days riding in Baja next week and was wondering where I might get to and what I might do. I'm not in any hurry and have never ridden in...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26,893
Views: 2,254,108
Posted By Hill Climber
I'm assuming that he doesn't bother to get a...

I'm assuming that he doesn't bother to get a visitors visa too....
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26,893
Views: 2,254,108
Posted By Hill Climber
"For context, I am a 75-year-old experienced...

"For context, I am a 75-year-old experienced traveler -- generally law-abiding -- with a modicum of Spanish. Personally, I accept risk as a normal aspect of life, am prepared to be held accountable,...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26,893
Views: 2,254,108
Posted By Hill Climber
Having a photocopy helps too.. I scan the...

Having a photocopy helps too..
I scan the document and save it in an email attachment, so it can be recovered anywhere
A photo of the doc with a cell phone would do too, I guess....
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26,893
Views: 2,254,108
Posted By Hill Climber
[QUOTE=GPHusky250;25710312] They see people...

[QUOTE=GPHusky250;25710312] They see people riding in on BMWs as being very rich (although most are not, just an expensive bike acquired on payments). QUOTE]

Years ago I was having a conversation...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,939
Posted By Hill Climber
Urique area

An update of recent goings on near Urique from the Borderland Beat. The town is 11 miles SW of Urique.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

<META...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Hill Climber
2012 990 : 38.5 cm / 15 1/8 inches plus or minus...

2012 990 : 38.5 cm / 15 1/8 inches plus or minus a hair
Forum: Racing 12-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By Hill Climber
Hats off to you guys for hoping to pull this off....

Hats off to you guys for hoping to pull this off. You've picked a year to do the B 1K in which it will start and end in Ensenada. (less than a thousand miles too) A ton of money saved with the...
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