10-22-2012, 11:40 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Interior BC, Canada
Oct 18 - Ready for Mexico
Start early to get everything done today. Off to Phoenix to the BMW dealer and to try to find a Ram Mount camera mount.
Fairly mundane ride across the desert on the freeway – Phoenix isn’t bad riding for a city through – can get across town easily on the ring-road. Nice dealership – parts guys knew their ass from a hole in the ground (as opposed the guys in Bakersfield . . .). Not only got the filter and crush ring but also a couple of tires. Guy phoned all over trying to find the Ram Mount part. Victory BMW – first class outfit.
Headed for Group Mobile who distribute Ram parts . . . big building, no signs, doors all locked. Had written down another address – that one was all locked up also but at least there was a small sign. Knock on the door – nice guy tells me this isn’t a retail outlet but after a little searching, tells me he can get the part tomorrow. Rats, that won’t work Oh well, I have a Macgyver solution in mind. Let's see, I forget the thing, find a supplier a couple of days ago – do you think I’d phone and ask? Too logical. Idiot!
Was going to stay in Gila Bend and do some bike maintenance. Was 3 when I got there and hotels didn’t look anything better than what I knew in Ajo. So, went to Ajo – closer to the border anyhow. Stayed in one of the La Siesta cabins again.
Did oil change and discovered I left my 13mm socket at home or lost it and, my magnetic picker lost its magnet. I’m surprised I remembered anything . . . sheesh! Fortunately, there was a Napa store up the road so, got what I needed.`
- RexBuck's Latin America
Information on travelling in Latin America.
Includes links to ride reports to Mexico and to South America