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Old 02-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #13486
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I don't know if the 1000 has more clearance, but even with the center stand fitted I've yet to bottom out.
No, they were similar. You aren't trying hard enough

IIRC the stock stand gives slightly better clearance. But you've never scaped on topes?
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #13487
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All I can say Donnie is that you've inspired me to take my GS to the shed, pull out the HES, and give it a good once over, before my next trip south.

Some evidence newer 1100GS had better wiring on the HES, but I think I'll check just to be sure.
Inspired or scared?
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:59 PM   #13488
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Cool photos Ansel!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:25 PM   #13489
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Beemerboneyard has been previously mentioned. They are an excellent source. If you source from outside of Guatemala, have the parts shipped Fed-Ex, UPS, or DHL. They will get through customs faster than Postal Service.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #13490
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All I can say Donnie is that you've inspired me to take my GS to the shed, pull out the HES, and give it a good once over, before my next trip south.

Some evidence newer 1100GS had better wiring on the HES, but I think I'll check just to be sure.
I changed mine before I left. For $200 on a 12 yr old motorcyle it seemed like a no brainer. Easy job too
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #13491
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No, they were similar. You aren't trying hard enough

IIRC the stock stand gives slightly better clearance. But you've never scaped on topes?
Nope not once...at any speed, even fully luggaged!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #13492
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I posted something a few weeks ago about a planned motorcycle trip to Mexico. A buddy and I just returned from our 13 day motorcycle trip through northern Mexico and the Baja. Had a great time and experienced no problems at all other than a 2 and half hour wait at a military checkpoint after getting off the ferry in Pichilingue outside of La Paz. Don't really know what that was all about since the other military checks on the trip were a quick search or check and we were on our way.

We were really blown away by the country and the people on our trip. Extremely friendly, helpful, and courteous. We stayed at TurkeyCreek's Hotel Los Arcos in Banamichi the first night after crossing at Naco AZ. Tom and Lynn have a great place and Tom was extremely helpful with suggestions on routes and places to stay for the rest of our trip. We really enjoyed the Ruta de la Sonora and Ruta de la Sierra (highway 118 and 12) through Sahuaripa, San Nicolas and Rosario.

Anyway, Mexico is a fantastic place to ride!

Here are a few pictures.






Larry, nice photos and thanks for the kind words about our hotel. See you next time through.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #13493
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Nice work MikeMike!

I really do like them. This was in no way a cynical attempt to nab the 14,000th post
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:30 PM   #13494
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Inspired or scared?
Ummmmmm.... all the above?

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I changed mine before I left. For $200 on a 12 yr old motorcyle it seemed like a no brainer. Easy job too
Easier and cheaper in your own shop! Plus, more convenient.

I already ran the bike over to dad's (heated) barn. Barely 40* out, but put my heated gear on... kinda nice to be on the bike after about 4 months.

Now, if i only had a excuse / time / money to run down to Mexico.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #13495
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I posted something a few weeks ago about a planned motorcycle trip to Mexico. A buddy and I just returned from our 13 day motorcycle trip through northern Mexico and the Baja...Anyway, Mexico is a fantastic place to ride!

Welcome to the club pendejo!
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:27 PM   #13496
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Bato, good eye! You win breakfast next time through, we'll have some cecina at the lena in Cerro Gordo.

Trice, PM me and I'll send you the large scale files if you would like them.

SR, funny you mention that. RMO was telling me about when he met Ansel Adams in Carmel, California. Had me captivated. I titled the shot of the little bandstand in the zocalo in Tlacotalpan as "Ansel Shrugged" LOL!

I think I'll start posting more images in black and white, fun way of looking at things and that old haciendas route lends itself well to that. Hopefully, RMO will post up a few of his shots from the interior courtyard, he can talk himself into just about anywhere when he isn't fighting with dogs and scaring the horse, I wish I had a video of that LOL! The building was finished in 1912, ironic as Porfirio Diaz was also finished at that time and he was the one that had them built!

Oh man, the stories those walls could tell if they talked....
They probably are talking, it's just that we mere mortals have forgotten how to listen.

Craneguy, glad you got the compass back! Wonder what Hawking would say about a compass that returns from a black hole?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #13497
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Ok, so RMO has met both Ansel Adams and John Houston?

I'll have to tell Salma that (when she's out of the shower)
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #13498
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Hand her the towel, Trice, be a gentleman. But take your time, no rush!

One of the great things about meeting up with riders and having the opportunity to show them what this part of Mexico is all about, are moments in between the riding, the moments when the engines are idling or turned off, the moments when the conversations start.

Except when illegal Russians are trying to make camp in your living room!
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #13499
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Hmmm. That's the first time I've seen somebody RIDE out of Juanita's. We PUSH the bikes out to avoid filling her living room with exhaust fumes.

Jaunita knows who is the customer, but the word "Pendejo" might be behind her bright smile. Just sayin'.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #13500
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Beemerboneyard has been previously mentioned. They are an excellent source. If you source from outside of Guatemala, have the parts shipped Fed-Ex, UPS, or DHL. They will get through customs faster than Postal Service.
Beemer Boneyard will only ship USPS, they would not even tell me the cost. Told me to order on line and the shipping cost would be computed during the order process. Not a lot of assistance to a return customer that is broken down in a foreign country!
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