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Old 10-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #196
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Thank you eakins for you information regarding the summer months. How is the rain situation? Here in Florida, during those months you can expect a thunderstorm everyday from around 2pm-5pm. I will hopefully be spending plenty of time in the water so the humidity should not affect me too much. Again, thank you.

-Alex
rain here near guanjuato tends to be fast summer rains every so often.
i've watched the radar alot (weather underground) and it most always dry here and to the north, so zacatecas. talked to people down in oaxaca and chiapas this summer and it rain most of the time. i was down on the coast (sayulita) in may and the rainy season started. it was hot and nasty humid.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #197
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guanajuato and san miguel de allende now have free wifi in the town plazas.
i see all sort of people w/ iphones and laptops.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:31 PM   #198
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biggets piece of advice i can bring is bring extra parts, wheel bearing & seal, and a rear tire. in mexico tires can be unreal expensive (in puerto vallarta atleast) a 130-17" k760 is $150 and $63 in the US. prices are better in guadalajara or mexico city.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #199
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I am sure this has been addressed before, but could not found it .. I was in Mexico a few months ago in a pick-up truck and plan to go back in Feb on my bike. I noticed the gasoline seem to have a very high sulfur smell and seem to be low octane. This is of major concern. When ask if I could carry gasoline with me, I was told by the authorities, NO.
OK .. SO .. What do you guys normally do??? I ride a Kawasaki Concours 14, which like many bikes, require high octane. I plan to travel about 400-500 miles South of Matamoros. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:46 PM   #200
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I am sure this has been addressed before, but could not found it .. I was in Mexico a few months ago in a pick-up truck and plan to go back in Feb on my bike. I noticed the gasoline seem to have a very high sulfur smell and seem to be low octane. This is of major concern. When ask if I could carry gasoline with me, I was told by the authorities, NO.
OK .. SO .. What do you guys normally do??? I ride a Kawasaki Concours 14, which like many bikes, require high octane. I plan to travel about 400-500 miles South of Matamoros. Thanks
I've ridden each of my bikes on extensive trips in Mexico with no fuel issues. Purchased gas from a drum with no problems. One bike takes low octane and the others take premium. Have packed octane boost when concerned about availability of premium in remote areas. I no longer worry about it unless I'm riding an extremely remote region. You should be fine.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #201
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Some Mexico Advriders think their bikes run better on Mexican fuel since it contains fewer additives and no ethanol.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:07 PM   #202
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I am sure this has been addressed before, but could not found it .. I was in Mexico a few months ago in a pick-up truck and plan to go back in Feb on my bike. I noticed the gasoline seem to have a very high sulfur smell and seem to be low octane. This is of major concern. When ask if I could carry gasoline with me, I was told by the authorities, NO.
OK .. SO .. What do you guys normally do??? I ride a Kawasaki Concours 14, which like many bikes, require high octane. I plan to travel about 400-500 miles South of Matamoros. Thanks
No worries dude. I've got about 25k miles on my C-14 in Mexico and never a problem. Watch out for slow moving traffic on that bike. The velocity is intoxicating.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:09 PM   #203
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What difference would it make if you could carry gas ? You couldn't carry enough to do your trip anyway.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:09 AM   #204
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I was in Mexico a few months ago in a pick-up truck and plan to go back in Feb on my bike. I noticed the gasoline seem to have a very high sulfur smell and seem to be low octane.
PEMEX gasoline is every drop as good or better than US gas.

Magna (green pump) 87 octane
Premium (red pump) 92 octane

You will from time to time find a station selling only magna. If your bike usually takes higher octane gas, depending upon the town, you can usually find another station selling both. If not, I've put lower octane gas in the GS without any issues. Just fill up with premium next stop.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:38 AM   #205
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I've ridden each of my bikes on extensive trips in Mexico with no fuel issues. Purchased gas from a drum with no problems. One bike takes low octane and the others take premium.

PEMEX gasoline is every drop as good or better than US gas.

Magna (green pump) 87 octane
Premium (red pump) 92 octane

Some Mexico Advriders think their bikes run better on Mexican fuel since it contains fewer additives and no ethanol.

No worries dude. I've got about 25k miles on my C-14 in Mexico and never a problem. Watch out for slow moving traffic on that bike. The velocity is intoxicating.

Thanks .. Great info .. Flagixxer
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #206
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I'm Canadian and am planning to purchase a used DRZ in Tucson (parents snowbird there) then ride it to Loreto via Guaymas. Then, after visiting in Loreto, head north to L.A.

Will I get screwed around at check points for being a Canadian on a U.S. plated bike? And also, do I have to pay some sort of import fee on my bike that will get returned to me when I leave Mexico? If so, how do you get it returned if you cross , for example, at Nogales, then leave through TJ ?

Also, is there anything I should know about the ferry from Guaymas ?

Thank you for your time.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #208
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Some Mexico Advriders think their bikes run better on Mexican fuel since it contains fewer additives and no ethanol.
no complaints here.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #209
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Howdy.
I'm Canadian and am planning to purchase a used DRZ in Tucson (parents snowbird there) then ride it to Loreto via Guaymas. Then, after visiting in Loreto, head north to L.A.

Will I get screwed around at check points for being a Canadian on a U.S. plated bike? And also, do I have to pay some sort of import fee on my bike that will get returned to me when I leave Mexico? If so, how do you get it returned if you cross , for example, at Nogales, then leave through TJ ?

Also, is there anything I should know about the ferry from Guaymas ?

Thank you for your time.
you pay the import bond fee in cash or credit card. get's returned the same way.

if you head north via the ferry and guaymas you do need to import your bike! baja is import free as is guaymas & north to nogales
http://www.mexadventure.com/MexicoTr...cle-Permit.cfm

spend a day or 2 in san carlos. cool spot!
watch the sun set at the soggy peso bar.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #210
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A very basic question. Well, two really.

I know this is in a thread somewhere; I'm just too huevon to look for it. When fueling up in Mexico, will the station attendants let you pump your own gas?

Also, what is the accepted tip amount for the attendants?
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