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Old 09-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #346
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Route 2 runs right up against the border and is a beautiful broad grassy valley with a mountain pass. You can see the ineffectual border fence from the Mexico 2 and the desolation faced by anyone attempting to cross into the US on foot. Neat ride. I guess you'd pick up 24 at Janos but I haven't done that stretch. Do yourself a favor and explore farther south into Mexico. You won't regret it.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #347
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Route 2 runs right up against the border and is a beautiful broad grassy valley with a mountain pass. You can see the ineffectual border fence from the Mexico 2 and the desolation faced by anyone attempting to cross into the US on foot. Neat ride. I guess you'd pick up 24 at Janos but I haven't done that stretch. Do yourself a favor and explore farther south into Mexico. You won't regret it.
Thank you Jim.
Is Mex 2 considered in the "zone"? Will I have to get a TVIP etc.? Does anyone know if 24 to Antelope Wells is paved?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #348
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Camping Gear

Guys I have 3.5 months off coming up and will be riding from Puerto Vallarta south. My goal is all of central america and Columbia Ecuador and Peru.

Is it worth it to bring camping gear? I am running around AZ, UT and CO right now with camp gear but its a lot of shit to drag with me if i am not really going to use it.

Any words of wisdom fro those of you with CA and northern SA travel experience.

I always carry a sleeping bag and bivy just in case!

Thanks in advance for the info
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #349
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Guys I have 3.5 months off coming up and will be riding from Puerto Vallarta south. My goal is all of central america and Columbia Ecuador and Peru.

Is it worth it to bring camping gear? I am running around AZ, UT and CO right now with camp gear but its a lot of shit to drag with me if i am not really going to use it.

Any words of wisdom fro those of you with CA and northern SA travel experience.

I always carry a sleeping bag and bivy just in case!

Thanks in advance for the info
I camped very little in central America as rooms are cheap and plentiful, but it's sometimes nice to hang a hammock under a palapa at a beach campground. I camped a little in Colombia and a bit in Peru but you could get by easily without camping gear unless you really want to camp as rooms are also cheap and plentiful. However, a stove is nice to have, especially for a little something hot to drink or a roadside snack when your in the Andes.

As far as camping in Colombia and Peru I usually pulled into a small village and asked people if there was a safe place I could put my tent. Also, the guys at military checkpoints in Colombia will usually accommodate you for a place to put your tent.

But, like I mentioned, you can easily get by without camping gear unless you really want to camp. But a sleeping bag, bivy sack, and a tarp will come in really handy in the Andes if you find yourself broken down in a remote area.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #350
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Upon further research I have found that 'road' 24 from MEX 2 to Antelope Wells (7 miles) is not paved. That's a no-no for a Harley rider but perhaps you dual sport boys might be interested.

Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #351
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That's a no-no for a Harley rider
Tell that to this guy. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=13572010

And youre going to let a little seven miles of good road scare you away?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #352
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Tell that to this guy. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=13572010

And youre going to let a little seven miles of good road scare you away?
YES

Wow I couldn't do that to a Road King.

I am going to submit that link to the Harley Davidson police.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #353
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Wow I couldn't do that to a Road King.

I am going to submit that link to the Harley Davidson police.
I'll throw in with Crash on this one. My 900lb FLHTK does surprisingly well on dirt roads. Not fun like the GSA but you shouldn't let that keep you off a good route. Just think of the props you'll get from any DS riders you encounter.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:00 AM   #354
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I'll throw in with Crash on this one. My 900lb FLHTK does surprisingly well on dirt roads. Not fun like the GSA but you shouldn't let that keep you off a good route. Just think of the props you'll get from any DS riders you encounter.
The Mystery Rider approves of this messsage. LOL!
However, Donnie doesn't.

Shades of the "great debate" in the Rivoli bar, no, Schizz?
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:14 AM   #355
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Funny that this topic popped up. The Mystery Rider and I were discussing the possibilities of a Harley doing some of the routes we ride and we came to the conclusion that it is more psychological than anything else.
Hey, it beat talking politics!
I'll bet Touratech are monitoring this thread and will soon come out with a 5 lb catalog of dollar signs made of odd ball alloys and testimonials dedicated to the Harley dual sport movement. For example, they'll come out with a suspension modification for $2,999.99 that will give you 3 inches of travel, up from 2 and 63/64's! And it will be chromed. And from Germany!
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:13 AM   #356
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681994
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:39 AM   #357
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The Mystery Rider approves of this messsage. LOL!
However, Donnie doesn't.

Shades of the "great debate" in the Rivoli bar, no, Schizz?
Pissed me off, Man!!

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:37 AM   #358
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Dual Sport Harlcy

Not to get too far off topic.... but I can't resist.... I just rode 1000 miles of rocky rough Idaho back country roads on the 2012 Sasquatch ride. The GSs were dropping left and right but this guy absolutely tore up the trail on his Harley. Chinese Wall, Magruder Corridor, no problem. Plus at 60+ years old he had at least a decade on most of the riders.



Back on topic ..... Deby and I are leaving January 10, 2013 for Central and South America so thanks for all the advice posted here.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #359
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It's all good. I personally think it's very, very fun and cool to have a Harley rider along for back roads riding here.
Makes me feel good to be able to pass someone for a change. LOL!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #360
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It's all good. I personally think it's very, very fun and cool to have a Harley rider along for back roads riding here.
Makes me feel good to be able to pass someone for a change. LOL!
That's why I ride the GSA to Veracruz.

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