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Old 10-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Tricepilot's...The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

For the first time ever, I take a KLR650 instead of my GSA to Mexico, to do a "little" off-road riding. And I learned a lot in the process...mostly about what I don't know about off-road riding.















The Treasure of the Sierra Madre could be described as the little town of Galeana, in the state of Nuevo Leon. A couple of my friends pioneered the trails and back paths in and around Galeana, opening up a world of hidden gems. More about these trailblazers as the story unfolds.

Several dunked bikes, some crashes, heat exhaustion, some broken ribs, a broken collarbone, dead batteries, lost in the mountains, and a jeep driven off the side of a mountain ending in a fatality. It's all part of the story.

Beautiful vistas, old friends, new friends, challenges met, going beyond your own expectations, finding your limitations, fists in the air, a yee-hah or three screemed under your helmet, learning mechanical skills. It's all part of the story.

Treasures take many forms. For some people, it's really gold. For others, the answer is more mystical. For me, perhaps my personal nugget of gold is Mexico, and especially her people.



So let's go back, to the mountains of Mexico, and see what we can find

If you haven't been in a while, you've been a Long Time Gone!


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Old 10-19-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:45 AM   #3
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:46 AM   #4
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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To get the KLR ready, I first went out and got a stock 2009:





I then tore it down to the bones, and painted it using Dupli Color Truck Bed Liner:



I also added a bash plate, crash guards, a new seat, Caribous, steel braided front brake line, Pro Tapers, Acerbis, and a Zumo.











The paint job came out better than I expected. It was FAST and EASY







I was so happy with the results of the bed liner, that I went crazy and painted my riding kit with the same stuff:





If anyone is interested in how to bed liner your ride, I'll post up the easy, step by step way I did it here in the report.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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Great videos TP. I'm sure you made it home and were able to curl up with.. errr... a book

Doesn't dirt cling to that liner? I might try it.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #8
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
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Great videos TP. I'm sure you made it home and were able to curl up with.. errr... a book

Doesn't dirt cling to that liner? I might try it.
As much water as he rode thru, the dirt came right off.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:55 PM   #10
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enjoyed meeting you and listening to your stories. I am interested in the paint job. Did you spray it? Also, where did you get the lettering?

Campana......
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #11
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I also added a bash plate, crash guards, a new seat, Caribous, steel braided front brake line, Pro Tapers, Acerbis, and a Zumo.



If anyone is interested in how to bed liner your ride, I'll post up the easy, step by step way I did it here in the report.
RE: bed liner job...yes please do post step by steps.

RE: the bar that is on the outside of the bash plate, that's aftermarket, correct? Is that part of the radiator guard? Is that southwest motech's?

Parece que una gran aventura viene pronto...wondering if the klr looks that clean once you finished?!?
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:27 PM   #12
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This is gonna be a good one!
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:46 PM   #13
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Oh Ya, TP rides again on a new steed

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #14
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:01 PM   #15
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A View of Galeana - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre



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