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Old 02-17-2014, 12:54 PM   #21136
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Is that the new Water Buffalo JD? Looks nice! Is that a stock windscreen?
Thanks!

Yes, it's stock. Tinted on backorder. Same size.
Gives good protection for me riding the low seat
on low position.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:13 PM   #21137
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From Moto Tour Madagascar

Time to add a carpet needle to the tire kit
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:01 PM   #21138
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You can also run a completely flat dirt tire using 6 heavy duty zip ties evenly spaced
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:51 PM   #21139
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I've used large hose clamps on flat knobbies, too.

It will get you back to civilization.

Blind Warrior, the vigilantes are here to stay. They are self funded and get funding within the community being subject to cartel extortion. Theay are, and have been active here in the Zongolica for at least the last two years when I first saw them.

Veracruz is different from the Pacific. In SR's neck of the woods, they have grow ops, probably labs, storage, etc... Here it is primarily commercial transit of drugs and human trafficking of Central Americans and some Mexicans. They run rings of kidnappers and extort from urban businesses and some ranches along with the clandestine taps on the gasoline pipelines.

Apples and naranjas, based on business and geography. Different cartels, too.

When you have literally watched things evolve and devolve with your own eyes over 20 years, things tend to stay with you. That is why anyone who wants to know more, must have a solid understanding of the social and, importantly, the political scene to understand why things are the way they are and where things are headed.

The EZLN movement is still around. They put mantas up last Saturday before dawn near the Zongolica. Same place where the vigilantes are but there are new offshoots over near Coscomatepec.

The EZLN were never the threat that the EPR were. Arte will remember them. The first EPR generation took the mountains in Guerrero behind Acapulco for years. They finally caught or killed most of the second generation. Most people have never heard of the Ejercito Popular Revolucinario. They were a small, hard core, tough group who would have shaken things up if they had had the right chance.

Some people might fault me for rambling, but telling the story of what happened here is like a massive game of connect the dots. It is so intricate and inter-related.

All I know is that things are not as usual, and some odd events are happening.
Just like 6 years ago.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:58 PM   #21140
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I've used large hose clamps on flat knobbies, too.
There's a joke there but I'll leave it alone
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:18 PM   #21141
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There's a joke there but I'll leave it alone
Uh, wouldn't those be the smaller hose clamps ?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:59 PM   #21142
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The indigenous legal framework you mentioned; would this be ejerjitos ?
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:01 PM   #21143
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Sound familiar? It's deja vue all over again.

http://m.insightcrime.org/pages/article/5165
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:04 PM   #21144
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I sit in Turn 15 Grandstand, Sect. 8. Looking to hit Veracruz sometime after April.

Y'all riding down?

Earlier today in the Texas Hill Country:

Hey Schizz,
Not going to ride this time. Our wives are driving down with us on Friday. Track day on Saturday, Section 307, Row 3, Main Grandstand, Up high, dinner and bar hopping, drive home Sunday. We are staying at the 4th Street Hilton. Just a quickie, but plenty of time for a hand off if we can figure logistics. I don't think the track will let me saunter in with a bottle. PM me and we can try and work it out.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:14 PM   #21145
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The indigenous legal framework you mentioned; would this be ejeritos (sp)?
Cheran, Michoacan kicked out all local, state govt officials and the police about 3 years ago and has been self governing since. A major road passes thru there and sometimes they require a 200 peso tax to pass thru. The purapecha tribal community now governs and polices the town.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:09 PM   #21146
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You can also run a completely flat dirt tire using 6 heavy duty zip ties evenly spaced
Not my pic, but found this which shows the idea:



Ideal: 6 of the large black zip ties, spread around the rim

This is a blitzed tire carcass, but the idea also works with flatted or no tube
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:40 PM   #21147
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Not my pic, but found this which shows the idea:



Ideal: 6 of the large black zip ties, spread around the rim
I've found the white flex cuffs to be the strongest of the zip ties. Available from police supply places such as below:

http://www.galls.com/flex-cuffs-restraints-100-pack

Kind of expensive unless you get a group/club to go in together. They are probably available from someplace else in smaller quantities but you get the idea.

An inmate showed up at a Baja 1000 checkpoint a few years ago. During a last minute tire change in the dark on the night before, he managed to drop a tire iron in his tire and rode all the way from Arizona. As he pulled up, I noticed the tire iron had worn through the tire sidewalls. We used some flex cuffs and other heavy duty zip ties. The flex cuffs were the only ones that lasted until he was able to bum a front tire off a race team.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:33 PM   #21148
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So Schizzman, first ride impressions? What is the word? Kind of dark and menacing looking. Looks like she will definitely make it down the Espinazo, but will she make it back up?

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:41 PM   #21149
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So Schizzman, first ride impressions? What is the word? Kind of dark and menacing looking. Looks like she will definitely make it down the Espinazo, but will she make it back up?
I'll be happy if she can just keep up with the smaller, more nimble bikes in the tighter technical turns.

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:49 PM   #21150
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I'll be happy if she can just keep up with the smaller, more nimble bikes in the tighter technical turns.

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The color is so dark, you should get some day glow or some aux lights so I can see you way back there in my mirrors!
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