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Old 09-07-2011, 08:38 PM   #4336
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Well, at least Lorena Bobbit isn't loose in the Baja
I think I just pissed myself.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #4337
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Q at Rudy's with the latest Mexico rider, troutshack, out of Texarkana heading to the Yucatan.
Buen Viaje Troutshack. You have many kilometers ahead. Jim
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:20 PM   #4338
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Hey, where's my books?
Somewhere amidst the mountain of boxes which were recently disturbed by the earthquake on the east coast. The boxes, precariously stacked, created large boxslides which now block the major access points of the garage.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:42 PM   #4339
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I think I just pissed myself.
Be thankful you still can.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:49 PM   #4340
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That man is due at Casa Tricepilot tomorrow for tire services
We're going to the Kawa stealership in the morning to get a key cut and then he's all yours.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #4341
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Unsure who they were. The bodies don't resemble bikers to me. When the bodies are found, they don't really look human anymore.

Could've been though.

What do the news articles say? Not the US ones who try to hide what's happening, but the really good (gory) Mexican ones.

This thread is named, "IS MEXICO SAFE?"

MAYBE YOU MEANT TO POST IN THE, "IS MEXICO SAFE FOR DIRT BIKERS" THREAD.

Yes?

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Dan Diego, so recently in Baja there must have been quite a few gringo dirt bikers kidnapped? I've been gone a while riding in Latin America for the last couple of years, but I would have never figured that it would come to gringo dirt bikers getting kidnapped and getting their fingers cut off in Baja. Wow.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:05 AM   #4342
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Unsure who they were. The bodies don't resemble bikers to me. When the bodies are found, they don't really look human anymore.

Could've been though.

What do the news articles say? Not the US ones who try to hide what's happening, but the really good (gory) Mexican ones.

This thread is named, "IS MEXICO SAFE?"

MAYBE YOU MEANT TO POST IN THE, "IS MEXICO SAFE FOR DIRT BIKERS" THREAD.

Yes?
Always infered the context of this thread to be adventure motorcycling in Mexico.

If you have any hard evidence that motorcyclists riding Mexico are being targeted by criminals then I think you should post it here.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:45 AM   #4343
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I would argue that if youre a high profile official, or from an extremely wealthy Mexican family, or a gang banger, drug dealer, smuggler, no, Mexico is not safe at all.

The only serious incident I can remember happening to motorcyclists in Baja was about 3 or 4 years ago a guy got shot in the chest with a 22. Thankfully, he survived. Rumor has it that these guys riding were trying to cut a fence near Santa Catarina, close to the goat trail that leads down to Mex 1 and into Valle de Trinidad. Not sure if that's what they were really doing though, only rumor, but its possible.

However, for many years, among dirt riders, this area has been a well known place for meeting some not so nice people. I've encountered rifle toting "ranchers" in the area that were pissed off and told me never to return, and to tell all my buddies as well. Kind of strange as its a public road that sees quite a bit of use.

Other than that, I havent heard of anything recently like Dan Diego implies.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:30 AM   #4344
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If you have any hard evidence that motorcyclists riding Mexico are being targeted by criminals then I think you should post it here.



I have undisputed hard evidence that I am being targeted by taxi drivers who are constantly trying to kill me!

Does that count?
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:14 AM   #4345
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I have undisputed hard evidence that I am being targeted by taxi drivers who are constantly trying to kill me!

Does that count?
No, it doesn't.

I checked and found no such US State Dept. bulletins.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:38 AM   #4346
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I have undisputed hard evidence that I am being targeted by taxi drivers who are constantly trying to kill me!
They just want to get paid, you cheapskate!
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:21 AM   #4347
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They just want to get paid, you cheapskate!
Great, now I have cofee all over my keyboard, Mexico is dangerous
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:32 AM   #4348
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Troutshack heading your way,TP. No Kawa key blanks up here. He may try New Braunfels enroute.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:03 PM   #4349
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Here's Troutshack (Brian) at Casa Tricepilot, in the middle of practicing flat repair:



He's headed for McAllen after this, then a Reynosa or Pharr crossing mañana



He had 90 percent of the tools needed for the job. I donated a valve core tool to his kit



Job went fast. Helped that the tire was very warm. Great adventures await in Mexico and beyond. It's always smart to do what he did - make sure you're up to speed on flat servicing before the trip.

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #4350
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If he stuck around a day or two down here he could learn the insides of his KLR engine too.


This will buff out, right?


That happened to my dads KLR on his way to Mcallen from ZAC. He was cruising along the highway, then the bike started vibrating violently then suddenly shut off. He said it was pouring water and oil. Luckily he broke down just in front of a house. He pushed it about 20 yards and offered a guy in his front yard 200 pesos to store the bike while he returned to Zacatecas on the bus to get his truck and trailer. The guy accepted so they pushed it to the back. My dad returned later on that evening to pick up the bike and found the guy and draped sheets over it, and weighed them down with branches. He also tied his dog to the bike to make sure nobody got close to it. After seeing this my dad offered him another 200 pesos and then they loaded it and he came to Mcallen with it on his trailer. He hadn't seen the hole until I pointed it out to him. Looks like I have to tear the engine down and get another case for it.
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