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Old 03-10-2010, 03:58 PM   #31
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So now I'm on my own with a broke-ass bike. It was lucky the pick-up came along within minutes of my oil leak. The kid was hauling luggage back from the bay and was very nice to give me a lift. I started out in the cab but after a few hundred yards the bike almost fell out so I hopped in the bed and rode the rest of the 30 miles holding on to the bike. Was kind of a cool ride, felt like a real local and reminded me of riding around in the back of my Dad's truck when I was a kid.


I had them drop me off back at the Ignacio Springs B&B. I knew Gary would be able to help me get it fixed.

After a beer I took the skid plate off to survey the damage:



Didn't look too bad...



FUCK




Gary think he knows some guys that can patch her up so we grab another beer and head down the road about a mile.

They seem willing and able so we load up in an old trailer and take it to the "shop"





Jr got the grinder ready





Notice the quality electrical connection





Cut a patch to fit out of some old sheet metal



Some JB Weld and some rivets









Well that seems to have done the trick. We will see....
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:45 PM   #32
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It only took a few hours to get the bike fixed but I didn't want to ride any farther south so I decided to spend a couple days relaxing in San Ignacio and take the whale tour.

Met some real nice folks from San Diego who were also staying at the B&B and drove down to see the whales. They had room in their F250 Crew Cab an offered to let me tag along. Thanks Joe, Cathy and Nancy!!

We got pretty close to the whales but didn't get to pet one






Joe, interesting hat that he bought in Italy from an African guy, that was the story anyway...




More kayaking on the river




I'm bummed I missed the two days in Scorpion Bay but I had a great time anyway. After all making plans in Mexico is pretty pointless


I didn't want to spend a fourth night in San Ignacio so the next day I set out for Gonzaga to wait for the rest of the crew to catch up.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:59 PM   #33
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Great report Shred! You have really lived up to your name. I'll get more of the report done when I get home. Using the iPhone for this is just a pain.

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:35 PM   #34
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Damn Ted! It's always something in Mexico.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:08 AM   #35
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man is the "kill off the BMWs" RR?
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:13 AM   #36
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Damn Ted! It's always something in Mexico.

It's all part of the adventure
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:53 AM   #37
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man is the "kill off the BMWs" RR?

Even though I ride a KTM and ribbed the BMW riders. all the BMW's made it back on their own power. All the bikes had some new marks or issues. Except the Suzuki DR650. That waited untill we got back into California
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:15 AM   #38
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Even though I ride a KTM and ribbed the BMW riders. all the BMW's made it back on their own power. All the bikes had some new marks or issues. Except the Suzuki DR650. That waited untill we got back into California
The Suzuki is very patriotic. No foreign embarrassments.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:37 AM   #39
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You're a warrior dougholck!

Way to tough it out! I did this same exact route (almost) last June on a fully-loaded 1150GSA with no prior dirt experience and, though I didn't set it down, I did get my butt kicked.

Deep sand and heavy bikes don't go well together.

Great RR guys.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:38 PM   #40
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The Suzuki is very patriotic. No foreign embarrassments.

I have to say. The Suzuki didn't have any real problems. After a lunch stop, the rider noticed he had oil all over his right leg. It turned out that his filler cap was missing. It lasted all through Baja only to come off on a nice paved road? I don't think so. I think someone had tampered with it. We used duct tape which held for about 10 minutes but the heat finally broke it down. We then used a "fork skin" from the KTM to plug it up. That actually lasted long enough to get to Fun Bike center in San Diego. The owner Of the bike and a clerk dug around and found some anodized alluminum cap from a GSXR that worked.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:43 PM   #41
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The Suzuki is very patriotic. No foreign embarrassments.

Well it did run out of gas......TWICE
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:27 PM   #42
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Well it did run out of gas......TWICE
Good bike--stupid rider. A violation of my first rule of Baja:

1. where there's gas, buy gas.
2. don't eat uncooked vegetables.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:49 PM   #43
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FUCK


uhhh..that sux...open heart surgery required..

nice repair job though! fingers crossed for ya on the return..
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Good bike--stupid rider. A violation of my first rule of Baja:

1. where there's gas, buy gas.
2. don't eat uncooked vegetables.


Actually we did. We filled up at the Bay of LA turn off. At Gonzaga they were out of gas. I guess we could have tried the Market Cross the street. I was able to get gas for the 950 from some kayakers that were at Gonzaga. And he did run out twice on that same section. At about 15 miles where we put in one MSR bottle and again about five miles out where we took gas from the 950.

I should be able to add more to the ride report soon. I haven't been home since Tuesday. And using the iPhone to try and post pix is just a pain.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:33 AM   #45
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Actually we did.
But, I, the intrepid DR operator, stupidly did not gas at Gonzaga. Should have hit up the kayakers for some fuel. My bad fuel/range math was off by 5 miles.
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