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Old 12-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #541
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I took a tour of the Cuervo factory last week
I was surprised how much I enjoyed the 1800 Anejo
It is aged for 2 and a half years in oak
Almost enough to qualify as an extra anejo
And everyone in the town of Tequila told me that Jose Cuervo make the best tequila in the world.
Their Gold is crap
But the other stuff is not too shabby

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1-800 is muy bueno
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #542
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Todo Bien
I put a charge on the battery and it fired right up

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Hey Ed

I am glad it happen in paradise in stead of in the middle of Copper Cayon.
Anyway check all the kill switch make sure they are clean, try to start with the side stand up. If it still not start I would use a multimeter to check the battery, R/R and the stator to make sure they are produce appropriate current or voltage. Check your fuel filter and fuel pump as well. Good luck and keep us posted of your progress.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #543
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Muchas Gracias

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congratulations, awesome !
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #544
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It was just the battery

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Ed,

1. Does the bike turn over?
2. Do you have spark?
3. Fuel situation?

Check your side stand switch if it's not cranking over, then take a visit in the BMW section here, lots of good information. Mine being a 2001 is a little easier to diagnose, plus I have done some diligent foo foo removal on mine which all BMW's seem to have as the models "progress".

Cheers, James
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #545
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Yep, just the battery
A good mechanic told me once to rule out all the simple things before you dive in to the complicated ones



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I would venture to guess it's a dead battery- There is NO WARNING, they just go tits up. You have ridden that bike hard with over 20K miles per year, so a battery, if its the orginal could have died...
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #546
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Beautiful beached everywhere in the state of Oaxaca

Here is a little gem that is tough to get to just north of Puerto Angel



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Old 12-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #547
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Breakfast this morning. It tasted better than it looked.
Eggs Mexicana
The location wasn't bad either
Good thing as it too 20 minutes to get my food and I was pretty much the only one there.
I guess thet were waiting on the chicken to lay that second egg

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #548
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More beaches

I had this beach all to myself.
A little tough to get to but worth it.
It is just north of Puerto Angel



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Old 12-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #549
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You could be staying here

There is this "hotel" on the beach that has these little cabanas built in to the hillside.
No one was staying there
Can't be more than a few pesos a night
What are you waiting for

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:58 PM   #550
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Zipolite

There is this crazy little beach town near by. It's called Zipolite. It has a big beautiful beach lined with hotels and restaurants. And when I say hotels......don't think Alcapulco style hotels. Many are just 4 walls and a roof. Some are nicer. I found a bed could be had for as little as $4 a night. The most expensive hotel is $100 a night........and that hotel has a restaurant on the beach that was rated by Lonely Planet as the 2nd best restaurant in all of Mexico. And I tried it and it was really that good!!!!!
But Zipolite has a little of everything.
It is mostly occupied by hippy tourist looking for a beach, some weed, cheap beers and inexpensive accomidations
During the day, the beach is kind of a quasi-nude beach. What the hell........Even I dropped trou!!!! When in Rome................
I have been going there to do some body surfing. The water temp is in the low 80's I am guessing. It is really nice and fun.
During the evening, everyone comes out on the main drag in town and hangs out at all the little bars and restaurants. The people watching is great. Lots of dreadlocks. I saw one old dude with some young Mexican chick. I saw a couple in their 70's that looked like they just stepped out of woodstock. Everyone has a story to tell for sure.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #551
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Here is the main drag in Zipolite. In the picture, you can see the little Mexican scooter I have been riding. I have been getting braver on it. I am ever power sliding it around some of the dusty corners here in town. And I can say this out loud because I know the scooter's owner has done far worse to this little gem of Mexican engineering.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #552
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Zipolite

I had one of the best pizzas in my life on the streets here in Zipolite this evening. They called the "Mixta". But I think that translated into "meatlovers"
It was made in a real brick, wood-fired oven
Yum!

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #553
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2 for 1 night..............every night

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #554
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taco stands to gourmet

You expect taco stands here in Mexico
But what about real gourmet food?
Yep, it's here
Mexican's take their food seriously
At this one restaurant in Zipolite called La Provendecia, the chef is very serious.
We saw him sampling all his sauces made to order. I saw him get made at his su-chef. And I never saw him smile once. He was too focused
Here's the beef medalians and shrimp at about $15 a plate



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Old 12-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #555
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Perfect end to a perfect day

My favorite thing to do here is watch the sunset and have a shot of my favorite tequila.
This Cava de Oro Extra Anejo is stunning. Too bad its all gone now.
BTW, one negative about this place is it seems like it is always on fire.
Mexicans here burn everything
You can smell the smoke in the air. It is really quite sad but it make for beautiful sunsets

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