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Old 07-31-2014, 10:31 AM   #91
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Hi again noshoes

Well it depends if you are planing to be here in long term, maybe will be better to buy one cheap scooter, this part of the country is not common to find motorcycles for rent, Anyway let me ask to a couple of friends if they know someone who has a bike for rent.

Saludos!

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Saludos Francisco,
Thanks for the offer. I will get in touch after I arrive. Do you know anyplace to rent a small scooter or motorbike? I'm flying down so won't have a moto to play with. Neil
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:35 AM   #92
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Hola Panamerikaner me da gusto saber de otros riders cerca de aqui,
Estoy mas que puesto para ir a rodar, tu dime cuando puedes y me organizo.

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Hi Panamerikaner, glad to hear there are some other riders around here,
I'll be more than ready to go out and ride, when do you want to ride ?

Also a ride for a beer then plan a greater ride Is also an option


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Hola Francisco,
Yo vivo cerca de Cholula así que somos prácticamente vecinos. Déjame saber sí nos podemos reunir y salir a dar una vuelta en moto!
Saludos,

Hi Francisco,
I live quite close to Cholula, so we are basically neighbors. Let me know if we can get together for a ride!
Regards,
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:32 PM   #93
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A site with wonderful Ride Reports and a wealth of information for anyone looking to travel far away places or on their back yard.

I live and ride in Mexico City and sorroundings.

Because I´m an experienced adult (Old F**T), can give info about a lot of roads/places to ride, visit or stay.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:16 AM   #94
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Is anyone at the bike rally in Zacatecas this weekend?
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:31 PM   #95
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need some help

thinking of stopping off in Mexico on our way to Bolivia and get a couple of weeks riding in.
Any advice of bike hire, must see, must do stuff.

At this stage will be in Oct 2015 (a while off - but in the planning stage)

Appreciate some tips from a local
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:07 PM   #96
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thinking of stopping off in Mexico on our way to Bolivia and get a couple of weeks riding in.
Any advice of bike hire, must see, must do stuff.

At this stage will be in Oct 2015 (a while off - but in the planning stage)

Appreciate some tips from a local

I don't know much about bike hire.....and Mexico is a big place. Let us know what part you will be in or where you are traveling to or from and maybe we can help.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:49 AM   #97
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Hola,

Coming down in Feb from the frozen tundra(aka-WI) to do some recon in the Lake Chapala area. Any dual sport riders on here in that part? Also, please chime in on thoughts of making that an early retirement base camp and potentially a new permanent place to live. Appreciate any info/ideas.

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:35 AM   #98
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Hola,

Coming down in Feb from the frozen tundra(aka-WI) to do some recon in the Lake Chapala area. Any dual sport riders on here in that part? Also, please chime in on thoughts of making that an early retirement base camp and potentially a new permanent place to live. Appreciate any info/ideas.

Mucho Gracias-cb
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:49 AM   #99
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Hi again noshoes

Well it depends if you are planing to be here in long term, maybe will be better to buy one cheap scooter, this part of the country is not common to find motorcycles for rent, Anyway let me ask to a couple of friends if they know someone who has a bike for rent.

Saludos!
Hola Francisco,
I'll only be there 3 weeks. I don't actually know at this point, if I'll have time to go riding. If I do, it will only be for a day or two, so buying doesn't sound like a good idea. Good suggestion tho. Thanks.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:08 PM   #100
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I was driving through down town Puerto Vallarta last week when I saw a suspicious looking character: A mid 2000's, red KLR650 with Colorado plates!! Not sure if that person is on this forum or not but I am from Colorado as well.Small world!


I do remember a guy that was travelling round the world on a KLR650 and cooking his way along.....No, literally cooking, on a stove, for a living
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:01 PM   #101
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Bent rim on R1200GSA?

Greetings

Only been living in Mexico now for going on two years and have survived the topes, potholes, craters, and rocks on the roadway until today. Driving south on 200 out of PV on my BMW R1200GSA. Following a semi-truck with one car in front of me. Going up the mountain nice and slow when the car ahead of be veered to the left as to pass the semi truck on a serious curve. But in fact the car was swerving to miss large rocks in the road. I was able to swerve and miss one but ended up hitting another one at about 40 km. This was a large rock and would estimate it 8”x12”. Think I hit the edge of it with the front tire and it missed the rear? Stopped down the road when I found a safe place to pull over. Tire and rim appeared to be ok. Rode for a couple more hours and headed back home. Noticed the handlebars and the mirrors where a bit more "buzzy" than before. Thought maybe I was just being hyper sensitive. The bike did not shimmy or shake at all. Bike tracked well and could raise my hands slightly off the grips at various speeds and no shakes or shimmy. When I got home I put the bike on the center stand and used the steering lock. Placed a deep reach socket on end next to the edge of the front wheel and slowing turned the wheel. Appears to wobble out about 3/8 ".

Bent rim? If so does anyone know of a shop maybe in Guadalajara that is good at truing up spoked rims? I live in the Puerta Vallarta area and am not sure any of the local shops have the expertise for such a job.

A side note: A learning experience for me and an important reminder to not follow so close.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:22 PM   #102
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Just go down to the auto district in Guadalajara around Avenida 5 de Febero and Del Ejercito and ask around. I had a mini cooper wheel straightened out for 250 MXN. but don't remember the address.

Or ask at Surti Motos on Patria North of Vallarta,

http://www.surtimoto.com/

Buena suerte!
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:13 PM   #103
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Bent rim on R1200GSA?

Thanks Kiko. Good info.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:46 PM   #104
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Today's Ride

Thanks to Wolverine and Tito from Tuareg's for this ride!!! Nice landscapes and a lot of fun and mud!!

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Old 09-03-2014, 04:07 PM   #105
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Batopilas?

Hola a todos.

Sabe alguien el alcance del pavimento del camino a Batopilas?

Hace unos anos con Felipe Calderón me toco escuchar el inicio de las obras de pavimentación en las noticias, pero no puedo encontrar información actualizada. Asi que acudo al conocimiento general de mis compañeros aquí en el foro.

Tengo una Travesía en el tintero para el mes de Noviembre por lo que
me es muy importante esta información.

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