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Old 04-28-2017, 08:58 AM   #201
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Hey guys, I'm looking at getting a dual sport for this ride, probably trading the f4i for it. Things I'd like it to do;
Ride in the national forest, be street legal, able to cruise at 70-80mph, aftermarket support would be good.
Let me know if anyone has something for sale, shaman told me to come over here and make a post to see what people had to offer.
May want to look at a DR 650 they will cruise 70 all day lighter than a KLR, but wind protection is lacking, but easily fixed.
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:57 AM   #202
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Good stuff man, thanks. As far as range for fuel goes how often are the fill ups on this ride? Would the stock tank of any of the ones you've linked here or on Motohouston work for this ride?
There are Pemex in every major and minor city. In much smaller towns there is usually fuel available from a makeshift gas station, poured out in liters, quality unknown but in my experience never a problem.

Out in the dirt there is always / eventually someone with a gas can looking to make some money, but it isn't an easy score.

80 miles is marginal. 100 is good. 120 is better. 150+ is best. If you are marginal be sure to plan your route accordingly or ride with someone with an exxon valdez tank. Or get 1 gallon supplemental tank. If you can't get extended range, don't sweat it, but you'll have to stop at every fuel stop available.

For the organized portion getting there and back you will need 75 mile range to not disrupt the trip.
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:01 PM   #203
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180 days and counting....6 months to get everything together!

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Old 04-28-2017, 03:06 PM   #204
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Gotta get there before the WALL!!!

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Signed up and paid. Can't wait to get back!
I'm probably going to take the long way to Galeana on day 1. Montemorelos to Allende and then up into the mountains. Head generally NW to San Juan Bautista, then down through Laguna de Sanchez to Galeana. There's a couple of features along the way I want to explore, time permitting.
Trying to figure out if I can get away with extending the trip out for Day of the Dead. Might have to leave Mission for Galeana on Friday instead of Thursday. Time will tell on that.
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:29 PM   #206
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I'm probably going to take the long way to Galeana on day 1. Montemorelos... Laguna de Sanchez...Galeana. There's a couple of features along the way I want to explore, time permitting.
Great you are going to join us!!!!!

Zeke usually does that route on the way down on Thursday. And if nothing at major goes wrong he shows up at dark thirty. But he skips Montemorelos, instead ditching us at China and heading more northernly towards Santiago. Taking roads 40 >> 30 >> 9 N >> 54 >> 35 . Google maps shows this as a 8 hour 20 minute drive with 241 miles covered, maybe 90 miles of dirt.

https://goo.gl/maps/Et9GF2fzsbR2

For comparison, the group takes a 1 hour lunch in Montemorelos and we arrive an hour before sunset if no one has issues. This is what the group rides...5 hr 6 min and 189 miles, 25 miles of dirt:

https://goo.gl/maps/ppdB9LpvNm42

I think we will take the route you describe on our return from Day or the Dead.
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:47 PM   #207
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This is my first take at a Day of the Dead route.

26th> Thursday: Mission> Montemorelos> Rayones> Galeana...

26, 27, 28> Fri, Sat, Sun: Mextrek!

29> Sunday: Galeana, General Zaragosa, Zaragosa Loop (overnighting at the waterfall cabins - El Salto)

30> Monday: Zaragosa > Matahuala > Real De Catorce

31> Tuesday: Real loop, Horseback ride to mines

1> Wednesday: Real > Cienga Del Toro > Santiago > Monterrey

2> Thursday: Monterrey > Mission > Home

https://goo.gl/maps/hWV32r5iCDD2
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:36 PM   #208
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This is my first take at a Day of the Dead route.

26th> Thursday: Mission> Montemorelos> Rayones> Galeana...

26, 27, 28> Fri, Sat, Sun: Mextrek!

29> Sunday: Galeana, General Zaragosa, Zaragosa Loop (overnighting at the waterfall cabins - El Salto)

30> Monday: Zaragosa > Matahuala > Real De Catorce

31> Tuesday: Real loop, Horseback ride to mines

1> Wednesday: Real > Cienga Del Toro > Santiago > Monterrey

2> Thursday: Monterrey > Mission > Home

https://goo.gl/maps/hWV32r5iCDD2
Real is to good to pass up. I'm going to try to make this happen.
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:24 PM   #209
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I'm thinking this will be an ideal ride for Mexico....



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Old 04-30-2017, 02:39 AM   #210
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I'm thinking this will be an ideal ride for Mex....
how much for ur 1honda 650 ?
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:23 AM   #211
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See the for sale thread for latest info. I'm sure she'd like for someone to take her into Mexico again.......

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Congrats on the new, super sweet 250!
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:20 PM   #213
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https://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/6111323535.html

Found this one earlier yesterday night. Gonna go look at it tomorrow, anything I should be aware of? Research on here says they do just about anything and are pretty well bullet proof 'just don't stall one hot' is what I gathered out of it. Kick start doesn't bother me all that much. If anything it's probably a theft deterant. xD
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This is my first take at a Day of the Dead route.

26th> Thursday: Mission> Montemorelos> Rayones> Galeana...

26, 27, 28> Fri, Sat, Sun: Mextrek!

29> Sunday: Galeana, General Zaragosa, Zaragosa Loop (overnighting at the waterfall cabins - El Salto)

30> Monday: Zaragosa > Matahuala > Real De Catorce

31> Tuesday: Real loop, Horseback ride to mines

1> Wednesday: Real > Cienga Del Toro > Santiago > Monterrey

2> Thursday: Monterrey > Mission > Home

https://goo.gl/maps/hWV32r5iCDD2
Ooooh, ooooh and then we could head over to Matazlan and then over to Cabo and then... no -- wait -- how about down to Tampico and then Quintana Roo then Managua and then.... Patagonia! And then ship over to Cape Town and then run north! I'll show you the Kalahari!
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Ooooh, ooooh and then we could head over to Matazlan and then over to Cabo and then... no -- wait -- how about down to Tampico and then Quintana Roo then Managua and then.... Patagonia! And then ship over to Cape Town and then run north! I'll show you the Kalahari!
I'm ready. Let's go!
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Ooooh, ooooh and then we could head over to Matazlan and then over to Cabo and then... no -- wait -- how about down to Tampico and then Quintana Roo then Managua and then.... Patagonia! And then ship over to Cape Town and then run north! I'll show you the Kalahari!
LOL, I only have a week. Gotta work up to the master plan over a couple of decades I think.

The entire route, not including 2 days of day trips from Galeana, is only 775 miles. That should mean on average 100 miles a day. Very doable I think.
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The entire route, not including 2 days of day trips from Galeana, is only 775 miles. That should mean on average 100 miles a day. Very doable I think.
yup very doable, leavin real14 to monterrey via cienega del toro would b ur longest day but still a fun day, mayb take a shortcut via catarino rodriguez west of cerro potosi instead of via galeana n its very scenic n one section is class 3 uphill = lots of fun riding, thou not goin via galeana u wont do d tail of d dragon.
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Doug P, I got your check. You're 100%.
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