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Old 07-13-2017, 10:40 PM   #421
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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Exactly how Mexico makes feel...deep down. NO...not like woman. But, yes, like singing in an open field.

If you can skip the cheesy 80's intro, this is what we played in the car on our last trip, passing by Monterrey and headed down to Linares. Note, I never listen to Willie or Merle, except in Mexico. Diplo, DJ Snake, and Drake just don't quite fit in, down in Old Mexico.

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Old 07-14-2017, 03:59 AM   #422
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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A quick note and story on machine preparedness for Mexico:

Last year we had a rider take a mild tumble on street in the rain. Blame the very poor quality chinese tires on the bike, not the rider. She modulated and locked front and rear at least 3 times each but still couldn't prevent the low speed lowside.

End result, a broken clutch lever in Mexico. So I swapped my lever for hers and rode my bike to Monterrey with no clutch. No biggie, its a little 230 and I can do fine with no clutch.

However, had this been in the middle of nowhere, without a lender lever, this could have been a lost day or two of riding and a stranded rider and bike. What to do differently? Buy a set of hand guards and keep the important bits (and pinkie fingers) intact. They are cheap, even down to $28.99 for a set of aftermarket china brand at Walmart. And remember, these things are worthless unless they are installed correctly and tight enough to actually protect against damage. A loose, non-temporary threadlocked, rattling guard is about as good as no guard. We use these on our mini-motard MiniGP race bikes and they have protected from literally 10's or 20's of crashes, some end over end.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ediors-7-...&wl13=&veh=sem

And I'm sure Trail Boss' style are not so cheap, but you get the idea. If I were a noob prepping for Mexico for the first time, I'd just throw my current bike in the dumpster and buy his Husky:






Hey this bike Rich is letting go is a steal for $4,500

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114779

Somebody better jump on it quick...

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Old 07-19-2017, 08:24 PM   #423
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

Awesome Study Guide for MexTrek 2017 arrived today! I got 1 Baofeng UV-5RV2+, Qty. 1. I should have ordered 2, just to test it out... 10-4 Good Buddy. Jajaja Thanks Trail Boss.

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Old 07-20-2017, 08:16 AM   #424
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

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Is this strictly a DS event or are other street bike riders going to ride the roads around Galeana. I see that "3 or 4 street riders" are mentioned on the first page but no further mention unless I missed something.

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Old 07-20-2017, 10:00 AM   #425
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Re: 2017 MexTrek #6, Oct 26th to 29th 2017

One of our friends will probably miss the trip. He had a mishap in Montana. He is smart to have Medjet to take him back to his home hospital.
I'll let him post if he wants to share the details.

I'm adding the link here. Do your research . $99 for a week. $270 for a year.

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One of our friends will probably miss the trip. He had a mishap in Montana. He is smart to have Medjet to take him back to his home hospital.
I'll let him post if he wants to share the details.

I'm adding the link here. Do your research . $99 for a week. $270 for a year.

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