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Old 01-07-2017, 09:00 AM   #41
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Sometimes you can play the exchange rate both ways to really make out. I was there last week and found a sports bar catering to Americans, ESPN playing on multiple screens with US games . All prices were in USD but they also accepted pesos of course at a rate of 13:1 They had a $1 slider special that night. I had converted USD to peso coming in at over 20:1 Paid my bill in pesos so got sliders for 65 cents each.

Also gasoline prices jumped big on Jan-1. Up to 40 percent increases overnight.

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thats what i was goin to say that any bargains r goin to b matched with gas price increases n gas in mex was already more than US prices to begin with, i feel for da common folk cuz they get screwed either way, especially when da mex govt owns da pumps
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Good to have you Reagan! We've got 10 riders registered and paid now.

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Mark Shim is Paid n registered. Awesome!
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I'm all in !!!
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DRnky is getting a nice rebuild and a bunch of final touches that should make it finished and complete by this run. 2015 was ugly, 2016 was better, I'm expecting this go around to be praiseworthy.
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Can't wait to see this beast!
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Cowboy, you're new here. Give us an introduction....name, bike, experience, goals, funny stories... you'll find this is about the best group of guys on earth on this site.

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Danny Bam1551 is signed up, unpaid. Get ready for fun!


We've got 16 riders now.
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I always post these two recommendations for our trips:

#1. Get a Baofeng uhf vhf radios. A UV-5R or newer version UV-5RA on ebay or Amazon. For $25 delivered it has dual band, fm radio, flashlight, charger, and earpiece. Has good range, 3 or 4 miles. If we all have same channel set there is zero chance for losing a rider.

Think star wars: red leader, red 1, red 2, red 3, red 4. All accounted for.

2. Use the offline functionality in google maps on an old (or current) smartphone. You can download areas of interest and save to your phone. No need for gps, garmin, or mexico files if you do this. The google map is very detailed and what you download is searchable even offline. Its a great, free, tool. And can be updated from the hotel via wifi each evening as needed. A "burner" phone, aka old and outdated, is the perfect phone to strap to your bars and use for nav. No reason to display a flashy iphone 7 to the locals.
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Going to try and make this one. Welcoming a new member to the family this summer so I need to see how well she is sleeping before I fully commit or I may return home to all my belongings in the front yard.

Going to plate a 250 two smoker for this trip. Looks like the only slabbing is the 120 miles to and from our destination after the border crossing. Is this correct? My *** will probably be limited to 150 miles of boring highway.

Will also need to get my gas range sorted. Only get about 60 miles to the tank currently. What kind of range would I need? Need to figure out what my options are.
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Going to try and make this one. Welcoming a new member to the family this summer so I need to see how well she is sleeping before I fully commit or I may return home to all my belongings in the front yard.

Going to plate a 250 two smoker for this trip. Looks like the only slabbing is the 120 miles to and from our destination after the border crossing. Is this correct? My *** will probably be limited to 150 miles of boring highway.

Will also need to get my gas range sorted. Only get about 60 miles to the tank currently. What kind of range would I need? Need to figure out what my options are.
There will be many gas stops on the run down to Galeana, but riding up in the mountains will be a different story. I think I would want at least 100 mile range. I've been thinking about doing this myself. What model bike do you plan to take?
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There will be many gas stops on the run down to Galeana, but riding up in the mountains will be a different story. I think I would want at least 100 mile range. I've been thinking about doing this myself. What model bike do you plan to take?
KTM 250 XCW. To be honest I'm not 100% sure about the current range. Just got the bike last week. It has an almost 3 gallon tank so it may be closer to 75 mile range currently. I think if I get 1-1.5 more gallons on the bike 100 miles should be doable. The bigger gas tanks I've seen after a quick search only add about 1/2 gallon. So maybe one of those and a couple fuel bottles in a tail bag.
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Brandon, I have a highway fuel range of maybe 75 miles at 62 MPH (2/3 throttle). In the mountains I can get around 90 on a tank cause speeds are slower, 40 MPH average or less. Normally I would say you should be fine if you pack a couple bottles and ride with a friend with a big tank. But...your 2 stroke premix will make gas transfer from anyone else dicey. Last thing you want is a seized piston 250 miles from the border.

I would not be nearly as concerned about range as I would mechanical reliability. Ask yourself if you'd run the bike to Austin and back and if it didn't make it you'd have to pay $250 to get it home.

I had a street legal XCW200 back in 2005 or so. Worked great for months of inner loop shenanigans. First time on the highway, a 10 mile drone at 65 with highway gearing, maybe 4500 rpm, the crank went south. From that experience I am unsure of 2 strokes as adventure steeds.

But if you think its all good, bring it!!! Just gear it to the moon. You'll never need anything below a 2nd gear equivalent ratio in Mexico.
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You know I'm coming. I'm just not on the internet much. Would like to share a room with Petey and Sid again. Registered.
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Looks like I am out at this point. Will follow your adventure.
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I'd love to get in on this. Not sure of two things though: my bike and myself!
I ride a 2011 DL650 - haven't had it offroad much at all, commute a lot though.
I did the RawHyde training in Colorado last summer on an F800gs, that was fun! I plan to get some good practice runs through Sam Houston NF this summer.
Anybody else signed up for October on something like a vstrom? I think I saw one in one of the pictures from prior years.
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