Burt, if you decide to go to SMD, and have a few days to spare, I have a nice loop, paved, easy back highways for the most part, from Real, to San Miguel, Guanajuato, Jalpan De Serra, Ciudad Valles, Saltillo, hotels we stayed at, etc. Beautiful roads and scenery, small towns, etc. DM me if you’d like the track logs, or look me up on the trip. Im no Mexico expert so this is good entry-level trip.I was toying with the idea of heading down to San Miguel de Allende afterwards but don't want to commit yet. I'm a newb to Mexico so wanted to see how Galeana goes before adding days. Having a group going down would probably make the decision easy. I have the week off in case it works out.
Yes. I have given up trying to use my Wells Fargo account for permits. The Banjercito claims WF denies the charge attempt and WF claims they don't get any attempts at charges. This is after filing travel plans and contacting WF security office. Not worth the headaches, I just use cash.When completing paperwork at the border, and paying the necessary fees ($400 for motorcycle, etc), is there any chance they will NOT take credit card and ONLY take cash?
Otherwise, should I show up at the border with enough US cash to cover all border expenses or am I safe to assume a credit card will be accepted?
I asked for riders to PM me if wanting to ride with my group so we could exchange contact info in advance. Not a requirement, just trying to get it done in advance.Did I miss the instructions to formally sign up for a Group for Thursday's ride down? My plan is to join one of the "B" groups.
Thanks for the info. I have informed my credit card company (Chase) of possible Mexico charges, but I worry my card's automatic theft protection says "nope, not until I speak with the card owner".Yes. I have given up trying to use my Wells Fargo account for permits. JT
From memory here are most of my items....not comprehensive by any means. But I like to travel light. All fits into backpack, medium rolie, and small tank bag.Ok, I just looked through 859 posts in this thread because I thought someone posted a checklist of what they typically pack on a trip like this. I either overlooked it or imagined it because I didn't find it.
I have tools, electronics, first-aid kit and protective gear covered. I 'think' I have the rest covered to but I'd like to see some of you seasoned folks checklists to make sure I don't have a duh moment when i get there.
Great stuff. Added some items to my list.From memory here are most of my items....not comprehensive by any means. But I like to travel light. All fits into backpack, medium rolie, and small tank bag.
Multi bit tool
Nuts and bolts
Spark plug wrench
Oiled air filter
Spare hand levers
Kitchen trash bags. I use these to lay tools down roadside
Monkey butt shorts
Spare Goggle lenses clear and colored wrapped in cellophane
Extra shirt socks underwear...also serve as roadside tp.
Lighter wrapped in ducttape
Long sleeve tee
12' lashing strap
Jacket with zip out liner
Pants zip off legs
Stuff I'm.currently missing...
Extra fuel line
Extra brake line
Extra clutch cable...
Extra coolant hose
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Taken too kingsville station and searched. Vehicles searched. Cleared. Be careful.Just FYI, for some reason the border lady insisted on seeing our bikes. Mine was there but the other guys were not. They ended up taking their way out of it but it was looking like a hassle at first.
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Jeez that sucks. Sorry to hear it. Thank goodness didn't happen deep in Mexico.Hi - that’s me.
I’m out. Oil pump or oil pump chain broke.
Currently sitting in Beeville at a U-Haul rental, planning my (expensive) return to Katy.
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Jeez that sucks. Sorry to hear it. Thank goodness didn't happen deep in Mexico.
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