Hello everyone! I'm very new here but had been reading some of your posts for a couple weeks.
My buddy Mike and I have been riding bikes since we were both children. So now that were getting mature... LOL we figured it's time to really get out of dodge!
We have been planning a trip to Mexico/ wait, TALKING about a trip to Mexico for a year and locked in on the idea late this summer. Our original plan was to ride in and out of Mexico.
Well after a nice summer trip from Minneapolis to South Dakota to meet a biker friend over a great burger and
we decided to fix up some old Yamaha XS650 and appear to fly under the radar given all the hype about Mexico. Hey great idea, lets build some cheap bikes and ride as far south as we can!
So, I had this old XS I was going to build a bobber out of and Mike had one as well. Mine is a 1977.
Yes we could simply take our nice bikes or go out and buy some fancy touring bikes, but that's no fun!
So yeah, We plan on leaving Minneapolis January 27th,2010 with the bikes in the back of a truck. Park somewhere in Texas when we feel it is warm enough, stop and see some friends in Texas and off to South America.
Yes we have some planning to do. No we are not fearful and generally d not care what the news or TV has to say. We live in Mpls... if you lived in Mexico and watched our news you would not come home. So we get the be careful.
We might ship the bikes and fly out, not sure about those details yet. May even ship across the gap before we fly out and try to find them in a year and continue south in 2012.
Should be fun. Our planned vacation is a couple weeks and we will see where we end up. Maybe take a few extra days but we are not mentioning that to our wives just yet...
Not really looking for any advice yet, but I'm sure we will have some questions as we get further along with our plans and route.
We are looking for fun stories of xs650 adventures and or just fun stuff about others who have done this before.
Thanks and I will try to keep you all posted as I learn my way around this site.