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i will never...............

hey there riders. i have been riding for about 25 years, but have never experienced any rides such as what i am reading about on this amazing site. by good luck i discovered it after i decided to tour down to chiapas/oaxaca mexico from vancouver. i try to be safety conscious, but i am a little apprehensive about doing this type of distance alone. i will be keeping mostly to the libre(free)coastal hiways on a touring harley. i would like to hear your three, "I WILL NEVER.............." riding rules. you know, the ones you make to yourself while on the road. i know mexico very well and speak some spanish. thanks, P

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I will never go thru Mexico City in a motorbike, no doubt.
But if you pass thru Guadalajara, drop me a note.

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"I will never pay these extortionate tolls to drive around mexico city..."

I didn't and I go lost. And drove all over Mexico City ;-)
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que padre hmoro. my brother lives in guadalajara. i will be there for about 3 weeks in november. really wanting to do a few runs in that area so thanks for the invite. muy amable. my girlfriend lives in mexico city, so i am very familiar with the monster. fortunately she lives off the periferico. gotta do it. so, i can't say............."i will never drive in d.f". what else do you people say, "i will never" to?
nice twisties on the hiway from tepic hmoro. mucho gusto, P
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I will never do another long trip without a spare airhead rotor!
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or ANY of the other things that can possibly fail?

...gearbox, driveshaft, stator, regulator, diode board, clutch, RMOS, and of course all the little bits like cables, levers, oil filter, spokes, tubes...

You can only carry so much...

I note that the problem was actually easily solved - buy a car battery and ride. Ya gotta admit it didn't stop dead or strand you...

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I will always get my visa,s at the soonest possably moment especially pakistan ones.

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I will never say never....
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I will never spend another year and a half planning my trip....
just go everything will sort itself out once you're on the road
good luck and don't waste to much time dreaming

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I never ride after dark,except in cities. Way too many things and people on the road at night.
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I will never, on a long trip, miss an opportunity to put gas in the tank.
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I will never again get into a drinking contest with a group of locals in Chetumal. Just north of Belize.
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I will never again ride my poor Transalp like I was actually in the Dakar Ralley

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i just returned from 3 weeks in guerro and d.f. but not by bike. driving from huatulco to acapulco i counted 178 topes. not being 20/20 and half of the topes are not marked, i was airborn a couple of times. i realize that with me and my bike loaded, i have less than 5 inches of clearance before something smacks my frame, or kickstand. i realize i must drive over them at a 45 degree or more, but how does one do this safely in a crowded city with cars whipping around you? they appear so suddenly without warning. some of them are so severe i would have to take them at almost 180. any experienced advice? oh for a dual purpose ride..........
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Here's some advice. Make sure you're off the brakes when you hit the bump in the road. Put your weight on the pegs and far back to keep from doing and endo at speed, and always hit the topes as square as you can.
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