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Old 08-18-2009, 08:03 PM   #41
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

I'm sending my registration in tomorrow. I think I may wanna do the dirt ride a few days before, thinking about grabbing a different bike for this purpose.

I think I've narrowed to a KTM 690 Enduro, or the F800GS. I like the KTM, but the BMW motor sounds so much smoother for my tastes, but I'm gonna have to see about riding them both in the next few weeks to figure it out.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:17 PM   #42
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

I am ready for Mex Trek, rolling on the R1200GS

1. Reservations: check
2. Swine flu vaccine: check
3. Extra ammo and hand grenedes: check
4. Extra cash for mordidas: check
5. Last will and testament: check
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #43
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:48 PM   #44
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I think I've narrowed to a KTM 690 Enduro, or the F800GS.
If you want to tackle the class 3 stuff, the KTM is probably the better choice.
If you are going to stick with the class 2 stuff, the 800GS would be a great choice.

It all depends on what you want to ride when you get there.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:23 PM   #45
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

Registration is in the mail, Richard. I've been waiting all year for this.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:03 AM   #46
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

I got the higher highway ready gearing (15/39 vs the old 13/52) on the drz-sm today, so I'm getting closer and closer to being ready. GPS mount is complete. Now need tires and luggage. Looking into tire choices I think I found a nice set-up courtesy of my friend Justine's outfitting her significant other's WR250X SM for the dirt. The 17" wide rim looks crazy with a 120 rear tire mounted on the front. Amazingly, the bike rides great in a variety of offroad conditions, and just floats over soft sand.

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:49 PM   #47
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

I went last year plan to go this year, Even if you stay on the pavement its an awesome ride, But of course My KLR likes the dirt,, I am working on my pass port now,
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:13 PM   #48
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

I'm in!!! Registration on its way...
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:32 PM   #49
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

So I'm thinking of doing this too, never been to Mexico before. Can the FMT form be downloaded from somewhere online?
I think we just need to show up with the filled out FMT form along with password and two copies of all documents and we get entry documentation at the border, or am I mistaken?
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:18 PM   #50
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So I'm thinking of doing this too, never been to Mexico before. Can the FMT form be downloaded from somewhere online?
I think we just need to show up with the filled out FMT form along with password and two copies of all documents and we get entry documentation at the border, or am I mistaken?
All the information you can stand in the links below

Blank tourist visa cards await you in piles at the border aduana

You can use the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Passport Card in place of a passport, if you have one. Must have one or the other.

Motorcycle Registration suffices but title will work. Most people use registration. Must have one or the other.

Driver's license

Mexico insurance for the bike. Optional but minimum liability recommended.

Credit Card or Debit Card in the name of the person on the registration/title. Your card will be charged the fee for the TVIP, plus it will be "pinged" for the cost of the bond (tested but not actually charged). No card or card not effective, be prepared to post cash bond for the bike. Can be up to $400 U.S.


Visa Answer Here

Temporary Vehicle Import Permit Answer Here

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Old 08-30-2009, 10:53 PM   #51
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

Ok, it looks like I am a go again this year. It took some pretty smooth talking on her part but my wife convinced me I needed to go and and with you fine folks again. Is she great or what? Everything is subject to change of course but I will get my registration in sometime this week.

Had a blast last year and can't wait to see you all again.


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Old 08-31-2009, 07:07 PM   #52
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

TP, can I send you the fee via Paypal and the registration form via email?
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:16 PM   #53
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TP, can I send you the fee via Paypal and the registration form via email?
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You can, but he's the wrong guy.

If you want to register for MexTrek, send your registration to me. You can paypal me at rgibbens@austin.rr.com
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:58 PM   #54
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You can, but he's the wrong guy.
Wait! Yes you can, but cash in unmarked bills in a brown paper bag - place it under the mailbox near your house at 11PM tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:21 AM   #55
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

I really need to pay more attention when browsing twtex from work!

In the first post you said all paperwork should be in place, does that mean we have to have FMT filled out or do we do this at the border? I'll carry 4 copies of passport, title, DL, etc for border crossing. Also, someone told me we can get insurance at the border, is this viable and cheap or should I just call my insurance provider (was told it maybe cheaper to get at the border, but with my limited (NO) Spanish skills may be an issue)
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:03 AM   #56
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

solorider,

There are several choices for doing the tourist and import paperwork. You can do most of it prior to leaving via:
- mail or
- at the local Mexican consulate.

You can also do it all at the border.

You can buy insurance from one of the Mexican insurance companies, on-line, before you leave (that's what I do and recomend - info is in the ride guide) or you can buy it at the border (takes about 1 hour) from one of the insurance stores just across the border.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:39 AM   #57
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Just paypal'd the amount.

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You can, but he's the wrong guy.

If you want to register for MexTrek, send your registration to me. You can paypal me at rgibbens@austin.rr.com
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:36 PM   #58
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Re: MexTrek 2009 - Oct 14-17, Galeana, Mexico

Im with you solorider, Ive not a clue as to what Im getting into here! I hope to learn more this weekend on the Junction trip. I do have a passport, and title!!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:39 PM   #59
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I'm sure it's just the unknown, once we do it, we'll be doing it every year!! I'll see you on the Junction ride.

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Im with you solorider, Ive not a clue as to what Im getting into here! I hope to learn more this weekend on the Junction trip. I do have a passport, and title!!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:48 PM   #60
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Cant wait!! What are you riding? Ill be on a yellow Dr650
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