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Old 11-05-2015, 05:27 PM   #21
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Re: The Rundown - a Mexico Adventure Rally, April 9-16, 2016

Good morning Mexico!



Looks promising.

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Old 11-05-2015, 08:13 PM   #22
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Re: The Rundown - a Mexico Adventure Rally, April 9-16, 2016

Decisions, decisions. Trusty CRF230F or new to me XCR-W450?

But remembering the Big Bend rally I did on my CBR1000RR streetbike, I also have to ask myself, "how cool would Mexico be on an unlimited class streetbike?" Decisions, decisions. 1st world problem for sure. I knew there was at least one reason to finish my higher education...and still be dumb enough to consider a 180 MPH streetbike across Mexico.

Cah-mee-lo, We may have to talk....
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:17 PM   #23
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Re: The Rundown - a Mexico Adventure Rally, April 9-16, 2016

I would love to go, just hope nothing else comes up that would ruin my chance to make it.
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:42 AM   #24
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I want to ride with Arnold
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:49 AM   #25
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I am in too. See if I can fall down less this time.
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:09 PM   #26
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How off-road is the off-road? Would a 1200GS be left behind?
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:30 AM   #27
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How off-road is the off-road? Would a 1200GS be left behind?
We aren't actually going to be doing any off-road riding - at least I don't have any off-road riding planned for the rally.

The dual sport part of the rally will be public dirt roads, which I anticipate will all be class 1 and 2.

A team of six of us did a recon of the Jalpan area back in May of this year and all the dirt roads we encountered were class 1 and 2. The locals use the dirt roads to travel to/from their villages out to the main highways, so we didn't encounter any class 3 riding. I think the pics in our recon ride report provides a reasonable idea of the type of dirt roads in the area.

A rider with average dirt road riding skills on a big adventure bike (like a 1200GS) would likely be able to ride any of the dirt roads we encountered this past May. The roads might be more fun on a smaller bike but I believe any adventure bike is capable of doing the roads we rode during the recon. If big bike riders stick to the known dirt roads, then they probably won't have any issues.

I am planning on doing more exploring during the rally - there are a ton of dirt roads we didn't ride during the recon. My guess is that there are some class 3 roads in the area, but we didn't find them during our May recon. A class 3 could be done on a big bike but might not be very fun on a big bike.
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Old 11-08-2015, 03:26 PM   #28
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I'm in and paid
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:47 PM   #29
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I would change out of Metzler Tourances IIWY. Think Heidenaus
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:28 PM   #30
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I would change out of Metzler Tourances IIWY. Think Heidenaus
Actually thinking I'll pick up a DRZ (or something like it) to add to the stable for this trip. Would hate to miss out on some of the side excursions.

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Old 11-09-2015, 06:07 AM   #31
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A bike like that or a DR650 or KTM500 (I have that plus a GSA in my garage)

See the ride report. The KTM 500 was great from McAllen to Zimapan and back, and Zimapan is roughly 100 miles from Mexico City.

If you're going to come to this rally in Japlan, you're going to want to have a bike nimble on dirt to fully enjoy the non paved discoveries. The paved riding there is awesome but limited to major roads. The back country dirt riding is where you'll see stuff most gringos never see because they don't go back there.

I love my KTM 500 but if I didn't have that I'd get a DR650 no question
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:03 AM   #32
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Im in!! Will be on the KTM 500
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Moved into this thread.... I am going here come heck or high water.

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Old 11-09-2015, 11:22 AM   #34
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Yeah? Great guy, just can't ride worth a darn.

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Old 11-09-2015, 12:36 PM   #36
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Re: The Rundown - a Mexico Adventure Rally, April 9-16, 2016

Richard,

What bike are you taking?

Thanks!

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Richard,

What bike are you taking?

Thanks!

Rich
I'm planning on riding my Husqvarna TR650 Terra...

But haven't completely ruled out riding my XR650L...

Odds are I will be on the Terra....

But the XR sure is fun in the Mexican dirt...
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:20 PM   #39
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Looks like me and you are in the same boat. Doing some research on that place and it looks like a must see.


Looking at the past ride reports, it mostly looks like something I could tackle on the Vstrom. Strom vs KLR? Any thoughts?
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Looking at the past ride reports, it mostly looks like something I could tackle on the Vstrom. Strom vs KLR? Any thoughts?
The KLR will be more fun on the dirt. The Strom more fun on the pavement (and the ride to and from).

How much dirt do you want to do? If only a little - take the Strom. If you want to ride a lot of dirt or explore some new dirt roads with unknown difficulties and challenges - choose the KLR.
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