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dizzieb
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New from Canada

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Recently horse traded a 1994 vfr for a 1983 aspencade. Decent shape, but cosmetically could use some love. I stripped most of it down, and gonna ride it naked !!! Well the bike will be naked anyways. Trying to get it ready and head california way next may for the el diablo run down into northern mexico for a few days. Can't wait to rack some miles up on it. So far i think it is an awesome bike!!
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Re: New from Canada

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Welcome from California and to the NGW.

If you're planning on riding that bike from Canada to Mexico, I have two suggestions for you: 1. Unless your 100% sure that your timing belts are brand new, change them now. 2. Don't ride it into Mexico. NEVER drive any U.S. vehicle into Mexico as you're nothing but a target for the local 'pretend cops' and you are powerless against them.

I've lived in California all my life and I've know may people who've made this mistake. I know is sounds like an adventure but, all the fun stops when you're in a Mexican jail. If you insist on doing this, I strongly suggest that you do your homework before you go. Contact your insurance carrier and tell them of your plans. Be prepared for bad news. Research supplemental vehicle insurance for Mexico but, know this: Having Mexican insurance provides little protection. They are not governed by the same governmental bodies that oversee insurance companies in the U.S. Also, the laws governing vehicles involved in accidents, injury, property damage and traffic violations are very different. Bottom line is, it will be a crap-shoot if you do this and you might loose. There's plenty of beautiful places on the west coast of the U.S to go on your motorcycle that have beaches, warm weather and Mexican food.
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Re: New from Canada

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dizzieb wrote:I stripped most of it down, and gonna ride it naked !!! Well the bike will be naked anyways.
Don't knock it till you've tried it! If you think a fly in the eye is painful, a bee in the b###s ............ lolol

Welcome to the club from the UK, agree about changing the belts asap, especially before a long trip, whether or not you go into Mexico, but have fun whatever you end up doing.

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Re: New from Canada

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welcome to ngw..... ditto on the belts
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Re: New from Canada

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Welcome to the 'Wingdom ......

Always good to 'see' another Canuck.

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Welcome from Oz....you'll learn heaps here. Great site.
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Re: New from Canada

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Thanks for the welcomes, the guy I traded with said the belts were checked but I assume not changed. Plenty of time in the winter here to make that happen. I want to do the run with the guys from biltwell into Mexico, few hundred bikes go and never seem to run into any trouble and they have an insurance company that they use, so I think we have that cased.
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Welcome.
Ive read much about the el diablo.
Looks like it draws a lot of participants and much of its success comes grom not riding alone.
If im not mistaken there have been years when it was cancelled for various reaso s.
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Re: New from Canada

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Welcome from Nova Scotia!

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Re: New from Canada

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checked belts kinda means the guy looked and said, "yeah, there are belts there"
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" ALMOST DONE
79 project, finished, FOR SALE
'86 1200 (Beth's)(FOR SALE) with motorvation sidecar (sidecar sold) , July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's) (FOR SALE). I guess you can say we have MBS
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