We bid farewell to Alfonso and Maria, then set off for the long haul to Mazatlán, Sinaloa. We were warned that the ride would be straight and boring with lots of tolls. Boy, were there tolls!
Following advice from friends, we took the truck border crossing from Nogales, AZ into Mexico. Things went incredibly quick and smooth… except for the part when we thought we'd missed the immigration office where we needed to buy our vehicle permits.
One week till departure, roof starts leaking, ruins downstairs bathroom door. Had to fix the roof, and take care of the water damage, as well as replace the door. Two days later, a huge wind storm blows down our fence.
In preparing for our trip to Mexico last March, Matt and I tried to set the rear sag on my 2007 BMW F650GS with a light load of luggage. Even with the shock preload turned all the way up, there was still too much sag.
Replacing the rear shock on your BMW 650GS single is easy enough to do at home, as long as you have the tools, time, and patience.
While we don't want to have too strict of a schedule and route for this trip, our usual "fast and loose" attitude to travel probably isn't going to cut it on a huge trip with a set amount of time.
Since last month's 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy in the Candadian Rockies, one question that the Touratech customer service team has been asked a lot is, "What Touratech parts were on the Water-Cooled R1200GS's in the race?"
Maureen Smith and her brother Michael stopped by Touratech-USA on Thursday to pick some gloves and other imperative items for their ride from Seattle to Texas on Maureen’s BMW R1200GSA with sidecar.
While trying to find my immunization records, I discovered that I had none. It had been many years since I'd had any, so I had some catching up to do.
More important than wrenches, spare parts, waterproof bags, or GPS units, COMMUNICATION is going be the most used tool during our trip through South America.