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First adventure: San Francisco to Mexico

Hello all,

Bought my 2017 LT a few weeks ago and I'm taking it on its first (and my longest) trip to Mexico this weekend.

So far I have installed:

-USB charger
-seat riser
-crash bars
-givi top case

Looks for recommendations on inexpensive, last minute add-ons to make the trip more enjoyable.

Also, would like advice on the border crossing or items that I should have on the bike.
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Foot-peg lowering blocks (motowerk) IF you can get them in time. He's out of San Diego I believe.


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For cross boarder rides,carry along basic tools , tire repair kit and a portable air compressor.

Safe ride on your trip...keep the pictures coming as you ride.
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Foot-peg lowering blocks (motowerk) IF you can get them in time. He's out of San Diego I believe.


Maybe I'll pick them up when I'm down there!

Would you suggest lowerong blocks over high pegs?
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For cross boarder rides,carry along basic tools , tire repair kit and a portable air compressor.

Safe ride on your trip...keep the pictures coming as you ride.
Will do!
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Hopefully you are riding the coastline as much as possible.

If you are taking interstate the whole way we are done talking.

What mods work for one person, don't necessarily work for another. I prefer to have multiple foot positions on a bike when on a long ride. I also prefer to have my thighs take some of the weight so lowering pegs doesn't work for me.

Don't forget to let your CC company know you are traveling so they don't assume card is stolen. Bring spare card/cash, and copies of your documents and keep them in a separate and safe location.

I like to wear a hydration pack when traveling so I can keep hydrated without having to pull off the helmet.

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Maybe I'll pick them up when I'm down there!

Would you suggest lowering blocks over high pegs?
Yes. They move the 'pegs down 1.3" (which doesn't seem like much), but REALLY open up the "rider-triangle". My knees appreciate that, and the 'pegs are STILL about 9.5" above ground, measured to the underside.

I ride quite a bit of 'dirt-roads', and stand on the 'pegs a lot....

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Small tank bag for things you want to get at quickly i.e sunglasses, snacks etc.

Quick dry underwear will keep you more comfortable.
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Oh, Hell Yeah! Worth every penny. I even keep a spare in the shop in case I stupidly lose one somewhere...
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I prefer these over the cramp Buster

Can be found locally if your passing thru SAN Jose at road rider
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if you have the money this is nicer

Video that describes use

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If your looking to take HWY 1 south of Montery NO GO roads closed Land slide took out hwy 1
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