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Ill be heading out to Tecate ( La Cienega Redonda). I'm wondering if any of you know of a landmark to hit. I'm taking my old faithful Xr650L.

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Ill be heading out to Tecate ( La Cienega Redonda). I'm wondering if any of you know of a landmark to hit. I'm taking my old faithful Xr650L.

I assume you are heading east on the "free" road from Tecate. After you pass Loma Tova ( Pemex, OXXO, ETC. ) you still have several miles to go. Just past the village of Chula Vista and just before the highway makes big sweeping right, the turn is on your left. There is a Cienaga Redonda sign coming from the east, but I am not sure if there is one heading west.

If you get to the on ramps onto the toll road you have missed the turn .

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That's sounds like my plan, ill keep that in mind if I hit the till road.

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That's sounds like my plan, ill keep that in mind if I hit the till road.

If you take the toll road get off at the El Hongo turnoff/toll booth. Head west on the free road turn right at the sign.

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One more stupid question,I suppose I should take the registration of the bike so I don't get shit at the border crossing right?

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It is mandatory! And if you bring a copy, make sure it is in color. I have been hassled for not bringing original.

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It is mandatory! And if you bring a copy, make sure it is in color. I have been hassled for not bringing original.

Agree, they seem to want the original now days.  Not a deal breaker if all you have is a copy, but expect to be hassled a bit about it.  I had a copy for a boat and to top it off it belonged to someone who wasn't even with us.  The guy at the border made an issue of both, but ultimately he was cool about it.  

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It is kind of uncorfortable when they climb in the truck to check tags against the registration, but I see it as a good thing. And as far as enforcement and aggression, the MX guys are way cooler than the US CBP agents.

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I always give them the expired registration first.  Sometimes they reject it and then I dig the current one out of my wallet.  If you ride it across, I don't think they ask for any paperwork.

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I always give them the expired registration first.  Sometimes they reject it and then I dig the current one out of my wallet.  If you ride it across, I don't think they ask for any paperwork.

Funny you mention that, I've never been stopped riding across at Tecate on both my "Non-Street Legal" 450x's but almost every time when they are in the back of my truck.

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The trip was great, I took my original reg. Yes a MX agent checked my numbers and it was a breeze to cross.

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