How it worked for us was much like you, (it sounds like anyway). We were going to take our own pre-run and race bike. I was trying to get info and called Baja Bound. I spoke to Jennifer (Tim's wife) and she was so helpful. Talking to them reminded me more of getting advice from buddy's at the race track rather than they were trying to sell me something. After a couple of phone calls all our plans changed.
I started putting numbers down of what I thought it would cost us to haul down, hotel, pits, and chase guys etc......Then it dawned on us that if we are going to spend that kind of money to travel out there and race we would be better off spending just a little more and triple our odds of 1. Finishing the race 2. Being Safe (I know that should be first but we are racers) 3. Having a good time. So that is when we started to put a plan together with Baja Bound.
It was the best idea we had about racing Baja to date. Think about it if you do not do this kind of racing there is a lot to learn. It is a far cry from throwing my bike in the van and going to the local 2 or 3 hour harescramble. They think of every little detail that you could not even imagine (until you're sitting in the middle of the Mexico wondering how long you will have to wait to get picked up, if at all).
The equipment was top notch also. Pre-runners were 06 XR650s (decked out), I mean so decked out probably nicer than the race bike we would have put together. Then there was the race bike. It was a thing of beauty and ready for war at the same time. Prec. Con. Susp/GPR stb/Appl Clamps/IMS quick fill tank etc........ Lets just say it was a way nicer bike than we could of built. Plus chase truck drivers, that know where they are going. Lets face it we are from IN and not about to learn the roads better than somebody that has been going down there for around 20yrs. Sorry not smart enough to figure out how to insert a couple pictures so here is a link to the picture section on www.bajaboundmoto.com. http://www.bajaboundmoto.com/photos/baja500.2006.html
I could type for days about our trip and Baja Bound. But I don't want to use all the bandwidth. So if you would like pm me and I'll send you my phone number and I'll be more than willing to talk to you all you like about it.