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  1. Actually you don't require proof of license or insurance they tried to pass that law but did not go through. For motorcycles you pay $260.00 pesos and they will probably try and tack on the red cross fee.
  2. Even if it does happen things begin to get tricky starting from money transfers, contracts, taxes, deeds etc. Eventually they end up getting an agent. Amazing what lengths people will go through to save themselves paying someone a commission.
  3. A lot of expats feel they own the place, I'm sure they have been favored due to the fact that they are foreigners and government sees them as having $$.The family being Mexican should know how to work things out, as the saying goes "Pa los Trompos son las cuerdas".
  4. Unfortunately Alfaro is not doing this for safety, its a money grab. The same with smog verification and any other way he can get funds. Many of the illicit things his government was involved in have been shut down so they will try and get money however they can. Been through this many years ago with my business in Guad. Eventually they will start hitting small business making sure everyone has a first aid kit, fire extinguishers you name it. Any way to make a buck. Not only is the state making a killing so are the tow truck company's, many of those vehicles that are impounded will not make it out because many cant afford to get them out of hock. Then they will sell them off and make more money.
  5. I wonder if this will be like the Shell gas stations in Guad, nice sign same Pemex gas and service.
  6. Been using them for at least 10 years. I am a premium member and have bought tons.of.stuff. Computers, cell phones. Monitors roof sealers and motorcycles, my last purchase a weedeater. I had two issues one a toner cartridge which was resolved immediately the other a starter for my car also replaced. Just like eBay check sellers repuation,number of items sold etc.
  7. There is only one akky.mx they are the original registrar here formerly nic.mx
  8. If you follow the Mexican news closely there has been a lot of drug activity, killing etc in Jalisco. Besides that Both Julian Alvarez and Rafael Marquez seemed to be associated with some of the drug cartels and involved with money laundering through charities etc. Money was seized and bank accounts were frozen . http://www.univision.com/noticias/narcotrafico/eeuu-sanciona-al-cantante-julion-alvarez-y-al-futbolista-rafael-marquez-por-su-relacion-con-el-narco-en-mexico If you dig real deep it goes pretty high up the political chain. After the bust mentioned above The DOJ posted a list of businesses and people that were laundering money, there were business from all over country including Jalisco and even some with addresses in Chapala. The police activity in Guadalajara has been very active searching for stolen cars, weapons, drugs etc. As far s the police activity Lakeside a lot is due to drug trafficking a lot of it in Joco, Chapala and Ixtlahuacan so maybe they are just trying to get a handle on things and trying to calm things down. Its not just here, I made two trips to Ocotlan last week and the state police and Military are also very active there as well. Here is an article I found in English http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-hoy-rafa-marquez-and-julion-alvarez-among-22-sanctioned-by-us-government-for-drug-ties-20170809-story.html Here is a list from the DOJ of the businesses that were supposedly involved https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20170809.aspx
  9. How are their prices for maintenance, oil change, general tune up compared to taking it to the BMW agency in Guadalajara?
  10. Something you don't see everyday, pretty cool!
  11. I had a job don there on my Honda Civic a few years back because of all the positive feedback from people, I wish my paint job only had fish eye mine still has drip marks, I was very bummed and disappointed.
  12. Appreciate it or not they can hear me, when I had a silent exhaust I got inadvertently nocked or swayed off to the side of the road on many occasions which was the reason for putting on a loud exhaust. Much prefer being called a naco than being down on the pavement, plus I got tired of denting peoples doors when they got to close and did not see me.
  13. I used to get the same flack in Southern California for lane splitting, and it was legal, I will admit I am one of the culprits here for doing all of the above, unfortunately with all the topes and slow drivers it is a must, I have an extremely loud exhaust so the old folks can hear me coming, ABS works poorly trying to stop over the speed bumps, I call it jealousy or envy for the poor folks in cars "cagers" it takes 30 - 40 minutes to go anywhere, when i get there in 15 minutes, sure its big risk but after riding for over 40 years it is one that I am willing to take.
  14. Actually not a big deal hacienda will ask for the last few referendos "depending on age of the bike" or renewals, otherwise you would have to take it on to verification in Guad to register it here.I have purchased a couple of used bikes from different states, me personally I avoid anything from Mexico City. As a side note if you can get the plate number from the seller " usually not an issue" you can verify title by phone from hacienda.
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