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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,567
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Here in Panama, for 9 months of the year it rains...

Here in Panama, for 9 months of the year it rains almost every day, sometimes accompanied with high heat. For 3 months the temps are often over 95 degrees, with humidity 90%. And the wind blows...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,873
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
OMG!! I bought that exact same bike brand new...

OMG!! I bought that exact same bike brand new off the showroom floor for less than $2000! It took me to amazing places, it seemed like there was no place it couldn't go. My only bitch was the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,873
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
No, countersteering is to push the left handlebar...

No, countersteering is to push the left handlebar slightly to the RIGHT when you want to make a LEFT turn, while you are leaning into the turn.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,406
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Not a theory, been there done that, but with a...

Not a theory, been there done that, but with a skunk.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,406
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
If you hadn't seen the bunny, and just ran over...

If you hadn't seen the bunny, and just ran over it, you probably wouldn't have even noticed it.
Forum: Latin America 06-21-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,072
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
At these prices, you might as well fly! And...

At these prices, you might as well fly! And there is no info as to whether it will be able to actually dock so you can drive on and off.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12,163
Views: 1,967,847
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Wheels are straightened by alternately loosening...

Wheels are straightened by alternately loosening and tightening opposing spokes. Spoke wrenches are very cheap, every rider should have one. Pretty simple, Google for a video.
Forum: Americas 06-19-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,113
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You are giving this way too much thought! Folks...

You are giving this way too much thought! Folks on RTW trips of many thousands of miles, who might break down in the boonies of Africa, might try to take a lot of spare parts and tools, but you will...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Its easy to find Kendas in San Jose, or Paso...

Its easy to find Kendas in San Jose, or Paso Canoas, and in David Panama. I know a good mechanic, problem is that he is usually too busy to get to you without an appointment.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12,163
Views: 1,967,847
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
The stock seat made my XT250 almost unrideable...

The stock seat made my XT250 almost unrideable after about 30 minutes. I replaced it with a Seat Concepts, now 300 mile days are easy. I used some very coarse sandpaper to custom fit the SC to my...
Forum: Latin America 06-11-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I used to live in Post Falls, wish I could go...

I used to live in Post Falls, wish I could go back to tour again the Northwest! Now I have to "settle" for Central America. Let me know tne next time you are in my neck of the woods, plenty of cold...
Forum: Latin America 06-11-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
CENRUT Its the best, and its free! Just Google...

CENRUT Its the best, and its free! Just Google it.
Forum: Latin America 05-24-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
There are two different scenerios, selling the...

There are two different scenerios, selling the bike to a local or to somebody who wants to continue international travel. In the first instance, you would need to first legally import the bike and...
Forum: Latin America 05-17-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Thanks again. I am not really travelling, just...

Thanks again. I am not really travelling, just jumping across the nearby border for a short visit a friend. This campaign has already been started many times, but the pols see no reason to change...
Forum: Latin America 05-16-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Yes, this is the only legal way that I have found...

Yes, this is the only legal way that I have found so far. But it leaves two problems:
1) Even though I am in CR for just a day or two, I still need to pay the 7 dollar exit tax every time I cross....
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,855
Views: 506,978
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
This is a really tough question! When I got my...

This is a really tough question! When I got my 2010, I fixed it up to carry a bubch of tools, I was afraid of breaking down somewhere in the Central American boonies. But I can't give you any...
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Pepe, I was expecting that you would be the one...

Pepe, I was expecting that you would be the one to reply. What are some of the not-so-legal options?
Where do you live?
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12,163
Views: 1,967,847
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
In the 4 years that I have had my XT250, I have...

In the 4 years that I have had my XT250, I have never, ever, turned the petcock off, or drained tahe carb, whether the bike was being parked for a day or a week.
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
If the rental is just for the bikes, that should...

If the rental is just for the bikes, that should be no problem at all, even a mini-storage would work. Or perhaps a moto dealer would have room. Or a secure public parking garage.
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Advice on multiple trips to CR?

I live in Panama, near the Rio Sereno crossing. I have a friend in San Vito, CR, a very easy ride on my XT250, even for day trips. The problem is the border crossings. Even if I have a TVIP and...
Forum: Face Plant 05-05-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,599
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Where I come from, a hand out the left window is...

Where I come from, a hand out the left window is a legal left turn signal, especially coupled with slowing down!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-04-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,796
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Asssuming the insurance part goes OK, just drive...

Asssuming the insurance part goes OK, just drive on your existing car license. Some states don't require a separate motorcycle endorsement, yet their licenses are recognized in all other states. I...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,477
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
[ plan to head south around September. [/QUOTE] ...

[ plan to head south around September. [/QUOTE]

Keep in mind that September - October is the worst part of the rainy season in Central America. Do look me up when you are about to reach Panama!
Forum: Latin America 04-15-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Nica is my favorite place to ride in all of CA. ...

Nica is my favorite place to ride in all of CA. I heard lots of stories of cops out looking for bribes, but I never had any trouble in many hundreds of miles. Take the ferry to Ometepe, see the...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Most fabric shops sell a special glue to use with...

Most fabric shops sell a special glue to use with velcro, and the velcro itself. Just attach a piece of velcro to any knee armor.
Forum: Latin America 04-09-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Road through Aserri CR?

On the map, it looks like the road from the coast to SJ is shorter through Aserri, rather than swinging around on the new highway. What is this road like? Would it save some time?
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have had an Airwave for over two years now. I...

I have had an Airwave for over two years now. I live in Panama, When I am in the mountains it is actually too cool without a liner, at lower elevations it is great! I am impressed with how well...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-07-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,791
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Does John Downs count? He was the first guy I...

Does John Downs count? He was the first guy I met that I would consider an Adventure Rider, I was reading his ride report and mentioned that I would be in Nicarague at the same time he would be...
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Venezuela to require Americans to apply for tourist visas

Just saw that Venezuela will require Visas for Americans, at the same cost that Venezuelans pay for visas to visit the US. I don't know if visas will be available at the border, or if you need to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12,163
Views: 1,967,847
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Well then, there is your problem! If the starter...

Well then, there is your problem! If the starter motor is turning, but it isn't turning the motor, the starter clutch is bad. That also explains why you are able to bump start it.
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
For your size and weight, I think you would be...

For your size and weight, I think you would be much, much happier with a 250, even if you have to buy a used one. I have had small Chinese bikes, but my Yamaha XT250 blows them away as far as...
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
The Embassy will issue a temp passport on the...

The Embassy will issue a temp passport on the spot, usually in about an hour. It is valid only for travel back to the US. Or if the departure can be postponed for a week or ten days, a new...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You guys are lucky, there is no such thing in all...

You guys are lucky, there is no such thing in all of Central America. Ordering from the net sight unseen sucks, shipping is expensive, getting a good fit is 50/50, and returns are impossible.
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Your route really isn't all that long. Take a...

Your route really isn't all that long. Take a couple extra days and ride the whole thing! Save all the logistics hassle, and see more.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-08-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,832
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Sign on a bus in Panama: "Keep my bus clean,...

Sign on a bus in Panama:
"Keep my bus clean, throw your trash out the window"
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have lived in Post Falls and Boise, now a...

I have lived in Post Falls and Boise, now a couple hours south of San Isidro. I need to go to San Jose soon, could stop in PZ and help with all that beer.
Forum: Face Plant 02-08-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,130
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
If you are going to ride, it is impossible to...

If you are going to ride, it is impossible to stay off city streets, if you are traveling. Roads were built to connect cities. I tour in Latin America, I hate driving through the cities, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,855
Views: 506,978
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have been riding since the '60's, I have had...

I have been riding since the '60's, I have had bikes from 90cc to 1100cc. I have been riding nothing but my XT250 since 2011, if something happens to it I would not hesitate to replace it with...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Not in PC, but if you get up to Chiriqui give me...

Not in PC, but if you get up to Chiriqui give me a nod.
Forum: Face Plant 01-31-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,130
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
So sad to hear, especially if he was riding...

So sad to hear, especially if he was riding responsibly and the car driver was mostly at fault. I am already 73, and want to ride as long as I possibly can. I also hate traffic and cities, but it...
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