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Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,684
Posted By craig haggart
Great photos, keep 'em coming! Can't wait to see...

Great photos, keep 'em coming! Can't wait to see your Ometepe pictures.

I'm going to almost exactly the same places in a few weeks and would love to hear your perspective on places to visit,...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Oh, I'd be coming from there. Leon would be my...

Oh, I'd be coming from there. Leon would be my last stop before returning to SalCar's place near Managua.

Since time will be so limited, would you recommend Matagalpa, Jinotega, or Esteli? Or...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Looks like I got lucky! I return the bike to...

Looks like I got lucky! I return the bike to Salvador on the 13th and fly home early morning on the 14th.

I knew that Easter wasn't the best time to go due to everyone being on vacation and...
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Thanks for the heads-up, TeeVee. I'll make sure...

Thanks for the heads-up, TeeVee. I'll make sure to pack a lunch before heading off on the ride!
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Excellent, Jurgen! I will definitely be visiting...

Excellent, Jurgen! I will definitely be visiting Leon, but my plans are quite loose. Best guess is I'll be there maybe around April 10th, give or take a few days. Hope you're there!
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Excellent, thanks! Can you recommend a place to...

Excellent, thanks! Can you recommend a place to stop for lunch along the way?
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Sure! Send me e-mail with details about how to...

Sure! Send me e-mail with details about how to find it and what I'm looking for, and I'd be happy to bop over there. The account I use most is craig.haggart@yahoo.com .
Forum: Latin America 02-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Thanks, TeeVee! Great info.

Thanks, TeeVee! Great info.
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
Muchas gracias, amigos. I do have the newest...

Muchas gracias, amigos. I do have the newest Moon and Lonely Planet guides. Four nights on Ometepe sounds like a good idea to me!

Thanks also for the heads-up on the vehicle ferry. Actually...
Forum: Latin America 01-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By craig haggart
April in Nicaragua

Greetings, fellow inmates! My buddy who did Costa Rica with me isn't going to be able to go to Nicaragua after all, so I'll be doing a 2-week solo adventure for the first half of April (2014). It...
Forum: Latin America 01-08-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
Hi Salvador, I clicked on the link at the...

Hi Salvador,
I clicked on the link at the bottom of your posts, which appears to be nicamotoadv.com . I'll send you e-mail offline. Thanks for the super-speedy response!
Forum: Latin America 01-08-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
My buddy and I did our trip in Costa Rica, but we...

My buddy and I did our trip in Costa Rica, but we weren't able to cross into Nicaragua due to an incorrect date on the paperwork -- and it was the day after Christmas so there was no way to get it...
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
Followup: My friend and I did find 400cc Honda...

Followup: My friend and I did find 400cc Honda NX4 Falcons for rent in Costa Rica, and we had a great time on both pavement and dirt roads. We rented the bikes from motoscostarica.com and they do...
Forum: Americas 10-01-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,404
Posted By craig haggart
Hola Senior DaFoole! I did a short jaunt to Baja...

Hola Senior DaFoole! I did a short jaunt to Baja from the Bay Area last year and posted a ride report here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689604

It's an awfully long report for...
Forum: Latin America 07-26-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
You guys are AWESOME. Pancho, I will talk to my...

You guys are AWESOME. Pancho, I will talk to my riding buddy and see if DR 650s would be preferable to the 200 farm bikes.
Forum: Latin America 07-25-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
No, I think getting off the pavement will...

No, I think getting off the pavement will undoubtedly occur from time to time. Neither of us has ever been to Nicaragua before, so we don't really know what to expect with the roads. However, rest...
Forum: Latin America 07-25-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
Thanks, TeeVee! Good info about ball-busting. ...

Thanks, TeeVee! Good info about ball-busting. If you know anyone personally who might be willing to rent bikes in Nicaragua, that would be awesome. We are not actually interested in large bikes...
Forum: Latin America 07-23-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
Awesome! Thanks for the tip. Higher damage...

Awesome! Thanks for the tip. Higher damage deposit would be no problem.

By the way, we'd also happily consider renting in El Salvador if anyone knows of a good option there, again as long as...
Forum: Latin America 07-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,530
Posted By craig haggart
Where to rent a (smaller) bike in Nicaragua or Costa Rica?

A friend and I would like to ride in Nicaragua for about 2 weeks this coming Christmas, but I'm having a hard time finding motorcycle rental places there. We could easily fly into Costa Rica...
Forum: Latin America 04-25-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By craig haggart
Would love to hear about bike rentals in...

Would love to hear about bike rentals in Argentina or Uruguay. I've come across a few doing a web search, but it's always great to get first-hand info. Also, if anyone knows specifically of any...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,383
Posted By craig haggart
Now that the guaranteed conversation starters...

Now that the guaranteed conversation starters have done the job, here's a link to the most recent schedule. As Mike said, there are presentations starting 1pm on Friday:...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,383
Posted By craig haggart
OK, then, here's another one for you: Find...

OK, then, here's another one for you: Find someone with a Texas license plate and say, "Man, you know what we really need around here? More government!"

Or find someone with an Oregon plate and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,383
Posted By craig haggart
After 5 on Friday, you mean? (Just so you know,...

After 5 on Friday, you mean? (Just so you know, only event workers can get into the venue Thursday. Another group technically has the place, but a few of us will be allowed in to do setup.) ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,383
Posted By craig haggart
Paul, I'm also riding down Thursday morning. ...

Paul, I'm also riding down Thursday morning. Replicant and I are event volunteers and need to be there mid-day Thursday. I'll be on the gate, so make sure to say hi when you come in!
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,709
Posted By craig haggart
I'll be there on my CBR600 F4! Last year I went...

I'll be there on my CBR600 F4! Last year I went to the meeting near Petrolia, which involved riding a short distance on third-world road, and I did it on a Ninja 250 fully loaded with camping gear...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,383
Posted By craig haggart
I'll be there! I went to last year's meeting up...

I'll be there! I went to last year's meeting up near Petrolia and had a great time. If you go, make sure to find me and say hi! I'll probably be the only one riding a CBR600 F4.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
Pesos available if you're headed south

By the way, I've got about $30 worth of pesos left after our trip to Baja (344 pesos in bills and coins). If any of YFFs are planning to head south anytime soon, it's always better to have some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
I'm sure it could be done pretty easily, but it...

I'm sure it could be done pretty easily, but it would take beefier mounts. My protector thingie is mounted using just a couple of existing screws for the radiator plus a couple of screws meant for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
A number of people have expressed surprise at the...

A number of people have expressed surprise at the fact that Ansel and I had no misgivings about going to Mexico. It's probably far less common among ADV riders, but people who watch the news on TV...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 279,007
Posted By craig haggart
I think I can answer that one: The "cool down"...

I think I can answer that one: The "cool down" was a red herring. A seriously clogged filter restricts flow to a point that eventually causes fuel starvation. The engine stumbles, then stops...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 279,007
Posted By craig haggart
Oh, and you can also just rap on the float bowl...

Oh, and you can also just rap on the float bowl with a screwdriver handle or something to free up a suspected stuck float. If it suddenly works, that could be it.
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 279,007
Posted By craig haggart
Nathan, that sounds suspiciously like ye olde...

Nathan, that sounds suspiciously like ye olde stuck float. Is it easy to drop the float bowl on that carb, e.g. without removing a bunch of stuff to obtain clearance? If it is easy, try dropping...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
Speed bumps! I forgot to mention the speed...

Speed bumps! I forgot to mention the speed bumps! I had read about these in ride reports and on Baja web sites, but what I pictured beforehand was different from what we actually encountered.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
Here's a shot of the Ninjette just after last...

Here's a shot of the Ninjette just after last month's offroad ride at Pozo la Panza OHV near Paso Robles, California. The mud isn't too easy to see; trust me, there's quite a bit of it!

I think...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
Here's a shot of the Ninjette in stock form right...

Here's a shot of the Ninjette in stock form right after I bought it and rode it on the moto-camping trip to Petrolia last fall.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
Here's a shot that shows my custom windscreen a...

Here's a shot that shows my custom windscreen a little more clearly. I started by replacing the stock one with a Zero Gravity "touring" screen, then added the custom lip that I made from a broken...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
Don't let that deter you, my friend! I rode the...

Don't let that deter you, my friend! I rode the Ninjette at an offroad vehicle area last month, and I did it on street tires. Just put some tubes in so you can air down when the going gets rough...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
DAY SEVEN: SAN DIEGO TO SUNNYVALE (HOME AGAIN...

DAY SEVEN: SAN DIEGO TO SUNNYVALE (HOME AGAIN JIGGEDY-JIG)

When I woke up Tuesday morning, Ansel broke the news: it was raining! Shit. I didn’t seriously think we were going to hit any bad...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
AND the guy was like twice your age, too! :lol3

AND the guy was like twice your age, too! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,745
Posted By craig haggart
Cactus ADV salute photo

Here's Ansel and the copycat cactus both doing the ADV salute (zoom in on his right hand if you can). Photo taken along the side of Mex 12 between Paradore Punta Prieta and Bahia de los Angeles. We...
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