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Forum: Latin America 01-18-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,301
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Let me know when you plan to head to Panama, I...

Let me know when you plan to head to Panama, I live right down the hill from the Rio Sereno crossing, and would be glad to cruise around the Highlands with you!
Forum: Latin America 01-14-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 18,528
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Gabe, I am also Type 2. Can you give me details...

Gabe, I am also Type 2. Can you give me details on how you are dealing with it and how you get in shape? I am not an endurance rider, usually no more than 300 miles per day on my XT250.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,539
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
My local Yamaha dealer said he could order one...

My local Yamaha dealer said he could order one for me, take a week and cost $139!!
I went down the street to a Chino shop, got one for $38, been using it for a year.

IWhen I needed brake pads, he...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 1,373,769
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Sorry to hear about the stomach pains! One...

Sorry to hear about the stomach pains! One possible cause with a very simple solution is an intestional parasite. There is a cheap pill that will take care of most parasites in one shot, any...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,643
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
OK, gear is important, and supplies for minor...

OK, gear is important, and supplies for minor repairs might be handy, but the number one thing to never ride without is a proper mental attitude. Never get on a bike if you have been drinking, ...
Forum: Latin America 12-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Yes. I bought both a car and a bike when I was...

Yes. I bought both a car and a bike when I was first in Panama as a tourist. Mostly they just want the money!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-21-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 35,978
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I'ad to see you got her back together and are on...

I'ad to see you got her back together and are on the road again, I was missing my doses of CR views! I'm jealous of your mechanical abilities. But I can't imaging how you are able to get so many...
Forum: Latin America 12-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I JUST SAW AN AD OCRAIGSLIST FOR A 200 CC lIFAN...

I JUST SAW AN AD OCRAIGSLIST FOR A 200 CC lIFAN WITH LESS THAN 3000 MILES FOR $700, A 2008 GARAGE QUEEN.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,870
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You really make me homesick!! I lived in Post...

You really make me homesick!! I lived in Post Falls until 2006, and spent all my free time in the mountains. I bet I lived within a mile of you, davidshourd, and Ladybug0048 (and perhaps N-Id-Jim)!
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,889
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Taking off your clothes and climbing down a cliff...

Taking off your clothes and climbing down a cliff while practically unconscious doesn't make a lot of sense. Is it possible that you were knocked off the bike by a criminal, stripped, and thrown off...
Forum: Latin America 11-15-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Too bad, it was at the top of my list of places...

Too bad, it was at the top of my list of places to visit! :cry
Forum: Latin America 11-06-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,046
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I don't get it! The Shamrock had developed quite...

I don't get it! The Shamrock had developed quite a name for itself, even internationally. So what is the purpose in changing a winning name?
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 2,323,676
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
In 2005, I bought a 200GY, about $1700 here in...

In 2005, I bought a 200GY, about $1700 here in Panama. I had a few minor problems, like a bolt that broke (replaced it with a hardened one) ahd a chain that stretched and slipped off the sprocket a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,919
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
No, no, no. Panama Coffee ALWAYS wins the...

No, no, no. Panama Coffee ALWAYS wins the international contests!
Come on down to the Highlands, I'll be glad to show you around!
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 224,129
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I can really relate to this, I went through the...

I can really relate to this, I went through the same thing back in 2005, sold or gave away a lifetime's worth of "stuff" and drove to panama. Difference was, I didn't have a cushy job waiting for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,539
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Ditto, though now I run Kenda 270's. Excellent...

Ditto, though now I run Kenda 270's. Excellent on dirt roads, and smooth on pavement, and CHEAP!
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,307
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Can Texas cause you to lose a Nebraska driver's...

Can Texas cause you to lose a Nebraska driver's license? What would happen, besides forfeiting bail money, if you just went home? I'm not advocating this, just curious.
Forum: Latin America 10-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
New Ferry Service Begins Operating Between...

New Ferry Service Begins Operating Between Panama, Cartagena, and Bocas del Toro (http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/20141027075058249)

Monday, October 27 2014 @ 07:50 AM EDT
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,234,307
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I urge you not to quit posting, keep us up to...

I urge you not to quit posting, keep us up to date on your current "adventure" as you "ride" through the system!
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I replaced my pin with a nail, bent the sharp...

I replaced my pin with a nail, bent the sharp side so it can't slide out in either direction.
Forum: Latin America 10-21-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
If you want to park a bike in Panama, I could...

If you want to park a bike in Panama, I could probably help, I live 30 miles from the CR border. It might be less problem to buy a cheap used bike that is already licensed in CR, and avoid the...
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,317
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I agree that the way you have the bike loaded,...

I agree that the way you have the bike loaded, the front is too light.
Forum: Latin America 10-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I live in Panama very close to the CR border, and...

I live in Panama very close to the CR border, and I have crossed many times. I'll tell you what I do know, and what I haven't yet been able to find out.

First, a TVIP is good for 90 days. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,643
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
If it is the starter motor, these motors are very...

If it is the starter motor, these motors are very easy to remove and can generally be repaired.
Forum: Latin America 10-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 18,528
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Gabe, try a "Spy Shop" for the hideable tracker,...

Gabe, try a "Spy Shop" for the hideable tracker, police often plant them on cars so they are small.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 2,323,676
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Nice looking bike, but it doesn't look like 3.5...

Nice looking bike, but it doesn't look like 3.5 K. Yamaha also recently came out with a 250 adv model, don't remember which countries it will be available in.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,539
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I don't know what's going on here, I run Kenda...

I don't know what's going on here, I run Kenda 280's, semi knobs, and often cruise at 70 or 75 indicated, never experienced any wobble. Even though I'm 6'2", I love how it fits me, great around town...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I don't understand what you are getting at, TV. ...

I don't understand what you are getting at, TV. This Ferry Boat is Fritz's project, and the price is just a fraction of what passage for man and bike costs on the Rat. I could possibly swing it,...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
1) In my Navy days, we called vessels this size...

1) In my Navy days, we called vessels this size "boats"

2) I didn't imply that the boat does not exist, just that it does not yet exist to legally take passengers across the Gap.

3) I am...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,504
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
What the heck difference does it make how great...

What the heck difference does it make how great the site looks, if there is no boat??
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,379
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I just bought a pair of Scorpion Covert jeans...

I just bought a pair of Scorpion Covert jeans from MotorCycle Closeouts, I think they were 100 bucks, LOTS of Kevlar, and they have pockets for armor. I ordered my regular jean size, they fit...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,660
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I feel the same way about Costa Rica, but...

I feel the same way about Costa Rica, but finances won't allow the move, plus I am still kind of fond of the wife!
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I wouldn't hesitate to make that trip on my...

I wouldn't hesitate to make that trip on my XT250, but I would much rather do it on a wee!
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
It's hard for me to stay away, since I live here!...

It's hard for me to stay away, since I live here! But I get very little riding in during the rainy season. A couple of times I started out on a bright sunny morning, and ended up getting caught in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 2,323,676
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I make occasional trips on my XT250, and...

I make occasional trips on my XT250, and researched this very topic before deciding on a pair on Nelson Rigg saddlebags. They just lay across the seat behind me, so the weight is forward. They are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 188,445
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Sean, Glad you made it home without incident. ...

Sean, Glad you made it home without incident.

This RR is destined to go down in history as one of the all-time ADV greats! Your writing, your photography, and your interactions with folks you met...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 25,142
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Rio Sereno is probably the fastest, easiest...

Rio Sereno is probably the fastest, easiest crossing in all of CA. Do a search of ADV.
How did you build a house if you weren't in-country?
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 25,142
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I just found this RR yesterday, I'm caught up and...

I just found this RR yesterday, I'm caught up and you are back! How is the house construction coming?
How long will you be in CR this time? Another class?

I might drop in on you some day, I...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Oct-Nov is the WORST of the rainy season in...

Oct-Nov is the WORST of the rainy season in Central America, sometimes rains so hard that you can't see through it, roads can run water 6 inches deep in low spots, passing cars throw up huge waves. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have the REvit Airwave. Light, and fairly well...

I have the REvit Airwave. Light, and fairly well made. Only nit-picks are that it has a very light duty zipper (it split on me once already) and the pockets are tight and non-waterproof. I need to...
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