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Forum: Latin America 06-24-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By Kamuk
Glad you are enjoying this slice of Cost Rica! ...

Glad you are enjoying this slice of Cost Rica!
Sorry not to have seen this thread earlier, but looks like you have it sorted -

Pura Vida and Tuanis Mae!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,207
Views: 1,366,513
Posted By Kamuk
Eek La Times announces recall - 40K 1200 GS '05-'10 (?)

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-bmw-motorcycle-recall-20150327-story.html
Forum: Latin America 01-07-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,378
Posted By Kamuk
Any Inmates run the canal route yet?

History seems to be in the making and first eye accounts limited, or?

http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/01/07/journalists-harassed-detained-in-latest-chapter-of-nicaragua-canal-saga

:ear
Forum: Latin America 10-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Kamuk
The 90 day permit is for travelers / visitors and...

The 90 day permit is for travelers / visitors and once the 90 day permit expires there is a time frame that you are excluded from obtaining another - it is not a "one time only" permit however to my...
Forum: Latin America 10-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,721
Posted By Kamuk
Honda Dealer

In Quepos there is a Yamaha dealer, but no Honda. There was a Honda Shop 25 minutes away on the North side of Parrita but closed shop. I believe you may best be off by going to the main dealer in San...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,601
Posted By Kamuk
Pilbara - Well put, very well put... I...

Pilbara -

Well put, very well put...

I only spent a bit more than a week's time in Ivan's company but while here for the Offshore World Championship he was with Craig White and their exuberance...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,601
Posted By Kamuk
RIP Ivan

I had the amazing fortune to meet and spend time with Ivan when he and Craig "Whitey" White came to Costa Rica to participate in the 2013 Offshore World Championship fishing tournament - with Ivan...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,222
Posted By Kamuk
"You don't need a mechanic, you need a priest..."

So the more I research this, per thread 2006 990 Adventure and TUNEECUI I find that quote from PowerCell 2 years ago... :rofl

A similarity though per the OP - "I would have to pull over, put the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,222
Posted By Kamuk
Katoom 72 Thank you. As this is my...

Katoom 72

Thank you.

As this is my first injected machine, I do not yet have the ECU cables / software...

Per KTMSMT forum I find:
"... in Tune ECU, you can see both map sensor pressures &...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,222
Posted By Kamuk
Trouble shooting advice

I have read and re-read this thread but do not find a description of exactly what I am experiencing:

A new to me '07 990 Adv w/ Akros, 44K kms on the clock and fresh battery has picked up a new...
Forum: Latin America 08-23-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Kamuk
The info of Driftin and rfaddis is spot on - ...

The info of Driftin and rfaddis is spot on -

Should you follow rfaddis's route thru Orotina on the way there, maybe try the Ciudad Colon - Puriscal - Orotina route on the way back. It is a great...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 5,578,937
Posted By Kamuk
Salted roads or ridden on the beach?

Wow Stormforce what a "ridden hard, put away wet" example you picked out!.

The slip on has been nicely buffed out however - :huh

Love to hear what the guts look like after the oil service...
Forum: Latin America 04-26-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By Kamuk
Peru motors

I spent about a month in southern Peru (Lima to the borders of Bolivia and Chile), first in a organized tour and then off on my own on a rental in the fall of '08. Geert and Lars at Peru Motors did a...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
The term "Normal" brings back many a humorous...

The term "Normal" brings back many a humorous moment / situation...

As in the reply to "Why am I the only normal one here?" being - "Come on Norm, you're as @#$%'ed as they rest of your crew!" ...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
Now this is something to live by, Sir Mike Mike: ...

Now this is something to live by, Sir Mike Mike:

"in fact, I think being normal is frowned upon to a large extent. I have never trusted anyone who is normal because they likely are hiding ...
Forum: Latin America 03-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Kamuk
Thumb Mischa - excellent work! And thank you for...

Mischa - excellent work!

And thank you for the link to the photos...

Looks like the run will be a whole different challenge once the rains start, maybe a good barro rojo mud run on a quatro por...
Forum: Latin America 03-19-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
As cunning as a cunning fox with a diploma in...

As cunning as a cunning fox with a diploma in cunningness...

So expats get to sit on the fence and either temporarily or permanently live in a country other than their birth... right on!
Forum: Latin America 03-18-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
Well I guess at its worst it could also mean no...

Well I guess at its worst it could also mean no longer a loyalist, as in turncoat. Those too exist.

My familiarization with the word came from living amongst the Brits, Ozzies (Aussies? - there is...
Forum: Latin America 03-18-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
Kiko, Interesting insight Expat: Entitled ...

Kiko,

Interesting insight
Expat: Entitled
Immigrant: Entrenched

What of Emigrant?
Just another Expat, or a blend between the two?
Forum: Latin America 03-15-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Kamuk
I gotta be puttin in workie time at the moment...

I gotta be puttin in workie time at the moment and I am a bit to the south now, but that used to be my back yard.

Tell us what you are riding and what you want to run and I'll be happy to suggest...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,694
Views: 150,502
Posted By Kamuk
tHEtREV - Past experiences with significant...

tHEtREV -

Past experiences with significant others that stay up all night digging into places such as these leads me to suggest sleeping with one eye open, hiding sharp object, securing the...
Forum: Latin America 03-14-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Kamuk
Not about the bridge, but,,,

Unfortunately they don't mean our kind of bikers - but the track is there!

Who will be the first Adv'r to christen it the right way?

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Forum: Latin America 03-14-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
Well Mr. Britt abroad... Depends on what...

Well Mr. Britt abroad...

Depends on what opportunities you need and then which ones you want.

Yes, It is very possible to have a good shot at loving life here. PM me with a bit more detail and...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Kamuk
Yeah, there is the claim that it will be done in...

Yeah, there is the claim that it will be done in 2014 but in my experience such claims should be taken with a grain (bag, or truck load) of salt.

I do not know about the "tourist crossing" at La...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
CCjon, Thank you kindly good sir. For the...

CCjon,

Thank you kindly good sir.
For the things I am passionate about at times I am able. For the rest I am mediocre at best.

Then again, I best view life through analogies presented or...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,404
Posted By Kamuk
Tides effect lowland rivers

We have 3 meter plus tidal ranges in Costa Rica.

I have learned by experience ("Son, don't cha know water don't compress?" - Rio Bongo south of Carrillo) that rivers away from elevation and close...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Kamuk
Rio San Juan bridge project; Nicaragua/Costa Rica

For those looking toward a new border crossing, though it may take years!

The road construction project on the East side of Lago Nicaragua is to have its bridge.

Vamos a ver!

and for your...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kamuk
Lost in the Ozone again

As someone who stepped out of their home Country over 2 decades ago I can confidently say that there is no place I would rather be than where I am. I can also say that if I do find a place I would...
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By Kamuk
US Embassy notification

DATE: March 2, 2012
TO: EMERGENCY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS

SUBJECT: Widespread Disruption and Protests along Pan-American Highway border crossings and throughout Panama

The U.S....
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By Kamuk
Gettin' riled up again...

Shooting sparks new protests
by native groups in Panamá

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


Trouble is breaking out in Panamá again with the potential of more blockades on...
Forum: Latin America 02-13-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kamuk
Dengue, the gift that keeps on giving... ...

Dengue, the gift that keeps on giving...

Even after he gets over the immediate effects, he will be worn out for quite awhile and the fatigue seems to come back from time to time in waves. NFF (No...
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By Kamuk
Yup bike rentals are pricier than car rentals,...

Yup bike rentals are pricier than car rentals, and even more so if you consider the value of the asset by the rental rate.

However -

The life expectancy due to the nature of their use is way...
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kamuk
I received my first yellow fever shot with a bank...

I received my first yellow fever shot with a bank of others (hep. 1/2. tetanus, etc.) in the States from a merchant mariner's clinic, so I don't know the individual cost. The full pull there was...
Forum: Latin America 02-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kamuk
Yellow Fever shot is a good idea. Get and...

Yellow Fever shot is a good idea.
Get and carry documentation of it while you are at it. Some countries won't let you enter if you have been previously in a yellow fever zone and don't have it.
I...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By Kamuk
Over?

<table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" rowspan="1" style="width: 315px; vertical-align: top; text-align: center;">Accord halts bloody protests by natives in Panamá
...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kamuk
Certainly sounds like Dengue. Watch out for...

Certainly sounds like Dengue.

Watch out for the other strains... normally found in a different region. Maybe just hang out in Santa Catalina if the mosseys are gonna bite?
Forum: Latin America 02-07-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By Kamuk
Costa Rica Closes Border

<table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" rowspan="1" style="width: 315px; vertical-align: top; text-align: center;">Costa Rica closes border due to protests in Panamá
...
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By Kamuk
Consulate Notice to US travelers

February 06, 2012

Dear American Citizens,

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel along the Pan-American Highway in western Panama and of the border crossing at...
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By Kamuk
Eek Dem Indians be restless - Panama

Reports of roadblock demonstrations and traveler's notices due to environmental protests in Panama:

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Forum: Latin America 02-06-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kamuk
Bone Break Fever

Yup,

Dengue is a consideration in many Central and South American Countries, Panama and Costa Rica included.
These mossey are out during the day, seem not to make the typical buzzing noise, and...
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