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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-15-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 228,282
Posted By fishdawgz
Sputtering at high temps - collapsed vac line

I had the same happen to me - definitely vacuum line to petcock collapsing. My easy on the road "Macgiver" fix was to put a small hose clamp around the hardest bend in that vacuum hose (the place it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 20,103
Posted By fishdawgz
Rainy Season

Sounds like an epic trip. Best to consider decent tires for Nicaragua and Costa Rica - specifically tires that are decent in very wet conditions. As rainy season implies, it could be overcast...
Forum: Latin America 06-30-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,729
Posted By fishdawgz

Great choice of bike for CR. Parts readily available. Pm me and I'll set u up with some nice gps tracks.
Forum: Latin America 01-01-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,332
Posted By fishdawgz
PM sent

Let me know if you still need something delivered.
Forum: Americas 11-27-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,383
Posted By fishdawgz
Touring CR in Jan

Gumbellion, your budget is about spot on for traveling in CR. I ran a tour for four using Wild rider last March and total costs were a little less than your estimates due to group discounts and...
Forum: Latin America 11-25-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,493
Posted By fishdawgz
Costa Rica this winter

If you're flying into Liberia, there are two other places that rent small bikes at the beach. If you're short in the leg department, Tico Adventure Tours has Honda XR200s in Brasilito and High Tide...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By fishdawgz
comfort, warmth, comfort

Gotta make sure the wife is happy on this first trip. Make sure she stays warm and dry and put something comfy under her better attributes. It doesn't matter what you're riding, the stock passenger...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-15-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,475
Posted By fishdawgz
Crested Butte

ah....Crested Butte....A really awesome place with a great vibe and lots of young people. When we first pulled into town, we stopped at the gas station and while we were gassing up, a 30-40ish guy...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-09-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,863
Posted By fishdawgz

Keep enjoying and racking up the miles. I'll see you the next time you're in VA! :freaky
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-04-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,475
Posted By fishdawgz
Great ride report so far!

Thanks to Greg and his months of planning for this trip. :clap I certainly learned a lot and had a blast - save for the rib injury. Camping on the Continental Divide (pic above) was really cool -...
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 73,985
Posted By fishdawgz
More installed pics

I got the rack and installed it in five minutes - nice design work. I added an agri-tool-tube and my Wolfman Enduro bags and they matched up great. Thanks for making an excellent product at a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 209,480
Posted By fishdawgz
Have files - will ride...

Thanks a million for all your hard work Dave! I'll post pics once we've had a chance to ride. :clap
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-13-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 161,616
Posted By fishdawgz
got the file

Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-19-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By fishdawgz
SUNDAY 2/27 To the Cloud Forest ~ 148 miles

I’m not sure what I was thinking but I had planned on getting up early and seeing <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-16-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By fishdawgz
benefits of DRZ400 vs. XR250

BTW, what benefit did you see the 400 having over the 250 on this tour?

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In answer to your question, a little more torque and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-16-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,262
Posted By fishdawgz
Costa Rica 1000 - 2/25/11-3/5/11

Welcome to the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">COSTA RICA</st1:place></st1:country-region> 1000...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 209,480
Posted By fishdawgz

I'd like to see the preview and look forward to the full blown GPX-type data. Thanks for all your hard work!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-06-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 26,391
Posted By fishdawgz
Costa Rica 1000

I just finished 1000 miles on Friday with three buddies covering a lot of the same territory in CR that you did. We rented from Thorsten/Wild Rider and we'll crank out a ride report soon. I look...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-20-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,885
Posted By fishdawgz
Excellent report thus far

Between your pics and writeup, I feel like I was there with you... Keep it coming!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 01-04-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,178
Posted By fishdawgz
Proven GPS maps of Costa Rica

Looking for GPS mapping for Costa Rica. I've read all other ADV related posts (may very dated) and haven't found much that is recent. Any ideas?
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 391,407
Posted By fishdawgz
received order!

Hey Brady,
I got my package in the mail today including agri-tube bags, small bags, and custom compression tent bag and map pocket. They look awesome and my tent fits perfect in the compression...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By fishdawgz
More info

I'm Massimo's friend John and I'd like to provide some more details. This trip is a special one for Massimo and his girl. I envy them! I sold the XR400 to Massimo and I can't wait to meet the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-02-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 125,503
Posted By fishdawgz
got the doc file

Look forward to the GPX file. Thnx
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 12-02-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,831
Posted By fishdawgz
got the doc file Chip

Look forward to the GPX file. Thnx
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-01-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 111,945
Posted By fishdawgz
Got your email

Awaiting the files...Thanks Chip!
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 391,407
Posted By fishdawgz
Need cordura items

Per our discussion, please make me the following:
Map pouch w/ passport pocket (black)
Grab bag of zipper pouches
(2) Agri Tool Tube pouches
Compression bag for my tent

Forum: Americas 06-17-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By fishdawgz
ATV's vs bikes

Previous posts say it all. Riding two up in CR is dangerous even with excessive experience. Doing so in the rainy season (even if it's not raining the roads will be wet, puddled, full of holes) is...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By fishdawgz
Ditto the above link

I live in CR in the winters and would highly suggest WILD-RIDER.COM for your rentals. We've used them before. They have a nice fleet of well-maintained bikes, and Thorsten will give you...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By fishdawgz
I vote for Costa Rica

I have spent significant time in CR over the past 5 yrs and have a place on the pacific ocean. I would highly recommend the Flamingo/Potrero area on the coast as there is a good int'l airport nearby...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-26-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 142,449
Posted By fishdawgz
Riding in CR

I just read your post. Great stuff! I'm on the beach in Flamingo, CR (1 hr from Liberia) and if you're still in Liberia, PM me, and we'll spring for dinner and a nice place to stay.

Best of...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By fishdawgz
Visiting CR

Lots of options in CR. The most popular bike rental location (Wild Rider) is in San Jose. IMHO, ya gotta get to the beaches of Guanacaste (West coast), and Arenal volcano if you have a week's...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By fishdawgz
Guanacaste is a big province

Depending on where you're bus tour starts and ends, there might be a few options.....PM me with details on where you'll be and I'll try to make a few suggestions.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,482
Posted By fishdawgz
Rock on w/ this project!

Most of the time, it's about the journey and the destination. You're gonna have fun "building" your pants, laugh your a$$ off testing them on the crash-test dummy, and be proud to wear them when...
Forum: Latin America 11-29-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,475
Posted By fishdawgz
Other places to stay near Tamarindo

Your trip sounds great....I spend winters in CR, but won't be there until mid-January...My wife and I stay about 20 minutes North of Tamarindo, and I can recommend great places to stay and eat...
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