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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
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, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11,715
Views: 1,814,008
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, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
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, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
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, 08:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,108
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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,024
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 427,430
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,024
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...
Forum: Latin America 01-18-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,946
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: 494
Views: 24,007
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: 2,544
Views: 427,430
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: 2,692
Views: 1,444,082
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: 11,715
Views: 1,814,008
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: 406
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: 36,802
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: 406
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: 7,204
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: 10,033
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: 486
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: 15,359
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: 8,433
Views: 2,375,402
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: 100
Views: 16,353
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: 949
Views: 230,664
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: 2,544
Views: 427,430
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: 1,249,845
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: 137
Views: 10,083
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
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Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,249,845
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: 966
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: 498
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: 41
Views: 9,242
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: 498
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: 11,715
Views: 1,814,008
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: 494
Views: 24,007
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: 8,433
Views: 2,375,402
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: 2,544
Views: 427,430
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: 137
Views: 10,083
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,...
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