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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-01-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By Panama
Thanks Guys

I am in Lafayette now looking at rentals. I havent seen many motorcycles around. AT the moment I am between a DL- 650 ot a KLR -650

only because I feel if I need to do any amount of HWY miles the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-28-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By Panama
Best bike for Lafayette, Louisiana

Hey Guys,
I live in Jacksonville, Florida and may be relocating to Lafayette, la. The girl friend got a job at ULL. Anyway I just returned from a epic ride fron Jax to Panama.
I did it on a 2006...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Special Thanks

Special Thanks<br />
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There were some really nice people who helped us out along the way. People who without their help and support it just wouldn't have worked. <br />
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First, Bob...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Bikes sold!

Bikes sold!<br />
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Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Gear that worked well, some not so good.

Gear that worked well, some not so good.<br />
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On this trip we had some gear that just worked so well we felt it had to be mentioned.<br />
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For starters, the bikes performed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
62 Riding in to home

6-2 Riding in to home<br />
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Sunday morning we woke up the most beautiful morning we had seen in the last few weeks. The sky was absolutely clear and free of clouds. There was a fresh breeze...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
6-1 Boquete, Cerro Punta (PANAMA) and more

6-1 Boquete , Cerro Punta and more<br />
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The Volcan area is one of our favorite places in all of Panama so we made a plan to ride back over there for the day. When Steve heard that he...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-30 through 6-1 Chiriqui Highlands

5-30 &amp; 6-1 Chiriqui Highlands<br />
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We woke up to a fantastic view from the rear patio deck at the Clarke's house. We could see the city of David miles below and on out to islands in the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-29 leave Jaco, arrive Boquete, Panama

5-29 leave Jaco, arrive Boquete, Panama<br />
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We got away from Jaco about 10 am. The plan was to head toward the border on the new coast road and then turn north and enter Panama up near...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-28 Leave La Fortuna, arrive Jaco

5-28 Leave La Fortuna, arrive Jaco<br />
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We got a fairly early start leaving La Fortuna and headed south toward Ciudad Quesada. We climbed to over 6200 ft. and passed through some of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-25,26,27 Liberia, Tiliran and La Fortuna

5-25,26,27 Liberia, Tiliran and La Fortuna<br />
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Forum: Latin America 05-31-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Panama
Thanks

Thanks for the reply, I guess the question now is...
Is it worth it to pay $1000 to ship a bike that is worth less than $4,000..


I will call Girag and see what they can do.
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Panama
Panama shipping to the States

Hey Guys

I rode my bike from the USA to Panama and planned on ridding it back but may need to return home sooner than planned. Does anyone know a economical way to get a KLR 650 to florida?

If...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Puda Vida

We woke up in Liberia just south of the&nbsp;Nicaragua&nbsp;border after a long day of border crossing the previous day. Liberia is a descent size city with all the American shops and restaurantes....
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
GuateRider, If we decide to head north you...

GuateRider,

If we decide to head north you will be the first to know. I know another CA ride is in my near future. Thanks again

Blake
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-20 San Juan del Sur and 5-23 Isla Ometepe

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It turned out that San Juan del Sur was a really nice little beach town. The streets were surprisingly clean. It seemed that everyone we met was helpful. They know that tourism is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-18 leave El Salvador, cross Honduras, enter Nicaagua

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We spent Friday night in Usulutan, El Salvador in a low rent hotel. There was good security for the bikes because they closed the more than 10 ft high gates at 9 pm. We were in for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Departure Antigua, Guatemala May 16th / Arrival El Impossible, El Salvador May 17th

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Upon leaving Guatemala we were thinking about all our friends we met and had left. The first two that come to mind are Julio and his wife Luisa who are avid motorcycle enthusiast with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-11, 12, 13 Ride to Lago Atitlan & retur

5-11, 12, 13 Ride to Lago Atitlan & return<br />
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Saturday morning we headed to Lago Atitlan and the town of San Pedro de la Laguna. Lawrence, the motorcycle guy we met at the hostel decided...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
We made it Guatrider. We had a great time...

We made it Guatrider.

We had a great time meeting you and Louisa.
Thanks for taking us around, having us over for your home cooked dinner, and showing us those great back roads. We hope to exit...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Absolutly GuateRider! Great meeting you...

Absolutly GuateRider!

Great meeting you also.
See you tonight!
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Antigua to Lake Atitlan

Day two in Antigua we ran errands and got hair cuts, Blake got his tennis shoes glued and sewn ($5) as they were&nbsp;coming&nbsp;apart. They turned out better than new.<br />
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Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Semuc Champey to Antigua

Semuc Champey was a ton of fun. We planed on staying on one night and stayed four days.<br />
We met great people who are doing year plus long traveling. Many who left there jobs with some savings...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-6 Utopia, Semuc Champey and more stupid things

5-6. Utopia, Semuc Champey and more stupid things<br />
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The Utopia lodge has turned out to be a great stop for us. The diversity of travelers here is amazing. We have met people here from...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-5 Sunday, Cobal to Semuc Champey.

5-5 Sunday Cobal to Semuc Champey<br />
We left Cobal and rode toward Sempuc Champay. Whenever we ask directions people think because we are on motorcycles we will arrive in half the time it takes...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-4 leave El Remate for Coban

5-4 leave El Remate<br />
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We were too comfortable at Casa de Don David in El Remate. We had a great breakfast and sipped coffee while we got current on the Internet. The grounds are so...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
5-3 Tikal and more

5-3 Tikal and more<br />
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The campgrounds at the Gringo Perdido served us well. It was quiet, very private and right on the beautiful lake. Although the wind died off about the time we went...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Wednesday 5-1

Wednesday 5-1<br />
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In the morning, the hotel restaurant, The Crow's Nest serves the best breakfast we have seen since we started the trip. The atmosphere was fresh and clean and the coffee...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
4-30 Tuesday The crew was feeling better so...

4-30 Tuesday

The crew was feeling better so we decided to head south to Placencia, which is about 170 miles south. The roads are not direct and the trip is about 5 or 6 hrs. Belize is a strange...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
4-29 Monday

4-29 Monday

A couple of the guys were not feeling well enough to travel so we stayed at Corozal Bay. We're not exactly sure what got them but they needed to rest up.
Douglas, the owner of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Arrive Belize

Arrive Belize 4-27<br />
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Saturday afternoon about 2 pm we checked out of Mexico and into Belize. Leaving Mexico is fairly simple. You get your passport and the import document for the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
I would like to add that we were in mexico 15...

I would like to add that we were in mexico 15 days and aside from the entrance visa and insurance (about 70 dollars) I spent $530 US.

That is an average of about 35 a day! We often split rooms 2...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
Adios Mexico, Hello Belize

We had a tough night at the Green-Tulum ecolodge. Because we&nbsp;negotiated&nbsp;a low price for the four of us we got put in a cabin near the entrance. We were woken at 2 AM to the sound of a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
4-26 Friday<br /> <br /> We walked around...

4-26 Friday<br />
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We walked around Valladolid for about an hour in the morning. The Central Park is quaint and nicely cared for. They have free public wi-fi there. There was a team of people...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
<br /> <br /> Our last night in Mexico was...

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Our last night in Mexico was spent in Tulum. We had a great dinner and looked back at the past few days. We really enjoyed the whole country and wondered what lay ahead. On our...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
4-25 Thursday<br /> <br /> We left Progreso...

4-25 Thursday<br />
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We left Progreso about 9 am. Enroute to the ruins at Chichen Itza. This was a 100 mile trip. Once we got out of Merida we got on the autopista, the toll for motorcycles...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
4-24 Wednesday<br /> <br /> This was a down...

4-24 Wednesday<br />
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This was a down day. We found a laundry service nearby and dropped off our stuff, 12pesos per kilo. We can pick it up this afternoon.<br />
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Blake was busy...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
4-23 Tuesday<br /> <br /> Campeche to...

4-23 Tuesday<br />
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Campeche to Progreso.<br />
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Our hotel had a 2 pm checkout so we decided to leave our gear in the room and take a ride around town. The tour guides show a fort as...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24,742
Views: 1,952,611
Posted By Panama
Yes , yes, and yes We have been riding for...

Yes , yes, and yes

We have been riding for two weeks and have yet to find a mean person.
The cops have been cool, the military have been cool, all the people we talk with and interact with have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,072
Posted By Panama
I have been in contact with Don at...

I have been in contact with Don at Topgunmotorcycles.com

Don has exchanged over a dozen emails with me walking me through the rear suspension world. Don has sent me a rear spring that is stiffer...
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