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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Now that I see the above factura all in big...

Now that I see the above factura all in big print, I see that they charged me for 32oz of oil, or two quarts, right? Guess it's not quite fine wine after all.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Dropped off Perlita in the morning at Agencia...

Dropped off Perlita in the morning at Agencia Cegasa Honda and when I stopped by at 4pm Emanuel the service guy said he was just about to call me to tell me it was done.

Service bay...
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By pdedse
Thanks Reaver, I can try that. I have some...

Thanks Reaver, I can try that. I have some minimal tools, but all my mc extras are at my house that I'm renting out till today, actually. So tomorrow or Thursday I can have a bit more space, time to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
A few more fotos on the way out ...

A few more fotos on the way out
http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l352/pauleck63/IMG_4143_zps3hq68ogw.jpg

Vacas felices
http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l352/pauleck63/IMG_4144_zpsardsrt1e.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Ay, y las canchas de fútbol me encantan ...

Ay, y las canchas de fútbol me encantan
http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l352/pauleck63/IMG_4132_zpsralnl8hc.jpg

Usually Sundays are a good bet to see some local teams playing games. ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
But there was still more road to explore... ...

But there was still more road to explore...
http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l352/pauleck63/IMG_4124_zpssdthwp0u.jpg

In my family growing up, a cemetery (did not know that was spelled with 3...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Sometimes to really get anywhere, I think you...

Sometimes to really get anywhere, I think you simply have to slow down...

I think it's what I most enjoy about having had this bike the last two years. I've been down here for six weeks two...
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By pdedse
Sounds like a fun ride home! Thanks for the...

Sounds like a fun ride home! Thanks for the ideas with the dirty contacts. At least it gives me some starting points. I can do many of the maintenance things on my bikes, but I'm not much good...
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By pdedse
Glass tube type fuses? Yes, I think it must...

Glass tube type fuses? Yes, I think it must because the spare that I found was like that. Didn't know they could break and make intermittent contact. Had to get some stuff done before dark so I...
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By pdedse
Mechanical issue in Costa Rica

Hello,

I'm in San Isidro del General for the next 7 weeks and I've got a Honda CGL125 (2013) with only about 3200 kilometers on it. Here's what I just posted on my ride report, thought it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Need some mechanical input. Yesterday, or maybe...

Need some mechanical input. Yesterday, or maybe the day before, I noticed I couldn't see the gear indicator lights that the cgl125 has--lets you know if you're in neutral, first, second, etc. Then...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
First day of classes for the students ...

First day of classes for the students
http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l352/pauleck63/IMG_00341_zpsx8ruahn5.jpg

I would have made my sign en español since people arrive there to learn Spanish...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
You know how it is with me, all the motorcycles...

You know how it is with me, all the motorcycles I've owned know well my limitations as a rider and they respond accordingly. Nah, it does all right. Two years ago when I went to visit Mike outside...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Classes start tomorrow Monday for the students,...

Classes start tomorrow Monday for the students, but today was Sunday and so after meeting with them over lunch to ask how things were going with their families, I decided to head out for a bit. In...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,429
Posted By pdedse
Your photography and bikes made it easy to read...

Your photography and bikes made it easy to read through 10 pages w/out stopping. Very enjoyable.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
A friend who works for a local ferretería picked...

A friend who works for a local ferretería picked me up to take me to where I had Perlita stored for the last six months. For a while Eduardo kept the bike in a storage area but he said the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Well, time to start this up again. Here again in...

Well, time to start this up again. Here again in Costa Rica with another group of students who will be studying Spanish for 7 weeks at SEPA School (http://www.spanish-school-costarica.com/).
...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
For me I couldn't figure out why everybody was...

For me I couldn't figure out why everybody was always advertising "HAY" along the road--hay and coconuts, hay and fresh fish, seemed like they were offering hay with lots of different things.
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Peter, glad to hear of your trip--are you writing...

Peter, glad to hear of your trip--are you writing up a report on the Salvador trip? That would be cool to see. I can't complain about the CGL125--it's not very off road capable, but it has...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
Tamazunchale...Zimapan...Presa Zimapan...places I...

Tamazunchale...Zimapan...Presa Zimapan...places I haven't thought of in a while...After visiting in '07 thought I'd get back to these places by now. Need to appreciate every chance at mc travel that...
Forum: Americas 12-27-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
RE: From Our Women in Motorcycling History...

RE: From Our Women in Motorcycling History Department

Hey Tricepilot, I didn't see a date attached to the neat article. Do you know what year this was? Seems such a pure act of singular...
Forum: Americas 12-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
dwj Donnie writes: Someone smarter will correct...

dwj Donnie writes: Someone smarter will correct me but the idea of a blessing given by a priest within some religions I believe has a "once given, can't be taken away" aspect to it. If you know the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,320
Posted By pdedse
Looking forward to the next chapter in Mexico!

Looking forward to the next chapter in Mexico!
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pdedse
Forgot to add--in case you haven't ridden in CR...

Forgot to add--in case you haven't ridden in CR yet--by not renting bike right away, you will get the chance to see traffic conditions, get a feel for how people drive, ask the taxi driver about...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pdedse
Then you will have logistic issues when you're...

Then you will have logistic issues when you're w/out the bike. For example, you have the 9 days on the bike, but you're there for about two weeks. One of those days will be arriving and another for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,859
Posted By pdedse
Love the videos! How's the bike holding up?

Love the videos! How's the bike holding up?
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pdedse
I would ask: do you want to "see lots of the...

I would ask: do you want to "see lots of the country" while riding around, or do you want to do lots of dual purpose type riding? Several advriders have done the Guanacaste / Nicoya area for that. ...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
bike-nicaragua dice: >Llega uno de Guasave...

bike-nicaragua dice:

>Llega uno de Guasave a un establecimiento...
Porque no es una televisión es un horno de microondas.<

Está bien bueno
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,941
Posted By pdedse
¡Chin! Do you and your wife get along? Where is...

¡Chin! Do you and your wife get along? Where is she pointing that thing? :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 64,623
Posted By pdedse
A year late, but glad I finally came across your...

A year late, but glad I finally came across your trip. Used to live in AZ and 15 years ago moved to OR, which is beautiful and all, but there's nothing like the GC and desert surrounding area. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Received word today that my college's study...

Received word today that my college's study abroad Costa Rica trip is a go for January 2015, so "the ride", or maybe it's better called "the life and times of a CGL125 in CR" continues as I get to be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By pdedse
That's a serious batch of photos to upload, nice...

That's a serious batch of photos to upload, nice job! Love the people photos.
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
RE: "So what do you do if you encounter one of...

RE: "So what do you do if you encounter one of these protests, maybe they are blocking your route, the only one you know, it's hot or raining or you're tired or it is getting dark, and you really...
Forum: Latin America 10-22-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By pdedse
I'm betting--but not entirely sure--that the 90...

I'm betting--but not entirely sure--that the 90 days is like the countdown of a clock, you have 90 days from the date of issue. Leave the country, the clock is still ticking. Seems most visas,...
Forum: Latin America 10-22-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,339
Posted By pdedse
They were going to do the same for me when I...

They were going to do the same for me when I bought my bike, but they ran out of temp plates delaying the process by a week, but it seems common-place. I'll be in P.Zeledón area for 7 weeks...
Forum: Americas 10-13-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
I own a Honda CGL125...

I own a Honda CGL125 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854572&highlight=seis+semanas) but it's made in Brazil or China, I forget which. I have it for when I'm in Costa Rica, and it does...
Forum: Americas 10-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,255,417
Posted By pdedse
I would take exception to the INEGI's comments...

I would take exception to the INEGI's comments highlighted in orange above. While kidnappings may "only" be 3.7% of all crimes committed for 2013 (123,470/33.1 million), the increase in kidnappings...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Good to know about the crossing. My wife is Tica...

Good to know about the crossing. My wife is Tica and she did most of the contracting from the States via family, friends, friends of friends...bunches and bunches of phone calls, emails, internet...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,010
Posted By pdedse
Quote: <table border="0" cellpadding="4"...

Quote:
<table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset"> Originally Posted by Chiriqui Charlie...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By pdedse
Sounds like a wonderful trip! Can't speak for...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Can't speak for the other CA countries, but the closer you get to CR I can say the more likely you will get to enjoy the CR rainy season if you're traveling in October...
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