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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,327
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: 8,739
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: 366
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: 14,262
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: 8,165
Views: 2,246,843
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: 95
Views: 11,947
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: 568
Views: 115,148
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: 2,451
Views: 382,126
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: 1,207,798
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: 103
Views: 5,638
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: 1,207,798
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: 684
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: 406
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: 35
Views: 4,673
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: 406
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: 11,327
Views: 1,706,470
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: 264
Views: 8,820
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: 8,165
Views: 2,246,843
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: 2,451
Views: 382,126
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: 103
Views: 5,638
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,...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,638
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
1) In my Navy days, we called vessels this size...

1) In my Navy days, we called vessels this size "boats"

2) I didn't imply that the boat does not exist, just that it does not yet exist to legally take passengers across the Gap.

3) I am...
Forum: Latin America 10-14-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,638
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
What the heck difference does it make how great...

What the heck difference does it make how great the site looks, if there is no boat??
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,424
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I just bought a pair of Scorpion Covert jeans...

I just bought a pair of Scorpion Covert jeans from MotorCycle Closeouts, I think they were 100 bucks, LOTS of Kevlar, and they have pockets for armor. I ordered my regular jean size, they fit...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,217
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I feel the same way about Costa Rica, but...

I feel the same way about Costa Rica, but finances won't allow the move, plus I am still kind of fond of the wife!
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,020
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I wouldn't hesitate to make that trip on my...

I wouldn't hesitate to make that trip on my XT250, but I would much rather do it on a wee!
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
It's hard for me to stay away, since I live here!...

It's hard for me to stay away, since I live here! But I get very little riding in during the rainy season. A couple of times I started out on a bright sunny morning, and ended up getting caught in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,843
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I make occasional trips on my XT250, and...

I make occasional trips on my XT250, and researched this very topic before deciding on a pair on Nelson Rigg saddlebags. They just lay across the seat behind me, so the weight is forward. They are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 166,715
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Sean, Glad you made it home without incident. ...

Sean, Glad you made it home without incident.

This RR is destined to go down in history as one of the all-time ADV greats! Your writing, your photography, and your interactions with folks you met...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,760
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Rio Sereno is probably the fastest, easiest...

Rio Sereno is probably the fastest, easiest crossing in all of CA. Do a search of ADV.
How did you build a house if you weren't in-country?
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,760
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I just found this RR yesterday, I'm caught up and...

I just found this RR yesterday, I'm caught up and you are back! How is the house construction coming?
How long will you be in CR this time? Another class?

I might drop in on you some day, I...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Oct-Nov is the WORST of the rainy season in...

Oct-Nov is the WORST of the rainy season in Central America, sometimes rains so hard that you can't see through it, roads can run water 6 inches deep in low spots, passing cars throw up huge waves. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have the REvit Airwave. Light, and fairly well...

I have the REvit Airwave. Light, and fairly well made. Only nit-picks are that it has a very light duty zipper (it split on me once already) and the pockets are tight and non-waterproof. I need to...
Forum: Latin America 09-25-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,376
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You seem to be making great time! How has the...

You seem to be making great time! How has the weather been? It rains every day here in Panama!:cry
Great job on the pic resize.
Forum: Latin America 09-24-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,376
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I love looking at photos, but yours was at least...

I love looking at photos, but yours was at least four times too big to fit on a computer screen! Please resize to no more that 1000 pixels wide.
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
There is no doubt that the KTM is an awesome...

There is no doubt that the KTM is an awesome bike! But even guys who have made the trip with one will tell you that it is a whole lot more bike than you need for South and Central America.
The used...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I often see tricked-out bikes for sale in Central...

I often see tricked-out bikes for sale in Central and South America that have been ridden from the States, the owners want to sell them cheap and fly home. You could get a much better deal by making...
Forum: Latin America 09-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,376
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
But I live in Panama, I would cancel the TVIP...

But I live in Panama, I would cancel the TVIP when I ride back south throuth Costa Rica to Panama. I'm just trying to save the hassle of cancelling it leaving CR for Nica and then getting another...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,376
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I posted a question about a similar situation a...

I posted a question about a similar situation a while ago, but I didn't get a response. Here is my question:

I will enter Costa Rica from panama, getting a TVIP in Paso Canoas. After touring in...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,638
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
latest news

Here's the latest;

Sorry - Disculpa - Entschuldigung.
We had to accept, that we do not get a dock at Cartagena to load Cars and Passengers- so we have to do our service...
Forum: Latin America 09-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,376
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Isn't the purpose of a trip like this to...

Isn't the purpose of a trip like this to experience new things, see new places, and get a feel for a different culture? None of these things will happen if you are constantly staring at the asphalt...
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