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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 62,034
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You guys are seeing and experiencing so much more...

You guys are seeing and experiencing so much more than guys on the typical trips south, where time is spent in hotels and camping. The people you find to stay with enrich your trip in unimaginable...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 62,034
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
The "Very bad thing" is not language, it is the...

The "Very bad thing" is not language, it is the tongue. The bible talks about how the tongue can be a powerful instrument of evil.
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 960,380
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I'm all psyched up and ready to roll. My 250 is...

I'm all psyched up and ready to roll. My 250 is in as good a shape as it ever will be. I have enough savings for a very good trip. I need to get started soon, as I'm not getting any younger. But...
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have posted an open invitation for riders...

I have posted an open invitation for riders entering Panama through Rio Sereno to stay at my humble place.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Did you even consider learning on a lighter, more...

Did you even consider learning on a lighter, more easily handled used bike? The KLR has a lot going for it, but it is a pig.
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,032
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I would like to see a DRZ very much, or maybe a...

I would like to see a DRZ very much, or maybe a DR650, but I don't know where I can see either! And the ride to Panama City is very boring, hot and not too scenic. I'll take the highlands any time!
Forum: Latin America 03-26-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,032
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have been to PC enough times that I have no...

I have been to PC enough times that I have no interest in going again, but I would be VERY interested in hooking up for the return trip! The only riding I did in Nica was SJDS, Granada, and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 62,034
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
"Mystery" flag and a question

Every five years, Panama holds elections. All the parties put up as many flags as they are able, this one is from the Molirena party.

There seemed to be more chicks than I imagined on the ship. ...
Forum: Latin America 03-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,032
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I rode all the roads on Ometepe, and didn't think...

I rode all the roads on Ometepe, and didn't think any of them were in the least challenging. I have an XT250
Forum: Latin America 03-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I live in Panama, all my riding is in CA. There...

I live in Panama, all my riding is in CA. There are not too many choices here, but luckily Kenda is one of them. I love the 270's, get about 10,000 miles out of a set on my XT250, they are cheap (I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
This is something that I can try right away! ...

This is something that I can try right away! Where I am located there does not exist such a thing as a short extension, or a new Montrana!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-17-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Thanks Shu, but this won't work for me, my male...

Thanks Shu, but this won't work for me, my male USB is at the end of a long wire, the receptacle is buried, so I can't glue it and still use it on my car. I'll try the piece of plastic, and see if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 1,468,055
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Change a 2012 XT250 to EFI?

Could I just buy the EFI for a 2013 XT and install it on my 2012? If so, would it be worth doing? I often ride from sea level to 11,000 feet, and it loses all power at altitude. On the other hand,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
How can I keep my Nuvi turned on?

I have power on my bike, but when the Nuvi is connected it often turns itself off, or momentarily goes into computer mode, so I cannot continuously navigate or record a track. No problem when I run...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I think you are selling the XT way too short! It...

I think you are selling the XT way too short! It is much, much more than a girl's beginner bike! It is good on the single track (better than a bigger heavier bike), great on the gravel roads, and...
Forum: Latin America 03-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
At the very least, carry a police report! Did...

At the very least, carry a police report! Did you save copies of the documents (TVIPs) you had when traveling South? And if you don't have a copy of your title, is there anyone who could send a copy...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 62,034
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I have complete faith and confidence that if...

I have complete faith and confidence that if anybody can find a cheap way to cross, it will be you guys! Sorry about Fritz, this just serves to reinforce my belief that the governments of Colombia...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
It is a 2012 with a carb. I was assuming that...

It is a 2012 with a carb. I was assuming that just giving it more air would help when I go over 9000 feet (I could be wrong, I know very little about engines), and I am hopeing that there is some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
More air for XT250?

My XT runs great from sea level to about 8000 feet, but there is an 11,000 foot pass that I need to cross six or eight times a year, and the bike loses all power making it over the top. Is there any...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 1,468,055
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I got 9000 miles on my first set of Kenda 270's,...

I got 9000 miles on my first set of Kenda 270's, and 10,000 miles on the last set. they still had some life left but I was heading to Nicaragua and didn't want to take any chances. At $100 for the...
Forum: Latin America 03-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Most countries won't allow entry if you have less...

Most countries won't allow entry if you have less than 6 months remaining on your passport, except you can re-enter the US on a US passport with less than 6 months remaining.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
There are some very steep roads in my part of the...

There are some very steep roads in my part of the world, both paved and dirt. I weigh 210, and often have a top box and saddle bags full. The bike goes wherever I point it! Easily cruises at 70...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-26-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,881
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
You and the mighty KTM have me WAAY outclassed! ...

You and the mighty KTM have me WAAY outclassed! I'm just am old fart who likes to putt around on my XT250.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
The ignition has nothing to do with it. Here is...

The ignition has nothing to do with it. Here is the "secret". Just quickly tap the top button - do hot hold it, just a quick tap. The display will start blinking. Now press the bottom button,...
Forum: Latin America 02-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
The card is in their machine, it is either in a...

The card is in their machine, it is either in a location where they can simply remove it if they want to, or if it is stuck in the innards a tech could remove it. In either case, the ball is in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 960,380
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I just wanted to let you know how painful it is...

I just wanted to let you know how painful it is to keep reading this report. Pure torture, you are in SA for the SECOND time, and I am still stuck in Panama! It just isn't fair!
Forum: Latin America 02-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I live in Panama, at about the 4500 foot level. ...

I live in Panama, at about the 4500 foot level. I would love to have a Motoport, but I could afford the Revit Airwave. I haven't had the opportunity to test its crash-worthiness, but I love it! ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I got a pait of Nelson Rigg bags, work great! ...

I got a pait of Nelson Rigg bags, work great! Just throw them over the seat when I need more cargo capacity.
Forum: Latin America 02-04-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Hell, for a thousand bucks I would have driven...

Hell, for a thousand bucks I would have driven the beast up for you!
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
If the tank is a direct replacement, I'm in!

If the tank is a direct replacement, I'm in!
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I'm sure you already know that your ride south...

I'm sure you already know that your ride south will be during the rainy season, expect rain almost every day and sometimes very heavy. But often for just short periods of time.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Yes, it looks sharp. Yes, it would probably be...

Yes, it looks sharp. Yes, it would probably be more comfortable than my XT250 on a long highway ride. But would it be as nimble in traffic, and as sure-footed on a bumpy mountain trail? The extra...
Forum: Latin America 01-29-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Yes, when checking out of CR tell them to...

Yes, when checking out of CR tell them to Suspend, not cancel, your import permit, makes re-entry automatic. I also suggest that you don't go througn Paso Canoas, take the scenic route to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I'm 6'2", and I love my XT250! I have had many...

I'm 6'2", and I love my XT250! I have had many bigger bikes in the past, but this one is my favorite. I ride it all over Central America, the only time it gives me a little trouble is going over an...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 960,380
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
[QUOTE=JDowns;23151779]| | Meet surfer Matt,...

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Meet surfer Matt, from Australia. Traveling through Latin America on a Yamaha XT225 with his custom surfboard rack:
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Forum: Latin America 12-18-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I live in Panama, in the most beautiful part, the...

I live in Panama, in the most beautiful part, the Chiriqui Highlands. True, everything is much cheaper here, but I much prefer riding in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Nica is also much cheaper than CR....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,080
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
How do you get so many pictures, do you just stop...

How do you get so many pictures, do you just stop often? I find it difficult to pull over when I am tooling along at a good clip, so most of my pics seem to be mental ones, which soon self destruct....
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 960,380
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
I had been "riding" along with you, but you...

I had been "riding" along with you, but you ditched me at the derrumba! No way I have the guts to try to take my XT250 across that! I would have opted for the extra hundred miles, guess that makes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 257,276
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
[QUOTE=wa_medic;22988687]I'm in the market for a...

[QUOTE=wa_medic;22988687]I'm in the market for a 250cc bike and am between a couple. I like the simplicity of the air cooled/carb combination so am considering a pre-2013 XT250. My only hang up is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 920,788
Posted By Chiriqui Charlie
Panama has gotten real pissy at the border, they...

Panama has gotten real pissy at the border, they now demand a return ticket to your country of residence. People who are just traveling through, as you are, but without their own vehicle, must show...
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