Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by junglemototours, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Anybody going soon?
    I need to get some parts down to my buddy there, cold cerveza if you can help out.....:evil

    Also, if anyone is interested in good single track riding down there, pm me. My next trip down should be in Feb.
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  2. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I just got back from there. I was right at the weight limit of my luggage anyway 49.5 pounds out of an allowed 50.

    I would love to spend a week there on my XR650L.
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  3. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    I think the regulator would have made it under the weight! Fly taca and they let you take 2 bags free.

    Check out my youtube or FB page sometime.....
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  4. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Just checked my Taca millas and it looks like I have a free ticket or two, woohoo!
    First half of Feb is the plan, LAX - SJO :1drink
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  5. fishdawgz

    fishdawgz living the dream

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    Let me know if you still need something delivered.
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  6. john vanderheyden

    john vanderheyden Adventurer

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    i'm trying to get a group of guys to maybe rent some bikes and do some riding -sounds like you know costa rica and where to ride
    any good areas for single track and maybe a map ?

    we would like to maybe rent a place or hotel it in one spot and ride the area for 3 or 4 days returning to a home base every nite .
    i love saddle baging but some of the guys, that may go -i don't think could handle a full 3 or 4 days riding in a row.

    any info would be great
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  7. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    pm sent

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  8. adventure girl

    adventure girl Donde esta la playa?!?

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    So this may be a long shot, but I am headed to Costa Rica in March for a Habitat for Humanity build in Las Vueltas. The build finishes up on Sat. March 16, and I don't leave San Jose till Tues. the 19th. I was thinking about renting a bike - I have done a 10 day self-guided riding tour through MotoDiscovery several years ago, so I am familiar with the condition of the roads. I won't have gear with me for dirtbiking, but I will have boots, gloves, long pants and a jacket. Am I crazy to see if anyone would be up for playing tour guide on a day road ride? Obviously I would need to borrow/rent a helmet and bike. Suggestions?:ear I currently own a KTM 950 and a 525, and can give a long list of references as to my riding abilities if anyone is considering a loaner. :ricky
    Pura Vida!

    Oh and if anyone needs small parts transported, let me know. I travel light, carry-on only. :norton
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  9. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    If I was there I'd say no problemo! Still working this day job though....

    The cheapest rental is an xr250 from WildRiders, $50
    The orange rental company quoted me $295 for a guided day (enduro) ride... https://www.mototourscostarica.com/Daily_Self_Rentals.html
    These guys are pretty good;
    https://www.mototourscostarica.com/Daily_Self_Rentals.html
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  10. adventure girl

    adventure girl Donde esta la playa?!?

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    Great thanks! I'm hoping a tico will see this and have a day off...
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  11. Lunatic

    Lunatic Dan Keyhoety

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    I'm leaving 2/16/13 for Costa Rica to ride.

    Cheers, Dan :norton
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  12. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    How was it? Pics? I saw a small group on ktm's way down south, was that you?
    Next trip down in veranillo, late July. :clap
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  13. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I want to go!
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  14. junglemototours

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    Now I need to get a new bottom and top end down there....
    I found a shipping company, MariaBarquero, about $200 and 3-4 weeks door to door. Still cheaper than buying the parts down there :deal
    My next trip down is in July.
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  15. shmula1

    shmula1 shmulik

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    Bike is taken by custom yesterday in sixaola.
    Waiting on a friend to bring me the title from ny.
    Even thou I went in and out of Costa Rica
    A week before with only the registration, this border
    Crossing wanted the title
    Hoping to get it back Monday Tuesday
    4/8 or so if anyone is around and wants to
    To ride north.
    Im waiting in San Jose till than[​IMG]

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  16. tio_joe

    tio_joe n00b

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  17. shmula1

    shmula1 shmulik

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    So after an official letter from the ambassador(israel)
    That was asking to help rush the process.
    Getting the title sent from ny, wait for them
    To approve it, wait, more wait, hire someone
    To deal with custom(you are not allowed to)
    I got my bike back.
    22 days of hating anything costarican
    When I went to pick it up the bike was not
    Running.
    It looked like they rode it from the border
    To limon and when the fuel light came on
    They just laid it flat on the back of their pickup.
    I had to jump start it, the engine was off.
    And it was throwing gas from the hose under
    The bike.
    So had to take it apart when I opened it
    I realized there was only about a liter left
    On the right tank and the right one was empty
    The whole right side was covered with red
    Marks from a gasoline spill.
    Cleaned the carb and tighten a hose.
    So it was stressful and aggravating.
    Left Costa Rica not sure if I will ever come back.[​IMG]
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  18. junglemototours

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    Bummer! That wasn't very pura vida.....:huh
    What is the law? Title required or these guys just made it up?
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  19. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    I'll just re-state the obvious: you have nothing to lose by bringing a title (if, like NY, the title is your actual ownership document), much to potentially lose if you don't. Registration does not prove ownership in the USA; it proves current registration, fees, etc. Only the title proves ownership.

    Lots of people get by with just a registration, but then again some don't. Some never get asked for their title; others find it's required at every border.

    The above does not apply if the bike is registered in a place which doesn't provide titles. In that case, bring whatever document proves, and allows you to transfer, ownership.

    Mark
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