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    B&B in Managua

    I just was in contact with Salcar, the guy who runs the NicaMoto link above. If you go to his webpage at this link: Nica Moto Adventures It shows that he offers free lodging to riders transiting...
  2. Final Comments

    Sorry it has taken so long to finish this. Life got in the way for a while. But to sum it up, even with all the "issues" going on in Mexico, I would do it all again in a heartbeat, but take two...
  3. Chapter Six: Hard earned Road Wisdom

    ROAD WISDOM:

    Road Hazard warning signs: We all know that there is a sign for everything in the USA. Other countries don't have that kind of money to waste on signage, so they've developed an...
  4. Chapter Five: Police and Military checkpoints

    POLICE AND MILITARY CHECKPOINTS:

    You will encounter them:
    Police and military check points are frequent in Central America, and particularly so in high tension areas (Mexico's Chiapas state,...
  5. Chapter Four: Special Notes by country

    BY COUNTRY, SPECIAL NOTES:

    Mexico: (US$1=about 10 pesos) Mexican is a particularly unique country. You need to get it right up front or it gets expensive later.

    Mexico is one of the few...
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    Deadhorse to the Darien

    Absolutely fantastic video. I cannot even begin to imagine the weeks of editing that went into that production. Very, very well done. :thumb

    There are damn few of us who have done that whole...
  7. Chapter Three: Border Crossings

    BORDER CROSSINGS:

    Attitude:
    If you have signed on for the adventure of touring Central America with your own vehicle (your motorcycle) you have signed on for becoming an experienced hand at...
  8. Chapter Two: Documentation

    DOCUMENTATION:

    Visas: None required in advance for US citizens for short term visits (less than 30 days). You will require a visa and/or tourist card to enter all the countries along the route....
  9. Chapter One: Planning and Preparation

    LANGUAGE ISSUES:
    If you are going to be riding south of the US border for any extended period of time, learn Spanish and or have someone in your group who does. Don?t expect to be able to get by...
  10. Mexico and Central America ride planning and road wisdom

    I've not been on the MOA forums much, but I've been on ADVrider.com a lot. I wrote this back in 2006 when I got back from riding to the Darien Gap in Panama, but I think it is still appropriate for...
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    She is good as new!

    I'll apologize in advance for the lack of pics. I'm departing in about an hour for the Swamp Scooter Rally in Louisiana and am in a bit of a rush.

    The rear subframe is slugged, welded, gusseted,...
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    Agree that the Jesse mounts are a major cause of...

    Agree that the Jesse mounts are a major cause of the forces at that location. The entire rear subframe is a cantilever from the shock rearward, but the way the Jesse forward mount is, causes...
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    R1150GS broken rear subframe

    Have scanned this forum, but can't find any other thread on this.

    Thought I'd post this as a cautionary tale to other "adventurers". My 2001 R1150GS had it's rear subframe snap in two last week. ...
  14. Thread: Advice sought

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    Will check all that. I cleaned the tank myself...

    Will check all that. I cleaned the tank myself prior to having it resealed and painted. I also took apart and cleaned the petcock while I was at it. I can pull the two lines into the tops of the...
  15. Thread: Advice sought

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    Advice sought

    At the risk of public humiliation, I'm seeking the advice of this collective crowd. I know enough about old BMWs to be dangerous, but I'm smart enough to know I don't know much.

    I have 1966...
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    Thanks Kurt. After posting I had a "D'oh"...

    Thanks Kurt. After posting I had a "D'oh" moment. Went and checked the FD on my 1966 /2 and it has a 28/8 (or 25/8, I can't tell exactly). Now all I need to do is get the gearing changed in the...
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    Sidecar conversion parts needed

    Hello all,
    I'm conversting a '58 R50 to a sidecar rig. It is a solo version that needs the transmission changed, and a 27/7 final drive. Would anyone out there happen to have knowledge of where I...
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    One last reminder

    Just a bump and a reminder to all about the antique bike show this Saturday in Petersburg. I'm really begging for bikes because I've only had a dozen or so responses so far. Please come join us!
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  19. Any BMWs out there?

    Have not heard from the Richmond Riders, except for one gentleman. I'm hoping there are some fellow BMW riders in central Virginia who would like to exercise their older bikes this weekend!
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    Antique Motorcycle Show 17 Oct in Petersburg

    Thanks for the promo Mike. I'm hoping the word has gotten out to the Richmond Riders too. Would be great to see a big beemer turn-out. I'll have two there; my 1966 R50/2 (possibly with Steib S500...
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    North of the Border Rally

    I love that club, and the new rally site, but I'll be attending the Virginia British Motorycycle Club rally in Manassas that weekend. Too many toys and not enough weekends..... Bummer.
    jeff
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    European vacation?

    Congrats on picking a dream and starting to make it happen! Most people never seem to get beyond the dreaming part, so you are ahead of the game.

    There is absolutely nothing scary about touring...
  23. Please let me know if you plan on coming!

    Just a qick bump for a reminder.

    I've contacted the Richmond Riders, but haven't had any response. If you are in our area and think you can join us on the 17th, please let me know!

    Either with...
  24. Bikes needed for Antique bike show in Petersburg, Va on Oct 17th

    The city of Petersburg is having a one day Fall Festival on 17 Oct.

    They've asked me if I would host an antique bike exhibition during the festival, so I'm trying to get the word out and ask for...
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    Craven Bags

    Thanks Jeff, I've searched your site before but did not find the link to the original catalog. From that it would appear that these are the "County" bags they produced for police.

    Now I just need...
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