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« on: March 29, 2017, 01:06:04 AM »

Hello fellow riders! I am new to the forum and dual sport. Have always wanted to and now going to for 3 months in costa rica all over the country. I am bringing nothing more than a backpack filled with vnecks and swim trunks bare necessities with me. Please Advise what gear I need in 90 degree weather and in rainy season. I am debating on buying 100 dollar boots from oneal on amazon and putting regular shoes in my backpack. I plan on buying a cheap new chinese formula 250cc bike for under 1500 when i get there as I do not want to raped buying a junk used bike. Please let me know what you guys advise. I highly appreciate the help
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 02:12:56 AM »

Hi Billetblock, that sounds like a very exciting trip! Travel light and do not be encumbered by tons of motorcycle gear! But protect your body! Strong boots that cover your ankles, a full face helmet, and gloves for at a minimum! I recommend Frog Toggs, they are light weight rain gear that packs light and can be used as an additional wind breaking clothing.
90 degrees is hot, but a light weight all mesh jacket will keep you cool. The Formula 250 will be great!
Here are some links to some choices!
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/43330/i/frogg-toggs-road-toad-rain-jacket

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/43341/i/frogg-toggs-road-toad-rain-pants

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/73448/i/fly-street-flux-air-mesh-jacket

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 10:24:22 PM »

Thank you for alllll the help. Really appreciate it. I purchased shorty O'Neal boots so far for 100 dollars. I'm short rider 5foot 6 should I consider another motorcycle??. If that motorcycle is unavailable what bikes do you recommend Huh? should I purchase upper body armor as well?? Should I return the boots and buy them down there?? I do not want to  be weighed down like you said... if anyone has experience with new dealers on where to purchase a new bike for under 1500 usdolars  in costa Rica please let me know.
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