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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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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 04:05:36 AM »

I'm currently in Mexico and there are a lot of similar bikes to what you are looking at down here, Talika is the brand, and $1500 US dollars is what they cost, I would say the same or similar bike, very capable, when it comes to protecting your body I play it safe, and if your new to off-road I would go with armor,  I like body armor and mesh jersey in hot weather, I have been to Costa Rica before beautiful place but not sure what's available for gear, your best bet is buy here and put it in a lrg bag as luggage, as Kosmic said what's important is to have fun, make memories, stay safe, send us pics
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 12:02:24 AM »

Well I have never been in Costa Rica, I have been in Guatemala and I saw a lot bikers without protección gear perhaps for the weather. It is so hot, all the bikes there, they are smalls, there are a lot brands of bikes (all of them chinese like Italika)  so I guess In Costa Rica is the same way. I am looking for a friend who live in Costa Rica, if you need help there, but I think he does not speak English.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 12:03:55 AM »

I'm currently in Mexico and there are a lot of similar bikes to what you are looking at down here, Talika is the brand, and $1500 US dollars is what they cost, I would say the same or similar bike, very capable, when it comes to protecting your body I play it safe, and if your new to off-road I would go with armor,  I like body armor and mesh jersey in hot weather, I have been to Costa Rica before beautiful place but not sure what's available for gear, your best bet is buy here and put it in a lrg bag as luggage, as Kosmic said what's important is to have fun, make memories, stay safe, send us pics

Are you in México? Where?...
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 11:03:22 PM »

Sorry for not responding sooner I didn't set the notifications on this post, I'm in Navojoa over in south part of Sanora on the west side
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