It took all morning to get the brakes repaired. The first mechanic we visited was unable to work due sciatica. He did recommend TMCR, run by Christian Gonzalez. Christian specializes in BMW repairs and he immediately took a close look at the F650GS, specifically at the rear brake caliper which we had removed. Tearing the caliper apart, Christian determined we must replace the caliper and the brake pads.
First he called various friends to see if he could locate a good used caliper. No such luck. So, we were off to the BMW dealer for new parts. Guess what. They did not have a single caliper in stock and it could take ten days to get one. Back to Christian who made a couple of calls and told me that the owner of a wrecked F650GS had given permission to remove the caliper from his bike and use it to repair our's. Christian would later replace that one.
Finally the bike was repaired and passed Christian's test ride. If you are in Costa Rica and need repairs on any European bike, I recommend Christian at TMCR, phone number 506-2290-4031
. Christian will do whatever is necessary to get you back on the road.
Luis Diego and I headed out to the Pacific coast and within five minutes, we were in steady rain. For the next four hours we rode in rain. Finally reaching Nicoya an hour after dark we checked into a dry, slightly worn motel. Tomorrow we will ride by 7:00AM stopping for breakfast in Liberia.
We should be in Upala, up near Nicaragua by early afternoon. Luis predicts rain For the remainder of this week. I am soaked now and may be for the next week.