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Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,716
Views: 1,058,681
Posted By Joel ph
Thanks for posting this! Everything's...

Thanks for posting this!

Everything's easier with a manual.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,716
Views: 1,058,681
Posted By Joel ph
Kudos to you for posting your video. Humility is...

Kudos to you for posting your video. Humility is an admirable trait.

I felt like I was watching myself, especially the ping ponging of a couple trees and tumbling away from the bike. When I did it...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Joel ph
nice road north of Havelok

Hi

I don't remember the number but there's a road that goes north from Havelok to Petroglyphs prov. park and it's a pretty nice ride. The park is a pretty good place to stretch your legs too.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,638
Posted By Joel ph
smt - you'll love it

"You will love it. Fantastic machine "

I love mine too. It is a do everything bike and do it well.

I can't understand why there aren't more around.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 52,464
Posted By Joel ph
SMT for passanger

"Can anybody convince me one way or the other? "

I have LOVED every second I've ridden my SMT. It is an absolutely perfect road bike.

However, I don't think it's much good for 2 up riding....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,324
Posted By Joel ph
SMT on dirt ROADS

The traits that make it an awesome bike on the pavement work on dirt roads too. Neutral handling being the most important. It's a well balanced bike that carries more of its weight lower that the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,324
Posted By Joel ph
SMT or ADV

"I struggled with the same question...
Finally went with the SMT."

Me too and I couldn't have made a better choice. Mine's white too, a beautiful bike.

If most of your riding is twisty...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,318
Posted By Joel ph
The 990 supermotos (in my case SMT) are great...

The 990 supermotos (in my case SMT) are great street bikes. I do ride on dirt roads and goof around but they are definitely street bikes.
I love my SMT for the comfort and versatility, if you've...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,883
Posted By Joel ph
You could solve ALL those problems with a 990...

You could solve ALL those problems with a 990 SMT. Fueling is good, bike runs smoothly and the tall first gear is not an issue, I can see most of the engine so oil changes are easier though I haven't...
Forum: Canada 12-15-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,939
Posted By Joel ph
" Let’s face it, if you had 6 million dollars...

" Let’s face it, if you had 6 million dollars would you build a store and work hard for very little money?"

No way. You reminded me of a quote I heard from Denis Hull (Bobby's Brother).
...
Forum: Canada 11-26-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,689
Posted By Joel ph
" you should always check your bike over before...

" you should always check your bike over before you ride it away if someone else has been working on it."

Good advice that I learned to follow. I had my KTM 950 Adventure in the shop for the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,453
Posted By Joel ph
I looked at the 990 SMT in the spring. I...

I looked at the 990 SMT in the spring. I considered selling my 06 950 Adv. but changed my mind. With the touring screen, super moto mirrors and bar risers added there's no windblast issues. In the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By Joel ph
WOW! That looks GREAT! ...

WOW!

That looks GREAT!

Congratulations on your impecable taste.:clap

Joel
Forum: Canada 11-17-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 29,497
Posted By Joel ph
Pissed Rural property tax rip off in Ontario

"Lornce, you would have loved the conversation I had with an old school timberframer last week. I dropped by his yard unannounced as he was hand scribing a beautiful pine log. After 90 minutes he was...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,330
Posted By Joel ph
Cut Screen - Nice pics

OK you've convinced me.

I "trimmed" mine prior to buying the KTM touring screen but I still find the buffeting annoying.

I feel like I'm being slapped around by some invisible windscreen...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,501
Posted By Joel ph
Kerosene available

Saw it at Home Hardware on the weekend. Stocked where temporary heaters or portable heaters are.

Joel
Forum: Canada 09-01-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By Joel ph
Where am I?

where are you riding out of?

dc

I'm in Port Hope, ON. I rode near your area this past sunday (north of Kingston?)

Joel
Forum: Canada 08-31-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By Joel ph
Good comments on Orange. Thanks. Sounds like I should give them a try.

You're welcome.

They're worth a try.

I find them no more unfriendly than a number of shops I've visited in southern Ontario, most of which are still going strong, some of which have gone...
Forum: Canada 08-31-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By Joel ph
Thumb LC 8 Servce - Orange Motorsports

Hi,

I've had great service from Orange. I bought my 06 Adv. used but they treated me like I bought a new one from them. Being a (primarily) dirt bike shop and a small operation it can seem the...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 29,924
Posted By Joel ph
Welcome aboard Joel... I think you'll fit right...

Welcome aboard Joel... I think you'll fit right in. :D

Thanks O..Moto, I feel right at home.

I think Ken's appology addresses his remark sincerely BUT I still think that they need to "tread...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 29,924
Posted By Joel ph
Muddy Bikes etc

If some handwringer had a problem with dirty bikes at a show he should have been ignored from the beginning.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Canada 03-26-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,895
Posted By Joel ph
Kettle Valley RWY.

The book at this site might be of interest to you:

"A historical field guide to the KVR"

http://www.cdnrwymod.com/kildonia.htm

joel
Forum: Canada 03-19-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 19,566
Posted By Joel ph
TT Canada vs. USA

After I picked up my 950 Adventure last spring I went on TT USA's site and found 5 or 6 items I wanted. It worked out to about 600.00.

After placing the order I got an email directing me to TT...
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