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Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 162,172
Posted By thumper 8
We are about the same height (6 ft) and I ride...

We are about the same height (6 ft) and I ride with the seat in the high position. I had the bike out last week for an extended 12 hour on & off road ride and essentially no buffeting at all. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 162,172
Posted By thumper 8
I got one of the Powerbronze touring 'flip' clear...

I got one of the Powerbronze touring 'flip' clear screens from their site - $72 + $25 shipping - $97.18 delivered to Vancouver, BC

10 minute install - I am 6 ft tall with seat in the high...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,770
Posted By thumper 8
The dust was nasty when we picked up the pace. ...

The dust was nasty when we picked up the pace.

The haze we would encounter every now and then was from a distant, unseen forest fire. As I was riding along in the dust and smelling a little smoke...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,441
Posted By thumper 8
One more vote for the VFR. With the factory...

One more vote for the VFR. With the factory hardbags, they make a great touring machine. I did up to 1,200 km days with no issues at all - stock seat, stock bars.... and I am 5'11" with a 30" in-seam...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,770
Posted By thumper 8
Thanks - Oh, you meant Tammy's! . . . . ...

Thanks - Oh, you meant Tammy's!
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Nevermind.


FWIW, I had newish Pirelli Scorpions on this trip and they were great on pavement - no matter how hard I pushed them with the bike...
Forum: Alaska 05-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By thumper 8
Sorry to hear about Bob's tumble. Glad...

Sorry to hear about Bob's tumble. Glad everything seems to be working out.

My friend Steve (exploring the area on a KLR) has helped Bob out a bit - even has a picture:
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Forum: Canada 01-19-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 111,586
Posted By thumper 8
Congrats - and have a safe trip home. I have...

Congrats - and have a safe trip home. I have been following your adventure, and I think this Ride Report and the Angola adventure are my 2 all time, awe-inspiring favorites.

Well done.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,686
Posted By thumper 8
I put approx 70,000 kms on my Honda VFR w/ ABS...

I put approx 70,000 kms on my Honda VFR w/ ABS and linked brakes and 3 or 4 times ABS saved my ass in wet conditions when cut off by a car - the last one was a car making a random right turn right in...
Forum: Latin America 10-23-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,955
Posted By thumper 8
San Jose del Cabo (small town about 20 minutes...

San Jose del Cabo (small town about 20 minutes from the Cabo strip) is worth checking out. Quaint small town away from the craziness (and the constant street vendors) with amazingly friendly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,534
Posted By thumper 8
Must be some good deals on 2007's now. FWIW, our...

Must be some good deals on 2007's now. FWIW, our local Husky dealer (http://www.5thgear.ca/) has dropped the prices of the remaining 2007 bikes. The Husky SMR 610 2007 is now selling for $6799 -...
Forum: Canada 10-03-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 105,660
Posted By thumper 8
Similar info here - with some more details: ...

Similar info here - with some more details:

http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85230
Forum: Canada 09-03-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,362
Posted By thumper 8
Yep, if you are a young, new rider and want full...

Yep, if you are a young, new rider and want full coverage, be prepared to pay.

For my now-sold 2002 VFR, my insurance for the year ending July/07 was $3.789 total before my discounts -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,526
Posted By thumper 8
FWIW, I threw a set of Cheng Shin 858's on my...

FWIW, I threw a set of Cheng Shin 858's on my KLR, and the rear blocks started to separate (front is fine) after 2,000 km's +/-. running around 28 to 30 psi, some faster pavement runs and basic...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,141
Posted By thumper 8
Yep - I made it home OK. Took the slow road up...

Yep - I made it home OK. Took the slow road up I-5 on Sunday - although the pounding rain and the grooved pavement (for imminent repaving) and occasional hydroplaning on near flooded roads on the 405...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By thumper 8
Kept inside a ziploc bag.

Kept inside a ziploc bag.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 33,905
Posted By thumper 8
Like this one: ...

Like this one:

http://vancouver.craigslist.org/mcy/395637501.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By thumper 8
In a letter size bright orange "In Case of...

In a letter size bright orange "In Case of Emergency" envelope taped to the inside of the back protector in both my jackets - leather and textile. Envelope has bike insurance and reg, medical...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 2,673,501
Posted By thumper 8
With a l'il Photoshop, it will fit any bike ...

With a l'il Photoshop, it will fit any bike :wink:
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 2,673,501
Posted By thumper 8
Cannot believe no one takes a canoe with them...:D

Cannot believe no one takes a canoe with them...:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,456
Posted By thumper 8
FWIW, a buddy of mine is riding up to Prudhoe Bay...

FWIW, a buddy of mine is riding up to Prudhoe Bay today on his KLR - a longish trip from Vancouver, BC to Alaska. I thought it was too early in the season, but he is having great weather - and yes,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By thumper 8
Lost one mirror and tighted the clutch lever back...

Lost one mirror and tighted the clutch lever back up good as new - all is good.

Gotta get some new rubber. Worn Trailwings in gumbo mud on a steep hill are not a good combo :nod .

Washed her...
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