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Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 313,673
Posted By BigChris
Seat pan compatibility

Anyone know if a seat from a 2008 will fit a 2013 Connie? I'm looking to get a Russell and don't want to use the brand new stock seat pan.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By BigChris
Joe Rocket has sizes up to 5X in their Sonic...

Joe Rocket has sizes up to 5X in their Sonic leather jackets and I find they are true to size.
Forum: Canada 10-19-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,673
Posted By BigChris
I haven't run into the zip code thing but I have...

I haven't run into the zip code thing but I have had my card declined because of "too frequent use". I was riding across the western states and would usually fill up at Sinclair or Phillips, usually...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By BigChris
Take a look at Joe Rocket gear. They have jackets...

Take a look at Joe Rocket gear. They have jackets up to 5X and overpants as well.
Forum: Canada 05-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By BigChris
Looking back at the accident now I realize how...

Looking back at the accident now I realize how lucky I was. It was a beautiful spring day and I was riding at a very leisurely pace, much less than I would normally ride so the slide along the...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By BigChris
I think I've decided not to make a claim. The...

I think I've decided not to make a claim. The consensus of advice here and elsewhere seems to be that it's not worth the risk of higher rates in future to file a claim for anything less than a full...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By BigChris
Insurance question/Worst Saturday ever

Beautiful Saturday, weather was perfect so I made the ill fated decision to go for a ride:( Long story short a guy runs a stop sign in front of me, I hit the brakes and go ass over tea kettle down...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,817
Posted By BigChris
All of the above. Its a good reliable and...

All of the above. Its a good reliable and comfortable bike. Minor quibbles would be the short valve adjust interval (6k miles), small selection of stock size tires and some handlebar vibration. I've...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,236
Posted By BigChris
Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,368
Posted By BigChris
I've seen a couple of really nice CB750's done...

I've seen a couple of really nice CB750's done over cafe style. Old Honda's just beg to be dressed up.
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By BigChris
Try this...

Try this http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447611

Google the RT vs ST1300 vs whatever and you'll find a couple of reviews and comparisons in Advrider and elsewhere.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,835
Posted By BigChris
I went for a ride today. I saw a tree.... And...

I went for a ride today. I saw a tree.... And then I got frostbite....I've gotta move somewhere where the season is longer than five months...Thank you Ms. Peach for your continuing story...It gets...
Forum: Canada 10-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,751
Posted By BigChris
I was up around Combermere, Barry's Bay and...

I was up around Combermere, Barry's Bay and Algonquin today and it was beautiful. Great roads, awesome views of the lakes with the full autumn colours and one of the best rides I've had this year....
Forum: Canada 07-29-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
Please, it's a case of Mill Street Tankhouse ale,...

Please, it's a case of Mill Street Tankhouse ale, not a soapbox!
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By BigChris
Do you have speakers or do you use earbuds? I use...

Do you have speakers or do you use earbuds? I use the Etymotic ER6i's and I find that I can use the same volume setting while riding that I have off the bike. I like the degree of sound isolation...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
God bless George Bush? Oh really? What exactly...

God bless George Bush? Oh really? What exactly did good ol' George accomplish in his eight years that he should be blessed? H'mmm let's see
1) Spent most of 2000 and 2001 on vacation while Al Quaeda...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,186
Posted By BigChris
Beautiful pictures! Is that a UFO or a helicopter...

Beautiful pictures! Is that a UFO or a helicopter in the upper right of the last one?
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,829
Posted By BigChris
So John is on that antique ST1100 of his at 100+...

So John is on that antique ST1100 of his at 100+ mph taking pictures of you? Way to go John!:clap
Forum: Canada 06-25-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By BigChris
Check with a lawyer. There is a legal principal...

Check with a lawyer. There is a legal principal called an "easement" which may apply here.

"Easement
A legal right to the access over or use of another's land or waterway."
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By BigChris
Choice is limited for big sizes in motorcycle...

Choice is limited for big sizes in motorcycle boots. I'm currently wearing TourMaster Response in size 14 which are a decent quality boot. I've also worn AlpineStar Ridge (size 14) which again is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By BigChris
I am currently breaking in a new pair of these...

I am currently breaking in a new pair of these boots and agree with most of what has been said. They do fit true to size and seem a bit wider than a lot of boots I've tried and seem to be well...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 64,512
Posted By BigChris
Your picture link is not working but since I've...

Your picture link is not working but since I've never seen an ugly Valkyrie :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,811
Posted By BigChris
+1. I've also used the perforated type rubber...

+1. I've also used the perforated type rubber drawer liner (looks like mesh) underneath a tank bag to prevent scratches. It's thin, cheap and worked OK.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 64,512
Posted By BigChris
The only suggestion I can make is a negative one...

The only suggestion I can make is a negative one and that is to stay away from Bridgestone. The bike had Bridgestones on it when I bought it and they were extremely noisy. When I put a new set of of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 64,512
Posted By BigChris
I've used generic throwover softbags similar to...

I've used generic throwover softbags similar to the CL-850's on my Valk and they were fine. Cobra makes a set of brackets for the Valk to keep the bags off the exhaust and away from the wheels. The...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
Jeez, doesn't anyone recognize humour anymore?:D

Jeez, doesn't anyone recognize humour anymore?:D
Forum: Canada 02-13-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,009
Posted By BigChris
It must have a voltage converter right? USB is 5...

It must have a voltage converter right? USB is 5 volts.
Forum: Canada 02-12-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By BigChris
That is just bizarre! What are the odds that two...

That is just bizarre! What are the odds that two psycho killers would attend the same classes at the same time?
Forum: Canada 02-02-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
How about: The bestest place of all! Like...

How about:

The bestest place of all!
Like the US only better!
Home of the TimBit.
Where men are men and the women like it
Forum: Canada 01-31-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
I almost understood that...Maybe a just a few...

I almost understood that...Maybe a just a few more Foster's and I'll acheive full comprehension! Could it be that Australians really do speak English but they've all got the wobbly boots on? Fair...
Forum: Canada 01-31-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
MMMMHH, fritter! Caramel apple or blueberry? ...

MMMMHH, fritter! Caramel apple or blueberry?


Wait a second, are you trying to distract me? I have a legitimate complaint dammit! This parrot is not deceased! Are you really a Canadian or just...
Forum: Canada 01-31-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
Careful, he's American so he's probably got a gun...

Careful, he's American so he's probably got a gun plus he's from Jersey so he's gotta be mobbed up.:eek1
Forum: Canada 01-31-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
"Goannas in the chook shed"? Oh really? Does...

"Goannas in the chook shed"? Oh really? Does anybody but an Aussie even know that means? I mean c'mon on. Do you guys speak the Queen's English down there or not? :lol3
Forum: Canada 01-31-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
Fixed:freaky

Fixed:freaky
Forum: Canada 01-31-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,121
Posted By BigChris
Anti-Canadianism on AdvRider

So I was perusing the forums today and happened to click on Regional Forums to check out what my fellow Canadians are up to and Lo and Behold what do I see under the Canada forum? "HOSERS, EH!" WTF?...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-24-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,374
Posted By BigChris
Bike rental in Israel?

I will be in Israel for business sometime in August/September 2010 for several weeks and I would love to tour the country by motorcycle. I've been there before so I know what to expect in terms of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By BigChris
If I'm lucky my garage door might be unfrozen by...

If I'm lucky my garage door might be unfrozen by April.:cry That video looks like it could be most days last summer for us around here! Glad you were able to get out for a ride though.
Forum: Canada 01-04-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 101,018
Posted By BigChris
Thanks for info guys. It sounds like it is...

Thanks for info guys. It sounds like it is possible to ride a bike from the border if you can arrange the right permits. I'm going to look into this and I'll try and post up the details for the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 571,348
Posted By BigChris
[QUOTE=Frank likes to ride][ ...

[QUOTE=Frank likes to ride][
http://frank766.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p64212523-5.jpg

Amazing shot! HDR? I am so bleepin' jealous. We've got another 4 months minimum of winter to get through here just...
Forum: Canada 01-02-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 101,018
Posted By BigChris
Is there a definitive answer on whether it's...

Is there a definitive answer on whether it's legal to ride a bike you're importing home from the border? I know people have done it but is it legal? My understanding is that 1) It's illegal for a...
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