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Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Cowtowner
watson lake

It would definitely save some time. I guess there would be costs for storage and fuel. I'm thinking about it that's for sure.
Forum: Americas 07-14-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Cowtowner
Move this Thread

Can this thread be moved to trip planning I accidentally posted it here.
Forum: Americas 07-14-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Cowtowner
Toy Hauler to Yukon OK?

I'm riding to Yukon and Alaska in August and only have 2 weeks away from work and family. I've ridden from Calgary up Dempster before, so am thinking I may trailer my bike in my toy hauler from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,033
Posted By Cowtowner
Ontario

Hey Jeff, glad to hear you made it to Ontario. We weren't so much hammered here with rain like out west in the foothills and mountains but it did start raining pretty good the day you left, and the...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 329,960
Posted By Cowtowner
Mountainaire

Ok. I was talking to a guy there and looking for air and he told me they weren't selling anything.
Forum: Canada 07-01-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 329,960
Posted By Cowtowner
Trunk Road

Good to know Lycan1. If the Coal Camp Road (Sundre cut off) is passable all the way from Sundre area to the junction with the forestry trunk road, then a guy can definitely ride south on trunk road...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 329,960
Posted By Cowtowner
Hwy 40

Rode up forest trunk road/40 yesterday. You can go north from Cochrane all the way to Mountainaire lodge area where the cut off to Sundre is. Trunk road is closed a couple km north of the Sundre cut...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 61,246
Posted By Cowtowner
Awesome. You two must be super excited. I'll be...

Awesome. You two must be super excited. I'll be following along!
Forum: Canada 01-28-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,326
Posted By Cowtowner
Longview-Hwy 40

Glad to hear you guys are riding up here this summer. Here's my tip if you want to see grizzly bears on Highway 40 west of Longview - leave early! If you come through the Highwood Pass (which is...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,726
Views: 404,062
Posted By Cowtowner
07 990 Adv

I finally did it - read all 132 pages. Lots of informative stuff in there - you guys have been making real headway! Inspired me to pull out the cable that's been sitting in my garage since last...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,324
Posted By Cowtowner
Go Patrick!

I guess we'll know shortly - go Patrick!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 219,989
Posted By Cowtowner
Happy Trails

Glad you guys and gal had a good ride yesterday - looks like it was a beautiful morning in the front ranges. Happy trails!!
Forum: Canada 06-27-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 329,960
Posted By Cowtowner
rules

[QUOTE=DasLorne;19000530]I'm new to dual sporting, so it is nice to be reminded of (and taught) the rules. /QUOTE]

Good to know. It is so wet in Maclean now it's not a good time to ride it...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 329,960
Posted By Cowtowner
River Crossing

Please don't ride across that river, ever. Riding across that river in that location (and everywhere else, other than a bridge) is not only illegal, it is the kind of behaviour that will get us all...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,565
Posted By Cowtowner
Skid Plate

It's a good point. My KTM 350 XCF-W dirt bike didn't come with a skid plate or radiator guards or even decent handguards, and I wouldn't ride it in the bush without these items.
Forum: Canada 05-30-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 329,960
Posted By Cowtowner
Permission

Ya, I figured - I should have copied the number on the sign and called them to see if they would ever give permission for motorbiking. I could see how they wouldn't be too keen on it.
Forum: Canada 05-30-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 329,960
Posted By Cowtowner
Richards Road

I was poking around in Ghost on weekend and took Richards Road, until a sign at the border of the Stoney reserve that said permission was needed to continue. Is it ok to ride through the reserve?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,374
Posted By Cowtowner
Deadheading

I do this on dirt bikes too - it's the only good way to get safely down some steep hills in the foothills around here. Haven't tried it on my 990 because haven't been down too steep of a hill on it,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Cowtowner
I Don't Get It

Maybe I'm dense but ... if the S fork has more internal travel, doesn't the entire fork assembley wind up being physically longer even if the tubes are the same length? Isn't that why an S or an R...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,395
Posted By Cowtowner
My Favorite Farkles

I couldn't live without my heated grips - you gotta have 'em if you ride where it's cold. Mine are KTM heated grips but there are threads where people debate what grips are best.

With the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cowtowner
Lowering

You can't use a lowering link on these bikes as they don't have a linkage (at least, the Adventures don't and I'm assuming SE is the same). As noted above if you want to lower the rear suspension you...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 219,989
Posted By Cowtowner
Amazing Place

Copper Canyon looks like an amazing place - I had no idea. Like another grand canyon. What a great ride!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By Cowtowner
Leak down

If you did a leak down test then it's one cylinder at a time (TDC compression), and you watch for bubbles in coolant.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By Cowtowner
Sounds normal to me. Mine is near the bottom of...

Sounds normal to me. Mine is near the bottom of the dipstick if checked after a few minutes of idling but near the middle is checked when hot.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Cowtowner
Ss1000

I've done it on a bike with a slightly longer gas range than a stock 990 but less comfortable and am thinking of doing another one on my 990. I don't see fuel stops as that big of a deal - I had lots...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,148
Posted By Cowtowner
wire

The positive and negative wires go the battery. The switch has a small wire from it (I think its white but don't have it in front of me) that you wire into ACC2.
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 219,989
Posted By Cowtowner
We got a lot of trouts up here too :evil

We got a lot of trouts up here too :evil
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,593
Posted By Cowtowner
My left grip spun with grip glue after a while....

My left grip spun with grip glue after a while. So I safety wired them. Good solution, but you should prefer the narrower guage stuff for grips (like 20 thou). I had it lying around as have always...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Cowtowner
I meant to say, putting clutch cover in hot oven...

I meant to say, putting clutch cover in hot oven could damage gasket - I've pulled my outer clutch cover many times without replacing gasket.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,080
Posted By Cowtowner
Fuel Boiling

I rode my '07 990 Adv in traffic the other day, 5 C outside temperature, four bars on the temperature guage, and when I parked it I noticed a weird sound. Opened the two gas caps and could hear fuel...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Cowtowner
Oven

There is an anti-vibration thingie in the outer clutch cover that retains a bit of oil, so I pulled the outer clutch cover anyway before putting the side cover in the oven so that my wife doesn't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 219,989
Posted By Cowtowner
Mexico

Great pictures of Mexico and looks like a fun ride! Glad to hear you're coming to Alberta - we have some great riding here with lots of options to hook up to the Alaska or Cassier highway.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cowtowner
Looks like a lot

That looks like an inch or more, which is a lot if you ask me - I know 5mm is often done on sport bikes on the track to sharpen them up, and I consider that to be a pretty big change. Don't know...
Forum: Canada 03-27-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Cowtowner
out west

Since you are riding out and back, you can take two ways. If you take the Alaska Highway up to Watson Lake area, then you can easily do Banff, Lake Louise, and the Parkway (Hwy 93) from Lake Louise...
Forum: Canada 03-27-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,064
Posted By Cowtowner
Better Law

Glad he was caught and hope the punishment is stiff.



I doubt elected judges would do much if anything to improve justice. The judges operate within the criminal law and are limited by the...
Forum: Canada 03-27-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By Cowtowner
Cool places

I'm mostly skiing Lake Louise and a bit at Sunshine - they've both been pounded with snow in March and have some of the best conditions in years. I was blown away the last couple of weekends - warm,...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By Cowtowner
Pavement to Banff

On the western end of your ride, there is no trail that will get you to Banff on dirt or gravel - Banff is in Banff National Park which has no dirt or significant gravel roads, and it is bounded on...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cowtowner
Bolt in Swingarm

I dropped the bottom bolt into the swingarm when re-installing my shock - managed to drag it back near the hole with a magnet, lift the end with a dental pick then nab it with a needle nose. At one...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By Cowtowner
Ralle Moto

The Ralle Moto also has zero return to damping center depending on the mode.

I just installed a ralle moto LC8 kit but haven't used it yet.

I went with the ralle moto so that I didn't need...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,070
Posted By Cowtowner
Light Switch

Thanks Kurt. I have the harness from another bike but need to update my lights - I'll be getting a hold of you guys on that. John E.
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