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Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,272,984
Posted By vinracer40
Posting images Thanks Greg

THX for the tip on posting images Greg. It was easy!
Merry Christmas all
Pappy
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,272,984
Posted By vinracer40
My "new" ride

I purchased this one owner R75/6 this fall from an elderly gentleman that unfortunately had to stop riding because of poor health. He is of German decent and laughed when he gave me the shop manual...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,817
Posted By vinracer40
NOS 09 Super Sherpa

Haven't any images yet but I just put a lump of cash down on a new old stock 09 Super Sherpa to supplement my F650GS. It has been sitting in the showroom for three years with my name on it I guess...
Forum: Face plant 12-31-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,982
Posted By vinracer40
Loaning stuff

The saying here is never loan your motorcycle, chainsaw or girlfriend..they will come back ruined for sure.
Pappy
Forum: Canada 10-24-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By vinracer40
How to register a vintage bike that was never registered. Ontario.

Has anyone had recent experience in Ontario registering/titling an old machine that has never been registered. I have a 57 Matchless G80CS that I have pieced together from different sources over the...
Forum: Canada 07-13-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,595
Posted By vinracer40
Tires

We have done the Dempster twice on Metzler Tourances and both times we swore we would never do it again without something more aggressive. I guess we are slow learners. If it is dry it is ok, if it...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By vinracer40
rider to rider com

Any suggestions for com set for rider to rider communication up to 3-4 km? We have used GMRS radios with mike and ear bud in full helmets...but too much wind noise and static at speed with any voice...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By vinracer40
Winter in the Yukon

These people must be from Norway or Cold Springs. Inspirational, and completely insane. One has to respect that. What I want to know is how far had they come? Whitehorse or did they ride across the...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,276
Posted By vinracer40
The 500.

Sorry, did not mean to highjack the thread:

OK, I'll bite, how did they know there was 500 bikes and who were 'they'. Maybe the air force has spy drones patrolling the road or an old guy sitting...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,073
Posted By vinracer40
Sabre

This machine was refurbished by Flying Colours located at the Peterborough airport. It was in tough shape before they did it after sitting on the pole for a lot of years.
Forum: Canada 02-23-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,300
Posted By vinracer40
dent repair

Don't use compressed air, it may splay the tank out. Don't ask how I know please:(
Forum: Canada 02-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By vinracer40
Ontario to Dawson City

We went out across hwy 200 across the Dakotas and into Montanna from Duluth Minnestoa (visited Arerostitch). People are friendly and the roads as interesting as you will get for the prairies. We sort...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,276
Posted By vinracer40
Cartwright to Goose Bay

Does anyone know if the new road north from near Cartwright to Goose Bay is open yet? We used the overnight ferry when we did the road in 05. The road to Cartwright was fairly new then and the deep...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By vinracer40
Thats a good thing because we have mosquitos in...

Thats a good thing because we have mosquitos in abundance:) The North Shore is a nice ride, enjoy it, you should be able to outrun the small bugs at least. Once the bears come out the bugs seem less...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,291
Posted By vinracer40
Insurance

We have two F650GS machines, an 05 and an 07 all geared up and have been paying $810 each for the last couple of years through Jevco which we were told bought out Kingsway that we had been with...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,325
Posted By vinracer40
Tent or no tent

FWIW,
Take a tent as back up for that evening when the motels are all full. Our first two month tour we tented most of the time. The weather was bad most of the time so the camping sucked and I...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,376
Posted By vinracer40
Sportster and sidecar

Try these guys
http://www.motorvation.com

They show a couple of good images of HD and sidecars and sell mounts for various sidecars. I picked up an 883 this fall for Sunday entertainment (the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,329
Posted By vinracer40
Daily distance

When we are on long trips we normally try and get in 5-600km per day. That is a comfortable distance, 900km is pushing it for us. Weather is a factor as well. The one thing that has made those...
Forum: Face plant 10-27-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 185,729
Posted By vinracer40
Forks coming apart

This is not the first incident I have heard of where the F650GS forks have failed. I believe there is mention of it on the Chain Gang website, a site for the 650 owners. Anyone riding one of these...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By vinracer40
Great Lakes North Shore

Hotels and fuel are no problem along the north shore. Many gas stations close at night though so keep that in mind. Too many animals on the road up there at night for us so we stick to daytime...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 906,166
Posted By vinracer40
My Russel Day Long Seat

The Russel seat I bought used for my F650 allowed me to go from riding about an hour and a half max before agony set in to easily riding a half day before needing a stop. I wonder how good one custom...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,693
Posted By vinracer40
Glad you are home safe.

Hi Duncanites,
Glad you had a great trip and made it up the Dempster. I would bet that you can't go up there just once, there is too much to take in and the call to come back just keeps tugging...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 27,759
Posted By vinracer40
F650GS vs KLR650

I have owned and done long distance touring on both of these bikes. The KLR is a better gravel road/fire trails bike than the standard GS(non Dakar). It also handles suprisingly well in the twisties...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By vinracer40
KLR vs F650GS

I have ridden both the KLR and F650GS (non Dakar) coast to coast and to the far North. The KLR is a great low bucks touring machine better at the rougher stuff and very easy to maintain. One failure...
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