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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,018
Posted By Slowphil
Before I rode down to Ushuaia 2 years ago I...

Before I rode down to Ushuaia 2 years ago I bought an 07 wee strom with 45,000kms as a throw away bike. Another 45,000kms down and back up to Brazil where I sold it with absolutely no problems, not...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Slowphil
I live in Nova Scotia, didn't learn to drive here...

I live in Nova Scotia, didn't learn to drive here though thank gawd. Here they have the really nice but very dangerous habit of out politing you. Sitting at an intersection it's "After you Alphonse,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By Slowphil
I'm in as well, I agree with you about the...

I'm in as well, I agree with you about the Argentinian pampas. I disliked them, on my way down the wind was absolutely vicious, twisting my helmet and head almost continuously and threatning to push...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Slowphil
EU/Canada free trade is still being negotiated,...

EU/Canada free trade is still being negotiated, nothing is final yet

edited - besides that haven't you noticed our free trade agreements are only for business not for the average Canadian
Forum: Canada 05-03-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,183
Posted By Slowphil
It's been proven by highway designers that 70% of...

It's been proven by highway designers that 70% of traffic will travel at the proper speed for the road and conditions, if your finding the majority of traffic now runs the speed limit because they're...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 858,759
Posted By Slowphil
Thanks a lot Cheers Slowphil

Thanks a lot Cheers Slowphil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 858,759
Posted By Slowphil
posting this in this thread as well, does anybody...

posting this in this thread as well, does anybody know if Yann is still making skid plates for the strom? Had one before and now need another one.

Cheers
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,987
Posted By Slowphil
Does anybody know if Yann is still in business?

Does anybody know if Yann is still in business?
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Slowphil
I agree with Crashmeister on just about all he...

I agree with Crashmeister on just about all he says, I rode from east coast Canada to Ushuaia and back up to Igazzu Falls Brazil. Just doing that I put about 45000km on my bike (28000miles). I took 8...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Slowphil
Crap happens to a lot of people I'm afraid your...

Crap happens to a lot of people I'm afraid your one of them, hope you enjoy the bike and find you get your moneys worth in the enjoyment!!!
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,045
Posted By Slowphil
never had a problem with the Quebec cops all the...

never had a problem with the Quebec cops all the many times I've been through there
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,091
Posted By Slowphil
my suggestion for Quebec, explore the north shore...

my suggestion for Quebec, explore the north shore on the St Lawrence shore road, if your not too interested in citys hop up on the 40 to go through Quebec City and as you get to Montreal. In Montreal...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,697
Posted By Slowphil
If the new DSP matches the old for helping me in...

If the new DSP matches the old for helping me in a bind I'll order everything I can through them!!
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,091
Posted By Slowphil
if your coming to the east coast, Nova Scotia...

if your coming to the east coast, Nova Scotia drop me a line always a bed, a steak and a beer waiting!
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,091
Posted By Slowphil
Well, that last bit takes your place off the list...

Well, that last bit takes your place off the list of places to stay! LOL

hostels in Canada and the US are not everywhere but the ones I've stayed in are usually nice and reasonably priced, there...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17,097
Views: 1,998,243
Posted By Slowphil
congratulations on the bike: do the...

congratulations on the bike:

do the suspension mods first, fork brace, heavier fork springs for your weight, ricor intiminators and beef up the rear shock spring, set your sag and the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17,097
Views: 1,998,243
Posted By Slowphil
I didn't mount mine to the rad or the overflow...

I didn't mount mine to the rad or the overflow either, at the tank bottom bolt mount I made steel brackets (strips) that run in front of the rad from the tank bolts to the frame, all bent by hand and...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,996
Posted By Slowphil
actually when you get to Argentina check on...

actually when you get to Argentina check on prices for flying your bike to South Africa from Buenos Aires, you might find it cheaper

good luck
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By Slowphil
Yeah I should have mentioned about Bakkers books,...

Yeah I should have mentioned about Bakkers books, the addresses alot of times won't enter your gps, what I did was located the address on google map and then narrow it down matching the gps (nuvi...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Slowphil
My suggestion is not to overplan the trip, have a...

My suggestion is not to overplan the trip, have a general route and don't book hotels etc. There's going to be times you might want to shorten or lengthen the riding for a day, decide you want to go...
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 59,760
Posted By Slowphil
Merry Christmas to everybody and hope there's...

Merry Christmas to everybody and hope there's lots of good riding for everybody in the year to come!!
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,486
Posted By Slowphil
I realize I`m late coming to this discussion but...

I realize I`m late coming to this discussion but here`s my opinion. Buy the Blackbird, I had an 03 loved it and sold it and bought a valkyrie because someone wanted to ride with me but then never...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,856
Posted By Slowphil
I'll second riding with Toby, he knows Peru well,...

I'll second riding with Toby, he knows Peru well, his bikes are all well maintained and he can put together just about any ride you'd like. Besides that Toby and his wife Sara are excellent people,...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By Slowphil
I used the Eagles Pass/Piedras Negras crossing...

I used the Eagles Pass/Piedras Negras crossing and can recommend it, it's small town, quiet and unrushed absolutely no hassles. Insurance is available just down the road from the crossing.

...
Forum: Latin America 12-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,711
Posted By Slowphil
Thanks guys, those pictures bring back memories...

Thanks guys, those pictures bring back memories of the vast emptiness that is southern Bolivia but it's beautiful out in the middle of nowhere there!!
Forum: Latin America 12-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Slowphil
My wife flew down to BA to visit me on my trip...

My wife flew down to BA to visit me on my trip she had so many parts for my bike she could hardly stagger with it all, customs could care less about it maybe because as people suggested there wasn't...
Forum: Latin America 12-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,711
Posted By Slowphil
Keep your gas topped up as much as you can around...

Keep your gas topped up as much as you can around Uyuni and the Salar, delivery to the area is kind of iffy at times though there is a little store in Uyuni and sometimes you can buy 5 liters at a...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Slowphil
Went for a ride today here on the east coast, the...

Went for a ride today here on the east coast, the torrential downpours we just had washed all the salt off the road and then stopped so I was good to go. Maybe tomorrow I'll wish you a Happy Hanukkah...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Slowphil
Hey good for you, I went down to Ushuaia 2...

Hey good for you, I went down to Ushuaia 2 winters ago and loved every minute of the trip, still miss being on the road though even with all the riding I do!
Forum: Canada 12-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Slowphil
Sounds good, keep me in mind as it gets closer...

Sounds good, keep me in mind as it gets closer I'll be posting on here trying to organize something!

Cheers Slowphil
Forum: Regional forums 12-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By Slowphil
If your going to be buying in the states and...

If your going to be buying in the states and shipping here you go http://www.haulbikes.com/shipping_checklist.html .

If you buy in Canada try one of the airlines to fly the bike direct to...
Forum: Canada 11-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Slowphil
Long distance planning, TCAT in 2 summers

I realize this is really long term for those who are led astray by a chicken:lol3 but who is doing the TCAT in 2 summers starting in the east and going west?
Forum: Canada 11-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By Slowphil
from personal experience my suggestion is look...

from personal experience my suggestion is look for a klr that has had suspension work done if nothing else. I did mine and the difference is night and day in the handling department. Front end I have...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Slowphil
This was on facebook, anywhere in the US for $500...

This was on facebook, anywhere in the US for $500 US, http://haulbikes.com/discounts.htmls, (http://haulbikes.com/discounts.htmls)
since your in Detroit!
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,365
Posted By Slowphil
back in the dark ages when I was a newb rider, an...

back in the dark ages when I was a newb rider, an old rider told me, always have somebody check the chain when I and all my gear were on the bike then you knew it would be right :deal
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Slowphil
R Rick is right for that section. A nice road...

R Rick is right for that section. A nice road ride (and a long day) from Blomidon to Canso Causeway is at Windsor on the 101 swing up onto hwy 14 and then 215 to the 102, this takes you along the...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Slowphil
Blomidon to Ingonish can be done in a day, a long...

Blomidon to Ingonish can be done in a day, a long day with no extended stops anywhere. Of course since I last did it they've improved hwy 104 between New Glasgow and Canso Causeway. This may cut...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Slowphil
Was going to invite you to my place in Kingsport...

Was going to invite you to my place in Kingsport just outside Canning but I won't be there when you arrive, on my own trip to Ontario, I wish you good weather and have an excellent time here in Nova...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Slowphil
Don't sweat having someone to leave with, I...

Don't sweat having someone to leave with, I travelled alone down to San Cristobal and then ran into all sorts of people heading south on bikes. Ended up travelling with a couple of them down to...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 54,579
Posted By Slowphil
wow, people say I'm judgemental but you put me to...

wow, people say I'm judgemental but you put me to shame. They're only giving the side of the story as they know it so ease up a bit
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