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Forum: Canada 05-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By dump-a-thump
yes, the age shouldn't be the justification for a...

yes, the age shouldn't be the justification for a salary. It does seem to be a high salary, regardless of age or experience. After all, being an elected official is 'public service'. And the pension...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,597
Posted By dump-a-thump
Back to the original point... the GS can be...

Back to the original point... the GS can be picked and pulled apart, with all sorts of tupperware removed, but you will still be lacking the suspension set-up, which is a fairly significant part of...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By dump-a-thump
you are saying the older career politicians would...

you are saying the older career politicians would do better?

Young idealistic people slightly influencing the nation doesn't sound too awful, its not like the lawyers, teachers and other various...
Forum: Canada 11-18-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,623
Posted By dump-a-thump
Had an indepth talk with a friend at the auto BMW...

Had an indepth talk with a friend at the auto BMW dealership earlier this month, he made no mention of anything bike related (although they may know as little as the SWM staff). After my experiences...
Forum: Canada 11-15-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By dump-a-thump
jesus, twitter dude needs to go ride and blow off...

jesus, twitter dude needs to go ride and blow off some steam.

Thanks for the info from all, off to see the wizard(s) tomorrow...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By dump-a-thump
Bike wreckers in greater Vancouver. Good/Bad/Ugly?

Trying to find a wrecker in the lower mainland that would have some BMW parts for an old GS-PD I'm trying to resurrect. Don't even specifically need GS-PD parts, as the bike is intended for serious...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By dump-a-thump
hey man, we ride all winter in canada, you just...

hey man, we ride all winter in canada, you just need to be prepared.

Cold is the shit. It can royally screw you up, and sometimes its tough to notice it happening. Not just freezing your hand off,...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,623
Posted By dump-a-thump
No, you are looking at it the wrong way.... ...

No, you are looking at it the wrong way....

The entire idea for the unending stream of recalls is to reward us for the ability to pay $87.21 for a simple bolt (which would cost .80 at CTire) which...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By dump-a-thump
sure. Anything 650cc and japanese. Bomb-proof...

sure. Anything 650cc and japanese. Bomb-proof tough and reliable. Lots of farkles. I'd recommend the XR...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,623
Posted By dump-a-thump
Scuttlebutt going around is that the new owner...

Scuttlebutt going around is that the new owner (Terry) was on an unofficial payment plan with the previous owner (Kelly) and decided to maybe put the money from bike sales into the wrong...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,623
Posted By dump-a-thump
did you somehow miss all the nastiness of kymco...

did you somehow miss all the nastiness of kymco scooter sitting around all summer? (maybe the quads distracted you...) Now, perhaps an italian scooter may work, but its tough to compete with Yamaha...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By dump-a-thump
Laugh Damn spoilsports... Plates go off the boxer in 3...

Damn spoilsports... Plates go off the boxer in 3 hours, back to the poor 650 single if anything comes about.

Great rip today, from vernon, out Hwy 6, needles, nakusp, slocan, nelson, kaslo and...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,776
Posted By dump-a-thump
Coasting down the hill in trail I can hit 80-85...

Coasting down the hill in trail I can hit 80-85 on the colnago, throw in a little draft from a truck... 100 no problem.

Interesting comment from the Albertan regarding how RCMP didn't like giving...
Forum: Canada 10-13-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,418
Posted By dump-a-thump
I'd like to draw attention to the fact that...

I'd like to draw attention to the fact that "Legally" doesn't always mean "Safely".

And by accepting that this is "Legal = Safe" to do, you stop thinking about your actions and just accept that...
Forum: Canada 10-13-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,418
Posted By dump-a-thump
Looks like we got a whole bunch of folks who will...

Looks like we got a whole bunch of folks who will be taking their bikes in next week for speed limiters...:amazon

Obviously, since speed is such a big concern, and for the safety of everybody out...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By dump-a-thump
if you are switching to a supermoto set-up on a...

if you are switching to a supermoto set-up on a klr, then:

a) its also likely you put a body kit and huge wing on the k-car you drove through high school (sorry. from Oz? make that a yellow falcon...
Forum: Canada 10-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By dump-a-thump
gravel isn't any fun on over-loaded thumpers,...

gravel isn't any fun on over-loaded thumpers, either. And every time I hit spray lakes, there always seems to be a damn grader running. I think that's all he does, Canmore to Kan Village, Kan Village...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By dump-a-thump
I just did Chute Lake last week on my ducati...

I just did Chute Lake last week on my ducati 1198, there is nothing to be had there for a mulkan... Not much for the slick tires, either...

If you haven't ridden in loose sand (as opposed to the...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By dump-a-thump
jesus dude, you plan way too early. however,...

jesus dude, you plan way too early.

however, trapper and i will be headed down to baja and the mainland sometime around mid january, for about a three week tour, you should hit me back sometime...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-09-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By dump-a-thump
gravel varies, depending if your rm grades its...

gravel varies, depending if your rm grades its road deeply, if its just a top dressing over a semi-permiable road treatment, size of debris, or if you are off in the nasty, washed out old trails....
Forum: Canada 10-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,418
Posted By dump-a-thump
Its way too easy to get caught doing over +40...

Its way too easy to get caught doing over +40 these days.

Got tagged doing 110 in a 60 zone (rural highway that they upgraded about 5 years ago and didn't bother to change the speed), cop was nice...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,746
Posted By dump-a-thump
If you wired in a relay switch to the original...

If you wired in a relay switch to the original headlight circuit, then the right strength resistor behind it, then ground, this should bypass the LAMP! warning. (And the restrictor in the circuit...
Forum: Canada 09-29-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By dump-a-thump
jesus, some-one gets cranky when he has to go to...

jesus, some-one gets cranky when he has to go to the big shitty...

Weren't me (I was drowning on my way back from Nakusp last night), but, really, live and let live- or die, as you describe it.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By dump-a-thump
Re: weak subframe So I'm told. I was going...

Re: weak subframe

So I'm told. I was going to have a friend put in the extra frame gussets (a la Holen) and do a complete lattice subframe incorporated into the pannier racks (like TT does for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By dump-a-thump
Oh, yeah. This is the bike that the R1200GS...

Oh, yeah.

This is the bike that the R1200GS should be (or at the least they should offer a super-stripped version of the R).

No damn ABS, no ESC, no integrated braking circuits, no 30lbs of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By dump-a-thump
Thanks for all the pics, lots of nicely done...

Thanks for all the pics, lots of nicely done options, although I am rather fond of the R80 one...

I've had two Givi screens on my Dakar, they give great protection, but in cold temps, they break...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By dump-a-thump
Looks good, I didn't know smith-willis went thru,...

Looks good, I didn't know smith-willis went thru, its pretty country up south of Agate. Cool ruins on the way into Princeton.:drif



I no can do the 2nd, ATV club poker ride to medic for, so...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-25-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By dump-a-thump
Powerbars. Not the harvest, protein, or...

Powerbars.
Not the harvest, protein, or pre-workout ones, the plain, nasty-ass chalk flavoured (NOW IN VANILLA CHALK!) original power bars. They won't attract rodents (although mice chew on random...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By dump-a-thump
Different folks have different tolerances to crap...

Different folks have different tolerances to crap in the water. Its somewhat genetic, but mostly has to do with if you grew up drinking super-sanitized water or the natural stuff.

Regardless,...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By dump-a-thump
Dude, you could ride that on a Ducati Superbike...

Dude, you could ride that on a Ducati Superbike (in fact, I seem to recall doing just that...).

MMMMkay:

1)Follow the road to Renfrew as shown. If you feel inclined to walk down to the beach at...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By dump-a-thump
dammit, this always happens when i get a bike...

dammit, this always happens when i get a bike that i don't have to absolutely flog to keep up with the boxer clan...

Lets look at Oct 16th, if the weather is dry the riding should be good... even...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,359
Posted By dump-a-thump
so, our choices here would be either to pay more...

so, our choices here would be either to pay more taxes to hire more LEOs and bylaw-brats, or else re-direct them from their existing duties?

The problem with enacting new laws is that unless you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By dump-a-thump
HP2e Windscreen, for touring...

Bit the bullet and made space in the garage for a HP2e.

The PO guarded, customized and farkled the shit out of the poor thing, but left the stock headlight on. And at 120, she's a mite windy up...
Forum: Canada 09-21-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,001
Posted By dump-a-thump
with regards to the "standing on the pegs", a...

with regards to the "standing on the pegs", a kelowna GRC/ motorbike officer (on a new police R/T, no less) said it "was easy to go over the bars when braking while standing", even on his duty bike....
Forum: Canada 09-21-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By dump-a-thump
a loop up mabel, then crazy creek to shuswap...

a loop up mabel, then crazy creek to shuswap falls, 10-hundred road (or the powerline) chase falkland rd and home would be nice...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-04-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,963
Posted By dump-a-thump
You just pitch the tent as you normally would,...

You just pitch the tent as you normally would, and then throw the fly over-top. It may get a minute or two of rain, but unless the guy next to you is loading his ark, it shouldn't be a huge problem....
Forum: Canada 09-04-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By dump-a-thump
yeah, our tazing cop has moved his game to the...

yeah, our tazing cop has moved his game to the next level, he just drives over bikes while drunk (in a jeep, i believe). I'll assume he is still on paid leave.

no G20 tazings? nobody seems to put...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By dump-a-thump
Are you fist-fucking me? For standing on the...

Are you fist-fucking me? For standing on the pegs? Or standing on the pegs while wheeling thru cross-walks at 140km/h?

You guys actually voted those dipshits in?
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By dump-a-thump
Its not that sportbikes should not apply, but...

Its not that sportbikes should not apply, but rather keep your tank full and giv'er! And maybe put your plate up inside your rear fender...

and really, with an 1198, if you can't run for 8km and...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By dump-a-thump
Did everyone else here specifically get asked...

Did everyone else here specifically get asked "would you actually consider buying a varadero?" And if so, were you somewhat more tactful in reply than my "I'd rather have to ride a KLR?"

Peru...
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