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Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,965
Posted By trex300
Saying Hi from Cranbrook, my name is Rick and I...

Saying Hi from Cranbrook, my name is Rick and I have a Honda Varadero that sees dirt roads often. Let me know what rides you're planning and I'll see if work will get in the way or not. Enjoyed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 488,888
Posted By trex300
I bought my '08 Vara in British Columbia for...

I bought my '08 Vara in British Columbia for $5500 with Leo Vince exhaust and only 9500 kms. Put 8000 troublefree kms on it last summer. No bags though. FYI to get an idea of what they're actually...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By trex300
Now that rates a "Attaboy!"

Now that rates a "Attaboy!"
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 488,888
Posted By trex300
I've been able to put on some kms with the TKC80...

I've been able to put on some kms with the TKC80 front tire and it seems to work fairly well, even had the wife on the back yesterday and was still able to do some good speeds on gravel roads with no...
Forum: Canada 05-19-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
I can honestly say after 9 months here our move...

I can honestly say after 9 months here our move to Cranbrook was a good one.

Slower pace of life, zero crime, great local people and good riding in any direction.

I've picked up a bigger...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 32,084
Posted By trex300
That rates an ATTABOY!!! in my book.

That rates an ATTABOY!!! in my book.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 488,888
Posted By trex300
Guess I've been lucky with mine, it's been under...

Guess I've been lucky with mine, it's been under water a few times and is still effectively loud :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 488,888
Posted By trex300
What went wrong with your Stebel 2plugs?

What went wrong with your Stebel 2plugs?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 488,888
Posted By trex300
Thank you, I would have noticed when my TKC80...

Thank you, I would have noticed when my TKC80 tire comes in, guess I can sell it to the strommers.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 488,888
Posted By trex300
Just finished reading this whole thread, lots of...

Just finished reading this whole thread, lots of great info here, just like the Transalp thread.

Just picked up a '08 Varadero and looking forward to seeing what it can do in the dirt. Front...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,871
Posted By trex300
I was emailed by my local dealer where I bought...

I was emailed by my local dealer where I bought and had installed a mitas e07 for my weestrom.

A replacement tire was shipped and installed free of charge in March. They even included a free...
Forum: Trials 11-12-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 174,723
Posted By trex300
Just picked up a complete, running '76 Honda...

Just picked up a complete, running '76 Honda TL250. Still on the original front tire, seat needs recovering and muffler needs work, rear brakes good fronts not so good. Looks a little rough, but I...
Forum: Canada 10-07-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,241
Posted By trex300
I'm a Steel Fabricator at a good sized fab shop...

I'm a Steel Fabricator at a good sized fab shop (FabRite) servicing the coal mines in the area as well as the Alberta oil & gas industry, lots of variety in the work I do.

Recently moved from...
Forum: Canada 07-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By trex300
I have the same bike with the same tires ...

I have the same bike with the same tires

...when you say yours is jacked up 1.5" does that mean you've changed out the rear dogbones? If so how has this affected how your bike rides off and...
Forum: Canada 07-21-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
I'll be sure to send some PMs on this board when...

I'll be sure to send some PMs on this board when I get settled in,
Rick
Forum: Canada 07-21-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
Got the job, bought a house & moving to Cranbrook...

Got the job, bought a house & moving to Cranbrook August 10th. Wish me luck :eek1

Got the Strom headlight deep at the north end of Harrison Lake last weekend riding from Harrison to Pemberton so...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
Well just got back from a weekend in...

Well just got back from a weekend in Cranbrook,,,and I have to say I liked what I saw, now just have to find a nice house to go with the job I was offered that is too good to refuse.

Thanks for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By trex300
Thanks for the warning, just looked at my new to...

Thanks for the warning, just looked at my new to me '05 weestrom and the lower bolt was gone already, now I know where that annoying buzzing at 5000 rpm was coming from. Fixed with a longer bolt,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By trex300
I just bought a 2005 weestrom with 99,000 kms on...

I just bought a 2005 weestrom with 99,000 kms on it.

I asked to see the PO's maintenance log which showed what was done and at what mileage. PO was very organised with his logs and rode this...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By trex300
Now that there's FUNNY!!!

Now that there's FUNNY!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,276
Posted By trex300
2005 DL650 just turned over 100,000 kms

2005 DL650 just turned over 100,000 kms
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
Feeler for XR600R front end conversion on a TA

Hey fellow TAers,

I had intended to improve the off-road ability and ride height of my Transalp, so I sourced a complete '95 XR600R front end(triple trees, forks, rim,brakes and master cylinder),...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,276
Posted By trex300
Going to look at a '05 Weestrom this weekend with...

Going to look at a '05 Weestrom this weekend with 100,000 kms on it, original owner and it looks to be in really good condition, also rarely off-roaded and it shows, only wear I can see is to the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
I have that style master link on my Husky, all I...

I have that style master link on my Husky, all I did was peen the ends with a small ball peen hammer to mushroom the ends and hold the whole master link together. Small sledge was held on back side...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
XR600 front end conversion question?

Just sourced a complete '95 XR600 front end including rim and brake caliper for my '87 Transalp.

I can't help but notice the brake rotor on the XR front end is considerably smaller, should I be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
Thumb Well said. +1

Well said. +1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
Blackbert what are you using for a skid plate in...

Blackbert what are you using for a skid plate in this picture?

Rick
Forum: Canada 01-28-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 100,260
Posted By trex300
This sounds like fun, I attended the Fall newbie...

This sounds like fun, I attended the Fall newbie ride and rode the trails in my back yard around Cultus Lake on my old Honda Transalp with my neighbor Colin on his XR650R, met some great folks and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
Thumb My pulse coil experience: When I had one...

My pulse coil experience:

When I had one pulse coil go bad on my TA it ran great cold but as soon as it got up to operating temperature it would only run on one cylinder. Just like a bad CDI but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
Didn't they make a CBR 929 back then too? Also...

Didn't they make a CBR 929 back then too? Also made a CBR600RR around that time didn't they?

Rick
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
I'm good at sharing ...:evil...

I'm good at sharing ...:evil ...................Thanks Russ I'm assuming a CBR600 donor?

"Hey Trex, I did a little research and found that the early 90's CBR had the same fork diameter as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
Do you have more details of this swap? I'm...

Do you have more details of this swap? I'm liking this look.
Forum: Canada 01-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,532
Posted By trex300
I was informed by my insurance agent that since...

I was informed by my insurance agent that since there was no check box for "pleasure use only" and "to/from work" for motorcycles that I could get a collector plate and still commute to work.

Is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,786
Posted By trex300
I shortened the end of the barkbuster that...

I shortened the end of the barkbuster that attaches to the bar end and drilled a new hole to bolt it to the end of the bars.

I also shortened the perch that holds the end of the barkbuster that...
Forum: Trials 12-10-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,806
Posted By trex300
Still shopping ...any other insights from other...

Still shopping ...any other insights from other big guy trials riders???

Rick
Forum: Canada 12-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
I do miss the lakes of Northern Ontario and...

I do miss the lakes of Northern Ontario and canoeing, how is the area for dirt biking?

House listings on MLS don't show a whole lot, guess I'll have to go see in person.

Haven't seen many...
Forum: Canada 12-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
Wow, really didn't expect so many worthwhile...

Wow, really didn't expect so many worthwhile replies so quickly, I sincerely appreciate your replys about an area of the province I've never been to.

Would an average house be in the $150,000 -...
Forum: Canada 12-01-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
Coming from Northern Ontario ice fishing and cold...

Coming from Northern Ontario ice fishing and cold are good things:evil

I'm more looking for info on housing costs, crime, & quality of life.

Feel free to sell me on the place.
Forum: Canada 12-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,035
Posted By trex300
Cranbrook, BC ...Good place to live?

I'm a Journeyman steel fabricator by trade and a job came up in Cranbrook that made me start to think about a move to the Kootenays.

I currently live in the lower mainland and find it to be a...
Forum: Trials 11-27-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,806
Posted By trex300
Found this 2002 Beta rev 2 for sale locally for...

Found this 2002 Beta rev 2 for sale locally for $2k

250cc 5 speed

Would this be a good starter bike for a big guy like me?
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