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Forum: Canada 11-20-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,837
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Well, I just found one called Adventure Rider. ...

Well, I just found one called Adventure Rider. www.advridermag.com

Looked pretty good. I would think this type of magazine has lots of potential...just think of all the ride reports you see on...
Forum: Canada 11-20-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Rain Gear for You?

I can't post this in the flea market area since they don't belong to me.

I saw two rain moto rain jackets at a local Calgary Salvation Army store two days ago.

One was branded GKS...
Forum: Canada 07-26-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Know anyone who works for an airline that flies...

Know anyone who works for an airline that flies to Cuba or Mexico?

Chances are that airline will have some aresol bottles that they are to spray in the cabin prior to the aircraft landing...
Forum: Canada 07-26-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,352
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
It can be done. It has been done.

I'm too sleepy and lazy right now to read pages 2 and 3, but I just spoke with a guy in Calgary who purchased a 2010 KTM Adventure and had it imported into Canada. Had to pay a bit extra to an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,788,948
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Sprocket question.

Hey y'all.
I have been doing some searching and everyone seems to have the opposite issue I'm having.

I have a DR650 that I seem to end up using more and more for highway cruising. I run stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,434
Views: 1,914,633
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Hey Dopra, A real HP2e rider would have parked...

Hey Dopra,
A real HP2e rider would have parked the bike on the little dock in post #2028!
You don't seem to be afraid of a little mud and water!

Just kidding. Great photos!
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
I want a Laverda!

Saw this on the web. Absolutely stunning!

I'm drinking a beer tonight to creativity!

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/06/29/snaefell-laverda-sidecar-project/
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
The HP2 in Dallas is in 'sale pending' status. ...

The HP2 in Dallas is in 'sale pending' status. Seemed nicely setup..someone's getting a nice bike..for a premium price.
Sadly, my garage can only hold one right now!
Forum: Canada 11-20-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 98,245
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Technically you need a provincial 'in transit'...

Technically you need a provincial 'in transit' permit from the registry office wherever you live. In my case it was from the border station to my house.

I was never asked for it from the border...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,302
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Why not carry on your bike a small bag of talc...

Why not carry on your bike a small bag of talc powder or flour, or baby powder (I accept no responcibility for where this suggestion may take the thread) and when the idiot follows to closely, just...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Vendramini Lusaka Steel (if you can still find...

Vendramini Lusaka Steel (if you can still find them)

Best boot I've ever owned and though they were expensive, the quality and toughness has surpassed my expectations. I DO wear them both...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
I have a pair of the Lusaka Steel's and they are...

I have a pair of the Lusaka Steel's and they are not waterproof although I dont think they were advertised as waterproof.

Regardless, I can attest to their quality and there is no other boot I'd...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,315
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
I can't argue about the ag supply tubes providing...

I can't argue about the ag supply tubes providing more protection during a drop..
That being said, I had mounted a bottle each on the wifes vstrom, on Givi E21's (narrow ones) rear side, and sort of...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,591
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
I work in commercial aviation and work boots are...

I work in commercial aviation and work boots are required. Concrete is my floor for 12 hours a day and I work in winter/snow/ice conditions 8 months a year.
After going thru the normal 'no boot is...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,315
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
MEC bottle holder find.

This past summer we went up to Dawson and area..I needed gas and oil and picked the biggest MSR bottles. Shopping around my local MEC store, I found in the bicycle section, two 'wire cage' bottle...
Forum: Canada 08-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
One more note about gas stations...most are...

One more note about gas stations...most are closing by 8pm so if you ride later, fill up prior to 8pm.

No customs entering Hyder, but 24 service leaving Hyder to Stewart.
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
WeeStrom gear shift lever..

Seems the stock one doesn't like to bend.
Anyone figured out if someone makes a flexible replacement?

Took one off my CRF230F to test for sizing and while it was close, the spline slots were not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Fireweed and Fog: Fallling in love with the Yukon.

My wife had the summer off before starting school, and we decided to take a bike trip up 'North'.
Normally, we would fly to Indonesia or Cambodia, or a similar off-the-beaten-track location and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
You never know when a speck of grime or dirt has...

You never know when a speck of grime or dirt has entered the carb and is fouling a jet. I had the same sort of experience..bike would only run with choke left on...
Remove carb, and blast out the...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Back home in Calgary, fell in love with the Yukon.

The wife and I just got home on Friday from a three week trip up to Northern BC, the Yukon and bits of Alaska.
I'm working on getting a trip report done and posted.

It was amazing! Very...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
PM coming your way. I'll see if I can include a...

PM coming your way.
I'll see if I can include a map for you to follow, but if not, just dig out mapquest and use 'directions' and then start adding another stop and it'll map out the entire route....
Forum: Canada 06-27-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Tell me more about that particular type of...

Tell me more about that particular type of repellant! Brand, etc! I like the looks other than the open trigger.
Forum: Asia 06-26-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,876
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Laugh I realize it's a bit late, but a nice trip from...

I realize it's a bit late, but a nice trip from Kampot for the day is to head up to the Bokor Nat. forest/hill station. awesome road scenery, great view from the top and a couple of cool abandoned...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
I can recommend the Libby Montana to Eurecka, MT...

I can recommend the Libby Montana to Eurecka, MT road..stunning scenery.
Cross border, take the road into Canada and head East toward Crowsnest pass. Just out of the mountains, turn North onto...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Oh yes, and as far as tips.. I've ridden the...

Oh yes, and as far as tips..
I've ridden the EX500 and it's not too bad as far as torque.

In the tight curves, gear down prior to entering and don't be afraid to ride with the revs up..ride the...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Want something a little different?

If you've got a valid passport, I've got a route for you that will introduce you to the wonderful world of beautiful scenery, and nice, nice, did I say nice twisty roads.
I just delivered a Honda...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
When I lived out there, one of my parents friends...

When I lived out there, one of my parents friends owned a radar/fishfinder install/repair shop near Parksville...was so busy he was complaining.

Start asking around at the marine supply shops for...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Here's a monkey wrench.. Have a good look at...

Here's a monkey wrench..
Have a good look at the R1200GS HP2...tall bike, off road credentials as well as a decent streeter...if you have the wheels for it...have some fun with the motard wheelsets...
Forum: Canada 06-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Thanks for the responses folks! I...

Thanks for the responses folks!

I appreciate all the ideas (as well as the ol' adage that you just have to outrun your camping partner!!)
Forum: Canada 06-16-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
I'm not asking for trouble. I think she's just...

I'm not asking for trouble.
I think she's just gunshy since the warden presence out here in the Calgary area is pretty high at times and there are alot of rules when it comes to the National Parks...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Camping in North. BC and Yukon..just want to check..

Wife and I are heading up the Cassiar and would like to go from Watson Lake to Dawson City. My plan was just to free camp most of the way...I'm a good camper and don't leave my garbage behind..don't...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,516
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Another multi bike rider up here in the north end...

Another multi bike rider up here in the north end of Calgary.
Currently the flog of choice is my DR650 that can't make up it's mind if it is a motard or a tourer. (BIG windshield, IMS tank, highway...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Must be a Calgary thing! I had a variation of...

Must be a Calgary thing! I had a variation of your problem just last month.
The grips wouldn't heat at all...the aftermarket grips should have been the red flag! The diagnostics pulled of the...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
I agree with Moosedick. Arrange insurance...

I agree with Moosedick.
Arrange insurance before you leave to get the bike. Usually all they need is the VIN number.
Arrange a 'in transit' permit from the Canadian border to your home (best if the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
When you say 'day rides', are you talking dirt...

When you say 'day rides', are you talking dirt trails/roads, or are you talking paved roads?
I have a DR650, and just sold my 1200GS. (well, I still have the HP2), but the point here is that since...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Australian Wee Strom owners..help needed on lowering kit info.

Been looking at lowering the Wee for my wife.
Other than the lowering links from Kouba and like, have any of you in the land of Oz used or know anything about the 'kits' sold by Australian...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Get your local registry office to issue a 'in...

Get your local registry office to issue a 'in transit' pass from the border to your local Canadian Tire.

Faxing the documents to the border...call the next day and make sure they got them and at...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,030
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
One southern Alberta boarder crossing spelled it...

One southern Alberta boarder crossing spelled it out with a sign. 'Engine off, helmet off.' They don't mind if you take a few seconds digging out your passport.
Give 'em a smile..and consider how...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4,434
Views: 1,914,633
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Those fairings...

Ristretto, Crash-a-ron and Marcus,
Tell us more about those fairings and headlights. Brands, info, effects of lights (better or worse). Maybe some close up photos. That fairing is the best...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4,434
Views: 1,914,633
Posted By 2StrokeBloke
Ristretto, While the blue frame may not...

Ristretto,
While the blue frame may not compliment your bikes color scheme anymore, I have to say the 'blueing' of the Akra headers sure looks good with the frame!

That really is one beautiful...
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