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Forum: Canada 06-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Kawazacky
As an NBer (from around Saint John), generally,...

As an NBer (from around Saint John), generally, the only reason people go to Capbelton is because they have to ...... :evil
Forum: Americas 06-13-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Kawazacky
Thanks so much, guys. Local info is invaluable to...

Thanks so much, guys. Local info is invaluable to me!
Forum: Americas 06-12-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Kawazacky
Done NE Ohio, seen the buggies. Pretty cool,...

Done NE Ohio, seen the buggies. Pretty cool, actually.

I'll take your notes into consideration! I see you're a fan of AR too! I have a good friend who recommends it highly.
Forum: Americas 06-12-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Kawazacky
Thanks! Looks like some interesting stuff. AR...

Thanks! Looks like some interesting stuff. AR does interest me quite a bit.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Kawazacky
What's the most interesting way to get from St. Marys PA to Norman OK?

Thinking about a cross-country trip in 2016. I did in 2013, and went through eastern PA to West Virginia to Knoxville and then Birmingham.

I don't want to replicate my steps this time, so I am...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33,506
Views: 4,284,622
Posted By Kawazacky
Last time I rode across the US, I did it on a...

Last time I rode across the US, I did it on a Harley-Davidson Switchback with an Airhawk seat. Worked like a charm, and I saved the seat in my shed.

My main concerns with the 350 are

1). "Pound...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33,506
Views: 4,284,622
Posted By Kawazacky
Long, long distance hauls?

Who here has done trans-continental runs on their DR350?

Obviously, Austin Vince and Co. have written the book, literally, on this sort of trip. But any of us mere mortals on here done the same?
...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-03-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By Kawazacky
CMG reviews the SPOT Gen3

For the more sober-minded of us ... what do you do when things go pear-shaped?

I know more and more riders are getting into these devices, and it's true they offer a certain measure of security....
Forum: Road Warriors 05-09-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,520
Posted By Kawazacky
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Kawazacky
Moncton sucks. Saint John is kind of grimy, but...

Moncton sucks. Saint John is kind of grimy, but at least it has character, in the same way Oscar the Grouch's trash can did.

Lots of good little mom-and-pop motels south of Saint John, but not...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 85,114
Posted By Kawazacky
Order placed.

Order placed.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 85,114
Posted By Kawazacky
Anyone got a valid code I could use? :) :ear

Anyone got a valid code I could use? :) :ear
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,520
Posted By Kawazacky
Is Victory building a factory flat tracker?

I suspect we will see such a machine in the next few months, after their Project 156 custom (built with Roland Sands' help) debuts at Pikes Peak ......
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Kawazacky
Pick up the Nov/Dec issue of ROADRUNNER (I think...

Pick up the Nov/Dec issue of ROADRUNNER (I think it was that month). I did an article about my trip on a dirt bike through the Cape Breton Highlands. I might be able to send you a GPS file too. PM me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8,862
Views: 2,565,120
Posted By Kawazacky
http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/03/18/honda-crf250...

http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/03/18/honda-crf250-rally-concept-appears/




Not sure how applicable the CRF250 Rally will be for adventure riders in the long haul, without factory luggage,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13,362
Views: 2,627,600
Posted By Kawazacky
Doubt we will ever see a 450 version, but I could...

Doubt we will ever see a 450 version, but I could be wrong. I hope so.

I suspect the XR650L will disappear if that happens. :cry
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,700
Posted By Kawazacky
Personally, I think we're about to see Big Red...

Personally, I think we're about to see Big Red finally take on Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, KTM et al for the ADV market. Finally.

http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/03/18/honda-crf250-rally-concept-appears/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14,907
Views: 5,584,548
Posted By Kawazacky
More patent drawings for the True Adventure!

Not sure if this is officially going to be the replacement for the Africa Twin or not ... but it is coming, just really slowly. :deal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8,862
Views: 2,565,120
Posted By Kawazacky
Almost-minimalist touring thread?

Where's the thread for almost-minimalist touring? On 350s and the like?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-10-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,578
Posted By Kawazacky
Ask and ye shall receive! :deal ...

Ask and ye shall receive! :deal

http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/03/10/yamaha-r3-review/#_
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,793
Posted By Kawazacky
I did that area a few years back. La Mauricie was...

I did that area a few years back. La Mauricie was spectacular. http://canadamotoguide.com/2012/11/08/tour-cmg-does-quebec/
Forum: Road Warriors 02-23-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By Kawazacky
There are two big-bore versions of the CCW...

There are two big-bore versions of the CCW machines, to my understanding. The first is a Euro version that consists of some big air-cooled lump dropped into the 250 Misfit frame - sounds dangerous.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,149
Posted By Kawazacky
Short answer: People buy KLRs because they are...

Short answer: People buy KLRs because they are cheap.
Second short answer: People buy KLRs because they have never ridden a DR650.

Long answer: Really, the KLR is the smallest and most affordable...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Kawazacky
http://canadamotoguide.com/2014/07/22/spring-tour-...

http://canadamotoguide.com/2014/07/22/spring-tour-2014-southern-ns/ That's the story of my trip around the southern coast last year. Highly recommended. I also rode a Beta street-legal enduro through...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Kawazacky
First bike I ever rode - my cousin had one and I...

First bike I ever rode - my cousin had one and I took it for a spin around his yard. second gear the whole time.

He still has it and I might buy it and restore it. :evil
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Kawazacky
PM me as well if you want some advice on NB...

PM me as well if you want some advice on NB routes. I also have GPS routes of some fun stuff in Cape Breton, on 1050-doable gravel.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,024
Posted By Kawazacky
Enid Blyton ...:D

Enid Blyton ...:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Kawazacky
From what I've seen around the Interwebz, by...

From what I've seen around the Interwebz, by experienced folks, best all time winter bike will always be TW200.

If I was going to get a 650CC winter bike, it would be a Suzuki Savage. Low centre...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,024
Posted By Kawazacky
Struth. Grew up working on many farms in Canada...

Struth. Grew up working on many farms in Canada and never once saw a dirt bike used as farm equipment.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,895
Posted By Kawazacky
Here's my review of the Scott Dual Raid gear. I...

Here's my review of the Scott Dual Raid gear. I really liked it, thought it held up well!

http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/02/04/gear-review-scott-dual-raid-jacketpants/
Forum: Trials 02-04-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Kawazacky
Have you considered Beta Alp 200? Not a true...

Have you considered Beta Alp 200? Not a true trials bike, but close/
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Kawazacky
Mike, this is a bit funny. My brother in law and...

Mike, this is a bit funny. My brother in law and I were talking about this exact thing and that exact bike last night. FYI (you probably saw it) there's one for sale in Kiersteadville for $1000 obo...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-31-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,827
Posted By Kawazacky
Headed to AZ or NM? PM me if so. I did some...

Headed to AZ or NM? PM me if so. I did some awesome riding on street down there a couple years ago. UT was great, as was CO, but AZ/NM were my faves.
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kawazacky
Get in touch with me via PMs. I live in Saint...

Get in touch with me via PMs. I live in Saint John, NB, and have ridden much of NFLD and the Maritimes. Can put you in touch with some good sleeping spots, great paved roads, some good off-road. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33,506
Views: 4,284,622
Posted By Kawazacky
DR350 brake light woes - update

A few weeks back I posted some details on my DR350 brake light woes, but haven't been able to look at the bike since, due to work and weather. Now here are some more questions, with my symptoms.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33,506
Views: 4,284,622
Posted By Kawazacky
Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33,506
Views: 4,284,622
Posted By Kawazacky
DR350 spark plug boots/coil

Hi all,

Went out to start the DR350 this morning for a video project and it wouldn't start. At first I thought it was the -5C temperature, but it just didn't seem to be firing at all, so I pulled...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,750
Posted By Kawazacky
Try an Airhawk seat. They are fantastic, and...

Try an Airhawk seat. They are fantastic, and affordable, and can be transferred to another bike once you're done with the KE100.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33,506
Views: 4,284,622
Posted By Kawazacky
So my taillight/brake light doesn't work as a...

So my taillight/brake light doesn't work as a running light, but comes on when I turn the keyswitch to Park. Ideas??? :confused:
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33,506
Views: 4,284,622
Posted By Kawazacky
So just before my annual 600 km back road rally,...

So just before my annual 600 km back road rally, I discovered the 350 is burning oil. A lotttttt of oil. I went through a half litre in a hundred klicks of hard riding. However, if I keep the rpms...
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