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Forum: Equipment Today, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Maggot12
Looks more like the Tarn 2 linked earlier from...

Looks more like the Tarn 2 linked earlier from MEC except this one doesn't look to have any mesh. It's likely many years old.
The more mesh the better breathability, lighter and packs smaller.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,312
Posted By Maggot12
My FJR doesn't have self cancelling turn signals....

My FJR doesn't have self cancelling turn signals. My 1991 500 Virago had them... wtf yamaha:lol3
Forum: Ride reports Today, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Maggot12
[QUOTE=DYNOBOB;24952017]Very informative RR, have...

[QUOTE=DYNOBOB;24952017]Very informative RR, have added several waypoints to my Garmin file already. Any chance of getting your track logs?

Is it my imagination or has the tide risen...
Forum: Americas Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By Maggot12
650 VStrom and the 450kms (280 miles) a tanks...

650 VStrom and the 450kms (280 miles) a tanks helps the cause.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,465
Posted By Maggot12
There's probably enough room for you to park on...

There's probably enough room for you to park on the drivers side of that car in the same spot. Park so the front wheel is facing his rear and lock the steering....:lol3
Forum: Americas Today, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Maggot12
AAA will cover the bike as well. Some say Costco...

AAA will cover the bike as well. Some say Costco has a plan as well if you're a member
Forum: Ride reports Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Maggot12
Nice job with the details and pics.

Nice job with the details and pics.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Maggot12
You're doing well with the homework... only you...

You're doing well with the homework... only you can decide if the extra 3k is worth it for a 5-6 year newer bike.

I put 100k on an 07 and it was a great bike. Haven't ridden a new model, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Maggot12
That was awesome :clap Loved the views with the...

That was awesome :clap
Loved the views with the camera arm.

the TLH is kind of scary it wet, foggy, potholed filled mud.

should have taken in some more of the Rocks coast.
George St looked...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By Maggot12
more weight on the tongue may add some stability....

more weight on the tongue may add some stability.

54in wide would be similar to a 4x8 trailer and that thing is probably just as long.. I'd put my FJR on it without much concern.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,115
Posted By Maggot12
^^^ similar thoughts^^^ I have an FJR now, and...

^^^ similar thoughts^^^ I have an FJR now, and if this comes with a shaft it'll be my next bike. Without shaft it'll take more thought.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By Maggot12
Awesome thus far... keep it going.:clap

Awesome thus far... keep it going.:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31,938
Views: 7,804,084
Posted By Maggot12
He has to be a good rider, he's wearing Kilm...

He has to be a good rider, he's wearing Kilm gear...:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,465
Posted By Maggot12
Just came back from a month in Newfoundland on an...

Just came back from a month in Newfoundland on an 07 FJR. Left 2 helmets on the seats and 2 jackets across the handlebars.

No locked steering, but took the keys out as I can't trust all those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By Maggot12
May not be able to get to the gear lever nor be...

May not be able to get to the gear lever nor be able to lock the steering.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 335,701
Posted By Maggot12
The pad may work for you but I got cold spots...

The pad may work for you but I got cold spots from it when moving around. My full length UQ hugs the entire hammock and it feels really comfortable like in a cacoon.
Once you try an under quilt...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Maggot12
I have the same gear and still use that stove...

I have the same gear and still use that stove everytime I family camp. I also have coleman coolers and water jugs. I had success with coleman canoes and I owned 2 coleman tent trailers.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 335,701
Posted By Maggot12
Yes quality hammock gear is fairly expensive...

Yes quality hammock gear is fairly expensive considering the amount of material and engineering involved. Although it's not much different then my 2 person MSR costing more than a cheap family tent...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By Maggot12
The dl650 should be a much more comfortable...

The dl650 should be a much more comfortable upgrade. 450 kms on a tank, and can venture on some dirt roads. The bigger strom will be several hundred a year more in insurance and will weigh another...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Maggot12
Hitchhike. There are bus lines that will take...

Hitchhike.
There are bus lines that will take you from Halifax to Charlottown...

http://www.advanceshuttle.ca/adv_shuttle.php

http://www.maritimebus.com/en/terminals.asp?prov=PE
...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Maggot12
To add, lots of gear to fit your budget, even...

To add, lots of gear to fit your budget, even check the flea market here. I wore out my kilo jacket there, and when I moved here in Ont, I got a new kilomanjero from this site.

I wore snowboard...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Maggot12
I lived in Colwood for 4 years and commuted to...

I lived in Colwood for 4 years and commuted to the Sydney airport mon-fri. 15 days in 4 years I didn't ride to work and put 100k on an 07 650 strom.

a kilomanjero jacket kept me dry for those 4...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 335,701
Posted By Maggot12
I too played around with various methods of...

I too played around with various methods of keeping warm from the bottom and use my big agnes lost ranger as a top quilt. The lost ranger bag has a sleeve in the bottom for a pad so I put an...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By Maggot12
Ferry

I'm from Nfld and I always tell people that if one plans to spend any time on the east then take the ferry to Argentia and get a cabin on it.

Arrive at the terminal by 3pm, board by 4, depart...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By Maggot12
I'd keep riding but look into replacement rubber...

I'd keep riding but look into replacement rubber the coming weeks.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Maggot12
Pelican also makes similar cases, but the above...

Pelican also makes similar cases, but the above price is hard to beat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,213
Posted By Maggot12
Need pics of said coworker....

Need pics of said coworker....
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,882
Posted By Maggot12
A 1 litre sport bike. Go as old a year as one can...

A 1 litre sport bike. Go as old a year as one can afford.
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Maggot12
I'm here now... bring warm gear. To appreciate...

I'm here now... bring warm gear. To appreciate this place you have to take coastal routes and take loops so no backtracking. The riding and scenery are awesome. You'll need a few weeks easily.......
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,197
Posted By Maggot12
MSR Whisperlite international.....

MSR Whisperlite international.....
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,034
Posted By Maggot12
Big pet peeve of mine. If all they post is 5...

Big pet peeve of mine. If all they post is 5 star positive reviews how is a comsumer expected to get a reasonable indication of the product.

Having said that. The bag shouldn't be garbage bound,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,313
Posted By Maggot12
DL650... will never need a repair and will give...

DL650... will never need a repair and will give you an almost 300 mile tank range.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3,886
Views: 615,986
Posted By Maggot12
The Yamaha trunks are colour matched. You can...

The Yamaha trunks are colour matched. You can also get a givi trunk and they have different colours of top panels that can be swapped.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,020
Posted By Maggot12
I recommend the 125/ 250 sport or dual sport. A...

I recommend the 125/ 250 sport or dual sport. A first bike shouldn't be a want bike but a motorcycle to build skills/confidence on, and while being in traffic alone.

A good used version of these...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,020
Posted By Maggot12
Thanks for that...:lol3

Thanks for that...:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,935
Posted By Maggot12
While I've never been on a Vision, I certainly...

While I've never been on a Vision, I certainly would choose a ST over an Ultra for any touring, or for any riding.

I'll have to try one of those vision things I guess.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,776
Posted By Maggot12
+1003.. if I pass a group that large, unless I...

+1003.. if I pass a group that large, unless I stop to get fuel within 20 minutes of it. They're not catching me...

The OP should be ashamed of herself, and I wouldn't have posted this story.....
Forum: Canada 08-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 38,877
Posted By Maggot12
same one for a couple years.. paid 6 bucks. 1/2...

same one for a couple years.. paid 6 bucks. 1/2 size of a deck of cards, very easily to regulate and can boil a 1/2 liter of water in few minutes. Helps to have a piece of aluminum as a wind breaker....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,830
Posted By Maggot12
This is interesting.. and I will do this. as I...

This is interesting.. and I will do this.
as I was at the Canadian/US border in a downpour, 1st gear at slower than walking pace. While I had a rain suit on, just sitting there for 2hrs and the rain...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,882
Posted By Maggot12
Ninja 1k....

Ninja 1k....
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