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Forum: Canada 01-27-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By kruzuki
I just got my TD (Meloche Mennex) renewal and it...

I just got my TD (Meloche Mennex) renewal and it didn't go up at all.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-06-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By kruzuki
I went to summer camp on Couchiching when I was a...

I went to summer camp on Couchiching when I was a kid. Nice area (40 years ago!)
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,601
Posted By kruzuki
I had a similar Pelican case mounted to my DR650...

I had a similar Pelican case mounted to my DR650 rack using U-shaped wire clamps. Four of them = 8 little holes drilled in the bottom of the case.

I don't think it affected structural integrity....
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,480
Posted By kruzuki
I wiped out on black ice once many years ago....

I wiped out on black ice once many years ago. Stopped riding in freezing weather as a result.

I was riding home in a snowstorm late at night, but the main streets were plowed and clear. I turned...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,545
Posted By kruzuki
Cool bike. I almost bought one last year,...

Cool bike. I almost bought one last year, $1000.00 for a clean runner. I just didn't want the possible problems of a 20+ year old bike.

Keep us posted on your build.
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,155
Posted By kruzuki
I hit black ice once at about 40kph. My...

I hit black ice once at about 40kph.

My bike just flipped out from under me and I was on my ass before I even knew what was happening. Then I was up and chasing my still-revving bike as it slid...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By kruzuki
Check out the Honda CB300f. Neat little...

Check out the Honda CB300f.

Neat little standard-style thumper with current design and ABS (In Canada). Weighs under 350lbs and you could probably shave a couple off with lighter exhaust, tires,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,754
Posted By kruzuki
I'm really liking this bike. Looks like a lot of...

I'm really liking this bike. Looks like a lot of fun.

I'm looking to downsize and get something that fits my current riding - mostly short city rides and the ocassional day/overnight ride, but...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By kruzuki
For 3 months, it's worth it to pull the battery,...

For 3 months, it's worth it to pull the battery, bring it in somewhere warm and dry and keep a trickle charger on it. You'll get longer life out of it.

I change the oil right before storing my...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-03-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,947
Posted By kruzuki
I dont think they sold the new Honda CB125 in the...

I dont think they sold the new Honda CB125 in the U.S. but they're popular up here. You can pick up a brand new one on sale for $2999.99 and you see them all over the place.

They're still...
Forum: Canada 10-29-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,052
Posted By kruzuki
I've been whale watching in Saguenay and it was...

I've been whale watching in Saguenay and it was better than in the Caribbean! Saw many whales; humback, sei, belugas.

Across from the whale watching boat dock was a steep dirt road leading up a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,571
Posted By kruzuki
I've been thinking about one for my next ride. I...

I've been thinking about one for my next ride. I want a standard, but something 'different' and the MT01 certainly fits the bill.

There's always a couple for sale around here.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,591
Posted By kruzuki
All beautiful. Keep 'em coming. I had a 2004 750...

All beautiful. Keep 'em coming. I had a 2004 750 Katana a couple years ago. Good bike, but never fast enough. I should've gotten a 1200!
Forum: 2 smokers 10-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By kruzuki
RG 250 Gamma - Tell me about them

I'm interested in a small bike to zip around town on and for shorter, fun rides. Something older, unusual, different, rare, etc.
I'm keeping my big cruiser so I want something opposite!

I've...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,495
Posted By kruzuki
That was back in the days of air-cooled engines....

That was back in the days of air-cooled engines. Modern 4's are pretty skinny, they could do it. Doesn't even have to be full-on forward controls.
I like the laid back cruiser style, but I'm no fan...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,495
Posted By kruzuki
Why can't they do that with an in-line 4? ...

Why can't they do that with an in-line 4?

All the Japanese mfgr's had them in the late 70's/early 80's and then they all disappeared when they went with V-twin cruisers to copy Harley.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By kruzuki
So one day you just went out and bought some...

So one day you just went out and bought some metal and a welder and made that really nice looking tank? And you got it right the first try?!? Wow.

Good work.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,593
Posted By kruzuki
The second bike I owned-1980. Traded it up for a...

The second bike I owned-1980. Traded it up for a GS550 after a year, but always had a soft spot for them.

Love the simple design and a café version of that bike would look just about right.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,339
Posted By kruzuki
They found the burnt out shell of an Altima...

They found the burnt out shell of an Altima somewhere in the backwoods.

The Yamaha 400 is on Craigslist.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,909
Posted By kruzuki
Ok, so I went to Honda's 'Rock the Red' event...

Ok, so I went to Honda's 'Rock the Red' event yeterday a took a CTX1300 out for a spin.
Thought it was kinda weird/funky looking, but surprisingly, it appealed to me & I wanted to try out the V4...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By kruzuki
Sorry I can't help you out, but a '77 DT175 was...

Sorry I can't help you out, but a '77 DT175 was my very first bike back in 1980. I learned all the basics of maintenance on that bike, but sold it after 3 months for something a little faster.
Fond...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,149
Posted By kruzuki
Burger Barn in Oshwegen, on the way to or from...

Burger Barn in Oshwegen, on the way to or from Port Dover. Great burgers! Huge place in the middle of nowhere.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,917
Posted By kruzuki
My cottage is in Thornbury, so I ride/drive past...

My cottage is in Thornbury, so I ride/drive past that area often.
They've been putting up more and more windmills around there and they really are startlingly ugly!
Forum: Face plant 07-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,959
Posted By kruzuki
Good recovery. I was in a similar situation...

Good recovery.

I was in a similar situation - shattered my humerous and torn rotator cuffs on my left shoulder. Surgery and some physio.
10 years later and I can still feel some discomfort, but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,609
Posted By kruzuki
Check out a Suzuki S40 (Savage). It's low and...

Check out a Suzuki S40 (Savage).
It's low and light with the grunt of the 650 single.
I've owned a couple.of DR650s and they could handle highway riding. I imagine your lady friend weighs half of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 302,519
Posted By kruzuki
I once bought a Suzuki GT350 with no title. The...

I once bought a Suzuki GT350 with no title.
The elderly woman's husband had passed away and she had no clue where he kept his papers. She had a couple of his old bikes sitting in her yard.
I took...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By kruzuki
My advice is to get there as early as possible....

My advice is to get there as early as possible. It gets reallllllly crowded and the traffic getting into town is ridiculous, plus parking is at a premium, even with a bike.

Campground gets full...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By kruzuki
I usually just deal with the 400 to Barrie. ...

I usually just deal with the 400 to Barrie.

I find it's the fastest/easiest way out of the city and into the north, traffic notwithstanding. Take your time from there.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By kruzuki
Aren't those things self-inflating? I have...

Aren't those things self-inflating?

I have 3 different size Thermarests. I just need to blow a little extra air into it sometimes, but nothing requiring an air pump.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,139
Posted By kruzuki
My Brother in law has one of those. It was...

My Brother in law has one of those.

It was ridden across Canada 20 years ago & he's has it since, sitting under a pile of stuff in his garage. He takes it around the block a couple times a year,...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,205
Posted By kruzuki
I got mine through TD Meloche Mennex- if you are...

I got mine through TD Meloche Mennex- if you are a university/college grad, they have really good rates. Just switched this season and they saved me a couple hundred bucks.

I was previously using...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,567
Posted By kruzuki
Where the hell's the duct tape?

Where the hell's the duct tape?
Forum: Canada 05-23-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By kruzuki
If you already have a phone here, ask about a...

If you already have a phone here, ask about a roaming plan for while you are away so you can use your regular phone and save the hassle.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By kruzuki
Thanks all. The 7 hour ride is determined...

Thanks all.

The 7 hour ride is determined by a boring straight-line, fastest-way-to-get-there.

I'm more than happy to detour a couple hours on the way there, or stop for some cool museums &...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By kruzuki
South Bend, Indiana info

Hey all.
My son's AAA ball team is playing at the 16U World Series on the 3rd week of July in South Bend.

We'll be there for a week, his mom's not going, the team is bussing it down, and I'll...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,157
Posted By kruzuki
It's lookin' a lot like spring here now. I...

It's lookin' a lot like spring here now.

I still want to get one more day of skiing in. Half of Blue Mountain is still open with discount lift ticket to match.

Hope the snow stays on the...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,029
Posted By kruzuki
I just bought 2 sizes of good quality JIS drivers...

I just bought 2 sizes of good quality JIS drivers a couple months ago for 50% off at a scientific supply store that was closing down.

I could tell right away that they worked better than the...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By kruzuki
That's an amazing & gutsy ride this time of year....

That's an amazing & gutsy ride this time of year. Way to go!
Forum: Canada 03-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By kruzuki
I Iive around the corner from Corsa Meccanica so...

I Iive around the corner from Corsa Meccanica so I pop in for a look at all the purdy machines every once in a while. The the guys there have always been very friendly and enthusiastic and the place...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,938
Posted By kruzuki
To be more specific, I throw them in the little...

To be more specific, I throw them in the little blue bin under my desk. Janitor can still get 'em.

Green enough?


But I did win 2 in a row. A coffee and then a donut. Yay!
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