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Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By 568V8
Good pictures

That's a nice write-up of an adventure worth riding. Thanks for all you effort to post it. Nice to hear that you had no problems at the border getting into my country; I often cross into the US and...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By 568V8

Get a MAG - Lite 3 xD cell for about $35. Mine is the best most intense light that I've ever had.
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By 568V8
Nova Scotia

PEI is flat and INMHO boring.
Highway #103 follow tight along the south coast of Nova Scotia ( easy to get thru or around Halifax ) hwy # 7 most of the way to Canso. Bumpy poor pavement as you get...
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By 568V8
BMW, yellow sidecar with Barley the dog

search up
It's a great well written blog
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By 568V8
geezer pass

I believe that geezer passes can only be purchased by US citizens. I'd suggest not getting a pass. There are lots of places to stay so why pay ahead and restrict yourself to state parks.
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,375
Posted By 568V8
enjoy the ride

How much time do you have?
In Ontario just avoid hwy 401, otherwise southern Ontario does have lots to see.
Plan at least 3 weeks on the Rock, just to get a good taste of Newfoundland.

Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,628
Posted By 568V8
along your route on #50

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By 568V8
Lower North Shore of Quebec

Google up Relis Nordic supply ship and book passage from Natashquan to Blanc Sablon. It will be the most enjoyable part of the trip. Do some research and get to Red Bay NL.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,113
Posted By 568V8
8 gb

8 GB cards work fine, lots of space for music. Never had any troubles when using good quality cards.
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,052
Posted By 568V8
follow the coast

Don't stop at Tadoussac, just stay on hwy # 138 and follow the coast line the end of the road at Natashquan.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,579
Posted By 568V8
overloaded !

Full marks for figuring out how to load that much shit onto a bike, full makes for being able to ride it, but a big zero for planning.
OMG I've never owned that much gear in total throughout my...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By 568V8
Meat Cove, cape Breton

It's a very small private campground and does have a couple of shelters so you could stay without hauling a tent along; as long as you call ahead and reserve. There are plenty of places to stay all...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,208
Posted By 568V8
Totally Dorkular

I just totally love that expression. Next time someone ask if my RC suit is hot I can tell them:
no it's totally dorkular and is air cooled.
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,208
Posted By 568V8
2 pc RoadCrafter

I wear a 2pc and really love it.
It's grossly hot in summer, but it offers great protection, so I wear bicycle shorts or just sweatwicking underwear underneath if it's too hot for lightweight...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By 568V8
GEOS insurance

I have the insurance, not sure what it will cover; bought it because it was cheap and might be worthwhile.
I understand that GEOS won't pay if there is publicly paid for service to do the job or...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By 568V8
cheap pants

Reminds me of a sign I saw years ago in a bike shop when I was looking for my first helmet.
"If you have a $10 head, we have a $10 helmet that fits."

I wear an Aerostich RoadCrafter to protect...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By 568V8
Red Lodge

The Alpine Lodge in Red Lodge at the north end of town, the owner Larry is an x biker and was super friendly to my wife in August. It;s off season, maybe you can make a get a deal.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,886
Posted By 568V8
good on ya - I wish you well

For reasons other than medical I too ride&write a bit. For what is worth try experimenting using wordpress, I've found it reasonably simple to use and it can be an elaborate publishing tool if you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By 568V8
Zumo 550

Mine will only work with a max of 1000 mp3 files; no sense having a card so big it won't get read. My 8Gb card is more than big enough for anything I want stored.
This forum has answers to most any...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,230
Posted By 568V8
your problem ....

I'm surprised that knowing the latch was defective that you continued to use it. Why didn't you contact TT ?
From all that I've heard they would have done something to help you. I've met them...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,758
Posted By 568V8
Chinook - two bags

I have two Chinook bags that I can use separately or put one inside the other for maximum warmth and minimum packing space. I highly recommend the Thermopalm Rectangle rated at 50F or 10C and the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,626
Posted By 568V8
planning trips

Google Earth is a great tool; you can zoom right in a get a good sense about the road. It also shows pictures posted by others and all sorts of facilities along a proposed route. Lots of pictures...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By 568V8
Needles Highway

When close to Mt Rushmore find your way to the Needles Highway and the Iron Mountain Road.
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,212
Posted By 568V8

The SPOT with watchers who you can rely on, is a great idea. Through SPOT you can also get some cheap accident insurance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By 568V8
regular Tourance

I found that the regular Tourance tires lasted more miles than the EXP; on my Vstropm DL1000.
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By 568V8
Thumb Newfoundland !!

As much as practical, and some of my routes weren't, I've been around the whole island.
Right, not every remote outport of course; but I attempted to ride around the coastline and do believe that...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By 568V8
Luv em

PivotPegz on my Vstrom are great. Aggressive so my boots can't slip off. Larger surface area than conventional pegs, spreads the weight over more boot surface so better for standing up.
Forum: Face plant 02-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,229
Posted By 568V8
a good drop

All things considered I'd say that you had a very good drop. You learned more than most of us do when we fall over for the first time. You're well on your way to becoming a capable and safe rider.
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By 568V8
don't go cheap

Planning such a great trip is worth doing it right. For all of us money is always part of the equation, but don't go cheap so cheap that you will have regrets later.
Eating cheap food and trying to...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By 568V8
tick removal

Read up on a good way to remove ticks and make your own decision. I suffered from Lyme so I know that it's worth removing a tick properly.
Something like a loop is necessary. DO NOT ticks using...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,637
Posted By 568V8
so many places

There are so many places that you should or must go. By the time you leave home, this post will have so many pics that you won't even need to take your camera on your trip.

Only these simple...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,179
Posted By 568V8
large screen option

I have some problems with seeing close but not a serious as you. I do find that my Zumo 550 works best for me when I use it through a Booster-Roo splitter amplifier and into speakers in my helmet. So...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,063
Posted By 568V8
Relais Nordik

Consider riding all along the Lower North Shore of the St Lawrence to Natashquan and then the boat to Blanc Sablon. Skip the Trans Lab and enjoy a boat ride; with great food.
Don't miss the World...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 188,142
Posted By 568V8
Narrows Locks Road

Thanks for posting such a good video. My Vstrom in the garage for the winter so I had to make do with your ride.
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By 568V8
great instructional video

Thanks for making and posting this. Proper use of hand tools is what separates most of us from the professionals.
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,402
Posted By 568V8
Red Bay

Save some time for a long stop in Red Bay at the museum, UNESCO site.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,219
Posted By 568V8
confusion ?

Many drivers don't even know some of the basic rules of the road; like who should have the right-of-way. I ride in Canada, where I'm sorry to say, but from my experience, we have more bad car drivers...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By 568V8

I use and need a Booster-Roo to amplify the sound in my Zumo 550. It's also a splitter so you can plug music and directions into you passenger.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By 568V8
ya stinky ?

Bacteria causes stink. I know because I probably hold some records for stinky feet, smelly socks, gloves and boots ... etc.
Go to a pet store and get some odour outer spray or soap, or some "Nok...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By 568V8

When riding 2-up, my wife and I enjoy a nice comfortable B&B. It's a different experience than camping, we don't ride as far, but it sure is nice to get spoiled sometimes. It also ensures that she...
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