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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Scott_F
Nope. Even with the Canadian peso at 80 it is...

Nope. Even with the Canadian peso at 80 it is still cheaper to travel in the US. We did the math two years ago. Traveling in BC cost us at least $60 more per day than travel in the US (two people,...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 03:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By Scott_F
Good advice. The other dangerous critter is...

Good advice.

The other dangerous critter is deer. They are everywhere once you get out of Flatland. Since most roads follow waterways and since deer are thirsty critters, they are crossing the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Scott_F
Turn your bike off and restart it. The EMF from...

Turn your bike off and restart it. The EMF from the starter coil will usually trip the light.

Regards
Scott Fraser
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Scott_F
Take it to GW Cycle in Calgary and have them work...

Take it to GW Cycle in Calgary and have them work their magic. With that much mileage, the valves will need adjustment as well as changing out all the filters and other stuff. You could be chasing...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By Scott_F
Actually I have, last year on my bike, this...

Actually I have, last year on my bike, this February in my car. Victoria to Campbell River is still a five hour drive on the old road. There is not as much traffic as there once was, but there are...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By Scott_F
Likewise, I'm considering where he's coming from...

Likewise, I'm considering where he's coming from and how much time he has. It's 1800 miles from Ohio to Great Falls, which would take me most of a week at our touring pace (250 mi/day). IMHO,...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By Scott_F
Why? Time is short and to get to and from the...

Why? Time is short and to get to and from the Kootenays requires an additional two days, plus riding time on the Island, and costs another $100 for BC Ferries.

You can get from Victoria to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,415
Posted By Scott_F
Not necessarily. They replaced the stopper bolt...

Not necessarily. They replaced the stopper bolt years ago with a new part of harder steel, c/w different part number. Whether the bolt is the symptom or the problem is moot considering that if it is...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,415
Posted By Scott_F
Much ado about nothing....

Much ado about nothing. (http://burgmanusa.com/forums/15-burgman-650/60898-cvt-stopper-bolt-much-ado-about-nothing-2.html) The number of CVT failures is a small fraction of the number of Burgmans out...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,415
Posted By Scott_F
What CVT problem? Suzuki replaced the problematic...

What CVT problem? Suzuki replaced the problematic stopper bolt years ago, in 2007 or 2008. Reports of CVT failure are rare except in the minds of those looking to slam the Burgman. Go to the BUSA...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By Scott_F
There are two used 650 Burgmans on Kijiji...

There are two used 650 Burgmans on Kijiji (Calgary) today for $4000 or less. One is in Claresholm and the other in Saskatchewan.

Regards
Scott Fraser
Calgary
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,415
Posted By Scott_F
Here are ours, loaded for a 4500km tour. ...

Here are ours, loaded for a 4500km tour.

http://moto.hobby-site.com/keepers/dscn0563-web.jpg

Duffey Lake, BC. 2012

Regards
Scott Fraser
Calgary
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,415
Posted By Scott_F
Those look like ours. I ride the white one. ...

Those look like ours. I ride the white one.



Not hardley (davidson). The Burgman 650 has been called a "baby Goldwing". It is an awesome touring machine. We have 50,000 km on ours, all...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By Scott_F
I wouldn't worry about it. Daytime highs lower...

I wouldn't worry about it. Daytime highs lower down will likely be in the 70s in June and cooler the higher you go. Mid-June there is still snow alongside the road up high and it is definitely...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By Scott_F
+1 May 24 is when people plant their gardens...

+1

May 24 is when people plant their gardens in Alberta. June is the rainy season. The weather is completely unpredictable --- I've seen snow in July and August here --- so be prepared for all...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By Scott_F
Coming from the east, I would go this route: ...

Coming from the east, I would go this route:
...
Forum: Canada 02-06-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,238
Posted By Scott_F
I agree. This is some of the best riding in BC...

I agree. This is some of the best riding in BC and is easy to reach from the border. I would stay in the US until Idaho, at least, because gas, food and lodging is much less expensive that BC...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,711
Posted By Scott_F
We have two 650s, but we started on Vino 125s and...

We have two 650s, but we started on Vino 125s and my son has an Aprilia 200 Scarabeo. I've kicked the tires on the 200 and was impressed. I really like the size, weight and storage of the little one....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By Scott_F
I would say buy them. Keep the Elite for yourself...

I would say buy them. Keep the Elite for yourself when you want to join in. In the meantime, your kids have a lesson in owning and maintaining their own vehicle, as well as having a blast...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,711
Posted By Scott_F
You must have tried to get parts from Piaggio... ...

You must have tried to get parts from Piaggio...

Regards
Scott Fraser
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,990
Posted By Scott_F
Exactly. We had frost in Calgary the other day...

Exactly. We had frost in Calgary the other day and I couldn't start my bike. I put a charger on it for half an hour and now no problem, but the writing's on the wall. The battery was new in 2011. It...
Forum: Canada 09-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 58,800
Posted By Scott_F
There are two other excellent eating...

There are two other excellent eating establishments in Pemberton: The Wood is directly across the street from Mile One. They have excellent food, although the service was very slow last time we were...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,456
Posted By Scott_F
Didn't you read the review? This outfit has...

Didn't you read the review? This outfit has "decent build quality for a Chinese brand". Now, do you have something longer than a ten-foot pole?

Ccaveat emptor
Scott Fraser
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,721
Posted By Scott_F
I would look seriously into a Burgman 200. They...

I would look seriously into a Burgman 200. They are very cool. I have seen them in the dealership and was impressed. I have a 650, which is more than you're looking for, but the little one has the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,926
Posted By Scott_F
Heading west to Cody: ...

Heading west to Cody:

http://moto.hobby-site.com/2013/wyoming/img_0646-1024.jpg


You're probably talking about this stretch, between Sheridan and the Bighorns.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,990
Posted By Scott_F
There are two kinds of riders --- those who have...

There are two kinds of riders --- those who have dropped their bike and those who haven't dropped their bike yet. The Burgman is big and heavy with a low center of gravity. If it starts to tip,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,990
Posted By Scott_F
Congrats on your purchase. After 30,000 miles, I...

Congrats on your purchase. After 30,000 miles, I have no regrets about purchasing my 09. They are amazing bikes that go fast enough, handle well, hold a ton and just eat highway miles effortlessly. ...
Forum: Canada 09-05-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Scott_F
Cowtowner covered the sports bike scene well....

Cowtowner covered the sports bike scene well. There is an active group of sports bike riders through CGP/Facebook. I don't have a dirt bike, so can't comment on that beyond saying that there's...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,926
Posted By Scott_F
Google Maps has been known to get people lost. So...

Google Maps has been known to get people lost. So has GPS. Paper maps are best. The DOT in many states has free ones. Watch for motorcycle shops along your route. They are good places to find out...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,926
Posted By Scott_F
Hi. About Leg 2. This is near where I live, and...

Hi. About Leg 2. This is near where I live, and we have ridden back and forth across here several times.

So, we're having this discussion on another board: what is touring? I see your route is...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scott_F
FWIW, we rode Going-to-the-Sun Road earlier this...

FWIW, we rode Going-to-the-Sun Road earlier this month. The eastern third is under construction, with flagmen and so on. It was choked with traffic, detracting from the enjoyment, and costing us at...
Forum: Canada 08-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scott_F
Yes. We just got back from another trip...

Yes.

We just got back from another trip through Washington. We've been through Spokane often on our travels.

There is a nice "longcut" from the Coeur d'Alene River Road (from Kingston, ID) over...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Scott_F
Go to the local high school. You will find...

Go to the local high school. You will find "battleship row" where the kids park their junkers and your oil drops will go unnoticed. To dispose of the old oil, try Canadian Tire or similar repair...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,711
Posted By Scott_F
Funny, I felt the same way about the 650 for the...

Funny, I felt the same way about the 650 for the first couple of years.

I saw the 200 yesterday for the first time. I was a bit taken aback by its size it is smaller than I expected but on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,282
Posted By Scott_F
This is a really interesting bike, for me. We...

This is a really interesting bike, for me. We have Burgman 650s and a Vino 125. The little scooter is perfect for local trips, but it doesn't go on any roads posted above 60 km/h, which means there...
Forum: Canada 05-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,059
Posted By Scott_F
+1. Blackfoot put the "steal" in stealershhip. Go...

+1. Blackfoot put the "steal" in stealershhip. Go to GW Cycle, Barlow Trail and 11 Ave NE. Dave will look after you.

Regards
Scott Fraser
Calgary
Forum: Canada 05-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,649
Posted By Scott_F
I grew up in Edmonton, lived in Calgary and moved...

I grew up in Edmonton, lived in Calgary and moved to Victoria in my late twenties to go to school. There, I met my wife, we had kids and lived there from 1982 until 1999. I couldn't wait to get back...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By Scott_F
I would not judge cruisers based on the 650...

I would not judge cruisers based on the 650 V-Star. Try a newer V-Star 1300. The 650 is totally gutless, more a starter bike than a serious motorcycle.

As for the Vulcan, I have a 900 with a...
Forum: Canada 05-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Scott_F
Calgary - Radium - Cranbrook Creston - Crawford...

Calgary - Radium - Cranbrook
Creston - Crawford Bay - Kaslo - New Denver - Nakusp
Fauqier - Cherryville - Vernon - Kelowna
...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Scott_F
Avoid Hwy 1 and BC 5. Too much traffic, too many...

Avoid Hwy 1 and BC 5. Too much traffic, too many motorhomes, too much frustration.

When we transit BC, we go from Calgary to Cranbrook on Day 1. Then to Creston, Crawford Bay - Balfour, to Toad...
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