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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7,458
Views: 1,186,262
Posted By gqelements
2900 miles on the odometer! Previous owner...

2900 miles on the odometer!

Previous owner put on a Remus Ti exhaust (which I'm considering selling as I'd not the quietest), Cycra hand guards and put her in the garage :)



Thanks for the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7,458
Views: 1,186,262
Posted By gqelements
Tools

look what followed me home:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sx4XBqAbQGM/VMm5tPD6RfI/AAAAAAAADhY/6tryVzHfkVs/w625-h553-no/Capture.PNG

Now, first question: is there a thread or a a discussion...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,325
Posted By gqelements
Can't wait to join the build cult. Picking up...

Can't wait to join the build cult.
Picking up my X tomorrow (in the snow, should be fun)!
Forum: Canada 01-26-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,257
Posted By gqelements
1/2 of our team (me included) missed this one...

1/2 of our team (me included) missed this one last year due to blown engines (2 bikes), looking forward to getting into the action this year!

Team "KABOOM!" should be an appropriate (but...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 235,845
Posted By gqelements
Interesting feedback thank you all!

Interesting feedback thank you all!
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 235,845
Posted By gqelements
What's this fuss all about?

Hi, I'm looking at the Virb Elite on my corporate 'rewards' site and trying to decide if it's worth my hard earned recognition points. I am a little confused though as to what's all the fuss about...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 47,113
Views: 9,560,557
Posted By gqelements
Looking forward to what you come up with....

Looking forward to what you come up with. Subscribed.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 47,113
Views: 9,560,557
Posted By gqelements
Looks awesome. Would marrying it to an existing...

Looks awesome. Would marrying it to an existing IMS or Safari Tank make the project more manageable (or did I miss the point and this exercise is about a whole rally-style kit like for the 690's)?
...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By gqelements
Did Walkner miss WP7? Tracking Dakar shows...

Did Walkner miss WP7? Tracking Dakar shows --:--:-- for his slot?
http://www.trackingdakar.nl/index.php?type=M
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By gqelements
I was in the same boat/decisions as the OP and...

I was in the same boat/decisions as the OP and having chosen to spend on the SIDI, I firmly believe that Crossfires saved my ankles for being sheared off and hyper-extended a fee time this summer. A...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By gqelements
Light-weight battery for big ADV Bikes

Hey everyone, after coming to terms that I'm probably not going to get into a 2-bike scenario I'm trying to shed weight from my Tiger 800 and the battery is the first target.

Does anyone have...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,680
Posted By gqelements
Unfortunately I can confirm that above is...

Unfortunately I can confirm that above is true....:evil
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,334
Posted By gqelements
Check out your local cycling store (or online)....

Check out your local cycling store (or online). Fantastic wind (or even waterproof) shells. I have a Casteli shell that packs to nothing and makes great rain gear in a pinch too (under the jacket).
...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By gqelements
Keyed Caps for SAFARI/Acebris tanks

After looking at various aftermarket large capacity gas tanks for DRZ, Husky, etc, it seems that almost all of the options come with ugly screw-on caps with the straw doohickey.... Why is that and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,070
Posted By gqelements
I think it all depends on the person dealing with...

I think it all depends on the person dealing with the issue, the wording and their mood of the day. I would expect better decision making and attitude from corporate however.

For me Triumph...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 197,508
Posted By gqelements
comparative difficulty to maintain 570?

Looking to pick up a 2010 570 and wondering if anyone can comment on whether there are any considerable challenges on getting parts/expertise required to maintain these bikes for a non-wrencher owner...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20,663
Views: 2,430,438
Posted By gqelements
Hi everyone, I'm looking at buying a 690 but with...

Hi everyone, I'm looking at buying a 690 but with only 2008/9 models available in the local market (for a reasonable rate) am a little apprehensive of the fuel pump (and other?) early model gremlins....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By gqelements
...from Buffalo, South!

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-18-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By gqelements
From Buffalo, South...

Hi,
I'm looking for dual-track, fire and unassumed roads between Buffalo NY and Renovo PA that would be challenging and exciting for a middleweight bike but not downright mountain goat impassible. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By gqelements
....or take a hammer and hammer out the bent one...

....or take a hammer and hammer out the bent one to a (relatively) straight shape and leave it. I've put on 3k on a rotor 'reshaped' on the side of the road during a long ride.



You can see a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By gqelements
Dirt tracks within day's ride of Ralph Wilson

Hey everyone, I'm trying to convince my Canuck riding buddies to do a 'ride and tailgate' weekend around a BILL's game and looking for good trails within reasonable distance from Ralph Wilson...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By gqelements
maybe this will help: ...

maybe this will help:
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/trips/2014-broventure-day-one/
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,322
Posted By gqelements
Can you re-post the pic please? I'm looking to...

Can you re-post the pic please? I'm looking to make one as well and don't want to re-invent the wheel (and can't seem to find your post).
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,274
Posted By gqelements
I have Rev'It Ignition 2 (which I crashed in on...

I have Rev'It Ignition 2 (which I crashed in on dirt a few times) and Air Tarmac jackets and both have been great.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,592
Posted By gqelements
I would agree also with the above. I had my...

I would agree also with the above.

I had my dealer (GP Bikes in Canada) go to bat for me on engine damage that could easily been attributed to 'user error'. As a result Triumph (after a VERY...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-31-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 721,892
Posted By gqelements
Wet! ...

Wet!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wwilhvvUj5M/VAPST3R2eeI/AAAAAAAADZ4/ee5j8uieexI/w575-h766-no/cam00544.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,778
Posted By gqelements
...this is not intended as a snarky comment, but...

...this is not intended as a snarky comment, but I find it wild that people are still buying P&S cameras. I found that phone photography as really largely caught up with P&S so for me it's either...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,119
Posted By gqelements
If you are serious about taking the road less...

If you are serious about taking the road less traveled, go for the Tiger. A set of woody's wheels alone is 1K, then you still need rubber, suspension upgrades (err overhaul) and all the usual ADV...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,547
Posted By gqelements
Someone asked earlier if this is a dual sport...

Someone asked earlier if this is a dual sport ride and if there is any god trail riding planned as part of this. Can someone confirm?
There seems to be little details in general on the tread... :huh
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 581,255
Posted By gqelements
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--uoWvf2ZddU/U-1...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--uoWvf2ZddU/U-1eYg-S-nI/AAAAAAAADV4/H_azfa7GlpA/w829-h553-no/1014262.jpg
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 33,012
Posted By gqelements
I'm starting to realize that the trick is not...

I'm starting to realize that the trick is not always in the level of skill, but often in willingness to give'er and accept damage from drops and etc... every time i'm conservative i'm hobbling,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 501,565
Posted By gqelements
North of Madoc, Ontario, Canada

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xEAv0cHzh8o/U-1eTqIGGlI/AAAAAAAADVI/c5zvWbOy3o0/w829-h553-no/091499.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By gqelements
On-Road iPhone GPS App with easy route import

Doing some research for a friend who is not terribly tech-saavy, looking for an iPhone GPS app that allows for import of GPX or other routes with relative ease (through cloud, etc...) Requirement for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By gqelements
Thanks for the awesome input! My trip will be in...

Thanks for the awesome input! My trip will be in September so until then i will be digesting all the resources.

dirty_sanchez - will your offer stand for late September?

Thanks again!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,612
Posted By gqelements
....all this Dakar on Tigers talk has me itching...

....all this Dakar on Tigers talk has me itching to put mine on (they have been sitting in a box for 4 months since being ordered for a rally I had to pull out of due to engine issues)...
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 721,892
Posted By gqelements
Absolutely.... see all the shoes I worn through...

Absolutely.... see all the shoes I worn through camping out at 'Bucs... err Tim's?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,680
Posted By gqelements
that may be the fault of the side-stand return...

that may be the fault of the side-stand return spring being too weak... There was a recall/advisory (at least in Canada) regarding that with dealers changing out the spring....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,680
Posted By gqelements
Same effect on mine, only from sliding down steep...

Same effect on mine, only from sliding down steep hill sideways after a botched hill climb...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By gqelements
Tow rope... (actually I use 800lbs-rated 20ft...

Tow rope... (actually I use 800lbs-rated 20ft strap from a ratchet strap, as it packs nice and tidy...)
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 721,892
Posted By gqelements
From a great ride in Northern Ontario, Canada....

From a great ride in Northern Ontario, Canada. Photos Courtesy of http://outerimages.com/ (fellow Tiger rider). Fantastic trip in great company, on a great bike through awesome landscapes and terrain...
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