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Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By JimmieA
Leaves changing color

I have been out West most of the summer and haven't put 1000 Km on the bike this year. I'm home now and want to take a little tour to see the leaves change color. Any one want to go on a little...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By JimmieA
North of Montreal the route is Hw#15 I think,...

North of Montreal the route is Hw#15 I think, going from memory. It turns into Route # 117 three or so hours north. I really like the Route #15, it is cool.
Forum: Canada 08-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By JimmieA
I take the 117 Route north of Montreal fairly...

I take the 117 Route north of Montreal fairly often. I love the road north from Montreal for about 3 hours. It is nice scenery and a bit twisty. The rest of the route isn't that scenic. One...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,672
Posted By JimmieA
You should be able to get a shop manual/repair...

You should be able to get a shop manual/repair manual on a CD for not too much coin. Get the CD and get it printed and made into a book or coil backed book. Worth it's weight for sure. Also...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By JimmieA
Cheapest tires in the area are in Moncton. The...

Cheapest tires in the area are in Moncton. The BMW dealer called Atlantic Motoplex has 40% off tires as a standard sales policy. They are close to you. The guys down the road, called G Bourques...
Forum: Canada 07-26-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By JimmieA
You could head into Quebec, north shore of St....

You could head into Quebec, north shore of St. Lawrence go up to Manic 5 go across the river on a ferry do the Gaspe loop than tour around Northern New Brunswick and back home on the south side of...
Forum: Canada 07-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By JimmieA
There are a couple mini storage places in High...

There are a couple mini storage places in High Level, he could leave the bike there.
https://plus.google.com/109300841029194201076/about?gl=ca&hl=en

Rainbow Transport is the biggest transport...
Forum: Canada 07-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By JimmieA
Islands in Gulf of Saint Lawrence

http://www.motorcyclemojo.com/2014/08/madeleine/

This may interest some of you FFs. I didn't know this place existed. It is Quebec territory but access from PEI I gather. Jim
Forum: Canada 07-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By JimmieA
A million comics out of work and we have you'll...

A million comics out of work and we have you'll on here. Laugh a minute at the expense of someone who wants to come to our country and visit and spend some hard earned money. There are lots of gas...
Forum: Canada 07-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By JimmieA
Between Winterpeg and Saskatoon there are enough...

Between Winterpeg and Saskatoon there are enough gas stations but. If your going to be riding at 2:00 in the morning you could have issues. Same goes for motels, not many of them and they all close...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By JimmieA
I have had good experience at the Calais/New...

I have had good experience at the Calais/New Brunswick border. The USA side has been a little sticky but there was some job action going on in the USA. It is true the guard at the border basically...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By JimmieA
There are 3 entry points at Calais/St. Stephen. ...

There are 3 entry points at Calais/St. Stephen. I have heard that the new one is the worst, it is the one I always take now and I haven't had an issue for 5 years but they are fussy. The one that...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By JimmieA
The Western Brook Pond ferry ride in Grose Morne...

The Western Brook Pond ferry ride in Grose Morne park is kind of cool. It is a 3/4 hour walk into the ferry boat though. The ferry cost around $70/per and you need cash.
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By JimmieA
The big issue it getting it across the boarder. ...

The big issue it getting it across the boarder. You could use a agent for that. Trucking the bike is the easiest, only way I think. There should be lots of empty truck/vans coming back from NFLD...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By JimmieA
Two resources: ...

Two resources:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/
http://www.ridetherock.com/activity.php?

Horizons people know lots about shipping. The ride the rock people are locals to the area.
Good luck....
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By JimmieA
Make sure your grounds are clean. there should...

Make sure your grounds are clean. there should be a few ground points on the bike. I would clean up the battery terminals and the wires to the battery as well. If you can it wouldn't hurt to...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By JimmieA
At this time of year the snow will almost be...

At this time of year the snow will almost be gone, maybe gone a week or so. NFLD had a tough winter.
Forum: Canada 05-22-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By JimmieA
There are two ways to put E-button on the bike. ...

There are two ways to put E-button on the bike. The crank needs to be wider by about 1 1/2 inch and there is a company that makes an extension piece for the crank. They are in Italy I think and it...
Forum: Canada 05-21-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By JimmieA
The inland routes are cool as well as the outside...

The inland routes are cool as well as the outside coastal roads. I love it there but I cannot speak to a soul there. It is about a 2 day trip basically.
Forum: Canada 05-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By JimmieA
It these Harley guys can do what they do with...

It these Harley guys can do what they do with their choppers than you should be able to convert your bike to street legal. It may not be cheap but should be possible. If you want to do something...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By JimmieA
Newfoundland is nice to visit. Two points, don't...

Newfoundland is nice to visit. Two points, don't ride at night, lots of moose and it is about 10 degrees c colder there than on the mainland so dress a little warmer. I think the small towns are...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,941
Posted By JimmieA
I have been reporting NFLD. weather here 4 times...

I have been reporting NFLD. weather here 4 times now. This is an item concerning +200 Km/Hr(120mph) winds around Rocky Harbour area this week. All the East Coast had high winds this is the worst...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By JimmieA
This is a Canadian dealer's selection: ...

This is a Canadian dealer's selection:
http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/luggagefinder.aspx
Forum: Canada 03-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,646
Posted By JimmieA
Wreckhouse NFLD has winds forecast to 180 Km/Hr. ...

Wreckhouse NFLD has winds forecast to 180 Km/Hr. This is on the TCH from Port A Basque to Corner Brook.
Forum: Canada 03-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,499
Posted By JimmieA
The DR650 is better off road and doesn't give up...

The DR650 is better off road and doesn't give up much if anything on the highway. You would maybe need a larger tank and a luggage rack with a DR650 though to compare to the KLR.
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By JimmieA
Interesting information regarding availability of...

Interesting information regarding availability of Honda parts. It is possible but so far I have been able to get any parts I have asked for. I'll have to inquire at my local dealer. I'm a Honda...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By JimmieA
I think Triumph is making good DS bikes these...

I think Triumph is making good DS bikes these days. My next bike will be Triumph. My XL1000VA is a good bike for what you want. Not off road but highway and rough gravel are no problem as is a...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,941
Posted By JimmieA
House buried in snow

Many might find that I'm off on a tangent here but here is a story about a NFLD family's house this week. The house is totally buried in snow....
Forum: Canada 03-16-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By JimmieA
I have a XR400R that I have street plated. I...

I have a XR400R that I have street plated. I bought the bike new in Alberta and went to a little out of the way licence place and managed to get a street plate. The important thing is that it had...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,941
Posted By JimmieA
Here is another ice story. The Sister in Law...

Here is another ice story. The Sister in Law told me about this but there hasn't been much info out there. Seems like the Gulf of Saint Lawrence has a lot of ice....
Forum: Canada 03-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By JimmieA
There are a few cross country routes available to...

There are a few cross country routes available to you. I don't much about them to be honest. I took one at one point in the past and it impressed me(Route 14 I think). These would be the most...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By JimmieA
I had basically this same bike. They are good...

I had basically this same bike. They are good bikes but they have more than their share of issues. One issue is the final drive failing. The test stated above may help look for it if it is already...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By JimmieA
I've had a lot of bikes and I don't think I have...

I've had a lot of bikes and I don't think I have ever had a test ride on one of them. The BMW guys look after their bikes well I think. You could get information from the BMW dealer regarding the...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,768
Posted By JimmieA
I always wear ear plugs as well. The trouble...

I always wear ear plugs as well. The trouble with the ZOX was there was no noise cancelling material in the ear area. I actually ended up placing some material, like a half sock or something in the...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,768
Posted By JimmieA
I dropped my helment on the pavement and broke...

I dropped my helment on the pavement and broke the shield so I had to buy a replacement while on a trip. I picked up a Zox modular. It was so noisy I just about lost it. I had about 1200 Km to go...
Forum: Canada 03-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,941
Posted By JimmieA
Ferry to labrador stuck in ice

The have had a bad winter in Nfld/Lab. and the ice breaker was needed to keep the ferry running. There have been laps in service.
...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,149
Posted By JimmieA
Around Moncton area and the North Shore we have...

Around Moncton area and the North Shore we have the Shackers. Their English is as bad as it can be and still be called English. I believe they actually try to make their accent bad. It is a small...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,149
Posted By JimmieA
Looks doable. The only gravel is the part from...

Looks doable. The only gravel is the part from St. Martens to Fundy Park entrance. That stretch is just logging roads but good unimproved road, not really gravel but parts are great. I don't...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,149
Posted By JimmieA
I think you don't have enough time for seeing all...

I think you don't have enough time for seeing all you want to see. You could do what almost everyone else does and super slab it through New Brunswick and get to Nova Scotia. You could turn left at...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,338
Posted By JimmieA
There is a short ferry ride from the island of...

There is a short ferry ride from the island of NFLD. to Que.(Labrador). It is up on the northern Peninsula. It isn't really necessary to make reservations I don't think for a bike.
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