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Forum: Canada 08-15-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,491
Posted By Gingie
have a read here: ...

have a read here:

http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-roads/register-and-insure-vehicle-ontario
Forum: Canada 08-15-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,491
Posted By Gingie
Good luck with the move! I left England for...

Good luck with the move! I left England for Canada in 1971, was not too big an adjustment for me. But I was only 2.
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,276
Posted By Gingie
Did not like my 650R until I got a custom seat...

Did not like my 650R until I got a custom seat with around 1" more foam in it, a huge difference. I also lowered the front end (raised the forks?) around 15mm, and found it handled better at low...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-25-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 315,778
Posted By Gingie
Great pic. What's involved in physically taking...

Great pic. What's involved in physically taking this photo? Did you just take your left hand off the bar, put it down by your shin and point it down the road? Curious how many photos its took to get...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,671
Posted By Gingie
But what if its an inferior product that is more...

But what if its an inferior product that is more expensive?
Forum: Canada 05-21-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By Gingie
we were posted Edmonton to Ottawa last year....

we were posted Edmonton to Ottawa last year. Never done it on a bike, but have done NB - AB four times in a car, each time entirely through Canada. This last move, we decided to go through the USA....
Forum: Canada 03-30-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,671
Posted By Gingie
So much for free trade. Funny, Canadian retailers...

So much for free trade. Funny, Canadian retailers had no issues when they were selling out all their stock to US customers back when the USD was worth $1.25 Cdn.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 26,290
Posted By Gingie
LOL, not exactly. I was into my lean when I saw...

LOL, not exactly. I was into my lean when I saw the SUV barreling down on me. I wasn't going to be able to make the corner without him running over me, so I tried to stop..a litte too much front...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 26,290
Posted By Gingie
My '07 650R. Kitted out the givi's with the...

My '07 650R. Kitted out the givi's with the admore LED lights. The top box is from Axio...it's big enough to hold my lunch, and not a whole lot more. Debating on putting a bigger givi box on top. I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,341
Posted By Gingie
Hmm, I got some weatherstripping here. Is there a...

Hmm, I got some weatherstripping here. Is there a DIY for that on line?
Forum: Canada 03-27-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,359
Posted By Gingie
I suspect he will have to refund his income from...

I suspect he will have to refund his income from the time of the crime to the time his income ceases at dismissal. You can't stop paying someone until they are found guilty. I think even ex-Col...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,500
Posted By Gingie
:huh And I thought Moncton had a lot of...

:huh And I thought Moncton had a lot of Timmies....
Forum: Canada 03-26-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,671
Posted By Gingie
I would have thought a city/municpal police...

I would have thought a city/municpal police force, that recieves much of its budget from the taxes of the people who live there, would have bought locally.

I am curious to see the decision...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,180
Posted By Gingie
Personally, I like Kijiji for bikes (and other...

Personally, I like Kijiji for bikes (and other stuff!). I had people lining up to buy my 92 Seca II when I listed in Edmonton. The phone was ringing within 5 minutes of posting the add. I asked for...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9,377
Views: 617,209
Posted By Gingie
Out of province inspection in / around Ottawa?

Hey guys, my Alberta plates are going to expire in a week and before I get the Ontario ones, I need the OOP inspection done. Any recommendation on a shop to do the inspection? Bike is an 07 Ninja...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,500
Posted By Gingie
That's a great idea. I used to walk past the...

That's a great idea. I used to walk past the Boardwalk TimHo's on the way to work, and there was always a huge line. Then one day, there was only one person ahead of me..Woot! I'd be able to use the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,740
Posted By Gingie
This thread started out like "Stand By Me" and...

This thread started out like "Stand By Me" and ended up like "Deliverance"
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 37,237
Posted By Gingie
My 07' Ninja 650R with givi saddlebags and axio...

My 07' Ninja 650R with givi saddlebags and axio hard top tail bag. Also got a comfy seat that has been seen earlier on this thread mounted to Grainbelt's Ninja (no way I would ride more than an hour...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 192,120
Posted By Gingie
Somewhere near Chatham, New Brunswick on my 86...

Somewhere near Chatham, New Brunswick on my 86 XL250R...man, I miss that bike!


http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/7/3/a/165453/bike1-0.jpg


Yeah, that water smelled really bad too...
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 59,472
Posted By Gingie
:-) With that comfy seat of yours on there, I...

:-) With that comfy seat of yours on there, I foresee a road trip in my future.

The top case is the Axio hard tail bag. It "can" be strapped to it, but I used some bolts & washers & the existing...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 59,472
Posted By Gingie
Here's mine... ...

Here's mine...

http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/7/3/a/165453/zcimg5471-0.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,441
Posted By Gingie
That is a shame the RCA Museum has let that...

That is a shame the RCA Museum has let that Honest John fall into such disrepair. Is that a railway tie wedged into the launch arm to hold it up? :cry This weapon goes back to when the Canadian Army...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,068
Posted By Gingie
That's an interesting scheme! Has the Canada Flag...

That's an interesting scheme! Has the Canada Flag on the tail, but also "RCAF"; after the red-ensign but still before unification of the CF.
Forum: Canada 03-05-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 23,858
Posted By Gingie
bah, first week of March is almost over and the...

bah, first week of March is almost over and the lows are still hitting -20.

The visa card has taken a beating buying bike stuff on line...this winter better end soon....I've spent 30% of the...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,288
Posted By Gingie
what I can't figure out is why we have to pay...

what I can't figure out is why we have to pay that amount 'per bike'. How does my liability increase 3x through owning three bikes? Its not like I can ride more that one at a time, or that I'm going...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,288
Posted By Gingie
Thumbs down Thanks for the int on the area. I'm already...

Thanks for the int on the area. I'm already bracing myself for the higher cost of living in Ontario. Trying get all my big ticket purchases done before the move to avoid HST.

Back to the...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,288
Posted By Gingie
That is not good news. I was about to launch on a...

That is not good news. I was about to launch on a 2nd Ninja 650R to try my hand at emulating some of the popular ADV conversions seen here. But not if it's going to cost me a half a k a year for a...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,288
Posted By Gingie
nah, after 23 years I've finally been sucked into...

nah, after 23 years I've finally been sucked into the vortex of Ottawa.

$500 a year...just for liability?? YGBSM!?
Forum: Canada 02-26-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,288
Posted By Gingie
x 2. Liability for my Ninja 650R is $65 a year,...

x 2. Liability for my Ninja 650R is $65 a year, so just over $5 a month. My Seca is only $42 a year. This is in Alberta, but I am moving to Ontario this summer...here's to hoping the liability rates...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-17-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,645
Views: 1,571,611
Posted By Gingie
Wow, thanks for all the kind words! If I...

Wow, thanks for all the kind words!

If I had known what I was going to miss from 8 months to 1-1/2 yrs, I probably would not have volunteered to go over. That being said, spending time in that...
Forum: Canada 10-17-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 60,924
Posted By Gingie
Another one from Edmonton here. Riding an 07...

Another one from Edmonton here. Riding an 07 Ninja 650R and a 93 Seca II...at least for the next week or so as long as the snow stays away.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 34,672
Posted By Gingie
Wow. Part of the reason I got a 650R was I liked...

Wow. Part of the reason I got a 650R was I liked the lines of the fairing....but after seeing yours and jdrock bikes, I'm getting the itch!

I do like the colour matching you did on the givis....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,645
Views: 1,571,611
Posted By Gingie
Well, since this is thread that convinced me to...

Well, since this is thread that convinced me to register on ADV, I reckon my first post should be here.

Zoe and I meeting again after a long absence:...
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