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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,462
Posted By Lycan1
Johnson Canyon

A couple of weeks ago I visited a nice hiking trail (if somewhat busy) just off highway 1A across from Johnson Canyon campground. Scenery that you won't see from the seat of your motorcycle, although...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,462
Posted By Lycan1
Thank You

I appreciate the kind words. Alberta makes it easy.

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/2015/IMG_0768%202.jpg
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Forum: Canada 06-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,462
Posted By Lycan1
Tire Spitting Gravel, I Commit My Weekly Crime

Well it has been a long time but rather than clutter up the Calgary thread I'll reboot this old thread with a Rush reference.

The hottest weekend in the year thus far and most likely a record...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Bowman Lake is fairly remote with Polebridge...

Bowman Lake is fairly remote with Polebridge being the closest civilization. Other than the Polebridge store and it's excellent bakery, there isn't much else there. There is a hostel and a few...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By Lycan1
Tough

They are bulky and heavy, but they are really tough. Yes the latches can break when you rip one off on a tree or boulder but the bag and contents will be fine. Try that with aluminum cases.

They...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
When I installed my Mitas, I noticed that they...

When I installed my Mitas, I noticed that they didn't Mark the heavy spot like Heidenau does. I static balanced mine with a little trial and error the first time. With the next one I put it on...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
I save the ones that get scraped off, clean them...

I save the ones that get scraped off, clean them and stick them back on with "Goop". I have not lost one yet. Tire Supply wholesalers will have them, there is one in Foothills industrial on 40th just...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Waiprous trails today

Floss&Fly and myself went out to Waiprous for a bit of play time. His XR400 and me on my 990Adv. What could possibly go wrong............:lol3
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Forum: Canada 06-16-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
I always use Basecamp and hit "view / Google...

I always use Basecamp and hit "view / Google Earth" and that works great. trying to upload /import gpx files directly into Google Earth doesn't seem to work well without first converting into a KML...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Yep, Basecamp, free download:...

Yep, Basecamp, free download: http://www.garmin.com/en-CA/shop/downloads/basecamp

Or, you can use this: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input to convert the gpx file to a KML file and then...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Lycan1
I used to live in Manitoba and there are plenty...

I used to live in Manitoba and there are plenty of paved options south of the TC that you can jump onto just past the Ontario border. A little quality time with Google Earth will show you the way. I...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Lycan1
Fueling

I can't remember from my trip to England regarding paying for fuel over there, but in British Columbia you must Pay before you pump. Most fuel station have card readers that take credit cards and...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Lycan1
There is another rider looking for routing advice...

There is another rider looking for routing advice thread here:http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1071632
That has a similar, if longer route. If you ignore the section east of Sicamouse,...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Lycan1
Not Bad but you can do better and ride more...

Not Bad but you can do better and ride more interesting / twisty roads. What are you going to be riding?

For B&B's try here: http://www.bcsbestbnbs.com/ or here:...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
I purchased the can and bracket as a kit at...

I purchased the can and bracket as a kit at Canadian Tire near Deerfoot and 64th. Canadian Tire, 40 Hunterhorn Drive N.E., Calgary

It was the only location that stocked it. I checked and none of...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
I replaced the internals (same kit) in April but...

I replaced the internals (same kit) in April but it didn't fix the problem. When the bore is worn you can either replace or re-sleeve. I'm not sure how much to re-sleeve but you will be down while...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Well my kids are all grown up and I think she is...

Well my kids are all grown up and I think she is happy to have me out of her hair on weekends. I leave early a.m. and am back late afternoon. A winning formula thus far.:freaky

You could try...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
990 Owners

Is there any 990 owners that have a leaky clutch master? I sourced a new replacement direct from the manufacturer (Magura) It is the same size internally (10.5 mm) but the new style that the 1190...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
Clearance etc.

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/KTM%20990/IMAG0101.jpg
Clutch micro switch


http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/KTM%20990/IMAG0098.jpg
Clearance when...
Forum: Canada 06-06-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Badlands

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/The%20Alberta%20Project/IMG_0789_1.jpg
Near Dorothy.
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Forum: Canada 06-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Glad to hear it! :clap

Glad to hear it! :clap
Forum: Canada 06-06-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Like This

http://i.imgur.com/5d7iFqT.jpg

Copy and paste the BB code. How are you liking the new tires?
Forum: Canada 06-06-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Project ride

On the way back I had a little fun;

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/2015/IMG_0769.jpg

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/2015/IMG_0805.jpg
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
No issues at all with contact since the new...

No issues at all with contact since the new part's plunger operates at a different angle. I was careful in the placement so it doesn't interfere with anything on the handlebars. Trust me when I say...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
I lived with the leak for a couple of months,...

I lived with the leak for a couple of months, just checking the level in the reservoir every few days and topping up the fluid (level should be 4mm from top edge of res when level) as needed. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
I don't know how long it takes (or costs) to have...

I don't know how long it takes (or costs) to have a stock one re-sleeved, but for $150.00 (and since you have to take the old one off anyway), it's the way to go. It took me 1/2 an hour to do the...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Gives totally new meaning to "down draft"...

Gives totally new meaning to "down draft" carburetors. :lol3

Oh, and I want one!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
I am fairly routine with my maintenance. I...

I am fairly routine with my maintenance. I reverse bleed my fluid every 4000 km maximum, and sometimes less. It might have helped delay the failure. I had noticed the reservoir fluid being fairly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
Happy to be of help, since the OC has helped me...

Happy to be of help, since the OC has helped me many times.

More research and it looks like the same type that the new 1190's are using, except that the 1190 has a 12 mm unit and is $273.81.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Lycan1
Mine as well; number 3 Allen head.

Mine as well; number 3 Allen head.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
My bike has 91,563 km on it now. The old safety...

My bike has 91,563 km on it now. The old safety switch is a totally different design and not easily switchable with the new unit. The new Clutch master has a tiny box- type micro switch, rather than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
Another Option

I ordered a new one directly from Magura USA. 1-618-395-2200 Peter at ext 223

http://www.magura.com/en/powersports/catalog.html


Total cost before shipping was $150.00 vs. $272.80 from KTM....
Forum: Canada 06-04-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Once you get them scuffed in they will be great...

Once you get them scuffed in they will be great (if noisy) on road but give you a lot more traction (straight line) in gravel and more confidence in the corners in the loose stuff.

If you want...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldsch...

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/KTM%20990/20140410_145746_zpsb3b6e479.jpg
Inmate "noregretsallowed" posted this some time ago.

See here:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lycan1
Same

Mine is leaking a little as well and replacing the piston did not fix the problem. Most likely a worn bore in the cylinder.

I currently have a new cylinder on order from Magura and when it arrives...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Shameless Self Promotion

Check out this link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=887638

Between it and a good Alberta Backroads-map you don't have to be a local. They can guide you to explore.:deal

I am going...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
Link here:...

Link here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25801610&postcount=32

At the bottom of the post and it is from Sunday's ride, but cleaned up, and only the Dutch Creek portion.

With the...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 430,570
Posted By Lycan1
Gen 2 KLR 650 Seat

I have a seat from a 2010 KLR 650 that was used for about a month. Local pick up and cash only; $25.00

It is near perfect condition and taking up garage space. Bike was sold long ago with a Corbin...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
The inexpensive option would be to put knob style...

The inexpensive option would be to put knob style tires on the bike you have. Pedro does fine with a bigger bike than yours and he is a tall guy to.

I really like the Continental TKC-80's except...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,259
Views: 502,448
Posted By Lycan1
West of Dutch Creek campground about 8km. ...

West of Dutch Creek campground about 8km.

See here for more:http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25801610&postcount=32
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