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Forum: Canada 11-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372,130
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Cry Miscellaneous

Clearing some left overs...
Prices noted are 'obo'...
(edit - deleting items as they go...)

Givi D 405 ST windscreen (first generation Versys), mounted briefly, as new condition $100 + postage....
Forum: Canada 10-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Your route takes you through both Toronto and...

Your route takes you through both Toronto and Montreal - both can be really unpleasant to ride through.
If you have an extra 4-5 hours each way, I'd suggest the following variations:
- skirt...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,087
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
The river outside my office door is very, very...

The river outside my office door is very, very high. Worse than many spring runoff levels...
We'll miss riding with you FF's this time around.
Somebody let me know where you'll be at breakfast,...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,129
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I'm thinking that if it weren't for the way the...

I'm thinking that if it weren't for the way the bunch of us here tend to use our bikes (ride hard, put away dirty), it might hold up for more than a season.

Looks better than the other C-bikes, at...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,017
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Agreed - We live inside your ruote - It's crazy...

Agreed - We live inside your ruote - It's crazy how much rain has come down over the last 12 weeks. More last night. Don't go in alone! Check water holes before assuming they will be passable.
...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,309
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Hey Adam - it probably costs a lot to keep that...

Hey Adam - it probably costs a lot to keep that bike parked there.
I have a spot you could keep it here not far from the Wolf Den - I'd keep it exercised, too. :norton
Forum: Canada 09-05-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,227
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Generally OK, using prudent judgement (stop,...

Generally OK, using prudent judgement (stop, first).
Watch for signs specifically disallowing it, though - a fair number in urban areas.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,462
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Moto Guzzi Mana 850? Sexy styling, automatic...

Moto Guzzi Mana 850? Sexy styling, automatic transmission, and I recall seeing some of them not selling particularly well at dealers, so you might find one.

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Forum: Canada 07-23-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22,400
Views: 2,356,041
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Those are purty! I'd take a spin on any one of...

Those are purty!
I'd take a spin on any one of them. I enjoyed the Uly I test rode just before they discontinued the whole line - those 'crotch rockets' look like a hoot.
I miss riding sport bikes...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
http://www.dawsoncitybunkhouse.com/ I recall...

http://www.dawsoncitybunkhouse.com/

I recall it being reasonably cheap many years ago. Really basic accommodations. Seems to me quite compatible with a week long ride-in & stay.

...and don't...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 103,910
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
My experience (2010 import of a 2006 model): I...

My experience (2010 import of a 2006 model):
I was prepared to add some stickers to the dash to show KPH (only MPH shown on that bike), but it never came up.

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Forum: Canada 06-05-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Harry Strothard (his ADV handle) has one (GTA...

Harry Strothard (his ADV handle) has one (GTA somewhere), or at least he did a while back. I tried it once - fun bike - very similar to the original tiger I had.
He rarely posts, mostly rides, so...
Forum: Canada 05-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22,400
Views: 2,356,041
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
We basically took the Baron Canyon rd and stayed...

We basically took the Baron Canyon rd and stayed on it until we popped out at Bisset Creek on hwy 17. All forest access / logging roads.
Realized part way through we weren't supposed to be there,...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Kind of did that too...

Last summer, we did that. The route through the NE corner of the park was fun, but might not have been 'approved' in the strictest sense.
I suggest including the forest access road north of the...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Agree with CSF - 632 is a right fun ride, too. ...

Agree with CSF - 632 is a right fun ride, too. Repaved a few years ago - great surface (though, not sure about sand at this time of year).

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Forum: Canada 05-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Almost any route heading North on a Friday or...

Almost any route heading North on a Friday or Saturday in the summer is likely to be a mess until you get to Parry Sound / Muskoka.
Best advice I could give is head out earlier than the rest of the...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,492
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Eh?!!! That's racist! We don't all say 'Eh'! ...

Eh?!!!
That's racist! We don't all say 'Eh'!

Kidding. Let us know what kind of riding you want to do. Road, dual sport, off road, etc.?
Lots of good people will help. If you want a real...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22,400
Views: 2,356,041
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Not a universal yes or no on this one... ...

Not a universal yes or no on this one...

Depends on the club, the ownership of the land, etc. I'd guess more no than yes, generally, but I've not always asked that question before embarking down...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 103,910
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Perhaps try a different CT location for the...

Perhaps try a different CT location for the inspection. If it happens more than once, I'd guess it may have been a recent directive broadcast to all stores from bureaucrats somewhere.

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Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I've had good luck with AF1racing.com - the...

I've had good luck with AF1racing.com - the biggest aprilia parts supplier in North America, I think. Call in an order, get the part overnighted (plus a bit for the border). Simple. But you...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
...and a fly 'n ride for my '06 Caponord...:wink:...

...and a fly 'n ride for my '06 Caponord...:wink:

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Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Try http://odsc.on.ca/ They have a classified...

Try http://odsc.on.ca/
They have a classified section.

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Forum: Canada 02-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,309
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
It's good to see you have your priorities right,...

It's good to see you have your priorities right, Adam - get the shot first - Ian's OK (probably).
Forum: Canada 02-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 103,910
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Regarding purchase price - I was able to convince...

Regarding purchase price - I was able to convince them of the purchase price by showing copies of emails outlining negotiation / agreement. Others have done the same. If they insist on a higher...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
+1 on this. When I last called my insurer...

+1 on this. When I last called my insurer regarding a new (to me) bike, they said I need not even call them in advance - just make sure I get the details to them within two weeks.

Your insurer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 28,186
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
DAKEZ nailed it! If... you are heading for a...

DAKEZ nailed it!

If... you are heading for a truckload of pipe
If... you are chasing a really evil villain
If... that truck is not going to move anywhere near fast enough to catch up to said...
Forum: Canada 01-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 103,910
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Seems to me that already having the bike in...

Seems to me that already having the bike in Canada may be a problem.
I think you need to be physically taking the bike from the US into Canada when you do the US export thing.
Perhaps I am wrong,...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,737
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
That can be a very helpful step. I sometimes...

That can be a very helpful step. I sometimes have contractors as one-time clients. They can be tough to collect from, on occasion. Once, after being a number of months late, I found a home...
Forum: Canada 12-13-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,309
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Red Max!

Red Max!
Forum: Canada 12-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,488
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I'm never sure whether to pity him for the...

I'm never sure whether to pity him for the addiction(s) he clearly needs help with, or laugh at how ridiculous this whole thing is...

In support of the pity response... even a cursory look at...
Forum: Canada 11-26-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,444
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Lift nerds... (Secretly want one, too)

Lift nerds...


(Secretly want one, too)
Forum: Canada 11-16-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,488
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I especially like the part where the qualified...

I especially like the part where the qualified senior staffer quits because he can't stomach the crap anymore... Replacement ? His high school coach, at double the salary. Makes sense to me.
...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,701
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I sure don't! The one time I took it the seas...

I sure don't!
The one time I took it the seas had nearly everyone on board sick the entire time. Something about the frequency and direction of the waves making the boat roll funny because it was a...
Forum: Canada 10-15-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22,400
Views: 2,356,041
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I understand that a common theme among people who...

I understand that a common theme among people who use trails that they have not paid to use is one of entitlement... "why should I pay, this is owned by (crown / railway / whomever)?" ... or ... "I...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22,400
Views: 2,356,041
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
FYI - Park to Park requires a permit (daily,...

FYI - Park to Park requires a permit (daily, weekly and seasonal options). Great trail, and good people running / maintaining it. Worth the seasonal cost if you are there a few times. Some portions...
Forum: Canada 10-08-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Explore the N and E portions of the park. The...

Explore the N and E portions of the park. The roads in to the radio observatory and Brent Crater are both gravel. And there are a bunch of logging roads along the N edge of the park, just E of the...
Forum: Canada 09-28-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 31,674
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Yup, that was the trail I was thinking. We...

Yup, that was the trail I was thinking.
We actually stopped at that spot today, and the owner of the property said in no uncertain terms that it is private and no one is welcome.

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Forum: Canada 09-26-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,120
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Troutspawn is fine for you, just a few sandy...

Troutspawn is fine for you, just a few sandy patches. But I have not been there in the last month or so, so not sure about water levels. There's usually just one crossing, and that's not generally...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,120
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Quite unexpectedly, it looks like a project in...

Quite unexpectedly, it looks like a project in Bancroft requires my immediate attention, so I'll be riding much of the day tomorrow. :wink:
Will probably stop in at the Den on the way home. See...
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