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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,722
Views: 1,749,790
Posted By Defconfunk
Great set of photos Dave! I checked out your...

Great set of photos Dave! I checked out your website, good stuff in there. These two shots are definitely some of my favourite bike porn photos I've seen recently.

I really like how you used the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,877
Posted By Defconfunk
Photos from the maiden voyage. Apologies for the...

Photos from the maiden voyage. Apologies for the fact they were taken on a cell phone. The Multistrada is my Dad's. I was really surprised at how many comments we got on the bikes. Although we passed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,877
Posted By Defconfunk
A follow up

I thought I'd post a follow up, in case anyone in a similar situation stumbles on this thread.

After getting the BMW F650GS (800cc twin), my SV sat parked. I put it up for sale, and didn't ride...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By Defconfunk
Holy Heck! :eek1 Good on on your for...

Holy Heck! :eek1

Good on on your for getting a lot of kms in, but wow, you go through tires like I go through ... Actually I can't think of anything I go through at that rate.

I had to put a...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Defconfunk
Dumb question, but as a toy / loaner bike, why go...

Dumb question, but as a toy / loaner bike, why go for a 650cc at all?

Are you expecting to sit on highways above 100km/h for any serious length of time? Or are 80km/h roads done at a mildly above...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Defconfunk
Not sure on the KTM 690 (don't see it listed on...

Not sure on the KTM 690 (don't see it listed on the twisted throttle site), but check out the SW-Motech Dakar Waterproof soft saddlebags. They don't lock (as in with a key), but they snap directly to...
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,679
Posted By Defconfunk
Lots of motorcycle and car companies keep very...

Lots of motorcycle and car companies keep very little stock of spare parts in Canada.

As I understand it (to which I point out, I don't really understand it), it has to do with how Canada taxes...
Forum: Canada 09-24-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,209
Posted By Defconfunk
I didn't understand your comment on the panniers...

I didn't understand your comment on the panniers until I tried to put together a visual comparison of the adv bikes (which imo are all derivative, see below). I thought you meant the inclusion of...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,209
Posted By Defconfunk
So, just so we are clear: You've never...

So, just so we are clear:


You've never rode long distances on a small displacement bike (but I'm curious about your wording; are you implying that those of us who learned on small displacement...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Defconfunk
Thumb Comparison: Scorpion EXO500 vs HJC IS-17

I own both the Scorpion EXO 500 and HJC IS-17. I purchased the Scorpion last year and put a couple of thousand kilometers on it commuting and day tripping. I purchased the HJC two weeks ago and put...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,209
Posted By Defconfunk
When's the last time you toured on a 250cc? I had...

When's the last time you toured on a 250cc? I had no power problems putting full days on the ZZR-250 (which, admittedly has more hp than this thing, but similar torque), even with a set of bags. I'll...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,209
Posted By Defconfunk
Lots of negativity here. I'm goign the optimistic...

Lots of negativity here. I'm goign the optimistic route. I hope this thing does well over here.

This thing doesn't compete with DR650/KLRs. In Ontario a new rider can't insure either of those for...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,576
Posted By Defconfunk
Since this has been hauled up from the depths,...

Since this has been hauled up from the depths, I'll add a bit of input.

I've been using the Alpinestars Tech2 (brown) for four years now. They have held up very well. I find them very comfortable...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Defconfunk
I've got the F650GS Twin, and yes, I drop it down...

I've got the F650GS Twin, and yes, I drop it down to first once I reach a jogging pace. The bike is geared tall, first is useable as an actual gear, not just something you use to get started moving....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By Defconfunk
I haven't ridden either, and I haven't sat on a...

I haven't ridden either, and I haven't sat on a RnineT. I understand wth the boxer the centre of gravity is really low and once moving they feel light. But it isn't a light or narrow bike. If you're...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-19-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 835,788
Posted By Defconfunk
Cool2 Don't let anyone tell you "you are missing...

Don't let anyone tell you "you are missing something" on that bike. Those bikes have magic in them. Yours looks great.:beer
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By Defconfunk
Anyone have any experience (or better: photos)...

Anyone have any experience (or better: photos) fitting these with a skid plate?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By Defconfunk
Sad to hear about the HD dealer's "quality...

Sad to hear about the HD dealer's "quality control".

Looking at smaller bikes for your future wife, have you looked at the Suzuki GW250? Handles highways better than the (more expensive) TU250,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,658
Posted By Defconfunk
I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779
Posted By Defconfunk
I've had good experiences with...

I've had good experiences with CanadasMotorcycle.ca for street stuff.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Defconfunk
This is a pedantic nit pick. You said "more depth...

This is a pedantic nit pick. You said "more depth of field", when the larger APS-C sensor gives you a shallower depth of field. Which is good for seperating your subject from the background, which is...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Defconfunk
I'm going to suggest you look closely at an...

I'm going to suggest you look closely at an Olypmus Pen. I use the Olympus E-M1 (their big semi-pro camera).

What will appeal most to you, since you don't sound like someone who wants to fuss to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,328
Posted By Defconfunk
Question Giamhe, I really don't understand why you...

Giamhe,

I really don't understand why you are considering the 1200GSA at all.

You want something for 95% road and 5% firetrails. So right away, the GSA (both 1200 and 800) are overkill. A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,658
Posted By Defconfunk
Plenty of people have done Alaska on Ninja 250s....

Plenty of people have done Alaska on Ninja 250s. You don't need an "adventure" bike ride the Dalton. I have a coworker who has done it on a gold wing. Another did it on a R1200GS, dropped the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 232,264
Posted By Defconfunk
Post moved to:...

Post moved to: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25050989&postcount=4
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,658
Posted By Defconfunk
Yea, check online for TD Meloche Monnex. So...

Yea, check online for TD Meloche Monnex.

So long as you have had your full M for a year, I'm getting a quote of $675/yr for the KTM 990 Adv. I paid $200 more than that for my ZZR250 five years...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,136
Posted By Defconfunk
Very nicely said. :thumbup

Very nicely said. :thumbup
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 231,903
Posted By Defconfunk
I've tried searching, and found nothing on this. ...

I've tried searching, and found nothing on this.

Is there a way to put the F650GS on a spool style rear wheel stand? I have a spool style stand from my SV650, and it worked very well, so I'd like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Defconfunk
Talking BTW - no disrespect with the word toy. It is...

BTW - no disrespect with the word toy. It is simply a non-essential thing I use to make my life more enjoyable. It is not a necessity, nor a tool used produce income. I am glad that it brings you...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,057
Posted By Defconfunk
Website is waiting for an update, but can be...

Website is waiting for an update, but can be found here: http://catlander.com/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,877
Posted By Defconfunk
So, I dropped by the Honda dealership this...

So, I dropped by the Honda dealership this morning to take a test ride on a CB500X (power isn't what I'm looking for, but it ticks all other boxes, and RideApart does a good job making it sound good)...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,775
Posted By Defconfunk
Skip the Honda Shadow 600. No power, and saddled...

Skip the Honda Shadow 600. No power, and saddled with a crappy four speed transmission. My Mom had one, and I couldn't out accelerate a minivan from a stop light on it...

Other than that, find the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,877
Posted By Defconfunk
I've got a sheepskin cover, and I wear bike...

I've got a sheepskin cover, and I wear bike shorts. Only because of those things can I handle a three hour ride.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,057
Posted By Defconfunk
Reviving the dead thread

I'm reviving a dead thread because I want to post a photo I took. My buddy patented a new downhill mountain bike suspension design. He spent all winter machining the frame in his living room. It is a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 150,907
Posted By Defconfunk
Bumped for amazing.

Bumped for amazing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,877
Posted By Defconfunk
:beer That fits my philosophy perfectly. The...

:beer

That fits my philosophy perfectly. The problem I'm running into is actually trying bikes. I had a good chat with a salesman yesterday. They don't demo new bikes, and while some companies...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,877
Posted By Defconfunk
I like this idea, I really do. It'll cost less, I...

I like this idea, I really do. It'll cost less, I keep the bike I love, it's all good. But I just don't think I can make the SV fit my body.

Last night I did some looking into lowering pegs. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,877
Posted By Defconfunk
Yesterday, I finally got out for a day trip and...

Yesterday, I finally got out for a day trip and put 230kms on the SV650. Which proved a few points:

No matter what I plan, I end up on gravel roads (I planned a route that kept me entirely on...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Defconfunk
Joe, I've been in Motorsports a couple of...

Joe,

I've been in Motorsports a couple of times. Nothing bad to say about them, although I find the customer service across the street at Good Time much better (I seem to be in the minority of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Defconfunk
At least the local dealership is willing to knock...

At least the local dealership is willing to knock something off the admin fees. from what I can tell, my local shop isn't even interested in doing that much.

BMWs suffer from the...
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