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Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 537,857
Posted By dinsdale
Maple Ridge, B.C.

Couple of tent spaces available on small acreage in east Maple Ridge.
Lots of tools available if needed.
Campfires o.k. Regular black bear visits! Have your camera ready.
Midway between Maple...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,594
Posted By dinsdale
Hyoma's post was excellent. I have a 1200 GS...

Hyoma's post was excellent.
I have a 1200 GS and my wife got the yellow 650 a couple of weeks ago.
I got to break it in, as she has a broken finger at the moment. I love this bike. In my opinion...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,400
Posted By dinsdale
Solas tape is great. Comes in rolls which you can...

Solas tape is great. Comes in rolls which you can cut as you like. I've got the fluorescent yellow and the standard white/silver on my panniers. It is very visible day and night.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,412
Posted By dinsdale
I'm on my 3rd GS. (1 1150 and 2 1200's) I keep...

I'm on my 3rd GS. (1 1150 and 2 1200's)
I keep coming back to them, despite toying with alternating pure sportbikes.
I'm finally getting the message that these bikes might be all I need....and, as...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,565
Posted By dinsdale
Any update on rain performance? I just put a new...

Any update on rain performance? I just put a new rear on my 1200GS
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,141
Posted By dinsdale
Bought the Traverse jacket and pants 6 months...

Bought the Traverse jacket and pants 6 months ago, as well as the armour.
Delighted with the purchase, as it's totally waterproof and well made. No problem with the fit for me....5"9" fat bastard....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,349
Posted By dinsdale
2 daughters, now 19 and 20, with their own bikes....

2 daughters, now 19 and 20, with their own bikes.
They had their own dirtbikes at 4 and 5 and were riding pillion with my wife and I at the same age. Full protective gear and strapped to us, due to...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,975
Posted By dinsdale
Bought a high vis vest last year and a Scorpion...

Bought a high vis vest last year and a Scorpion yellow/green helmet this season. I don't seem to get as many last minute lane changers now.......I don't think it's my imagination.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 115,278
Posted By dinsdale
I'm usually on a 2007 1200GS, but have a couple...

I'm usually on a 2007 1200GS, but have a couple of sportbikes in the garage. A red 600 Ninja and a grey sv650s.
I,m in Ruskin and often ride the Mission backroads with my wife and daughters.
I'll...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 115,278
Posted By dinsdale
Great Suit

Bought the suit one month ago and have ridden in several westcoast downpours since. Delighted with it...totally waterproof, warm, with appropriate layering and comfortable.
Been riding year round...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,419
Posted By dinsdale
I live in the same area as you (Maple Ridge) and...

I live in the same area as you (Maple Ridge) and bought the same suit south of the border in early January.
I agree with your comments and can heartily endorse it as a great year round option, with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 32,497
Posted By dinsdale
Bunch of :"Rugged Individualists" who all look...

Bunch of :"Rugged Individualists" who all look and dress the same?
Sad bunch of losers imo.
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