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Forum: Canada 01-20-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I'm bikeless this year, so I can't contribute to...

I'm bikeless this year, so I can't contribute to this discussion personally, but the TD Primmum premium for my wife's CRF230L went down a bit this year. I was expecting it to rise simply because...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,212
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
:rofl Just starting them on a life long...

:rofl
Just starting them on a life long educational journey - they've learned a few more since then...

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Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,212
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Here! Here!

Here! Here!
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22,452
Views: 2,388,579
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I recall really barfing up glycol at one of the...

I recall really barfing up glycol at one of the sport bike rallies in Parry Sound, this one I don't recall. But she did run a bit hot...

I miss her.

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Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,212
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Edited for accuracy. :lol3

Edited for accuracy. :lol3
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22,452
Views: 2,388,579
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
That would have been moments before I had some...

That would have been moments before I had some (entirely unwarranted) words with a fellow in uniform after my decision to filter.
:wink:

...good times.
Forum: Canada 10-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,019
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: 205
Views: 14,521
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: 2,295
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: 3,276
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: 231
Views: 14,212
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: 2,357
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: 3,689
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: 22,452
Views: 2,388,579
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: 450
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: 757
Views: 108,349
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: 678
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: 22,452
Views: 2,388,579
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: 4,832
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: 4,832
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: 1,326
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: 1,326
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: 3,615
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: 22,452
Views: 2,388,579
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: 757
Views: 108,349
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: 1,929
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: 1,929
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: 1,071
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: 231
Views: 14,212
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: 757
Views: 108,349
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: 1,740
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: 28,935
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: 757
Views: 108,349
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: 4,864
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: 231
Views: 14,212
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: 6,694
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: 18,294
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: 6,694
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: 1,747
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: 22,452
Views: 2,388,579
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...
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