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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18,541
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Posted By MacNoob
well, the loop from Winnipeg past Pine Falls up...

well, the loop from Winnipeg past Pine Falls up 304 to Bissett and back on 314 through Nopiming would come in about 500kms
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By MacNoob
Do you have local guys that do that kind of...

Do you have local guys that do that kind of riding?

Around here the KLR is the slam dunk choice just because of the shared expertise - EVERYBODY either owns or used to own a KLR (I'm in both...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 472,937
Posted By MacNoob
That looks like it might clean up pretty nicely. ...

That looks like it might clean up pretty nicely.
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Forum: Canada 06-28-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
And how'd it go at the rally? We did a day trip...

And how'd it go at the rally? We did a day trip to Grand Forks. Glad we were in the car because the tornado siren went off amid a deluge...

Got the new tail light for the GL1200. Easy to find...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Be interesting to hear how that works. How did...

Be interesting to hear how that works. How did you decide on that combination?

Did you have any difficulty with that mean guard dog?

I need way more practice changing tires. It's always a...
Forum: Face Plant 06-25-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,937
Posted By MacNoob
If insurance costs are an issue for you (You keep...

If insurance costs are an issue for you (You keep saying numbers like $87, $102, etc - I assume these are monthly?) maybe you can consider a similar bike that's not considered a sportbike. Like a...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
It must be Rally Weekend coming up. Forecast is...

It must be Rally Weekend coming up. Forecast is for Freaking Hot, as usual.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By MacNoob
Yep. :lurk

Yep. :lurk
Forum: Canada 06-20-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
"The new 2025 KLR650 - with BOLD NEW...

"The new 2025 KLR650 - with BOLD NEW GRAPHICS!"
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,349
Posted By MacNoob
Oh my. That is gorgeous. Is that gold or orange?...

Oh my. That is gorgeous. Is that gold or orange? What is the colour called?
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,648
Posted By MacNoob
Well it was five years ago, maybe he's gone...

Well it was five years ago, maybe he's gone through two sets by now....
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,446
Posted By MacNoob
She's a pretty one.

She's a pretty one.
Forum: Canada 06-15-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
About 15 years ago I drove my turbo Corvair from...

About 15 years ago I drove my turbo Corvair from Squamish back to Winnipeg that way. Great route. Stop and get out and just about fall over because you think it's level but it isn't... deceptive...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Where's that famous photo of advriders next to...

Where's that famous photo of advriders next to the twisty gravel sign....

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=210937&stc=1&d=1247448068

Hah! Here it is!
...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Back from Brandon. Viewed the aftermath of a...

Back from Brandon. Viewed the aftermath of a motorcycle accident this morning on Roblin just east of the perimeter. Looks like a red metric cruiser lost to an SUV, rider was on a stretcher when I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,690
Posted By MacNoob
Well the 1800 was faster and handled better. But...

Well the 1800 was faster and handled better. But the 1200 (with upgrades) had better air control, more comfortable seating and riding position, rode smoother, and had more luggage space. So we...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Looks like the KLR is taking me to Brandon today....

Looks like the KLR is taking me to Brandon today. Just worked out better logistically, nothing wrong with the GL1200.
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Or go east of the lake and visit Whiteshell and...

Or go east of the lake and visit Whiteshell and Nopiming areas.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,690
Posted By MacNoob
Wife and I rode a GL1800 just the other day. ...

Wife and I rode a GL1800 just the other day.

We decided our current bike was better - hopped back on our 30 year old GL1200 (Russell/Madstad/Odyssey/Poorboy/etc) and headed off home.
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Yes, Lord Selkirk II. A sad end. ...

Yes, Lord Selkirk II. A sad end.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Lord_Selkirk_II

http://www.interlaketoday.ca/2014/05/20/an-ode-to-the-life-and-times-of-the-ms-lord-selkirk-ii
...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-08-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,157
Posted By MacNoob
Great bonus projects. I have a C70 (basically a...

Great bonus projects. I have a C70 (basically a 70cc CT90 with a leg shield like a scooter).
Forum: Canada 06-07-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
I was wondering if anyone would get out today -...

I was wondering if anyone would get out today - was pretty heavy rain here!

Tomorrow PM I head off to Brandon then return Tuesday morning in time for work at 8 AM. Goldwing is ready to travel.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-07-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,157
Posted By MacNoob
Great projects. You got a Honda CT-something it...

Great projects. You got a Honda CT-something it looks like too?

Did you get titles for those bikes, or is that not an issue in Alaska?
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Watch Kijiji - quite a few on there right now.

Watch Kijiji - quite a few on there right now.
Forum: Canada 06-03-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Heads up KLR guys

Delvac 15W40 on sale at Canadian Tire, $64 for 19L pail.

That's under $3.50 a litre
Forum: Canada 06-02-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Odds are always good!

Odds are always good!
Forum: Canada 06-02-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
HHmmmmm FJ09....

HHmmmmm FJ09....
Forum: Canada 05-29-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Stuff

Wasn't someone asking about how to carry extra tires on the bike?
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
I used a C-clamp with a tiny hollow spacer that...

I used a C-clamp with a tiny hollow spacer that fits over the pin to alternately press each end of the link plate until it was seated far enough for the clip to go on. I didn't worry about the link...
Forum: Canada 05-25-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
I was waiting to see the VStrom on top of the...

I was waiting to see the VStrom on top of the pile...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Congrats! Just a hint - just because you can...

Congrats!

Just a hint - just because you can doesn't mean it's the best idea... I got my license in 1979 and still try to avoid riding at night.
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Not that there's anything wrong with that

Not that there's anything wrong with that
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Crown offered me a 2008 Varadero for pretty cheap...

Crown offered me a 2008 Varadero for pretty cheap a year after I test rode one. Probably the same one I tested...

I don't think there was anything mechanically problematic with them.

Still, the...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
Wow I don't know how they could have made a video...

Wow I don't know how they could have made a video that shows less about the bike....
Forum: Canada 05-12-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
spruce cones Looks like around 460 lbs but...

spruce cones

Looks like around 460 lbs but with fuel under the seat should have a nice low CofG

Would the DCT be any good offroad? Not sure how it would know how to slip the clutch if necessary.
Forum: Canada 05-12-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
A couple years back I was looking at a new...

A couple years back I was looking at a new leftover 2010 GoldWing in Grand Forks. They would have had no trouble at all selling to me and knew the process inside out.

I also looked at a new...
Forum: Canada 05-12-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
But will we get it here at all? Usually by...

But will we get it here at all?

Usually by the time Honda introduces a new bike here it's already been sold overseas for some time. I'd have not too much concern.
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
It just needs to be something vaguely...

It just needs to be something vaguely windshield-like. Experimenting with some little wings and tabs and things. I figured you'd have to buy a big sheet at somewhere like H-D.
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18,541
Views: 1,084,680
Posted By MacNoob
on the scrounge

I need about a 12" square of plexiglass. Anyone got a scrap piece laying around?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 472,937
Posted By MacNoob
I understand this bike is not being sold by the...

I understand this bike is not being sold by the builder, but by a third party that bought it from the builder (apparently, to turn around and re sell)
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