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Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
I'd be happy to recommend some of the better...

I'd be happy to recommend some of the better sites to stay at.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,511
Posted By Nanabijou
Boy did I ever want that XL200R as a teen. Never...

Boy did I ever want that XL200R as a teen. Never happened though. My friend had an XL185. After many bikes since - he still says that that's the one he misses the most.
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Nanabijou
The Slates were great as always. We stayed on the...

The Slates were great as always. We stayed on the Come and Rest site, as virtually all of the sites we wanted in that area were occupied. Pulled a canoe around with the Hobie most of one day so the...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10,270
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Posted By Nanabijou
Really? I saw it when Ron, Steve, and I were...

Really? I saw it when Ron, Steve, and I were riding past there a little more than a week ago! I always look out for it. That was quick. Glad it was climbed and photographed before this happened. A...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7,952
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Posted By Nanabijou
+1 on the Moto-Racks. I've just ordered one from...

+1 on the Moto-Racks. I've just ordered one from them now that the Wolfman version is no longer available. With my Givi case, Moto-Racks, and Ortlieb QRL (Quick-release) click 'n go panniers - I...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Came back last night from what was "supposed" to...

Came back last night from what was "supposed" to be a two-day small-displacement tour. ZZR_Ron brought his F650GS (Dakar) and I brought my CBR150R, and Old Fart At Play took along his CD175 twin....
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Steve on his CD175 twin, Ron on his CBR125R, and...

Steve on his CD175 twin, Ron on his CBR125R, and me on my CBR150R. I could always lend you my WR250R - if you want to come along on a large displacement bike. :D

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
What's not shown in my CBR150R setup above - is...

What's not shown in my CBR150R setup above - is that I also included a Kriega US-20 waterproof pack on the pillion seat. The straps are secured under the seat and all that's required to fit it on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
I have the Ortliebs as well. I absolutely love...

I have the Ortliebs as well. I absolutely love them. Would never go back to non-waterproof bags (and dreaded rain-covers) again. Why - when you can simply put these on and then never worry about them...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
I'm trying to get Klay to come on a short "small...

I'm trying to get Klay to come on a short "small displacement" Ontario weekend ride from Thunder Bay to Dryden (via Hwy 11 and Hwy 502), then east on Hwy 17 to Hwy 622 back down to Atikokan and back...
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Had fun last year. With Steve on board the CD175,...

Had fun last year. With Steve on board the CD175, we'll be restricted to 90km/hr or less. This might be too slow for our weBRs..... :lol3


http://i44.tinypic.com/2hmfv3d.jpg

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Nanabijou
That there is beyond awesome!!! Nice!! :D ...

That there is beyond awesome!!! Nice!! :D

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,688
Posted By Nanabijou
And I still plan to meet you at the Ontario...

And I still plan to meet you at the Ontario tourist centre across from the Pigeon River, MN entry this upcoming Thursday on the CBR150R. I was supposed to be camping at Sleeping Giant Park this...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey - if he loves riding it - more power to him!...

Hey - if he loves riding it - more power to him! :D
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10,270
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Posted By Nanabijou
Anyone see this at J&J Sports? $4999 seems like...

Anyone see this at J&J Sports? $4999 seems like a good price for a 2014 Honda Forza 300 scooter. MSRP is $6399.

...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10,270
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Posted By Nanabijou
I have a kayak yoke that I purchased. You are...

I have a kayak yoke that I purchased. You are welcome to use it if you think it might work better than your yoke.

Kayak Yoke by Spring Creek...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Lappeman - are you planning on entering through...

Lappeman - are you planning on entering through Stanton Bay? I've canoe camped in Quetico quite a bit over the past 10 years - but almost all of it through the Stanton Bay put-in. There is about a...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Of course Piffle - you know there's also a...

Of course Piffle - you know there's also a requirement to sing some karaoke. Better gargle some salt water before you make your appearance. :D

Mike
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10,270
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Posted By Nanabijou
Wait a second. Did I say "hot chicks wearing...

Wait a second. Did I say "hot chicks wearing next to nothing?" What I really meant to say was ZZR_Ron and I dressed in drag. Ha..ha...

Mike
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Ha..ha... It was a bit of a last minute thing. ...

Ha..ha... It was a bit of a last minute thing. This is the first time in 13 years that I didn't host a Canada Day party on Canada Day. In the future - if there is any inmate around TBay on Canada...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Thanks so much for doing this. You guys just...

Thanks so much for doing this. You guys just made my Canada Day. Adrian came over on Saturday to my house with Ron and Sonya for an early Canada Day deck party. He's a good lad.

Mike
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Count me as jealous. Mike

Count me as jealous.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
I don't recall the year of the DR650. I can find...

I don't recall the year of the DR650. I can find out though.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
198lbs?!? Wow. Didn't realize it was so low. I...

198lbs?!? Wow. Didn't realize it was so low. I can't find a limit for my TTR-125L. There are weight limits for the TTR-125 and 125E, but they specifically mention that these weight limits are...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
Thanks Paper - that's an interesting take on it. ...

Thanks Paper - that's an interesting take on it. In some cases the nature of the vibration can be a factor (whether coming from an inline four or a large single). And I can certainly commiserate...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7,952
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Posted By Nanabijou
Nice ride report! How much weight did you have on...

Nice ride report! How much weight did you have on the bike? Were you checking the oil regularly? I don't want to come off as being a smart-a$$ - but it seems unlikely that weight had anything to do...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Great photos canuckAME!!! With the spiked tail...

Great photos canuckAME!!! With the spiked tail and spikes on the rear part of the shell - it looks like a snapping turtle.

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
We couldn't find a bad road in that region. ...

We couldn't find a bad road in that region. It's like they were all designed for motorcyclists. Someone told me that Centennial Lake Road had been featured in Cycle Canada. Kept telling the...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Made it home! Feeling better now. Need to be...

Made it home! Feeling better now. Need to be feeling good for tomorrow. Diane actually said she would make me feel better - but I'm not sure what her plan involves. :)

Made it back to...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
In Wawa on the CBR150R. The side-racks work...

In Wawa on the CBR150R. The side-racks work perfectly. Not sure how I'd be able to live without them now. I'll be leaving for home in about 10 minutes.

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Thanks Gord - I was actually planning on staying...

Thanks Gord - I was actually planning on staying over-night at White Lake Provincial Park. But I was completely out of gas (physically ha..ha..) when I hit Wawa. You know it's gotta be bad when I...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey Gord - is the Jackfish bridge open yet? I'm...

Hey Gord - is the Jackfish bridge open yet? I'm at the Wawa Motor Inn right now. Rode from Penetanguishene, ON to Wawa, ON - and every minute of it seemed to be with strong headwinds. I'm ready for...
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Some really tight trail riding there Rob! Nice! ...

Some really tight trail riding there Rob! Nice! BTW - how do you like the 250F?

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
That would be fine if it was a $10,000 bike. But...

That would be fine if it was a $10,000 bike. But $900 more on a $4399 bike, that's over a 20% increase in price. And that price existed even when our dollar was better. If we compare Honda to Suzuki...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
No - but I'd love to take one for a spin. A...

No - but I'd love to take one for a spin. A friend was going to buy one a few years ago but changed his mind. The price for the TU250X in Canada ($5299) has always been too high compared to the U.S....
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey Ron - yes - that sounds like a record. Well...

Hey Ron - yes - that sounds like a record. Well done. Is any other bike leaving your stable?

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
Laugh I had to laugh though. After FINNDIAN'S puzzling,...

I had to laugh though. After FINNDIAN'S puzzling, disjointed posts, and Backroaders concerned response - the first thing that came to mind was that FINNDIAN was having a stroke. The laugh was partly...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10,270
Views: 652,391
Posted By Nanabijou
1. New suit? I really like my Klim Lattitude...

1. New suit? I really like my Klim Lattitude Misano jacket and pants. I rode through rain all the way to Grand Marais, MN a few weeks ago. Bone dry. The first time ever for me. Why did I wait so long...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,981
Posted By Nanabijou
I believe the Ninja 300 makes 39 hp at the crank,...

I believe the Ninja 300 makes 39 hp at the crank, vs. 35.5 hp at the crank for the new R25. So the Ninja 300 has a slightly better power to weight ratio.

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,511
Posted By Nanabijou
Just like the CBR250R. Clever. Only Honda would...

Just like the CBR250R. Clever. Only Honda would think of this. Nice.

Klay - too bad you didn't make it. I left with Ron on Saturday - and it was much warmer than the weather on Friday. Just stayed...
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