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Forum: Canada 04-28-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22,441
Views: 2,373,606
Posted By stfmkr
simply awesome!:clap

simply awesome!:clap
Forum: Canada 03-30-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,099
Posted By stfmkr
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/30/te3esuve.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/30/te3esuve.jpg
Just like sleddin' except without traction. Main roads are great. Frost heaves for jumps where you least expect them....
Forum: Canada 03-29-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 31,912
Posted By stfmkr
Last night...

Last night http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/29/zuqy5u9u.jpg
Emsdale Airport
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By stfmkr
I find the GSA to be a great machine in so many...

I find the GSA to be a great machine in so many ways and am happy with my choice. The deciding factors for me were the extra wind protection from the tank and windscreen and the fuel range. The bike...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Hey, great to hear from you too and Happy new...

Hey, great to hear from you too and Happy new year! We're thinking Death Valley in February, we've got too much snow here :(
Forum: Canada 01-05-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,108
Posted By stfmkr
Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas-engined...

Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas-engined motorcycle way back in 1885.
For me, today's show is a celebration to what he started. All the different riders, bikers and posers are the legacy of...
Forum: Canada 01-02-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,108
Posted By stfmkr
Ceacea and I looking forward to it, see you there.

Ceacea and I looking forward to it, see you there.
Forum: Canada 12-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By stfmkr
+1 Todd, Spraying down the bike occasionally is a...

+1 Todd, Spraying down the bike occasionally is a must. Care must be taken to keep cables lubed and pivot points well greased as well. Krown rust spray works the best for electrical connections and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,350
Posted By stfmkr
I've ridden the "traditional touring bikes" as...

I've ridden the "traditional touring bikes" as you say and find them comfortable on the highway only. On small curvy roads or poorly maintained roads (fun roads) I find them to be very uncomfortable...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,350
Posted By stfmkr
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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/08/a8e7ypyt.jpg
2010 BMW R1200GSA , super comfy to go anywhere you can keep it upright (eisen schwein) especially comfy 2up.
Absolute best allround bike I ever had...
Forum: Canada 12-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By stfmkr
Riding in the GTA in the winter is a hoot. It's...

Riding in the GTA in the winter is a hoot. It's totally possible, I commuted for 20 years with only a few minor get-offs. The trick for me was collecting used trials tires from the no seat fraternity...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 160,594
Posted By stfmkr
Great thread, innovation rules! The short...

Great thread, innovation rules! The short windscreen is marvelous.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,352
Posted By stfmkr
As long as you have an oboard air compressor for...

As long as you have an oboard air compressor for the Heidenau K76's and don't mind filling the front tire every 48 hours these are the best tires available bar none. 16,000 km and still many more to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,844
Posted By stfmkr
Speaking from a metallurgical perspective; the...

Speaking from a metallurgical perspective; the relative metal molecules will align for power, oil and fuel consumption, overall engine longevity etc if you just GIVV'ER!
The BMW metallurgists are...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
The last of the loop; Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Quebec to Muskoka

We arrived at the North Sydney ferry terminal at 5:30 am and we were rolling at 6 am towards the Highlands of Cape Breton. I slept very little on the ferry and CeaCea had no sleep at all, it’s not a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Red Bay Labrador to St Johns Newfoundland and onwards to the ferry to Nova Scotia

We left Red Bay and rode out eastward along the southern edge of Labrador. The road was paved and it would be for the rest of the trip. After a few minutes of twisty riding we came up to some...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
A night in Red Bay at the end of the gravel road

CeaCea and I spoke last night about what happened to us in Red Bay at the end of the gravel road. It was interesting as always and it stirred something yet again that we’d felt that night and hadn’t...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
The numbers...

The entire 1720 km route of what people refer to as the Translab is made up of several highways, the 389 on the west side starting in Baie Comeau Quebec, the 500 through the middle of Labrador and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Goose Bay to Red Bay

Today would be our last day of gravel and it was to be glorious. It's the longest unserviced section of road on this trip and we were really looking forward to it. So far the best parts of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Labrador City to Goose Bay

After 2 night’s sleep and a full rest and explore day at the Twin Seasons we were ready to do the morning dance; eat, pack, repack and load the bike, gas up, check the tires, air up for the pavement,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
You'll love it!

You'll love it!
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,622
Posted By stfmkr
Happy to hear that your electrical mystery didn't...

Happy to hear that your electrical mystery didn't act up again. Great report guys and thanks for the help with the luggage at the Twin Season's Inn in Labrador City. It was great to meet you,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Baie Comeau to Labrador City

We had a good sleep after yesterdays ride and were greeted with the knowing that today is going to be an adventure, riding to Labrador. We had seen the pictures on this website, did a bit of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Quebec City to Baie Comeau

We started the next day by sleeping in, slowly packing, a bit more relaxed and enjoying life. We packed up and were on the road by 11 am, another late start but an improvement nevertheless.

It was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Hawkesbury to Quebec City

We spent last night tossing and turning, cooking in the humid tent listening to someone’s dog bark incessantly at the all night partiers. Needless to say we didn’t get much sleep and to top it off we...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Huntsville to Hawkesbury

So here we are, actually departing. It took awhile (to say the least) to get going, we left at 12:30 in the afternoon! I was grumpy because of it and she was a bit nervous because of that and this...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
As soon as I figure out how to I will...nuking...

As soon as I figure out how to I will...nuking and retry!
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Let's try this computery picture uploading...

Let's try this computery picture uploading business again. One thing I've learned in life...keep trying to keep learning.

<a href="http://imgur.com/xTeOQ"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/xTeOQl.jpg"...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
Preparations

First the stock bike was prepared by farkleizing it. I had been bumped twice in one day from the rear by overzealous cagers at stoplights on a recent trip to the city so I added the Skene lights...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,430
Posted By stfmkr
The 2012 Canadian North East Late Summer Loppet

There is no adventure that is more adventuresome than taking off for a period of time with all your gear, cookware and camp setup on a motorcycle. We all love and enjoy this, it’s what we do. If you...
Forum: Canada 09-15-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 20,790
Posted By stfmkr
It's less than one week now and I'm local and...

It's less than one week now and I'm local and very nervous, still not sure about this goat business.
Forum: Canada 09-11-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,344
Posted By stfmkr
Be careful what you wish for... I worked as a...

Be careful what you wish for...
I worked as a machinist/welder for twenty five years and got into the trade because I wanted to build stuff. Many cool things were made after work at the shop's...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,081
Posted By stfmkr
Great pictures, safe road home!

Great pictures, safe road home!
Forum: Canada 08-31-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By stfmkr
Oops, sorry Atlantic Canada. We've been...

Oops, sorry Atlantic Canada. We've been hotfooting through Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI for the past few weeks and after reading the last post I think we'll count our...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By stfmkr
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http://img.tapatalk.com/18de1d6b-c6fe-07d0.jpg
We love Quebec! CanaEuroThink! We'll be there in a few days again; Gaspe here we come.
Forum: Canada 08-28-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By stfmkr
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http://img.tapatalk.com/18de1d6b-c37c-f490.jpg
We just left Meat Cove yesterday. A bit of advice; prepare your camp setup for extreme winds and bring earplugs for sleeping in the tent!
We were told...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 20,790
Posted By stfmkr
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http://img.tapatalk.com/18de1d6b-b876-4861.jpg
Sounds like a fun event, we live just around the corner and would like to pass by, say Hi and meet you all. The pic was taken a few weeks ago on our...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,698
Posted By stfmkr
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http://img.tapatalk.com/4ac6a4c0-45ee-339b.jpg
Absolutely a must have farkle! I was a skeptic and i wish they were invented when I started riding. These are on a 2010 R1200GSA, thanks goes to Dual...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 779,438
Posted By stfmkr
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http://img.tapatalk.com/4ac6a4bd-98f5-811a.jpg
Myrtle the turtle at her road crossing.
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