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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,474
Posted By wrightm
Speaking of blinkers Ok, May is motorcycle...

Speaking of blinkers
Ok, May is motorcycle safety month and I'm trying to do my bit
On my commute I always see at least one motorcyclist going the other way who does not realize they have left ...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,178
Posted By wrightm
Your 200km from home and you break down

Hasn't happened yet but.....I am thinking ahead to a season of riding. Wondering what the collective wisdom here does when / if your bike breaks down a fair distance from home. CAA ? Towing company ?...
Forum: Face plant 02-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,941
Posted By wrightm
So are we saying that even when riding a street...

So are we saying that even when riding a street bike, and if you are not concerned with walking , an off road type boot is more protective and preferable to a sport / race boot.?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,112
Posted By wrightm
I am another one of those people who own the book...

I am another one of those people who own the book but just never could finish it . I did read and enjoy Zen & Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Tells you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,942
Posted By wrightm
I'm impressed with how durable these bikes have...

I'm impressed with how durable these bikes have been But I'm also curious what made you guys decide to get rid of these bikes that have been so reliable and only have needed oil, brake pads, tires...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 168,408
Posted By wrightm
Winter Storage

Who do we like for winter storage ?
Forum: Canada 10-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By wrightm
Cappuccino ( coffee) destinations

I enjoy the Eastern Ontario - tag -o ramma and often try to find the locations. One component I am always looking for on my rides besides good roads is a good cup of cappuccino from an independent...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By wrightm
Insurance in Ontario for 80's / 90's UJM

Any insurance company or briokers people would recommendation for a 80's / 90's UJM ?
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,308
Posted By wrightm
1986 with 75000 miles Is there still life in a...

1986 with 75000 miles
Is there still life in a Concours like this ? It appears to be pretty reasonable bike
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,232
Posted By wrightm
Looking forward to following your trip reports...

Looking forward to following your trip reports from the comfort of Kingston
Just told my family last night that my DRZ was too much of a torture rack for long trips. There goes that theory. Ride...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 6,223,086
Posted By wrightm
I thought Deaf Eye was incredibly funny and...

I thought Deaf Eye was incredibly funny and original
I almost disappointed it's actually Dead Eye
Forum: Canada 11-10-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,820
Posted By wrightm
Does nobody work ?!?!

Does nobody work ?!?!
Forum: Canada 11-07-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,820
Posted By wrightm
Yes the Narrows Blockhouse does seem to be on a...

Yes the Narrows Blockhouse does seem to be on a tilt. The sun was so low and the light so strong I could not see a thing in my inferior focus screen. I was just happy to have gotten the Blockhouse...
Forum: Canada 11-06-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,820
Posted By wrightm
I think I can claim the tag ( and maybe hold it...

I think I can claim the tag ( and maybe hold it for 4 or 5 months since winter is coming !!) Here is a picture of my bike at Narrows Blockhouse on Sunday November 6.
Forum: Canada 10-25-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 168,408
Posted By wrightm
Thanks for the advice and the offers - Foreseti,...

Thanks for the advice and the offers - Foreseti, Drif10 and chilibizkit.
Forum: Canada 10-24-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 168,408
Posted By wrightm
Love the local knowledge. When I saw Forseti's...

Love the local knowledge. When I saw Forseti's comment on Canadian prices and our local Suzuki dealer it got me to thinkin' . Any recommendations for winter storage that does seasonal maintenance for...
Forum: Canada 10-05-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,494
Posted By wrightm
Gee, I was just asking a simple question. ...

Gee, I was just asking a simple question.

signed Sasha Noyes

CanadianX - interesting and thoughtful point
Forum: Canada 10-03-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,494
Posted By wrightm
Where did all the Harley's go ?

It was a beautiful quiet evening on the Kingston waterfront tonight. Then it dawned on me. I haven't seen or heard a straight piped Harley in weeks. They seemed to have gone along with the sound...
Forum: Canada 08-22-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,836
Posted By wrightm
I enjoy this thread. Great pictures of Holleford...

I enjoy this thread. Great pictures of Holleford which of course is the result of a meteor impact The picture with the church and the school is a classic Eastern Ontario time warp . Are you going...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By wrightm
Selling a Bike - the test ride question

I am thinking of selling my DRZ. Obviously if you are buying you want to take the bike for a ride. As a seller I don't want you to do this for many reasons - insurance, accidents, damaging the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By wrightm
Peoples attitudes towards something a bit...

Peoples attitudes towards something a bit different can be very interesting. I totally agree with the logic and thoughts of the other replies. I am a high school teacher and the students really dig...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 168,408
Posted By wrightm
MX Boots

Speaking of recommendations from knowledgeable local people, where are you buying your MX boots ? Little to no selection I have seen at our shops.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24,266
Views: 4,159,442
Posted By wrightm
Winter Storage

The riding season will sadly be over soon. I store my DRZ at the dealership in the winter. Its indoors and heated - two things I don't have. Its also a good chance to get any work or upgrades done. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24,266
Views: 4,159,442
Posted By wrightm
"Are there any aftermarket DRZ products out there...

"Are there any aftermarket DRZ products out there that you guys would like to see?

You guys are awesome,
Nicole "

I really like the headlight / wind deflector you have Nicole. I'd like to...
Forum: Canada 06-14-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By wrightm
I laughed ( out loud ) Very funny and well...

I laughed ( out loud ) Very funny and well written anecdotes
Forum: Canada 12-25-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,295
Posted By wrightm
Don's Fish and Chips in Brockville, eaten on...

Don's Fish and Chips in Brockville, eaten on Blockhouse Island, which is only steps away
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By wrightm
What is purple degreaser ? And you painted over...

What is purple degreaser ? And you painted over the old paint after this process ??
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24,266
Views: 4,159,442
Posted By wrightm
That supertard is very nicely done. Do you have...

That supertard is very nicely done. Do you have a list of mods that you have done ? Good luck on the TAT. Hope you post more pictures here
Forum: Canada 05-16-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,044
Posted By wrightm
Border Crossing Etiquette

Every situation has its etiquette. How do you cross into the USA on a motorcycle without getting the person in the booth agitated ? Ride up or push your bike ? Engine on or off? When do you take...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 168,408
Posted By wrightm
It would be nice to have an informal group

I am not much of a "joiner" and am a total newbie but I could be interested in some guided tour / get together rides if the intensity is not too intense. Unlike Carol I do not have big knobbie tires...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24,266
Views: 4,159,442
Posted By wrightm
Highway Stability

Got into some crosswind this weekend on some county roads. Even at 90KMH / 55MPH I was being pushed all over the road on my DRZ400S. It became a bit of a white knuckle situation ( ya I know you are...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By wrightm
Spine Protectors

I have an Alpinestars textile jacket with a CE approved back protector . Its a flat slab of foam (?) that slips into a pocket in the back of the jacket. Would a spine / back protector, such as the...
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