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Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,101
Posted By paprides
Call me another LDComfort fan. I rotate 2 sets...

Call me another LDComfort fan. I rotate 2 sets when on the road for multiple days. Wash the set I'm wearing, wring 'em out and roll inside a towel, then hang over the shower curtain. I wear the...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,289
Posted By paprides
Agreed! Time and "life getting in the way,"...

Agreed! Time and "life getting in the way," constraints have prevented me from returning to the north…I'd like a few photos to refresh my memories of my last visits!
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,869
Posted By paprides
i suppose the other variable if the item being...

i suppose the other variable if the item being tumbled. After my own experience I realized that we have an ability to orient ourselves while sliding down the road in such a way as to minimize...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15,933
Views: 1,776,171
Posted By paprides
Fi klr?

Rumor mill has a Fuel Injected KLR coming to Australia and Canada. In a further twist, some was offered up that ABS will be part of an accessory package.
N/A in US.

Allegedly.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,689
Views: 1,160,500
Posted By paprides
12 years from now some wag may be saying "gee,...

12 years from now some wag may be saying "gee, the NC has been a good bike and they've made 'em for 14 years now....." or maybe "whatever happened to the NC, I had such good memories riding mine."
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,689
Views: 1,160,500
Posted By paprides
8,000 miles and 7 months later I"m still liking...

8,000 miles and 7 months later I"m still liking the NC700X. Like many markets, north of the 49th parallel offers ABS and a manual transmission.
While the debate is lively I'm firmly in the camp of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5,689
Views: 1,160,500
Posted By paprides
Yep. Agreed. Yet as the recipient of an...

Yep. Agreed. Yet as the recipient of an "unbundled," ABS NC in Canada it provides a glimmer of hope that they'll offer their entire spectrum of models on a world wide basis. (yea, yea, yea. Like...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By paprides
Yup. Very do-able. For fun, if you don't mind...

Yup. Very do-able.
For fun, if you don't mind 325 miles of graded gravel, Watson Lake to Carmacks via Ross River on the Campbell Highway.

The LT survived with only a few fasteners backing off in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5,689
Views: 1,160,500
Posted By paprides
Got the Scottoiler on my VFR. Works like it...

Got the Scottoiler on my VFR. Works like it should, easy to forget it's there but the installation was a major PIA. For the next motorcycle (such as this one) I may return to my Luddite roots and go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-30-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 47,767
Posted By paprides
Not ridden it. Yet. I suspect much will be...

Not ridden it.
Yet.
I suspect much will be made of its potential as a versatile motorcycle, but until there are hordes of them on the roads, who knows?
On the other hand, it may just spawn...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 81,808
Views: 9,161,974
Posted By paprides
Took me about 40 years before someone finally...

Took me about 40 years before someone finally told me definitively (in his mind) which way the crush washer goes.....he says, 'put the convex of the curve to the cases, and the so called sharper...
Forum: Canada 11-23-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By paprides
Brad, I'd love to come over, but a prior...

Brad, I'd love to come over, but a prior committment keeps meaway.
Oh, and I live exactly 2 blocks away from you!:lol3 So much for "rider from the farthest away," award.
Forum: Canada 09-08-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,683
Posted By paprides
From a 325e to a 1986 Porsche 924? While I...

From a 325e to a 1986 Porsche 924?

While I admire the interest factor (okay, I do have an issue with the Bimmer eta model), may I point out this is akin to introducing the pot, to the kettle?
:D...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By paprides
You were missed Brent! Of course, there's always...

You were missed Brent! Of course, there's always the "Invitational Teach Paprides Everthing He Needs to know about VFR's in an Afternoon," event, to which you are cordially invited.
:rofl

Maura,...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By paprides
Merely a "real world," test platform for my...

Merely a "real world," test platform for my flexibility, which has been rapidly deteriorating over the past few decades.:D
Forum: Canada 03-30-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By paprides
Leave Hyder with a full tank of fuel. Gas is...

Leave Hyder with a full tank of fuel.
Gas is available in Kitwanga (24 hours) at the Petro-Can at the juncture of Hwy 16 (where you'll be turning east to head to P.G.)
Gas is always available in...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By paprides
'Twas a real treat meeting you all. While Bill...

'Twas a real treat meeting you all.
While Bill and Susan are the consumate hosts, I'm still struggling with the fact I didn't try each and every superlative dessert.:D
Well, that, and I didn't...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By paprides
You are absolutely correct. There is nothing...

You are absolutely correct.
There is nothing quite like the northern Nevada desert.

Delighted to see you again, and thanks for these great photos!:D
michael
Forum: Alaska 01-08-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By paprides
The vistas along the Yukon River are spectacular!...

The vistas along the Yukon River are spectacular!
Watson Lake to Carmacks in one day is very do-able. In fact, made Deas Lake to Carmacks via Watson Lake, Ross Riverm in one longer day.

If the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,430
Posted By paprides
And yet, days after this fellow on the 650GS, is...

And yet, days after this fellow on the 650GS, is another fellow on a 1150GS who shaved even more time off the record.
I know this fellow, and know why he did it.
Fascinating man, impressive riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,430
Posted By paprides
Yup, I've found 500, 1000, even 1500 mile days...

Yup, I've found 500, 1000, even 1500 mile days enjoyable.
And no, I don't see everything.
However, think of it this way, sometimes I need to leave BC and be in Nevada the next day.....so I do it....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,246
Posted By paprides
Hwy 5A from Kamloops south to Princeton, which...

Hwy 5A from Kamloops south to Princeton, which connects with 3, the east-west corridor is a little known treat.
97 through the Okanagan valley is not a good riding road, but scenic, slow, and...
Forum: Alaska 05-16-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,130
Posted By paprides
Another vote for the Cassiar. Do-able by any...

Another vote for the Cassiar.
Do-able by any competent rider on a street bike, much less something "off pavement," or off road worthy.....then, as an added treat, the Campbell Hwy from Watson Lake...
Forum: Regional forums 05-16-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By paprides
My trip down there was in June. Hot, but...

My trip down there was in June.
Hot, but nothing that couldn't be handled with hydration and a little planning.
Roads were great, my experience with the local driving was very favourable....
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By paprides
For me, it depends on where I"m doing the...

For me, it depends on where I"m doing the majority of my riding. If I'm twisting around coastal country, fog lights. Running around doing distances in the "flats," then it's driving lights.
I've got...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By paprides
I've heard good things about Mr. Ed's, but...

I've heard good things about Mr. Ed's, but haven't bought a seat from him.
Rick Mayer is only a short ride away, south of Redding CA.
Or, Rich's Seats in Seattle. Don't own one at present, but rode...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By paprides
Rick Mayer will make you one....if you're so...

Rick Mayer will make you one....if you're so inclined.
Great guy, Rick. Also, his driveway, mostly pea gravel, can be a challenge at times, however, he calls that his "litmus test," for prospective...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By paprides
I'll be there.

I'll be there.
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