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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 195,501
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15558033057_b9...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15558033057_b9129fb59e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pGNZcg)
Lagoa do Fogo, São Miguel (https://flic.kr/p/pGNZcg) by FriskyFreeze...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 592,579
Posted By NonstopBanana
Scooter on a bridge! ...

Scooter on a bridge!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8673/15692769610_8093ae9081_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pUHxFh)
Nordeste, Azores.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,753
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm a sucker for "boats on the beach" shots, so...

I'm a sucker for "boats on the beach" shots, so thanks for that! Enjoy your trip! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm glad you are enjoying the photos, because...

I'm glad you are enjoying the photos, because there are more coming. This post will be short in words but long in pixels :wink:

The day after visiting Lagoa do Fogo, we spent mostly on beaches,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
Where did you get that WILL POWER??? :D

Where did you get that WILL POWER??? :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
The heat shield only covers a little bit. The...

The heat shield only covers a little bit. The problem is when I fall with the bike, it often ends up touching the pants and burning them, both on the left and right side. I think it's even been...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
It keeps melting my pants :cry

It keeps melting my pants :cry
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
Might sound like a silly question, but... If I...

Might sound like a silly question, but... If I were to wrap the exhaust, how much exhaust wrap would I need? I'm guessing it's easier with a 2" thick than a 1" thick piece, is it worth going for an...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,442
Posted By NonstopBanana
What an adventure! What landscapes! Thank you for...

What an adventure! What landscapes! Thank you for sharing :clap
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,692
Posted By NonstopBanana
Damn, how did I miss this until now? I hope your...

Damn, how did I miss this until now? I hope your expedition goes even better than expected and you do this again next year, because I'm about to rename my savings account "Socotra fund".
Forum: EMEA 11-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By NonstopBanana
That looks so amazing! Not exactly cheap, but not...

That looks so amazing! Not exactly cheap, but not outrageously expensive either. I've heard of this island before, and it did seem quite off the beaten path, and like something to seriously consider...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By NonstopBanana
Maybe in the "Pics, pics, pics..."? There is an...

Maybe in the "Pics, pics, pics..."? There is an entire thread for videos there, I was watching some Jarvis videos there last night ;) This would fit right in as a separate thread.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
Here is a pic: ...

Here is a pic:

http://i.imgur.com/hT0tRfKl.jpg

It looks like the Vapor is not exactly a plug and play solution - it won't be re-using the existing speedo cable, for example. I've had to deal...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
I hit a pile of logs on the side of the trail,...

I hit a pile of logs on the side of the trail, cracking a bunch of plastic stuff on the front end of the bike. The fender will need to get replaced, but that's the easy part. The instrument cluster...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks! Google tells me that's like...

Thanks!



Google tells me that's like 13 ºC - I would be happy if we had that kind of warm weather now ;) But more seriously, I don't think it's normal for it to act up at those temps. It was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By NonstopBanana
The trip was at the end of August to mid...

The trip was at the end of August to mid September. The scooters were 22€ per day, each, the guest house - 35€ and included breakfast. You could find cheaper accommodations if you look further in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By NonstopBanana
One more!

Being a relatively small island, São Miguel has a surprisingly large number of volcanic craters, and many of them are occupied by picturesque lakes. Opinions among the locals vary as to which one is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
Cool2 So I come out and it's snowing this morning in...

So I come out and it's snowing this morning in Toronto! What? Already?
As it happens, my ski lift passes came in the mail yesterday, and they included stickers that say "WINTER WARRIOR" - seems...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By NonstopBanana
North Atlantic's best kept secret: why you should NOT go to the Azores

Thank you all! Glad you enjoyed the ride so far, there is more to come. ;)





It's not like this year round. It drops to 15°C in the winter, and rains more than in the summer. I suppose you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By NonstopBanana
There is a good reason why they call it the Green Island!

In the context of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago, São Miguel is often referred to as the green one. The reason for this is apparent as soon as you throw one casual look at it - it's all...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
The official XT225 thread!

Does it leak or did he just suggest that so as not to gum up the carbs? For a bike that old with such low mileage, it certainly spent too many days stowed away and neglected :( so switching fuel off...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 94,536
Posted By NonstopBanana
Near village of Mosteiros on Sao Miguel island,...

Near village of Mosteiros on Sao Miguel island, Portugal.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15447914927_2c7dd7b836_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/15447914927/)
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,484,789
Posted By NonstopBanana
Eventually this is going to have to go the same...

Eventually this is going to have to go the same way as airline prices: advertised price = total price you are required to pay. By law.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By NonstopBanana
Few things are as awesome as waking up in the...

Few things are as awesome as waking up in the morning and knowing that the hardest task on your plate today is to figure out which of the numerous amazing places to visit first. If you pick a random...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By NonstopBanana
Laugh North Atlantic's best kept secret: why you should NOT go to the Azores

Why NOT go to the Azores? Well, because if you do, and you come back and tell your friends about it, and they tell their friends, and everyone starts going there, the gorgeous islands are going to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 50,070
Posted By NonstopBanana
Near Hamilton, Canada. ...

Near Hamilton, Canada.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3949/14972139764_d254e20095_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14972139764/)
Great Falls, Hamilton...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm 5'4" and I think the bike is quite low as it...

I'm 5'4" and I think the bike is quite low as it is. Maybe adjust the rear shock to match her weight and it should be fine.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,694
Posted By NonstopBanana
The stock tank was silver, but the larger...

The stock tank was silver, but the larger replacement is white!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14886680805_ac85ae0a81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr)
XT225 (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr) by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 208,909
Posted By NonstopBanana
An almost overgrown trail in a local forest. ...

An almost overgrown trail in a local forest.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/14555479009_111b9462e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obdCND)
XT225 in Ganaraska (https://flic.kr/p/obdCND) by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 592,579
Posted By NonstopBanana
After the rain. ...

After the rain.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14886680805_ac85ae0a81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr)
Forum: Trip Planning 08-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 148,129
Posted By NonstopBanana
I've been using this product http://raci-babi.com...

I've been using this product http://raci-babi.com for the last couple of years with my long hair, and I love it. They seem to have some website issues, but I hope they fix it. The Facebook page is...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,422
Posted By NonstopBanana
There is an expression where I'm from (not where...

There is an expression where I'm from (not where I am), that you get hit in the face, not in your passport. Aside from border control agents, you hardly ever go around flaunting your passport.

You...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
More pics? Right after the rain, an unusual...

More pics? Right after the rain, an unusual moment of my XT being all clean.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14886680805_ac85ae0a81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr)
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
While we're on the subject of getting stuck, here...

While we're on the subject of getting stuck, here is another glamorous shot of my XT, and its solidly stuck friend, WR250R.

For the record, while it may look like the travel path was towards the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By NonstopBanana
Go ahead and PM! In general, in Perce I...

Go ahead and PM!

In general, in Perce I really like hotel Au Pic de l'Aurore. Stayed there both times we visited.

In Kamouraska, the first time we stayed in a B&B (Auberge Foin de Mer) and it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
I was gonna make a kitchen sink joke, but instead...

I was gonna make a kitchen sink joke, but instead will point out that whatever weight is in those side bags, it will feel heavier than it really is because it's sitting far out from the center. It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
Ha! Would never have thought that central TX is...

Ha! Would never have thought that central TX is so much like central Ontario!
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,705,437
Posted By NonstopBanana
Who here asked for more photos? I think that was...

Who here asked for more photos? I think that was me :norton

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/14555479009_111b9462e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obdCND)

Installed the white Clarke tank (you can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 444,455
Posted By NonstopBanana
It started like this: ...

It started like this:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3844/14543560438_c1ef81946d_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543560438/)

And soon lead to this:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 561,258
Posted By NonstopBanana
Somewhere in Ontario. ...

Somewhere in Ontario.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5556/14543755377_d12b75bca1_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543755377/)
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