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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 108,380
Posted By sparklr
I've refrained from commenting to this thread,...

I've refrained from commenting to this thread, but some of the asinine comments by some members warrant a reply. Although some of the preliminary video evidence certainly does paint a picture, there...
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,196
Posted By sparklr
Derailment Forensics

I am glad your stepson is OK, the most important detail in the incident.

There is however a possibility that with further analysis there is a valuable lesson here. What is lacking in the details...
Forum: Canada 03-15-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,665
Posted By sparklr
I at some point will face the same dilemma....

I at some point will face the same dilemma. Understanding that insurance is merely a business, it certainly is unfair to surcharge a demographic based on probabilty and statistics. The offenders of...
Forum: Canada 03-15-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,665
Posted By sparklr
Disagree Less, Logic More

The vehicle is insured to protect you from your own indiscretions. The driver/rider could bolt from any incident in a heartbeat to avoid the consequences and put the burden on you to prove otherwise....
Forum: Canada 03-09-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,665
Posted By sparklr
I believe this isn't the first post where you...

I believe this isn't the first post where you equated in one form or another that the police are "Revenue Collectors". I would like to present a retort to why this is not actually the case.

Take...
Forum: Face plant 03-04-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 138,779
Posted By sparklr
Not Negative, Rather Informative.

While I understand the logic behind your comment I don't necessarily agree with your perception of the event. If you would review the video again and consider the time interval that elapsed, between...
Forum: Face plant 03-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 138,779
Posted By sparklr
That was painful to witness. My body immediately...

That was painful to witness. My body immediately embarked in a joust match on which orifice would release their respective contents first. Fortunately both storage cavities were empty of fuel at the...
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,752
Posted By sparklr
Oil in Oil a lucky day

I really enjoy the laughable nature you present after a near death experience. By your own admission it is not the first time and likely won't be your last either, judging by your decision making...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,556
Posted By sparklr
RUM Bike?

Dear Sir and/or Madam,

Once elected will you IMMEDIATELY remove the RUM designation from motorcycle licensing and insurance scrutiny, provided that they meet only the bare minumum of DOT devices...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 31,119
Posted By sparklr
Just another option. http://geokov.com/

Just another option.

http://geokov.com/
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,232,261
Posted By sparklr
I was negotiating a response to Prutsers' act of...

I was negotiating a response to Prutsers' act of kindness when a mis-stroke wiped out the attempt. Untimely perhaps, but fortunate at the same time as it probably saved my Wally World expenditure...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,232,261
Posted By sparklr
If you are a true ADV rider you would ride...

If you are a true ADV rider you would ride whatever, wherever and however it takes to complete said adventure. The Alternative option is to buy the sticker for your Starbucks Adventure and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,703
Posted By sparklr
A little analysis of the current dilemma if I...

A little analysis of the current dilemma if I may.



By this admission, you are merely mirroring a crisis that every enthusiast endures through the winter doldrums. The solution for this is to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,232,261
Posted By sparklr
:poser Morbidly hilarious, hopefully it works out...

:poser Morbidly hilarious, hopefully it works out in your favour.

:lurk
Forum: Canada 12-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By sparklr
There's two ways for you to look at this, riding...

There's two ways for you to look at this, riding the Nisga route and backtracking IMHO is senseless to some degree as the time needed to do this isn't worth the backtrack. Even though it is a...
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,193
Posted By sparklr
Driving south on 37 (in a Bus) about 3 weeks ago...

Driving south on 37 (in a Bus) about 3 weeks ago between Mez Junction and Kitwanga, I passed a group of maybe 6-7 potential ADV'rs heading North. As they passed I gave a friendly and envious...
Forum: Alaska 08-28-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 778
Posted By sparklr
Bear Alert! Hwy 16 BC

Thought I'd post a heads up here as many inmates still arriving/departing AK via 37 and 16 Hwys in BC. Kitwanga east to at least Fraser Lake seems extremely active for black bear cubs as witnessed by...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By sparklr
I am amazed at the lack of response from the...

I am amazed at the lack of response from the Inmates. With such a worldly and knowledgeable group, I would have thought that there would be more input. I myself lack the sufficient criteria to offer...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By sparklr
Going on the wife and kids scenario, the Telkwa...

Going on the wife and kids scenario, the Telkwa Pass isn't advisable to travel solo. The Kispiox/Helen/Mitten/Cranberry/Nass route though is doable for you and you would enjoy it immensely, whether...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By sparklr
Welcome, There are numerous options to get...

Welcome,

There are numerous options to get from Houston to Terrace and there is good chance that one of the locals may be able to guide you through. You could try to Google some of the area and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By sparklr
BADDAD...

BADDAD (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=110000)

Great post and a great reminder for everyone. Really woke me up and something that I myself will need to pay more attention to. I think the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,585
Posted By sparklr
Great thread and an opportune time for a reminder...

Great thread and an opportune time for a reminder for everyone. I am one of the people that qualifies as a poor re-hydrator. I seldom drink enough plain water to properly hydrate, perhaps it's just...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-23-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,559
Posted By sparklr
:lol3 I'm gonna go with this one.

:lol3 I'm gonna go with this one.
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 211,323
Posted By sparklr
Those pictures creeped me out enough to look at...

Those pictures creeped me out enough to look at my KLR forks. Glad you are OK. At this point I'd have to say you are very fortunate to escaped fatality, had it been under different circumstances the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By sparklr
Some points were already covered, thought I'd...

Some points were already covered, thought I'd share another KLR rider POV. As stated before you have already a large mass of machine to contend with when trail riding, when you couple that with a...
Forum: Face plant 06-16-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,046
Posted By sparklr
Wow, glad you are OK. Have to ask though, why...

Wow, glad you are OK. Have to ask though, why would you even consider riding without gloves of any kind? Wouldn't take much at all to shed some epidermis, even at slow speeds on any surface....
Forum: Alaska 06-02-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By sparklr
Travelling Alaska? Road Closure

News Flash!

"Although no homes or communities are threatened, the flames have forced the closure of Highway 37 in both directions, 25 kilometres north of Good Hope Lake."
Forum: Americas 06-02-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By sparklr
Going to AK?

Breakin News Flash!

"Although no homes or communities are threatened, the flames have forced the closure of Highway 37 in both directions, 25 kilometres north of Good Hope Lake."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,175
Posted By sparklr
:y0! A few feet of cable coiled away in your...

:y0!
A few feet of cable coiled away in your machines hiding spots combined with some ingenuity will help in a pinch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,766
Posted By sparklr
Jim Fischer...

Jim Fischer (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651083085)The pickup driver was arrested for reckless driving, DUI and the DA is using the video to consider reckless endangerment and possibly...
Forum: Canada 05-11-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By sparklr
Just drove up through there several days ago,...

Just drove up through there several days ago, Port Mann Bridge area to Langley was not preferable, however early AM was tolerable. However, Hope to Lytton as uninspiring? I've driven and ridden this...
Forum: Canada 05-11-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By sparklr
Sounds like you have a route more or less already...

Sounds like you have a route more or less already from down South, with a 5-7 day schedule there doesn't seem to be much playtime. Hmm, interesting though as I have a route from Fraser Lake that is...
Forum: Canada 05-11-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By sparklr
You didn't mention how you were escaping the...

You didn't mention how you were escaping the Island so I will assume that the intention is via the Lower Mainland. As you stated that due to this years weather so far, high passes would be an issue,...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By sparklr
I think RIP would have sufficed here. A terribly...

I think RIP would have sufficed here. A terribly unfortunate series of events takes the lives of 2 innocent individuals. Without knowing any facts, seems you immediately have somehow justified fault...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 157,014
Posted By sparklr
A Different View?

Joe you are a lucky man, that crash was ugly! Under a different turn of events or circumstances, any ATGATT notions could just be a moot point. Thanks for posting though.

From what I read and see,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,689
Posted By sparklr
Chillax Already!

Chillax? Yes a combined effort between Chill Out and Relax as often heard spewed by the Missus'. Let's try not to turn this into a safety device debate and learn something more tangible from this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,630
Posted By sparklr
This might be of interest. There are...

This might be of interest.


There are lots of engine options for motorcyclists: Singles, Twins (in parallel, horizontally opposed and Vee configurations), Triples, inline-Fours and V-Fours,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,608
Posted By sparklr
I've had floaters for nearly a decade now, and...

I've had floaters for nearly a decade now, and have learned to live with it. I did go through the panic stages at first, did my research and saw the eyeball doc etc. My floaters are of the Dot &...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By sparklr
This is a qualifier for best breakdown...

This is a qualifier for best breakdown stories?:tough
Others would have rode the rest of the world without the fender or brace.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,698
Posted By sparklr
I really enjoyed the ride report, EPIC and had me...

I really enjoyed the ride report, EPIC and had me laughing and wondering if this how one of my rides would end up. Until this.....
2, STFU noob:fyyff Maybe read a little more before you start...
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