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Forum: Canada 06-16-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By madmanxwater
That was me.

Hi, yes that was me and my girlfriend. We were a little surprised at the ADV "sign" at first but thing it came to me later. I haven't spent much time on the ADV sight over the last year or so but we...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,167
Views: 3,570,598
Posted By madmanxwater
Ontario V-Strom 1000

I picked up my 03' DL1000 a couple of weeks ago and I'm very happy with this choice. My last ride was an 08 KLR650 and I wanted something better suited to the street and gravel or dirt roads. This...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Congratulations and all the best to you and your...

Congratulations and all the best to you and your family from Windsor!!
Forum: Canada 12-24-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Xmas

Merry Christmas from Windsor!
Forum: Canada 10-11-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 33,545
Posted By madmanxwater
Fall Colors

I would love to have come with you guys but I have too much going on with getting my business launched. Have a great time everyone and I'll try to get up see you when I can.

all the best,
...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 33,545
Posted By madmanxwater
Fall Colours

It looks like around 7-8 hours for me to get there and I'd sure like to come. If I can take the time I'll plan on being there, sounds like it will be a nice weekend.
Forum: Canada 09-06-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
That sounds good, thanks. I've marked my...

That sounds good, thanks. I've marked my calender and will look for more information from you guys.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,246
Posted By madmanxwater
Not sure how many a "crapload" is, but my dealer...

Not sure how many a "crapload" is, but my dealer says they have two coming mid this month.
Forum: Canada 09-05-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
I think so, this is the most northern road in...

I think so, this is the most northern road in Ontario from what I've heard. Is that correct?

You're in Dryden so how long of a trip is it for you? I'm looking at four days to get there from...
Forum: Canada 09-05-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Quebec Trip

Just got back from two weeks in and around Quebec. I covered over 5000 km, more than 1000 of which were two-up. The ride and scenery were beautiful and the KLR handled everything from highway to deep...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Have a great ride! It looks beautiful. I'm...

Have a great ride! It looks beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing a full report when you get home.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 63,689
Posted By madmanxwater
I think this is a critical point! As good as the...

I think this is a critical point! As good as the ergonomics are, and as fun as the motor is, if you get on just about any modern bike it's very easy to start dreaming about a KLR with a nice twin...
Forum: Canada 07-17-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
I'm up for it..... oh hang on, I'm already...

I'm up for it..... oh hang on, I'm already here! :rofl

I'll look for you guys at Mosport this weekend, I'm there all day Saturday.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By madmanxwater
What year KLR? Sounds like you're getting the...

What year KLR? Sounds like you're getting the new 08, is that correct?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By madmanxwater
I was interested in the Varadero until I saw one...

I was interested in the Varadero until I saw one thing, the weight! At around 600lbs this bike is not what I would want in any off-road situation.
Forum: Canada 07-08-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
KLR Tech Day?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7360155#post7360155

I posted this over in Thumpers but thought I would place the link here as well, just in case any of you guys know of any KLR...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By madmanxwater
KLR Tech Day in Detroit/Toronto Area?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of or would like to organize a KLR650 tech day this summer, somewhere in my neck of the woods, which would be Windsor Ontario right across from Detroit. I'd be willing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 1,993,134
Posted By madmanxwater
No Mountains.

It's very flat where I live in Ontario, but there are still many nice country roads to travel.
http://home.cogeco.ca/~mkovaliv/2008%20KLR650/2008KLRGrass.jpg
Forum: Canada 07-04-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
http://www.bmw-motorrad.ca/summerfest/flash_conten...

http://www.bmw-motorrad.ca/summerfest/flash_content/index.html

I'll be heading up for a day or two, hope to see some of you guys there.

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-20-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Tires

With some inspiration from Lornce I decided to do my own tire changes. I went from paying $600.00 a pair installed at the BMW dealer to $183.00 for TKC80s from SW Motor installed myself. Well worth...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Really nice pics Uber-Moto! I'm thinking of...

Really nice pics Uber-Moto! I'm thinking of heading up to the museum myself in July. It looks like you guys had a great time.

Not the same caliber of plane, but here is a picture from a flight I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,484
Posted By madmanxwater
Warplanes

Really nice pics Uber-Moto! I'm thinking of heading up to the museum myself in July. It looks like you guys had a great time.

Not the same caliber of plane, but here is a picture from a flight I...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
17K from TKCs is very impressive (or crazy :D )! ...

17K from TKCs is very impressive (or crazy :D )! I'll keep an eye on the rear for a while and see what I can get out of it. It's my dirt biased Kenda front that needs to be replaced soon, so I...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Not at all, I did let it go too long. That...

Not at all, I did let it go too long. That picture was taken just before I did a clean, lube, and adjustment. I also did the usual oil and filter and the "Doo" upgrade on the balancer lever system....
Forum: Canada 06-05-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
You do know that I live in Windsor right? :D I...

You do know that I live in Windsor right? :D I think I've seen two twisty roads around here somewhere!
Forum: Canada 06-05-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
And I'm sure he has a lifetime supply as part of...

And I'm sure he has a lifetime supply as part of the deal!

A question on TKC80 tread life if you don't mind: How much wear do you guys allow on your TKCs before you replace them? The bellow...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Very good info/comments Lornce! What's your...

Very good info/comments Lornce! What's your feeling on the Anakee?
Forum: Canada 06-01-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
I've got a Kenda K760 on my front right now, I...

I've got a Kenda K760 on my front right now, I needed a new tire in Pennsylvania and it was all I could get. With 1500km or so on this tire it's a mess, it doesn't like the street at all, the knobs...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Yes that's them, in Hamilton. Their sight is...

Yes that's them, in Hamilton. Their sight is www.dualsportplus.com

GTA, does this mean our taxes here in Windsor are going to go up?
Forum: Canada 05-30-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
DualSport Plus

Has anybody been dealing with DualSport Plus for tires? I priced a set of TKC80s for my KLR at $245.00 plus tax and $18.00 shipping to Windsor. Much cheaper than my local dealers but still $100.00...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Around Lake Erie, Pennsylvania

Here's a few pictures from our trip around Lake Erie and down into Pennsylvania this weekend. We covered around 1700km over the four days and I must say that PA is some of the most beautiful riding...
Forum: Canada 05-17-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Pennsylvania

Hey guys, I'm in Huntingdon PA tonight after two great days of riding some of the nicest roads I've seen in a while! Thanks to Lornce for the suggestions. We start heading north in the morning,...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
thanks for not rubbing it in!:D Plus,...

thanks for not rubbing it in!:D

Plus, everyone has a GS these days anyway :wink:
Forum: Canada 05-15-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Thanks Lornce, I respect your thoughts on the...

Thanks Lornce, I respect your thoughts on the PD, anything I've ever read about it echos your feelings about this classic bike.

I'll try to be direct if you don't mind me asking; I'm just...
Forum: Canada 05-15-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Sure, take the easy way out! :lol3 I was more...

Sure, take the easy way out! :lol3 I was more interested in what you personally liked based on your experience and knowledge.

I'm very happy with my new KLR and plan on keeping it at least...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Are you saying I'm cheap?? :cry Maybe I'm just...

Are you saying I'm cheap?? :cry Maybe I'm just practical! :deal
Forum: Canada 05-14-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
I knew you were going to ask that :huh How...

I knew you were going to ask that :huh

How about these choices:

1) Favorite bike for commuting, weekend trips, twice a year adventures - money not an object - gravel roads mainly, two-up...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
Thanks for the lesson Lornce, your knowledge is...

Thanks for the lesson Lornce, your knowledge is always valuable! :thumb

So if I can ask, what in your opinion is the best all-around bike on the market today? Or what would you buy as a factory...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
I also would have liked to see a belt drive, I...

I also would have liked to see a belt drive, I rode a Uly a few weeks ago and that was by far my favourite feature, right next to the leg burning oven that they call an engine! ... man that thing...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,617
Posted By madmanxwater
The 990 Adventure S is a great looking bike,...

The 990 Adventure S is a great looking bike, unfortunately they have zero presence here in my neck of the woods. How would you compare it to your HP2?

Though I'm very happy with my new KLR650 I...
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