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Forum: Beasts 10-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,303
Views: 3,687,679
Posted By Snowkarver
Backroads touring style... ...

Backroads touring style...

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Forum: Americas 10-23-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,231
Posted By Snowkarver
If you can swing closer to three weeks for the...

If you can swing closer to three weeks for the loop, you'd probably have a much better time.

One thing to remember as you use Google Maps to calculate mileage is that you're getting the most...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Snowkarver
Weather looks great in the mountains this week,...

Weather looks great in the mountains this week, for late Sep.

Make sure to head north out of Vancouver to Kamloops via 99 through Whistler, Pemberton, and Lillooet instead of going east on Hwy 1...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Snowkarver
In The Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

Day Six –Stanley, ID to Clarkston, WA – 667km/414mi

Stanley is a cool little town with gravel streets and funky accommodations. At more than 7,000 feet in elevation however, it can be a little too...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Snowkarver
In The Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

Day Four – Yellowstone and Beartooth Loop – 603km/375mi

A busy day started before dawn with quick a trip to some of Yellowstone’s most famous sights. It was just below freezing (32 degrees) at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Snowkarver
In The Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

I just got back from a solo trip to ride some of the most famous highways in the northwest. The plan was to work my way along US and state routes, roughly follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark,...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,203
Posted By Snowkarver
Looks like it's time to request a username...

Looks like it's time to request a username change. :rofl
Forum: Americas 08-28-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By Snowkarver
+1 on heading west. 11 days is plenty if you're...

+1 on heading west. 11 days is plenty if you're willing to pile on a few miles to get there and back.

I've done the Superior loop, and although it is isolated, rugged and beautiful country, it's...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Snowkarver
Early March is prime time ski season here. While...

Early March is prime time ski season here. While motorcycling is possible if you stick closely to the coast (I live in Vancouver and commute sometimes), it really isn't that much fun unless you get a...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Snowkarver
+1 I originally mentioned SAS-TEC in my post...

+1

I originally mentioned SAS-TEC in my post #2 above but was obviously either drunk or lacking in caffeine. :doh

What I actually meant to say was that I had some med-sized HIPROTEC pieces...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Snowkarver
I had the same problem with my Klim Latitude...

I had the same problem with my Klim Latitude pants - great fit, but the hip pads dug painfully into my bony side, especially when seated. I had some HIPROTEC that I bought for my Draggin' jeans lying...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By Snowkarver
+1. The first few times I rode with the mount in...

+1. The first few times I rode with the mount in place, but without the RD, I thought I had a loose fairing or bolt on the bike. Nasty buzz at 3000 in first, every time. Took me a week to figure out...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Snowkarver
I second (or third) the comments about timing....

I second (or third) the comments about timing. I've done a few cross-countries in the cage that early in the year, and although there are exceptions, much of Canada and the northern US just isn't...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,853
Posted By Snowkarver
For size to performance ratio, the Sony RX100 is...

For size to performance ratio, the Sony RX100 is the current undisputed king of the hill. The NYT says "No photos this good have ever come from a camera this small."

You can read pretty much...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Snowkarver
Have fun, ride safe.

Have fun, ride safe.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By Snowkarver
I live just across the border in Vancouver and...

I live just across the border in Vancouver and really like my Klim Latitude pant/Badlands Pro jacket combo.

Gore-Tex Pro Shell keeps the rain out, and zipped completely up with insulating layers...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,598
Posted By Snowkarver
Glad you're okay! I ride that road every week or...

Glad you're okay! I ride that road every week or two, and those wooden bridges can get nasty if you're not expecting them. Heading west to east, you get lulled into a speedy rhythm as both the...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By Snowkarver
That's the spirit :D Depending on how and...

That's the spirit :D

Depending on how and where you ride, you may also want to consider heated grips, handguards, and a fork brace.

If you get a 2012+ try the screen and seat for awhile...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Snowkarver
Bring your US insurance certificate along with...

Bring your US insurance certificate along with whatever documents you have that state the policy is good in Canada (I assume it's your policy declaration form). You should be fine.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Snowkarver
I live in BC, probably the one place that is...

I live in BC, probably the one place that is simultaneously colder and wetter than WA state :lol3 Badlands performs as well as any technical Gore-Tex mountaineering shell - warm and dry yet...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,572
Posted By Snowkarver
I'm horrified and very sorry to hear this. I...

I'm horrified and very sorry to hear this. I recognize your handle from Stromtrooper - we picked up 2012s at around the same time, and posted on a couple of the same threads back in March. I may not...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,470
Posted By Snowkarver
Since you are otherwise enjoying the Strom, +1 on...

Since you are otherwise enjoying the Strom, +1 on lowering it before you do anything drastic like buying a new bike. It will set you back less than a hundred bucks, and it's a 10 minute job for...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By Snowkarver
Vancouver/Seattle to Yellowstone via WA, ID, MT - and back

I know this area has been covered ad nauseum, with lots of great highlights shared, but I'm having trouble stringing the really good bits together into a single route.

I've got one week (probably...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Snowkarver
The Traverse comes without armor (although it has...

The Traverse comes without armor (although it has pockets for it should you wish to go that route). It's Gore-Tex, and I know some riders use it as a shell over internal armor.
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By Snowkarver
As long as you're butt is still comfortable, and...

As long as you're butt is still comfortable, and the seat pan isn't rubbing badly on anything under it, you're probably golden.

I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam and rode mine for several thousand miles...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Snowkarver
Hi Rick, my kids are really just babies and so...

Hi Rick, my kids are really just babies and so are pretty portable :D Funny, I'm pretty active on Stromtroopers but don't recall your post ... I don't think you'll need extra fuel unless you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,748
Posted By Snowkarver
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Forum: Beasts 06-03-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9,303
Views: 3,687,679
Posted By Snowkarver
Kappa K33n PLX cases. Givi's cheaper no-frills...

Kappa K33n PLX cases. Givi's cheaper no-frills line. They're also a good 4-5 inches narrower across the back than a set of V35s. Givi PLX rack though.
Forum: Americas 06-02-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Snowkarver
I've done this route a couple of times by car....

I've done this route a couple of times by car. The last one, we didn't come back lol (relocated the whole family from TO to Vancouver last year). I assume you are looking for a road ride...
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Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 750,569
Posted By Snowkarver
Just over 2000 miles on my 2012 now. Suzuki has...

Just over 2000 miles on my 2012 now. Suzuki has put much lipstick on this pig, no? :lol3

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Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By Snowkarver
NP. As the owner of a 2012 DL650, I am obviously...

NP. As the owner of a 2012 DL650, I am obviously biased. :lol3

A few weeks ago, I took mine on some pretty piss-poor gravel and forest service roads (ruts, puddles, and tire tracks aplenty) and...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By Snowkarver
These guys seem to think so (it comes through...

These guys seem to think so (it comes through more in the video than the printed review):

http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2012-650-adventuretourer-shootout-video-91274.html
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,303
Views: 3,687,679
Posted By Snowkarver
My 2012 DL650, off the Duffey Lake Road enroute...

My 2012 DL650, off the Duffey Lake Road enroute to Lillooet, British Columbia, on an absolutely glorious day for riding and shooting pictures.

Suzuki went all-out with lipstick for this pig, no?...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,476
Posted By Snowkarver
This is great info, thanks for the insight Mike...

This is great info, thanks for the insight Mike and John.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,506
Posted By Snowkarver
Ever since seeing that video and reading the...

Ever since seeing that video and reading the reports, I do the SMIDSY weave when approaching a left turner, or someone waiting to enter the roadway. It seems to make a difference, and also seems to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,053
Posted By Snowkarver
Uh huh, and if you draw a triangle between Maine,...

Uh huh, and if you draw a triangle between Maine, Minnesota, and and Alaska what do you get? That's right, Canada. :rofl

Take the long, wet spring and short summer of Alaska, mix 'em up with some...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 43,111
Posted By Snowkarver
I ride a Strom, 90% street and 10% gravel and...

I ride a Strom, 90% street and 10% gravel and dirt roads. The boot is not overly thick at the toe and shifts fine. Compared to other (more protective) adventure boots, this one is fine for walking...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,379
Posted By Snowkarver
Guys, Canada has some of the highest insurance...

Guys, Canada has some of the highest insurance rates in the world for motorcycles, especially in more populated provinces like BC and Ontario. We're required to carry third party liability for both...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Snowkarver
Just stick whatever card you normally use in an...

Just stick whatever card you normally use in an ATM into any bank machine and voila. 99% of US bank and debit cards work exactly the same up here. Or if you have a wad of US cash, just about any bank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,456
Posted By Snowkarver
That's actually a really interesting question....

That's actually a really interesting question. The BBC published numbers yesterday from the International Labor Organization that compared average monthly wages for most major countries in the world...
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