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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,809
Posted By Defconfunk
Nice! Now you must pay the internet toll,...

Nice!

Now you must pay the internet toll, photos will be required :D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39,986
Views: 10,716,591
Posted By Defconfunk
As did I. I had no idea the Cree went anywhere...

As did I. I had no idea the Cree went anywhere west of Winnipeg.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39,986
Views: 10,716,591
Posted By Defconfunk
Many native languages didn't develop their own...

Many native languages didn't develop their own writing, instead adopting the written characters of the Europeans who settled the area (given the whole debacle of the Canadian residential schools,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Defconfunk
Notes on the Tourances

Sounds like the original Tourance would fit your bill, but might be still too road oriented for your liking.

As a comment on the road oriented Tourances, I've got 2000kms on the EXP/Next. I put...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,809
Posted By Defconfunk
Yea, the comment about vibes was relative to the...

Yea, the comment about vibes was relative to the Wee-strom. The engine in that bike (and in the Sv650) is one of the most pleasantly smooth I've ever ridden. There is just enough vibration to remind...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,809
Posted By Defconfunk
Unlike the other two of your options, I have...

Unlike the other two of your options, I have actually put several hundred kms on a Wee-Strom. Toruing, commuting, and een a bit of two up.

Firstly, it is very top heavy. It's a big change from...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 713,065
Posted By Defconfunk
That sounds normal

I'd love to hear what you think of the 500x.

I have purchased 2 (technically 3) bikes from PS. i've had several bikes in there for repairs. Your experience is the norm for them.

My first bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,809
Posted By Defconfunk
Last fall I was in a similar boat to OP. Both...

Last fall I was in a similar boat to OP. Both from your wording and the replies so far, I expect you'll get a F700. I think you'll be happy if you do. I also think you'll be happy with any of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Defconfunk
I've reached a point I'm mostly happy with. Still...

I've reached a point I'm mostly happy with. Still not perfect, but liveable (I don't feel like dropping another $300-$600 on a screen for trial & error).

I've got the dog legs setup near...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-11-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,894
Posted By Defconfunk
Hipsters "invaded" the film/analogue photography...

Hipsters "invaded" the film/analogue photography world several years ago. The same discussions here happen on the APUG forums daily. A bunch of people complain about hipsters buying old...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Defconfunk
Question How did you setup your MRA X-screen?

I'm six feet tall. I ride a 2010 F650GS twin. I like the feel of riding a naked bike, so the 650's minimal windscreen works well for me for the most part. I've always liked the feel of completely...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Defconfunk
Unfortunately, the TU250 is stupidly expensive...

Unfortunately, the TU250 is stupidly expensive here in Canada. $5200 new, vs $4500 for a CBR300 or $4000 for a GW250 (Oh, I totally forgot about the GW250, that would work just fine for the OP as...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-30-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Defconfunk
The Wee Strom (DL650) has been mentioned a couple...

The Wee Strom (DL650) has been mentioned a couple of times, and I just want to clarify why I didn't recommend it. It's top heavy. At slow speeds (ie in the city) it is a lot more intimidating than...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-30-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Defconfunk
I live in Ottawa, I've ridden over a lot of...

I live in Ottawa, I've ridden over a lot of Quebec, here are some thoughts:

Remember that your insurance (and plates, which include basic liability in Qc) will be heavily affected by style of...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,157
Posted By Defconfunk
Well said, I agree with most of that (especially...

Well said, I agree with most of that (especially since I fit much of your description). The only issue I take is - wretchedly bland Triumphs? Really?

I find their design simple but beautiful. I'm...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,157
Posted By Defconfunk
That needs a NSFW tag... I love the R9T. It...

That needs a NSFW tag...

I love the R9T. It is definitely one of the best looking bikes on the market right now as far as I'm concerned.

And I love scramblers. I love the Bonnie, and I'm...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By Defconfunk
Check the super thread in the Beasts (Now mixed...

Check the super thread in the Beasts (Now mixed in with the Tigers)section: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141616&highlight=triumph+scramber

Never ridden one, so I can't give...
Forum: Photos 11-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5,112
Views: 1,927,926
Posted By Defconfunk
Great set of photos Dave! I checked out your...

Great set of photos Dave! I checked out your website, good stuff in there. These two shots are definitely some of my favourite bike porn photos I've seen recently.

I really like how you used the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-31-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,928
Posted By Defconfunk
Photos from the maiden voyage. Apologies for the...

Photos from the maiden voyage. Apologies for the fact they were taken on a cell phone. The Multistrada is my Dad's. I was really surprised at how many comments we got on the bikes. Although we passed...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-31-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,928
Posted By Defconfunk
A follow up

I thought I'd post a follow up, in case anyone in a similar situation stumbles on this thread.

After getting the BMW F650GS (800cc twin), my SV sat parked. I put it up for sale, and didn't ride...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By Defconfunk
Holy Heck! :eek1 Good on on your for...

Holy Heck! :eek1

Good on on your for getting a lot of kms in, but wow, you go through tires like I go through ... Actually I can't think of anything I go through at that rate.

I had to put a...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By Defconfunk
Dumb question, but as a toy / loaner bike, why go...

Dumb question, but as a toy / loaner bike, why go for a 650cc at all?

Are you expecting to sit on highways above 100km/h for any serious length of time? Or are 80km/h roads done at a mildly above...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By Defconfunk
Not sure on the KTM 690 (don't see it listed on...

Not sure on the KTM 690 (don't see it listed on the twisted throttle site), but check out the SW-Motech Dakar Waterproof soft saddlebags. They don't lock (as in with a key), but they snap directly to...
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,188
Posted By Defconfunk
Lots of motorcycle and car companies keep very...

Lots of motorcycle and car companies keep very little stock of spare parts in Canada.

As I understand it (to which I point out, I don't really understand it), it has to do with how Canada taxes...
Forum: Canada 09-24-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By Defconfunk
I didn't understand your comment on the panniers...

I didn't understand your comment on the panniers until I tried to put together a visual comparison of the adv bikes (which imo are all derivative, see below). I thought you meant the inclusion of...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By Defconfunk
So, just so we are clear: You've never...

So, just so we are clear:


You've never rode long distances on a small displacement bike (but I'm curious about your wording; are you implying that those of us who learned on small displacement...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By Defconfunk
Thumb Comparison: Scorpion EXO500 vs HJC IS-17

I own both the Scorpion EXO 500 and HJC IS-17. I purchased the Scorpion last year and put a couple of thousand kilometers on it commuting and day tripping. I purchased the HJC two weeks ago and put...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By Defconfunk
When's the last time you toured on a 250cc? I had...

When's the last time you toured on a 250cc? I had no power problems putting full days on the ZZR-250 (which, admittedly has more hp than this thing, but similar torque), even with a set of bags. I'll...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By Defconfunk
Lots of negativity here. I'm goign the optimistic...

Lots of negativity here. I'm goign the optimistic route. I hope this thing does well over here.

This thing doesn't compete with DR650/KLRs. In Ontario a new rider can't insure either of those for...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 23,661
Posted By Defconfunk
Since this has been hauled up from the depths,...

Since this has been hauled up from the depths, I'll add a bit of input.

I've been using the Alpinestars Tech2 (brown) for four years now. They have held up very well. I find them very comfortable...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Defconfunk
I've got the F650GS Twin, and yes, I drop it down...

I've got the F650GS Twin, and yes, I drop it down to first once I reach a jogging pace. The bike is geared tall, first is useable as an actual gear, not just something you use to get started moving....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By Defconfunk
I haven't ridden either, and I haven't sat on a...

I haven't ridden either, and I haven't sat on a RnineT. I understand wth the boxer the centre of gravity is really low and once moving they feel light. But it isn't a light or narrow bike. If you're...
Forum: Photos 09-19-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 858,758
Posted By Defconfunk
Cool2 Don't let anyone tell you "you are missing...

Don't let anyone tell you "you are missing something" on that bike. Those bikes have magic in them. Yours looks great.:beer
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,527
Posted By Defconfunk
Anyone have any experience (or better: photos)...

Anyone have any experience (or better: photos) fitting these with a skid plate?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By Defconfunk
Sad to hear about the HD dealer's "quality...

Sad to hear about the HD dealer's "quality control".

Looking at smaller bikes for your future wife, have you looked at the Suzuki GW250? Handles highways better than the (more expensive) TU250,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,402
Posted By Defconfunk
I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,137
Posted By Defconfunk
I've had good experiences with...

I've had good experiences with CanadasMotorcycle.ca for street stuff.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By Defconfunk
This is a pedantic nit pick. You said "more depth...

This is a pedantic nit pick. You said "more depth of field", when the larger APS-C sensor gives you a shallower depth of field. Which is good for seperating your subject from the background, which is...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By Defconfunk
I'm going to suggest you look closely at an...

I'm going to suggest you look closely at an Olypmus Pen. I use the Olympus E-M1 (their big semi-pro camera).

What will appeal most to you, since you don't sound like someone who wants to fuss to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,273
Posted By Defconfunk
Question Giamhe, I really don't understand why you...

Giamhe,

I really don't understand why you are considering the 1200GSA at all.

You want something for 95% road and 5% firetrails. So right away, the GSA (both 1200 and 800) are overkill. A...
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