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Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10,876
Views: 1,570,970
Posted By wanka
Cold starts?

Sorry, I know this has been covered here before, but my '09 Xt 250 will not start if the temp goes down below 5 deg. C.:huh I will kill the battery. I have heard of the "Z1 mod" but am unsure if...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,028
Posted By wanka
Go with the trailer. I have a '10 F150 4x4 and...

Go with the trailer. I have a '10 F150 4x4 and tow a 19' travel trailer. I put two, 250 trail bikes in the back with heavy duty ramps about 7 feet long. Way too short. I have dropped one bike off...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 98,932
Posted By wanka
Thanks for all the replies and positive feedback....

Thanks for all the replies and positive feedback. Now, I have some serious thinking to do and see if this will work for me. I still have time. I still have four feet of snow in the backyard by the...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 98,932
Posted By wanka
Question Dumb question. I've been following your rides for...

Dumb question. I've been following your rides for a couple of years now and it is definitely on the "to do" list, looks like a blast and I love the areas you ride in. The question is any of this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10,876
Views: 1,570,970
Posted By wanka
Laugh Okay, I did it!! Finally bought a new '09 Xt and...

Okay, I did it!! Finally bought a new '09 Xt and a new '08 230 CRF for the better half. I'm going to use it mainly while camping, fire roads and exploring. I can take them both in the back of the...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20,921
Views: 5,987,163
Posted By wanka
Scmeds; I like it. Looks different yet...

Scmeds;

I like it. Looks different yet classy. IMO.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20,921
Views: 5,987,163
Posted By wanka
Question Wanka, I started looking for a second bike for...

Wanka,
I started looking for a second bike for the exact same reason. I went with the scrambler because nothing else had the curb appeal of the scram. There are other bikes that are better on paper...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20,921
Views: 5,987,163
Posted By wanka
I've been watching this thread for a while now. ...

I've been watching this thread for a while now. I must say I am very interested in a Scrambler. I want a bike that does everything, fire roads, highway and also be able to put in the back of the...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By wanka
Question Bonnie with dual purpose tires?

Okay here's a question for you. I'm looking for an all around bike that I can put in the back of a truck while towing the wife's camper. Here in the great white north, summer is short and I hate to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By wanka
What DR 650 Tail Rack?

Another noob question. I will need a tail rack for the new DR. I want lightweight, not overly large so I can carry a passenger once in a while and one that won't impede the addition of side panniers...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By wanka
Questions; What are the NSU screws? I hover...

Questions;
What are the NSU screws?
I hover close to 200 lbs, so should I up the stock pre-load?

Thanks for all the good info!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,246
Posted By wanka
Laugh New Dr 650 - must haves?

Okay, I've checked the DR 650 thread and can not find, even though I know it's there? I just bought a new '09 White DR, lowered to fit me a little better. I also have a Victory Kingpin but need a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 257,143
Posted By wanka
I once swore I would never buy a cruiser. That...

I once swore I would never buy a cruiser. That was years ago, then last spring I bought an '09 Victory Kingpin. So far, so good, I love it. From all the Victory forums they are fairly reliable and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By wanka
Wow, that was great! Music, video and...

Wow, that was great! Music, video and motorcycles, the Long Way Round has nothing on you. I enjoyed it very much and appreciate you sharing this with us!
Good riding:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,453
Posted By wanka
Thumb Great writing, great trip, I admire your...

Great writing, great trip, I admire your perseverance. As a Canadian, I think you hit the theory of Tim's on the head. Some say they put caffeine in their coffee to keep people coming back.
By the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By wanka
Thanks for your input. After a more thorough...

Thanks for your input. After a more thorough search of this forum, I found tons of info on all the mentioned bikes. What a great forum no matter what you ride.
Anyways they all sound good, so it's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By wanka
250 camp bike, Sherpa, Honda, etc???

Okay, I know this has been covered before but someone refresh my memory on these small bikes. I bought a Victory in the spring and I'm not ashamed, but now it seems that my summer bike trips are...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,338
Posted By wanka
I too am considering a new Road King and I'm...

I too am considering a new Road King and I'm coming off a '04 Wing. Never thought I would consider a Harley? The Wing, IMO is the best two up tourer there is, as others have said, power, handling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By wanka
I purchased a new ATV in 2003 and read many...

I purchased a new ATV in 2003 and read many reports on the forums of that particular quad breaking axles. I know there are always whiners and sometimes it's hard to get the whole picture. So the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3,785
Views: 594,725
Posted By wanka
Ok, I've posted this question all over and have...

Ok, I've posted this question all over and have looked at all types of bikes and I still haven't decided on any one. Cruisers, tourers, dual sport and now I'm asking about the FJR. My last ride was...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,841
Posted By wanka
Went to a few Harley dealers here in the past few...

Went to a few Harley dealers here in the past few weeks and the price is the price is the price. No dealing on the bike, no deals on parts and don't forget the handling fees. I guess Harley is doing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,338
Posted By wanka
He! Bluegrass Picker, I guess simple minds think...

He! Bluegrass Picker, I guess simple minds think alike or is it great minds??!!
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,044
Posted By wanka
Aaah!! Forward controls? Completely skipped my...

Aaah!! Forward controls? Completely skipped my mind. I do not like forward controls, the back is already sore. Hopefully, they will have them more mid mounted or offer a kit? That is always a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,044
Posted By wanka
2010 Triumph Thunderbird

The new Thunderbird is due out in June and I'm hoping it is a contender for my short list. It will have a 1600 parallel twin, that should be a no brainer for Triumph and what I like is that it will...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By wanka
Thanks for all your replies. I knew this was the...

Thanks for all your replies. I knew this was the place to ask this question. I didn't take into account the longer wheelbase of the cruisers and I agree the Wing is the best two up tourer in its'...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By wanka
Braking Comparisons-All types of bikes

Well, I'm writing in regards to brakes, number of discs, etc on different types of bikes. In my quest in looking for a replacement for the '04 Gl1800, I am considering the whole gamut of types of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 53,985
Posted By wanka
I thought choppers were passe' already. Don't...

I thought choppers were passe' already. Don't like and I think this is a little late. Too bad we can't get some of their Euro bikes.
Forum: Canada 01-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,050
Posted By wanka
I concur take the course anyway. But you do need...

I concur take the course anyway. But you do need the Class 6 to get insurance, at least that's what the Insurance company said when my wife wanted to insure a small 250. She had her learners and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,338
Posted By wanka
Wink Hands down, for two up touring the Wing is the...

Hands down, for two up touring the Wing is the best bike for the job. However, the Wing is not for everyone. It is fast, handles very well, quiet which is nice on the highway, also has a large...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,158
Posted By wanka
Wink With two equal riders, the Wing will eat a LT, so...

With two equal riders, the Wing will eat a LT, so get off your high horse and stop sounding like a Harley rider. Mine had the full on Traxxion Dynamics upgrade and rode on rails. The best two up...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,982
Posted By wanka
Mr.Breeze; In Canada the Bandit SAE is definitely...

Mr.Breeze; In Canada the Bandit SAE is definitely a better bargain. It comes with hard bags and lowers which the Honda does not come with at the same price of $12,000.00. I believe both to be good...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By wanka
I priced one out a few months ago in Edmonton. ...

I priced one out a few months ago in Edmonton. The best price then he told me was $10,700.00 so it does sound good. Good riding.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,982
Posted By wanka
All those bikes are nice thoughts, however I...

All those bikes are nice thoughts, however I didn't mention my rather short 30" inseam and also that I would really prefer a bike with ABS. So I guess I'm rather limited in choice. Thanks for all...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,982
Posted By wanka
TT; looks good but no thanks. I'm 51 now, bad...

TT; looks good but no thanks. I'm 51 now, bad knee from deer strike and am looking for a more upright standard seating position, yet something I can take on trips and the odd fire road or even some...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,982
Posted By wanka
Canada eh"! In Edmonton, Alberta where the...

Canada eh"! In Edmonton, Alberta where the temperature right now is -30
Celsius and with windchill -39. So I have lots of time to think about bikes. This will be the second year in Canada for the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,982
Posted By wanka
CBF1000 or Bandit 1250

I'm looking for a new bike, standard type seating, reliable and won't be terrified of the odd fire road? Someone at Honda told me that actually the CBF does surprisingly well on gravel and fire type...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 53,985
Posted By wanka
I have to agree with all of you and what is Honda...

I have to agree with all of you and what is Honda thinking? A new Harley, Victory look alike, yeah sure we need another one. I am personally going to buy a new bike in 2009. It looks like the only...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By wanka
Actually I'm from Edmonton, close to the second...

Actually I'm from Edmonton, close to the second largest city of Newfoundland!? Yes, I do know the stats are not adventure like and that is why I'm asking, Why does Honda consider this an Adventure...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By wanka
Laugh CBF 1000, Adventure bike???

Ok, I'm looking for a bike that will take me down fireroads, gravel that type of stuff once in a while. I'm coming off a Goldwing, so I still want to possibly tour a little. However, my wife isn't...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By wanka
Well, I guess I didn't mention that ABS is an...

Well, I guess I didn't mention that ABS is an "Absolute" and if it has some sort of linked braking, I'll take it. After the accident on the highway with the deer, I am sure these brakes played a part...
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