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Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 107,334
Posted By manybike
Gatling any word on the Cyclone for Canada? ...

Gatling

any word on the Cyclone for Canada?
Also, is the Shineray the same company who produces the Cyclone?

thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 107,334
Posted By manybike
I would love to have one of those ! I might be...

I would love to have one of those !
I might be imagining this but there seems to be some kind of invisible barrier in North America to any adventure bike that is between 250 and 690 cc's. It's like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,662
Posted By manybike
I talked to the local Honda dealer yesterday. I...

I talked to the local Honda dealer yesterday.
I told the salesman I would put a deposit on one immediately if he figured there was a ghost of a chance of production.

He said nope...not a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 35,784
Posted By manybike
I sure do like what can be done to a Versys. I...

I sure do like what can be done to a Versys. I was going to trade mine but now I think I will keep it.
Is there much modifying to accommodate the KLR650 front shocks?
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 107,334
Posted By manybike
Any word on when these will be available in...

Any word on when these will be available in Canada?
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,685
Posted By manybike
I am looking into the Christini 450 sm awd. I...

I am looking into the Christini 450 sm awd.
I no longer discount the Chinese, their quality is getting better and they may be the only ones who get it.
I am also considering the RX3 Cyclone. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,685
Posted By manybike
You are bang on Jon I still use a flip phone...

You are bang on Jon
I still use a flip phone much to the chagrin of family and friends..why?
1. easily goes a week without charging
2. fits in any pocket
3.It does some amazing things...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,685
Posted By manybike
I would buy that in a heartbeat ! I have a...

I would buy that in a heartbeat !
I have a WR250X, nice and light with good enough power.
Wish I could get a rally kit for it.
Don't know why Honda would hesitate on producing this bike.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 378,685
Posted By manybike
I'm with you on that. What is it with the 1000cc...

I'm with you on that. What is it with the 1000cc + 500lb + ...adventure bikes?
What's next..Boss Hoss V8 adv bike?
1000cc Africa Twin...yawn..not even interested in looking.

The first one with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 35,784
Posted By manybike
WTF is that ?

WTF is that ?
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 107,334
Posted By manybike
I'm with you on that! I used to have the BMW...

I'm with you on that!
I used to have the BMW 1150 GSA, I used to tell people that the adventure part started when you dropped it in the middle of nowhere riding solo. Try picking one up (solo) on a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 107,334
Posted By manybike
Still waiting for word on availability in Canada....

Still waiting for word on availability in Canada.

Went on a dual sport ride about a month ago. Moderate difficulty.
I was on my 650 GS and struggled in some sections (my skill level can be blamed...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By manybike
Okay, I now understand. QC has a considerably...

Okay, I now understand. QC has a considerably different system.
By the way...the roads (trails) you tackled in Death Valley with a Versys 1000...very impressive, great ride report.
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6,268
Views: 503,311
Posted By manybike
Very nice...I will be in contact with you.

Very nice...I will be in contact with you.
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By manybike
I just thought of something else. Florida is...

I just thought of something else.
Florida is ground zero for retirees from Quebec...I am sure they drive their cars down there for more than 30 days at a time.
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By manybike
Okay, I am not familiar with QC insurance. Is...

Okay, I am not familiar with QC insurance.
Is it the dreaded Government insurance?
In Alberta it is private insurance companies, BC, SK etc are all Government run...need I say more?
With Gov run...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By manybike
They do not seem to care where you are from to...

They do not seem to care where you are from to register a bike. I do believe they need an Arizona address of some sort.
When it comes to insurance I don't screw around. There seems to be a lot of...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By manybike
I bought a bike in Phoenix Arizona. I am...

I bought a bike in Phoenix Arizona.
I am leaving it here in storage.

Basic insurance is $82.00/year
Storage runs from about $48/month for a 5' x 10' locker.
You can get good storage for $55.00...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By manybike
Thanks, I will check it out

Thanks, I will check it out
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By manybike
Phoenix area bike storage

Looking for a place with reasonable rent to store my 650GS in the Phoenix area.
Some years I come for the winter...some I do not.

Thanks
Forum: Road Warriors 01-30-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,610
Posted By manybike
Which would you rather pick up multiple times...

Which would you rather pick up multiple times after falling in gravel, sand or mud ?
i'll take that kiddies bike any day.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 107,334
Posted By manybike
Sure hope we get these in Canada. The reviews...

Sure hope we get these in Canada.
The reviews have been very good for these bikes.

Will you post the Canadian dealers here?

Thanks
Forum: Canada 01-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 118,367
Posted By manybike
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Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 34,093
Posted By manybike
My thoughts are with you both.

My thoughts are with you both.
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 34,093
Posted By manybike
Lost revenue ? whatever the activist/alarmists...

Lost revenue ? whatever the activist/alarmists attack....the government will immediately tax it to the nuts and in turn give a cut back to the activist group who in turn uses the money to attack...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 34,093
Posted By manybike
Hard to tell anymore since smoking in public...

Hard to tell anymore since smoking in public places has more or less been eliminated.
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 34,093
Posted By manybike
What I have bought with my smoke money in the...

What I have bought with my smoke money in the last two years:

1. 08 WR250X with an extra set of 21/18 inch off road rims and tires.
2. Airbag vest (these are the future)
3. 1992 BMW R100GS
4. ...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 34,093
Posted By manybike
Well, just thought I would keep the thread alive....

Well, just thought I would keep the thread alive.

This Friday is my 2 year anniversary !!
2 years since I quit smoking on Nov/21 2012.

Celebrating with a Cigar would probably be a bad idea so...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 39,559
Posted By manybike
Sorry to hear about your friend. I know what you...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I know what you mean though.
Both of my close riding buddies are out..maybe for good. One has stage 4 cancer and the other just had a stroke. Late fifties and early...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-11-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 39,559
Posted By manybike
I was also given a wise saying many years ago. ...

I was also given a wise saying many years ago.

"when you leave a job it is like taking your hand out of a bucket of water"

Note that this is from the view point of the company you work for. No...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By manybike
Mac Thanks for the info. Looks like I am...

Mac

Thanks for the info. Looks like I am better off just registering in AZ as I will actually have a legit address in that state (apartment lease).
No real advantage to doing it in CO.

Thanks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By manybike
it is a 1992 BMW R100GS. I intend to use it on...

it is a 1992 BMW R100GS. I intend to use it on the street, maybe bulldog canyon or similar back road runs etc.
It was purchased used from a private seller.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By manybike
Registering a bike in AZ

Bought a bike in CO and will be registering it in AZ.
I am a (pesky) Canadian and will be in AZ for about 3 months.

So..I will have the title and a bill of sale. I will also have insurance on it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By manybike
Well, I will be living in AZ for about 3 months. ...

Well, I will be living in AZ for about 3 months.
I have leased an apartment and will have a residential address.(I have done this a number of times)

I know several other Canadians who have bought...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By manybike
How to register bike in CO

I bought a bike in Denver which I will be picking up next month.
I will be trailering the bike to Phoenix AZ.

Anyway...I am not a permanent resident of either State (from Canada) but will be...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By manybike
I'll still do a "drive" report...not really...

I'll still do a "drive" report...not really exciting but hey, better than nothing!
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 34,093
Posted By manybike
Don't know what to say John. Tough going for the...

Don't know what to say John. Tough going for the both of you. Hope better times are ahead.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By manybike
Of course...I could always do the ride and...

Of course...I could always do the ride and document the journey much to the delight of the ADV group.
The worse the weather, and the cold..the more accolades of praise...hmmm... then again, like De...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By manybike
I will be in the Phoenix area for a month or so...

I will be in the Phoenix area for a month or so to do some riding so I will need my truck down there anyway.
I will enjoy the bike!
The R100GS is not exactly high tech but it should do okay on...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By manybike
Thanks for the info. I am comparing shipping...

Thanks for the info. I am comparing shipping rates with the cost of doing the extra drive myself (with my bike trailer)
Pretty close to a wash cost wise. It is the extra two-three days that I am...
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