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Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,982
Posted By kovr
That's what I'm trying to do as a bit of job...

That's what I'm trying to do as a bit of job security in case the mill ever closes down.
Not too many people ahead of me now(with higher union seniority) that would take a apprenticeship over their...
Forum: Canada 03-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,982
Posted By kovr
I was a little surprised to run into this thread...

I was a little surprised to run into this thread again. Thanks again for all the info.
I ended up getting a job in a local mill on Vancouver Island. Not a real interesting job and not making as much...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,982
Posted By kovr
I'm southern Van Island. I used to make high end...

I'm southern Van Island. I used to make high end custom furniture but the economy for the last few years hasn't been great for that. I have other options that pay less (also without the overtime...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,982
Posted By kovr
Thanks again, lots of info here. I have...

Thanks again, lots of info here.

I have since talked to who would have likely been my boss and the time away from town is almost always as opposed to the half the time or less the recruiter...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,982
Posted By kovr
Thanks for all the info. I would not be...

Thanks for all the info.

I would not be interested in signing a contract to pay back training, I figure selling my house and moving my family to the next province for a job should show enough...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,982
Posted By kovr
Working for Schlumberger?

I'm considering taking a job as an equipment operator for Schlumberger in Alberta. Anyone on here have experience (positive or negative) with them?
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 74,516
Posted By kovr
I'ld be interested on group buy in

I'ld be interested on group buy in
Forum: Canada 12-30-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By kovr
My advice would be to shorten the mileage of the...

My advice would be to shorten the mileage of the trip and see more.

By my calculations you're looking at 630km/day assuming you're spending 6 days visiting with friends and family.

I understand...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 54,222
Posted By kovr
is this not lame and a little late?

is this not lame and a little late?
Forum: Europe 10-22-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By kovr
In 96 I rode from Magadan to Sochi (Black Sea),...

In 96 I rode from Magadan to Sochi (Black Sea), FANTASTIC people. As for advice:
In the north east:
Roads/bridges in the north east were and likely still are crap, you'll likely go through brake...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,566
Posted By kovr
regardless of country of origin "nice" people can...

regardless of country of origin "nice" people can turn back into "not nice" very fast.
I'm not a lawyer but from the situation so far I'm betting even having a secretly recorded confession is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,127
Posted By kovr
I'm not sure what roll over accidents increasing...

I'm not sure what roll over accidents increasing (most likely due to suv high center of gravity issues) have to do with abs. Between like vehicles with abs and without, abs is not going to make your...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,196
Posted By kovr
So wouldn't that really mean that the saying...

So wouldn't that really mean that the saying should be "Triumph motorcycle riders want you dead"?
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 74,516
Posted By kovr
Originally Posted by Goss So talk to me...

Originally Posted by Goss
So talk to me about wearing this for street riding. I have been contemplating the purchase of one of these for full time use.

Does it limit your ability to turn...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 1,431,634
Posted By kovr
thanks for the effort of posting that.Great...

thanks for the effort of posting that.Great entertainment.
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By kovr
have you considered going with a sleeping bag...

have you considered going with a sleeping bag that isn't quite as warm and then bringing a compact overbag. My overbag squeezes down to probably the same as to what I save in bulk and weight with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,739
Posted By kovr
Here are a few I didn't see: First rain...

Here are a few I didn't see:

First rain after a hot spell makes the road more slippery than usual (watch your mirrors as well for car drivers who don't know this)

Tar strips can be slippery on...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By kovr
no idea if they're any good but I'm pretty sure I...

no idea if they're any good but I'm pretty sure I saw them on the Lee Valley site (canadian company so no border hassles) . www.leevalley.ca
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By kovr
Yah, definately "leave an inch of room at the...

Yah, definately "leave an inch of room at the top" . I had an MSR rupture an 2 inch gash in the aluminum due to expansion from sunlight heat.
For the record a half liter of fuel down the crack of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By kovr
I have their product on my sportbike (came on the...

I have their product on my sportbike (came on the bike when I bought it)- annoyingly loud. I've never weighed it but with carbon fiber and titanium as the main ingredients its gotta be light.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,766
Posted By kovr
At my old job i rode a quad in -35 degree...

At my old job i rode a quad in -35 degree celsius. On a bike with no fairing about -15 (neither temps include windchill). But both were "dry cold".
I've been far more miserable on rides where I got...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 229,103
Posted By kovr
I probably won't like the answer but how much...

I probably won't like the answer but how much does something like this go for?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,206
Posted By kovr
[quote=ghostdncr]One of my REALLY old friends...

[quote=ghostdncr]One of my REALLY old friends (fought at Guadalcanal in WW2!) asked me about my motorcycle just this morning. He's very frail and his wife is well along toward dying from inoperable...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 184,773
Posted By kovr
I can't remember if this has been covered already...

I can't remember if this has been covered already but do we have insurance for him? Medical expenses or a policy to supplement his income if there a truly bad situation. Never the fun part of...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-13-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,759
Posted By kovr
I've heard of these. How much do these cost? Is...

I've heard of these. How much do these cost? Is there a monthly fee? Do you need to be in an area with both sat and cel coverage?
Forum: Trip Planning 08-13-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,759
Posted By kovr
All my motorbike trips have been solo. When I'm...

All my motorbike trips have been solo. When I'm alone in the middle of nowhere on my motorbike I tend to ride a little safer as compared to mountainbiking with my friends where things can get get out...
Forum: Alaska 08-12-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,302
Posted By kovr
love the sign. I don't think anyone has mentioned...

love the sign. I don't think anyone has mentioned that if you do get a shotgun get a few slugs for it in case of the unlikely event you do need to defend yourself against a grizzly.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 184,773
Posted By kovr
New on this site. This is impressive all round....

New on this site. This is impressive all round. Excellent idea to the guys who started this idea. Never met you Alexey but did have lots of other russians go out their way for me. I'm on Vancouver...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By kovr
I think a wise decision to pass on that...

I think a wise decision to pass on that particular one. My XRL has been through some horrible shit (exposure to elements,abuse and lots of kms) and it looks the part, although I don't question its...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,332
Posted By kovr
I didn't have time for pretty much anything. As I...

I didn't have time for pretty much anything. As I recall I slept 4 hours - so tired I didn't even set up a tent just laid on it spread out flat and rolled myself up in it like a burrito with muddy...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,332
Posted By kovr
In 1996 on 96 XR650L did 38,000 km (23,500...

In 1996 on 96 XR650L did 38,000 km (23,500 miles) over 8 months. Vancouver b.c. to Inuvik to Ancorage. (flight to) Magadan Russia to St Petersburg down to Egypt (boat to greece) then across to...
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