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Forum: Canada 01-21-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Lav1200
The mud on the last day was something else... ...

The mud on the last day was something else...
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z143/aebbern/vlcsnap-00002.jpg (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/aebbern/media/vlcsnap-00002.jpg.html)
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By Lav1200
Same here... they went over my 950 very carefully...

Same here... they went over my 950 very carefully and also checked the silencers. I had the stockers available and put them on just before going for the inspection... glad I did.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,189
Posted By Lav1200
About 1/2 way along the Gap Rd there is a "road"...

About 1/2 way along the Gap Rd there is a "road" heading south to Consult... this pic was snapped just a few km south of the Gap Rd along that route.
Forum: Canada 01-09-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,189
Posted By Lav1200
+1 for riding in the Cypress area (south of #1 in...

+1 for riding in the Cypress area (south of #1 in SW SK/SE AB)... some of the best terrain for imagining you are in the middle of Mongolia :)...
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Desert 100... ride there?

So Odessa looks to be only 9-10 hr from Calgary. Wondering if it might be feasible to ride the 950 there for the April 11/12th weekend. What do you think the odds are of making it with no snow...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By Lav1200
My fave torrent site has the Eurosport Dakar...

My fave torrent site has the Eurosport Dakar coverage up now. Settling in tonight with a pint to hear Carlton wax poetically on the wonders of Dakar.
Forum: Canada 01-04-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
I'm also considering taking my 250 for this. Not...

I'm also considering taking my 250 for this. Not sure I want to beat myself (and the bike) up by taking a 500 lb Adv machine through that course. I would also be a 1-lapper (over 50 club).
Forum: Canada 01-01-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - previous owner had Superplush raise them to...

Yes - previous owner had Superplush raise them to S specs and revalve them.

Nothing too major for me to do on it this winter - just checking the valve clearances, cooling system flush and...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Happy New Year

Looking forward to a great year of riding in 2015. Hope to get a lot more mileage on the big bike and meet more of you guys than I managed last season.

For now it's winter hibernation mode while...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 12-31-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,508
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - great job on capturing the fantastic riding...

Lee - great job on capturing the fantastic riding we have nearby! Your pictures have me itching to get back out on the 950... can't wait for decent riding weather.

Thanks a bunch for posting all...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,840
Posted By Lav1200
Looking forward to this - loved your MA to CO...

Looking forward to this - loved your MA to CO report... can't wait to see what you pen for a dirt ride tale.
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - I'll be a wee bit nervous the first time I...

Yes - I'll be a wee bit nervous the first time I start it after all this. This rebuild is getting stupid expensive - I'm in with both feet now though.
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Saw lots of bikes out today. Going to be a while...

Saw lots of bikes out today. Going to be a while (months) for me - everything I have with 2 wheels is down for some maintenance and overhauling... especially this guy:...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 34,687
Posted By Lav1200
Too true - came to the point that MotoGP was nice...

Too true - came to the point that MotoGP was nice to watch if there was time, but no way I was going to miss Moto3.
Forum: Canada 11-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Dial bore gauges anyone...?

Does anyone on here have a good dial-indicator type bore gauge that they could let me use for 10 min? I'm rebuilding the motor in my Laverda and need to do a quick check on my cylinder measurements....
Forum: Canada 11-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
I sure hope so... I can't get there at all on Sat...

I sure hope so... I can't get there at all on Sat night - hoping they add a second date for Calgary.
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Was that at the SGC ice racing event that was...

Was that at the SGC ice racing event that was being filmed last season?

I can't wait to see the movie - haven't heard of any screenings coming up in Calgary, but I'm trying to tee-up a business...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
It's a slippery slope Lee... starts with cheaper...

It's a slippery slope Lee... starts with cheaper insurance, then before you know it you're cruising to a lawn bowling match on your BMW...

Happy birthday.
Forum: Canada 10-31-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
On Any Sunday - Next Chapter...

Guys - has anyone heard where this will be screening in Calgary? I REALLY want to see this movie - if it's half as good as the original than it will be awesome.
http://www.onanysundayfilm.com/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By Lav1200
On my '06 950 Adv, the fuel hose running from the...

On my '06 950 Adv, the fuel hose running from the pump to the carb is 7.5 mm ID. It is some German brand as used on Porsche.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,007
Posted By Lav1200
I think the ultimate setup would be a 990,...

I think the ultimate setup would be a 990, outfitted with a 1290 motor and a 200 XC strapped to the back.

Giddy-Up!
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By Lav1200
You may be best served reading the threads on...

You may be best served reading the threads on this subject over in the Thumpers forum... lots of chat there about the pros/cons of both the 500 & 350.
Forum: Canada 10-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - what a terrible thing to be a witness to....

Peter - what a terrible thing to be a witness to. The 1A between Cochrane and Exshaw is pretty infamous for things kinds of accidents. I know back in the '80s I used to treat it like a racetrack...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-18-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 108,990
Posted By Lav1200
I think Ducati/Cagiva came pretty close to that...

I think Ducati/Cagiva came pretty close to that mark with their 900 Elefant
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 434,364
Posted By Lav1200
She has that trademark grin - must be his Mom

She has that trademark grin - must be his Mom
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 420,320
Posted By Lav1200
A lot of us love to steer our 950s with the rear...

A lot of us love to steer our 950s with the rear wheel... a handful of throttle to kick the back-end out, lots of counter-steer and drift the back-end around the corner. I'm guessing that style gets...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 420,320
Posted By Lav1200
Root cause of initial engine failure...?

Gregor - what a fantastic build thread - thanks for all the work you took to capture it for us. It's inspired me to finally get to work on a long neglected 2-wheeled project of my own.

One...
Forum: Canada 09-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Hey Lee - how are you doing with that hip? Has...

Hey Lee - how are you doing with that hip? Has the Doc ordered you off bikes for a while?
Forum: Canada 09-27-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
The access trail/road to the Baseline LO starts...

The access trail/road to the Baseline LO starts at N52.13356 W115.46846.

Have fun - sounds like you have a great route planned.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,294
Posted By Lav1200
Yeah - but that 175 kg is without any grease in...

Yeah - but that 175 kg is without any grease in the bearings...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 674,604
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - it is a zoo in Calgary today... fallen...

Yes - it is a zoo in Calgary today... fallen trees all over the place. Suggest anyone on the TCAT give the mountain rds/trails nearby a few days to dry out before passing through.
Forum: Canada 08-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Racehorse is much rougher than Deadmans on the BC...

Racehorse is much rougher than Deadmans on the BC side... beaucoup baby heads.

Deadmans pass has low water, but is now closed on the BC side (per signs I saw on the trail 2 weeks ago). They are...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
That is a very cool story about the Darkwoods......

That is a very cool story about the Darkwoods... first time I have heard of it.

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/jf11/conserving_darkwoods.asp
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
I'd like to learn more about that... what kind of...

I'd like to learn more about that... what kind of trails/routes are there back in there? Who do you approach for a pass to access it?
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Thanks David!

Thanks David!
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
KTM fork cap tool...

Guys - I blew most of my 950's right fork oil out on the Gray Creek Rd yesterday. I need to get it sorted ASAP before a trip to Colorado next week. Does anyone have the funky fork cap removal tool...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
When you say dual sport, what kinda size are you...

When you say dual sport, what kinda size are you talking?

I'll be out that way in sept. at my sisters place on Summit lake. Will be on my Tiger 955, and am wondering about the do-ability on a...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
PM sent - I leave for the coast tomorrow on my...

PM sent - I leave for the coast tomorrow on my 950... maybe we could ride out together.
Forum: Canada 08-11-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
Great trip report Lee! I especially liked your...

Great trip report Lee! I especially liked your opening passage:
And so it begins, another adventure, another day of discovery, freedom from the mundane, and release from the daily routine. I will...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 430,554
Posted By Lav1200
I would not do those trails solo... I'm speaking...

I would not do those trails solo... I'm speaking from recent experience. I was just out at Fallen Timber on Saturday and rode the Government Trail single track (runs along the top of the ridge to the...
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