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Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-12-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sapper33
I like my 62s, and have been using it extensively...

I like my 62s, and have been using it extensively (both recreationally and at work) for the last 3 years. I assume you've turned up the backlight?

I'm not sure what maps you're using, but...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Sapper33
I've moved my bikes to Dalton Timmis. Good...

I've moved my bikes to Dalton Timmis. Good rates, seems to be easy to deal with. (866) 472-0721 (also in AB)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,474
Posted By Sapper33
I'm curious about that one and has me thinking. ...

I'm curious about that one and has me thinking. In AB an OHV is an OHV, doesn't matter (ATV, sled, dirt bike), and riding in the ditch is legal unless otherwise posted (usually legal in the Highway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,474
Posted By Sapper33
And this topic is why the average motorist...

And this topic is why the average motorist despises non-4 wheeled travelers (talking about motorcycles and bicycles).

Cyclists (in all forms) want to be treated with the same respect and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By Sapper33
On pavement ABS is only there where you need it. ...

On pavement ABS is only there where you need it. If you don't need it you'll never know it exists, however when you need it, and as a beginner it's likely to be more frequent, it's good to have.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Sapper33
ABS Parts on a non-ABS F800GS?

I purchased a non-ABS F800GS, but now I'm confused about it.

The bike has no ABS switch on the bars (although you can see faintly where the button would go had it been cut out), no ABS ring on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,218
Posted By Sapper33
Garmin makes a good product, and they are in the...

Garmin makes a good product, and they are in the business of making money, only make sense they would want to keep making money. On the consumer end, it sucks, but there are always work...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 232,259
Posted By Sapper33
I'm running a set of Pelican 1600 cases, their...

I'm running a set of Pelican 1600 cases, their huge, 91L volume between the 2 cases, on my F650GS 39.25" wide. One my F800GS they should be just under 41" wide.

Most people seem to be running the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By Sapper33
We got the same dealer BS when we bought the...

We got the same dealer BS when we bought the girlfriends F800ST, we were told the OTD price, but then when the bill came out it was more because the quoted price didn't include the blue tri-colour...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,092
Posted By Sapper33
Are you for real? I've been tossing ideas around...

Are you for real? I've been tossing ideas around with a buddy about how to do this, but never really came up with anything we seriously thought would work.

Looks like the bike would be fine in...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Sapper33
Non-Caribou Pelican Case Luggage Mounts

Has anyone else out there built an EXTERNALLY releasing system to mount pelican cases? I have contacted Roger at Caribou, but they don't do anything for HT racks.

Currently I have 2 pelican 1600...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By Sapper33
I do understand the difficulties, in BC you've...

I do understand the difficulties, in BC you've got a lot of small towns far from the major centers. I took 3 days off work to do my course and it was enough of a pain. The idea of having to take...
Forum: Americas 08-02-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By Sapper33
I'm picking up on a distinct "stick to pavement"...

I'm picking up on a distinct "stick to pavement" vibe... Always give in to peer pressure.

She prefers the idea of sticking together and riding the pavement, this time anyways. So I guess it's...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By Sapper33
The Baja: Paved vs Dirt, or both?

So I've decided I want to ride down to Baja in spring, thinking April. I'm going to be heading from Calgary to Phoenix over Christmas and bringing my bike down. So I was thinking of leaving the...
Forum: Canada 08-01-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By Sapper33
So it's viewed as a positive thing that mandatory...

So it's viewed as a positive thing that mandatory training is not on the table (for now)? Why?

Sure, having an incentive program related to training is good, but everyone having training is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,354
Posted By Sapper33
Does anyone else get a hand-numbing vibration at...

Does anyone else get a hand-numbing vibration at 4500-5000 RPM?

I just purchased an 09 F800GS, and the girlfriend rides a 2012 F800ST, and we both notice it, so figure it's probably inherent of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 43,532
Posted By Sapper33
Can anyone here offer some comparison between the...

Can anyone here offer some comparison between the American Draggin branded jeans, and the Oz Draggin branded jeans (Draggin in Canada, Drayko in the US)? I've contacted both companies and apart from...
Forum: Canada 07-23-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,796
Posted By Sapper33
I'd love to see the CBC quoting someone as saying...

I'd love to see the CBC quoting someone as saying "If you don't drive a Ford you don't drive a car!"

If the guys riding the bikes are happy, and the bean counters are happy, it doesn't matter what...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By Sapper33
True it's not as robust, but it's not bad. Get...

True it's not as robust, but it's not bad. Get the 12V kit and cut the cigarette lighter part off. Pain in the ass that you shouldn't have to do, but not terribly difficult.
Forum: Canada 07-04-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 412,147
Posted By Sapper33
How was the Road to the Sun? The girlfriend and...

How was the Road to the Sun? The girlfriend and I are looking at heading down to Polson MT, via Glacier National Park in the next few weeks (as soon as the ATF sends me my form 6 back!). Any really...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 412,147
Posted By Sapper33
Another vote for Too Cool. Not the cheapest...

Another vote for Too Cool. Not the cheapest option, but you definitely get what you pay for. Fantastic instructors, and good equipment. She'll even get to get on a dual sport bike during the course.
Forum: Canada 06-21-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,592
Posted By Sapper33
If the guys actually riding the bikes are happy...

If the guys actually riding the bikes are happy with them, great. If not, it was a bad move.

I'm torn on the issue: Yes I would like to see Canadian Tax dollars spent within Canada. However I...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 412,147
Posted By Sapper33
I rode Powderface last nigh. Road was in good...

I rode Powderface last nigh. Road was in good shape, a few slimey spots on some of the hills, but even with the rain it was 95% dry.

Hwy 68 looked like it actually had a grader over it in the...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,735
Posted By Sapper33
Schlumberger is known to have the best training...

Schlumberger is known to have the best training programs out there, and that they only keep the cream of the crop.

Not sure about as an operator, but as an engineer, getting on with them and...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By Sapper33
I mounted a set of 1600 cases on my Dakar. They...

I mounted a set of 1600 cases on my Dakar. They originally seemed like they might be on the big side, and they are, but honestly I love them. The extra size let me mount them quite low, and they...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By Sapper33
My wonder has been seconded, what happens when...

My wonder has been seconded, what happens when you have a national standard, that is more forgiving than the local. On a rider basis the cops won't care. But what about dealers? If a bike is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,715
Posted By Sapper33
I wanted an F800, but couldn't find one, so I...

I wanted an F800, but couldn't find one, so I went with an F650 Dakar, and the more I ride it, the more I love it. I know the 650 single is a much different animal than the "650" twin, but just an...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 515,070
Posted By Sapper33
My 07 Dakar. Pick it up in Jan, with 7500km,...

My 07 Dakar. Pick it up in Jan, with 7500km, just rolled 9k this morning. Goal is to put 10k on before Jan 17th.

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af116/mastersapper33/PowderfaceMay271.jpg
Forum: Canada 06-01-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By Sapper33
While the "no standing" part is short sighted, I...

While the "no standing" part is short sighted, I do most definitely agree with the passenger laws. Kids have to be in car seats, so why shouldn't there be a standard for motorcycles.
Forum: Canada 06-01-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By Sapper33
I'm waiting to see how this one plays out. As a...

I'm waiting to see how this one plays out. As a general principle I agree with the concept, and to be perfectly honest I hate the sound of "race" bikes and fart-can rice cars. However there are...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,086
Posted By Sapper33
Flare guns that only shoot flares, and at less...

Flare guns that only shoot flares, and at less than 500fps, are not considered firearms, and are 100% legal (provided you aren't shooting someone with them). Bringing a shotgun with flare rounds...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,086
Posted By Sapper33
A flare gun designed to only be able to shoot...

A flare gun designed to only be able to shoot flares, at less than 500fps, is not considered a firearm, and is perfectly legal anywhere in the country. In fact I've seen the one you are talking about...
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