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Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By petravespa
Most useful recyclable material for motorcyclists.

I have often wondered how to improve or protect equipment (such as tent poles when packing) and what can be used from discarded material.
Some will nominate tin cans (to create cheap camping...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 280,860
Posted By petravespa
Hello Scott, hope you have found your tarp by...

Hello Scott, hope you have found your tarp by now, sorry for the late reply I am reading many posts!

I have two siltarps bought at http://www.mec.com

Hope this helps!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By petravespa
Tough choice but this might convince you!

Go to Ride Reports and see Mtl_rider's encounter with a Scooter while he did a road trip to the Trans-Labrador Highway!

This one might sway your opinion!

His report is Trans-Lab: Alone? At...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,777
Posted By petravespa
Great choice! I'm happy for you! I highly...

Great choice! I'm happy for you!

I highly recommend using Mink oil (the paste version, not the oily version) to treat regularly (once a month). I use my fingers instead of a cloth, easy to get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 464,736
Posted By petravespa
If I get to go RTW, I will do the LWR route,...

If I get to go RTW, I will do the LWR route, since it was 10 years ago, probably doesnt look the same anymore! Just might avoid Ukraine for no:kboom
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,143
Posted By petravespa
Well if Vlad the crazy Serbian can ride the TLH...

Well if Vlad the crazy Serbian can ride the TLH on a Scooter, my single cylinder 650 GS should do just fine!

In travelling, like in racing, I believe weight is the prime consideration for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,143
Posted By petravespa
Great report! Love your insights and humor. ...

Great report! Love your insights and humor.
Looking forward to reading more. The pics are awesome.

I did visit Labrador City and Fermont in 2011 but is was for business and it was the mining...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 464,736
Posted By petravespa
I'm 215 lbs and pack light, so the 650 is good...

I'm 215 lbs and pack light, so the 650 is good for now. When I go around the world and need to bring the kitchen sink, I will buy the boxer GS! :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 464,736
Posted By petravespa
2010 g650gs

I bought a new 2010 G650GS (original "F" model) in 2012 with BMW providing a 3 year warrantee.
I paid 7,700$ CDN for a bike that has ABS, heated grips, crash bars, handlebars protectors, centerstand...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,624
Posted By petravespa
The best wood burning stove!

I will be getting a Solo to compliment my Soto!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OnbTq---Kx0/UJFIkd-HF3I/AAAAAAAADK0/MPN_YaxvqcA/s640/solo-stove-4__76935.1326343585.1280.1280.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By petravespa
Full carbon BMW enduro Helmet with visor! ...

Full carbon BMW enduro Helmet with visor!
Weighs about 1000 grams! (about 2.2 lbs)
Visor removes with 3 plastic screws!
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/255078/images/Carbon-Enduro-Helmet1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 101,023
Posted By petravespa
Hey Diego, Cool set up! I have the same bike....

Hey Diego, Cool set up! I have the same bike. What tank is that, and those pipes are not stock! what brand and do they give you extra power/sound/ mileage?

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,777
Posted By petravespa
I live in Montreal where the winters really suck,...

I live in Montreal where the winters really suck, I wore my BMW Santiago boots the first time I got them all through the winter as my main boot. Walked to the bus, took the subway and walked again to...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,288
Posted By petravespa
Super warm and super compact! I have a...

Super warm and super compact!

I have a Marmot Plasma sleeping bag with the following rating:
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>Comfort: 41.5F /...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 464,736
Posted By petravespa
2010 g650gs

I recently did a trip, mostly highway and managed 350 KM on a single fillup! (that's about 220 Miles) still had a little reserve.

I would rather carry tank panniers with two 1 gallon Rotopax...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,624
Posted By petravespa
Which stove did you use to cook for a couple...

Which stove did you use to cook for a couple weeks? I am limited with space, lockable top case for my helmet and valuables, and BMW Vario cases stuffed to the limit. I am carrying two external...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,624
Posted By petravespa
Cooking in a tent with a stove.

YOU CAN COOK IN A TENT!
If you want the ultimate in luxury and have the space to carry, Kifaru makes a tipi with a chimney flue opening to install a wood burning stove to cook and heat! So it can be...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,624
Posted By petravespa
Soto is the way to go!

Thanks Motopsychoman, you hit the nail right on the head!

Check this clean burning gasoline stove! Wow!

http://www.sotooutdoors.com/products/item/OD-1NP.html
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,624
Posted By petravespa
thanks for the replies!

A small stove that burns gasoline was what I was after, thanks for the help!
Any brand names to recommend?
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,602
Posted By petravespa
Icebreaker!

Al made with Merino wool! insulation grading from 100, 200, 300 based on the temperature you want to be in! Never smells but wash in cold water!
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,624
Posted By petravespa
Laugh Camping Stoves!

I am wondering if anyone can recommend what is the best compact camping stove to purchase that uses gasoline as a fuel source!
I will be making a trip to Northern Quebec and wil be taking along 2...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,179,475
Posted By petravespa
650 windshield

I have the same bike but with a stock windshield, is the windshield OEM or aftermarket? And which brand?
Do you know anyone that has tried the clip-on windshield extender? like the Touratech or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10,132
Views: 3,227,006
Posted By petravespa
What a beauty!

Thanks for posting! My two favourite bikes: R100 RS, R90S! Don't know which one I would chose if they were side by side!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 46,808
Posted By petravespa
Montmorency Falls

My home province! Nice pic!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,179,475
Posted By petravespa
Talking I agree! Have visited 10 European countries! The...

I agree! Have visited 10 European countries! The average women in every country I visited beat the average women in the US hands down in the figure category!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,611,503
Posted By petravespa
Front Page Now!

This picture has passion, tragedy, beauty and ugliness all in one. Cant find another pic even close.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,179,475
Posted By petravespa
Two wheels, motorized or not, she is a biker...

Two wheels, motorized or not, she is a biker babe! Hold on to her.:clap
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