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Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 411,152
Posted By googlefish
MSRP in Canada was $8,000 in 2011, it was dropped...

MSRP in Canada was $8,000 in 2011, it was dropped to $7,000 this year, closing the gap with US pricing. The X version was about $8,500 MSRP before being discontinued. I'd love to see one out the...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,334
Posted By googlefish
That's a great price. Tried Abernathy, but they...

That's a great price. Tried Abernathy, but they won't sell to Canadians!! :cry
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,334
Posted By googlefish
That's a great price! Why is a brand new model...

That's a great price! Why is a brand new model getting discounted so heavily?
Forum: Canada 09-30-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22,240
Views: 2,295,284
Posted By googlefish
Oil's been changed and just did a rad flush which...

Oil's been changed and just did a rad flush which didn't help. From Transalp forum thinking it may be the thermostat. Not an expensive part but looks like a bit of work to get in there to change it.
Forum: Canada 09-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22,240
Views: 2,295,284
Posted By googlefish
Mechanic GTA wanted

Can anyone recommend a mechanic with a bit of experience on older bikes, like a 1990 Transalp?

Have a engine heating issue.
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16,917
Views: 4,823,424
Posted By googlefish
Thanks, will see if they can ship to Canada. Is...

Thanks, will see if they can ship to Canada. Is this the part number:

19300-KE8-000

ORing. 91311-KE8-000

Will check locally as well if these are the numbers. Thanks again.
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16,917
Views: 4,823,424
Posted By googlefish
Thanks. Can someone point me to where I can find...

Thanks. Can someone point me to where I can find a new thermostat?

Don't ride the bike much, lately just a couple of hundred miles a year just to keep it running. Did have the oil changed recently...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16,917
Views: 4,823,424
Posted By googlefish
Recently been seeing the needle going up quite a...

Recently been seeing the needle going up quite a bit, sometimes into the red zone, and this is on highway riding and nowhere near 100 degrees (in Toronto). Fan does not seem to come on unless it's...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22,240
Views: 2,295,284
Posted By googlefish
Perhaps, but then the D700 starts to come into...

Perhaps, but then the D700 starts to come into play! :evil
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,045
Posted By googlefish
It's a big bike. Honda would have done better...

It's a big bike. Honda would have done better bringing the transalp - much wider audience. But again with the bigger is better theory.

Would have thought the success of BMW F650 would have taught...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By googlefish
uShip

http://www2.uship.com/

I believe it's owned by eBay. Pretty neat - you post what you want to ship and the beginning and end points and shippers will bid on it. Like eBay, make sure you check...
Forum: Europe 10-14-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By googlefish
Thanks for the tip. :clap What's the VAT...

Thanks for the tip. :clap

What's the VAT rate in Belgium?
Forum: Europe 10-12-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By googlefish
HELP: Looking for Moto Shop in Brussels

Hope there's a Belgian here that can help. Got a friend heading to Brussels for business and was hoping he could pick up a Schuberth C3 for me. Anyone in that region know of a shop in the city?
...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,450
Posted By googlefish
Sweet deal! Are you offering to send one...

Sweet deal! Are you offering to send one overseas to a desperate Canadian?? :bow

Any comments on the loose visor issue that some people were complaining about in the other thread?
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,450
Posted By googlefish
If you're in Germany, how did you get the VAT...

If you're in Germany, how did you get the VAT taken off?

Do these guys ship?
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,150
Posted By googlefish
Just recently returned from a trip to Alaska and...

Just recently returned from a trip to Alaska and then to Mexico from Toronto, Canada on a DR650. Thing was bulletproof. But as with any singles I guess, the vibration is a lot to handle on long...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,176
Posted By googlefish
This is the reason we never get those bikes in NA...

This is the reason we never get those bikes in NA - the never ending quest for more power here. Not sure the engineers at Honda envisioned getting the AT to run at 100mph on an autobahn was it's...
Forum: Americas 08-17-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By googlefish
Thanks for the input. Based on the map, it did...

Thanks for the input. Based on the map, it did seem the ride up from Tampico to the border is kind of far for one day. I see Victoria or Soto La Marina as a possible stopover point. Would prefer...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By googlefish
Mexico Routing Advice Needed

Hola,

Currently on my first trip in Mexico and will need to eventually get back to Canada from Chiappas. Was going to get up to El Tajin from Veracruz but not sure where to go from there.
...
Forum: Americas 07-25-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By googlefish
DR650. Hope to cross within the next 2 or 3...

DR650. Hope to cross within the next 2 or 3 days. Currently in LA and got to get the bike serviced (came from Toronto via Alaska).

Any recommendations on cheap places to stay in Cabo? Where are...
Forum: Americas 07-25-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By googlefish
Thanks BoulderGuy Sounds like a good time. ...

Thanks BoulderGuy

Sounds like a good time. Good to hear not everyone has been scared off by bad press at the border region. Hope things aren't too expensive down there. Thanks for the insurance...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By googlefish
Partner for Mexico / Baja

Anyone heading into Mexico this coming week. Will be crossing sometime this week, likely into Baja and then the Ferry over the mainland.

If not, any advice, things to see, places to stay (in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 143,814
Posted By googlefish
Judging by his ride report, I would agree. ...

Judging by his ride report, I would agree. Lornce, how did you take the pic of you on the bike of the road in front ... how many hands do you have??
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 143,814
Posted By googlefish
Just checked out Antontrax's report. Pretty good...

Just checked out Antontrax's report. Pretty good also. I think you've got the better eye for composition though. I'm still scratching my head at how you took the pics of you cruising along on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 143,814
Posted By googlefish
Incredible

Just stumbled across this report and I can say unequivocally these were the best pics I've come across on this board!!

Truly inspiring!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By googlefish
After reading a bit about this, both on the...

After reading a bit about this, both on the forums and the maintenance manual, to get the full 40 mm, that's a so called "factory" setting:

1) a) rear shock - can move to the higher hole setting...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By googlefish
That is awesome!! Gave me a great big smile...

That is awesome!! Gave me a great big smile reading that! Love the attitude amid all the gloomy stories, way to go! :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By googlefish
I dropped by there last weekend actually. Seems...

I dropped by there last weekend actually. Seems like a good guy and I will be back there to prep the bike for a long trip. He did mention he may be able to do something but I thought I'd give the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By googlefish
Lowering

Hi ... noob here with a new, "gently" used DR in Toronto. Getting the runaround from two local dealers about this lowering thing. One dealer at first thought you need an aftermarket lowering kit. ...
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