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Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By Nanabijou
If you can snag a 2011 version or newer - that...

If you can snag a 2011 version or newer - that would be my recommendation. Honda has had year end deals of $1999 for the newer ones. It's simply an incredible deal on a new motorcycle. The newer...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
Ron and I watched it about a year ago - and we...

Ron and I watched it about a year ago - and we were both in tears - I was laughing so hard that I had to look away from the screen because I thought I might toss my cookies.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8,433
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Posted By Nanabijou
Umm....a better value. :D Mike

Umm....a better value. :D

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Nanabijou
I think the KLX250 is a nice bike. I like carbs...

I think the KLX250 is a nice bike. I like carbs too. All my dirtbikes have them. No issues. But if given the choice - I would take fuel injection every single time. I'm with Sendler on this one....
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
That's great news. Thanks for the update Ron. ...

That's great news. Thanks for the update Ron.

Mike
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Nanabijou
In that case - maybe we can all head back to my...

In that case - maybe we can all head back to my place for some Karaoke afterwards. You're up first Rob. :1drink

Mike
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
Ron - you need to keep them in town so we can...

Ron - you need to keep them in town so we can coordinate an ADV meet-up at the Madhouse this Friday. :D It might be worth it for them to stay in town for a few days until the cold snap improves...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey John - thanks for the kind words. And thanks...

Hey John - thanks for the kind words. And thanks for reading through it! I'm starting to compile a nice small-displacement tour guide of the north shore. Ha..ha...

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Ha..ha.. Yeah - once again - you can't please...

Ha..ha.. Yeah - once again - you can't please everyone. Glad at least some found it interesting and entertaining. I'll probably be adding to it here and there during the next few weeks.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
It's funny you mention that Rob. I've never...

It's funny you mention that Rob. I've never actually camped in the campground at French Lake. I've only interior camped at Quetico (through the Stanton Bay put-in). The interior camping is just...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
You know you and Karen are always welcome here. ...

You know you and Karen are always welcome here. Maybe you guys could ride down this summer - and bring Greg and Janice along! :D

Mike
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
I will be by 2:30PM tomorrow. :D Mike

I will be by 2:30PM tomorrow. :D

Mike
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
For those of you who want to re-experience summer...

For those of you who want to re-experience summer (or what little we had of it last year) - I finally finished my CBR125R gathering ride report from last June 2014.

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Part VII - The Culmination of Some Truly...

Part VII - The Culmination of Some Truly Infectious Riding

The CBR125R gathering - like many small rallys - left me feeling like I had just endured a run of a highly addictive drug - binged over a...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
I love Steve's bike. When we pulled out of...

I love Steve's bike. When we pulled out of Quetico North after re-fueling and heading west - both Steve and I gunned our bikes (Steve on the CD175 twin and me on the CBR150R single). Through the...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
Fantastic Ron. Beautiful ZZR too. Mike

Fantastic Ron. Beautiful ZZR too.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Ha..ha... In this case it was hard to tell with...

Ha..ha... In this case it was hard to tell with all the throaty inline 4s in the mix. You'll have to come out for a ride this summer. Try out the WR250R and CBR150R.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
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The next morning I awoke to the sound of a few brave souls dragging their...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,168
Posted By Nanabijou
Really enjoyed it too Alex. Of course you know...

Really enjoyed it too Alex. Of course you know that I'm going to "go to school" on some of your photo taking techniques the next time I'm out on an adventure. Thanks again for the tips. Do you have...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Well I've been corrected by JohnRcbr! above. :D ...

Well I've been corrected by JohnRcbr! above. :D So there MAY actually be a gathering this summer after all. I wonder if we could open it up to small-displacement riders and get more people involved....
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
LBS - you know - if I head out west this summer...

LBS - you know - if I head out west this summer or you head out East - you can take the 150R out for a run. You don't still have a CBR125R do you? :D

Mike
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
I was watching this video and it made me yearn...

I was watching this video and it made me yearn for more dual-sporting with my CBR150R. So how about it Lappeman? Are there any more fire towers to explore nearby?
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
It's -19 C here right now. Visited...

It's -19 C here right now. Visited Niagara-On-The-Lake a few years ago in May. Did a bicycle wine tour. What an incredible place. Sorry to hear you have to suffer through what are our normal...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Klay - have you done Centennial Lake Road? It's...

Klay - have you done Centennial Lake Road? It's even better. There are so many areas in that part of Ontario that have great riding roads.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Rob - you know I'm so happy you succeeded that...

Rob - you know I'm so happy you succeeded that day. That tower is no more. Hard to believe. Archive your videos. They may one day serve as very important historical treasures. "See kids - this is the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Horatio40 - Nice first post. I had actually...

Horatio40 - Nice first post. I had actually further geared down the bike with a 14T front sprocket. It was great. It put me right at 100km/hr (GPS) @ 8500 RPM (which is near the torque peak for the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Part V - A Motley Crew I knew that today...

Part V - A Motley Crew

I knew that today would be an exciting one, as I would be getting my new Elka rear shock fitted to the CBR150R, and would later rendezvous with the other riders at the Black...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,377,644
Posted By Nanabijou
My CBR150R obviously doesn't have as much power...

My CBR150R obviously doesn't have as much power as my WR250R. But my WR isn't very aerodynamic out on the highway - so the CBR actually does better than one would think out on the open road. Still -...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,168
Posted By Nanabijou
Alex - I'm jealous of the riding photos. I need...

Alex - I'm jealous of the riding photos. I need to learn how to do that. It really captures the feeling of being out on the open road - riding together - in amongst all the amazing scenery.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,168
Posted By Nanabijou
Alex - did you snap the photo of our little site...

Alex - did you snap the photo of our little site visitor when he crawled onto my head? Diane and I both had a fun time hanging out with you that night. Keep the story and photos coming! I want to see...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10,683
Views: 733,094
Posted By Nanabijou
Greg - do you know if they'll have the new Yamaha...

Greg - do you know if they'll have the new Yamaha YZF-R3 (321 cc twin) there? I'd like to attend.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Ha..ha... LBS! I think the difference here when I...

Ha..ha... LBS! I think the difference here when I say movies - is that we weren't sitting down to a showing of "All The President's Men" or anything like that. The experience was much like how...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Thanks Rob. As you know - it's a lot of work. ...

Thanks Rob. As you know - it's a lot of work. But it's starting to take shape. It's amazing how green everything looks in the photos. Quite a contrast from what things look like outside right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By Nanabijou
I've discovered the easiest decision if you want...

I've discovered the easiest decision if you want to go 125cc.

http://i60.tinypic.com/140c879.jpg

Here's your adventure bike! Not many touring on Groms.

Otherwise - just pick up a used 250cc...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
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It was great to wake up to another bright, sunny day. I'd been...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey Jim! Good to hear from ya. Yes - that's the...

Hey Jim! Good to hear from ya. Yes - that's the same bike. It has new suspension now, radial tires, and taller gearing. Currently looking for forged-aluminum wheels. It's quickly turning into a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Glad you're enjoying it John! Hope you don't mind...

Glad you're enjoying it John! Hope you don't mind your mug ending up front and center in Part III. :D To be honest - I know during the trip that I will eventually be writing it up - so I really play...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Ha...ha... We used to go to the dump to watch the...

Ha...ha... We used to go to the dump to watch the bears feed. They would be almost shoulder to shoulder with skunks and - if you can believe it - cats. Just a few feet away from each other. All in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,719
Posted By Nanabijou
It can be pretty addicting camping and touring on...

It can be pretty addicting camping and touring on small-displacement bikes. Here is my 2011 CBR125R (with CBR150R engine).

Mike

http://i58.tinypic.com/2jdff61.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By Nanabijou
Part III - The Gathering Begins One notable...

Part III - The Gathering Begins

One notable consistency I've observed from all of my small-displacement adventures is that I typically find myself beat, enervated, and lifeless by the end of the...
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