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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
Just one more post then I'll stop bombarding you...

Just one more post then I'll stop bombarding you (mainly 'cos I'm off to the UK for some hiking/biking).

There is ALWAYS somewhere to hang a gas can. It may not be pretty, it may not be right...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 105,621
Posted By nick949eldo
How appropriate!:lol3

How appropriate!:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
Thanks - cheap, shoddy but effective. ...

Thanks - cheap, shoddy but effective.

http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/gasrack1.jpg

BTW, storing gas cans for the JBR was dead easy on 'the Colossus of Roads' (Yamaha Tour Deluxe) 10...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
Factor in higher fuel consumption on the gravel. ...

Factor in higher fuel consumption on the gravel.

Nick
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
May not be legal or safe. This from Mountain...

May not be legal or safe. This from Mountain Equipment Coop:

MSR DROMEDARY WATER BAG

STAFF ANSWER
A: The use of this hydration bladder as a carrying vessel for gasoline is highly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
It is just a gravel road. I think the Versys...

It is just a gravel road. I think the Versys would be fine. If the gravel is fresh and deep, I doubt any 'dual sport' would make it any better. Certainly Norm's KLR didn't fare any better than my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
No bugs at all - none. We were too early. We got...

No bugs at all - none. We were too early. We got gas at kilometre 381 north of Matagami ( food and lodging is also available if necessary). Between there and Mirage Outfitters there is NO GAS.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
We left on May 18th 2014. Here are the facts and...

We left on May 18th 2014. Here are the facts and figures from the video.

A few facts and figures

Total days = 6
Time off at Mirage = 0.5 days
Total distance ridden = 3988 kilometres (2478...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
Great RR klondike1! and great pictures. :clap ...

Great RR klondike1! and great pictures. :clap

Just a note: Nouchimi Outfitters is now closed and looks abandoned, so there is no gas between 381 and Mirage if you are coming from the south.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
Hello Jeff - yes I see Tim and Jim from time to...

Hello Jeff - yes I see Tim and Jim from time to time - good folks!
When I was on the Trans-Taiga the first 300 kilometres was fine - just an ordinary gravel road - but the last 50 kilometres to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,928
Posted By nick949eldo
Trans Taiga

In Advrich's list, he missed my trip (last May) - see my signature. It's not for everyone - nor should it be. I'm happy to answer any questions although I'll be temporarily unreachable after Sunday....
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,586
Posted By nick949eldo
Unless he's Polar Bear shit by now (a serious...

Unless he's Polar Bear shit by now (a serious possibility). :eek1:eek1

Nick
Forum: Canada 02-17-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By nick949eldo
I won't share with you how many sales that...

I won't share with you how many sales that represents, or what my royalties will be, but let's put it this way, I'm not looking for a new house or a new bike, Perhaps a new pair of socks................
Forum: Canada 02-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By nick949eldo
Astonishingly, my Kindle book: "Beyond the Coffee...

Astonishingly, my Kindle book: "Beyond the Coffee Shop: Riding 1970's Moto Guzzi motorcycles in Northern Canada"
is #1 best seller in Motorcycles (amazon.com and amazon.ca) and #1 best seller in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By nick949eldo
Beyond the Coffee Shop

This is a bit spammy, but I've compiled many of my various Moto Guzzi road trips into a Kindle book,
readable (with downloaded reader) on PC, Phone, iPad, Tablet etc. for about the cost of a good...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9,526
Views: 647,328
Posted By nick949eldo
You're not alone. I just booked a flight to the...

You're not alone. I just booked a flight to the UK, where, after a couple of weeks hiking, I'll be picking up a rented Royal Enfield to ride around on for a while.

Isn't it cold in the UK at this...
Forum: Canada 02-06-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By nick949eldo
I just booked a flight and am renting a bike -...

I just booked a flight and am renting a bike - but far to the east, not the west.
After some hiking, Ill be riding a Royal Enfield in the UK.

I'll remember your suggestion for next year though...
Forum: Canada 02-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By nick949eldo
Tight fitting pant bottoms and wrists (little...

Tight fitting pant bottoms and wrists (little buggers crawl up, looking for fresh meat). Head net at a minimum - better yet, wear a full bug jacket as part of your riding gear under your riding...
Forum: Canada 02-05-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By nick949eldo
I've been using TracAxPc...

I've been using TracAxPc http://www.trakax.com/software/pc/ for a while now.

I started using it because my PC was slow and it was the only software I found that handled GoPro files speedily. I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 105,621
Posted By nick949eldo
There are always those who struggle to make old...

There are always those who struggle to make old technology new. It's usually an alternative to riding.

Now, should I be using dino, synthetic, semi-synthetic, straight 30 grade,...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By nick949eldo
Mid Winter Blues

Yep, I've got them. I deal with it by looking at my own videos and dreaming of the riding season to come. How pathetic is that!

For anyone else in a similar sorry state, here's a few of my...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 105,621
Posted By nick949eldo
Hi James - yes, I like it. No rev counter, but...

Hi James - yes, I like it. No rev counter, but the engine feels nice and relaxed at 60mph - although there's not much left. I don't notice acceleration being much different to before (read - still...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 3,362,113
Posted By nick949eldo
Nice safe way to make sure he never rides -...

Nice safe way to make sure he never rides - insurance costs being what they are.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16,656
Views: 10,218,456
Posted By nick949eldo
Graham - please post the lengthy story about...

Graham - please post the lengthy story about Flossie that you posted on the RealClassic forum, here. It would be the perfect place (and a good counterpoint to the normal titillation).

Nick
Forum: Canada 01-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,081
Posted By nick949eldo
The differences are more than superficial. No...

The differences are more than superficial. No thanks indeed!

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 3,362,113
Posted By nick949eldo
Beauty - and built for the long haul. Don't be...

Beauty - and built for the long haul. Don't be shy to pile on the miles. Happy riding:clap:clap

Nick
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By nick949eldo
Great - and thanks. Reviews always welcome (good...

Great - and thanks. Reviews always welcome (good or bad)

Nick
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By nick949eldo
As far as I understand it, the digital file will...

As far as I understand it, the digital file will play on any player (Kindle, PC, iPhone etc.). The core of the Kindle file is HTML, so it's multi-platform. So as long as you have the free ap on all...
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By nick949eldo
Sadly no. The costs of paper printing, even...

Sadly no. The costs of paper printing, even vanity printing, are just too high. The slim volume would have to sell for $20+ of which I would see perhaps 75cents (not that that's the main motivation...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By nick949eldo
Mike - thanks for the kind words. I tried to...

Mike - thanks for the kind words.

I tried to install an electronic ignition on my 750S to replace the notoriously tricky to adjust, twin-points setup.

Unfortunately, I let the smoke out of...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,631
Posted By nick949eldo
A vote for K70s. Good grip, suitable look, good...

A vote for K70s. Good grip, suitable look, good on gravel.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,345
Posted By nick949eldo
You can download the Kindle reader from Amazon....

You can download the Kindle reader from Amazon. Anyone with a phone, tablet or PC can read it.

Nick
Forum: Canada 01-26-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 191,231
Posted By nick949eldo
I'm not making any bets. The road from my house...

I'm not making any bets. The road from my house has been a sheet of ice since early January. I have yet to ride this year and that hurts!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,345
Posted By nick949eldo
It's him who shouldn't (have) encouraged me. ...

It's him who shouldn't (have) encouraged me.

Nick
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 191,231
Posted By nick949eldo
Thanks. Errata: Sagina = Saguenay ...

Thanks.

Errata: Sagina = Saguenay
Brava = Breva.............bloody spell checkers.
(now fixed)

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,345
Posted By nick949eldo
Graham, you're an inspiration. :clap:clap Stay...

Graham, you're an inspiration. :clap:clap Stay tuned...............:evil

Nick
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 191,231
Posted By nick949eldo
A customer - wow, thanks Mike! :freaky My first...

A customer - wow, thanks Mike! :freaky My first customer was me (I had to buy it to check it out on my Android).

Some of it will be familiar, but I hope the stuff you haven't read before is...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 191,231
Posted By nick949eldo
Spam! My Moto Guzzi Kindle Book

Hello Folks,

Pardon the spam. *I have just consolidated all my motorcycle adventures (such as they area) from the last few years as a Kindle book.

...
Forum: Canada 01-23-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,586
Posted By nick949eldo
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-_lbOio2S40" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Nick
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 253,964
Posted By nick949eldo
Thanks for the quick info. I hadn't thought...

Thanks for the quick info. I hadn't thought about the bars - but perhaps with a little sensitive modification.... I think yours looks great, and the Breva's a great bike.

Nick
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