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Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,947
Posted By sillymike
Tag for interest :lurk The wife and I...

Tag for interest :lurk

The wife and I planning a week of scooting around in Cape Breton.

So far our list includes
- The Glace Bay Miners Museum
- Fortress of Louisbourg

Any...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,829
Posted By sillymike
That's what I did :D Just wish it had a...

That's what I did :D

Just wish it had a little ground clearance... and the factory suspension setup is on the pathetic side of things.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
this is what I use in my Scrambler, slightly...

this is what I use in my Scrambler, slightly smaller than the original, with more CCA.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1/Scrambler/YTZ14S-Scrambler_zps2113072c.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
lucky man, you're getting a nice bike... and you...

lucky man, you're getting a nice bike... and you allready have a great wife :super
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Used to scoot on a 640 ADV... from a technical...

Used to scoot on a 640 ADV... from a technical point of view, the KTM is a better machine...
It will go anywhere, and make you fell like a Dakar rider...

the Scrambler on the other... is more...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
I've good luck with the rubbery bed-liner...

I've good luck with the rubbery bed-liner paint... once re-did a KLR with that stuff :1drink
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
A Scrambler in a sea of (mostly) BMW... ...

A Scrambler in a sea of (mostly) BMW...

http://www.ridaventure.ca/uploads/post-1857-0-14705900-1399335867_thumb.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
You can also got the 'cheap' route... and modify...

You can also got the 'cheap' route... and modify some Suzuki RM-125 :evil

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1/Scrambler/IMG_00000005.jpg
(Don't mind the funny looking brake...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Found mind at the local hardware store.

Found mind at the local hardware store.
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,194
Posted By sillymike
+1 on the E07 (on the rear). Been running one on...

+1 on the E07 (on the rear). Been running one on the back for the last year. Works great... But not sure I'm sold on the front. When it wears out (that might be a while), I'll look at the TKC80 or...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Anybody tried installing Free Spirits "30 plus"...

Anybody tried installing Free Spirits "30 plus" fork off-road kit?
It looks like a longer spacer... Which would simply add 30mm of preload...
...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
danketchpel...

danketchpel (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=167391),

The Scrambler will do pretty much anything the KLR will do... As long as
- You slow down (less suspension travel)
- You bring...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Agree! I wonder if they'll make a decent bash...

Agree!
I wonder if they'll make a decent bash plate?
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Also went from a 640 adv. to a Scrambler... ...

Also went from a 640 adv. to a Scrambler...

Things I miss from the KTM
- Tanker size fuel tank
- Suspension/ground clearance

What I like about the Scram
- Stunning good look
- Simplicity...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Or get her to take her license... And ride her...

Or get her to take her license... And ride her own bike:norton
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Well, I guess it depends what you <value> the...

Well, I guess it depends what you <value> the most...

To me, the choice is simple... Even though the Tiger might be a better bike (more comfortable, more HP, better brake, better wind protection,...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1...

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z102/sillymike1/Scrambler/Murdohville_zps75409f2a.jpg

Little 'family' ride last weekend... Had to explain to the nephews when it was OK to give the ADVRIDER...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
- diameter of the OEM fork caps (at the threaded...

- diameter of the OEM fork caps (at the threaded portion): 1.49"
- vertical height of the OEM fork cap: 0.73"
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
In case anyone wants to add some preload to their...

In case anyone wants to add some preload to their fork... Adjusters for a Yamaha XVS650 1997-2000 will fit right on.

From MotorHK on fleabay
...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Personally, I'd go for the used one... Assuming...

Personally, I'd go for the used one... Assuming it's been well taken care of. $3,000 will buy you quite a few nice farkles :norton
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Did you know the Scrambler was a main character...

Did you know the Scrambler was a main character in a novel?... I didn't :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BKnPzyVGg
...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Tried one on the front... Was nice while it...

Tried one on the front... Was nice while it lasted... which wasn't all that long, got about 4,000km out of it.

I would have been better to spend a little more and get TKC80.
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Silly question of the day: How do you guys (and...

Silly question of the day: How do you guys (and gals) keep the mud off your oil cooler?

I've got a fender extension... and I had installed a metal mesh to protect the oil cooler from rocks... But...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By sillymike
Guys (and gals) are too busy riding their bikes...

Guys (and gals) are too busy riding their bikes to be posting... :norton

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Or you could always read through the Scrambler (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141616) thread, there...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By sillymike
Looks like you had a fun adventure :norton ...

Looks like you had a fun adventure :norton

The Scrambler can be a whole lot of fun, once you realize its limits. Been there, done that, got the scratch to prove it :freaky...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
Look up tecbikeparts... they're out of the UK and...

Look up tecbikeparts... they're out of the UK and they are sourcing affordable upgrades.

They're suppose to have a Scrambler exhaust in the work :1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,035
Posted By sillymike
If you think the F800GS is too maintenance...

If you think the F800GS is too maintenance intensive... KTM might not be a good option for you. Yes, they are great bikes. Yes, they are a blast to ride... But they are far from being maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,989
Posted By sillymike
Thanks for the write up!

Thanks for the write up!
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By sillymike
Two silly questions... 1. How much $$ are...

Two silly questions...

1. How much $$ are you willing to trow at this?
2. Ever consider getting your wife her own 'road worthy' motorcycle?

For the price of one 990 ADV, you could get two...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20,937
Views: 5,997,888
Posted By sillymike
While they look kind of funny... those wooden...

While they look kind of funny... those wooden beads sure makes the seat feel better on longer runs :evil

http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/51515/2585675690034073939S600x600Q85.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,783
Posted By sillymike
My $0.02 (CDN)

:stupid

As much as I enjoy my Scrambler, the Bonneville is probably a more rational buy... If you want to mount hard luggage on it, it's either metal-mule... or make your own rack (That's what I...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By sillymike
A number of years ago I switch from leather belts...

A number of years ago I switch from leather belts to Maxpedition Liger belts... I wear them every day (with jeans or a suit) and I couldn't be happier.

They are stiff enough to use with a holster....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,984
Posted By sillymike
I've got a number of these organizer pouches...

I've got a number of these organizer pouches (http://www.cpgear.com/store/bnc.htm) left from my army days... They do a good job at protecting the gears... and organizing the content :1drink
...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,941
Posted By sillymike
To make some nice panorama, I use Photosynth. ...

To make some nice panorama, I use Photosynth.
To do some basic photo editing, PS Express

When you're outside of cell coverage, put your phone in 'airplane mode', it will save your battery.

-
...
Forum: Americas 08-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By sillymike
If that doesn't work, there are a few public...

If that doesn't work, there are a few public parking on Dalhousie St, who also have attendants...

If you're planning on visiting the Citadelle (http://www.lacitadelle.qc.ca/), you could ask them...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-07-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,802
Posted By sillymike
For a quick showers, truck stops are another good...

For a quick showers, truck stops are another good option (if the lake/river/creek are not looking good).

When out in the boonies and looking for a place to camp... just ask one of the locals....
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By sillymike
What he says :D

What he says :D
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,207
Posted By sillymike
I guess the search function isn't that popular...

I guess the search function isn't that popular :norton


-*-

BMWORBUST,

I guess it depends on...
- On long you'll be out there riding
- How much rain you're expecting
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,103
Posted By sillymike
Velour Fog, Went through the same thought...

Velour Fog,

Went through the same thought process in the last week... I wanted an action camera, but didn't really know what I wanted, how much I wanted to spend (not knowing how much I would...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,729
Posted By sillymike
If you like beer, you have to stop at Vice &...

If you like beer, you have to stop at Vice & Versa (http://www.advrider.com/forums/www.vicesetversa.com/)(6631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) in the 'Little Italy' part of town... The have over 50...
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