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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 12:12 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Super Sherpa

Peggy, that'd be a great bike for you. Maybe Backroader will part with his "spare" :D
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Sehr gut! Say what you will about the Beemer...

Sehr gut! Say what you will about the Beemer GSes, they sure have sold a lot of 'em!
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
...and that's the main thing!

Thnnx Mark. No worries though, it didn't owe me anything, cheap bike and all, and I put over 20,000 kms on that lower end. It would really suck to have an engine pooch far away from home. I would...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15,337
Views: 819,058
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
It's German

You've got to speak a little German to understand that one... from Wiki: Gelände/Straße (German: off-road/road) BTW, the funny looking B stands for double S.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 09:49 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
It was a very strong running engine, didn't use...

It was a very strong running engine, didn't use any oil and ran like a top right up until that expensive sounding moment it failed - sad way for it to expire, but it had a long life... 22 years, the...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 09:39 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
LH case is toast - if you look close a chunk of...

LH case is toast - if you look close a chunk of the case pulled out... a boss for the chain guide bolt. Also, the chain gear teeth machined into the crankshaft are pooched, one tooth actually broken...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I don't think there is any right way anymore

I'm convinced there is a little luck involved in keeping anything mechanical ticking. On Thursday the engine on my KLR sidecar rig pooched (counterbalancer chain snapped and locked up the engine)......
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15,337
Views: 819,058
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
A & W coupons

A & W coupons (golden :^)

I did a little more research on the sprocket spacer issue, and sure enough, I should have used this E-M shim kit... I think I actually have one kicking around somewhere: ...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
That didn't take long

Easy sale - was just advertised today too.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Super Sherpa FS locally

No affiliation.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-dirt-bikes-motocross/winnipeg/kawasaki-super-sherpa/1019499360?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Great pics. Getting to be fall colours.

Great pics. Getting to be fall colours.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Fat side

[QUOTE=meatshieldchris;25096560]I want to make sure I have this right because I took it off and then forgot. Which way towards the transmission? The fat side?

Pretty sure fat side (that's what I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
TPI headlight harness

I bought and installed the TPI Gen 1 high & low beam (2 relay) harness - nice piece of kit, well made, easy install. With it I used the 100W low beam German bulb from Avicious:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx for the kind words Bill. Interesting what...

Thnx for the kind words Bill. Interesting what you say "because you know what you are looking for and then what you are looking at"... having studied up a little on the plains Indians history, I look...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Worth checking out

Another bit of history worth checking out... Chimney Coulee northeast of Eastend - the Hudsons Bay Company (and competitors) set up a trading post just for 1 season. In that one year the aboriginals...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15,337
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
KLR sparkplug socket

As Brian said it's an 18mm six point deep you need. I found one at Canadian Tire that did the trick for me.
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,370
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
A good word

I'd just like to put in a good word for them - I just ordered a heavy duty rear shock spring from H-T for one of my KLRs. They had it in stock, shipped it promptly sending me an e-mail with a...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 06:41 PM
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Views: 819,058
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
On my trip mine broke at the bottom end too, bit...

On my trip mine broke at the bottom end too, bit it wasn't the cable that frayed and broke, the swaged end itself broke!
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Mark, as luck would have it, I have 2 new clutch...

Mark, as luck would have it, I have 2 new clutch cables that just came in... and a good used one you can have :^) If you want the new one, just replace it when you can :wink:
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I got it!

It showed up! The UPS guy delivered it to the wrong house, 34 Norlorne (I'm at Barbara), 1/2 a block away! That guy that lives there walked it over here (not someone from UPS). How do you do that...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Spot on

For sure. Even with the gas sucking KLR sidecar rig (I only get about 42 mpg), crossing the prairies through some pretty sparsely populated country, I only had to dip into the fuel jug once!
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15,337
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
That is pretty impressive fuel economy - it works...

That is pretty impressive fuel economy - it works out to 3.72 litres/100 kms or 75.9 mpg!

I was routinely getting 65 to 68 mpg with the '94 KLR, but of course I had to ruin that by installing that...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 08:29 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I've been home when they (the UPS guy) stopped by...

I've been home when they (the UPS guy) stopped by and he didn't even knock or ring the doorbell, just dropped the box off on the front steps and left. No doubt someone else got a big box (back tire...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 07:16 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Mail order

I guess it's my turn for mail order problems. A recent order from Avicious went astray - checking UPS online tracking last night showed it as having been delivered yesterday... when I was home! It...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:25 PM
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Views: 2,046
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Great RR!

...and great pics! Thanks for posting it up :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx for sharing that. The ruts I saw on the Gap...

Thnx for sharing that. The ruts I saw on the Gap Road from vehicles that had gone before me were epic - I could clearly see they'd been close to getting stuck too. One set of tracks cut across the...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15,337
Views: 819,058
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Early winter out west

That's just crazy isn't it. I feel sorry for anyone caught on 2 wheels out that way right now. Am sure there are a bunch of bikers holed up in hotels in the area next couple of days (but the...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15,337
Views: 819,058
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Peggy 99 - Welcome! I've seen a few bike...

Peggy 99 - Welcome! I've seen a few bike shippers advertise on Kijiji... suggest checking in both ON & MB Kijiji. Good luck with the deal.

I just finished updating my ride report... I can't...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15,337
Views: 819,058
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Support vehicle?

Impressive collection of BMWs! Thet look great... I googled to find out more about it... here:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
The real Red Coat Trail route

In researching the route at home prior to departing, it quickly became clear the highway routes didn't always match up that well with where the trail had really been. Here is the actual trail route:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Let's hear it!

Why not share? These threads pretty much become on-line resources for others thinking of riding the route themselves. Probably a good idea for prospective travellers to be properly forewarned and...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15,337
Views: 819,058
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
The "guess where" Contest

Ian, don't forget to claim your prize! :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
The Gap Road

I drove the same route backcountry, west to east too, thru the hills back in about '86 in a little Nissan pickup truck. I remember it was so bumpy it rattled the cap off the back! Although I've...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Wow!

Losing your camera absolutely sucks doesn't it! Maybe you'll get lucky and someone returns it - buddy Reg left his camera on a picnic table in a park in Minnesota (at the border) - a Winnipeg woman...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
JJ, you must mean AB-501, right? This was the...

JJ, you must mean AB-501, right? This was the summer that wasn't! Did you post up a RR or any pics?
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
OK, we're there! A good nights sleep & it's game day.

I got set up just as the sun was setting, made supper and relaxed a bit. The Elkwater campground is on the northwest slope of the Cypress Hills west block, and I was surprised to discover my cell...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Cypress Hills & Fort Walsh

After a few days spent visiting with Reg and his GF in Edmonton, it was time to make my way back to Winnipeg. I was a little unsure on the route I wanted to take back eastward, but left with a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
...next morning

We wake up next morning, check the weather forecast and see across the southern prairies the weather hadn't changed - overcast, wet and COLD! We were hoping to go back down to Waterton and then go...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Cardston AB

We pulled into Cardston cold & wet, decided to spring for a motel to dry out and assess the situation (not this one):
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Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Next morning

We're up early, make breakfast and pack up. It rained overnight (lots I think), but we'd set up the big tarp over the tents and were dry as dry could be (that'd change quick!). The plan was to take...
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