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Old 10-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #61
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Its well worth the ride out to Trout River, through the tablelands. And there is a great restaurant there, the Seaside Restaurant with awesome fish!

Frankly, the fish is good anywhere you go in Newfoundland but they do a particularly good job of it. I had some ocean perch on my first visit. Yum!
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:06 PM   #62
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Its well worth the ride out to Trout River, through the tablelands. And there is a great restaurant there, the Seaside Restaurant with awesome fish!

Frankly, the fish is good anywhere you go in Newfoundland but they do a particularly good job of it. I had some ocean perch on my first visit. Yum!
Miss you Steph. I want to get this Passap out of my living room have you and work on it. I'll give you a ton of yarn, if necessary, promise. A Passap's like owning a classic Triumph. Can't have too many spares.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:52 AM   #63
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You sure you're going to be able to keep up with the Mighty TW200 that Anton's riding? He is a crazy Russian.
At the rate that I fall over...I shouldn't have a problem.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #64
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Both times I have been on the Rock, we spent the majority of the time on the west coast. It is by far the prettyest area imho. I can see endless trees etc where I live, so ocean views are what I like the most. That said I also love the small fishing villages etc in all the nooks and crannies around the coast. I am not looking for any city experiences either.....all small villages and towns lets say as we pass through so to speak. I have been to St. John's once and it was pissing down with rain, in the family cage and we still bailed and started towards home. I watched the Targa race on TV a few weeks back, loved it. Gets my old rally blood surging once again....used to do it back home in England. But this trip I would like to see some of the more off the beaten usual touristy type places if we can. I love a good plate of fish and chips......I try and only eat one meal a day if that in a resturant....or it gets too expensive.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #65
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I'm a little divided. Usually, on a trip like this, I'd take the KLR. I can get 330 miles out of a tank, and carry all I need about anywhere. I'm concerned with the fuel capacity on the DRZ. It's 130 miles to reserve. If my rich uncle that I don't have leaves me a pile, I might switch to one of the Safari tanks. The DRZ is more fun to ride, but it's also hopped up a tad, so it doesn't get the mileage that the KLR does.
I will sell my kidney to buy you a safari tank for DRZ!!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:36 PM   #66
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I will sell my kidney to buy you a safari tank for DRZ!!!
You know, Anton, I suspect you would. I think you should keep your kidney, although your offer is in the best tradition of being a droog. I have the Jackpiner57 racks on. I can carry my 1.75 gallon Rotopax on the top mount, and I can make up a mount for another gallon on the left side, if necessary. That will give me about 6 gallons useful, with a little reserve. That's good for about 250 miles or more. I can also add a Rotopax mount to the right side for another gallon, but I'd rather not have the fuel that close to the muffler.

However, I could really go psycho and add the Safari tank and all the Rotopax options. The bike would be as heavy as the KLR, and would be a rolling bomb. I'd have to smoke a cigar all the time. . .
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:13 PM   #67
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You know, Anton, I suspect you would. I think you should keep your kidney, although your offer is in the best tradition of being a droog. I have the Jackpiner57 racks on. I can carry my 1.75 gallon Rotopax on the top mount, and I can make up a mount for another gallon on the left side, if necessary. That will give me about 6 gallons useful, with a little reserve. That's good for about 250 miles or more. I can also add a Rotopax mount to the right side for another gallon, but I'd rather not have the fuel that close to the muffler.

However, I could really go psycho and add the Safari tank and all the Rotopax options. The bike would be as heavy as the KLR, and would be a rolling bomb. I'd have to smoke a cigar all the time. . .
In the interest of saving Anton's kidney, or at least part of it, I can weld a mounting plate for the Rotopax into your left side ring. At worst you'll blow us all up. At best, you'll claim the smudgepot land speed record. I'm bringin' the whiskey and marshmallows!
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #68
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In the interest of saving Anton's kidney, or at least part of it, I can weld a mounting plate for the Rotopax into your left side ring. At worst you'll blow us all up. At best, you'll claim the smudgepot land speed record. I'm bringin' the whiskey and marshmallows!
STAND BACK PEOPLE! This rig's a rolling time bomb and it's gonna blow! Maybe I should strap on a fire extinguisher somewhere? Contemplate me through leather, gentlemen. I'm on the warpath and the price of coffins is on the rise. (With many thanks to Mr. Clemens.)

Should be a pretty sweet trip if she don't catch fire. I'm not that tough at all.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:36 PM   #69
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Anyone have information on the road that goes up Lloyd's River from 480 to Buchan? This looks like an excellent route that connects to the T'Railway on the Gaff Topsails run.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #70
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Red Indian lake rd north side. It is in better shape than the south side which takes you to Millertown. From the Burgeo road (480) to Lloyds river is the least maintained but from there to Buchans is good road. A little soft in the spring with the thaw but firms up well later in the summer.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #71
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Is it possible to ride the old Buchans/ASARCO railway bed from Buchans Junction to the T'railway? The rail bed shows up clearly on satellite images, but I can't find much information on it.

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Red Indian lake rd north side. It is in better shape than the south side which takes you to Millertown. From the Burgeo road (480) to Lloyds river is the least maintained but from there to Buchans is good road. A little soft in the spring with the thaw but firms up well later in the summer.
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I have not ridden it so can not comment with knowledge. If i was looking for this info i would ask both Kojack and Newfie Rider as it is between the two geographicly.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #73
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Educational video about very light bikes!




I will start looking for 1200GS with concrete paniers! So we can have more fun and adventure!!! :-)
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #74
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Beautiful, can't wait!!!! I may even bring my trailer for that easy trail!!!!

No problem!!!
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #75
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Beautiful, can't wait!!!! I may even bring my trailer for that easy trail!!!!

No problem!!!
That trailer have pontoons? I'm thinking of bringing mine also. Mine floats.
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