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Old 11-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #6106
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make plans for rides I have neither the time, or the money, to take next summer.[/QUOTE]


That's the way to do it...
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:09 AM   #6107
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Sorry I haven't been touch lately. (with anyone) Crazy busy with family stuff.


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Got out for about 4 hours on the old DR650 today. I see they have chip sealed another 13 kms of the road to Northern Lights Lake since the last time ZZR_Ron & I ventured that way. Saw a Gold Wing on 11-17 and 4 Harleys parked at Kakabeka, so I wasn't the only one out riding.

Wee-Strom & KLX are put away for this year. Hope to get out a few more times on the DR as the next 5 days looks pretty decent.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #6108
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Ron, you have been under ground so long, didn't anyone tell you, it's Spring.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #6109
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Got out for ride today....

It was plus 9c and the sun was trying to break thru as I sat in my Living Room stuffing my face with fudge! I thought, get up off the damn couch and go for a ride! I headed up Kam Current to the school to drop of pop cans...good start...roads are wet and have sand on them. I'm figuring from the morning frost, it made the pavement slick as hell. I looped back around to Hwy 591 and went onto the old section of 591 that runs past the old homestead. Buildings are really looking worse than they were before. I got onto the gravel road and it was really slick and muddy. I headed into one of the old pits and go figure, bald back tires don't work so well in deep gravel

Old homestead on old Hwy 591


Old 591, you can still see the paint in the center


Ya, I need a new rear tire for this!


I looked for the old trail over to another backroad but they had plowed the forest up in front of it, so I tried to find another way across. This looks promising, I said as I notice what looked like an old bush road slightly grown in. It got worse as I went and eventually I hit a large tree down across the trail and with the bald tire and muddy ground, I couldn't even get the front wheel to hop over it. Back to the main trail I went and found another spot that bushwhacked for a bit and then linked up to an old trail and back onto the other road. I plowed thru the trees and onto the trail and made it to the bush road. 3 hundred feet further down the road and I found a new trail that everyone had made to cut across... Oh well, on I went cutting back across to Dog Lake road and around inbehind Surprise Lake where the maps don't show the 2 roads connecting...but they do at a small rough little hill section. I stopped at the lake and found the ice to be 1.5" thick but kinda soft.

Well, it looked like a road at one point


This is the correct road


Ice on Surprise lake 1.5" thick but soft


Continuing onto another gravel road, which again was slicker than snot. It had 2" of mud over a frozen icey ground I finally looped back around to my place and by then was covered in mud head to toe but it was worth the effort to get out and ride Tomorrow I will be taking the Ktm into town for an appointment and then who knows where from there....

Slick roads caught someone out


Gotta wash the damn bike again!
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:36 PM   #6110
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Hard to believe , mid-November and still out riding. It will make winter seem a lot shorter.

a week ago Friday.....


and yesterday....


the dirt roads were pretty messy and slippery....did a good highway run, wasnt cold at all....
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #6111
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Steve called today

It would have been nice to get out, but I have to mostly stick to the phones and email...too much family stuff happening.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #6112
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Hey Rob, should I load up the KLX and head to Thunder Bay for an extended riding season... ? Looks like you guys are having way too much fun.

Got out to see the RZ today... looks like a done deal.. Pretty good shape for a 30 year old crotch rocket. Needs a couple of parts, but nothing serious.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #6113
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Hey Rob, should I load up the KLX and head to Thunder Bay for an extended riding season... ? Looks like you guys are having way too much fun.

Got out to see the RZ today... looks like a done deal.. Pretty good shape for a 30 year old crotch rocket. Needs a couple of parts, but nothing serious.
If you can get here for tomorrow or Wed, after that the weather goes for a crap again...for about 6 months

Post some photos of the RZ when you pick her up...sounds like a pretty cool grab!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #6114
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[QUOTE=Hektoglider;20078501]Hard to believe , mid-November and still out riding. It will make winter seem a lot shorter.
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Hey Hekto, great shots! Have you done anything special to the KLR to reach 85,000kms...pretty cool milestone!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #6115
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Just keep the valves in spec, make sure the balance tensioner is working, and oil level is good. Its had some hard miles, but I try to go easy on it now that its "gettin up there" . It takes a long time to rack up high odo #'s when you run many different bikes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #6116
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Just keep the valves in spec, make sure the balance tensioner is working, and oil level is good. Its had some hard miles, but I try to go easy on it now that its "gettin up there" . It takes a long time to rack up high odo #'s when you run many different bikes.
Thanks Hekto! Always liked the pre 08' model looks...was a mistake buying an 09'
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #6117
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2004, KLX400, for sale.... new bike arriving soon, need the room. 2500KMs lots of upgrades and ridden by an old lady according to some..
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #6118
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2004, KLX400, for sale.... new bike arriving soon, need the room. 2500KMs lots of upgrades and ridden by an old lady according to some..
PM me for details.
I can vouch for the old Lady driven...it was deffinitly babied! Nice bike, someone should pick it up!
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #6119
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Hey Rob - did you make it out yesterday? I took advantage of the weather (9 C today) and installed my Highway Dirtbikes handguards, mirrors and clamp onto the WR250R today. Took it for a spin out to Wildgoose beach and around town. If the weather keeps up - I might not have to put my bike away this winter.

Ha..ha.. Never mind the cc to weight ratio. 44 hp at 329 lbs full of fluids looks pretty good.

And it is being reported that the 390 Duke will be built in India alongside its little brother - the 200 Duke. Apparently, the build and component quality of the 200 Duke is exemplary. And both the Duke 390 and 200 share the exact same chassis - which will save on costs. Furthermore, if memory serves - representatives in the U.K. are reporting that the 390 Duke will be priced slightly LOWER than the Ninja 300 there. If that proves true - and similar pricing compared to the Ninja 300 occurs in Canada (if it comes here) - this will be some pretty stiff competition for the Ninja 300 and Honda CBR 500.

Mike
Cycle World magazine is quoting the U.S. price for the KTM 390 Duke at $6400.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/11/19...ke-first-look/

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #6120
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2004, KLX400, for sale.... new bike arriving soon, need the room. 2500KMs lots of upgrades and ridden by an old lady according to some..
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An 04 with 2500 km. Wtf

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