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Old 11-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #601
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I have the same model as the poster... it was not very accurate, even after I sent it back to the manufacturer. I hear better results from riders who have been using the Valentine series.
I've seen that one for sale here and there but wasn't sure how it would stand up to a Valentine unit.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #602
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My 2007 Vee gets the job ok; it's touched all 10 provinces and 42 states.
see my last summer's trip blog at windtogo.wordpress.com
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #603
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My 2007 Vee gets the job ok; it's touched all 10 provinces and 42 states.
see my last summer's trip blog at windtogo.wordpress.com
But how many territories? Ever ridden to Nunavut?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #604
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I've come to the rather inescapable conclusion that sport touring motorcycles are among the rarest forms of transportation on Earth.

No matter where I go - unless it's to a bike rally - they are invisible. Nowhere to be found. On a motorcycle trip recently on my FRJ1300 covering about 1,400 miles I spotted ...
  • Probably 3 BMW R1200RTs
  • 1 BMW K1200S
  • 1 BMW R1100RT
  • 1 BMW R1150RT
  • 1 Triumph Sprint
  • 2 Honda ST1300s
  • 1 Honda ST1100
  • 1 Kawasaki Concours14
  • A couple of "I can't quite make that one out"s
In all those miles. In great motorcycle country.
The rest were old beat standards, dirt bikes, Gold Wings and, of course, Harleys.
Thousands and thousands and thousands of Harleys.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
But it really brought home to me once again, after riding for so many years, that the sport tourer is an odd bird that defies convention and appears not to appeal to very many people, which I find puzzling. To me, they're bikes that do so many things well (as long as it's on pavement).
What's your theory as to why sport tourers don't sell very well?
Seriously?



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Old 11-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #605
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But how many territories? Ever ridden to Nunavut?
That'd be pretty challenging.

I helped w/ the land survey of the border when Nunavut was split from the NWT.

We used helicopters, of course.

As the junior guy, I was made to walk through polar bear territory w/ nothing but a 12 guage, which

wouldn't have done anything but anger Ursus Maritimus.

No highways.

I loved the "rush minute" in Iqaluit, and other esoteric local traditions.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highways_in_Nunavut
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #606
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Nice 919 - that's about the perfect ST engine. I miss my old one. My Bandit has that addictive roll-on, but the 919 never lacked and was super smooth...

....and yeah, it looks cooler too.


x2 for the 919 :-D

Plenty of power. More importantly, plenty of power in the lower RPM's. Very smooth motor, well built, will last forever, up right seating position, good MPG, handle's great, can do a track day on it, very ridged frame, and can blister a good portion of sport bikes from stop light to stop light. Probably one of Honda's best kept secrets.


And if it matters... it will levitate the front wheel with no problem ;-)






Right after it got painted, looks a little different now... just to lazy to take new pics, to busy riding it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:24 AM   #607
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That'd be pretty challenging.

I helped w/ the land survey of the border when Nunavut was split from the NWT.

We used helicopters, of course.

As the junior guy, I was made to walk through polar bear territory w/ nothing but a 12 guage, which

wouldn't have done anything but anger Ursus Maritimus.

No highways.

I loved the "rush minute" in Iqaluit, and other esoteric local traditions.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highways_in_Nunavut
Technically speaking, if you ride to Chisasibi on James Bay and ride your bike into the bay on the beach you've ridden in Nunavut, right? If so, I've ridden in Nunavut!
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:20 AM   #608
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Technically speaking, if you ride to Chisasibi on James Bay and ride your bike into the bay on the beach you've ridden in Nunavut, right? If so, I've ridden in Nunavut!
Well, DAMNATION, colour me surprised!!

A quick check of the map indicates that you are absolutely correct!!

YOU, SIR, ARE A LEGEND!!.



I worked outta Yellowknife, so we were surveying the NWT/NUNAVUT border.

I am happy to have learned of this through ADV.

And to think the GF labels this site as a "time-waster!!)

Now I have a reason to buy a Stelvio and ride up to Black Island, 'cause I sure as hell ain't taking

my K1200GT down that road!!

Of course, Black Island is in fact a peninsula, not an island...

Wonder wherefore the misnomer...?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #609
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With a Rick Mayer seat, Risers and wedges this one works

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #610
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Dakez, I like the wedges as well. Had them initially, then went to the two inch block with three-quarters inch set-back. I didn't like those, and returned to the wedges. I'm satisfied with the wedges combined with the Kawi accessory seat.

You rear tire indicates nice roads in your area!

Good-ridin' bikes aren't they?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #611
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Added another Bandit to the stable recently, looking forward to a good trip on her. Did some longer all day rides on the old Bandit 1200 too.



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Old 11-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #612
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Well, DAMNATION, colour me surprised!!

A quick check of the map indicates that you are absolutely correct!!

YOU, SIR, ARE A LEGEND!!.



I worked outta Yellowknife, so we were surveying the NWT/NUNAVUT border.

I am happy to have learned of this through ADV.

And to think the GF labels this site as a "time-waster!!)

Now I have a reason to buy a Stelvio and ride up to Black Island, 'cause I sure as hell ain't taking

my K1200GT down that road!!

Of course, Black Island is in fact a peninsula, not an island...

Wonder wherefore the misnomer...?
Not as much of a legend as my SO is. She rode her F650 GS alongside my 1150 GS on the same trip. We didn't go straight up the James Bay road either. We headed east at Lebel sur Quevillon over to Chibougamau, then rode and camped on Route Du Nord to it's intersection with the James Bay Road. I'd consider it a once in a lifetime trip because I have no intention of doing it again

We did this trip in 2004. Judging by the looks on the faces of the resident population near Nemiscau where we camped for the night, they weren't expecting to see the long blond hair of a female when she took off her helmet.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #613
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I just put CO-149 on the list to ride from Del Norte to Gunnison as part of a Canon City to Canon City loop. Is this doable during mid-May?

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #614
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #615
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I just put CO-149 on the list to ride from Del Norte to Gunnison as part of a Canon City to Canon City loop. Is this doable during mid-May?

Judging from the way winter is going so far it should be this year. But usually mid-May is doable just have to be careful for all the sand/gravel that is still present. PM me if/when you come out.
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