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Old 04-04-2007, 07:36 AM   #151
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I'm picking up a KTM 950 Adventure from Greg's Custom in Winnipeg as soon as weather and time permits - already put down payment on it. I know its a bigger bike, but I rode it before and was absolutley smitten - never had a bike give me that much of a non-stop grin - and am very impressed with its off-road abilities.

The May ride sounds interesting - but I wouldn't even have hardly broken the bike in yet or know it at all. I could likely attend - would have to make some work arrangements . . . I'll have to ponder that one.

Hektoglider - let me know if you're coming up this way. Right close to me are Riding Mtn, Duck Mtn, Asessippi Prov. Park if you need a place to stay, etc. or perhaps desire some company for part of your ride . . .

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Old 04-04-2007, 07:50 AM   #152
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Ya sounds good, I will stay tuned as you find the good stuff in that area.( definately let you know if I am going up there) A 950 KTM ! wow! I have never rode one,and I here the grin is permanent after you turn the throttle ..... I think the 950 will do this route no problem.You also may have time to break'er in before mid-May....What Trials bike(s) do you run? Ever get down to the World Cup at Spirit Mountain? It's the best thing I have ever seen on 2 wheels by far....Hektoglider
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:21 AM   #153
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Yes, the 950 is a true fun machine. From the forums they need more TLC than your typical Japanese machine - but apparently totally worth it. I rode it in the Alps in Austria/Italy and some backroads and again it is just so nimble, fun, responsive - you just don't want to get off it - even for good coffee in the local cafes!

I currently drive mainly a 2004 Sherco 290 - fabulous bike! I still have a 1996 GasGas JTR250 that I'm wanting to sell to help pay for the 950. If you come out this way - we can take both trials bikes out to some of my quite interesting play areas if you like if I still have it.

Yes, I've been to Spirit Mountain - both for World Rounds and to compete myself. Truly amazing to watch.

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:25 AM   #154
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Our own celebrity in the backwoods of Manitoba - who knew?

I've only seen 1 KTM in town...not sure if it was a 640 or 950...don't know much about'em. blue+orange in front of Grapes on Grant/Kenaston
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:00 AM   #155
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i've seen that bike as well, and I don't even live in Manitoba!!

Hmm, for some reason the autonotify isn't working, so I just got caught up with this thread.

trialsntribulations, I have good friend who lives around Russel...
he works at a potash mine in Saskabush.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:45 PM   #156
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PM me a price on the GAS GAS, I tried one out a few years back.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:57 PM   #157
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Guy on this forum with handle "Gaulin" bought a blue & orange and lives in Winnipeg - this much I know. The blue and orange would be a 2006 950 Adventure S
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:22 PM   #158
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The damn fishing regulatiopns are lawyerese!!!!
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:48 PM   #159
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My wife is 1/64 metis or somesuch...I should try to get a card!
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:11 PM   #160
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What's the Route?

I enjoy all these threads. Hope I can follow along. I'm planning a trip up to the Rupert River area so I am familiar with your neck of the woods.

Hekto-I really enjoyed your solo trips up north of Superior. How much gas tank capacity would I need for a similar trip? And how far north do you suppose the current logging roads go?

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Old 04-05-2007, 05:48 AM   #161
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The furthest north you can go by road is north of me...
up to Windigo Lake about 400 km north of here.

Coincidentally, it's also the furthest north you can ride in Ontario.

Your profile doesn't state where you are, or what you ride, but the KLR stock tank is sufficent most of the time for these rides.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:35 AM   #162
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I enjoy all these threads. Hope I can follow along. I'm planning a trip up to the Rupert River area so I am familiar with your neck of the woods.

Hekto-I really enjoyed your solo trips up north of Superior. How much gas tank capacity would I need for a similar trip? And how far north do you suppose the current logging roads go?

Thanks,
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I have 22 litre Clark tank, and was able to do all the routes without running out.I did carry fuel in case I used up too much taking a wrong turn or having to backtrack due too impassable conditions.Fuel is available at most tourist camps but sometimes it is $5 a gallon.There are more roads up past Red Lake and Pickle Lake to explore....I recently heard on CBC radio about how they plan on regulating the access on newer constructed logging roads.It is to protect the lakes and preserve the Fly-in fishing tourism.So far it has been like the wild west of dual-sport riding up here.....no posted areas virtually at all and little or no traffic except for log haul on active haul roads.Windigo Lake? past Pickle Lake ? I have never been up there.What about the east side of James Bay? There are roads going far up there. But here we are talking northWESTern Ontario......Hektoglider
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:55 AM   #163
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Windigo Lake? past Pickle Lake ? I have never been up there.What about the east side of James Bay? There are roads going far up there. But here we are talking northWESTern Ontario......Hektoglider
Here ya go Hekto, from a cpl years ago.



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Old 04-05-2007, 08:42 AM   #164
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Red Ryder!!

We wondering when you were going to chime in....

Will you be joining us for any part of the ride??

Hecto, according to the Ontario roads thingy, the old HWY 808 to Windigo Lake is the furthest North you can go
in Ontario.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:16 PM   #165
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We wondering when you were going to chime in....

Will you be joining us for any part of the ride??

Hecto, according to the Ontario roads thingy, the old HWY 808 to Windigo Lake is the furthest North you can go
in Ontario.
Hi Ron, Ya I have been holding off signing up for this. I really would like to do it, just dealing with a few other items that may happen around the same time. As of right now I think I am in.
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