ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Canada
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2012, 05:09 AM   #4786
juames
Have Fun, Don't Die!
 
juames's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Ottawa
Oddometer: 2,316
Nice looking bike! You buy it yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corbeau View Post
Hey, gang, is this one FS from one of us... ("Ha, what a grasshopper," I hear in the background, "he wrote 'one of us'...")

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ376507669

Inquiring mind wants to know.
__________________
Roaming Rally 2011RR2012 RR2013 RR14
"I don't hate people...I just feel better when they are not around." - Henry Chinaski
juames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 05:59 AM   #4787
Corbeau
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Corbeau's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Great White North
Oddometer: 390
Not yet, I'll check it out tomorrow or Sunday.

Couple of questions: so yes, it's an 02, not and 03+. According to this thread, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184956 , the '03 has these changes:
Quote:
New colour scheme silver and black
'High flow' cylinder head with 32mm exhaust valves vs. 30mm, dual curve CDI, new cam, hydraulic clutch, oil level window in primary drive cover, input shaft bearing changed from ball to roller, bigger oil filler screw on frame, oil pump drive ratios increased
Slightly different fuel plumbing, 40BST carb fitted with a TPS
Secondary air system (SAS or SLS) for "Euro 2" emmissons standard introduced to EU bikes
Different primary drive gearing (changed from 30:81 to 31:79)
Location of merge collector and elimination of separate cross-over, exhaust pipe (still high level)
Location of fuses moved to battery tray area, 10A un-switched powerlet plug in dash
More comfortable seat
Assist tab added to center stand, structural change in swingarm "arms" and chain adjuster blocks,
Since the Adventure is meant to be ridden standing up, rallye-style, the less-comfortable seat is not an issue. The main issue, however, is a 37.6" seat height for my 30" legs (according to my Levi's). Could be a bitch in stop and go traffic on the 174 if I have to slide a butt cheek to reach the ground. Thank God that bike has a side-stand, it will make egressing easier. On a single track, the kind of trail where you're so into the technical aspect of riding that you're not thinking about taking pictures, how much of a challenge does this lack of leg length represent, though?
__________________
Corbeau
The adventure starts when I throw a 30" leg over a seat that's 37" from the ground...
2005 KTM 640 Adventure. 2002 VFR (for sale!)
Corbeau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #4788
Deadly99
Fast and Far
 
Deadly99's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Merrickville, Canada
Oddometer: 8,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corbeau View Post
Not yet, I'll check it out tomorrow or Sunday.

Couple of questions: so yes, it's an 02, not and 03+. According to this thread, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184956 , the '03 has these changes:


Since the Adventure is meant to be ridden standing up, rallye-style, the less-comfortable seat is not an issue. The main issue, however, is a 37.6" seat height for my 30" legs (according to my Levi's). Could be a bitch in stop and go traffic on the 174 if I have to slide a butt cheek to reach the ground. Thank God that bike has a side-stand, it will make egressing easier. On a single track, the kind of trail where you're so into the technical aspect of riding that you're not thinking about taking pictures, how much of a challenge does this lack of leg length represent, though?
Most dirtbikes have a 37 inch seat height and they are ridden by kids....riding style comes into play...keep your feet on the pegs. I see street riders that arent used to this approach to riding struggle with this technique but it is easily learned IMHO

Sliding a butt off at street lights is going to be a reality, I do it on my 950 and it simply takes a little getting used to
__________________
Tales From The Bivouac Rally Print Publications

TCAT (Trans Canada Adventure Trail)


Gravel Travel Canada - Canada's Source for Overland Travel
Deadly99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #4789
tarzan30
Gnarly Adventurer
 
tarzan30's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Oddometer: 438
anyone riding this weekend? times.... places... options.....

Post it up.
__________________
Just trying to keep the rubber side down
tarzan30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #4790
juames
Have Fun, Don't Die!
 
juames's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Ottawa
Oddometer: 2,316
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corbeau View Post
Since the Adventure is meant to be ridden standing up, rallye-style, the less-comfortable seat is not an issue. The main issue, however, is a 37.6" seat height for my 30" legs (according to my Levi's). Could be a bitch in stop and go traffic on the 174 if I have to slide a butt cheek to reach the ground. Thank God that bike has a side-stand, it will make egressing easier. On a single track, the kind of trail where you're so into the technical aspect of riding that you're not thinking about taking pictures, how much of a challenge does this lack of leg length represent, though?
My 32" Levi 501's have no problem with the seat height, and if it's is too tall for you there are ways to lower the ride hieght. But the seat was a killler! I swapped mine out.
__________________
Roaming Rally 2011RR2012 RR2013 RR14
"I don't hate people...I just feel better when they are not around." - Henry Chinaski
juames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #4791
Deadly99
Fast and Far
 
Deadly99's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Merrickville, Canada
Oddometer: 8,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by tarzan30 View Post
anyone riding this weekend? times.... places... options.....

Post it up.
Sunday..Quebec..RR Day2 pre Ride...coming ?
__________________
Tales From The Bivouac Rally Print Publications

TCAT (Trans Canada Adventure Trail)


Gravel Travel Canada - Canada's Source for Overland Travel
Deadly99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #4792
Dan Alexander
Ride Far - Ride Fast
 
Dan Alexander's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Now only Montreal
Oddometer: 6,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corbeau View Post
Not yet, I'll check it out tomorrow or Sunday.

Couple of questions: so yes, it's an 02, not and 03+. According to this thread, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184956 , the '03 has these changes:


Since the Adventure is meant to be ridden standing up, rallye-style, the less-comfortable seat is not an issue. The main issue, however, is a 37.6" seat height for my 30" legs (according to my Levi's). Could be a bitch in stop and go traffic on the 174 if I have to slide a butt cheek to reach the ground. Thank God that bike has a side-stand, it will make egressing easier. On a single track, the kind of trail where you're so into the technical aspect of riding that you're not thinking about taking pictures, how much of a challenge does this lack of leg length represent, though?
I dropped my Super Enduro many times when stopping and putting a foot down with nothing but air under me. Took the Dakar off road on Wednesday and I was so much more confident that I've never ridden the K$P or Cali Road as fast.

Lower bike and lower centre of gravity works wonders for the off road challenged!
__________________
Beemers Past and Present: 74 R90S, 77 R100RS, 85 K100RS, 2x 87 K100RS, 96 R1100GS (getting hacked), 99 R1100S, 2002 R1150GS, 2005 F650 Dakar
Plus the occasional Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and KTM but who's counting
Dan Alexander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:14 PM   #4793
Dan Alexander
Ride Far - Ride Fast
 
Dan Alexander's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Now only Montreal
Oddometer: 6,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadly99 View Post
Sunday..Quebec..RR Day2 pre Ride...coming ?
Meeting up where and what time??
__________________
Beemers Past and Present: 74 R90S, 77 R100RS, 85 K100RS, 2x 87 K100RS, 96 R1100GS (getting hacked), 99 R1100S, 2002 R1150GS, 2005 F650 Dakar
Plus the occasional Triumph, BSA, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and KTM but who's counting
Dan Alexander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #4794
Quantis
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Quantis's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Ottawa
Oddometer: 240
Saturday I'm meeting people in Limerick at 9am. Others are welcome.
__________________
Blog: www.Quantis.ca | I take photos: www.fasttrackphoto.com
RR: Trans Tiaga / North Road | RR: Making the TCAT | RR: Moab 2012 |
Quantis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #4795
Rider23
-<EvilTed>-
 
Rider23's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Oddometer: 795
I'd love to but that would be the time I crash and kill the bike or myself and screw my trip next week
__________________
The faster you go, the smoother it gets

Moab 2012
Rider23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #4796
tarzan30
Gnarly Adventurer
 
tarzan30's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Oddometer: 438
may be an afternoon ride?

anyone up for a rip around new rd. hydro pakenham stuff?
__________________
Just trying to keep the rubber side down
tarzan30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 05:17 AM   #4797
Allen ravine
n00b
 
Allen ravine's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Ottawa
Oddometer: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by tarzan30 View Post
may be an afternoon ride?

anyone up for a rip around new rd. hydro pakenham stuff?
You can ride the hydro line roads around here?
Allen ravine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 05:22 AM   #4798
tarzan30
Gnarly Adventurer
 
tarzan30's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Oddometer: 438
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen ravine View Post
You can ride the hydro line roads around here?
YES u should see me ride them! Lol some of them re very fun
__________________
Just trying to keep the rubber side down
tarzan30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 05:32 AM   #4799
Allen ravine
n00b
 
Allen ravine's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Ottawa
Oddometer: 8
Need knobies or will Tourances work? If so I'd love to check them out.
Allen ravine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #4800
tarzan30
Gnarly Adventurer
 
tarzan30's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Oddometer: 438
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen ravine View Post
Need knobies or will Tourances work? If so I'd love to check them out.
Depends on bike and expierence. Doable just a bit slower. Let me know
__________________
Just trying to keep the rubber side down
tarzan30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014