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Old 02-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #61
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is anyone here in Ottawa going on any of the organized rides that rally connex or rally raid is putting on ? rock hound rally or rally raid or others?
Been evaluating the R.A.P. (Around Algonquin Park) one. I really like the sounds of it. Waiting to find out the cost etc.


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Old 02-13-2009, 02:36 PM   #62
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:24 PM   #63
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Rideau Valley Mental School? I remember that place!
ROTFL. Yep, I remember that as well.

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:09 PM   #64
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Spending time in RVMS and a lot of time in Manotick I'm trying to place you from your pic.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:10 PM   #65
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is anyone here in Ottawa going on any of the organized rides that rally connex or rally raid is putting on ? rock hound rally or rally raid or others?
I am debating on rally raid. waiting to hear more about it.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:30 AM   #66
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Well, I think one of my first rides will be through Manotick. Haven't really be there in years. Then maybe up to Metcalfe where I spent most of my growing up. Not really alot of twisties but maybe up to Calabogie after that. I have 1000km of break-in to do on the new bike and probably even more for me.

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:51 AM   #67
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I have 1000km of break-in to do on the new bike and probably even more for me.

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thats the first weekend, what ya going to do the rest of the summer grab river rd by the rideau river and follow it till dinner some where near kingston then come home. do your best to stay on the waters edge, for a first ride it would be mostly tar but lots of curves.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:17 AM   #68
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I have 1000km of break-in to do on the new bike and probably even more for me.

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Here is a site that explains how to break in a motorcycle engine. He seems legit. I would try it his way. The important thing is to let your engine warm up before doing anything.
There is a thread somewhere that talks about his method and they seem to agree.
Good luck.
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:42 AM   #69
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Here is a site that explains how to break in a motorcycle engine. He seems legit. I would try it his way. The important thing is to let your engine warm up before doing anything.
There is a thread somewhere that talks about his method and they seem to agree.
Good luck.
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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You may or may not choose to use this method but speaking from my experience, I had good success breaking a new bike in this way. I did this with my 2005 V-Strom and the bike ran really strong. Also, it never used a drop of oil and the oil remained relatively clean between changes. Now the DL650 engine is quite different from the BMWs, but if I had a brand new BMW I would break it in this way. Especially since BMWs can and often do use more oil than other bikes.

Course all this is just my opinion, but if you do look into it you may come to the same conclusions.

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Old 02-14-2009, 05:06 PM   #70
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You may or may not choose to use this method but speaking from my experience, I had good success breaking a new bike in this way. I did this with my 2005 V-Strom and the bike ran really strong. Also, it never used a drop of oil and the oil remained relatively clean between changes. Now the DL650 engine is quite different from the BMWs, but if I had a brand new BMW I would break it in this way. Especially since BMWs can and often do use more oil than other bikes.

Course all this is just my opinion, but if you do look into it you may come to the same conclusions.

Anytime you want to ride just email me, (once it's above 0C). Always ready for another adventure!

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Yep, that is what I was planning to do for the first few kms. Makes sense to me. You don't need to be aggressive but you do need to load the engine properly in both directions (accel and decel). Will also need to seat pads too. Going to be some general farting around initially but that's cool as I need to get acquainted with her as well. Then I will take the "long way round the tick" for a couple hours then fill, ride and repeat and repeat...

It would be good for all of us to maybe get in touch for rides but I am not sure if this is the best forum for that? We can use something existing. Or I can place something similar but dedicated for organized rides on one of my servers? May be just easier to create a mailing list?

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Old 02-16-2009, 06:47 AM   #71
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"It would be good for all of us to maybe get in touch for rides but I am not sure if this is the best forum for that? We can use something existing. Or I can place something similar but dedicated for organized rides on one of my servers? May be just easier to create a mailing list?"

I have a site I have just been using as a photo dump for the last few months. I plan on using it this year to let people know about local rides (you may want to get a bit of experience on that big bike prior to joining us ,oh and put some knobbies on it - tkc80 is a great tire for your bike, works well for on and offroad).

www.advcanada.com

Look forward to riding with you folks again this year and meeting some new people as well.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:13 AM   #72
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I have a site I have just been using as a photo dump for the last few months. I plan on using it this year to let people know about local rides (you may want to get a bit of experience on that big bike prior to joining us ,oh and put some knobbies on it - tkc80 is a great tire for your bike, works well for on and offroad).
It won't be until next year before I possibly switch to knobs and that is the tire I would go with. 80-90% of my riding will be tarmac so the battlewings will be fine as I want to hit some dirt/fire roads as well. Probably not the "lame" type of roads you guys have in mind . Nonetheless, riding is riding and we'll see what happens.

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Old 02-16-2009, 12:55 PM   #73
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I have been with deadly99 on one of his runs. If you get some practice on the big bike, you could join in for that run. Just take it slow. I'll be doing the run on Battlewings too. Luckily deadly likes to stop for smoke breaks for us slower guys.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:56 PM   #74
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Dresda and EmmBeeDee are floating around Ottawa area with a small stable of beemers....go search for them
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:57 PM   #75
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I look forward to seeing these new beamers getting dirty

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