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Old 02-17-2009, 03:52 AM   #76
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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.

I agree this might not be the best place to oganize something but in the same moment this thread should not die, As there are a few people that ride in Ottawa that have not even posted on this thread, so who knows even if they are reading this. Maybe start a "Ottawa riders sign in" thread?
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:12 PM   #77
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EAST ONTARIO ADVENTURE RALLY - May 22,23,24

to the people who are planning to attend the EAST ONTARIO ADVENTURE RALLY - May 22,23,24 and are planing to trailer down. I have a 4 door f150 and a trailer that will hold 3 smaller bikes, I have spots for 2 bikes and gear.

PM me if your interested in spliting some costs.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:50 AM   #78
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it is suppose to be +5 this weekend and sunny, any riders willing to take there ride out for 4/5 hours in the middle of the day?
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:07 AM   #79
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Went last weekend, back roads were not great (slick and mushy), but if the weather is decent I will join you for an afternoon.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:10 AM   #80
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My bike's still in the TV room getting worked on. Guess I'd better get hurry up and finish.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:30 AM   #81
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Had mine out around the block last Saturday testing some electronics and stuff. It was also my first time on the bike. Freakin' awesome !!!! I still need to break it in before I can do a serious ride. My initial accel/decel "Motoman" break-in may be slightly annoying to others

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #82
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I was out to on Sunday for a short ride after getting the bike out of winter storage.

Thanks for the call deadly99. It would have still been sitting covered and i would not have gotten of my ass to get it running for the spring.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:06 AM   #83
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Did they call you Pelvis?
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:19 AM   #84
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Did they call you Pelvis?
Yeah, He wasn't interested in it after all. or interested in the price i should say.

But thanks anyways
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:50 PM   #85
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Ive got about 100k since this Sunday. Salt be damned.
Pretty chilly yesterday and all of the riding has been in the East (Cumberland/Orleans)
Going to be a good year me thinks
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:33 AM   #86
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I'm just waiting on my raingear from BikeBandit and warmer weather. As soon as overnight temps reach 3 degrees, this becomes my going to work vehicle (shift work). Can't really see ice at 1:30 in the morning. The wife can hardly wait to keep the car.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:35 AM   #87
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it is suppose to be +5 this weekend and sunny, any riders willing to take there ride out for 4/5 hours in the middle of the day?


I can only go out to play on Sunday, as other people have made plans for me on Saturday.....................

Sooo SUNDAY >>>SUNDAY>>SUNDAY. 11 to 5 or so.. rain or shine, it is supose to shine though. might be a bit cold but breaking out the snowmobile suit and running that all day should be ok. anyone have a direction to follow? or just point and go?
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:39 AM   #88
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Shipwrek, how do you like your Drz400? I am considering one for next year. Do you get along with the 5 speed? I read most people would like 6 choices instead. Personally, I think one adapts. Did you modify the suspension? Do you need to?
There's nothing like a personalized bike review.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:17 AM   #89
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Shipwrek, how do you like your Drz400? I am considering one for next year. Do you get along with the 5 speed? I read most people would like 6 choices instead. Personally, I think one adapts. Did you modify the suspension? Do you need to?
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6 speed would be great, never touched the suspension as not sure why I would. I don't have that much experience to tell the difference. it still goes boing when I go over bumps. yes you can bottom it out going over jumps but I guess you didn't land right if you did bottom it out.

10 L tank got dumped as soon as I figured out, when I got to where I was going I was out of gas. 150km or so. big tanks are top heavy but I can deal with it. clark tanks fits better than IMS. piles of after market stuff for it.

my bike 01 has approx 27000+ km on it. runs great. I run it into the rev limiter every now and then. if it doesn't have a limiter on it. then the valves float.. no problems. everyone thinks its too tall, I'm OK on it. 6ft+. there is linkages to make it shorter.

I'd change the sprockets if you were to single track alot. it is a bit heavy for single track especially if riding with orange stuff. I don't mind the seat but it is 8 years old and broken in well, but I'd buy a new seat if new.

I did the Paris dacre 800km in one day, last year with 3 drz400's. absolutely no problem on any of them. years were 01/04/ and 08.

I grew up on a 1977yamaha DT400 and compared to that I'm in heaven.
over all I'll give it 8-10, wishing for 6 speed and more horse power. I would consider a new one if this ever breaks beyond repair. I'm waiting for this to become a 450Fuel Injected bike with 6 speed. should be any year now!! I could buy a bmw 450 with a scheduled engine rebuild but that I'm not into. Drive until it breaks with maintenance.

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Old 03-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #90
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anyone from Ottawa planning to go with rally connex on their "RAP" ride (ride around algonquin) this summer?
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