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Old 10-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #2761
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I had a really nice ride up to Limestone Mountain. Early morning departure resulted in some really nice light:



I took back roads up north of Water Valley then zipped across to the FTR. Google maps was way off with distance though so after getting to the top, I had to backtrack to the gas station back at the bridge on the FTR, then over to Sundry and home.

I enjoyed the rock garden. I'm still having troubles letting go of how I'd ride the XRR though as I zipped through the rock garden in 3rd gear. What a riot.

I got to the top and parked to enjoy the fantastic view and got a call from my wife telling me that she was in the midst of putting our Chocolate Lab Ringo to sleep.

My stay at the top was brief. He was my best friend and will be missed. Anyway,my struggle with a name for the bike is no longer.

Allow me to introduce you to Ringo and I:





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Old 10-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #2762
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An oversight on my part. As this is thanksgiving weekend, and I'm away, bike talk and wobbly pops at my place are NOT this weekend. Hopefully we get another decent few weekends soon though!
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #2763
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Sad to hear about your dog!

It's really a shame they don't live as long as we do =(
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #2764
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Sad to hear about your dog!

It's really a shame they don't live as long as we do =(
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:44 AM   #2765
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Great pictures Wes, and sorry about your dog.

How are the rims after a 3rd gear run through the rubble??
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:54 AM   #2766
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Great pictures Wes, and sorry about your dog.

How are the rims after a 3rd gear run through the rubble??
Thanks.

Rims are fine, other than what was previously done. Being that it was all just roads I didn't air down and was running 30 some pounds.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:59 AM   #2767
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Thanks.

Rims are fine, other than what was previously done. Being that it was all just roads I didn't air down and was running 30 some pounds.
Yep, airing down would not be advisable for the rock garden. Traction is not an issue, but that steering damper you were talking about might come in handy. Or arms like a gorrila....
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #2768
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Sunday - Tuesday Ride & Camping

Hey guys,

Last minute I know, was waiting on a buddy to see if he could fix his KLR, he did so we're leaving in the morning.

Who wants to join us? I'm meeting Kevin somewhere near Elko Sunday then running backroads with him. The route will take us over a few mountains and into the Flathead area. We'll camp in 2 different sites, Sunday night at Lake Koocanusa and Monday night in Flathead. Tuesday I ride back to Calgary and Kevin goes back to Nelson, BC.

PM if you want to join us.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:33 PM   #2769
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Flathead Ride Sunday-Tuesday

Leaving Calgary from my place near Children's Hospital at 11 AM Sunday. Meeting Kevin in Elko, BC at 3 PM Alberta time. From there we are heading SE to the Flathead to explore. Call or PM in if you want to join us.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:25 AM   #2770
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Eureka!

Brett. Found the riding around Eureka better than aound Flathead. Lots of good stuff around Eureka. Every direction both paved and dirt.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:36 AM   #2771
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Heated riding stuff. Recommendations?

Well it looks like the remaining riding season may require heated gear to make it more enjoyable.

I don't have any and wonder what others like and where you got it. I have some lightweight batteries and if I had heated stuff would also use it while waiting at the bus stop when it is -35C.

Was thinking of gloves and vest. Gloves over handlebar warmers since I could then use them off the motorcycle.


Found a review of a heated vest that was favorable. http://www.webbikeworld.com/heated-m...nergy/vest.htm
But found an adv thread that showed a common controller problem. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...master+Synergy
The vest is good and the company replaces bad controllers but the replacements can fail also. Could always get a different brand controller http://www.warmnsafe.com/heat-trollers/ and adapter http://www.warmnsafe.com/tour-master...oller-adapter/ .
The tourmaster golves seemed good too and are compatible with the vest. Of course the controllers are known to fail also.

The Gerbing heated vest costs more and does not include a controller. They are highly recommended on some threads on advrider. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=heated+vest
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=heated+vest . On those threads the gerbing and Warm and safe are recommended.

Warm and safe is supposed to have a discount by typing "ADVFORUM"

Price well probably help me make up my mind.

flossandfly screwed with this post 10-08-2012 at 03:41 PM Reason: had more info
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #2772
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Well it looks like the remaining riding season may require heated gear to make it more enjoyable.

I don't have any and wonder what others like and where you got it. I have some lightweight batteries and if I had heated stuff would also use it while waiting at the bus stop when it is -35C.

Was thinking of gloves and vest. Gloves over handlebar warmers since I could then use them off the motorcycle.
I have a vest i bought at a harly shop works great, and my daughter likes to borrow it too she was very happy with it .now they have the same thing with sleeves was not available when i bought my vest. No regrets buying it only wished i would of done it sooner
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:44 AM   #2773
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Old man winter approaches

Went for a ride around McLean and across Powderface and back yesterday. I found a few frozen ponds and snow in the trees. Roads were good with a few suspect spots in the shady areas. Good day for riding though.









Ever get the feeling you are being watched......



Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #2774
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I have a vest i bought at a harly shop works great, and my daughter likes to borrow it too she was very happy with it .now they have the same thing with sleeves was not available when i bought my vest. No regrets buying it only wished i would of done it sooner
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Thanks alberta bob. I think I should stop delaying too, just want to see what others like.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #2775
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Thanks alberta bob. I think I should stop delaying too, just want to see what others like.
I've been riding mostly year round for the past 4 or years. I've had a few vests and they all seem to heat about the same. I think controllers are highly over rated, I simply switch it and turn it off once I get hot, then on when cold. Its not rocket surgery...

Also, I'd highly recommend getting one without a collar. All it does is add bulk. I have an unusually thick neck and find it to be a PITA when combining with a balaclava, scarf or neck sock kinda thing. Oh, and call me gay if you like, but I find that stupid looking silk scarf from Aerostich to be one of my new favorite pieces of gear. Keeps out the breeze when cool and can be wet down when its hot.

Cheers,

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