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Old 12-13-2009, 09:43 PM   #826
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Feel free to talk me into a bike trip from Dec. 18th to Jan.4th :)
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:19 AM   #827
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Hey slabm7... did that DRZ replace the old XT or do you still have that as well? Your DRZ will be great for our Thur night ADSMC rides at McLean... only 6 months to go.
I still have an old XL500 that is eating oil, its currently in pieces in my garage. I would like to get it street legal for the spring as well. Its a shitty time of year to buy a DRZ. It sits there and tortures me every time I look at it. Hopefully it warms up enough to bomb around on it before spring hits.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:24 PM   #828
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na, January is the first season of motorcycle riding of the year!

we do this:



and we plowed this last night (at nealy -30 C) to do it on!


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Old 12-14-2009, 02:19 PM   #829
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and we plowed this last night (at nealy -30 C) to do it on!
Cool - how thick is the ice now? We used to wait until we had 18" of ice before letting the snow plow on it (Telford Lake)
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:59 PM   #830
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it was over 12", 30' off the shore

Safe enough for a quad. I didn't measure with a tape, but it we decided to play it safe, especially with the diesel truck we were driving. We used the quad to plow and did not take the truck out.

You should have heard the ice crack...fantastic and eerie. "Big Legue" by Tom Cochrane kept running though my head.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:43 PM   #831
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Where do you get the studs? I'd like to stud up a set of dirt tires I dont like. I'm sure the XRR would do a good job of trying to spit them out.

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Old 12-15-2009, 07:14 PM   #832
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we are using screws specially made for ice. The tires are specially made too. They look like regular sand/mud MX tires (not the dune tires) with rows of screws, but the profile has been reshaped and run two inner liners made from old street tires. The screws are 1 1/2 long. There is quite and art/science to making them.

The first year we bought the screws with 1/2 or 5/8 lenghs (1/2 for the fronts) and had a blast. We found the knobs came apart as the tires got used more and we started to ride harder and soon the limits of their performance.

You can buy or order the screws through most bike shops (we have used GW and Blackfoot). Ask for cold cutters or Holiday screws to make ice tires with.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #833
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Just got me a 5.8 gal Acerbis tank for my XR250R. WooHoo!
No more 1/2 day bush rides and then looking for fuel.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:28 PM   #834
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Just got me a 5.8 gal Acerbis tank for my XR250R. WooHoo!
No more 1/2 day bush rides and then looking for fuel.
You just doubled the weight of that nimble little beast

Even the BRP is transformed by a full tank....
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:19 PM   #835
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You just doubled the weight of that nimble little beast

Even the BRP is transformed by a full tank....
Yeah... for every silver lining, a cloud. But I won't be topping it up for a Maclean Creek ride.

It doesn't look like it, but it holds more than a friggin' jerry can. And those are right some heavy.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:47 AM   #836
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Dog House...

I've finally learned - no motorcycle parts as a gift for my wife at Christmas. One year I bought her a tire (really nice Metzler), another year it was a u-joint for her Guzzi (I even gave her 2 of them so she would have a spare). Ended up like these guys:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agbnhhWe4tU

Now I just stick to chocolates & jewellery - much cheaper in the long run.

Merry Christmas to the Calgary DS group.

Cheers,
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:37 AM   #837
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I've finally learned - no motorcycle parts as a gift for my wife at Christmas. One year I bought her a tire (really nice Metzler), another year it was a u-joint for her Guzzi (I even gave her 2 of them so she would have a spare). Ended up like these guys:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agbnhhWe4tU

Now I just stick to chocolates & jewellery - much cheaper in the long run.

Merry Christmas to the Calgary DS group.

Cheers,
Andy
Funny video - I'll try to keep it in mind. No joke but I took my girlfriend to look at vacuums the other day - you saved my sorry _ _ _.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:18 AM   #838
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Have a great Christmas everyone! I'm glad I found this crew and I'm looking forward to many more enjoyable rides with you all. It's good to share a common passion with great people.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:58 PM   #839
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Have a great Christmas everyone! I'm glad I found this crew and I'm looking forward to many more enjoyable rides with you all. It's good to share a common passion with great people.
Trent
As well from me...

Merry Christmas you guys - hopefully 2010 will be INJURY free for me and I can actually ride my 640 Adv out there with you guys !

Best Wishes for the Holidays Everyone !
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:01 AM   #840
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Just ordered a few parts for the Adventure and hope to get out a LOT this summer unlike last summer.

Hope you all have a great Christmas and Santa gets you what you wanted :)
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