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Old 06-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #1021
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You might want to catch up with Toddiscdn on the forum as well. He's had some experience with a DR.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #1022
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I bought my bone stock 06 in the states a few years back and after you sink about $1000 in it it is a pretty capable dual sport that you can beat the hell out of and it will keep running.



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Even if you don't do that it will still be a very capable bike,

I have bone stock, motor, suspension, etc. Lotsa mods for luggage, seat, fairing,tires, handguards etc., but thats it and I go anywhere my buddys suspension, carb, 725cc equipped DR goes, mind you Im no as graceful nor do I do the awesome wheelies he does, but it gets me there.

You can throw a few bucks at the DR and make it better or a bunch and make it much better, theres things Id like to do but Im ok with where Im at with a do all bike. Do the seat and the suspension first if you are travelling and doing off road.

Great bike , you cant go wrong, wouldn't hesitate to ride across the country tomorrow..

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #1023
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You might want to catch up with Toddiscdn on the forum as well. He's had some experience with a DR.
Hey Mark, I miised ya, was working when you showed up, then away for the weekend , then working nights....., off till sat. morn now.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #1024
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I'm looking to maybe hit a beginner trail on Saturday. I'm gonna be coming from London and end up in Chatham. I searched this thread and didn't find much...



Can someone highlight this trail on a map? What skill level does it require? I've done a bit of time on a dirt road and a looser gravel road. In other words, I have no experience.




Care to point out a few ones on a map for me? I'm just looking for something simple to get started with.

Thanks everyone...
What I usually do is try to get into no exit roads or unmaintainned town roads.
For example if you're going to Chatham from longwoods get a concession south/north of it and start exploring side roads.
The best trails are all hidden inbetween.
Another option would be to get riding with a couple of locals that have routine trails and start building your confidence and skill level until you can do it solo.
Remember that getting stuck somewhere by yourself not only isn't fun but can be quite dangerous if not prepared.
There are also many organized rides that cater to different skill levels that can help a lot with your skill set.

Take your time and enjoy
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:35 AM   #1025
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but thats it and I go anywhere my buddys suspension, carb, 725cc equipped DR goes
My horn's more reliable after all those mods. And they cover up for the fact that I can't ride.........
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:14 AM   #1026
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My horn's more reliable after all those mods. And they cover up for the fact that I can't ride.........
I figured you,d catch that and possibly have some tree comments
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:46 AM   #1027
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Hey Mark, I miised ya, was working when you showed up, then away for the weekend , then working nights....., off till sat. morn now.

Todd
Your'e going to have to do something about that work thing. It's getting in the way of other stuff and causing a problem.
And by the way what's that comment about friends getting "Older"
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:04 AM   #1028
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Anyone riding today??????
If so, gimme a shout...
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:51 PM   #1029
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Nice ride to Chatham

No really I had a good ride to chatham...... well I bee lined it there to bobs to get some oil filters then had a good ride back, so some side roads NE then NW towards Dawn Mills, then cider miils line to Florence is quite nice, then Mawlam and just as it turns into Forest rd there is an unmaintianed little(Tinney rd?) bit heading over to Shetland. I headed north from there, but Im thinking alot of the stuff followin the sydeham might be ok.

Nice day fro a ride.

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #1030
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No really I had a good ride to chatham...... well I bee lined it there to bobs to get some oil filters then had a good ride back, so some side roads NE then NW towards Dawn Mills, then cider miils line to Florence is quite nice, then Mawlam and just as it turns into Forest rd there is an unmaintianed little(Tinney rd?) bit heading over to Shetland. I headed north from there, but Im thinking alot of the stuff followin the sydeham might be ok.

Nice day fro a ride.

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That area looks pretty neat. Perhaps I will bring my DR up there this weekend.

Any other recommendations?
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:38 PM   #1031
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Anybody know of an electrician in Windsor East/Belle River area who takes smallish jobs for $?
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #1032
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Anybody know of an electrician in Windsor East/Belle River area who takes smallish jobs for $?
hey man, we have a guy at the fire dept thats a lic electrician and has a company and does work. Randy Diccoco. if you want, FB me your phone again, and I can give it to him and he can call you.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:31 AM   #1033
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Lake Superior Circle Tour 4th of July Weekend

Hey Guys,

a Buddy and I road around lake superior / thru lake Huron over the 4th of July Weekend. Feel free to view the ride report here

http://redlinesuperbike.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35698

To sum it up 1800 miles in 4 days on my F650GS and his superhawk 996. Excellent trip with tonnes of sights.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #1034
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Great RR. Junac and I discussed taking the same route last year but it never happened. My schedule always goes crazy. I'm hoping to do it this year, maybe even solo, just some road zen time. I might do it in 3 days and qualify one stretch as an Ironbutt.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #1035
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Great RR. Junac and I discussed taking the same route last year but it never happened. My schedule always goes crazy. I'm hoping to do it this year, maybe even solo, just some road zen time. I might do it in 3 days and qualify one stretch as an Ironbutt.
I have a video that I am processing but its not ready yet. I find it better to go with two riders as solo does have its advantages when your riding but the off ours are more entertaining with a buddy. Also the report did not mention that a bottle of scotch and a couple cigars were consumed at every stop
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