Calgarians that dualsport

Discussion in 'Canada' started by macuser, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    We're neighbours!

    Got out riding today. Wicked conditions with studs. So much fun!
  2. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Sweet.
    I haven't brought the bikes down yet. I need to bring the 450 down so I can ride it and the SMT needs some intake work and a remap :deal.

    And only one weekend left for me in between now and Christmas. This entire 'work' idea really cuts into biking time.
  3. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Hello DD, it's me Flash Gordon from Lacombe as I said I would let you know when I got a box full of ADS stickers !!!

    Glad to here you got sorted in cow Town, and found another riider down there in your area.

    We might be able to link up at the Calgary bike show, or I can meet you for coffee on that weekend if you can't make it to the show !!!
    The ADS has a both set up this year, so you can swing by to say hello if you like as a few of the dudes will be kicking around.

    I just finishing up my BC ride (Going to the Moon) over the last 2 weeks out here in the southern part at -4 to +8 "give or take."
    It be far has been the best Novmber ride I've ever done since it's been 8 day good weather and 3 of rain. Ha Ha (lucky I am).

    All is good DD as I hope to get you those stickers

    From Flash Gordon ADS
  4. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Cool. Thx for that!
    When is that show? Anything that is good that happens on a weekend; usually happens on a weekend that I'm still on shift. :baldy

    Good to hear that your ride went well!

    Jeff
  5. Calgary06

    Calgary06 Been here awhile

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  6. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Yup. I'm on shift. Maybe I'll have to head up to the Edmonton show.
  7. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    I rode to the show lat year too. Able to do that most years here with the odd exception. Hoping KTM brought the new Adventure.
  8. where2next?

    where2next? Map guy

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    I'm going to get the suspension on WR serviced and heavier springs installed. Wondering if anyone here as experience with any of the shops in calgary. I don't want to end up with an MX setup. Also, What's a typical turn around for suspension service? I'm in a rush...
  9. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    There are a couple of choices:

    http://www.proaction-suspension.com

    http://rideconceptscalgary.com/spring-rates/4557981387

    When it comes time revalve the 690 I think I'm going to take it to proaction they have a pretty good rep. Anyone else have any experience with setting up suspension in Calgary?



  10. Lav1200

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    I also have my GasGas forks and shocks in there for revalving. He did wonders with my KX250 front end last year.
  11. Shibby!

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    Isn't there a Riders Edge or something out in B.C too?

    You could always do it yourself! Good learning and not all that difficult. Bleeding shocks can be a bit of a PITA. Building my own power shock bleeder here soon to make it quick and easy.
  12. where2next?

    where2next? Map guy

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    Yeah I'm short on time. I've only got a week to prep my bike and no heat in my garage. I'd love to do it all myself as it would be a cool learning experience but this time I gotta pay someone. no answer at ride concepts. Anyone have trouble getting ahold of that guy before?
  13. Shibby!

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    Sounds like a bike trip to warm places!

    Details?
  14. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have experience running the Continental Ultra Heavy Duty tubes?

    http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/continental-ultra-heavy-duty-tube-18inch.html

    I bought a set for the front and rear and I'm turning my 690 into an Adventure bike (Rally Raid Evo 2 kit and all the additional goodies...), and low and behold it says on the box NOT suitable for highway use... which a bit concerning considering I'm going to be loading it up with gear and hitting the trails.

    I've read that you can get around the highway issue by using a ton of lube to help with the heat. Any thoughts? Any other recommendations?
  15. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    Let us all know Lycan. I'm taking my bike in as soon as the next season is upon us. :)
  16. where2next?

    where2next? Map guy

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    Yeah me and KaptainKaos are trailering to Baja over xmas. Starting in San Filepe and then who knows..... Gotta get the WR prepped and I'm working up in northern Saskatchewan. only got a week off before I leave for down south though. rear end is short on compression damping so it likely needs to be rebuilt. might as well get the springs sorted out too.
  17. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Just south of San Felipe on the west side of road is a beach with a bunch of cabaƱas. It's just before the Cactus park. Decent staging area for riding. Not much for amenities though. Grab some bottles and food from town, pass out drunk in the sand at night. It's almost perfect.

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  18. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Dude... YOU NEED TO LEAVE WORK AND GET THE BIKE READY!!! Hahaha... At least I got the rest of everything sorted on my days off. Don't forget your shots too. (Or bring diapers cause I ain't slowing down once we get there, ;) )
  19. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    P.S. - If you want Lee's # or email to ask about him doing your legs lemme know, I'll fire it over to you. I know you haven't ridden my 450 much, but man is it nice... CGRT/Rider's Edge did a great job!
  20. Lav1200

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    I just returned from a week down there with Tim Morton's operation. This was my first time there... what an amazing place for riding! The beach riding south of San Felipe and the single track up near Tecate were the highlights for me.

    Hope to get back again soon for a much longer explore of the pennisula - only scratched the surface on this trip.

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