For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Went for a 3 hour ride today. Rode the floodway south from #1 to the south end of it. Did some exploring and found a deserted farm house with a few old buildings and a beat up old Yamaha DT sitting there. What a find!!!!

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    and another close up of the old Yammy

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  2. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Very easy to make your own lowering links for the KLR. Nothing fancy about them at all. I've got home made links on mine and they work fine for lowering the bike. The longer the link, the lower the bike, and the more the mechanical advantage on the shock which effectively reduces spring rate. Keep that in mind. My links lowered the bike approx 2 inches, which is nice for short ass people like me, but the spring rate is now much too light. It's a trade off. Also, your stand will have to be shortened as well. I'm going to make another set to lower the bike about 1 inch and try that out. If you weigh much more than about 180 or so I wouldn't recommend changing link length unless you get a stronger spring.
    (You can see how much lower my bike is in the above post)
  3. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    How cool to find an old dirt bike while out an a little adventure ride. My wife says when we are out having an adventure you always want to come across one interesting thing, the old Yamaha in the woods definitely qualifies!
  4. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Hey Mark, it looks like an early 70's 125cc or 175.

    A nice picture just the same.
  5. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    Olive bike in Selkirk...nope, wasn't me....I wish.:deal
  6. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Looked at he KLR. I'm 5'6" with a 29" inseam. Sound familiar? Anyway, I found a very reasonable deal on a DR650. I don't find it too tall at all. I suspect that the thing is just so light, that the height just doesn't become an issue.
    Lyle
  7. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Nice out there today. Might attempt a journey to Dryden for lunch. Kuppers? Bandit's new tyres need a few more miles.
  8. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    You could head here, we are apparently doing a camp fire at Albert Beach tonite and we may sacrifice tube steaks to the food Gods.
  9. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    You guys go howl at the moon. I'd love to join ya! Have way too much on my plate tomorrow. Enjoy and ride safe.
    Lyle
  10. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    A tiny caution for hwy 307 thru Whiteshell - brought my GL1200 back from Pinawa on Sunday and took the scenic route (307/44). Quite a lot of gravel on some corners on 307 yet.

    My new alternator conversion (AC Delco rebuild from the U.S.) was making a lot of noise by the time I got back. Dropped it off at Ace Auto elec - told me the rebuild was a 'last til the end of the warranty' job. In this case it just lasted long enough for me to mod the alternator and void the warranty. Oh well what's another hundred $??

    Edit: turns out the original rebuilder re used a defective stator...
  11. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Bummer about the alternator, but at least you won't have the expense and hassle (never mind the wait) of shipping it to the States and back. :huh
  12. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Did you guys get away to St Albert beach? Weather here in the south was cold wet and very windy!
  13. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    I just got back from adding some youth to the senior's convention at Albert Beach. Between the "I'm cold" "my back hurts" and "get off my lawn", I'm surprised they had the energy to drink beer. :freaky

    Thank again Kelly. It was a short time, but a good time.:lol3 (only 3 deer on the way home):huh
  14. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Way to go HUMVEE! Good to know there was a turnout for the beach, maybe the hippies went skinny dipping after you left. I read your post as "only 3 BEER on the way home" Not sure which would be more dangerous to your health! Maybe a few pics will find their way onto here later!
  15. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Rugbyrtcwka's Icebreaker...
    Friday was a great day, sunny and warmish, the food was good and the libations plentiful.
    The company was barely tolerable :D, so it was a treat to hear HumVee's KLR pull in after dark.:clap
    Not many were pics taken, as there would be severe penalties if the beer wasn't consumed before it got too warm.

    The rugged north...
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    The pink "beer and burger disposal unit" can be seen after a hasty visit from Backroader. :evil
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    Somebody was planning world domination... and it wasn't Kelly.
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    And finally, Rugbyrtcwka makes a great fire! (with a little help from his friends.):freaky
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    Thanks Rugbyrtswker!
    Cheers!
  16. rugbyrtcwka

    rugbyrtcwka railroader

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    Half bottle of Tylonol and an hours nap was part of the following afternoon.

    Yes Piffle the pyro made and exellent fire. We got a little lucky though as I didn't realize there was a fire ban in place. Neighbor got a finger wagging today for having a fire.

    We'll have to go back in summer to take advantage of the sand and surf next time.
  17. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    The fireside photo... a shot in the dark, the deer in head light look. THanks Kelly, maybe next time we will have a larger group.
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  18. Mark-II

    Mark-II Turn The Gas On

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    Had my first real ride in the rain today. Was heading home, the wind came up, and I just saw a solid wall of water in front of me. I'm still not entirely certain how much of the moisture on my clothes after I got home was rain that got through my suit as opposed to the results of a butt-clenchingly cold sweat.

    Certainly would not have bothered me if not for that utterly vicious gusty cross wind.

    More thrills than an amusement park :lol3
  19. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    I feel for ya brother, have spent many days in pouring rain on dual sports, which do not offer much protection. Get a good rain suit. I picked up a Frog Togs, after a number recommendations from fellow ADVrs.

    The gusting winds are just an added bonus!!!:evil
  20. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Just thought I would bring this forward in case anyone was looking for the address again.....