For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

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

  1. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Hello everyone, I've posted this before but I haven't found a buyer yet. I'm selling my GIVI panniers with racks and hardware for the KLR650A model. If you or someone you know is interested, PM me and I will give you my phone number!



    Thanks
  2. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage

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    Hi guys, looks like SK is headed towards the raping that you take over MC insurance.
    SGI is proposing huge increases because the MC class pays out way more in injury claims than it takes in.
    I'm going to be contacting SGI and the Sask Rate Review Panel who must approve the increase.
    Here's a copy of the proposed rate increase: http://www.sgi.sk.ca/pdf/rateproposal/Aug31-2013/motorcycles_LV.pdf

    I've used the rate calculator on the MBI site- is it accurate? I'm a little confused over this disclaimer: "Your motorcycle rate is based on premiums earned over a 5-month riding season, May 1 to October 1. However, although the premium is priced over the season of use, the motorcycle remains insured all year long." If I ride longer than the 5 months would I pay more?

    Any real world examples of your insurance being higher than the MBI calculator?

    You can PM or post over in the insurance thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863801

    Thanks for your help!

    Steve
  3. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Yes the MPI calculator is reasonably accurate. We pay high rate during the peak motorcycling months (May to October), and basically just storage (fire and theft) the remaining months; i.e. doesn't pay to remove insurance during the non riding months. This is great for people who ride down south over the winter (for about $12/month), but sure sucks for the rest of us.

    Was just reading a thread on KLR.net about insurance rates - one father was insuring his son's KLR for $175/Yr and he said he was paying 1/2 that! Apparently our motorcycle insurance rates are among the most expensive in all of North America... and we have arguably the shortest riding season. In the past few years, our public utilities board regulator has had to order MPI to rebate to policy holders several times, as MPI has been raking it in and accumulating very large profits. The MPI senior staff do not (IMO) have the publics interest truly at heart. While I'm not for totally privatizing, I do think it should be opened up to competition; i.e. we're given the option of where to get our insurance.
  4. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Here we go again ...,

    MPI Rates... Lets get into it..

    MPI is a government business and a profit Center, rates will never go down, it makes money!!!

    On the other, What's the best motorcycle oil out there???

    Or

    What's the best dual sport tire??

    Ok, that should liven up the thread topics for the day!


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  5. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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  6. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Got my insurance renewal in mail the other day.
    2 BMWs full coverage 2 mil liability $1189
    2 KLR comprehensive only (no collision) 2 mil liability $1170 (wife is principal driver on one and she has a couple "minor" infractions)

    12 months coverage but they offer to spread payments over a 7 month riding season.
  7. theshaneler

    theshaneler Adventurer

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    I find it extremely inaccurate it low balled my insurance by nearly $1000 last year. The way MPI forces you to pay insurance is all at once, or you can spread it out over 5 months(the summer months) but it is still active during the winter.
  8. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Fulltime laker

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    Come on Greg....Focus! Get the sun block out of your eyes. :lol3

    We're talking insurance now. :D

    The Ontario rates sound much better than here. My two bikes would be half what I'm paying now.

    Ontario here I come.....after retirement.
  9. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Nasty out there today, I hope everyone gets where they're going safely!
  10. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    The Rental Glide at Boot Hill, Tombstone AZ
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    Rental Glide at the OK Corral...
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  11. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Fulltime laker

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    Snow at the Corral?
    What's the temperature like down there?
    Nice bike.
  12. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Yup. When I woke up in Bisbee it was -7c!
    Lyle
  13. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Whaaattt is that your piloting Skysailor? A Twin that size surely must need a co-pilot? Or at least a stewardess....:evil

    C'mon, is that an 9 seater or does the luggage pod option cut it to six to keep the WnB accurate with the CofG? Either way tell me they make amphibs for it...

    Looks like fun though...and I'm just jealous.

    MFS :D
  14. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    You may recall I had left my RT in BC, back at the end of November.
    I had a new tire put on it in Victoria BC, then got the ferry to Port Angeles WA on the 7th of Feb.

    Left Port Angeles the next morning at 0730.
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    Hard to tell here, but that's black ice...
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    Finally getting some warm stuff...
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    Found some curves in Oregon...
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    Day 2
    Left Yachats around 0900, had great scenery through the redwoods, and packed it in for the day in Eureka California at sundown.
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    Day 3
    Wow, what a day! Got going around 8 AM, followed 101 on and away from the coast for a while then took #1 from 101 to Fort Bragg. Holy crap! I WATCH OUT FOR the moss in the middle of the lanes. Eek!.
    The curves just kept coming when I switched over to # 128 to get back on 101. (Minus the moss, but with gravel strewn about for interestÂ’s sake!)
    What a ride!

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    Went over the Golden Gate Bridge, tooled around downtown SF for a bit and pulled in for the night in Mountain View Ca.
    High today, 23C. Wow!
    Only glitches today were the front left turn signal bulb died, and my Sena mount broke.

    Day 4
    Replaced turn signal bulb, left Mountain View at 0830 - in search of a new mount for my Sena Bluetooth. Got lucky at the third bike shop I tried and also picked up a new visor to replace the three year old plastic on my helmet. The new mount for the Sena is a beefed up version. (Finally! Been bitching at them for two years to improve the design..) Back on the road at 11.

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    Holy crap! it just keeps getting better!!
    The Cabot Trail almost sucks in comparison to the ride south from Monterey on Highway #1 through Big Sur! Hundreds of kilometers of tight curves, cliffs, switchbacks and awesome vistas!

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    So far I've been finding California drivers very accommodating of motorcyclists, usually moving over to the pull-offs when I get behind them.

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    I stopped for the night around San Simeon... and only now does the road start to pull away from the coast and become less technical. What a day.

    Elephant seals, no they're not dead... and they're much larger than these pictures convey.

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    Day 5, ran through Los Angeles as quickly as I could, no pics worth posting.
    However, further east I came across these motorcycles...

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    Day 6 was spent in Beaumont as a laundry day ;-) where I met Bob (just back from 30 years in Australia) and a traveling mate.

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    Had a fine supper, I think...

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    Day 7...
    Somehow ended up on this road riding by a bunch of police guarding the entrance to a burned out cabin.
    You may have read or seen something in the news...

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    Avesome road, but recent snow and split-pea sized sand on every corner slowed the pace...

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    Took a ride by the Salton Sea, which is 25% saltier than the oceans...

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    Eventually came to the Imperial Valley, which was pretty impressive...

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    Spent the night near Yuma AZ, then rode on to visit friends in Ahwatukee. (Suburb of Phoenix.)
    I've been sightseeing (via car) since then and even went to a museum, where I found this old bird.
    I worked on the civilian turbine model for several years, so it was a nice trip down memory lane.

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    Anyway, have a couple of issues to sort out on the bike and will probably be moving on by the weekend, possibly Mexico, possibly Texas panhandle.

    Cheers, Brian
  15. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    Loving the report Brian.

    Black Ice and motorcycles? :clap

    At your pace you can catch Hekto in Guatemala by Tuesday
  16. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Now that's the way I'd like to spend my retirement. Good on you Brian
  17. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Great photos Brian, keep'em coming!
  18. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Nice photos, how did the seal meat taste??? What no barb b q on the beach. :huh
  19. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Has anyone looked at the Sask. Insurance thread.... Boy are they going to have fun.... All the letters, protest rides, lawyers bills... I hope they read some of the Manitoba shit that went on, it might help them get over it quicker.
    How do you spell Monopoly? MPI... SGI..
  20. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    There was some sort of environmetal PETA type group further down the shoreline who were busy tranquilizing one elephant seal so they could cut off the fishing net it was entangled in.
    No BBQ that day. :wink:

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    And a couple more in Imperial Valley, just 'cause they're so different...

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    In this next one, that isn't snow on the edge of the desert. Folks come out and park their RVs in the desert then go and ride quads, bikes or whatever else won't get stuck in the sand. Hundreds of sq miles of the stuff, you if you want quiet, you've got it.

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    Cheers, Brian