Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by dialdn, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Got out for a little spin today as well, after putting the new probend handguards and a rad guard on the 690. First time to ride with MX style boots...yikes! Left a fear rear tire skid marks on the road. It'll take some getting used to and some lever adjustment. Also for some strange reason i bought a new MX helmet. I have a helmet, don't know what I was thinking just caught up in the getting new stuff at the bike shop. :huh
  2. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    Its all good. Sounds like you had a great ride, as did I. Did over 300kms myself. Come on summer:clap
    Can't wait to get the new bike. Heading to Atlanta 1 mo. from now.:D

    Bob
  3. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    Not to stir up more shit, but don't even get me started on laws governing septic systems and the Quebec "septic system mafia".

    OK, I stirred up some shit :evil
  4. RobP

    RobP Been here awhile

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    Got out yesterday on the Vstrom. Little spin on the backroads from Almonte to Perth to pick up a few odds and ends at Woodys. First ride on the Vstrom with the Metzler Karoos.......surprisingly smooth and quiet.
  5. TaoOfDavid

    TaoOfDavid RAWR!

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    Thought I would poke my nose in here and introduce myself.

    Wife and I moved here from Vancouver last October. Can't say I've ever experienced a worse winter than I've seen in a long long time! Is it over now? Please...tell me it's over!

    We sold our bikes before we left the Left Coast and are looking at picking up some new bikes and getting out there discovering some of the routes in the area. I have my eye on a couple XR650's and my wife is trying to find a DR650.

    Looking forward to meeting some of you fine folks out there on the trails this summer :)
  6. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Welcome! And yes this winter sucked! To bad you didn't move here a year earlier, we didn't have a winter last year. And last March with temps in the high 20's we were already riding the trails!
  7. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    I think you moved the wrong way! :what: But welcome just the same;)

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  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Welcome!

    But Winter's not quite over yet unfortunately...
  9. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the area!

    Plenty of places to explore and ride. "They" are predicting a warm, dry summer, so that should make up for this past winter.


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  10. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Hmmm, we're looking at buying in Hudson, houses have septic systems .... what's the story on the SSM :ear
  11. skisauveur

    skisauveur Adventurer

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    They need to be pumped out every two years. Any questions pm me, I used to live there, parents still do.
  12. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    The paperwork said the system was inspected and fine and it was pumped out last year for $220.

    If that's the only issues we should be good then.

    Thanks!
  13. peterthefarmer

    peterthefarmer Venison sausage4sale

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    [​IMG]

    New pig in the barn
  14. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Couple of nice BMW F twins for sale in the Flea Market:

    F650GS

    F800GS

    Gonna hate to see them go but we hardly use them now that we have the Suzuki DR650s.
  15. TaoOfDavid

    TaoOfDavid RAWR!

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    Thanks for the welcomes!

    There was snow falling out there today. Hah...yeah...on April 1st. Nice joke Ottawa...nice....joke....:huh
  16. TaoOfDavid

    TaoOfDavid RAWR!

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    Aside from the weather, we moved in the right direction! Not possible to afford buying a house in Vancouver. Dont quite have 1.4 million for a small bungalow. Moved to Ottawa and have bought a house within 4 months.
  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :clap




  18. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Just makes you appreciate the summer more! :)




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  19. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I don't want to scare you too much but this picture was taken May 31, 2009, on a Dual Sport Ride near Calabogie.

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    Yes, the temperature really was +3C at 11:56 AM that day.

    Here we are having so much fun...

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  20. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Wow, quite the instrument cluster you got there! What bike is that?



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