Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

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

  1. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Looks like CycleMaster in Ashton has the filter oil in stock. Only one in the area!
  2. Corbeau

    Corbeau Been here awhile

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    Heads up and thanks to Emmbeedee: just bought a Montana 600 from gpscity.ca.

    Still need the dual sport bike, though...
  3. Quantis

    Quantis Been here awhile

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    I have a DR650 for sale. It would be a great accessory for that GPS!
  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I cant believe someone hasn't bought your bike yet....smoking good deal :nod

    And just for fun...some sadistic dude put this course together....


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  5. Quantis

    Quantis Been here awhile

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    This is an awesome Idea

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  6. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Holy Crap!! :eek1:eek1

    That part of the Romaniacs?
  7. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Did you get the discount from GPSCity in the Vendor's Forum? Did you buy the Rugged Mount or an Automotive mount for it?
  8. Corbeau

    Corbeau Been here awhile

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    Yep, got the discount. Not a big one, because I only needed the plate with the ballhead to screws into the rugged mount and I already have a ballhead screwed into the tank bolts of my VFR. (And I had a 4" arm from when I used a Garmin GPS V.) Also got City Navigator North America NT (hey, it's for a sport-touring bike...)

    Remember the V? 256x160 pixels of display (about 2" by 1.5"), a couple of shades of grey, basemap copyrighted 2001, loading maps from CitySelect took forever with a serial cable and you only had 19 megabytes (that's right, MB) on onboard RAM.

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    Methinks that after a V, having a Montana will be like going to Heaven. Especially since the V auto-routed me onto innexistent offramps somewhere in PA, back in '07...

    Will have lots to learn (especially about loading points of interest such as Honda dealerships) and I'll reread your very informative posts, Emmbeedee.
  9. Corbeau

    Corbeau Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads-up, Quantis... Although my avatar still says I'm looking for a 640 ADV, methinks my best bet (for fun and the learning curve of local trail riding) would be a DRZ400. (If I can figure out the difference between the E and the S.) I have my VFR for long distances, and don't see myself in an adventure ride to Alaska or whatever's not yet paved on the TransLab.
  10. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I do remember the V, I bought one new a long time ago, then gave it to a friend. A good gps for its day.

    CNNA is a necessity, and a real bargain, IMHO.
  11. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    E is dirt only, no road plate allowed... S street legal.

    E is different carb, exhaust, timing?, air box?, chain sproket ratio.
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Different front suspension too ?
  13. RobP

    RobP Been here awhile

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    Looks like Erzberg
  14. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    That's some crazy shit.

    :huh

  15. Corbeau

    Corbeau Been here awhile

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    Those Eurpeans sure know how to have fun...
  16. bumper1871

    bumper1871 Been here awhile

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  17. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    If anyone's having trouble reading their gps while riding, you might want to check out these cool safety/sun/reading glasses I found at the Tool and Equipment store in Bell's Corners. Only about $13, but worth every penny.

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    I don't wear glasses but I do wear reading glasses, and with these, I can actually see the gps properly.

    I also got a clear pair as well, for about the same price.
  18. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I assume that they're readers only in the lower part of the lens?
  19. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Yes. Not really a bifocal but the bottom is a reading lens. Top is plain.

    I'm the one who gets to spend over $700 on glasses with the progressives....


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  20. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Yes, this shows how small the reader part is on the clear lens. It's the same on the tinted one too.

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