Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

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

  1. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    A few interesting things at the TO bike show today. The CCM 450GP looks really nice.
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    Lawrence Hacking's Dakar Honda XR
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  2. Racerboy000

    Racerboy000 Canuck

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    I live 1hr east of Ottawa, always up for a ride.

    Cheers
  3. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    It was a nice thought anyways Mike! :lol3
  4. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Hey Doug, it was great while it lasted... Not the rain, of course. The warmer weather, that is.
  5. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Anyone in the Ottawa area interested in the Kaurit Moto tire tool? I bought one for the Ural, but never used it. Still in my truck. It fits 20mm and 25mm axles. I paid $110US plus shipping during the group buy. Local guy can have it for $100CAN.

    I am just selling off stuff I don't need anymore to get some new boots!! :D


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  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I'm interested!
  7. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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  8. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    How ya been stranger!:freaky
  9. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    Great here, you? Busy season only has 6 months left :rofl
    Where's that old geezer Sean hiding?
  10. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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  11. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    I picked up my new wheel for my R1200GS from Woody's yesterday. It's been in Ogdensburg since early January but I had to wait for Le Creuset to get their shit together.

    Back in May I was dirtbikin' with my big bike and ended up barrelling down a rocky hill before hitting a rock the 19" wheel couldn't handle and I was tossed through the windshield. Turns out the rock did a number on the front wheel which I didn't notice until I mounted the knobby for the Roaming Rally a few weeks later. The wheel was totally out around but since I didn't feel any undue vibration, I rode it through the season before sending it to Woody's Wheelworks.

    When I talked to Zach when I sent the wheel in back in December he said they could repair almost any wheel and that only 1 in a 100 wheels they receive are not economically repairable. Well, after he received my wheel he called back and said mine was so badly damaged it drew the short straw in the 1-in-100 lottery. I found this surprising given I rode essentially the entire season on it. Anyways, after considering the options he presented, the cheapest option was to get a new Excel rim with his X-lace hub.

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    It seems like they used a tube of caulking to make this rim a tubeless rim:

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  12. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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  13. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    Could do something if you didn't have to sign up or sign in to see what it was :ear
  14. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Couple of years ago I took out 9 spokes on my rear wheel. Off to Woody's it goes.

    I get a call from Zach, he asks if I offroad it much. Yeah, some.

    'How much is some?'

    I guess the rim had over 30 dings in it. He offered one of their excel hoops to replace it or a good used stocker.

    Told him that he wouldn't have seen the wheel if I hadn't failed to torque the caliper. If he knew the hits that thing had taken and it was still holding air, then replacing it with another stocker was good by me.

    Good work done. Happy with the stocker. :D
  15. Keating

    Keating Been here awhile

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    :hmmmmm
    Pretty much laid right out there on the main page.

    You set up a list of emergency contacts.
    If you're going out somewhere, you send them your return time.
    When your return time rolls around they send you a txt. If you don't respond, they let your emergency contacts know.
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Yes, it needs minimal setup. We tested it this morning and it worked exactly as described.
  17. Keating

    Keating Been here awhile

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    Looks very nicely done. Very clean.
    Do you know if they use a rim strip under there so you can adjust spokes without compromising the seal?
    Seems like a thick teflon strip, then a "conventional" rubber rim strip, topped with the silicone, might work, but I don't know if they could do it and be that clean.

    I'd want to carry a tube as a backup...
  18. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    There are lots of home made tubeless rims out there with no issues. Goop and Seal All work as well as silicone
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I want spring!
  20. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    +1000!!!

    Looking a lot better by next weekend! :clap