NorthEast Alberta

Discussion in 'Canada' started by outbacktaz, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    Hi Everyone!
    Hope You all didn't celebrate New Year too much!! I talked to my LacLaBiche Winter Festival of Speed contact and He confirmed March 2-3 as the date for the ice races. Of course that's weather and ice conditions permitting.....:D
    Regards....just jeff
  2. outbacktaz

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    Glad to have confirmed dates for the ice races in Lac La Biche!! Thanks JustJeff!!

    I'd like to know if anyone from our end of the highway is going to the bike show, on one of those dates 12-13-14 of January. I'm looking for partners to go, my wife trying to get some alone time after a crazy time during the Holidays!!

    Let me know!! :ear:ear:ear
  3. wos

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    I'm heading down on Saturday with a car full of friends, hope to see you down there Taz.
    Usually a bunch of the Edmonton crowd starts the day with breakfast somewhere in the city then herds over there. Have to search the threads here and see if they have anything set up.
  4. outbacktaz

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    I saw that post about the herding 2 years ago... Hopefully, I'll find someone to tag along!! Hope to see you there WOS!!
  5. grumpybear

    grumpybear Been here awhile

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    So here we are in the season of winter depression. What's everyone doing to fend off the blues? I'm trying to keep busy by turning the grapes I grew last summer into wine ( the house has the smell of fermenting grapes now) and turning perfectly good pieces of firewood into semi-recognizable projects on my wood lathe. I've already ordered and received my tires for this riding season and it's too early to swap out the tires on the bikes as they still have a few kms left. Thinking of doing a ride to the Yukon in June, so doing some reading and planning around that.

    Beside I noticed this thread was about to fall off page 2 so I thought it was time for bump.

    grump
  6. Gold5th

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    I'm hoping to put my ATRE and fuel management on this weekend. And maybe test out my head light, replace a relay see if I can figure out why my headlight has a lag when switching to highbeam... or doesn't want to turn on at all some times.
  7. just jeff

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    I went to Fort Mac last Sat and bought a complete 2012 KX450f front end to graft onto my 2003 KLR. This will give me 48mm inverted tubes with fully adjustable dampening and 12 inches of travel. I also recieved a big box of farkels from AVisciousCycle. IMS fuel tank, Ricochet skidplate, Pivot pegs, IMS shifter, ProTaper bars, KLX needle kit, Barkbusters, SW Motec rear luggage racks, rim locks, Steble air horn.
    If the weather warms up enought this weekend I may be able to take it for a drive! :D
    Only 3 months of winter left!!
    Regards....just jeff
  8. wos

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    Winter blah's are right Grumpy. I'm down in San Diego for another 3 weeks, 20+ weather and no bike. Haven't even seen that many on the road, They must park them for the winter down here too. Hope to be back for the ice races but the way the aircraft are working I doubt it.
  9. outbacktaz

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    I know where you're at!! LoL :evil:evil:evil
  10. grumpybear

    grumpybear Been here awhile

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    I know where he is also! Somewhere were the temperature is forecast to 21C today under sunny skies with NO SNOW.:rofl

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  11. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Sounds like a great upgrade. Those forks have a reasonable spring for an MX bike. I imagine you'll be putting at least 100lbs more on them though. Nose dive will be pretty severe. I suggest some really heavy springs for them ans some heavy fork oil.
    Take pics!

    What size of tank? The massive one 8.5G? I read somewhere that the once full of fuel, it's only slightly heavier - due to lighter material. (Plastic, not steel)
    I'm down near Red Deer. It was warm enough to take the trike out. :D
    I'm heading back to MacMurray this afternoon.
  12. just jeff

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    Hi dirtydeeds!
    I went with the 6 G tank to keep the weight and size down. I won't need the bigger capacity on this bike. As to the spring rate, its an experiment. The PO felt the spring rate may be too heavy being they were sprung for the harsher use of a motocross track. I'm thinking this will be balanced by the heavier weight of the KLR. The springs may turn out fine as is and both compression and rebound dampening are adjustable. I have a couple of other projects to clear up then I can get started!!:clap
    Regards....justjeff
  13. just jeff

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    Hi Guys!
    I am the bearer of bad news regarding the Lac La Biche festival of speed. Apparently it has been canceled due to the lack of hotel/motel accomodations. The event organizers published the cancelation in last week's LLB POST. Bannister is installing an Access pipline and the 500 workers brought in have made it impossible for the 100+ race competitors to be assured of having accomodations when they roll in for the weekend of racing. :cry
    Regards....justjeff
  14. outbacktaz

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    Now THAT sucks!! When we say that money talks...!! Ah well... :cry
  15. grumpybear

    grumpybear Been here awhile

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    Sad news to hear the event was cancelled. Must be hard for the event organizers to cancel this years event especially after last years event was cancelled due to ice conditions. I know ShortStuff and I really enjoyed the event, the sidecar races were our favorite.

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  16. outbacktaz

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    This thread needs a bump up to the top since we all can see that the white stuff is going away, and we can all see the good time riding ahead of us!!

    GrumpyBear and a few other fellows and myself are planning a refresher training day when the season will start. We just need to get together and work out the details!!

    PM us if you're interested in participating!!
  17. just jeff

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    Hi Guys!
    Been working on the bike for the last month or so. Hope to have it ready for the end of the month. I keep an eye on here but spend a lot of time on KLR Forum. There are some guys on there near you guys. One in Wainright, one Northeast of LLoyd and one south of LLoyd.
    Regards....just jeff
  18. grumpybear

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    Yup, you can see the snow is going away but this is the time of the winter I really have trouble with. You know the white stuff is going away but I wish it was a lot quicker!! Lots of places to go and see. This year has been pretty good for short rides around the farm. Learning to control slides and skids on the icy roads has been good.

    Getting together and doing some planning for the refresher course sounds like a good idea. Have to go pickup Shortstuff's sidecar rig in the immediate future but should be available other than that.

    I missed riding the sidecar rig around town in January. It is a blast to slide and drift on the streets around town, the reactions from people is priceless!!. I had to stop driving it in December a couple years ago, I was causing a lot of "distracted driving" problems.:evil

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  19. Gold5th

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    It's your fault :p right after you posted it started to snow.. and now we have like 10cm forcasted :p
  20. grumpybear

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    Boy, 10 cm of new fresh snow would be hoot with the KLR and the K60"s:rofl