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Discussion in 'Canada' started by ZZR_Ron, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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  2. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    We race on that track plus the surrounding woods twice a year...fast :eek1
  3. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    You konna ko inta hot tub in ta buff? You sure you not a Finn poika?
  4. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Actually my bro is more famous for take- offs and riding thousands of miles on bikes he paid $100-$300 for.
    Low buck touring, keep the costs down and the enjoyment up.
  5. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Hey, gotta give him credit! I would just be worried about the bike breaking down under me.
  6. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Ron there is a code on the sidewall that gives 4 numbers. The 1st two are month and the 2nd two are year. I may be wrong. You can tell how old that tire is with 20% tread on by reading the code 1198 might be manufactured in November 1998. I could be wrong.
  7. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    I think not all tires have a date but ones that do are week then year .
    01 to 52

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  8. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Yes. That's it week and year. Good stuff to know when encountering tires of questionable origin.
    You'd be surprised what you find in the take off pile. Eg: guy is going on big trip, wants " fresh tire" for trip. Has 30% tread left( often more) but wants to leave with a new tire " so he will make it back home"
    That's when a "fresh" tire hits the take off pile. I will leave home with a poor tire if I am going to USA. A new Dunlop 404 on the Glide was over 4$ Hun in Canada with installation and a set of rear pads. I got them for a hunnerd bucks in the States until a couple years ago they went up to $140 . Tires are easy to find and slap on.
  9. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Finndian & Backroader : we'll do a tour down the Sino circuit someday. Hit the best roads, great cheap accomadations and stop to see some competition events where real hardcore bike people are trying to win against their opponents.
    The Mille Lacs Grand Casino has a pretty good buffet there near the BIR raceway as well as the affiliate Sino in Hinkley, a good stop after or before hitting the $10 tent sites at Hole in the Wall.
  10. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Ron did you catch the price tag on the 2WD Ural? Was it 0 miles brand new?
  11. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    The Ural is 0 miles, brand new. Much better looking in person than the pictures would have you think.

    I'll see if Steve knows what it is worth, he's working there again.
  12. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I checked them out in AZ. Very cool machines. Very rustic. An eccentric's ride for sure! Brian? The TWD would be just the ticket for your off season meanderings.
  13. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Maybe Steve will chime in with some of his recent ride photos. Still waiting to see some of the pics from Bwokentoof.
    I always wanted the 2WD Ural. Still do.
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  14. dsdude

    dsdude Adventurer

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    I sold my drz. Not for any particular reason, just want to try something else.
    If anyone is selling something or knows someone who is send me a pm.
    Want to go bigger on the cc's and still be as dirt worthy as the drz.
    Looks like I have a little time to look around before riding season.
  15. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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  16. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Sounds like your looking for a Ktm 450 or 530exc, tons of power and very dirt worthy. Little more pricey but worth it. Might have to look Southern Ontario though to find one. Good luck!
  17. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Great photos once again Hekto!! We have temps around 35, 36 also...35f though :cry :lol3

    Really nice day today by our standards, plus 2c, sunny and calm...great day for a ride...and ride we did! 70 miles of Lakes, rivers, trails and once again I did damage to the sled :cry guess I'll never learn! Too hot into a corner on the trail and slid across into the bank on the other side and rolled the sled :eek1 It tried to rip my left foot off in the process but all is well...
  18. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I think I'm starting to remember why I sold the sled all those years ago!
    Those things are dangerous!!:eek1

    You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
  19. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Ya, they are Ron! But what else is there to do in the winter? :evil

    How are you doing Ron? Getting better I hope! Any word on when you'll be ready for the biking season?
  20. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Yes I've seen that thread. It didn't scare me away but made me think I would want one of the newer models.

    We are having a good time. You need to ride down this way sometime. It seems daunting but is pretty simple actually