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

  1. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Good to hear from you,Scoop....like ZZr says,we are planning some rides for next season.A Spring IceBreaker to start off the season,and some longer routes in the summer when there is more daylight.There will probably be some more bikes similiar to the Strom,and routes that those bikes can handle.
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  2. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    There's 2 other riders who haven't registered, Steve, and Bill, but I'm sure they'll be showing up.

    I think Jacques has finally registered as DirtMax on here.
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  3. Big Doug

    Big Doug Been here awhile

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    Doug here, a KLR rider from North Bay
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  4. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Thanks for checking in, BD!

    I like the North Bay area...
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  5. Big Doug

    Big Doug Been here awhile

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    Thanks, so do I. Born in Renfew, grew up in Oshawa, went to school in Toronto and did a few years in London. Moved up here in 2000 & as long as I can stay employed, I'd like to stay here.

    North Bay is a great place because I'm 3 1/2 hours from my family in Ottawa and the Toronto area and @ the same from friends & family in the Soo, Cochrane, etc.

    Lots of great logging roads, etc. within a half-hour ride, too.
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  6. Turbine_Twit

    Turbine_Twit bOOb

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    Hi Im new to Winnipeg, Im originally from the Peterborough area.. my job has transferred me to balmy Winnipeg so I look forwarding to backroading in Northern Manitoba and Ontario. So once Summer gets here (if it does) I'll be up for some back roading!

    Jimbo
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  7. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    welcome to the area : what bike(s) do you run ?
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  8. Turbine_Twit

    Turbine_Twit bOOb

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    Im running a Kawasaki ZX6e, but im looking into gettin a KLR650 or the smaller KLX250. Im looking at the pros and cons of both bikes right now. I'm leaning towards the 250, unless I can get a good deal on the 650.


    Jimbo
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  9. Big Doug

    Big Doug Been here awhile

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    What's a new KLR going for in MB ? I was at a dealer in Sturgeon Falls today and he's got a brand new 2006 red/silver for $6200
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  10. Turbine_Twit

    Turbine_Twit bOOb

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    I was quoted 6200+taxes for the 07 KLR (black & silver) and 5600+tax for the 07 KLX.

    Jimbo
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  11. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Welcome Turbine!

    Manitoba bike insurance may make up your mind for you.

    It has only 1 dividing point, either the bike's under 500cc, or it's over 500cc.

    Motorcycle insurance is so high there, I would never
    even consider living there again! (5X higher than I pay here)

    You can get an online quote here : http://www.mpi.mb.ca/

    I think there is quite a difference, so you might be better off with the 250...

    Best of luck!
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  12. Gallant

    Gallant Banned

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    Here's Moi from Northern N.B.
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  13. Walub

    Walub Adventurer

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    Careful Ron you risk starting another insurance rant from me :eek1
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  14. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    I pay a shade over 1000/year, and that's full merits, and insuring the bike for only $1000.

    $500 deductible.
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  15. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I'm surprised it's that cheap Humvee!
    I keep getting ridiculous quotes like 2400 a year when I try using the MPIC online quote.


    Sorry about that Walub...


    Gallant: Welcome to the forum!
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  16. Big Doug

    Big Doug Been here awhile

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    So they're the same as here in Ontari-ar-ario...
    I would have thought that the sale price would have come down over the last few years because of the stronger Canadian dollar, but if you're selling a bike in a market where every KLR produced is sold year to year, then I guess ther's no incentive to discount.

    I bought my 2001 with 2800 km on it last year for $3000...got a really good deal.
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  17. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    I think once you state the value as 1500 or 2500, or heaven forbid a $20,000 motorcycle, the rates will very quickly climb to $2400/year

    so...in effect MPIC will give me $1000 for the bike if it gets written off, because that's the value I'm insuring it for.
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  18. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Could some of you Winnipeg dudes PM your phone numbers when you get a chance? I go to Winnipeg fairly often...
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  19. Turbine_Twit

    Turbine_Twit bOOb

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    Looks like I'll be getting the KLX250, I got the green light from the boss so I'll have another bike in the stable. My ZX6 is a awesome bike and I will regret trading it in so I'll keep it until I move to my next job in a few years. maybe we could get together for a weekend sometime this summer for a "boonie ride"

    well take care

    Jimbo
    :freaky

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  20. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I've done a bit of riding on the ZX6 before..don't get rid of it, it's a sweet
    bike!

    My friend has a KLX250R with every mod known to man on it, I can put you in touch if you want. It responds to mods very well...

    OH! And welcome to ADVrider!!!