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

  1. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I've determined that Scorpion Syncs fit my ER-6. Frame sliders and luggage ordered. Bring on ze dirt!
  2. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I rode a lot of the roads around here on a Yammie FJ1100. I'm sure your 650 could do them with ease!
  3. Walub

    Walub Adventurer

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    Wow I am going to have to look into this. It just does not make sence for me to be paying $2000 a year to insure a bike that I could probably not get much more that $7000 bucks for.
  4. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    You can check it out right on thier website. Try insuring the bike as zero value.

    Here in Ontario, we can get just PLPD, without collision. If someone runs into me, I'll still get the value of the bike.

    However, in Manitoba, if you insure for zero value, and someone runs into you, you get nothing.

    I lived in Manitoba for a number of years, and gotta admit I depised the insurance system there.

    Another MPIC ripoff is trailers. Here, my car insurance covers the trailer,
    and I buy a 15 dollar plate, and it's good for life. There, you have to insure and plate your trailer every year. I own 3 trailers, and that was getting pricey as well!!

    Just for kicks,try a small town postal code. Your bike insurance will drop
    to less than half, as soon as you get out of Winnipeg!!
  5. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    I hear that theres a track plowed at Hawkeye Lake (T bay).Half-mile oval,with the season opener this weekend coming up.Not sure if its Sat or Sun. Also,the Lake Superior track will be on Bruly Bay,right across from the location of last winters track,up the road towards Chippewa Park,as soon as the bay on Lake Superior freezes over.Maybe with the cold snap it will be not long......Hektoglider.
  6. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I'm kinda tied up for a bit Hekto, (got a wedding to go to)
    but keep me informed, I'd like to go watch a race.
  7. R100PDave

    R100PDave Wolfman

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    :wave Dave in the Wheat city here,(Brandon) '95 PD,& a fresh set of tires
  8. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I went to college in Brandon...went back this year, and couldn't even find my way around.

    BTW, what's a PD?
  9. R100PDave

    R100PDave Wolfman

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    '95 BMW R100GSPD as in Paris/Dakar. Yeah, the town is growing like crazy. Moved back here a couple of years ago from near the 'Peg and didn't realize how much had changed. Still quick and easy to get around though!:thumb
  10. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I had to ask, I'm not that familiar with Beemers...

    I still like Brandon, even now, it has that small town feeling.

    EDIT: I lived in MB for a while, Leaf Rapids, Brandon, Pinawa, and Gimli.
  11. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    bibbity-bump...

    Looks like my vacation will be the first couple weeks in July. By no means have I got the green light to go yet, but I'm working on it. :lol3

    Does this jive with what y'all were thinking? Maybe a Canada Day adventure? We can all bring fireworks!

    :ear
  12. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    I will throw a few dates up to see what lines up for people. April is too unpredictable, I will be riding, but the weather can get bad for planning anything ahead. April it'll be too cold for camping probably. May is better but I am only good for weekdays. June -second weekend - first weekend I am planning on going to Road America Superbike Elkhart Lake WI. June Second weekend ? July ?
  13. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Hey, whatever works. I'm a shift worker, and have quite a bit of time off.

    You guys plan around your schedules, I'll make mine work!:D
  14. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Looks like my vacation will be the first couple weeks in July. By no means have I got the green light to go yet, but I'm working on it. :lol3

    Does this jive with what y'all were thinking? Maybe a Canada Day adventure? We can all bring fireworks!

    :ear[/quote]
    We are looking at some days for the "Icebreaker ride" May 15th to 18th. Approx 400km per day of 2 track and gravel mostly......working on some GPS data for riders. A later summer ride around July should be good also but Canada Day doesn't line up for me.
  15. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Hekto and I are planning an "Icebreaker Run" from May 15th through to the 18th inclusive.

    Lots of dualsport riding , mostly on old logging roads,
    and we are also going to try to find a downed USAF
    plane that's sitting somewhere around Graham.

    Hekto will be posting later with a rough plan of our route, and GPS files.

    If anyone else is interested, let us know, all are invited.

    Bring a tent and cooking gear. :clap
  16. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    Hmmm, May 14th is my 34th birthday...and this sounds like a pretty nice way to spend it. Now that you've provided the dates, lemme see if I can get away from family and work. :deal
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    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Four riders in so far, you would make it five...('course you'd be the young
    pup) :D
  18. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Hekto is flying down to Arizona, where he has his spare bike stored, and riding down through Mexico today.

    Three words: Hekto, you SUCK!! :lol3
  19. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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  20. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Yes we got about 20 cm yesterday too.

    The weather channel was predicting +10 and sunny.

    We got -13 and 20 cm of snow.

    They couldn't predict a gangbang in a whorehouse.