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

  1. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    There is a long list....
    Maybe a few of the inmates will chime in!
    The trip starts in TBay and ends TBay.
    1. Hill Crest Park to see the Giant. (Thunder Bay)
    2. Terry Fox Memorial (Thunder Bay)
    3. Silver Islet (Pass Lake)
    4. Quimet Canyon
    5. Cameron Falls Road (Nipigon)
    6. Kama Point Lookout
    7. Rainbow Falls (Rosport)
    8. Aquasabin Gorge (Terrace Bay)
    9. Marathon Ski Hill Lookout (Marathon)

    South side,
    go up to Whitefish Point lighthouse. Nice view and and a great lakes maritime type museum
    Thaquamenon state park and falls
    Make your way up to Grand Marais Michigan and do not miss Hwy H-58 from there to Munising
    The log slide on H-58 is a do not miss
    Pictured rocks national lake shore is a nice stop
    The last 11 miles into Copper Harbour on the Keweenaw peninsula is a do not miss
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  2. TROW

    TROW Adventurer

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    Thanks for the feedback so far. Much appreciated. If you're making suggestions, note what I'm riding. I've gotta stick to pavement :)
  3. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Don't be silly...

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    Sean :evil
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  4. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    All the places mentioned are paved..
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  5. TROW

    TROW Adventurer

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    OK, so the bike can do it. Must be the rider, lol. Gorgeous bike. Yours?
  6. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    No, just a random internet pic. :thumb



    Sean :D
  7. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

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    Out for a little brap [​IMG]

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  8. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Wish I could say that I have been riding...not enough hours in the day lately. Maybe soon.
  9. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Long timer

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    Happy Independence Day to all of our American friends!!!! :clap

    Mike
  10. Klay

    Klay Long timer

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    And a belated happy Canada Day to you.
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  11. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Anyone looking for ROKStraps? I am in Thunder Bay. PM me. Today only. Sunday July 9.
  12. JohnRcbr

    JohnRcbr underpowered

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    First retirement project running. Not an adventure bike but an adventure finding parts. 1989 Suzuki GSXR250 (gj73a).
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  13. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Long timer

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    John - I was just thinking of you and this project today! We need a review!!!!! ("We" being all the small displacement bike fans on this forum).

    Mike
  14. JohnRcbr

    JohnRcbr underpowered

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    What an intoxicating sound, not loud but it really sings. The leg room is cramped but not as bad as I thought it would be. It has the slickest transmission shifts I have ever experienced, so smooth and effortless. The suspension is much better controlled than the little CBR. The front brakes require a harder pull than I expected, but with eight pistons up there they should have a lot of bite. I didn't push it to hard.
    An unexpected surprise is how extremely well balanced it is at walking speeds, riding up the driveway between the van and house was a effortless feet up experience with no wobbles. Steadier than on the 125.
    I was skeptical of the 1,100 km odometer reading but after working on the bike I think it is likely true. Most of the work needed was the result of severe neglect. Because I have no idea when the last time was that this thing was ridden and it has basically no mileage my first ride was with a gentle right hand and a lot of concentration on what the bike was doing. No weird noises or smells is a good thing.
    Final thought is that I need to sell this before I am hooked.
    John
  15. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Long timer

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    Wow. Nice. 15,000 RPM and 45 hp. They don't make 250s like that anymore. Cool to hear how nicely balanced the bike is and how smoothly it shifts. I bet the engine is very smooth too. Would be interesting to do a comparison of it vs my R3.

    Mike
  16. Bobbrecken

    Bobbrecken Adventurer

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    My recollection of the 250 and 500 two strokes were that they were grenades waiting to blow up. I had heard of people racing them with expensive results. Great toy though. I always regret not buying a Yamaha 500 two stroke when they were selling them off cheap.
  17. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Long timer

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    Hi Bob - I miss the smell of two-strokes. I now need to get my fill in the Caribbean each year! ha..ha... The bike that John brought to life is an inline 4, four-stroke, 250 cc sportbike. These were quite popular in Japan through the 1990s.

    Mike
  18. Bobbrecken

    Bobbrecken Adventurer

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    I always loved the smoke trail too. My 81 RD 350 LC was one of the best bikes I have owned and I wish I still had it. Racing or touring it did it all and a great squid bike for wheelies and stoppies.
  19. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Looking at attempting the Kenora to Thunder Bay section of the TCAT next week, if everything lines up... riding into bugs and bears country. Anyone ridden any portions of that recently, or able to comment on conditions, closures, etc.? Looking forward to seeing some pristine backcountry.
  20. MikeS

    MikeS Fur shur! Vamos!

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    Rode through there with a riding buddy last year: There's a locked gate north of Kenora, north of Silver Lake, near Red Deer Lake. Go through the town of Reddit instead to avoid the gate. No way around the gate through the bush, but you can get under with a lighter moto. On the eastern end, the railroad grade was flooded and a new road exists as you get close to the TC from the north. We stopped and asked at a camp for information here. The rest is fairly easy navigating. It's not just a follow the purple line on the gps ride. It requires some route solving on the ground in two areas - adventure riding.