Vancouver Group Riders

Discussion in 'Canada' started by ommoran, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    Having a hand in seeing it done sure takes the fear out of doing it yourself thats for sure. Do not know if this is a regular thing I caught wind of this on facebooks Dualsport Riders.
  2. teamgrizzly

    teamgrizzly Even more advanced n00b!

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    Engine rebuild on a single? That's easy-peasy. Try a flat twin (Ural 750) or an inline four (Suzuki GS750, Honda CB750) Best suggestion is keep the manual handy, very handy.

    Mike
  3. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    Yesterdays ride Screenshot_2017-10-02-15-06-38-1.jpg 20171002_125502.jpg 20171002_131442.jpg 20171002_125526.jpg
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  4. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Been here awhile

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    I know that spot!
  5. Allrpm

    Allrpm Been here awhile

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    Nice spot! May have been a bit tough on the 990! Wish I could ride mid week ! Work..work.travel...work. Burp!

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  6. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    I have the week off so been catching up on my riding. Yesterday was a ass pucker of a day. This morning my arms where too sore to go offroad so did the duffey loop on the big bike.
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  7. Kona990

    Kona990 Been here awhile

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    Fellow inmate Allrpm showed me a nice little section of dirt in Richmond that is perfect for practicing some off road skills. I was a little timid since I had Shinko 705's which are pretty much road tires. Still lots of fun and definitely see myself going back there lots once I put some proper knobbies back on. 20171015_142555.jpg
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  8. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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    Where in Richmond?
  9. teamgrizzly

    teamgrizzly Even more advanced n00b!

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    Triangle Rd. It's at the south end of 6th Rd behind the theatre. Not too bad, but it's a bit flat. Judging from a few of the off-road riders I've seen, hills and inclines seem to stump a lot of riders.

    Mike
  10. Allrpm

    Allrpm Been here awhile

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    Getting REALLY wet and muddy there now. Motocross bike guys really dug our big 990's ! If you have never ridden in sand, this is a great place to try. There are areas of really deep stuff and some fast sandy sections that just parallel the road. If you are really gung-ho there is a whoop section that you can test your suspension out! This area can be a bit crazy on sunny weekends with bikes, jeeps, quads etc. booting around but hey with urban sprawl every where any place to go have fun nowadays are limited.

    RPM
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  11. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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    Thanks Mike - I'll check it out in the spring (insurance just expired). I'd like to have some practice rather than having to head up to Squamish each time.

    m.
  12. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    For local day rides there is Chilliwack River Road out to Chilliwack lake. There is a couple weeks worth of exploring out there on logging roads. As your riding skills improve the higher up the side hills you will get. Lots of easy roads lower in the valley just check out BRMB for the maps.
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  13. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    LOL.
  14. Allrpm

    Allrpm Been here awhile

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    Riding season is winding down and we are starting to talk about local riding areas! AAARG! We can all start to plan,think, dream where we want to go next year. (Sounds like a new thread?) If we can get together in the spring or meet at the bike show or a Tims one day it would pass the winter blues away and be good way to meet up with local bike types. Maybe share some local spots and fling some dirt at each other!
    RPM
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  15. teamgrizzly

    teamgrizzly Even more advanced n00b!

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    Well glad you thought it was funny. :lol3 It reminded me of the first BC Big Adventure Ride. I argued with the organizer about a debris slide section on the East Harrison FSR being an issue. (That's where I toasted the clutch on my Strom, trying to get unstuck from a ditch.) The organizer had raced up before the ride to fix the issue and I rode up as a chase rider. I had no issue going through the section, but I had to weave and maintain momentum around dropped bikes on the hill approaching the slide. There had to be a dozen bikes with issues strewn all over road.
  16. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    It's only funny for me as I've battled that road with a fully laden 1200GS,,,,, alone,,,,, and understand that these machines have their limitations. It does indeed take practice to ride competently offroad, or on messy FSR's. Using a lighter simpler machine definitely helps matters when late snow or washouts appear around the corner.
  17. Allrpm

    Allrpm Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a real nasty section if that many riders were down. WOW !