Calgarians that dualsport

Discussion in 'Canada' started by macuser, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. wylie348

    wylie348 Been here awhile

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    Are those DOT tires? I like them. Looking for some for my FE 350 but wanting DOT. Leaning towards Tractionator Enduro IT...
  2. BenzADV59

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    Did you get any info back ? There’s not much of anything in Morley. 1a is always fun
  3. cal08

    cal08 Long timer

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    Yes, DOT. I’ve ran 3 sets of them. They are really nice. While they last, which is about 2k ish, which is my only complaint. You can actually see the tread evaporate during a single ride. They are a 90/10. If you have any pavement in your normal routes, these are less recommended, again, only for longevity. I’m looking at those Mitas E13’s next. Whatever you decide, give us a field report. I’m always interested in what products folks use.

    Edit: I thought you were asking about the 690. My bad. The 2T is running the stock set up, Dunlop geomax AT81with Tubliss front and back rear at 5 psi, front at 14. So far, an excellent choice with no observable downsides. I don’t think that’s a DOT, but I’d have to check.

    Checked. Doesn’t look like it. https://fortnine.ca/en/dunlop-geomax-at81-rear-tire
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  4. drrod1

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    Best part of the 1A is between Morley and 1X. Watch for horses, cows, pedestrians, etc. though. It is a nice stretch from 1X on into Canmore as well. Good place to stop for a coffee and do the return on 1A. #1 from Canmore to Calgary is a bit of a drone/snooze. I would skip Morley.

    Depending on what you are riding and how much time you have, this is a nice day loop as well.
    Caution a bit on Powderface trail. It still has some muddy spots.
    https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Coch...56!2d51.0899934!1m0!1m0!1m0!1m0!1m0!3e0?hl=en
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  5. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    Hay. Didn’t make it to Morley or 1A. Ended staying on the south side of the Trans Canada. Went counterclockwise on Powderface with a stop at the Stony Tim’s. Near perfect weather! Insanely busy with hikers and picnickers from Ford Creek-66 right through to the Bragg Creek intersection. Yes, a bit muddy in spots. Had to dial back my overconfidence a few times. I was checking the rear views for my riding partner and just missed a rock the size of a volleyball that had made it to the middle of the road!! It would have been a bent rim for sure!! 61203414905__C769D907-AF39-4404-9F67-BCACCB9E3C43.JPG IMG_3139.JPG IMG_3134.JPG IMG_3136.JPG

    Did the green bit.

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  6. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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  7. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Fairly certain I saw Scooter and friend out there in our travels. I definately spotted Scooby and his buddy by the MacLean store while we waited for a couple of guys.

    Lots of bikes out and about today.
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  8. Bakfarht

    Bakfarht Been here awhile

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  9. Bakfarht

    Bakfarht Been here awhile

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    Did the 532/40 loop through Cataract Creek today, excellent riding. 20200524_163254.jpg
  10. xscoobysnack

    xscoobysnack Been here awhile

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    I went up to the gate and back on the main road, then looped back and did the FTR through Coleman. I was with my brother in law on his brand new Triumph Explorer 1200. Not nearly as much traffic as I expected.
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  11. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    Someone on a big GS(I think) was snapping photos about 1/2 way. As I passed him, I flashed a peace sign.

    Like you say, so many bikes.

    On my way home, east on 66 I was thankful I have a dual sport/Adv bike. 99% were road bikes. They miss so much only on the road.
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  12. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    I’m thinking the Triumph’s are quite a popular ADV bike up here, at least today. I’d guess that 40% on the Powderface were Tigers, next were GS’s then a mixed bag of everything else. At the memorial, a North bound Super Tenere was getting spanked. He was up the little hill and around the two turns like it was a 450.

    It was great seeing all the differences.
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  13. LANCIVPT

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    Took my son out on his first bike he got yesterday - great day teaching riding skills. Clutch-throttle- brake and balance. ( eyes up look where you want to go etc. ) He is getting used to changing gears now. IMG_0060.jpg
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  14. Cowtowner

    Cowtowner Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks. I went to buy fuel filter and cage on Saturday (it's a KTM kit) at dealer and it was $95 - no thanks, so then discovered all kinds of HFP/Quantum fuel pump stuff on Amazon so I'm going with that.

    Still waiting on figuring out what to do about the broken exhaust header and dealing with some other stuff, so I'm taking time to dig into this bike petty good. I see better now what you meant about rocker arms (maybe not good enough to just inspect 'em, since maybe they can suffer catastrophic failure) so I'll pull 'em out and probably replace at this point depending on the casting number on them. I should look at the valves anyway.

    Put some new Fatbars on there and some Cycra pro bends that I had from my son's bike that we sold - it's starting to look pretty good! If I can get to Greggs this week I'm going to make up a little fuse box for it from metripak parts if they have the little three fuse holder thing. It never ends!
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  15. wylie348

    wylie348 Been here awhile

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    is that a KLX-230? I am looking for a smaller bike for my daughter but want it bigger than her old XL100...
  16. LANCIVPT

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    It’s a KLX 110 L - the L is 2 inches taller than the standard KLX 110 and comes with a manual clutch. There is a lot of relatively inexpensive aftermarket stuff to improve the bike in performance and size as he grows with it. Look up this bike on YouTube it quite impressive IMO.
  17. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    How old is your daughter? Mine is 12 and she is riding a KLX140L. There are 3 KLX140 models, the base, small wheel, the L with bigger wheels, and the G, which is a full sizish bike.

    My daughter moved to the 140L at 11. I installed a lowering link to drop it. Height-wise it is fine (she is tall). This was her first bike with a clutch and it went fine. The bike is heavy for her at around 210lbs (my 300 is not much more..), but you can't avoid that with the modern 4-strokes. She knows that if she tips over, she waits for dad.

    I'll see how this season goes, but I'll probably be pulling the lowering link and going back to stock height sooner than later.
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  18. cal08

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    So glad to see Dads getting there littles ones riding. I had a great proud dad moment this weekend: little one, now 15 and second year on the 125 2T, hammered one of the toughest lines she has ever attempted: long, steep, full of baby head size rocks, turns and off camber. Nailed it first try. She is finally getting used to having the 2T on the pipe and using the clutch to throttle the traction. All the best gents.
  19. ColumbusTheExplorer

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    The water at the Three point creek ford was running faster after a few days of rain. I did not cross. the sketchy part for me is the first ~20 feet till you get to the concrete pad. in the past the fast water has washed out the gravel and there has been a hole in front of the pad. Just the spot that I would have no footing and topple over... :-(
  20. ColumbusTheExplorer

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    Did the same ride. The view from the top never gets old.
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    Just south of turner Valley is another great viewpoint
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    and of course a little view of the empty city center with a tiny tower...
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    Great day to get out. This coming week and weekend is looking very promising as well! :-)