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Calgarians that dualsport

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

  1. fasteer

    fasteer Adventurer

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    I just ordered one & I believe my boss/riding buddy has as well. Now we just need to figure out how to get them to Egypt :-)
  2. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    Frank, If I was still doing the Tunisia thing and you were too, I'm sure I could figure out a way to get the tool there...but you're a couple countries east and I'm back in Canada!

    More than one time I'd call a local Calgary supplier that was sending stuff over and have them add a couple sets of tires and whatever else I needed to the order, stick it on the order sheet and then into the container...made importing things so much easier when you operated as a company and could import.
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  3. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    Spuh, the bag of bits comes with a 5.5mm flat. Through Wiha the largest flat I can source is 6.0mm in a 1/4" hex. I'll look into the option of a Posi 3 over the Phillips #2.

    Appreciate the feedback!

    This tool is actually great for a number of markets. You can load it out with any bits you like. A guitar playing friend wants to add one to his kit for tuning his guitar. Gun guys can use it, and yes, skiers too.

    We're pretty happy with it.
  4. 2ToThe8

    2ToThe8 Been here awhile

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    I second the motion to provide something other than Phillips bits. My vote is for JIS. The fasteners on Japanese and European motorcycles and cars have been JIS, not Phillips, for decades. JIS works on Phillips (which you might find in the fastener section of Home Depot) but Phillips doesn't work on JIS as we've all experienced. I've been using JIS screwdrivers exclusively for a couple of years now.

    Once you use JIS you'll never go back to Phillips, and if you're a supplier your customers will think you're a god for providing bits that work almost like magic.

    Ian
  5. spuh

    spuh Long timer Supporter

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    Guess I just assumed these would be JIS. Are they not?
  6. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    Ian, I totally hear you. I have a full set of Vessel JIS screwdrivers in my shop. Unfortunately we have not found a supplier that supplies only JIS bits at this time. If and when we do, we will definitely look into sourcing them. All our bits right now are Wiha brand.
  7. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    Where are the WIHA products you use actually made?
  8. sky.high

    sky.high Wanna be dirt rider

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  9. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    Got out for a bit today. Blew some cobwebs out and got a chance to see what impact the Rottweiller intake and Wings exhaust system had. Also trying out the 15 tooth front sprocket. Didn't get into anything serious so I am going to have to wait a bit. One thing for sure....it is louder. Both intake sound and the exhaust (of course but not excessive)
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  10. powderzone

    powderzone Long timer Supporter

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    The wings exhaust is great. I ride my 1090 with the dB killer installed - it’s insane without it. @AdvDna rides his 790 without and it sounds great. His airbox makes an angry sound when I’m riding beside him and we start hammering the throttle. Sounds like an angry bear storming through the trees. Yes, I’ve actually experienced this...and yes, his bike sounds like that. Lol. Enjoy!
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  11. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    As the Wiha packaging states, designed in Germany, made in Vietnam.
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  12. pictor1

    pictor1 Been here awhile

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    Out for a ride with a bunch of guys I didn't know, other than Mike Klassen from BF. Mike had his new 890 and it is sure spiffy! He rides it like I wish I could ride a KTM 300, he sure makes it look easy on that 890. We had a great route provided by Lycan1 with some nice green lanes, but I had forgotten how many folks live in the foothills near the city and how many roads are posted at 50 kmph.

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    yeah I want one of those too!

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    Mike happy to be on his 890!
  13. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Long timer

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    Rocky Mountain House area...

    Point the front wheel and ride...
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    Testing gear-sets,,, tires,,, and low pressure knobbys with bead locks...

    Trail riding only...
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    Big Sky County...
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    Golf Greens are the best...
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    The ditches are in better shape than the lease roads... Ha
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  14. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Long timer

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    The Good
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    Bad
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    And Awesome
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    What's not too like about getting out there...
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    The old Wells Fargo Cabin...
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    Camp David Thompson
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    And lots of rad hill climbs in the rolly foot hills...
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  15. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Long timer

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    2 days of of test runs on the little bike...
    Set it up for greasey clay road runs
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    Catch some good cut-lines too clear the tires
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    Lots of old abandoned structures left behind from the glory days... Ha...
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    Perfect weather conditions for sure...

    A little bit of everything in the RMH area...
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    Have a great season all,,, a few of us are doing a weekend ride up here...

    Jt
  16. SK_in_AB

    SK_in_AB LOOKin to GS

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    Is there a good map or internet site that describe which of this route is paved vs gravel? One of our group has a new bike with only factory tires and is concerned about too much rough road on this ride. I’d like to keep it to <50 k gravel or have some pavement options as well
  17. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    The whole route is an easy ride. Well maintained gravel roads and pavement. Virtually no dirt or trails. There are no, what I would call, rough roads. Sure, there can be washboards and some potholes but other than that, it is all good roads. What kind of bike? what tires? what ability? If we knew that we could advise better. As for a map.......not sure but you might just try an AMA road map for Alberta.
    I rode this route as one of my first gravel routes, on a Vstrom with Deathwing tires and had no
    problems.
    That being said:
    - Starting in NW Calgary it is gravel all the way to Water Valley except for the short stint on 22.
    - Water Valley to halfway along the Coal Haul road to Sundre is gravel.
    - From there to TWSP Rd304 is paved.
    - from TP304&RR54 to549 is gravel.
    - Short stint on pavement to TSP 291A
    - 291A to 54A is gravel
    - from there to TSP 272 is paved
    - TSP 272 to RR 45 is gravel
    - RR45 is paved
    - RR 45 to 22 is paved IIRC.
    - 567 from 22 to end of route is paved and then you are back on gravel back to NW Calgary

    Hope this helps.
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  18. SK_in_AB

    SK_in_AB LOOKin to GS

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    Thx for this advice. He’s on a tiger with oem tires that aresupposed to be 80/20. Some dirt bike experience in his younger days but new to a larger bike with only a few 1000k on the clock last summer
  19. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    I think he will be fine. Just have him go at a pace he is comfortable with. Airing the tires down a bit will help as well. Street orientated tires at 40+psi can be a bit unnerving on gravel.
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  20. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Did a loop out to Canmore and down the Smith-Dorien into K country yesterday. happy to report the road is in great shape, dry and clear all the way through. Lots of snow along the edges and in the trees from Spray lake to past Burstal. Bonus sighting of a good sized Grizzly near to Kananaskis lake.