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Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Perfect for storing klr spares, etc in the van on trips. Stackable !
  2. leiflarsen

    leiflarsen Adventurer

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    Hey folks...how's it all going?

    I'm keeping myself sane plugging away at my new '97 GS I have holed up in a buddy's hanger (no garage at my place) ... Bought it from a guy in Ottawa after someone rear-ended me and my '83 R100RT on St. Mary's south of the floodway in September. (I stopped for a deer, she didn't. Bike not written off, Krauser bags took most of the impact, but MPI didn't have anywhere to fix it, so they paid me to fix it).

    IMG_0318.jpg

    Bike was well-loved, but didn't get ridden a lot after the PO bought an 1150. So far I've re-aligned the hall sensor, replaced the rear rotor and pads, put on new tires, removed a bunch of aftermarket accessory wiring and fitted Odyssey racks. I went to replace the fuel filter and found half the tank liner floating in the old gas. So I'm knocking that loose with some drywall screws. I have an epoxy liner kit on the way.

    Looking forward to actually starting it up in the spring. Although I promised the wife I would lose 40 pounds before putting it on the road (prince I pay for buying it without telling her). So it's rice cakes and chicken breast for me for the next while. I'm down 15 so far . . .

    Planing to do that neat-looking Pembina Valley ride someone posted back in the fall as soon as the bike is on the road. Just me, a tent and a sleeping bag. Should be a nice weekend ride.
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  3. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

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    I have a '94 and love it. I'm going to need new tires one if these days. What did you go with? 20190517_143852.jpg
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  4. leiflarsen

    leiflarsen Adventurer

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    Nice bike!

    I went with Shinko 705s. Came well recommended from FortNine, and fit my likely on/off road ratio (70/30) and my budget.

    My riding pals were horrified that I would take off the TKC80s that were on the bike, but they were 12 years old, and I'm a big believer in rubber having a shelf-life of 6 years before it's unsafe to ride on. I haven't thrown out the '80s though . . . I'll keep them around in case I do a big off-road trip.
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  5. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Adventurer

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    12 years with the same tires on a bike? And there is still enough tread on them for a "big off-road trip"? The only way tires would last that long on my bike would be if I was in a coma!
  6. leiflarsen

    leiflarsen Adventurer

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    Yeah, I'm not sure the story there. PO had a ton of bikes, so maybe the 1100 just wasn't used very much.

    It's also very possible that I don't know what a worn TKC80 looks like and it's well past it's best before date.
  7. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Adventurer

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    Ugh. February is the shortest AND the longest month of the year.
    Tick
    Tock.
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  8. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    This year is a leap year too, so you get to enjoy it for an additional day.
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  9. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    An extra day of Groundhog Month.
    Every day the same…..
    At least it seems to be getting light a little earlier, don’t notice as much in “evening”.
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  10. leiflarsen

    leiflarsen Adventurer

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    I don't know about you all, but this winter has flown by for me. Maybe it was the mild weather or the fact that, for the first time ever, I had a heated space to work on a bike over the winter but the normal slow, agonizing march of winter hasn't happened this year.

    That being said, February does seem to have slowed down quite a bit. It feels like it should be much later in the month than just the 14th.

    Hopefully this early thaw that EC is predicting comes to pass.
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  11. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Adventurer

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    I am going to scout out some routes this spring for big bikes like the 1200GS. If anyone wants to join, let me know. I plan to go where most people think these bikes have no business going.
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  12. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    Winners Polo Park has three motorcycle dry bags. 15L 30L and a 60L

    $30 for 30L
    $50 for 60L

    Attached Files:

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  13. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    How do they look? Well made?
  14. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    They’re ok. Not top tier stuff by any stretch of the imagination. There’s a thread on the Canadian regional forum about them. I had my two daughters with me and they had zero patience with me. Sigh.
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  15. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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  16. Milsparro

    Milsparro Rednerd

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    I live in Gainesville Texas on I35 at the OK border now if yah need somewhere to crash on the way... guestroom has a queen bed
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  17. Guntar

    Guntar Adventurer

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    Getting really itchy to put on some miles. We have some warmer weather coming up in the forcast. Might toss a battery in. :)
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  18. Guntar

    Guntar Adventurer

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    Hey Mark, sorry for missing it. Work, and life got away from me and haven't checked the forum in some time. Sounds like it would have been a blast.
  19. Guntar

    Guntar Adventurer

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    Oh, please count me in. We did lots of exploring last year, and found some cool area's, but always on the hunt for more.
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  20. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Thanks .....may have to take you up on that offer on the way back :)