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

  1. Shockencock

    Shockencock n00b

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    There is only one issue with this that my cousin the insurance broker told me. She said a transit permit is for point A to point B. She said here in Manitoba the government can be very challenging to deal with if you were to get in an accident and write the bike off. If you had that crash off the shortest route they can deny coverage because you didn’t come straight back. I guess if you did stay on the shortest route and didn’t end up 500 miles off course you would be fine.
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  2. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Sure gonna miss my May trip to the Black Hills with friends Les McNoob and Brian from Thompson.
    I can't remember how many times we have done this in May together...but it's been quite a few.
    I think since the early 80's I've been to the Hills 35 times.
    Can't wait to get back to normal travel again...... 14efad88e549300bbc3a8fcc1602df12.0.jpg
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  3. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie

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    I was gonna get a temp permit $38, it struck my thought was "who still has a Fax machine".
    Prob just the name for whatever scanning equip Staples have. Remember cover sheets .. remember dialing the phone...?
  4. Shockencock

    Shockencock n00b

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    I’d love to go back there
  5. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Looks like another season of “same old”.
    Might get a fall or winter run in this year Mark, so keep your fingers crossed.
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  6. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    I’ve given up guessing.
    Went September 2019 with plan for late May 2020 return.
    Late March 2020 knew May was out but oh well, go in Sept again.
    Sept 2020– oh well, looks like May 2021 now?
    April 2021 hoping for May or June?
    Today—-just no fnn idea

    The Hills will wait for us thankfully :clap

    I have more temptation I guess, because I see the US every morning on my walk along the waterfront here.
    So close—But so far
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  7. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I am guessing you are in the Fort.... at least your roads have some hills and curves as well as some lakes.
  8. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Just putting a plug in for a local Motorcycle business.
    Moto49.... I recommend the coffee and all bike friendly people there.
    Moto-49.ca
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  9. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    That really is a great picture! :thumbup really captures what dual sport riding is about.

    I got out for a nice ride in the country this afternoon - how sweet that was/is. That Africa Twin continues to surprise and impress me. It actually feels noticeably better on gravel than the KLR. Just gassed up, calculated the fuel economy... 56.7 mpg. Pretty good for an 1100 IMO. Good thing, not a very big tank (18.8L). Still waiting for racks so I can carry stuff. Feels weird riding without tools & tubes, etc. But I did get crash bars, and a skid plate... more gravel travel ready.

    20210503_133316.jpg
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  10. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie

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    Haven't slept in a tent for two years.
    I'm at the age now were I'll have to take a "bottle" to bed.
    TMI ?
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  11. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie

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    It's struck me funny that we check fuel "economy" on a motorcyle, but I'm sure we all do it.
    I don't think I've ever got over 50mpg on the Wee but then i was prob checking on big wind days, out of curiosity.
    The DR spills too much to check cause it's on it's side alot.
    .
  12. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Having ridden KLRs for the last ten years, range anxiety has not been an issue... stock tank 23 liters, IMS 6.6/25L, Safari tank 32 liter... at 50+ mpg.

    Crazy how many dual sport bikes have smallish tanks, and limited range. I have a Kolpin fuel jug, can mount that on the pannier rack I ordered. I stumbled across this SW-Motech 2 liter fuel jug on-line... looks like a really decent and affordable solution to pack along more fuel:

    https://twistedthrottle.com/shop/lu...es/sw-motech-trax-canister-2-l-plastic-black/
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  13. meatshieldchris

    meatshieldchris Long timer

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    Heck I did a cross country trip taking old mining highways across northern Ontario, gas few and far between. Did not run out. I don't think I need more gas than the AT carries. If you're really concerned slow down to 80km/h and get a 1/4 more distance out of that tank
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  14. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Did a 400k day on the vstrom the other day out to Bird River.
    That wind wore me out.... 20210509_093742.jpg
  15. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Yep. Speed is the key...when we have been in the Black Hills with our 250's just puttering around the 2 track back roads, and some 60-70 kph on the gravel, we are able to do 4-5 hours of riding before using the 1 gallon Kolpin gas cans we carry. Going to miss them Hills again this year it seems.
  16. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

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    Anyone in need of some KLR front end parts? Free to a good home.

    2015 fork legs / lower tubes,
    2012 fork springs and internals
    2012 fork spring seats / caps
    1st Gen brake rotor

    Pickup in Kenora, ON
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  17. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Yes would love to haul my CRF250L down there and do some riding in the hills. Did some on the KLR and always thought it would be nice just to have a light dual sport and really get into the backcountry. one day.....
  18. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    You know it. Free sounds good, maybe an excuse for a drive to Kenora? I helped a guy out yesterday, sold him a KLR rear subframe cheap. Good to be able to help guys out. We'll be in touch! Dunno how we'd deal with MB/ON border closure tho?
  19. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

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    I'll hold them for you no issues. Once the border opens, they will be here for you. Hopefully after May long they reopen it.
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  20. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    My experience and appreciation for the Black Hills has led me to the conclusion that regardless of the bike you take, there is lots of riding that will fit your bike perfectly.
    I've had everything from Triumph, Harley, Gold Wing, Concours, Vstrom, and DSport bikes.
    It's just such a playground for mc