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

  1. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Some people will ride a long way to find a few curves in the road. And elevation changes. :D
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  2. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Don't forget unbelievable scenery ....that's what it's all about for me
  3. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    I'll take some elevation changes with scenery... took this panorama from Mt Baldy, highest point in MB. This looking east across the lake basin, looks so clear, like you can see clear across to ON. This was from a group ride thru the Duck "Mountains" (and I use that term loosely) back a few years:

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    Those group rides were fun!
  4. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    I remember that little hill - way steeper than it looks in the picture.
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  5. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Oh ya ....
  6. crash111

    crash111 Been here awhile

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    I'm positive I posted this before, worth repeating with all the talk of the Blackhills. Was a 7 day trip and we rode in rain for 6 days; with lousy gear. 1982

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  7. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Long timer

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    Might be old news to some, but I found a really fun dirt service road that runs from just outside Birds Hill town to Lockport. It has some fun tighter corners, fast sections, just the right amount of rough stuff to keep you on your toes. 1.5 hours round trip from my door in Glenelm.

    I found some documentation from the RM that shows this road as public access the entire way, even though it crosses a driveway at one point. I rode slower and quiet in the few areas I was close to a home. Otherwise it’s a really fun, fast off road way to get a hot dog....

    Saw two guys on dirt bikes and two quads.

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    Oh, and maybe 500m before the trail comes to an end you have to cross some active rail tracks. Just FYI.

    I’m going to ride it again this week and will post a GPS track.
  8. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    I had EXACTLY that same bike, bought new! Didn't think there were three of those in Canada!
  9. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    I do like the looks of that.
  10. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    This was my first Dual Sport..... a sleeping bag, 24 cans of beer and a $19.00 Canadian Tire tent. Fill the oil tank and you were good for the long weekend somewhere in the Thunder Bay Area.
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  11. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    I bought that the year I got posted overseas to Germany. Got that trip in to the Black Hills, and a trip out west to the Rockies, before crating it up and shipping it off overseas. Looks like I put on about 15,000 kms on it in Germany (mostly in the Black Forest) before selling it towards the end of my tour. I remember insurance was quite expensive.

    @crash111 ... Frank Slide... Polaroid!

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    ... and the ad I posted on base to sell it. A coworker, fellow aircraft tech bought it. He rode it to Britain, coming back fell asleep on the autobahn, crashed, wrote it off, and just about himself too! Sad end to a great bike!

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  12. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Rode my Bonneville from Winnipeg to the Black Hills and back many times when I was in my 20's.
    Did lots of off roading with it too. Crazy kid!
    One time I even took a torque wrench with me as I just finished rebuilding the top end before I left and didn't have time to re-torque the head before I left...lol.
    Lots of work keeping that bike running. Put 60,000 miles on it.
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  13. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Ordered a new a air cleaner and set of plugs for the VSTROM, as the service, clean and or replace date is soon approaching. I decided to go directly through the dealership where I purchased the bike and who actually offer door to door delivery twice a week. Nice eh!
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  14. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Nice !!
    I just did plugs and air cleaner on my vstrom.
    Hit 75000 km yesterday.
    Won't touch it now till around 100,000....other than tires, etc
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  15. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Switched the Vstrom for the KLR today 20210510_144724.jpg
  16. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    I see what you did here :clap. Same camera angle too.
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  17. Tothelake

    Tothelake Been here awhile

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    Will the KLR have the longevity of that XT though? I guess we can check back in about 40 years!
  18. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Long timer

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    Hah, same spot as my photo too! It’s a looker!
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  19. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    That XT looks SWEEET !
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  20. kjf_wpg

    kjf_wpg Adventurer

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    Where is this? I tried on google maps a bit. There’s a drainage ditch that zigzags between Birds Hill town and Lockport. Is this along there?