GTA Riders MegaThread

Discussion in 'Canada' started by GB, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    Are you still on a beemer? I have to bring mine in for a service 32ks and I am wondering where is good in the area?
  2. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Main Jet Motorsports is a fantastic dealer in Nelson, BC.
    Couldn't get a better fly 'n ride location. :beer



    From Saturday's coffee fetching chore...

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  3. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Sounds like a good deal on the F800GS! I really enjoyed mine. I'm giving Honda a try this time...
  4. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    An 07 RT, along with the AT.
  5. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    For service around here? I work on my own, get a buddy in the county to do the heavy stuff, like changing my clutch last year. Too old to be bent over like that anymore.

    You can try Unique, heard they do solid work. No clue if they know that F8 though.
  6. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    IMG_0534.JPG IMG_0539.JPG Finally got out for a ride up the old rail bed and down a few back roads. Thought I might spend a little quality time on the XR250L as it’s time to finally get the oil leak problem we have resealed and do a good strip down rebuild.
    Can’t believe that thirty years and almost 40K and this bike still loves to dig and fly. Maybe have to order some parts and put the rebuild off till the end of season
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  7. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Hey 1litre, I had an XR250L. Great bike but mine was a little reluctant to start sometimes. Randomly. Sometimes first kick, once in awhile, 20. Installed a bigger pilot jet, carefully adjusted the valves, etc. … same result. I now have a '95 DR250 which is very similar to the XR, but... it has the button :nod
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  8. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    I have a service light on.. So hopefully nothing big, but I figure it's beyond my pay grade....
  9. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    IMG_0518.JPG I actually have a 250 R and a 250 L.
    The L has always been a great starter.
    The R and I are just working out a starting routine that's had some challenges. I just finished a strip down and rebuild following a five year stretch that it would not start. It seems pretty good now but I haven't felt as at ease I as I am with the L.
    The CRF's with the buttons are quite the treat now that I'm getting up there in age
  10. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Nice collection.

    I like the starting method of the CRF better but I feel like the XR and XRL are better motorcycles. They just have a better, more solid feel, the fasteners are higher quality and they're simpler being carb'd and air-cooled. Don't sell them!
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  11. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    I’m a bit of a hoarder so selling is not an option. The Rally is an unbelievably great bike but I’m so glad I kept the XR’s even while under great pressure from the Minister of Finance (my wife)to sell them. There is just a raw low end torque that the Rally lacks. The XR’s are bold and solid and confidence inspiring. Not to mention on the XR’s there is not a lot that a drop will do other than claim the occasional clutch lever. The bars have been bent and straightened more times than I can recall and the foot pegs look like they’ve been chewed up and spit out a few times. The marks on the clutch cover are testaments to drops walked (or limped) away from with a story to tell. I often tell people my XR makes me feel like my eight year old self dressed up like a cowboy riding my CCM mustang around the neighbourhood.
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  12. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Hey, speaking of singles, has anyone had any experience with the Royal Enfield Himalayan? I've checked out the thread on it here and the owners all seem to love it, but there's been a few minor issues. Things like oil leaks and minor electrical problems that you don't generally see on Japanese bikes. Otherwise it seems like the perfect bike for the type of riding I like to do most and I'd love to get a local owner's perspective... or even a friend of a local owner :D
  13. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I know a guy who still campaigns old XR's in Hare Scrambles, especially in the spring when things are sloppy. Says he can make better time than he can with his modern bike. And he rides the wheels off whatever he's riding.
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  14. MiltonHog

    MiltonHog Been here awhile

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    Is there room in that photo for my Road Glide ?
  15. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Come on out!

    :beer
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  16. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Sure.... the guy moves out west and becomes a pirate!
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  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    There's still a copy of "War and Peace" in the saddle bag, Robbie. :lol3


    Today's mount. You've gotta stay flexible.

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  18. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    There is a guy on YouTube going by Dusty Biker. He just put up a video fo going from Orangeville to Creemore. Anyone know how to contact him. If he’s local I’d like to see about going for a ride. I do some of the route he was on all the time.