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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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    Everywhere I shouldn't be...
    I have a service light on.. So hopefully nothing big, but I figure it's beyond my pay grade....
  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. MiltonHog

    MiltonHog Been here awhile

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

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Come on out!

    :beer
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  9. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Sure.... the guy moves out west and becomes a pirate!
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  10. 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.

    [​IMG]
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  11. 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.
  12. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    For anyone who had their boots pissed on by Radar, I'm sad to say that he is gone..

    [​IMG]
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  13. Meet@Trudys

    Meet@Trudys Hoser

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    Peterborough, Ontario
    Was he on an Africa Twin? I may have rode with him at a Simcoe County Offroad ADV ride last month and could track him down via facebook.
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  14. Barekat

    Barekat Looking to get dirty

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    If you have facebook... check out
    Simcoe County Adventure Riders (SCAR). A great group of guys.
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  15. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Miss ya lil guy.

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  16. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL Supporter

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    I think he got my wheels one or twice at your place or Motorheads. RIP Radar.....
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  17. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    Yup that’s where to find him. But a little too late for me for this year I guess. I’m not as cold weather friendly as may have thought I was.
  18. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    So sorry for your loss @RobbieO I know how far these little fellas can worm their way into our hearts... beds ... dirty clothes piles ... clean clothes baskets etc.
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  19. gordjones

    gordjones RAT Supporter

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    Sorry about your pooch.
    Just joining in from Toronto ... new to me ‘14 KLR650 ... been an old goldwing rider for many years but decided to go newer, smaller and lighter. Gotta lotta learnin to do ...

    Gord
  20. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL Supporter

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    Your name is really Gord Jones?