Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by dialdn, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jlsa

    Jlsa Been here awhile

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    Been evaluating the R.A.P. (Around Algonquin Park) one. I really like the sounds of it. Waiting to find out the cost etc.


    Jlsa.
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  2. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Rideau Valley Mental School? I remember that place! :lol3
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  3. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    ROTFL. Yep, I remember that as well.

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  4. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    Spending time in RVMS and a lot of time in Manotick I'm trying to place you from your pic.
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  5. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    I am debating on rally raid. waiting to hear more about it.
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  6. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    Well, I think one of my first rides will be through Manotick. Haven't really be there in years. Then maybe up to Metcalfe where I spent most of my growing up. Not really alot of twisties but maybe up to Calabogie after that. I have 1000km of break-in to do on the new bike and probably even more for me. :D

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  7. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    thats the first weekend, what ya going to do the rest of the summer:rofl :rofl :roflgrab river rd by the rideau river and follow it till dinner some where near kingston then come home. do your best to stay on the waters edge, for a first ride it would be mostly tar but lots of curves.
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  8. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    Here is a site that explains how to break in a motorcycle engine. He seems legit. I would try it his way. The important thing is to let your engine warm up before doing anything.
    There is a thread somewhere that talks about his method and they seem to agree.
    Good luck.
    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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  9. Jlsa

    Jlsa Been here awhile

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    Dialdn,
    You may or may not choose to use this method but speaking from my experience, I had good success breaking a new bike in this way. I did this with my 2005 V-Strom and the bike ran really strong. Also, it never used a drop of oil and the oil remained relatively clean between changes. Now the DL650 engine is quite different from the BMWs, but if I had a brand new BMW I would break it in this way. Especially since BMWs can and often do use more oil than other bikes.

    Course all this is just my opinion, but if you do look into it you may come to the same conclusions.

    Anytime you want to ride just email me, (once it's above 0C). Always ready for another adventure! :D

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  10. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    Yep, that is what I was planning to do for the first few kms. Makes sense to me. You don't need to be aggressive but you do need to load the engine properly in both directions (accel and decel). Will also need to seat pads too. Going to be some general farting around initially but that's cool as I need to get acquainted with her as well. Then I will take the "long way round the tick" for a couple hours then fill, ride and repeat and repeat...

    It would be good for all of us to maybe get in touch for rides but I am not sure if this is the best forum for that? We can use something existing. Or I can place something similar but dedicated for organized rides on one of my servers? May be just easier to create a mailing list?

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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    "It would be good for all of us to maybe get in touch for rides but I am not sure if this is the best forum for that? We can use something existing. Or I can place something similar but dedicated for organized rides on one of my servers? May be just easier to create a mailing list?"

    I have a site I have just been using as a photo dump for the last few months. I plan on using it this year to let people know about local rides (you may want to get a bit of experience on that big bike prior to joining us ,oh and put some knobbies on it - tkc80 is a great tire for your bike, works well for on and offroad).

    www.advcanada.com

    Look forward to riding with you folks again this year and meeting some new people as well.
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  12. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    It won't be until next year before I possibly switch to knobs and that is the tire I would go with. 80-90% of my riding will be tarmac so the battlewings will be fine as I want to hit some dirt/fire roads as well. Probably not the "lame" type of roads you guys have in mind :D. Nonetheless, riding is riding and we'll see what happens.

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  13. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    I have been with deadly99 on one of his runs. If you get some practice on the big bike, you could join in for that run. Just take it slow. I'll be doing the run on Battlewings too. Luckily deadly likes to stop for smoke breaks for us slower guys.
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  14. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Dresda and EmmBeeDee are floating around Ottawa area with a small stable of beemers....go search for them
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  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I look forward to seeing these new beamers getting dirty :clap

    No one likes a clean bike :D
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  16. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I agree this might not be the best place to oganize something but in the same moment this thread should not die, As there are a few people that ride in Ottawa that have not even posted on this thread, so who knows even if they are reading this. Maybe start a "Ottawa riders sign in" thread?
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  17. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    to the people who are planning to attend the EAST ONTARIO ADVENTURE RALLY - May 22,23,24 and are planing to trailer down. I have a 4 door f150 and a trailer that will hold 3 smaller bikes, I have spots for 2 bikes and gear.

    PM me if your interested in spliting some costs.
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  18. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    it is suppose to be +5 this weekend and sunny, any riders willing to take there ride out for 4/5 hours in the middle of the day?
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  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Went last weekend, back roads were not great (slick and mushy), but if the weather is decent I will join you for an afternoon.
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  20. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander still alive and well

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    My bike's still in the TV room getting worked on. Guess I'd better get hurry up and finish.
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