Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

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

  1. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Spoke to a moto cop last year and she said they're trying a few models out.. Maybe they picked it?? She said the harleys are too heavy and hot in summer and some reliability issues.. Strom would be a good fit as would a GS.. No HD rumble though...
  2. Smtm

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    Any recommendations for Ottawa area tire change and safety check?
    Or anyone with tire spoons I could borrow?
    Thanks,
    Scott
  3. Smtm

    Smtm n00b

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  4. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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  5. bigmo

    bigmo The Great White North

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    You know that's the understatement of the year! Ready for duty, those Harley rigs are right around 900 pounds. Yes, 900!

    In Europe, you see MUCH smaller bikes serving as very effective police bikes. I've seen lots of dual sport / ADV bikes. Not that I'm a KLR fan, but I bet they'd make a MUCH better city cop ride than a 900 pound monstrosity. Funny that the KLR would be considered a lightweight!

    I saw the Strom Ottawa cop too - now it makes sense. I thought it was somebody on a demo or some kind of show bike. They were downtown on Elgin.
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  6. Stittsville650

    Stittsville650 n00b

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    They had the V-Strom out to the Redblacks game at Lansdowne last night. Lots of folks checking it out!

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  7. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    good pic! interesting to hear how the police like them. I heard the last time they changed from HD and went Kawi- lots of bikes "fell"
  8. R12Battletub

    R12Battletub nooblet

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    Hey Fyr! What are you riding these days?
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    bmwroadsterca RadioFlyer

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  10. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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  11. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Have the Ural still- She's a keeper..

    Hope alls well BattleTub?? Go for a coffee soon?

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  12. bigmo

    bigmo The Great White North

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    Cool vid on the new cop bikes! I owned an Africa Twin just prior to my 690...it'd make a superb urban cop rig! I can't wait to see those in Ottawa.
  13. R12Battletub

    R12Battletub nooblet

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    Wow, that thing is sweet! I picked up my first non-airhead BMW this year, let's grab a coffee soon and talk about how much better these things are than our old relics :)

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  14. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Anybody else riding around here anymore? Had a great solo tour today. Everything seems to be at it's "greenest" now.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Raises hand - I'm here, but my area is about an hour SW of you.
    Was out on my lunch break earlier this week and made an attempt on White Acres/Sheatown "road".
    Had to turn back about midway - water was too deep at the pond.

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    Did the moto-social the previous week in Montreal

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    Dirt Daze the week before that:

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    Limerick is about 20 minutes away:

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  16. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Nice Royal Enfield!

    I was riding in the Limerick area today...Made a new friend there.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  17. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    If you stop at the corner of Limerick and Forsythe roads, there's a pond where you will almost always see a bunch of those little turtles sunning themselves on a log.
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  18. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    Watch out for the Canada Goose. It often comes straight at you as riding by.

  19. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    The heat let up today, so I hit the trifecta of hydrolines! Cedar Hill, Camifornia and Triple Tower capped of a great 300km Friday ride![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  20. Emmbeedee

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    Nice day for a change, so off I went for a ride. Ended up North of Buckingham.

    Hold the Mayo.

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