Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

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

  1. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Maybe I am out of touch but I didn’t realize that the Versys looked so much like a KLR.

    Even the milk crate... IMG_1511.jpg
  2. Keating

    Keating Been here awhile

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    New Wheels?
  3. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    I have a green crate, we could have switch!
  4. Emmbeedee

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    The slick rear tire was a nice touch.
  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Thanks for the offer but it’s not mine. I spotted it in Port Severn when we went to see the marine railroad. IMG_1524.jpg
  6. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Ok, I was surprised.
    Nice pic!
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  7. Emmbeedee

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    Got a new bike a few years ago, a VStrom. I’m happy with that for now. Stephanie said she might consider the Versys if she needed a new bike though.
  8. Emmbeedee

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    Anyone lose a seat off their motorcycle near Huntsville/Arrowhead Provincial Park?

    Found this leaning up on the side of the road.

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  9. Sideroadrod

    Sideroadrod Been here awhile

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    Damn, now that explains why my last 120k home seemed to keep me shifting from cheek to cheek.
    SRR
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  10. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Long timer

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    Can't tell if that's orange or red. If red, looks like its of a Ducati Monster.... can't imagine the owner got home with out it.... :muutt
  11. Keating

    Keating Been here awhile

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    Gonna assume the bike was being trailered.
    Likely broke down, had seat off to inspect battery / electrical or access toolkit, got picked up / rescued and didn't properly fasten seat for trailer / pickup truck ride home.
  12. Emmbeedee

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    Tool kit? I can’t remember any Ducatis we owned having a tool kit. Maybe the 350 Desmo Stephanie had from the 70s did.

    Anyway, it’s red, and probably off a Monster.
  13. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    The 2019 Calabogie Boogie Trail Ride is sold out, But the Dual Sport rides are not! Join us September 7 & 8

    Anyone with a blue plated (and insured) bike is invited to enjoy carefully prepared routes that offer less aggressive alternatives to the trail rides. There are three different Dual Sport options:
    Scenic Tour, consists of fun, twisty dirt, gravel and paved roads through picturesque areas where the roads are seldom straight.
    Adventure, Is for riders looking for something a bit more aggressive, we ride some of the scenic tour roads but also include power lines and ATV trails.
    Aggressive, Mostly ATV trails for bikes limited to 650 cc or less and knobby tires are mandatory.
    GPS tracks will be provided for all 3 rides and we will provide leaders for those without a GPS. The dual sport rides will all be swept for your safety.

    Preregistration for the Calabogie Boogie Dual Sport ride is available online until August 1 st HERE

    The Calabogie Boogie Dual Sport rides are GPS rides. Although we offer a leader for each of the three rides, you will have a better time riding at your own pace or riding with someone having a GPS. Those riders showing up without a GPS will have to accept the probability of riding in a larger than ideal group. See if you can find someone to ride with that will go your pace and help you navigate.

    The GPS files I have uploaded onto your device at registration uses "tracks" filtered to 500 points. The tracks are simple to follow, just select the track to display stay on the coloured line!

    Suggestions for following Calabogie Boogie tracks:
    - Set the display to "Track-up" (NOT North-up!), older units without a built in compass may spin the display when you stop. Glance down at the track before you completely stop to see correct orientation or display a track-log of your ride so you can see where you have been.
    - Turn the Auto-zoom off (It's too hard to judge distances when the zoom changes)
    - Only display the one track you are currently following. (Not an issue if you activate the track with the GO button on some GPS units)
    - Select a track colour that you can see easily and does not get lost against the roads or rivers on you map, Light Green is good. (Again not an issue if you activate the track with the GO button on some GPS units)
    - Clear your old track-logs and record a new track-log as you ride, set the track-log display to white to show you where you have been unobtrusively or set it to transparent if you don't want to see it at all, change the display back to white anytime when you do need to see it.
    - Some GPS units will allow you to "navigate" the tracks by selecting them and hitting GO. This gives you a nice fat purple line to follow rather than the thin track colour line. Personal preference on this one. I have an old 60CSX so I just follow the lines on the screen
    - If you use the arrow buttons to pan around the map or if you ever you don't see a cursor on the screen indicating where you are, tap the QUIT button once to move the cursor and the map back to the middle of the the screen. Normally the GPS will keep you centered on the screen as you ride.
    Cheers,
  14. Emmbeedee

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    Anyone want a universal windshield? It’s in reasonable shape though the years of crud I rode through when it was on my Suzuki DR650 is still on it.

    Brackets included, of course.

    Located near North Gower.

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  15. Keating

    Keating Been here awhile

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    I'd love to try to make this fit my KLR. Been missing the (broken) OEM windscreen for years and the buffetting on the highway is a little intense.
  16. Emmbeedee

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    It's yours.
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  18. Emmbeedee

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    This has been taken now.
  19. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Beautiful Saturday afternoon for a ride in the woods!
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  20. Keating

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    Nice. What area is this?