Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

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

  1. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Try a Motoz Adventure rear next. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
  2. bigmo

    bigmo The Great White North

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    I was able to test out the new (to me) Shinko 700 on the 690. Only a couple hundo km on it so far, but tested it in ALL conditions this weekend. Super pleased all around. Left the house at 26psi f/r and got into soft dirt two track quickly, aired down to about 22psi....better. Got into mud and sand on some of the concession roads east of Lemieux. Dropped to 20psi and they were VERY good. It's not like the 690 is a slouch on power, but not sure if they'd be good on the 950+.
  3. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    I'll second that, The Motoz Adventrue front and rear have both been great. The rear is just starting to sing loudly on pavement at some speeds but that is a small price to pay for an otherwise great tire and it is at 7500km now. The sound does stop as soon as I lean into a corner or get off the pavement, not that I need to be told to find more corners or less pavement:-)
  4. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    My problem is that I always compare every tire to the Pirelli Scorpian Rally while riding off road, and haven't found any that are as good...and the price through 613MOTORSPORTS is unbeatable!
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  5. Smashy

    Smashy Been here awhile

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    This thread has previously mentioned Arcol Rd (goes from hwy 509 near Ompah to hwy 511 near Calabogie) but there's not much details on it, can somebody who has been on it tell me more about it? I am new to riding on dirt and I ride an adventure bike with 90/10 tires, would this road be too rough for me?
  6. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    The first half at the southern end near Ompah is just a dirt road so you would be fine, but the second half from Hydroline road to the Dam near Calabogie would be a bit of a challenge if you're new to riding off road, especially with road tires.
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  7. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Yesterday was a beautiful day on the trails!

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  8. rwebell

    rwebell Been here awhile

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    This is a bit of a long shot but does anyone in the Ottawa area have KLR tools to do the doohickeys? I have a riding buddy that needs to do his and I no longer have the tools, specifically looking for the stator puller and holder wrench, I can buy them, rent them or whatever works for you...
  9. JoWhee

    JoWhee Deviant but not dangerous.

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    Maybe diy moto (near Gloucester) has them?
  10. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    There is a guy advertising on Kijiji in Ottawa that has the tools and does the job. No affiliation, I just saw the ad.
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Anyone have any DR650 essentials for sale near Ottawa-Kingston-Cornwall area? For a ‘96 and up, we need a bash plate, proper handguards, rear carrier, tank panniers etc.

    Also looking for a fuel tap, either a manual shutoff type or a stock one in good shape.

    We also need the sidestand Interlock switch as this bike is being set up for Stephanie and she worries about riding off with the stand down.

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  12. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Check with Norm, Mike. He has a Dr650 now, and if I know him, he'll have disabled that switch. PM me for his contact info if interested.
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  13. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Sounds good. Thanks Nick.

    I PM'ed you this morning about a Guzzi for sale.
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  14. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Safety check done... on hold with TD Insurance for 20 minutes now. Make that 40 minutes.

    Still looking for the above parts.
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  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Jeez. Hold Hell. First guy I spoke to made a mistake in the VIN so I had to call back and after 50 minutes the line went dead.

    Left the phone in speaker mode while having supper and it took well over an hour to connect to someone and fix it.

    That’s ridiculous.

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  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    In the continuing saga of getting this DR on the road, I went to Winchester to register it, having passed the safety check at a nearby mc shop. Finally get in after waiting an hour and the mc shop had made a mistake in the VIN, so they couldn’t register it for me. They did eventually give me a trip permit, good for ten days.

    I went back to the bike shop to get a corrected safety check, and then drove back to Winchester, only to find their systems were down after the internet/cell service disruption on thursday.

    Argh! So at least one more trip to Service Ontario is necessary.

    But at least it’s now on the road and running very nicely.
  17. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Anybody have a luggage rack for a DR650 for sale? We have a Pelican box we want to mount.

    Edit: too late. We ordered one from Dirtracks.com
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  18. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Let me know when you're finished with the DR650 build, and I'll see if I can find a buyer for it lol!
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  19. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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  20. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Sure is becoming great riding weather!

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