Ontario - Spring Kick-off Ride!!!!!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Ooobah-Moto, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Indochine

    Indochine 'Bikes are OK, but . . .

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    I asked for my GS to be ready (crash bars installed) March 28 at BMW Toronto. So if I'm lucky, it'll be ready April 4. So I'll join you hotshots from the CNE. Thanks for setting this up. Be nice to meet the folks behind the nicks (I think . . . :D)
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  2. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    You Toronto guys don't have snow?
    Every time I turned on the news, all I heard about was how much snow Toronto had, what a horrible winter...ect.

    I might not be riding soon, even though the bike is rareing to go:evil

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  3. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    Dude you better get some knobs on that thing. :D Looks fun Robbie.
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  4. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Knobbies?
    You want me to get my bike DIRTY? :rofl
    Try and find good 19" DS tires. I'm going to try MT 60's.

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  5. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    Dirty??? Just who do you think you are? KahoonieO? :rofl :lol3 :D

    BTW I have a line on a '73 CB350. Will let you know how it goes. :evil :evil :evil

    Cheers

    Fin
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  6. TankerYanker

    TankerYanker Adventurer

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    "Thereafter, our route will touch Bellfountain and various other towns along the way to Creemore for lunch. A GPX file will be posted soon".

    Bear in mind that Mississauga Rd. is closed from the south end of town to Bush St. due to the road collapsing into the valley. The alternative is Shaws Creek to the west from the Grange Sideroad or straight up Hwy 10 and onto Forks of the Credit Rd and north from Belfountain.

    I have been riding my bike straight through winter and will now be doing extensive cleaning and maintenance as a result. Shaws Creek caused my "glass and papier mache" fork seals to explode. Last week, there were spots of swing arm deep mud patches on Shaws Creek:clap so the ride home from work was a lot of fun!

    Just a warning to those who may like a "clean" bike.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Tkc 80 for the 19' front works decent.
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  8. .jesse

    .jesse 1337

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    I've been crashing regularly, but not as often as I'd like.
    Had I met up with you again, the liner woulda been yours. It got traded for some GPS software/hardware last fall. Sarry!
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  9. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    Uber, thanks for starting the ball(wheel) rolling.

    Who is coming in from the West (Hamilton, Burlington, Campbellville) for this Mission from d0g? I'm not a functional GPS junky yet and wouldn't mind rolling with someone who is.

    As for clean bike syndrome, I consider mine a dirtbike and it's allowed to get dirty.

    I would however request a little info re route and terrain so I can do a little work on tires and gearing. I only ride a 400so correct selection makes for a more pleasurable day. I'm running pretty street oriented Michelins right now which are likely useless for mud but they're great for spring roads.

    I look forward to meeting some more of you internet posers. I have only had the pleasure of meeting Lornce while we were on the ice in Brantford with RobbieO. It seems I missed all of you and Lunch at the bike show in T.O.

    Here's to 10C and Sunny on April 5.

    Now back to work those of you with the "Bikes of many Parts" its time to travel.

    drcool
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  10. Indochine

    Indochine 'Bikes are OK, but . . .

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    One thing to note about the ride weekend is that the Spring Motorcycle Show is on at the International Centre, Saturday and Sunday.

    http://www.supershowevents.com/spring/index.html

    This is not the leather and tattoo show, which is the weekend of March 28-30.
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  11. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  12. tor1150r

    tor1150r --

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    Picking up my GS in early April. If Charters has it ready (BMW Toronto) by the 4th, I'll join in.
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  13. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    See original post for update: GPX file + snapshot + route profile


    ML.
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  14. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    Just did a quick run through on Bobcat and the route looks great Mike. I'm probably going to look eager but screw it, I'm loading it on the gps right now. :D

    Cheers

    Fin
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  15. TonyT

    TonyT Been here awhile

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    Never heard of it.
    Cheers,
    Tony
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  16. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    Bobcat is garmin's mac beta equivalent of mapsource. It's looking pretty good so far.

    Cheers

    Fin
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  17. gs mack

    gs mack go dutch

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    What's a bobcat?


    A skid steer.:rofl



    Mike looks good so far see you on apr 5 . :thumbup
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  18. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  19. TonyT

    TonyT Been here awhile

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    I thought they shot the skid steer.

    Cheers,
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  20. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    Lit-up the beast last night for the fist time in almost four months.... unreal; no hiccups, perfect idle, no white smoke - all on old gas!... oh, and the Leo Vince pipes sound insane :huh - fully uncorked right now!

    For anyone considering the Facet 40171 fuel pump upgrade... do it! Works flawlessly. And don't even get me started on heated grips, first time my hands have felt heat on a bike :clap - I'm never going back to the dark side again (am I gettin old?? :cry......... naaaaaahhhh.... it's a KABOOM... supposed to be an anti-aging device, right?! :evil)

    .....so, my fingers are crossed, heated vest and hands on stand-by and fresh fuel at the ready.....

    GREAT READY TO RA RA RoooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOST:D
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