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Southern Alberta one Weekend at a time

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Lycan1, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. sirvelo

    sirvelo Miles to go before I sleep Supporter

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    White rim stripes would be a nice touch. Really like the orange rim stripes on your old 990. I'm thinking of a high fender swap on my AT. Do you find your high fender "sails" at all when you are on the highway?
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  2. cal08

    cal08 Long timer

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    You place your forks on the second line. I always figured you a line 1 man. Who knew.
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  3. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    I can go both ways.:lol2

    Seriously though, .... the 990 was right to the top of the tubes after I adjusted from the shorter rider I bought it from who had it dropped an inch. That, I noticed.
    The 1090 R had them this way from the factory and I have not moved them yet. I notice a change in handling when new rubber goes on, especially when the 908 first went on as it added 20 mm to the rear. I doubt that with the 21" front I would notice any change in behaviour ( quicker steering or slower steering or more or less stability at speed ) with the 2-4 mm of change in the tubes. Maybe on a racetrack with street tires and a smaller front wheel but not what I typically do. Just for the sake of exploration and inquiry though I'll change it up after the first week in the spring and see if I can notice any quantifiable, seat-of-the-pants difference on this bike. Maybe it will wheelie easier.
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  4. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Never had any issue with the high fender. I honestly never notice it is there.
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    Not the old 990 fender when on the 990. It was the Super Enduro fender off the 950 SE. Very hard if not impossible to find in orange and harder yet in black.
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    Nor the super Motard fender I use now. Both are very solid, and neutral and never make their presence felt.

    As a side note I still have that orange fender as pictured should someone need it. Free to a good home.
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  5. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    2021 March 14th

    I'M FREE- I'm free,
    And freedom tastes of reality,
    I'm free-I'm free,
    AN' I'm waiting for you to follow me - Pete Townsend (The Who)


    And so the season begins, although I do expect the occasional temporary
    interruption. I'll take each day as it comes and enjoy each precious ride. Here we go again.

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    All Systems go for launch!

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    Waiting on a Friend.

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    The sun was warm but the fields were still wearing last years faded corduroys.

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    Haze to the west from the quickly rising temperatures and the still abundant snow cover.

    Stay dusty my friends!
  6. Turbeau

    Turbeau Graduate with honors - University of Hard Knox Supporter

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    Enjoy the day!! I'm still stuck with parts in Covid purgatory at the border...(prescription brackets to fix my lazy eye aux lights among other things)


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  7. Meet@Trudys

    Meet@Trudys Hoser

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    These are all amazing photos, glad I caught this thread! Safe riding out there this season - cheers!
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  8. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Soon!

    Oh and stroking that city off the list for retirement.
  9. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer Supporter

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    Gorgeous opening shot of the mountains in their white robe, and the bike's not too shabby either. Looking forward to the season's photos. dd
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  10. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    2021 March 20th

    The dusty first days of Spring are here. The air crisp, the smells like the colors muted and the back roads chalky with dust. Snow still lingers in the shade among the trees that are yet to begin budding. The light still harsh and wintery before the sun arcs high across the sky.
    Despite the few patches of ice still lurking in the potholes and in the shadows of underpasses, I ventured just south of the city to investigate a few favorite trails.

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    Just south of Red Deer Meats where a gate and concrete blocks had been set up. The gate, along with the barb wire, has been removed and the blocks now make this a two wheeled (or foot) only trail, which is fine with me. There should be less garbage being dumped along its length now.

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    Then a loop around Twp. 220A and a stop at a new (since last year) Memorial area with a table and bench.

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    I have stopped here many times as it is quiet and has a pleasant view and now there is something other than the fence to sit on.

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    Just south of the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation area that takes you up 144th and back to Hwy 22. It was a brief but as always enjoyable ride.

    Stay dusty my friends!
  11. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    I always think of this one as Redcat lane since I did some photographs of him riding down it not long before he was gone.

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    Stay dusty my friends!
  12. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

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    New license plate. And no stickers required now right?
    I'm glad to see that path is back to walking and two-wheeled vehicles again. There was a ton of garbage (literally up there last fall).
    Great pics (as always).
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  13. spuh

    spuh Long timer Supporter

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    Just renewed my plates (a little late thanks to no more reminders;thanks, province!) and she told me no more month and year stickers. I asked her about what to do in other jurisdictions and she hadn't been asked this before. Having the paper registration will suffice but I imagine displaying expired stickers might make a legitimate excuse for a "fishing expedition" stop. I guess we'll see.
  14. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    That's why I peeled my old ones off. Same licence plate for now but no need to show expired decals. New plates coming but they won't change them until they run out of current stock of old plates. There is a national database of plates and cops don't have to punch in your plate, the scanner and computer do all the work. It tells them if you forgot to renew.

    As far as the blocks go, I have no issue when all they keep out are the cheap pricks that can't be bothered to pay the nominal fee at a dump but instead load up all their old crap and drive it out to a nice area and push it off the back. It's no wonder adjacent landowners get angry enough to pay good money to gate off a public right of way. The province should impound the vehicle of anyone caught illegally dumping garbage for a year, plus make them work unpaid to clean up the whole right of way, regardless of how long it is.
  15. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    ^^^
    I wish you could like a post more than once!
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  16. spuh

    spuh Long timer Supporter

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    So you don't need to have your registration paper copy with you?

    How hard were the stickers to peel off?
  17. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    I got pulled over for speeding last Wed. and I defiantly needed the registration!
  18. spuh

    spuh Long timer Supporter

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    Whoa! You lost me there; were you the one being defiant? Or the member? Maybe word hasn't quite got around to all members yet. I hope your bank balance came out unscathed.
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  19. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    lol, auto correct changed definitely to defiantly:lol3 24 over is 207.00 he would not listen to reason!
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  20. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Yes you must have your paper copy of registration and proof of insurance along. Those rules have not changed. A chisel and patience and a bit of kerosene to remove the glue bits. Not a big deal.
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