Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

Discussion in 'Canada' started by longwaytim, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Why a toyhauler, do you not camp off the bike?
  2. ADVwxyz

    ADVwxyz yep Super Supporter

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    Yes of course I camp! The TH for music festivals, or meetups in the deep desert where fuel is 75 miles away using it as base camp while exploring a region.

    The 800 is rtw spec’ed with the upgrades throughout on that bike.
  3. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Do you have any pics of the 800 you would like to share? I am thinking about upgrading the XRL with something a little more road worthy, and a BMW 800 is on the maybe list.
  4. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Watch for upcoming rides posted here and also sign up to Pacific Dualsport riders Facebook group..
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  5. ADVwxyz

    ADVwxyz yep Super Supporter

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    Been slammed...
  6. ADVwxyz

    ADVwxyz yep Super Supporter

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    Thank you
  7. ADVwxyz

    ADVwxyz yep Super Supporter

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    signed up! supporting the trails.
  8. Uncle Evil

    Uncle Evil Island Boy

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    I'm not a husband wife team , but I am planning to head to Tuk this summer Mikeb99 .
    Have you decided on dates yet ?
  9. tbrown-bc

    tbrown-bc Been here awhile

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    On the "technical" end of the ADV spectrum: I've been doing some volunteer work (clearing) out the Tansky recreation area, and since we quit early I got to go do some exploring on Sunday. AFAIK, Tansky is the only public area on the south end of the island where off-road riding is officially allowed/welcome. There are some fine trails in there.
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  10. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I am glad somebody is getting out, the back country loops up this way are still blocked in, though with the warm up last week it shouldn't be a long wait.. I hiked the local hill on Sunday and there is still 15" of snow at the viewpoint..
  11. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Been here awhile

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    Well done, that's a bloody good workout on a DRZ, not really what she's good at.....but can still manage....if you push hard enough!.
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  12. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Awesome stuff! Thanks for taking the time to share.
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  13. new2adv

    new2adv Been here awhile

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    Mad respect for man handling that DRZ through Tansky! That’s a workout even on a proper enduro bike.
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  14. tbrown-bc

    tbrown-bc Been here awhile

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    Thanks, but it isn't really deserved. I've done my share of muscle'ing a DRZ ... I haven't edited the video from two weeks ago, I'd link it if I had. (It just shows that going UP was harder work.) Perhaps Laluwissin will suffice as contrast to show that the DRZ was pretty happy at Tansky. : ) : (

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  15. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I was thinking the same thing. I had a DRZ-E for a few years. I never could get the suspension to be compliant in the rocks. Also, when riding at 10-12k', the bottom end torque was really lacking. With the close ratio transmission, I had to gear for either trail or road. I never did ride it at sea level, but I suspect the low end torque would be less of an issue.
  16. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Heading out Friday evening for a couple days of riding and camping if anyone is interested in tagging along... Leave Friday at 6PM from the Hwy 19/28 Chevron in Campbell River, return Sunday afternoon..
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  17. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Damn, wish I could join you, unfortunately this weekend has Spring dance for my one daughter, and two soccer games for the other. Throw Mother’s Day on top of that and I think I might not have a home to come back to if I disappear into the bush for the weekend. (Damn life getting in the way of good riding times) lol
    Have a good weekend, weather is supposed to be good!
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  18. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    This thread is too quiet these days, this was from a ride we did a week ago up the Quinsam Valley
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    Coming down from elevation, we were turned around at the 4000' level by snow..
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  19. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Great day for a superb ride. Had a good time. Thanks.
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  20. onespeed

    onespeed Adventurer

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    Hey folks
    Live down in WA state I'm trying to contact a guy named Richard Zeller out of Port Alberni we have a motorcycle related business transaction that needs to be completed
    Thanks