Van Isle ADV rider's sign in...

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

  1. roadhammer

    roadhammer Adventurer

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    Sooke BC
    I see that your exhaust headers look the same as mine, any clue why one gets hotter than the other?
  2. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    North Vancouver Island
    Best money I’ve spent on the bike for sure!
  3. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    I’ve never checked to see if one is hotter or not, but I know one sees a lot more spray from the front tire and seems to cake up more
  4. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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  5. canuck8

    canuck8 n00b

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    Hey Folks,
    Trying to get into the Island Adventure game. Currently in the process of getting a license and adventure bike. Spent lots of time in the dirt on a KDX but no time on the street. Hoping to do some epic rides in the near future like the TAT and CDT. Dwindled my bike choices down to a DR650 or WR250r. In a perfect world I would buy both......but if I only have the means for 1 am I better trying to outfit the WR for the odd long haul and enjoy it on the Island most of the time or buy the DR and be more comfortable on the long trips but pay the weight toll on the Island. Let me know what you think. If you know of any minty bikes please keep me posted. Thanks in advance.
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  6. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    You didn't mention the DRZ and here is a between the DRZ and WR.
    I went the WR route and several here ride DR and DRZ.
    Check out RTWPaul (on this site) and his blog for some great DR650 info.

  7. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Unless you're doing a lot of single track, get the DR650.
  8. krmtclml

    krmtclml Adventurer

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    Almost felt like summer here on the North Island today. Went for a rip up the coast the back way to Holberg. Great day for a ride. Thought the bike was starting to feel a little squarely when I was getting close to home but didn’t think much of it, turns out my rear tire was down to 3psi, must have picked up something sharp along the way. IMG_1269.jpg
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  9. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Very nice!

    wait- it IS summer!
  10. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    Yup and all the Surfers were out today at Jordon River.

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  11. Sandy346

    Sandy346 Adventurer

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    No Canada parade due to Covid, but some of locals decided to show off in Comox harbour.
    I tried to get the bike in a shot , but the carbs kept flooding. Lol. B3515915-24C6-4427-9DFB-AAA9E1AE9577.jpeg E64FCD29-FA24-4B20-A689-64EA6B5E17D5.jpeg 24DE2CC3-8149-4280-8D5A-E533EF05F2E2.jpeg 7C85F94A-89FE-4BAC-ADD0-11A3CED7F5E1.jpeg ADB50B70-A43F-4595-95B7-04E2EBD0C58E.jpeg
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  12. roadhammer

    roadhammer Adventurer

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    Can anyone say anything bad about a 2015 KTM 1190? Looking at a low mileage one.
  13. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    Sure, they came with a leaky air-box and a lot of top ends needed to be replaced due to sand and dust contamination. However, if the bike is still running in 2020.... :)
  14. roadhammer

    roadhammer Adventurer

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    Right, I remember reading something about a fix for that. Thanx!
  15. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    A few pictures from today's ride around Oliphant Lake

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  16. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Just spent a couple of days poking around the Island you guys have some beautiful riding I didn't get a chance to do a lot of back road exploring but I will be back. The North part is amazing south end not so much to many folks for me
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  17. Sandy346

    Sandy346 Adventurer

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    Photo must of been taken on Sunday July 4, The only sunny day we have had lately.
    Nice photo, I know I have seen the fish plant in background but can’t place it?
  18. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Browns Bay
  19. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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  20. Sandy346

    Sandy346 Adventurer

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    Doh. I use to pickup fish there 30 years ago.