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Forum: Canada Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Has 4 BMW bikes!

Has 4 BMW bikes!
Forum: Canada Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Thanks everyone for the help. Bought a house in...

Thanks everyone for the help. Bought a house in Copperridge
and meet a few gear heads.

Neighbour at the house my wife is renting u
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
I am here an house hunting. Interesting...

I am here an house hunting.

Interesting weekend looking at houses.

A couple of questions that come to mind.

Is there a dealer in Whitehorse that will service BMW motorbikes.

Any idea...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By northern
Ok, you mentioned it was good for -10 C. The high...

Ok, you mentioned it was good for -10 C. The high today in Fort Nelson is -10 C, and I would imagine that is only for a few hours in the middle of the afternoon. I would expect you could see over...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By northern
Wow, really? Riding a KLR on ICE? I would...

Wow, really? Riding a KLR on ICE?

I would question your gear, it is still winter up here in northern Canada..... There was a snow fall warning out today for the Fort Nelson region in northern...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,782
Posted By northern
A photo taken by a friend of mine at the Sign...

A photo taken by a friend of mine at the Sign Forest in Watson Lake. I wonder if it was posted by an inmate?
...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Home inspections

Any chance you guys know any home inspectors in Whitehorse?

My wife has started looking at homes and she is currently looking at an older, renovated home, in Riverdale. While renovations are...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,782
Posted By northern
Here I am with my sons unloading for some off...

Here I am with my sons unloading for some off road riding west of Fort Smith.

http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t659/northerngmc/photo_zps4866f894.jpg...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,782
Posted By northern
Here is a shot on a side trail west of Fort Smith...

Here is a shot on a side trail west of Fort Smith in Wood Buffalo National Park.

http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t659/northerngmc/Parsonslakeroad_zps51d63e88.jpg...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By northern
Thanks for all the information. Crazy that...

Thanks for all the information. Crazy that shipping from the UK could be cheaper than from Alberta!

I need to do some reading in my service manual to make sure I am up for the task of changing...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By northern
Online bmw parts in Canada

Is there a good online vendor in Canada for BMW parts?

I need to order a cylinder head cover gasket set 11128520621 and I live a long way from a dealer.
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By northern
Thank you very much. That answers a lot of...

Thank you very much. That answers a lot of questions.

Do you like the G9?
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By northern
Helmet communicator in BMW Enduro Helmet

I am considering buying a Scala Rider G9 helmet communicator to use with my BMW Enduro helmet.

Has anyone else done this? Does the boom mike fit?

I live in an isolated area and will be...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By northern
I have it connected to my laptop and after...

I have it connected to my laptop and after downloading and usuing Garmin Express it is allowing me to change the region of the map as it does not have enough memory for all of NA. It was set to the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By northern
I do not have the disks and I am not sure if they...

I do not have the disks and I am not sure if they came preloaded.

I brought it into the house and I am going to hook it up to my laptop tonight and try and update it at the Garmin website.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By northern
Setting the map area

I purchased a used Garmin Zumo 550 with Garmin North American Maps.

I live in northern Canada and the map on the GPS ends at 60 N. I live 1/2 mile north of that.

According to the Garmin...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By northern
The idea of a live well is to keep them alive. If...

The idea of a live well is to keep them alive. If you catch a bigger fish you can swap it out and release the smaller one from the live well.

Once heading home I think it would be best to kill...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By northern
-25 C here right now. Bike is covered and in the...

-25 C here right now. Bike is covered and in the corner of the garage. Thinking about summer.....

I think the panniers state something about having to slow down.......
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By northern
Side bags for live well

So an after dinner conversation tonight brought up this question.

Are BMW aluminum side boxes on my GS water right enough to use as a live well for fish?

Any thoughts?

Pictures would be...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By northern
Keeping Canada's northernmost highway open

I thought some of you might find this interesting.

http://www.cbc.ca/north/features/dempster-highway/
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Thanks for the information. I really appreciate...

Thanks for the information. I really appreciate the local knowledge.

Currently we have an 1800 sq ft ranch home with R28 walls and R40+ ceiling. House has an oil furnace and an RSF wood furnace....
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Is it possible to cut your own firewood near...

Is it possible to cut your own firewood near Whitehorse? Here I have a woodlot on the edge of town and I harvest 10 cords a year.
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Thanks, that really helps. I get the...

Thanks, that really helps.

I get the difference in BTU's between fuel and propane and from the stats above it looks like the BTU cost is pretty equal right now between the two.

The Bill...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Thanks, my wife started work this morning in...

Thanks, my wife started work this morning in Whitehorse.

I will be looking to move over this summer.

As we start to look for a house, what are the energy choices for heating? Any idea what...
Forum: Vendors 12-27-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,132
Posted By northern
Wonderful..... not that at -33 outside I am...

Wonderful..... not that at -33 outside I am riding any time soon!
Forum: Vendors 12-26-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,132
Posted By northern
Any update available to the back order? ...

Any update available to the back order?

Just wondering if you will arrive before February?
Forum: Canada 12-22-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Thanks, I have lived in the north almost 20 years...

Thanks, I have lived in the north almost 20 years and it sounds like a lot is the same.

Glad to know there is a show N shine in town. While I ride motorbikes and sleds my real passion is cars...
Forum: Canada 12-21-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Ben I was teaching at the opposite end of...

Ben

I was teaching at the opposite end of the College!

I had an XT350 then, sold it after you left and bought a KLR650, and this past summer bought the BMW F800GS.

It was after you left...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 27,841
Posted By northern
If any of you ever make it to Fort Smith, another...

If any of you ever make it to Fort Smith, another great riding trail is the Fox Holes Road. Basically if you are traveling on Parson's lake road and continue north across Hwy 5 (linking Fort Smith to...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 27,841
Posted By northern
Oh, hwy 58 between Garden River and Peace...

Oh, hwy 58 between Garden River and Peace Point....... Yeah there was a group working on reopening it as a winter road about 10 years ago. Ran into some snags and it feel apart. I don't think you...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 27,841
Posted By northern
I found a map showing Parson's Lake Road going...

I found a map showing Parson's Lake Road going through WBNP

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/woodbuffalo/visit/visit7/~/media/pn-np/nt/woodbuffalo/MainMap.ashx?w=553&h=580&as=1

Here is the...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 27,841
Posted By northern
Not sure what you are referring to as the...

Not sure what you are referring to as the "Thebacha Road"?

Parson's lake road is a connects the highway west of Fort Smith to the gravel road south of Fort Smith to Pine Lake (Peace Point is...
Forum: Canada 12-08-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 27,841
Posted By northern
This was on Parsons Lake Road which runs through...

This was on Parsons Lake Road which runs through WBNP. It starts in the NWT about 35 kms west of Fort Smith on hwy 5 and is about 50-60 kms of single vehicle width to a gravel road south of Fort...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 27,841
Posted By northern
Extreme NE

Here is a photo taken this fall in the extreme NE of Alberta, inside Wood Buffalo National Park. 59 54 N 112 29 W
...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By northern
Any Whitehorse members?

My wife has recently accepted a job at Yukon College and she will be moving there in the New Year and the rest of the family will be following in the summer.

Just wondering if there are any...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By northern
I well get on the google machine and look into...

I well get on the google machine and look into this, thanks.
Forum: Canada 09-26-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By northern
I only wish life and family allowed for such...

I only wish life and family allowed for such adventures!

I can't get away from work until early December and I would like to go riding for a few days with a buddy from Calgary.

Did you spend...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By northern
Arizona is a long way from Calgary! We figured...

Arizona is a long way from Calgary! We figured maybe Las Vegas and ride from there. Still a 2100 km drive......

The other theory we have is to fly south and rent bikes. Any one had luck renting...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By northern
Trucking bike south from Calgary?

Considering a bike trip in early December with a friend in Calgary.

Looking for highway riding and we would truck out bikes south from Calgary.

How far south would we need to go before it...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By northern
Thanks, I will continue to follow the fs forum.

Thanks, I will continue to follow the fs forum.
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