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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By northern
I found all the part numbers on a thread in here...

I found all the part numbers on a thread in here and went to a bearing store in an industrial area. I think it cost me about $50 for all 5 bearings and the seals. And they were in stock.

I...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By northern
I was told yesterday that I was #132 on RM...

I was told yesterday that I was #132 on RM waiting list! And I contacted him 3 weeks ago.

How bad was shipping to Calgary?
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43,702
Views: 8,321,838
Posted By northern
Thanks, yeah I am not sure how motivated they are...

Thanks, yeah I am not sure how motivated they are to sell it. I think I may wait a few weeks or months to try and buy it.

Living a 2000 km drive from the US border has it's disadvantages....... ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43,702
Views: 8,321,838
Posted By northern
Hummmm....... they are not listed for 2015 on...

Hummmm....... they are not listed for 2015 on www.yamaha-motor.ca

Is the WR250R still being made?
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43,702
Views: 8,321,838
Posted By northern
WR250R used price

Are WR250R holding there value extremely well? Or did people have to pay above MSRP to buy them?

I found one for sale, here in Canada, and they are asking MSRP for it!

2011 WR250R with 3500 kms...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By northern
I just put a 2008 TTR230 for sale here in Fort...

I just put a 2008 TTR230 for sale here in Fort Smith. $2250.

You could buy the bike, ride with your buddy and take it home!
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By northern
Rentals are hard to find. Nothing here in Fort...

Rentals are hard to find. Nothing here in Fort Smith to rent.
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By northern
Forgot one thing.... Might be hard to find. Even...

Forgot one thing.... Might be hard to find. Even at regular price I had to make 3 trips to the Edmonton PA before funding one in stock.
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By northern
I have used mine to haul my KLR650 and it worked...

I have used mine to haul my KLR650 and it worked well. I hauled the bike 1300 kms a few times without incident.

I have also used it to haul the kids TTRs out of town. Worked well there too.

I...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By northern
Has 4 BMW bikes!

Has 4 BMW bikes!
Forum: Canada 04-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 738
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: 738
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: 21
Views: 2,324
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 21
Views: 2,324
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: 21
Views: 2,324
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: 1,513
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: 1,513
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: 402
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: 402
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: 300
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: 300
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: 300
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: 668
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: 668
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: 668
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: 708
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 2,385
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: 2,385
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 23
Views: 1,196
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: 706
Views: 34,034
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: 706
Views: 34,034
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: 706
Views: 34,034
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...
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