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Forum: Canada 04-11-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Lots of snow in New Mexico too, but only above...

Lots of snow in New Mexico too, but only above 8000 feet. Good riding the last two days but snow expected Monday.
Forum: Canada 02-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Great video Rob.

Great video Rob.
Forum: Canada 02-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Regarding TD insurance (in Ontario at least) they...

Regarding TD insurance (in Ontario at least) they have two companies underwriting their policies. One being the well-known Primmum, the other being the much cheaper Security National. My 2013 policy...
Forum: Canada 10-25-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Obviously his pipes weren't loud enough....

Obviously his pipes weren't loud enough....
Forum: Canada 10-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Well now that we have an oil thread going....my...

Well now that we have an oil thread going....my two cents. 1971 Triumph Bonneville oil change. Ride bike 100 miles, add 1/4 litre 20W/50 oil. Repeat 8 times, oil change is now complete. No filter to...
Forum: Canada 09-24-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 91,138
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Perfect timing. Apparently there's another...

Perfect timing. Apparently there's another TRANSALP for sale about 2 blocks from your place. Just heard about it this morning!
Forum: Canada 09-12-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 91,138
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Will stop by for a while Thursday evening but...

Will stop by for a while Thursday evening but have to work Friday. Should be around Friday night through Sunday afternoon. May sleep at home rather than tenting though....which means only one brew...
Forum: Canada 08-22-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Yes. I thought that was you....saw you a few days...

Yes. I thought that was you....saw you a few days earlier on one of the "beach roads" MacKenzie I think. The Guzzi looks and sounds great.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16,169
Views: 2,516,211
Posted By Old Fart At Play
I've read 30 to 32 in total over the 3 years.

I've read 30 to 32 in total over the 3 years.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16,169
Views: 2,516,211
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Relic's new bike

Congratulations Relic on the new-to-you DR BIG. Between you, North Rider and Finndian there is now a complete set of Canadian-spec BIGs in Northern Ontario. Maybe all 3 will make it to next year's...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Old Fart At Play
chemical heat packs

If you don't want to install heated grips, using chemical heat packs (Hot Hands, Grabber, Little Hotties are some brands I'm familiar with) inside your gloves are a reasonable alternative. These are...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Quite a few riders tried the Ninja 300, including...

Quite a few riders tried the Ninja 300, including me. What a great little bike, surprising low end and mid range - it has useful power from about 55 kph in top gear. Similar top end power to Ron's...
Forum: Canada 05-25-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
I'll be working the Kawi demo rides. Gotta love...

I'll be working the Kawi demo rides. Gotta love it when work involves actually riding motorcycles.
Forum: Canada 05-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
So you can ride for up to 6 days, but not seven? ...

So you can ride for up to 6 days, but not seven?

Just measured the fresh snow on the deck in several spots. Averaged 16.5 cm. It will be close to a week before the back roads are clear anyway.
...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Hi Lyle, I have an IMS, approx 18.5 litre....

Hi Lyle,

I have an IMS, approx 18.5 litre. The Acerbis is 20 litre, the Clarke 15 and the Safari over 30 litres! I may be selling my IMS and the matching Corbin seat (just got back from 600km...
Forum: Canada 04-19-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Still a PIA

I'm in Ottawa visiting Ron. I can assure you all he is feeling well enough to be a pain and is mercilessly harassing the nurses. And talking about riding this summer.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Nov 2010 I killed a 200 lb deer with my DR650 at...

Nov 2010 I killed a 200 lb deer with my DR650 at about 45 mph while wearing an Aerostich Falstaff. Sailed over the deer, landed more-or-less face first on the pavement, on my helmet amd left...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
June 3rd will be no problem. Just cut a hole in...

June 3rd will be no problem. Just cut a hole in the ice.
Forum: Canada 04-14-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15,704
Views: 848,251
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Do they make a "wooly" version?

Do they make a "wooly" version?
Forum: Canada 04-10-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15,704
Views: 848,251
Posted By Old Fart At Play
No-Toil is a good product. However, it can attack...

No-Toil is a good product. However, it can attack some glues as Hekto describes above. It is designed to be used with their line of "No-Toil" filters as well. Made the same mistake myself.

Steve
Forum: Canada 04-08-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 24,650
Posted By Old Fart At Play
I guess we have to refer to them as "Africa...

I guess we have to refer to them as "Africa Triplets" now Feliz.
Forum: Canada 02-26-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 91,138
Posted By Old Fart At Play
How about EVERY weekend in September?

How about EVERY weekend in September?
Forum: Canada 02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Ozarks

Loaded up the DR & KLR today. Headed to Arkansas Thursday for a week in the Ozarks. Hope the snow melts before we get there.
Forum: Canada 02-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Yep, two in stock. One solo seat model, one twin...

Yep, two in stock. One solo seat model, one twin seat. Also had a 2 wheel drive Ural but it is already sold and out the door. I did get to sit on it. Another Ural is due to arrive any day now, but...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
I spoke to him on the phone this morning. Said he...

I spoke to him on the phone this morning. Said he should be discharged later today and will likely be home tomorrrow or Thursday. Sounded a bit exhausted, but glad to be all fixed up. Should be good...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
I expect to be there unless I end up covering for...

I expect to be there unless I end up covering for ZZR_Ron at the mine, which is a possibility....
Forum: Canada 01-13-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
I was out that day too. Mike: sorry I didn't see...

I was out that day too. Mike: sorry I didn't see your PM until after I got home. Went to the Arctic Watershed sign just east of Quetico. Wore my electric vest but didn't turn it on until I was almost...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,191,396
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Hi Lyle, J&J Sports were recently...

Hi Lyle,

J&J Sports were recently advertising a new 2012 leftover for $5699. On the other hand, yours is fairly low mieage, caliper kits are cheap, and my '04 with 85K is running fine in spite of...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Hey Ron, get better soon. PM me which hospital...

Hey Ron, get better soon. PM me which hospital and room number. Anything I can bring you?
Forum: Canada 01-05-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Riding yesterday, shovelling the hockey rink at...

Riding yesterday, shovelling the hockey rink at Pass Lake today....that wicked wind created perfect igloo-building snow. Hekto, we're waiting for a photo of a KLR or Sherpa parked in front of an...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
First ride of 2013

Took the old DR650 out for the first ride of 2013 today. Not much of a ride - went to Metropolitan Moose for a cup of tea, then to the lookout 6 km west of Kakabeka ( near Mokomon Rd), then home to...
Forum: Canada 12-05-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Last ride of 2012?

Had the DR650 out for an 83 km ride today, probably the last one of the year. Put it up on the lift & removed wheels, chain and sprockets, getting ready for 2013. May change the wheel bearings too -...
Forum: Canada 11-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Got out for about 4 hours on the old DR650 today....

Got out for about 4 hours on the old DR650 today. I see they have chip sealed another 13 kms of the road to Northern Lights Lake since the last time ZZR_Ron & I ventured that way. Saw a Gold Wing on...
Forum: Canada 11-03-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15,704
Views: 848,251
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Not much sense having a dishwasher if you can't...

Not much sense having a dishwasher if you can't put engine parts in it!
Forum: Canada 09-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Hermia washout

I rode the KLX250 up to this spot in early July 2012. Water was about 6 feet deep and flowing fast. Wouldn't even attempt it with a canoe. Maybe a kayak if I was highly skilled, which I'm not. By now...
Forum: Canada 07-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,212
Posted By Old Fart At Play
So he's no longer able to kill with impunity. Now...

So he's no longer able to kill with impunity. Now he's just another serial killer.
Forum: Americas 06-24-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Old Fart At Play
Gas is available in a few places in the first 20...

Gas is available in a few places in the first 20 miles or so leaving the Soo. Then at Northgate approx halfwat to Wawa. Plenty in Wawa, generally there's a town every 50 to 60 miles from Wawa to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 06-07-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,732
Posted By Old Fart At Play
devon road/ tower mountain

After the recent record-breaking rainfall and associated flooding, I figured it was time to check out some of my favourite logging roads to see if they're still rideable. The attached .gpx file runs...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,558
Posted By Old Fart At Play
I've stopped by his house twice but no...

I've stopped by his house twice but no answer...possibly upstairs in bed and didn't hear me knocking. But I took my S.O. to the Madhouse for dinner tonight and spoke to Mrs. Northrider. She said he's...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Old Fart At Play
If low bulk is your main concern, have a look at...

If low bulk is your main concern, have a look at the Aerostich "warm bib" on their website. I've had 3 heated vests/liners and prefer the Widder vest, but as somebody else posted, they are no longer...
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