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Forum: EMEA 02-24-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Fishnbiker
Seems like your chore is to find the fuel range...

Seems like your chore is to find the fuel range on that bike. Most DS's seem to have a range of at least 250~300km (170~200 miles). Should be no problem as long as you don't pass up a refuelling...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Fishnbiker
Just an update here ... I used to work on Cortes...

Just an update here ... I used to work on Cortes Island, 2 islands west of Campbell River. Henry is now over there running an organic farm. He has a beautiful property with a lake near the highest...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,548
Posted By Fishnbiker
While we are looking at this photo, how about...

While we are looking at this photo, how about some comparisons on your local]fuel pricing? Maybe worked out to a common figure with a small conversion effort? US$ per litre?

I live on Vancouver...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 78,766
Posted By Fishnbiker
Likewise for me if Gunnerbuck is working. Also in...

Likewise for me if Gunnerbuck is working. Also in CR a few blocks away.
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,221
Posted By Fishnbiker
Us Riverites are flattered you should think so. I...

Us Riverites are flattered you should think so. I moved here from YVR over 20 years ago after growing up there. No regrets other than not seeing some old friends often enough.

Backroads suitable...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,548
Posted By Fishnbiker
The can has a stamped number on it F040 is the...

The can has a stamped number on it F040 is the first choice (2001~2002), smaller & lightest at about 4.1 lbs. Sound gnarly on the DR. Next is 18G1 at a pound heavier & 4" longer (2003~2005?). Gives...
Forum: EMEA 02-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Fishnbiker
Another riding video, likely the RIF mountains...

Another riding video, likely the RIF mountains near Chefchaouen judging from the clothing & mountain images.

Then out onto the desert flats. Lots of Feshfesh.

Then it looks like they wander...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,548
Posted By Fishnbiker
This should fix the issue. Under $30. Be...

This should fix the issue. Under $30.

Be sure to measure & inquire on sizing, as they offer others too large or too small for the GSXR pipe. A buddy bought the wrong size & destroyed the...
Forum: EMEA 02-15-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Fishnbiker
I just found this video showing back country...

I just found this video showing back country Morocco. Somewhere near Imilchil. Looks like the Mid Atlas range. Lonely country. The High Atlas are more interesting Azrou to Ouarzazate. Looks like...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,221
Posted By Fishnbiker
Maybe we should be asking what you want when not...

Maybe we should be asking what you want when not DS'ing. Other activities/interests?
Forum: EMEA 02-13-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Fishnbiker
I just remembered this also ... ...

I just remembered this also ...

http://www.wikiloc.com/trails/motorcycling?t=&d=&lfr=&lto=&uom=mi&a=motorcycling&q=+morocco
Forum: EMEA 02-13-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Fishnbiker
Suggested hotel in Marrakech. Just off J'ma el...

Suggested hotel in Marrakech. Just off J'ma el Fnaa. Cheap, clean, handy. Photo my image or copy it to your phone/iPod to show the taxi driver. Speaking of which, there will be a large gouging...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Fishnbiker
One good ride would be either the east or west...

One good ride would be either the east or west side of the Fraser River starting from Lillooet. Both end up in Williams Lake on Hwy 97.

My photos of recent rides are at;
...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Fishnbiker
Before discounting this suggestion, you might...

Before discounting this suggestion, you might want to check it on Google Earth. Formerly one of the toughest rail routes in North America . The scenery is well worth looking into.

This info is...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Fishnbiker
I did! I spent many a teenager weekend getting...

I did! I spent many a teenager weekend getting free admission for corner flagging labour.

Ahh! The smell of Castor oil in all those old thumper Brit bikes ...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By Fishnbiker
Same comments for me, with the added comment that...

Same comments for me, with the added comment that registration would need a trackable vehicle number stamped onto the frame. As it's homemade, you should be able to put your own number on it it ......
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By Fishnbiker
Ship yer ride to Kamloops. Western BC is into...

Ship yer ride to Kamloops. Western BC is into late spring today. Downtown Campbell River (Vancouver Island) was T-shirt weather today.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,548
Posted By Fishnbiker
Just found this on the DSBC (Dual Sport British...

Just found this on the DSBC (Dual Sport British Columbia) site. Seems to fit this group ...

"Dad, can I get a motorcycle when I grow up?"
"Son, you can't do both"
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,238
Posted By Fishnbiker
Imagine my surprise to see a photo of me in your...

Imagine my surprise to see a photo of me in your "Mexico & Beyond" posting! I suppose that it also has some Mexican content as my "Beer Police" shirt was purchased in Puerto Vallarta.

Thanks again...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,819
Posted By Fishnbiker
Thanks for the fantastic photos. They brought...

Thanks for the fantastic photos. They brought back many memories of my trip through Nepal from Tibet Dec '13. Unfortunately I was not on a bike, as the temperature passing though from Tibet was far...
Forum: Canada 01-26-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Fishnbiker
It's an easy route to pick out from Vancouver ......

It's an easy route to pick out from Vancouver ...
North on Hwy #1 to Lytton,
Cross on the Fraser River on cable ferry to Texas Creek Road to Lillooet,
North on Bralorne Road along Bridge River,...
Forum: Canada 01-26-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Fishnbiker
Ditto on the thanks! I'm glad to see that Looksha...

Ditto on the thanks! I'm glad to see that Looksha Lori made out OK after her spill. That would be enough to turn some off the ride. It's alway good to make your get-off on the high side of roads...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,548
Posted By Fishnbiker
2 years ago at age 63 I buggered my knee skiing...

2 years ago at age 63 I buggered my knee skiing Had an arthroscopic clean-out a year later.
6 weeks of graduated exercises & it was almost like new. No crutches or other aids needed. The knee is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-20-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,921
Posted By Fishnbiker
Where T F are we?

McGilvray Pass SW British Columbia. Click photo for video

<a href="http://fishnbiker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-Travel/2014-Goldrush-Ride/44381417_FqRqL5#!i=3541890292&k=j2nxn83&lb=1&s=A"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,548
Posted By Fishnbiker
Seems to me it needs a counterweight the rear. I...

Seems to me it needs a counterweight the rear. I have a similar layout in hard foam, same problem. I'm now thinking of setting a small slab of lead in foam on the rear of the helmet to balance the...
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fishnbiker
Are you travelling alone, or would you like some...

Are you travelling alone, or would you like some local guiding? Surely someone out here could do a ride-along for portions. If you decide on visiting Vancouver Island, I'm in for that.

Some...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fishnbiker
Gone from down-n-out to relaxed-n-mellow. No...

Gone from down-n-out to relaxed-n-mellow. No worry mon. Actually the avatar was more influenced by the influences of retirement than my current condition. Now able to walk a whole mile. Lots of...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,113
Posted By Fishnbiker
A lot of the same locations here as LYCAN has...

A lot of the same locations here as LYCAN has done, but from my perspective ... http://fishnbiker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles

The Bridge River Canyon out of Lillooet is a must do if wanting a short...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By Fishnbiker
Lovely footage. When was your East Harrison ride?...

Lovely footage. When was your East Harrison ride? It looked a lot different from my passage a few years ago.

Thank you! Looking forward to next spring.
Forum: Canada 12-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Fishnbiker
Ahh, memories of the Bridge & Fraser Rivers....

Ahh, memories of the Bridge & Fraser Rivers. Thanks for the ride!

Interested in the Bridge River Monkey Butt ride. I spent 4 years as a kid in Bralorne & go back at least every 2nd year. It's on...
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Fishnbiker
Definitely USPS ~ US Postal Service is the best...

Definitely USPS ~ US Postal Service is the best for direct service. I Usually get dinged for PST & GST about 1 in 4 or 5 times, no brokerage fees. Possibly higher initial, but no hidden surprises.
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By Fishnbiker
I'm in for Friday. Much more relaxed than later....

I'm in for Friday. Much more relaxed than later. Meeting at ABC Restaurant @ east end of Langley Bypass ~ 09:00
Forum: EMEA 12-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By Fishnbiker
Maybe throw in Turkey & Morocco too. Consider...

Maybe throw in Turkey & Morocco too. Consider this idea as a "test drive" for a more adventurous ride when you have more experience.
Forum: EMEA 12-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By Fishnbiker
200 miles a day is fine for shorter trips ... 2~3...

200 miles a day is fine for shorter trips ... 2~3 weeks. But even then you will find the need to stop for a time-out at a beach, some cute little village, machine repairs, illness, or just plain...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,165
Posted By Fishnbiker
Well done! Yer makin' me jealous.

Well done! Yer makin' me jealous.
Forum: EMEA 11-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Fishnbiker
That's how we did it. Spent all day wandering...

That's how we did it. Spent all day wandering between a few tourist sights, dropping into almost every Tapas bar along the way. Never been dissappointed yet, amazed at many.
Forum: Canada 10-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,640
Posted By Fishnbiker
Hey Fishnbiker Sorry to hear about your...

Hey Fishnbiker

Sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you heal soon.

Now onto light weight bearing exercises. That was my first major injury in 50 years of riding.

What happened?

I watched...
Forum: Canada 10-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,640
Posted By Fishnbiker
At that point, all I wanted was the laughing gas...

At that point, all I wanted was the laughing gas hose. 4 days on a morphine drip was some small relief also.

No time for boredom ... I have still over 10,000 photos from China, Tibet, Nepal, &...
Forum: Canada 10-21-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,640
Posted By Fishnbiker
Pierre Paris style??? Not the 3 inch thick soled...

Pierre Paris style??? Not the 3 inch thick soled ones I had for pole climbing!

I'll stick to my Gaerne motocross design with armoured shins thank you very much. Even not so bad for walking when...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 105,181
Views: 20,863,548
Posted By Fishnbiker
Same problem I had on my Tiger after too many...

Same problem I had on my Tiger after too many years. I ended up putting a wipe-off coat the whole length of the pin. Just enough to say you did it. No more problems in 15 years on the original pins....
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