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Forum: Canada 06-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Scratch
Triple M Motorsports Phone:(780) 438-2453 ...

Triple M Motorsports
Phone:(780) 438-2453

in Edmonton has done some amazing work for the Alberta Dual Sport guy's. A DR, KTM, KLR and a couple other machines I believe. I think at least one of...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Scratch
There's a gentleman here in Edmonton who has one....

There's a gentleman here in Edmonton who has one. Not sure which is older, him or the bike. I should be seeing him tonight and will pass along info about your post here on ADV. You can however find...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Scratch
Evidently My buddy (Grandson of the gentleman in...

Evidently My buddy (Grandson of the gentleman in the photo) is mistaken as to when the photo was taken. It was his best guess based on what he was told years and years ago.

Although the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Scratch
Hey, thanks everyone who took a look and gave...

Hey, thanks everyone who took a look and gave their thought's on the bike. My friend (Who is NOT a motorcycle rider himself) was really trying to figure out what it was his grandfather was riding...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Scratch
As it turns out... Friend of a friend of...

As it turns out...

Friend of a friend of mine is an Antique Motorcycle restorer in Malta of all places. In any event, it would seem the machine in question is a Circa 1927 Indian Scout, with...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Scratch
Most likely, but which one? :) Thanks for...

Most likely, but which one? :)

Thanks for the input, at least it give us a general direction. Anyone else have any ideas?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Scratch
Motorcycle Mystery

Buddy of mine is trying to Identify this Motorcycle. Photo was taken in Egypt, somewhere around the Late 1920's to the Early 1930's. Anyone happen to know what bike it is?
Forum: Canada 05-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By Scratch
Thanks for updating that. I knew there had to be...

Thanks for updating that. I knew there had to be more.

So here's the list with what we have so far....

http://dualsportbc.com/ (British Columbia)

http://albertadualsport.ca/ (Alberta)
...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By Scratch
Most provinces already have a "Local" set of...

Most provinces already have a "Local" set of forums,

http://dualsportbc.com/
http://albertadualsport.ca/
http://www.saskatchewandualsport.com/
http://odsc.on.ca/odsc_photo/ (Ontario)...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Scratch
JB, Scheduled Departure from the Fort...

JB,

Scheduled Departure from the Fort is 10am not 11am. We usually make a few stops along the trail and such, should get us to Smokey somewhere around the Noon-ish time frame...

Scratch
Forum: Canada 01-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
Wow..... Best service and price,...

Wow.....

Best service and price, Period. So rather than dealing with one shop, you go to whoever has the cheapest price at that time getting the best bang for your buck. No Loyalty to any...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
It happens. Some stores are better than others....

It happens. Some stores are better than others. (And that's a whole other discussion) But for every dealer or On Line retailer you will find just as many happy as unhappy customers. (Again a...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
LOL +1 :D Of course add in the cost of the...

LOL +1 :D

Of course add in the cost of the Plane Ticket and Hotels etc.. It may have been a bit more expensive :slurp
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
Like I said it's up to the individual, and...

Like I said it's up to the individual, and probably the item being purchased too. Warranty issues on say a set of Crash Bar's would be minimal, where as ordering a jacket that arrives with some...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
Books are on thing, there's no sizing or warranty...

Books are on thing, there's no sizing or warranty issues with a book. When it comes to things like Helmet's, Jacket's, Gloves and other items it's a different story.

Customer walks into the...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
Which is a fair statement, and a reasonable one...

Which is a fair statement, and a reasonable one at that.

Personally it all depends on the total savings. If for example "Widget A" is $100 At a local dealer, $90 From a Canadian Mail Order and...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
How? Do you ask everyone before they come in if...

How? Do you ask everyone before they come in if they intend on purchasing in store before helping them? Wouldn't work IMHO. And like I said, it's not a regular occurrence but it has happened. It's...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,271
Posted By Scratch
This topic often comes up, and, as others have...

This topic often comes up, and, as others have pointed out it's the dealerships that end up taking the flack for the cost differences between here (Canada) and the States. When in reality it's not...
Forum: Canada 12-22-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By Scratch
I can pretty much guess your "Source" it's a...

I can pretty much guess your "Source" it's a small community :P
Forum: Canada 12-13-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By Scratch
Hey Jeathrow, Slightly incorrect...

Hey Jeathrow,

Slightly incorrect information there dude. At the Rocky Mountain GSChallenge there has been for the past four years of the event, over 10k worth of Prizes given away, from...
Forum: Canada 12-13-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By Scratch
R1200GS... Not an R1200GSA from the word I...

R1200GS...

Not an R1200GSA from the word I got.

Dunno who your "Reliable Source" is BTL.

But from what I have heard and seen, it's the R1200GS "WC" (Water Cooled) that they will be riding...
Forum: Canada 12-04-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By Scratch
As far as I know, and having spoken to some of...

As far as I know, and having spoken to some of the guy's who have represented Canada in past GSTrophy's the bikes stand up to the pounding they take over the course of the event.

As for the number...
Forum: Canada 12-03-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By Scratch
The Information in the Journal is, well, somewhat...

The Information in the Journal is, well, somewhat inaccurate. Dates and the like have yet to be officially announced by BMW International, although Sept is as good a guess as any.

The Event is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 104,670
Posted By Scratch
More video footage of the ride "Before" all this...

More video footage of the ride "Before" all this transpired. As we can all see the riders were asshats from the get go... No, wait, Twatwaddles I think was the term of choice in this thread....
...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Scratch
2013 Rocky Mountain GS Challenge

2013 GSChallenge. If you are planning on attending register online here...

http://rockymountaingschallenge.ca/?page_id=36

PLEASE NOTE : This event is open to ALL Dual Sport motorcycles, not...
Forum: Canada 10-15-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By Scratch
Stolen Bike (Edmonton)

Motorcycle has been stolen in Edmonton Alberta...


Belongs to a friend of mine....

If anyone sees or hears of a KTM LC640 Enduro being ridden around or someone is selling parts from one,...
Forum: Canada 06-19-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Scratch
2012 Rocky Mountain GSChallenge.

It's on again!

And my apologies for not posting this to the inmates sooner, but the Third RockyMountainGSChallenge (http://RockyMountainGSChallenge.ca) is set to take place again this year Aug...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By Scratch
Try.... http://www.avs4you.com/ A very...

Try....

http://www.avs4you.com/

A very simple interface and easy to learn. Has some exceptionally nice features and abilities. $59 bucks get's you the package, which is not just the video...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,044
Posted By Scratch
The BMW Off-Road training offered by Blackfoot is...

The BMW Off-Road training offered by Blackfoot is open to all Sizes and Makes of bikes , Not just the Big 1200's And more importantly not just the BMW's, anyone can attend. It's a full day course and...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,638
Posted By Scratch
As far as I know, No. Not for the...

As far as I know, No.

Not for the Single for sure. Never even heard of something like that. I know you can bore out a KLR650 to a 680, but to 800 would be way to much. Not sure of you could...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,638
Posted By Scratch
It's a two fold thing. The Event itself...

It's a two fold thing.

The Event itself is open to ANY bike (well Dual Sport bike) You have to be Street Legal, so no Dirt bikes as we do a bit of On-Road riding as well.

The Trophy we...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,638
Posted By Scratch
Certainly, The GSChallenge runs for...

Certainly,

The GSChallenge runs for three Days (Fri - Sun) Ending Sunday after Lunch. Cost for the 2012 is $290 CDN for a Riders (Register before Jan 1st 2012 and get 10% off), $110 for...
Forum: Canada 08-23-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,638
Posted By Scratch
Hey Folks.... Just a quick note here....

Hey Folks....

Just a quick note here. Many of the Team who were involved in making this years event such a success would love to hear your comments and feedback, so if you have the time if I...
Forum: Canada 07-26-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,638
Posted By Scratch
2011 Rocky Mountain GSChallenge

A little over 3 weeks before we kick off the Second Annual Rocky Mountain GS Challenge, and its time for a bit of an update. Our team has been busy scouting trails and locations for this years...
Forum: Regional forums 07-26-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,468
Posted By Scratch
2011 GSChallenge

A little over 3 weeks before we kick off the Second Annual Rocky Mountain GS Challenge, and its time for a bit of an update. Our team has been busy scouting trails and locations for this years...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,097
Posted By Scratch
Different Sites with similar goals. Many of...

Different Sites with similar goals.

Many of the local guy's check out both on a regular basis. AlbertaDualSport.ca has a lot more Edmonton and area guy's on it, and the adsmc.ca site tends to lean...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Scratch
Sounds like a good Idea. You willing to Put up a...

Sounds like a good Idea. You willing to Put up a Team from Calgary? I can see what can be done about putting together a Team from Edmonton :)
Forum: Canada 02-23-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Scratch
2011 GSChallenge Is On!

After the success of the 2010 GSChallenge, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual Rocky Mountain GS Challenge will take place Aug. 19th - 21st 2011.

...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 98,913
Posted By Scratch
After trying to get time to do the BCBTR, I...

After trying to get time to do the BCBTR, I finally managed it. Time off booked, Better half's permission to go off and ride, Sign me up!

Scratch
Forum: Canada 08-19-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,046
Posted By Scratch
It was an amazing weekend to be sure. There...

It was an amazing weekend to be sure.

There were a few mishaps with broken parts and bikes down (As the pictures would indicate) and it was great to see everyone pitching in where and when they...
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