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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By where2next?
You're right. I wasn't certain it was overheating...

You're right. I wasn't certain it was overheating but I was able to plug into a gs911 code reader and watch the live output to verify that the sensor was working (very cool). It also helped me...
Forum: Alaska 06-24-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By where2next?
Yeah I took all that stuff off. And no the oil...

Yeah I took all that stuff off. And no the oil level is correct. I have done all the steps on the FAQ including rebuilding the water pump. Without support from the dealer I can't go much further and...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By where2next?
Anyone in Fairbanks or anchorage loan a garage?

I'm up in Fairbanks from Calgary and I'm having some problems with my Dakar. Its overheating and I have been through the cooling system top to bottom and found no problems. Furthermore the dealership...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By where2next?
Bled system. Recent coolant change. Sent...

Bled system. Recent coolant change.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By where2next?
Help! Dakar overheating issues

I'm in The middle of nowhere with an 07 Dakar and the temp light keeps coming on. I've flushed everything and there's no blockages. I've checked thermostat in boiling water and it works. I've taken...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,790
Posted By where2next?
We are in Dawson heading up the Dempster...

We are in Dawson heading up the Dempster tomorrow. (Sunday) if you make it in by then. We are at the downtown campground....

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Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,790
Posted By where2next?
Super sketchy bridge north of grand cache over...

Super sketchy bridge north of grand cache over the smokey river about 5km from town. Its like ice if its wet and there are no signs to warn you.....

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Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,790
Posted By where2next?
Dont miss out on cypress hills if you are staying...

Dont miss out on cypress hills if you are staying on the 1. You guys coming through Calgary?

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Forum: Canada 06-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By where2next?
The internet is prehistoric in this fleabag motel...

The internet is prehistoric in this fleabag motel so I can't do much research but it seems that it would be OK.
"-The South Canol is approximately 219km from Ross River to Johnson Crossing"...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By where2next?
Yukon hw 4 vs 1/2 to Dawson

Wondering how much longer the route around Whitehorse is via hw4 compared to going on the pavement via hw 1/2. I know it's dirt. How many hours longer will the trip take and is it worth it? Good...
Forum: Alaska 06-06-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 21,524
Posted By where2next?
We will be leaving Calgary on the 14th or 15th. 3...

We will be leaving Calgary on the 14th or 15th. 3 bikes, Dakar, 690, and a drz 400. Hope to see y'all on the road!

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Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 365,346
Posted By where2next?
Few Pics from the first trip of the season: ...

Few Pics from the first trip of the season:

Lunch on the Kootenay River:

http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p717/findlaym/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140601_122553_zpsadzo9ctl.jpg...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By where2next?
When are you planning to go? Lots of the really...

When are you planning to go? Lots of the really good stuff will be snowed in for a while yet. I was in BC on the weekend and they still have a ton of snow up at higher elevations. This is usually a...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 365,346
Posted By where2next?
Not trying to get into the ever popular "which...

Not trying to get into the ever popular "which bike is best debate" but IMHO a 500 is too much for the single track around there. I picked up a WR450 last year and I find it to be a little over...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By where2next?
Camping costs vary a lot. Anywhere populated aim...

Camping costs vary a lot. Anywhere populated aim for provincial parks. Where are you going? Southern Ontario has limited camping.....

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Forum: Canada 05-21-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,725
Posted By where2next?
There are lots of places to get a tire changed in...

There are lots of places to get a tire changed in Calgary. Blackfoot, GW cycle, and Cycle Works will all take your money, blackfoot has by far the worst service of any motorcycle shop I've ever dealt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14,643
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By where2next?
Crap. Stripped my oil drain plug. Anybody have...

Crap. Stripped my oil drain plug. Anybody have any advice on getting it out?

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Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By where2next?
Head south.... nothing in the north will be...

Head south.... nothing in the north will be rideable for weeks yet.
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,065
Posted By where2next?
On a longer trip I pack rachet straps so I can...

On a longer trip I pack rachet straps so I can hitch with the bike if needed. Often quicker than a tow truck and works without cell coverage.
Forum: Canada 04-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 365,346
Posted By where2next?
Lucky bastards..... going out on sunday!!!! Good...

Lucky bastards..... going out on sunday!!!! Good luck, watch for ice in the shade, take lots of pics and make sure tyler gets dirty :). Also pics.... lots of pics. Sad I wont be there for the drz's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By where2next?
I did get this solved by removing the cams and...

I did get this solved by removing the cams and carrier to get some slack then reinstalling the bolt. However the cam did not want to go back in so rotated the crankshaft and used the cam chain to...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 365,346
Posted By where2next?
You got a while and dry is kinda retaliative....

You got a while and dry is kinda retaliative. Lots of giant mud holes that never dry up on the legal trails because of the quad/UTV guys. I'm told that the earliest riding is found in pocupine hills...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14,643
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By where2next?
I had a really hard time swimming my valves as...

I had a really hard time swimming my valves as per the alternate method found here
http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/Valve_Shim_Change_FAQ_GS.htm
Getting the intake cam back in was really hard until I hit...
Forum: Canada 04-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By where2next?
Yeah I do GIS contracting as well as a few other...

Yeah I do GIS contracting as well as a few other things. Lots of work for First Nations....
Forum: Canada 04-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 365,346
Posted By where2next?
Dirt Bike porn... <iframe...

Dirt Bike porn...

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Forum: Canada 04-02-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By where2next?
I'd bring a trailer so that I could throw the...

I'd bring a trailer so that I could throw the bike on if it turned out to be no fun to ride..... not like you will be traveling light with that entourage anyway. It WILL be nice on the island and I...
Forum: Canada 04-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 365,346
Posted By where2next?
ooooo has nice maps too.... ...

ooooo has nice maps too....

http://www.ironhorsetrail.ca/maps.html

says it's ok for ATV's so I don't see why they would care about DS bikes.
Forum: Canada 04-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By where2next?
Ok well if the goal is to stretch the riding...

Ok well if the goal is to stretch the riding season then you should be fine. Now, if the goal was a pleasureable ride, you might want to wait.
Forum: Canada 04-01-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,522
Posted By where2next?
If you go south at Roseville/Grassmere, around...

If you go south at Roseville/Grassmere, around lake Koocanusa, and then west through the states you might find some favorable weather. Jump back over at Creston or Osoyoos and skip some of the higher...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 188,956
Posted By where2next?
I ran 15/48 for baja. 8000 rpm 118kph. Not too...

I ran 15/48 for baja. 8000 rpm 118kph. Not too much clutching in the slower stuff allthough slow is relative in baja. Here at home I run 13/49 for the mountains
Forum: Canada 03-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By where2next?
I don't think there are any specialized bike...

I don't think there are any specialized bike storage businesses. at least none that I know of. There are lot's of storage yards with covered or open spots to park things. A quick google search will...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By where2next?
I'd go with studs but they will be like ice when...

I'd go with studs but they will be like ice when you are on dry pavement......

This is either the best or worst idea I've ever heard... I can't decide which.

If you do run into problems people...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By where2next?
yeah, power means nothing if the wheel is...

yeah, power means nothing if the wheel is spinning. Too much weight combined with too much power and too much camping gear are not a good deal. I'm telling ya, go light..... I figure 50-60 hp should...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By where2next?
I'd be close to throwing in the F800GS to the...

I'd be close to throwing in the F800GS to the pile but I have just spent a month waiting for parts from the Dealer in Calgary. We have one of the largest BMW dealers in Canada and the service is...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By where2next?
All balls is garbage. I have a very good local...

All balls is garbage. I have a very good local race shop and they refuse to sell them to me hahhaa. Only pivot works. I agree with the crowd. Buy them by size (seals too) and just change them. Check...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 365,346
Posted By where2next?
Outside the park yes. Waiperous, fallen timber......

Outside the park yes. Waiperous, fallen timber... lots to ride. Nothig out your door though
Forum: Canada 03-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,484
Posted By where2next?
Yeah man go for that. Read up on f650.com first....

Yeah man go for that. Read up on f650.com first. Single spark 650s had some problems
.. cant remember what
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14,643
Views: 1,704,592
Posted By where2next?
Yeah I tried that. however I couldn't get the...

Yeah I tried that. however I couldn't get the cams to come loose and I didn't want to apply a bunch of pressure or leverage. at the time I didn't fully understand that the lower carrier separated...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,484
Posted By where2next?
E model would likley not get a plate so you are...

E model would likley not get a plate so you are stuck with S or SM. SM has better forks (though slightly shorter) and can be converted easily to off road sized wheels. S: worse forks but bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 188,956
Posted By where2next?
Ive had this stalling problem before. Where would...

Ive had this stalling problem before. Where would you suggest re routig the vent hoses to? Im going to do a pre season tear down so it would be a good time to deal with this...
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