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Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Though getting to travel to and ride in some far...

Though getting to travel to and ride in some far off destination would've been cool, the honour of being the representative of the home country is great too.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Some of the area around Whiteswan was closed back...

Some of the area around Whiteswan was closed back in August for fires. Probably good by now, but worth checking first to be sure.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
BMW GS Trophy. It was held in our backyard this...

BMW GS Trophy. It was held in our backyard this time. Its a biannual event with teams from several countries competing. Competitors are selected at GS Challenge events held in the various countries;...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I got about the same usage out of the original...

I got about the same usage out of the original set of batteries in mine. I always carry a spare set with me should I need them. On my last trip, I noticed the power LED was flashing red one day mid...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Bravo. Wish I could have been there too, would...

Bravo. Wish I could have been there too, would seriously enjoy hearing about it more over coffee or beers.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Yes to both questions. There are a few short...

Yes to both questions. There are a few short gravel patches where the road was repaired and still one short detour to bypass a washed out section.
Forum: Canada 08-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Anyone in Calgary using a Giant Loop Diablo tank...

Anyone in Calgary using a Giant Loop Diablo tank bag? I'm not entirely happy with my current bag and the Diablo looks like it might be a better choice, but I'd like to see one and possibly test fit...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'm also heading west tomorrow. Not heading as...

I'm also heading west tomorrow. Not heading as far as the coast, just into the west Kootenays for a week. Plan to be off by 10am at the latest after getting home from work in the morning. I'll be in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Was there some doubt? :eek1 If so, to quote Mark...

Was there some doubt? :eek1 If so, to quote Mark Twain: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

:lol3:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The side stand is very likely just mild steel,...

The side stand is very likely just mild steel, nothing exotic, not heat treated or anything of the sort. Bending and re-bending cold will tend to "work harden" the metal, possibly creating conditions...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I had the same issue with my Schuberth C3, the...

I had the same issue with my Schuberth C3, the tint on the sun visor was too light in bright sunshine. I was lucky though that they do make a tinted visor for it (not cheap though). They have both...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The rear is an E09, the front is an E10; seems to...

The rear is an E09, the front is an E10; seems to be a good combo so far. They seem to be wearing well, I've got about 3000 kms on them and there's lots of life left in them. Good grip on loose...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
It was a successful trip to the top of Limestone,...

It was a successful trip to the top of Limestone, (or at least to the towers, same as Cowtowner). Was getting a bit showery at the top and a few rumbles of thunder around. Didn't rain too much, just...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Just in case anyone else finds the time to join...

Just in case anyone else finds the time to join in tomorrow, we're meeting at 9:30 at the Esso on Country Hills Blvd and Nose Hill Dr.
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Looking forward to it as well. I've never been up...

Looking forward to it as well. I've never been up there despite having spent a lot of time out in the Mountain Aire and Yaha Tinda areas camping, hunting and fishing when I was much younger. It's...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,192
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Very true. Anyone who's used tire plugs...

Very true.

Anyone who's used tire plugs knows that they have a hit and miss success rate sometimes. For a roadside repair to get you going, they are invaluable, but often they continue to leak a...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sure, lets go with Wednesday then. Looks like...

Sure, lets go with Wednesday then. Looks like it'll be nice and warm, so probably get going earlier. What time works and where to meet? 9AM? I'm in the north end in Country Hills, so anywhere to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I put an E09 on the rear on mine late last year....

I put an E09 on the rear on mine late last year. Love it so far, hope it lasts like yours. Much better than the K60 for hooking up in loose stuff or mud.

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Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I was planning to do that ride later this week,...

I was planning to do that ride later this week, probably Wednesday or Thursday. Anyone else who has one of those days off want to join in?

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Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I just bought an XD4 to replace my six year old...

I just bought an XD4 to replace my six year old BMW Enduro helmet. I was considering just getting another Enduro as it is a really nice helmet, but the downside is it is not very accommodating for...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sadly looking like another possible lost road to...

Sadly looking like another possible lost road to closure like Gorge Creek :(:
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,558
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Second attempt, hopefully that went out. ...

Second attempt, hopefully that went out.

Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 54,558
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Sent a PM regarding the Zumo 590. I'd like to...

Sent a PM regarding the Zumo 590. I'd like to pick one up sometime this summer to replace my 550.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,973
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I went with the plain stainless since they will...

I went with the plain stainless since they will show scratches much less than powder coated ones in black.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,995
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Talk about irony. The guy who brought us the...

Talk about irony. The guy who brought us the Camel Tank so we won't run out of fuel has fuel issues. Hope you get back on track with your trip quickly Cory.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,973
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Finally got the upper crash bars. :clap Took all...

Finally got the upper crash bars. :clap Took all of ten minutes to install. I decided to move my driving lights up onto the new bar as they were a bit exposed where I had them mounted on the lower...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
+1 I've seen them used to lockout gas...

+1

I've seen them used to lockout gas service valves. Not sure what other purposed they have.
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Since all of you tease me with your weekend rides...

Since all of you tease me with your weekend rides when I'm working, I'm returning the favour today. :D

Got out for a decent 300 km ride west from the city mostly on slab to the Stud creek road...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Those are some kinda sticky tires :lol3

Those are some kinda sticky tires :lol3
Forum: Canada 05-25-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Thinking of going riding Tuesday, no firm...

Thinking of going riding Tuesday, no firm destination plan yet, but possibly something out around Waiprous/ Hunter valley. Or maybe the Spray lakes road with Powderface on the way back (if it's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,121
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I went for lower gearing, a 15T front with the 42...

I went for lower gearing, a 15T front with the 42 rear. Lots of clutch slipping at a steady throttle makes it nice and smooth in tech riding conditions. The newer revised clutch can take lots of...
Forum: Canada 05-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I think would be a very suitable solution....

I think would be a very suitable solution. Separate provincial sub-forums would be far too much clutter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,697
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
There is a second version out now that fits with...

There is a second version out now that fits with some of the racks the original did not. Original is still available too.

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Forum: Canada 05-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,562
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Love the Kootenay region. I usually do some...

Love the Kootenay region. I usually do some riding out there every year. Looking forward to info on more good rides in that area

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Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,760
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I'm not strong on math. It'd be faster for me to...

I'm not strong on math. It'd be faster for me to do it trial and error adjusting the weights than trying to do the calculations. :lol3

I just temporarily secure the weights with masking tape until...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
I would, but I'm going drinking at the Beer Fest...

I would, but I'm going drinking at the Beer Fest Saturday :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
My first dual sport bike was an 03 BMW F650GS I...

My first dual sport bike was an 03 BMW F650GS I bought used in 2006 and rode until September of 2008 when i hit a dear with it. Though still repairable, the bike was written off, and I decided to...
Forum: Canada 04-18-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,794
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
Same deal, but the destination for tomorrow's...

Same deal, but the destination for tomorrow's dinner is Hanna.

I'm hoping to ride to work on Sunday.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
First off, you should have been using mostly...

First off, you should have been using mostly front brake going downhill, that's where all your traction is and all your braking power. The key is to ease into the front brake to load up the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,194
Posted By MCMXCIVRS
The little detent on my fuel cap keeps breaking...

The little detent on my fuel cap keeps breaking and the lid then flops shut instead of staying open. Makes it a real nuisance to fill. I've glued it up a couple of times trying various products, last...
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