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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By hwunger
excellent ! ... so it is possible to do a short...

excellent ! ... so it is possible to do a short Baja Tour .... good to know :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 26,434
Posted By hwunger
re: the cute little bandit - Ed you sure know how...

re: the cute little bandit - Ed you sure know how to attract them ! ... :D

and yes the big bike loses all weight once underway eh ... finally got to ride a big GS1200 last summer and was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,034
Posted By hwunger
... not the case in Ontario ? while the OP...

... not the case in Ontario ?

while the OP is not coming to BC this time, he should at some point .... even little ol' Victoria, BC has an abundance of both, serving up IPA's, Stouts, Pale Ales...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-20-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,839
Posted By hwunger
hmmm .. this isn't too far away, and I was in the...

hmmm .. this isn't too far away, and I was in the area some weeks ago ... maybe it's time to attend my 1st official ADV function, if they'll let me in .... :D

always wanted to try some beer can...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 26,434
Posted By hwunger
allright ! ..... Ed-Ventures ... the best cure...

allright ! ..... Ed-Ventures ... the best cure for the Cubicle Blues .... :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,205
Posted By hwunger
http://i.imgur.com/WlEhvvel.jpg I had...

http://i.imgur.com/WlEhvvel.jpg


I had one of these .... very very nice bike :D .... huge grin factor !

But I settled for an ST1300 (more comfy) and a 650 V-Strom for gravel roads ....
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,294
Posted By hwunger
the DL650 is a very good bike, but not the...

the DL650 is a very good bike, but not the easiest to work on -

the tank has to come off for air filter, plugs, and valve adjustments, but you can do this all at once in the winter .... if you...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,668
Posted By hwunger
I have an ST1300 and parked a DL650 right beside...

I have an ST1300 and parked a DL650 right beside it :D

now you have the best of both worlds ..... no longer fear gravel roads :evil
Forum: Canada 08-11-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,476
Posted By hwunger
oh no .... now he's gonna tell his Cali buddies...

oh no .... now he's gonna tell his Cali buddies about the perfect weather we're having, the excellent fishing and camping, and then they will tell two more and so on and so on .... they all of...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By hwunger
you need to take a couple of trips .... one into...

you need to take a couple of trips .... one into Canada (easy) .... and another one into Mexico (a bit more complex) .... you will learn about passports, border crossings, insurance, language,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,783
Posted By hwunger
ah si .... Sergio Leone .... wassa matta you ?...

ah si .... Sergio Leone .... wassa matta you ? .................. :D
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,751
Posted By hwunger
great question by the OP and some real gold...

great question by the OP and some real gold nuggets here -

"follow your heart but remember to use your brain" - yup thats good !

"start with a two week motorcycle trip...." - excellent...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By hwunger
allright, this is good stuff .... keep it coming....

allright, this is good stuff .... keep it coming.

I agree that cooking for example takes a lot longer but it's also relaxing and rewarding, as yes you can try new things and that's all part of...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By hwunger
How do you do it ?

here's a question for the real LD types - how do you do it ?

I recently again went for a 10-day trip, and another 3-day camping trip all by motorcycle with yet another 3-day car trip ... during...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,783
Posted By hwunger
hola ! ... tu reportage es exellente, mi amigo :D...

hola ! ... tu reportage es exellente, mi amigo :D

sadly those movies are called 'spaghetti westerns' here, because people think they were all filmed in Italy .... but the one you mention is one...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 675,219
Posted By hwunger
re: K60's .... thanks to all who replied. ...

re: K60's .... thanks to all who replied.

well I got me a set and went for a 1,000 mile ride ... very good on pavement, handled well and no problems .... very good on dirt, gravel, and hard...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,067
Posted By hwunger
concensus is the OEM w/s is crap .... :D my...

concensus is the OEM w/s is crap .... :D

my solution is the Givi w/s in 2nd lowest setting, a 90% solution.

on longer trips, be sure to wear ear plugs :deal
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 675,219
Posted By hwunger
tires .... is anyone running K60's on their...

tires .... is anyone running K60's on their V-Stroms full time ?

what are the road manners like ? .... ok on pavement ? .... assume good on dirt/gravel right ? .... thx.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By hwunger
wow .... old pics are great eh ? ... almost got a...

wow .... old pics are great eh ? ... almost got a KZ750, got an XS650 instead :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,562
Posted By hwunger
just tuned in - and so have 12,000 others ! .......

just tuned in - and so have 12,000 others ! .... you have many followers :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,988,701
Posted By hwunger
man, you pack some serious adventure into your...

man, you pack some serious adventure into your ride !

when you're done, why not sell the movie rights ? .... your ride will not be quite as long as say Emilio Scotto, Helge Pedersen, or Ted Simon...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,485
Posted By hwunger
yeah that's the way to go .... alternate chili...

yeah that's the way to go .... alternate chili and irish stew also ..... :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,635
Posted By hwunger
... when you camp like this, do you ever worry...

... when you camp like this, do you ever worry about bears, cougars, or rattle snakes ? .... here in BC we have all three, and it just seems more comfortable knowing a regular campground is somewhat...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By hwunger
can you ride with Friend 1-2 days as part of your...

can you ride with Friend 1-2 days as part of your bigger trip ?

done this many times .... meet up, visit/ride/beers then go your separate ways .... no hard feelings, no problem, still get to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,635
Posted By hwunger
amazing story and great pics ... but you sure are...

amazing story and great pics ... but you sure are going up north early eh ?

why not wait till late June say - when the bugs are really out in full force :D

keep it up !
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,063
Posted By hwunger
Givi E36's ..... ? cheap, light, lockable,...

Givi E36's ..... ?

cheap, light, lockable, tough, easy on/off, look ok .... whats not to like ?

:D
Forum: Canada 06-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,362
Posted By hwunger
one last thing .... if want to get a sense as to...

one last thing .... if want to get a sense as to how some (many) locals think, just peruse the Times Colonist readers 'comments' on just about every local story .... not quite the Calgary mindset, to...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,417
Posted By hwunger
my bike came with one ... I took it off, at least...

my bike came with one ... I took it off, at least for now.

it may well be the best plate in the world, but it is heavy and bulky and you cannot do oil & filter changes with it in place.

when...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,362
Posted By hwunger
I was actually being serious .... no really. ...

I was actually being serious .... no really.

Yes of course there are nice things on this great big island .... thats why people move here in the first place ... but people also leave, and for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,325
Posted By hwunger
and hey, have you met 365xwyz ? ..... and over...

and hey, have you met 365xwyz ? ..... and over there rtyui987 is a great guy !

ah the early days of email :D ... who can forget them ?
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,362
Posted By hwunger
the grass always looks greener, doesn't it ? .......

the grass always looks greener, doesn't it ? ....

1. RAIN - RAIN all f---ng winter long !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. FERRY COSTS - you are STUCK ON A ISLAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,593
Posted By hwunger
yeah, this would make a great article in Conde...

yeah, this would make a great article in Conde Nast, eh ? ... not much 'ADV' .... :D

nice pics though .... and the charity factor is good.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,533
Posted By hwunger
.... get a used 650 V-Strom .... can't go wrong...

.... get a used 650 V-Strom .... can't go wrong :)

has most of what you're asking for, and easy resell when time comes.
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 675,219
Posted By hwunger
.... hmmm think that may look better on the Baja...

.... hmmm think that may look better on the Baja threads .... HA !

:freaky
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 675,219
Posted By hwunger
are extra lights really needed on the V-Strom ? ...

are extra lights really needed on the V-Strom ?

my 2009 DL650 has pretty good OEM lighting .... they are aftermarket 60/55W halogens, commonly available, and you can plug any H4 bulb that you may...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,106
Posted By hwunger
excelente ! really liking the Aussie -...

excelente !

really liking the Aussie - Canadian combo .... road side deposits .... ha.

keep it coming ..... :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 222,203
Posted By hwunger
I had an R1150R once ..... it was a really...

I had an R1150R once .....

it was a really nice bike - light, nimble, quick, and agile - but it had no wind protection hardly at all, and on a long ride I decided to move on :cry

that was the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 93,018
Posted By hwunger
"Throughout Argentina and especially here in...

"Throughout Argentina and especially here in Tierra del Fuego there are many signs and memorials about the Malvinas Islands (Falkland Islands). It seems the people are still very unhappy about...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 675,219
Posted By hwunger
Wee

that may be hard to do .... but the Givi screen is a 90% solution, try it.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 23,761
Posted By hwunger
beer

excellent report, and a V-Strom to boot :D

but the price of beer, I mean really .... yes beer is a bit more expensive here, thats just the way it is, and in the far north everything has to be...
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