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Forum: Canada 05-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By northerndancer
I don't think that these are bad choices for...

I don't think that these are bad choices for carrying stuff. I wanted to try the big Giant Loop because I like to carry a lot of stuff and you can keep the weight really close to the bike and low. ...
Forum: Canada 05-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,816
Posted By northerndancer
Ask about a waiver. I brought in a bike from...

Ask about a waiver. I brought in a bike from Manitoba a few years back. The bike had been imported into Manitoba a few months earlier and inspected andcertified before registration in Manitoba. ...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By northerndancer
Nice to hear from you again. These bikes...

Nice to hear from you again.

These bikes sure are low-maintenance, versatile, fun bikes. I use mine all around town and on local explorations. It looks great (strange) with the big Shinko lumpy...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,816
Posted By northerndancer
You can apply to have the out of province...

You can apply to have the out of province inspection requirement waived if the bike has had a similar inspection (another province, entering the country etc.) within ????(6 months????) and you can...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By northerndancer
gnarly parts in chilliwack

Hi Crunchiespg

Nice to see that WR is working out for you and the farkling process is unfolding in near-real time...

On such a nice bike, if my memory serves me right.

I got mine at Gnarly...
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 185,925
Posted By northerndancer
fast install!

Hi Brian,

I thought I would post a public thanks for the quick delivery and the super-simple install of the Bullets. After I found the second mounting bracket that I had conveniently 'stored'...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,054
Posted By northerndancer
I have a Schuberth C2 from a few years back,...

I have a Schuberth C2 from a few years back, purchased cheaply as they were leaving North America for a while. I also have a Scorpion 900 I bought in 2012. The C3 is supposed to be quieter and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By northerndancer
greetings from the other side of the world

What a beautiful 'teaser' of a first report. Your photographs are marvellous, evoking a sense of beauty, peace and considerate enjoyment. Thank you.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By northerndancer
minimalist touring thread

Check out the minimalist touring thread under Thumpers. There are lots of folks, including myself (wr250x) who tour all over the place on 250 or smaller bikes. The Minimalist Touring Thread is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By northerndancer
great story

Thanks for the great adventure with Stanley. I am inspired...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46,305
Views: 9,279,318
Posted By northerndancer
Hey Crunchiespg Glad to hear you had an...

Hey Crunchiespg

Glad to hear you had an Alberta Adventure on the way home from picking up the wr in Edmonchuk. All you needed was a couple of thunderstorms to break in you er the wr properly.
...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By northerndancer
pm me

Just PM me and I'll give you my phone number so we can have a real conversation. I'm on vacation with time to go to the fringe theatre festival and look at bikes, among other distractions.

Kevin
Forum: Canada 08-19-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By northerndancer
used in regina

http://saskatchewan.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-motorcycles-sport-bikes-2008-wr250x-for-sale-W0QQAdIdZ513311394

I know nothing about this bike, have no connection to the seller but thought that you...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By northerndancer
Cool2 Hi Crunchiespg, A great choice. I'm only...

Hi Crunchiespg,

A great choice. I'm only slightly biased.

You might want to look at a used one and look at the x as well. I have an x with shinko 700's on it. (and a bunch of other stuff)....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 99,427
Posted By northerndancer
phantom route

I will pm you so you can send them to me that way if you want.

Kevin (about to depart and lose touch with my computer so thanks to everyone)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By northerndancer
crossposted

Sorry about the cross posting. Ignore this one, please. I'm getting sage advice from the maladjusted (self-titled) on another thread.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 99,427
Posted By northerndancer
The boat drop off is Plan A. Weather permitting...

The boat drop off is Plan A. Weather permitting I might try to get to the Coulter campground, supposedly a mile away and hike back to Meriwether and then over to Mann Gulch.

My boyscout days are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 99,427
Posted By northerndancer
That's what the swimming lessons were for. I...

That's what the swimming lessons were for.
I understand that I can get the river tour boat to drop me off at Meriwether picnic station or possibly the campground up the river (down the river?) and I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 99,427
Posted By northerndancer
Thanks for this Wansfel. I was having...

Thanks for this Wansfel.

I was having trouble getting my aging eyes to look at the finest lines on the google maps.

I grew up carrying my horse 5 miles to school, uphill each way. I just...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 99,427
Posted By northerndancer
Thanks Mike for the quick and insightful reply. I...

Thanks Mike for the quick and insightful reply. I have no experience in that area except on the big highways and was looking for a way to get close to the mountains without hitting too many dead ends...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By northerndancer
advice needed backroads of west montana

Hi Inmates to the South (of me)


I'm looking for some backroad advice from those who know the roads in west/north? Montana. Likely next week. I'm riding a wr250x (with shinko 700's) down...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 99,427
Posted By northerndancer
montana backroads advice sought by canuck

Hi Inmates to the South (of me)


I'm looking for some backroad advice from those who know the roads in west/north? Montana. Likely next week. I'm riding a wr250x (with shinko 700's) down from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 46,305
Views: 9,279,318
Posted By northerndancer
wearable art

Ivan, your wearable art still continues to shine. Outstanding quality and highly recommended to anyone contemplating a huge improvement over stock cover.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,996
Posted By northerndancer
Thanks for the thread. I'll be watching. I...

Thanks for the thread. I'll be watching. I can't wait to be in a place where an electric makes more sense for my riding.
Forum: Canada 03-06-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,561
Posted By northerndancer
Songs of the working class. What a hero. Here's...

Songs of the working class. What a hero. Here's to you Tom.
Forum: Canada 03-03-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By northerndancer
Nice game plan. Much envy here. I don't...

Nice game plan. Much envy here.

I don't know about the rest of the country but heading west to east (vancouver to Edmonton)...

Try Shails in Vancouver. BMW independent specialists. Usually...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46,305
Views: 9,279,318
Posted By northerndancer
love those famous words "no I'm alright!". I...

love those famous words "no I'm alright!". I almost believe you. Where are you? Doesn't look anything like Edmonton that's for sure. My jealousy is overwhelming my sense of compassion. Sorry.
Forum: Canada 11-11-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By northerndancer
tasty thread

This is turning into a very tasty thread. I now have new (to me) destinations along highway 3 in southern BC, a rode I travel more often each year. Perhaps a tea thread is in order, so I can...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By northerndancer
It takes me a couple of days to get slowed from...

It takes me a couple of days to get slowed from 'Alberta' time to 'Kootenay' time. I will check things out next weekend, if we go that way in the cage.
Forum: Canada 10-28-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By northerndancer
I must learn to slow down through Nakusp, en...

I must learn to slow down through Nakusp, en route to Kaslo. We camp out at Davis Creek every summer and hang around Kaslo. I tend to associate a stop in Nakusp with a missed ferry or a snowstorm.
Forum: Canada 10-28-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By northerndancer
A shout out to Nate and the folks at ELM Cafe in...

A shout out to Nate and the folks at ELM Cafe in Edmonton. They don't roast their own but it is the best little coffee shop in E-town. 117th Street, just 1/2 block north of Jasper Ave. And the...
Forum: Canada 10-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By northerndancer
I like how this thread is tasting

+ 1 on the Oso Negro. Even if you don't drink coffee you need to stop just to look at the place. The iron work and wood work is beautiful. I think it is the best looking coffee place I've ever...
Forum: Canada 10-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By northerndancer
small town coffee - Edmonton to Victoria and beyond

Thanks for starting a great thread. The best part of stopping at these places is that they are usually a little off the beaten track, past all the gas bars and box motels and they are owned and run...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,750
Posted By northerndancer
I was using Kenda 270's on my DR650. Seemed...

I was using Kenda 270's on my DR650. Seemed squirrly on pavement. Long lugs. I now have a wr250x and am using Shinko 700's on the 17 inch wheels in the dirt/back roads. They seem much more stable...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46,305
Views: 9,279,318
Posted By northerndancer
Thanks Riverman. I will be in Vancouver next...

Thanks Riverman. I will be in Vancouver next week. I'll see what they have in person. Enjoy the trip. Sounds like fun.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46,305
Views: 9,279,318
Posted By northerndancer
Good info Skierd and GSBS. Skierd, are you using...

Good info Skierd and GSBS. Skierd, are you using so much gas that you need a pipeline? Don't the big tank and the gerry can hold enough?

I'm leaning towards the Enduro bags. It will give me...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 46,305
Views: 9,279,318
Posted By northerndancer
Thanks Jon_l I will check them out.

Thanks Jon_l I will check them out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46,305
Views: 9,279,318
Posted By northerndancer
Tridor, is it the peak tailbag that fits on the...

Tridor, is it the peak tailbag that fits on the GYTR rack or the Wolftail? I have the same dilemma as the OP. I'm trying hard to ignore the Giant Loop stuff even though I really like the looks and...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,106
Posted By northerndancer
Hey Donnie, I can't imagine a higher grade...

Hey Donnie,

I can't imagine a higher grade of camping stuff than KLR grade. :1drinkIt probably matches my dr650 grade (1990 vintage) stuff. Nice to have two grades of camping gear. Like having...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,106
Posted By northerndancer
camping tips

Plus one on all the riding advice and great things to see and do while trying to keep warm...

I hope that you have good camping gear - warm sleeping bags and a seriously good mattress pad. Trying...
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