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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,830
Posted By norther
Yes, the expense part. And now my kid loves ski...

Yes, the expense part. And now my kid loves ski racing. 4th year in and its into 5 figures.

But he's a helluva skier!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,830
Posted By norther
Family responsibilities require you take the time...

Family responsibilities require you take the time to fulfill them. I'd rather be a good father and have the memories of great times with my son than not. I still ride but its much less.

That...
Forum: Americas 10-01-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By norther
I was considering mostly road rides (I only have...

I was considering mostly road rides (I only have a street bike at the moment) along the coast with several trips inland. I remember Fort Bragg to Legget was good. Also along the Russian River and I'm...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By norther
Northern California - Late March -Early April

What's it like between San Francisco and Fort Bragg and east to the I-5? Will the roads be clear of snow? Lots of gravel left behind? Daytime temps?

Any info is appreciated.
Forum: Americas 09-27-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By norther
Really??!! Good luck!!! You might get lucky...

Really??!! Good luck!!!

You might get lucky but I wouldn't gamble on it. I would guess daytime highs in the single digits (celsius) and if you get too higher elevations, especially in the west I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,886
Posted By norther
Nice report. Its pronounced Folk-yay.

Nice report. Its pronounced Folk-yay.
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By norther
Beat me too it by a minute^^^^^^ Oh yeah Sedro...

Beat me too it by a minute^^^^^^
Oh yeah Sedro Wooley to Winthrop. #20 also good.
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By norther
When you leave Vancouver I would suggest the Sea...

When you leave Vancouver I would suggest the Sea to Sky Highway and then continue on via the Duffy Lake Road (Hwy 99) to Lillooet. From there stay on #99 to #97. From Cache Creek I would suggest a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By norther
It was a few years ago so my minds a bit foggy...

It was a few years ago so my minds a bit foggy but I remember a small town called Jerome maybe 1/2 hour - 45 minutes out of Sedona. Its on #89 I think. The town looked cool as it hangs off the side...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,721
Posted By norther
Forgot about the bike. I followed the thread over...

Forgot about the bike. I followed the thread over a few days and that detail was forgotten.
Forum: Canada 01-23-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,721
Posted By norther
What are you riding? A decent route might be the...

What are you riding? A decent route might be the Kettle Valley Railway (abandoned rail bed) between Kelowna and Penticton. Its not real technical at all, has railroad grades, and presents a beautiful...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,721
Posted By norther
Im not sure what Longview has for accommodation....

Im not sure what Longview has for accommodation. You may need to look at that or consider Black Diamond - Turner Valley.
Forum: Canada 01-15-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By norther
For a m/bike , really? Try Bow Ridge Sports or...

For a m/bike , really? Try Bow Ridge Sports or Mountain Toys.
Forum: Canada 01-15-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,721
Posted By norther
Skip #2 in Alberta for sure. Jasper Parkway is...

Skip #2 in Alberta for sure. Jasper Parkway is good in either direction, the views will be spectacular. The Trans Canada has some great views thru Rogers Pass. But during summer months there is lots...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By norther
2008 Chev Command Start Problem

I have a 2008 Chevrolet P\U, 5.3 litre with command start. I just replaced a dead battery and command start doesn't work. Any suggestions?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,751
Posted By norther
How about sticking to the mantra: "Slow In - Fast...

How about sticking to the mantra: "Slow In - Fast Out".

This accomplishes several things:
It allows for braking in a straight line before the curve. (Set a safe fun speed before committing to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,727
Posted By norther
I want to sell my 1098. But every time I ride it...

I want to sell my 1098. But every time I ride it I fall in love again.
Damn Italian bitch!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 261,274
Posted By norther
Did the garage ever have a fire? That paint looks...

Did the garage ever have a fire? That paint looks like the stuff used to kill the smell of smoke caused by a fire.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,720
Posted By norther
Awesome report. I'm impressed at the choice of...

Awesome report. I'm impressed at the choice of bike to take to Alaska. I know men (supposedly tough and burly) who gave up riding there after a day on the gravel. And they were on bikes thought to be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
The water level in Arrow Lake is way over full...

The water level in Arrow Lake is way over full pool this year - full pool means full lake in BC Hydro terms. The lake is a reservoir forming part of the Columbia River Basin to help feed the power...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
This is making me very jealous. Wish I were out...

This is making me very jealous. Wish I were out there now. Keep on posting please.
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
Where'd you get too? Hot riding weather (for a...

Where'd you get too? Hot riding weather (for a canuck) hope your having fun.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
Pics?

Pics?
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
Thanks for the offer. I was down in 07 for the...

Thanks for the offer. I was down in 07 for the USGP and did some riding afterwards. I love the roads there and may take you up on the offer.

Safe journey!
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
Bad timing for me, We are not there until the...

Bad timing for me, We are not there until the 20th of July. Have fun in the area - it reminds me of Northern Cali. I did a bike trip down around Willets and up to Oregon in 2007 and it is one of my...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
I'll offer you a beer and BBQ if the dates work...

I'll offer you a beer and BBQ if the dates work out. We have a place 3 or 4 km from Riders Retreat.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
Although when I look at your route you may have...

Although when I look at your route you may have considered these options already.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,438
Posted By norther
If you ride from Revelstoke BC to Nakusp BC you...

If you ride from Revelstoke BC to Nakusp BC you will have another ferry plus the option of 3 others.

1. Highway 23 S gets you Shelter Bay to Discovery Bay.

2. Continue thru Nakusp on 6 and you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,714
Posted By norther
To minimize risk on the road, go do a track day....

To minimize risk on the road, go do a track day. Its amazing what they will teach you about the limits of the bike (and you). Trackdays (and the instruction that went along with them) made it...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By norther
Bike to bike communication

I've never tried bike to bike radio. What is a good system? I would like something ready to go out of the box. 2 bikes for the most part with some decent range if possible - say a kilometre.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By norther
Thats what I have come to conclude as well but...

Thats what I have come to conclude as well but was making a last ditch effort here. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By norther
2009 Yamaha XT250 Fuel Tanks

Is there a larger aftermarket tank for this bike? My riding partner loves it but would like more range.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,575
Posted By norther
No

No
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 42,863
Posted By norther
FWIW. The kevlar in Draggin' Jeans looks the same...

FWIW. The kevlar in Draggin' Jeans looks the same as the kevlar in a pair of chaps I use when cutting trees. Don't ask how I know - the saw only left a bruise.
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,790
Posted By norther
I was in Costa Rica on a similar trip in...

I was in Costa Rica on a similar trip in Jan./Feb. 2003. Right about this time of year, in fact, and it is one I will remember forever for its highs and lows. Best and worst trip of my life. (The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,871
Posted By norther
Very true. I had an 04 GSXR1000 and wish I still...

Very true. I had an 04 GSXR1000 and wish I still had it. A pussycat when you wanted and stupid fast when you wanted. I found it all day comfortable and more than capable for the average person at the...
Forum: Canada 08-01-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,970
Views: 398,303
Posted By norther
I am also in Calgary. Hi Mike, I still need help...

I am also in Calgary. Hi Mike, I still need help with the XR650. Carburetor troubles I think and want to get a better dual sport lighting kit. Can anybody else offer any advice / help?
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,415
Posted By norther
Battery for BMW F650 Dakar

Anybody have a preferred battery? The owners manual doesn't mention a battery or specs.
Forum: Americas 06-27-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,113
Posted By norther
Personally I would much rather turn off at 99...

Personally I would much rather turn off at 99 south of Clinton BC and take the Duffy Lake Road to the Sea to Sky Highway. Much more interesting than the 97 and 1 combination you have. But then I...
Forum: Regional forums 04-13-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By norther
Check Weather Network for the latest. Heavy...

Check Weather Network for the latest. Heavy Snowfall Warning for Southern Alberta tonight and tomorrow.
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