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Forum: Canada 02-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By ChrisP
BMW dealer in Montreal hosts the BMW offroad...

BMW dealer in Montreal hosts the BMW offroad training program, a nice way to get into skills for a GS. They are probably not so interested in a student on a ktm though :D

Woody's in Perth has an...
Forum: Canada 02-07-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,339
Posted By ChrisP
A few of us went a couple of years ago...

A few of us went a couple of years ago mid-summer... It got included in Ted's epic cross canada trail post, but look at pages 11,12,13 for some good Translab pix
...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
MMMMmm.. that second last picture brings back...

MMMMmm.. that second last picture brings back fine memories!!
Swim, pig.. swim! Stupid GS.

The teaser looks awesome, can't wait to see more :clap
Forum: Canada 04-23-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
:clap:clap:clap It looks like you could have...

:clap:clap:clap
It looks like you could have used a canoe for a big section of that.. nice little riffles and rapids to navigate and everything!

I can see that GoPro is going to get a good...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Is that Burnt Lands in the first post? And then...

Is that Burnt Lands in the first post? And then taking the Hydro Line cut off California/Darling roads for the last one?

I did a quick loop to California Rd. yesterday afternoon on the GS and saw...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Santa finally came through eh? Fantastic, can't...

Santa finally came through eh? Fantastic, can't wait to see some 'here, watch this' clips.

But if you're going to wear mittens like a 5 year old you should at least have the little strings...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
I rented one of those last trip (MEC has them)...

I rented one of those last trip (MEC has them) but no matter what I did I could not figure out how to mount it. Too big to fit in pannier. Round awkward slippery shape that resists being tied down...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
One of the questions that I'm not sure there is a...

One of the questions that I'm not sure there is a good answer is 'what to do with your food' when camping on a bike..?'

While much of Canada is well forested, many parts of this route are in areas...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Understanding both the hassle of trying to get...

Understanding both the hassle of trying to get gov't grants, and the hard work it takes to get advertising from local companies/municipalities, I would say that yes it's definitely worthwhile but...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
I don't think it was anything special - I...

I don't think it was anything special - I remember asking Martin about it and he just shrugged and said he got it at the local tool department store or something. Buy any generic one and substitute...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Just do what Deadly does.. go at warp speed but...

Just do what Deadly does.. go at warp speed but make sure your riding buddy is following a couple of km behind.

That way when the when the cop puts his coffee down, buckles up and is about to turn...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,031,034
Posted By ChrisP
Mine did the same thing.. it turned out that it...

Mine did the same thing.. it turned out that it was because the two terminals on the temperature switch (at the base of the rad) had been damaged in a fall and were bent / shorting together..

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,031
Posted By ChrisP
Knobby tires, bumpy roads, brisk speeds and it's...

Knobby tires, bumpy roads, brisk speeds and it's quite likely to break.

On a recent trip (Trans-Labrador highway) mine lasted for a few days before the constant bashing through the potholes...
Forum: Canada 01-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By ChrisP
Check out your local BMW clubs.. for instance,...

Check out your local BMW clubs.. for instance, the BMW Club of Quebec (http://www.bmw-club-quebec.qc.ca/) has forums and sometimes has stuff for sale.. also, the Internet BMW Riders...
Forum: Canada 01-08-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By ChrisP
It's a great loop, very satisfying! On the...

It's a great loop, very satisfying!

On the TLH be prepared for
-hard gravel/dirt
-soft deep gravel, especially in freshly graded sections (where you'll have to cross the berm!)
-slick mud...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,031,034
Posted By ChrisP
I bought a EE standard seat for my 530excr just...

I bought a EE standard seat for my 530excr just at the end of this year.. it was definitely more comfortable than the stock seat for all-day rides, mostly because of the less sharp shape.

While I...
Forum: Canada 10-26-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Aaah- what a beautiful machine! Brings back fond...

Aaah- what a beautiful machine! Brings back fond memories of my '97 Funduro in the exact same 'weak urine' colour :D Great bike to enjoy the excellent looking scenery!

I got the local paint shop...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
:clap I'm right with you Ted! I'd been...

:clap

I'm right with you Ted! I'd been thinking that the 'middle' would just be an annoyance before getting across from Ontario to Alberta/BC mountains.. looks like that is definitely not the...
Forum: Canada 09-27-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Building a network of trails often requires...

Building a network of trails often requires back-tracking, dead-ends, swamps, mudholes and loose rocky climbs and descents. Many sections may not become part of 'the trail' but have to be checked out...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Definitely worth the detour.. on the south side...

Definitely worth the detour.. on the south side of the road is the guys house, veggie stand, and a walking path through a bunch of different areas including 'stonehenge'. On the north side of the...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
N45 35.470 W79 30.603 :wink:

N45 35.470 W79 30.603


:wink:
Forum: Canada 09-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Likewise, I can never remember to buy stuff until...

Likewise, I can never remember to buy stuff until I'm out on a trip and it's too late.. my tank bag hits the horn button on my GS so every time I'm putting full steering lock to the left (like...
Forum: Canada 09-20-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Ted's covered most of the first day but I thought...

Ted's covered most of the first day but I thought I'd throw in a couple of pix-

Typical section of the old rail bed.. firm gravel, gentle curves and hills, excellent scenery, a real pleasure to...
Forum: Canada 08-17-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
I think 'offroady' and 'no crashes' don't really...

I think 'offroady' and 'no crashes' don't really belong in the same sentence..

OK, maybe that's just me :rofl

ChrisP
Forum: Canada 08-14-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
After some morning maintenance checking stuff out...

After some morning maintenance checking stuff out on the 1200gs, I found that the 'possum scraper' was busted. It was cracked, a bolt was sheared, and it was just wobbling around. A few minutes later...
Forum: Canada 08-11-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Miserable.. yes. Yes, lots of miserable. I...

Miserable.. yes. Yes, lots of miserable. I remember thinking that this was the last damn stupid motorcycle trip into gravel far flung places I was going to do. Stupid motorcycles. Stupid rain. Stupid...
Forum: Canada 08-10-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Martin had a bail and he had a flat but not at...

Martin had a bail and he had a flat but not at the same time :) (although the flat did lead to an almost bail).

One thing good to say about the pouring rain.. it made it easier to find the hole...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Well.. I took a long look at the map thinking...

Well.. I took a long look at the map thinking about turning around and heading home or keep going. But I could still stand and shift gears (mostly because the boots held me up!) and while I couldn't...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
Hitting really soft mud/sand was good for some...

Hitting really soft mud/sand was good for some extra fun.. There were some spills
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_sXoEJexBHJE/TFd3ebfMOtI/AAAAAAAAAwg/zEc7Iu0mvgo/s800/P7250033.JPG
...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,123
Posted By ChrisP
I'll chime in here with a bit of a glimpse from...

I'll chime in here with a bit of a glimpse from the 'front of the pack'..

The start of the trip did not bode well.. 8 became 7.. and then 6.. and then 4 with minutes to go - Ted and Dan planning...
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 124,218
Posted By ChrisP
Rick, I just got the clutch/brake reservoir...

Rick,

I just got the clutch/brake reservoir covers as well as the TPS and rear brake reservoir cover for my 1200gs.. excellent quality, great price, fast shipping and a happy customer :)

I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Yeah, I just turned 39 and this was the first...

Yeah, I just turned 39 and this was the first time in my life I could consider such an extravagant expenditure. I figured I have money and still have my health, why wait any longer?

ChrisP
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Well.. you could buy a motorcycle for what this...

Well.. you could buy a motorcycle for what this trip costs!!

It was 2300 euro for the tour (I think it goes up to 2600 euro after this season though) which turned out to be about $3100 cdn...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Summary Along the way I kept thinking to...

Summary

Along the way I kept thinking to myself- this could be considered a Trip of a Lifetime! But a funny thing about Morocco and the Motoaventure crew- they get quite a bit of repeat business....
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Day 6 - back to Ouarzazate Feeling fresh and...

Day 6 - back to Ouarzazate

Feeling fresh and perky I was keen to do the last day of riding. It was back into the mountains and I was feeling great.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Day 5 - Wimp Day I had not been able to...

Day 5 - Wimp Day

I had not been able to keep any food nor much water down for almost two days now. I was still wobbly and not thinking clearly. Riding via road to the next hotel in Tinerhir would...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Day 4 - Bivouac to Erg Chebbi (huge dunes) and on...

Day 4 - Bivouac to Erg Chebbi (huge dunes) and on to Erfoud

The day started out rough for me- woozy and trembling, suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration the day before. I was off to a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Day 3 - Dades to desert Bivouac Out of the...

Day 3 - Dades to desert Bivouac

Out of the mountains now and into the desert. Fast rocky tracks, some sand sections (look way ahead and power through), river beds, and some scary moments for some...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Day 2 - through the mountains ...

Day 2 - through the mountains

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_sXoEJexBHJE/S8kIjHo1AEI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/X38nr7NhsXU/s800/P4050091.JPG (http://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/photo/qn9jGF_7HEmQrAwWm0wttQ?feat=embedwebsite)...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By ChrisP
Day 1 The last set of riders showed up in the...

Day 1
The last set of riders showed up in the evening so needed to get kitted out and set up with their bikes in the morning. After a bit of coming and going everyone was set and we were off!
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