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Forum: Canada 06-07-2015, 11:22 AM
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Posted By canadian chris
that was a terrific route, Don! thanks to you,...

that was a terrific route, Don! thanks to you, Brian & Scott for adding to a perfect day of riding!


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Forum: Canada 06-01-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 92,161
Posted By canadian chris
Don...

Don (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=184626) & I plan to meet in Youbou on Saturday (June 6th) and ride his Youbou to Coombs track:
...
Forum: Canada 06-01-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 92,161
Posted By canadian chris
thanks for posting this - what sort of shape was...

thanks for posting this - what sort of shape was Lens Main in?
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
Thanks FreckledAvenger - really appreciate the...

Thanks FreckledAvenger - really appreciate the photos and insight! :thumb

~ Chris
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
altrider hemisphere bags

Shopping for a rackless system and I've been looking for photos of the Altrider Hemispheres mounted on a WRR, with no luck
...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-26-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,365
Posted By canadian chris
I've recently completed a multi-day trip that was...

I've recently completed a multi-day trip that was only planned & routed with Furkot. This was my 'test case' and I found Furkot to be an excellent application.

The route was a mixture of...
Forum: Canada 05-19-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 92,161
Posted By canadian chris
looks like you all had a great weekend, Dave!...

looks like you all had a great weekend, Dave! thanks for the motivational photos

I had the WRR over on the mainland - went up West Harrison, then the Highline and up to Big Bar
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
just completed a weekend trip on the WRR and, as...

just completed a weekend trip on the WRR and, as expected, it performed flawlessly

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn223/kimsquit/wr250r/wrr%20harrison%20lake_zpsac75gzlh.jpg
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By canadian chris
sounds like a fun trip! if you've never...

sounds like a fun trip!

if you've never been to Banff before, I suggest setting aside a full day to do the run up from Banff to Saskatchewan Crossing, if not the Columbia Icefields. It's not a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By canadian chris
Best thing I ever did to make my wife the perfect...

Best thing I ever did to make my wife the perfect 2up, was to put her through a MSF riders course. :thumb



...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-29-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,125
Posted By canadian chris
a wonderful report - very inspiring!

a wonderful report - very inspiring!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49,993
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Posted By canadian chris
anyone happen to know the bolt size for the...

anyone happen to know the bolt size for the passenger peg assemblies that bolt to the frame?


http://s712.photobucket.com/user/moto-recyclers/media/Yamaha/WR250R/WR250X_3_08/08WR250X3185.jpg.html...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49,993
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Posted By canadian chris
upgrayedd 2.0

Swapped out my 12t for a 13, swapped my 43t for a 46, and replaced my old kinky chain with a new x-ring 110. Rather than peen the nut, I used blue Loctite. The new sprockets are Sunstars and the...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 92,161
Posted By canadian chris
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Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
Thanks! the 12 that was on the bike from the...

Thanks!

the 12 that was on the bike from the PO already did that for me :evil it's one of the reasons why I'd prefer to only use the 12 for off-road and use the 13 for daily driving.



I made...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 49,993
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Posted By canadian chris
gearing & chain length

I've gone through all the gearing/chain posts here and on the wrr forum and I think I've worked out a combo that will work for me:

Currently I have a 12/43 (ratio is 3.58) which is okay, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
I did the IMS swap last weekend...

I did the IMS swap last weekend (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26464042&postcount=48211).

I ran my bike for about 16 miles past the "low fuel" warning, to make removing it easier....
Forum: Canada 03-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
relevant to the discussion, insofar as the...

relevant to the discussion, insofar as the ability of small towns to continue to offer services in the coming years:

"...Statistics Canada reported this month that more people died than were born...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
it came with the IMS. The feeds into the wings...

it came with the IMS. The feeds into the wings are the same quality, and very generous in length. The supplied vacuum lines were also longer than minimum.

The Safari tanks come with a stainless...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
another IMS 4.7 install

with a major shout-out to the info in this thread, yesterday's swap to the IMS 4.7 tank was easy-peasy.


http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn223/kimsquit/wr250r/DSCN2141_zpss1lwt9nv.jpg

...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
imo it's an internet aberration, not a...

imo it's an internet aberration, not a nationality one:

the 8 most obnoxious internet commenters (http://www.cracked.com/article_16605_the-8-most-obnoxious-internet-commenters.html)


having...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
I've been googling/checking mls.ca for local info...

I've been googling/checking mls.ca for local info on all the places that have been constructively suggested in this thread - even windy ol' Blairmore :wink:

So thanks to everyone who has vouched...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,832
Posted By canadian chris
Just found this WRR RR and read it non-stop. I...

Just found this WRR RR and read it non-stop. I really liked the original, 140-character style of writing and many of your photos were, in my opinion, absolutely outstanding - definitely up there with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 308,133
Posted By canadian chris
I missed your El Salvador milestone -...

I missed your El Salvador milestone - congratulations!
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 92,161
Posted By canadian chris
MoE snow & river report for March 1st, shows the...

MoE snow & river report for March 1st, shows the Island at only 21% of normal snowpack, with a Spring forecast of continuing warm & dry.
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By canadian chris
subbed!

subbed!
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
$35 for the year is like giving it away! :thumb ...

$35 for the year is like giving it away! :thumb




I wish they'd instigate that here in BC. Many of the highway fatalities I've had to investigate (in my prior job) were a direct result of poor...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
here in BC you have to pay into a "medical...

here in BC you have to pay into a "medical services plan" to get your health care card...sort of like Ontario and their OHIP.

do those bike costs include both insurance and the licence plate...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
some questions for those of you in the Maritimes:...

some questions for those of you in the Maritimes:

what are you averaging for annual bike/cage insurance?

what are your provincial health premiums like?

~ chris
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 41,864
Posted By canadian chris
outstanding! will definitely try that - thanks!

outstanding! will definitely try that - thanks!
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 41,864
Posted By canadian chris
After finding out about it in the "Making Tracks"...

After finding out about it in the "Making Tracks" forum, I've been using Furkot to plot routes for my 2019 Europe trip and have to say that I've been very, very happy with it as a planning tool....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-03-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 157,858
Posted By canadian chris
another milestone!! congratulations!!

another milestone!! congratulations!!
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
we have pretty modest needs. $200k is going to be...

we have pretty modest needs. $200k is going to be our upper limit, figure on less so we'll have enough money to renovate the kitchen to have enough room for the stove...

I see this configuration...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
thanks for the feedback! the PO had put on a...

thanks for the feedback!

the PO had put on a 12x43, so you can imagine how that went for me on single-track :evil

So far I've ridden the WRR both ways, with putting around usually following a...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
thanks - the wife & I have been looking at the...

thanks - the wife & I have been looking at the Yarmouth area. In addition to weather, we've also been following local news for a while, to help get a sense of the dynamics there.



thanks for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 258,350
Posted By canadian chris
Thank you for writing this incredible, moving...

Thank you for writing this incredible, moving report. I've been lurking through it since you began.

I think you ought to consider publishing it

~ Chris
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
I've been planning on a Maritime retirement for...

I've been planning on a Maritime retirement for over ten years, based on many of the same rationales that Maggot has shared.

Be interested in connecting with any ADVers in the south half of NS or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
yeah it, and my heart, were redlining on a few...

yeah it, and my heart, were redlining on a few spots :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49,993
Views: 10,631,210
Posted By canadian chris
popped my single-track cherry yesterday, on my...

popped my single-track cherry yesterday, on my WRR, and I can see what folks mean about not having enough low-end grunt.

Can't comment on the bike's overall trail ergonomics, as I was too busy...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,185
Posted By canadian chris
case in point:

case in point:
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