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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-20-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By bcbadger
Thanks for the info. I have a D7000, and was...

Thanks for the info. I have a D7000, and was thinking of switching to a Micro Four Thirds system to save weight and space, but after seeing the versatility of that lens, I may have to reconsider. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,058
Posted By bcbadger
You are one hell of a photographer! Thank you...

You are one hell of a photographer!
Thank you for the great report and fantastic pictures.
Would you mind telling me what kind of camera and lenses you used for those shots?
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,396
Posted By bcbadger
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,137
Posted By bcbadger
Just subscribed and anxiously waiting for the...

Just subscribed and anxiously waiting for the first instalments. Have a fun and safe trip. Thanks.:jjen
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,137
Posted By bcbadger
Hands down one of the best ride reports I have...

Hands down one of the best ride reports I have ever read. Well done and thanks for sharing. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,091
Posted By bcbadger
I use mine all the time, but have had the odd...

I use mine all the time, but have had the odd occasion when it wasn't so easy to find a couple of suitable trees for hanging it. I have the hex fly and it is way, waaay better than the original fly....
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,091
Posted By bcbadger
I notice you're a Hennessy Hammock fan, but you...

I notice you're a Hennessy Hammock fan, but you never seemed to use it, any reasons why? And as for your Giant Loop Bag, where did you get it, and how much? Great ride report by the way, thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 126,357
Posted By bcbadger
Aaahh.... reminds me of my old days as a...

Aaahh.... reminds me of my old days as a motorcycle messenger in Vancouver, BC. I had a DR 200 and a DR 650 which gave their lives so that I could earn a living. Rain, snow..... nothing kept the 10...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By bcbadger
Didn't the price of crude drop significantly over...

Didn't the price of crude drop significantly over the last week? If the crude price rises, the oil companies use it as an excuse for raising fuel prices almost immediately. When crude prices drop...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By bcbadger
Well it's true. I just talked to Megson...

Well it's true. I just talked to Megson Fitzpatrick and unless it's in a private garage, or chained to an immovable object in an underground garage or carport, I am out of luck.
Forum: Canada 04-22-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By bcbadger
man.....this is going to be expensive. Now I have...

man.....this is going to be expensive. Now I have to buy a house with a garage to insure my bike with Megson Fitzpatrick. Let's see... a house here is around $800,000.......
Forum: Canada 04-21-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,759
Posted By bcbadger
So... how picky are these insurance companies...

So... how picky are these insurance companies about where your bike is parked? My bike is parked on the street, in view of my apartment, and is double locked. Is this good enough for them or do you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
I'm thinking along the same lines for my...

I'm thinking along the same lines for my skidplate but was lookin more towards coating it with rocker guard paint.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 52,066
Posted By bcbadger
Question where do you get these figure 9 things? They look...

where do you get these figure 9 things? They look way better than any of the knots I tie when staking out my hammock and fly.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,069
Posted By bcbadger
wow....what's with the "do you work for free"...

wow....what's with the "do you work for free" thing? ever heard of a favour for a customer Big Doug? When you go to McDonalds the ketchup doesn't cost you extra does it? No, it's given to you for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,525
Posted By bcbadger
Just did a babelfish translation of...

Just did a babelfish translation of anlaufunterstuetzung and it came up with " approach support". Could this refer to the automatic stability control available on the 1200GS? Hmmmm....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,525
Posted By bcbadger
oops...my mistake. Upon further examination...

oops...my mistake. Upon further examination noticed a brake rotor on the rear of that bike... but still, call me what you will, I kinda like a front brake to go along with the rear.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,525
Posted By bcbadger
Just try stopping at Alice's with no brakes........

Just try stopping at Alice's with no brakes..... those flat trackers have got balls of steel I say.....
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
Thanks for the info. That mod seems like the...

Thanks for the info. That mod seems like the easiest way I've heard of so far to get better lighting on the DR.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
the TPI website says that the high power bulb &...

the TPI website says that the high power bulb & harness run directly off the battery. I'm assuming that the stock light runs from the stator. Any issues with the battery running down so far?
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
French owners manual for DR650

If anyone out there wants a French owners manual for a '07 DR650, just pm me with your address info and I'll send it to you. I have no need for it (obviously), and would like to give it to somebody...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By bcbadger
Talking wow....colorado looks alot like British Columbia...

wow....colorado looks alot like British Columbia (or is it the other way around?)
Makes me want to pay your neck of the woods a visit in the future. Great photo's and trip report. Bummer about your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,525
Posted By bcbadger
finally found your post....phew....anyhow. If you...

finally found your post....phew....anyhow. If you don't mind me asking....how much of a deposit did you have to put down? I live in Vancouver as well, and know full well how fast Valk sells out of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,358
Posted By bcbadger
Eek this thread has made me really want to get a...

this thread has made me really want to get a center stand
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,525
Posted By bcbadger
Question I'm assuming Van. is short for Vancouver, BC, and...

I'm assuming Van. is short for Vancouver, BC, and not the other Vancouver in Washington? If so, If ya don't mind me asking, how much of a deposit did you put down, and did the dealer have even the...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By bcbadger
I don't know about that. I've never had a...

I don't know about that. I've never had a reservation for the Gulf Islands and the kind people who load the ferry have always put me on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,390
Posted By bcbadger
I used to be a motorcycle messenger years ago and...

I used to be a motorcycle messenger years ago and rode without any ear protection all day every day and I have lost the ability to hear a couple of frequencies in the sound spectrum. Now I don't even...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 72,087
Posted By bcbadger
wow. that old mountie caprice brings back...

wow. that old mountie caprice brings back memories. Where was this?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,218,871
Posted By bcbadger
I'z da by that gets da UI

and I'z the by dat pays fer it.

Seriously though, nice bike. I wonder how many other inmates here get your user title. Funny, very funny.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,326
Posted By bcbadger
Quote: <table...

Quote:
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Forum: Equipment 07-21-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,503,810
Posted By bcbadger
updating the last post.....found a picture of the...

updating the last post.....found a picture of the hammock. It isn't my photo, but you get the idea. The link isn't working right now either, but I visited their site earlier today and it worked, so...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,652
Posted By bcbadger
aaahhh..... nice to see the oil companies jack up...

aaahhh..... nice to see the oil companies jack up their prices leading up to the weekend in other places too. Here in Vancouver, they REALLY like to screw us when there is a long weekend coming up....
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,503,810
Posted By bcbadger
If you're somewhere with trees, forget a tent....

If you're somewhere with trees, forget a tent. This is the way to go. It's a fully enclosed camping hammock. No photos of my own, but here's the link. These things are super comfortable, easy to set...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
Heard it, and still hearing it. I've got a month...

Heard it, and still hearing it. I've got a month old DR650 and I've got the same problem. I've gone over every nut and bolt on the bike and nothing is loose. The only thing I think it could be is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
:poser

:poser
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
so now I need a new arse as well as a new seat. I...

so now I need a new arse as well as a new seat. I hope the arse is as easy to install as the new seat
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
well seeing as I already have cycling shorts...I...

well seeing as I already have cycling shorts...I think my next move is buying the corbin seat. I just don't remember my last DR (1990) being so uncomfortable, but then again, I'm 40 now and maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
Well, I just got back from a 120 mile ride and...

Well, I just got back from a 120 mile ride and I'd like to apologize for doubting anybodies claim that the DR650 seat is uncomortable. Anybody out there recommend a good, reasonably priced solution...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,747
Posted By bcbadger
does anyone want to go to their grave saying " I...

does anyone want to go to their grave saying " I wish I had done this/that" ? Just do what you yearn to do. You've probably heard it a thousand times before, but here it is...... you only live...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,605
Posted By bcbadger
Okay....so now I've got the new bike. Farkles. I...

Okay....so now I've got the new bike. Farkles. I need farkles. Anybody out there that lives in BC and can give me some tips on where to buy locally? A skid plate is my first priority, so a local...
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