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Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 239,438
Anyone fitted one of the bulbs to a Moto Guzzi V7...

Anyone fitted one of the bulbs to a Moto Guzzi V7 Classic?
Forum: Europe 04-27-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,069
Good luck finding a UK company that will insure...

Good luck finding a UK company that will insure you on a Canadian license. When my wife and I lived there, it was perfectly acceptable. Sometime in the past few years all the UK insurance companies...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 47,640
Just discovered this RR and wound up reading it...

Just discovered this RR and wound up reading it in one go. What a pleasure!
Forum: Canada 04-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,709
Seconding this. But, as everyone has mentioned,...

Seconding this. But, as everyone has mentioned, mountain weather is unpredictable. I've hit snow in late June, albeit on the Icefields Parkway. Should be a nice trip, though, if you allow for extra...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
You're absolutely right, though you must have a...

You're absolutely right, though you must have a much higher tolerance for beer and pizza while doing something requiring careful attention than I do :freaky, or else beer and pizza are pretty...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Anyone near Hamilton with a tire changer?

I'm buying a new set of shoes for my Guzzi but the $60 to put them on really stretches my budget. Anyone near Hamilton who'd be willing to help? I'm happy to bring beer and pizza...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,313
I'm still surrounded by ice and snow but my...

I'm still surrounded by ice and snow but my thoughts are constantly turning towards the joy of getting my V7C back on the road.

But there's not enough joy! When I lived on the west coast of BC I...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 51,205
Went to order a pair but discovered that delivery...

Went to order a pair but discovered that delivery to Canada is $25, almost half the cost of the product itself. Perhaps you'll have a Canadian distributor or less expensive shipping option in future?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,725
Subscribed. :-)

Subscribed. :-)
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,800
Sounds interesting! PM sent.

Sounds interesting! PM sent.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,237
I fitted a Dart windscreen to my Moto Guzzi V7...

I fitted a Dart windscreen to my Moto Guzzi V7 Classic. It suits the mostly upright but slightly slanted forward rider position and makes a big difference keeping wind off my chest at 80+ kph, alo...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,428
Never lost anything while traveling. However,...

Never lost anything while traveling. However, I'll never forget the bastard who stole the nose one off my CX650 while it was parked in my driveway. Bastard came for exactly that part, and it still...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,511
I've hit snow on the Parkway in June. Not a...

I've hit snow on the Parkway in June. Not a problem, but be prepared to take it easy just in case the weather goes weird, as it always can do in the mountains.
Forum: Canada 04-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,195
This. I grew up in Edmonton, which is a...

This.

I grew up in Edmonton, which is a northern city but not what I'd call the North, yet even there if you were on a remote road and looked like you had a problem, every passing car would stop...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Great report! Thanks. Even other Canadians...

Great report! Thanks.

Even other Canadians find the BC tourist motto to be too pretentious. But I won't complain -- since moving here, I've been able to ride every month öf the year.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,065
In China I saw elderly people carrying...

In China I saw elderly people carrying tripod-type walking canes that had a fold-out toilet seat. Could probably find one on EBay, though I hesitate at the thought of searching for 'toilet cane' or...
Forum: Face plant 03-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,382
Holy shit. You, sir, are the example I shall keep...

Holy shit. You, sir, are the example I shall keep in mind whenever I'm mistakenly thinking that I'm in a situation I can't deal with. My hat s off to you.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
On Petfinder you can find dogs offered for...

On Petfinder you can find dogs offered for adoption by Ocean Dog Rescue. The dogs all come from Taiwan. They are mutts, but mutts of a particular type, and so they have some pretty similar...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,846
Great report -- thanks! I'd like to hear about...

Great report -- thanks! I'd like to hear about the fly screen, too.
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,226
Subscribed!

Subscribed!
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,988
Bought a brand-new bike in Seattle and brought it...

Bought a brand-new bike in Seattle and brought it back home to Canada. Next day, take it in for the import inspection. Inspection goes fine. Get on the bike afterwards, begin to leave the lot, fail...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,501
My friend Bill, who first introduced me to...

My friend Bill, who first introduced me to motorcycles, had an XS100 back in the mid-eighties when I learned to ride. I was young and poor, so riding a series of CB750-Fours, which were cheap used...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,116
That, Sir, is a lovely and well-sorted machine....

That, Sir, is a lovely and well-sorted machine. My hat is off to you!
Forum: Canada 12-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
Well, the direct approach worked. The replay...

Well, the direct approach worked. The replay people put me in touch with http://www.sportality.com/, where I spoke to Leonard. They're in Toronto, had cameras in stock, and can ship from within...
Forum: Canada 12-19-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
Buy Replay XD1080 camera in Canada?

Anyone know where to find a Canadian source for a Replay XD1080 camera? I want to get one as a Christmas present, but the shipping rates from the company are outrageous -- $100!.

Mail-order from...
Forum: Canada 11-26-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
I've already placed an order through Mountain...

I've already placed an order through Mountain Motorrad and it went perfectly. My Kriega bag arrived *very* quickly, and Todd was super helpful in helping me figure out my order. I plan to buy from...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
My Kriega US-30 tailback it a great, very...

My Kriega US-30 tailback it a great, very durable, super-convenient bit of kit. Worth every penny.
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,787
+1

+1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-05-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
My Olympia AST jacket has been brilliant. No...

My Olympia AST jacket has been brilliant. No leaks, comfortable between 25 above and 2 below (Celsius), and completely waterproof. I found a pair of BMW Tourance pants on deep discount and they've...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 190,190
Shaft drive and the quality of fit and finish....

Shaft drive and the quality of fit and finish. Also, here in BC the Triumph would have cost me an extra few hundred per year in insurance because it's over 750cc. The V7 has more than enough power...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,911
It's very likely that they'll be concerned that...

It's very likely that they'll be concerned that you don't have a return ticket. However, if you can show that you have the funds to hang around (e.g. bank statements, credit cards), have a detailed...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
If you want to be extra-cautious, have your...

If you want to be extra-cautious, have your friend give you a letter granting you permission to use the bike, and perhaps listing a phone number where he can be reached. Not that someone couldn't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
If anyone has information or, even better,...

If anyone has information or, even better, documentation that would persuade the commercial crimes cops in Vancouver and/or the local newspapers to look into this, PM me. It'd be nice to see him shut...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 44,894
I've wanted a Ducati since forever -- or at least...

I've wanted a Ducati since forever -- or at least since I first started to ride. When the missus insisted that I buy a brand-new bike this time 'round, I was surprised that a Ducati didn't make my...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,723
I'm so very sorry to hear of your family's loss.

I'm so very sorry to hear of your family's loss.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,877
While I agree that 130km/h isn't all that fast,...

While I agree that 130km/h isn't all that fast, it's worth noting that in BC 40km/h+ over the speed limit results in very stiff fines and a 30-day impound of the vehicle. Not fun -- perhaps not fair,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Ideas for a Bike Birthday in Seattle

My wife's friend has just begun to show a strong interest in motorcycles. It's her birthday this Saturday. We want to give her a motorcycle birthday in Seattle.

The plan is to drive down from...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-19-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,517
You're a hero. PM sent for Paypal info.

You're a hero. PM sent for Paypal info.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 189,276
I'm in-between bikes, using my wife's bike to get...

I'm in-between bikes, using my wife's bike to get my fix. When people ask me about 'my' bike, I always mention that it's my wife's, and that she lets me ride it. It's strange to see how often that...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Last I checked, Mountain Equipment Co-op carried...

Last I checked, Mountain Equipment Co-op carried a decent selection of reflective tape at good prices. You can buy it by the metre, too.
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