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Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Real friends!

Those calendars take quite some time to get right! Boy, what good friends for life you two have made while riding. Peace in this world IF everyone met and rode together!!! Especially if you add just...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By suecanada
Good Advice

Thanks for the headsup re: nikwax! My knee armour slides laterally around the knee so, as you suggest, my own wraparound knee armour might be the best bet. I tried out some straps above and below the...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By suecanada
Nikwax and other thoughts

I need to wash my gear too and will try the Nikwax system this time. The waterproofing on the Olympia AST worked pretty well but that jacket just finished its 5th season. The hi-Viz sure has faded...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By suecanada
Me too!

Odd you should mention this as I got a bit of the dreaded crotch wet only once in the traverse pants. My AST Olympia jacket also decided to leak on the arms only so it needed a determined spray with...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Sunless days OK

Just thought that maybe all those sunless days actually make for better pictures..more vibrant colours and also more ethereal. The eagle pics on the poles is calendar worthy!! As are others. Gotta be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,278,561
Posted By suecanada
Thank you

Those photos are very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to post, Johmarq
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,278,561
Posted By suecanada
Soft Bag protector

Johmarq, thank you for your post. What did you do to make sure those soft bags cleared the hot exhaust on the right side? I too have just gotten a DR200SE '04 with 1800 miles on it. Imported it from...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Wow!

What a joy to see all those great photos again!!!!! In one place!!!!! The memories of what you wrote about when they were originally posted come streaming back. I can't help but repeat that the wet...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Finally able to say a big thank you for your RR!!

Hi Cheryl and Leslie! back after a month in Cape Breton and New England. Took step dancing and piano accompaniment at the Gaelic College in St. Anns, Cape Breton. Rode the '09 Bonneville down and...
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 85,987
Posted By suecanada
Kolpin fuel pacs

Hey Bob, looks like the Rotopax fuel packs mount about the same turn-key way that the Kolpins do so you can add Kolpins to your list of can-do's!!!! The Kolpins can also be mounted on the roof racks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
The very Bestest Report!!

Gotta say that I have never enjoyed a ride report more than yours. The details, both personal and geophysical, are just superb and the huge use of pics is so enlightening. That road does look pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Bike review

Review was so well done!!! Wondering if you want to add a further comment on the centrestand comparison between the Beemer and Triumph. My Bonneville is very hard to put up on the centrestand as well...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Good decision!

I for one applaud your decision re the Dempster with the iffy weather. As I gaze at the road pics I can feel a knot forming in my stomach! I sure do admire you two that you even took on this road at...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Dempster

Best of riding luck on the Dempster!!! I'll be really keen to read about the bikes and the road conditions.
Back in 1971 my former Husband canoed the Peel River for Parks Canada and the future...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 97,657
Posted By suecanada
Me too

Brian, have a good time wherever you go! I have sent a PM ordering one of the jacks and will await your return. Stay safe!!
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,862
Posted By suecanada
Thumb Just in time

Cheryl and Leslie, I hope I have caught you two before you leave...tomorrow?? Wow! Have a very safe and wonderful trip. Having had a F650GS twin too before I am very interested to hear how the Tigers...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 119,662
Posted By suecanada
Heat too in Va.

I wore the Traverse pants too 2 weeks ago when there was that heat wave in W.Va and Va. for 3 days...96 degrees F. and suppose to feel like 107! Those huge vents worked. I wore then in case it rained...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By suecanada
Bugs!!?

Tell your partner this wee story: I was canoeing the Coppermine River back in 1972 and the blackflies were so thick in the tent (even being careful zipping up at every opportunity) that when we lit...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By suecanada
No more raingear!

Just want to take this opportunity to wish you two all the best for a safe and wonderful ride to Alaska this summer!

I am intending NOT to pack any raingear on my trips this summer. This will...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 119,662
Posted By suecanada
First impression of Traverse pants

Delivery yesterday:

So up the stairs I quickly retreated AFTER partner had received them at the door from the postman, fussed with the armour placement, then tried them on. Soph9 is right. The...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By suecanada
Cold feet

Once Soph9 I actually stuffed those chemical heated pads into my boots. They worked. As long as you have the extra room and not too tall of an arch. My old boots had a fair bit of room for the top...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,699
Posted By suecanada
Armor

Soph9, do you suggest that the D3 armor might just be the better choice over CE armor, if one can afford it? For comfort? Are there mesh armor pockets then at the knees, hips and thighs for the armor...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 119,662
Posted By suecanada
Suit pants

If I really want a leftside cargo pocket I think I could rig up something using velcro and maybe a clear thigh map pocket like they sell on Aerostich site or some coated material might be used. Just...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 119,662
Posted By suecanada
Great News

Thanks Soph9..just what i wanted to hear. The rear of the pants are described as elastic and high so this may help to alleviate that feeling one gets from low rise pants that you want to haul them up...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 119,662
Posted By suecanada
Low rise on the Traverse pants

Soph9, you mentioned that the pants have a fairly low rise. Now that the low rise "Mary Tyler Moore" look I used to like waayyy back when is now uncomfortable and a classic waist height design is...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 85,987
Posted By suecanada
Bonneville V2 case pics!

Thanks Bob for posting those pics of "Winston', my Bonnie with his new clothes!! I think they are super! What used to be a chore to pack and unpack is now a breeze. Hope it drums up some business...
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 85,987
Posted By suecanada
Airhead Luggage racks

Bob, those new prototype cases you say might be good for a DIY with their own racks. I am wondering about the old airhead racks many of us have with the BMW Classic cases and maybe the Krausers too....
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 85,987
Posted By suecanada
Micatech has pics too of the Bonnie with the cases!

I see Micatech is on line here. Hey, Bob, can you upload some of the shots of the Bonnie you took outside your shop?
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 85,987
Posted By suecanada
Did this work OK?

Have no idea if anyone can see the pics though. Does it just come up with the URL and that's it? How do you guys get the picture to show up? Maybe just attaching a pic takes up too much Advrider...
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 85,987
Posted By suecanada
Micatechs on a Triumph Bonneville SE?...Holy Cow!!

So how about a Bonneville as an adventure bike all suited up with the V2 Micatechs? Any bike can be made into an adventure bike or at least a long distance tourer. I was not happy with soft luggage...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 157,908
Posted By suecanada
Which plug??

Hi, Bruno,

The plug which is in your pictures seems to look like the two pin plug I have paired with the negative ring connector. It doesn't look like the three-pronged plug which I referred to...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 157,908
Posted By suecanada
1983 BMW R65LS Install Questions

I have had the H4-XP dual HID conversion kit (XP-DBK-HB2) gifted to me with the slim ignitor (XB-B04) . Nice riding buddy!! As stated above the bike is a BMW 1983 R65LS. This bike has a headlight...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 99,088
Posted By suecanada
Pic for Gordo of black bashplate

I hope this works Gordo. The pic175796 really shows how the bashplate is not obvious. That's me on the Tail of the Dragon June 16th.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 99,088
Posted By suecanada
The Black Bashplate pic

Well, let's see if I can get a pic of the bashplate: Oops..looks like the oic has to be in an album with a proper URL not just in my own file folder. Anyway, it's what you can't see is what is impt....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 99,088
Posted By suecanada
After 4,575 miles the 650GS is fault free!

Just returned saturday from a trip (3,806 miles) to the Airheads Gathering of the Clans Rally in Ferguson, NC and a stay at Kickstand Lodge in Stecoah, NC, Great Smokies Mtns. Before that I included...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 99,088
Posted By suecanada
Going to be near Hillsboro, NH

Mnthope Hi there!! Well, the plan is to get to Hillsboro, NH where Micatech sidecase manufacturers have their shop and leave the bike there so they can have first look and take measurements for their...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 99,088
Posted By suecanada
Tang it all and all that!

Well, Blackie seems to have hit on the way to get your foot off the tang and onto the step-on part of the centrestand. My first attempt on my new 650 twin was a dismal failure as I attempted to hold...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,012
Posted By suecanada
Seat heights answer

34.65 inches for standard seat and 33.5 inches for low is how I calculate them.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,012
Posted By suecanada
I agree with Motorcyclist

One negative comment regarding customer service travels a long, long way and can really be harmful to your reputation as a business while it takes lots and lots of positive comments regarding...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-10-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,012
Posted By suecanada
Question re the F650GS twin

In Canada the F650GS twin will be here in Spring sometime. If I buy this new twin F650GS for summer travels and then get a great trade-in value forit for the 800, as I am first on my dealer's list, I...
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