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Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,463
Posted By mayday
I've got an 2008, but assuming the geometry is...

I've got an 2008, but assuming the geometry is the same, then the Helilbars are definately worth it to me - surprising how much pressure the relatively small rise makes - to try and be "quantitative"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 14,193
Posted By mayday
That's all fine and dandy as far as theory goes -...

That's all fine and dandy as far as theory goes - but to bring this back to reality - we all know you NEVER stare at the object (car/van/bike etc) directly in front - you always look as far ahead as...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,354
Posted By mayday
Uhm, on a site geared towards adventure...

Uhm, on a site geared towards adventure motorcycling - i.e people with jobs, vacation time and discretionary spending - not really the typical "Idle no more" stereotype
Forum: Canada 01-11-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,354
Posted By mayday
Some interesting reading - no real answers, but...

Some interesting reading - no real answers, but fairly illuminating

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/a-dream-palace-built-on-gas-and-gold-wont-solve-aboriginal-poverty/article7158684/...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 430,563
Posted By mayday
Ah, the Radian - one of the first bikes I ever...

Ah, the Radian - one of the first bikes I ever bought "new" ( for me that means under 4yrs old) - excellent bike - with the 2 exceptions you have already noted - the lack of range, and the lack of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,463
Posted By mayday
So, I went that exact route 3yrs ago - had an K4...

So, I went that exact route 3yrs ago - had an K4 Wee that I put ~65,000km on - loved it, but just didn't use it as a dual-sport. Plus I called it my Volvo - did everything I asked, but just no...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By mayday
Question Thunder Bay to Nakina - PoPo?

Not strickly bike related since I'll be in the rental car, but hey thought I'd start here - in July the wife and I have to drive from Thunder Bay to Nakina to the brother-in-laws fishing lodge (I'm a...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By mayday
My understanding is the are the same thing, just...

My understanding is the are the same thing, just "re-badged" for firstgear - the owner of W&S posts occasionally here so he will probably let you know the official answer.
I've only tried mine down...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By mayday
I have those and wouldn't ride in the winter...

I have those and wouldn't ride in the winter without them.
My hands get cold quite easily and I found heated grips didn't put the heat were it was needed.
I've also tried the heated glove...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,463
Posted By mayday
with Pelicans there are two ways of doing it; -...

with Pelicans there are two ways of doing it;
- the full meal deal - that would be to place an order with Caribou Cases - they are basically Pelicans that a supplier has made a custom mount for -...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,463
Posted By mayday
That's why I love the Pelicans - wide enough to...

That's why I love the Pelicans - wide enough to hold as much stuff as you could possibly want for a reasonable length trip, yet not whale ass wide. They don't hold a full face helmet, but that is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,463
Posted By mayday
What I've done is mount a GIVI rack, then bolt a...

What I've done is mount a GIVI rack, then bolt a set of Pelican cases on. IMHO, the best solution - they still hold lots of "stuff", yet are narrow enough to still allow you to split lanes (bars are...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,057
Posted By mayday
If thin is your priority, another option would be...

If thin is your priority, another option would be to get a pair of the W&S heated liners - the are a very thin micro fleece type glove - put them inside your '"thin" glove of choice - keeps your...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,057
Posted By mayday
W&s

Just wanted to add my recent experiences with W&S;
Like Photobiker I also use my glove (liners) daily, and used to think they were "consumables" - i.e would never assume they'd be warrantied for any...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By mayday
12V is 12V - the wires don't care how it gets to...

12V is 12V - the wires don't care how it gets to them, and that's all heated gear is, voltage to a wire.
As long as you are reasonably competent in making proper connections, just hack off the...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By mayday
If you mean will there be any snow on the road?...

If you mean will there be any snow on the road? Then no, totally clear.
If you mean will be there still be lots of dirt/sand etc from the winter, then yes, there will more than likely be a bit -...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By mayday
In the screen grab of the map above, to the west...

In the screen grab of the map above, to the west of the small island, roughly at the "g" of "esnagami road"
Forum: Canada 03-11-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By mayday
if you get the chance, plan a stay at the...

if you get the chance, plan a stay at the lodge!!!!
fishing is amazing - trophies pulled out daily, great staff, worth every penny.
guests normally fly in though (need a boat to get to the good...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,463
Posted By mayday
Duffy Lake Rd??

Duffy Lake Rd??
Forum: Canada 02-11-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,405
Posted By mayday
Well, not to hijack the thread too much - but...

Well, not to hijack the thread too much - but apparently they won't be too happy to see you for service if you didn't buy the bike there.
I went in to see about a warranty for a battery and the...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,405
Posted By mayday
Modern? When did they go tits up? I was there...

Modern? When did they go tits up?
I was there just before Dec. hmmm thats a loss.
I don't think I'd trust the kids wrenching back there but the guys up front were always helpful and the prices for...
Forum: Canada 01-18-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By mayday
Money not important, nothing to do on weekends?...

Money not important, nothing to do on weekends? Let me guess, BMW rider?:lol3
Forum: Canada 01-18-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By mayday
Yes, but if the show was in Vancouver, I'd have...

Yes, but if the show was in Vancouver, I'd have multiple options if I felt parking rates were exessive - public transit, park on the street, walk etc.
I don't have any of those options at Tradex,...
Forum: Canada 01-17-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By mayday
I'm actually boycotting the show this year - I'm...

I'm actually boycotting the show this year - I'm tired of getting ripped of on the bloody parking fees! You are out in the boonies, have no other options, only take cash and on none of the...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By mayday
Since it is both arms, that probably makes it...

Since it is both arms, that probably makes it easier to find the problem - once you have access to the wiring, more than likely there is one splice with wires then heading off to both sleeves. The...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By mayday
repair

I've repaired a few pairs of heated gloves (not Gerbings) and if you don't have any luck with getting a factory repair - just do it yourself. More than likely one of the little wires (very little!)...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By mayday
Desolation Sound

Reading your original post - another option that still gets you the wilderness, without the "danger/experiences" of tricky tides/currents is to head up to Desolation Sound on the mainland side.
You...
Forum: Canada 01-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By mayday
Thanks for the heads up - just checked and...

Thanks for the heads up - just checked and apparently Honda has no excluded models. Wonder how long that will last?
Forum: Canada 01-01-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By mayday
For whatever reason (mid life crisis?) I've...

For whatever reason (mid life crisis?) I've convinced myself my Wee needs to be replaced by the VFR800.
Again though, to get one from the States, I'm basically looking at a pretty major hassle -...
Forum: Canada 01-01-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By mayday
Wonder if they have a package big enough for the...

Wonder if they have a package big enough for the whole bike:rofl
Forum: Canada 01-01-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By mayday
Basically, it comes down to the hassle factor -...

Basically, it comes down to the hassle factor - having to either have one shipped up, or somehow go down and pick it up vs just riding away from the dealer. Although, with that kind of price...
Forum: Canada 01-01-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By mayday
Bluhduh Confused

Yes, that's actually what I did - low-balled him, fully expecting a counter offer, and nothing! Walked out with my tail between my legs (I REALLY want that VFR)
The whole attitude was definately...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By mayday
Question Honda Canada - dealer incentives for demos

Just curious if anyone knows if Honda gives their dealers any incentives when they use a bike for demos?
I'm convincing myself I "NEED" a new bike; one of the dealers has a slightly used demo model...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By mayday
heated insoles

I bought a pair originally designed for a snowmobile (I'm sure probably exactly the same thing). Puts out plenty of heat - so much so a heat-troller would be a necessity. Power cord is a bit of a...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By mayday
Sort of

Well, that yes should have been a qualified yes- heading up the coast (Whistler etc) reception is spotty at best and quite annoying. Clears up as you head away from the mtns a bit.
Forum: Canada 02-03-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By mayday
My sceptical take on this is that it is a knee...

My sceptical take on this is that it is a knee jerk reaction to a horrible situation. Granted, it will make the parents feel better, but I do think it was the perfect storm of REALLY bad decisions -...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By mayday
I considered those, but knowing how often the...

I considered those, but knowing how often the detectors go off around town, I assumed I'd be reaching for the mute button way too often; ie frighten small children crossing the street :D
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By mayday
Question H.A.R.D - opinions?

Two options for the radar detector - the H.A.R.D or the headphones.
Anyone actually used the blinking light? Opinions? Am I going to bump/bend/mangle it everytime I put my gloves inside the skid...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 249,812
Posted By mayday
Pissed Exxon

You know the more I think about this one, the more it just seems wrong on every level! You wouldnt (?!) do this downtown USA, so why would you think it is okay to do it in another country?....
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By mayday
Well, that's funny in a not really sort of way! ...

Well, that's funny in a not really sort of way!
I've been riding over 25yrs, thousands of Kms, but all those miles on only 4 bikes. With those bikes, I'd never had the need to adjust the shift lever...
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