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Forum: Canada 05-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I guess there are lots of options if you're...

I guess there are lots of options if you're willing to stretch reality. I think the other half of that question is 'how bad would it be if there was a liability claim related to the bike, someone...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22,653
Views: 2,445,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Sweet! I wish I would have found that one! .

Sweet! I wish I would have found that one!

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Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22,653
Views: 2,445,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
:rofl Perhaps unintended, Dyno, but I just had...

:rofl
Perhaps unintended, Dyno, but I just had a mind-picture of the Lornce-Uber love child.

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Forum: Canada 04-02-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I might have a set that fit (Huntsville). I'll...

I might have a set that fit (Huntsville). I'll check tonight.

Edit:
They won't fit. I have a bunch of front and rear sets for an F800gs not the 1150

Good luck
Forum: Canada 03-27-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,024
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Austin, We are just a few km from the West Gate...

Austin,
We are just a few km from the West Gate of Algonquin Park (near Dwight, Ontario), and we are more than likely able to give you some tent space while you are coming through (perhaps even a...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,382
Views: 703,252
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
...not often mentioned - but Moose... Give them...

...not often mentioned - but Moose... Give them a LOT of space. Nice to see them, but from a distance.
A hundred pounds or more of rack swinging around can do some serious damage, let alone...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,382
Views: 703,252
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I'd probably opt for the air horn over bangers or...

I'd probably opt for the air horn over bangers or spray (too many ways to mess up with those).
WRT bear bangers - know how to use them. Know how far they launch, in particular.
Nothing will turn a...
Forum: Canada 01-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,132
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I'm bikeless this year, so I can't contribute to...

I'm bikeless this year, so I can't contribute to this discussion personally, but the TD Primmum premium for my wife's CRF230L went down a bit this year. I was expecting it to rise simply because...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,600
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
:rofl Just starting them on a life long...

:rofl
Just starting them on a life long educational journey - they've learned a few more since then...

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Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,600
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Here! Here!

Here! Here!
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22,653
Views: 2,445,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I recall really barfing up glycol at one of the...

I recall really barfing up glycol at one of the sport bike rallies in Parry Sound, this one I don't recall. But she did run a bit hot...

I miss her.

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Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,600
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Edited for accuracy. :lol3

Edited for accuracy. :lol3
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22,653
Views: 2,445,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
That would have been moments before I had some...

That would have been moments before I had some (entirely unwarranted) words with a fellow in uniform after my decision to filter.
:wink:

...good times.
Forum: Canada 10-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,057
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Your route takes you through both Toronto and...

Your route takes you through both Toronto and Montreal - both can be really unpleasant to ride through.
If you have an extra 4-5 hours each way, I'd suggest the following variations:
- skirt...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,074
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
The river outside my office door is very, very...

The river outside my office door is very, very high. Worse than many spring runoff levels...
We'll miss riding with you FF's this time around.
Somebody let me know where you'll be at breakfast,...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I'm thinking that if it weren't for the way the...

I'm thinking that if it weren't for the way the bunch of us here tend to use our bikes (ride hard, put away dirty), it might hold up for more than a season.

Looks better than the other C-bikes, at...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,695
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Agreed - We live inside your ruote - It's crazy...

Agreed - We live inside your ruote - It's crazy how much rain has come down over the last 12 weeks. More last night. Don't go in alone! Check water holes before assuming they will be passable.
...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,600
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Hey Adam - it probably costs a lot to keep that...

Hey Adam - it probably costs a lot to keep that bike parked there.
I have a spot you could keep it here not far from the Wolf Den - I'd keep it exercised, too. :norton
Forum: Canada 09-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Generally OK, using prudent judgement (stop,...

Generally OK, using prudent judgement (stop, first).
Watch for signs specifically disallowing it, though - a fair number in urban areas.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,962
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Moto Guzzi Mana 850? Sexy styling, automatic...

Moto Guzzi Mana 850? Sexy styling, automatic transmission, and I recall seeing some of them not selling particularly well at dealers, so you might find one.

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Forum: Canada 07-23-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22,653
Views: 2,445,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Those are purty! I'd take a spin on any one of...

Those are purty!
I'd take a spin on any one of them. I enjoyed the Uly I test rode just before they discontinued the whole line - those 'crotch rockets' look like a hoot.
I miss riding sport bikes...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
http://www.dawsoncitybunkhouse.com/ I recall...

http://www.dawsoncitybunkhouse.com/

I recall it being reasonably cheap many years ago. Really basic accommodations. Seems to me quite compatible with a week long ride-in & stay.

...and don't...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 115,490
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
My experience (2010 import of a 2006 model): I...

My experience (2010 import of a 2006 model):
I was prepared to add some stickers to the dash to show KPH (only MPH shown on that bike), but it never came up.

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Forum: Canada 06-05-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Harry Strothard (his ADV handle) has one (GTA...

Harry Strothard (his ADV handle) has one (GTA somewhere), or at least he did a while back. I tried it once - fun bike - very similar to the original tiger I had.
He rarely posts, mostly rides, so...
Forum: Canada 05-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22,653
Views: 2,445,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,245
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
We basically took the Baron Canyon rd and stayed...

We basically took the Baron Canyon rd and stayed on it until we popped out at Bisset Creek on hwy 17. All forest access / logging roads.
Realized part way through we weren't supposed to be there,...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,245
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Kind of did that too...

Last summer, we did that. The route through the NE corner of the park was fun, but might not have been 'approved' in the strictest sense.
I suggest including the forest access road north of the...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Agree with CSF - 632 is a right fun ride, too. ...

Agree with CSF - 632 is a right fun ride, too. Repaved a few years ago - great surface (though, not sure about sand at this time of year).

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Forum: Canada 05-22-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Almost any route heading North on a Friday or...

Almost any route heading North on a Friday or Saturday in the summer is likely to be a mess until you get to Parry Sound / Muskoka.
Best advice I could give is head out earlier than the rest of the...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,854
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Eh?!!! That's racist! We don't all say 'Eh'! ...

Eh?!!!
That's racist! We don't all say 'Eh'!

Kidding. Let us know what kind of riding you want to do. Road, dual sport, off road, etc.?
Lots of good people will help. If you want a real...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22,653
Views: 2,445,544
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Not a universal yes or no on this one... ...

Not a universal yes or no on this one...

Depends on the club, the ownership of the land, etc. I'd guess more no than yes, generally, but I've not always asked that question before embarking down...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 115,490
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Perhaps try a different CT location for the...

Perhaps try a different CT location for the inspection. If it happens more than once, I'd guess it may have been a recent directive broadcast to all stores from bureaucrats somewhere.

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Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,050
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
I've had good luck with AF1racing.com - the...

I've had good luck with AF1racing.com - the biggest aprilia parts supplier in North America, I think. Call in an order, get the part overnighted (plus a bit for the border). Simple. But you...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,050
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
...and a fly 'n ride for my '06 Caponord...:wink:...

...and a fly 'n ride for my '06 Caponord...:wink:

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Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Try http://odsc.on.ca/ They have a classified...

Try http://odsc.on.ca/
They have a classified section.

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Forum: Canada 02-24-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,600
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
It's good to see you have your priorities right,...

It's good to see you have your priorities right, Adam - get the shot first - Ian's OK (probably).
Forum: Canada 02-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 115,490
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Regarding purchase price - I was able to convince...

Regarding purchase price - I was able to convince them of the purchase price by showing copies of emails outlining negotiation / agreement. Others have done the same. If they insist on a higher...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
+1 on this. When I last called my insurer...

+1 on this. When I last called my insurer regarding a new (to me) bike, they said I need not even call them in advance - just make sure I get the details to them within two weeks.

Your insurer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 30,074
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
DAKEZ nailed it! If... you are heading for a...

DAKEZ nailed it!

If... you are heading for a truckload of pipe
If... you are chasing a really evil villain
If... that truck is not going to move anywhere near fast enough to catch up to said...
Forum: Canada 01-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 115,490
Posted By H e a d N o r t h
Seems to me that already having the bike in...

Seems to me that already having the bike in Canada may be a problem.
I think you need to be physically taking the bike from the US into Canada when you do the US export thing.
Perhaps I am wrong,...
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