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Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
Calgary Motorcycle Show - Jan 9-11 - Pre-Show Brekkie

The Calgary Motorcycle Show is Jan 9-11, as usual. So, assuming that there'll be a herd of folks interested in going, I propose meeting up at the usual pre-show breakfast hangout at Humpty's at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 116,057
Posted By istephens
2014 fjr 1300es

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7544/15936442266_b96fb96421_c.jpg
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
Farkles ...

It's a long list. Since Louise is taking my old FJR, pretty much everything is staying aboard and not coming up to the new one.

First up is a fuse panel bracket and Eastern Beaver fuse panel.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 694,156
Posted By istephens
Thanks - the garage only looks clean. It has...

Thanks - the garage only looks clean. It has plenty of stuff crammed in it.

ian
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
New Ride for 2015

Picked up my FJR1300ES today and brought her home - here's some pics ...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8645/15936437166_86eda6a75f_c.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 694,156
Posted By istephens
Picked up my FJR1300ES today and brought her home...

Picked up my FJR1300ES today and brought her home - here's some pics ...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8645/15936437166_86eda6a75f_c.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 12-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
I did hear that from someone ... that is...

I did hear that from someone ... that is cheating.

The good thing is that Nakusp is so small that you can stay by the fire at the campground drinking, then stagger/crawl back to the hotel. No...
Forum: Canada 12-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
We're 99% going in 2015, however Louise wants to...

We're 99% going in 2015, however Louise wants to go a day early just to get same spot again! For sure we'll be "sharing" various corners again ....

ian
Forum: Canada 12-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
The camping has been handled a little differently...

The camping has been handled a little differently the last couple of years - the HU organizers have booked the entire Nakusp campground for the event, so there's no booking a site early. Just show...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 694,156
Posted By istephens
I've had a Givi topcase on my 2009 since I got it...

I've had a Givi topcase on my 2009 since I got it in 2010, with no issues. The trick is to replace the stock grab rail / rack with a Gourad (sic) unit or the SR357 rack from GIvi. The stock unit is...
Forum: Canada 11-30-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
There's a 2014 S10 on the floor at Pro-Am - price...

There's a 2014 S10 on the floor at Pro-Am - price reduced. They are keen to unload bikes, because they are moving to a new location in January. Far far easier to sell than to move. I got an extremely...
Forum: Canada 11-30-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
New Place in Cochrane

The new place in Cochrane is my Dad's house - he recently passed away - that we're buying from the estate.

It's got a double attached garage, plus a HUGE back yard with back alley access. We'll be...
Forum: Canada 11-30-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
New Ride and New Home for 2015!

I posted over in the FJR1300 thread, but then I thought Schitzo needed some action!

Put down the deposit on a new-in-a-crate 2014 FJR1300ES at Pro-Am yesterday. Picking her up next Saturday and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 694,156
Posted By istephens
Deposit is in!

Well, pulled the trigger on the new FJR today. Put the deposit down on a new-in-crate 2014 ES. I'll be picking it up on Saturday and trailering her to her new home!

There will be 4-5 months of...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
We're actually thinking of leaving from Run to...

We're actually thinking of leaving from Run to the Hills 8 and heading to Inuvik. I'm not sure I'd have the time swing by Nakusp for Horizons Unlimited late in August before graving to get back to...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
I still managed to rack up over 10000 Ks this...

I still managed to rack up over 10000 Ks this year, partly on the back of a 10 day 6000 K trip in June and partly because I commute to work every day on the bike.

Just didn't get a brain clearing,...
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
Well I'd hoped to have more pics to post, but...

Well I'd hoped to have more pics to post, but this year was almost a bust for trips. I'll see if I can get some RTTHVII pics up shortly though.

First, Louise and I had the bikes fully packed on...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,353
Posted By istephens
My wife Louise did a solo cross country trip in...

My wife Louise did a solo cross country trip in 2012 for her 50th, not quite coast-to-coast, but from Calgary to Sarnia Ontario, not far from London Ontario. So yes, there quite a few adventurous...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By istephens
Aplinestars WebGortex for the win. I've tested...

Aplinestars WebGortex for the win. I've tested mine in all kinds of weather and riding.

Can't go wrong with them.

Ian
Forum: Canada 08-03-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
Ian and Louise on the road!

Louise and I will be leaving on a 9 day trip around NW Alberta (Peace River area) and NE BC. Supplies have been purchased and the packing has started.

We were going to be going out to Sarnia, but...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
Horizons Unlimited Nakusp - Aug 21-24

Hey fellow schitzos,

Anybody thinking of heading out to Nakusp for the Horizons Unlimited event in Nakusp?

Due to some drastically changed travel plans this summer, I'm able to make Nakusp this...
Forum: Alaska 07-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,965
Posted By istephens
Hey Herk, I just figured that you're coming from...

Hey Herk, I just figured that you're coming from the lower 48, and unless you're takin' a ferry, you'd be crossing in Canada from somewhere to get to Alaska.

And I think y'all might have...
Forum: Alaska 07-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,965
Posted By istephens
Leave the handgun out

If you're going to be going through Canada, you won't be getting it across the border unless you're really good at smuggling.

In just the last couple of weeks, there have been, I think, three...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By istephens
RTTH VII - July 17-21 ALMOST HERE!

Hey folks!

There's still a couple of slots open at the Farm for tenting or swinging (in a hammock). If you can make it out and want to hang with the crowd, check out the website - ...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
RTTH VII - July 17-21 ALMOST HERE!

Hey folks!

There's still a couple of slots open at the Farm for tenting or swinging (in a hammock). If you can make it out and want to hang with the crowd, check out the website - ...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By istephens
Olympia Ranger

I can highly recommend the Olympia Ranger jacket $369 at revzilla.

It's as waterproof as gear can be, I recently tested mine on a 10 day trip that started with a day and half of good steady rain...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
RTTH7 & Toy Haulers?

Hey Ryan, I'm not sure - we'll have to let Carl chime in on what kind of space is available. The limitation on the numbers of folks has more to do with the facilities than it does with parking for...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
RTTH VII - July 17-21, 2014

Hey guys,

OldMedic and I are extremely excited to announce this years Run to the Hills - July 17-21, 2014, now in it's seventh year! This years base of operations will be Rocky Mountain House.
...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By istephens
Run To The Hills VII - July 17-21, 2014

“Run to the Hills – See the Falls” - July 17-21, 2014 - Rocky Mountain House

Run to the Hills, now in it's seventh year, is an informal gathering of riders primarily from Calgary, Grande Prairie...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,312
Posted By istephens
Motoport Kevlar Gloves +1

I completely agree with StuartV on the Motoport Kevlar gloves. I've had mine for three years now and they are great.

They fit well, offer great protection, if/when they get wet in rain, they don't...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,477
Posted By istephens
My wife read the post I wrote and corrected me -...

My wife read the post I wrote and corrected me - there is no AST3, she has an AST2.

:deal

So not only did I man up and admit my mistake, I fixed the post!

Ian
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,477
Posted By istephens
Aerostich for sure and Olympia

I can attest to the waterproof and all-round quality of the Aerostich gear. My 7-year old 2-piece Roadcrafter has held up EVERYTIME in all kinds of rain. I've never had a leak thru.

Mine is the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By istephens
Great job on day 1! Looking forward to the...

Great job on day 1!

Looking forward to the rest of the story ...

ian
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 563,905
Posted By istephens
We were all on reserve ...

Last years annual Run to the Hills trip saw a bunch of us miscalculate where to gas up south of Grande Prairie. All five bikes in our little group were pretty much on fumes when we rolled into this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,102
Views: 7,635,437
Posted By istephens
Back to wives and bikes

I've posted a couple of pics of my wife Louise pages and pages ago, but I thought I'd post a couple more from last years riding ...

Somewhere north of Whitefish, MT ......
Forum: Canada 04-07-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
Don't know about other folks, but the reason I...

Don't know about other folks, but the reason I leave all the panniers on the VStrom is that I will occasionally have to go to a meeting during the day. Since I commute in my Aerostich and boots, plus...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 694,156
Posted By istephens
Normally I would not ever park in a handicapped...

Normally I would not ever park in a handicapped spot ...

That was at WeSTOC in Nelson in 2012 where we had taken over the entire hotel, so I was safe there.

I don't want any fellow FJR riders...
Forum: Canada 04-07-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
Riding at last!!

Not a great pic, but finally riding - this is in the underground parking at work downtown Calgary.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5081/13694930653_6ecaa0b824_c.jpg

It was a bit chilly,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 694,156
Posted By istephens
Mine's not quite as shiny as others, but that...

Mine's not quite as shiny as others, but that doesn't mean I don't love her ...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/7010085873_c8fc64594a_c.jpg

My '09 FJR

ian
Forum: Canada 04-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,160
Posted By istephens
How do you know Spring is here? Finally?

Here's a sure sign ...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7303/13676516284_85afa54fd4_c.jpg

Ready for some commuting this week ...

ian
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