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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Academy
Looking forward to your ride report! I already...

Looking forward to your ride report! I already like the makings of your trip....your approach of rebuilding and outfitting bikes and whatnot.
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Academy
I will sometimes mock something up with...

I will sometimes mock something up with cardboard. I did that with luggage racks and panniers. For a handlebar you could create a "bendy bar" by doubling over house wire such as 10 gauge 3 conductor...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Academy
I love the Canadian Maritimes!! Skip the ...

I love the Canadian Maritimes!!

Skip the Argentia ferry breakfast and eat at Philips cafe in Placentia NL when you roll off the ferry

Cape St George is a beautiful loop ride near PAB ferry. We...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Academy
email sent Tocou

email sent Tocou
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,592
Posted By Academy
EPIC ride! I enjoyed reading your report

EPIC ride! I enjoyed reading your report
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Academy
:slurp

:slurp
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Academy
Halifax is a must see. We stayed in the hostel...

Halifax is a must see. We stayed in the hostel which is friendly and clean and right in downtown. I was able to park my bike in a secure parking garage adjacent to the hostel

RPM cycles serviced...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Academy
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: Americas 12-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,617
Posted By Academy
During 2014 Newfoundland trip we would down our...

During 2014 Newfoundland trip we would down our riding gear next to the bike during the ferry transfers.

Just another example
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By Academy
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Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Academy
I like the Yellow!

I like the Yellow!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Academy
I like a bike with less electronics just thinking...

I like a bike with less electronics just thinking less stuff to maintain but i do like the 1150 years!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Academy
1150 w/o servo

Which year 1150 do I look at if I don't want servo brakes?
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,570
Posted By Academy
Yes it is. I read about it here in a ride report

Yes it is. I read about it here in a ride report
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,570
Posted By Academy
226 miles between NYC and DC. Auto train will...

226 miles between NYC and DC. Auto train will take you from DC to Orlando....just saying.
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,500
Posted By Academy
Congrats on completing an epic ride! I would...

Congrats on completing an epic ride!

I would like to hear more about Juneau! It looked amazing in your pic
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By Academy
:thumb I totally get you about morning tea and...

:thumb I totally get you about morning tea and bakeries!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,663
Posted By Academy
I say super moto for commuting. Upright...

I say super moto for commuting. Upright ridingposition easy to manuever etc. Save the big girl for long range adventures
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,570
Posted By Academy
Congrats ....Go ride the world ! I say a...

Congrats ....Go ride the world ! I say a southwestern tour for starters....New Mexico. I am looking forward to a ride report from you!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,661
Posted By Academy
:rofl :rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl
:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,661
Posted By Academy
Thanks for the link to Shepard's book!

Thanks for the link to Shepard's book!
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Academy
I watched your video awhile back. I enjoyed it...

I watched your video awhile back. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Good luck and looking forward to hearing more from you!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By Academy
KTM990 with MEFO Super Explorers. Mostly road...

KTM990 with MEFO Super Explorers. Mostly road occasionl gravel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By Academy
tire pressure

I have some noob questions about tire pressures.

My owners manual says I should run 35 psi front. The front tire (Super MEFO) say run 41 psi on the side wall.

Similar issue with the rear....
Forum: Trip Planning 11-28-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 60,484
Posted By Academy
Thumb July 2014 we stayed in a hostel that used to a...

July 2014 we stayed in a hostel that used to a small rural hospital until around 2004

The first floor still had all the medical equipment leftover from back in the day and the upstairs had some...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By Academy
glad all is well

glad all is well
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By Academy
I wonder if you could solve the drained battery...

I wonder if you could solve the drained battery by just jump starting the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 53,280
Posted By Academy
A $10 bill!

A $10 bill!
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Academy
+1 on the clothes. You don't need much and most...

+1 on the clothes. You don't need much and most towns will have anything you might want.

Sleeping indoors will cut your gear list down and staying in hostels (Canada) or with fellow advriders has...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By Academy
If you can, do not ride through southwest CT. ...

If you can, do not ride through southwest CT. tons of cagers hauling ass and rockin the horn.
Circumvent that sh#t.:deal.

Try to come in from the up state NY into Mass.[/QUOTE]

+1

upstate...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By Academy
A side trip to Cape Breton is tempting since you...

A side trip to Cape Breton is tempting since you will be close to it when you head for the ferry in North Sydney. I am not trying to be sensational here but nothing compares to Newfoundland. Save...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,629
Posted By Academy
One more thought.....we will sometimes do a long...

One more thought.....we will sometimes do a long day of riding followed by a day off the bike to enjoy the destination. Having a day "away" from the bike felt good in the middle of a multi week trip
Forum: Trip Planning 11-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,629
Posted By Academy
There are so many factors that influence mileage...

There are so many factors that influence mileage ie weather road condition etc. My point only is ride safe by stopping every hour or so for water etc and don't ride at night.

If you want to make...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By Academy
Ride Apart

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=XMz9eEZ3LTs
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By Academy
Not exactly what you asked for but some things I...

Not exactly what you asked for but some things I learned on extended trips...Watch what you pack. You need a lot less than you think and life on a multi-week trip is easier with less to pack and...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Academy
Maybe a little off topic but I just wanted to say...

Maybe a little off topic but I just wanted to say if you get to the eastern end of the TLH most definitely you want to go ahead and ferry over to Newfoundland. You could ride across checking out...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Academy
Sounds like a cool-option I will check that out ...

Sounds like a cool-option I will check that out

Deuce what is the weather like on Vancouver Island in August?
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Academy
That's perfect! Thanks

That's perfect! Thanks
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Academy
CT is Connecticut USA It looks like shipping...

CT is Connecticut USA

It looks like shipping the bike from Montreal to Calgary is easy to arrange (just throw down enough money ha-ha)

But after some more thought I might just ride the bike to...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Academy
I got a loop that looks like Calgary-Prince...

I got a loop that looks like Calgary-Prince Rupert-Vancouver Island-Victoria BC -Seattle WA -Portland OR which might be enough for me and the time I have.

Riding from CT to Calgary could be its...
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