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Forum: Americas 04-11-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By DRRambler
I'm not sure how much help this will be but here...

I'm not sure how much help this will be but here is a link to my ride report when I entered Chile

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=914229&page=41
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
I'm slowly working my way through all the photos...

I'm slowly working my way through all the photos and video. I hope I can get it all together for some sort of presentation someday.



Thanks for following along. Having people interested and...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Looks like you guys had a nice ride! I'm looking...

Looks like you guys had a nice ride! I'm looking forward to getting out and exploring the Island this year. If I could only get my garage emptied of all the crap from our recent move here, I could do...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 1,897,833
Posted By DRRambler
Could not have said it better myself. I...

Could not have said it better myself. I discovered his story while researching my own adventure and it permeated my mind during the trip.
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,957
Posted By DRRambler
Great RR guys! Why does it end at Eagle Plains?...

Great RR guys!
Why does it end at Eagle Plains? There has to be more to this :huh
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
congrats on the new bike! If you have any...

congrats on the new bike! If you have any questions, I'll be happy to try and answer them:deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
ReWalk Exoskeleton

I'm really excited to be able to say that the fundraising effort has been a success! :clap:freaky

Today I had the opportunity to see the ReWalk in Action. The charity that I was working with was...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Thanks! i'll check with them

Thanks! i'll check with them
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
That may be the only thing to do. Looks like a...

That may be the only thing to do. Looks like a Victoria road trip!:clap
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Need a sprocket

Hey guys,
I'm in need of a front sprocket for my 09 DR650. Looking for stock 525 15 tooth.
I know I'm leaving it a bit late but I need one before Wednesday and of course all the bike hops seem to...
Forum: Latin America 07-31-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By DRRambler
I don't know for certain but I'd say the...

I don't know for certain but I'd say the restrictions are for small boats. Stahlratte is still taking bikes as far as I can tell and she sailed out of Cartagena on July 22.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 372,823
Posted By DRRambler
It's not budging even with a good soak. I'm going...

It's not budging even with a good soak. I'm going to keep trying but in the meantime I going to look for a carb in case I damage the poor thing.

Anybody have a BST40 for sale?
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Thanks for the input, I can build a 10 x 10...

Thanks for the input,

I can build a 10 x 10 without a permit and without setback issues. I want to build a 10 x 24 so will need a permit.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Seeking construction advice

Hey guys,

Are any of you concrete experts or know of any?

I want to build a 12x20 storage shed and am leaning to building on a slab rather than a wood floor on skids.

What I can't decide is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 372,823
Posted By DRRambler
Enricher piston stuck

After it sat for about a month I went to start my DR but could not move the knob for the enricher. (I have the procycle remote choke knob cable). I removed the carb to try and extract the cable but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
I think a mesh type jacket would be fine. However...

I think a mesh type jacket would be fine. However you will need a very good warm layer or two and a way to block wind. There were times I was riding in 2 degrees and sleet. I cursed having the heavy...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
Thanks Tex! I kinda wish I was still out...

Thanks Tex!

I kinda wish I was still out there. Poor Skelly sits lonely waiting for new tires and chain plus a few other maintenance items. In the meantime I'm renovating a house and have only...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 157,633
Posted By DRRambler
The dunes are incredible! Every time I look...

The dunes are incredible!

Every time I look at your report I wish I was right there with you. I'm still not decompressed and am longing for the road again.

Stay safe!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,795
Posted By DRRambler
Cool!! :clap

Cool!!
:clap
Forum: Canada 05-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
That's good to hear. In Alberta you need an...

That's good to hear. In Alberta you need an inspection no matter the year. A big waste of time and money.
Forum: Canada 05-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Can anyone tell me if I need to have my Alberta...

Can anyone tell me if I need to have my Alberta registered motorcycles inspected prior to registering and insuring in B.C.?

I have heard conflicting opinions on this.
Forum: Canada 05-03-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Just ordered a chain and sprockets from Spunky's...

Just ordered a chain and sprockets from Spunky's in Parksville. Seem like a good bunch in there. They were even willing to source a OEM Suzuki sprocket for me.
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28,542
Views: 2,487,252
Posted By DRRambler
I would have gone down the East side but the road...

I would have gone down the East side but the road was washed out last September.

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Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28,542
Views: 2,487,252
Posted By DRRambler
I have only crossed once so am merely offering my...

I have only crossed once so am merely offering my experience. I'm sure any crossing is fine.

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Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28,542
Views: 2,487,252
Posted By DRRambler
Hey Ron, I crossed at Tecate and it was muy...

Hey Ron, I crossed at Tecate and it was muy tranquilo

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Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Now that I'm a resident of the Island I'm looking...

Now that I'm a resident of the Island I'm looking for a good place to buy parts for my DR. I need chain and sprockets immediately. Any recommendations?
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6,989
Views: 2,362,062
Posted By DRRambler
:thumb:lurk

:thumb:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
How's your Spanish? If I was fluent I probably...

How's your Spanish? If I was fluent I probably could have done it myself but Sandra has it so organized it's hard to beat the ease and simplicity.

She has all the contacts and a step by step...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Thanks for that in depth explanation and...

Thanks for that in depth explanation and viewpoint on quake coverage. There certainly is some food for thought there.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6,989
Views: 2,362,062
Posted By DRRambler
F5 Day!!:D LDF is lookin great and awesome...

F5 Day!!:D

LDF is lookin great and awesome photos as always Doc.

Thanks for posting, I have recently learned how much work it is
Forum: Canada 03-07-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,496
Posted By DRRambler
Pulled the trigger on a house on the island so...

Pulled the trigger on a house on the island so I'll be officially a Van Isle rider in April. Really looking forward to exploring.

Being from Alberta I have never been asked before if I want...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
We settled on Deep Bay. Looks like a really nice...

We settled on Deep Bay. Looks like a really nice area.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
We have been very actively looking at houses and...

We have been very actively looking at houses and have finally found one! Looks like we will be moving in April 15th.
Can't wait to start exploring all that Vancouver island has to offer!


...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
Here is a nice wrap up story in the St. Albert...

Here is a nice wrap up story in the St. Albert Gazette

http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/20140226/SAG0801/302269993/-1/sag/mission-accomplished
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
Hey guys, Don't worry I still have more...

Hey guys,

Don't worry I still have more gear reviews coming but it I a little hectic right now.

Yesterday I walked on the ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver so I could pick up the bike from Air...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
Thanks everyone for your nice compliments. It...

Thanks everyone for your nice compliments. It makes the effort so much more worthwhile. All your comments are truly appreciated

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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
The get off was really at a slow speed but I did...

The get off was really at a slow speed but I did hit my helmet on the ground. Nothing was damaged other than the pannier and my pride.

Washing the gear involved removing all the padding and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
If I had needed to reduce costs I could have done...

If I had needed to reduce costs I could have done it with food. I ate meals at restaurants most times even when a kitchen was available.

Perhaps some more camping. I only camped 3 times after...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
Stats wrap up

Okay stats nerds, here you go...:deal

Stats wrap up

Well here is the final tally for all the stats of the trip. This is not very scientific but I'd say it's about 95% accurate. There a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 166,071
Posted By DRRambler
Well I'm finally back on Canadian soil. After a...

Well I'm finally back on Canadian soil. After a train, taxi, 3 flights, a bus ride, and then a ferry I am on Vancouver Island. As I write this I'm having a nice cup of coffee looking out onto the...
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