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Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 06:27 AM
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Posted By ripngrip
Nice bike, congratulations! You'll have a blast,...

Nice bike, congratulations! You'll have a blast, I love my '12 C14. :clap
Forum: Americas 03-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By ripngrip
Yes, the route is longer and the conditions...

Yes, the route is longer and the conditions likely milder for 90% of it, but the problem is the stretch between Princeton and Hope on highway 3, through Manning Park is even higher elevation than the...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By ripngrip
I would echo Irish's comments on the Calgary to...

I would echo Irish's comments on the Calgary to Vancouver in one day. Here's a quick picture taken on the same day in late April (couple years ago)
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Forum: Americas 03-22-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Great, thanks Greg for recommendations!...

Great, thanks Greg for recommendations! Appreciate all the help, the route is really coming together.

And we're not sure 100% of the route for Sask and Manitoba, but I did find this site the...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Again Dusty thanks, really appreciate the maps,...

Again Dusty thanks, really appreciate the maps, pictures, and info. And we are for sure checking out that Hartland covered bridge, I've never ridden a covered bridge, I don't know of any out west. ...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
And Radium is a nice break, we've stayed there...

And Radium is a nice break, we've stayed there many times. Thanks for the link for the roads, that's perfect!
Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Top box came in this weekend for my Concours, and...

Top box came in this weekend for my Concours, and picked it up Saturday, installed today. Matches the bike quite well, and I've never been a fan visually of top boxes but I can tell the extra...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Well, if you come this way and need to store the...

Well, if you come this way and need to store the KTM here, I have will likely have room in my garage as I plan to sell my MG Stelvio this spring. I can't promise that the KTM would have the same...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
We're going to get firm quotes shortly once we...

We're going to get firm quotes shortly once we have an exact idea of timelines (getting the time off sorted from work right now) but in looking last year and this fall, likely between $1,000-1500 for...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Wow, again thanks for all the recommendations and...

Wow, again thanks for all the recommendations and pictures. Really helps get a feel for some of the areas, and roads. I also played around with the google terrain feature and it does help give a...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Haha I was doing the same on your thread, read...

Haha I was doing the same on your thread, read through and had it bookmarked. Great minds think alike/plan similar motorcycle trips :freaky
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Hmmm, swampy and moose infested does not sound...

Hmmm, swampy and moose infested does not sound like a great motorcycle trip road. And thanks for the Chi-Cheemaun ferry recommendation, that route you mapped out looks great. Also appreciate the...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Thanks! I'm reading the thread now, and...

Thanks! I'm reading the thread now, and interesting to hear there is a territory of France over our way, I love the little things you can learn here! Very cool :D

And sounds like ysup's timeline...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Thanks, and I hadn't realized this but after...

Thanks, and I hadn't realized this but after looking into radar detectors seems like only legal in BC, AB, and SK. We're not big speeders, but thought going through the prairies we may go a little...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By ripngrip
Vancouver, BC to St. Johns NL - Cross Canada Sport Touring in August

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3632/13047447085_c7a16a3ae1_c.jpg

Well, I don't post that often but my wife and I are big lurkers. We're in the process of planning our cross Canada trip for this...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 304,803
Posted By ripngrip
Congrats, I did the same as you the middle of the...

Congrats, I did the same as you the middle of the summer (2012 Black C14) and have been very impressed with the bike. Smooth, comfortable, fast, and good luggage. Perfect for the trips I do. Get...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Congrats!! Enjoy the new bike, and it's a great...

Congrats!! Enjoy the new bike, and it's a great riding position, should be good for your neck.
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
As per Lomax, those are the newer style (same as...

As per Lomax, those are the newer style (same as mine) and should be ok. Like I said before, my experience in a couple of nasty days of rain has been internal leakage, not on the seals nor rivets...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2013, 06:37 AM
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Posted By ripngrip
I bought the Guzzi Trax liners and the positives...

I bought the Guzzi Trax liners and the positives are they fit the bags perfectly, are waterproof, have a carry handle, and seem well made. The negatives are that they are way to expensive for what...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Pulsing brakes fixed - no warped rotors! I...

Pulsing brakes fixed - no warped rotors!

I thought I'd post this up, in case anyone else has similar symptoms on their Stelvio. I was having pulsing/grabbiness on the front brakes when doing slow...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2013, 05:41 AM
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Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Congratulations on the new bike Dan, looks...

Congratulations on the new bike Dan, looks purty!! I love the orange, and not sure why they decided to not offer the option here in Canada :dunno
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2013, 05:51 AM
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Posted By ripngrip
Cool, how did you do that/what software? Take a...

Cool, how did you do that/what software? Take a panoramic and then it wraps it?
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11,172
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Posted By ripngrip
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8417/8712625808_21b3...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8417/8712625808_21b379eb3a_c.jpg

I like this shot my wife took this weekend, parked beside some tulips. Weather was perfect, and we had a nice couple days in the WA...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11,172
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Posted By ripngrip
Not so fun, but rest up and you'll have all...

Not so fun, but rest up and you'll have all summer to ride. Congrats on the new bike!
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Definitely, and I knew all of these "negatives"...

Definitely, and I knew all of these "negatives" going in after reading reviews (and not that negative, just small niggly things I find each bike has), but for me the price difference between an...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
I finally got to spend some time on the Stelvio...

I finally got to spend some time on the Stelvio last week, 4 days riding in perfect weather, after a short test ride in January, and a 45 minute ride home in freezing rain in February.

Quick...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
On my 2009, I can change C to F temperature, but...

On my 2009, I can change C to F temperature, but for KPH to MPH, I need to enter the dealer code/service code (which I don't have on me, have it at home, sure someone here knows it, or link to where...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
:rofl Made my Friday morning...

:rofl Made my Friday morning...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Works, congrats on the new bike, and looks like a...

Works, congrats on the new bike, and looks like a nice ride!
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Congrats! New bike day is always a good feeling. ...

Congrats! New bike day is always a good feeling. :clap
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Very nice! You make me jealous all the great...

Very nice! You make me jealous all the great riding shots, no snow here but probably another 4-6 weeks until any decent riding weather.
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8495290383_f698...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8495290383_f69814b756_z.jpg

Was able to meet Dave from Moto International yesterday, and bring the Stelvio across the border home. And loved it, took this...
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11,172
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Posted By ripngrip
Red was the 2009 color (along with gloss black),...

Red was the 2009 color (along with gloss black), and they did not have ABS or TC available. I believe 2010 for ABS (silver or white) and then 2012 (Orange and Flat black NTX) has the ABS and TC.
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Sounds good Steve, and congrats on the NTX. I...

Sounds good Steve, and congrats on the NTX. I went to Valley Yamaha as well, looked at the NTX and White 2011 they had, got good vibes from them as well. A lot of knowledge and passion for the...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Thanks, and I chose the Black (fast one), it is...

Thanks, and I chose the Black (fast one), it is an unregistered demo, so warranty as if new when I register it, but has 4,000 miles on it. So it has had first service, and then the cam recall, plus a...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11,172
Views: 1,452,222
Posted By ripngrip
Alright, I've been lurking for months, reading...

Alright, I've been lurking for months, reading all the threads on the Stelvio, trying to convince myself to just keep my 2006 VFR, but the new bike itch won out. I don't physically have it yet, but...
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