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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By canadian chris
Best thing I ever did to make my wife the perfect...

Best thing I ever did to make my wife the perfect 2up, was to put her through a MSF riders course. :thumb



...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,882
Posted By canadian chris
a wonderful report - very inspiring!

a wonderful report - very inspiring!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
anyone happen to know the bolt size for the...

anyone happen to know the bolt size for the passenger peg assemblies that bolt to the frame?


http://s712.photobucket.com/user/moto-recyclers/media/Yamaha/WR250R/WR250X_3_08/08WR250X3185.jpg.html...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
upgrayedd 2.0

Swapped out my 12t for a 13, swapped my 43t for a 46, and replaced my old kinky chain with a new x-ring 110. Rather than peen the nut, I used blue Loctite. The new sprockets are Sunstars and the...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,506
Posted By canadian chris
Another update from MoE:<?xml:namespace prefix =...

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Table 1 - BC Snow Basin Indices April 1, 2015<o:p></o:p>...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
Thanks! the 12 that was on the bike from the...

Thanks!

the 12 that was on the bike from the PO already did that for me :evil it's one of the reasons why I'd prefer to only use the 12 for off-road and use the 13 for daily driving.



I made...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
gearing & chain length

I've gone through all the gearing/chain posts here and on the wrr forum and I think I've worked out a combo that will work for me:

Currently I have a 12/43 (ratio is 3.58) which is okay, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
I did the IMS swap last weekend...

I did the IMS swap last weekend (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26464042&postcount=48211).

I ran my bike for about 16 miles past the "low fuel" warning, to make removing it easier....
Forum: Canada 03-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
relevant to the discussion, insofar as the...

relevant to the discussion, insofar as the ability of small towns to continue to offer services in the coming years:

"...Statistics Canada reported this month that more people died than were born...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
it came with the IMS. The feeds into the wings...

it came with the IMS. The feeds into the wings are the same quality, and very generous in length. The supplied vacuum lines were also longer than minimum.

The Safari tanks come with a stainless...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
another IMS 4.7 install

with a major shout-out to the info in this thread, yesterday's swap to the IMS 4.7 tank was easy-peasy.


http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn223/kimsquit/wr250r/DSCN2141_zpss1lwt9nv.jpg

...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
imo it's an internet aberration, not a...

imo it's an internet aberration, not a nationality one:

the 8 most obnoxious internet commenters (http://www.cracked.com/article_16605_the-8-most-obnoxious-internet-commenters.html)


having...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
I've been googling/checking mls.ca for local info...

I've been googling/checking mls.ca for local info on all the places that have been constructively suggested in this thread - even windy ol' Blairmore :wink:

So thanks to everyone who has vouched...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 43,707
Posted By canadian chris
Just found this WRR RR and read it non-stop. I...

Just found this WRR RR and read it non-stop. I really liked the original, 140-character style of writing and many of your photos were, in my opinion, absolutely outstanding - definitely up there with...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 253,389
Posted By canadian chris
I missed your El Salvador milestone -...

I missed your El Salvador milestone - congratulations!
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,506
Posted By canadian chris
MoE snow & river report for March 1st, shows the...

MoE snow & river report for March 1st, shows the Island at only 21% of normal snowpack, with a Spring forecast of continuing warm & dry.
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By canadian chris
subbed!

subbed!
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
$35 for the year is like giving it away! :thumb ...

$35 for the year is like giving it away! :thumb




I wish they'd instigate that here in BC. Many of the highway fatalities I've had to investigate (in my prior job) were a direct result of poor...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
here in BC you have to pay into a "medical...

here in BC you have to pay into a "medical services plan" to get your health care card...sort of like Ontario and their OHIP.

do those bike costs include both insurance and the licence plate...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
some questions for those of you in the Maritimes:...

some questions for those of you in the Maritimes:

what are you averaging for annual bike/cage insurance?

what are your provincial health premiums like?

~ chris
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 32,275
Posted By canadian chris
outstanding! will definitely try that - thanks!

outstanding! will definitely try that - thanks!
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 32,275
Posted By canadian chris
After finding out about it in the "Making Tracks"...

After finding out about it in the "Making Tracks" forum, I've been using Furkot to plot routes for my 2019 Europe trip and have to say that I've been very, very happy with it as a planning tool....
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 137,599
Posted By canadian chris
another milestone!! congratulations!!

another milestone!! congratulations!!
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
we have pretty modest needs. $200k is going to be...

we have pretty modest needs. $200k is going to be our upper limit, figure on less so we'll have enough money to renovate the kitchen to have enough room for the stove...

I see this configuration...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
thanks for the feedback! the PO had put on a...

thanks for the feedback!

the PO had put on a 12x43, so you can imagine how that went for me on single-track :evil

So far I've ridden the WRR both ways, with putting around usually following a...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
thanks - the wife & I have been looking at the...

thanks - the wife & I have been looking at the Yarmouth area. In addition to weather, we've also been following local news for a while, to help get a sense of the dynamics there.



thanks for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 238,244
Posted By canadian chris
Thank you for writing this incredible, moving...

Thank you for writing this incredible, moving report. I've been lurking through it since you began.

I think you ought to consider publishing it

~ Chris
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
I've been planning on a Maritime retirement for...

I've been planning on a Maritime retirement for over ten years, based on many of the same rationales that Maggot has shared.

Be interested in connecting with any ADVers in the south half of NS or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
yeah it, and my heart, were redlining on a few...

yeah it, and my heart, were redlining on a few spots :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
popped my single-track cherry yesterday, on my...

popped my single-track cherry yesterday, on my WRR, and I can see what folks mean about not having enough low-end grunt.

Can't comment on the bike's overall trail ergonomics, as I was too busy...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By canadian chris
case in point:

case in point:
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,998
Posted By canadian chris
since moving to BC in 1988, I've lived in: ...

since moving to BC in 1988, I've lived in:

Prince George (twice)
Vancouver
Kamloops
Dease Lake
Powell River
Prince Rupert
Bella Coola
Chilliwack
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,506
Posted By canadian chris
It's definitely been a dry winter so far. The BC...

It's definitely been a dry winter so far. The BC Forest Service has been aggressively recruiting IA crews for this summer, in anticipation of 2003 repeating itself.
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 85,506
Posted By canadian chris
http://images.everytrail.com/pics/fullsize/7732255...

http://images.everytrail.com/pics/fullsize/7732255-IMG_5647.JPG

was a great ride!
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 253,389
Posted By canadian chris
another milestone! congratulations!

another milestone! congratulations!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By canadian chris
thanks man!

thanks man!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By canadian chris
thanks for this news! it expands my weekend...

thanks for this news! it expands my weekend options considerably :thumb

Don't suppose you happened to notice if the Squamish River rec site...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,178,315
Posted By canadian chris
Plated my (new to me) WRR on Thursday and took...

Plated my (new to me) WRR on Thursday and took advantage of the change in weather to get out of town this morning.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 253,389
Posted By canadian chris
you're a good man, Dave! Enjoy route...

you're a good man, Dave!



Enjoy route 175 - it was the highlight of our ride :D

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/cpmgordon/2013%20Mexico%20Honeymoon/mx175_zps0bb7f8c4.png

~ Chris
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,484
Posted By canadian chris
looks like I picked the wrong time to buy a bike...

looks like I picked the wrong time to buy a bike that needs expensive American farkles

http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/.a/6a00e54f7fc4c588330163055a80ef970d-pi
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