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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,740
Posted By Lav1200
I don't think there's a hope in hell for the WR...

I don't think there's a hope in hell for the WR to get into power unless they have a significant shift in leadership and move a wee bit left from their relatively far-right position.

But who...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - Swany's is a great trail at McLean - one of...

Yes - Swany's is a great trail at McLean - one of my favourites. I have way more fun on it now that I switched from a 350 lb dual sport to a 230 lb dirt bike. Nice pics - looking forward to getting...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,740
Posted By Lav1200
It would appear the project ...

It would appear the project (http://www.northwestupgrading.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/brief%20project%20update%20-%20Apr%208%202015.pdf)is progressing well... not all doom and gloom out there
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,382
Views: 703,080
Posted By Lav1200
Time and time again I see guys ripping through...

Time and time again I see guys ripping through streams right beside a bridge. The various quad & single-track offroad clubs here in AB have gone to a lot of trouble to put bridges where riding...
Forum: Racing 05-10-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By Lav1200
Utah must have some of the best off-road...

Utah must have some of the best off-road motorcycling in NA... nothing boring about it once you get off the couch.
Forum: Canada 05-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,740
Posted By Lav1200
Just curious here... who ARE the companies now in...

Just curious here... who ARE the companies now in AB whose HQ moved from BC to AB to begin with? I thought it was pretty-much just Ontario-based resource sector companies moving west.

Glad to see...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Enjoying a break from work, hockey and politics...

Enjoying a break from work, hockey and politics here in Italy for a few weeks. Rented a BMW 850R to explore central and northern Italy. ...
Forum: Racing 05-06-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,296
Posted By Lav1200
left hand = butter right hand = hammer

left hand = butter

right hand = hammer
Forum: Canada 04-28-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
I was out earlier this week checking out the...

I was out earlier this week checking out the green lanes NW of Calgary. All are very dry - no mud/water whatsoever.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z143/aebbern/RR%2041.jpg...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Great looking bike there Joe. I've always...

Great looking bike there Joe. I've always thought the 640 was the nicest looking DS bike ever made... long legged without the "baggage" that comes with the bigger bikes (LC8, GS, etc.). I had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 57,204
Posted By Lav1200
+1 Once you get some hours on the Beta, please...

+1 Once you get some hours on the Beta, please share your thoughts with us on how it compares to your old EXC.

And thanks for the great videos!
Forum: Canada 04-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - I saw you out there. I was hauling my...

Lee - I saw you out there. I was hauling my dirtbike behind my Subaru right near Millarville when you went by going the other way. Its very easy to spot your bike... looked great. I was on my way...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,296
Posted By Lav1200
"Hey Marquez... say hello to my little...

"Hey Marquez... say hello to my little friend..."
Forum: Canada 04-15-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Lav1200
PM sent... not in RD, but can show you one and...

PM sent... not in RD, but can show you one and give you the 411 on them in Calgary
Forum: Canada 04-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
That sucks... RR50 was a nice green lane to ride....

That sucks... RR50 was a nice green lane to ride. I know it was a popular route with the locals for horseback riding, but I never had any issues before with them sharing the route. I wonder what's...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,827
Posted By Lav1200
That last qualifying lap of MM was brilliant... I...

That last qualifying lap of MM was brilliant... I had to watch it several times. It is one for the video vault... the finest display of riding talent in qualifying I have seen so far.
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,296
Posted By Lav1200
F1 eh... bet he lasts a year, collects a fat...

F1 eh... bet he lasts a year, collects a fat payout and finds something less dull to do.
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 157,296
Posted By Lav1200
One of these days Rossi is going to retire. I...

One of these days Rossi is going to retire. I can already imagine the rumour mill cranking up about which races he'll come out of retirement for.
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Fun ride guys. That Harold Creek road always...

Fun ride guys. That Harold Creek road always puts a grin on my face... especially while trying to keep Richard on his Scrambler in sight. He sure was hauling the mail last night. :D
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - that sounds like my night - installing...

Lee - that sounds like my night - installing circlips for the new piston in my 2-stroke. Bloody awful things to deal with - especially when they fly across the garage at mach 3.
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
David - I'd like to join you guys tomorrow for...

David - I'd like to join you guys tomorrow for this ride after work. I'll can make it there (COP Shell) by 5:45 pm.

Cheers,
Andy
Forum: Canada 03-28-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Vintage meet in Red Deer tomorrow

For any old bike fans, there's a vintage swap meet in Red Deer tomorrow (http://www.cvmg.ca/cavmg_events). I'll be riding up with my wife to check it out - looking for some old Husky parts for a...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
That was great Lee... you nailed it.

That was great Lee... you nailed it.
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - that is one gorgeous chinook arch... :) ...

Yes - that is one gorgeous chinook arch... :)

It's a given that the KTM is a beauty too
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,784
Posted By Lav1200
The article on Global...

The article on Global (http://globalnews.ca/news/1881946/video-shows-man-on-motorcycle-driving-through-surrey-mall/) says he abandoned his bike and got away. I can't imagine that happens very often...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
I bought my shims from Calgary HD... .025 mm...

I bought my shims from Calgary HD... .025 mm increments makes it easier to nail the clearance where you want it. Only $8 per shim... not bad.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By Lav1200
I had similar leak on mine and the Seal Doctor...

I had similar leak on mine and the Seal Doctor was all it needed.

Here's a tip... bleed off any residual air pressure in the fork BEFORE using the tool. Otherwise you may get a face full of fork...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - just curious, how many kms since your last...

Lee - just curious, how many kms since your last adjustment on those intakes? Were you surprised to see how much they had tightened up?
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Great riding today...

Out for a nice rip with Chucker, Pedro and Fritzy today. Still lots of snow & ice in some sections of the Smith Dorrien, but it is passable....
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,918
Posted By Lav1200
I think Toronto has been given a kick in the...

I think Toronto has been given a kick in the nuts... turns out that Wallace ID is the centre of the universe (http://wallace-id.com/centeroftheuniverse.html). Much nicer place than TO to visit...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
If anyone else is looking to get out tomorrow, a...

If anyone else is looking to get out tomorrow, a few of us are meeting up at the COP Shell station at 10:30 am tomorrow for a ride to Canmore (1A) and then to check out the conditions on the Smith...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,664
Posted By Lav1200
How were the canal service roads? Pretty dry or...

How were the canal service roads? Pretty dry or still lots of moisture on them? I'm looking for a destination to hit Sunday... haven't out on the Carsland/Milo/Vauxhaull route for a while.
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Riding this Sunday...

Forecast looks pretty good this Sunday to get out for a rip. Thinking of getting my 950 out for the first ride of the season... anyone else?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,512
Posted By Lav1200
How did the riding gear hold up? Specifically...

How did the riding gear hold up? Specifically the pants... did they wear right through in any spots? It looks like you are wearing First Gear Kathmandu pants.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Lav1200
I got mine at KTMTwins - $222: ...

I got mine at KTMTwins - $222:
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-lc8-torque-limiting-modification-kit-60040016044
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,443
Posted By Lav1200
+1 on the DR. I rode my old one to Mexico...

+1 on the DR.

I rode my old one to Mexico and back (from Calgary) then used it to teach both my wife and daughter how to ride off-pavement. Tough as nails, strong subframe, decent power and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Lav1200
Mine made a similar sound every now and then...

Mine made a similar sound every now and then until I replaced the torque limiter.
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 476,265
Posted By Lav1200
Me too... still waiting for him to get back to me...

Me too... still waiting for him to get back to me from an inquiry I made in August. Maybe there's an opportunity to open a Ride Concepts franchise in Calgary now...?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By Lav1200
Another test would be to remove the left-side...

Another test would be to remove the left-side tank, hook up a remote tank to the pump feed and start the bike. At a steady idle, you should feel one "pulse" in the fuel line to the carb about once...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Lav1200
I just finished doing the valves on my 950 - I...

I just finished doing the valves on my 950 - I couldn't get the locking bolt flush either, but it went in far enough to prevent the cam from turning. My cam marks were withing 1/4 tooth or less of...
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