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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 246,317
Posted By blkhrt81
Up on the tundra they called the pure alcohol...

Up on the tundra they called the pure alcohol "spirits" used for air lines in the winter.
Forum: Canada 05-16-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By blkhrt81
As long as the road was dry, it wouldn't be that...

As long as the road was dry, it wouldn't be that bad. Trouble is, if it's dry and there's much traffic it'll get pretty dusty.
Try the stretch from west of Caroline down to the Sundre turn off...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,479
Posted By blkhrt81
I'm going to guess about 20 kmph, maybe even...

I'm going to guess about 20 kmph, maybe even less. The Skoda actually didn't look too bad, dent about 2 inches deep and the size of a frying pan just back of the rear door.

Got the bike back...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,479
Posted By blkhrt81
+1

+1
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,479
Posted By blkhrt81
Oh, I can't blame it on the GPS, if anything I...

Oh, I can't blame it on the GPS, if anything I did find the lights in Bucharest could be a little confusing sometimes there are three lights in the same intersection, sometimes they are an overhead...
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,479
Posted By blkhrt81
Busted in Bucharest

Had a brain fart moment last Saturday, on my way out of Bucharest, made a couple corners, traffic was light. I was headed east on a nice wide street, nothing in front of me, glance at the GPS, says...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,173
Posted By blkhrt81
Somewhere, and bugger me if I remember where, I...

Somewhere, and bugger me if I remember where, I did hear that mixing full synthetic and regular oil was not recommended, I think because of a possible emulsion problem. The same place though said...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,464
Posted By blkhrt81
In the first place, you are damned unlikely to be...

In the first place, you are damned unlikely to be left wandering around for 10 hours before somebody took notice. I have hit quite a few airports in some out of the way places, like Siftikar for...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,464
Posted By blkhrt81
If they had just let the guys mom go back to the...

If they had just let the guys mom go back to the baggage area and look around, the whole tragedy could have been avoided. Or videos back there so the people waiting can see who's at the baggage...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 127,292
Posted By blkhrt81
Dress warm! I've seen -27 C for the third week in...

Dress warm! I've seen -27 C for the third week in April in Siberia, further west mind, around Neftugansk. If you cross before the high ground melts, the rivers might still be low and there is a...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By blkhrt81
REALLY interested to see if filtering can make...

REALLY interested to see if filtering can make acceptable status in BC, if one jurisdiction goes we might have a chance in the ROC.
The transferable plate idea wouldn't have much of a chance in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,345
Posted By blkhrt81
I picked up a cheap two piece suit at a gas...

I picked up a cheap two piece suit at a gas station in Spain for 20E, made a world of difference in a week of off and on rainy weather including a run across the Limousin Plateau in heavy rain. They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 39,455
Posted By blkhrt81
It is great, really looking forward to the next...

It is great, really looking forward to the next DVD! Too bad he hadn't done one on the trip with Sherri-Jo.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,846
Posted By blkhrt81
Kid in Vancouver posted a Ghostrider type ride on...

Kid in Vancouver posted a Ghostrider type ride on Youtube, cops tracked it down . Can't remember just how it went down but seems to me he did face some charges.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,535
Posted By blkhrt81
There are advantages to a fleet, you always have...

There are advantages to a fleet, you always have at least one running:clap. Sometimes it's nice to be able to loan someone a bike so you can both ride, and, of course, the ability to select for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 127,292
Posted By blkhrt81
Just a guess, but could be three generations...

Just a guess, but could be three generations working/owning a roadside diner?
Forum: Trip Planning 02-19-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,968
Posted By blkhrt81
An impact driver might help, still might have to...

An impact driver might help, still might have to heat and peen but they will loosen some pretty stuck bolts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,232
Posted By blkhrt81
When we are talking terrible motorcycles, we have...

When we are talking terrible motorcycles, we have to keep in mind the context of the times. I have had a Mach 1 Kawasaki, 500 triple, terrible on gas and peaky as beejesus but really, I thought it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,417
Posted By blkhrt81
Depends a lot on the bike, on the same roads,...

Depends a lot on the bike, on the same roads, good maintained gravel, I can break 100 mph on a Daytona 1200. On the same roads I don't go much over 60 with the Bonneville or the Scrambler, the Sprint...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By blkhrt81
I paid $2000 US to fly from Calgary to London....

I paid $2000 US to fly from Calgary to London. Used Motorcycle Express as forwarder and Air Transat as carrier. Pretty sure that was the price from anywhere in Canada to anywhere in Europe.
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,319,448
Posted By blkhrt81
For his time though, that was not unusual and he...

For his time though, that was not unusual and he did give most places a chance to surrender first. The organizational success he achieved makes him unique and probably unmatched even today.
Forum: Canada 01-06-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By blkhrt81
Sounds like a good start. Where in Belgium are...

Sounds like a good start. Where in Belgium are you Hanne? I'm going to be in Europe in March, maybe we could meet up?
Forum: Canada 01-05-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By blkhrt81
Did you have a list of places you want to see...

Did you have a list of places you want to see hanne? Halifax to Alaska is a pretty big trip, plus two border crossings and Canada and the US are not the same as crossing EU borders, or even into the...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By blkhrt81
Buying a bike and selling at the other end would...

Buying a bike and selling at the other end would be possible. Getting insurance might be the biggest hurdle, you would need a Canadian address for that. Once you have insurance and registration,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,319,448
Posted By blkhrt81
If there is a mark from a lightning strike, it...

If there is a mark from a lightning strike, it could be under one of the dead cows. I have heard of multiple kills similar to this from lightning and it takes a pretty serious investigation to find...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,319,448
Posted By blkhrt81
Seems unlikely to me that wolves were responsible...

Seems unlikely to me that wolves were responsible for the deaths, with them all so close together, I'd be much more inclined to think some type of poisoning or even a lightning strike. Some plants...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By blkhrt81
I had 3 Daytona 1200s ensured with Intact for a...

I had 3 Daytona 1200s ensured with Intact for a few years. Price wasn't bad but then they realised they were sport bikes and refused to renew.
Forum: Canada 04-26-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 106,390
Posted By blkhrt81
They do check the title to make sure it has the...

They do check the title to make sure it has the export stamp from US Customs
Forum: Canada 03-16-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 106,390
Posted By blkhrt81
I've had bikes shipped to I T Transfer in Shelby...

I've had bikes shipped to I T Transfer in Shelby Montana, they were just a truck depot. Should be somebody in Bellingham that could receive the bike and hold it for a few days until you get there....
Forum: Canada 03-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 106,390
Posted By blkhrt81
I took an Alberta plate to Nevada and rode back...

I took an Alberta plate to Nevada and rode back with that and the insurance I had already bought. Like has been said before, nobody at the border seemed interested in the plate at all. Once you are...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,085
Posted By blkhrt81
This is where I'd like to see them go with...

This is where I'd like to see them go with Indian, flat trackers, dual sports that kind of thing.
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 186,808
Posted By blkhrt81
This would work if a Russian citizen bought the...

This would work if a Russian citizen bought the bike in the first place. A foreigner can get permission to use a Russian registered vehicle and it's not a big deal. It is a bureaucratic nightmare ...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,846
Posted By blkhrt81
How about a flat track oriented bike wearing the...

How about a flat track oriented bike wearing the Indian logo now that Polaris owns that name? They don't have to use the Victory platform, have a (tenuous) historical connection and it opens a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 189,377
Posted By blkhrt81
Rode a Triumph Trophy into Russia this spring and...

Rode a Triumph Trophy into Russia this spring and hung out at my girlfriends place for a few weeks. We went to the village her in-laws live in a few times and I took quite a few of the neighbour kids...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,094
Posted By blkhrt81
:thumbupA hack is great to have but they are VERY...

:thumbupA hack is great to have but they are VERY different. For one thing, they are far more physically demanding to herd around. If your research project takes you off road one would have a lot of...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By blkhrt81
Check on HUBB, they have a list there. It was a...

Check on HUBB, they have a list there. It was a little old last time I looked but a couple are still in business and can help you out. Probably looking at $2g one way, that was about the prices I got...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By blkhrt81
I've used Alberta Wheel Repair in NE Calgary a...

I've used Alberta Wheel Repair in NE Calgary a couple times for aluminum wheels and was pleased with the results. They advertise steel wheel and motorcycle wheel repair on the website but I don't...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,546
Posted By blkhrt81
I went through Moldovia and the Ukraine west to...

I went through Moldovia and the Ukraine west to east about a month ago. Can't say I ever worried about security in either. M13 in the Ukraine is pretty rough and there is a long stretch from the...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By blkhrt81
Friend of mine had one, he seemed happy with it....

Friend of mine had one, he seemed happy with it. I've met a couple out on the highway that are rolling along at freeway speeds so they can't be too bad. Considering that these were factory available,...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22,025
Views: 6,525,761
Posted By blkhrt81
Looks like a Triumph at Ceasars Palace.

Looks like a Triumph at Ceasars Palace.
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