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Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,063
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Posted By Lav1200
Yes - I'll be a wee bit nervous the first time I...

Yes - I'll be a wee bit nervous the first time I start it after all this. This rebuild is getting stupid expensive - I'm in with both feet now though.
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Saw lots of bikes out today. Going to be a while...

Saw lots of bikes out today. Going to be a while (months) for me - everything I have with 2 wheels is down for some maintenance and overhauling... especially this guy:...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,287
Posted By Lav1200
Too true - came to the point that MotoGP was nice...

Too true - came to the point that MotoGP was nice to watch if there was time, but no way I was going to miss Moto3.
Forum: Canada 11-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Dial bore gauges anyone...?

Does anyone on here have a good dial-indicator type bore gauge that they could let me use for 10 min? I'm rebuilding the motor in my Laverda and need to do a quick check on my cylinder measurements....
Forum: Canada 11-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
I sure hope so... I can't get there at all on Sat...

I sure hope so... I can't get there at all on Sat night - hoping they add a second date for Calgary.
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Was that at the SGC ice racing event that was...

Was that at the SGC ice racing event that was being filmed last season?

I can't wait to see the movie - haven't heard of any screenings coming up in Calgary, but I'm trying to tee-up a business...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
It's a slippery slope Lee... starts with cheaper...

It's a slippery slope Lee... starts with cheaper insurance, then before you know it you're cruising to a lawn bowling match on your BMW...

Happy birthday.
Forum: Canada 10-31-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
On Any Sunday - Next Chapter...

Guys - has anyone heard where this will be screening in Calgary? I REALLY want to see this movie - if it's half as good as the original than it will be awesome.
http://www.onanysundayfilm.com/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By Lav1200
On my '06 950 Adv, the fuel hose running from the...

On my '06 950 Adv, the fuel hose running from the pump to the carb is 7.5 mm ID. It is some German brand as used on Porsche.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By Lav1200
I think the ultimate setup would be a 990,...

I think the ultimate setup would be a 990, outfitted with a 1290 motor and a 200 XC strapped to the back.

Giddy-Up!
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By Lav1200
You may be best served reading the threads on...

You may be best served reading the threads on this subject over in the Thumpers forum... lots of chat there about the pros/cons of both the 500 & 350.
Forum: Canada 10-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - what a terrible thing to be a witness to....

Peter - what a terrible thing to be a witness to. The 1A between Cochrane and Exshaw is pretty infamous for things kinds of accidents. I know back in the '80s I used to treat it like a racetrack...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-18-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 102,220
Posted By Lav1200
I think Ducati/Cagiva came pretty close to that...

I think Ducati/Cagiva came pretty close to that mark with their 900 Elefant
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,134
Posted By Lav1200
She has that trademark grin - must be his Mom

She has that trademark grin - must be his Mom
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,384
Posted By Lav1200
A lot of us love to steer our 950s with the rear...

A lot of us love to steer our 950s with the rear wheel... a handful of throttle to kick the back-end out, lots of counter-steer and drift the back-end around the corner. I'm guessing that style gets...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,384
Posted By Lav1200
Root cause of initial engine failure...?

Gregor - what a fantastic build thread - thanks for all the work you took to capture it for us. It's inspired me to finally get to work on a long neglected 2-wheeled project of my own.

One...
Forum: Canada 09-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Hey Lee - how are you doing with that hip? Has...

Hey Lee - how are you doing with that hip? Has the Doc ordered you off bikes for a while?
Forum: Canada 09-27-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
The access trail/road to the Baseline LO starts...

The access trail/road to the Baseline LO starts at N52.13356 W115.46846.

Have fun - sounds like you have a great route planned.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,217
Posted By Lav1200
Yeah - but that 175 kg is without any grease in...

Yeah - but that 175 kg is without any grease in the bearings...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,183
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - it is a zoo in Calgary today... fallen...

Yes - it is a zoo in Calgary today... fallen trees all over the place. Suggest anyone on the TCAT give the mountain rds/trails nearby a few days to dry out before passing through.
Forum: Canada 08-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Racehorse is much rougher than Deadmans on the BC...

Racehorse is much rougher than Deadmans on the BC side... beaucoup baby heads.

Deadmans pass has low water, but is now closed on the BC side (per signs I saw on the trail 2 weeks ago). They are...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
That is a very cool story about the Darkwoods......

That is a very cool story about the Darkwoods... first time I have heard of it.

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/jf11/conserving_darkwoods.asp
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
I'd like to learn more about that... what kind of...

I'd like to learn more about that... what kind of trails/routes are there back in there? Who do you approach for a pass to access it?
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Thanks David!

Thanks David!
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
KTM fork cap tool...

Guys - I blew most of my 950's right fork oil out on the Gray Creek Rd yesterday. I need to get it sorted ASAP before a trip to Colorado next week. Does anyone have the funky fork cap removal tool...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
When you say dual sport, what kinda size are you...

When you say dual sport, what kinda size are you talking?

I'll be out that way in sept. at my sisters place on Summit lake. Will be on my Tiger 955, and am wondering about the do-ability on a...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
PM sent - I leave for the coast tomorrow on my...

PM sent - I leave for the coast tomorrow on my 950... maybe we could ride out together.
Forum: Canada 08-11-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Great trip report Lee! I especially liked your...

Great trip report Lee! I especially liked your opening passage:
And so it begins, another adventure, another day of discovery, freedom from the mundane, and release from the daily routine. I will...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
I would not do those trails solo... I'm speaking...

I would not do those trails solo... I'm speaking from recent experience. I was just out at Fallen Timber on Saturday and rode the Government Trail single track (runs along the top of the ridge to the...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Just keep going west on Victoria Ave in Kaslo and...

Just keep going west on Victoria Ave in Kaslo and you'll hit it. If not there, connect to it on the Mt Buchanan Lookout Rd (another fun ride to a very scenic spot) just north of 31a.
Forum: Canada 08-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
True that - but there is also an equally stunning...

True that - but there is also an equally stunning dirt road that parallels it... the old wagon trail that runs from Kaslo to Retallack. It's a hoot on a dual sport.
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lav1200
4 hrs to ride to the summit and back out of...

4 hrs to ride to the summit and back out of Revelstoke - assuming you do not have to pause and saw through too many trees blocking the trail.

Here are a few pics from the ride:...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lav1200
Sproat Mtn...

Just rode the trail up to the top of Sproat Mtn last weekend. Fun ride, great scenery - well worth the trip. Looks like the local ATV club in Revy has done a lot of work to get the trail open and...
Forum: Canada 07-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,983
Posted By Lav1200
Jager - are you referring to the road (gate) or a...

Jager - are you referring to the road (gate) or a closure of the gas station at Highwood Junction?
Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Had a great time at McLean last night. It was a...

Had a great time at McLean last night. It was a solo excursion, so risk-taking was at a minimum (Peter's mishap is still very fresh in my mind). The single track trails down by Barwell Mtn are in...
Forum: Canada 07-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
McLean Creek tonight anyone...?

I'm heading out on my Gas Gas tonight to ride some single track. If anyone wants to join me, I'll be staging out of the Fisher South lot, right at the far south end of McLean rd. I plan to be...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
That's all that Victor and I could see looking...

That's all that Victor and I could see looking over the bike tonight... You could jump on it tomorrow and ride it to California. Okay, maybe not Peter, but I sure could :evil

I think I have gone...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - you looked like you were having a great...

Peter - you looked like you were having a great time right up until the crash. I thought you were riding really well and you handled the mud holes in spectacular fashion given the tires you had to...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - at about the time they were tightening the...

Yes - at about the time they were tightening the stretcher straps down on his broken shoulder there may have been one or two F-bombs.

Peter - that looked excruciatingly painful... I'll never...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,317
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - glad to see you posting.... you gave us a...

Peter - glad to see you posting.... you gave us a good scare last night.

We got to get some knobby tires on that GS... I think it was a big issue not having the same level of grip as the rest of...
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