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Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Waterboiler
I am very familiar with your route for days 2-4,...

I am very familiar with your route for days 2-4, your route and daily distances are reasonable, have done similar myself on several occasions.

Watch your speed in ontario especially on hwy 17,...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Waterboiler
As others have said battery life is the real...

As others have said battery life is the real issue with the 3. The older ones have better life but quite a bit poorer image quality.

I used a bike mounted 3 last season with the extra battery...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By Waterboiler
Hit a real gravely stretch with PR3 on a Wee, one...

Hit a real gravely stretch with PR3 on a Wee, one word scary. Three words mother of God.

Fantastic paved/wet touring tires - the Dalton on them ? Your a better man than I.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,925
Posted By Waterboiler
Maybe I missed it but I did not see your inseam....

Maybe I missed it but I did not see your inseam. While the ST is not all that high compared to a vstrom the seat and bike is wide which makes the reach to the ground a bit longer. I have about a 29"...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,729
Posted By Waterboiler
I always go for the best tires I can find for a...

I always go for the best tires I can find for a particualr task. As you are sliding down the road or skidding towards an oncomming truck the $100 saved on that set of tires does not seem like such a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,729
Posted By Waterboiler
Mac mech eng eh? No wonder you mechanical skills...

Mac mech eng eh? No wonder you mechanical skills are so good. If you were messing in the shops U must have gotten on well with Ron.

Enjoy your trip - you have earned it - trust me I know.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Waterboiler
Suggestions for Canada: After Going to the...

Suggestions for Canada:

After Going to the Sun continue north thru Pincher Creek then west on Hwy 3 into the interior of BC. I would suggest Cranbrook for the night - lots of services and not too...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Waterboiler
From Montreal heading west: Ontario - two...

From Montreal heading west:

Ontario - two routes both take hwy 417 west from the border thru Ottawa to north bay. This is a mixed 4 and two lane road. At north bay the option splits into hwy 11...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By Waterboiler
Do not leave the hockey puck at home though, or...

Do not leave the hockey puck at home though, or something similar to put under the stand on a soft surface.

You would be surprized just how quick a stand will sink into soft pavement in the heat...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Waterboiler
I will take a stab at this one... In a cage...

I will take a stab at this one...

In a cage TO to Ottawa is basically 4 hours sticking to 401/416.

There are a ton of great roads between the two but if you are looking for mostly gravel you...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By Waterboiler
I see there was no need to worry about your...

I see there was no need to worry about your mechanical skills to handle any issues that come up on the road.

If not already there consider adding a cheap multi-meter to your tool kit. If you run...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By Waterboiler
Awesome! That is the spirt that will carry you...

Awesome! That is the spirt that will carry you north and back safely.

Ride on brother ...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By Waterboiler
Last year I did TO to vancover and back on a...

Last year I did TO to vancover and back on a Vstrom.

A few things to consider:

1. Fuel - do not pass up an opportunity to tank. Take 17 north thru Ontario very scenic but fuel is far between. ...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,696
Posted By Waterboiler
Wholly Chit Batman, those flood pics are...

Wholly Chit Batman, those flood pics are depressing. That area has some of the best riding the lower part of the province.

On a positive note it will delay the global warming nutcases from crying...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By Waterboiler
One of the best parts of western Canada is the...

One of the best parts of western Canada is the Alberta / BC rockies. The ride from Jasper to Banff, while not a bike road in any sense of the word is spectacular.

East of Calgary is a nice ride...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,696
Posted By Waterboiler
Had to ride today but did not last long, just too...

Had to ride today but did not last long, just too cold.

Surprised the audio did not catch my teeth chattering :)

http://youtu.be/cAjnpBHz9aY

Last week things were looking up now it's 4 C...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,696
Posted By Waterboiler
At least with snow, you can still do winter...

At least with snow, you can still do winter activities - next year time to buy a snowmobile again. At least I can get some 'fix' of powersports thru the winter with one.

Spring to me is the...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,696
Posted By Waterboiler
Here in the west end of the GTA the weather would...

Here in the west end of the GTA the weather would have to get better to call it bad. I am at a loss for family friendly terms to describe this spring.

At the moment it switches between drizzle,...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,696
Posted By Waterboiler
Got out for the first ride of the season this...

Got out for the first ride of the season this afternoon, on my new ST1300.

Hope tomorrow and Saturday go as the weather guessers are saying.
Forum: Americas 03-25-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Waterboiler
The border: Not really an issue if you are...

The border:
Not really an issue if you are 'clean', any criminal activity - even years ago ( DUI ) counts and you may be deemed 'non admissable' to Canada. YOu can get the older stuff expunged for...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Waterboiler
I have a pair of Held- not sure of the model but...

I have a pair of Held- not sure of the model but the same design - two 'areas'.

Good gloves - waterproof no way. I have found Gore to be good for a light drizzle and occational rain. This is...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,696
Posted By Waterboiler
Here in southern Ontario we are really worried...

Here in southern Ontario we are really worried about global warming. The lakes are going to dry up fast --- once they thaw :D
Forum: Americas 03-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Waterboiler
With the loop you are thinking about I would plan...

With the loop you are thinking about I would plan to add the Icefields Parkway ( Jasper to Banff Alberta ) on one of the legs.

The ride down along the south west coast of BC is not as spectaular...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Waterboiler
I believe they are not needed in all of Canada as...

I believe they are not needed in all of Canada as well.

Riden in all provinces from Quebec west - passed many a cop - without one.

I know for sure not needed in Ontario and have seen many...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Waterboiler
Well... I did have to stretch the definintion of...

Well... I did have to stretch the definintion of GTA a bit, including Guelph, Hamilton and Whitby
Forum: Canada 02-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By Waterboiler
I did Toronto to Vancouver and back last fall. ...

I did Toronto to Vancouver and back last fall. In general I saw one cop a day - with some of the days out west without one. The kicker is that on one day - Sault to Thunder Bay, I passed 13 OPP...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By Waterboiler
I feel sorry for the local guys since at one time...

I feel sorry for the local guys since at one time or another we all look to them for advice/parts and service.

I suspect the internet is mostly to blame. We find out about stuff and then want it...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Waterboiler
Toronto is best described as malfunction...

Toronto is best described as malfunction junction. Just about any time of the day you can get into a 1+ hr backup on the major routes.

Rush hour lasts from about 0600 until 2000 - i kid you not. ...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Waterboiler
I have been all over the place in Canada in the...

I have been all over the place in Canada in the last few years. In general Garmin maps have been very good. In growing areas the new bits are not that great but I suspect that is more of an issue...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Waterboiler
In terms of trip planning the 'semi-wilds' of...

In terms of trip planning the 'semi-wilds' of Canada are really quite easy. Most road atlas style of maps ( AAA, Rand-Mcnally ... ) do quite a good job. Why you ask - there are not a lot of options...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Waterboiler
Apple is default to Apple Maps Android is using...

Apple is default to Apple Maps
Android is using Goole Maps

Apple changed from Google to their own maps with iOS 6, with much consternation from users. I am still running iOS 5.x primairly due to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 145,476
Posted By Waterboiler
When I went looking for a replacement for my...

When I went looking for a replacement for my 'starter' vstrom, i was pretty sure I wanted a full tourer.

Goldwing - wow a civic without a roof. Super smooth, every gadget and quite comfortable. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,487
Posted By Waterboiler
The key is fit, no matter how 'good' or expensive...

The key is fit, no matter how 'good' or expensive a helmet is if it does not fit you right then it is a poor choice.

I recently went looking for a modular for touring to suppliment my shoei...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Waterboiler
There seems to be two types of material used by...

There seems to be two types of material used by Frogg Toggs that I have seen around here.

The first type is a very soft almost "furry" type. This is is the less expensive suits and it looks like...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,312
Posted By Waterboiler
No reflective vest required in Canada but some...

No reflective vest required in Canada but some reflective areas on your gear would be a good idea after dark but that holds anywhere.

Watch your speed though as most places, BC for sure, will...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Waterboiler
Sounds like a fun trip. Since it looks to be a...

Sounds like a fun trip. Since it looks to be a return trip on two different bikes I would look to make a loop out of it. One leg through Canada and the other swing south into the US.

A lot of...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Waterboiler
Lots of great options through to Calgary. If it...

Lots of great options through to Calgary. If it is your first time I would suggest hwy 1 east thru the Fraser canyon and up to Revelstoke then thru Rogers pass. Spend some time in the Rockies at...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,843
Posted By Waterboiler
I put a set on my wee late last summer before my...

I put a set on my wee late last summer before my cross country trip. Had 7000+ miles on them when I sold the bike and they looked great. Worked fantastic in the twisty bits and held up well to long...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Waterboiler
I used the men's version this season as my...

I used the men's version this season as my touring jacket and was very pleased with it. Would describe it a water resistant - still are gong to want rain gear handy but good for a sprinkle.

Vents...
Forum: Canada 08-22-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Waterboiler
Service in/around Kelowna

I will be doing a cross Canada ride from Toronto in a few weeks.

Looks like the BC interior may be the best place for an oil change.

Any dealers around Kelowna for quick service on a V-Strom ?...
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