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Forum: Canada 03-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,455
Posted By JimmieA
I have been reporting NFLD. weather here 4 times...

I have been reporting NFLD. weather here 4 times now. This is an item concerning +200 Km/Hr(120mph) winds around Rocky Harbour area this week. All the East Coast had high winds this is the worst...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By JimmieA
This is a Canadian dealer's selection: ...

This is a Canadian dealer's selection:
http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/luggagefinder.aspx
Forum: Canada 03-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,291
Posted By JimmieA
Wreckhouse NFLD has winds forecast to 180 Km/Hr. ...

Wreckhouse NFLD has winds forecast to 180 Km/Hr. This is on the TCH from Port A Basque to Corner Brook.
Forum: Canada 03-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,800
Posted By JimmieA
The DR650 is better off road and doesn't give up...

The DR650 is better off road and doesn't give up much if anything on the highway. You would maybe need a larger tank and a luggage rack with a DR650 though to compare to the KLR.
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By JimmieA
Interesting information regarding availability of...

Interesting information regarding availability of Honda parts. It is possible but so far I have been able to get any parts I have asked for. I'll have to inquire at my local dealer. I'm a Honda...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,491
Posted By JimmieA
I think Triumph is making good DS bikes these...

I think Triumph is making good DS bikes these days. My next bike will be Triumph. My XL1000VA is a good bike for what you want. Not off road but highway and rough gravel are no problem as is a...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,455
Posted By JimmieA
House buried in snow

Many might find that I'm off on a tangent here but here is a story about a NFLD family's house this week. The house is totally buried in snow....
Forum: Canada 03-16-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By JimmieA
I have a XR400R that I have street plated. I...

I have a XR400R that I have street plated. I bought the bike new in Alberta and went to a little out of the way licence place and managed to get a street plate. The important thing is that it had...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,455
Posted By JimmieA
Here is another ice story. The Sister in Law...

Here is another ice story. The Sister in Law told me about this but there hasn't been much info out there. Seems like the Gulf of Saint Lawrence has a lot of ice....
Forum: Canada 03-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By JimmieA
There are a few cross country routes available to...

There are a few cross country routes available to you. I don't much about them to be honest. I took one at one point in the past and it impressed me(Route 14 I think). These would be the most...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By JimmieA
I had basically this same bike. They are good...

I had basically this same bike. They are good bikes but they have more than their share of issues. One issue is the final drive failing. The test stated above may help look for it if it is already...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By JimmieA
I've had a lot of bikes and I don't think I have...

I've had a lot of bikes and I don't think I have ever had a test ride on one of them. The BMW guys look after their bikes well I think. You could get information from the BMW dealer regarding the...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,013
Posted By JimmieA
I always wear ear plugs as well. The trouble...

I always wear ear plugs as well. The trouble with the ZOX was there was no noise cancelling material in the ear area. I actually ended up placing some material, like a half sock or something in the...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,013
Posted By JimmieA
I dropped my helment on the pavement and broke...

I dropped my helment on the pavement and broke the shield so I had to buy a replacement while on a trip. I picked up a Zox modular. It was so noisy I just about lost it. I had about 1200 Km to go...
Forum: Canada 03-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,455
Posted By JimmieA
Ferry to labrador stuck in ice

The have had a bad winter in Nfld/Lab. and the ice breaker was needed to keep the ferry running. There have been laps in service.
...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
Around Moncton area and the North Shore we have...

Around Moncton area and the North Shore we have the Shackers. Their English is as bad as it can be and still be called English. I believe they actually try to make their accent bad. It is a small...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
Looks doable. The only gravel is the part from...

Looks doable. The only gravel is the part from St. Martens to Fundy Park entrance. That stretch is just logging roads but good unimproved road, not really gravel but parts are great. I don't...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
I think you don't have enough time for seeing all...

I think you don't have enough time for seeing all you want to see. You could do what almost everyone else does and super slab it through New Brunswick and get to Nova Scotia. You could turn left at...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,889
Posted By JimmieA
There is a short ferry ride from the island of...

There is a short ferry ride from the island of NFLD. to Que.(Labrador). It is up on the northern Peninsula. It isn't really necessary to make reservations I don't think for a bike.
Forum: Canada 02-16-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,010
Posted By JimmieA
I think this is a good bike. I think it is a...

I think this is a good bike. I think it is a true adventure bike. Compared to say the KTM 350 and 500 (and a lot of others) which are dirt bikes with signal lights this bike can carry luggage. How...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
It is out of the way for sure. It depends if you...

It is out of the way for sure. It depends if you take the ferry from Maine to Yarmouth or come by road both ways. The area west of Fundy Park is the longest undeveloped shore line in North America...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
The Rocks are just along the side of the road...

The Rocks are just along the side of the road north of Fundy Park. I suppose there is a charge to get in, haven't been there for a couple dozen years. The attraction is the huge mushroom shaped...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By JimmieA
There were a few vendors absent, Indian, Can-Am,...

There were a few vendors absent, Indian, Can-Am, Suzuki, and Kawasaki. I was interested to see that HD could turn a $17,000 bike into a $45,000 bike with a few options. They had a few bikes for...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By JimmieA
You'll be able to shoot a cannon through there...

You'll be able to shoot a cannon through there this morning. The weather is a little off this morning.
Forum: Canada 02-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By JimmieA
Web site called Ride the Rock ...

Web site called Ride the Rock
http://www.ridetherock.com/forum.php?
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7,562
Views: 1,415,241
Posted By JimmieA
I put my XR400 back together after the rear frame...

I put my XR400 back together after the rear frame beef up(photos a few posts back). Everything fit OK, few little tweeks but it went together. I am holding off putting the seat on as I intend to...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
The bridge is impressive in a way but while on...

The bridge is impressive in a way but while on the bridge you can see nothing. Like being on a highway. I think your 300 feet in the air but you wouldn't know it from what you see on the bridge. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7,562
Views: 1,415,241
Posted By JimmieA
Well I ordered the pumper carb from XRsonly. I...

Well I ordered the pumper carb from XRsonly. I have the electric start mod but if it will start well with the pumper carb I may remove the whole lot but keep the battery etc. Right now I still have...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
The island of PEI is a tourist trap in my humble...

The island of PEI is a tourist trap in my humble opinion. It's main business is tourists and of course potatoes, fields and fields of potatoes. You of course could take the loop that has been...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
To see the Rocks you need to know the tide times....

To see the Rocks you need to know the tide times. It is good if you could see them at high tide and than at low tide to appreciate the tides differences. If you could see the Rocks close to night...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By JimmieA
Just a couple days till the motorcycle show in...

Just a couple days till the motorcycle show in Moncton. In case anyone forgot.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,562
Views: 1,415,241
Posted By JimmieA
Rear sub frame braced for dual sport

Here is a link to the photos I have of my rear sub frame beefed up. There are photos of the stock frame, the frame before paint showing the new bits in black and than the frame painted. I cannot...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,029
Posted By JimmieA
The Province of PEI is fairly small in size. It...

The Province of PEI is fairly small in size. It is a little expensive, and there isn't that much to see. I have been going there every year for a motorcycle rally for a weekend just the same. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,562
Views: 1,415,241
Posted By JimmieA
I have tried to post pictures before without...

I have tried to post pictures before without success. I will paint the frame than try again. Last time someone else posted them for me.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,562
Views: 1,415,241
Posted By JimmieA
Sub Frame

I have finished beefing up my sub frame. It turned out like post 7116 photos(page 475). I can try to link photos of mine if you want. I did a few things different. May have to dent the muffler a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7,562
Views: 1,415,241
Posted By JimmieA
I was looking at the pumper carb at XRonly. ...

I was looking at the pumper carb at XRonly.
http://www.xrsonly.com/mikuni-pumper-carburetor-kit-36mm-honda-xr400r
wondering what others experience is. I guess it has worse gas mileage. I want...
Forum: Canada 02-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,889
Posted By JimmieA
This is more or less a boom area and hotels/B&Bs...

This is more or less a boom area and hotels/B&Bs are not that cheap or easily available. You could plan one day from the ferry to Goose Bay, one easy day to Lab City and one day to Bay Comeau. Some...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,889
Posted By JimmieA
Some tires are more prone to getting cut than...

Some tires are more prone to getting cut than others. When I run TKC80 I always end up with a few cuts in the main belt between the knobs. In that regard a 50/50 tire might be better like a...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,889
Posted By JimmieA
If your not good on gravel I would avoid that...

If your not good on gravel I would avoid that portion of the trip. Weather conditions change the road and graders can change the road a lot from one day to the next. You are in a totally remote...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,254
Posted By JimmieA
Sounds good to me. Little out of the way but...

Sounds good to me. Little out of the way but good just the same. I have it marked on my calendar. The next weekend is the Atlantic Nationals in Moncton if anyone is interested. Said to be one of...
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