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Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,039
Posted By B.C.Biker
I did stop and look at everything that interested...

I did stop and look at everything that interested me. Had a small list of things that were a must see. Toured parliament , the high tides in New Brunswick, lance o meadows (sp?) on the other end of...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,039
Posted By B.C.Biker
Several years ago I also "finally" took my cross...

Several years ago I also "finally" took my cross Canada ride as you are planning. Was plenty over weight when I left. Woke up every morning and rode, stopped , ate and pretty much did whatever...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By B.C.Biker
Irontite. I think that is the spelling on the...

Irontite. I think that is the spelling on the bottle. Used some on the wife's car this afternoon in fact. Works excellent. Have used it with great success on a few vehicles. Years ago had a small...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,250
Posted By B.C.Biker
I'd go with your second thought about buying a...

I'd go with your second thought about buying a bike in the states. It would be cheaper in the long maybe. Easier at least. You wouldn't technically be riding from your door step around the world but...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-26-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,707
Posted By B.C.Biker
Only had one storage unit that had an old style...

Only had one storage unit that had an old style light bulb in the ceiling. One could have put one of those adaptors in and plugged in a trickle charger. Because we never knew where we'd end up it...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,707
Posted By B.C.Biker
Glad this thread is still going. Finished up my...

Glad this thread is still going. Finished up my tour around the States. Rode the bike back home to Canada from New Orleans this August. A grand success! Would have been years before I'd have had the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,406,450
Posted By B.C.Biker
That Isle video made me weep. It's very much on...

That Isle video made me weep. It's very much on the short list of destinations.
Forum: Americas 04-25-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By B.C.Biker
Good to know.:thumb

Good to know.:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 22,300
Posted By B.C.Biker
Owning a KLR is some thing you "do". Have a 1/2...

Owning a KLR is some thing you "do". Have a 1/2 dozen bikes right now. It's one of the two I would keep for maybe ever. If you like to tinker it's a good choice. They can also be found plenty cheap...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By B.C.Biker
Been doing just this for a while now. Stored it...

Been doing just this for a while now. Stored it once in a friend of the wife's parents place in Vegas. Real nice folks but felt kinda uncomfortable about it. Just because. Been storing it in self...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-18-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,849
Posted By B.C.Biker
For sure. I'm Canadian, impossible to go hungry...

For sure. I'm Canadian, impossible to go hungry here unless it's self inflicted. I just mean once you are ahead financially it's easier to stay ahead by adding to the pot a bit as you go as compared...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,849
Posted By B.C.Biker
I've things that tie me down a bit right now (...

I've things that tie me down a bit right now ( mostly all good and worthwhile things) but am doing this on a smaller scale. In north America for now.
I'm working on turning 50 in a couple years. At...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-16-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,093
Posted By B.C.Biker
Heck man, go Everywhere. Next time you see...

Heck man, go Everywhere. Next time you see something cool on TV or in a movie, check the weather. If it's good, just go!
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 44,191
Posted By B.C.Biker
Things seem to be on track with my order now....

Things seem to be on track with my order now. Looking forward to trying the jumper out.
It seems the owner has some employees or automated equipment on a different wavelength. Mixed messages I've...
Forum: Vendors 04-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 44,191
Posted By B.C.Biker
Has anyone dealt with this company lately? Few...

Has anyone dealt with this company lately? Few weeks ago I placed an order and they confirmed the order in an email. It was to be sent to a storage company where I had a bike. They dropped the ball...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-02-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,376
Posted By B.C.Biker
:thumb Yes, know how many of you feel. I read...

:thumb Yes, know how many of you feel. I read maps like people read books. Can stand around looking at a wall map like folks sitting around a camp fire....
Rarely do my trips ever match the planned...
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 44,191
Posted By B.C.Biker
You bet. I was leaning towards the battery for...

You bet. I was leaning towards the battery for the bike but with this new portable one it can live in the wife's car or van when we camp in it. Plus the "jump box" we have been using is showing it's...
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 44,191
Posted By B.C.Biker
Cool , thanks. I've been keeping a bike in...

Cool , thanks. I've been keeping a bike in storage down south and end up with dead batteries to jump each time. Was just going to mail order a new bike battery to storage facility this time but...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 44,191
Posted By B.C.Biker
Any idea if one could take these in carry-on...

Any idea if one could take these in carry-on luggage?
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By B.C.Biker
Looks real nice. $90 including the 12volt cord?

Looks real nice. $90 including the 12volt cord?
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By B.C.Biker
Second set of gear for second bike. Keep gear at...

Second set of gear for second bike. Keep gear at second home. Fly with NO luggage. :evil
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By B.C.Biker
I'd giver. It's only an issue because you saw it....

I'd giver. It's only an issue because you saw it. :evil It happened when you were riding and didn't notice it then so keep going. The whole tire will be wore out pretty soon on the long ride ahead of...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-03-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,860
Posted By B.C.Biker
Hey Wheatwhacker. Glad to see you are still doing...

Hey Wheatwhacker. Glad to see you are still doing your thing living over there. Never got to meet you in California. Could happen yet! :1drink
Forum: Trip Planning 08-03-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,860
Posted By B.C.Biker
If you are planning to keep the bike over there...

If you are planning to keep the bike over there and return why not use the side cases for luggage and then leave them there on the bike. Maybe even buy a set when you get there.
I live in Canada but...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,233
Posted By B.C.Biker
Have you tried to just forget the bag and bring...

Have you tried to just forget the bag and bring good quality blankets and sheets from home? Get the biggest, most comfortable pad you can and don't even consider the packed size if the objective is...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By B.C.Biker
Agree with CanyonRider about the Gortex. I have a...

Agree with CanyonRider about the Gortex. I have a pair of Oxtars with the Gortex lining and feet sweat alot. Have tried jackets with it also, same problem. I much prefer to breath through the...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By B.C.Biker
You have a place in Whitehorse to leave it? You...

You have a place in Whitehorse to leave it? You want it to be ridden up and left there? If I understand you are flying (?) up in a week?
Forum: Americas 07-15-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By B.C.Biker
If you've done the ride before and are pressed...

If you've done the ride before and are pressed for time, it's the way I'd do it. A few times I've "stopped off on the way home from work" and unloaded the bike and left the pick up some where. A few...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,969
Posted By B.C.Biker
Had politics explained to me once by a...

Had politics explained to me once by a gangster/criminal . "The government is the most powerful gang in Canada. They have the most turf , most soldiers, most patched members, best surveillance, the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 203,489
Posted By B.C.Biker
What's the $ cut-off for "reasonably"...

What's the $ cut-off for "reasonably" priced?
Forum: Americas 06-10-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,794
Posted By B.C.Biker
:clap Good deal. Years ago somewhere on the web...

:clap
Good deal. Years ago somewhere on the web I read of a guy who road from Ontario to Inuvik just after the Dempster opened. On a moped. Always wanted to try out such slow machine. Bet you saw...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-06-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,505
Posted By B.C.Biker
Argh. Couple days before we were to take off they...

Argh. Couple days before we were to take off they got someone else to do the job for the "experiance". He flew down to get the truck. What a waste! :1drink These kind of deals come up for me very so...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,836
Posted By B.C.Biker
Don't know if you have "Marks Work Wear House" in...

Don't know if you have "Marks Work Wear House" in the USA. They have underwear with two layers and silver in the fabric. Keeps you nice and dry and zero funkyness. Think they are $15.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-23-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,505
Posted By B.C.Biker
Thanks for fast reply. Love this site! There...

Thanks for fast reply. Love this site!
There is no fifth wheel on this truck, just rails. It's a bin roll off truck. Would two sheets of 4x8 plywood maybe u-bolted to the rails be enough? Mounted...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,505
Posted By B.C.Biker
An old thread for sure but am asking a closely...

An old thread for sure but am asking a closely related question and found this thread doing a google search. Need to pack two KLRs on the back of a cab and chassis. A full sized semi , nothing behind...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,981
Posted By B.C.Biker
Doubt you'd be surprised but 150 paved miles on a...

Doubt you'd be surprised but 150 paved miles on a motorcycle is sooo much easier than 150 miles on a bicycle. Bullshit your girlfriends not other bikers!:D
Forum: Americas 04-27-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,981
Posted By B.C.Biker
Giv'r. If you can't handle a few days riding a...

Giv'r. If you can't handle a few days riding a motorcycle on paved roads after taking a riding class and being an avid bicyclist you've wasted your 53 years. Learning is part of the fun! If you can...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By B.C.Biker
Been keeping a bike in a couple different states...

Been keeping a bike in a couple different states so I can ride in the winter. Its a street bike and wont fit in a 5x5 unit. Only a couple bucks more for a 5x10 and then you'll have lots of room for...
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By B.C.Biker
I've got the vibronaters on my FJ1100. Works...

I've got the vibronaters on my FJ1100. Works excellent.
Also their suspension on my KLR. Works excellent.
Their e-mail system not so good. Have stopped in their shop in person and great folks to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 31,114
Posted By B.C.Biker
Soooo... my couple of cents would be along the...

Soooo... my couple of cents would be along the lines of what ScottDill and some others have posted. If it does have to change the meaga threads could go in their own area. I like the idea of...
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