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Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By rob1313
Pretty hard to get a U.S. insurance company to...

Pretty hard to get a U.S. insurance company to insure a canadian bike. I believe you'd have to import it into the U.S., kind of a mess. If I had the time to do it again I'd buy a bike in the state I...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By rob1313
I've had the same happen with a rarely driven...

I've had the same happen with a rarely driven jeep TJ that had a parasitic draw on the battery. Let it sit while on vacation. The draw killed the battery, froze and pushed out the sides of the...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By rob1313
I did it for a few years. The challenge was that...

I did it for a few years. The challenge was that I left a canadian bike in the U.S. my insurance company frowned upon that greatly. If you're bringing IT back and forth it might not be such a big...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By rob1313
It's nice to see that rule got nuked. It was a...

It's nice to see that rule got nuked. It was a real hindrance the other way. I'm hoping to see a few more KTMs on the road up here without the owner paying the Canada premium to the dealer.
Forum: Canada 01-09-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
Thanks! It's been busy already. Hope life treats...

Thanks! It's been busy already. Hope life treats you well
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By rob1313
I think the trick would be selling the big bits...

I think the trick would be selling the big bits first, and having the space to store the rest until it sells. I once considered it with a bike I had grown tired of. I wouldn't have been able to...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
Bastards, all of us.

Bastards, all of us.
Forum: Canada 12-30-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
Ah darn it OM you just missed out. We had one...

Ah darn it OM you just missed out. We had one just after Christmas. We opted to abuse one of our guys hones rather than impose on some innocent barmaid.

As for checking in on you, we just look...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 1,513,780
Posted By rob1313
Finally caught up! Great work on this ride...

Finally caught up! Great work on this ride report, thank you for taking the time. I'm loving the concept of having the time to see what you really want to see.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,934
Posted By rob1313
First ride of the season, roll the bike out of...

First ride of the season, roll the bike out of the garage, on the side stand and fire it up. Turn back to close up the garage and hear that terrible sound. Driveway sloped down, little but of mud on...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,007
Posted By rob1313
Sounds like you made the same mistakes many make...

Sounds like you made the same mistakes many make to get into those situations. You were wise enough not to make the last error many make, waiting to ask for help. Glad you both came out unscathed,...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
Looks great. What's on the list for farkles?

Looks great. What's on the list for farkles?
Forum: Canada 12-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
You're right. Nice and dark, easy to sleep in...

You're right. Nice and dark, easy to sleep in the tent. You know except for the guy two tents and a hammock over snoring away.....

I'm bringing my headlamp again. Love the hands free operation
Forum: Canada 12-05-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
I'm cheating this year. I've got a hotel nearby...

I'm cheating this year. I've got a hotel nearby reserved. I'll be there to share the campfire though.
Forum: Canada 12-04-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
The more the merrier. Ian, thanks for correcting...

The more the merrier. Ian, thanks for correcting my blunder. Of course I never booked camping, I just took over a corner of your spot :)
Forum: Canada 12-03-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
The rides are mostly just thrown together by the...

The rides are mostly just thrown together by the riders who attend. I'd say there were easily 100 bikes 2 years ago. Everything from KTMs to KLRs to BMW and everything else.

Mostly the event is...
Forum: Canada 12-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 23,653
Posted By rob1313
Congrats on the new bike and the new place....

Congrats on the new bike and the new place. Sounds like it'll be a great set up.

I figured you'd likely end up on an S10 smurph. Hope you find a killer deal. I'm thinking it'll be another year...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 66,222
Posted By rob1313
Congratulations on getting the bike. You've made...

Congratulations on getting the bike. You've made great use of your time while you wait. Thanks for sharing so far.
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By rob1313
I have no idea, and although I'm sure someone...

I have no idea, and although I'm sure someone here does I would suggest that you ask over at Horizons Unlimited. They have a section dedicated to this kind of stuff
Forum: Trip Planning 11-22-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,870
Posted By rob1313
Just posting so I can easily find this thread...

Just posting so I can easily find this thread later. Thank you to all who have been doing this and teaching the rest of us through your experiences. I've already got the bike to do is with, and most...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By rob1313
I live in Edmonton, not sure where you are...

I live in Edmonton, not sure where you are planning to start your journey. I can help with anything you might need here. Be advised some people from other countries have had problems with insurance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,901
Posted By rob1313
I try to tell all the new riders I know that the...

I try to tell all the new riders I know that the bike will always be far beyond what they are capable of, he'll I've been riding over 20 years now and they are still far more capable than I
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,470
Posted By rob1313
I picked yamaha but only because I'm strongly...

I picked yamaha but only because I'm strongly considering the tenere as my next machine
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 422,089
Posted By rob1313
Yeah, I was thinking that. I hate wrenching once...

Yeah, I was thinking that. I hate wrenching once it gets this cold. I might just pull the fuel line for the winter and plug it till it gets a bit warmer
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 422,089
Posted By rob1313
Winterized both bikes. The older klr I picked up...

Winterized both bikes. The older klr I picked up this summer did something strange. Usually I shut the petcock off and let it run till it runs out, then drain the carb. This bike kept drawing fuel...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,840
Posted By rob1313
Glad you got what you needed out of it. Up here...

Glad you got what you needed out of it. Up here we have a waiver of depreciation rider that a person can add to a policy. For the first 2-4 years (depending on rider purchased) if your vehicle gets...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,906
Posted By rob1313
Oxfords. I've used the others, including factory...

Oxfords. I've used the others, including factory on a BMW and a Honda. Unless something horrific changes with the company I'll never spend my money elsewhere again.
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By rob1313
Pretty much what he said. You'll have no need for...

Pretty much what he said. You'll have no need for a handgun. This is Canada after all, the only time you're likely to see a handgun is if the RCMP pull you over for a traffic stop, and even then...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By rob1313
The tent space thread has been great. I love...

The tent space thread has been great. I love getting the chance to host travellers here. I'm not close enough to the good stuff to get many, but the times I have had people here it's been a great...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By rob1313
I've pretty much got mine ready to store. Fresh...

I've pretty much got mine ready to store. Fresh oil change, stabil in the fuel. The carbed bike get fresh fuel run into the lines, the the petcock off till it runs dry then drain the carb. The fuel...
Forum: Canada 10-31-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,468
Posted By rob1313
12,000 or so. A far cry from my record year, but...

12,000 or so. A far cry from my record year, but other things are more important these days. It'll rise again in a few more years
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,078
Posted By rob1313
There are two ways to look at it from a legal...

There are two ways to look at it from a legal standpoint, sue and get paid, or take what's reasonable and fair for your time and injuries and call it a day (while leaving it open for future problems)...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,840
Posted By rob1313
The percentage changes with what the vehicle is. ...

The percentage changes with what the vehicle is. The newer the car, the more they can get for the wreck, a vehicle that is less than 2 years old may have a 65% value before they total it out. A car...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By rob1313
You're a dick, I like it.

You're a dick, I like it.
Forum: Canada 10-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By rob1313
I'm not rich, I pick the things I want, and I...

I'm not rich, I pick the things I want, and I shop hard for the best deal I can get. I prefer to support my local dealer, that's why I was in the shop in the first place, but I'm not getting screwed...
Forum: Canada 10-26-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By rob1313
With a bike purchase I'd say you should be asking...

With a bike purchase I'd say you should be asking for 20% on anything you buy that day. Can't hurt to ask. That's a lot of cash to drop
Forum: Canada 10-26-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By rob1313
My local dealer still want $1150 for that jacket....

My local dealer still want $1150 for that jacket. When I mentioned I can get it in Canada for less ( to see they would deal) the guy got pissy and walked away.
Forum: Americas 10-25-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By rob1313
Seems a problem whenever I get away on a bike :)....

Seems a problem whenever I get away on a bike :). Thanks. I'll look into it
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By rob1313
Time off over Christmas

Looks like I've got 9 days over Christmas to burn. I could spend it here in the snow (and I might yet) but I'm hoping that I can find something a little more fun to do without breaking the bank...
Forum: Face plant 10-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,565
Posted By rob1313
Great ride/crash report. Sorry about your trusty...

Great ride/crash report. Sorry about your trusty steed. Hopefully it'll be back up and running about the same time you are. Heal up
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