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Forum: Canada 02-19-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Mark-II
So, my mother is booked in for a knee replacement...

So, my mother is booked in for a knee replacement in March. I told her after she heals up I could take a week off in June and take her down to the black hills, where she has wanted to go for years....
Forum: Canada 02-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
Here's an idea for a road trip, if you can win...

Here's an idea for a road trip, if you can win it.

http://www.cannonballgoldenticket.com/


I was reading up on the new KLR and V-Strom 1000. Hope they'll be here for test rides this year. ...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
The soft bags I looked at just didn't seem all...

The soft bags I looked at just didn't seem all that big compared with what I've got, plus are more fussy than just flipping a lid and stuffing stuff in. I use my cases daily and take stuff in and...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
Oh, I was just looking for more serviceable...

Oh, I was just looking for more serviceable luggage. Bigger top-opening panniers since the varios, particularly the left one, are not very spacious. I'd keep the top box I have and use that for...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
I've still got some of the farkles for mine that...

I've still got some of the farkles for mine that I'd not yet gotten together to list up. Nothing special - just some bar risers, the extended shifter, new gasket set for the doo-side...

Damn -...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I was on that stretch south of the river once...

I was on that stretch south of the river once last spring. scared the shit out of me, the gravel was so deep for several K. I just kept wobbling my way along in second gear, hoping for an end to...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I was surprised too. They don't have much tread...

I was surprised too. They don't have much tread left, but they aren't bald either. Could probably get another thousand out of them just commuting, though I did plug a nail hole right before putting...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Pondering the fact that I'll need a new tyre by...

Pondering the fact that I'll need a new tyre by April/May/June/whenever the snow melts.

Anyone know of any deals or when the sales usually come up?

I see dualsport plus has free shipping over...
Forum: Canada 10-18-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
Thanks for the thoughts. My GPS saves its state...

Thanks for the thoughts. My GPS saves its state when powered off, so that's not a problem for me. I tried it yesterday again and it did shut down properly with the engine. I'll just start getting...
Forum: Canada 10-17-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
Hmmm....long term forecast suggests that my...

Hmmm....long term forecast suggests that my morning commutes will be over next week. Rain, snow, sub zero in the mornings....

Guess it's almost time to think about packing it in for the season. ...
Forum: Canada 10-07-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
That'd be great. I should do some research over...

That'd be great. I should do some research over winter. I got a cheap subscription to Road Runner through work, which is supposed to give you access to GPS routes and such too.
Forum: Canada 10-06-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Sorry I missed saturday. I had my dad with me,...

Sorry I missed saturday. I had my dad with me, though, and he was pretty done in by the time we got done with the noise making. Morning chill plus the persistent wind in the face takes it out of a...
Forum: Canada 10-04-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I don't know if I'll make it tomorrow either. I'd...

I don't know if I'll make it tomorrow either. I'd really like to hit the range and test out some development loads for a few rifles, and even though I pass the airport on my way I can't strap all...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I over balanced and laid my bike down while...

I over balanced and laid my bike down while getting it up on the centre stand to check my oil. A semi controlled drop into gravel and the only thing to touch was my folded up highway peg and one...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
Well, I decided to be an optimist and perform an...

Well, I decided to be an optimist and perform an over due oil change now instead of waiting for freeze-up. Who knows? Might get a few more thousand K on it......of course the back tyre is just about...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Today I rode home from work with Raindrops Keep...

Today I rode home from work with Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head looping through the brainpan. Not sure why, but perhaps the black sky in front had something to do with it. No rain gear, a...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Went more well for me than for one other of the...

Went more well for me than for one other of the group who blew up his engine in Montana. I didn't do a blow by blow here because I figure most people have been there n seen it. Glad we didn't spend...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Or I could get a 40mm ammo can kit and really do...

Or I could get a 40mm ammo can kit and really do it on the cheap ;)

I do want something that hugs in close to the bike - I don't like that look of piles of empty space between bags and bike that...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
If a fellow was unhappy with the capacity and...

If a fellow was unhappy with the capacity and side loading setup of his Vario panniers, what direction would be good to look into when biggy-sizing to a set of high capacity top loading easy...
Forum: Canada 08-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
What I have learned today

Do not clean the inside of your visor with Plexus if a pinlock shield is installed... :cry

Also: was beemerboneyard.com the good place to buy oil filters n such? I need to start doing my own so I...
Forum: Canada 08-16-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
...My headlight blew at 8000k before the trip. I...

...My headlight blew at 8000k before the trip. I didn't even think that it might be a warranty item and bought replacements.

We're back home now. Sorry I didn't get in touch, Florian, but we...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Not sure if I have a spot or not for winter, so...

Not sure if I have a spot or not for winter, so I'm a firm maybe.

We're meeting up between 6 and 6:30 tomorrow morning at the Oak Bluff Esso and heading for the black hills. Might do it in a day,...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16,232
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Posted By Mark-II
Just figured out I can send photos from my phone...

Just figured out I can send photos from my phone to skydrive, so hopefully will have something to share soon. I'll just test it to see if it works: here's a pic of the James in the back of the truck...
Forum: Canada 07-24-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Riding to work today it was black to the west. ...

Riding to work today it was black to the west. Around Oak Bluff I had a spot of clear sky drizzle for a few minutes, and lamented my lack of a rain suit as I turned onto #3 and rode, uneasily and...
Forum: Canada 07-23-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Sorry I missed the whiteshell run, but a good...

Sorry I missed the whiteshell run, but a good friend I don't see very often was in town and we had already made plans.

I was out to Edmonton again, this time with my truck, and I picked up the old...
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 83,140
Posted By Mark-II
Just saw Rider Magazine on Facebook write about...

Just saw Rider Magazine on Facebook write about these, and seeing you here on ADV clinched the sale. My new R1200GS I find the grips both too small and too slick - I constantly have to reposition my...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I will need to look into that. I ordered a new...

I will need to look into that. I ordered a new pair of the same ones from shoe me.ca, because they were the first web store I found them at in my frenzy to find another source. I hope they arrive...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
15 wide! I found that Bates tactical style...

15 wide!

I found that Bates tactical style boots that Bigfootz here in town sells fit ok without undue blisters. He can't get stock till october, though. I just searched and ordered the...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I sent CB some very detailed feedback, since they...

I sent CB some very detailed feedback, since they emailed me a survey..

It might have been nice to have had the option to swap back and forth, but that's not happening now. I don't dare take this...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I guess we'll all have to just get together for a...

I guess we'll all have to just get together for a ride one evening, then, for the proof is in the plexiglass :D

I've got to wash it and install the CB headlight guard now. The Motech crash bar...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
With the vigorous and boisterous application of...

With the vigorous and boisterous application of many fine profanities I managed to get my new windscreen mounted. I heartily recommend finding 2 friends, one preferably a professional contortionist,...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
They have a signup sheet behind the counter. I'm...

They have a signup sheet behind the counter. I'm confused about the time, though, because as far as I knew it begins at 9am. I will have to check up on it to make certain.
Forum: Canada 07-02-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
I've got the first slot in the morning for the...

I've got the first slot in the morning for the Super T at Wildwood. Pity the Bolt is too small for me. Oh, and there is no mandatory donation - my $20 was refunded when I went back in last week...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Bad timing for me since I am on the cusp of...

Bad timing for me since I am on the cusp of possibly obtaining that old James bike my uncle in Edmonton has. No idea what parts it needs, but Joe is supposed to have a bit of stuff for it...
Forum: Canada 06-19-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
It looks like I'm headed to Edmonton on very...

It looks like I'm headed to Edmonton on very short notice.

Any good places to shop for gear or to test ride bikes that we don't get here?

I really need some decent summer gloves and I'm just...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Thumb I only rode the wee strom, as metric cruisers...

I only rode the wee strom, as metric cruisers don't seem to be sized right for me and sport bikes make my legs scream just looking at them.

The wee was nice, but far too small. I don't think it...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
The weekend trip makes me realize that if I could...

The weekend trip makes me realize that if I could find a workable set of highway pegs, my life might be better.

I was pondering a crash bar as a prerequisite for this, until google told me about...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
Yay! That's me :D My friend's Roadking is next...

Yay! That's me :D My friend's Roadking is next to it. The other 2 guys had to park elsewhere (Heritage, Sportster).

Was the other GS yours, Greg? I didn't get a close look at it.

I was just...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
yeah, it often sucks that way. I end up having...

yeah, it often sucks that way. I end up having to take time off work (still have some banked time to use)

I think HD demos are coming up too, but I kinda rode the crap out of their lineup last...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16,232
Views: 902,178
Posted By Mark-II
June 18th noon-8 Suzuki demo days. I'm...

June 18th noon-8 Suzuki demo days.

I'm not in the market, but I still want to go test a V-strom and anything else even remotely comfy. :D

Honda demos are next week too: 20th at Westside,...
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