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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,744
Posted By petravespa
Wimps need not apply!

Great review! Fantastic pics as usual.

I must admit, I have been guilty of wimping out at the last minute!

I have come to realize in life we must plan for the unexpected, never

more so...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,168
Posted By petravespa
Travelling to Canada

Since you can't shoot any bears with your Walther PPK, a BFK is useless, get a good pair Reeboks!!
:rofl
Forum: Trip Planning 09-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,769
Posted By petravespa
Cold Weather clothes! Or just crappy weather clothes!

Besides the usual motocycle "outergear", I can highly recommend FILSON!
Made in the USA, Tin cloth pants and shirts are cotton but treated with oil (dont smell, except a bit oily at the beginning)....
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By petravespa
Most useful recyclable material for motorcyclists.

I have often wondered how to improve or protect equipment (such as tent poles when packing) and what can be used from discarded material.
Some will nominate tin cans (to create cheap camping...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 316,858
Posted By petravespa
Hello Scott, hope you have found your tarp by...

Hello Scott, hope you have found your tarp by now, sorry for the late reply I am reading many posts!

I have two siltarps bought at http://www.mec.com

Hope this helps!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,064
Posted By petravespa
Tough choice but this might convince you!

Go to Ride Reports and see Mtl_rider's encounter with a Scooter while he did a road trip to the Trans-Labrador Highway!

This one might sway your opinion!

His report is Trans-Lab: Alone? At...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,764
Posted By petravespa
Great choice! I'm happy for you! I highly...

Great choice! I'm happy for you!

I highly recommend using Mink oil (the paste version, not the oily version) to treat regularly (once a month). I use my fingers instead of a cloth, easy to get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,296
Views: 535,115
Posted By petravespa
If I get to go RTW, I will do the LWR route,...

If I get to go RTW, I will do the LWR route, since it was 10 years ago, probably doesnt look the same anymore! Just might avoid Ukraine for no:kboom
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,632
Posted By petravespa
Well if Vlad the crazy Serbian can ride the TLH...

Well if Vlad the crazy Serbian can ride the TLH on a Scooter, my single cylinder 650 GS should do just fine!

In travelling, like in racing, I believe weight is the prime consideration for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,632
Posted By petravespa
Great report! Love your insights and humor. ...

Great report! Love your insights and humor.
Looking forward to reading more. The pics are awesome.

I did visit Labrador City and Fermont in 2011 but is was for business and it was the mining...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,296
Views: 535,115
Posted By petravespa
I'm 215 lbs and pack light, so the 650 is good...

I'm 215 lbs and pack light, so the 650 is good for now. When I go around the world and need to bring the kitchen sink, I will buy the boxer GS! :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,296
Views: 535,115
Posted By petravespa
2010 g650gs

I bought a new 2010 G650GS (original "F" model) in 2012 with BMW providing a 3 year warrantee.
I paid 7,700$ CDN for a bike that has ABS, heated grips, crash bars, handlebars protectors, centerstand...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,894
Posted By petravespa
The best wood burning stove!

I will be getting a Solo to compliment my Soto!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OnbTq---Kx0/UJFIkd-HF3I/AAAAAAAADK0/MPN_YaxvqcA/s640/solo-stove-4__76935.1326343585.1280.1280.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By petravespa
Full carbon BMW enduro Helmet with visor! ...

Full carbon BMW enduro Helmet with visor!
Weighs about 1000 grams! (about 2.2 lbs)
Visor removes with 3 plastic screws!
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/255078/images/Carbon-Enduro-Helmet1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 106,424
Posted By petravespa
Hey Diego, Cool set up! I have the same bike....

Hey Diego, Cool set up! I have the same bike. What tank is that, and those pipes are not stock! what brand and do they give you extra power/sound/ mileage?

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,764
Posted By petravespa
I live in Montreal where the winters really suck,...

I live in Montreal where the winters really suck, I wore my BMW Santiago boots the first time I got them all through the winter as my main boot. Walked to the bus, took the subway and walked again to...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,561
Posted By petravespa
Super warm and super compact! I have a...

Super warm and super compact!

I have a Marmot Plasma sleeping bag with the following rating:
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>Comfort: 41.5°F /...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,296
Views: 535,115
Posted By petravespa
2010 g650gs

I recently did a trip, mostly highway and managed 350 KM on a single fillup! (that's about 220 Miles) still had a little reserve.

I would rather carry tank panniers with two 1 gallon Rotopax...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,894
Posted By petravespa
Which stove did you use to cook for a couple...

Which stove did you use to cook for a couple weeks? I am limited with space, lockable top case for my helmet and valuables, and BMW Vario cases stuffed to the limit. I am carrying two external...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,894
Posted By petravespa
Cooking in a tent with a stove.

YOU CAN COOK IN A TENT!
If you want the ultimate in luxury and have the space to carry, Kifaru makes a tipi with a chimney flue opening to install a wood burning stove to cook and heat! So it can be...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,894
Posted By petravespa
Soto is the way to go!

Thanks Motopsychoman, you hit the nail right on the head!

Check this clean burning gasoline stove! Wow!

http://www.sotooutdoors.com/products/item/OD-1NP.html
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,894
Posted By petravespa
thanks for the replies!

A small stove that burns gasoline was what I was after, thanks for the help!
Any brand names to recommend?
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,006
Posted By petravespa
Icebreaker!

Al made with Merino wool! insulation grading from 100, 200, 300 based on the temperature you want to be in! Never smells but wash in cold water!
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,894
Posted By petravespa
Laugh Camping Stoves!

I am wondering if anyone can recommend what is the best compact camping stove to purchase that uses gasoline as a fuel source!
I will be making a trip to Northern Quebec and wil be taking along 2...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8,095
Views: 7,617,625
Posted By petravespa
650 windshield

I have the same bike but with a stock windshield, is the windshield OEM or aftermarket? And which brand?
Do you know anyone that has tried the clip-on windshield extender? like the Touratech or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10,496
Views: 3,447,918
Posted By petravespa
What a beauty!

Thanks for posting! My two favourite bikes: R100 RS, R90S! Don't know which one I would chose if they were side by side!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 50,702
Posted By petravespa
Montmorency Falls

My home province! Nice pic!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8,095
Views: 7,617,625
Posted By petravespa
Talking I agree! Have visited 10 European countries! The...

I agree! Have visited 10 European countries! The average women in every country I visited beat the average women in the US hands down in the figure category!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,649,987
Posted By petravespa
Front Page Now!

This picture has passion, tragedy, beauty and ugliness all in one. Cant find another pic even close.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8,095
Views: 7,617,625
Posted By petravespa
Two wheels, motorized or not, she is a biker...

Two wheels, motorized or not, she is a biker babe! Hold on to her.:clap
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