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Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 61,940
Posted By manybike
I'm with you on that! I used to have the BMW...

I'm with you on that!
I used to have the BMW 1150 GSA, I used to tell people that the adventure part started when you dropped it in the middle of nowhere riding solo. Try picking one up (solo) on a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 61,940
Posted By manybike
Still waiting for word on availability in Canada....

Still waiting for word on availability in Canada.

Went on a dual sport ride about a month ago. Moderate difficulty.
I was on my 650 GS and struggled in some sections (my skill level can be blamed...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By manybike
Okay, I now understand. QC has a considerably...

Okay, I now understand. QC has a considerably different system.
By the way...the roads (trails) you tackled in Death Valley with a Versys 1000...very impressive, great ride report.
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,564
Views: 461,822
Posted By manybike
Very nice...I will be in contact with you.

Very nice...I will be in contact with you.
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By manybike
I just thought of something else. Florida is...

I just thought of something else.
Florida is ground zero for retirees from Quebec...I am sure they drive their cars down there for more than 30 days at a time.
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By manybike
Okay, I am not familiar with QC insurance. Is...

Okay, I am not familiar with QC insurance.
Is it the dreaded Government insurance?
In Alberta it is private insurance companies, BC, SK etc are all Government run...need I say more?
With Gov run...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By manybike
They do not seem to care where you are from to...

They do not seem to care where you are from to register a bike. I do believe they need an Arizona address of some sort.
When it comes to insurance I don't screw around. There seems to be a lot of...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By manybike
I bought a bike in Phoenix Arizona. I am...

I bought a bike in Phoenix Arizona.
I am leaving it here in storage.

Basic insurance is $82.00/year
Storage runs from about $48/month for a 5' x 10' locker.
You can get good storage for $55.00...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By manybike
Thanks, I will check it out

Thanks, I will check it out
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By manybike
Phoenix area bike storage

Looking for a place with reasonable rent to store my 650GS in the Phoenix area.
Some years I come for the winter...some I do not.

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 94,553
Posted By manybike
Which would you rather pick up multiple times...

Which would you rather pick up multiple times after falling in gravel, sand or mud ?
i'll take that kiddies bike any day.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 61,940
Posted By manybike
Sure hope we get these in Canada. The reviews...

Sure hope we get these in Canada.
The reviews have been very good for these bikes.

Will you post the Canadian dealers here?

Thanks
Forum: Canada 01-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 113,321
Posted By manybike
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Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 33,162
Posted By manybike
My thoughts are with you both.

My thoughts are with you both.
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 33,162
Posted By manybike
Lost revenue ? whatever the activist/alarmists...

Lost revenue ? whatever the activist/alarmists attack....the government will immediately tax it to the nuts and in turn give a cut back to the activist group who in turn uses the money to attack...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 33,162
Posted By manybike
Hard to tell anymore since smoking in public...

Hard to tell anymore since smoking in public places has more or less been eliminated.
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 33,162
Posted By manybike
What I have bought with my smoke money in the...

What I have bought with my smoke money in the last two years:

1. 08 WR250X with an extra set of 21/18 inch off road rims and tires.
2. Airbag vest (these are the future)
3. 1992 BMW R100GS
4. ...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 33,162
Posted By manybike
Well, just thought I would keep the thread alive....

Well, just thought I would keep the thread alive.

This Friday is my 2 year anniversary !!
2 years since I quit smoking on Nov/21 2012.

Celebrating with a Cigar would probably be a bad idea so...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,088
Posted By manybike
Sorry to hear about your friend. I know what you...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I know what you mean though.
Both of my close riding buddies are out..maybe for good. One has stage 4 cancer and the other just had a stroke. Late fifties and early...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-11-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,088
Posted By manybike
I was also given a wise saying many years ago. ...

I was also given a wise saying many years ago.

"when you leave a job it is like taking your hand out of a bucket of water"

Note that this is from the view point of the company you work for. No...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By manybike
Mac Thanks for the info. Looks like I am...

Mac

Thanks for the info. Looks like I am better off just registering in AZ as I will actually have a legit address in that state (apartment lease).
No real advantage to doing it in CO.

Thanks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By manybike
it is a 1992 BMW R100GS. I intend to use it on...

it is a 1992 BMW R100GS. I intend to use it on the street, maybe bulldog canyon or similar back road runs etc.
It was purchased used from a private seller.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By manybike
Registering a bike in AZ

Bought a bike in CO and will be registering it in AZ.
I am a (pesky) Canadian and will be in AZ for about 3 months.

So..I will have the title and a bill of sale. I will also have insurance on it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By manybike
Well, I will be living in AZ for about 3 months. ...

Well, I will be living in AZ for about 3 months.
I have leased an apartment and will have a residential address.(I have done this a number of times)

I know several other Canadians who have bought...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By manybike
How to register bike in CO

I bought a bike in Denver which I will be picking up next month.
I will be trailering the bike to Phoenix AZ.

Anyway...I am not a permanent resident of either State (from Canada) but will be...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By manybike
I'll still do a "drive" report...not really...

I'll still do a "drive" report...not really exciting but hey, better than nothing!
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 33,162
Posted By manybike
Don't know what to say John. Tough going for the...

Don't know what to say John. Tough going for the both of you. Hope better times are ahead.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By manybike
Of course...I could always do the ride and...

Of course...I could always do the ride and document the journey much to the delight of the ADV group.
The worse the weather, and the cold..the more accolades of praise...hmmm... then again, like De...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By manybike
I will be in the Phoenix area for a month or so...

I will be in the Phoenix area for a month or so to do some riding so I will need my truck down there anyway.
I will enjoy the bike!
The R100GS is not exactly high tech but it should do okay on...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By manybike
Thanks for the info. I am comparing shipping...

Thanks for the info. I am comparing shipping rates with the cost of doing the extra drive myself (with my bike trailer)
Pretty close to a wash cost wise. It is the extra two-three days that I am...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,088
Posted By manybike
Very smart for someone your age...and you are...

Very smart for someone your age...and you are totally correct..not many have your outlook or wisdom. You will truly be a free man.
Debt brings nothing but misery...and...never forget...every penny...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,088
Posted By manybike
Yep, +1 on that. Not unusual to see $80k worth...

Yep, +1 on that.
Not unusual to see $80k worth of vehicles parked in a driveway...all of it financed to the nuts. I feel for my children...everything from the TV, house, house contents to what sits...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By manybike
Thanks for the info. I have always traveled on...

Thanks for the info.
I have always traveled on the west side of the Rockies so I wasn't that familiar with Denver south.

Looks like I either have the bike shipped or I take an extra couple of...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-02-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,088
Posted By manybike
Giving up your supervisory role was the smartest...

Giving up your supervisory role was the smartest move you could ever make. I spent 21 years with the label Manager after my name.
I made less money (no overtime) was not allowed to accrue sick time...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,088
Posted By manybike
The more money you make..the less likely it...

The more money you make..the less likely it becomes that you will ever retire or take time off to do your big trip.
Sound strange?...it is...but often (but not always) true.

If in your working...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By manybike
Yep, that's what I thought. Looks like I will...

Yep, that's what I thought.
Looks like I will ship or drive the truck over and pick it up.

It's crossing those pesky Rocky Mountains that make it difficult.
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By manybike
Denver to Phoenix in December

Bought a bike in Denver and am thinking riding it to Phoenix in mid-December.
If you are wondering why I ask it is because I live in Canada but will be in Phoenix first week of December and would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 67,150
Posted By manybike
I agree Kenda At $13K the Super T is a lot...

I agree Kenda

At $13K the Super T is a lot cheaper than the 1200GS.
I might get flamed here but the maintenance costs on the T would be lower also.
If I was a "one bike" kind of person the Super...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 67,150
Posted By manybike
I'm with you on that one. I have a Honda ST1300,...

I'm with you on that one. I have a Honda ST1300, WR250x, 650 Versys and a R100GS....all of them added up are close to the OTD price of one Super T.
Plus, I don't get it with the continual move to...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By manybike
OMG bought a R100GS

Bought a R100GS with incomplete maintenance records...sight unseen.

Okay...I do occasionally drink too much. But I do know the seller (not his original bike)

Anyway..40k miles...
Pics look...
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