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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,744
Posted By John Spartan
I plan on using my Beemer to do some scouting for...

I plan on using my Beemer to do some scouting for pronghorn antelope later this year as well as white tails, mulies and good waterfowling spots here in Alberta. Taking along an old take-down...
Forum: Vendors 01-24-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 74,677
Posted By John Spartan
Dave, I have the original BMW skidplate on mine.

Dave, I have the original BMW skidplate on mine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,011
Posted By John Spartan
DB, can you provide details (including pix) of...

DB, can you provide details (including pix) of how you attached the mounts for the 1 gal. water containers at the front of the bike, please? Thanks!
Forum: Trip Planning 01-23-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 32,046
Posted By John Spartan
Aside from checking the RCMP's Canada Firearms...

Aside from checking the RCMP's Canada Firearms Program website which has been mentioned a few times, check out www.canadiangunnutz.com for more advice.
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 74,677
Posted By John Spartan
Just curious about the tool box: will it fit...

Just curious about the tool box: will it fit other skid plates with a little modification? Tx!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,002
Posted By John Spartan
Thanks for the posting, GB. Having just picked up...

Thanks for the posting, GB. Having just picked up my bike a few days ago, this will be one of the things I'll be giving serious consideration.:thumb
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 55,534
Posted By John Spartan
Thumb Thank you!

Ordered a reg guard and rear rack plate for my F650GS which I am waiting so impatiently for and received them today.

Quality of these items is excellent and I can't wait to get them on my bike.
...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By John Spartan
An epic gobsmacking fail tale!:eek1 :lol3

An epic gobsmacking fail tale!:eek1 :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,074
Posted By John Spartan
Hmmm... why not get the Wunderlich bellows type...

Hmmm... why not get the Wunderlich bellows type protectors? They contract with any compression as well as expand with expansion - and they stay put where fastened. Only issue is that one needs to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 256,557
Posted By John Spartan
Matt, wonderful thread. A small favor - any...

Matt, wonderful thread. A small favor - any chance you could record a short piece of music and post it on this thread for music/moto appreciation purposes, please?

Thanks!:evil
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,349
Posted By John Spartan
The DP and the new Tiger are united!:thumb :clap...

The DP and the new Tiger are united!:thumb :clap :clap :clap

Details!:ear
:lurk :bow
Forum: Canada 05-20-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By John Spartan
Consider visiting the ADSMC.ca website as there...

Consider visiting the ADSMC.ca website as there are some DR650 riders there who can also provide good advice.
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 122,680
Posted By John Spartan
Outstanding!:thumb What would you recommend...

Outstanding!:thumb

What would you recommend to someone who has never experienced Columbia before, to prepare for future 'in depth' trips, please?

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 81,270
Posted By John Spartan
More choices for sunglasses.

Make: Fitovers
Model: Aviator (frame style) sun glasses that fit over prescription glasses
Available Sizes: 10 different frame styles along with frames in different colors - the Aviator fits over...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,139
Posted By John Spartan
Talking I went through similar issues with my choice...

I went through similar issues with my choice which ultimately became the F650GS. Liked that it is more noob friendly, yet something that as my experience grows, the bike will still have capacity for...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 89,099
Posted By John Spartan
Quote: Originally Posted by John Spartan A...

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Spartan

A question: How difficult is it for someone to fly in, rent a bike and go ADVriding in Israel?

Thanks!


I might just have to do it the hard way -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 89,330
Posted By John Spartan
Let 'er rip!:ear :lurk

Let 'er rip!:ear :lurk
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,801
Posted By John Spartan
For Woodworks (David)

I'm curious, with the two piece kit under the seat, is there still room for a tire changing kit like that from BestRest?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,481
Posted By John Spartan
Nice!:thumb At least I can vicariously pretend it...

Nice!:thumb At least I can vicariously pretend it is me riding and enjoying myself on the bike until my own F650GS gets here.:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 89,099
Posted By John Spartan
Thumb :thumb Thank you! Keep it coming! A...

:thumb Thank you! Keep it coming!

A question: How difficult is it for someone to fly in, rent a bike and go ADVriding in Israel?

Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,847,622
Posted By John Spartan
Cry Rest in peace, Clayton, an honest ADVrider

As a new rider, I came across this particular thread yesterday. It started slowly and kept building up (damn, got to wipe my eyes!:cry ), then got to the part where Clayton had the run-in with the...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By John Spartan
Wicked August 2009 Canada - US and back Tour

I'm planning on doing a Canada - US and back Tour this summer.

Considering a mix of camping and bed 'n breakfast stops as well as staying with family.

The bike: 2009 F650GS Twin

Time frame:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,343
Posted By John Spartan
Thumb Thank you for the report. The historical details...

Thank you for the report. The historical details about the Ironworks were fascinating.:thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By John Spartan
Bestrest carries the Scorpion muffler: ...

Bestrest carries the Scorpion muffler:

https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-228-exhaust-canister.aspx

Price is decent, compared to the TT product. $380 USD currently.
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 89,099
Posted By John Spartan
:lurk Thank you! Looking forward to seeing and...

:lurk Thank you! Looking forward to seeing and reading of your travels.:ear
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,758,513
Posted By John Spartan
Thumb Rivka, the picture says it all. 'Nuf said.:clap...

Rivka, the picture says it all. 'Nuf said.:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 53,781
Posted By John Spartan
Depends what his inseam is.

Depends what his inseam is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,416
Posted By John Spartan
Wicked Nope, those ultra high frequency repellers were...

Nope, those ultra high frequency repellers were shown not to work in a recent study published within the past year - you're just wasting your money if you buy into this kool-aid.

Possible...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 102,119
Posted By John Spartan
1."WTF were you thinking?" Always wanted to...

1."WTF were you thinking?"

Always wanted to be a bike rider, however my parents didn't approve of them, to put it mildly, career demands... Recently decided, I'm not getting any younger (48 going...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,445
Posted By John Spartan
Thanks for the good info in this thread. I'll be...

Thanks for the good info in this thread. I'll be doing the ASC course in just under 2 weeks and then looking at doing the road test to get the class 6. Thankfully, my bro-in-law has volunteered his...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,758,513
Posted By John Spartan
Yesss!!! The Peach rides again!!!:thumb :thumb...

Yesss!!! The Peach rides again!!!:thumb :thumb :thumb :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,146
Posted By John Spartan
Diawa used to make a decent pack rod kit one...

Diawa used to make a decent pack rod kit one could use for either spinning or fly fishing - one could put the rod inside a cloth roll and then inside a home-made PVC container - the reels and lures...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,002
Posted By John Spartan
I'm wondering, for those who have had these cases...

I'm wondering, for those who have had these cases before and wound up dropping the bike, how well did the cases tolerate this? Did the side opening still work properly? Were the cases still airtight,...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By John Spartan
+1! Brad is excellent to deal with.

+1! Brad is excellent to deal with.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,602
Posted By John Spartan
Definitely interested. Have to ask, any...

Definitely interested.

Have to ask, any problems with light beam distortion with these on?
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By John Spartan
Is hand loading with a good progressive loading...

Is hand loading with a good progressive loading press like Dillon an option?
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,884
Posted By John Spartan
Check in the Vendor forum for LDComfort (Mario...

Check in the Vendor forum for LDComfort (Mario Winkelman)- they make a seamless product which is not only good for biking but works for hiking as well.
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,460
Posted By John Spartan
Nice RR, good way to start the day. Thanks!:thumb

Nice RR, good way to start the day. Thanks!:thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By John Spartan
Just a further note: this is a Windows virus....

Just a further note: this is a Windows virus. Apple Macintosh computers running the Mac OS won't get this and neither will Linux computers to the best of my knowledge.
Forum: Canada 03-30-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 19,265
Posted By John Spartan
If the difference in price is less than $20 - 30,...

If the difference in price is less than $20 - 30, my time is worth more than that and I will buy in Canada - otherwise my bucks go to whoever has good prices and service.
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