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Forum: Americas 11-25-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By Ironballs
I have done the James Bay trip a few years back....

I have done the James Bay trip a few years back. Great ride. The weather will be your biggest issue. When I went up in Mid June it rained for a week then turned to snow about 350 km out of Raddisson....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 40,211
Posted By Ironballs
Last year I did a coast to coast 25000k trip of...

Last year I did a coast to coast 25000k trip of hard riding on my dl1000 using a car tire. This was the first time that I had used a car tire on a bike. The reason for the conversion to a car tire...
Forum: Canada 02-06-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,731
Posted By Ironballs
Obtaining motorcycle and car insurance for young...

Obtaining motorcycle and car insurance for young riders in Ontario is absolutely ridiculous. The only way you can insure them is under your name as an occasional rider or driver. That isn't even...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,313
Posted By Ironballs
Laugh The most likely cause of your problem is the...

The most likely cause of your problem is the clutch basket or sludge build up on the clutch push rod. I have an 02 with 110k and have beat the living crap out of the bike. I had to replace the basket...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,214
Posted By Ironballs
Thumb 02 Vee with 110k... Have beat the crap out of...

02 Vee with 110k... Have beat the crap out of this bike and it just keeps going. I bought it as a smashed up insurance write off...straightened all the bent parts and have never looked back. Only...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,126
Posted By Ironballs
Thumb Guys...have a great trip...look forward to...

Guys...have a great trip...look forward to watching your progress..One piece of advice...don't ride at night ever...especially when you hit Mexico and all points south...plan on getting off the road...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,100
Posted By Ironballs
Laugh I own both the Dl1000 and the Versys. I have also...

I own both the Dl1000 and the Versys. I have also ridden the Dl650 numerous times. I have about 85000k on the V and about 5k on the Versys. Both bikes are mechanically bullet proof and easy to work...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,402
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Views: 314,117
Posted By Ironballs
Laugh When you have the opportunity to swing the mallet...

When you have the opportunity to swing the mallet or hold the steel punch on those awkward jobs.... ALWAYS swing the mallet...:evil
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 405,622
Posted By Ironballs
Wicked fixed a bike with bubble gum and duct tape

About 25 years ago I was out riding with my dad who decided to take his CB750 off road to go to a hunt camp. This was about 50 miles from the closest paved road. While going over some ruff...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,508
Posted By Ironballs
Wicked I have fixed a couple of chains over the years...

I have fixed a couple of chains over the years while riding off road and once while on a long extened trip in Mexico. I always carry spare master links for my bikes, a small file, a chain break and...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Ironballs
Hey Rick you cheap bastard...Buy the GS800 so I...

Hey Rick you cheap bastard...Buy the GS800 so I can ride it in Janauary!:evil
Forum: Australia 04-12-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Ironballs
Thanks..will check those guys out

Thanks..will check those guys out
Forum: Australia 04-11-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Ironballs
Wink Coming to Auz/Melbourne Jan 2010

Mates....Traveling to Melbourne in January for a 3 weeks stay. Would like to spend 1 week travelling around by bike to checking things out. Looking for input into must see locations, bike rentals...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Ironballs
Gaspe Bay

Did that run last summer to Gaspe Bay, then continued onto PEI, Cabot Trail, South coast of NS and back thru the US. The section from Montreal to Gaspe Bay is a drag on the transcan. If you have time...
Forum: Canada 11-07-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,606
Posted By Ironballs
bike lift

I have the same lift....it is fabulous..saves your back and the best part I picked mine up for $299! :evil Get one ....you will love it!
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,683
Posted By Ironballs
Dr 650 shifter will fit. I cut mine down in...

Dr 650 shifter will fit. I cut mine down in lenght (custom fit) then welded it back together. :rofl
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