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Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,213
Posted By Otis357
FYI: I have an IMS 4.9gal tank on my DR, and...

FYI: I have an IMS 4.9gal tank on my DR, and with some restraint on speeds out of Matagami I switched to reserve 5km short of the fuel depot and did not use any of the extra fuel I was carrying. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-16-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Otis357
+1 on the sam split. If you travel in remote...

+1 on the sam split.

If you travel in remote areas add medications too pain killers, immodium, allergy meds, water purification tablets, and prescription meds. Keep the labels\dosage info with...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,213
Posted By Otis357
Hey CB - did the JBH on my DR last year and it...

Hey CB - did the JBH on my DR last year and it was a great ride. Link to RR here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=908607

We took our time getting up there, but I made the return from...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otis357
lol - all sound like good option if an...

lol - all sound like good option if an opportunity comes up. Im not overly ambitious from a career perspective... frankly I just turned down a management position here at HP cause Id rather have a...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otis357
Yeah, that sounds real familiar to me... Im the...

Yeah, that sounds real familiar to me... Im the same way. Up early on the weekends and have more hobbies and interests than time. Wife and daughter would gladly idle away an entire weekend in front...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otis357
Thanks for the replies all - good to hear...

Thanks for the replies all - good to hear everyones thoughts and stories.

I forwarded this conversation to my wife to read through, but shes yet to comment to me on it. Have done the math and...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otis357
Its alot of both actually... Our work...

Its alot of both actually... Our work environments are going downhill .. like most these days. Staff cuts at my office have led to high stress and given I work in critical IT the 24/7 demands are...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otis357
Thanks for the feedback Jon - thats the kind of...

Thanks for the feedback Jon - thats the kind of thing I want to hear. The lower cost of living aspect was big too. We would save car insurance, gas, wear and tear and being further from the...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By Otis357
And you can get a beer and a snack on the ferry,...

And you can get a beer and a snack on the ferry, put your feet up and enjoy the scenery. :thumb
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By Otis357
Agreed - the 400 on summer long weekend is not...

Agreed - the 400 on summer long weekend is not likely to be an enjoyable ride S of Parry Sound\Muskoka. Potential for lots of aggressive driving and risk to a KLR rider. Lots of people have the...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otis357
Agree 100% - this was the main reason we started...

Agree 100% - this was the main reason we started down this path in the first place a few years ago....
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By Otis357
How far would you go to be mortgage free?

My wife and I have been considering a move to the Kingston area for a few years now. We are both outdoor types and while Oakville is a nice place to be, it’s expensive, commuting sucks and the city...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 51,271
Posted By Otis357
Sorry to hear the shop is closing down, but glad...

Sorry to hear the shop is closing down, but glad to see you guys have great adventures planned!

All the best to you both - Safe travels! :Thumb
Forum: Canada 04-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By Otis357
Hey Drew, we chatted briefly online last year...

Hey Drew, we chatted briefly online last year about this ride.... We hit the JBH a week or two after you and made it through. Fantastic ride! Kept it around 120km on the way up and on my DR650...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Otis357
Fuel leak at Pingel petcock

I had a Pingel on my IMS tank for my DR, and it was always leaking... just a couple drop here and there. Last year after a long ride it started to get worse, so I took it off over the winter and...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Otis357
Been reading through sites for a number of lodges...

Been reading through sites for a number of lodges - most sound pretty good. Even found one that will fly you in to a cabin at a remote lake for an overnight at a pretty reasonable rate. Biscotasing...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Otis357
Yeah, we took the rods on the James Bay Road last...

Yeah, we took the rods on the James Bay Road last year, but down time was not as plentiful as we hoped and between the weather and the bugs fishing from shore was just not very enjoyable.

A cabin...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Otis357
Riding and fishing

Starting to think forward to this summers ride. Considering riding north from Oakville and finding a remote fishing lodge to spend a few days at. Temagami, Timmins, Kap, Elliott Lake.... something...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
We exited the JBH around 4 in the afternoon. The...

We exited the JBH around 4 in the afternoon. The guy at the gate told us that Mark had passed through earlier in the morning, so we figured he would be well on his way home by now. We gassed up in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
From here it was just Sonny and I.... we ran the...

From here it was just Sonny and I.... we ran the first 250km or so dodging rain showers as we went. Only saw about 4 cars in that 2hrs of riding. Stopped to top up the fuel and spare gas cans. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
Bike Repairs, and the cockpit of one of only 2...

Bike Repairs, and the cockpit of one of only 2 cargo Dash-8s in operation....


http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g77/jmacdiarmid/James%20Bay%20Highway/SAM_0190_zpsb6c8a2b8.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
Some pics from James Bay.... ...

Some pics from James Bay....
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g77/jmacdiarmid/James%20Bay%20Highway/SAM_0166_zpsad015db0.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
The pics below was taken along the reservoir for...

The pics below was taken along the reservoir for the hydro electric station... According to Frederic, even if the rivers and the rain stopped completely, there is enough water in here to continue to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
Stopping for a stretch and to enjoy the scenery ...

Stopping for a stretch and to enjoy the scenery
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g77/jmacdiarmid/James%20Bay%20Highway/SAM_0049_zpsc6257d30.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
Nice campground around 90km into the JBH. Great...

Nice campground around 90km into the JBH. Great facilities, but seems to be populated by folks with long term trailer setups. The nice gentlemen in one of the trailers was courteous enough to run his...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
The view along the shore near our campsite in...

The view along the shore near our campsite in Marten River PP..... After a few beers and a campfire, we called it a night. As Mark noted, this site was a little too close to the highway so after...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By Otis357
I'll chip in a few pics of my own from this...

I'll chip in a few pics of my own from this trip... After we parted ways with Mark, we headed back into town to try and see if we could find somewhere to look into fixing Brian's bike. After calling...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Otis357
Metal repair options

Heading out on a trip and stocking my tool kit this week. I picked up a pack of good old reliable JB Weld, but the 40hr cure time make me think twice. 40hrs is a hell of a wait when youre on the...
Forum: Canada 07-10-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By Otis357
Checked the link again this morning - appears the...

Checked the link again this morning - appears the road is open again as of yesterday around 5pm.
Forum: Canada 07-04-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By Otis357
Safe trip Drmaccauley - enjoy the ride. Heard...

Safe trip Drmaccauley - enjoy the ride. Heard there might be wifi at the motel in Radisson, but cant confirm. Look forward to hearing back on your experience.

4badboyz - check your PMs.

Cheers
Forum: Canada 07-03-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By Otis357
James Bay Road trip - July 25 - Fires?

We have a trip planned from Southern Ontario up the James Bay Road to Radisson\Chisasibi departing on July 25, but have been reading a lot about the fires happening in Northern Quebec and its looking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 101,396
Views: 19,685,281
Posted By Otis357
rear sprocket

Changing out the sprockets and chain on my 04 DR. Manual says to torque the mounting nuts to 19.5 lb-ft. It says nothing about using Loctite, but it sure seemed like there was some on there when I...
Forum: Canada 04-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,029
Posted By Otis357
Apparently the Harper Government must have...

Apparently the Harper Government must have withdrew from that global agreement as well.....
Forum: Canada 03-29-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,029
Posted By Otis357
Lookin at 2 really nice days here in the golden...

Lookin at 2 really nice days here in the golden horseshoe. The DR will be heading out as soon as I enjoy a morning coffee.

Happy Easter - have fun and ride safe!
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 101,396
Views: 19,685,281
Posted By Otis357
Anyone know if an after market seat (Renazzco)...

Anyone know if an after market seat (Renazzco) for an IMS tank will fit a DR with the Acerbis 5.3 gallon tank??
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,876
Posted By Otis357
Exactly - the folks who are really active have no...

Exactly - the folks who are really active have no problems finding info as they invest the time and have seen all the content as the discussions grow. Folks like me who go in once every week or two,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,876
Posted By Otis357
Agree with the folks who say minimizing the...

Agree with the folks who say minimizing the number of sub forums and keeping the split simple as possible.

Under Thumpers - Sub forums for the big makes (Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawai, BMW, KTM,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 101,396
Views: 19,685,281
Posted By Otis357
Definitely wouldn't ride anything that deeper...

Definitely wouldn't ride anything that deeper than the snorkel... not intentionally anyway. Was considering more in regards to water splashing or being pushed up by the motion of the bike. Probably...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 101,396
Views: 19,685,281
Posted By Otis357
Thanks for the great responses on my DR\exhaust...

Thanks for the great responses on my DR\exhaust question. I just placed an order with Jesse last week for some parts, and guess I will be calling him back to talk about the airbox mod and jetting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 101,396
Views: 19,685,281
Posted By Otis357
Need a little more pep....

If I'm looking for a little performance boost on my stock DR, is a new muffler worth the investment? The FMF pipes claim to improve horsepower and torque, but Id like to hear from folks who have...
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