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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 10:06 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Nice! I'm guessing that's the Ghost/Waiparous...

Nice! I'm guessing that's the Ghost/Waiparous area? Brings back memories of a bunch of ice climbing there!

cm
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22,789
Views: 2,825,818
Posted By canadius_maximus
When I did my RR kit, I disconnected each and...

When I did my RR kit, I disconnected each and every connection I encountered - checked for corrosion, put in some dielectric grease, and then reconnected.

The other benefit is that it enables...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By canadius_maximus
I didn't take from the post that his was a...

I didn't take from the post that his was a surprise / "his" decision scenario. But if indeed that was the original intent - then I'd really recommend against it and as CopaM suggests, involve her...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By canadius_maximus
I certainly don't think there's a single right...

I certainly don't think there's a single right answer - a lot boils down to what ratio of hwy/dirt you're looking at for her, and also what tradeoff are you most willing to let go of vs the one you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:08 PM
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Views: 2,825,818
Posted By canadius_maximus
Here's all you need to know about the KTM 690: ...

Here's all you need to know about the KTM 690:

1) Yes it comes with a right hand mirror.
2) No, you don't have to prepare your arse to ride it.
3) No, it has no reverse gear.
4) It doesn't care...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:28 AM
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Views: 2,825,818
Posted By canadius_maximus
Previous bike was a DRZ - being a "one-bike" guy,...

Previous bike was a DRZ - being a "one-bike" guy, it was my commuter/fun bike all in one. Bad battery early on - replaced and tendered every single day thereafter. Other than oil changes at 5K, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 270,829
Posted By canadius_maximus
Sounds good - looking forward to seeing what you...

Sounds good - looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

The funny flag was on for a special 11 Nov (Remembrance Day) ride. After wearing it on my uniform's shoulder for a decade, it was no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
Odd example. SM is wearing what was then...

Odd example. SM is wearing what was then available for gear - on a dirt ride. Referencing the absence of leather is misconstruing Pantah's comments about racers - clearly he's talking road. So the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
Yes, I've always known TBI is the big issue for...

Yes, I've always known TBI is the big issue for helmets in general. What was news to me was the discovery (at least according to these Brazilian doctors) that there was significantly more risk in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
JD et al, What I found interesting in the...

JD et al,

What I found interesting in the Brazilian study is the linkage between 3/4 helmets and brain injury - a connection that to my mind, wasn't immediately obvious. I'm curious too, about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks for the link to the study. Something...

Thanks for the link to the study.

Something new that I hadn't considered was the linkage between open face helmets and increased brain injury. I'd have thought the primary risk in 3/4 was around...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,253
Posted By canadius_maximus
Another great RR I missed until now. Love your...

Another great RR I missed until now. Love your photos - too many lovely ones to pic a favourite.

Bravo!

cm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
That was pretty awesome, I'll agree. Who knew a...

That was pretty awesome, I'll agree. Who knew a FF helmet impeded the ability "to predict things"? :lol3 By that logic, the beanie guys should have next to zero accident rates, being able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
http://trec.pdx.edu/sites/default/files/styles/arc...

http://trec.pdx.edu/sites/default/files/styles/arc_news_events_main_image_full/public/motorcycle_helmet_0.jpg?itok=xB4HPkUQ

phht. Nolan Schmolan. You need the good top shelf stuff ... mind...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-14-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,148
Posted By canadius_maximus
Just stumbled across this awesome RR - thoroughly...

Just stumbled across this awesome RR - thoroughly enjoyed it :clap.

My family and I camp a lot in that area - simply marvelous. We're blessed to live where we are, in a North American coastal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
Not an expert, but I've worn my share of goggles:...

Not an expert, but I've worn my share of goggles:



Worn both Mk 8 style and Type 510 style on multiple rides in Boeing Model 75 Stearman - (as passenger)
Worn armoured crewman's goggles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,220
Posted By canadius_maximus
Read this thread last night and figured the whole...

Read this thread last night and figured the whole "3/4 helmet gives me more visibility" argument was a pure baloney - but I figured I'd at least give it the benefit of the doubt.

Did 3 short rides...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:44 PM
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Views: 1,724,258
Posted By canadius_maximus
a little dirtier ... a few weeks later ...

... and since we're talking about it's bigger sister (9x0) ... with a buddy's 990 ...

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:35 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
a little "picture/theme association" ....

... playing off the Steven's Pass WA photo ... (nice bike, btw!!)

from last fall ... pouring buckets through that same area ...

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 01:21 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Bubbles is a member here on ADV - AND rides a KTM...

Bubbles is a member here on ADV - AND rides a KTM 690? That's awesome - who knew? :lol3

http://33.media.tumblr.com/7aee22b9bdb7ee5c094f76b7c6f533af/tumblr_neixjgNnSG1qabnxjo2_400.gif

...
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 66,105
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks for the Raiden glove reference. I had...

Thanks for the Raiden glove reference. I had read about them, but couldn't put my finger on where. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction! :lol3

Great to hear about the cases.

cm
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-16-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11,227
Views: 3,832,687
Posted By canadius_maximus
Nice looking bike, Niga! (it reads better...

Nice looking bike, Niga!

(it reads better than it sounds, doesn't it? :lol3)

dl
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 1,724,258
Posted By canadius_maximus
But it would appear that you're the smarter one -...

But it would appear that you're the smarter one - since whereas he has the big flashy Adventure Spec stickers - you have their actual product (case guards) mounted up on your bike! :lol3

Yeah,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 88,127
Posted By canadius_maximus
Great build!

Just wanted to pop on your thread and say "good job!" Gorgeous bike/kit.

I enjoyed your first post on this thread, and completely related with your comment about the bike being more than mere...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 07:32 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Is there that much extra fuel capacity in the...

Is there that much extra fuel capacity in the Basel tanks that you did away with the OEM tank .... cue the weak rear subframe commentary .... :lol3

Great looking build - will check your other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 270,829
Posted By canadius_maximus
I like the concept. Just as I was thinking of...

I like the concept. Just as I was thinking of playing about with that funky Kydex mod, possibly lighting my tanks on fire ... :lol3

Though if the tube that holds the tank-mount bolt could have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 03:27 PM
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Views: 270,829
Posted By canadius_maximus
No RR order I've ever placed (EVO1, EVO2 tanks +...

No RR order I've ever placed (EVO1, EVO2 tanks + side panels), plus a couple of warranty replacement items has ever taken more than a week. UK -> Canada.

Less time than regular post within...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 270,829
Posted By canadius_maximus
White decals on orange

There was some talk in the 690 photo thread about decals.

Am considering adding some white to the scheme .... here's where we're at today:

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,964
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Posted By canadius_maximus
To which decals are you referring? The EVO 1...

To which decals are you referring?

The EVO 1 decals (side panels) ...
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 1,724,258
Posted By canadius_maximus
Not the typical action photo, but ...

So yesterday, did the annual spring Dual Sport BC ride. Was pouring rain, did not stop for pictures.

Hurried home, so I could take my 5 year old daughter to see a movie she had been dying to see...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 74,200
Posted By canadius_maximus
Love the Airoh, sbn - wish they had those in...

Love the Airoh, sbn - wish they had those in Canada. I know they can be had online - But am a bit leery of buying a helmet without first trying the size/shape/fit first.

My Shoei Hornet SD is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-23-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 176,245
Posted By canadius_maximus
kinda fun and informative thread ....

... so I'll toss this up ...


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/delta_lima/KTM%20690/AB839DB8-963C-4898-BB45-3634F48F1F14_zpsjatg48xh.jpg...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 66,105
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks Jeff, Yes, I posted back in Oct after...

Thanks Jeff,

Yes, I posted back in Oct after my first event using the app ( #216 (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25336142&postcount=216)) feedback that concurred exactly with that. I've...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 406,595
Posted By canadius_maximus
Awesome!!! I can almost taste that yummy...

Awesome!!!

I can almost taste that yummy dinner. Looks like fun.
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 66,105
Posted By canadius_maximus
I see what you did there ...

http://www.kevinneeld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Big-Lebowski-Meme.jpg

Anyway - back to our regular programming. Did a bit of rearranging of the cockpit - improved the power wiring, and made...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 406,595
Posted By canadius_maximus
My little corner ....

Nothing as inspiration as some folks have ... but I'm happy! :1drink

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/delta_lima/KTM%20690/CE9CBBFF-2B85-4DB8-B17E-13E2223D2028_zpsn0nftidr.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 1,724,258
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks! cm

Thanks!

cm
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 1,724,258
Posted By canadius_maximus
I like the upper dash - what material is that? ...

I like the upper dash - what material is that? ABS? HDPE? Metal?

thanks,

cm
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 1,724,258
Posted By canadius_maximus
I agree. In my area, I've seen a few 690s with...

I agree. In my area, I've seen a few 690s with the Britannia Composites Lynx already mounted on new showroom floor models - I hear through the grapevine that folks really like them. A premium of a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22,789
Views: 2,825,818
Posted By canadius_maximus
Sure, why not? I used to go to Fastenal,...

Sure, why not?

I used to go to Fastenal, but they're out of the way, and often fussy about minimum qtys. So I stumbled across these good folks - a 2 min drive from my office. A small hole in the...
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