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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-15-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,941
Posted By CanadaBiker
I'm planning a trip to Northern Ontario and...

I'm planning a trip to Northern Ontario and Quebec. I was going to buy a new GPS unit, but decided to give MotionX GPS a try. I just started noodling with it, and I have a few comments and questions....
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,013
Posted By CanadaBiker
I think this was maybe mentioned prior, but......

I think this was maybe mentioned prior, but... I'll +1 ... I'm not a Starbucks fan. I go there maybe twice a year, but they have some of the best instant coffee packets I've ever had. So Easy Peasy....
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By CanadaBiker
I've always wanted to try camping at the...

I've always wanted to try camping at the decommissioned Little Abitibi Provincial Park. Not sure if it's worth the trip. Was even thinking of making it a side trip on my way up the JBH in Quebec.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By CanadaBiker
I installed K70s on a CB550 and R100/7. I loved...

I installed K70s on a CB550 and R100/7. I loved the tires, easy to ride, nice and soft, but they can track funny. Grooved concrete especially. Plus they seem to exacerbate any swing arm or wheel...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,111
Posted By CanadaBiker
I had an R100/7. I 'restored' it almost top to...

I had an R100/7. I 'restored' it almost top to bottom mechanically and cosmetically. I'm a very decent wrench and I know I did a good job, and it was very sound. Took it on a few longish trips. No...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By CanadaBiker
I'm interested but do not have a GPS (yet) as...

I'm interested but do not have a GPS (yet) as well. Will running without a GPS be a burden to the other riders? Otherwise I'm interested in the ride.
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,615
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks for the continued responses and ride...

Thanks for the continued responses and ride reports / links. It's great to see that many others have done the trip...mostly without incident. :)

I recently added a hand-me-down 4.9 IMS tank, as...
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,615
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks very much for the info! Yeah, I...

Thanks very much for the info!

Yeah, I gotta just man up and do it and not worry about the bears. I never used to worry about stuff like that. I do enjoy riding my DR long distances, but being...
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,615
Posted By CanadaBiker
Anyone doing James Bay Highway this summer?

I'm in Southwestern Ontario, but I'm jonesing to do JBH up to the bay. Was considering trucking my bike to somewhere east of Peterborough or as far east as Perth, and starting from there. Was gonna...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By CanadaBiker
Transmission performance '85 R80 vs earlier bikes

Is the transmission, and shifting performance 'feel', much better on the 1985 bikes and newer vs the older bikes, say a /7. I had a R100/7 and was always disappointed in the transmission and shift...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,841
Posted By CanadaBiker
oh maybe you mean the countershaft seal. Yes,...

oh maybe you mean the countershaft seal. Yes, sometimes the seal on the front sprocket shaft will pop out, and the engin oil will empty onto the ground and everywhere else... Procycle sells a cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,841
Posted By CanadaBiker
I think the 'issues' have mostly been non issues,...

I think the 'issues' have mostly been non issues, or at least made to seem common only because of the internet. my 2 cents. I have 2005 with 14,000 miles and have zero issues. But to the ones you...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,622
Posted By CanadaBiker
Have you seen the prices of Belstaff since Ewan...

Have you seen the prices of Belstaff since Ewan McGregor got involved in their campaigns. Crazy insane prices. When I was a kid I worked in a shop that sold Belstaff to every airhead rider that came...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,491
Posted By CanadaBiker
I've been around bikes all my life. Lots of dirt...

I've been around bikes all my life. Lots of dirt bikes as a kid. Have rebuilt too many carbs. Got tired of the 4 rack on my '74 CB550. That's torture. My 09 F658GS was FI. Hated it. Way too snatchy....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 174,866
Posted By CanadaBiker
Place to buy dual sport moto boots?

(I put this in the space coast thread, but then it was mentioned that this might be a better place for the Port Charlotte area.)

I'm looking for a shop that sells dual-sport boots, and has a good...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,942
Posted By CanadaBiker
Place to buy dual sport moto boots

Anyone know of a shop that sells dual sport riding Boots. All the main brands. Say an hour or two within Port Charlotte. I'd love to find a place where I can try on a bunch of different styles and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,195
Posted By CanadaBiker
I owned a 2009 BMW F650gs twin, and currently a...

I owned a 2009 BMW F650gs twin, and currently a 2004 DR 650. Both bought used. The DR was 1/3 the price of the GS. I absolutely enjoy owing and riding the DR much more than the GS. And I tend to be...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20,930
Views: 5,992,295
Posted By CanadaBiker
Any thoughts you might want to pass along on why...

Any thoughts you might want to pass along on why you're selling the Scrambler. I know most of us just like to change bikes and ride somethign else, but I was wondering if you had a specific reason...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 78,759
Posted By CanadaBiker
Did you take your bike to Florida?

Did you take your bike to Florida?
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,460
Posted By CanadaBiker
I love my 2005 DR. Easy to maintain, and the...

I love my 2005 DR. Easy to maintain, and the farkles are relatively cheap since the bike has remained unchanged for so long. The DR is like comfort food.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks. I originally wanted an all blue one, but...

Thanks. I originally wanted an all blue one, but I now really love the white accents.



I'll dig around my and see if I have some close-up pics. If not I'll grab some tomorrow. I also polished...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
I went on a bit of a fall ride the other day....

I went on a bit of a fall ride the other day. Sunny but a cool 40 F. I'm still kinda stoked about that. :clap

BTW: I just love my DR. It's like a bowl of pea soup and crackers with a side of...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,452
Posted By CanadaBiker
In my view, the Scrambler is very similar in...

In my view, the Scrambler is very similar in size, power, and ergonomics to 70s & 80s plain-jane airheads. And like, a kabillion of them toured around the world.

(I had a 77 R100, and then got a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
The OEM rack has two bolts that attach to the...

The OEM rack has two bolts that attach to the metal bracket under the fender. It puts the bolts out a bit toward the edges where the bracket is welded to the frame which gives it decent strength. It...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
hmmmm... maybe those holes could be dremel-ized....

hmmmm... maybe those holes could be dremel-ized. :D (Or maybe there's not enough meat to the end of the bracket?)
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
Aren't the holes in the brackets that come back...

Aren't the holes in the brackets that come back to the triple clamp, slotted where they attach to the machined block that bolts to the bars? I wonder if there's enough of a slot to slide the brackets...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
I wonder if the Procycle bar extenders would...

I wonder if the Procycle bar extenders would work? I use them with the Cyrca kit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
Yeah, that's why I felt I should qualify that my...

Yeah, that's why I felt I should qualify that my old 525 chain was in horrible shape. If I hit just the right rpm in the right gear, there would be some weird undulation that slapped my chain against...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
525 / 520 chain & sprockets

regarding the ongoing discussion on chains & sprockets, and 520 / 525: I recently installed new 520 x-ring chain and sprockets. Very quiet with less slap. Although to be fair, my old chain was a 525...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
I just put 705's on my DR. They are great on the...

I just put 705's on my DR. They are great on the highway and very decent in the dirt. I did about 70 kms of trail riding last weekend with them. First off, in the greasy mud, they suck balls. But...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,747
Posted By CanadaBiker
I like it, but wish it had a little less billet...

I like it, but wish it had a little less billet machined look. I don't know why a seat bracket or fender bracket need to have style. They are functional and don't need to be highlighted. It also has...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 78,759
Posted By CanadaBiker
As mentioned, the ride was fantastic. I'm in for...

As mentioned, the ride was fantastic. I'm in for any repeat for sure! But it was muddy! I think we hit a bunch of red clay. It had hardened like pottery against my header. Took forever to get it off....
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 96,290
Views: 18,164,928
Posted By CanadaBiker
Nice pic! What tail bag is that?

Nice pic! What tail bag is that?
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By CanadaBiker
I used a 4 gauge version of the basic gauges in...

I used a 4 gauge version of the basic gauges in your amazon link for my '74 cb550. That's all you need.

First, assuming your carbs have a vacuum screw on the intake side of the carbs, just hook up...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By CanadaBiker
wow, good lord what have I got myself into. :) I...

wow, good lord what have I got myself into. :) I better put on several pots of coffee!
Forum: Canada 09-08-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By CanadaBiker
I know this is a bit off topic, but could briefly...

I know this is a bit off topic, but could briefly explain how you created this map? Or was it an existing map someone else started? Is there an online app, or do you need a computer app? And then do...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,942
Posted By CanadaBiker
Wow, thanks for the great info. I'm excited about...

Wow, thanks for the great info. I'm excited about brining my bike down. I was close to replacing my tires anyway, and had planned on trying some cheap Shinko 705s, but maybe I'll try the Kenda 784,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-02-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,942
Posted By CanadaBiker
I think I will be in Port Charlotte for a month...

I think I will be in Port Charlotte for a month or more starting just before Christmas. I was thinking of bringing my DR 650. I know it's not all that close to the 'Spacecoaster' area, but maybe...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,222
Posted By CanadaBiker
I was very close to buying a used Scram. Had made...

I was very close to buying a used Scram. Had made arrangements to rent the van and make the drive to pick it up, but then it sold before I got there. I looked around, and ended up falling into a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 168,675
Posted By CanadaBiker
The 2012 has the metal gas tank as well. I think...

The 2012 has the metal gas tank as well. I think the 2011 was the last with the plastic.
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