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Forum: Canada Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
For a long time, tickets written in BC were not...

For a long time, tickets written in BC were not enforceable outside the province. Albertans drive too fast anyway. Back then, used to higher speed limits and knowing that tickets were meaningless,...
Forum: Canada Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Scott_F
The municipal campground in Pincher Creek is...

The municipal campground in Pincher Creek is cheap and clean. Anything in or near a park is very expensive, double what it is elsewhere.

Toad Rock m/c campground, between Balfour and Ainsworth,...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Scott_F
Define your objectives. If you want to see...

Define your objectives.

If you want to see mountains, BC93 north from Cranbrook comes through a wide valley (the Columbia) to Radium, where it enters Kootenay Park and ends up near Banff. Wide...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,779
Posted By Scott_F
That's a good strategy. When I ran cabs in the...

That's a good strategy. When I ran cabs in the 70s, we would buy them cheap with 60-80k miles on them and sell them immediately when they hit 110k. Almost inevitably, the next twenty thousand miles...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Scott_F
Buy your bear spray here. Less hassle at the...

Buy your bear spray here. Less hassle at the border.

Check out this thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1038619
Lots of information there.

Regards
Scott Fraser
Calgary
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,779
Posted By Scott_F
I started a thread on the BUSA forum a while back...

I started a thread on the BUSA forum a while back on the CVT: "Much ado about nothing! (http://burgmanusa.com/forums/15-burgman-650/60898-cvt-stopper-bolt-much-ado-about-nothing.html)". Relatively...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
Uh huh. How many hours of instruction/training...

Uh huh. How many hours of instruction/training are required?

There is a similar Graduated Driver's License program in Alberta. Drivers are tested once. There is no requirement for training of any...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
I have. When I moved to BC, my car had to...

I have.

When I moved to BC, my car had to pass a test. I did not.

My elderly stepfather cannot turn his head to shoulder-check or see what's coming from the left at an intersection. He has...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
I hear where you're coming from. Personally, I...

I hear where you're coming from. Personally, I don't think heightened enforcement of traffic laws is the solution, nor do I think that tinkering with speed limits is going to change anything. Cops...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
It's probably a malicious rumour spread by our...

It's probably a malicious rumour spread by our national media.

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/marni-soupcoff-think-police-really-dont-have-ticket-quotas-check-out-these-leaks
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,728
Posted By Scott_F
Of course not. The 3bros extension takes the...

Of course not. The 3bros extension takes the stock buttrest and lifts it up and moves it back a couple of inches. You do get more legroom, plus lumbar support. You don't get as much legroom as...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,728
Posted By Scott_F
That's what we have. They are very comfortable. ...

That's what we have. They are very comfortable.

Regards
Scott Fraser
Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,874
Posted By Scott_F
This is a pretty freakish year. Spring came to...

This is a pretty freakish year. Spring came to Calgary six weeks early, the roads through the mountains are clear and I'm wondering myself whether to scoot into BC just for the hell of it. We've had...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
Thanks, but I read the article, apparently more...

Thanks, but I read the article, apparently more thoroughly than you did. There is no appeal process. You must have missed this part.
The decision of the board in the legislation is final — you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Scott_F
It's our own damned fault. If you had read up on...

It's our own damned fault. If you had read up on them, you would have known...

PIAGGIO HAVE THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE WORLD.

On my recommendation, my son bought an Aprilia, which is...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
Then we should just do away with courts entirely,...

Then we should just do away with courts entirely, eh? If you're charged, you're guilty. Do not pass GO. Go directly to jail.

It's a very slippery slope.

Regards
Scott Fraser
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
Likewise. We spent three weeks traveling in 2013,...

Likewise. We spent three weeks traveling in 2013, to Victoria through Washington and back through BC. Two people, two bikes: gas, accommodation and meals cost $60 more per day in BC. That adds up...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
Yes, I saw that too, but what tourist is going to...

Yes, I saw that too, but what tourist is going to hang around for a court date? The announcement that they are hellbent on adopting this is just one more verse in the "don't go to BC" refrain heard...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scott_F
BC abolishes right to fair trial for traffic tickets

BC has already established itself as a very unfriendly place for motorcyclists. Now they are planning to abolish court appearances for tickets and to put the burden of proof on those charged.
...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,643
Posted By Scott_F
Not this shit again. The thread is about...

Not this shit again.

The thread is about QC restrictive laws for motor vehicles - not a debate between Trudeau and Lévesque.

LOL! Of course it is! That shit will never go away. It's way too...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Scott_F
I carry a plug kit too and have used it twice....

I carry a plug kit too and have used it twice. They work well enough, but I won't ride on it farther than necessary to get a new tire. I'm inherently suspicious of a tire that has been compromised,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Scott_F
Replace the tire. Motorcycle tires are not like...

Replace the tire. Motorcycle tires are not like car tires. For one thing, you have only two of them. If the patch blows at speed, you may not make it home. Why take the chance?

Ride safe
Scott...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,643
Posted By Scott_F
Thanks. Scott Fraser

Thanks.

Scott Fraser
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,643
Posted By Scott_F
So. I'm still not sure how it works. Here we...

So. I'm still not sure how it works. Here we register a bike for $54 to get a license plate. Proof of insurance is required.

There is no provincial insurance like ICBC in Alberta. We go through a...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,643
Posted By Scott_F
$1400 to register a bike? Or does that include...

$1400 to register a bike? Or does that include insurance?
Forum: Canada 04-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,643
Posted By Scott_F
Maybe. Around here (Calgary) all the cops are...

Maybe. Around here (Calgary) all the cops are assholes until they have eight or ten years of experience. By then they're driving a desk, not a patrol car. The perception is simply that all cops are...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,847
Posted By Scott_F
OMG. Remind me never to go to Quebec. No wonder...

OMG. Remind me never to go to Quebec. No wonder there are so many Quebecois in Alberta! They are fleeing a police state!

Regards
Scott Fraser
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,779
Posted By Scott_F
That is the biggest difference between the two....

That is the biggest difference between the two. The ECU on the 650 controls the ratio in the CVT so that the bike is always running at an optimum RPM. The 650 redlines around 7800rpm. I have never...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,779
Posted By Scott_F
Random thoughts... The Burgman 200 is the...

Random thoughts...

The Burgman 200 is the perfect bike for running errands around town. It is small, light, carries a lot and will keep up with traffic on the freeway.

The Burgman 650 is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,728
Posted By Scott_F
If you haven't already found it, the BUSA forum...

If you haven't already found it, the BUSA forum (http://burgmanusa.com/forums/) is the place to find out all about Burgmans. LeDude's pages are particularly useful.

Enjoy your new ride.
Scott...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Scott_F
Banff and Jasper are on the eastern side of the...

Banff and Jasper are on the eastern side of the Rockies. The weather here is a crapshoot -- it is either nice or really crappy. People around here (Alberta) don't put the garden in until May 24th....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By Scott_F
The BUSA Forum (http://burgmanusa.com/forums/)...

The BUSA Forum (http://burgmanusa.com/forums/) (Burgman USA) is the best resource for all things Burgman. See you there.

Congrats
Scott Fraser
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,365
Posted By Scott_F
My wife and I each have 650 Burgman Execs with...

My wife and I each have 650 Burgman Execs with 50,000km on them as I write this. Much like the Goldwing, they are designed for the open road. They've even been called "Baby Goldwings". They've also...
Forum: Canada 04-04-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,874
Posted By Scott_F
A small bottle of Muskol is all you need. I...

A small bottle of Muskol is all you need.

I have a small down sleeping bag that works very well and scrunches to nothing....
Forum: Canada 03-31-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By Scott_F
Nope. Even with the Canadian peso at 80¢ it is...

Nope. Even with the Canadian peso at 80¢ it is still cheaper to travel in the US. We did the math two years ago. Traveling in BC cost us at least $60 more per day than travel in the US (two people,...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,874
Posted By Scott_F
Good advice. The other dangerous critter is...

Good advice.

The other dangerous critter is deer. They are everywhere once you get out of Flatland. Since most roads follow waterways and since deer are thirsty critters, they are crossing the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Scott_F
Turn your bike off and restart it. The EMF from...

Turn your bike off and restart it. The EMF from the starter coil will usually trip the light.

Regards
Scott Fraser
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Scott_F
Take it to GW Cycle in Calgary and have them work...

Take it to GW Cycle in Calgary and have them work their magic. With that much mileage, the valves will need adjustment as well as changing out all the filters and other stuff. You could be chasing...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,874
Posted By Scott_F
Actually I have, last year on my bike, this...

Actually I have, last year on my bike, this February in my car. Victoria to Campbell River is still a five hour drive on the old road. There is not as much traffic as there once was, but there are...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,874
Posted By Scott_F
Likewise, I'm considering where he's coming from...

Likewise, I'm considering where he's coming from and how much time he has. It's 1800 miles from Ohio to Great Falls, which would take me most of a week at our touring pace (250 mi/day). IMHO,...
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