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Old 01-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #7831
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Kelly, just think, free bike insurance, no sales tax and Super Store Discount Liquor. What else do you need?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #7832
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Kelly, just think, free bike insurance, no sales tax and Supper Store Discount Liquor. What else do you need?
not to forget foothills mountains, and less than 1000 km from an ocean ....................a lost prairie boy for sure.

Congratulations on the new job
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:34 AM   #7833
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Did you hunt down some paint and paint anything yet?
I did in fact get some paint that I think will actually work. It's meant for plastic and I'll take my time to do it right this time. I can't paint anything yet because I need to find a way to remove the old paint, and I cant take off some of my plastics because some asshole stole my tools out of my garage so i'm at a standstill until I buy more tools
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:38 AM   #7834
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The helmet speakers are great for commutation at lower speeds .... Behind the great big windshield of the Harley. In the wide open expanses at higher speeds ear buds are the way to go.

If you want to take it to the next level, get "EarFit" ear buds... Not cheap, but it's like sitting in a sound studio at all speeds... I found with over the counter ear buds, the sound level on my iPod would have to be set at 60 to 70%, with speakers at a 100% and with EarFits the volume never has to go above 30%.

There are apparently really quite helmets out there bring down the noise level substantially, but well over $600, so that's an area I would not be able to comment on.
I thought for sure helmet speaker were the way to go, but as with anything, I always ask the ADVers for advice and voila. Now I know. My new helmet just came in but I highly doubt it's going to bring down the noise.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:27 AM   #7835
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I have a Schuberth C3 helmet. it is supposed to be the quietest out there, and it is nice, but still have to turn up the volume while listening to music in high winds or high speed with my in helmet speakers. Under normal riding and speeds the music comes through clearly.

I would say the test for a music system would be if you can listen to the conversation and music from an FM radio source and I would say in helmet speakers would not pass that test at highway speeds.

I find ear buds or ear plugs to get aggravating after a while but I do use them (plugs) on windy days.

A communications system is invaluable when navigating through heavy traffic or complicated areas with 2 riders. I have the Sena SMH10 system and it works well between my wife and I. I usually ride ahead and warn of any road hazards or she can tell me if she needs to stop and we have open conversations about the scenery etc as we pass. It is really nice to have that capability.

For a group of riders i would prefer a radio system where you could talk to everyone at once. The current system allows multiple connections (4) but you have to talk individually.

Sena makes a FRS radio adapter system for their units that would fill that function via bluetooth but it is a bit pricy at $199. http://www.buysenabluetooth.com/sr10/sr10-10.html


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I thought for sure helmet speaker were the way to go, but as with anything, I always ask the ADVers for advice and voila. Now I know. My new helmet just came in but I highly doubt it's going to bring down the noise.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #7836
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Next month I'll be moving to Calgary to continue my career with CP rail. I'm going to miss you winnipeg inmates especially the ones I have become very cose friends with. I will still be posting on this thread and hope that, when your in my new neighborhood that you come to visit.
Hey Kelly...I will definitely be planning a ride out your way - just for the purpose of saying Howdy...!!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #7837
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Hey Kelly...I will definitely be planning a ride out your way - just for the purpose of saying Howdy...!!!
I'll send you and Brian my address when I find one. My cell # is going to stay the same so that it's not long distance for people to call me from the peg.

Brian and I have have a discussion about him visiting. He says he would rather not impose. If i find out he's staying in a hotel or a ditch when I have a couch to surf on, he'll find me dragging him kicking and screaming to my place. You are both more than welcome, and you have now both been told!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #7838
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Congrats Kelly! The wife and I are looking at homes in the Okatokes area, which is only 30ish min outside of the city, we will hopefully ride together once again!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #7839
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Going to toss the old DR in the truck and drag it to the Peg for a couple of issues. Where's best? The dealer? Obviously no mad rush!
Lyle

Kelly, good luck with your new position!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #7840
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Going to toss the old DR in the truck and drag it to the Peg for a couple of issues. Where's best? The dealer? Obviously no mad rush!
Lyle

Kelly, good luck with your new position!
Capitol motosports on St. Anne has always been fair to me.

http://www.capitolmotosports.com/
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #7841
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check this out, this guys building his bike from pieces of other bikes...never seen anything like this before http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818760
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #7842
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Congrats Kelly! The wife and I are looking at homes in the Okatokes area, which is only 30ish min outside of the city, we will hopefully ride together once again!
I always meant to show you more of the good roads. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and you'll have to show me where the good routes are.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #7843
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Capitol motosports on St. Anne has always been fair to me.

http://www.capitolmotosports.com/
Ditto on Capitol. Very good group of guys working there and the owner ( Dave ) is an awesome guy. Don't wait too long on dropping it off. He starts to get real busy with regular customer work by end of January.

You can't go wrong with them though.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #7844
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Capitol motosports on St. Anne has always been fair to me.

http://www.capitolmotosports.com/

Thanks for that. I've stuck my head in the door a couple of times. Seemed really friendly. I'll give them a call.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #7845
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Here is a few shots of ice riding from last Sunday out at StMalo. Probably had about 60 bikes out.

This one is me riding my buds 2007 YZ250 stroke in a fast left hand sweeper


serious traction from the $700/pair Fredette Ice Race Tires on my sons YZ450


the next 2 are getting by the brand new Husky form SAR (they broke it in on the track that day)



the fast left hander leads out to this 100+ km/h straight


my son (#5) in the middle of a party


the odd incident here and there



my son hamming it up for the camera



Hopefully the weather will cooperate for next weekend as I hope to be celebrating my 59th birthday on the ice with all the guys......

always a BBQ and rum at the end of the day.....yum yum

if anybody needs directions or ? give me a call
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