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Old 02-21-2014, 06:29 PM   #4066
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Great pictures! I am really looking forward to this trip. There will be lots of riding in between though. I expect to hit the 100,000 km mark on my 990 this year.

Work does have a way of getting in the way of riding doesn't it. I am still working on how I can get Charlie Boorman's job...
Wow. Pretty good. The usual clutch slave and water pump seal replacement?

I just got my 990SMT last year. I rode it when I could but not often enough. I probably put more miles on it in the winter in AZ for a brief time than I did all summer here in Canada.
I've got a Rottweiler waiting for it. No time for install, yet. I have literally days of work to do on my TE510. There are parts patiently waiting for pick up.
I've fallen behind on my trike riding and on regular dual sport riding/camping.
Another project may have landed in my lap. Not to mention dirtywife is wanting me at home.
I'm really hoping that work slows down. Or as you mentioned - get a Boorman job.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:49 PM   #4067
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I expect to hit the 100,000 km mark on my 990 this year.



Lee, how many Kms on it when you bought it? Or were you silly like me and over paid for a new one? I've only put 17000 on mine in the last 2 years.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:06 AM   #4068
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Hello. I'm new to the calgary area. I moved to Airdrie last August. Thought I'd say hi since i'm feeling the winter blues too. I picked me up a bmw dakar last summer and have a trip planned to tuk this June with a buddy. Melt snow melt!!
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:12 PM   #4069
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Welcome! I'm headed to Alaska in June with a few other guys as well. ;)


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Hello. I'm new to the calgary area. I moved to Airdrie last August. Thought I'd say hi since i'm feeling the winter blues too. I picked me up a bmw dakar last summer and have a trip planned to tuk this June with a buddy. Melt snow melt!!
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:29 PM   #4070
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Brought this home...

Soon to be Baja prepped!

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Old 02-25-2014, 07:46 PM   #4071
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Soon to be Baja prepped!

Nice, Hondas are good.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:57 PM   #4072
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Congrats!

Tell me about those little purple straps, please.

What's the prep work involve for you?
Gas tank, bouncy bits, rad protection, cooling upgrades, stabilizer, can, o-ring, light?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:07 PM   #4073
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Hello. I'm new to the calgary area. I moved to Airdrie last August. Thought I'd say hi since i'm feeling the winter blues too. I picked me up a bmw dakar last summer and have a trip planned to tuk this June with a buddy. Melt snow melt!!
That's a trip I'd like to try one year. And the Canol.

Pick up a cheap old bike for riding around lakes and rivers in the winter. It'll cure the winter blues.

Some info for you; try to hit the MRT rally in Nelson in August. It's well worth it.

Have you seen much of the Calgary area?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:32 PM   #4074
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Congrats!

Tell me about those little purple straps, please.

What's the prep work involve for you?
Gas tank, bouncy bits, rad protection, cooling upgrades, stabilizer, can, o-ring, light?
The purple straps are just some webbing from MEC that we use instead of strapping to the bars. Less chance anything gets broken or bound up. Cheap too!

Not much on this one... Nothing like the EXC was thank god! 4.75G tank from Acerbis, skid pan and rad guards from Flatland, possibly a rad fan, TT stator and a LiFe battery, Scott's and some lights. Still a long ways off from November, but I need to get some hours in on it too, lol! I'll start a thread as soon as the first batch of parts come in.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:34 PM   #4075
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Nice, Hondas are good.
That's refreshing and thanks! I have heard nothing but "It's not a KTM? Wtf are you doing?" from everyone I know... The rest of my bikes ARE pumpkins, but I have always had a soft spot for Hondas with the X or XR designation...

This, btw, it the only street legal CRF450X you're gonna see around too... LOL! I have a friend at a registry, ;)
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:38 PM   #4076
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Hello. I'm new to the calgary area. I moved to Airdrie last August. Thought I'd say hi since i'm feeling the winter blues too. I picked me up a bmw dakar last summer and have a trip planned to tuk this June with a buddy. Melt snow melt!!
Welcome!!! I'm moving to Airdrie soon from SW Calgary also. You, sir, have moved to a GREAT spot for riding!!! You've also picked a CHAMP of a bike!!! I miss my Dakar some days... it just did... EVERYTHING!

where2next and I still rip on the bigger bikes out in Waiporous so if you're in for some day tripping let us know. I think I have almost covered every inch of that place and a lot of it pretty good for even big bikes. Knowing the trails that aren't is key...

Cheers and welcome again!
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:03 AM   #4077
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This, btw, it the only street legal CRF450X you're gonna see around too... LOL! I have a friend at a registry, ;)
Nope, there is already one here in Calgary all done up and street legal.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:04 AM   #4078
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I love Hondas, I have a 81 XL that I've been riding for the last 25 years, still runs like a champ. Cant go wrong with a Honda except the horrible reorganization of the dealerships. I use to be able to go anywhere to get parts. Now when I want parts I get to drive to the other end of the earth and have some poopdick at Honda Powerhouse sell me the wrong parts.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:07 AM   #4079
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Welcome! I'm headed to Alaska in June with a few other guys as well. ;)
$20 says you only make it this far ;)



I miss the days I could just take off for a month:

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:30 PM   #4080
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Hello. I'm new to the calgary area. I moved to Airdrie last August. Thought I'd say hi since i'm feeling the winter blues too. I picked me up a bmw dakar last summer and have a trip planned to tuk this June with a buddy. Melt snow melt!!

Welcome to the 'hood man!
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