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Old 06-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #5266
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minor repairs on an old bike are kinda like renovating an old bathroom. I think the floor was soft around my toilet.





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Old 06-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #5267
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The11/17 was closed from Shabaqua way to 590 according to the paper.No shortcut to the border from TransCanada
11/17 is closed from 590 to 102 on account of the Hume road culvert is washed out again.
You can get around most all of the washouts using the side roads. Oliver and Pole Line are open to get around the
Vibert road washout. Or through Rosslyn village and either back to the asphalt or Harstone,PeeDee, Connolly to 590.

I think you can get around the Hume road closure by taking Sovereign road from 590 to Holland. But I have not bothered to try.
Lots of missing shoulders and narrowed spots.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #5268
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New bike for Relic

Hi all. Picked up a 2006 DR650 today. Was listed on the ADV Canadian flea market. I've been in contact with the seller for the last 10 days or so. I finally pulled the trigger earlier this week and we met today north of Barrie to make the deal. He's a great guy to deal with. Saved me from a longer drive into the city and included several extras with the bike. It's the first time I've ever had a seller actually provide the "seller's package" in a vehicle deal.
Also the first time in many years I've come home with a complete, running, ready to ride motorcycle. No cardboard boxes full of rusty parts!

The bike has a few farkles that would be high on my list- rear rack, saddle bag guards, skid plate, 12v outlet, ram mount and a Suzuki gel seat (not on the bike in the photo). About the only thing on my future list is an IMS larger tank. But for now I'm looking forward to just riding it as is.


Sorry, but I had to tell someone...and my vintage bike friends wouldn't understand my excitement. They'll be all

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:22 PM   #5269
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Ok thanks. Ended up taking a much different route to Minnesota . Might be able to use that info on the way back. Hope to ride 61 highway north shore. Feels good to finally get out on some longer rides.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #5270
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Sorry, but I had to tell someone...and my vintage bike friends wouldn't understand my excitement. They'll be all

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #5271
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Nice looking bike Ken, can I have your old one?
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #5272
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Sad day, we lost a fellow rider near Granite Lake. Apparently an American rider went off the road and hit a rock cut. Not much info on the net.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #5273
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Sounds like it was an american who found the guy. Guess he found him this morning but no indication of when it happened. Lots of deer running out on the highway in that area early in the morning.

"An American was driving by going fishing. He saw tracks of a motorcycle going off of the road way, so he stopped and checked it out. He discovered there was one male who was deceased, he went off of the road and hit a rock cut," he said.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #5274
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Sounds like it was an american who found the guy. Guess he found him this morning but no indication of when it happened. Lots of deer running out on the highway in that area early in the morning.

"An American was driving by going fishing. He saw tracks of a motorcycle going off of the road way, so he stopped and checked it out. He discovered there was one male who was deceased, he went off of the road and hit a rock cut," he said.
Thanks for the update...reading comprehention and spelling were my two less favourite subjects in school. I would rather gaze out the window and wait for the bell to ring so I could fishing.!!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #5275
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Congrats on the new ride Ken.

If anyone is looking for a well kitted out Dr 650. My brother is going to put his 2000 up for sale. Low miles. Lots of stuff. Carb-exhaust-big tank-skid plate-gel seat-bars-front springs and valving-new last year $1000 rear Elka shock with rebound and compression adjustment-etc-etc.
He's going orange.



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Old 06-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #5276
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......in actual fact, this "slip plain failure" as you refer to it was not caused by logging trucks.
A 950 KTM when accelerated hard, with a huge knobby tire....has been know to stretch the skin of the planet ....this "stretched " earth has to compensate somehow....ergo the crack in the earth's skin ....as per picture.

Caution...Warning... the Mechanic's General advise..... riding the "orange" may cause stretch marks to earth's skin. It is recommended to apply propper throttle pressure to avoid further damage to the planet !!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #5277
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Congratulations on the new bike, Ken! I've ridden Steve's quite a bit,(600, 650, and 800) and can attest to the fact that they are great bikes!
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #5278
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If all these large orange bikes were lined up and pointed north in say October and then all reved up and clutches dumped would it rotate our part of the world a little further south?

On another note anyone up for a ride in the T Bay area on Tuseday?
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:55 AM   #5279
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If all these large orange bikes were lined up and pointed north in say October and then all reved up and clutches dumped would it rotate our part of the world a little further south?

On another note anyone up for a ride in the T Bay area on Tuseday?
I have to fly out on tuesday.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #5280
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If all these large orange bikes were lined up and pointed north in say October and then all reved up and clutches dumped would it rotate our part of the world a little further south?

On another note anyone up for a ride in the T Bay area on Tuseday?
Like to go for a ride but I'm stuck in North Dakota with a busted truck rim and limited internet access and these people shut everything down at 6pm Maybe someday if I get to Colorado and Utah, I will post a ride report and everyone will know that I'm still alive...not that it matters rolf rolls better than my wheel!
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