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Old 06-11-2014, 06:54 PM   #10006
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I've still got my '06 DR650 for sale. $3000. Just under 40k. IMS 18L tank. Pro Cycle Saddleman seat mod. Tool tube. Small wind screen. Pro Cycle rear rack and saddlebag guards. New MT21 on the front. Decent Trail Wing will be on the rear if purchased with a safety. Currently in the "low" position but takes 10 minutes to put it back to stock.
Stock tank, Zuki gel seat, Paper shop manual can be worked into the deal.



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Old 06-11-2014, 07:17 PM   #10007
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:54 PM   #10008
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But that would be cheating.
I someone else deleted posts... Who would know????
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:07 AM   #10009
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Got to be some kind of record, which one did you let go?
The 2005 KLR. I have a 650 BMW, so it was kind of redundant.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:30 AM   #10010
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Just a heads up. The road that goes from just west of Upsala down to Sapawe is closed due to washouts. It's opposite the Graham Road.

With all the rain in the west this week the back road will be in rough shape.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:49 AM   #10011
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The 2005 KLR. I have a 650 BMW, so it was kind of redundant.
Hey Ron - yes - that sounds like a record. Well done. Is any other bike leaving your stable?

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:03 AM   #10012
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So have any of you minimalist touring guys checked this one out... I sat on one in the show room the other day..
Talk about retro.. Felt like a taller version of my CD125 with new shocks.




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Old 06-12-2014, 08:10 AM   #10013
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So have any of you minimalist touring guys checked this one out... I sat on one in the show room the other day..
Talk about retro.. Felt like a taller version of my CD125 with new shocks.




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No - but I'd love to take one for a spin. A friend was going to buy one a few years ago but changed his mind. The price for the TU250X in Canada ($5299) has always been too high compared to the U.S. ($4399). Apparently, it's a lovely bike to ride. Some have been calling on Suzuki to release a 350-400cc version though.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:27 AM   #10014
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That's the catch with most bikes... There is that $700 - $1000 bump to bring that under $7000.00 dollar bike to Canada. It's to bad our market is so small.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:00 AM   #10015
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That's the catch with most bikes... There is that $700 - $1000 bump to bring that under $7000.00 dollar bike to Canada. It's to bad our market is so small.
That would be fine if it was a $10,000 bike. But $900 more on a $4399 bike, that's over a 20% increase in price. And that price existed even when our dollar was better. If we compare Honda to Suzuki for instance, you can see that Honda has done a better job at keeping prices for small displacement bikes more even between the U.S. and Canada. Granted for a few of these bikes there are Honda discounts currently in place that certainly help out in Canada. Then again - if Honda can do it - so can Suzuki. I tried to stick to bikes similar in displacement.

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2014 Canada CBR500R...MSRP $5999 (CND) (Cheaper in Canada!)
2014 U.S. CBR500R.......MSRP $6299 (U.S.)

2014 Canada Grom........MSRP $3199 (CND)
2014 U.S. Grom............MSRP $3199 (U.S.) (The same price)

2013 Canada CBR250R..MSRP $3499 (CND) (Cheaper in Canada!)
2013 U.S. CBR250R......MSRP $4199 (U.S.)

2013 Canada CRF250L...MSRP $4999 (CND) (The same price)
2013 U.S. CRF250L.......MSRP $4999 (U.S.)

Suzuki

2013 Canada GW250....MSRP $3999 (CND) (The same price)
2013 U.S. GW250........MSRP $3999 (U.S.)

2013 Canada TU250X...MSRP $5299 (CND) (Much cheaper in the U.S.)
2013 U.S. TU250X.......MSRP $4399 (U.S.)

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Old 06-14-2014, 06:41 AM   #10016
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Shoulder update.

Well, I went to Doctors this past Week, and things are looking very good! No surgery required! My sling came off 6 days ago, and it was literally a day before that, I noticed the pain had subsided by a good amount. Thursday I went to see the Physiotherapist and will have likely 4-6 weeks of treatment, but she too said things are coming along very well. All good news! The therapist explained more about my injury and gave me more information than any of the three doctors I had gone to see over the previous 2 weeks. All along I thought the collar bone was broken as it still sticks up almost an inch. She said it was a separation of the joint between collar bone and shoulder blade. Ligaments are all stretched to shit, so that is where she comes in, moving my arm, applying heat, as well as ultra sound. I have never been to a Physiotherapist before, but I would highly recommend it!

I have not heard back from Winnipeg Sport and Leisure, where my bike is being inspected for repairs. Initial inspection at Carman Collision was that adjuster felt it would be repaired. Wpg S/L said they would also inspect and make sure there is no damage to the steering head and frame. They were also telling me that a brand new Tenere with electronic suspension was being un-crated next to my damaged bike. D and Me have a trip planned to Colorado in August, so I hope to have everything back in shape by then!

This weekend is going to be my fourth Sunday in a row (my day off on the weekend) where the weather is less than stellar, so I can't say I have been missing riding much as of yet.

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:24 AM   #10017
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Well, I went to Doctors this past Week, and things are looking very good! No surgery required! My sling came off 6 days ago, and it was literally a day before that, I noticed the pain had subsided by a good amount. Thursday I went to see the Physiotherapist and will have likely 4-6 weeks of treatment, but she too said things are coming along very well. All good news! The therapist explained more about my injury and gave me more information than any of the three doctors I had gone to see over the previous 2 weeks. All along I thought the collar bone was broken as it still sticks up almost an inch. She said it was a separation of the joint between collar bone and shoulder blade. Ligaments are all stretched to shit, so that is where she comes in, moving my arm, applying heat, as well as ultra sound. I have never been to a Physiotherapist before, but I would highly recommend it!

I have not heard back from Winnipeg Sport and Leisure, where my bike is being inspected for repairs. Initial inspection at Carman Collision was that adjuster felt it would be repaired. Wpg S/L said they would also inspect and make sure there is no damage to the steering head and frame. They were also telling me that a brand new Tenere with electronic suspension was being un-crated next to my damaged bike. D and Me have a trip planned to Colorado in August, so I hope to have everything back in shape by then!

This weekend is going to be my fourth Sunday in a row (my day off on the weekend) where the weather is less than stellar, so I can't say I have been missing riding much as of yet.

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:04 AM   #10018
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Well, I went to Doctors this past Week, and things are looking very good! No surgery required! My sling came off 6 days ago, and it was literally a day before that, I noticed the pain had subsided by a good amount. Thursday I went to see the Physiotherapist and will have likely 4-6 weeks of treatment, but she too said things are coming along very well. All good news! The therapist explained more about my injury and gave me more information than any of the three doctors I had gone to see over the previous 2 weeks. All along I thought the collar bone was broken as it still sticks up almost an inch. She said it was a separation of the joint between collar bone and shoulder blade. Ligaments are all stretched to shit, so that is where she comes in, moving my arm, applying heat, as well as ultra sound. I have never been to a Physiotherapist before, but I would highly recommend it!



I have not heard back from Winnipeg Sport and Leisure, where my bike is being inspected for repairs. Initial inspection at Carman Collision was that adjuster felt it would be repaired. Wpg S/L said they would also inspect and make sure there is no damage to the steering head and frame. They were also telling me that a brand new Tenere with electronic suspension was being un-crated next to my damaged bike. D and Me have a trip planned to Colorado in August, so I hope to have everything back in shape by then!



This weekend is going to be my fourth Sunday in a row (my day off on the weekend) where the weather is less than stellar, so I can't say I have been missing riding much as of yet.



Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!

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Great news Carl. You will be back in the saddle soon. Now about this weather. Seems Mother Nature is shafting us working stiffs. Great weather while at work and as you put it less than stellar on days off.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #10019
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Hope this turns out better than it sounds . Anyone have any detail?

http://m.tbnewswatch.com/view.aspx?cid=344878

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Old 06-14-2014, 06:51 PM   #10020
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Hope this turns out better than it sounds . Anyone have any detail?

http://m.tbnewswatch.com/view.aspx?cid=344878

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Drove by there just after the emergency crews got there...didn't look good can't provide anymore details

Crazy day today in town, don't know what the hell people were thinking today...saw that and then while at cdn tire a short time later, a truck half backed over a shopping cart and an old lady...we were screaming at the guy and he just kept backing up and while that was taking place another truck backed into the car beside us that had an older couple in it...total chaos today in this city!
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