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Old 01-16-2014, 06:33 PM   #3976
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Calgarians that dualsport

Pretty sure I'll get some kind of ride in tomorrow. Benefits of living on a bus route. Plowed street! ;) riding in the winter was a deciding factor in purchasing on a bus route.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:56 PM   #3977
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I Started!

Mine up today. Does that count? Looks like at least another week of warm weather. Should be good to go about then.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:54 AM   #3978
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Jesse Rear Compartment

Lee, it is a 6 litre storage compartment that replaces the rear seat. There is a complementary rear rack which I have on order. You can see what it all looks like here:

http://www.jesseluggage.com/yamaha.html

Did you find the shims you need?

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:33 AM   #3979
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If you head out tomorrow drop me a line if you want a 2nd. I'd like to brush the dust off my bike as well.


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Pretty sure I'll get some kind of ride in tomorrow. Benefits of living on a bus route. Plowed street! ;) riding in the winter was a deciding factor in purchasing on a bus route.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:55 PM   #3980
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Went for a quick 140k loop on slab only. Gotta make the slab more interesting somehow. ;) I want summer now. My bike is leaking oil. Gotta find it. Damn. http://vimeo.com/84428167

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Old 01-17-2014, 06:27 PM   #3981
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Cool. It looks like it is coming from that area possibly. It's above the kickstand and toward rear of skid plate and up.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:29 PM   #3982
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Have you done it before? Shocked anything is leaking already. I've had a small puddle ( size of a quarter or so. )
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:49 PM   #3983
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Just took another look properly with the bike lifted and it seems to be it. Do you know if Blackfoot stocks em?
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:18 PM   #3984
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Cheers Lee.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:48 PM   #3985
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Another hour in the garage to do this

Installed some Footman Loops on my Jesse panniers. Don't know why they wouldn't add them as a standard feature. I had them on my Happy Trail panniers and used them all the time. Easy to install after you get over your case of nerves about drilling holes in your "Brand Spanking New, Very Expensive" panniers. Cheers, David



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Old 01-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #3986
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I'm from Calgary, but have been living in North Africa for the past 4 years. I brought my 990 with me and a colleague brought his DL1000 V-Strom. We ride almost exclusively off tarmac in places big bikes generally shouldn't go.

The V-Strom is extremely tractable and can almost anywhere easily. My riding partner is on his 3rd skid plate...this one a 1/4" steel after destroying two 1/4" Al units. The V-Strom is limited on clearance and this is an issue. The stock cast rims are an issue. The front rim on my riding partners rim is dented quite badly, but continues to hold air somehow.

Bottom line, the V-Strom may not look it, but it is capable. It is low and easy to ride. You can get a foot down. It puts out very tractable power, and generally is better at the slow going than my 990. My 990 is still the besets everest in the world, in the love-hate sort of way....
I totally agree with Trav. I wouldnt ride woops or ever want to jump the Strom like Trav and I do on our motorcycle mechnics training courses (990ADV) but its no slouch. Heck, 95% of people have no idea what a bike will do, I've taken my VFR800 on some rocky trails (poor trip planning too) with no issues. Trav, you should've seen Kris riding baby heads on his VFR to get onto the beach in Halifax. Hilarious!

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Old 01-20-2014, 05:33 AM   #3987
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Please report on the conditions you find there. I'm planning on getting out to the South Ghost on Jan 19th with my studded GasGas. Have heard it's a bit of a struggle right now with the snow accumulation there.
Rode out of the South Ghost staging area yesterday. It's a tough slog on the trails... very deep snow in places. I think I'll wait for a bit more melting before getting back out on the studs.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:23 PM   #3988
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Finally finished my shift. I have 6 more days to get a ride or 2 in. Anyone been out to the reservoir recently? Is it a mess?
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:16 PM   #3989
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Laugh Got Out!

For a quick 100km blast today. Pavement only though. Some of the SE back roads were clear and dry. Bike is still clean.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:19 PM   #3990
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Atta boy Dick. But still clean? Couldn't at least puddle wash it?
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