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Old 09-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #6481
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New baby brother to the 90 I bought a few weeks ago. 1967 Honda S65 with 2629 original miles. Runs and drives.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #6482
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I run a sheepskin on my bike, it's from a company called Alaska Leather, ADV'ers get a 10% discount if you use the code "deadsheep" . The skin fits to the bike with 3 straps ( one hooked under the nose and another 2 under the middle and back of the seat) and can be removed in a couple seconds. It may cost more then the Canadian tire options but I think it's worth it because of how securely it's attached and how easily it can be removed.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #6483
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New baby brother to the 90 I bought a few weeks ago. 1967 Honda S65 with 2629 original miles. Runs and drives.
And it's so cute.

I just realized my '82 C70 Passport is an antique this year!
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #6484
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Went off track a little this morning and flew some of the road between Reddit and Ear Falls. Looks like a great ride for the DR? Anybody done this one? Road looks nice and dry.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #6485
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New baby brother to the 90 I bought a few weeks ago. 1967 Honda S65 with 2629 original miles. Runs and drives.
Yup, that's a sweet little ride... Bonus when it runs right out of the box.!!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #6486
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A good friend crashed last week on his HD.He's been at HSC for a couple of days now but a long recovery. If you guyz could throw some good vibes his way it would be great.Here is a bit I pulled from fb today.

"well just found out that my right leg and ankle r broken as well add that to the shattered pelvis, fractured spine in two places broken shoulder and smashed clavical countless staples pins .......havin a hard time keepin it togeather"

Jayman M

Thanx everyone and please ride safely!

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #6487
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Ouch* I hope your friend heals faster than I do.


I'm not sure whether my dead dog has been of use or not. I took the poor thing off last week and tried brushing it out (with a dog brush, what else?), but he's matted up pretty good and lost a bit of fluff.

Thinking of going down and sitting on the GS a bit, just to make sure my butt is indeed going to be supported. I might put a deposit on it too.... would be nice if I could get the proper seat thrown in the deal before I do, though...

I'm almost at 17,000km for the year, and that's mostly commuting (3000km for the SD trip). Between the poker run yesterday and all of the running around for work today, that's another 500k. Almost at 20,000 on the clock. I'd love to roll it before we part company, and I don't see how I won't. Can't take it too far, though, or it'll need another back tyre

I figure that rear K60 Scout has a couple more thousand in it, though, and it's got 10k on it now. Good bit of rubber, that.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #6488
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I figure that rear K60 Scout has a couple more thousand in it, though, and it's got 10k on it now. Good bit of rubber, that.
They are awesome tires. A bit noisy and a bit of vibration, but for a dual sport tire they are the bees knees.

I had about 18,000 on mine before I changed it. That includes my trip to Alaska and over 2000k of gravel roads fully loaded. I could have got another 5000 out of it I think but got a good deal on a replacement installed in Vancouver.

My friends 1200GS has a K60 on it and he has over 22,000 km on it and that includes the Dempster and Denali highways fully loaded.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #6489
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I use an airhawk http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/pr...spx?brandid=61 and Egli sheep skin. http://eglifarm.com/index.php/cPath/...0b9fd99121a5f5

Have done 900k days with that combo
Have to add that I sewed a strip of HD elastic to the front of the sheepskin and just slip it over the front of the seat and it holds there great.

Tried just the sheepskin alone and still not the greatest. The airhawk makes all the difference but as Piffle says it is getting the pressure points minimized and not softening the seat that works.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #6490
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They are awesome tires. A bit noisy and a bit of vibration, but for a dual sport tire they are the bees knees.

I had about 18,000 on mine before I changed it. That includes my trip to Alaska and over 200k of gravel roads fully loaded. I could have got another 5000 out of it I think but got a good deal on a replacement installed in Vancouver.

My friends 1200GS has a K60 on it and he has over 22,000 km on it and that includes the Dempster and Denali highways fully loaded.

Maybe I should be looking for a refund, since mine must be defective

I'm happy as anything, though - the noise is only apparent in town around 65-75kph. After that the wind, intake noise, etc, drowns it out anyway. Good traction. I pulled in the clutch on the highway, idled the engine, and discovered the tyres contribute next to nil for my perceived vibration (good old thumper character brings most of it).


1 week, though, and my riding season ends.

Reason being I just put $500 down on the last new R1200GS in the city. I figure it's the one, so why risk someone taking it out from under my nose. I'll have to take Thumper in next week, for the trade-in.

It's about time I gave my truck some attention anyway. I don't think I've put 5000k on it since spring thaw

Now I have the winter to figure out what to call this one, and get an appropriate plate
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #6491
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Maybe I should be looking for a refund, since mine must be defective

I'm happy as anything, though - the noise is only apparent in town around 65-75kph. After that the wind, intake noise, etc, drowns it out anyway. Good traction. I pulled in the clutch on the highway, idled the engine, and discovered the tyres contribute next to nil for my perceived vibration (good old thumper character brings most of it).


1 week, though, and my riding season ends.

Reason being I just put $500 down on the last new R1200GS in the city. I figure it's the one, so why risk someone taking it out from under my nose. I'll have to take Thumper in next week, for the trade-in.

It's about time I gave my truck some attention anyway. I don't think I've put 5000k on it since spring thaw

Now I have the winter to figure out what to call this one, and get an appropriate plate
Hey Mark, good for you on putting down the cash to make the deal! I rode my KLR on Saturday around town and I am very happy that I moved up in size and suspension. You will be happy too! Congratulations!
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #6492
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Hey Carl, good to see you and Mrs at the Pony.

Looking forward to hearing all about the Black Hills .... Your tour guide is already polishing his tools. He picked up a spare tire and tube today, looks like you are going to well taken care off.

Take lots of photos, slow down and enjoy the scenery!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #6493
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Greg, Karen and I will be in for the Ely ride.
We are still in Lake Metigoshe State Park, ND. This is my first chance at getting wifi while we are visiting the Peace Gardens.
Will be back to the peg on Thurs.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #6494
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Hey Mark, good for you on putting down the cash to make the deal! I rode my KLR on Saturday around town and I am very happy that I moved up in size and suspension. You will be happy too! Congratulations!
Everytime I sat on the GS I ended up with a silly grin. It's going to be different, having something with one of them new fangled computer things and fuel-injection (why can't I find the choke lever??? ).

Damn why won't spring get here already...
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #6495
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Turns out my rear tire has image issues. It thinks it weighs too much. It's trying to lose some inches around the middle.

GermanPickle and I have run a bunch of Kenda 270's and have never seen that happen.
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