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Old 01-01-2013, 07:45 AM   #7756
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Another greeting

Well, I hate to chime in with exactly what everyone else is saying, so I will wish everyone a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda instead...along with the hope that we will all have both health, and sufficient wealth to be able to ride as far and as long as we dream...

It was so good to see the bunch at the CanadInn on Sunday!!! Let's do it again soon...
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #7757
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A New Year's Challenge

Cross-posted from the Dr. Cool thread, and duplicated on the Northern Riders forum as well...

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Well perhaps its because its Christmas or that its just Tuesday.... Either way your on my mind today Davie! Cheers to you big man!

I was just thinking that today would be a good day to order another Dr. Cool sticker - you know - it IS Tuesday, it IS a New Year, and if he were here, many folks would be tipping a glass with him...Ordering a sticker would allow you to figuratively offer a "Happy New Year" to him, while supporting the family he left behind.

I have a Dr. Cool sticker on my bike, and want to have a spare one to put somewhere I travel to this year...Let's see if we can get 100 ADVrider inmates to order a sticker, and do the same - so we can fill this thread with Dr. Cool sightings over the next year.

MotoAxe, I am wondering whether there have been arrangements made for using PAYPAL ???
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #7758
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I made the mistake of putting my dr cool sticker on before deciding to paint my bike so I'd like another one as well. Let me know where I can buy one!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:43 AM   #7759
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Finally one more off the bucket list...


Hey I like that. How do you get the bike up on the ramp? Ride, push, winch? How much weight can it handle? My Goldwing is 750lbs (just a little more than a KLR) ;)
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #7760
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Hey I like that. How do you get the bike up on the ramp? Ride, push, winch? How much weight can it handle? My Goldwing is 750lbs (just a little more than a KLR) ;)
The bike has to be pushed up....

- load capacity, according to the orginal dersigner has been tested up to 450 LB. I suspect it will take up to 500, however the castors I used are only rated to 540 LB.

- it's a bit of a crap shoot to get a balance point as each bikes center of weight is different. Because I added casters, the height changed by two inches and left me with steeper climb.

In hind sight I would add 6" in length to the deck and lower it by 2".
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:17 PM   #7761
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Hey I like that. How do you get the bike up on the ramp? Ride, push, winch? How much weight can it handle? My Goldwing is 750lbs (just a little more than a KLR) ;)
You could use 1" ply, double up on ply, add cross bracing, build a frame under the decking, use bigger steel casters, use heavier lumber for the upright support...or whatever to beef it up. All kinds of ways to re-design it. It could hold a car if you really wanted it to
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #7762
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I made the mistake of putting my dr cool sticker on before deciding to paint my bike so I'd like another one as well. Let me know where I can buy one!
Check the Dr. Cool forum...the info is there to be found by any truly avid seeker of knowledge...
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #7763
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Thanks Whyswoman.

Also, guys, my new helmet came in - my brand spankin new Fly Trekker ( same as John's) just black with a silver shield. And my Tourmaster jacket is coming in - just ordered a new size.

All this gear coming in is making me extra excited for the NFLD trip. I was also going to mention that if anyone wants to come part of the way there with us just to hang out before Chris and I are gone for two months you guys are welcome to do so - I love riding with all of you. I'd be glad if you guys came out to see us off for the first 100km or something. Anyway, up to you guys!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #7764
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That's a nice idea Mel, maybe a few of us escorting/seeing you guys off. Am always up for a ride out to the Whiteshell!

Just got in from wrenching on the bike outside. Yanked the wheels and put new knobby tires on day before yesterday... this afternoon installed the Thermo-Bob thermostat. Unfortunately I discovered my coolant overflow tank is buggered... looks like someone had snapped off the lower fitting and "welded" it (closed BTW) with a soldering gun - no flow! Need a new tank. Anyone got an extra they want to part with for a reasonable price? If not I'll go eBay route or new from dealer (will check price of new one).
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #7765
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Awsome. Maybe we can get a cool bike convoy going on. Random question - what kind of guards should I buy if I'm going on such a long trip? I already have the aluminum skid plate, rear master cylinder guard, small engine guard/hwy pegs and good handguards. Any must-needs? I was looking at a rad guard or the double side cowling guards but all protection is decently expensive so I want to avoid buying stuff I don't need.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #7766
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Awsome. Maybe we can get a cool bike convoy going on. Random question - what kind of guards should I buy if I'm going on such a long trip? I already have the aluminum skid plate, rear master cylinder guard, small engine guard/hwy pegs and good handguards. Any must-needs? I was looking at a rad guard or the double side cowling guards but all protection is decently expensive so I want to avoid buying stuff I don't need.
Mel, when are you and Chris heading east? From what I have heard through the AD Vine, there maybe a few, 8 or 10 people heading to the Ice breaker in Wawa and then onto the EOAR in Peterborough. Not sure who will be going to one or both.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #7767
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Finally one more off the bucket list...


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Old 01-03-2013, 09:52 PM   #7768
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Mel, when are you and Chris heading east? From what I have heard through the AD Vine, there maybe a few, 8 or 10 people heading to the Ice breaker in Wawa and then onto the EOAR in Peterborough. Not sure who will be going to one or both.
We are leaving in may as soon as both of our work contracts are up so early-mid may.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:44 AM   #7769
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Awsome. Maybe we can get a cool bike convoy going on. Random question - what kind of guards should I buy if I'm going on such a long trip? I already have the aluminum skid plate, rear master cylinder guard, small engine guard/hwy pegs and good handguards. Any must-needs? I was looking at a rad guard or the double side cowling guards but all protection is decently expensive so I want to avoid buying stuff I don't need.
You'll enjoy the trip out to the east coast. Me and my GF were out that way this summer. We did'nt get to Nfnld though.
Look up the Chemin de Roy. It will be a nice route with no big trucks and pleasent cruising in Quebec.

here's a bit of info. Click on the map link ,
http://lecheminduroy.com/en/cartes.php
I didnt look at the pdf. I have a Garmin track of the route if you want it let me know... Gpx file.

As far as the rad gaurds, racks etc. If you plan on riding KLR's, get them. You can always put them on your next KLR. They are a good place to mount extra gear as side bags are available to fit on them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #7770
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You'll enjoy the trip out to the east coast. Me and my GF were out that way this summer. We did'nt get to Nfnld though.
Look up the Chemin de Roy. It will be a nice route with no big trucks and pleasent cruising in Quebec.
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Heckto is absolutely right. The north shore of the St Lawrence is the way to go. Go past Quebec City up as far as you need to go and then take a ferry over. Incredible scenery. You are running the edge of old mountains and huge rivers and really neat small villages or towns. Good chance you may see beluga whales crossing the St Lawrence.

Going the south shore route is as boring as hell. 4 lanes and flat. You might as well ride back and forth between Winnipeg and Brandon.
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