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Old 02-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #8056
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cases

Thanks for the leads on the cases all.

This one looks like good value and a decent size http://www.carrycasesplus.com/seahor...es/se-540.html
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:42 AM   #8057
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Cases?

Late to the topic here, but looking for cases? I was in the same boat last year, went to Cabelas and checked out he Pelican, and ended up with PLANO.

I'm at work now, and it was last year so can't remember which type, but...

-Cheaper, and very well made. Not better, not worse than a Pelican, both well made!

-Waterproof

- FOUR clips to seal the lid, compared to 2 on the Pelican, the Plano locks as well via key.

-Mounted to my 690 KTM last year, have bounced around much varied terrain offroad between here and Northern Ontario, very happy with the quality. Attached to my racks via some 2 dollar hardward store aluminum electrical brackets and hose clamps, and they are SOLID. Several thousand k of loggin roads on them now, higher speeds, no sign of wear yet.

-Space wise, it suits my needs! I've installed a KOLPIN bracket, and KOLPIN Jerry inside one for extra fuel, and still have room in that case for odds and sodds.

Good luck with what you get! Plano also build cheapo containers at Walmart, so don't get turned off if you see the Brand on something of thinner quality.

I think it was 150 per case? Pelican was maybe double that for comparable size? Pelican 1500 if my memory is correct...

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #8058
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It's supposed to be 0C tomorrow.

All of the streets around here are clear and dry EXCEPT the one my house is on.

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #8059
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Going to 26 here today. Been in shorts for days. Mandatory ADV supper shot.

Off to the pool for some vitamin D therapy as well as Scotch testing.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #8060
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For top case I recommend a 46L Givi

You will cough on the $300 initial purchase, but you will like it. Put a mounting plate on your other bike and it will go on it too. One turn of the key & the whole unit is off, going upstairs in your hand with all that's in it. You can still be a cheap KLR person AND have a Givi top case.
As far as tires go, they are available on route. My advise, if your tire is half worn, run it until its done, then get a new one. If you leave Wpg with a brand new good tire, it should go to Nfld and back to TBay if its a decent tire and you are not applying lots of power(KLR) although the 1cyl bikes seem to wear out a tire faster than a same size bike of multi cylinder( smoother pulses)
Choosing a tire for "some off road" I would suggest a key thing is to pack light more so than any tire selection. An overloaded bike will be a bear off highway with the best tire. I will repeat it. Take way less stuff.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #8061
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Panniers

Hello everyone, I've posted this before but I haven't found a buyer yet. I'm selling my GIVI panniers with racks and hardware for the KLR650A model. If you or someone you know is interested, PM me and I will give you my phone number!



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Old 02-18-2013, 06:26 AM   #8062
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Insurance rates- SK vs. MB

Hi guys, looks like SK is headed towards the raping that you take over MC insurance.
SGI is proposing huge increases because the MC class pays out way more in injury claims than it takes in.
I'm going to be contacting SGI and the Sask Rate Review Panel who must approve the increase.
Here's a copy of the proposed rate increase: http://www.sgi.sk.ca/pdf/rateproposa...rcycles_LV.pdf

I've used the rate calculator on the MBI site- is it accurate? I'm a little confused over this disclaimer: "Your motorcycle rate is based on premiums earned over a 5-month riding season, May 1 to October 1. However, although the premium is priced over the season of use, the motorcycle remains insured all year long." If I ride longer than the 5 months would I pay more?

Any real world examples of your insurance being higher than the MBI calculator?

You can PM or post over in the insurance thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863801

Thanks for your help!

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:57 AM   #8063
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Hi guys, looks like SK is headed towards the raping that you take over MC insurance.
SGI is proposing huge increases because the MC class pays out way more in injury claims than it takes in.
I'm going to be contacting SGI and the Sask Rate Review Panel who must approve the increase.
Here's a copy of the proposed rate increase: http://www.sgi.sk.ca/pdf/rateproposa...rcycles_LV.pdf

I've used the rate calculator on the MBI site- is it accurate? I'm a little confused over this disclaimer: "Your motorcycle rate is based on premiums earned over a 5-month riding season, May 1 to October 1. However, although the premium is priced over the season of use, the motorcycle remains insured all year long." If I ride longer than the 5 months would I pay more?

Any real world examples of your insurance being higher than the MBI calculator?

You can PM or post over in the insurance thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863801

Thanks for your help!

Steve

Yes the MPI calculator is reasonably accurate. We pay high rate during the peak motorcycling months (May to October), and basically just storage (fire and theft) the remaining months; i.e. doesn't pay to remove insurance during the non riding months. This is great for people who ride down south over the winter (for about $12/month), but sure sucks for the rest of us.

Was just reading a thread on KLR.net about insurance rates - one father was insuring his son's KLR for $175/Yr and he said he was paying 1/2 that! Apparently our motorcycle insurance rates are among the most expensive in all of North America... and we have arguably the shortest riding season. In the past few years, our public utilities board regulator has had to order MPI to rebate to policy holders several times, as MPI has been raking it in and accumulating very large profits. The MPI senior staff do not (IMO) have the publics interest truly at heart. While I'm not for totally privatizing, I do think it should be opened up to competition; i.e. we're given the option of where to get our insurance.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:19 AM   #8064
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Here we go again ...,

MPI Rates... Lets get into it..

MPI is a government business and a profit Center, rates will never go down, it makes money!!!

On the other, What's the best motorcycle oil out there???

Or

What's the best dual sport tire??

Ok, that should liven up the thread topics for the day!


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Old 02-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #8065
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[QUOTE=BackRoader;20752212]Here we go again ...,

MPI Rates... Lets get into it. MPI is a government business and a profit Center, rates will never go down, it makes money!!!
/QUOTE]

Greg, when you get right down to it, I guess the debate is really whether public insurance is really the right option. I understand that they need to remain profitable, and God knows our province needs every penny it can find, but is this really the best choice for the public?

Even deeper into that debate things get political pretty quick, and I'm not going there. Where you at Greg - still down south? Bit of a blow here right now - uggggly weather! Riding seems so far away at the moment!
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #8066
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Got my insurance renewal in mail the other day.
2 BMWs full coverage 2 mil liability $1189
2 KLR comprehensive only (no collision) 2 mil liability $1170 (wife is principal driver on one and she has a couple "minor" infractions)

12 months coverage but they offer to spread payments over a 7 month riding season.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #8067
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Hi guys, looks like SK is headed towards the raping that you take over MC insurance.
SGI is proposing huge increases because the MC class pays out way more in injury claims than it takes in.
I'm going to be contacting SGI and the Sask Rate Review Panel who must approve the increase.
Here's a copy of the proposed rate increase: http://www.sgi.sk.ca/pdf/rateproposa...rcycles_LV.pdf

I've used the rate calculator on the MBI site- is it accurate? I'm a little confused over this disclaimer: "Your motorcycle rate is based on premiums earned over a 5-month riding season, May 1 to October 1. However, although the premium is priced over the season of use, the motorcycle remains insured all year long." If I ride longer than the 5 months would I pay more?

Any real world examples of your insurance being higher than the MBI calculator?

You can PM or post over in the insurance thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863801

Thanks for your help!

Steve
I find it extremely inaccurate it low balled my insurance by nearly $1000 last year. The way MPI forces you to pay insurance is all at once, or you can spread it out over 5 months(the summer months) but it is still active during the winter.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #8068
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Come on Greg....Focus! Get the sun block out of your eyes.

We're talking insurance now.

The Ontario rates sound much better than here. My two bikes would be half what I'm paying now.

Ontario here I come.....after retirement.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:55 PM   #8069
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Nasty out there today, I hope everyone gets where they're going safely!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #8070
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