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Old 07-08-2010, 03:42 PM   #46
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Fun story. I did a little double take at the first post since I grew up in Sackville...
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:26 AM   #47
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Nice ride report. Glad you guys had a good trip. I met you at the Highland Village as we were going in. Saw your bikes in the lot - don't see many KTMs and Ducatis travelling together.

Small world tidbit - the guy with the white moustache at the Village (picture on page 2), we talked with him and found out that he used to date the lady that owned our house in Halifax before us. They grew up in that area.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:47 AM   #48
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Brings back memories from August 09, when we spent 3 weeks in NS / PEI. Beautiful places, very friendly people.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:35 AM   #49
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Hey, great report!
Lived near Peggy's Cove and in Halifax for 11 years, back before I took up riding. Think about going back all the time on 2 wheels.
All that lobster and seafood... mmm

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:34 PM   #50
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Beautiful report very well done a real travelogue with an endless supply of interesting facts and cool places to eat. Did the bikes hold up ok?
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:46 PM   #51
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Nice ride report. Glad you guys had a good trip. I met you at the Highland Village as we were going in. Saw your bikes in the lot - don't see many KTMs and Ducatis travelling together.

Small world tidbit - the guy with the white moustache at the Village (picture on page 2), we talked with him and found out that he used to date the lady that owned our house in Halifax before us. They grew up in that area.
Haha! Awesome! What a small world.


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Beautiful report very well done a real travelogue with an endless supply of interesting facts and cool places to eat. Did the bikes hold up ok?
Well...DSH had a little trouble with his shifter after our first night looking for a "stealth" camping spot and failing miserably. Otherwise, neither of us had any other mechanical issues.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:51 PM   #52
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Great! Gotta love the Maritimes. Looks like you boys had a blast
Good to see you learned your "humility lesson" with the tent on Meat Cove!
The Hero cam pics were great, can you decide when you take a photo, or is it just set to an automatic interval?

Good job reporting on the food! The delicious meat pie you had is a French-Canadian pork pie called Tourtière
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:18 PM   #53
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Cool report.

Ya have me wondering if I should rethink my plan to dash to Newfoundland- maybe a more leisurely scoot around NS is in order until I can take more time....
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:04 AM   #54
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Great! Gotta love the Maritimes. Looks like you boys had a blast
Good to see you learned your "humility lesson" with the tent on Meat Cove!
The Hero cam pics were great, can you decide when you take a photo, or is it just set to an automatic interval?

Good job reporting on the food! The delicious meat pie you had is a French-Canadian pork pie called Tourtière
OMFG, what a humility lesson indeed! Now, I've got the MSR Hubba Bubba 2 man tent.

The Hero cam has a "camera" mode where you can manually take pics, but I perfer to set it on auto interval shots and turn it on and off as needed while I'm still riding.

There are several modes available, and you can set one of them as the camera's default mode when you turn it on. I have it on auto interval photos. When I know there are some nice roads coming up, I just press the power to turn on, then the shutter button to activate the interval photo mode, shutter again to stop, and power to turn off. Or, it will shut off automatically too if I'm not taking pics. If I want to take video, I have to pull over so I can make sure I'm in the correct mode. BTW, video mode kills the batteries A LOT faster than the photos. Also, in the auto photo mode, there will be literally thousands of photos to go through, but I can browse through them quickly to pick out the ones I want and delete the rest so it's not a big deal.

The helmet cam allows automatic intervals of 3 seconds or 5 seconds, I think. I think the default interval is 5 seconds, but I found I missed a lot of good mid-turn shots, so I changed it to the shorter interval. On this setting, I can usually go through 2 sets of AA batteries before a 2 gb card fills up. I still have the original software, but I hear the new software updates allow use of 4gig cards.

Tourtière is awesome!
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:19 PM   #55
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Thanks!

The extra fuel was Absolutely Necessary. The oem tank is only 9 liters. I will hit reserve at about 80 miles. When I first bought this bike, it was such a chore looking for gas every 60-90 minutes...sometimes they're just not around, especially when exploring the backroads.
Great trip report.

KTM sells a 18 liter tank for the Supermoto. Did that not fit on the SMC? The regular Supermoto has a 12 liter tank, iirc.

http://www.ktmworld.com/ktm_parts_se...er=58407013400
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:53 AM   #56
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:09 AM   #57
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Great trip report.

KTM sells a 18 liter tank for the Supermoto. Did that not fit on the SMC? The regular Supermoto has a 12 liter tank, iirc.

http://www.ktmworld.com/ktm_parts_se...er=58407013400
Yup, this was definitely an option I seriously considered. But for me, cost was a big factor. It would have been $350 for the new tank, but a new seat is also required, probably about $200 or so. Then add shipping and you're looking at easily $600. The tourtank option cost less than $200. IIRC I think it was closer to $150 total. Plus, I had the (lower) Corbin seat which I wanted/needed to keep since I'm about 5'6", not to mention the fact the Corbin seat was *SO* much more comfortable than the stock seat. Also, I didn't want to adjust the suspension for purposes of lowering the seat height.


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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:22 AM   #58
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Must be something about Meat Cove and German tourist in rented RV's. I too met a couple last year at Meat Cove. BTW Meat Cove took a pounding in August of last year from a monster storm. Washed all the bridges out, isolated for several days.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:33 AM   #59
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Must be something about Meat Cove and German tourist in rented RV's. I too met a couple last year at Meat Cove. BTW Meat Cove took a pounding in August of last year from a monster storm. Washed all the bridges out, isolated for several days.
Wow. What time of year was it?

I can still remember my stormy night there like it was yesterday...the rain fly blowing up like a kite from all the air it let in with every wind gust, being sprinkled with rain from the rain fly opening up, freezing my ass off in my cheap ass wally world $20 tent... What a night. I would've gladly paid $1000 if someone offered me a proper tent that night.

Scenery was great, but I wouldn't have enjoyed spending that much time there.
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Yup, this was definitely an option I seriously considered. But for me, cost was a big factor. It would have been $350 for the new tank, but a new seat is also required, probably about $200 or so. Then add shipping and you're looking at easily $600. The tourtank option cost less than $200. IIRC I think it was closer to $150 total. Plus, I had the (lower) Corbin seat which I wanted/needed to keep since I'm about 5'6", not to mention the fact the Corbin seat was *SO* much more comfortable than the stock seat. Also, I didn't want to adjust the suspension for purposes of lowering the seat height.
Gotcha. Makes sense.

I'm too busy to do much touring these days so I don't need the 18 liter tank but the LC4 Supermoto comes ready for that larger tank. I also use the KTM Comfort seat which has much more padding than the OEM torture rack that they call a 'seat'. I know the LC4 can tour but... I dunno, it's not in it's element as a touring bike afaiac.
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