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Old 01-11-2013, 05:14 AM   #631
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Having had both Rogers and Telus, Rogers its FAR worse in everyway.
Worse company ever. Period.
Bitch session over.
ITS IT JUNE YET?

Sent from my Rogers crappy service mobile.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:30 AM   #632
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Telus is even worse trust me.

Not in most of the remote areas...particulary in the East, but then again they all have holes and it depends on where you actually need it.

I usually have one of each.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #633
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Not in most of the remote areas...particulary in the East, but then again they all have holes and it depends on where you actually need it.

I usually have one of each.
I found the opposite around here. The Telus coverage in rural areas is terrible. A lot of times other riders with Bell or Rogers will have service, while I don't!
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:06 AM   #634
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You guys make a lot of very good points about cellular service. I hadn't considered the "roaming" aspect in terms of my phone contract. I'll be afraid to turn my mobile phone on outside of the country because the charges are criminal. Heaven forbid you use some data transfer. Yea, the mobile phone is not going to be my guide. Thanks for the reality check.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:25 AM   #635
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You guys make a lot of very good points about cellular service. I hadn't considered the "roaming" aspect in terms of my phone contract. I'll be afraid to turn my mobile phone on outside of the country because the charges are criminal. Heaven forbid you use some data transfer. Yea, the mobile phone is not going to be my guide. Thanks for the reality check.
You can see about switching to international temporarily for your trip. That works for me. Then you still have the luxury of using the phone when you do have service. A handy way to look for resources if plans run askew.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:05 AM   #636
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I don't want to turn this into a Smartphone-gps thread but there are some people who swear their phones continue to work as a gps even without a cell tower to connect to. I prefer to have one or more real gps units with me at all times.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #637
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Important Info

At the end of the month we won't be accepting any new folks. If you haven't paid, please do so before the end of the month or you won'tbe coming.

Putting a stop dead date is not something we want to do but sadly is something we have to do. We're busy getting campgrounds organized, decals ordered, etc To do this we need a "real" number of people...so Feb 1st you're either signed up AND paid or we'll see you in 2014.

We're finalizing the route and it's looking great. A nice mix of everything, not too hard but enough holy crap spots to make it interesting...its doable

Lots of gps talk....remember you need a gps that can do track files. Pack light...some fun terrain and long distances to cover

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #638
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major smartphone weakness

no signal = no gps

I don't know what phone you are using but mine (Samsung transform) works with just GPS enabled

check this thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691537
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:56 PM   #639
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Mud?

Are you fellow 9x0 riders running high or low fenders? Is there enough mud to warrant a high fender?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #640
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We dont know. We have never been able to see the mud because it is always under a foot or two of water

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Are you fellow 9x0 riders running high or low fenders? Is there enough mud to warrant a high fender?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #641
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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

What he said. I'll add that the first year I did encounter a couple mucky hero sections but the muck wasn't sticky enough to worry about
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:09 AM   #642
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Keep your pontoons Armoralled and the mud will slide ride off with a good rinsing.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #643
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Got an early start on my training for June .... 300km of wet, dark, cool riding last night from Kincardine to Bala Ontario. Sunday ride home will be in the light, but 0 degrees I think.
Klr is great for road riding - but will take the WR on the RR for sure!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #644
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Klr is great for road riding - but will take the WR on the RR for sure!
Awww Don't short that poor ole KLR,
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #645
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Ah, the Caddie of 650s,. In My Humble Opinion, the KLR would make a great mount for this ride.
Carrying enough gas for you and your team, properly suspended and with the right rubber it would tackle most terrain we’ll encounter with aplomb.
With dirt functional farkles and sensible luggage, while not a true high performer, it will supply unbridled preset behavior expectations…

expanding on this:
With the XRR one can point and shoot and if wrong one will suffer personal injuries.
On the KLR, one suggests a course… the spindly front end will ultimately choose, and if pragmatic one would humbly comply by its decision and would ride on or stop, avoiding personal injury.

For the RR, If I had a KLR, I would choose IT over my current XR650R.

2012 was my first RR (noob!), and rode there and back from central TO on the XRR with long enjoyed Kendas 270s. In the last RR day it was hard to keep up with my riding buds on dirt.
While the XRR is a far more predictable ride on dirt, it comes down to tires. I would take a KLR with Michellin AC10s over the XRR with Kenda 270s. The question is: would I like to ride AC10s on pavement for 800 Kms for a single weekend of fun?
The K270s would not wear at all, while the AC10s would degrade noticeably.

To recap... if your ride reasonably adequate, just worry about bring the right tires.

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