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Old 10-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #106
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Thanks DD.

This silly little endeavour has since got me riding through life with a new set of goggles these days.


My kids will tell you.....

Cheers

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Old 10-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #107
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Epic ride.
I am jealous that you can actually have fun in the winter out east.
This -45 crap pretty much makes going outside an option you choose not to do. Even the sleds are snapping parts.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #108
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That was awesome, yours is the first video I watched all the way thru, both of them, north does not appeal to me even in the summer but that was some adventure, you are the man
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:02 PM   #109
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just watched your video again .. nice job on video editing!

what model/brand battery did you use for the trip?
any special prep to the KLR to reliably start under extreme cold conditions?
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:50 PM   #110
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CY,

I added a small Yuasa YTX (7 or 9 - can't remember for sure) battery from my ktm 530 for a bit more juice along with a chain saw primer bulb. I also drilled a 1/8 th inch hole in the air box for the occasional shot of quick start although I never needed it.

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #111
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Thank you for taking the time to make the films and for sharing them with us, I have shared them with my riding buddies who, like me, fit studded tires on the bike and ride all year around.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:33 AM   #112
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Truly amazing video and story. I don't think I could do that on my sled let alone my KLR. Congrats on raising the bar. If your around Lake Simcoe beers on me.

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Old 10-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #113
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Truly amazing video and story. I don't think I could do that on my sled let alone my KLR. Congrats on raising the bar. If your around Lake Simcoe beers on me.

RR
Thanks RR. There's actually a really good chance that could happen as I ice fish from the Guilford side of Cooks Bay all the time.

See you out there!

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #114
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Absolutely fantastic RR and Videos!

I do wonder how many times that front wiped from underneath you!

Super happy to see all the nice help you received from the villages and communities. Looking forward to the next one
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #115
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #116
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Wow just noticed this thread and was blown away. Great trip, great movie. If ever you're going through Whitby send an email. I'll go for a spin with you and buy you lunch!

Did you use any heated gear? And how did you not break a limb (or get shredded by your tires) falling so much? I can't imagine going 70 on snow and ice.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #117
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Wow just noticed this thread and was blown away. Great trip, great movie. If ever you're going through Whitby send an email. I'll go for a spin with you and buy you lunch!

Did you use any heated gear? And how did you not break a limb (or get shredded by your tires) falling so much? I can't imagine going 70 on snow and ice.

Got a friend in Goodwood(Uxbridge) area I see now and then. Might take you up on that.

Heated gear....well.... I had grips/gloves/socks and an electric snowmobile visor but the socks tazer-ed me and burned out on the rainy ride up. The visor cracked and the left grip crapped out half way.

The single malt helped.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #118
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wow

Just finished watching Mondo Enduro and Tera Circa, 2 guys riding around the world without a support group...kinda cool but I preferred your 1 man adventure.
Don't even get me started on the Long Way Round where the 2 guys had a 3rd bike(camera man) and 3 support vehicles containing a Doctor, a fixer etc etc...hours of my life I will never get back unless I get a stint in purgatory. Your video was much more entertaining, congrats on a job well done
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:05 AM   #119
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That's a really good point. The long way round was cool and all, but bwokentoof went to these remote northern Ontario communities in the winter all by himself. Some people may not realize this but it's arctic tundra up there, with polar bears and all, no jokes!
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #120
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You are positively insane! Unbelievable trip!
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