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Old 04-07-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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Tomorrow's Mission

Tomorrow morning I will be riding my brand new WR250R (13kms on the odometer) from my house just out side of Vancouver BC, to where my boat is kept in North Vancouver. Heres why...

The Objective: My boat needs some fairly serious work done to it and my mechanic is in Powell River BC.

The Plan: Sneak my bike on to the docks at 6am tomorrow and somehow load it on to my boat (fingers crossed it fits), drive the boat up Powell River about 3 hours north (with a quick breakfast stop in Pender Harbour), Drag the bike out of the boat and ride it back down the coast towards home.

I have sprayed some all purpose protectant on the vital parts and will be covering with a motorcycle cover and a tarp. The forecast is for sun and calm water. I will hot the chain and a couple other parts with more lubricant before I leave the dock.

wish me luck!

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Old 04-08-2015, 02:13 PM   #2
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Now this is a different type ride report!
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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Arrgh!

Just this morning I had to cancel my plans for a couple day trip up to Lund this weekend.

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Old 04-09-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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Just returned home after a beautiful day on the road. Had a great time on the bike, throttle pinned most of the way and still managed 62.8mpg. One thing I noticed is a very abrupt power delivery to the rear wheel when rolling on and off the throttle... checked the chain tension and found it to be correct....

I'll post some pics in a few hours, I think I have some good ones
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:54 PM   #5
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Just don't drop it in the drink!
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:41 PM   #6
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At the marina





Loaded up



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Old 04-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #7
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So, how did you get the bike in the boat?
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:13 PM   #8
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I backed it up and over the tube, then got the back wheel on to the black engine cover (in front of the console) then i lifted the front wheel on to the tube and then down on to the deck, then I just rolled it forward and sort of supported the bike from the swing arm while I lowered the back wheel. It was easier than I expected.

To take it out I just had a guy on the dock balance with the handle bars, I lifted the front tire up on to the tube and then the back.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:57 PM   #9
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:51 PM   #10
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:35 AM   #11
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Just returned home from a trip, figured I'd add to the photos

some sort of rusted out old conveyor



after dragging the bike off at the marina in Powell River



Safety on land next to a beautiful aluminum boat



boat hauled out

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:36 AM   #12
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one of my favourite shots I have

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:39 AM   #13
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Powell River sunset





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Old 04-19-2015, 09:18 AM   #14
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Nice pix.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:51 PM   #15
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Nice boat too!
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