Still NO Water Cooler?

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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#51 Post by Doc » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:42 am

Taking the Bumble Bee to YWG tonight for her very first service. Love the bike! Probably will NOT love what the BMW dealer will charge me for an oil change......last one they will get to do, though!
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#52 Post by Doc » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:04 am

The visit to the dealer didn't turn out to be too $$$. Headed to YQT next weekend for a "rally" of like minded souls on the shores of Dog Lake. Will post a couple of pics.
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#53 Post by Rowdy » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:02 pm

I find the local bmw dealership (auto) to be more than reasonable price wise and they provide great service. Albeit they are new and trying to make an impression in the area.
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#54 Post by Rowdy » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:43 pm

Didnt ride the Bonner as much as I had hoped this year.. Only about 5k. Season on the wet coast is quickly coming to an end for me. All the better, as I have many mods planned and bits on their way to me. I'll post a before and after shot when I'm through with it!

How was everyone elses season? Hows that Beemer treating ya Doc?
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#55 Post by Rowdy » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:58 pm

Any of you fine folk happen to be members of 60's ford or mustang specific forums? or know of one? …..in the market now...
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#56 Post by Doc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:38 pm

Rowdy wrote:Didnt ride the Bonner as much as I had hoped this year.. Only about 5k. Season on the wet coast is quickly coming to an end for me. All the better, as I have many mods planned and bits on their way to me. I'll post a before and after shot when I'm through with it!

How was everyone elses season? Hows that Beemer treating ya Doc?
The Beemer sleeps under a blanket and cover till the snow melts. So far, so good. I just put the DR650 to bed this week as well. BTW....I HATE WINTER!
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#57 Post by Doc » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:02 pm

Winter still has an icy grip on my poor bikes. The DR might be looking for a new home, if anybody needs an older good runner. Needs a gasket kit. That's about 100$ and a couple hours of wrench time.
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#58 Post by Indanao » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:09 am

One of the pleasures of Van. is you can ride all year. ( 'cept if it ever snowed,but even the ski hills :prayer: can't get enough to operate this year..lol.)
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#59 Post by North Shore » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:09 am

^Dunno 'bout that...I've been skiing at Cypress every weekend since New Year's..haven't had a bad day yet!
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#60 Post by Doc » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:53 pm

Indanao wrote:One of the pleasures of Van. is you can ride all year. ( 'cept if it ever snowed,but even the ski hills :prayer: can't get enough to operate this year..lol.)
Have we got some snow for you! Please....come and get it!
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#61 Post by Indanao » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Yeah, like the fellow said, " Vancouver is like heaven, only you don't have to die to get there.". If it weren't for snow making machinery there probably wouldn't be any Ski Hills South of Whistler. ( They would all have gone broke.)
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#62 Post by Rowdy » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:28 pm

Was up snowshoeing at both cypress and seymour in the last week. There is snow.. just not a ton of it. Thankfully nothing below the hills :rolleyes:
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#63 Post by Changes in Latitudes » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:40 pm

Let's start considering the change of season that is upon us.

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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#64 Post by Illya Kuryakin » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:21 pm

Got the DR650 out of storage and on the road yesterday. C'mon SUMMER!
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#65 Post by North Shore » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:46 pm

Dunlop wins the superbike TT on a Bimmer - first time in ?75 years for ze chermans.
Sidecars on tonight at 9pm BST. https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/itv4 you'll need to get an IP masker, though, as they don't like North American IPs..
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#66 Post by Pop n Fresh » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:57 am

Well, I rode the poor neglected goofy Harley over the the wash bay at work for possibly it's second bath ever.
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#67 Post by esp803 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:42 am

Took a bike for a rip in downtown Hanoi today, quite and different experience from riding in Canada, aside from being terrifying, it was a lot of fun.

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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#68 Post by Pop n Fresh » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:04 am

I have been waiting for that, worth the wait.
A picture of the bike parked by an interesting landmark would be bonus. :smt041
They need to add a vintage bike show area to AirVenture.
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#69 Post by esp803 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:42 am

So.... This happened...

I'll give a ride report once I get her serviced and on the the road. Side car is coming off initially, until I get my bike fix in... then it'll probably go back on. First Stop is Sapa in north Vietnam.

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#70 Post by Pop n Fresh » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:46 am

NICE! Reminds me of these guys.



Basically they ride in interesting places then try to cook local style food.

I think this is the long form of the Vietnam episode.

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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#71 Post by FAF » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:55 pm

esp803 wrote:Now deep in Patagonia, just finished up the Torres Del Paine Circuit... I'll try to get the bike out there for a photoshoot sometime next week, can't wait to see the shots form the southern states Doc!

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What are you using to take the pictures, lens, camera. They look awesome.
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#72 Post by esp803 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:08 pm

hmmm that was a couple years ago, but It would have been a D7000 and a 17-55mm 2.8, usually on a tripod and with a Circular polorizer and a 8 stop neutral density filter. Now I usually shoot with a little Fuji X100s, it blows my SLR out of the water for quality, and I love more then I will ever love a human child.

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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#73 Post by Pop n Fresh » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:01 am

Here is my cousin riding some river trails somewhere in the region of Terrace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsjWLdu-7Uo

Makes me feel like a teenager when dirt bikes consumed our thoughts all the time.
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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#74 Post by esp803 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:36 am

Wow, that's a big bike for those trails, I've always preferred smaller bikes for that sort of thing.

Got the Ural fully up and running without the sidecar this morning for a rip around the lake. The sound of the horizontally opposed twin reminds me of a 985... GIANT smile on my face: Old Bike that sounds like a beaver, stunning young lady on the back, and it's -24 back home. It's a tough life old boy, a tough life.

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Re: Still NO Water Cooler?

#75 Post by Pop n Fresh » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:07 am

There is that saying about drinking whiskey older than your companion. Wonder if it transfers over to classic cars, planes, boats and motorcycles?

I liked riding 250cc dirt bikes best once I was too huge for my RM125. Have never tried his 650, someone in the comments said it was only 28 pounds heavier.
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