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by High_Side
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: TMW Pub Night - Calgary
Replies: 20
Views: 13060

The 15th works for me..... We could also consider the Hose and Hydrant down on 9th(free parking!) but I'm good with whatever....
by High_Side
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How old where you when you started?
Replies: 138
Views: 93109

5y.o. on an ATC 90, then switched it up a month later to a CT70....
by High_Side
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What is you favourite engine type on a Motorcyle
Replies: 32
Views: 22313

Homer says:
mmmmmmmmmmm...twins.............arrrrrrgh :mrgreen:
by High_Side
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New Triumph Sprint 1050
Replies: 1
Views: 3462

New Triumph Sprint 1050

I've just finished reading the first test of the new Sprint1050 in Cycle Canada and this looks like one impressive machine. A comfy bike with the three cylinder growl that apparently really does pull like a twin from the bottom end this time. I never thought I would be a three pot rider instead of a...
by High_Side
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Adventure Riders
Topic: Replacement rubber
Replies: 9
Views: 13076

Re: Replacement rubber

I found a cheap $100 Chen Shin worked as good as anything, lasted a bit longer than the expensive stuff and I never snake-bit a tube with one. I used to run those my self for the most obvious reason and never found them to be lacking in any way. A cheap tire in good shape(cause I could afford more ...
by High_Side
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What is you favourite engine type on a Motorcyle
Replies: 32
Views: 22313

BuzZz wrote:A running one!




:twisted: Just fer you Bruce :wink:
Alas, we always want what we do not have......
Thanks for thinking of me Buzz..... :lol:
by High_Side
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Need Some Reassurance
Replies: 13
Views: 8739

Are you kidding. With all the stuff we pack because of my family, we'll be taking a car too. But at least I won't be in it! :D What would you say about my wife riding the '89 VTR 250 up there too? Is that too much for a small sport bike? What if its really windy on the return trip home? I guess she...
by High_Side
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Insurance - need I say more?
Replies: 10
Views: 6201

HMMMM Could you send me the Edmonton Journal Career section? :) JJ You mean the Calgary Herald don't you? Edmonton is hours away from the rocks, poor sods, and they probably still have snow on the ground :lol: By the way basic liability on my VTR1000 is $140 a year here in Calgary. I can get the fu...
by High_Side
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: What era of motorcycles do you like best and why?
Replies: 22
Views: 11280

Great question Mike! I was tempted to go eighties or nineties but then I realized just how great bikes are today. There were great bikes from all eras, but bikes are better today than they have ever been before. We are livin contiuously in the golden age. You gotta love it :D
by High_Side
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Need Some Reassurance
Replies: 13
Views: 8739

Re: Need Some Reassurance

I'm thinking of taking a 230 mile road trip to go camping. And then another 230 miles back home a week later. But I've never gone that kind of distance on my motorcycle before. 600 mile days on your 6-E should not be a problem. I put many of them on mine when I had it. Water-proof yourself and your...
by High_Side
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Poll: How long have you been riding for?
Replies: 30
Views: 17784

30 years this summer......YIKES!....but I'm only 35.....
by High_Side
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Racers
Topic: DuHamel Wins Record Tying 5th Daytona 200!
Replies: 1
Views: 2405

As a Miguel fan I am sorry to say he will never have the opportunity to beet Scott Russels record straight up. There is no competition in Formula Extreme for Honda and this win really shouldn't be used to compare to what Russel has done. If the Superbike was still the 200, it was pretty obvious that...
by High_Side
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Range on a tank of gas
Replies: 100
Views: 40866

The achillies heel of my VTR is the fuel range. 200km if I baby it, and alot less if I don't. It's a great bike but that kind of range is really unacceptable. I would think a minimum of 250km is what anyone who does any kind of touring should look for. Far more if possible.....
by High_Side
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Racers
Topic: Diluting the AMA
Replies: 4
Views: 4703

Diluting the AMA

Well the mighty inventors of the superbike class have just about destroyed decent upper class bike racing in the USA as we used to know it. How the he77 can you have so many classes with minimal manufacturer involvement in each and expect people to remain interested???? They need a STOCK 600cc class...
by High_Side
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Where are you all from?
Replies: 85
Views: 50787

Calgary Alberta Canada (the sunny south side, closer to the mountains.... :P )
by High_Side
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Toad Rock Motorcyle Campground Annual Event
Replies: 6
Views: 5617

Re: Toad Rock Motorcyle Campground Annual Event

Last summer I visited Toad Rock and was very happy with what I found. I've been to many campsites, some claiming to be motorcycle friendly. I stopped by there this year to check it out (while I was with the family on vacation). I read artical in Canadian Biker and I like the idea of the jammin' sta...
by High_Side
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Racers
Topic: 2005 MotoGP Season, Whats your picks
Replies: 18
Views: 11459

I'll cover the Moto-GP
1) Rossi (only a fool would bet against him)
2) Tamada
3) Gibernau
4) Hayden
5) Biaggi :wink:
by High_Side
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Racers
Topic: Rossi and team Yamaha
Replies: 15
Views: 8970

Well, it worked pretty good last year..... :wink: Seriously, he will have to get hurt to not win it all once again this year. Now NEXT YEAR he needs to go green. Kawasaki needs this guy and he needs the challenge :D
by High_Side
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Best bike trips
Replies: 1
Views: 3041

Every damned one that it didn't rain :!: Really I love everything I've ever done in B.C., Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. My pics from last year start on the bottom of this page of the photo gallery: http://totalmotorcycle.com/BBS/album_cat.php?cat_id=39&sort_method=pic_time&sort_order=DESC&...
by High_Side
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What did you start on?
Replies: 75
Views: 48325

Honda CT70 when I was 5 (it was WAY too big). Crashed into dads car on my first ride. Kind of set the pattern :shock: