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#261 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:26 am

Hope you get some sledding in soon Pete! Not going to be enough here for quite a while. Unusual winter for us, we might not even have a white Christmas.

I'm hoping to get my sled out at some point this winter too!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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#262 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:08 pm

It is completely green here. No white Christmas for us.
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#263 Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:43 am

Got us a good old fashion Snow fall last night. Guess this means someone is snowmobiling tonight. Woot.
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#264 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:51 am

Hope you have fun, snow is only something we see on the tops of mountains
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#265 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:35 pm

Really enjoying my winter so far. Been out on the sled a few times. Got a new helmet (another ckx helmet, not a modular, but does have the integrated flip down visor, in yellow to cut the glare I guess) got some power madd hand guards put on the XCR when I brought it in for a tune up as well as a new riser throttle cable extension. Might get a new windshield at some point as mines cracked. I'll post a few pics at some point too.
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#266 Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:09 pm

Snows gone. Got the Vulcan fired up, but no riding yet. Still a bit cold for me to get out. Me brother got rid of his klr and got a 650r naked. Looks nice and I hope it treats him well. Well, here's to warm weather and I'll chat ya up later.
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#267 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:02 pm

NorthernPete wrote:Snows gone. Got the Vulcan fired up, but no riding yet. Still a bit cold for me to get out. Me brother got rid of his klr and got a 650r naked. Looks nice and I hope it treats him well. Well, here's to warm weather and I'll chat ya up later.
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#268 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:33 am

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NorthernPete wrote:Snows gone. Got the Vulcan fired up, but no riding yet. Still a bit cold for me to get out. Me brother got rid of his klr and got a 650r naked. Looks nice and I hope it treats him well. Well, here's to warm weather and I'll chat ya up later.
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#269 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 am

Hanging with my fiancée today in northern ny state. It's nice out. Might have to bring the motorcycle down one of these trips. Never done a long distance trip with my bike to this extent though. Should be fun I think.
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#270 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:40 pm

What the heck happened and when?
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#271 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Happened? Well, if you mean by fiancée and ny state, well....

I separated from my soon to be ex wife about 2 years ago (come aug) and have been doing a long distance relationship with a *gasp* Yankee. Lol. Currently engaged and hopefully in the next few years I'll get sponsored and become one Of them. Lol. She was going to move up here but her ex hubby is giving her lots of issues regarding the custody of their young son. So with her living about an hour from Ottawa, which is where my ex and my son now live it actually works out if I move down there. It's a complex situation but its doable. I plan on continuing to work up here as the schedule allows me a lot of travel time but eventually I think I'll stay down there. Time will tell.

But driving a dodge ram a total of 1400 Kms round trip is kinda harsh on the wallet. I'm thinking the bike might be a nice change of pace and I'm actually doing some leg work on trading it in on a vw Jetta tdi.

I do the drive Down there twice a month for a week at atime so it's not too bad.
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#272 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:10 am

A jetta and your bike will make a big difference to your wallet.
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#273 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:58 pm

Jetta TDI, isn't that about 1100 to 1300 km per tank???
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#274 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:37 pm

A co-worker has a Beetle TDI (same drivetrain), and averages 40 MPG in it if he keeps out of the boost.
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#275 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:38 pm

Around 1000 Kms per tank appetently. Pretty cool. 34 mpg combined mileage according to some of my google searches. Could be higher depending on who's reviewing I guess
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#276 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:05 pm

Cruise control on the highway works well to keep your mileage the best it can be.

I used cruise control on my Mitsubishi when travelling to Alberta and back. It made a huge difference in the mileage.
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#277 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:23 pm

Also for diesels, your best mileage is when you're in top gear, your torque converter is locked up, but you're not into the boost yet. That's usually around 65 or 70 MPH.
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#278 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat May 05, 2012 4:51 am

Well, took the bike out for the first ride yesterday. Nothing fell off or exploded. So good deal. Now I'm waiting for the inevitable snow storm that always happens after my first ride. Lol. Waiting on my paper work to clear for my new car. I should know on Monday if everything's good on the finance side and bingo.

Hope everyone's having a great may thus far!
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#279 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat May 05, 2012 8:51 am

You're a big tease. :wink:

What car did you choose?
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#280 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun May 06, 2012 2:56 pm

Ride the bike to work last night. Didn't get rained or snowed on. Going to tempt fate and try again tonight. It's actually supposed to stay above freezing at night so yay me. Lol

Just about dumped my bike on some sand coming out of the parking lot this morning though. Was definitely a wake up call. Was accelerating out onto the road and I guess I didn't wait long enough to make sure I was off the sandy/gravel parking lot and on the paved access road and the whole "O Ring" end skewed out and I just about bit the biscuit. Lol. But alls well that ends well and I held it and made it home. Yay!

And blues, it's a 2012 vw Jetta tdi. I'll find out Monday when I give the bank a call.
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