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April 09, 2013, 06:35 PM #75

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Originally posted by j.onathan
Ahh good ol supply and demand effecting price.  Love it

yeah.. insurance in SK is going up to be second highest after us...  but good deals abound on kijiji
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    April 12, 2013, 09:37 AM #76

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    So instead of tracking down an OEM headlight for the DRZ to pass safety I've gone with this Polisport Halo...DOT stamped and much cheaper and lighter.  Price was practically the same as in the States from Main Motorsports, phoned yesterday and it should be in today for pickup. Probably will change out the bulb though to something a little brighter.

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      April 13, 2013, 12:56 PM #77

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      Love that bike...  sigh...  too many I wants.
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        April 13, 2013, 04:12 PM #78

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        anyone else get out there today???  fairly nice out for this crap spring...  saw 4 other bikes on the road... lasted about 2 hrs.
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          April 13, 2013, 04:43 PM #79

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          Rode for a few hours Wednesday and Thursday. Didn't see anyone else, got a few weird looks from cagers.

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          i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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            I'm out of action until the last week of April.  Guy Anthony is working his magic on my pants/jacket and due to some of his other projects mine will be pushed back a bit.  That's okay, I have a bunch of other work to do in the mean time on various things.
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              April 14, 2013, 12:14 AM #81

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              Can't wait for the streets to dry up and be cleaned. CBR will be getting some maintenance done in the next two weeks. Oil change, air filter, chain clean/adjust and general cleaning. Really happy with Deif's advice of starting out on a small displacement beik. Much easier to build confidence and experience on something I can feel in control of. Should be a fun and very fuel efficient summer!

                April 14, 2013, 10:05 AM #82

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                Originally posted by sabu243
                Can't wait for the streets to dry up and be cleaned. CBR will be getting some maintenance done in the next two weeks. Oil change, air filter, chain clean/adjust and general cleaning. Really happy with Deif's advice of starting out on a small displacement beik. Much easier to build confidence and experience on something I can feel in control of. Should be a fun and very fuel efficient summer!

                I'm confident if you ride it enough your insurance will be paid for in gas savings within a few months, especially with urban riding.  My old GS500F never hit below 40 in the city IIRC.
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                  April 14, 2013, 11:41 AM #83

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                  We did the math. Riding a 125 for a few thousand kms a year instead of a typical car pays for its own insurance and then some.
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                  Originally posted by: Igor
                  i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

                    April 14, 2013, 12:38 PM #84

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                    Did some quick maths:

                    Insurance:
                    125 from May 1st till Sept 30th - Insurance: $1,160
                    Neon - Insurance: $80/month x 5 months = $400

                    Fuel consumption: (City, where I do 95% of my driving, avg 1,000km/month for 5 months)
                    125 - 2.5L/100km on average (fuelly.com) - 5,000km on 125L of fuel @ $1.25/L = $156
                    Neon - 12L/100km on average (2.4 swap, turbo) - 5,000km on 600L of fuel @ $1.25/L = $750

                    Total cost:
                    125 - $1,316
                    Neon - $1,150

                    Then add in the lower maintenance costs of the 125 and I bet it's pretty close. 1,000km/month is a low estimate for me as I have been averaging around 500km/week going to school and crap. So it's not any great deal of savings but when you add in the fun factor of two wheels versus being in a cage, it's worth every penny. Besides, keeping miles off my neon makes me appreciate it that much more when I do drive it and keeps wear to a minimum. I'd rather fix a motorcycle any day of the week.


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                      WSBK Round 2 in Aragon just finished this past weekend:

                      Race 1


                      Race 2


                      Eugene Laverty had a rough day that's for sure.
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                        New helmet arrived today.  Went out for a ride and I would say the wind noise is better than in my icon alliance but not a whole lot.  Also picked up a icon stryker vest for under my jacket.  Does anybody know where i could go to try on boots? Im thinking either sidi vertigo or the alpinestar supertech but haven't had any luck finding a store that carry's either.  I stopped at headingly sport shop and called capitol but both places said they just dont sell enough to carry them.  Here are some pics of the new gear. :banana:


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                          Nice gear. Digging the Kawi green vest!
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                            where does everyone usually ride?  Been looking for some good places to go for a ride where it isn't city riding or straight highways

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                              Originally posted by S1KRR
                              New helmet arrived today.  Went out for a ride and I would say the wind noise is better than in my icon alliance but not a whole lot.  Also picked up a icon stryker vest for under my jacket.  Does anybody know where i could go to try on boots? Im thinking either sidi vertigo or the alpinestar supertech but haven't had any luck finding a store that carry's either.  I stopped at headingly sport shop and called capitol but both places said they just dont sell enough to carry them.  Here are some pics of the new gear. :banana:



                              Shoei RF-1100?  I had the more basic Icon vest back in the day but I sold it and picked up a Forcefield Sub 4.

                              I ordered my Sidi STs from the States.

                              Originally posted by Anjos7
                              where does everyone usually ride?  Been looking for some good places to go for a ride where it isn't city riding or straight highways

                              Whiteshell area.

                              I'm hoping I get a phone call from the leathers chap tomorrow or Thursday so I can spend most of Friday riding...
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                                I know wildwood has a selection of boots. Might want to try there if your looking to see how the size fits your foot.

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                                  Already seen a ton of bikes out on the roads lately. Yet nobody wearing full gear, not 1 person. Makes me wonder if I'm the only one.
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                                  Originally posted by: Igor
                                  i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                                    Originally posted by S1KRR
                                    New helmet arrived today.  Went out for a ride and I would say the wind noise is better than in my icon alliance but not a whole lot.  Also picked up a icon stryker vest for under my jacket.  Does anybody know where i could go to try on boots? Im thinking either sidi vertigo or the alpinestar supertech but haven't had any luck finding a store that carry's either.  I stopped at headingly sport shop and called capitol but both places said they just dont sell enough to carry them.  Here are some pics of the new gear. :banana:



                                    Where do you pick up the vest and how much? I've been thinking getting one myself for super hot days. Hard to wear full leather when it's +25
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                                      I have a perforated, armoured jacket for hot days.
                                      Protects your arms too.

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                                        You can find mesh jackets for not a whole lot of coin, that plus the vest would probably be better than either a jacket or the vest by itself.
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                                          Yeah you might as well just wear nothing but your clothes.  Vests are pointless.
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                                          Originally posted by: Igor
                                          i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                                            Originally posted by 99blackSE
                                            Shoei RF-1100?  I had the more basic Icon vest back in the day but I sold it and picked up a Forcefield Sub 4.

                                            I ordered my Sidi STs from the States.



                                            yeah its a rf-1100 and i looks like i will most likely have to order my boots from canada motorcycle.


                                            Originally posted by Rallyman
                                            Where do you pick up the vest and how much? I've been thinking getting one myself for super hot days. Hard to wear full leather when it's +25

                                            picked the vest up from Headingly sport shop for $129.  I have also seen them at capitol and wildwood sports.

                                            Originally posted by Exposed
                                            I know wildwood has a selection of boots. Might want to try there if your looking to see how the size fits your foot.

                                            checked out wildwood they didnt have exactly what i was looking for but at least I was able to see what size i need in alpinestar boots.

                                            Originally posted by boostfreak
                                            Yeah you might as well just wear nothing but your clothes.  Vests are pointless.

                                            The vest is for under my textile jacket.  I am also a believer in full gear just working at getting everything i need at then moment. Haven't been able to find any pants i like yet, going to have to order boots since no one carry"s the ones i want in the city been wearing combat boots for the last while but they are not that great for riding.  Also looking for a one piece leather suit.   

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                                              Originally posted by S1KRR

                                              The vest is for under my textile jacket.  I am also a believer in full gear just working at getting everything i need at then moment. Haven't been able to find any pants i like yet, going to have to order boots since no one carry"s the ones i want in the city been wearing combat boots for the last while but they are not that great for riding.  Also looking for a one piece leather suit.   

                                              Good on ya, I hate preaching but just a vest I think you leave the rest of your upper body too exposed.  I've been up eyeing up a one piece since last year.  If things go okay this by the end of the year...http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=12993

                                              My gear isn't back till next week sometime but that's okay, should give me enough time to get the DRZ up and running just in time for the "riding season" insurance months, looking forward to some serious savings on insurance...
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                                                Originally posted by boostfreak
                                                Already seen a ton of bikes out on the roads lately. Yet nobody wearing full gear, not 1 person. Makes me wonder if I'm the only one.

                                                one of very few.  I hear ya tho... I am looking for pants other then jeans, but not looking at full leathers.  I will likely look for the mesh jacket too later on.

                                                Anyone have a textile pants?  read a few reviews of the mesh ones, but no mention of what they are like in +30 weather.

                                                as for boots I have the alpinestars fastlane boots, and are very comfortable and light, highly recommend them... really good breathability too.
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                                                  Originally posted by boostfreak
                                                  Already seen a ton of bikes out on the roads lately. Yet nobody wearing full gear, not 1 person. Makes me wonder if I'm the only one.

                                                  I don't wear full gear.  At all times I'm wearing a jacket, helmet, gloves and jeans.  I'm looking for a decent pair of riding jeans (the kevlar reinforced ones), to have a bit more protection, but not look silly while eating dinner or walking around the mall.  Can anyone suggest a pair that they've worn?

                                                  Also, I was looking at some riding shoes today at Winnipeg Sport and Leisure, and without going to a full on riding boot, I found that the only way that they differed from a pair of sturdy high top sneakers was that it had a tiny little piece of hard material over the ball of the ankle.  Can someone enlighten me as to how these are any better than a good pair of high cut sneakers?

                                                  **for reference, I was looking at the following shoes:
                                                  http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/67/900/45182/ITEM/Speed-and-Strength-Run-With-The-Bulls-Moto-Shoes.aspx

                                                  http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/67/900/33089/ITEM/Icon-Super-Duty-4-Boots.aspx

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