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post #1 of 21 Old 01-25-2015, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi - just joined and posted message on Stromtrooper forum - new to this whole forum thing and don't do facebook - wasn't sure if I posted new member message in the right place - thought I would just make myself known...

I have had several bikes in the past and enjoyed them all - last year bought an '02 dl1000 which has been a blast...looking forward to meeting other Canadian riders in my area and to keep up to date on info for my bike...

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-25-2015, 02:28 PM
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-25-2015, 03:36 PM
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Welcome aboard Jake. Much snow in P'Boro? Lots up here in Midland area. I was hoping to get out for one ride each month during the winter....might miss January
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-25-2015, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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snow in ptbo

Not much snow - the ice covered toboggan hill looks treacherous, but not much snow on the roads - I've been looking into tires because my dl1000 has heidenau k76 street tires on it which give little traction when off pavement - so I won't be trying out the roads for a while - hade a blast on Dec 24 though...
any tire recommendations? I'm looking at TKC80 or maybe kenda big blocks ($100 less per pair)
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Wow, Forest Cop. A ride each month. What a concept for a Canadian.
I've nerver ridden my Vee in January, February or March.

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welcome to the forum! I'm just outside Kingston.

Me neither Gord, as much as I'd love to go for a ride I just don't see the point in taking that much risk.

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any tire recommendations? I'm looking at TKC80 or maybe kenda big blocks ($100 less per pair)
Welcome to the forum.

The TKCs and the Kendas are known to wear relatively fast. I'll trade a little off-road traction for longer wear so I don't have to change tires as frequently. I've got Heidenau K60 Scouts on now and it's time to replace the rear at about 14000 km, which I consider a long life. They are good on gravel but too slippery when it gets muddy. I'm ordering a Mitas E07 to replace it...supposed to be similar to the K60.

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post #8 of 21 Old 01-25-2015, 09:26 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Jake.

There is a tradition in Ontario that I work hard to support.
On the first Sunday in May, a bunch of us show up at a gas station
near Barrie, and ride to Muskoka and swap lies over lunch.

Sometimes an old fogey from Florida brings fresh oranges ... :mrgreen:

Anyway, spring will be along any month now, and maybe I will too.

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Welcome to the forum. I'm from Trenton, just down the road. I usually manage to get the bike out every month, but last year? No way! I was out yesterday for a short 50km ride.
I just installed Mitas E-07s on my Wee. I like them so far on and off road, but I am not a very aggressive rider, to be honest.

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post #10 of 21 Old 01-26-2015, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tire info. I think I'm going to try the K60's - I like the K76's on the street and these look to be a much more aggressive off road pattern, and I like the idea of a higher mileage tire.
Keith - the May ride to Muskoka sounds like fun. (Usually by around March break I have hauled my bike out at least once so I should be up and runnung with new tires in early April) - If you keep the forum posted about it I just mike make it...
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