New user to forum. - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Canadian Troopers For those up north!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 01-13-2013, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Tigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Niagara Ont
Posts: 7
Post New user to forum.

Just checking in to say hey.
Thanks to Kieth, I jump on the spring band wagon and got out for a tour yesterday. First ride of the new year. Seen a couple other Stroms out'n'about too. Looks like its drying out in the south niagara area now so i gotta ride. Later.
Tigger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 01-13-2013, 10:50 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia - West of I-77
Posts: 1,698
Welcome.

There seem to be lots of Canadian Troopers !
HokiesRWee is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 01-13-2013, 11:09 AM
$tromtrooper
 
568v8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
Garage
Wink Keep'in the dirty side down

Welcome. Congrats on the early ride this year.
But I'm wondering about tour signature ..
Keep'in the dirty side down .... because most Vstroms are dirty enough that it's often hard to tell which side should be down. We're not know for out ability to keep our bikes in particularly clean and shiny show condition. ha ha

Road Toads Charter Member - old guy goes stromabout on a 2007 Vee and finally has touched all of the 48 contiguous United states and the 10 Canadian provinces.
568v8 is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 Old 01-15-2013, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Tigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Niagara Ont
Posts: 7
I guess i'm use to touring around with some cruizers, who like the shiny side up. And to be honest i haven't seen many, if any, stroms with great gobs of mud on them. Just keep'in it real. Sorry for any confusion.
Tigger is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 01-15-2013, 10:45 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
knotzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St Catharines Ontario Canada
Posts: 320
Welcome Tigger, I live in St Catharines, have to get together for some rides this year, currently have my cams out and waiting for shims from Clares. You're right about not too many wees coated with mud. You will see a lot of dirty vstroms though. Strommers are more into riding in inclement weather and less into cleaning their bikes like cruiser owners are
knotzilla is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 01-15-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Tigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Niagara Ont
Posts: 7
We stopped at Clare's on our ride Saturday. They had a few riders stop in, but they were happy to see a larger group of riders stop by. Maybe we'll get together later this year for a ride.
Tigger is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 01-15-2013, 10:07 PM
Super Moderator
 
V-Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12,764
Welcome aboard Tigger!

I'm sure you will enjoy your ride.. the wonderful roads in Upstae New York and Pennsylvania are very close to you... I'm jealous!

..Tom

2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 200,000+ km, 125,000 miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


V-Tom is online now  
post #8 of 16 Old 01-16-2013, 02:25 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Keith Falkner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sarasota FL
Posts: 2,352
I'm glad the weather was balmy.

Welcome, Tigger. I spent a few years in St. Catharines,
going to a school on the west side of the old Welland Canal.


It was a while ago -- the flag was different then.

I visit the Niagara Peninsula a couple of times each year, but not usually during oyster season.

Keith

(Eat oysters only when the name of the month contains "R".)

Keith Falkner is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 01-16-2013, 10:29 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
srpkcop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Wakefield, Quebec
Posts: 404
You guys are lucky to ride this early. I picked up my '12 650 yesterday but I won't be riding anytime soon, at least not before the bears wake up! we can't ride before March 15 due to QC winter tire law no matter the weather anyways.
srpkcop is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 01-16-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Tigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Niagara Ont
Posts: 7
I have heard of the winter tire law in Quebec, but I didn't believe it was enforced on mc's. How do trail rated tire fit into the equation?
Tigger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome