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    If you want to quit because you feel you're...

    If you want to quit because you feel you're getting too old, fair enough and good for you, but if you reckon the most dangerous thing about your riding is that it's getting in the way of bike rides...
  2. Thread: captcha

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    Cool, thanks.

    Cool, thanks.
  3. Thread: lace-up boots?

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    thanks for the tips. I posted the same question...

    thanks for the tips. I posted the same question on a dual sport board and everyone said buy real bike boots, which I suppose makes sense if you are hitting the trails and falling is a regular part of...
  4. Thread: lace-up boots?

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    lace-up boots?

    Hi - anyone wear lace-up boots? I'm looking at getting some new boots this season and was considering getting a pair of army boots. They seem about half to 2/3s of the price of the motorcycle boots...
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    Once you've installed those, what do you do at...

    Once you've installed those, what do you do at the front end? Move the forks up the triple tree a bit?

    I've read that the best way to lower a bike is to disassemble the forks and shock and insert...
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    If you decide to lower it there's a discussion on...

    If you decide to lower it there's a discussion on that here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/lowering-a-drz-400.516923/

    It's a bit old but I believe this bike hasn't changed much in many years so I...
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    Thanks, here's another good one:...

    Thanks, here's another good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=almo8OnD8UE

    If I get one I'll probably want to be lowering it a bit, too.
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    The suzuki dr650 and drz400 both look promising....

    The suzuki dr650 and drz400 both look promising. I think the dr is only 1inch higher than my x, and 100 pounds lighter.
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    i was thinking the BMW gs 310 might be a good...

    i was thinking the BMW gs 310 might be a good option. There's a rally raid kit for it, plus it's not super heavy or super tall. I think it's around 370 wet.

    In general is the difference between...
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    I'm pretty sure I'll take my X to Tuk. It's...

    I'm pretty sure I'll take my X to Tuk. It's already somewhat modded out for dirt roads (bash plate, etc.). I suspect that on a maintained gravel highway like the Dempster that the weight of the X...
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    Just looking at Husqvarna bikes on a local...

    Just looking at Husqvarna bikes on a local dealer's website. Likely candidates are all at least 4 inches taller than my X in the saddle. Even the crf250 is noticeably taller than my X. In general is...
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    does this bike exist?

    hi - I currently ride a honda cb500x and have done a few multi-day trips on it. I might try to take it to Tuk from Vancouver next summer. I like almost everything about it a lot, but I find it very...
  13. Thread: Ninja 300

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    i loved my old Ninja 250. Rode it from Vancouver...

    i loved my old Ninja 250. Rode it from Vancouver to Dawson City and back in 2009. I sold it to a fellow resident of my apartment complex (who never rides it) so it's still sitting in the parking spot...
  14. I thought the reservoir might need to be level to...

    I thought the reservoir might need to be level to avoid spillage and to get the level accurately between the lines.
  15. bleeding brake fluid while bike on sidestand

    hi - my bike has no centre stand so I have no way of making it level. Is it possible to bleed the brake fluid when the bike is on the sidestand, or does it have to be level? If it has to be level...
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    Not sure I follow that. Next Spring my brake...

    Not sure I follow that. Next Spring my brake fluid will be around 2 years old and need to be replaced, while my brake pads may still have loads of life left, especially the rear, which seems to be...
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    new brake pads and brake fluid

    hi - I'm shortly going to install new front brake pads. Do I need to do anything with the brake fluid? There's a somewhat confusing instruction sheet that came with the new Honda pads that says "the...
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    I originally read about skidding the rear wheel...

    I originally read about skidding the rear wheel as a means of steering the bike in David Hough's Proficient Motorcycling. Here's the quote:

    "... the trick is to use more body English, keep the...
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    Depends. Today I was paying attention to it....

    Depends. Today I was paying attention to it. Often just my middle finger if I'm braking lightly. Otherwise all four.
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    the physics of cornering on gravel roads

    Hi - I've been making forays lately off-pavement. Nothing too rough, just gravel roads.

    I've read/been told that the way to corner is to lean the bike but, instead of leaning with the bike as we...
  21. Thanks, that's good to inow.

    Thanks, that's good to inow.
  22. disposing of oily paper towel after oil change?

    hi, just did my first oil change. Didn't make too much of a mess, but still created two plastic bags full of oily paper towel. The paper isn't crammed in the bags, it's fairly loose. Not sure what to...
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    Vancouver to Bella Coola and Prince Rupert

    Hi - I spent a couple of weeks last month riding around various bits of BC that I haven't seen before, notably Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola, which was a very rewarding ride. I've put...
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    Impressive longevity! I've never gotten more than...

    Impressive longevity! I've never gotten more than about 30,000 km froma chain.
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    I'm slowly learning to do my own maintenance and...

    I'm slowly learning to do my own maintenance and keep an eye on things myself rather than rely on the shop to tell me stuff at each service interval. One thing I haven't watched up to now, though, is...
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