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I bet you will have a "get off" first....

Your a star.......


When is this weather going to finally break? I am so sick of this... I need my bike back.....

Uber, what RAM mount do I need for the GPS?
Get the U-bolt + ball kit at The Source.... I was in there yesterday, selling them for ~$11. You'll also need the RAM arm - aka "clamp" - comes in 2",4" and 6" lengths - you pick what best suits your need.

That's all you need to buy because I'm going to give you the RAM mounting base plate that I currently have attached to the cradle. I needed a different mounting base plate for my 276 cradle.
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So, one of the guys coming on our trip has a bit of a rep. for crashing... and it's not me...


All kidding aside, I hope we have a safe trip... ~850km's over three days around Algonquin park - just too much terrain to cover to be screwing around.

So, I've got a route sheet here divided into 25km blocks. $25/block. The first three were gone in 30 seconds. Let me know your preference.

Look for a New Thread, maybe even a website!

www."When Will Ubert Crash This Time?" Pool.ca

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So, I've got a route sheet here divided into 25km blocks. $25/block. The first three were gone in 30 seconds. Let me know your preference.

Look for a New Thread, maybe even a website!

www."When Will Ubert Crash This Time?" Pool.ca


..... will you lend me your wheelchair?
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..... will you lend me your wheelchair?

I'll loan you my wheelchair when you tell the folks at home what I said to you when I got off your KTM...





I've got you number, sweet pea.

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I'll loan you my wheelchair when you tell the folks at home what I said to you when I got off your KTM...





I've got you number, sweet pea.

...."I can't understand why you weren't riding circles around me"
Granted, I let off on the straightaways... no skill needed to go fast in a straight line. But I was shocked to see you on my tail in the corners - on knobbies no less!


.....later that night you also said "You're one of the fastest rider's I've ridden with that doesn't have an national title..."
.... maybe you were drunk.... "I blow goats" came shortly after - multiple times!!!!!!!




...can't wait to ride again... I'll have the knobbies on this time!!
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dam I'm not sure if i can post the kind links on this forum
But - fock this .

Guys
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Wheel chairs are not funny....

You shouldn't be such a dick about people getting hurt.


Although we joke about how much you crash Uber, I personally don't want to see anyone get hurt to that point....






















Seriously wheelchairs aren't funny, but like I am ever that serious.
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....4 "crashes".... and.... I'M LEGENDARY for it!!!

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...."I can't understand why you weren't riding circles around me"
Granted, I let off on the straightaways... no skill needed to go fast in a straight line. But I was shocked to see you on my tail in the corners - on knobbies no less!

.....later that night you also said "You're one of the fastest rider's I've ridden with that doesn't have an national title..."
.... maybe you were drunk.... "I blow goats" came shortly after - multiple times!!!!!!!

...can't wait to ride again... I'll have the knobbies on this time!!
Hmmmn, let the games begin... hah hah hah... Yer a good rider, Ubert, but you've still got lots to learn... Like sell the freekin sled and get a 450 for SM, ice and single track... That'll help your learning curve...

Less'see... Hmmn... KTM 950 ADV vs. '92 R100GSPD loaded with DSLR camera equipment and 72lbs of fuel aboard... Heh heh heh... You ain't gonna win this one... Heh heh heh...

Why weren't you lapping me?!?


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you are all completely nuts I tell ya
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Hmmmn, let the games begin... hah hah hah... Yer a good rider, Ubert, but you've still got lots to learn... Like sell the freekin sled and get a 450 for SM, ice and single track... That'll help your learning curve...

Less'see... Hmmn... KTM 950 ADV vs. '92 R100GSPD loaded with DSLR camera equipment and 72lbs of fuel aboard... Heh heh heh... You ain't gonna win this one... Heh heh heh...

Why weren't you lapping me?!?


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To be honest, I'm still not comfortable riding fast on pavement... still have plenty to learn (+ comfort level isn't all that high). I know.. I know... I'm a perfect candidate for track school. There's only so far raw talent will go until you need to learn advanced techniques...

Alas.... roosting dirt roads is where my heart is at!
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I am new here.
Ive been riding off-roads for 6 years. I am 20 . I am planning a trip this summer from Mexico city to Montreal, Canada. where i am going to stay for university. I am between a 640 adv 2005 and a 650 gs 2003. Both i found them in good conditions and good price.
First of all, which bike should it do me best? (i love all kinds of roads but i plan in taking my woman in the trips inside Canada as well. )
if KTM is the chosen one, how hard would it be to find replacement items in central/east USA and estern canada. Because for the BMW there will be I imagine in evey town.
It will be my first long trip. So any help would be really appreciated
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I am new here.
Ive been riding off-roads for 6 years. I am 20 . I am planning a trip this summer from Mexico city to Montreal, Canada. where i am going to stay for university. I am between a 640 adv 2005 and a 650 gs 2003. Both i found them in good conditions and good price.
First of all, which bike should it do me best? (i love all kinds of roads but i plan in taking my woman in the trips inside Canada as well. )
if KTM is the chosen one, how hard would it be to find replacement items in central/east USA and estern canada. Because for the BMW there will be I imagine in evey town.
It will be my first long trip. So any help would be really appreciated

Hola Guernika,

You're going to have a fabulous overland adventure travelling between DF and Montreal.

If I were you, I'd be leaning toward the BMW. The KTM is a more thoroughbred off-road bike, but the BMW will be the more pleasant and comfortable travelling machine. Especially if you plan to do some two-up riding.

No shortage of parts sources for BMW or KTM in Canada or by US mail order.

Have a safe trip and keep us posted on your progress.

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I am new here.
Ive been riding off-roads for 6 years. I am 20 . I am planning a trip this summer from Mexico city to Montreal, Canada. where i am going to stay for university. I am between a 640 adv 2005 and a 650 gs 2003. Both i found them in good conditions and good price.
First of all, which bike should it do me best? (i love all kinds of roads but i plan in taking my woman in the trips inside Canada as well. )
if KTM is the chosen one, how hard would it be to find replacement items in central/east USA and estern canada. Because for the BMW there will be I imagine in evey town.
It will be my first long trip. So any help would be really appreciated
Guernika,

I used to own a KTM 640 SuperMoto and a close friend of mine owns the BMW GS650. The main difference between the two is the counter-balancer and suspension. the KTM does not have a counter-balanced engine and vibrates a lot vs. the BMW, which is very smooth on the road. However, the KTM 640Adventure will be excellent off-road and fine on-road. The BMW will be a lot smoother on-road, better for 2-up riding but not so great off-road, as it's suspension is much shorter and softer.

Also, the GS650 is fuel injected so it's great on fuel but it feels less powerfull (fun) than the KTM 640. Overall, the two bikes are great but if you want smooth road riding get the BMW; the KTM is much more racy and fun to ride, but painful to ride super long distance.

Good luck on your trip,

Michael
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