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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2012, 12:49:33 AM »

Good to hear it is a likeable posting!

I guess I can scrub you off my coffee at Starbucks list?
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2012, 06:47:57 PM »

Sadly yes, however if I do make it out west on 2 wheels I will let you know and will stop by St Albert Chapters!  And you know I will stop at St Albert Honda to visit the people there and probably buy some stuff.
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2012, 12:19:36 AM »

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Go Rigger !  The grin explanation alone was worth reading this thread. Glad you have found a happy landing !!  

Lots of ride reports and pics ..... eh ?  Bigok
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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2012, 05:54:08 PM »

Thanks Bubba!  Look out central Ontario, all your roads are belong to me  firedevil
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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2012, 10:44:53 PM »


Thanks Bubba!  Look out central Ontario, all your roads are belong to me  firedevil


Two pretty decent rides out of North Bay.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Bungie41/ColourRidePartDeux/IMG_1352.jpg

The first is up Hwy 63 (Trout Lake Rd) to Temiscaming. Mostly straight, but fresh pavement and some good sweepers. Awesome (as is the whole North Bay area) in the fall.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Bungie41/ColourRidePartDeux/IMG_1350.jpg


The second could be spectacular if they'd only repave it, Hwy 533 heading out of Mattawa comes out onto the road above. But honestly, last I was on it I actually turned my bike around at one point to turn back. It's that bad. Every see pavement with HUGE washboard?  Anyway, I'm glad I kept going. The first and last 8-10km are *SHITE* but the middle 20 is really good.
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 08:28:36 AM »

Bungie4 I will let you know when I am settled in North Bay. I loved riding the area when I lived there.  I started riding in 2005 and rode when ever I had the chance.  The Muskokas, North Bay area, the drive on Highway 17 all the way to Thunder Bay are all incredible.  I am sure there are other STN'rs in the area that we could get a gathering going.
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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 11:23:36 PM »


  I am sure there are other STN'rs in the area that we could get a gathering going.


I'm sure if you will host it they will come EEK!
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« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2012, 03:42:28 PM »

Thunder Bay On      zzr600 with 29 year old $ 600   zzr1200 50+ age and a clean record $625 for the year with collision, theft - alarm mounted
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2012, 10:17:53 AM »

Well I just found out that I am not just getting screwed in the ass once (being posted to Winnipeg and cannot afford insurance) but being screwed twice.  I was informed this week that my posting to North Bay has been cancelled due to budgetary reasons.  Looks like my whole life is now completely SCREWED. My career is screwed and my fav past time (bikes) is screwed. Thanks once again career manager.  I am not unemployed or anything like that. I just miss being able to ride, paddle my kayak and be close to family and enjoy an outstanding career.  Guess I will have to settle for the time being.  Hopefully next year brings a change.  My time on 2 wheels this year will be a whopping 14 days.  I guess that's better than nothing.  A 2 week trip on the bike, then that's it for another year.    Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2 Mad2
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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2012, 02:49:22 PM »

Sorry to hear that.... that's a real bummer!
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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2012, 06:23:22 PM »

That does suck.  A posting is what you make of it.

You've got okay riding within range of you...
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2012, 08:23:03 AM »

Yes I can ride but I cannot afford $2500 for insurance  Sad
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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2012, 09:24:57 AM »


Yes I can ride but I cannot afford $2500 for insurance  Sad


That still seems high, even with the %25 discount.  I just ran the numbers on the MPI site and for your bike, get a quote of $1806 for 2012.
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« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2012, 09:55:08 AM »


Yes I can ride but I cannot afford $2500 for insurance  Sad


Shop around. I saved myself over $800/yr last Sept. Turns I got the best rate from TD (Primmum). Odd bit is, every time I've shopped for Ins., Primmum directy was always the highest by a ridiculous amount. Go figger.

Give Kanetix.ca a try. They do online motorcycle quotes.
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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2012, 09:14:39 PM »




Shop around. I saved myself over $800/yr last Sept. Turns I got the best rate from TD (Primmum). Odd bit is, every time I've shopped for Ins., Primmum directy was always the highest by a ridiculous amount. Go figger.

Give Kanetix.ca a try. They do online motorcycle quotes.


Doesn't work like that in the People's Republic of Manitoba.  Government insurance (MPI) - no option to shop around.  
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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2012, 07:27:53 AM »




Doesn't work like that in the People's Republic of Manitoba.  Government insurance (MPI) - no option to shop around.  


Ah hell I forgot about that. Government run anything is usually a really bad idea.
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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2012, 08:06:32 AM »




That still seems high, even with the %25 discount.  I just ran the numbers on the MPI site and for your bike, get a quote of $1806 for 2012.


Thanks hardware I will take a look at that!
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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2012, 09:52:00 AM »


Ah hell I forgot about that. Government run anything is usually a really bad idea.


I forgot to add. At least in Ontario we get to choose who slams us in the pooper for insurance.
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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2012, 04:51:23 PM »

You got slammed in the pooper?  ewwww  Ummm just a thought, that might not have been an insurance agent, just sayin  Lol

And I looked up MPI today for my bike and they want $1783.  That is a far cry from $2500 that they were quoting last year and earlier this year.  For those of you who are not living in Manitoba, there has been a massive amount of people complaining about the ridiculous insurance premiums people have been paying then recieve a 45% refund on their insurance in the mail.  A refund of that amount is fairly evident that they have been massively overcharging the people here.  $1783 is still a bit steep but I am going to bite the bullit and insure the bike. I cant let her go, she still gets me excited every time I see her  Inlove  Now I have to work on reducing my mass balance weight around my waste.  Less weight on the bike, all the better  Smile
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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2012, 07:54:53 PM »

... I am going to bite the bullit and insure the bike...

Best news inna thread.
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