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  1. RossKean

    HD Pan America

    I will be interested to see how it fares in the real world. Hard to believe this is HD. Certainly not something that would appeal to the loyal Harley "base". HD Pan America - Link
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    Happy Star Wars Day

    May the fourth...
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    Wantaqo'ti Qospem

    a.k.a. Red Indian Lake https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/red-indian-lake-to-be-renamed-1.5997556 I understand what they are trying to do and I don't entirely disagree with the sentiment behind it. However, I don't think established place names should change for the sake of...
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    St. Pierre et Miquelon - car ferry

    I see that the ferry can now accommodate cars. Probably a much bigger deal for those who live there and want to visit NL or travel elsewhere in Canada. Just aren't enough roads there to justify taking your car for a vacation. Wouldn't exactly be a motorcycling Mecca either. I suppose it...
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    A Bad Year for Icebergs??

    ICEBERGS - Weather Network (Unless you are in shipping - then it is a good year, I guess.)
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    NL Gov't Announces New Provincial Parks Website

    Haven't had a chance to see if there is any real change. Will look later... https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/tcar/0414n01/ https://www.parksnl.ca/
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    Ordering Parts from US Suppliers

    I prefer to deal with the local Yamaha dealer if at all possible. In the past, I have ordered from on-line suppliers in the US and had stuff delivered to a package service in Houlton ME - 90 minutes from home. Usually only when stuff is not available locally, backordered or foolishly expensive...
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    Anyone use Spotwalla?

    I just logged into Spotwalla and got the following banner at the top of the page: " Please Read This There's a new SpotWalla website and this site has a limited lifetime. If you're a SpotWalla user, create an account at New SpotWalla.com. After logging in you will be able to import your...
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    Spring Maintenance

    Spring - the Riding Maintenance season begins... Anyone other than me put off doing certain maintenance items for too long? I just brought up a list of stuff I had planned to do last season and only about half the items were ticked off. Lists get made in the dying weeks of winter in...
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    A little article I just saw...

    Popped up while surfing. Might be of some interest to someone from away... https://www.johnnyjet.com/road-trip-in-newfoundland-labrador-gathering/
  11. RossKean

    Riding this year...

    Weather is starting to improve (finally) I am hoping to get the bike out for at least a short (salty) ride later this week followed by a thorough wash to prevent corrosion. Needs a bath anyway since it didn't get one when winter conditions arrived suddenly in December. The only discussions on...
  12. RossKean

    CBC Site for NL Photos

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-favourite-photos-2020-1.5830972 I posted a photo from this site and the link in another thread (boil-up kettle). There are some really great photographs here - worth a look.
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    Nova Scotia - Maine Ferry

    Probably doesn't have an impact on most of the people on this forum, but... Canceled for the 2021 season. Comes as no surprise with continuing travel restrictions into Nova Scotia. It seems unlikely to me that reasonably free travel across the Canadian border from the US will be restored...
  14. RossKean

    Anybody riding?

    In my region, this has been one of the easiest winters in recent memory. I wish I had a "beater" bike to take out for some short rides. Temperature highs have been typically hovering around the freezing mark and the roads are mostly dry and completely free of snow and ice - can't say the same...
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    Hi Vis Rain Suit

    I just bought a "Holmes" Hi-vis rain suit at Costco (Yellow). Thought it might be worth trying. Cost was only $50 at the store (last week). Haven't tried it out yet but seems to be a great deal. Biking or even snowblowing over top of regular gear. Probably won't try it out on the bike until...
  16. RossKean

    Is the KLR coming back????

    Just saw this on another site... Question is whether it remains the relatively inexpensive and highly reliable "hammer" that the KLR 650 was before it was discontinued or have they "upgraded" it to the point where it competes with the likes of the Tenere 700 and VStrom 650 with a predictable...
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    Motorcycle Fatality

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/fogo-man-dies-in-motorcycle-crash-1.5717461 Be careful out there!! Anyone have any more information?
  18. RossKean

    Possible Newfoundland Trip in August...

    OK. I am going to try to get to Newfoundland this year. Going to start looking at ferry and campground reservations this week and taking a look at long term weather forecasts. I will see if I can make some definitive plans (maybe week of August 16). I will know by the end of this week if...
  19. RossKean

    2012 Yamaha Tenere

    Does anyone know anything about this model year? Major changes since 2012? (Don't really care much about electronic suspension, traction control or fancy dash electronics.) I have been considering some sort of "Adventure" bike for the roads less traveled. I have been looking at something...
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    Ferry from Saint Barbe to Blanc Sablon

    Is the Saint Barbe ferry running and can you take it without issues related to coronavirus? Blanc Sablon is technically Quebec and those provincial borders are still closed. I was thinking that for practical purposes, that little bit of Quebec is more related to NL than QC - can't even leave...
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