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A fine day to spend in the Office Seat,,..

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Bad weather coming, so time for a ride.

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We stop in Black Diamond for Gas, & Food for the road.

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So that's where old DVDs go,,..

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The ZX14 sure can pull away, the FJR1300 too,,.. used to be I had the fastest bike,,.. I'm gettin old,,..

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We stop to change out into cooler clothes and wipe bugs off the visors.

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We stopped by the Upper Lake for lunch.

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Dang critters on the road (includes the tourists),,..

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This critter gets more Respect.

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Why did the Grizzly cross the Road,,.. cause a Grizzly can do what ever it wants!,,..

This Juvenile had a Transmitter & Red Ear Tag,,.. Kids these days,,.. they're so Trendy,,..

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Nice day, and bad weather coming, so time for a ride.

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Looks like a great ride through some nice country. This pic reminds a lot of the Big Hole Valley in MT :fing02:

Always liked the VF1000, a good friend had one when I had my VF700, did a lot of touring together on them, good times :beer:

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Nice pics!

Glad you got in a good ride before the weather turns... thanks for sharing!

You were way out in the woods, eh? I've never run into a bear crossing before, seen them while hiking but never from the saddle.

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We rode that loop back in July.

We saw this one, had a White Ear Tag.

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Lots of these licking the road.

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This Fella just mosey'd over, no hurry,,..

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Need to pay attention when riding in those parts.

The hiway there is actually closed in the winter for the Elk.

Went out the next evening after a Carb adjust, got the Blue Moon,,..

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Oh, ya, they don't make carbs anymore,,..

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The bear was chasing the dude on the bicycle LUNCH !!


Great pic's ..

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The original Windscreen was/is terrible. The Turbulence/Buffeting was so bad I couldn't see straight after a 1 week tour. After 2 weeks I was a mess.

I experimented with chopping that screen a few ways. Always an improvement, but not much.

There is too much of a vacuum behind the Fairing/Screen. The Turbulence gets worse with speed.

New bikes have either a cute/short screen, or a Significant Screen but with large areas where air gets in behind it.

So I found a eBay "replacement" screen for a 1995 Kawasaki GSX something or other, from Hong Kong, delivered for $21.

They had 19 pages of replacement screens/colors to chose from.

I mounted it on some StandOffs.

A huge improvement. The wind no longer hits me in the chest (most noticeable on Cold Mornings).

The wind hits me in the forehead, so I may raise it more.

Also, very important, the Air Stream is Smooth, almost no Buffeting.

Not seen in any of the photos is a small Air Scoop, I made outa Furnace Tin, that Curves Air Up, under the Upper Radiator, under the Lower Triple Clamp, up that space in front of the Gas Tank.

It adds more Air Flow behind the Fairing and provides Cool Air for the Air Box Intake. Win - Win.

This bike has done a lot of Kms. Been to every state in Western USA, a few times.

The Cams have been restored by MegaCycleCams/Ca.(Grind 161-00),

DynoJet Kit (#1121) for fine tuning the mixture,

Stator Connectors replaced at least once,

Manual Radiator Fan Switch,

GPS,

Camera on Left HandleBar,

Dirt Bike Hand Guards,

Headlight Relay installed, 100W/55W Bulb,

17T-43T changed to 18T-42T (8.5% taller),

Rear Shock by Jamie Daugherty http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/v4section.html.

I've lost track of which Motor is in there now,,..

Powder Coated Frame,

Next is the Seat Foam, its bagged after so much "abuse".

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Kananaskis is a beautiful part of Alberta. We rode 40 & 541 southbound a year ago though we saw far fewer critters than you.

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i like the double bubble recycling! any chance you could send me a couple close up picks of the mounting hardware. be a good way to recycle a few windscreen i got laying around. looks like it was a good time intercepting!

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The original Windscreen was/is terrible. The Turbulence/Buffeting was so bad I couldn't see straight after a 1 week tour. After 2 weeks I was a mess.

I experimented with chopping that screen a few ways. Always an improvement, but not much.

There is too much of a vacuum behind the Fairing/Screen. The Turbulence gets worse with speed.

New bikes have either a cute/short screen, or a Significant Screen but with large areas where air gets in behind it.

So I found a eBay "replacement" screen for a 1995 Kawasaki GSX something or other, from Hong Kong, delivered for $21.

They had 19 pages of replacement screens/colors to chose from.

I mounted it on some StandOffs.

A huge improvement. The wind no longer hits me in the chest (most noticeable on Cold Mornings).

The wind hits me in the forehead, so I may raise it more.

Also, very important, the Air Stream is Smooth, almost no Buffeting.

Not seen in any of the photos is a small Air Scoop, I made outa Furnace Tin, that Curves Air Up, under the Upper Radiator, under the Lower Triple Clamp, up that space in front of the Gas Tank.

It adds more Air Flow behind the Fairing and provides Cool Air for the Air Box Intake. Win - Win.

This bike has done a lot of Kms. Been to every state in Western USA, a few times.

The Cams have been restored by MegaCycleCams/Ca.(Grind 161-00),

DynoJet Kit (#1121) for fine tuning the mixture,

Stator Connectors replaced at least once,

Manual Radiator Fan Switch,

GPS,

Camera on Left HandleBar,

Dirt Bike Hand Guards,

Headlight Relay installed, 100W/55W Bulb,

17T-43T changed to 18T-42T (8.5% taller),

Rear Shock by Jamie Daugherty http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/v4section.html.

I've lost track of which Motor is in there now,,..

Powder Coated Frame,

Next is the Seat Foam, its bagged after so much "abuse".

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I love clever solutions to problems, especially when they look that good! Well done. She's lookin' really good, especially for a 30 year old bike! :fing02:

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Yes it was, and the day before too,,.. so I did Vermillion Pass instead,,..

More Intercepting,,..

2 nice days in a row, so packed Light (and carried a thick wallet) and went out West of Cochrane, on the old 1A Hwy.

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Went by Canmore and Banfffff and over the Radium Hwy. Was Colder than I thought. But Construction Stops let me warm up.

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Finally into the Columbia Valley (warmer). Get Gas in Radium.

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Good run on the Radium Road, got the tires most of the way over,,..

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This Center Groove just won't go away! I know the rears are Dual Compound, but the front?

Sure nice ride down the Valley to Buddy's place in Cranbrook.

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Today rode the South route home, along HWY#3 Eastbound.

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Turtle Mtn collapsed once and buried the town of Frank (Frank Slide).

http://history.alberta.ca/frankslide/

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Now up HWY#22.

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Can get breezy,,..

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Some nice Long Straights. Hard to take clear pics at Relativistic speeds,,.. (hence the Blue Shift).

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The GPS says 814km for the Round Trip. Rolling Avg of 97Km/Hr. Top Speed of,,.. um,,.. I'm gonna plead the 5th on that,,..

No Critters were hurt (or seen) on this tour.

Oh, ya, also changed the Stem Ball Bearings to Taper'd Roller Bearings,,.. much better for riding with no hands.

Will post a photo of the Windscreen StandOffs when I get a chance.

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I like your add-on screen idea, didn't even notice it aat first it just fits in with the bikes style. I love those old V4's, getting rare & expensive now. Looks like a nice trip.

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Fall Colors Ride

Nice day, more cold next week, so time to squeeze in another ride.

Never know when its the last ride of the year here,,..

Ride into the Foothills SW of the city, to buddy's place.

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The VF1000f sure has a narrow profile for a 1000, love that, now if I could narrow my own profile,,..

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Chinook Arch is due to cloud the skies later, so better ride.

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We're a little late for best colors, but still good.

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Another good day in the Office Seat.

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Some fun corners, but some people have more "fun" than others,,..

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We head west to a summit for a break and photos.

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Maybe another weather window later in October?,,..

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Last Intercepting 2015?

+20'C out today, so gotta get out, could be last ride of the year,,..

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Fading Chinook Arch for the last photo,,..

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See ya next year,,..

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Last Intercepting 2015?

+20'C out today, so gotta get out, could be last ride of the year,,..

Fading Chinook Arch for the last photo,,..

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See ya next year,,..

Wow! Fabulous photo!

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Its that Time again,,..

Bike eventually Fart'd back to Life.

Will still be Brown for a while but now warm and sunny,

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First One to the One Lane Bridge,,..

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Lets try the River Ford,,.. You go First,,..

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No big deal.

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Finally, some Art Appreciation.

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Nice 343km Round Trip and didn't even get to Reserve.

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Should be a Hot day here today, so time to test the newly installed Upper Rad Fan;

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Out thru SpringBank, along the TransCalamity to Morley, and West on 1A
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Bike runs fine;

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Stop in Canmore for a Bagel Smashwich;

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It did get up to +30'C The new fan helps but its not a Fix.

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It might be running Lean, so I'll raise the Needles on the next Maintenance.

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Looks lovely out there!

 

Springbank? 

OK that decides it, I will pour myself a 12yr old cask strength Springbank now!   :-)

 

 

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Nice day with crappy weather coming, so,,..

Looks like the colors are still here,

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If we keep going West we'll get out from under the Chinook Arch;

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We got Subway in Cochrane and had lunch out at Powderface,,.. good day.

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Smoke-Out!

Smoke from BC Forest Fires has been drifting into southern Alberta all summer (July & August).


Just gotta "suck-it-up" and ride.

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Harvest Time in WheatLand County

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Have to be careful not to start fires with hot exhausts.

 

Air Cleaner is probably black, but that's what its for.

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"Into the great wide -smokey- open" :beer:

 

 

Meanwhile, in the Netherlands....

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:mad:

 

 

 

 

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