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speedball73

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About speedball73

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    Ottawa, Canada
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    2006 VFR800A
    1997 VFR750 (ex)

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  1. Yeah I got home in Sep 18th, had to recover for a couple of days and then started new job! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Added to my library for tomorrow’s riding! Thx! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Glad you are enjoying - I’ve envied these roads from afar (my home is a 29 hour drive from Denver) for too many years, glad Ingot the chance to do this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. They were great, thanks for the recommendation Greg (I’m sure next time you are in there if you mention the Canadian VFR they’ll remember!) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. To be honest it was jumping around a little bit but in general reading the correct speed when I took it in - afterwards it would read 0 until I hit about 30 kph, and about 20% low in general - so something happened. But they stayed late after closing and made it right at no charge so hats off to them. For those reading this that don’t know I’m halfway through a 6000 mile trip and I’m pretty far from home, so I’m thankful to be running (chain was shot). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. When I went back I watched the guy take it off - in all fairness he wasn’t a noob - but he didn’t think it was fixable - I didn’t want to share this part of the story (because some might think it makes the shop look bad), but let’s just say a good customer of theirs with a VFR was willing to “lend” his to me. They didn’t have it at the parts counter so to speak (I watched them pull it off the donor bike and put it on mine). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Ok so returned to the shop and somehow my speedo sensor was jammed onto the mount too hard, too far from the countershaft. Luckily they had a spare and got me on my way in 15 min! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Anybody had this happen before? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Glad you are enjoying - 10 days left! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Haha no worries, thanks for sharing! Makes me feel less bad about my little oopsie! My only regret? I was so annoyed in the moment I didn’t take a picture of the bike lying on the ground ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ah too bad I went through there at lunchtime ! Next time! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Between 2 Jobs Epic Ride (Sep 1-18) https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=35196&share_tid=90060&url=https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/topic/90060-Between-2-Jobs-Epic-Ride-%28Sep-1-18%29&share_type=t Here is my ride report on vfrd... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I had actually done the last part of Lake Superior North Shore on a previous ride, and I wanted to check out the part of Ontario between Thunder Bay and Fort Frances (it was also gorgeous, sweepers and hilly terrain). As Dutch points out I’m already enroute but I’m keeping this thread alive for the “planning” stuff - I’ve started a separate ride report topic. I’m in Bismarck, ND, heading to Rapid City, SD today (Sep 5). Thanks! -speedball Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. So...I’m seeing rear tire wear of about 1/32 per 2000 km, and I have 8000km to go in the trip and I have 3/32 of tread depth - anyone see a problem here ;) ? By the time I get to NC I’ll have basically 0/32 of tread depth.... Thinking I might change the rear tire in Denver area, anyone know a good shop (Louisville area ideally) Front tire basically shows no measurable wear since the trip started. Thx, -speedball Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. One day - will buy a bike in Italy and make my way from there! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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