by FYRWRX on Wed May 15, 2013 12:28 pm
We own the skid plate and kick stand enlarger,,,top quality and great customer service…need I say more! 😉
About Motomethod – WEBSITE HERE
I think these type of shops are awesome and hope to use them if needed one day. Just thought their video about how they got started and their philosophy was worthy of a BLOG post! Do you have one of these where you live?
Motomethod is a full repair shop, for nearly all makes and models of motorcycles, old or new. Whether you need a tune up, a new tire, an engine rebuild or if it’s your own project bike…we can help.
Motomethod is one of the first in the industry to allow you, the rider, to come in and ‘rent a bay’ and repair your own bike, or learn how. We provide the space, tools and resources…so come on down and do it yourself !
We also offer memberships for added value, which includes bike pick up, discounts on labour rates, parts and storage, and access to the DIY facilities. Be a part of the community! Continue reading “Motomethod – A local Community Service Shop in Vancouver”
Day one of our deck building project was yesterday….only taken us 9 years to get motivated to actually finish the backyard. We will be building 3 decks in the end….well, Cheryl will. I am the laborer, mule and runner. Cheryl has a way to do things and I find if you get out of her way and help when she asks, all is good. We have a lot to do in a short period of time…but we hope to get her done.
To give you an idea of what we are capable of doing together, we landscaped our entire backyard in 2004 and built this garden literally by hand and wheel barrel. We could not get a Bob Cat in the back after the houses were built. There are hundreds of senior Allan Blocks in the 1300 sq Ft garden, hundreds of Junior blocks, 7 retaining walls, irrigation system and we planted all the plants as well.
|Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. Burkina Faso’s high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens.|
|Landlocked savanna cut by the three principal rivers of the Black, Red, and White Voltas Continue reading “Welcome to the 203rd Country to visit our BLOG-Burkina Faso Population: 17,812,961”|
STUNNING video if you LOVE birds!
Explore more: http://www.birdsofparadiseproject.org
The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39 of the most exquisitely specialized animals on earth. After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and nearby islands, Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever. This trailer gives a sense of their monumental undertaking and the spectacular footage that resulted. Filmed by Tim Laman, Ed Scholes, and Eric Liner. Continue reading “Birds-of-Paradise Project Introduction”
On a gear kick lately and this is a great video by Twisted Throttle that gives you a real taste for why most of us like to use Aux lights. This video shows you the different Denali models and how they can make a difference. We own the D1 lights as there were only the D1 one’s on the market when we bought them.
Back in 2011 when we rode to Alaska we were fortunate to only run into the mosquito swarm once near the Atigun Pass. We were armed with two of these shirts just in case. The draw back to not being attacked by these “killer”, huge bugs was that we rode in cold rain almost the entire trip. You never know what season it will be up there if you are planning a trip. You need to prepare for HOT, warm, cold to down right freezing weather.
If you have sun and warmth on your adventure, then there is a good chance you will have mosquitoes. This shirt may seem like over kill, no pun intended but from those who have had to use it swear by them…we did not have to use ours but it will be a staple item if we venture back up-country.
The Original Bug Shirt®: Elite Edition
2013 Honda CB500F and CBR500R Review – First Ride
Time for a new Standard
As the average age of motorcyclists rises, the industry is scrambling to find a way to attract new riders to the street. How do you turn curious bystanders into devoted consumers?
Honda thinks it has the answer. In addition to the recent launch of the new shift-free CTX700s, Honda has now pulled the wraps off of two of its new trio of 500cc middleweight motorcycles: the naked CB500F and the sporty CBR500R. The adventurish CB500X is dragging its tail over from Japan; expect it by summer.
The CB500s fill a mid-size chasm in an industry too long enamored of flash, power and dash, hoping to strike it rich with high-dollar product rather than build a customer base using reliable and fun transportation that’s also economical and attractive. Those elements are all hallmarks of the Honda brand, so these new entry-level motorcycles should strike a chord with an eco-minded younger generation that’s also image-aware and price-conscious.
Each of the Honda CB500s has its own look and personality. Despite their distinct characteristics, the bikes (along with the new X version) share the same basic chassis, including the frame, fuel tank and engine. This helped Honda reduce development and production costs, and results in a remarkably low price point.
Not too much longer until the day we get hitched. I mean why not? We have only been together almost 16 years….;-) Here is our post from our scouting out the venue ride last year SUNSHINE COAST onward to the venue POST here and here is a video showing you WHY we picked the WESTCOAST WILDERNESS LODGE
We rode up on our 2010 BMW 650’s and this year we will be riding up on our ’13 BMW F8’s. And, YES of course we will have our pictures taken with our bikes. 😉 The sunshine coast of BC is not that far from the lower mainland, but once you get there you feel like you are in another world!
Gary & Deb from Anchorage, AK are heading out on their own ADV soon. We stayed with these guys while on our trip to Alaska in 2011 while the Triumph Tigers that we borrowed from Triumph Canada were in the Motorcycle Shop getting worked on for 4 days. Great hosts, they love ADV riders and are about to embark on their very first LONG ride themselves. Why not check out their thread on the ADV Riders Forum and track them when they post their SpotWalla page too? Have a great time guys…we are envious you are getting out ont he road. Be safe and as the old saying goes…””KEEP THE RUBBER SIDE DOWN”.
Rest in peace, Dukie boy.
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There’s no doubt that BMW’s new water-cooled R1200GS is a capable adventure touring motorcycle. With 125hp, spoked-wheels, dynamic suspension, cruise control and an assortment of other options, the new GS is everything we expected it to be, and then some. But there’s always some room for improvement. Luggage and protection items are an easy upgrade and will transform the R1200GS from adequate to extraordinary. Touratech’s Zega Pro pannier systems provides safe and secure storage, both on and off the bike, while crash bars and an Expedition skid plate protect the most important part of any motorcycle, the power-plant. Additional accessories, such as a stainless steel headlight guard and radiator guards will keep road debris from damaging important parts, while a larger sidestand foot will keep the R1200GS upright in everything from soft sand to loose gravel. Continue reading “Building a Water-Cooled BMW R1200GS”
What if there was one motorcycle that did everything you wanted to do on two wheels? You could strafe sweeping corners, traverse scabby pavement without concern, fly down a gravel two-track, or creep up a rock garden to the top of the mountain. With this versatility, a world of adventure, limited only by your imagination, is instantly open to you. We’re talking dual sport here. Continue reading “Husqvarna TR650 Terra vs. Kawasaki KLR650 vs. KTM 690 Enduro R | Singles Club”