New guy from the East Coast of Canada

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New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Angus_McL » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:16 am

Hello from chilly Nova Scotia!!

I picked up a 2012 with fairly low km last Aug and fell in love with it pretty quick!!

I did a 6000km tour down to NC and back around Lk Ontario last June on a KTM Duke 690... that bike was a riot around town, but not much of a highway tourer!! So after that the hunt was on for a replacement! I found the one I have now and there are zero regrets!!

There is also a Suz DR650 in the garage and an '81 Yan RD 350 that I rebuilt from the ground up. So with a highway bike, a tractor for playing in the woods, and my little 2-stroke for around town, things are pretty well rounded!

I'm looking forward to hanging out here and learning a few things about the bike (wiring in a new-to-me Garmin and suspension options are top of the list).

Now I'm just counting the days until the salt is off the roads and I can get back out!!

Thanks guys!!

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by CollingsBob » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:22 am

Welcome...where in Nova Scotia?

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Angus_McL » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:32 am

Living in Hfx, but originally from CB

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by CollingsBob » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:46 am

Do me a favour would ya...eat a nice meal at The Bicycle Thief..then tell me about it so I can live vicariously through your experience..

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by LKLD » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:53 am

Welcome to the forum, Angus!
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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by FJRoss » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:39 am

Welcome Angus

I am currently living in Fredericton but expect to be moving to the Halifax region within the year; hopefully before winter. Compared to Fredericton, we consider Halifax to be in the (relative) tropics. There are a fair number of FJR owners in the Maritimes, especially Nova Scotia. Hope to see you on the road sometime - I get down that way a few times per year. I used to have a 2007 but sold it just shy of 300,000 km. Currently have a 2011.

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Angus_McL » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:07 am

I'll see what I can do @CollingsBob!! The wife and a friend were there just before Xmas and consumed a few too many bottles of wine... she was unwell the next day (I really, really tried to be sympathetic... honest!!). So I may have to wait a while before she's ready to go back! ;-)

Hate to tell you @FJRoss, but if you were hoping to make the move before winter, you're a little late!! ;-P Things are -8 (and a -20 windchill) so it's not feeling terribly tropical today!! Just have to put your head down and keep on truckin until the better weather arrives!!

Thanks for the welcome guys!!

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by FJRoss » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:52 am

Meant to say NEXT winter! -16 °C here this morning.

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by raYzerman » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:30 am

Welcome Angus!!
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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:32 am

Welcome from cold South Carolina! It's gonna be a very cold 51 degrees today.

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Angus_McL » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:49 am

I'll throw on an extra sweater when I think about you cold & shivering @wheatonFJR!! ;-P
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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by CollingsBob » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:54 am

Ok Angus...then take a road trip to my old stomping grounds - Summerville Beach..and have the mussels at The Quarterdeck..as you may have guessed I’m from Nova Scotia too - Liverpool.

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Angus_McL » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:11 am

I was bored yesterday afternoon so I was on Furkot laying out possible routes for an Iron Butt ride... a couple options would definitely swing me through your neighbourhood Bob!!

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Canadian FJR » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:39 pm

Welcome to the forum. There are a number of us FJR riders in the province. Lets arrange a coffee meet once things warm up a bit.



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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:17 pm

Canadian FJR wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Welcome to the forum. There are a number of us FJR riders in the province. Lets arrange a coffee meet once things warm up a bit.



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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by RacinRay » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:32 pm

There was a nice pub near waterfront in Halifax called the Split Crow. I don't know if it's still there. I really liked that place.
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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Canadian FJR » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:55 pm

"What...to like 5C?"

As long as there is no salt on the roads. -5 or plus 5, makes no difference.


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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by Angus_McL » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:00 pm

I was out for a ride Xmas Eve and it was +3 then again Boxing Day and it was -5. Both lovely days, but that was before the salt went down on the roads! :-( If we had a good rain or two to wash the salt away, I'd be game!! :-)

@RacinRay... they say the Split Crow has been around since the 1700's in one form or another. I expect it'll be around for a while yet!

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by FJRoss » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:11 pm

Angus_McL wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:00 pm

@RacinRay... they say the Split Crow has been around since the 1700's in one form or another. I expect it'll be around for a while yet!

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It was there when I was a graduate student at Dalhousie U in the 1970s and was still there when I was last in Halifax.
I expect it has reinvented itself a few times since its origin but I remember it as a decent pub from my school days. I don't think I have been there since maybe 1980 or so!

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Re: New guy from the East Coast of Canada

Post by John d » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:51 pm

Welcome from the south coast of Canada.

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