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About Bigfish

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 04/08/1949

Profile Information

  • Location
    Rice Lake Ontario
  • Main Riding Area
    D3 & D6
  • Club
  • Sled
    Yamaha RX-1/Yamaha RS Venture TF
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    Arctic Cat 550 EXT<br />
    Ski Doo Mach Z<br />
    Polaris Edge
  • 17/18 Mileage
  • 16/17 Mileage
  • 15/16 Mileage
  • 14/15 Mileage
  • 13/14 Mileage
  • 12/13 Mileage
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    Riding & Grooming
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  1. I bought a set of Kimpex/Rouski this year online. Package arrived with 2 left side units. One call to Kimpex and the right side unit was couriered to the door next day. Not bad srvice IMHO.
  2. Too confusing! I'll just stick to putting the sled in the back of my vehicle.!
  3. Clear as mud!!! Ontario Proposes Amendments to HTA The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) would like to inform you of proposed amendments related to annual inspections. MTO is proposing to exempt pickup trucks and trailers used exclusively for personal use from the requirement for an annual inspection. Details of the proposal are posted on the Regulatory Registry for public feedback until June 1, 2019. Comments may be submitted through the Regulatory Registry posting, or via email to the attention of Susan Dolenec at cspo@ontario.ca. Feedback will be reviewed and taken into consideration. Adjustments to the proposal may be made, based on this feedback, prior to seeking approval. Subject: Regulatory Registry - Amendments to O.Reg. 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions (VWD) for Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles Ontario Heavy Vehicle Stakeholders, The Ontario Ministry of Transportation would like to inform you and your members of potential amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions (VWD) for Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles. The amendments include the following: • Eliminate the need for special vehicle configuration permits currently required to operate long wheelbase tractors with multi-axle semitrailers, longer saddlemounts, and semitrailers equipped with smart lift axles. • The same tire weight allowance for wide based single tires as to dual tires when mounted on single axles; • Loading of boats on stinger-steer auto carriers under the same weight and dimensional limits; • Modify the conditions to allow the use of an Emergency Lift Axle Override, so to lift the self-steering axle in emergency situations improving the general safety operation of the truck. The above-note amendments are detailed in the regulatory registry posted here: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do… Comments posted to the regulatory registry must be submitted by the date indicated,June 1, 2019. Once the comment period is closed, the Ministry will review comments reviewed toward considering adjustments to the proposed regulation, before moving forward toward implementation. Please note that the for the Emergency Lift Axle Override in-cab controls, the regulation is proposed to reflect the following: • Subsection 5 (2) of the Regulation would be amended to reflect the requirement, if requested by the customer, for an Emergency Lift Axle Override control within the cab of the truck. ◦ If the truck or tractor was built on or after January 1, 2020, the control is an emergency lift axle override control that meets all of the following conditions: ▪ It allows the driver from the cab of the truck or tractor to lift, alter or deploy the weight on a self-steering axle of the truck or of any drawn trailer. ▪ It is separate and independent from the 4-way flasher control. ▪ The words “Emergency Lift Axle Override” appear adjacent to the control. ▪ It activates the emergency 4-way flashers. ▪ It only lifts, alters or deploys, • in the case of a tractor-trailer combination, the most forward self-steering axle of the semi-trailer, or • in the case of a truck, the self-steering axle or forced-steer auxiliary pusher axle. ▪ It begins the lifting or altering of weight immediately upon activation. ▪ It does not allow the axle to be lifted or its weight altered when the truck or vehicle combination is travelling at a speed over 60 kilometres per hour. ▪ It fully deploys the self-steering axle, • immediately upon the vehicle stopping, • immediately upon the tractor power being turned off, and • within three minutes after the lifting or altering of weight.
  4. Bigfish

    2010 Skidoo Expedition 1200

    Made in Finland???
  5. Bigfish

    Beer cans on trails

    On the other hand, the reflection of the discarded beer cans helps mark the trail at night!
  6. Bigfish

    Sudbury trails

    Careful your tongue will stick to them!
  7. Bigfish

    Trail Signage KM marking?

    Sorry Yukon, but I have no idea how to do that! Sounds complicated, and not something that can be done trailside. My responses were directed at the posters that think its nothing other than laziness on the part of the trail crew, that they can't just bang up a sign and put some sticky numbers on it! Perhaps because I have never used a GPS, other than the one in my truck, and then only a couple of times, so I'm not up on all the current technology. But somehow I have managed to live 70 years without one! I'm a paper map guy. I consult the ITG only to see if the trails in the area I'm riding are open or not. I tried to use it once to lay out route, unsuccessfully.
  8. Bigfish

    Trail Signage KM marking?

    Not that I am aware of!
  9. Bigfish

    Trail Signage KM marking?

    As previously mentioned the ITG usually is not available at the time the tails are being prepared. So acquiring mileages from it is not possible. Also it would require that there is cell service available, which in our case (90 mins from the GTA), cell service is spotty at best. This is neither excuses or half-assed, it is fact!
  10. Bigfish

    Another PQ 'Urban Legend'?

    we were stopped at a gas station in PQ last year, when a police officer came over and enquired about our custom numbers. His question was if those numbers are legal in ON. We of course said yes, he shrugged and walked away.
  11. Bigfish

    Trail Signage KM marking?

    What tools would that be? and Yes there is a standard for all clubs to follow, but it does not include mileage, and yes they do get audited.
  12. Bigfish

    Trail Signage KM marking?

    I would hazzard a guess that they are ballparking the distance. You got to remember that the volunteers that do trail work in the fall are mostly retired folks ( at least in our club), and I know that a large percentage of them don't know how to use a computer or own one let alone a GPS. Heck, we have members that don't have a computer or a credit card. Makes it fun for them to even order a permit!!
  13. Bigfish

    Mileage this season, so far...

    Only 1700 km for me so far this year, mostly local Not too shabby, considering circumstances. My wife has been laid up with a hip replacement since early Jan (2 knees and 2 hips in 3 years). So I have been chief cook and bottle washer and nurse. So not much time for riding! I've been telling her that I'm replacing her bit by bit!
  14. Bigfish

    North Adventure Inn

    didn't know a roof was required!!!
  15. Bigfish

    Braap Shack Busted

    Not mushroom for performance enhancement!