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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-05-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,119
Posted By Projectile
Please don't hate me because I'm a tech hater?

My home sound system makes me mad and haven't bothered to read the manual to learn how to use the multi function lap timers/trip meters on one bike I've owned almost a year....even the thought of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,415
Posted By Projectile
Old school on the cheap? My pick has to be the...

Old school on the cheap?
My pick has to be the Yamaha XT 500!
Huge character, excellent reliability, low maintainance, entertaining torque, big thumpin' 4 stroke presence and modification potential...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16,090
Views: 9,619,038
Posted By Projectile
Gotta love a girl rider with...

Gotta love a girl rider with huge.....uhhh.....HEADLIGHTS :D
Forum: Canada 09-26-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,829
Posted By Projectile
Hey guys :wave Been without a computer...

Hey guys :wave

Been without a computer intermittently, seems everything is breaking lately!
The computer is also under extended warranty, but IT was cheerfully and efficiently repaired and...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,766
Posted By Projectile
The Strom is back in action! Rather...

The Strom is back in action!


Rather than spend the rest of an already short riding season waiting and fighting for my warranty, I decided to pick the bike up and fix it myself.

Desert Dave...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,829
Posted By Projectile
Quick update!

Maybe they DO read ADV rider.....shortly after my last post, they called.

"If you don't pick your bike up this weekend ,we'll charge you a $10.00 storage fee per day until you do"

THESE GUYS...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,829
Posted By Projectile
No news

I've given up on any attempt on reasoning with Blackfoot , still working on other options, few as they are. I'll go pick the bike up this weekend (that should be fun). I wouldn't put it past them to...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,766
Posted By Projectile
I wish I had some real news but nothing new...

I wish I had some real news but nothing new really. Still doing battle with a very dishonest dealer who is screwing me on the ext warranty...... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375893...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,766
Posted By Projectile
That was my first guess as well. At the first...

That was my first guess as well. At the first sign of trouble on the road I checked the clutch and it releases fully about mid pull on the lever. At the stage it's at now, there's no mistaking that...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,829
Posted By Projectile
Blackfoot Calgary Strom trans warranty SCAM?

I'm posting in hopes of hearing from someone who has had a similar problem or any advice on how to pursue the issue.

In the spring of `06 I purchased a new Strom from Blackfoot Motosports in...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,766
Posted By Projectile
Cry Big trouble, Strom trans. failure at 26,000 kms!

I can't believe it either! My trusted 1000 Strom, dead at 26000kms.

In spring of `06 I bought a new 0 km DL1000. It's been a great bike, I've used mainly as my touring bike and as such has lead a...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Projectile
Used to live in Calgary, now in Sask but still...

Used to live in Calgary, now in Sask but still make it back often. I started a complete resto on this bike last winter (this is obviously a before pic) in hopes of having it ready for this yrs...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Projectile
Thanks for the suggestions, I'd completely...

Thanks for the suggestions, I'd completely forgotten about Rec. Supply. It's been yrs but I do remember having good luck with them. I've spoken to Vicious cycle, super helpful and enthusiastic, only...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,380
Posted By Projectile
The 650 looks great in black! I seriously...

The 650 looks great in black!
I seriously considered one but decided on the 400 (although I'm envious of your more comfy seat)! Mine will be taking a few weeks of well earned rest while I take the...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Projectile
Good point Gummiente! I do expect to...

Good point Gummiente!


I do expect to hunt for parts for my vintage bikes, that won't change.
I don't expect any one dealer to stock all OE parts for every motorcycle brand (nice fantasy...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Projectile
Your favorite Canadian parts supplier?

I like the idea of supporting local businesses but I have only two local shops to choose from. One is Honda (car) dealer that dabbles in bikes, stocks next to nothing and considers it a real...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,072
Posted By Projectile
Bethel Church built in 1907 SW Sask.

Bethel Church built in 1907 SW Sask.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,163
Posted By Projectile
It IS great seeing one of these again. It's...

It IS great seeing one of these again. It's exactly like the one I bought at a 2nd hand store (non running) for around $50 as a 13 or 14yr old kid. I rebuilt the seized/broken cables using my...
Forum: Canada 04-07-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,380
Posted By Projectile
Speedy Creek

Hey guys!
Another avid adventure and off road rider in Swift Current. I'm currently mostly riding a DL 1000 for longer rides or a DRZ 400s for more serious off road and back road riding. I usually...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 850,199
Posted By Projectile
My `08 DRZ w/ 0.1 kms. The black bikes look...

My `08 DRZ w/ 0.1 kms.
The black bikes look good when new but may look beat up quick?
We'll see.... testing in progress :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25,041
Views: 4,409,394
Posted By Projectile
Thanks guys, there doesn't really seem to be a...

Thanks guys, there doesn't really seem to be a down side. For the minimal cost and effort involved it sounds like a good rainy day project.

I'm still a little bitter having spent countless hours...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25,041
Views: 4,409,394
Posted By Projectile
DRZ noob 3x3 question? I've searched the...

DRZ noob 3x3 question?

I've searched the 3x3 mod to death and found lots of really great info. Great in depth how to info, parts sources, must do, etc.etc.
What I haven't come accross is real...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,746
Posted By Projectile
Quite a few years ago I bought my first XT fixer...

Quite a few years ago I bought my first XT fixer upper on a whim, now I have 3 Xt's, one TT and a TT500 street tracker project. Careful, they're addictive :D.
The TT must be one of the easiest...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By Projectile
Very nice! One of the best looking new...

Very nice!

One of the best looking new bikes available IMHO !
It's a great bike "as is" but how long 'till (like most of us) you absolutely can't "resist" all the great mods available? :evil ...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,944
Posted By Projectile
My thoughts exactly!! In the unlikely event he...

My thoughts exactly!!
In the unlikely event he does sell (one?), he should be more concerned with liability issues than patent infringement.
I'd LOVE to see crash test footage ... w/dummies (not...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,944
Posted By Projectile
EXTREME crash protection for your Beast!!

I thought this was most appropriate to the Beasts section as we Beast riders seem to rely on crash protection more than most other motorcycle categories! These crash bars are shown on a Cruiser but...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By Projectile
[quote=william t.]Video coming home from work....

[quote=william t.]Video coming home from work. After it gets a few miles on the clock I will pick up the pace. :D


Thats your ride home from work?:splat
I get to turn exactly 3 times on my...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By Projectile
The sales people are your new best friends, (at...

The sales people are your new best friends, (at least until you leave the lot) :lol3 I'm sure they would do whatever it takes to help load the bike including finding a suitable ramp if necessary,...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,107
Posted By Projectile
Hats off to ya! Great bike with even more...

Hats off to ya!

Great bike with even more potential! Bought the same bike with much the same vision in mind but chickened out when I did the math! Sometimes I regret it and still wonder how...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By Projectile
??Front wheel on the ground?? :D

??Front wheel on the ground?? :D
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By Projectile
I've been exactly where you are! One too many...

I've been exactly where you are! One too many days watching the buddies ride off while I stayed home wrenching and I SNAPPED, went inside, picked up the phone and put a deposit on a new Strom. For...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,476
Posted By Projectile
After years of riding and not being able to feel...

After years of riding and not being able to feel my fingers, spring or fall, I finally admitted frozen fingers were not fun and decided to try a set of el-cheapo grip warmers under my stock grips....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,271,945
Posted By Projectile
`79 CBX Old poor quality pic. Still have it...

`79 CBX
Old poor quality pic. Still have it (20+yrs) but it's no longer wearing the Z1R fairing.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,271,945
Posted By Projectile
This is the very same bike! It had an...

This is the very same bike! It had an unmistakable (hideous) `70s style paint job and does have the same serial nos. When I used to ride it as a young guy, it didn't actually belong to me. An uncle...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,271,945
Posted By Projectile
Thanks bavarian, I love CBXs but I'm too attached...

Thanks bavarian, I love CBXs but I'm too attached to the old Titan, I already have a `79 CBX as well! It would be great to see a pic of yours!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,271,945
Posted By Projectile
`69 Titan The first "huge and fast" bike I'd...

`69 Titan
The first "huge and fast" bike I'd ever ridden (it was the `70s and I was 12). :lol3 Lost track of it in about 1980, found it again by coincidence in a local farmers scrap heap in `05 :huh
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,595
Posted By Projectile
Just changed tires on the Strom last week. While...

Just changed tires on the Strom last week. While hunting around the shop for something to support it's front end while it had no wheel, I spotted a spare front wheel/tire for my Commando. I slid the...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Projectile
The correct factory made tool is nice to have but...

The correct factory made tool is nice to have but if you don't have immediate access to one (or are just plain cheap and creative) :wink:, make your own. Check your bolt collection (or spend less...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,158
Posted By Projectile
I'm sure Gustavo and papaKraut are right, its...

I'm sure Gustavo and papaKraut are right, its coolant. I just got back from a 2 week ride, the bike was dirty and had EXACTLY the same wet spot. Because of the of the filth, I could easily see where...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,811
Posted By Projectile
Ever notice that when your bike, helmet and...

Ever notice that when your bike, helmet and jacket are covered in a thick layer of fresh bug guts, you become very attractive to every wasp and bee in the vicinity when you stop? Very annoying (not...
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