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Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By wos
I put a posi lock on my cherokee and loved it....

I put a posi lock on my cherokee and loved it. gave me control of the front axle, 2 wheel lo was very useful, especially when I turned my boys loose in the back 40 learning how to drive a stick.:rofl
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on...

Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on abdualsport so let me know here and I will try to drag my friends along.
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on...

Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on abdualsport so let me know here and I will try to drag my friends along.
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
4 of us showed up at Timmies last night, Steve...

4 of us showed up at Timmies last night, Steve and Tyler from ABdualsport, me and a buddy Rob. 2 dr650s, a crf250 and my drz400.
Rob has a login here but I have no idea what it is.
They are trying...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
I will be around. A friend just picked up a Dr650...

I will be around. A friend just picked up a Dr650 and I am going to ride around with him tonight with my Drz. Both white. I will plan on dropping in.
Not sure where we are going to ride, new bike,...
Forum: Canada 08-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By wos
Sounds like somebody else found he didn't like...

Sounds like somebody else found he didn't like riding with Nate.

For those that don't delve deep; check the basement for the don't ride with Nate thread.
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By wos
The riding school in Edmonton at the university...

The riding school in Edmonton at the university grounds uses one for on site storage, might be 15 of their training bikes plus all the gear (pylons and classroom gear etc.) They have enough room to...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By wos
I'm unfamilior with the scramblers setup. the...

I'm unfamilior with the scramblers setup. the switch is usually threaded for adjustment. When the lowered the lever they didn't adjust the switch. The hardest part is getting your hands in there to...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By wos
mine falls off the windshield fairly often with a...

mine falls off the windshield fairly often with a gps in it.
I would go here http://www.rammount.com/
and see what I could piece together to mount somewhere else. Maybe a flex arm to the...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
Meadowlake park is a beautiful place, the gravel...

Meadowlake park is a beautiful place, the gravel seems to keep the morons away so it is nice and quiet. I am hoping to get out there for a couple weekends with the kayaks before the winter.
Forum: Canada 08-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
I was just out there, the road is still torn up...

I was just out there, the road is still torn up east of Beacon hill, 20km east of Pierceland. They skimmed the top off the asphalt and left a lot of loose rocks and potholes. road is marked for...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By wos
can't help you in the park but there is a couple...

can't help you in the park but there is a couple nice campgrounds just outside the north side. KInky lake in the wildhorse provincial.
jasper site :...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,413
Posted By wos
how about change the petcock to a more user...

how about change the petcock to a more user friendly one. The one on my 87 cbr600 was really easy to grab onto with gloves on. They use the same on their carbed quads as well.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By wos
Are your cross braces in danger of hitting the...

Are your cross braces in danger of hitting the tire under compression?
Forum: Canada 06-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By wos
tons of info here ...

tons of info here
https://hammockforums.net/forum/content.php
Forum: Canada 06-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By wos
Got one, don't like it. 1. doesn't go far...

Got one, don't like it.
1. doesn't go far enough into the receiver. Another 2 or 3 inches of metal on the 2" tube and it would be good. Moving the hitch pin hole a couple inches out made it very...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By wos
pull it back off, I bet the key slipped out and...

pull it back off, I bet the key slipped out and is misaligned.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25,052
Views: 4,412,774
Posted By wos
I put a "garbage can" fairing on mine. look for...

I put a "garbage can" fairing on mine. look for it in this thread or the Dr650 threads. One large cheap pastic kitchen garbage can ($14 walwart) cut and bent then taped on. Sits about chin height on...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By wos
I think they were supposed to be made from the...

I think they were supposed to be made from the same material as what is found in a catalytic convertor. Platinum etc.
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By wos
I used a piece of .040 scrap metal. Made a heat...

I used a piece of .040 scrap metal. Made a heat shield the width of the bag and sewed it on with wire. It isn't tightly sewn on so heat transfer to the bag is minimized.
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,527
Posted By wos
I have a similar set up I've towed with my...

I have a similar set up I've towed with my croozer with no issues. I used the lightest springs I could find and only run the main leaf. It is also a slipper spring (no shackle) I used a teflon sheet...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By wos
Shell casings make great hole punches. I keep a...

Shell casings make great hole punches. I keep a 22 casing in the tool box as I find using an actual hole punch warps and pulls the material a little. The casing is very thin and does a great job.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 339,086
Posted By wos
A couple years ago we had a small fire near town....

A couple years ago we had a small fire near town. I sat on my deck and watch a fourship of these guys dropping water for an hour. Nearest water in the direction they were circuiting was the lake...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By wos
I have a Tomtom one car type and hate it. driving...

I have a Tomtom one car type and hate it. driving out in the sticks the highway is usually off by a hundred meters or more which sticks it in search mode and makes it blank out all the info, speed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By wos
Last time I ordered from Jim it took 10 days to...

Last time I ordered from Jim it took 10 days to here in Canada. His stuff is very good. I am an avionics tech, CF18 hornet and got a professional product that exceeded what most techs do on the...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
I wouldn't want to risk it. A quick look on the...

I wouldn't want to risk it. A quick look on the internet and I saw a couple instance where the loose chain and guide contacts other parts in the motor and wreaked havoc. Not sure which ktm motor it...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By wos
leave it alone, the spacer is supposed to take...

leave it alone, the spacer is supposed to take the load off the bearing. One bearing should be centered and the other should have some room to adjust to align the inner and outer race alignment. A...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,402
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Views: 314,875
Posted By wos
My older brother came down with a stomach bug...

My older brother came down with a stomach bug while he was working on a road construction crew. 30 mile ride home on his RD400. He pulled into the driveway covered in puke. Never get sick wearing a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,279,953
Posted By wos
you can check the float level without taking it...

you can check the float level without taking it off the bike. Put a clear tube on the drain line of the carb bowl, loop the line upwards beside the bowl and open the drain. Hold the bike upright and...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By wos
I remember my dad (GM mechanic) using ATF for...

I remember my dad (GM mechanic) using ATF for speedo cable and speedo lube. pull the lower end of the cable off, pull cable out and pour it into the open cable end until it comes out the other end,...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,172
Posted By wos
A friend used NAPA branded spray paint marketed...

A friend used NAPA branded spray paint marketed as wheel and rim paint. He put his jeep through hell and the wheels never chipped up or rust bubbled so it must work.
Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
Count me in as well. Just registered the other...

Count me in as well.
Just registered the other bikes here, summoned the last of the winter anger from mother nature. At least I hope its the last. Paid the nice lady and walked out into snow...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,279,953
Posted By wos
You should be able to raise the forks in the...

You should be able to raise the forks in the triple clamps by an inch or maybe 1.5 without problems. going into the fork to lower the bike might cause some issues as Jesse states. Using washers to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,279,953
Posted By wos
Dean-o, have you looked at Rox-risers, a little...

Dean-o, have you looked at Rox-risers, a little pricey but fully adjustable. I put a set of ATV hi- bend bars on my 200, a inches taller with a nicer bend than stock. They were only $25 up here in...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
yes,not too many dr around here, might even be...

yes,not too many dr around here, might even be rarer than ktms. I
played in the mud and snow a little too.
Forum: Canada 04-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,835
Posted By wos
Got the Drz out for a little ride today after...

Got the Drz out for a little ride today after work today. Seat concepts seat is a huge improvement over the 2x4 stocker. note the me-made rear rack, hopefully it gets warm enough to get busy and bend...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Posted By wos
the only difference would be the power lost in...

the only difference would be the power lost in bending the chain around a smaller sprocket, which is probably negligable in real world numbers. smaller does mean more wear which may be problematic....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 338,216
Posted By wos
The Strom's power isn't the issue for me, the low...

The Strom's power isn't the issue for me, the low rpm at 60 mph in high gear has it lugging and quaking at small throttle changes. rear cush rubber is soft and the bad designed lets the sprocket pull...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By wos
you can get remote aux inputs as well. usually...

you can get remote aux inputs as well. usually tie into the antennae plug at the back of the head unit. I've got one that runs to an ipod 32pin connector. kinda pricey compared to the $20 cigarette...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-31-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 338,216
Posted By wos
I'm curious as to how much your trailer effected...

I'm curious as to how much your trailer effected your mileage. I pulled a 2 wheel trailer with my VL800 cruiser and it killed about 30 miles off the range of a tank of fuel. I'm in the planning...
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