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Forum: The Garage Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By slobinski
There's a wood stove in my playpen, which is a 30...

There's a wood stove in my playpen, which is a 30 by 36 pole building. Metal siding and roof, insulated and finished inside. Over the summer I added R-21 insulation to the ceiling. It has been...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By slobinski
I have two on my Roadie; the brains are mounted...

I have two on my Roadie; the brains are mounted beneath the seat above the ECU. As for the controls, I mounted them in the black plastic panel on the left which also holds the left turn signal. I...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By slobinski
The nearest Triumph dealer is 150 road miles...

The nearest Triumph dealer is 150 road miles away. Fortunately I've got a good relationship with their parts goddess (in-stock parts are usually 3-4 days out), but I have had to load the bike into...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 191,098
Posted By slobinski
Dealer ordered the original part; I really wish...

Dealer ordered the original part; I really wish there had been instructions with the new (revised) one. Sometimes the Internet is indeed your friend. To anyone wondering, this bike is headed for...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 191,098
Posted By slobinski
Gear position sensor

The replacement sensor finally arrived nearly two weeks after I ordered it, and being a new version, (4wires rather than 3) came with an additional cable and no instructions.

Fortunately a guy...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By slobinski
I have an older version of that jack. Mostly use...

I have an older version of that jack. Mostly use it for lifting an ATV from the side, so I put longer channel irons on it. Works great for hoisting my XR650L when used with a ratchet strap across...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,355
Posted By slobinski
The China-made 150-70/17 Tourance on the back of...

The China-made 150-70/17 Tourance on the back of my bike was removed last week with about 8800 miles on it. Pretty squared off due to lots of highway mileage; less than 1/8" tread left. I had no...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 191,098
Posted By slobinski
Yes, by all means I will report back with the...

Yes, by all means I will report back with the results.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 191,098
Posted By slobinski
Hello, BT. I removed the sensor yesterday; it...

Hello, BT. I removed the sensor yesterday; it seemed to be in good condition. After wiping it clean and cleaning a bit of engine oil from the housing I re-installed it. No change. Removing it...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 191,098
Posted By slobinski
Bluhduh Gear position sensor

Gear position sensor failure outside of Bonner's Ferry, Idaho last week. I'd been having trouble with an intermittent neutral light, then the "check engine" light came on and the display seemed to...
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By slobinski
Riding through Plains, Montana one afternoon I...

Riding through Plains, Montana one afternoon I stopped by chance at a small motel with the unlikely name of "Dew Duck Inn". My room was squeaky clean, with handmade quilts on the bed. Even had a...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,598
Posted By slobinski
I've used a Roadie for all those conditions,...

I've used a Roadie for all those conditions, which it has handled well. I am not aggressive on the gravel with it, but with a set of good tires you will be fine (I ran K60's on mine last summer...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597
Posted By slobinski
Bluhduh We used a 20 footer at work as a storage/hell box...

We used a 20 footer at work as a storage/hell box for years. Condensation and leaks got to be a real problem (rainy western Oregon) and during the summer that thing was like an oven. If I was to do...
Forum: Alaska 08-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By slobinski
Thumb Tangle River Inn

I enjoyed an overnight stay at the Tangle River Inn at about mile 20 on the Denali Highway. Good food and friendly people. Gasoline available too (this was in early June, 2013).
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By slobinski
I've had pretty good results with the HF...

I've had pretty good results with the HF changer/motorcycle tire adapter. I'm using the Mojo lever and blocks. NAPA's RuGlyde works pretty well but I'd like to try some paste instead, especially on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,815
Posted By slobinski
Hyder

I was somewhat underwhelmed with Hyder in 2013, in fact I thought it had deteriorated into a squalid dump. The Sealaska bar was no longer serving food, so I had a late lunch at The Bus, which was as...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By slobinski
I bought the Stop-N-Go plugger two years ago...

I bought the Stop-N-Go plugger two years ago before heading to Alaska. I tried it in the garage on an old bald Tourance. I drilled a 1/8" hole in the tread and attempted to plug it. No good, as...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
It's a 400 with 2-bbl carb. About 170 horsepower...

It's a 400 with 2-bbl carb. About 170 horsepower in a 4500 pound car; it never was a hot rod. The emission controls seem kind of odd, as it never had the Thermactor system with the air pump (as...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
Yes, it's a C6 and has had a rebuild with some...

Yes, it's a C6 and has had a rebuild with some kind of shift kit installed. Much firmer shifts and less slush than I remember from 40 years ago. Dad still complains about it; he likes that Ex-Lax...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 153,019
Posted By slobinski
No problem. I'm six feet even, fairly...

No problem. I'm six feet even, fairly long-legged. I've got the seat in the high position and use lowered footpegs, also 20 MM risers on the stock handlebars.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
A 4-speed in this thing would be fun, I'm sure. ...

A 4-speed in this thing would be fun, I'm sure. Alas, my father always favored automatics in the family car. If he only knew some of the places this car has been...I'll probably never be able to...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 153,019
Posted By slobinski
Thumb I'm using the Touratech adjustable bracket on my...

I'm using the Touratech adjustable bracket on my Roadie, mainly as a GPS mount. I've got the stock screen, tipped back just a bit from the stock (upright) position, and am getting a good amount of...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
^^You're killin' me here!:rofl:roflI've been...

^^You're killin' me here!:rofl:roflI've been muttering something similar to that for days now. Perhaps an incantation requires a different costume than my usual grubby T-shirt and ragged jeans? ...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
Success, mostly

After a short battle again this morning I gave up, raised the driver's side of the car and blocked it up, thinking I'd try unhooking the cable from the transmission as suggested earlier. The speedo...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
Yup. Been there.

Yup. Been there.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
^^ Thanks, I'll try that in the morning. It...

^^ Thanks, I'll try that in the morning. It does turn about 270 degrees and stops. Maybe there's a magic incantation I need to chant??
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
Also it looks like the grommet might be molded to...

Also it looks like the grommet might be molded to the cable, judging from the service manual (OEM, I gave it to Dad as a Christmas gift back in '75...)
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
Yeah, that's next if there's not an easier...

Yeah, that's next if there's not an easier option. Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By slobinski
Question Ford Torino-How do I unhook the speedo cable?

Dad pretty much handed me his '74 Torino last week. For a 40-year old plain-jane car, it's in pretty good shape (fresh engine, transmission and brakes in 2003, has been driven maybe 2500 miles since...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By slobinski
The general consensus seems to indicate that this...

The general consensus seems to indicate that this stuff is mostly harmless, though other research shows a few problems in extremely cold weather. It generally gets to -10 or so for a few days here...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By slobinski
Question B20 diesel fuel

A local Shell station has just begun selling this blend. Needing to top off my van's tank, I pulled in and bought 15 gallons of the stuff. Was told by the earnest young attendant that B20 is...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By slobinski
Good on you. Enjoy every minute, but know you...

Good on you. Enjoy every minute, but know you can't see it all in one lifetime. It's gonna take me at least three trips just for the "bucket list" items.
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By slobinski
I never had a bit of trouble when staying at...

I never had a bit of trouble when staying at provincial campgrounds in BC, Yukon, or Northwest Territories. Stay at established campgrounds, especially if traveling solo. Definitely keep a clean...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By slobinski
I've made the trip twice, both times from central...

I've made the trip twice, both times from central Oregon, once on a Wee-Strom and once on a Tiger 800 roadie. Regarding the original questions:

1. Miles? Roughly 8000 each time.

2. Days? ...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By slobinski
And while we're at it, gas prices. Ouch. They...

And while we're at it, gas prices. Ouch. They ranged from 3.90/gallon (US) in BC to 6.39 at Eagle Plains NWT in 2013. Gas is a necessary expense, and I was happy to pay whatever was charged for...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By slobinski
Thumb Wow. So much good stuff to be seen and fun to be...

Wow. So much good stuff to be seen and fun to be had. Got a copy of the Milepost yet?

The Cassiar Highway is a must. Ride through Hyder, AK and take a look at the Salmon Glacier. Boya Lake...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By slobinski
I made mine out of a 20" piece of 4" ABS pipe,...

I made mine out of a 20" piece of 4" ABS pipe, with a glued on cap on one end and a door from US Tube Doors on the other. It's fastened to my Crappy-Trail luggage rack. Works fine and holds quite a...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,355
Posted By slobinski
The FedEx guy just dropped off my order of...

The FedEx guy just dropped off my order of Tourances for spring/summer riding. Front is from Germany, rear is from China. They appear identical to the last set I bought which were from Germany and...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By slobinski
Should be fine. I've used both a 110/80 Tourance...

Should be fine. I've used both a 110/80 Tourance and currently a 110/80 Heidenau K60 on mine. I wouldn't care to go mud-running with either, as the fender clearance won't allow for much buildup.
Forum: Americas 12-20-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By slobinski
Early June, 2015. See you out there!

Early June, 2015. See you out there!
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