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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12,865
Views: 730,118
Posted By slobinski
^^^Agree with this; I'd like to see his shop...

^^^Agree with this; I'd like to see his shop survive and prosper. I bought two new bikes there and have gotten to know Rod and the crew. Also they've been very good about shipping parts over here.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,740
Posted By slobinski
Pissed This whole GPS tracking idea really pisses me...

This whole GPS tracking idea really pisses me off. Who will be responsible for maintaining the damn things? No doubt they'd have to be installed by a state-approved facility (for a phenomenal...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,465
Posted By slobinski
"What slob said. :lol3" Hey, I resemble...

"What slob said. :lol3"

Hey, I resemble that. Somewhat.
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,465
Posted By slobinski
The newer electrical code no longer allows...

The newer electrical code no longer allows appliance frames to be bonded to the neutral conductor, thus the 4-wire cord. The proper way to do this is to change the receptacle to the correct 4-wire...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,457
Posted By slobinski
Wink I kinda like my wood stove, but if you get hold...

I kinda like my wood stove, but if you get hold of another free propane unit heater, send it my way...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By slobinski
^^^ Inspiration strikes. I found your post on...

^^^ Inspiration strikes. I found your post on the Soobaroo board. This looks like something I could build from the square tubing and angle iron in my bone pile. Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By slobinski
I'd like to build a tire rack

Anybody got a good wall-mounted tire rack, something that would store motorcycle tires vertically? I'm getting tired of stumbling over my stack of spare/semi-used tires and need space to store a...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,930
Posted By slobinski
Just checked on my order. Darien pants, 40R,...

Just checked on my order. Darien pants, 40R, grey. Order is complete, looks like they ship out today.
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,457
Posted By slobinski
'What's the purpose of that code?' In a...

'What's the purpose of that code?'

In a garage used for vehicle storage there is the possibility of an accumulation of gasoline fumes. Being heavier than air, this stuff can build up during...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,971
Posted By slobinski
?? Why the pink lumber?

?? Why the pink lumber?
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,559
Posted By slobinski
Still using a couple of 2-liter "Ocean Spray"...

Still using a couple of 2-liter "Ocean Spray" juice bottles, one in each pannier. They are pretty sturdy and you can't beat the price, though I wrecked one on the round trip from Dawson to Inuvik,...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,739
Posted By slobinski
Bluhduh RF noise is definitely a problem with older...

RF noise is definitely a problem with older electronic ballasts. I brought home a stack of T8 fixtures salvaged from a building being remodeled and hung them in the garage. Lots of racket on FM. I...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,553
Posted By slobinski
Thanks for the update, dd. I did fiddle around...

Thanks for the update, dd. I did fiddle around with jumpering wires here and there. No luck with that; all I got was a "check engine" light. Dealer Tool showed I'd caused several faults, all of...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,457
Posted By slobinski
I had one installed in my garage a few years...

I had one installed in my garage a few years back. Chimney runs straight up through the ceiling. No leaks. Local code here requires that the stove's air intake be no less than 18" above the floor,...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 207,900
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 207,900
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, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,231
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 207,900
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 207,900
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 207,900
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, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
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, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,120
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
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, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,588
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, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
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, 04:12 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 162,513
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, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
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, 05:48 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 162,513
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By slobinski
Yup. Been there.

Yup. Been there.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
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??
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