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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,357
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You don't say. Currencies, stock markets,...

You don't say. Currencies, stock markets, commodities, even attitudes are manipulated. The press and the truth are certainly manipulated. Everything is manipulated to some extent. Hence, we are all...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,357
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Gold and silver are the only real currencies....

Gold and silver are the only real currencies. Everything else is made up...
Forum: Canada 01-30-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,357
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Merlin, your questions and suggestions are likely...

Merlin, your questions and suggestions are likely to get a few people's backs up. But a simple, Canadian answer would be "no thanks".

A good deal can be had on either side of the boarder, for the...
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,760
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thanks to DSP and the boys from Rally Connex! I...

Thanks to DSP and the boys from Rally Connex! I enjoyed the discussion and demonstrations. Very generous of DSP to provide food and demonstration products for an open door event!

Dave
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,357
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I hadn't been paying attention to the exchange...

I hadn't been paying attention to the exchange rate the past couple weeks. I was "thrilled" this afternoon when I saw that PayPal's exchange rate was $0.766988 :huh My US $50 ($40 + $10 shipping)...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Rugged phone mounts

I can't disagree with what hardhat wrote. The lead free solder used in everything these days is causing electronics to fail after a few years of "normal" use. An extreme environment like a motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I'm certainly no expert, but I have to question...

I'm certainly no expert, but I have to question TrickyRic's advice and statements. Gore seems to suggest using products like Nikwax:...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,187
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I found that the Toucan's fit large. I normally...

I found that the Toucan's fit large. I normally wear a 10.5 US, or even an 11 in some foot wear. I have a pair of Toucans in size 10 US (44.5 EU). Even so, I have no problem wearing very thick wool...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,280
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I opted for Icon's Airmada Volare...

I opted for Icon's Airmada Volare (http://www.rideicon.com/products/?productGroupId=87186) when my previous helmet hit the ground and broke the visor. The closest visor was 2 weeks away. This helmet...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By 16VGTIDave
What are the actual requirements of a blue-plated bike? [Ontario]

As I understand it, only a school bus is required to have a speedometer. I am surprised that bikes don't need an odometer. And they can kiss my brake light, it's going to flash! Just like the ones...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,983
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Well, maybe. The proper cool down procedure is to...

Well, maybe. The proper cool down procedure is to idle the engine and monitor the exhaust gas temperature. Once the EGT has stabilized at its lowest temp, idle for 5 minutes from that point to cool...
Forum: Canada 01-10-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Keep posting here. I get up to Stoney Lake...

Keep posting here.

I get up to Stoney Lake for many weekends, and the occasional week, between Victoria Day and Thanksgiving, often riding. One never knows what might come together.

Dave
Forum: Canada 01-07-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Without a doubt! Parts are always worth more than...

Without a doubt! Parts are always worth more than a the whole <anything>. Within reason.

As an example, I recently found an advert for a set of old but common cast wheels. I don't need them, but...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,768
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Not riding "for free". It's been paid for and...

Not riding "for free". It's been paid for and they are betting most people won't be riding, so their risk is lower and potential profits higher...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I don't recall seeing any adjustments, but I'll...

I don't recall seeing any adjustments, but I'll look next time I have the headlight out. Not that I'd change it from what it currently is. Best light pattern for illuminating the road I've ever had.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,572
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've been told by a petrochemical engineer that...

I've been told by a petrochemical engineer that when ethanol is burned with gasoline, formaldehyde is produced. The higher the ethanol concentration, the greater the formaldehyde produced. Last time...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I found a NIB Cibe H4 headlight (E code only, no...

I found a NIB Cibe H4 headlight (E code only, no other markings) at a swap meet. I bought it as a spare for $5. When I compared the lens pattern to a newer Bosch H4 headlight (Motorcycle, FMVSS, DOT...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 160,107
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Where any other full grown Wookie sits, where...

Where any other full grown Wookie sits, where ever they want! [emoji3]
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,749,760
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Ethanol has gone up in price because it is being...

Ethanol has gone up in price because it is being used to dilute gasoline. Which is why we get worse fuel economy. But that is another thread.

A few years ago I did some impromptu boil testing (for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-28-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,983
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I'm going to respond to each paragraph, because...

I'm going to respond to each paragraph, because it is late and I'm tired:

Yes, we (okay, I) may have been direct. Ignoring 50+ years of technology is not forward thinking or an improvement, and I...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I tried Diesel in my radiant kerosene heater....

I tried Diesel in my radiant kerosene heater. After 40L, the wick is fouled with carbon or something similar and needs replacement. YMMV, but I'm not making this mistake again...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If new seals are available, why try to save a...

If new seals are available, why try to save a little money by risking your life reusing the old ones? Brakes and tires are 2 areas NOT to be cheap on a bike.
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Not the companies that invest millions into R&D...

Not the companies that invest millions into R&D and then have their products tested to standards. The companies that offer testimonials, they are a different story...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Umm, that's a 750 Super Tenere according to the...

Umm, that's a 750 Super Tenere according to the ad. Similar, but different...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 225,462
Posted By 16VGTIDave
They are. Doesn't mean others can't be worse......

They are. Doesn't mean others can't be worse... [emoji57]

Thanks for that report Pepelopez!
Forum: Canada 12-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By 16VGTIDave
But, don't you want a low slung chrome pony to...

But, don't you want a low slung chrome pony to cruise to the local coffee shop? It comes stock with loud pipes to get the biatches to look your way, and an unbalanced engine so your junk rattles and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 225,462
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Reaver is waiting for his turn to see Bec. After...

Reaver is waiting for his turn to see Bec. After the pool boy, gardener, and maintenance guy. That is what he gets for leaving her on her own for so long...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Glad to help. Let us know what comes of this.

Glad to help. Let us know what comes of this.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Read this info...

Read this info (http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/care-center/return-guide) first. Then, if required, call Gore and get an RMA to send it to their CANADIAN warranty center that is in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,911
Views: 878,122
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Oh come on guys! Just a little spit and polish...

Oh come on guys! Just a little spit and polish and that Ducati will look. Well, like someone spat on it and rubbed it in... [emoji1]

I'm also curious to hear the story.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,438
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've found that merino wool socks are cooler and...

I've found that merino wool socks are cooler and much dryer than anything else. Even when wearing A* Toucans and full gear. Merino is also very durable, lasting at least twice as long as other...
Forum: Canada 12-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thanks! And to you and yours! Dave

Thanks! And to you and yours!

Dave
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,933
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Do you also carry a vacuum gauge, manometer or...

Do you also carry a vacuum gauge, manometer or other such tools to sync your carbs after you adjust the idle mixture? Or is this just a "seat of your pants", "I think that should be good enough until...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,933
Posted By 16VGTIDave
The only way changing fuel may affect the mixture...

The only way changing fuel may affect the mixture on a carb'd engine is if the carbs were jetted for ethanol free fuel (typically only 92 octane premium from a few brands) at lower altitude and one...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,379
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I also recently installed a Denali SoundBomb. Too...

I also recently installed a Denali SoundBomb. Too early to comment on longevity, but it sure works to get peoples attention! :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 225,462
Posted By 16VGTIDave
:rofl You are too funny! :rofl

:rofl You are too funny! :rofl
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,331
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've read that there is is the potential to cause...

I've read that there is is the potential to cause "target fixation" if one is "overly conspicuous". Obviously we want to be seen, but not to the point that numb/distracted/impaired/ADD cager's drive...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,983
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Ugh. Strip off all the improvements made in the...

Ugh. Strip off all the improvements made in the past 30 years and reduce the engine to nothing more than a stationary engine? :puke1 That would be a mistake.

The belief that aviation is the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 225,462
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Hey! The one with the ear ring, that's me! Or...

Hey! The one with the ear ring, that's me! Or maybe the one still wearing his lid? I dunno. They are both handsome... :wink:

Glad to hear things are going better for you.
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,730
Views: 370,950
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Being able to (only) spend 1.5 hrs making...

Being able to (only) spend 1.5 hrs making replacement parts, as compared to spending $300 and 4 hours replacing the shower doors sounds like a win to me. Well done! :clap
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