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Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I'll keep my eyes peeled. Maybe post the VIN...

I'll keep my eyes peeled.
Maybe post the VIN too, that way if we see one around we can have a quick look.
Forum: Canada 03-03-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,768
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
At least there are places to download the...

At least there are places to download the torrents, it's the only way I was able to see WSBK & WSS last year. I guess I'll just have to watch MotoGP that way this year.
Forum: Canada 10-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Anyone driving from Grande Prairie to Calgary?

As the title says, is anyone heading down here, that has room for a bunch of bike parts (including a frame)?
If there is someone, and they would be willing to pick them up, and haul them down here...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hey there, You don't say what year your...

Hey there,

You don't say what year your Nighthawk is, but, is your neutral light working?
You should normally be able to start your bike with the sidestand down, as long as the bike is in...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,252
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hey there, your 1/2" torque wrench is too big for...

Hey there, your 1/2" torque wrench is too big for this job.

What you need is a torque wrench that is in inch-pounds, and then just multiply the foot-pound specs by 12 to convert them to...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I thought the Sargent seats were popular, I guess...

I thought the Sargent seats were popular, I guess not.
Maybe I'll be the guinea pig. :D
Forum: Canada 09-03-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Calgary DR650 Owners

Does anyone have a Sargent seat that I could try for a day?
I'll gladly leave a deposit, until I return it.

A Sargent seem like the way to go, but, I'd like to try one out before I order two of...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 422,063
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I wouldn't worry about that, the court date will...

I wouldn't worry about that, the court date will probably be at least a month away.
If you don't pay it, they may send a collection agency after you eventually.

That's what happened when Roxy...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 422,063
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Is the stunting thing true? I've had a cop pull...

Is the stunting thing true?
I've had a cop pull me over to check my licence before, he said they usually do it at the beginning of the riding season.
It's shocking how many people on bikes don't...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 422,063
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Here's what I could find: Fail to obey...

Here's what I could find:

Fail to obey traffic control device $172.00 3 Demerits
Illegal U-Turn $115.00 2 Demerits
Fail to signal lane change $115.00 2 Demerits
Speeding 15km/h...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,143
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
One of the original questions was, can you...

One of the original questions was, can you download pictures from a camera to it?
Unless I missed it, so far there isn't an answer to that.:scratch

This was a question my wife asked at several...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,749
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I own a GoPro HD1080, so I may seem biased :D,...

I own a GoPro HD1080, so I may seem biased :D, but, they really are good.
I've used it for everything from motorcycling, to ziplining and snorkelling.

The only issue I had was the inside of the...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 50,485
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
RIP Super Sic.:cry

RIP Super Sic.:cry
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,166
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Well, that's good to know, hopefully I never find...

Well, that's good to know, hopefully I never find out.:D
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,166
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
No problem, the one improvement I would like on...

No problem, the one improvement I would like on the 4 cylinder model, is maybe to make the housing a bit more robust.
Maybe I'm wrong, but, I don't think this one would fare too well if I dropped...
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,166
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I received my Harmonizer a while ago and it works...

I received my Harmonizer a while ago and it works great.
I synched the carbs my wife's Transalp with mercury carbstix first, and was still able to get the synch better with the Harmonizer.
Since...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Yes, having a non-functional fan can definitely...

Yes, having a non-functional fan can definitely make the coolant expand enough to force it out of the overflow bottle.
Once the coolant gets to its boiling point, and turns into steam, it will make...
Forum: Canada 08-27-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
You may want to check this thread out, Paul...

You may want to check this thread out, Paul Mondor rode across Canada in the winter about 2 years ago:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109911&highlight=MONDOR

The ride starts from...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,166
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I've decided to buy the 2 cylinder one now, and...

I've decided to buy the 2 cylinder one now, and see how it holds up in a shop environment.
If it's good, I'll buy the 4 cylinder one when it's available.
Paypal sent!:D
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,166
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hi there, I'm really tempted to buy this, but,...

Hi there,
I'm really tempted to buy this, but, I really need the 4 cylinder model as well.
(I'm a motorcycle tech, (and tool junkie).:evil

Will you give a discount to those who have already...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
You don't say how many miles are on the truck,...

You don't say how many miles are on the truck, but, I would check that other steering and suspension components are okay first, especially the idler arm (unless it's rack & pinion).
Also, as the...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hey there, I'm not sure if this is on your 250...

Hey there,
I'm not sure if this is on your 250 Ninja, but it doesn't really matter.

What sometimes happens is the brake pedal either doesn't return all the way, or may have been moved down for...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Yes, I'm pretty sure it will. A registry should...

Yes, I'm pretty sure it will.
A registry should be able to tell you for sure.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,004
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Lined jeans

You could try these fleece lined jeans from Mark's.
They work pretty well to below freezing, as long as you're not doing highway speeds for long:...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,251
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Yes, that's what I plan on doing this winter. ...

Yes, that's what I plan on doing this winter.
Seems like a great excuse for a trip.:thumb
Forum: Canada 08-07-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,251
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
That's good, I saw some gauges on eBay Germany...

That's good, I saw some gauges on eBay Germany when I was thinking about it.
Maybe the airbox as well.:scratch
Forum: Canada 08-07-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,251
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Thanks, I guess you just beat me to buying that...

Thanks,
I guess you just beat me to buying that AT.:D
I took a while thinking about it though.

I really want a 750, plus that one is pretty beaten, with missing parts etc.
Also, it's not that...
Forum: Canada 08-07-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,251
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Where are they listed?

Where are they listed?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-26-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,128
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hey Jeff, I don't know if you still need them...

Hey Jeff,
I don't know if you still need them but, this company seem to have a bunch of TA stuff available:
http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/Honda/XL_600_VK_Trans_Alp/89-90/
Scroll down, they are in...
Forum: Canada 12-12-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hey there, Do you have any info on this?:ear

Hey there,
Do you have any info on this?:ear
Forum: Canada 07-04-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I'm just watching it on FoxHD (hopefully it will...

I'm just watching it on FoxHD (hopefully it will actually be in HD).
I don't think any Canadian network is carrying it.
BTW, Speed is showing the Motogp qualifying tonight.
Forum: Canada 06-27-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Trillion Industries

Go and see Derek at Trillion.
He used to do a lot of the aluminum welding at Aerotech.
He's now opened his own place.
He's a great guy, and is really into bikes as well.
He's helped me out quite...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I just read the "Duty of repairer" section. As...

I just read the "Duty of repairer" section.
As a licensed auto & motorcycle tech, I have to take every vehicle I repair up to 150 kph (to confirm that the limiter works).:huh

Otherwise the...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
You have to push the spring seat up to expose the...

You have to push the spring seat up to expose the circlip.
Once you remove that, it will all slide off the bottom of the shock.
This should help:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17,434
Views: 5,204,128
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hey Greg, That does interest me.:D What are...

Hey Greg,
That does interest me.:D
What are the details of the conversion?
Thanks, Paul.
Forum: Canada 11-17-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Hi there, I have the Southern Alberta...

Hi there,
I have the Southern Alberta Backroads Mapbook, and it's pretty good.

You may also want to get this book:
http://www.destinationhighways.com/default.htm
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
I'm not sure if there is a chart, but, I just...

I'm not sure if there is a chart, but, I just rebuilt a shock and used Motul Factory Line VI 400 shock oil.
It is listed as 2.5 - 20 Wt.

It has a wide enough viscosity range that it should work...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,898
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
Here you go, I cropped it a bit so it would fit:

Here you go, I cropped it a bit so it would fit:
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 102,505
Views: 20,095,813
Posted By SPEEDSMITH
The 2000 & 2001 models came in this colour. ...

The 2000 & 2001 models came in this colour.
This is a 2001 model, the 2000 has yellow decals instead of red.
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