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Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,874
Posted By SprintST
1982 Nighthawk 750

Hey guys,

Just curious if any inmates have an '82 Nighthawk 750 and live in the Banff/Calgary area?

I'm considering donating one to my son, who just got his license, and would like to know if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Thank you, and sorry, no Ride Report. I didn't...

Thank you, and sorry, no Ride Report. I didn't even seem to find the time to keep a cryptic journal. We flew the bikes from Bogota to Miami with LynCargo. The only way to go. I will post details of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Thanks Emmbeedee. I appreciate your input. My...

Thanks Emmbeedee. I appreciate your input. My current chain does have link.

I found a dealer close to me here in Winchester Virginia so I'll let them assess things in the morning.

I'm on my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
EXACTLY! That's why I'm wondering if I can make...

EXACTLY! That's why I'm wondering if I can make it back to Ottawa where I have new parts.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Chain question - Would you do it?

I've got a 600 mile interstate ride tomorrow and noticed this morning that my chain is pretty much knackered.

Adjusted it 3 times today and it's at 5 +3(notches) on the adjustment cam, and isn't...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By SprintST
Bike shipping from South to North America

I'm not having any luck finding current info on shipping a bike from South America (except BA) to points north, preferably Montreal or even ideally Ottawa. Other leads have dried up.

Anybody have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-08-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,216
Posted By SprintST
Techno-challenged :(

This "You need to upload 1 track log to be able to download other's files." from the GPX Exchange site.

I know I'm techo-challenged but ....

Is there another way to just view the file? I don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,216
Posted By SprintST
hahahaha, BILL!! Nice job on the update. ...

hahahaha, BILL!! Nice job on the update.

Uncanny timing too. I thought of you today when I descended about 2,000' in around 15 minutes. Nothing but switchbacks. The brakes got a good workout....
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
[QUOTE=ER70S-2;20263761]The pic shows where you...

[QUOTE=ER70S-2;20263761]The pic shows where you want your chain to still have some free play. It's where the chain is at its tightest, whether the bike is loaded or not. I use a ratchet strap over...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Another chain question

Hi guys,

Quick question. I'm on the road in southern Argentina and can't replace my chain for a few days. I adjust at the tightest spot, of which there shouldn't be one after only about 10k kms....
Forum: Regional forums 08-19-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By SprintST
Bike Transport

Anybody driving back east from the mid-west in the next month or two? I've got an '82 Nighthawk in Des Moines Iowa that I'm trying to get to the upstate New York area. If you happen to be out that...
Forum: Regional forums 08-19-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By SprintST
Bike Transport

Anybody coming/moving east from the mid-west in the next month or two? I've got an '82 Nighthawk in Des Moines Iowa that I'm trying to get to the upstate New York area. If you happen to have room in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,404
Posted By SprintST
Stop into your nearest Wally-Mart and pick up a...

Stop into your nearest Wally-Mart and pick up a TracFone for $10 and a 60 minute time card for another $20. Wal-Mart will double the minutes and the service period is 120 days if I recall. Good...
Forum: Canada 08-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,344
Posted By SprintST
Shibby know of what he speaks. We met in Cambria...

Shibby know of what he speaks. We met in Cambria CA and again in Sayulita Mexico last winter. He on his BIG GS and me on my well-farkled little DR. The DR made it to Ushuaia just fine thanks and the...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 27,317
Posted By SprintST
Hey, I resemble that remark sonny :ddog. Well...

Hey, I resemble that remark sonny :ddog. Well there was that time when I was younger that I .... damn, lost the thought.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,603
Posted By SprintST
A little clarification to post #224 on page 15...

A little clarification to post #224 on page 15 regarding header grinds.

SprintST here. I have never done the header grind and I'm the original owner. Header pipe broke following some service where...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By SprintST
Iowa Insurance question

I have Canada/U.S. citizenship and my primary residence is in Ottawa Ontario but spend a lot of time in Des Moines Iowa. So, I just picked up a nice 1987 Honda Super Magna 700 that I transferred...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,877
Posted By SprintST
Happy to hear that you've got the issue resolved....

Happy to hear that you've got the issue resolved. Be happier to hear that you choked the sh.t out of him before he coughed up the cash but hey, that's just me. Looking forward to the full story.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,877
Posted By SprintST
I see a reality show in the making

Perhaps there's an inmate connected with law enforcement that would run the plates on one of those RV's of his supposedly parked around a cul-de-sac. If one came back registered to the offensive...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
I've ridden TrohpyHunter's DR and it was a...

I've ridden TrohpyHunter's DR and it was a totally different beast than my stocker. Smooth, responsive and lots of low end power.

Me thinks that kind of off-road travel might be a little on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
When TrophyHunter opened up my 2010 with about...

When TrophyHunter opened up my 2010 with about 3500 miles on it last fall we found they had used the new allen screws but they weren't all that tight. They are now ;).
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Others have offered good advice as well but for...

Others have offered good advice as well but for some reason I can't seem to get the mulit-quote thingy to recognize some posts.

TrohpyHunter - You scared me with that link. Now I don't think I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
+1 ... I've just done 35,000 kms over the past 6...

+1 ... I've just done 35,000 kms over the past 6 months on a Seat Concepts kit and find it's been quite nice. The foam could be a little softer but hey, that's just me. Narrow front for standing and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Seeking storage advice

I'm currently in South America and will be storing my bike here for the next 6 months. Fuel stabilizer doesn't seem to be too easy to find and I'm leaving for the Great White North in a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Thanks ADV G. Yes, it is a tad late to be running...

Thanks ADV G. Yes, it is a tad late to be running for Ushuaia but that's just the way things have unfolded. The weather so far has been great but then again I've got another two days before I get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Here are a couple of pics of the 14T sprocket...

Here are a couple of pics of the 14T sprocket installed without the Procycle spacer. I don't even know what that o-ring type thing is but it's obvious a spacer is required.

Re-installed the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Thanks guys. It's the Procycle retainer plate...

Thanks guys. It's the Procycle retainer plate that I still have in my bag. I haven't even taken the cover off to see what's up in there. Daylight now so that's my first order of business. The mech....
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
14T front sprocket

So, I'm in Argentina and the time is up on my chain and sprockets. I brought spares with me. Decided to have a shop put on the front 14t sprocket while having some other work done. By the time I get...
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,257
Posted By SprintST
The one in my hand!

The one in my hand!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Nope. That doesn't surprise me one bit, and...

Nope. That doesn't surprise me one bit, and thanks for the offer. Haven't got it fixed yet but will be visiting a Suzuki dealer in Oaxaca tomorrow morning.

Turned up the music between Guadalajara...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
I might have known that you've have one...

I might have known that you've have one TrophyHunter lol. Thanks but we're going to be making tracks as soon as possible and there is a Suzuki dealer in Mexico City which is sort of on our way....
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Confirmed. The pipe that goes into the head. I'll...

Confirmed. The pipe that goes into the head. I'll look online for a pic.

OK, got one at this site.

http://drriders.com/topic3125.html
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Thanks. That's pretty much what I was thinking....

Thanks. That's pretty much what I was thinking. Exhaust headers can't be that much different ... can they? The mechanics down this way are genius in making something out of nothing. I may take it off...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,015,598
Posted By SprintST
Exhaust header gasket

If you were somewhere, in Mexico for example, with no Suzuki dealership nearby and your exhaust header gasket went kaboom what would you do?

The exhaust was off to do some rear shock work...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,331
Posted By SprintST
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Bill and...

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Bill and his lovely family here in Sayulita. Initially I was just planning on passing through for a few days and taking a couple of language classes. That would...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,216
Posted By SprintST
Thanks so much for a fabulous day Bill. You made...

Thanks so much for a fabulous day Bill. You made me realize that the throttle is truly my friend more often than not.

Cheers mate. Here's lookin' at you!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,216
Posted By SprintST
But, he might also be happy to get you into...

But, he might also be happy to get you into places like this.

Ooops, duplicate picture and I can't seem to change it. Deal with it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,216
Posted By SprintST
If you're coming to this area, and I highly...

If you're coming to this area, and I highly recommend you do, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not getting in touch with Bill and letting him guide you on a ride or at least buying the man a cold...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,216
Posted By SprintST
Bill knows the area well, is a mapping expert,...

Bill knows the area well, is a mapping expert, speaks Spanish which was really helpful since I don't (yet), and is a damn fine off-road rider and guide. A more friendly guy you'd be hard pressed to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,216
Posted By SprintST
Bill does guided day trips out of Sayulita and...

Bill does guided day trips out of Sayulita and when I suggested that I'd like to try and find this back road into Yelapa that I'd only heard about he didn't hesitate to try and find it and take me...
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