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Forum: Canada 03-28-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,305
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Posted By Lav1200
Vintage meet in Red Deer tomorrow

For any old bike fans, there's a vintage swap meet in Red Deer tomorrow (http://www.cvmg.ca/cavmg_events). I'll be riding up with my wife to check it out - looking for some old Husky parts for a...
Forum: Canada 03-28-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
That was great Lee... you nailed it.

That was great Lee... you nailed it.
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - that is one gorgeous chinook arch... :) ...

Yes - that is one gorgeous chinook arch... :)

It's a given that the KTM is a beauty too
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By Lav1200
The article on Global...

The article on Global (http://globalnews.ca/news/1881946/video-shows-man-on-motorcycle-driving-through-surrey-mall/) says he abandoned his bike and got away. I can't imagine that happens very often...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
I bought my shims from Calgary HD... .025 mm...

I bought my shims from Calgary HD... .025 mm increments makes it easier to nail the clearance where you want it. Only $8 per shim... not bad.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Lav1200
I had similar leak on mine and the Seal Doctor...

I had similar leak on mine and the Seal Doctor was all it needed.

Here's a tip... bleed off any residual air pressure in the fork BEFORE using the tool. Otherwise you may get a face full of fork...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - just curious, how many kms since your last...

Lee - just curious, how many kms since your last adjustment on those intakes? Were you surprised to see how much they had tightened up?
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Great riding today...

Out for a nice rip with Chucker, Pedro and Fritzy today. Still lots of snow & ice in some sections of the Smith Dorrien, but it is passable....
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,521
Posted By Lav1200
I think Toronto has been given a kick in the...

I think Toronto has been given a kick in the nuts... turns out that Wallace ID is the centre of the universe (http://wallace-id.com/centeroftheuniverse.html). Much nicer place than TO to visit...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
If anyone else is looking to get out tomorrow, a...

If anyone else is looking to get out tomorrow, a few of us are meeting up at the COP Shell station at 10:30 am tomorrow for a ride to Canmore (1A) and then to check out the conditions on the Smith...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,285
Posted By Lav1200
How were the canal service roads? Pretty dry or...

How were the canal service roads? Pretty dry or still lots of moisture on them? I'm looking for a destination to hit Sunday... haven't out on the Carsland/Milo/Vauxhaull route for a while.
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Riding this Sunday...

Forecast looks pretty good this Sunday to get out for a rip. Thinking of getting my 950 out for the first ride of the season... anyone else?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,071
Posted By Lav1200
How did the riding gear hold up? Specifically...

How did the riding gear hold up? Specifically the pants... did they wear right through in any spots? It looks like you are wearing First Gear Kathmandu pants.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Lav1200
I got mine at KTMTwins - $222: ...

I got mine at KTMTwins - $222:
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-lc8-torque-limiting-modification-kit-60040016044
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,215
Posted By Lav1200
+1 on the DR. I rode my old one to Mexico...

+1 on the DR.

I rode my old one to Mexico and back (from Calgary) then used it to teach both my wife and daughter how to ride off-pavement. Tough as nails, strong subframe, decent power and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Lav1200
Mine made a similar sound every now and then...

Mine made a similar sound every now and then until I replaced the torque limiter.
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 05:17 PM
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Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Me too... still waiting for him to get back to me...

Me too... still waiting for him to get back to me from an inquiry I made in August. Maybe there's an opportunity to open a Ride Concepts franchise in Calgary now...?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Lav1200
Another test would be to remove the left-side...

Another test would be to remove the left-side tank, hook up a remote tank to the pump feed and start the bike. At a steady idle, you should feel one "pulse" in the fuel line to the carb about once...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Lav1200
I just finished doing the valves on my 950 - I...

I just finished doing the valves on my 950 - I couldn't get the locking bolt flush either, but it went in far enough to prevent the cam from turning. My cam marks were withing 1/4 tooth or less of...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,328
Posted By Lav1200
My wife and I are interested in Creston as our...

My wife and I are interested in Creston as our possible next location to live. You mention the great weather... I have only seen it on gorgeous summer days, what are the winters like? Specifically...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Lav1200
The vacuum lines are on right-hand side of the...

The vacuum lines are on right-hand side of the intake manifolds, just below where the carb boot mates to the manifold. Here's a pic from my set-up showing the vacuum lines (blue squares):...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - I did do that too... what I found was as...

Yes - I did do that too... what I found was as soon as things were scoped out good at idle, they stayed in synch through the rev range (just didn't show that on the video). Maybe I just got lucky...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Lav1200
950 carb synch

Finally got around to synchronizing the carbs on my 950... what a difference it made to my throttle response. This had been on my to-do list all last year - wish now that I hadn't waited so long to...
Forum: Racing 02-13-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 120,398
Posted By Lav1200
After 6 races he's in 3rd place out of 30...

After 6 races he's in 3rd place out of 30 riders... that doesn't seem to me to be "clearly in over his head". He's got a some serious talent. He may be an asshole (I don't know or care), but the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-10-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - I have the Rally Raid carbon fiber screen...

Yes - I have the Rally Raid carbon fiber screen and find it a bit too tall for my purposes. I'd be in for a -5 CF screen.
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,740
Posted By Lav1200
I picked up my first Laverda in Calgary in '81......

I picked up my first Laverda in Calgary in '81... I think I know the guy you are talking about. That Montjuic is one horny little bike.

Another race Laverda that I wish I had the chance to see (&...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,740
Posted By Lav1200
Thanks for checking... the Britten is acceptable ...

Thanks for checking... the Britten is acceptable :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-10-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,175
Posted By Lav1200
I just did the valve check and adjust (3 intakes...

I just did the valve check and adjust (3 intakes were tight) on my '06 950 last weekend. Take lots of photos during disassembly, including close-ups of the cam markings.

Also - to torque one of...
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,740
Posted By Lav1200
I wouldn't have thought this would make the cut...

I wouldn't have thought this would make the cut as "best looking racebike"... with that tank on it it is fugly.

Here's one that I think deserves mention... Laverda's iconic SFC750...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By Lav1200
+1 - looks like something out of a Jules Verne...

+1 - looks like something out of a Jules Verne novel... very cool!
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 120,398
Posted By Lav1200
I can only dream that I sucked as bad as anyone...

I can only dream that I sucked as bad as anyone of those guys that make the starting line, let along battle for the podium. Not defending his bone-head moves - but the guy definitely has some...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By Lav1200
The mud on the last day was something else... ...

The mud on the last day was something else...
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z143/aebbern/vlcsnap-00002.jpg (http://s195.photobucket.com/user/aebbern/media/vlcsnap-00002.jpg.html)
Forum: Canada 01-19-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By Lav1200
Same here... they went over my 950 very carefully...

Same here... they went over my 950 very carefully and also checked the silencers. I had the stockers available and put them on just before going for the inspection... glad I did.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,846
Posted By Lav1200
About 1/2 way along the Gap Rd there is a "road"...

About 1/2 way along the Gap Rd there is a "road" heading south to Consult... this pic was snapped just a few km south of the Gap Rd along that route.
Forum: Canada 01-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,846
Posted By Lav1200
+1 for riding in the Cypress area (south of #1 in...

+1 for riding in the Cypress area (south of #1 in SW SK/SE AB)... some of the best terrain for imagining you are in the middle of Mongolia :)...
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Desert 100... ride there?

So Odessa looks to be only 9-10 hr from Calgary. Wondering if it might be feasible to ride the 950 there for the April 11/12th weekend. What do you think the odds are of making it with no snow...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By Lav1200
My fave torrent site has the Eurosport Dakar...

My fave torrent site has the Eurosport Dakar coverage up now. Settling in tonight with a pint to hear Carlton wax poetically on the wonders of Dakar.
Forum: Canada 01-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
I'm also considering taking my 250 for this. Not...

I'm also considering taking my 250 for this. Not sure I want to beat myself (and the bike) up by taking a 500 lb Adv machine through that course. I would also be a 1-lapper (over 50 club).
Forum: Canada 01-01-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - previous owner had Superplush raise them to...

Yes - previous owner had Superplush raise them to S specs and revalve them.

Nothing too major for me to do on it this winter - just checking the valve clearances, cooling system flush and...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 450,731
Posted By Lav1200
Happy New Year

Looking forward to a great year of riding in 2015. Hope to get a lot more mileage on the big bike and meet more of you guys than I managed last season.

For now it's winter hibernation mode while...
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