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Forum: Canada Today, 08:03 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I noticed that too (the weight) so I compared it...

I noticed that too (the weight) so I compared it to the aluminum H-T top box I bought... similar size, and pretty close to same weight - that surprised me. That Plano brand side case I put on the...
Forum: Canada Today, 07:34 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
No sweat

My buddy Reg in Edmonton (today) got the last one at a PA store there. We'll see how it looks on his KLR. At 22" wide, it's pretty close in size to my Happy-Trails top box. At $45 (on sale) what a...
Forum: Canada Today, 09:03 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Pelican case knock offs at Princess Auto

Princess Auto just started selling Pelican Case style knock offs. I was there this morning and had a look at 'em... looks like they'd do the job - on sale too:
...
Forum: Canada Today, 06:56 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Keep changing parts - eventually you'll have it...

Keep changing parts - eventually you'll have it fixed and damn near a new motorcycle too :eek1 Would be nice to have another bike like it that you could swap parts with for troubleshooting. Maybe...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 10:40 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
What changes slowly?

Something has had to be changing, but most things I could think of would produce leaner running, not richer. Exhaust packing blowing out would produce more flow, less backpressure, leaner...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 06:53 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Google it

I did a quick Google search and saw many threads in various forums talking about rich running. From one guy: "Problem SOLVED!!! Ha, It was the plug! Yep, the plug looked brand new (white and sharp...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:30 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Pannier rack setup

Bought the wife a Happy-Trail OSR side rack setup for Xmas, installed 'em yesterday and finished up today. With their rack it's necessary to relocate the turn signals rearward about 6" and...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:49 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Twin plug head?

Those Wee Stroms have 2 plugs per cylinder!? Yeah, I could see someone trying that (to rip off a women or anyone not knowledgeable) - if intentional, that is very, very sleazy. If the case actually...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:08 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
!!!

Wow, skimmed an extra $51, or honest mistake!?
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 10:57 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
This one...

This little rubber piece that holds the cam chain guide in place. I used up the one I had when I built that 692 and forgot to order another one :^(
...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 10:40 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
That'd be quite the trick

...it's going in the '94. We'll see how that works out. I don't want to tackle that until the 705 is all together and running in the sidecar rig... waiting on a part.
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 10:24 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Winter garage puttering

Got the Happy-Trail racks installed on Mrs GWN's Sherpa - this setup relocates the turn signals back, and I had to solder in extensions to the leads. I trial fit the Wolfman bags over them - looks...
Forum: Canada 12-25-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
What happened...

...to the rest of that motorcycle! No special motorcycle stuff for me this Xmas (well, maybe that Spot I bought yesterday :^) but Angelika got a set of pannier racks for her Sherpa.
Forum: Canada 12-25-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Awesome!

I think I'll have to check to see if the Wpg Library system can get that for me! I'm still reading The National Dream, but got this from the library, and it's next on my reading list... possibly the...
Forum: Canada 12-25-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Frame restoration

I've been doing things the old school (read hard) way, hand sanding, and using a Dremel to remove rust and prep frames for paint - a media blasting cabinet would be the way to go. Paul at Villain...
Forum: Canada 12-25-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Trick parts and powdercoating

XV920 cafe racer - nice! They make righteous cafe racers IMO - great engine, AND shaft drive too.

Re heim joints, Millar Racing Engines in Winkler may have what you're looking for, or at least...
Forum: Canada 12-24-2014, 07:20 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Safe travels Jing and hope to see you in the New...

Safe travels Jing and hope to see you in the New Year. Merry Xmas all.
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
That would suck, huge.

Crap. :huh As bought from the clearance "Bargain Cave", all sales final. I think I'll be phoning their 1-800 number to confirm.

Edit - never mind, found a bit of glue on battery contact, removed...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Good to know (SPOT mounting)

That's good to know - I have a free RAM mount ball on the handlebars of 3 bikes.

Dumb question - I've looked at FAQs etc, is there any way to confirm it's powering up without subscribing?...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Good point

... and they are small enough for a pocket too.
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx - I see basic service is $10/month... all I...

Thnx - I see basic service is $10/month... all I need. They are still $123 at Amazon.ca, so good deal for $75.
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Annual or monthly?

Dave (or anyone), what's best way to go? ...just looking into it.

... also, best way to carry/mount? I've seen handlebar mounted, but understand as they need to see the satellites, that they...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Spot = peace of mind?

Bought a Spot from the "Bargain Cave" at Cabelas today on clearance, 1/2 price, $75. Clearing 'em out because it's replaced by a newer model. There was one left BTW if anyone is interested.
...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 08:12 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
BC "destination" highways - the bucket list

This book & website can give you some ideas for route planning through BC. I've rode a few of the highways featured, and IMO they're pretty much spot on (their assessments of the roads). Weather is...
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Yup

:thumb
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 01:20 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Lake Superior RR

At some point, that's on my bucket list too.

Chris, if you've not read this, it would be worth having a look... that Cannonshot guy puts together amazing ride reports!
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Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Great mirror setup

They are a nice setup. Have 'em on both my KLRs:

http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv29/Daryl_Martel/WP_20141009_002_zps29398e99.jpg...
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Gps

Might bring it along in the tank bag (the GPS) - it's probably a good idea anyways as a back-up to get back to a highway and civilization if I get all buggered up.

Picked up 705 cylinder today...
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Re documenting rides

Haven't used GPS much with the dual sports, relying instead on the Backcountry Mapbooks. I traced this last summers trip out in the mapbooks with a highlighter, and Adrian was kind enough to do same...
Forum: Canada 12-18-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Hi Darryl Watched the Harley video right after...

Hi Darryl Watched the Harley video right after the Honda one. Harley has done a great job of summing up why I have never had the urge to ride a Harley and probably never will. Just completely the...
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Sanjoh, it's deep winter up here, and bike is...

Sanjoh, it's deep winter up here, and bike is inside, so all I can comment on for now is that it works, it's bright, and very white! :D I ordered (and already received, Thnx) a 2nd one for my other...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Suggest checking choke cable seal at boot

Where the choke cable enters the carb, is a small rubber boot that seals over the plastic nut that threads into the carb. If either the plastic nut is broken, or the rubber boot is torn or cracked,...
Forum: Canada 12-18-2014, 10:36 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
[QUOTE=dryden_rider_54;25735989] Thanks,...

[QUOTE=dryden_rider_54;25735989] Thanks, interesting stuff. Do you plan to find the exact trail and follow it or follow the route as close as possible via roads? /QUOTE]

Dunno to be honest... to...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Re Carlton Trail

Most of the maps I've found on-line aren't the best - found this one in that Pierre Burton "The National Dream" book (I scanned it). Apparently there are still lots of sections of the old trail...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Re stock exhaust mod

See post #14476 on page 966.

You can see the larger diameter outlet well in this pic:

http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv29/Daryl_Martel/WP_20140720_005_zpsabcdd41a.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 614
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
LED H4 in a Gen 1 KLR

Had no problem installing the Rev 2 H4 LED light into my KLR. I did have to modify the rubber sealing boot (to be expected IMO), and I glued the connector adaptor block to the plastic cover using...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Exactly

I feel the same way actually. Everyone is in a hurry nowadays, wants to see everything quickly and move on. Along these old trails (like the Carlton Trail), people only made 10 to 20 miles a day....
Forum: Canada 12-16-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Re Carlton Trail

There's actually hills and a few trees along the route - I checked! Looking forward to more backcountry exploring. Am reading Pierre Berton's "The National Dream" right now - some interesting (and...
Forum: Canada 12-16-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Great RR! Very nice pics & vids... they sure...

Great RR! Very nice pics & vids... they sure ride thru some beautiful and remote country. Wild, wild west - my kinda stuff too. I'm planning on doing the Carlton & Fort Ellice Trails this next...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I mentioned earlier bad ignition coil. Had it...

I mentioned earlier bad ignition coil. Had it happen to me. As a coil goes bad, when it gets hot spark gets weak and you get backfiring and then nothing. The odds of the valves being so tight it...
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