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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 255,862
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You won't regret it! I'm a fairly recent convert,...

You won't regret it! I'm a fairly recent convert, and after the great results I've had, I'm slowly replacing all my socks with Merino wool. And I sure do hate cotton socks now!
Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22,232
Views: 2,292,012
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Apparently not... :)

Apparently not... :)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,803
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Nicely done! :clap

Nicely done! :clap
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22,232
Views: 2,292,012
Posted By 16VGTIDave
That would be because they don't know how to make...

That would be because they don't know how to make the ball joints and tie-rod ends look worn out, so they can screw you for a couple hundred. It isn't "worth while" to tie up a bay and a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15,062
Views: 8,450,814
Posted By 16VGTIDave
"Could be"? Who are you trying to kid?...

"Could be"? Who are you trying to kid? :evil
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Please do! My renewal is coming up in just over a...

Please do! My renewal is coming up in just over a month and I have a sneaking suspicion that Intact will be giving me a hard time, based on conversations with my broker... :huh
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 78,448
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Howdy neighbour! All you have to do is ask, you...

Howdy neighbour! All you have to do is ask, you might be surprised what resources are available...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,787
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I just bought 2 pairs of Smartwool PHD light...

I just bought 2 pairs of Smartwool PHD light cushion OTC ski socks. I am absolutely pleased with them! Wore a pair all day in 28C, 80% humidity, sunny weather wearing A*'s Toucans. My feet were dry...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You could pour 1/2 oz of oil in the spark plug...

You could pour 1/2 oz of oil in the spark plug hole(s) and turn the engine over by hand, with the plug(s) out, to lube the cylinder walls. Or ground the plug(s) to the engine and crank it with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If you've been cranking it with the starter, you...

If you've been cranking it with the starter, you might as well just fire it up. Any damage that would have been done, has been.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If the bike will run occasionally, but dies...

If the bike will run occasionally, but dies shortly there after, I'm going to guess that it is the ignition module that is failing. BTDT. Either bad solder joints or failing capacitors. If you can...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22,232
Views: 2,292,012
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Lightning LS-218

Lightning LS-218
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22,232
Views: 2,292,012
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Sure it's fast. Not only top speed, but how...

Sure it's fast. Not only top speed, but how quickly it runs out of power after draining your savings account.

Until electrical storage devices (aka batteries) approach the energy density of...
Forum: Canada 06-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 98,965
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thanks Dave! Sorry, no build thread. I spend many...

Thanks Dave! Sorry, no build thread. I spend many hours staring at the bike and drawing crude sketches with rough measurements. :huh By the time it comes to "get to work", it's a flurry of activity...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,724
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I have a brief write-up with pics posted here...

I have a brief write-up with pics posted here (http://www.xs400.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11617).
Forum: Canada 06-18-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 98,965
Posted By 16VGTIDave
It was good to see everyone, especially Dave who...

It was good to see everyone, especially Dave who braved the "weather" and the 402 to have dinner with us!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,098
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've followed the instructions for CV carb tuning...

I've followed the instructions for CV carb tuning found here (http://www.factorypro.com/tech/tech_tuning_procedures/tuning_carbtune,CV,high_rpm_engines.html) with good success. It may seem like a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,724
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You should be checking the chain slack with the...

You should be checking the chain slack with the suspension compressed so that the chain is as tight as it can be through the range of suspension travel.

I ran into this exact problem on my bike...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,832
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You can still place a call from the screen and...

You can still place a call from the screen and use a bluetooth headset. Once you tap the dial icon on screen, a menu will appear on screen allowing you to choose the audio device. Any connected...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,832
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Fred, Don't answer calls by using the...

Fred,

Don't answer calls by using the screen! When you do that, the call is routed to the iPhone and NOT a connected bluetooth headset. This was done intentionally by Apple, at the request of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 60,788
Posted By 16VGTIDave
There you go! :clap That wiring diagram is...

There you go! :clap

That wiring diagram is nicely annotated. If bypassing this relay proves to be a permanent fix, the side stand switch and all related wiring can be removed from the harness, if...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-08-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 60,788
Posted By 16VGTIDave
2 of the 4 wires on a relay are for triggering...

2 of the 4 wires on a relay are for triggering the relay. You shouldn't need them connected. Can you post a pic of the wiring diagram?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,816
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I believe that a small steel sprocket is the only...

I believe that a small steel sprocket is the only thing that will survive on the tension side of the chain, as has been demonstrated. I got lucky with my build and the chain just clears the swing arm...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 98,965
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thanks for getting us organized Tim!!! :clap

Thanks for getting us organized Tim!!! :clap
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22,232
Views: 2,292,012
Posted By 16VGTIDave
That black box will only work in that location if...

That black box will only work in that location if the crank opposite it is being operated. :eek1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 24,941
Posted By 16VGTIDave
And the battery/charging system. Sounds like what...

And the battery/charging system. Sounds like what my friends GoldWing did when his alternator failed. That wasn't a fun job, the engine had to come out to replace it! :eek1
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Agreed! Try riding back country roads after...

Agreed! Try riding back country roads after sunset, at speed. The wildlife that is hiding during the day time is out and about, often wandering the roads. Last year alone I sacrificed 2 chipmunks, 1...
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22,232
Views: 2,292,012
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If I had a Nickel for every time someone thought...

If I had a Nickel for every time someone thought that being self-employed "must be nice", I'd be able to take twice as many days off than I have while being self employed for the past decade!

Q:...
Forum: Canada 05-31-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 98,965
Posted By 16VGTIDave
In my calendar!

In my calendar!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,474
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Mine should be "Buy high, invest double, then...

Mine should be "Buy high, invest double, then keep it due to investment..."

My wife now wishes she'd allowed me a larger budget when I was buying, it would have been cheaper! :rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,344
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Wow! You are not wasting any time! Thanks...

Wow! You are not wasting any time!

Thanks for sharing with us, you have motivated me to get working on my todo list rather than just going for joy rides. Off to buy some 5/16" tubing and build...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Being prepared is not paranoia when "the lights...

Being prepared is not paranoia when "the lights go out". It is being responsible. There have been 3 major, long term, blackouts in the OP's area in the past 15 years or so. I know, I was in them all...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15,062
Views: 8,450,814
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Hence the caution tape... :lol3

Hence the caution tape... :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 60,788
Posted By 16VGTIDave
When I reworked the wiring on my bike over the...

When I reworked the wiring on my bike over the winter, it took quite a few hours examining the wiring diagram to determine what to eliminate, what to separate, etc. I decided that 4 fuses were not...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By 16VGTIDave
How far would you go to be mortgage free?

Maggot, my wife and son adapted, just as I did. There were compromises that we all had to make. We all agree now that it was the right decision, despite the initial challenges. When the ice storm had...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Take a look at the real world economic and...

Take a look at the real world economic and political situation. It is not the "sunshine and happiness" being reported on the evening news. The best thing you can do for your future, is to get debt...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 44,994
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've never dealt with DSP, or met the people...

I've never dealt with DSP, or met the people there. I have however heard the "other side" of the story. And it was the "other side" of the coin, literally, as the saying goes. The truth is probably...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,098
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thumb Wow! That is something else! And here I thought...

Wow! That is something else! And here I thought my solution was "shadetree speed and sport" material. :rofl
This (http://www.xs400.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12406) is what I was trying to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 60,788
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Don't know if you've checked this yet: The engine...

Don't know if you've checked this yet: The engine ground. I ran into similar starting problems and it was a bad engine ground that was causing a weak spark when cranking the engine. Cleaning the...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22,232
Views: 2,292,012
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Without a doubt… :) Congratulations on the...

Without a doubt… :) Congratulations on the acquisition!
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