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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14,531
Views: 5,318,130
Posted By tattewell
I would be game for that. A long weekend would be...

I would be game for that. A long weekend would be cool...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14,531
Views: 5,318,130
Posted By tattewell
Boano is pretty good to deal with. Sachs or...

Boano is pretty good to deal with. Sachs or Ohlins... They're in Italy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,269
Posted By tattewell
You will have no issues. Change the oil and check...

You will have no issues. Change the oil and check the valves once in a while.

There is a reason the new 500 is the same as the old 450/525 motor design, they are bullet proof.

If somebody is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,269
Posted By tattewell
Cheap. Fast. Reliable. You only get two.

Cheap.
Fast.
Reliable.

You only get two.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,663
Posted By tattewell
in other words, no RIV required... just an...

in other words, no RIV required... just an inspection and some money changes hands.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,663
Posted By tattewell
Hurry up and finish it so we can put in an Africa...

Hurry up and finish it so we can put in an Africa Twin team for the roaming rally in end May.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 220,272
Posted By tattewell
Had my 450 in water to the bottom of the seat, it...

Had my 450 in water to the bottom of the seat, it was fine... duct tape is your friend.
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,709
Posted By tattewell
So if any teams need another rider, or wouldn't...

So if any teams need another rider, or wouldn't mind a stranger tagging along, i'm your guy. I don't mind wrenching, getting dirty or wet. Stronk like bull, plus with the almost 30 liters of fuel, I...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,709
Posted By tattewell
If not slightly fat that is...

If not slightly fat that is...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,709
Posted By tattewell
I see no reason why not... Had planned to...

I see no reason why not...

Had planned to pick up another 650ish enduro last year, but never got around to it...

Perhaps im still waiting on the FE501S...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,709
Posted By tattewell
Any fat bike teams looking for another fat bike?...

Any fat bike teams looking for another fat bike? I see an Elefant registered...
Forum: Canada 02-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By tattewell
Used to be a long time customer there, but got...

Used to be a long time customer there, but got fleeced bad on some parts after years of loyalty and bringing him customers. I wont be back.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7,081
Views: 1,170,741
Posted By tattewell
I have no issue with the 100 or 110 HP. the power...

I have no issue with the 100 or 110 HP. the power is relative to the angle of your wrist. Better to have and not need, than to need and not have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7,081
Views: 1,170,741
Posted By tattewell
I dont agree with your power assessment. When...

I dont agree with your power assessment. When your bike is loaded, I personally think it's dangerous when you don't have enough power to get out of your own way. Its not enough to just be able to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 159,944
Posted By tattewell
I see you are a member of the Japanese vintage...

I see you are a member of the Japanese vintage bike club on facebook too!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,259
Posted By tattewell
none of your 3 wheeler world links work without a...

none of your 3 wheeler world links work without a login...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,923
Posted By tattewell
There are some great Canadian vendors, but I will...

There are some great Canadian vendors, but I will buy online from the states every time if it's cheaper. I would love to support local, but I don't like having to pay more to do it. On a side note,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,703
Posted By tattewell
As they are essentially the same bike, I would...

As they are essentially the same bike, I would buy the one that has better dealer/parts support in my area... Personally I think the Husky looks pimp as fuck!
Forum: Canada 08-31-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
I wouldn't think the water is getting into the...

I wouldn't think the water is getting into the oil. with the coolant you would see it even if the water was evaporating.

water pump would be the next logical step I guess.

As for the rubber, I...
Forum: Canada 08-31-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
Is the fan still kicking on at a reasonable temp?...

Is the fan still kicking on at a reasonable temp? My fan temp switch failed and I replaced it with a Suzuki switch from an ltz400 quad... Comes on at a cooler temp too
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
I did the swisha loop in the spring running it...

I did the swisha loop in the spring running it fast/fooling around on my 690, and I ran out of fuel... YMMV, but bringing about 4 or 5 extra liters would go a long way to making me feal good about...
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,785
Posted By tattewell
Where are you getting your price from? The bike...

Where are you getting your price from? The bike is 146,900.00 peso's, according to my google-fu, that's $12,261.11 Canadian before any freight PDI or tax... Assuming you pay no taxes in Mexico, you...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
I had my 450 in seat high water, it was not an...

I had my 450 in seat high water, it was not an issue. You can seal the airbox fairly well with grease and tape to the point that its not an issue. the snorkel on the airbox is under the seat, so just...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
I believe they still suffer from 5th and 6th...

I believe they still suffer from 5th and 6th gear's being thinner than the other 4 in the case. Is it a huge issue? depends who you talk to, but coupled with the short oil change intervals and the...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By tattewell
Been there, done that, would go again in a heart...

Been there, done that, would go again in a heart beat!
Forum: Canada 08-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By tattewell
Was done in the McDonalds parking lot in...

Was done in the McDonalds parking lot in Belleville.
Forum: Canada 08-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By tattewell
Glad I could help, I wish I could have spent more...

Glad I could help, I wish I could have spent more time with Chris and listened to his stories. Fantastic guy.
Forum: Canada 08-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
I hate going to stealers too because 99% of the...

I hate going to stealers too because 99% of the parts guys don't have a f'n clue what you're talking about... Morons the lot of them.
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By tattewell
If used is an option, any of the big adventure...

If used is an option, any of the big adventure bike with low k's are in your price range. If not, you can trick out any of the 650 class enduro's for that price with the exception probably of the...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
Are here any shops in Ottawa that stock...

Are here any shops in Ottawa that stock aftermarket signals and things of that nature? I need small stubby rubber mounted signals fast... My GS project is almost done but now my front signals wont...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By tattewell
You could get a lot more bike for the money you...

You could get a lot more bike for the money you are going to pay for that Yamaha after currency exchange... It is a nice bike, but is it that nice of a bike to pay that much more? Only you can answer...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By tattewell
This is all good info, I have a 79 GS 1000 that...

This is all good info, I have a 79 GS 1000 that is almost done and looking to insure soon...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 17,787
Posted By tattewell
Good luck and good job getting off the parade...

Good luck and good job getting off the parade :clap
Forum: Canada 05-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By tattewell
I am a tonne of fun in the drill hall... I...

I am a tonne of fun in the drill hall...

I respectfully disagree with you, and I will tell you why.

In my opinion (stressing this point) it is that attitude that has led us to the society we...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By tattewell
My parents made this move when I was around 10....

My parents made this move when I was around 10. We moved from Vancouver to Gabriola Island B.C... don't know where that is? Theres a reason for that. When the smoke cleared, both of my parents...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,024
Posted By tattewell
This sounds interesting... If anybody needs a...

This sounds interesting... If anybody needs a place to wrench while you're up near Petawawa, let me know. Barron Canyon Rd is just up the street from me. I go up there all the time with my dog.
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,739
Posted By tattewell
:d

:d
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,739
Posted By tattewell
On road or off? There is a lot good of both in...

On road or off? There is a lot good of both in Ontario.. probably no shortage of available loaner bike either...
Forum: Canada 05-24-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9,597
Views: 659,438
Posted By tattewell
Looks like just outside Petawawa... there is a...

Looks like just outside Petawawa... there is a metric shit tonne of trials up here...:deal
Forum: Canada 05-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,739
Posted By tattewell
http://www.ridethehighlands.ca/ might be a good...

http://www.ridethehighlands.ca/ might be a good idea, several routes to choose from, and a fairly spectacular portion of the province. Also my neck of the woods.
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