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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,803
Posted By R_Rick
It's on my list of things to do, but haven't put...

It's on my list of things to do, but haven't put anything together yet.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,803
Posted By R_Rick
My 87 Transalp 600 handled it fine, your 650GS...

My 87 Transalp 600 handled it fine, your 650GS would have no issues. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,803
Posted By R_Rick
Eldor, depending on which day you got to Manic...

Eldor, depending on which day you got to Manic 5, you would have been just ahead or just behind me (I stayed at Motel Energie on the 20th of July)

Just looking through your day 2 - I think you...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,370
Posted By R_Rick
I did the 60km gravel section outside of...

I did the 60km gravel section outside of Churchill Falls in the rain a few weeks ago - had a blast on it as I didn't have to worry about a stray transport truck coming out of a dust cloud, unlike the...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By R_Rick
All three are the same - Pelican 1500 ...

All three are the same - Pelican 1500


From Pelican website:
INTERIOR (L x W x D)
16.75" x 11.18" x 6.12" (42.5 x 28.4 x 15.5 cm) ~19ltr

EXTERIOR (L x W x D)
18.5" x 14.06" x 6.93" (47 x...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By R_Rick
Nah, I am well entrenched in that demographic of...

Nah, I am well entrenched in that demographic of the Canoodian population. :bert
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By R_Rick
Tops are mounted with a couple of bolts. The HT...

Tops are mounted with a couple of bolts. The HT SU racks have two 8mm pressed inserts on each side. I used an 8mm bolt approx 1/2" long and a couple washers.

HT stock photo:...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By R_Rick
Ya I know. I'm one of those rare (odd?) Canadian...

Ya I know. I'm one of those rare (odd?) Canadian kids who can't skate and doesn't follow hockey ... although I do have a couple of old pucks kicking around the house but didn't have four. :D
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By R_Rick
I made a mounting plate out of 1/2" black abs...

I made a mounting plate out of 1/2" black abs sheet which is secured to the brackets.

I originally had a Givi universal monokey plate on it. Was going to rig up a method to use the pelican case...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By R_Rick
Halifax Motorsports...

Halifax Motorsports (http://www.halifaxmotorsports.com/) in Halifax typically run 40% off as well, although being a fairly small shop their stock can be limited.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,711
Posted By R_Rick
Similar experience. Good product, less than...

Similar experience. Good product, less than stellar customer service.

In late January of this year I ordered the SU rack for my Transalp (ordered online, not telephone). They didn't have in...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6,181
Views: 2,448,545
Posted By R_Rick
Prob going to pull it apart over the winter to...

Prob going to pull it apart over the winter to see what's what.




Becomes part of the daily routine ... ride for the day, add 1/2 qt, repeat. By day 5 I stopped checking the level and just...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,181
Views: 2,448,545
Posted By R_Rick
Thanks. Other than burning through about 4 qts...

Thanks. Other than burning through about 4 qts of oil over 2500 miles (which I knew it would), she ran like a champ for the entire trip. Only thing in my tool kit I used was a 10mm socket to pull...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6,181
Views: 2,448,545
Posted By R_Rick
Made a last minute change to the bike set up...

Made a last minute change to the bike set up prior to leaving. Pulled the tent and sleeping bag out of dry bag and strapped them to the side cases. If looked like rain, I would put tent in a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,853
Posted By R_Rick
Hey guys, I'm in goose bay tonight. Has any one...

Hey guys, I'm in goose bay tonight. Has any one come up with the name of the gift shop with the stickers? Cheers
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,181
Views: 2,448,545
Posted By R_Rick
This will be my first camping trip on the bike...

This will be my first camping trip on the bike (doing the TLH starting tomorrow) ... haven't been in a tent for 20+ years. Some of my gear is old, some is new, some of it packs small, some not so...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,853
Posted By R_Rick
If you spend time watching TV in eastern Canada,...

If you spend time watching TV in eastern Canada, you get to know Newfoundland time pretty fast. Pretty sure all I ever heard growing up was "Tonight on CBC. watch the Leaf's lose again. 9 Atlantic,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,853
Posted By R_Rick
You would have been in Atlantic Standard Time. ...

You would have been in Atlantic Standard Time. When you adjusted by 30min you were moving into Newfoundland Standard Time. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By R_Rick
I have recently been through a similar process...

I have recently been through a similar process with my Transalp. Clean every connection with a contact cleaner such as deoxit or nu-trol and replace bad / very dirty and or corroded connectors...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,853
Posted By R_Rick
Please post the name of shop if you can remember...

Please post the name of shop if you can remember it.

NorWis, I am heading to Lab the end of next week. If I can track down the shop I'll pick an extra one up for you. Will send you a PM to get...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By R_Rick
Here you go (DUI's fall into this category). ...

Here you go (DUI's fall into this category). Check out the link under the rehab section.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5312ETOC.asp#5312E3

Overcoming criminal...
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By R_Rick
Depends on what you like. For craft brews,...

Depends on what you like.

For craft brews, I'm partial to Henry House (end of Barrington St toward the Westin) - pub is downstairs

The Olde Triangle on Prince street - east coast / celtic...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,103
Posted By R_Rick
^^ +1 $20 sock, lifetime, no questions asked...

^^ +1

$20 sock, lifetime, no questions asked guarantee (replacement or $$). :deal

[edit: I bought a pair of Smartwool Hike and PHd Outdoor today ... after I wear them both for a few weeks...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,370
Posted By R_Rick
Myself and a friend are meeting up in NB on July...

Myself and a friend are meeting up in NB on July 19 for an 11-day CW loop. We'll be riding a silver Transalp and a black Tiger 800 (hopefully the Tiger won't be towing the TA :deal). Planning a...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
and should be 118 links

and should be 118 links
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
Couple of pics out of this link were posted on...

Couple of pics out of this link were posted on the transalp.org facebook page. 94 Tranny converted to a scrambler. Very sexy IMO.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,031
Views: 257,185
Posted By R_Rick
Over past few days have been cleaning all the...

Over past few days have been cleaning all the electrical connections on the Alp to cure an overcharging issue. Had a badly corroded / gunked up connection on the stator to R/R harness which was...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
It would, except about 3000 of those miles are...

It would, except about 3000 of those miles are ocean. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
He's about 4200 miles north-east of you. :D

He's about 4200 miles north-east of you. :D
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,254
Posted By R_Rick
Had a geotech prof who drilled into us that we...

Had a geotech prof who drilled into us that we were not dealing with dirt; we were dealing with soil. Dirt is what you find behind your refrigerator. :deal
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By R_Rick
Naw, we like cash. :rofl You'll be fine with...

Naw, we like cash. :rofl You'll be fine with credit / debit. As Maggot mentioned, some smaller spots may not give you a great deal on the exchange rate - just find a bank and convert some to...
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By R_Rick
This is very doable. From Port Hastings you are...

This is very doable. From Port Hastings you are about an hours drive to Baddeck. Swing a left and hop onto the CT - not far from the turn off there is a gravel road route (Crowdis Mountain Rd /...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
This seems rather timely. I cooked a battery on...

This seems rather timely. I cooked a battery on the weekend - boiled it dry (I suspect it has been cooking for a long while, I just finished it off). Luckily I discovered it while at a gas station...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By R_Rick
July weather tends to be pretty decent but don't...

July weather tends to be pretty decent but don't hold me to it if this year is shitty. :deal Crowds can be heavy in the 'touristy' areas but won't be overwhelming by any means.



Saint John is...
Forum: Canada 06-06-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By R_Rick
My 2 cents - if the route is a 100 series road...

My 2 cents - if the route is a 100 series road (i.e. 103, 107, etc) stay off it. Instead take the "old road" #3, #7, #2 etc which will wind you through the small towns and villages, will often hug...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
Pull your neutral switch (located to the lower...

Pull your neutral switch (located to the lower left of the front sprocket) to see if it's pooched before messing with the safety switch. Look back a few posts and you'll see what mine looked like...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By R_Rick
Come on over here:...

Come on over here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39170 and search through. My google-fu isn't working well today so cannot readily find the link, but one of the guys built an aux tank...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By R_Rick
coarse blade / low TPI, keep the speed slow has...

coarse blade / low TPI, keep the speed slow has worked for me. If speed is too high it will start to melt the HDPE which increases the chance to bond it behind the blade.

I've had success cutting...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
The odo shows ~35,500kms (22,000mi), however,...

The odo shows ~35,500kms (22,000mi), however, what I don't know is if it has been rolled, or if the engine is original to the bike, or if the console has been swapped out by a prior owner. Only...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 4,900,027
Posted By R_Rick
Nor have I. I've seen switches with the ball...

Nor have I. I've seen switches with the ball flattened but never ground down to the base. I had to look at the new one a few times before I convinced myself that it was actually the correct one.
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