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Forum: Canada 01-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By woodgrain
I wonder if they'll incorporate a Deers Leap in...

I wonder if they'll incorporate a Deers Leap in the design?:wink:

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 01-17-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By woodgrain
In '77 I was working at a Kawasaki dealership in...

In '77 I was working at a Kawasaki dealership in Victoria. A new KZ1000 was selling for $2995. On a rainy day (go figure) we added up the parts cost and it was something like $13,000!:eek1

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Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 188,163
Posted By woodgrain
And to think he missed breakfasts on perfectly...

And to think he missed breakfasts on perfectly good riding days!:wink:

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 54,348
Posted By woodgrain
I was at the show in T.O last Friday. It may be...

I was at the show in T.O last Friday. It may be me, but it seemed to be missing the bling it used to have. There were fewer vintage bikes on display and fewer vendors. I don't like it any more than I...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,066
Posted By woodgrain
Brute strength an ignorance has worked for me in...

Brute strength an ignorance has worked for me in the past.:lol3

Woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,309
Posted By woodgrain
Tabernaque! Woodgrain

Tabernaque!

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 12-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 636,312
Posted By woodgrain
I felt like the Maytag man in Westport today at...

I felt like the Maytag man in Westport today at the CC.

Woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By woodgrain
Check your PM Woodgrain

Check your PM

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 12-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 636,312
Posted By woodgrain
Check your PM Woodgrain

Check your PM

Woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,308
Posted By woodgrain
On my '83 G/S I used an adaptor plate from...

On my '83 G/S I used an adaptor plate from Boxerworks. The caliper I used is from an 1150 of some sort IINM. It works fine but I really should do something about the ratio of the m/c. I thought the...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 188,163
Posted By woodgrain
BMW as well. They started getting rid of their...

BMW as well. They started getting rid of their small dealers in the '70's. In '76, I burnt an exhaust valve on a cross-country trip. I was in White River at the time and the closest "authorized...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,405
Posted By woodgrain
Do a quick test of the diode board by checking...

Do a quick test of the diode board by checking the difference in voltage by connecting to the B+ terminal (large wire on left side ) and the positive terminal of the battery. There shouldn't be more...
Forum: Canada 11-30-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 636,312
Posted By woodgrain
If they're like me, probably riding. ...

If they're like me, probably riding.

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 11-15-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,072
Posted By woodgrain
It's all a matter of perspective. Check out my...

It's all a matter of perspective. Check out my friend Paul Mondor. That boy has ridden in some severe conditions. Your compadres in Alaska probably do the same thing.:1drink

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 11-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 188,163
Posted By woodgrain
After doing a check at the cottage I was at the...

After doing a check at the cottage I was at the Wilno hotel for lunch today. I didn't realize she's been trying to sell the place for the past ten years.

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 10-28-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,312
Posted By woodgrain
...that's why I wear orthopaedic underwear. ...

...that's why I wear orthopaedic underwear.

Woodgrain
Forum: 2 smokers 10-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By woodgrain
I believe it was called the Thunder Dog. We had...

I believe it was called the Thunder Dog. We had one sitting on our shop floor forever before someone finally bought it back in '78.

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 10-25-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By woodgrain
There aren't any bad roads on the Gaspe'...

There aren't any bad roads on the Gaspe' peninsula. If you're the adventurous type, you can get lost and have a shit-eating grin on your face the entire time. I grew up there and spent a great deal...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By woodgrain
The faint glow could be from a number of corroded...

The faint glow could be from a number of corroded connections. The bike is 32 years old. The resistance reading you should get with a known good rotor on the '82 is 3.4 ohms. I had a rotor that...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By woodgrain
Get out of the terminal and turn left and head...

Get out of the terminal and turn left and head into town.There's a small place on your left overlooking the water that'll suit your needs, if it's open when you arrive (7-8AM) local time.

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Forum: Canada 08-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 188,163
Posted By woodgrain
Is there an age limit? Woodgrain

Is there an age limit?

Woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By woodgrain
KY "Works well on stiff tyres"...and water...

KY
"Works well on stiff tyres"...and water soluble just like Astroglide (Barbara Walters favourite lube)

Woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By woodgrain
...sort of like my brother in law. ...

...sort of like my brother in law.

woodgrain
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,281
Posted By woodgrain
[QUOTE=nick949eldo;24399903]You poor bugger! ...

[QUOTE=nick949eldo;24399903]You poor bugger!

It pays for my breakfasts in Gananoque.

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,281
Posted By woodgrain
If you're travelling at night you won't find...

If you're travelling at night you won't find anything open from The Soo until you get to Nipigon, other than the Timmies in Wawa. By taking Hwy 11 there is fuel available 24/7 in North Bay, New...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
Posted By woodgrain
I had a 1986, made in Germany,VW Jetta GL. It had...

I had a 1986, made in Germany,VW Jetta GL. It had 643.000 kms on it when my wife gave it to the Kidney Foundation.It still ran, but it was pretty tired. For that I received a receipt for $60. She...
Forum: Canada 05-31-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By woodgrain
And don't forget Tim Horton's is just across the ...

And don't forget Tim Horton's is just across the road from Le Fin gourmet. If you need groceries, the grocery at the round-a-bout is cheaper than the store downtown.

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22,452
Views: 2,389,307
Posted By woodgrain
Nice eyebrows. Woodgrain

Nice eyebrows.
Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 04-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 188,163
Posted By woodgrain
What's your idea of cheap? Woodgrain

What's your idea of cheap?
Woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,630
Posted By woodgrain
I worked in Victoria, at Frederick Motors in '77....

I worked in Victoria, at Frederick Motors in '77. We sold Suzuki, Kawasaki BMW and Urals/Dneprs. At the time, we had a '77 R100S on the floor. The retail price was $5200. The top of the tank faded...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,107
Posted By woodgrain
Drop the oil pan and look for a little pile of...

Drop the oil pan and look for a little pile of glittery bits under the oil pick up. If the rod bearings are gone it'll be apparent. The babbit and copper get removed from the rod shell bearings and...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By woodgrain
Is it available at Chapters? Woodgrain

Is it available at Chapters?

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 02-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 274,339
Posted By woodgrain
He's a great house guest. Woodgrain

He's a great house guest.

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By woodgrain
A friend of mine who used to work at a bar in...

A friend of mine who used to work at a bar in North Hatley also used to work for Pitt. There was a motorcycle magazine 9Cycle?) which had an article about Pitt and his family riding motorcycles...
Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By woodgrain
Same here. Woodgrain

Same here.

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By woodgrain
It's worth the trip. The teams are very...

It's worth the trip. The teams are very approachable and friendly.I was there in 2012. I followed the circus for a week, in my hemi-powered dodge camper and hung out with a team running an Eclipse...
Forum: Canada 01-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 23,366
Posted By woodgrain
I agree that more choice is better. Nothing is...

I agree that more choice is better. Nothing is maintenance free, btw. Marketing speak. To be expected. I paid 12k for a 640 Adv new. Is this a better bike than that? I'll wait and see.[/QUOTE]

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Forum: Airheads 12-25-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
Posted By woodgrain
The last time we talked in 1978, Harry Klinzman...

The last time we talked in 1978, Harry Klinzman was riding the red R100S at Sears point. At the time my '72 R60/5 had 56,000 miles on it. The splines only received some lube when I replaced the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,214
Posted By woodgrain
I guess it comes down to personal preference. If...

I guess it comes down to personal preference. If you're going through the "Park' pack a lunch as they say. If you decide to ride down the Matapedia Valley there are more places for food, gas etc....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,214
Posted By woodgrain
Gaspesie

Nick's right about riding through the Matapedia Valley.As you carve through the curves on 132 you can watch anglers trying their luck at catching Atlantic salmon in the Matapedia River.You may have...
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