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Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18,468
Views: 2,013,166
Posted By Engineer John
Headlight Mask Mounting

I have removed and reinstalled the headlight mask on my 2009 690R and each time I !@#$%^&* at the great rubber straps that have to fit through a tiny slot between the rear tray and the fork tube.
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Forum: Canada 06-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,568
Posted By Engineer John
1991 Passat Wagon

I've got a 91 Passat wagon with 310,000 km (about 190,000 miles) that got it's first rust perforation at about 20 years.

The most expensive repair has been the stupid suitcase mufflers that rust...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 46,129
Posted By Engineer John
FAR in

In!

http://canadamotorallies.com/fundy-adventure-rally
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18,468
Views: 2,013,166
Posted By Engineer John
Seat Rebuild

I had my first ride on my 09 690R a year and a half ago and just had to fix the seat. I think the Austrians have a smaller space between their spherical tuberosities than us North Americans. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,716
Posted By Engineer John
Youuuu de Mannn !

I had this same problem that started in cold weather and got worse very gradually. It became a showstopper when I had the bike on a stand for some service.

Here's some pix for reference.

Bad...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18,468
Views: 2,013,166
Posted By Engineer John
Rockers and Water Pumps

I have an 09 690R Enduro with 15,000 km (~10,000 miles) and I thought I would check the valves before a weekend romp since it seemed a little more noisy on startup.

Well the first thing I noticed...
Forum: Canada 05-19-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By Engineer John
NBDSC New Brunswick Dual Sport Club

If you're passing through New Brunswick you could ride with us for a day or two.

We're the New Brunswick Dual Sport Club and we have riders from all over southern NB and some from the North and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18,468
Views: 2,013,166
Posted By Engineer John
Weld

Looks like the weld on the bracket was a little cold and the crack started there. Welding thin metal with wirefeed (MIG) there is a tendency to turn down the current and you get a big bead. This big...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,518
Posted By Engineer John
Piaa

It says PIAA on the lens.

I believe they are the manufacturer.

John :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,050
Posted By Engineer John
I've got an '84 with 70,000 km (43,000 mi) on it....

I've got an '84 with 70,000 km (43,000 mi) on it. Lot's of trail miles.

New piston is 2nd oversize from Honda.
New timing chain, camshaft and rockers from Honda.
New crank and rod assy from...
Forum: Face plant 10-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By Engineer John
Ridin It Down

I've had two downs in the past twelve years that resulted in hospital visits and in both cases I was still on the handlebars when it was digging dirt. Why is that? Guys that bail never seem to get...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,534
Posted By Engineer John
690 Report

It's still too tall, very powerful and a little more scratched.

Not as scratched as my elbow. Leaving Governor's Lodge in Popple Depot. Standing, I found a neutral between 3rd and 4th and...
Forum: Canada 08-31-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,534
Posted By Engineer John
In

Well I'm in. I'll be waiting patiently at the Shell/Tim Hortons in Dieppe.

I'll give Allyre a call re food and lodging.

Will I need a reservation in Kedgwick?
How about food. All in camps...
Forum: Canada 08-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,534
Posted By Engineer John
Two places or one?

I'm in, finally.

Got to get some luggage so I'm not back packing it though.

So are there two places to stay or one? :confused
Do I have to choose the Western group or the...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 46,129
Posted By Engineer John
GBourque in Moncton probably still has some tires...

GBourque in Moncton probably still has some tires in one of their transport trailers.

John
Forum: Canada 07-29-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 46,129
Posted By Engineer John
690 R Actually

690 R Actually, it's like having an on-off switch instead of a throttle. I switched to the soft map and now it's quite a bit more driveable.

Now to get it ready for travel.....

John
Forum: Canada 07-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 46,129
Posted By Engineer John
Gaspe

I'm interested, got a little more farkling to do. :wink:

John
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,278
Posted By Engineer John
New Bike

Hey Dan, did you bring both bikes? It looks like you're on a DRZ/KLX in the videos.

I finally pulled the trigger on this: Engineer John's New Bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,925
Posted By Engineer John
1984 Unrestored

1984 XL350R ... well most of it anyway.

http://nbdsc.ca/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12986&g2_serialNumber=1


70,000 km :eek1
Forum: Canada 05-26-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,122
Posted By Engineer John
Where may I find a 2008 690 E ? They seem to be...

Where may I find a 2008 690 E ? They seem to be scarce as hen's teeth.

John
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