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Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 3,280,800
Posted By MGV8
Nice, books were awesum. Thanks Brian

Nice, books were awesum. Thanks
Brian
Forum: Hacks 12-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By MGV8
That's a little harsh!, :D

That's a little harsh!, :D
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By MGV8
Dariens or the AD1s Armour a bit stiff when...

Dariens or the AD1s Armour a bit stiff when cold but The Dariens saved my butt big time when I crashed. Not glamorous but I like that they are easy on and off.
Brian
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,343
Posted By MGV8
If a 96, then you have the 2rz-fe motor. No...

If a 96, then you have the 2rz-fe motor. No simple job to pull the head. Twin cam with chains. Valves are adjusted with bucket and shim. We are seeing a lot of these lately that are just done, no one...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By MGV8
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By MGV8
Rear wheel question

Can any one tell me if an 1150 GS rear wheel will fit a 1200 GS. Need a spare for a hack project I am starting and have an opportunity.
Brian
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,864
Posted By MGV8
Ordered my copy, hoping it may bring mrs B...

Ordered my copy, hoping it may bring mrs B around.
Brian
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 306,123
Posted By MGV8
Room for another bike ...

Room for another bike

http://mgv8spics.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Misc-shop-pictures/i-GJDdvkn/0/M/image-M.jpg (http://mgv8spics.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Misc-shop-pictures/i-GJDdvkn/A)
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,091
Posted By MGV8
Oh yeah the track is 54 inches, I think Brian

Oh yeah the track is 54 inches, I think
Brian
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,091
Posted By MGV8
I made my own ball mounts by cutting apart some...

I made my own ball mounts by cutting apart some old ball joints, Honda I think. Welded a large washer to them then made a spacer so I could bolt them to my mounts. That way I didn't have to weld to...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,941
Posted By MGV8
Pretty much sums it up! Brian Canoe BC

Pretty much sums it up!
Brian
Canoe BC
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,091
Posted By MGV8
This one was just an experiment to see if I...

This one was just an experiment to see if I really wanted to commit. I have a 2008 BMW GS that the car is going to be attached to. (Professionally) I just wanted to get it to the point where I can...
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,091
Posted By MGV8
So it took me a while to get the CX/Ural combo to...

So it took me a while to get the CX/Ural combo to the point I had the confidence to ride it. Re-did my mounts, moved the car front, back, in, out. Re-did the toe and lean out. Nothing had any effect...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,819
Posted By MGV8
Not me, been too busy to put the GS on the road....

Not me, been too busy to put the GS on the road. Been playing with race cars and the ST, and now the side-car experiment:eek1. Maybe by fall I'll have time for some dirt
Brian
Forum: Canada 06-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 21,284
Posted By MGV8
Nice, just started in March and lots of Chatter....

Nice, just started in March and lots of Chatter. Gives me a reason to get off Kilboy and Jo mama:D
Won't post trip reports (GOD Forbid)but I might show you how much of a GS Midget I am from time to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 318,479
Posted By MGV8
My 1100 during better times, loaded to get me...

My 1100 during better times, loaded to get me and the mrs to the MOA rally with full camp gear....
Forum: Canada 02-10-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,327
Posted By MGV8
Some great info here guys. I too am planning a...

Some great info here guys. I too am planning a trip to this area, having never been to the prairies I am getting excited about the trip.:D no Moto this time though, taking the missus and the dawg,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,010
Posted By MGV8
So this might be considered off road, but then...

So this might be considered off road, but then there is pavement, so on- road? It is a race so off-road? Probably been posted before but thought it was appropriate for this discussion
...
Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By MGV8
Pm me with more details, I might be able to help,...

Pm me with more details, I might be able to help, no promises though!
Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 19,110
Posted By MGV8
I was wondering when you guys would get back to...

I was wondering when you guys would get back to topic:D. After goofing around all summer on the new to me 08 GS and getting use to all it's clicks and whirs I took my ST1300 out for a good last ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8,124
Views: 7,657,507
Posted By MGV8
Ok name change, GALS WITH GUNS thread:rofl Brian

Ok name change, GALS WITH GUNS thread:rofl
Brian
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,294
Posted By MGV8
I was going to ride my 95 ST1100 for ever. Loved...

I was going to ride my 95 ST1100 for ever. Loved that bike, but I fucked up and wrecked it. Well I am going to ride my 05. ST1300 for ever, I just love that bike. Ooh what's that I am going to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 520,622
Posted By MGV8
Congratulations on the wedding, you guys look...

Congratulations on the wedding, you guys look great together. Congrats on the new bikes, they are great aren't they? I loved the ride report. I was lurking as you guys were posting it, planning my...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,085
Posted By MGV8
Wicked Worked on hundreds of these trucks at my shop,...

Worked on hundreds of these trucks at my shop, own an 90 model as my daily. Get the truck jacked up high enough so you can get a pry bar under the wheel and the ground. Pry up. On a hoist I use my...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,835
Posted By MGV8
We saw this a lot during my Toyota days....

We saw this a lot during my Toyota days. Basically the head is coming off, the bolt is fused, seized into the head. Welding on it will most likely not do any good, if it does you got real lucky....
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,069
Posted By MGV8
Yes I tried to get a hold of Brock, but he never...

Yes I tried to get a hold of Brock, but he never returned any Emails or calls, plus Calvin who has a very nice rig of Brock's creation said the same thing, this summer. I heard rumour that he was...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,069
Posted By MGV8
That was the plan, but now I have the GS so the...

That was the plan, but now I have the GS so the plan has changed. I moved the mounts around on the CX until I had it as bad as I could, then gave up. :D I had a whole new design thought up that...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,069
Posted By MGV8
Ah for the perfect rig. I follow along here in...

Ah for the perfect rig. I follow along here in hacks a lot trying to learn. I read and read but not much sinks in. I go against the grain a bit and feel I can make my rig work my self, read cheap...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By MGV8
Well I have both but haven't got the car attached...

Well I have both but haven't got the car attached to any thing I can use yet, separate story. Bought an 08 GS to attach it to but having so much fun with the GS I am having second thoughts. The Ural...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5,646
Views: 951,426
Posted By MGV8
Put it away for the winter, yeah I know, a bit...

Put it away for the winter, yeah I know, a bit early but me and the missus were supposed to be riding around Australia right now so my plate expired. :cry short story I will tell you about some time....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By MGV8
The issue is not with the mechanical items they...

The issue is not with the mechanical items they can be dried out and relubed, the issue will be with the electrical. At the shop we have dealt with many water damaged vehicles, no matter how well...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By MGV8
Sorry to hear about this, you and lots of other...

Sorry to hear about this, you and lots of other are in the same predicament. Unfortunately there is no such thing as flood insurance here in Canada. The air head is most likely save able with a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5,646
Views: 951,426
Posted By MGV8
Ok not today but maybe tomorrow, drove 600 k...

Ok not today but maybe tomorrow, drove 600 k today with Don and his corvette. I am picking up an 08 and riding it back to the Okanagan tomorrow. Then let the fun begin, never had a gravel bike...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,550
Posted By MGV8
Thanks I have read that but didn't think to try...

Thanks I have read that but didn't think to try it. Caught up in the mechanical aspect. Speaking of which, what year, type of VW does the dampener come from, I am assuming older beetle. Year?? 90...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,550
Posted By MGV8
Again thanks for the ideas I may have been a...

Again thanks for the ideas
I may have been a bit off on some of my dimensions. Between measuring, changing and riding, then posting here, a few numbers got skewed. My track is actually "about 50...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,550
Posted By MGV8
The Heckler may have a point ! If only his...

The Heckler may have a point ! If only his explanations where a little more concise. I believe what he's saying is your sidecar wheel is not straight up and down,it may be leaned out at the top(away...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,550
Posted By MGV8
No I didn't, working by myself, it is kind of...

No I didn't, working by myself, it is kind of tough to do. I did check with no weight and exactly zero on the car and about a 1/2 inch with the square against the rear wheel of the bike measured at...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,550
Posted By MGV8
I understand that a bit of head shake is normal...

I understand that a bit of head shake is normal but this is tank slapper stuff, to the point that I can't hold it. The picture is a bit off, the car wheel is vertical as best as I can measure on a...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,550
Posted By MGV8
So I need some help

Well if some of you remember, I stumbled across this new Ural Car. Not really in a position yet to buy the bike I want, I have attached it to my old CX650E. Now I set some criteria before I started....
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 41,502
Posted By MGV8
Ok after these pictures I ain't going to post any...

Ok after these pictures I ain't going to post any of my crude-ness.:D Nice work
Brian
Canoe B.C
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