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Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By R_Rick
Bingo! My hose has a schrader valve! Thanks for...

Bingo! My hose has a schrader valve! Thanks for that - wasn't top of mind to look.

I'm not overly concerned about the compression levels being below spec (bike starts on first push, run without...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
Thanks Dan. One of my companies has a...

Thanks Dan.

One of my companies has a hydraulic repair division - I'm pretty sure I've seen metric air fittings in one of the bins. I'm going to do some nosing around this week to see what they...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
Ahh, gotcha. I'm not too concerned with the...

Ahh, gotcha. I'm not too concerned with the compression unless I find that the rings/pistons are the cause of my high oil consumption. Issue I have if it gets that far I may be pooched for...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
I'm not following what you are asking. Do you...

I'm not following what you are asking. Do you mean do a piston/ring job without doing work on rest while it's all out/open? Or is there something about the leak down process that I'm missing?
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17,303
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Posted By R_Rick
I picked my bike up from shop a couple weeks ago...

I picked my bike up from shop a couple weeks ago after having the non-leak down test performed :huh. [paid about 1/2 hr labour which is small price to pay to know what shop not to trust in future]....
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By R_Rick
Be sure to spend a bit of time in here: ...

Be sure to spend a bit of time in here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39170

If it has happened, is happening, or is about to happen, you will likely find it. :D
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By R_Rick
You will not find a Transalp specific kit. ...

You will not find a Transalp specific kit.

Agree with majority of the list below. See my comments in red for some specifics.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17,303
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Posted By R_Rick
Ya, I'm a bit miffed right now. I had called...

Ya, I'm a bit miffed right now. I had called around to a couple of local shops to specifically ask if they could (and would) do a leak down test - only found a couple that would. I've had good...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 02:53 PM
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Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
So ... note I received back from the shop ...

So ... note I received back from the shop

"with that small of loss it is too hard to determine where it is coming from because you are relying on hearing. But based on compression test I would...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
I had sent them off a note about the leak down...

I had sent them off a note about the leak down test results a couple hours ago (I was heading into a meeting when they had called didn't have much time to chat with them). Waiting to hear back from...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17,303
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Posted By R_Rick
I dropped my 87 off to a shop to have a...

I dropped my 87 off to a shop to have a compression and leak down test done to narrow down my oil burning issue(s).

Just spoke to the tech who reported that the leak down was showing 35 to 40%...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
I was just reading about this. It's unfortunate...

I was just reading about this. It's unfortunate that Honda shows as a prototype then proceeds to tell us nothing substantial about it. :(
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17,303
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Posted By R_Rick
I have the Givi on my 87. Can remove fairing...

I have the Givi on my 87. Can remove fairing with them in place with no issues. I don't have any problems with my knees hitting, but I am short legged so cannot say if someone with a longer leg...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
About a year ago I had Woody's price up a couple...

About a year ago I had Woody's price up a couple of silver Excel rims with SS spokes/nipples. IIRC, it would have run ~$920 plus shipping for both front and rear (plus shipping cost to send hubs to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-15-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 454,360
Posted By R_Rick
From a TLH trip this summer. Sugarloaf...

From a TLH trip this summer.

Sugarloaf Provincial Park, Campbellton, NB
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/Dogastrophe/IMG_0189.jpg...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By R_Rick
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/whatisanameri...

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/whatisanamerican.asp :deal
Forum: Canada 10-09-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By R_Rick
A company I worked with a few years ago would...

A company I worked with a few years ago would receive between 40 and 50% off the normal rates for parcel shipments from Fedex, DHL and Purolator depending on the lane the package was going. The...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
Tell that to my 87. My oil consumption goes up...

Tell that to my 87. My oil consumption goes up when running for extended periods at 100+kph (~5000 rpm) :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 283,631
Posted By R_Rick
You can take the ferry from Digby NS to Saint...

You can take the ferry from Digby NS to Saint John NB. This gives you a few options for coastal NS.

I'd recommend getting off the highway once you leave CB island and head toward Canso (the town...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
The sign in the background sums it up perfect ......

The sign in the background sums it up perfect ... looks like you're going to have to bring another TA over cause I think you've now lost this one :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 283,631
Posted By R_Rick
Just pound the miles onto the loaner bike - make...

Just pound the miles onto the loaner bike - make them wish they had got yours back sooner. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35,126
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Posted By R_Rick
For some perspective, on the FB page, the sumo...

For some perspective, on the FB page, the sumo rider posted the following in response to the comments. This wasn't about buddy in front not pulling over/

"...The guy on the cruiser blew his...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
I used a ScalaRider unit for a trip this summer...

I used a ScalaRider unit for a trip this summer (borrowed from my riding partner) - was nice being able to communicate stops / turn offs / idiots ahead / etc without waving arms around, plus have...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,652
Posted By R_Rick
^^ this, plus a roll of blue paper towel.

^^ this, plus a roll of blue paper towel.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 283,631
Posted By R_Rick
I'm going to go with a typo and say she meant ...

I'm going to go with a typo and say she meant dead bugs
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
Out of curiosity I took a look at the 10w30 and...

Out of curiosity I took a look at the 10w30 and 10w40 that in inventory at one of my companies. The 10w40 was dated Nov 2013; 10w30 dated May 2014 (unfortunately I couldn't find older stock of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 283,631
Posted By R_Rick
re: Locks

Personally I wouldn't go too fancy - swing into the nearest Crappy Tire or Wally World and pick up a bicycle lock of an appropriate length. All you are attempting to do is prevent the casual thief...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17,303
Views: 5,128,292
Posted By R_Rick
Yikes! How was the rest of the caliper assy?

Yikes! How was the rest of the caliper assy?
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,046
Posted By R_Rick
I was through on July 27th - outside the reserved...

I was through on July 27th - outside the reserved seating area were 8 or 10 people sleeping on the floor. Perhaps it is one of those under enforced rules or depends on which crew member is working.
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,046
Posted By R_Rick
I had one of the reserved seats when I came...

I had one of the reserved seats when I came across - with exception of spending an extra $25 to not have to fight for a seat and having a few less people around me, the seat was no different than the...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By R_Rick
Denver has the Broncos Calgary has the...

Denver has the Broncos
Calgary has the Stampeders

Both teams have horse logos
Both teams suck. :rofl


:hide

Seriously though, Calgary is right on the doorstep of the rockies and a short...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,357
Posted By R_Rick
The big lobster is in Shediac, NB.

The big lobster is in Shediac, NB.
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,684
Posted By R_Rick
I took 5 days to get from Campbellton, NB through...

I took 5 days to get from Campbellton, NB through to Blanc Sablon, with overnights at Manic 5, Lab City, Goosebay, Port Hope Simpson, and L'anse aux Loop. It felt rushed to me and I missed out on a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,046
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, 12:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,046
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,046
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,537
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
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, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
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:...
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