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Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 91,439
Posted By Ardyjay
Years ago worked as a mechanic for a local...

Years ago worked as a mechanic for a local transit co.
Got a road call for loss of air to a broken down MCI with a 871 jimmy.
They had a 2 cylinder air compressor on the motor that had sucked a...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 58,024
Posted By Ardyjay
Good story, but what is their to be afraid of? ...

Good story, but what is their to be afraid of?

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/06/20/5-reasons-why-everybody-knows-we-are-not-alone-in-the-universe/
Forum: Trip Planning 12-02-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 58,024
Posted By Ardyjay
:clap:clap very good!

:clap:clap very good!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16,103
Views: 9,623,086
Posted By Ardyjay
^^^ Nice to see that aliens are still mammals!...

^^^
Nice to see that aliens are still mammals! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 439,909
Posted By Ardyjay
Still following from Gabriola! Looks great!

Still following from Gabriola! Looks great!
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 58,024
Posted By Ardyjay
I once live in a house on a farm about a 1/2 mile...

I once live in a house on a farm about a 1/2 mile across the field from a 50kw am radio transmitter.
I'd be awake at night and sometimes hear voices.
Once I heard the radio station call sign song...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,275
Posted By Ardyjay
Got an 08 since new, about 100k Kms now. Worked...

Got an 08 since new, about 100k Kms now. Worked on it lots, including new pistons and rings twice.
I agree with everything said about the ease of maintenance on KLRs
If you can get the friggin...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 58,024
Posted By Ardyjay
After riding and camping for a few days it's not...

After riding and camping for a few days it's not unlikely that the skunk mistook you guys for family :)
Forum: Trip Planning 03-18-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 58,024
Posted By Ardyjay
Not creepy in that sense, but certainly adrenalin...

Not creepy in that sense, but certainly adrenalin raising

About 20 years ago we were at our fishing camp-which is an old logging camp- at the the mouth of the Phillips river here in B.C.

2...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 43,988
Posted By Ardyjay
Nice looking bike . I threw away the plastics on...

Nice looking bike . I threw away the plastics on my 08 a while back, I like the naked look. One thing is the air box. How much louder is the engine without it. I know I rode mine a bit with the door...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 439,909
Posted By Ardyjay
Thumb :ear

:ear
Forum: Canada 12-16-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,565
Posted By Ardyjay
Ford, Bush. Both a couple of self entitled rich...

Ford, Bush.
Both a couple of self entitled rich kid f@ckups.
Both of them four letter words.
Screw them both!
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 406,637
Posted By Ardyjay
I once worked as a bus mechanic. One day got a...

I once worked as a bus mechanic. One day got a road call for a no air situation, and arrived to find one of the discharge valves on the 2 cylinder air compressor had shattered and holed one piston. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,679
Posted By Ardyjay
Nice report. I'm also from Gabriola. I probably...

Nice report. I'm also from Gabriola. I probably know your mom:lol3

Georgi of Varna Cycles is a friend of mine for 25 years, and is truly an amazing man. Google his website.
When I first met him...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,135
Posted By Ardyjay
My buddy glued a lens from a cheap pair of...

My buddy glued a lens from a cheap pair of reading glasses onto the lower part of his face shield .
It's below his line of vision but right where it need to be for the instruments.
A typical KLR...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ardyjay
I like fatter grips. So I wrap them with hockey...

I like fatter grips. So I wrap them with hockey stick tape. Once I get them as fat as I like, I put the grip heaters on, then some more layers of hockey tape. Works great, doesn't cook the tape, both...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 53,074
Posted By Ardyjay
I remember the 'Tomahawk' in North Van, close to...

I remember the 'Tomahawk' in North Van, close to the Lions Gate Bridge, from when I was a young hooligan back in the early 70's. It had been there since the 20's or so IIRC, and made the most amazing...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,821
Posted By Ardyjay
:lurk Go for it!

:lurk
Go for it!
Forum: Canada 02-28-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By Ardyjay
Get a price from VanKam, who runs all the way to...

Get a price from VanKam, who runs all the way to Calif., I believe, and to Burnaby and Nanaimo.
Forum: Canada 02-27-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 75,213
Posted By Ardyjay
Don't know how I missed this thread for so long,...

Don't know how I missed this thread for so long, but, Hi to everybody from Gabriola Island.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 34,935
Posted By Ardyjay
Thumb All of your rides are pretty familiar to me. My...

All of your rides are pretty familiar to me. My buddies and I ride all over V.I. on any given Saturday. Gordon River etc is one of my favorite rides. Mt. Bolduc is where the crashed aircraft is-...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16,103
Views: 9,623,086
Posted By Ardyjay
Maybe it should be called 'Mega Shutz':rofl

Maybe it should be called 'Mega Shutz':rofl
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 91,439
Posted By Ardyjay
"A GM two stroke has a pressurized crankcase, so...

"A GM two stroke has a pressurized crankcase, so the hole had to be sealed."
Actually, they don't have a pressurized crankcase, in the sense of other 2 strokes- just the air box. They have a roots...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,134
Posted By Ardyjay
So, this is how it ends? Does this mean the...

So, this is how it ends?
Does this mean the little piece of shit got away with it?
Thanks for all your efforts Boston Spirit. I can see your heart is in the right place- the place I once thought-...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16,103
Views: 9,623,086
Posted By Ardyjay
I thought there was a 'National Geographic'...

I thought there was a 'National Geographic' exemption to the nip rule.
:evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 26,032
Posted By Ardyjay
Well, we did get around it, so it must be there...

Well, we did get around it, so it must be there only to keep 4 wheeled vehicles out. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 26,032
Posted By Ardyjay
They have it gated and guarded at the Courtney...

They have it gated and guarded at the Courtney end. There is a locked gate now about 1/2 way through to the Port Alberni end. :cry
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 26,032
Posted By Ardyjay
Haha. Across from Nanaimo about 5km you will see...

Haha. Across from Nanaimo about 5km you will see the cliffs. Come Sept. we will be riding to the interior for a week or two or I'd give you the grand tour.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 26,032
Posted By Ardyjay
Nice report. I've been to many of these spots you...

Nice report. I've been to many of these spots you posted, and intend to go further afield next time I'm up that way.
I noticed you failed to post a photo of my island as you drove past, but I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,759,928
Posted By Ardyjay
:rofl:rofl:rofl That's what I was thinking!

:rofl:rofl:rofl
That's what I was thinking!
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,873
Posted By Ardyjay
SIDI Combat Touring boots from Aerostitch. ...

SIDI Combat Touring boots from Aerostitch.
Washed out the front in gravel, lowsided and slid at maybe 25mph initially.
Right foot was under the KLR. The buckle dug into the gravel and my foot and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,236
Posted By Ardyjay
Put a layer of hockey stick tape over them and...

Put a layer of hockey stick tape over them and you're good to go. Works like a hot damn.
Better yet, throw those suckers away and layer up hockey tape until you get the size and shape you want....
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 439,909
Posted By Ardyjay
Good to see you're on the road again, Anton. ...

Good to see you're on the road again, Anton.
Will be watching from out here on Gabriola!:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,002
Posted By Ardyjay
^^^ God, that's beautiful!

^^^
God, that's beautiful!
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,759,928
Posted By Ardyjay
'Stan' is an eastern European word for 'Bob'. ...

'Stan' is an eastern European word for 'Bob'.
:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,759,928
Posted By Ardyjay
...and guess who is a very lucky...

...and guess who is a very lucky man!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,759,928
Posted By Ardyjay
I'm here too! :lurk

I'm here too! :lurk
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,114
Posted By Ardyjay
If you can't find any, PM me and I'll arrange to...

If you can't find any, PM me and I'll arrange to send you some- fresh from Canada, eh!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,114
Posted By Ardyjay
I never found any grips big enough to suit me, so...

I never found any grips big enough to suit me, so I bought some hockey stick tape and layered it on until I had the size and shape that felt comfortable to me. The tape is cloth that sticks to itself...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16,103
Views: 9,623,086
Posted By Ardyjay
LMAO! At first I though she had one leg too,...

LMAO!
At first I though she had one leg too, but I think she's got the other foot on the bike to stabilize her pull on that Harley wrench.
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