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Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,722
Posted By woodgrain
SB, In round figures you're looking at a two...

SB,
In round figures you're looking at a two thousand mile ride to the Saguenay from Flint and return. If you only have a week off it might be a bit tight if you want to do any amount of sight...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By woodgrain
I would go to Westwood to watch Rocky Phoenix...

I would go to Westwood to watch Rocky Phoenix racing that blue BMW against a myriad of Japanese bikes. The fella who owned Kerrisdale Plumbing (Gord?) had a Daytona Orange R90/S which he said was an...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By woodgrain
I've had good luck using a 2" piece of a 6mm...

I've had good luck using a 2" piece of a 6mm Allen wrench in a pinch. In the past I have been witness to a softer metal being used with less than amusing results. I keep the proper tool in my shop...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By woodgrain
In the '70's, Hylomar was the sealant of choice...

In the '70's, Hylomar was the sealant of choice according to BMW. Yamabond 3 worked like a charm for me. Don't forget, everyone has an opinion...:evil

woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By woodgrain
There are no O-rings on /5 engines. In my oldest...

There are no O-rings on /5 engines. In my oldest Chilton manual there isn't any mention of using any sealant of any type on /5 engines. In the past, I have assembled engines using a very thin smear...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By woodgrain
Paul stayed at my place on both trips. The first...

Paul stayed at my place on both trips. The first trip took him to Cape Spear, Newfoundland and the second trip was to Goose Bay, Labrador. On the second trip he suffered frost bit to his throat, when...
Forum: Canada 02-02-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By woodgrain
Not to mention that the KOA is right beside the...

Not to mention that the KOA is right beside the TCH with trucks using their Jake brakes coming down the hill at all hours. We were there in '09 and the campground is well kept, but I wouldn't go...
Forum: Canada 02-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By woodgrain
Gord Bush. He (as Leitner and Bush) was the go-to...

Gord Bush. He (as Leitner and Bush) was the go-to guy for road racers in the 70's and 80's, before the factories started producing decent heads and flow rates. Like Country Doc, I've had several sets...
Forum: Canada 01-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
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: 771
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

...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 191,706
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: 736
Views: 56,420
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: 3,388
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: 2,548
Posted By woodgrain
Tabernaque! Woodgrain

Tabernaque!

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 12-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 649,401
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: 13
Views: 757
Posted By woodgrain
Check your PM Woodgrain

Check your PM

Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 12-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 649,401
Posted By woodgrain
Check your PM Woodgrain

Check your PM

Woodgrain
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
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: 3,070
Views: 191,706
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: 1,540
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: 9,531
Views: 649,401
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: 3,158
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: 3,070
Views: 191,706
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: 2,411
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: 1,384
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: 414
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: 1,186
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: 742
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.

...
Forum: Canada 08-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 191,706
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: 920
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: 1,124
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: 3,342
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: 3,342
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: 1,898
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: 1,593
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: 22,458
Views: 2,402,681
Posted By woodgrain
Nice eyebrows. Woodgrain

Nice eyebrows.
Woodgrain
Forum: Canada 04-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 191,706
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: 3,736
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: 2,192
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: 520
Posted By woodgrain
Is it available at Chapters? Woodgrain

Is it available at Chapters?

Woodgrain
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