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Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,614
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
:clap I always wondered about that, sweet!!!

:clap I always wondered about that, sweet!!!
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,614
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Anytime! Just did one to the Ogden Point...

Anytime! Just did one to the Ogden Point Breakwater! I was very disappointed that motorbikes are not allowed on the wall, according to the signage.....
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,769
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
That's too bad, do what you gotta do man, it's a...

That's too bad, do what you gotta do man, it's a big job organizing an epic ride..
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,614
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Been meaning to get up that way! I'll try and...

Been meaning to get up that way! I'll try and make it this year.
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Hey, that bike looks pretty badass without the...

Hey, that bike looks pretty badass without the fairing! It might be a good opportunity to do something custom, and make that headlight turn with the bars.:wink:
Forum: Canada 05-05-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,614
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Missing man in cowichan valley.

Hi, Rodney Mackinnon is an old friend of mine. He has been missing since Thursday the 1st of may, and his truck was found on Fairservice Main near Lake Cowichan. They think he was camping beside his...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Cool! I can't afford to leave the Island anyway,...

Cool! I can't afford to leave the Island anyway, so I'll check this one out! :clap
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,956
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
That is certainly not the all time high for North...

That is certainly not the all time high for North America! I was paying that and up, everywhere north of Smithers BC last summer on my way to the Arctic, and paid $1.79/L for regular in Inuvik!
...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Highway cam site for all of BC. ...

Highway cam site for all of BC.

http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/index-SouthernInterior.html (http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/index-Northern.html)
Forum: Canada 04-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 43,597
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Buffy's Grill, on Maple Rd. in Sooke! (beside the...

Buffy's Grill, on Maple Rd. in Sooke! (beside the beer store). There's a Bar, and takeout window. Great Burgers!
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,871
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I stopped for a while on the Yukon River. The...

I stopped for a while on the Yukon River. The water was warm enough to take a bath in, so I did!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3672/12703984144_b495783c15_b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,871
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
It rained a bit that night, but was dry and warm...

It rained a bit that night, but was dry and warm by morning. Time to start heading home....

Rush hour in the Yukon.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/10166238445_84e44c77c6_z.jpg...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
What kind of adventure is it without a bit of...

What kind of adventure is it without a bit of weather? I'd say go for it! It's been 12C and sun for over a week on the Island! Supposed to keep warming up too.
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Those DR's seem a little steep maybe.

Those DR's seem a little steep maybe.
Forum: Canada 03-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I mostly put around myself, but there are times I...

I mostly put around myself, but there are times I wish that even my DRZ were smaller! We live in a playground, and like Gunnerbuck says, most of the good stuff is just off the main path! Make the...
Forum: Canada 03-27-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Thank you, this is what I have been trying to...

Thank you, this is what I have been trying to say! He did ask specifically for a bike to explore the Island with!
Forum: Canada 03-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
If it is just for the Island, I would still say...

If it is just for the Island, I would still say go with a smaller bike. I bet once you see some scenery in the back 40 you will be tempted to challenge trails you never thought you would, and you...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
The DRZ will easily do 100kph. I commute on one...

The DRZ will easily do 100kph. I commute on one every day, and rode mine to the Arctic and back last summer.:D

You may need to go to a heavier than stock shock spring, maybe not. There's a DRZ...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I think the KLR is a pig if you're just learning....

I think the KLR is a pig if you're just learning. You might end up having more fun on a smaller bike.

The DRZ400 SM is the street oriented version. It has 17" wheels (140's?), taller gearing, an...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
A KLR has almost 100lbs on a DRZ. Ultimately, it...

A KLR has almost 100lbs on a DRZ. Ultimately, it comes down to rider ability, but a DRZ will be more comfortable in the steep, the tight, and the rocky, which we have a lot of! It's hard enough...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,769
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
If everything lines up, I will be there! And I am...

If everything lines up, I will be there! And I am very tempted to take the Blackwater Road from Quesnel to Prince George after, since my folks still live there. Always wanted to figure out the back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
If anyone wants a Revloc auto clutch, I have one...

If anyone wants a Revloc auto clutch, I have one for sale, in great shape! It came installed on my bike when I bought it, but I went back to stock because you can't bump start. Make me an offer.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I am starting to have a little green drip as...

I am starting to have a little green drip as well. Is there not an RTV fix that costs next to nothing?
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Anyone Replaced Starter Motor Brushes?

So I pulled the starter motor today because it is dead, and yup, turns out the brushes are worn!!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/13278266075_8efb68905f_b.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Ok, your hunch was right. There is a definite...

Ok, your hunch was right. There is a definite dead spot in the starter, and it sounds like a dying battery when it does turn, and the dash goes blank...........(at 12.87V)

I pulled the starter...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
hmmm. Just thoughts from my non-mechanic brain.. ...

hmmm. Just thoughts from my non-mechanic brain..

How does the air filter look?

Maybe it's not getting air, and also got flooded in the process. Does the exhaust smell gassy when you turn it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Ok I just answered my own question! ...

Ok I just answered my own question!

http://www.ecvv.com/product/1996184.html

I just performed an alarm-ectomy.. Don't really feel like having someone start my bike remotely!!

I liquid taped...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
30A fuse under cowl

Funny, my S model bump starts fine, even on flat ground! must be because it's getting older...

Say, I'm still trying to chase down my starter clicking/ not turning intermittent problem, it comes...
Forum: Canada 03-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,614
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
:roflNew rear tyre, eh? Glad you didn't drown!...

:roflNew rear tyre, eh? Glad you didn't drown! It's a true measure of a man, he who can share his misfortune for the entertainment of others!
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I prefer the stiffness of the 606's over the...

I prefer the stiffness of the 606's over the MT21. Never had a pinch flat on one. I checked pressure randomly last month, and evidentally I was running at 7 lbs front, 13 rear:eek1 Never caused an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,441
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
About 2 years ago, I said I saw what I thought...

About 2 years ago, I said I saw what I thought was a lone wolf near Shawnigan Lake.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6611557757_803c992b53_z.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
$$$$$:D No kidding! I carried an extra 15...

$$$$$:D

No kidding! I carried an extra 15 litres in the 2 cans.

The stock tank sprung a leak after this trip, so I am now on a used, shotty old clarke which is also cracked, but only at the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Yes, it is more a question of how far the rider...

Yes, it is more a question of how far the rider can go, the bike will get there! I have an SDG seat which is like a 2x4, but I survived by cutting some "ridge rest-like" foam to shape, and placing it...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,614
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Thank you for the snow report! They get a ton up...

Thank you for the snow report! They get a ton up there. One more month and it should be gone.
Forum: Canada 03-09-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,614
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Put up a flyer in Fernwood Square, it will sell...

Put up a flyer in Fernwood Square, it will sell over night! :stoned
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
The battery is fresh as a daisy, and the fuel/...

The battery is fresh as a daisy, and the fuel/ air screw is at 3.5 turns out, because that is where the dynajet kit said to position it.

That's a nice tip for a petcock source, but I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
The fuel screw is at 3 1/2 turns. Any more and it...

The fuel screw is at 3 1/2 turns. Any more and it would fall out!
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,518
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Good guess, but it's more like one minute it...

Good guess, but it's more like one minute it works, one minute it doesn't, so that can be ruled out..cleaned the switch, seems sound..I checked the relay for clues, I'll chase the wires down to the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,871
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I wasn't financially capable of renting a room in...

I wasn't financially capable of renting a room in Dawson however, and had no desire for any more drinks, so I headed south, having filled all my needs in Dawson. I would have loved to stay longer.
...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 25,710
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I Appreciate the thankless work you did on the...

I Appreciate the thankless work you did on the BCBATR! It was a no BS grassroots ride, and it was a blast! Met lots of people, and discovered huge chunks of BC! It's a big responsibility and a huge...
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