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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,628
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I've always cleaned the bars really well with 99%...

I've always cleaned the bars really well with 99% Isopropyl alcohol, and slipped the grips on while wet, and if necessary, dripping a bit of alcohol down the grip with a flathead screwdriver inside...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Hi, just found this thread, wouldn't have if I...

Hi, just found this thread, wouldn't have if I wasn't having trouble with my lights!

My bike is an 04 DRZ400S, and I've had it for 4 years. I've had Denali D2's on my DRZ for almost 3 years now,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25,999
Views: 4,653,203
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
How did the kickstart install go? I keep frying...

How did the kickstart install go? I keep frying stators, so it's something i'm considering!

Among other things, i notice a local store has AMS 0w40 oil for $10 a litre, anyone know if this would...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25,999
Views: 4,653,203
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Just adjusted my valves and didn't blow it up!...

Just adjusted my valves and didn't blow it up! one exhaust valve was .006" tight from the middle, that's the one with the brown residue.
It seems it was .006" out last time I checked it too, at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,678
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Awesome photos, thanks for sharing!

Awesome photos, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,678
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
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<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50049382@N07/11487906633" title="IMG_0570 by Gareth, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/11487906633_06cf1daf92_c.jpg" width="600"...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,171
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Hey, Don't pass up the Island! :ricky ...

Hey, Don't pass up the Island! :ricky

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734616&page=9
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,741
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Not to knock your idea, but long fiber straps...

Not to knock your idea, but long fiber straps kind of scare me. Buckles are iffy too. how tight can you cinch them down before they bust? If a long one comes undone, it will stop a wheel dead. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I made up a puller for my swingarm bolt, as it...

I made up a puller for my swingarm bolt, as it was uber stuck the first time i did it. P/O did zero upkeep on this machine!.
I ended up using 3/8" readi-rod and filing the threads down a bit ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,678
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Late July 2013. Leaving the Island for the trip...

Late July 2013. Leaving the Island for the trip north. Hadn't rained for a month until that day! It was a soaker all the way to Nanaimo, then it stopped as soon as I got on the ferry!

<a...
Forum: Canada 12-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 79,538
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Sweet! :clap Any possibility of picking up a...

Sweet! :clap Any possibility of picking up a little Honda to do a RR?
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25,999
Views: 4,653,203
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
It's an awesome long distance machine! Went to...

It's an awesome long distance machine! Went to Inuvik from Vancouver Island summer before last.

I've also blown a few stators. once was just the charging, twice, it was the pickup/signal coils,...
Forum: Canada 12-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 79,538
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Well, looks like it's finally monsoon season! ...

Well, looks like it's finally monsoon season!

I agree with the sub zero comment, but we are definitely Canada's Hawaii! it's 13C out right now!

What a sweet ride home from work it was tonight...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25,999
Views: 4,653,203
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Looks like the headlight wont turn on that...

Looks like the headlight wont turn on that design...I think that would get old quick!
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25,999
Views: 4,653,203
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Just ordered the extended fuel screw from TT for...

Just ordered the extended fuel screw from TT for my "S".

Also got a #25 pilot. I'm hoping this will help in the cold and wet weather. The mist coming off the cars on the highway will kill my motor...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25,999
Views: 4,653,203
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Better why? I find the 606 much more flat...

Better why? I find the 606 much more flat resistant than the MT21.
Forum: Canada 10-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Baaah! I just saw this! Dang!

Baaah! I just saw this! Dang!
Forum: Canada 09-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 57,498
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
You forgot to mention they sell gas!

You forgot to mention they sell gas!
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 47,769
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Day 14

Woke up at first light, had porridge and coffee for breakfast, and hit the road. I then had a second breakfast in Teslin. I was burning a ton of energy with the kind of days I was putting in.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 47,769
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
I managed to miss the storm, and made it just...

I managed to miss the storm, and made it just south of Whitehorse.

<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50049382@N07/10166265476/player/" allowfullscreen="" webkitallowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 79,538
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
:clap I always wondered about that, sweet!!!

:clap I always wondered about that, sweet!!!
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 79,538
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, 08:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,925
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 79,538
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, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,458
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, 10:46 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 79,538
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,394
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,776
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 57,498
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 47,769
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 47,769
Posted By Tropic-Of-Canada
Day 13

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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,776
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,828
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,828
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,828
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, 01:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,828
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,828
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,828
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,828
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...
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