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Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,772
Posted By shil
For June 18th through to the 20th? Edit:...

For June 18th through to the 20th?

Edit: Reserved as well.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,772
Posted By shil
Im also planning a trip to D2D. Ive got six...

Im also planning a trip to D2D. Ive got six weeks off next summer and hope to leave Toronto in early June, home again mid-July.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By shil
Standard vinyl. I ride a KLR.

Standard vinyl.
I ride a KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,293
Posted By shil
Liters. Imperial Gallons are referenced only in...

Liters. Imperial Gallons are referenced only in advertising of MPG results.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 1,832,373
Posted By shil
Broke the bike in on a recent road trip to the...

Broke the bike in on a recent road trip to the Catskills. it's nice down there.
http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN0966.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,017
Views: 1,832,373
Posted By shil
Blank slate....

Heading home from the dealer's:

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/photo.JPG
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By shil
All current manual gearboxes are constant mesh....

All current manual gearboxes are constant mesh. In most cars and trucks they're also synchronized. The terms aren't mutually exclusive.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By shil
Columbus, Indiana...

Columbus, Indiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Indiana) is really cool.

http://www.gorillamarine.com/CSTNESTN/DSCN0143.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,552
Posted By shil
Tour Master Sentinel Jacket...

Tour Master Sentinel Jacket (http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/raingear/jackets_and_pants/tour_master/sentinel_motorcycle_rain_jacket.html).
And pants...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,124
Posted By shil
You can do anything with one of these. ...

You can do anything with one of these.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/MasterCard_Logo.svg/220px-MasterCard_Logo.svg.png
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-14-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By shil
I took the Lake Express last summer, on my way to...

I took the Lake Express last summer, on my way to South Dakota. Its a swell ride.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Free will cost you $85:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By shil
Based on forecasts and schedules we'll be heading...

Based on forecasts and schedules we'll be heading west the first week of June.

Thanks everyone for your ideas and advice! Much appreciated!
Forum: Canada 02-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By shil
Years ago when I was a starving student in...

Years ago when I was a starving student in Toronto my bike was my only transport.
I would generally ride through til Christmas and start again around Easter.
TTC while the bike was parked.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By shil
Ive come up with a tentative itinerary: Google...

Ive come up with a tentative itinerary: Google Map (https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=215756327246925279935.0004d46dd74567f205500&msa=0)
Google Maps says about 30 hrs riding time, so about 6...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,539
Posted By shil
I'm in, if you don't mind a road-bike rider.

I'm in, if you don't mind a road-bike rider.
Forum: Regional forums 01-11-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,864
Posted By shil
Harley Museum...

Harley Museum (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/18754)

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN1083.jpg
Forum: Regional forums 01-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,864
Posted By shil
Graceland...

Graceland (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/14607)

http://www.gorillamarine.com/CSTNESTN/DSCN0188.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-11-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By shil
Thanks. Hoping to make it down your way sometime...

Thanks. Hoping to make it down your way sometime this year.
Forum: Canada 01-10-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,452
Posted By shil
cambam hasn't logged on since November 18th. ...

cambam hasn't logged on since November 18th.
Maybe start over?

There's a game going, on the GTA SportRiders site, where the current location’s valid ‘til the new location’s up. First new...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By shil
Question Four Corners Trip Timing?

Im planning a springtime road trip to the Southern Rockies.
Road bikes, if it matters.
Id like to explore a part of The States I havent seen before. Monument Valley, Arches, stuff like that.
...
Forum: Canada 01-02-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 36,463
Posted By shil
Works with my Visa. Not with my BoM MasterCard.

Works with my Visa. Not with my BoM MasterCard.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 258,864
Posted By shil
Around thirty years ago I bought my first bike, a...

Around thirty years ago I bought my first bike, a 1979 Special. I rode the bike to San Francisco, to Chicago a bunch of times, and all around Toronto all the time.

early 80s:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By shil
3 bikes = 5 2 cars = 8 1 chainsaw = 1 ...

3 bikes = 5
2 cars = 8
1 chainsaw = 1

14/51 = 0.27
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,984
Posted By shil
Exactly this. Something about that bike really...

Exactly this. Something about that bike really appeals to me.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,978
Posted By shil
Badlands, last summer. ...

Badlands, last summer.

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN1100.jpg

Every year I think it's time to trade it in. Every year I don't.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,909
Posted By shil
I'm riding a 2005 SV1K. I don't find it dodgy. ...

I'm riding a 2005 SV1K. I don't find it dodgy.
Too bad it's not part of Suzuki's modern lineup. It's a swell bike.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,075
Posted By shil
I like LD Comfort...

I like LD Comfort (http://ldcomfort.com/store/mens-dryline-shorts.html) shorts much better than bicycle shorts. There's no seam running up the back of your thigh.
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,907
Posted By shil
If mileage is an issue then you won't like the...

If mileage is an issue then you won't like the big SV. I ride with a bunch of sport-touring types, on Blackbirds, FJRs, VFRs, FZ1s, that sort of thing. I generally spend the most $$ on gas, my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By shil
Importing to The States...

I've got a 1981 Yamaha 750 Seca. It still runs just fine, or at least it did three years ago when I last started it. I've got two other bikes to play with and don't need the Seca anymore.

I want...
Forum: Canada 01-23-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,265
Posted By shil
Last year Riders Plus told me that my SV's a...

Last year Riders Plus told me that my SV's a sportbike and increased my premium from $683 to $3041. I went with Jevco.
I have not yet received this year's renewal.
Forum: Canada 01-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By shil
Fireball (http://www.fireballcoatings.com/) has a...

Fireball (http://www.fireballcoatings.com/) has a good reputation on another GTA site. I haven't used them myself.
Forum: Canada 01-16-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 36,410
Posted By shil
Too soon for me as well. The 650's packed away...

Too soon for me as well. The 650's packed away behind too much snow right now.
Forum: Canada 01-15-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,775
Posted By shil
I'd be into a session at the Batcave: I've got an...

I'd be into a session at the Batcave: I've got an XS650 that always needs some poking at. Let me know when and where!

The Humber Pro Rider course is a blast. Well worth it.
Forum: Canada 12-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21,725
Views: 2,234,580
Posted By shil
Still at work but not for long, then I'm off 'til...

Still at work but not for long, then I'm off 'til after New Year's. I've given up even trying to fake sticking to a diet; instead I'm going to see how much weight I can gain by 2009. Wish me luck....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,281
Views: 1,252,646
Posted By shil
My wife's Piaggio BV250. She put 3500 km on it...

My wife's Piaggio BV250. She put 3500 km on it this year. It's pretty cool.

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN0329.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 330,619
Posted By shil
My SV1K in Memphis last summer: ...

My SV1K in Memphis last summer:
http://www.gorillamarine.com/CSTNESTN/DSCN0188.jpg

It's got Helibars, a Throttlemeister, a Sargent seat, Suzuki's larger windscreen, and Buell footpegs. It works...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By shil
I picked up a set of Spiegler lines because you...

I picked up a set of Spiegler lines because you can get Spieglers with the original 'over the fender' routing rather than running two lines from the master cylinder. I bought them at Kneedraggers.com...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,805
Posted By shil
You could use oxygen, from your welding rig, just...

You could use oxygen, from your welding rig, just 'cause you had some handy. It would eat through the piston seals and react violently with the hot oil in the shock. Maybe better not.



A...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 48,040
Posted By shil
Around twenty-five years ago I bought my first...

Around twenty-five years ago I bought my first bike, a 1979 XS650 Special. I rode the bike to San Francisco, to Chicago a bunch of times, and all around Toronto all the time. Here's the bike, way...
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