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Forum: Canada 09-07-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By Isle Rider
If you're camping, let me know. ...

If you're camping, let me know.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5744646&postcount=681
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,537
Posted By Isle Rider
What... No pics? :lol3

What... No pics? :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,992
Posted By Isle Rider
Thanks for takin' us along! Maybe we can...

Thanks for takin' us along!

Maybe we can tip a few someday at the Jaffrey Pub. My Brother has a cabin at Tie Lake and I often use it as a stop over. I love the East Kootenays, and am heading to...
Forum: Beasts 02-29-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,692
Posted By Isle Rider
go to...

go to http://www.racetech.com/evalving/menu/searchstreet.asp

These things basically convert the crappy damper rod forks into a cartridge fork. Damper rod forks are harsh on high speed hits and...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 311,592
Posted By Isle Rider
Here's somthing I slapped together with a couple...

Here's somthing I slapped together with a couple of lengths of 2 X 4, some screws, and a floor jack. Works great for compressing the shock spring so you can remove the snap ring.
153446
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,692
Posted By Isle Rider
I also found the stock 15:47 gearing a bit too...

I also found the stock 15:47 gearing a bit too high, but instead of changing to a 16f, I went with a 45r.

The stock ratio is 3.133 Going with the 16f lowers the final drive ratio to 2.938 - a...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,301
Posted By Isle Rider
I recently bought a set of these. They seem well...

I recently bought a set of these. They seem well made but I haven't installed them yet. To install I'm going to have to drill out the stock mounts a bit and find a thicker (10 mm?) pins.

I...
Forum: Face plant 02-13-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,595
Posted By Isle Rider
Ya...uh that wasn't me either...

Ya...uh that wasn't me either...
Forum: Face plant 02-12-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,188
Posted By Isle Rider
OMG This is horrible! It's hard to come up with...

OMG This is horrible! It's hard to come up with appropriate words when you read of this kind of tragedy.

I can't even begin to imagine the internal turmoil this guy (i'm assuming it's not...
Forum: Face plant 02-12-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,201
Posted By Isle Rider
Sorry to hear about your H&R. Hope things work...

Sorry to hear about your H&R. Hope things work out, and make sure that slimy MF pays dearly! That happened to me once and luckily just grazed the rear end and was only slightly hurt.
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,346
Posted By Isle Rider
Jim. You need to understand how damper style...

Jim. You need to understand how damper style forks work. On this style of fork, damping is accomplished by squeezing oil through small holes as the shock compresses. Unfortunately, while works ok...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 722,746
Posted By Isle Rider
Ordered new luggage yesterday! :clap gotta...

Ordered new luggage yesterday! :clap

gotta have the stickers now.
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By Isle Rider
Have you checked out Touratech's new fender? ...

Have you checked out Touratech's new fender? This might be the answer for mud clogging..

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/media2/01-390-0141-01-lg.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,025
Posted By Isle Rider
My trailwings worked fine for a while but then...

My trailwings worked fine for a while but then the compound started to harden. I got rid of my front because it was becoming dangerously slippery, not because it was worn out.

Traction in sand...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,204,237
Posted By Isle Rider
Damn Glen! That last pic finally jarred me out...

Damn Glen! That last pic finally jarred me out of my lethargy. Whoa...

I've been following your exploits for the last couple of years, but didn't keep up with this thread once you finished BTW...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 73,922
Posted By Isle Rider
Well this news was nice to come home to. The...

Well this news was nice to come home to. The sentiments of that team manager about the weeny French organizers in PM's interview pretty much sum things up. Without a new venue, this event is dead. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,871
Posted By Isle Rider
+1 on the Wee

Only one bike? Having once been in that situation with a growing family and business committments, I did have to choose "only one". Over the years I've owned dozens of dirt and street bikes, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-02-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 155,179
Posted By Isle Rider
I took this on the way back from Tofino along...

I took this on the way back from Tofino along Kennedy Lake. Great road if you go early enough to avoid the tourist traffic.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,719
Posted By Isle Rider
Mark Lawrence has written an excellent piece on...

Mark Lawrence has written an excellent piece on oil, along with the differnces between car and MC oils. Definitely a worthwhile read if you really want to understand how oil does what it does. ...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,360
Posted By Isle Rider
It would be relatively easy to improve the Wee's...

It would be relatively easy to improve the Wee's dirt capability without sacrificing road manners or adding a lot of cost. First, re-design the fairing to move the windshield closer to the rider. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 797,505
Posted By Isle Rider
Early June - ready for rain. ...

Early June - ready for rain.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc27/harbro_photos/Readyforrain.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 39,620
Posted By Isle Rider
The Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial. Those who...

The Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial.

Those who know of it know why it's so important to your northern kin.

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=memorials/ww1mem/vimy/battle
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-05-2007, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 1,403,794
Posted By Isle Rider
This is from the Spring of 04, but is special to...

This is from the Spring of 04, but is special to me. This is my eldest Courtney on our way up north of Campbell River to meet up with Mom and other daughter Stacey for a weekend camping. We were...
Forum: Canada 01-22-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,403
Posted By Isle Rider
Well lord tunderin jesus. All this time I...

Well lord tunderin jesus. All this time I thought that referring to the "N" word was talkin about sumtin else... :huh
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,610
Posted By Isle Rider
You can play with spring rates all you want, but...

You can play with spring rates all you want, but irt the damper rod style forks on the wee, you will still have too much damping on high speed hits (potholes etc) and not enough slow speed damping...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Isle Rider
From Creston continue up 3a along Kootenay lake...

From Creston continue up 3a along Kootenay lake (rated as the #1 road to ride on a MC in BC) and take the (free) ferry across from Crawford Bay. Once across, head north up 3A to Kaslo (consider...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 378,857
Posted By Isle Rider
Reportus Interuptus....:knary worse than Monkey...

Reportus Interuptus....:knary worse than Monkey Butt...

:ear
Forum: Canada 06-18-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Isle Rider
If you decide to cross BC via Hwy 3, consider...

If you decide to cross BC via Hwy 3, consider heading north from Coleman (in the Crowsnest Pass) on 940. Its a well maintained gravel that heads north between the Livingston range and the continent...
Forum: Canada 06-06-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By Isle Rider
It's great you're following your passion and...

It's great you're following your passion and taking the plunge become rider rather than pillon. I wish I could convice my SO to do the same. Any particular bike strikin' yer fancy? I guess you have...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By Isle Rider
Comox... where the hell is that? Be wary of tar...

Comox... where the hell is that? Be wary of tar snakes on the Gold River road. Good to see some more representation from the Island Republic.. Welcome!
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By Isle Rider
[quote=TexasShadow]Your bike looks cross-eyed ;) ...

[quote=TexasShadow]Your bike looks cross-eyed ;)

So... that's a good thing right? :huh

Still haven't decided to keep this "look". I can change it back to stock in about 2 minutes if I want,...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,783
Posted By Isle Rider
Dissing the Strom by stating it has pogo-stick...

Dissing the Strom by stating it has pogo-stick boingers is laughable given how cheap and easy they are to fix.

Race Tech cartridge emulators are a must if you have any off-road aspirations....
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2006, 07:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,792
Posted By Isle Rider
If you are planning on lowering the Strom,...

If you are planning on lowering the Strom, remember that if you drop the triple clamps more than 15mm, you run the risk of having the top seals coming into contact with the bottom of the triple clamp...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By Isle Rider
I used the stuff sign makers use to make decals...

I used the stuff sign makers use to make decals etc. It's basically a vinyl with a adhesive back. The stuff I used is:
http://www.arlon.com/graphics/pdf/Series%206000.pdf...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Isle Rider
Any real cross Canada trip should include the...

Any real cross Canada trip should include the Island! Consider hanging a right at Williams Lake and including this. It's like adding a (relatively) inexpensive mini Alaskan cruise to your trip, and...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Isle Rider
On your return, consider riding the Duffy Lake...

On your return, consider riding the Duffy Lake road (Pemberton - Lillooet), rather than the drone along Hwy 3. Also if time permits, instead of risking your life with the knee draggin' squids on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 167,925
Posted By Isle Rider
Fantastic report man! One of the best I've read,...

Fantastic report man! One of the best I've read, and being a consumate lurker I have read a few...

Realistically, vicariously riding beautiful regions like this through trip reports like your's...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By Isle Rider
Here's a couple of suggestions if you want to...

Here's a couple of suggestions if you want to improve the Wee's off road (gravel) capabilities without having to change tire type.

1) Lower tire pressure by 10+ lbs! When spending most of my day...
Forum: Face plant 05-05-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,857
Posted By Isle Rider
You can argue and rationalize all you want about...

You can argue and rationalize all you want about not needing a helmet, and your "right" to be stupid, but stop making other riders pay the consequences. Life support for vegetables is expensive :eek1...
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,411
Posted By Isle Rider
You know where he lives right? Patience fellow...

You know where he lives right? Patience fellow pod.

Bsides, fenderectomys are a popular first step on the road to stromvanna. Glad your ok.
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