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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17,518
Views: 2,090,704
Posted By SoSlow
That's quite the little hill you've plowed there....

That's quite the little hill you've plowed there. I hope all's well!
Forum: Canada 04-13-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Welcome! Always good to see another new ADVer!

Welcome! Always good to see another new ADVer!
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,963,634
Posted By SoSlow
Man, I wish I'd read this a couple of weeks...

Man, I wish I'd read this a couple of weeks ago... spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to safely get the carb out of my TT225.

I think I will hang out here for a while and soak up the...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Good to finally see some more good weather! ...

Good to finally see some more good weather!

Didn't get out like some of you did, but I have been making steady progress on the TT225.

Of course, by progress I actually mean "more and more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17,518
Views: 2,090,704
Posted By SoSlow
That's pretty much how mine behaves too. Once...

That's pretty much how mine behaves too. Once you're caught in stop-and-go traffic on a ridiculously hot day, you'll see the needle move. :D

Very nice bike by the way!!!
Forum: Canada 04-04-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
It's good to hear Suzuki will have a presence...

It's good to hear Suzuki will have a presence around here!
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17,518
Views: 2,090,704
Posted By SoSlow
I found last fall that the hose above the...

I found last fall that the hose above the reservoir was cracking a bit and I was missing the stopper. I've never seen anything inside the reservoir or leaking from the hose so I solved it like this:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17,518
Views: 2,090,704
Posted By SoSlow
Very nice! :clap

Very nice! :clap
Forum: Canada 04-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Yeah, I was watching the MX part and thinking...

Yeah, I was watching the MX part and thinking "come on, come on, I want to see that bike jump... this is gonna be AWESOME!"

I was a little disappointed. Good video though - those bikes look sharp.
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
I... The... But... Awwwww.

I...

The...

But...

Awwwww.
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
It's alive!

Woke up the KLR today. Started first try after only about five seconds of cranking - it's never started that quick before!

Hoping to get out for a ride tomorrow.

It's going to be a good year, I...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Thanks for the info you guys... part of me is...

Thanks for the info you guys... part of me is wondering if it's been leaking a little bit for a while now and I only noticed it because I replaced the skidplate - the old one had so much oil dirt and...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Argh...

Got out to the garage this evening to wake up the KLR. Took it down off the stand and noticed two green drops on the floor. Looks like they were resting on the skidplate and were let loose when I...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Going to spend some quality time with the KLR...

Going to spend some quality time with the KLR after work tomorrow I think. Can't wait to fire it back up!
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Just spent ten minutes looking out the back...

Just spent ten minutes looking out the back window and watching the snow melt off the garage roof.

:wings
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
I picked up a Yuasa AGM from Main Motorsports a...

I picked up a Yuasa AGM from Main Motorsports a couple of years ago and it's been rock solid. Soooo much better than the stock battery.
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
+4 on Monday... fingers and toes crossed it...

+4 on Monday... fingers and toes crossed it actually comes true!
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Howdy! Glad to hear you're still around!

Howdy! Glad to hear you're still around!
Forum: Canada 03-03-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Great pictures! Looks like there's a lot to see...

Great pictures! Looks like there's a lot to see and good roads!
Forum: Canada 03-03-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
That's disappointing... thanks for checking it...

That's disappointing... thanks for checking it out!
Forum: Canada 03-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Traded some stuff I wasn't using anymore to a...

Traded some stuff I wasn't using anymore to a buddy and am now the proud owner of a 1986 TT225. I will need to do a bit of work on it before I can ride it but it should be a fun bike to putt around...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Winnipeg Suzuki

Holy crap! I was not expecting that. Last time I was in there was back in the fall and they were looking forward to getting the new stock in.

That's too bad. The folks who worked there seemed...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Kind of drives home the mantra of "the best bike...

Kind of drives home the mantra of "the best bike is the one you're riding"!
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
I plan on being there again this year - $40 is...

I plan on being there again this year - $40 is well worth it just for the experience.

Man, that 1200GS was sweet...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
The demo ride last year was fantastic... quite a...

The demo ride last year was fantastic... quite a lot more riding than I had expected!
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,072
Posted By SoSlow
My first bike was a KLR and I still ride it -...

My first bike was a KLR and I still ride it - this upcoming riding season will be our seventh.

The KLR and I are a good fit. We're both overweight, plodding, and pretty damn ugly... but we're both...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Yep... you've definitely got me thinking.

Yep... you've definitely got me thinking.
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
:hmmmmm

:hmmmmm
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,420
Posted By SoSlow
I pack a pillow case for laundry days... just...

I pack a pillow case for laundry days... just stuff it with (hopefully clean-ish and dry) clothes to make a pillow each night.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By SoSlow
That's a very good point. Lots of motorcycle...

That's a very good point. Lots of motorcycle dealerships in Manitoba (fewer as you go farther north), but only one BMW dealership in the whole province.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By SoSlow
I can vouch for Hwy 10, used to live out that...

I can vouch for Hwy 10, used to live out that way. Between Brandon and Dauphin is some nice park land (Riding Mountain). I don't think I've ever been through there and not seen some kind of large...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
I've always left the bike in gear over the winter...

I've always left the bike in gear over the winter too. About once a week I give the rear wheel an 1/8 to 1/4 turn just so everything doesn't sit in the same position for four or five months. Does...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Fingers crossed that warmer weather gets here...

Fingers crossed that warmer weather gets here quick!
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
Gear

Joe Rocket over here. My first jacket lasted five and a half years. No complaints other than the rain liner feeling like wearing a heavy-duty garbage bag (because that's pretty much what it was). The...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
I feel very sorry for my bike. It's just......

I feel very sorry for my bike. It's just... sitting there. Not doing anything.

It's not right.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 16,197
Posted By SoSlow
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17,518
Views: 2,090,704
Posted By SoSlow
Your workshop - it's... it's... beautiful. ...

Your workshop - it's... it's... beautiful.

Don't get me wrong - I totally dig the bike and cases, but that workshop!

Wow.
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
A coworker and I go for a drive to do some stuff...

A coworker and I go for a drive to do some stuff once a week. It's at the point now where he points and says, "I know the guy who knows the guy who owns that bike" every time we drive by.

:D
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
I might have to look into some of that... some of...

I might have to look into some of that... some of the plastics on my KLR have seen way too much sun and are now a sickly mottled grey. I was thinking of painting them but this stuff might be worth a...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18,526
Views: 1,082,792
Posted By SoSlow
I hadn't even noticed those... also very nice! ...

I hadn't even noticed those... also very nice!

I like this guy's taste in farkles.
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