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Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By Commuter Boy
Diesels take a huge amount of amps to get...

Diesels take a huge amount of amps to get cranking compared to gassers. The glow/pre-heat system takes a whack, and often draws at the same time the starter cranks.

If you don't have

a) a...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By Commuter Boy
Screw that, I'll take it. Having no blackballs...

Screw that, I'll take it. Having no blackballs of bikes by type, no bias on age or gender, and straight pro-rated moto insurance over the winter is fine by me.

I hated the annual circuit through...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By Commuter Boy
They help stop you from slamming your nuts on the...

They help stop you from slamming your nuts on the tank under hard braking :deal
Forum: Canada 11-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,392
Posted By Commuter Boy
I hear you. I always check local first and talk...

I hear you. I always check local first and talk with them about the difference. If it isn't significant (20% or less nowadays), or if they can get it close, I buy it local. But if it's not, I at...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,392
Posted By Commuter Boy
Yeah, it's wrong. You don't get taxed on...

Yeah, it's wrong. You don't get taxed on inventory, you get taxed on the profits you make when you sell it. If you make any.

There is a cost to buying inventory and holding it, it's the interest...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 106,301
Posted By Commuter Boy
Sales within the US haven't changed, US sellers...

Sales within the US haven't changed, US sellers to foreigners won't need to do any declarations. Only EXPORTERS of the vehicles to Canada will need to register and do the online application to...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,392
Posted By Commuter Boy
And where, pray tell, did you hear that from? ...

And where, pray tell, did you hear that from? :ear
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Commuter Boy
Buy a cheap set of used steel wheels at a...

Buy a cheap set of used steel wheels at a junkyard $25 each and order a set of snowies for them. Leave your old tires on their rims.
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Commuter Boy
More than that, winter tires work better when...

More than that, winter tires work better when it's colder than 10c or below, which your regular all-seasons have hardened into hockey pucks with no grip. It isn't always about tread pattern, the...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By Commuter Boy
I got this: ...

I got this:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-seesoft-back-protector-insert

Put it in the Aerostich sleeve, easy to cross reference the sizes to the Sastec insert Aerostich sells.

CE...
Forum: Canada 11-05-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Commuter Boy
As noted above, it's a crapshoot. 95% chance...

As noted above, it's a crapshoot. 95% chance Vancouver will be dry or rain, but 5% chance of snow.

After Squamish, odds go up to 20/80. Further north and you're 50/50 for snow. This is based on...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,505
Posted By Commuter Boy
Here's a hint: when ordering ask what they have...

Here's a hint: when ordering ask what they have on the rack in your size ready to go. If you're flexible on colour you can sometimes get shipped immediately for the more common sizes/ colour combos.
Forum: Canada 10-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By Commuter Boy
LOL! You can see the same rodeo clown action on...

LOL! You can see the same rodeo clown action on Robson or at Squamish. It's as good as watching the boat launch follies on Okanagan Lake :evil
Forum: Canada 10-10-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,903
Posted By Commuter Boy
You might be able to do it with a NEXUS or...

You might be able to do it with a NEXUS or passport number, I don't have direct experience with the paperwork to figure it out, it's a real head scratcher.

It's got very little to do with...
Forum: Canada 10-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,903
Posted By Commuter Boy
It's a transaction number associated with the US...

It's a transaction number associated with the US census department. To get it you need to be registered with their online database and declare the export in advance. To register you need to get a...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,505
Posted By Commuter Boy
The Sas-Tec armor CE is an option now for most...

The Sas-Tec armor CE is an option now for most Aerostich products, including the new Roadcrafters, I had gotten it on mine.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,505
Posted By Commuter Boy
I ordered one of the first R-3's, the velcro...

I ordered one of the first R-3's, the velcro adhesive was failing after a few weeks and there was a problem with some leakage. After some back and forth to help me test the problems and an...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By Commuter Boy
The local indian band just won a huge Supreme...

The local indian band just won a huge Supreme Court settlement and are now claiming ownership of all the Crown land in most of that area around the Nemaiah Valley. I've had issues with them coming...
Forum: Canada 08-22-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By Commuter Boy
Beautiful country. I'm dealing with one of the...

Beautiful country. I'm dealing with one of the ranches in the Nemiaih Valley in receivership and need an excuse to get up there.
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By Commuter Boy
There are. And there are lots of provincially...

There are. And there are lots of provincially registered not-15-years-old vehicles from South of the Border running around through some of the loopholes There's a verrra nice Ford Ranger diesel...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,462
Posted By Commuter Boy
Nope, shipped from out of state, I understand WA...

Nope, shipped from out of state, I understand WA no longer allows refining of ethanol free gas in state.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By Commuter Boy
I'm working through that problem with the R3...

I'm working through that problem with the R3 Roadcrafter and Aerostich right now. The shape of the suit and my shape, and riding position inevitably make a bowl that gathers rainwater and the result...
Forum: Canada 08-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By Commuter Boy
Ah, THAT will be an adventure. Whistler is...

Ah, THAT will be an adventure.

Whistler is 1.5 hr. away. So is Mt. Baker. The three local hills, Cypress, Seymour, and Grouse are hit and miss as to snow coverage, about 1 out of 5 years is...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By Commuter Boy
The Sastec armor they sell is certainly thinner,...

The Sastec armor they sell is certainly thinner, but you might need to add some velcro strips to the inside of the existing pockets to keep it centered in place.
Forum: Canada 08-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By Commuter Boy
Get a Nexus card so you can pop back and forth...

Get a Nexus card so you can pop back and forth across the border easily. Good riding just south of the border in WA state.

The Duffy Lake loop north of Whistler leads to all sorts of gnarly...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Commuter Boy
Trev Deeley is known for being good to out of...

Trev Deeley is known for being good to out of towners that need emergency service to get them on the road.
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,345
Posted By Commuter Boy
Been using it for years now, no problem with the...

Been using it for years now, no problem with the clutches. Not the highest spec synthetic oil out there though, but it does the job quite well from the folks getting oil analysis done.
Forum: Canada 07-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By Commuter Boy
Have yourself a little trip to Ottawa and tell...

Have yourself a little trip to Ottawa and tell Stevie Harper that he's negligent for not getting the accompanying regulations passed in a timely manner and see how far you get. I hope you're...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Commuter Boy
+1 I didn't like the standard sized back...

+1 I didn't like the standard sized back protector for the 'stich I bought, so I sized up one and got them to send me some extra velcro to go with the larger sleeve and put a Sastec in. Works great.
Forum: Canada 07-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By Commuter Boy
It never progressed. Both the Canuck and Mexican...

It never progressed. Both the Canuck and Mexican car dealer associations are dead set against competing with each other and have been fighting it behind closed doors.
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,176
Posted By Commuter Boy
The Dariens don't have the lining inside, I...

The Dariens don't have the lining inside, I expect the wear and tear factor will be the same as for them.

A friend who was a heavy duty commuter would wear through the unlined Darien pants and...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,859
Posted By Commuter Boy
I have one on top of my snowboarding helmet. One...

I have one on top of my snowboarding helmet. One day ripping through the trees with my kid behind me I ducked down to go under a branch and forgot the GoPro sticking up made me about 4" taller.

I...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,802
Posted By Commuter Boy
I've had good luck with a couple handwashings of...

I've had good luck with a couple handwashings of castille soap (Like Bronners) or Woolite to get the crud out, then soaking in Lysol to kill the creepy crawlies left behind. Let air dry in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,176
Posted By Commuter Boy
Yes, back to back with my old one, the new one...

Yes, back to back with my old one, the new one with no liner is cooler. You can feel the environment outside through the suit more, especially at speed.

With the vents open it seems to let a LOT...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By Commuter Boy
Unfortunately they won't be able to give you...

Unfortunately they won't be able to give you carte blanche on his ability to enter. It's always down to the person at the customs booth. They don't need ANY reason to deny you entry. If you fail...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By Commuter Boy
If anyone got hurt in the DUI it'll be a max 10...

If anyone got hurt in the DUI it'll be a max 10 year sentence according to Wikipedia, so it won't qualify.

Keep in mind border guards aren't keen to exercise discretion in these matters, he's...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,176
Posted By Commuter Boy
Supposedly not for the new ones, they're supposed...

Supposedly not for the new ones, they're supposed to be waterproof from the get-go.

I'm on my third now. A one piece, a two piece, and now back to a one piece. They have all leaked, eventually,...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,176
Posted By Commuter Boy
I've had my new 1 piece RC 3 for a few weeks now,...

I've had my new 1 piece RC 3 for a few weeks now, so here's the review:

The good: its a RC. Sturdy, stiff, good armor (I upgraded to the Sastec pads). The magnetic collar stays are great. I...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Commuter Boy
Sounds about right, if not close to the limit of...

Sounds about right, if not close to the limit of in containers of more than 25 liters each and no more than the Transport Canada limit of 150kg/150 liters. It'd be boneheaded not to declare it.
...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Commuter Boy
Not in the least. ALL the Canuck border guards...

Not in the least. ALL the Canuck border guards understand that booze is cheaper in the US than up here. It shows, more than anything, that you have a clear understanding that the country is...
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