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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:26 AM
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Views: 1,241,180
Posted By dirtydeeds
Question I've been doing a bit of research. The kind of...

I've been doing a bit of research. The kind of research that usually gets me in trouble with my wife; so I've seen on the TW forum that you can put an ATV tire on the rear of a TW. I've also read...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 79,089
Posted By dirtydeeds
I'll have to google that.

I'll have to google that.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,131,626
Posted By dirtydeeds
Thumb Great post McRat!

Great post McRat!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,080
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Posted By dirtydeeds
Exactly. I took off almost 15lbs from my 990 by...

Exactly. I took off almost 15lbs from my 990 by getting rid of 2 stainless steel catalytic converter mufflers in favour of some LVs. Then I put crash bars on it. And a top case. And soon some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,131,626
Posted By dirtydeeds
If it a good imitation, the only difference will...

If it a good imitation, the only difference will be how strongly you feel about intellectual property.

I agree with you on the weight issue. 5lbs from your exhaust, 8lbs by switching to a Li...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 595,212
Posted By dirtydeeds
I think that's a crazy Color. Are you going to...

I think that's a crazy Color. Are you going to continue with the green lantern theme?


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Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By dirtydeeds
Good point. If you're fabricating, make them sit...

Good point. If you're fabricating, make them sit further forward than other panniers. Also, make them deep and narrow. Deep so they'll fit things like long tent poles and narrow so they aren't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By dirtydeeds
You're looking at the top of tire. Invert...

You're looking at the top of tire. Invert yourself to see the bottom of tire. Then it'll make sense.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By dirtydeeds
Rethink which way friction is acting on the front...

Rethink which way friction is acting on the front vs rear tire.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By dirtydeeds
The wife loves her Lady Star boots. By Daytona...

The wife loves her Lady Star boots. By Daytona iirc.
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By dirtydeeds
Just need enough rooms for tools, cook stuff,...

Just need enough rooms for tools, cook stuff, food, chain lube/oil. (We will have 4 bags to stuff.)
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 05:36 PM
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Views: 79,089
Posted By dirtydeeds
Excellent, thanks guys!

Excellent, thanks guys!
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By dirtydeeds
Finally have crash bars on both bikes. (CB500X &...

Finally have crash bars on both bikes. (CB500X & 990SMT)
Looking forward to finding something awesome.
I've become fond of the Molle idea.
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 79,089
Posted By dirtydeeds
That would be pretty awesome! We'll let you...

That would be pretty awesome!
We'll let you know!
I'll put together a few more questions, too. Maybe you can help us out with some of them.

Thanks!
Forum: Canada 02-17-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 79,089
Posted By dirtydeeds
Thanks. The Lady and I will be going out...

Thanks.
The Lady and I will be going out there in the spring, looking for some land.
More than likely in the Campbell River area. I guess we'll decide closer to departure time whether we cage...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 79,089
Posted By dirtydeeds
Gunnerbuck; 1.)Looks like a good habitat for...

Gunnerbuck;

1.)Looks like a good habitat for a 640A.

2.)Looks like you need to start a 2015 thread. :deal

Edit: is getting around the island by bike an issue in the later part of March?
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5,185
Views: 440,494
Posted By dirtydeeds
I bet it's a good combo. I've got some LVs on...

I bet it's a good combo. I've got some LVs on the 990. I'm not scared of melting things on the back of the bike now.
The wheels look really good.


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Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,896
Posted By dirtydeeds
Since this thread is on page 1, I'll take the...

Since this thread is on page 1, I'll take the opportunity to ask about moving there but not for retirement.

Wife and I are looking to relocate. I'm a Steamfitter, she's an MBA and Systems...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:16 PM
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Views: 595,212
Posted By dirtydeeds
I've used a regular cheapo hitch carrier a couple...

I've used a regular cheapo hitch carrier a couple times. I put it in gear and strap it down. The tires are too wide for the carrier but they're soft and squish into the form of the carrier a...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,185
Views: 440,494
Posted By dirtydeeds
Very cool. I have a new intake for my SMT...

Very cool.
I have a new intake for my SMT that I'll be putting on after my Inuvik trip. Let us know what kind of mapping you end up with.

Tell us a story about your wheels, too. :ear
Forum: Trip Planning 02-15-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By dirtydeeds
Twisted hog mentioned the Wolfman Beta Bag. I've...

Twisted hog mentioned the Wolfman Beta Bag. I've got one here we can fit on your bike. No racks required.

Also, I've used Ortliebs on my 640 without a rack. I just bring them forward a bit. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-15-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By dirtydeeds
I'm in the NW, so I head out to ghost a bunch. I...

I'm in the NW, so I head out to ghost a bunch. I have a few friends in the south so I'll go with them down to Maclean. We ought to meet up sometime!
I have a few sets of soft luggage you could try...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,131,626
Posted By dirtydeeds
Pics?

Pics?
Forum: Trip Planning 02-14-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By dirtydeeds
So you must already live in BC? Or in AB, but...

So you must already live in BC? Or in AB, but close to BC border?

I'm thinking of a trip to the island this summer/fall too.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:25 AM
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Views: 595,212
Posted By dirtydeeds
How much was it to clean the carb?

How much was it to clean the carb?
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 02:26 PM
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Views: 595,212
Posted By dirtydeeds
That's really nice. It's got me thinking of a...

That's really nice. It's got me thinking of a future project. There's a rather easy way to get 26x9x14 ATV tires on a TW200. I will have to let go of the BW collection I have though.

Im...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 290,372
Posted By dirtydeeds
Any one know if they're available in Canada? ...

Any one know if they're available in Canada?


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Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By dirtydeeds
Nice bike! I'll add to the consensus that...

Nice bike!

I'll add to the consensus that well thought out luggage is the way to go. SO and I have a couple different sets. We have been typically using some Beta bags. Light, easy to strap...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By dirtydeeds
I get bored sometimes, too. I found this,...

I get bored sometimes, too.

I found this, today.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-heavy-trucks/edmonton/foremost/1037964369
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 402,165
Posted By dirtydeeds
Put new head bearings in. Maybe if the...

Put new head bearings in.
Maybe if the weather is nice this week, I can do a little ride.

Look at these hideous things. You could definitely tell they were shot, just by leaving the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,131,626
Posted By dirtydeeds
It's one of those Coffeecup Dogs. They started...

It's one of those Coffeecup Dogs. They started to become popular after the Teacup Pigs went sour.


Nice work with the pooch, DJ.

On CB related stuff, this thread has been a great resource. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By dirtydeeds
I'd also be considering the 2 KLX bikes. The...

I'd also be considering the 2 KLX bikes. The 2012 has EFI. That is important for me. New EFI systems tend to be pretty good.
Is it important for you?

Edit: it's easier to add a big bore kit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 595,212
Posted By dirtydeeds
Sweet build. I hope you get time to do a build...

Sweet build.
I hope you get time to do a build thread. Very interested in hearing the problems and solutions that you encountered.
Edit: if you're looking to upgrade to a front disc set up, look...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By dirtydeeds
I have some friends in/near Cleveland that need...

I have some friends in/near Cleveland that need to take a trip here.
Maybe this will help their motivation.
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,185
Views: 440,494
Posted By dirtydeeds
I'll let them know! Thx.

I'll let them know! Thx.
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By dirtydeeds
Kiwi needs advice

So the OP should register in Ski School!

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Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 595,212
Posted By dirtydeeds
I go by service conditions. If it's hot and I'm...

I go by service conditions. If it's hot and I'm feeling rather abusive; things get thicker oil.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 402,165
Posted By dirtydeeds
I haven't heard of this recall. What years...

I haven't heard of this recall.
What years are in question? What was the problem?
Forum: Canada 02-03-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,185
Views: 440,494
Posted By dirtydeeds
Good stuff. Just made an acquaintance with...

Good stuff. Just made an acquaintance with someone looking for a bike. I'll pass on the news to him.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 402,165
Posted By dirtydeeds
I agree too. The bikes share so many of the same...

I agree too. The bikes share so many of the same components. Sharing info is why we're on a forum. It would only make sense to cluster that info appropriately.

I haven't heard of this...
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