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Forum: Canada 02-10-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,170
Posted By MGV8
Some great info here guys. I too am planning a...

Some great info here guys. I too am planning a trip to this area, having never been to the prairies I am getting excited about the trip.:D no Moto this time though, taking the missus and the dawg,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,542
Posted By MGV8
So this might be considered off road, but then...

So this might be considered off road, but then there is pavement, so on- road? It is a race so off-road? Probably been posted before but thought it was appropriate for this discussion
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Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By MGV8
Pm me with more details, I might be able to help,...

Pm me with more details, I might be able to help, no promises though!
Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,137
Posted By MGV8
I was wondering when you guys would get back to...

I was wondering when you guys would get back to topic:D. After goofing around all summer on the new to me 08 GS and getting use to all it's clicks and whirs I took my ST1300 out for a good last ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7,133
Views: 6,322,421
Posted By MGV8
Ok name change, GALS WITH GUNS thread:rofl Brian

Ok name change, GALS WITH GUNS thread:rofl
Brian
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,182
Posted By MGV8
I was going to ride my 95 ST1100 for ever. Loved...

I was going to ride my 95 ST1100 for ever. Loved that bike, but I fucked up and wrecked it. Well I am going to ride my 05. ST1300 for ever, I just love that bike. Ooh what's that I am going to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 478,108
Posted By MGV8
Congratulations on the wedding, you guys look...

Congratulations on the wedding, you guys look great together. Congrats on the new bikes, they are great aren't they? I loved the ride report. I was lurking as you guys were posting it, planning my...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,373
Posted By MGV8
Wicked Worked on hundreds of these trucks at my shop,...

Worked on hundreds of these trucks at my shop, own an 90 model as my daily. Get the truck jacked up high enough so you can get a pry bar under the wheel and the ground. Pry up. On a hoist I use my...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By MGV8
We saw this a lot during my Toyota days....

We saw this a lot during my Toyota days. Basically the head is coming off, the bolt is fused, seized into the head. Welding on it will most likely not do any good, if it does you got real lucky....
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,030
Posted By MGV8
Yes I tried to get a hold of Brock, but he never...

Yes I tried to get a hold of Brock, but he never returned any Emails or calls, plus Calvin who has a very nice rig of Brock's creation said the same thing, this summer. I heard rumour that he was...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,030
Posted By MGV8
That was the plan, but now I have the GS so the...

That was the plan, but now I have the GS so the plan has changed. I moved the mounts around on the CX until I had it as bad as I could, then gave up. :D I had a whole new design thought up that...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,030
Posted By MGV8
Ah for the perfect rig. I follow along here in...

Ah for the perfect rig. I follow along here in hacks a lot trying to learn. I read and read but not much sinks in. I go against the grain a bit and feel I can make my rig work my self, read cheap...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By MGV8
Well I have both but haven't got the car attached...

Well I have both but haven't got the car attached to any thing I can use yet, separate story. Bought an 08 GS to attach it to but having so much fun with the GS I am having second thoughts. The Ural...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 501,960
Posted By MGV8
Put it away for the winter, yeah I know, a bit...

Put it away for the winter, yeah I know, a bit early but me and the missus were supposed to be riding around Australia right now so my plate expired. :cry short story I will tell you about some time....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By MGV8
The issue is not with the mechanical items they...

The issue is not with the mechanical items they can be dried out and relubed, the issue will be with the electrical. At the shop we have dealt with many water damaged vehicles, no matter how well...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By MGV8
Sorry to hear about this, you and lots of other...

Sorry to hear about this, you and lots of other are in the same predicament. Unfortunately there is no such thing as flood insurance here in Canada. The air head is most likely save able with a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 501,960
Posted By MGV8
Ok not today but maybe tomorrow, drove 600 k...

Ok not today but maybe tomorrow, drove 600 k today with Don and his corvette. I am picking up an 08 and riding it back to the Okanagan tomorrow. Then let the fun begin, never had a gravel bike...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By MGV8
Thanks I have read that but didn't think to try...

Thanks I have read that but didn't think to try it. Caught up in the mechanical aspect. Speaking of which, what year, type of VW does the dampener come from, I am assuming older beetle. Year?? 90...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By MGV8
Again thanks for the ideas I may have been a...

Again thanks for the ideas
I may have been a bit off on some of my dimensions. Between measuring, changing and riding, then posting here, a few numbers got skewed. My track is actually "about 50...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By MGV8
The Heckler may have a point ! If only his...

The Heckler may have a point ! If only his explanations where a little more concise. I believe what he's saying is your sidecar wheel is not straight up and down,it may be leaned out at the top(away...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By MGV8
No I didn't, working by myself, it is kind of...

No I didn't, working by myself, it is kind of tough to do. I did check with no weight and exactly zero on the car and about a 1/2 inch with the square against the rear wheel of the bike measured at...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By MGV8
I understand that a bit of head shake is normal...

I understand that a bit of head shake is normal but this is tank slapper stuff, to the point that I can't hold it. The picture is a bit off, the car wheel is vertical as best as I can measure on a...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By MGV8
So I need some help

Well if some of you remember, I stumbled across this new Ural Car. Not really in a position yet to buy the bike I want, I have attached it to my old CX650E. Now I set some criteria before I started....
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 36,835
Posted By MGV8
Ok after these pictures I ain't going to post any...

Ok after these pictures I ain't going to post any of my crude-ness.:D Nice work
Brian
Canoe B.C
Forum: Hacks 11-21-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Yeah I wish we had a ready supply of steel/what...

Yeah I wish we had a ready supply of steel/what ever. I haven't got my tubing yet, but have been way too busy at work to follow up with my steel guy. Being in the hinterland of Canada we have to...
Forum: Canada 11-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By MGV8
Canada is just not a motorsport friendly place....

Canada is just not a motorsport friendly place. Bikes or cars, especially in the west since the demise of Westwood. We still have the Knox Mountain Hillclimb in Kelowna but motorcycles need not...
Forum: Hacks 11-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Thanks Jay, that is the plan for now. If I find...

Thanks Jay, that is the plan for now. If I find the perfect GS I will be in touch.
Brian
Canoe B.C.
Forum: Hacks 11-10-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Thanks, I have read through that post, I think I...

Thanks, I have read through that post, I think I will get my feet wet with the CX.
But I got held up. I was planning on getting started this weekend but when I went for the tubing all my guy had...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Yes I saw that ad for the Transalp. I am...

Yes I saw that ad for the Transalp. I am seriously considering Side Effects, but I do have the fab skills, just not as well engineered as theirs. If I find the perfect GS, (Read Cheap) I may contact...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Ok that is very nice, something like I was...

Ok that is very nice, something like I was thinking. I checked to see if the local guy had tubing that I wanted, he does. So once work slows down I think I will make some mounts for the CX just to...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Nice, did you make your own leading link set up? ...

Nice, did you make your own leading link set up?


've taken my old Guzzi down a bunch of badly maintained roads with out any problems over the last 1 1/2 years with no problems.
...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
What about one of these. The 650 Single. Anybody...

What about one of these. The 650 Single. Anybody done one with one? Mounts? I looked at this bike early in the fall but didn't pull the trigger, I see it is still up for sale and the price is better....
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Hmmm I might have to go look at that one, only 4...

Hmmm I might have to go look at that one, only 4 hours away. After checking out the Ad it might be too nice for me to do what I want to do to it, classic and all. Price is right though. Got me...
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
Yeah I saw that R80 Dakar. A bit spendy, There is...

Yeah I saw that R80 Dakar. A bit spendy, There is an 1150 close but for 7500. still a bit steep for my pocket book at the moment. I kind of plan on more gravel than pavement hence the GS over the CX....
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By MGV8
What the Frig do I do now

Ok, I may be a complete idiot, at least that is what has been suggested by my wife and a few others. I stumbled apon this brand new Ural car. Now I have been considering getting a Hack for a while...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,801
Posted By MGV8
I second this, might as well avoid BC all...

I second this, might as well avoid BC all together if you want to ride with any spirit.
Brian
Canoe B.C.
Forum: Canada 02-08-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,214
Posted By MGV8
Hear Hear:clap

Hear Hear:clap
Forum: Canada 01-28-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By MGV8
Highway #1 is much more scenic than highway #5...

Highway #1 is much more scenic than highway #5 but you could do a loop, up one then back the other-- Just remember # 1 is the main route across the country and very busy and only two lanes for most...
Forum: Canada 12-13-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By MGV8
What!! there's jobs to be had in Salmon Arm:D No...

What!! there's jobs to be had in Salmon Arm:D No really what David and Smoky said. Salmon Arm is the centre of the universe when it come to roads to ride. Good ones 10 minutes from your door or...
Forum: Canada 12-10-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,242
Posted By MGV8
Actually easier to do than it seems, just get...

Actually easier to do than it seems, just get most of the parts for the V8 BGT-- lots of info on the net.
back to regular programing
Brian
Canoe B.C.
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