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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,306
Posted By dovetailredux
Yes

Yes
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,705
Posted By dovetailredux
I hit some gravel in a right hand turn a couple...

I hit some gravel in a right hand turn a couple of years ago and went down. It was fairly low speed and I wasn't injured, and the bike was easily repaired. But for a very long time I was nervous of...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6,595
Views: 1,454,925
Posted By dovetailredux
Sorry to keep flogging this thing, but I've got...

Sorry to keep flogging this thing, but I've got an Elka shock for sale, if you are interested. Cheers,

Doug
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By dovetailredux
What kind of bike was it?

What kind of bike was it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,887
Posted By dovetailredux
You might also try lubing the cables.

You might also try lubing the cables.
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By dovetailredux
Sorry about your grandfather. Bittersweet...

Sorry about your grandfather. Bittersweet journey, as you said.

As to the bike, I would be concerned about the oil consumption. This is not normal for a wee strom. How did the old plugs look?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By dovetailredux
I have no idea what you're trying to say with...

I have no idea what you're trying to say with this comment, but maybe it doesn't matter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By dovetailredux
First off, concensus on a motorcycle forum is a...

First off, concensus on a motorcycle forum is a contradiction in terms:lol3. Concensus, by definition, is everyone buying in to a decision or viewpoint, and that's just not going to happen here. You...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,227
Posted By dovetailredux
I know the original question was: are adventure...

I know the original question was: are adventure style bikes more affected by windy conditions, and I don't have an opinion about that. I've always had tall bikes because I'm a tall guy. My brother...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,595
Views: 1,454,925
Posted By dovetailredux
There's a cutout switch at the clutch lever,...

There's a cutout switch at the clutch lever, which may have been damaged in the spill. If you pull the clutch lever in and feel just behind the pivot point, there is a plunger which activates the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By dovetailredux
The signs aren't specifically for motorcycles,...

The signs aren't specifically for motorcycles, they are for all traffic. I'm just surprised at how big a difference there is in the accuracy of the speed recommendations, depending on the area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By dovetailredux
If a curve is signed at 30 or 40 kph around here,...

If a curve is signed at 30 or 40 kph around here, that tells me it's a tight turn coming up. I find that useful information, especially on a road that I am unfamiliar with. Is the sign the absolute...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By dovetailredux
You know those "warning: curve ahead" signs ...

... with the maximum recommended speed posted below the arrow? Where I live those recommended speeds are ridiculously conservative. Curves that are signed 60 kph can almost always be taken at 100 kph...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,596
Posted By dovetailredux
Funny cartoon I once read: "We're not laughing AT...

Funny cartoon I once read: "We're not laughing AT you, we're laughing WITH everyone EXCEPT you." Cheers for having a sense of humor about the whole thing.
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,263
Posted By dovetailredux
I don't know where he should have been messing...

I don't know where he should have been messing with his gps but there were two people who were oblivious to their surroundings in this story. One of them was at fault but the other one almost...
Forum: Face plant 03-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,263
Posted By dovetailredux
So are you disagreeing with his suggestion that...

So are you disagreeing with his suggestion that greater situational awareness might have helped the op, or did you just want to attack him personally? Honestly, the Internet and the roads are a lot...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,595
Views: 1,454,925
Posted By dovetailredux
I've just posted some items for sale in the flea...

I've just posted some items for sale in the flea market section, including a nice Elka shock (to tame the rock hard rear end, as someone was saying). Shameless plug, I know. :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,970
Posted By dovetailredux
If this works I might try the same thing next...

If this works I might try the same thing next year. Therefore, subscribed!
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,708
Posted By dovetailredux
I like the small bike/old age combo. Gives me...

I like the small bike/old age combo. Gives me hope. Happy trails brother.
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,151
Posted By dovetailredux
The Dempster Highway seems to go through some...

The Dempster Highway seems to go through some areas of "Alpine Tundra" that appear only at higher altitudes. "Arctic Tundra" may be almost the same thing, but it sure sounds bigger.

I had wanted...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,151
Posted By dovetailredux
Yes, camping in Ontario's provincial parks has...

Yes, camping in Ontario's provincial parks has gotten expensive in the last couple of years. Unless you're in a group and can share the costs, or you need the services like shower and laundry, then...
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,983
Posted By dovetailredux
Why don't you just pull the fuse for the ABS...

Why don't you just pull the fuse for the ABS instead of getting rid of the whole bike? Heal up fast, man.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By dovetailredux
That engine speed is barely above idle in 2nd...

That engine speed is barely above idle in 2nd gear. IMHO that is lugging the engine and it's not surprising that you're experiencing drivability issues. These engines are much happier above 3k, and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,151
Posted By dovetailredux
I'm curious to know how you like the bead pro...

I'm curious to know how you like the bead pro irons. I've been thinking about getting a set. How easily do they break the bead? Thanks.

edit: As others have said, I appreciate the info you're...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,151
Posted By dovetailredux
You sound like my brother, always forgetting...

You sound like my brother, always forgetting shit. I'm looking forward to reading more about your saga.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
Thanks Al, makes sense.

Thanks Al, makes sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
Edit: Sorry, just noticed that you based the...

Edit: Sorry, just noticed that you based the decision on the remoteness of your trip. My question really is: in retrospect, do you think you could have managed with just the shorai in place of your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
I'm curious why you didn't just drop the shorai...

I'm curious why you didn't just drop the shorai into your bike and power the cpap from your bike? Sounds like the battery would have had plenty of cranking power to start the bike in the morning. A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
Thanks hoggjaww, that is a very helpful link. I...

Thanks hoggjaww, that is a very helpful link. I have the exact same machine as the op in that thread, a respironics. He is able to power the blower without the humidifier and the battery is still in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
Well I sometimes sleep in the doghouse but I'm...

Well I sometimes sleep in the doghouse but I'm usually getting the bum's rush and don't have time to grab all my gear.

It looks like I'll have to find a different solution. I'm kind of surprised...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
Yeah, but will I be choking at 2am?:snore

Yeah, but will I be choking at 2am?:snore
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
Sorry, I'm a bit of an idiot with electricity. My...

Sorry, I'm a bit of an idiot with electricity. My cpap draws 5A. That's probably too much for the battery to manage, even though it's new, wouldn't you say? I hate the thought of giving up camping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,302
Posted By dovetailredux
anyone plug their cpap into their bike battery?

Yeah, question for the old geezers (like me) with sleep apnea: who has tried running their cpap machine off their bike while camping? Can the battery cope or is it dead by morning? My machine is 12v,...
Forum: Canada 11-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By dovetailredux
Try Pete's Superbike in Vaudreuil, PQ. He doesn't...

Try Pete's Superbike in Vaudreuil, PQ. He doesn't have the 705's shown on his website but he will get them for you if you call. His prices are close to the best US Internet prices. $15 shipping for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,632
Posted By dovetailredux
My wife and I toured around Cape Breton this...

My wife and I toured around Cape Breton this summer on my Versys, which is not a very big bike. It has an Elka shock on it and I was quite happy with the way the bike handled. This was my wife's...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,986
Posted By dovetailredux
Just wondering where that happened? (I'm in...

Just wondering where that happened? (I'm in Ottawa.) Glad for you that the outcome wasn't worse.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,472
Posted By dovetailredux
Wow, and that's your favorite bike? Cool story...

Wow, and that's your favorite bike? Cool story but what a frustrating piece of machinery.
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,696
Posted By dovetailredux
Interesting stuff. Keep 'er coming.

Interesting stuff. Keep 'er coming.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,733
Posted By dovetailredux
There's nothing wrong with the 08's, same bike as...

There's nothing wrong with the 08's, same bike as the 09 model, just different color. Mine is an 07 with 90k kms and it runs like a champ. Stators are a known issue but the chances of one failing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,916
Posted By dovetailredux
Well, you're heading into the sauna, my friend:...

Well, you're heading into the sauna, my friend: brutal heat right now in the Northeast. Drink lots of water and have a great trip.
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