For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Tothelake

    Tothelake Been here awhile

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    Thanks Backroader! The weather I ordered for the day isn't due to arrive until noon so please be patient......burgers are in the fridge, buns will be fresh tomorrow morning and beverages are on ice! See you all tomorrow afternoon. If anyone needs further directions please PM me.
    Neil
  2. silencejinn

    silencejinn Been here awhile

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    I will be bringing my rain gear with me, just in case.

    Thank you Neil for bringing my stuff with you on Friday!
  3. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Neil, do you need another bike lift ?... I could drop mine off at your place or you could pick it up on the way home from work. Let me know.
  4. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    I recall somebody in Ile des Chenes does stators ... looking for his contact info.... just don't recall his name.
  5. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    James
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    Ile des ChĂȘnes, MB
  6. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    I plan to be there around/after dinnertime. No work to be done on my KLR, just want to hang and watch others mash their knuckles :lol3. Not sure if I'll eat, so please, don't get any more food for me.

    I can bring the wrench and rotor puller, but Piffle is bringing his and you'll probably be buttoning things up by the time I get there.
  7. jimtoe

    jimtoe Dream'n of a Dream

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    Unfortunately will not be able to attend. Have family obligations that require my attention. Was really hoping to appear. Will not be free till 8:00 PM. To late to just show up.
  8. rugbyrtcwka

    rugbyrtcwka railroader

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    Stupid work. :cry The best I can do is show up at 2:00 and leave at 3:00.
  9. Mark-II

    Mark-II Turn The Gas On

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    I'm still on for tomorrow.


    As a bonus I figured out How To Use A Center Stand. For me, at least, it's easier with the bars full right. Somehow the bike feels less tippy and I can get it up before the bars flop to the left.

    Unless I forget I can bring my own sockets and a torque wrench (ft/lbs - it's old) - so there's more to go around.

    Also have a box of nitrile gloves.
  10. Tothelake

    Tothelake Been here awhile

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    I have plenty of tools including torque wrench, impact guns, breaker bars and sockets. Backroader has generously offered a bike lift that I will pick up after work today. Just bring yourselves, required parts, appetites, sense of humour and we'll have a good time! Whether it be for an hour or all afternoon & evening you're welcome to come by.
  11. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    A new stator for the Denso automotive alternator was about $41 off the shelf, so no problem there. It's back together and quiet now.

    The issue with stator swap on the GL1200 (and the reason we use automotive conversions on them) is that the factory stator is on the rear of the engine, requiring engine removal to swap... 8-14 hours of hard unrelenting work. Then you still need a new regulator/rectifier, and after all that work and many $ you still only get about 28 amps.... now I have 55 amps and an alternator that can be removed in 10 minutes and fixed in any small town (even Winnipeg!)
  12. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Good stuff.
    I also recommend having brake cleaner, paper towels, and a hubcap or three and or ice cream pails etc. to hold parts.
    Unless you're doing the work with the bike on it's side, having engine oil is a good idea unless you're into reusing the oil.

    A hard plastic scraper or some broken plexiglass type stuff can also come in handy if someone has a glued on gasket. The aluminium covers are easily damaged so steel scrapers are not recommended. But, in all likelihood the gaskets will be reuseable unless someone has previously reassembled the case covers with sealant.

    A bit of grease on the gasket is far superior to sealant\glue in the case of the stator covers.
    Did I mention brake cleaner? :deal
  13. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Adventurer

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    I'm still in as well.
    Should be there a bit after 2pm. :freaky
  14. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    You're going to love the extra juice. How ya gonna use it?
    Kleig lights? Portable arc welder? Power a small city? :D
  15. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    There is nothing like a tech day to get the riders out.
    Looking forward to the "less technical photos" afterward.
    See ya tomorrow!
  16. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Gaah... wish I could make it to the tech day - I want to swap the doo spring soon.

    As rugbyrtcwka says - "stupid work".
  17. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    The first time I rode in a heavy rain I thought that was it - I was a goner... but traction was a lot better than I expected it to be. I don't mind it now, as long as I've got rain gear on (I've got Frogg Toggs too, they work well for me).

    Pifflemaster showed me a useful trick last summer - put a little bit of lemon Pledge on your visor and wipe it off, the rain just beads up and rolls off. Really nice, especially on the highway - the wind keeps rolling the rain out of of your view.
  18. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Seconded - was out at Barrier Bay and Rainbow Falls this past weekend and the 307 gets sandier the further east you go...
  19. silencejinn

    silencejinn Been here awhile

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    I will be leaving work around 4pm and should be there by 4:30 if traffic is good.
    I have doo need to be done and if everything goes smooth, might do my front sprocket as well.
    see you all tomorrow.
  20. Mark-II

    Mark-II Turn The Gas On

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    My suit has a waterproof layer inside, but I've been leaving it out since it just becomes a sauna suit with it in. Might need those bits today though! For some reason on the day before I had the thought that I should stick my registration in a ziplock baggy. Bit of prescience perhaps.

    I'm guessing things were not nearly as bad as I had feared, else I probably WOULD have been in the ditch. At least now light rain won't bother me, so long as I have a bit of sense.

    Pledge? That's a new one on me. It must act like an auto wax would, save for not ruining the shield.

    Now if only there was something to make the bugs bounce off! I'm not sure how many I collected last Saturday, but it was messy.