For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

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

  1. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Right on! Thanks for the heads up on that Ian.

    What time does it start on Saturday? Pretty good chance I'll come out for that. It will bring back some great early race memories for me.
  2. silencejinn

    silencejinn Been here awhile

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    Sorry Mark and GWN, didn't think it will take me that long that day and by the time I'm done, it's already dinner time for new year celebration. Hope you had a good time at the show and I'm sure we will have another get together before snow melt.
  3. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Mel, here's a seat mod thread I found.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447496
  4. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Lappeman was saying that he could not get a decent sled ride in yesterday. These are the dog days of winter for me. Really tired of trying to pretend that winter is awesome, even with snowmobiles. D and I went out for a zip on the MXZ and the mellow Polaris Indy Sunday afternoon, but my enthusiasm for riding snowmobiles is about 20% of the level of motorcycle riding. We have alot of snow out our way, but I am sick of the grey cloudy days! I want to feel some warm weather thawing temps!

    Speaking of sleds...I know there are many of you riders with knowledge of older snowmobiles. Our 1999 MXZ 670 cc is rocket, but the throttle gives Deborah a sore hand. It is not easy working that heavy carb cables for her, or me for that matter! Any suggestions? You guys seem to know about sleds dating back to the 1970s, so any suggestions for us?

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  5. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    The show wasn't very good to be honest, but it was great to meet and catch up with a few guys. Couldn't believe how poorly represented some brands and models were. Kudos to those dealerships that did come out. See you again soon... spring (and riding season) is almost hear - I can smell it :D
  6. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Plus 10, sitting by the pool, no one here, lol, apparently it's too cold. I should have brought my ... Definitely going to next year.

    There may be some ice on the water,
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  7. maraisrider

    maraisrider Been here awhile

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    The Skidoos of that generation (I had a 670 once) use a 2 stage throttle system. Easy pull till 40-50mph then pull harder for the rest. I'm not sure if there's anything you can do assuming cables, etc. are ok. I can't remember for sure but wonder if the rotary intake valves or RAVE valves are cable driven and connected to the throttle. The S chassis Skidoos were great sleds, my favorite was an '03 Renegade 800. Never could get happy with the newer models after that one!
  8. maraisrider

    maraisrider Been here awhile

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    The Snowcrusher starts at noon. It's at a farm on the SW side of the #75 and #201 intersection, across the road from the town of Letellier.
    There will be food and refreshments and a hill to stand on to see the race.

    Greg, some of those old sleds were bullet proof and we still destroyed them :D
    Others were just junk including the Skiwhiz 300 that I had!
  9. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Thanks Ian

    I agree, there were a lot of junky sleds in that early era. But shortly after they started to improve really fast.

    Here is the only pic I have of my '74 Sno-Jet Thunder Jet 340 that I raced back in the day. Yamaha powered free air motor. It was a really competitive sled in its first year of production but got overshadowed quickly as race sled technology was improving so quickly. Moto-Ski Sonic, Mercury Sno Twister, and the new Arctic Cats were hard to beat as they upped the horsepower war.

    I know...funny hair

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    This pic I found online of a '74 Thunder Jet (not mine)

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  10. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Hey Carl, as Ian said many sleds came with the 2 stage throttle assembly. If yours doesn't have one then that would be a good mod.

    Carefully check the cables. They may have developed a crack in the outer casing that would let some moisture in and then eventually they would rust creating a stiff throttle pull. As well, check that the cables are routed properly and that they are lubed using a cable lubing tool with a good light lubricant. My fav is LPS 1 for cables. If you don't have the tool, you can borrow mine next time you're in the city.
  11. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    If my bike wasn't in pieces, I think I would be riding it right now. It's warming up!
  12. rugbyrtcwka

    rugbyrtcwka railroader

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    Found a place to live. My stuff got packed up today and movers are coming tomorrow. Flying back to Calgary on Friday and begin training on Monday. Will be nice to get back into a routine. It's been a very intense couple of months.
  13. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    A brief update on the PiffleMaster...

    As I am typing this message, he is closing in on Los Angeles!!! He has been downright ebullient about his riding experiences over the previous two days - he has been hugging the coastline down the length of California and has, in his own words, done some of the best riding he has EVER experienced...Lots of time leaning almost vertical into twisties, getting a thorough workout in the process.

    I am so jealous...yet at the same time, I am absolutely delighted to see him aglow with healthy high energy when I talk with him on FaceTime... I have finally decided to apply for a US waiver so I can do one of those winter rides next year...
  14. theshaneler

    theshaneler Adventurer

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    awesome! hope you enjoy your new diggs! hope to be out there in the next couple months as well. keep checking this thread and we will get in touch!

    also:

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  15. Mark-II

    Mark-II Turn The Gas On

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    ...dang reply button is missing. I have to guess where the hot spot on the page is...

    I just ordered one of these http://www.omni-cruise.com/

    It looks like a decent device, and the maker has a 12% discount for ADVers if you use coupon code ADVLK44

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839403

    Otherwise I managed to spend far more money than I thought I would on a VERY few farkles, consisting of cylinder head guards, potentiometer guard, a tyre plugger, and a big mofo tank bag (they call it The Elephant - LOL). I'm glad there's a sale on at dualsportplus...

    I guess you are assumed to be a banker if you ride a beemer (whereas Harley riders are merely expected to have a large line of credit or a second mortgage :rofl)

    Still, unless I end up needing a better windscreen or bar risers, I think I will be set for the season.
  16. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Impressed with DualSport Plus.

    Great deals on tires and very quick delivery. Ordered some KLR stuff Thursday afternoon, delivered Monday afteroon

    Hunting around for a Honda ST1300 to add to the stable (preferably an '05 cuz i like the red color that year and it's in my price range). Been checking Kijiji in Canada, and Cycle Trader, and Craigslist in the US. Any leads appreciated......
  17. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    That looks like an awsome device! I've been looking for a good cruise control tool that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. I've also been farkle-ing out my bike. I just got new racks from www.dirtracks.com, quick release pannier hardware from happy trails, new riding pants, jacket, helmet, and just bought this doodad ---> http://www.buyijet.com/top-products/ijet-nav-elite-black.html

    You can mount it to your handle bars and lets you change your songs, play/pause and +/- volume wirelessly.
  18. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Bought a similar device to use on our BMWs. Got them at Aerostitch for $15 on a special. They work great allowing you to stretch your right arm etc. and the take a bit of a load off of the throttle after a long day.
  19. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Congrats - that must be a load off your mind!
  20. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    I always like it when I read something where in my mind's eye I can see the person grinning. Good to hear he's enjoying some great riding! Good luck with the paperwork!