Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by dialdn, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Perfect!

    Thanks guys!
  2. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    I had one for a while.

    Its a great way to make sure your riding buddies are always liberally coated with a light spray of oil....

    Works well on the chain but we get just as good results oiling the chain with Castrol chain lube after every ride. Usually 50k kms per chain and sprockets.
  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I found it to be a PITA trying to regulate the flow properly for the various seasons and my nice grey jacket was ruined by all those oily specks off your chain.

    UB - if you do buy one, we have some leftover fluid you're welcome to. Two different types for cold or normal temps.
  4. XRR

    XRR Adventurer

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    Anyone ride in today? The wind was a bit much out on secondary highways.
  5. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Thanks again guys. The Brits seem to like them, but that may be due to their climate. I will invest the money in a centre stand, which will aid in the oiling anyway.

    By the way, thanks for your patience, I know I have been hitting you with a lot of questions these days.

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  6. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Went for a slab ride out to Westport, figured the trails would be a bit soggy... I only blew over the line once:huh
  7. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Anyone up for a ride this weekend.... Rain or shine?

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  8. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I had a scottoiler for years on my vfr. Took some fiddling to get it set up just right, and learn where to set it based on conditions. Once I did, I was getting 50-60k out of a chain, easy. Used chain saw bar oil for the most part.

    If I had a chain driven road bike again, I'd get another.
  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Our son's bicycle has a bigger front tire than our DRs.

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  10. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Got a late run in today. Cold, but brilliant out. Stopped in Ashton Station for a beverage to go.....

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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Spent Friday night at the ABC, live that place :1drink
  12. outsidein

    outsidein Been here awhile

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    I've tried quite a few chain lubes. My current favorite is Dupont Teflon Chain Saver (yellow can - available at Lowes). It is a dry lube and not tacky so does not fling off or attract dirt and grit. It is also partially self cleaning. Don't loose the red straw that comes with the can though as it is needed for application. Also requires lots of shaking to mix can contents.
  13. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    +1 on the DuPont Teflon.
    I use it on my 690, the reason being it doesn't attract much dirt and seems to have decent life and staying power.

    Regards the Scottoiler, I ran one on my VFR for a 15k loop through Mexico.
    Worked well once calibrated, but I wouldn't run one for regular street use.
    I prefer 90wt gear oil for the street.

    M2c, fwiw :-)
  14. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Leaving work today and decided to have a fun rip down the trail that follows the hwy. You need to run the hwy for a few to get past some swampy areas and immediately follow that there was construction. As all the cars slowed it was dbl the fun to hit the blinker and drop into the ditch and onto the trail that parallels the hwy. Ripping along a near hwy speeds, a few weeheelies (smaller than an actual wheelie) and passing a long line of cars was a lot of fun.
    Just thought I'd share.:1drink
  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Holy crap is it cold!!!!
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Perfect riding weather!

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    Hardware store first, then the fun stuff!


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  17. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Is that the trail on the right going up towards Chalk River?
  18. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    Forget the Scottoiler and just rub the chain with bacon every other week. Should last 30,000 Kms easily.
  19. Berger

    Berger Been here awhile

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    Never would I waste my bacon!! :D

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  20. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    Warmer than it was at 5..
    Thank God for heated vests :D

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