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Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Thanks for validating my math on the Shorai...

Thanks for validating my math on the Shorai sizing! :freaky

I think that the really bad part is that the LiPo mfgs don't use the SAE J537 standard for CCA which is conducted on a battery cooled...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,851
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
motorcycleinnovations.ca...

motorcycleinnovations.ca (http://www.motorcycleinnovations.ca/Default.asp) is excellent and offer free shipping over $100 with an ADVRider code (check vendors). I have had nothing but great service...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I almost had a trip ruined by a Shorai 14AH on my...

I almost had a trip ruined by a Shorai 14AH on my 1150. Every morning was hit and miss as to whether it would start. After the first start of the day it was fine but it was a total PITA doing the...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Hit and miss is right. The insurance companies...

Hit and miss is right. The insurance companies hate Ducatis. At one point every Duc was on the "do not insure" list. All the Duc riders were going to State Farm since they were the only ones who...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 384,017
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Do you mean a shop? If so, I recommend Redline...

Do you mean a shop? If so, I recommend Redline Motorsports. Nice people, good mechanics and they won't look down their noses at a klr.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,098
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
2 minutes including the part where the old servo...

2 minutes including the part where the old servo decorates your garden?
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I went and read the article last night. Great...

I went and read the article last night. Great piece (as usual). It was pretty measured given that the car tried to kill him! Yes, I called it a car.

He also ended the article on a positive note,...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Neil Graham is awesome. He is the best thing that...

Neil Graham is awesome. He is the best thing that happened to CC since Bruce Reeve left. Costa was a nice guy but not very interesting.

Just don't get Neil going on Buells, bike shows or VStroms!...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,098
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
If you pull out the servo, the lights won't...

If you pull out the servo, the lights won't flash. Other option - remove the bulbs. If you do pull the servo, make sure your brake lights are working - the ABS and non ABS bikes used opposite switch...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
OK, I won't tell you that the bankruptcy...

OK, I won't tell you that the bankruptcy adventure works great with my Leatt! :rofl
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 148,786
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Rick, what size are those lower screws on the...

Rick, what size are those lower screws on the front plate? Mine are pretty much stripped after years of taking the plate off and on for oil changes.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 17,750
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Ultimately, you made the right decision by paying...

Ultimately, you made the right decision by paying $1k. You could have got a lawyer and it might have got you a free engine but it would have cost you more. As a friend of mine who is a lawyer says,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 91,295
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Not in Quebec. Any turn on red used to be banned...

Not in Quebec. Any turn on red used to be banned in the entire province but now is allowed everywhere but the island of Montreal. If you have experienced Montreal pedestrians, you would understand...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,587
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I saw 8-9 bars on my RID while crawling up Pike's...

I saw 8-9 bars on my RID while crawling up Pike's Peak in heavy traffic on a hot day in July and the bike was not happy. Once it cooled down it ran normally again. No sign of burnt oil.

My...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 17,750
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I have around 1500 posts and no miles on an...

I have around 1500 posts and no miles on an S1000, which puts my posts/mile at infinity.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 17,750
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Weren't you the guy who went through warranty...

Weren't you the guy who went through warranty hell on a new Stelvio?

Roach is a great name for someone in warranty claims....
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 631,785
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
A friend of mine completely used up rear a T30GT...

A friend of mine completely used up rear a T30GT in 4500 miles on his K16GTL. He was riding two up the whole time. After going over Beartooth Pass, it was really grained, like it had just come off a...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Edmonton may be a better choice than Calgary for...

Edmonton may be a better choice than Calgary for your skillset. Most of the fab shops and yards for the patch are in Edmonton. Good Luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I removed the PC-III from my 1150 when I got the...

I removed the PC-III from my 1150 when I got the XIED. i am very happy with the XIED (it is a real bargain on the 1150 series because there is only one sensor). The XIED is a set and forget device.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 631,785
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Is that the one that comes bundled with carb's...

Is that the one that comes bundled with carb's and a spark advance lever?
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,433
Views: 931,656
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
That is astounding.... A little too astounding. ...

That is astounding.... A little too astounding. I don't think any open class bike is getting 3l/100km.

My GSA with 30l tank can just barely get 500km in real world riding. Unless you're drafting...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,433
Views: 931,656
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+1 - a 35l tank on a Buell seems to go against...

+1 - a 35l tank on a Buell seems to go against everything Buell stands for.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 384,017
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I rode my Fjr through a couple of weeks ago....

I rode my Fjr through a couple of weeks ago. Definitely rideable on a street bike.
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 404,899
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
In theory, modified Guzzi's and Oilheads, too....

In theory, modified Guzzi's and Oilheads, too. Maybe even Amazonas. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
The 1 gal rotopax fit quite nicely on the back of...

The 1 gal rotopax fit quite nicely on the back of a Jesse bag. You could fit one on either side but you would have to drill for the mount.
Forum: Trials 08-25-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+2 - I shipped across Canada with Uship and the...

+2 - I shipped across Canada with Uship and the guy was excellent, but after watching Shipping Wars, I'd be nervous about getting a "Jared"!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
When I did it, I just called Jesse and spoke to...

When I did it, I just called Jesse and spoke to Al. He sent me a scratch and dent full sized left one at a deep discount and since I already scratched and dented the right one, it fit right...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,336
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
If the Bestrest pump doesn't work, why do you...

If the Bestrest pump doesn't work, why do you think that the Stich one will work? Sounds like the problem is with the bike. Put a proper fusebox in to get around the Canbus issues. They will haunt...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 404,899
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Pretty sure the EBR would kill it. More power,...

Pretty sure the EBR would kill it. More power, less weight. Completely different animal. Ask me which one I'd want to do an Iron Butt on....

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Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 404,899
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Most manufacturers also don't use inertial (drum...

Most manufacturers also don't use inertial (drum type) dynos

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Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,651
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
You really are asking two questions: 1)...

You really are asking two questions:

1) Should I sell my Uly?
2) Should I own a bike at all?

And 1 could be taken separately from 2.

When my kids (the kayakheads) were small, I sold my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 404,899
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Decisions, decisions.......:deal

Decisions, decisions.......:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
The original Jesse Odyssey bags were designed...

The original Jesse Odyssey bags were designed specifically to fit the 11xx bikes. Other bags come and go but IMO, the Jesses are still the best option. They fit very close to the bike, are solid as...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 101,770
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I just bought a Steene Designs dimmer and laughed...

I just bought a Steene Designs dimmer and laughed when I saw the warning about HID's. Obviously, someone has tried it.
Forum: Canada 08-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I think that technically the argument is that the...

I think that technically the argument is that the FSM is a religion (Pastafarianism) , so it must also be
taught in schools.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 404,899
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
That chick is no Scarlett Johansson.... Sorry, I...

That chick is no Scarlett Johansson.... Sorry, I liked the Avengers with Mrs. Peel.

http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33300000/The-Avengers-Emma-Peel-mrs-emma-peel-33340990-800-600.png
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I'm guessing it is a Bradley GT but no way in...

I'm guessing it is a Bradley GT but no way in hell am I watching any more of his videos to find out....
...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Where do you find this stuff? There is 8 minutes...

Where do you find this stuff? There is 8 minutes and 43 seconds of my life that I'll never get back! And I watched it at work which means that I'll probably have to work to 68....

Also, what kind...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
The shelf is nice (I use a Bestrest plate on it)...

The shelf is nice (I use a Bestrest plate on it) when traveling solo, there is more space underneath the seat for tools etc, and the two seats are about 3-4" longer than the single seat, so there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I did it years ago and would never go back. There...

I did it years ago and would never go back. There is a (very old) thread here that covers all the parts (with a complete list) you need but basically, you need an 1150 subframe and all the parts...
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