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Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Congrats! Just a hint - just because you can...

Congrats!

Just a hint - just because you can doesn't mean it's the best idea... I got my license in 1979 and still try to avoid riding at night.
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Not that there's anything wrong with that

Not that there's anything wrong with that
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Crown offered me a 2008 Varadero for pretty cheap...

Crown offered me a 2008 Varadero for pretty cheap a year after I test rode one. Probably the same one I tested...

I don't think there was anything mechanically problematic with them.

Still, the...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 07:32 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Wow I don't know how they could have made a video...

Wow I don't know how they could have made a video that shows less about the bike....
Forum: Canada 05-12-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
spruce cones Looks like around 460 lbs but...

spruce cones

Looks like around 460 lbs but with fuel under the seat should have a nice low CofG

Would the DCT be any good offroad? Not sure how it would know how to slip the clutch if necessary.
Forum: Canada 05-12-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
A couple years back I was looking at a new...

A couple years back I was looking at a new leftover 2010 GoldWing in Grand Forks. They would have had no trouble at all selling to me and knew the process inside out.

I also looked at a new...
Forum: Canada 05-12-2015, 08:16 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
But will we get it here at all? Usually by...

But will we get it here at all?

Usually by the time Honda introduces a new bike here it's already been sold overseas for some time. I'd have not too much concern.
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
It just needs to be something vaguely...

It just needs to be something vaguely windshield-like. Experimenting with some little wings and tabs and things. I figured you'd have to buy a big sheet at somewhere like H-D.
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 01:06 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
on the scrounge

I need about a 12" square of plexiglass. Anyone got a scrap piece laying around?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 12:24 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
I understand this bike is not being sold by the...

I understand this bike is not being sold by the builder, but by a third party that bought it from the builder (apparently, to turn around and re sell)
Forum: Canada 05-10-2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
Looks like a great XT. Enjoy! Just got back...

Looks like a great XT. Enjoy!

Just got back from Pinawa on the KLR. A little chilly but not too bad out there today.
Forum: Canada 05-09-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
I bet that thing is a hoot to ride.

I bet that thing is a hoot to ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
You did say "next Spring"....

You did say "next Spring"....
Forum: Canada 05-06-2015, 06:14 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Local tire shop charged me $5 for a handful of...

Local tire shop charged me $5 for a handful of them. Thought that was a lot.
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 06:22 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
ooooh you retired guys. I am at work today.

ooooh you retired guys.

I am at work today.
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 04:30 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
We came down 304 on the Goldwing on the weekend....

We came down 304 on the Goldwing on the weekend. Lots of interesting looking trails out that way.
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 06:35 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Did you get new bars already or put the old ones...

Did you get new bars already or put the old ones back on?
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 06:28 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Tough life being retired. I did get out for a...

Tough life being retired. I did get out for a quick Goldwing jaunt into town and back after work.

Tied down the brake lever overnight, front brake much more solid now. M96 commented that it was...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 05:55 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
And I was out that way Saturday - La Salle -...

And I was out that way Saturday -

La Salle - Oakbank - Pinawa - Pine Falls - Selkirk via 304 - home
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 09:18 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Well, it's got 136 miles on Trip Odo "A", not...

Well, it's got 136 miles on Trip Odo "A", not sure what it will have for real miles! Does a Sherpa have Total/Trip A/Trip B settings?
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 09:16 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Honda parts

St Croix Cycle in Pine Falls is a Honda dealer and seems to have good stock of parts. They had Honda brake pads in stock for my 30 year old Goldwing!

The guy is in Winnipeg a couple times a week...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Did you try putting a piece of pipe (I like a...

Did you try putting a piece of pipe (I like a piece of chain link fence post) over the end of bar for leverage?
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
That's what a TW200 wants to be when it grows up.

That's what a TW200 wants to be when it grows up.
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Awesome Mel - looks like it fits you well!

Awesome Mel - looks like it fits you well!
Forum: Canada 04-21-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
Since we're mentioning selling bikes, I'm looking...

Since we're mentioning selling bikes, I'm looking at maybe selling my Goldwing this summer.

Wife says we should get something newer, who am I to argue?

Details later, but briefly:

'85 GL1200...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2015, 06:18 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Question Surely they will just be doing classroom work . ....

Surely they will just be doing classroom work . . .
Forum: Canada 04-19-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
Aaaand the Goldwing is back on the road with new...

Aaaand the Goldwing is back on the road with new fork seals, bushings, and adjusted steering head bearings. I have no parts left over so it must be done.
Forum: Canada 04-19-2015, 05:37 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
Bolt Supply on St James St will probably have...

Bolt Supply on St James St will probably have them. $5 minimum charge there, $10 at Addams. Plus you get to root through stuff yourself at Bolt, not send some grumpy guy into the back for 15 minutes...
Forum: Canada 04-18-2015, 08:49 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Today is day 2 of the "new fork seals and...

Today is day 2 of the "new fork seals and bushings for the Goldwing" saga. No riding for me.

Some previous owner tried to do this at some point, and rounded off the insides of the socket head...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 07:41 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
https://mnyoug.dm2301.livefilestore.com/y2pNseqPEF...

https://mnyoug.dm2301.livefilestore.com/y2pNseqPEFVKHll6yGVmYt_YE6tR3oMGehcPU74UYsvyxnefRIaBeYFnlLpbbQ94q9hCH-M0-sZbX8hgtSJCxwswmlvFk4Cp5XTtrh_2ZBBbqhdYNDoqLCMDSJ9zG8OH1zc/IMG00052-20140705-0834.jpg
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
Forgot about those guys! They're off the beaten...

Forgot about those guys! They're off the beaten path for sure. Closer than Chudd's.
Forum: Canada 04-02-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18,208
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Posted By MacNoob
On the motocross track it looked a little.......

On the motocross track it looked a little.... cumbersome.
Forum: Canada 04-02-2015, 06:08 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
wow those are big $.

wow those are big $.
Forum: Canada 04-01-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
Young hooligan at play. ...

Young hooligan at play.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t189/mlstev27/Black%20Hills%20May2014/img_0341-resized-10241024x768_zps8bf4a9f2.jpg...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
That's probably my great-uncles' granite quarry...

That's probably my great-uncles' granite quarry northeast of Whitemouth.
Forum: Canada 03-27-2015, 08:55 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
Mark - that's awesome. You know if you still...

Mark - that's awesome.

You know if you still had all the bikes you sold, you wouldn't have had all the bikes you bought with the money you made from the bikes you sold...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By MacNoob
Headingley Sports will swap them for about $5...

Headingley Sports will swap them for about $5 each if you ask at the parts counter.
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18,208
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Posted By MacNoob
Just say the word and you're on it. You'll need a...

Just say the word and you're on it. You'll need a milk crate for a step up now though :evil:evil

I love the white ones - but until this year they were US-only! I see kawasaki.ca now shows the...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
You could make the ride again on the same bike....

You could make the ride again on the same bike....
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By MacNoob
You have to zoom in real close on 503 before 505...

You have to zoom in real close on 503 before 505 shows up. It extends from where 503 turns north, out west to the river.

I think 308 to 503 then west on 503, down the piece of 505 that accesses...
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