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Forum: Canada 04-21-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
Beautiful bike. Been drooling over the big yamaha...

Beautiful bike. Been drooling over the big yamaha since they come out.
I picked up a set of Mitas at Alberta cycle for my drz (only $15 more per set than online), love them. They work almost...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,847
Posted By wos
Quebec has always treated outsiders like shit. ...

Quebec has always treated outsiders like shit.
Terry Fox was arrested for running on the transcanada in Montreal twice. Same with a local guy; Curtis Hargrove

Alberta man running across Canada...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,538
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 351,547
Posted By wos
I used to teach a short aircraft wiring repair...

I used to teach a short aircraft wiring repair for CF18 techs, most of it was book work but we had a couple small connectors they had to build to display their skills. I had to constantly stand by...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9,490
Views: 1,410,924
Posted By wos
Has anyone found a cheap shorter rear shock for...

Has anyone found a cheap shorter rear shock for the dr.
I have a short SIL that wants to learn to ride and I need to lower it a bit.
I've seen an ex500 shock is supposed to work, anyone try that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 373,437
Posted By wos
I remember seeing it shown at SEMA. probably a...

I remember seeing it shown at SEMA. probably a one off just for the show.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,335
Posted By wos
rating by comfort on the seat 1. klr ok 2...

rating by comfort on the seat
1. klr ok
2 dr
3 drz. horrible

playbike fun rating
1. drz weeee
2 dr
3 klr meh
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,538
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 351,547
Posted By wos
Also make sure your only pair of sunglasses isn't...

Also make sure your only pair of sunglasses isn't in there too.
Tents don't normally make crunching noises.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,918
Posted By wos
I put a posi lock on my cherokee and loved it....

I put a posi lock on my cherokee and loved it. gave me control of the front axle, 2 wheel lo was very useful, especially when I turned my boys loose in the back 40 learning how to drive a stick.:rofl
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on...

Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on abdualsport so let me know here and I will try to drag my friends along.
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on...

Alternating sounds like a good idea, I'm not on abdualsport so let me know here and I will try to drag my friends along.
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
4 of us showed up at Timmies last night, Steve...

4 of us showed up at Timmies last night, Steve and Tyler from ABdualsport, me and a buddy Rob. 2 dr650s, a crf250 and my drz400.
Rob has a login here but I have no idea what it is.
They are trying...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
I will be around. A friend just picked up a Dr650...

I will be around. A friend just picked up a Dr650 and I am going to ride around with him tonight with my Drz. Both white. I will plan on dropping in.
Not sure where we are going to ride, new bike,...
Forum: Canada 08-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By wos
Sounds like somebody else found he didn't like...

Sounds like somebody else found he didn't like riding with Nate.

For those that don't delve deep; check the basement for the don't ride with Nate thread.
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By wos
The riding school in Edmonton at the university...

The riding school in Edmonton at the university grounds uses one for on site storage, might be 15 of their training bikes plus all the gear (pylons and classroom gear etc.) They have enough room to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By wos
I'm unfamilior with the scramblers setup. the...

I'm unfamilior with the scramblers setup. the switch is usually threaded for adjustment. When the lowered the lever they didn't adjust the switch. The hardest part is getting your hands in there to...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By wos
mine falls off the windshield fairly often with a...

mine falls off the windshield fairly often with a gps in it.
I would go here http://www.rammount.com/
and see what I could piece together to mount somewhere else. Maybe a flex arm to the...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
Meadowlake park is a beautiful place, the gravel...

Meadowlake park is a beautiful place, the gravel seems to keep the morons away so it is nice and quiet. I am hoping to get out there for a couple weekends with the kayaks before the winter.
Forum: Canada 08-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
I was just out there, the road is still torn up...

I was just out there, the road is still torn up east of Beacon hill, 20km east of Pierceland. They skimmed the top off the asphalt and left a lot of loose rocks and potholes. road is marked for...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By wos
can't help you in the park but there is a couple...

can't help you in the park but there is a couple nice campgrounds just outside the north side. KInky lake in the wildhorse provincial.
jasper site :...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,895
Posted By wos
how about change the petcock to a more user...

how about change the petcock to a more user friendly one. The one on my 87 cbr600 was really easy to grab onto with gloves on. They use the same on their carbed quads as well.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By wos
Are your cross braces in danger of hitting the...

Are your cross braces in danger of hitting the tire under compression?
Forum: Canada 06-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By wos
tons of info here ...

tons of info here
https://hammockforums.net/forum/content.php
Forum: Canada 06-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By wos
Got one, don't like it. 1. doesn't go far...

Got one, don't like it.
1. doesn't go far enough into the receiver. Another 2 or 3 inches of metal on the 2" tube and it would be good. Moving the hitch pin hole a couple inches out made it very...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,096
Posted By wos
pull it back off, I bet the key slipped out and...

pull it back off, I bet the key slipped out and is misaligned.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26,708
Views: 4,851,965
Posted By wos
I put a "garbage can" fairing on mine. look for...

I put a "garbage can" fairing on mine. look for it in this thread or the Dr650 threads. One large cheap pastic kitchen garbage can ($14 walwart) cut and bent then taped on. Sits about chin height on...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By wos
I think they were supposed to be made from the...

I think they were supposed to be made from the same material as what is found in a catalytic convertor. Platinum etc.
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By wos
I used a piece of .040 scrap metal. Made a heat...

I used a piece of .040 scrap metal. Made a heat shield the width of the bag and sewed it on with wire. It isn't tightly sewn on so heat transfer to the bag is minimized.
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,151
Posted By wos
I have a similar set up I've towed with my...

I have a similar set up I've towed with my croozer with no issues. I used the lightest springs I could find and only run the main leaf. It is also a slipper spring (no shackle) I used a teflon sheet...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By wos
Shell casings make great hole punches. I keep a...

Shell casings make great hole punches. I keep a 22 casing in the tool box as I find using an actual hole punch warps and pulls the material a little. The casing is very thin and does a great job.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 366,565
Posted By wos
A couple years ago we had a small fire near town....

A couple years ago we had a small fire near town. I sat on my deck and watch a fourship of these guys dropping water for an hour. Nearest water in the direction they were circuiting was the lake...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By wos
I have a Tomtom one car type and hate it. driving...

I have a Tomtom one car type and hate it. driving out in the sticks the highway is usually off by a hundred meters or more which sticks it in search mode and makes it blank out all the info, speed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By wos
Last time I ordered from Jim it took 10 days to...

Last time I ordered from Jim it took 10 days to here in Canada. His stuff is very good. I am an avionics tech, CF18 hornet and got a professional product that exceeded what most techs do on the...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
I wouldn't want to risk it. A quick look on the...

I wouldn't want to risk it. A quick look on the internet and I saw a couple instance where the loose chain and guide contacts other parts in the motor and wreaked havoc. Not sure which ktm motor it...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By wos
leave it alone, the spacer is supposed to take...

leave it alone, the spacer is supposed to take the load off the bearing. One bearing should be centered and the other should have some room to adjust to align the inner and outer race alignment. A...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,538
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 351,547
Posted By wos
My older brother came down with a stomach bug...

My older brother came down with a stomach bug while he was working on a road construction crew. 30 mile ride home on his RD400. He pulled into the driveway covered in puke. Never get sick wearing a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9,490
Views: 1,410,924
Posted By wos
you can check the float level without taking it...

you can check the float level without taking it off the bike. Put a clear tube on the drain line of the carb bowl, loop the line upwards beside the bowl and open the drain. Hold the bike upright and...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By wos
I remember my dad (GM mechanic) using ATF for...

I remember my dad (GM mechanic) using ATF for speedo cable and speedo lube. pull the lower end of the cable off, pull cable out and pour it into the open cable end until it comes out the other end,...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By wos
A friend used NAPA branded spray paint marketed...

A friend used NAPA branded spray paint marketed as wheel and rim paint. He put his jeep through hell and the wheels never chipped up or rust bubbled so it must work.
Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,392
Posted By wos
Count me in as well. Just registered the other...

Count me in as well.
Just registered the other bikes here, summoned the last of the winter anger from mother nature. At least I hope its the last. Paid the nice lady and walked out into snow...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9,490
Views: 1,410,924
Posted By wos
You should be able to raise the forks in the...

You should be able to raise the forks in the triple clamps by an inch or maybe 1.5 without problems. going into the fork to lower the bike might cause some issues as Jesse states. Using washers to...
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