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Forum: Vendors 09-21-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 587,155
Posted By woot_in_NS
If anyone wants to donate the knee pucks, or...

If anyone wants to donate the knee pucks, or wants them scrubbed in... let me know ;)

They look really nice and tall - my current sliders are too short and I've scuffed the leather a few times as...
Forum: Vendors 07-26-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 587,155
Posted By woot_in_NS
Well you failed! :D :slurp Seriously that's...

Well you failed! :D :slurp

Seriously that's my plan as well... daughter is just about tall enough for the extra small ( I think - can't see the size chart currently ). IIRC 5'3" was height for...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 587,155
Posted By woot_in_NS
also with regards to the track, a looser fit will...

also with regards to the track, a looser fit will bunch, and that bunch will sit proud and get worn through much faster in a slide.

I tested a few sets of leathers :evil - one of which on the...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 587,155
Posted By woot_in_NS
Do you have any plans or interest in making a...

Do you have any plans or interest in making a similar suit (maybe even some features stripped down) for children?

In Canada I can't find proper textile gear, well pants anyhow. They finally...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,492
Posted By woot_in_NS
So far we have the BC (Van. Island/Rockies) and...

So far we have the BC (Van. Island/Rockies) and AB Rockies... and Quebec.

I'm recognizing the beauty of your roads and will have to make a day trip out there :D, but I'm an east coaster. That...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,133
Posted By woot_in_NS
Weight reduction

I decided to drop a few pounds on my touring bike...


Before:
http://88.198.67.36/atpic2/3064/27497/0/1385354/600.jpg

After:
http://88.198.67.36/atpic2/3064/27497/0/1385374/600.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,349
Posted By woot_in_NS
Further reading/googling has lead me to the...

Further reading/googling has lead me to the Shindengen FH012AA Reg/Rec. It's on a number of current model sport bikes and perhaps the FJR.

Links:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,932,025
Posted By woot_in_NS
I've been lurking/posting here for awhile and...

I've been lurking/posting here for awhile and finally found this one. Loving reading it... it is great to be able to experience some of the moments on the road. It is like a second family - but this...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 587,155
Posted By woot_in_NS
It is important to note that when moving in high...

It is important to note that when moving in high heat, you do want to control air flow.

In the cold we have windchill, and the same effect comes into play once we go above the bodies normal...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By woot_in_NS
One nice thing about the plug is you don't have...

One nice thing about the plug is you don't have to pull the tire off the rim. For those of us who ride sport bikes our carrying space is limited for bead breaking tools, and we don't have a center...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 49,416
Posted By woot_in_NS
Fantastic RR - I've been reading with great...

Fantastic RR - I've been reading with great interest!

Just wondering if a fix for the subframe bolt might not be to drill through the bolt, pass it through the hole, put the nut/washer back on,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,079
Posted By woot_in_NS
I was asked about this recently... people think...

I was asked about this recently... people think it is difficult to ride a sport bike long distances. I'm 6' tall, fairly sturdy ;) and was on my CBR with luggage taking up more than its share of the...
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 587,155
Posted By woot_in_NS
interesting

This could be good! I own a one piece leather suit, and a few 2pc suits - but it'd be nice to have a larger 1pc suit for touring.

Any reviews yet?
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,133
Posted By woot_in_NS
No photos last time

Here's my girl after some time spent restoring her from track encounters ;)
http://88.198.67.36/atpic2/3064/18475/0/1229543/600.jpg

I like to do long rides on her... did a 5 day tour last summer...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By woot_in_NS
ha ha - ZZR was at my place the summer before......

ha ha - ZZR was at my place the summer before... he'd taken his burger from TB down to Halifax and up the Cabot Trail after.

:slurp
Forum: Canada 02-13-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,610
Posted By woot_in_NS
It's not really the fault of Asian products to be...

It's not really the fault of Asian products to be crap - they are crap because the people who go there, go there for cheap labour and lax regulations.

Here - we can't build a warehouse without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 161,314
Posted By woot_in_NS
I figure they should take me next time... you...

I figure they should take me next time... you know to prove how tough it is. I could be the fall guy. I don't care - I'd do anything to give it a shot.

They'd roll into a road block, and the only...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,133
Posted By woot_in_NS
I ride a CBR 600... F4 so not SS I suppose - more...

I ride a CBR 600... F4 so not SS I suppose - more sport bike.

Great bike - knock down miles easily, and scratch in the twisties like few other.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By woot_in_NS
The RF2400dv (and RF900dv) are the transmission...

The RF2400dv (and RF900dv) are the transmission portion of a cordless phone... you can buy them for <$30. They have an antenna loop, a power/ground for send/receive, and a 4-bit (16 channel)...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By woot_in_NS
Actually - I already have the autocom, and...

Actually - I already have the autocom, and completely agree it is a fine piece of kit.

The weakness is the system is the FRS radios. Range is good, battery life is acceptable, but it is simplex -...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By woot_in_NS
oh how google does it I don't know ;) ...

oh how google does it I don't know ;)

http://www.ubasics.com/full_duplex_cycling_intercom

http://www.ubasics.com/wireless_intercom_prototypeV3
...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By woot_in_NS
Do they actually need a dial tone. If I'm in my...

Do they actually need a dial tone. If I'm in my house and pick up a cordless phone, and someone else picks up another cordless phone using the same base station, we can talk. The question then is -...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By woot_in_NS
another crazy thought

Some house hold cordless phones now operate up to a km or two (Some claim higher).

I wonder how hard it would be to hack a household set to run off the bike's power... some have headset plugs...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By woot_in_NS
Full duplex bike to bike

I've currently got an autocom on my bike (older model M1 Pro). On our road trips my buddy and I talk with basic cobra FRS/GMRS radios bike to bike.

There are a couple of issues that I'd like to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 219,632
Posted By woot_in_NS
I've been following it closely as well. Great RR!...

I've been following it closely as well. Great RR! This is inspiration for us northerners to venture south.
Forum: Americas 01-05-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
oh wow - that's a fantastic offer! I will keep in...

oh wow - that's a fantastic offer! I will keep in touch as I plan things out.

May 30-31 I'll be on the track with the bike, so I could be ready to go in early June (will need fresh tires, swap...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
I just grab a small sandwich - I frequently eat...

I just grab a small sandwich - I frequently eat little. Now when I'm home I'll eat huge meals... and wash them down with lots of beer. On the road I find I don't really get that hungry, only thirsty...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
This is why I posted here - because I hear two...

This is why I posted here - because I hear two stores of Mexico. The people who haven't been there and the internet reports - "Scary place with lots of murders" - then I read the ride reports...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
To be fair - I'd only trailer out of here because...

To be fair - I'd only trailer out of here because it is currently not my idea of riding weather... actually I'm avoiding driving the car at the moment because they haven't cleared the roads properly...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2008, 04:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
That U-Haul idea is actually a damn good idea....

That U-Haul idea is actually a damn good idea. Why I never thought of it is beyond me.

HRM - I'm going to see if there are any other locals who'd be interested in trucking bikes south for some...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
From here to the border is 4000km - which is an...

From here to the border is 4000km - which is an easy 4 days, maybe less. The CBR is blessed for highway miles. Flop on the tank bag, keep the speedo at healthy, and stop in 3 hours for gas. Call it 4...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By woot_in_NS
#3 is good... I always say there are better loops...

#3 is good... I always say there are better loops off the 3 than peggies cove - less traffic, same views.

I'm in Halifax, but I'm planning a camping trip around the perimeter of Nova Scotia next...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
Note that I'm from Nova Scotia - Canada. My trips...

Note that I'm from Nova Scotia - Canada. My trips have stayed in the North East by definition - but I've logged a couple of decent trips in the past 8 years.

This past spring I did NS, NB through...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,403
Posted By woot_in_NS
Great ride report! I read it all - then read...

Great ride report!

I read it all - then read a bunch more of tricepilot's. It looks fantastic! I'm plotting/scheming... thinking of following your paths down. I'm further east, and have in mind a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 48,667
Posted By woot_in_NS
Sounds like a wild trip... when is it next time?...

Sounds like a wild trip... when is it next time? Might have to tag in on the way back.
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 48,667
Posted By woot_in_NS
That rum is amazing. Sadly they stopped selling...

That rum is amazing. Sadly they stopped selling it locally... it's good enough to be worth ordering a case. ZZR_Ron didn't get any as at that time I had 6 empty bottles of it... not much good.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
It's a bit cold up here (for me) to leave now......

It's a bit cold up here (for me) to leave now... it's on the freezing mark and we're between snows, and by the time I get back it'll be proper winter. While some people find this entertaining, I...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
That's one of my questions - how does one know...

That's one of my questions - how does one know where the trouble spots are?

I haven't shaved in a few weeks now... by spring I should be properly mountainified.

I'm also worried my bike might...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By woot_in_NS
A CBR F4... the tamest sport bike. I have ridden...

A CBR F4... the tamest sport bike. I have ridden it in a few silly places, some of the ON off road crowd may recognize this. Between Kingston and Renfrew

http://pic.atpic.com/874513/600...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By woot_in_NS
Sure. The immediate almost cliche ones are...

Sure.

The immediate almost cliche ones are the Cabot Trail, and Peggies cove. The former is a great ride. The later is a good ride which can be too heavily traveled to ride spiritedly (in our...
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