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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,208
Posted By TheMechanic
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/themechan...

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/themechanic1993/IMG-20120703-00161_zps8565ca90.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/themechanic1993/media/IMG-20120703-00161_zps8565ca90.jpg.html)
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Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
Today i rode back to vancouver. The highway from...

Today i rode back to vancouver. The highway from tofino to nanaimo is really twisty, as you can see from my lack of chicken strips:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
I continued back, taking a different rout through...

I continued back, taking a different rout through some thick forest:
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/themechanic1993/IMAG0535_zps4539ff47.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
When the trail grew in i stopped and heard...

When the trail grew in i stopped and heard something up the stream a ways...
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/themechanic1993/IMAG0491_zpsb6453cdc.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
On monday i ended up exploring some logging roads...

On monday i ended up exploring some logging roads near tofino. racked up about 160km on the potholled trail. It was some extremely good fun, especially after being broken down for so long. Here...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
So after i realized what i did, i couldn't get...

So after i realized what i did, i couldn't get the seal out without completely deforming it, since the gasket paste had worked so well. It was already worthless, so i just pried it out with a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
Alright, here's an update on the ride with some...

Alright, here's an update on the ride with some info about the situation.

On thursday i left lillooet after installing the new seal from suzuki, which arrived the day before. Unknown to me at the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
Made it to tofino with no sign of leakage. In...

Made it to tofino with no sign of leakage. In the rain albeit. Bloody hell...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
I'm not sure about that, there's no bearing play,...

I'm not sure about that, there's no bearing play, and the oil pressure alone would push it out by revving the engine in neutral. We modded an xr650 seal to fit and used hondabond along with the...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By TheMechanic
Not sure, maybe tofino. I want to see the west...

Not sure, maybe tofino. I want to see the west side for sure I think.
Forum: Canada 09-14-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By TheMechanic
Fixed the bike, used an xrl seal

Fixed the bike, used an xrl seal
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
Yes, I got the retainer from Suzuki, but I had...

Yes, I got the retainer from Suzuki, but I had pushed the seal in too far and it was leaking all-around the edge, and I damaged it trying to take it out in order to reseat it.
Forum: Canada 09-13-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By TheMechanic
dr650 rider NEEDS HELP in NANAIMO BC/ VANCOUVER ISLAND

Hey, I'm in need of some help. My bike broke down last week, the countershaft oilseal blew out. I was stuck in lillooet for 5 days waiting on the new seal. Finally got one, made it to Vancouver...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
I made it to Vancouver and to the bike shop with...

I made it to Vancouver and to the bike shop with not a minute to spare. Traffic here is ridiculous. Anyway, got the retainer and installed it in the parking lot. That should be the last I hear...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
The proper seal will be in tomorrow, and the...

The proper seal will be in tomorrow, and the retainer will be in Vancouver on Thursday. Hopefully I make it there without it popping again.

Tried two different types of seal in the mean time...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
Well they found some seals close in size, a...

Well they found some seals close in size, a littlebig, hammered one in but it was damaged in the process. It still didn't leak so I jbwelded it in there. After a 20 minute test ride it was leaking...
Forum: Canada 09-05-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 25,544
Posted By TheMechanic
Tried to get in at knutsford and apparently I'll...

Tried to get in at knutsford and apparently I'll have to wait for others to show up before I get the group rate. I was the first one there though. Anyway, I'm just chilling on the north side hills...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
Okay, i'm back. And i'm sure beat. Yesterday I...

Okay, i'm back. And i'm sure beat. Yesterday I rode from Lethbridge to Kitchener which is 10 clicks east of Creston.

Here's the weather leaving lethbridge:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
the bc big adventure trail ride. went last year,...

the bc big adventure trail ride. went last year, had a blast, going again. here's the thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871033
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
i'm still alive

i left russell manitoba at 7:45 am on august 31st, in the distance were dark clouds. not a good sign.
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z397/themechanic1993/IMAG0093_zps961b7053.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,703
Posted By TheMechanic
Manitoba to BC on a dr650- BCBATR and more

Hey inmates, tomorrow I leave on my first long voyage by motorcycle. I'm heading to kamloops for the bc big adventure ride, there's a thread on here about it, and I might also head out to the island...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 25,544
Posted By TheMechanic
Anyone camping at Paul lake? Seems to have the...

Anyone camping at Paul lake? Seems to have the best price/closeness to kamloops ratio. No showers though
Forum: Canada 08-06-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 25,544
Posted By TheMechanic
I'm going to be passing through kelowna on my way...

I'm going to be passing through kelowna on my way to kamloops so maybe we could meet up
Forum: Canada 07-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 25,544
Posted By TheMechanic
For sure buddy, i`ll have a bigger budget to play...

For sure buddy, i`ll have a bigger budget to play with so i hope i`ll figure something out. Definitely want to hit up vancouver again, what a great place.
Forum: Canada 07-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 25,544
Posted By TheMechanic
I am in. Daymien, Gareth, maybe i`ll see you...

I am in. Daymien, Gareth, maybe i`ll see you guys this year. i`ll be loaded a bit heavier as i`ll be riding all the way from manitoba instead of cheating and taking the truck.
Forum: Canada 07-17-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 94,564
Posted By TheMechanic
yo

Any updates on the ride? Getting eager to hit the road soon. I think I'll ride the DR out all the way from manitoba this time instead of trucking it.
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,684
Posted By TheMechanic
That was a good ride. You should post that...

That was a good ride. You should post that video of that hill climb.

Good luck on the rest of your trip. Don't forget the bear spray
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,684
Posted By TheMechanic
Yo

Hey, let me know when you're in western Manitoba, we could hit some trails or something. You should come up the yellowhead and onward to Saskatoon.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By TheMechanic
nope but i hit a pothole and bent the rear rim...

nope but i hit a pothole and bent the rear rim and axle a bit. dont think it would withstand jumps very well.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By TheMechanic
love that show. i think i even used some of the...

love that show. i think i even used some of the handyman's secret weapon to build this thing
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By TheMechanic
maybe because it can go 80km/h. cops haven't...

maybe because it can go 80km/h. cops haven't bugged me yet though.

and yeah the low bar makes it easier to get on since you have to stand behind it to start the motor. you can swing your leg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By TheMechanic
i'm more worried about the clutch failing and...

i'm more worried about the clutch failing and throwing the weights all over the place than the chain failing.

but yeah i built this with a bike from the dump, some scrap steel tubing, a motor i...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By TheMechanic
she's never been in the woods but she's been on...

she's never been in the woods but she's been on the grids and even the slab. drove her 15 clicks to the next town once. hell i even took it to the valley and it had enough power to push me up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By TheMechanic
does this count as a thumper?

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Forum: Canada 09-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 94,564
Posted By TheMechanic
this ride was some of the best fun i've had all...

this ride was some of the best fun i've had all year. hope to make it for net year's. if all goes well, it'll be bcbatr 2013 then i'll be flying off to germany for oktoberfest.
Forum: Canada 09-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 94,564
Posted By TheMechanic
Well do you want help working on the slide? What...

Well do you want help working on the slide? What are you doing, moving rocks? I got a whole nother day to kill, only have to be back at harrison for 5:00.
Forum: Canada 09-05-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 94,564
Posted By TheMechanic
Lol I know less than you about that. Wth is...

Lol I know less than you about that. Wth is basecamp? Anyway, I downloaded the other revised files from OceanMtnSea

Anyway, you said you might ride up to and work on the slide area, how far...
Forum: Canada 09-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 94,564
Posted By TheMechanic
can't get this one to work with my gps. it's a...

can't get this one to work with my gps. it's a magellan.
Forum: Canada 09-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 94,564
Posted By TheMechanic
slept on the beach at harrison last night. all...

slept on the beach at harrison last night. all was well until the sprinklers turned on at 3am
Forum: Canada 09-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 94,564
Posted By TheMechanic
Feel like hiking?

Feel like hiking?
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