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Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
I cannot find that information in my manual which...

I cannot find that information in my manual which covers all SK models from 2001 through 2009 and SMK models from 2005 through 2009. I checked all years and they have the same lengths. The tables...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
DR-Z400SK5 ('05-MODEL) SUSPENSION Unit: mm...

DR-Z400SK5 ('05-MODEL)

SUSPENSION Unit: mm (in)
ITEM STANDARD/SPECIFICATION LIMIT
Front fork stroke 288
(11.3) -
Front fork spring free length 573.2 561
(22.57) (22.1 )
Front fork oil level...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,679
Posted By SteveROntario
I would check the cost of sending him to Canada...

I would check the cost of sending him to Canada to take Engineering if money is a major factor. Places up here like Carleton University also offer the Formula SAE 4th year course.

Just prepare...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By SteveROntario
We've been doing it for decades with snowmobiles...

We've been doing it for decades with snowmobiles up here. :clap I think the first time I saw a bike do it was on Crusty Demons of Dirt.
Steve
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Yeah, I've been surprised that none of Eddie's...

Yeah, I've been surprised that none of Eddie's replies to anybody included an apology. I've ordered a SSW fan switch and large battery holder from him after seeing the complaints but I'm not in a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
You got 3 sets of wheels!? You have an...

You got 3 sets of wheels!? You have an opportunity to make some good money on the SM wheels if you decide you won't want them.
Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,471
Posted By SteveROntario
Ha, I got stopped at one of those ridiculous...

Ha, I got stopped at one of those ridiculous check points in 2002 coming back from Mexico. They asked if we were American and we said no so they let us go (2 Canadians, 1 Frenchman, and 1 Spaniard)....
Forum: Canada 06-02-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,371
Posted By SteveROntario
TD Meloche Monex is the way to go if you are an...

TD Meloche Monex is the way to go if you are an Engineer but you will need to register with the PEO.

Try to find a "Group" rate based on your occupation or profession.

Most insurance...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By SteveROntario
The road out of Saint Sauveur to Wentworth North...

The road out of Saint Sauveur to Wentworth North is pretty twisty but they pave swamp in that area so it can get rough. There all sorts of loops you can take to pop out at Highway 50 so there's no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,247
Posted By SteveROntario
Find somebody with an underground parking spot...

Find somebody with an underground parking spot and park it sideways against the wall. Building a fixed cost into your budget for a bike that doesn't get used probably isn't a great thing though, it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
I suppose you need to get the hubs opened up a...

I suppose you need to get the hubs opened up a bit, from what I recall only Japanese motorcycle companies use "odd" sized bearings, the rest of the world uses "even".
Steve
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Hello, They are all about the same. The...

Hello,
They are all about the same. The older ones have crappy handlebars and clamps but the 2006 probably isn't like that, it should have a large single piece top clamp for the handlebars.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 422,785
Posted By SteveROntario
I wasn't commuting at the time but the other guy...

I wasn't commuting at the time but the other guy probably was. I was in Boston and figured I'd go have a look at Harvard. I'll be damned if I didn't find myself at an intersection with 5 roads...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Maybe the fronts are done the wrong way because...

Maybe the fronts are done the wrong way because they are easier to see? The rear axle spacers do a good job of hiding the rusty springs.
Steve
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Question All this talk about coolant tanks made me go look...

All this talk about coolant tanks made me go look at mine. My bike's an 09 and never had any coolant in the tank since I got it and it turns out that it's gotten brittle. I didn't bother to look...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
I was out for about 3.5 hours in the rain riding...

I was out for about 3.5 hours in the rain riding today. I had a great time, I found an abandoned transmission line so I grabbed a couple date tags out of the poles and got some other date tags and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Twisted SM front end

Hi all,
Is there a mathematical way of measuring to be sure your SM front end is straight? I know for sure mine a as the bar clamp is twisted to the side a bit when going down the highway and the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
What year did "New Metric" come out for tires? ...

What year did "New Metric" come out for tires? The www.RoyalDistributing.com catalog has 3 columns, "New Metric", "Old Metric", and "Inches" to show you which tires are equivalent. Try page 293 of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
There are couple companies selling spacer/seal...

There are couple companies selling spacer/seal kits now but I'm not sure what material they are made of.

Don't bother dealing with the guy you listed, he doesn't have any stock at this point. He...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Hi again, If you care what your wheels look...

Hi again,
If you care what your wheels look like I'd get an SM with nice wheels since they are very easy to damage and most of the ones I see for sale have the paint chipped. My dirt wheels have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
They definately fit, I have S wheels on my SM. ...

They definately fit, I have S wheels on my SM. You just need to obtain the E/S speedo drive and the discs from an SM to go with the new wheels.
Steve
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,080
Posted By SteveROntario
Agreed, squeezing a tubeless tire into position...

Agreed, squeezing a tubeless tire into position to start a bead while pumping by hand is a pain. Seating the bead is just about impossible on a heavy sidewall tire. When I lived in an apartment I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
See-Three: I would say a chunk of metal got in...

See-Three: I would say a chunk of metal got in between the gear and shaft. The gear got so hot it actually turned blue! All of those gears being chipped is really weird, I would get another motor...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Hi All, I'm just getting ready for another...

Hi All,
I'm just getting ready for another season of abuse and neglect for my bike so I'm trying to catch up for last years... My bike has about 13,000km on it and the exhaust valves are a bit...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By SteveROntario
I don't recall seeing any useful strapping points...

I don't recall seeing any useful strapping points in the uhaul 6 x 12 the last time I rented one. You are gonna need a whole lot of spray foam to stop them from moving around...
Steve
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,110
Posted By SteveROntario
Call your municipality, you should only be...

Call your municipality, you should only be responsible up to your property line (this is likely where your curb stop to turn your water off is). The town can't have everybody digging up the roads...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By SteveROntario
I hope they paid the engineer that designed that...

I hope they paid the engineer that designed that thing a fortune, they've been using the design for a long time and I'm sure it's sent a lot of DIYs to the dealer. I found one in a 1987 Econoline...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,528
Posted By SteveROntario
My brother has been living in PA for about 5...

My brother has been living in PA for about 5 years now and has not gotten US citizenship yet. He did get US plates and a US license shortly after moving and he does come back to Canada with his...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,976
Posted By SteveROntario
Hi there, Is there any additional hardware...

Hi there,
Is there any additional hardware required to mount these on Happy Trails SU racks? Also, I hate to be vain, but are there any colours other than black available? My bike is black, my...
Forum: Vendors 02-17-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 186,095
Posted By SteveROntario
Removing the reflector turned out to be easier...

Removing the reflector turned out to be easier than I thought! The middle is a good starting point as there is a cavity behind the glass, I was able to punch in the centre and work my way out from...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,949
Posted By SteveROntario
I have never laid hands on a BMW bike but I've...

I have never laid hands on a BMW bike but I've been able to save a differential full of metal before so keep that in mind before listening to me. ;)

I think your best bet is to change out the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Bobby Ginger: The owner's manual is readily...

Bobby Ginger: The owner's manual is readily available on the internet. I'm surprised Suzuki hasn't got it posted on their website as most manufacturers provide them for download...because it is...
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 186,095
Posted By SteveROntario
Removing old lenses

Hi all,
I got some new lenses for Christmas and my mom packaged them with super glue but no instructions. :raabia Is the superglue the correct stuff to put the new lenses in, and more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,543
Posted By SteveROntario
You'll be able to do it but you probably won't...

You'll be able to do it but you probably won't want to go very fast. The sound from all the various accessories on your bike bouncing around will drive you nuts!

You'll also be in bad shape if...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,287
Posted By SteveROntario
Trail Saws

Hi guys,
I just got a Coghlan's folding saw to trail clearing, what do you use?
Regards, Steve
...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,725
Posted By SteveROntario
I ended up buying a used pair of waterproof...

I ended up buying a used pair of waterproof SIDI's. Now I need to find some pants that can fit around them so water doesn't run into them when I'm riding under water. :lol3
Steve
Forum: Canada 04-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,428
Posted By SteveROntario
Man, considering the amount of bad situations...

Man, considering the amount of bad situations riders get into because of car drivers, they can suck it up if a bike flies past them once in a while.

It's funny that the general public doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,820
Posted By SteveROntario
It took me about 2 days to get my first bike from...

It took me about 2 days to get my first bike from conception of wanting a street bike to getting my hands on one back in 2000. I was walking home one day in the fall and I decided I wanted a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 4,231,837
Posted By SteveROntario
Yeah, it could be better but I think I'm going to...

Yeah, it could be better but I think I'm going to go for it. I thought about it long enough that I think I have a solution, drill out the frame and put in some 8 mm helicoils so I can atleast use...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 51,758
Posted By SteveROntario
I'm surprised to hear that people do not like the...

I'm surprised to hear that people do not like the attaching method for the Wolfman's. I had a set of Joe Rocket bags previously and they drove me mad. Nothing would get them to hug to the bike...
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