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Forum: Canada Today, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By damurph
Cabot Trail is best as a loop.

Cabot Trail is best as a loop.
Forum: Canada Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By damurph
Sthamerica is an inmate on ADVRider. Honda One...

Sthamerica is an inmate on ADVRider.
Honda One is a dealership in St John's and Simmons is a dealership in Gander. Both are Honda and have websites with contact info. Parts counter at each...
Forum: Canada Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By damurph
Sthamerica was one of the Kiwis. He would be able...

Sthamerica was one of the Kiwis. He would be able to give more specifics but they flew in on Sunday (06-10-13) and rode away on Monday. Bikes were plated and set up to spec.

I agree with the...
Forum: Canada Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By damurph
I am in St John's and buying a motorcycle is...

I am in St John's and buying a motorcycle is quite possible. The TCAT thread had two Kiwis buy two WR250Rs and they were plated and waiting for them. It requires insurance to be licenced. They...
Forum: Layin' down tracks Today, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By damurph
Not being a GPS user my view may be skewed but I...

Not being a GPS user my view may be skewed but I think I would lose some of the feeling of discovery by nothing more than random chance. Less planning equals more adventure is a phrase I have...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17,952
Views: 1,021,534
Posted By damurph
Oilhead fuel pump is on the plate in the tank. It...

Oilhead fuel pump is on the plate in the tank. It has a screen before and a filter after the pump. If it clogs, the pump has to work harder. I have never seen one burn the wires but service these...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By damurph
Sideways play could be final drive pivot bearings...

Sideways play could be final drive pivot bearings as well and even swingarm pivot bearings.
Grasp the wheel at 12 and 6 oclock and check for play.

As for how to...the Hall of wisdom at the bottom...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By damurph
If there is a place to put a bike on this...

If there is a place to put a bike on this rock...I have. I am pretty sure I could answer your question when you ask it.
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,360
Views: 697,521
Posted By damurph
Can't help in Halifax but if you're coming across...

Can't help in Halifax but if you're coming across Newfoundland I am in St John's and have whatever you need.
You would not be the first to start or end the TCAT at my house.
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17,952
Views: 1,021,534
Posted By damurph
Don't know the particulars on these guards but...

Don't know the particulars on these guards but usually the threaded tapered nut comes up against a spreader sleeve. Put the bolt back in and hit that with a hammer and drive the threaded section...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By damurph
As a Big Ruckus owner I am glad to see that...

As a Big Ruckus owner I am glad to see that someone who needs the help can keep on being as eccentric (weird) as myself.

Good Karma to you sir. You are a rider who truly gets the whole mentality...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By damurph
75,000km ((46000miles) and half worn. Cleaned...

75,000km ((46000miles) and half worn. Cleaned and lubed the splines this winter and was relieved to see they were looking great.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By damurph
Looking at the way it appears to be running down...

Looking at the way it appears to be running down from the cylinder head area I would suspect the head cover gasket or donut gasket. But I agree with GS Addict....check the tension.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By damurph
Servo brakes (whizzy)were used in 2003 and up....

Servo brakes (whizzy)were used in 2003 and up. Some people avoid them and others love them. Same ABS system on the 1100 as the 1150 till then.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By damurph
The one with the best maintenance records. It is...

The one with the best maintenance records. It is a 10-20 year old bike and these are great machines if maintained. Without maintenance they can soak up some big funds at higher mileage. Parts are...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 826
Posted By damurph
Only dealt with them once but G. Bourke in New...

Only dealt with them once but G. Bourke in New Brunswick has always been a good source here on the east coast.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By damurph
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Canada 04-12-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By damurph
Enjoyed the report and the pics. One thing...

Enjoyed the report and the pics.
One thing that struck me was the trouble with riding off pavement. There are no rules to that effect here that I am aware of. If a logging operation is active...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By damurph
Until you run it you will not know what it needs....

Until you run it you will not know what it needs. Tires and a fluid change would be mandatory. It will help you get to know your machine. There will be leaks that will show up because the...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By damurph
What a pile of BS. The ultimate Canadian slabfest...

What a pile of BS. The ultimate Canadian slabfest is how it should be marketed. Only thing scenic on this side of the country is Cape Breton. Sidetrips to the Northwest of Canada looks good and there...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By damurph
You paint a picture of sounds with words. ...

You paint a picture of sounds with words.
Glad to hear it worked but I would not be able to do it that early in the morning.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,202
Posted By damurph
I am but a working man with little resources. I...

I am but a working man with little resources. I do not drink/smoke/do dope. I ride. What it costs...it costs. See sig line.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By damurph
I agree but if he is going to take the valve...

I agree but if he is going to take the valve cover off to check the clearances it should be done cold. End play is an easy check. Wiggle it up and down and if it is loose adjust as needed.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By damurph
Rocker arm end float adjustment in the HOW at the...

Rocker arm end float adjustment in the HOW at the bottom of the page. OREPAD
Forum: Canada 04-04-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,836
Posted By damurph
Start off your trip with old clothes that are on...

Start off your trip with old clothes that are on their last wear. Then clean your chain with them. Socks, underwear and Tees are disposable. Walmart sells a package of each for cheap. Thrift stores...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,882
Posted By damurph
I carry a small waterproof case on my tail rack...

I carry a small waterproof case on my tail rack clearly marked "First Aid". I may be the one in need and may not be able to tell anyone where it is. I carry all the usual assortment of...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By damurph
Low tech but wouldn't a wire brush on a bench...

Low tech but wouldn't a wire brush on a bench grinder remove it as fast as it loads up?
Forum: Canada 04-03-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By damurph
Although I am not much help to them I am sorry to...

Although I am not much help to them I am sorry to hear the Quebec system has failed them. In Newfoundland we got used to being screwed by their systems a long time ago. Going to the USA means they...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By damurph
No but bike theft here is not a big issue. Could...

No but bike theft here is not a big issue. Could it happen? Hell yes.
I would have to spend as much to buy a new one every few years because the rates are based out of central Canada and are not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,460
Posted By damurph
I have followed this thread and appreciate the...

I have followed this thread and appreciate the honesty in your post. We all have been guilty of dumbassery. Don't sweat it. Next time it might be me.
Actually...the odds are pretty good.
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By damurph
I think the OP ran away. One post and has not...

I think the OP ran away. One post and has not logged in since. Did not get the answer he wanted I guess.
It does make me wonder what one has to do to lose ones licence for three years in Denmark....
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By damurph
This is the way to travel. Planning adventures...

This is the way to travel. Planning adventures means less adventure.
Forum: Canada 03-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,409
Posted By damurph
Although you are not headed my way I am proud of...

Although you are not headed my way I am proud of my fellow mainland Canadian ADVers for offering their hospitality, as it would also be if you were headed to The Rock. But I fear our climate might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,374
Posted By damurph
On the KLR or scooter it is of little use as I...

On the KLR or scooter it is of little use as I don't pass anything nor require a merge to the right.
But the larger highway use machines require it constantly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By damurph
Put some fresh stabilized fuel in it, do an oil...

Put some fresh stabilized fuel in it, do an oil change and spray some rust protectant on it. Cover and remove when the children have learned on a smaller machine.
It don't eat no hay while it is...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By damurph
Use a stethoscope or a long screwdriver with the...

Use a stethoscope or a long screwdriver with the handle pressed to your ear to try and isolate the noise.
Upper or lower end of the motor? Front cylinder or rear? Cam chain? Starter?

Any metal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,103
Posted By damurph
Any braking shifts the weight of the bike to the...

Any braking shifts the weight of the bike to the front. I like the idea of letting air out a bit at a time to get a feel for it.
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By damurph
Never send an item via UPS to Canada. They...

Never send an item via UPS to Canada.
They charge a fee for the sender to fill out the customs declaration form but the receiver has to pay it to get the package. I explained to the nice man in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,103
Posted By damurph
I had a KLR front tire go flat while on the...

I had a KLR front tire go flat while on the highway. I am a big guy and I was sitting back on the seat with bags on as well so I did not notice it for a while. Started to descend a hill so I let off...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,184
Posted By damurph
I second the gentle action with the cleaning...

I second the gentle action with the cleaning tips. They are made of steel and the jets are made of brass. If you ream the jets out you can enrichen the mixture. I use ultrasonic cleaning. Put...
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