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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,307,899
Posted By simmersonwheels
Dl1000 kappa saddlebags, bags only $100

Title says it all, I have two black kappa saddlebags for a dl1000. Really good shape, just a few scuffs from storage. You can have them both for $100 if you pick them up in courtenay bc. (Vancouver...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By simmersonwheels
Wtb rd350lc expansion chambers

Prefer chrome or stainless, looking for a near perfect set.
I'll pay cash or trade a set of reverse barrel pipes made with toomey cones and tz stingers
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By simmersonwheels
Couple thoughts

Clutch switch is ok cause it turns over. Did you check the fuses, esp ign? Easiest diagnostic is in neutral, with kill switch to run, you should hear the fuel pump cycle for approx 5 seconds when you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 32,036
Posted By simmersonwheels

But cold.............:eek1
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,727
Posted By simmersonwheels
avoid this if possible-

The problem is that the "good remaining fuel" is likely 5-10% ethanol, and has therefore absorbed water in the alcohol portion of the fuel. Now any additional water in the fuel will cause phase...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 114,649
Posted By simmersonwheels
Great ride

The twat does sound great. If someone would map out Cross Utah Nature Trail I could do the set!:evil
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,628
Posted By simmersonwheels

I've been reconditioning bikes for years, worth cockpit silicone is a miracle on any black plastic. Faded signals, instruments, trim etc, maes it literally like new
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,972
Posted By simmersonwheels
Great spirit!

That IT warms my heart, it looks timeless in the desert.
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,678
Posted By simmersonwheels
Wicked Luck of the draw factor

1 DL had the shifter pivot loosen and fall off, other than that oil and filters only. I rode the piss out of them, but almost all road miles. Never even had to change a battery. My riding buddy had a...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,678
Posted By simmersonwheels
Laugh same experience

My 1150 had had a fairly easy life, input shaft let go, at 30k. It took out the clutch at the same time.
I've had around 60 bikes, and the BMW was the only one that ever had to go home on a...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,654
Posted By simmersonwheels

+2, Imagine if it was your child that was killed. Some times punishment is as appropriate as rehabilitation. The judges reasoning could likely reverse 90% of drunken driving convictions.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,751
Posted By simmersonwheels
Wheels just replaced

my 2 year old f150 just got four new alloys, as corrosion was bleeding under the clearcoat. Ford was good about it, replaced no hassles. 60k and it's been a great truck all in all. Easy to slag a...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,599
Posted By simmersonwheels
Measure them to spec

If they are within spec and not pulsing there is no need to replace the rotors. If there is no scoring on either side, and the rotor surface is clean and smooth, replace the pads only.
Most brake...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,647
Posted By simmersonwheels
Quarter century old bike?

It's like phoning ford to ask for steel wheels for the model T you still own. Even though the wood ones are still working fine.........
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,877
Posted By simmersonwheels

Great ride report, and you went right past my front door..... I've always wanted to do the Bella Coola Ferry, you've added to the temptation.
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By simmersonwheels
Try Yamaha Ring free

It's a fuel additive combustion chamber cleaner.
Put a few tanks through at shock treatment level, (twice dosage) and then go to maintenance level.
Watch the oil as it will get instantly very dirty...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By simmersonwheels
unlikely it's your solenoid.

Pretty unlikely it's your solenoid. Usually a failed solenoid will cause a no start, but won't drain the battery. Clutch switch, sidestand switch, start switch, kill switch, starter motor and fuses...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,741
Posted By simmersonwheels
Use an OEM filter

Just make sure on the first change, the filter's rubber gasket isn't left on the crankcase. On the first change it sometimes sticks, the new filter goes on, and down the road the doubled up gasket...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,590
Posted By simmersonwheels
Egan the philosopher

I can't tell you how much pleasure I've gotten from Peter Egan's writing over the last 20 years. I've got the two leanings books, and never get tired of the occasional re-read. He always sees humour...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,329
Posted By simmersonwheels
re accessories

With the suzuki centerstand you lose a huge amount of cornering clearance. The SW motech tucks in tighter. It's night and day if you are an aggressive rider.
The OEM grips work well, and plug in,...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By simmersonwheels
Swap coils?

On many bikes you can swap the front to rear coil and see if the code changes to reflect the rear, if it does-coil issue, if it doesn't- harness issue.
Also couldn't hurt to change plugs, also make...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By simmersonwheels
The bike is fine.

A well ridden strom can pass most "sportbikes" on tight bumpy roads all day long. Until speeds edge over 160kph anyways.
Just ride it.
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,769
Posted By simmersonwheels

I've got a set of Ti Acropovic's on mine, and I run them with the quiet inserts still installed. Almost as quiet as stock, way better looking than stock, lots lighter, and the ti doesn't look crappy...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,289
Posted By simmersonwheels
OEM works too....

I like the OEM set, if cared for they wear really well.
Most dealers don't know that Suzuki sells a chain sprocket kit which is priced pretty reasonably.
"High quality Genuine Suzuki standard...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,112
Posted By simmersonwheels
Have the carb cleaned

Trust me, a 2010 that's been sitting around likely needs the carb cleaned.
Only take it to someone with an ultrasonic cleaner, and have them confirm jet sizes, float height and that all the passages...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 29,821
Posted By simmersonwheels
I've never been there...

But your pictures make the place come alive!:nod
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,307,899
Posted By simmersonwheels
wtb 230,250,280 sl mercedes

Looking for a clean daily driver, manual with a conv. top. Anybody got one they want to part with?
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By simmersonwheels
Good point on the clutch.

Definately a good idea to check free play, and clutch rod adjustment on non hydraulic clutches.
A dragging clutch usually gives the opposite issue, difficult to select neutral from first or second,...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By simmersonwheels
Totally normal

If the shift dogs aren't lined up in the transmission, then sometimes you have to roll the bike a few inches, or let out the clutch and pull it in and shift again.
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 50,039
Posted By simmersonwheels
Wicked Awesome

just simply hot-damn freakin awesome!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,307,899
Posted By simmersonwheels
Thumb DRZ400 corbin saddle

All black with basket weave top Basically looks like new with a tiny nick in the vinyl on the base. (Can't see it when it's on the bike) $225 and I'll split shipping by mail.
I'm on Vancouver...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 40,452
Posted By simmersonwheels
What about the front tire?

There's got to be someone here thats really standing up for the car tire dream, anyone running a car tire rim setup on the front? there must be some vintage car tire that can fit.......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 40,452
Posted By simmersonwheels
Anyone had a good crash on a car tire and made a claim?

If you were running a car tire and you crashed into a bus stop (for whatever reason), tragically maiming a couple of kiddies waiting for their ride, I wonder what your insurer would say about a car...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By simmersonwheels
no problem

I live in the Courtenay area, and a day is tons of time for the ride. Actually it's quite leisurely. The second ferry between Earls cove and Saltery bay feels like you are cruising through a...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,987
Posted By simmersonwheels
Sorry, my mistake.

Purchase a quality gum, I suggest spearmint, but not sugar free, as the sugar is what will form the spline to spline sucrose bond.
Place the chewed gum on the countershaft to take up the clearance,...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,987
Posted By simmersonwheels
Laugh Buy a manual, get out the wrenches and git er done!

For the time and effort to bodge it, you could have already have it apart on the bench. The parts won't cost much more that the 400 mile tow back home when the "did it myself" repair fails.
Also, if...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,032
Posted By simmersonwheels
Vote with your exhaust pipe too!!!

Nothing generates more friction with other user groups than a loud exhaust. If you really want to maintain access to shared routes, start by keeping your bike quiet.
Love those Chute lake...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,627
Views: 1,118,679
Posted By simmersonwheels

I'm pretty sure it was actually called "Pacific Coast",, When's the last time you've seen one on the road?:evil
(Quiet respect to Cack, Vermin's steed)
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,334
Posted By simmersonwheels
eliminate the obvious

clutch lever lubricated, stock grips, chain and sprockets lubricated and in good condition. Many times clutch issues are actually driveline issues.
Check the actual oil being used, some synthetics...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5,627
Views: 1,118,679
Posted By simmersonwheels
saw one in the flesh

At the Vancouver MC Show.
Smartest thing is the flip up compartment where the gas tank is.
Gives you someplace to throw up when you see the bikes reflection as you ride by a store window.
Yes, it...
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