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Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I bought my DR650 with Ricor Intiminators (where...

I bought my DR650 with Ricor Intiminators (where the hell did that name come from?) and while they were better than the stock DR pogo sticks, the RMZ fork swap that I did a couple of years ago is...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Standard Bosch wideband sensor - looks like the...

Standard Bosch wideband sensor - looks like the same sensor that the PowerCommander AutoTune on my FJR uses. Wideband sensors are pretty commonplace these days.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I have an Innovate LC-1, been using it in my...

I have an Innovate LC-1, been using it in my Lightning engined Expedition for a couple of years. No issues, works great. It has a narrow band output that I feed into the EEC-V.

There is a whole...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+1 - a worm front Anakee howls like a banshee....

+1 - a worm front Anakee howls like a banshee. The 3's are worse than the 2's but both are loud.
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,759
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Great idea for an app and this is something I...

Great idea for an app and this is something I would use.

But I am an Android man...and if I crowdfund, it costs me $15 for the (eventual) app whereas the idrones are paying $0.99? :huh
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,659
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
A friend of mine had a beautiful black one....

A friend of mine had a beautiful black one. Perfect condition, low mileage, some tasty farkles and it still took two years to sell. You need to find one of those handful who appreciates these bikes. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 442,672
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Good for Motus. :clap It's interesting that it...

Good for Motus. :clap It's interesting that it specifies MST and MST-4. What's an MST-4? No MST-R?
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 442,672
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Looks like someone stole the muffler when the...

Looks like someone stole the muffler when the Motus guys were looking the other way. No doubt that exhaust wouldn't be EPA compliant!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I have a stock pipe in Calgary you can borrow if...

I have a stock pipe in Calgary you can borrow if it is closer than Peachland

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 442,672
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Yeah, but the guys from Polaris actually go to...

Yeah, but the guys from Polaris actually go to work every day. The Motus guys have more important things to do, like set records at Bonneville, tour the tail of the dragon, show up at Barber every...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,639
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Quite ofter, what we think we want isn't really...

Quite ofter, what we think we want isn't really what we want. Similarly, what we want isn't always what we need.

That's what this thread is all about. Lighten up.

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 442,672
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Instead of having fun at Bonneville and Barber,...

Instead of having fun at Bonneville and Barber, maybe these guys should spend a few days in the office and actually get some work done.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
On the stock bike, the speedo reads high by 10% ...

On the stock bike, the speedo reads high by 10% but the ODO is accurate (BMW does this deliberately). They both drive off the same speedo cable. If you slow the cable by 10%, now the speedo is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I bought a used RT hub off ebay. Changing the hub...

I bought a used RT hub off ebay. Changing the hub and correcting the speedo does screw up the odo by the same amount. My speedo reads right but my odo now reads 10% low. Worthwhile tradeoff, IMO.
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,032
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Yes, the, ETOPS (extended range twin engine...

Yes, the, ETOPS (extended range twin engine operations) standard. Wags call it "Engines turning or passengers swimming".

When I was a kid, we used to fly the polar route to Europe on DC8's. I...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,032
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Getting back to the original question, the factor...

Getting back to the original question, the factor of safety often depends on the failure impact. If a BMW final drive fails and you coast to a stop, it is much less dangerous than an aircraft losing...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
My 2005 GSA has 60k km and I consider it barely...

My 2005 GSA has 60k km and I consider it barely broken in. There is a big service required at 60k, so if it hasn't been done, you should factor that in to the price.

You don't mention where you...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Glad to hear you are alright. That could have...

Glad to hear you are alright. That could have ended badly.

You should probably post this in GSPOT. Even though you have an RT, the wiring is almost identical and that forum gets a lot more...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,528
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
You want Google to see that it is a site that...

You want Google to see that it is a site that people are searching and going to and then staying a while.

When you go to work, a coffee shop, hotel (or any wifi hot spot) search Rick Mayer on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Thanks for validating my math on the Shorai...

Thanks for validating my math on the Shorai sizing! :freaky

I think that the really bad part is that the LiPo mfgs don't use the SAE J537 standard for CCA which is conducted on a battery cooled...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
motorcycleinnovations.ca...

motorcycleinnovations.ca (http://www.motorcycleinnovations.ca/Default.asp) is excellent and offer free shipping over $100 with an ADVRider code (check vendors). I have had nothing but great service...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I almost had a trip ruined by a Shorai 14AH on my...

I almost had a trip ruined by a Shorai 14AH on my 1150. Every morning was hit and miss as to whether it would start. After the first start of the day it was fine but it was a total PITA doing the...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Hit and miss is right. The insurance companies...

Hit and miss is right. The insurance companies hate Ducatis. At one point every Duc was on the "do not insure" list. All the Duc riders were going to State Farm since they were the only ones who...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,026
Views: 410,759
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Do you mean a shop? If so, I recommend Redline...

Do you mean a shop? If so, I recommend Redline Motorsports. Nice people, good mechanics and they won't look down their noses at a klr.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,608
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
2 minutes including the part where the old servo...

2 minutes including the part where the old servo decorates your garden?
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I went and read the article last night. Great...

I went and read the article last night. Great piece (as usual). It was pretty measured given that the car tried to kill him! Yes, I called it a car.

He also ended the article on a positive note,...
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Neil Graham is awesome. He is the best thing that...

Neil Graham is awesome. He is the best thing that happened to CC since Bruce Reeve left. Costa was a nice guy but not very interesting.

Just don't get Neil going on Buells, bike shows or VStroms!...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,608
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
If you pull out the servo, the lights won't...

If you pull out the servo, the lights won't flash. Other option - remove the bulbs. If you do pull the servo, make sure your brake lights are working - the ABS and non ABS bikes used opposite switch...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
OK, I won't tell you that the bankruptcy...

OK, I won't tell you that the bankruptcy adventure works great with my Leatt! :rofl
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 151,412
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Rick, what size are those lower screws on the...

Rick, what size are those lower screws on the front plate? Mine are pretty much stripped after years of taking the plate off and on for oil changes.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 24,472
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Ultimately, you made the right decision by paying...

Ultimately, you made the right decision by paying $1k. You could have got a lawyer and it might have got you a free engine but it would have cost you more. As a friend of mine who is a lawyer says,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 203,536
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Not in Quebec. Any turn on red used to be banned...

Not in Quebec. Any turn on red used to be banned in the entire province but now is allowed everywhere but the island of Montreal. If you have experienced Montreal pedestrians, you would understand...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,015
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I saw 8-9 bars on my RID while crawling up Pike's...

I saw 8-9 bars on my RID while crawling up Pike's Peak in heavy traffic on a hot day in July and the bike was not happy. Once it cooled down it ran normally again. No sign of burnt oil.

My...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 24,472
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I have around 1500 posts and no miles on an...

I have around 1500 posts and no miles on an S1000, which puts my posts/mile at infinity.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 24,472
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Weren't you the guy who went through warranty...

Weren't you the guy who went through warranty hell on a new Stelvio?

Roach is a great name for someone in warranty claims....
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 667,353
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
A friend of mine completely used up rear a T30GT...

A friend of mine completely used up rear a T30GT in 4500 miles on his K16GTL. He was riding two up the whole time. After going over Beartooth Pass, it was really grained, like it had just come off a...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Edmonton may be a better choice than Calgary for...

Edmonton may be a better choice than Calgary for your skillset. Most of the fab shops and yards for the patch are in Edmonton. Good Luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I removed the PC-III from my 1150 when I got the...

I removed the PC-III from my 1150 when I got the XIED. i am very happy with the XIED (it is a real bargain on the 1150 series because there is only one sensor). The XIED is a set and forget device.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 667,353
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Is that the one that comes bundled with carb's...

Is that the one that comes bundled with carb's and a spark advance lever?
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,524
Views: 954,538
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
That is astounding.... A little too astounding. ...

That is astounding.... A little too astounding. I don't think any open class bike is getting 3l/100km.

My GSA with 30l tank can just barely get 500km in real world riding. Unless you're drafting...
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