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Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Commuter Boy
The local indian band just won a huge Supreme...

The local indian band just won a huge Supreme Court settlement and are now claiming ownership of all the Crown land in most of that area around the Nemaiah Valley. I've had issues with them coming...
Forum: Canada 08-22-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Commuter Boy
Beautiful country. I'm dealing with one of the...

Beautiful country. I'm dealing with one of the ranches in the Nemiaih Valley in receivership and need an excuse to get up there.
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By Commuter Boy
There are. And there are lots of provincially...

There are. And there are lots of provincially registered not-15-years-old vehicles from South of the Border running around through some of the loopholes There's a verrra nice Ford Ranger diesel...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,528
Posted By Commuter Boy
Nope, shipped from out of state, I understand WA...

Nope, shipped from out of state, I understand WA no longer allows refining of ethanol free gas in state.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By Commuter Boy
I'm working through that problem with the R3...

I'm working through that problem with the R3 Roadcrafter and Aerostich right now. The shape of the suit and my shape, and riding position inevitably make a bowl that gathers rainwater and the result...
Forum: Canada 08-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,002
Posted By Commuter Boy
Ah, THAT will be an adventure. Whistler is...

Ah, THAT will be an adventure.

Whistler is 1.5 hr. away. So is Mt. Baker. The three local hills, Cypress, Seymour, and Grouse are hit and miss as to snow coverage, about 1 out of 5 years is...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Commuter Boy
The Sastec armor they sell is certainly thinner,...

The Sastec armor they sell is certainly thinner, but you might need to add some velcro strips to the inside of the existing pockets to keep it centered in place.
Forum: Canada 08-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,002
Posted By Commuter Boy
Get a Nexus card so you can pop back and forth...

Get a Nexus card so you can pop back and forth across the border easily. Good riding just south of the border in WA state.

The Duffy Lake loop north of Whistler leads to all sorts of gnarly...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Commuter Boy
Trev Deeley is known for being good to out of...

Trev Deeley is known for being good to out of towners that need emergency service to get them on the road.
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,676
Posted By Commuter Boy
Been using it for years now, no problem with the...

Been using it for years now, no problem with the clutches. Not the highest spec synthetic oil out there though, but it does the job quite well from the folks getting oil analysis done.
Forum: Canada 07-25-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By Commuter Boy
Have yourself a little trip to Ottawa and tell...

Have yourself a little trip to Ottawa and tell Stevie Harper that he's negligent for not getting the accompanying regulations passed in a timely manner and see how far you get. I hope you're...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Commuter Boy
+1 I didn't like the standard sized back...

+1 I didn't like the standard sized back protector for the 'stich I bought, so I sized up one and got them to send me some extra velcro to go with the larger sleeve and put a Sastec in. Works great.
Forum: Canada 07-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By Commuter Boy
It never progressed. Both the Canuck and Mexican...

It never progressed. Both the Canuck and Mexican car dealer associations are dead set against competing with each other and have been fighting it behind closed doors.
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,511
Posted By Commuter Boy
The Dariens don't have the lining inside, I...

The Dariens don't have the lining inside, I expect the wear and tear factor will be the same as for them.

A friend who was a heavy duty commuter would wear through the unlined Darien pants and...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,247
Posted By Commuter Boy
I have one on top of my snowboarding helmet. One...

I have one on top of my snowboarding helmet. One day ripping through the trees with my kid behind me I ducked down to go under a branch and forgot the GoPro sticking up made me about 4" taller.

I...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Commuter Boy
I've had good luck with a couple handwashings of...

I've had good luck with a couple handwashings of castille soap (Like Bronners) or Woolite to get the crud out, then soaking in Lysol to kill the creepy crawlies left behind. Let air dry in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,511
Posted By Commuter Boy
Yes, back to back with my old one, the new one...

Yes, back to back with my old one, the new one with no liner is cooler. You can feel the environment outside through the suit more, especially at speed.

With the vents open it seems to let a LOT...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Commuter Boy
Unfortunately they won't be able to give you...

Unfortunately they won't be able to give you carte blanche on his ability to enter. It's always down to the person at the customs booth. They don't need ANY reason to deny you entry. If you fail...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Commuter Boy
If anyone got hurt in the DUI it'll be a max 10...

If anyone got hurt in the DUI it'll be a max 10 year sentence according to Wikipedia, so it won't qualify.

Keep in mind border guards aren't keen to exercise discretion in these matters, he's...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,511
Posted By Commuter Boy
Supposedly not for the new ones, they're supposed...

Supposedly not for the new ones, they're supposed to be waterproof from the get-go.

I'm on my third now. A one piece, a two piece, and now back to a one piece. They have all leaked, eventually,...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,511
Posted By Commuter Boy
I've had my new 1 piece RC 3 for a few weeks now,...

I've had my new 1 piece RC 3 for a few weeks now, so here's the review:

The good: its a RC. Sturdy, stiff, good armor (I upgraded to the Sastec pads). The magnetic collar stays are great. I...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By Commuter Boy
Sounds about right, if not close to the limit of...

Sounds about right, if not close to the limit of in containers of more than 25 liters each and no more than the Transport Canada limit of 150kg/150 liters. It'd be boneheaded not to declare it.
...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By Commuter Boy
Not in the least. ALL the Canuck border guards...

Not in the least. ALL the Canuck border guards understand that booze is cheaper in the US than up here. It shows, more than anything, that you have a clear understanding that the country is...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,100
Posted By Commuter Boy
Aluminium oxide forms so fast that there isn't as...

Aluminium oxide forms so fast that there isn't as much need to clean it off as there with with steels, the AC setting on the tig machines breaks it off pretty quickly anyway. Just hose it down with...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Commuter Boy
That's the stuff that Aerostich was recommending....

That's the stuff that Aerostich was recommending. A little goes a long way. Works as a bike chain lube too.
Forum: Canada 06-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By Commuter Boy
City Golf was a holdover MKIV made in Brazil and...

City Golf was a holdover MKIV made in Brazil and exported here, wasn't it?
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,005
Posted By Commuter Boy
Local community college course. You'll save on...

Local community college course. You'll save on gas what you pay for tuition learning.

For practice, start out with mild steel. Get some sheet steel, cut it into coupons using a metal shear. 1"...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By Commuter Boy
Scandinave Spa. After a good day's hiking...

Scandinave Spa. After a good day's hiking Singing Pass Trail through the Alpine and back.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By Commuter Boy
It's a fairly low blend, so it won't accelerate...

It's a fairly low blend, so it won't accelerate the solvent effects bio has on the crud in the fuel systems, or to natural rubber hoses to the extent that B100 will.

You've got a low tech fuel...
Forum: Canada 05-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,114
Posted By Commuter Boy
Dumb fuckers, we could have had it punted to CSM,...

Dumb fuckers, we could have had it punted to CSM, it had everything:

Government intervention

A gun comment

Hate for cagers

Oil (well, grease anyway)
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 27,877
Posted By Commuter Boy
Received! Thank you for the quick response.

Received! Thank you for the quick response.
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 27,877
Posted By Commuter Boy
What are your shock options for a 2007 Suzuki...

What are your shock options for a 2007 Suzuki Bandit 650? Not sold in the US, but should be similar to the 2008 GSX650F sold in the US.

Cheers!
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By Commuter Boy
Never got wet in mine, mink oil or equivalent...

Never got wet in mine, mink oil or equivalent leather dressing twice a year. I live in a wet climate, they have seen lots of extended downpours and walking in puddles.

They have no armor to speak...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 177,673
Posted By Commuter Boy
I have a Bandit 650, kitted out for touring, and...

I have a Bandit 650, kitted out for touring, and often refer to it as a "poor man's VFR".

I've lipsticked the pig out with better suspension, touring bags, windscreen, etc. The 850 VFR's are...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,887
Posted By Commuter Boy
I've found I don't even need to unbolt the engine...

I've found I don't even need to unbolt the engine from the mounts, sometimes just a bit of a jack up one side at a time will give enough clearance.

The hard part is getting the mating faces clean...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Commuter Boy
Mt Baker Moto off of the freeway in North...

Mt Baker Moto off of the freeway in North Bellingham is the closest shop to the border I know of.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Commuter Boy
Had a pair of CBT lites, and have put some...

Had a pair of CBT lites, and have put some serious miles on them. They're due for a re-sole, and the velcro needs replacing. Buckles are as good as new. I have absolutely gotten my money's worth...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,081
Posted By Commuter Boy
They can't refine ethanol free gas in WA state...

They can't refine ethanol free gas in WA state anymore, it needs to be shipped up from OR.

Where'd you get the e-free 90 at? I've been getting it from the WFC in Ferndale at $4.00/gal
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,013
Posted By Commuter Boy
Blue w/silver ballistics. I also was told 5-8...

Blue w/silver ballistics. I also was told 5-8 weeks as they didn't have them in stock, but "we do our best to get them out as quick as we can." seems to be their motto. I've been over-quoted on...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,013
Posted By Commuter Boy
My stock RC3 was ordered April 2, shipped April...

My stock RC3 was ordered April 2, shipped April 15th. Should be in tomorrow :clap
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