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Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11,575
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Posted By woofer2609
:rofl The guy in front of me hit some deep...

:rofl The guy in front of me hit some deep troughs and decided to rooster tail. Finesse is not in his lexicon. As a tribute to the bike, I rode all day, switched wheels back at camp, put on my rack...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
I have found my GiantLoop 8 liter Fandango to be...

I have found my GiantLoop 8 liter Fandango to be exceptional. Pricey, but I bought a second harness to mount it to my wr250r, so now I can swap between bikes. Made in Oregon of trucker tarp material....
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Check your valve clearances. And no, don't worry...

Check your valve clearances. And no, don't worry about it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
I went with the 3.0, (mine actually fills up to...

I went with the 3.0, (mine actually fills up to 3.1, or just over 12 liters, meaning a good 4+ liters over stock)so easy to install, and no moving parts to mess up. Trying to keep my life simple. On...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By woofer2609
Bamfield looks interesting to explore…not so much...

Bamfield looks interesting to explore…not so much to live! Be interesting to see what happens if they make it a LNG port. PA is hopin' so!
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
I've tried the UFO (?) brand one. If anyone wants...

I've tried the UFO (?) brand one. If anyone wants it, they can have it for free.
(They just have to find it...it's on the side of the road somewhere between here and Kamloops:rofl) The problem is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
+1 I have been led to believe the above is true...

+1 I have been led to believe the above is true as well.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
The camper itself is 6'6" long, 6'4" wide, and...

The camper itself is 6'6" long, 6'4" wide, and just about as tall! So almost a cube. It weighs 670 lbs dry without jacks (I almost always take them off). The truck payload is app. 1200 pounds (4...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
I don't have a photo, but in a similar vein to...

I don't have a photo, but in a similar vein to Sewerat's wood pile, I put a fork brace between the tire and the underside of the fender/fork crown that keeps the suspension from moving at all....
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
Hey! I have the same carrier…as for the rv, well,...

Hey! I have the same carrier…as for the rv, well, mine is a little smaller:D I love the steel carriers as well, and the trick I found was attaching either end of the carrier to my bumper with a chain...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
The light dims as current is directed towards the...

The light dims as current is directed towards the starter motor, neither gets as much juice as it should.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Batteries are about 50% effective charge below 0...

Batteries are about 50% effective charge below 0 C
To chime in with what others have said, I've found the following has allowed me to start the bike down to -10 C with no problems
-New Battery...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Cracked carb boot, or quite likely the "Coasting...

Cracked carb boot, or quite likely the "Coasting Enricher" is cracked or leaking air. (it's the black plastic thing on the side of the carb that looks like....well, a coasting enricher. Or some weird...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
4.60 x18 rear, 3.00x21 front seems to match stock...

4.60 x18 rear, 3.00x21 front seems to match stock pretty well.
You know, so the speedometer stays accurate:poser
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,633
Posted By woofer2609
Apparently this Bosch system has radically...

Apparently this Bosch system has radically changed how/when ABS is applied, and is being applied to TC as well.
http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7020&locale=en
I know, it's...
Forum: Face plant 01-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,198
Posted By woofer2609
OP, glad your injuries are relatively minor. Did...

OP, glad your injuries are relatively minor. Did they run the guys cell phone number for activity, or have him produce records?
I have gotten in a habit where I physically swivel my head 160 degrees...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
I want to try the t63's out, but I need to wear...

I want to try the t63's out, but I need to wear out the 244's first! No room in the small room I keep stuff in to have spare tires. I do have 2 sets of wheels, so it's all good for heading off road.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
+2. Shinko 244 Golden Boys for the win. I...

+2.
Shinko 244 Golden Boys for the win. I cannot wear these tires out, and they grip just fine 90% of the time. Cheap like borscht. Air them down to 10 psi and if its dry you can get most places....
Forum: Canada 01-01-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,800
Posted By woofer2609
…but only during the hours that traffic is...

…but only during the hours that traffic is actually moving:D
Forum: Canada 01-01-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,800
Posted By woofer2609
I'll bite. Factually, not anecdotally, where is...

I'll bite. Factually, not anecdotally, where is the worst place to ride in Metro? Honestly, I have no clue. I mean anywhere near Willingdon is dangerous.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-01-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By woofer2609
If riding 2 up loaded with gear is the exception,...

If riding 2 up loaded with gear is the exception, get the 800 (or the 650 or 700, I mean , if the 700 has 75 HP !!) if 2-up loaded is the norm, get the 1200.
A 1200 is awful big for just one person,...
Forum: Canada 01-01-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,800
Posted By woofer2609
Only if they have an at fault incident, otherwise...

Only if they have an at fault incident, otherwise they're subsidizing me:D
I still do find it interesting that ICBC could care less about gender, but does care a lot about age.
Forum: Canada 12-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,800
Posted By woofer2609
Long time listener, first time caller… I've got...

Long time listener, first time caller…
I've got to chime in on this. I don't find ICBC rates too high on M/C's in the lowest bracket and I live in the 2nd highest rate zone in the province. Above...
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,912
Posted By woofer2609
This^. The above is in the drivers handbook to...

This^. The above is in the drivers handbook to avoid incidents exactly like what happened here. Had wheels been straight, this post may not exist.
I am truly sorry and not trying to take away from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
Ok, good, I'm not the only one thinking this! 3M...

Ok, good, I'm not the only one thinking this! 3M makes transparent tape that sticks really well, or you could always use clear or black hockey tape instead of grip tape if you want to protect the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,733
Posted By woofer2609
+1. I love that about Volvos. I've never figured...

+1. I love that about Volvos. I've never figured out why cars don't have all lights that turn on and off with the ignition. I mean motorcycles do, so why not cars? Daytime running lights, which are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
You are correct, I am wrong, my bad! The OEM...

You are correct, I am wrong, my bad! The OEM seals are Japanese made NOK seals. (Sometimes labelled Pro-X)
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
Really only a few things about this bike Yamaha...

Really only a few things about this bike Yamaha didn't seem to get perfect:
-Chain wear on the slider is a bit more than most bikes
-Fork seals, for whatever reason, seem to like to leak. I know,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Tom, I'm pullin' yer leg!:rofl Nerdy is a...

Tom, I'm pullin' yer leg!:rofl Nerdy is a compliment.
Carabiners are a tool in themselves, the wrench fits nicely in my back pocket and the 'biner makes sure it stays there. (yes, I have stronger,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
I thought I was the only person nerdy enough to...

I thought I was the only person nerdy enough to carry a 4" Crescent wrench:D

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m505/woofer2609/Mobile%20Uploads/20141223_150106.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Valve stem removers are a great idea. Put one on...

Valve stem removers are a great idea. Put one on each tube. I was dirtriding last summer and when it came to ride the 250km's home, I decided to stop at a gas station and put some air in the tires. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By woofer2609
Seems like you've done some good research. I...

Seems like you've done some good research. I think you'll find that eventually you get a pretty good "system" going. Some things you thought might work, won't, and vise versa. Everything can be sold...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By woofer2609
Totally agree with wanting to try things on...

Totally agree with wanting to try things on first, next gear I buy I'll try these guys, looks like a good place and only 20 minutes from here.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By woofer2609
Get gloves with gauntlets to protect you even...

Get gloves with gauntlets to protect you even better, or something that won't slip off in an "off". I live 2 hours north of you and am familiar with the mass amount of rain (easier to ride in than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Air it down to 9 or 10 psi, it'll tractor.

Air it down to 9 or 10 psi, it'll tractor.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 47,120
Views: 9,568,515
Posted By woofer2609
I'm telling you, someone needs to come out with a...

I'm telling you, someone needs to come out with a severe weather "Snowflake" approved tire for Quebec.
Battery tenders are essential to battery life to avoid sulphation of the plates. An...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Before I get flamed for complaining about 6...

Before I get flamed for complaining about 6 degree Celsius weather I'll mention that it was 8 degrees below last week yet somehow far more comfortable to work outside, probably bc it was dry.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Hah! I just stopped for $2 slice pizza on the way...

Hah! I just stopped for $2 slice pizza on the way back from my shipper/receiver and decided to check ADV. Yup, kit all there as promised. I'll be waiting a few days/weeks to install unless I move the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
Congrats! I believe the model years up to and...

Congrats! I believe the model years up to and including 2000 have a different battery than later models, something like the ytz7g, so be aware of that.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,780,654
Posted By woofer2609
+1 for the overmitts. I' m still happy down to...

+1 for the overmitts. I' m still happy down to 0º. I think the wind is what chills one out the most, not the temperature. I haven't needed to install the under grip heaters I got at the same time....
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