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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 33,451
Posted By shil
Does that not grow in diameter when spinning?...

Does that not grow in diameter when spinning? Seems like it would just float, and move around.[/QUOTE]

I glommed on most of a tube of clear silicone, then installed the rim tape, then smeared on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 33,451
Posted By shil
I'm using silicon and the tube-type rubber rim...

I'm using silicon and the tube-type rubber rim tape that was on the wheel when I threw away the tubes. Works for me.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14,794
Views: 1,577,848
Posted By shil
Exactly this. The right springs make all the...

Exactly this. The right springs make all the difference.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14,794
Views: 1,577,848
Posted By shil
Question Normal?

Iíve found that my 2013, with a 16 tooth CS sprocket, often wonít pull top gear heading uphill.
At 60 mph/100 kmh uphill on the freeway itís happier in fourth than at full throttle in fifth.
Is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,888
Posted By shil
I ride a KLR, not a 990. Hopefully this wonít...

I ride a KLR, not a 990. Hopefully this wonít offend anyone.
Last spring I sealed the rear rim by glomming on most of a tube of Permatex clear silicone. I re-installed the rim tape and smeared on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,088,041
Posted By shil
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/8ebu4ysa.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/8ebu4ysa.jpg
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By shil
At the Subway in Wawa...

I met Two Inmates on the way to D2D.
Was that you?
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,121
Posted By shil
I've got reservations at D2D. Otherwise...

I've got reservations at D2D. Otherwise ad-libbing it.
Am I going to need reservations in Denali?
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,808
Posted By shil
On My KLR, Iíve just installed a Nuetech Tubliss...

On My KLR, Iíve just installed a Nuetech Tubliss in front. It works as advertised, but they donít sell a 17Ē version.
In back I glommed on most of a tube of clear silicone, then installed the rim...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14,794
Views: 1,577,848
Posted By shil
Buttoned it up last night. Went down three sizes...

Buttoned it up last night. Went down three sizes on the starboard exhaust valve, two on the starboard intake, and one shim on the remaining two valves.
Everything checks out at the loose end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14,794
Views: 1,577,848
Posted By shil
Question Valve Clearance Question

I've got just under 3,000 km on my 2013. I've just checked the valves.
Two are just in spec. Two are tight.
One exhaust valve's gap is 0.08 mm. It should be between 0.15 and 0.25 mm. That's two or...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,960
Posted By shil
For June 18th through to the 20th? Edit:...

For June 18th through to the 20th?

Edit: Reserved as well.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,960
Posted By shil
Iím also planning a trip to D2D. Iíve got six...

Iím also planning a trip to D2D. Iíve got six weeks off next summer and hope to leave Toronto in early June, home again mid-July.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,877
Posted By shil
Standard vinyl. I ride a KLR.

Standard vinyl.
I ride a KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14,794
Views: 1,577,848
Posted By shil
Liters. Imperial Gallons are referenced only in...

Liters. Imperial Gallons are referenced only in advertising of MPG results.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,088,041
Posted By shil
Broke the bike in on a recent road trip to the...

Broke the bike in on a recent road trip to the Catskills. it's nice down there.
http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN0966.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,088,041
Posted By shil
Blank slate....

Heading home from the dealer's:

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/photo.JPG
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By shil
All current manual gearboxes are constant mesh....

All current manual gearboxes are constant mesh. In most cars and trucks they're also synchronized. The terms aren't mutually exclusive.
Forum: Central Ė From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By shil
Columbus, Indiana...

Columbus, Indiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Indiana) is really cool.

http://www.gorillamarine.com/CSTNESTN/DSCN0143.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By shil
Tour Master Sentinel Jacket...

Tour Master Sentinel Jacket (http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/raingear/jackets_and_pants/tour_master/sentinel_motorcycle_rain_jacket.html).
And pants...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,327
Posted By shil
You can do anything with one of these. ...

You can do anything with one of these.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/MasterCard_Logo.svg/220px-MasterCard_Logo.svg.png
Forum: Central Ė From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-14-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By shil
I took the Lake Express last summer, on my way to...

I took the Lake Express last summer, on my way to South Dakota. Itís a swell ride.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
ďFreeĒ will cost you $85:...
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By shil
Based on forecasts and schedules we'll be heading...

Based on forecasts and schedules we'll be heading west the first week of June.

Thanks everyone for your ideas and advice! Much appreciated!
Forum: Canada 02-14-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By shil
Years ago when I was a starving student in...

Years ago when I was a starving student in Toronto my bike was my only transport.
I would generally ride through Ďtil Christmas and start again around Easter.
TTC while the bike was parked.
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By shil
Iíve come up with a tentative itinerary: Google...

Iíve come up with a tentative itinerary: Google Map (https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=215756327246925279935.0004d46dd74567f205500&msa=0)
Google Maps says about 30 hrs riding time, so about 6...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,953
Posted By shil
I'm in, if you don't mind a road-bike rider.

I'm in, if you don't mind a road-bike rider.
Forum: Regional forums 01-11-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,895
Posted By shil
Harley Museum...

Harley Museum (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/18754)

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN1083.jpg
Forum: Regional forums 01-11-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,895
Posted By shil
Graceland...

Graceland (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/14607)

http://www.gorillamarine.com/CSTNESTN/DSCN0188.jpg
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 01-11-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By shil
Thanks. Hoping to make it down your way sometime...

Thanks. Hoping to make it down your way sometime this year.
Forum: Canada 01-10-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,867
Posted By shil
cambam hasn't logged on since November 18th. ...

cambam hasn't logged on since November 18th.
Maybe start over?

There's a game going, on the GTA SportRiders site, where the current location’s valid ‘til the new location’s up. First new...
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By shil
Question Four Corners Trip Timing?

Iím planning a springtime road trip to the Southern Rockies.
Road bikes, if it matters.
Iíd like to explore a part of The States I havenít seen before. Monument Valley, Arches, stuff like that.
...
Forum: Canada 01-02-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 41,503
Posted By shil
Works with my Visa. Not with my BoM MasterCard.

Works with my Visa. Not with my BoM MasterCard.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,986
Views: 339,615
Posted By shil
Around thirty years ago I bought my first bike, a...

Around thirty years ago I bought my first bike, a 1979 Special. I rode the bike to San Francisco, to Chicago a bunch of times, and all around Toronto all the time.

early 80s:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By shil
3 bikes = 5 2 cars = 8 1 chainsaw = 1 ...

3 bikes = 5
2 cars = 8
1 chainsaw = 1

14/51 = 0.27
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,459
Posted By shil
Exactly this. Something about that bike really...

Exactly this. Something about that bike really appeals to me.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,535
Posted By shil
Badlands, last summer. ...

Badlands, last summer.

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN1100.jpg

Every year I think it's time to trade it in. Every year I don't.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,461
Posted By shil
I'm riding a 2005 SV1K. I don't find it dodgy. ...

I'm riding a 2005 SV1K. I don't find it dodgy.
Too bad it's not part of Suzuki's modern lineup. It's a swell bike.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,207
Posted By shil
I like LD Comfort...

I like LD Comfort (http://ldcomfort.com/store/mens-dryline-shorts.html) shorts much better than bicycle shorts. There's no seam running up the back of your thigh.
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,502
Posted By shil
If mileage is an issue then you won't like the...

If mileage is an issue then you won't like the big SV. I ride with a bunch of sport-touring types, on Blackbirds, FJRs, VFRs, FZ1s, that sort of thing. I generally spend the most $$ on gas, my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By shil
Importing to The States...

I've got a 1981 Yamaha 750 Seca. It still runs just fine, or at least it did three years ago when I last started it. I've got two other bikes to play with and don't need the Seca anymore.

I want...
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