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Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By slobinski
I've had pretty good results with the HF...

I've had pretty good results with the HF changer/motorcycle tire adapter. I'm using the Mojo lever and blocks. NAPA's RuGlyde works pretty well but I'd like to try some paste instead, especially on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,943
Posted By slobinski
Hyder

I was somewhat underwhelmed with Hyder in 2013, in fact I thought it had deteriorated into a squalid dump. The Sealaska bar was no longer serving food, so I had a late lunch at The Bus, which was as...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By slobinski
I bought the Stop-N-Go plugger two years ago...

I bought the Stop-N-Go plugger two years ago before heading to Alaska. I tried it in the garage on an old bald Tourance. I drilled a 1/8" hole in the tread and attempted to plug it. No good, as...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
It's a 400 with 2-bbl carb. About 170 horsepower...

It's a 400 with 2-bbl carb. About 170 horsepower in a 4500 pound car; it never was a hot rod. The emission controls seem kind of odd, as it never had the Thermactor system with the air pump (as...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
Yes, it's a C6 and has had a rebuild with some...

Yes, it's a C6 and has had a rebuild with some kind of shift kit installed. Much firmer shifts and less slush than I remember from 40 years ago. Dad still complains about it; he likes that Ex-Lax...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 135,964
Posted By slobinski
No problem. I'm six feet even, fairly...

No problem. I'm six feet even, fairly long-legged. I've got the seat in the high position and use lowered footpegs, also 20 MM risers on the stock handlebars.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
A 4-speed in this thing would be fun, I'm sure. ...

A 4-speed in this thing would be fun, I'm sure. Alas, my father always favored automatics in the family car. If he only knew some of the places this car has been...I'll probably never be able to...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 135,964
Posted By slobinski
Thumb I'm using the Touratech adjustable bracket on my...

I'm using the Touratech adjustable bracket on my Roadie, mainly as a GPS mount. I've got the stock screen, tipped back just a bit from the stock (upright) position, and am getting a good amount of...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
^^You're killin' me here!:rofl:roflI've been...

^^You're killin' me here!:rofl:roflI've been muttering something similar to that for days now. Perhaps an incantation requires a different costume than my usual grubby T-shirt and ragged jeans? ...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
Success, mostly

After a short battle again this morning I gave up, raised the driver's side of the car and blocked it up, thinking I'd try unhooking the cable from the transmission as suggested earlier. The speedo...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
Yup. Been there.

Yup. Been there.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
^^ Thanks, I'll try that in the morning. It...

^^ Thanks, I'll try that in the morning. It does turn about 270 degrees and stops. Maybe there's a magic incantation I need to chant??
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
Also it looks like the grommet might be molded to...

Also it looks like the grommet might be molded to the cable, judging from the service manual (OEM, I gave it to Dad as a Christmas gift back in '75...)
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
Yeah, that's next if there's not an easier...

Yeah, that's next if there's not an easier option. Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By slobinski
Question Ford Torino-How do I unhook the speedo cable?

Dad pretty much handed me his '74 Torino last week. For a 40-year old plain-jane car, it's in pretty good shape (fresh engine, transmission and brakes in 2003, has been driven maybe 2500 miles since...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By slobinski
The general consensus seems to indicate that this...

The general consensus seems to indicate that this stuff is mostly harmless, though other research shows a few problems in extremely cold weather. It generally gets to -10 or so for a few days here...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By slobinski
Question B20 diesel fuel

A local Shell station has just begun selling this blend. Needing to top off my van's tank, I pulled in and bought 15 gallons of the stuff. Was told by the earnest young attendant that B20 is...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By slobinski
Good on you. Enjoy every minute, but know you...

Good on you. Enjoy every minute, but know you can't see it all in one lifetime. It's gonna take me at least three trips just for the "bucket list" items.
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By slobinski
I never had a bit of trouble when staying at...

I never had a bit of trouble when staying at provincial campgrounds in BC, Yukon, or Northwest Territories. Stay at established campgrounds, especially if traveling solo. Definitely keep a clean...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By slobinski
I've made the trip twice, both times from central...

I've made the trip twice, both times from central Oregon, once on a Wee-Strom and once on a Tiger 800 roadie. Regarding the original questions:

1. Miles? Roughly 8000 each time.

2. Days? ...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By slobinski
And while we're at it, gas prices. Ouch. They...

And while we're at it, gas prices. Ouch. They ranged from 3.90/gallon (US) in BC to 6.39 at Eagle Plains NWT in 2013. Gas is a necessary expense, and I was happy to pay whatever was charged for...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By slobinski
Thumb Wow. So much good stuff to be seen and fun to be...

Wow. So much good stuff to be seen and fun to be had. Got a copy of the Milepost yet?

The Cassiar Highway is a must. Ride through Hyder, AK and take a look at the Salmon Glacier. Boya Lake...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By slobinski
I made mine out of a 20" piece of 4" ABS pipe,...

I made mine out of a 20" piece of 4" ABS pipe, with a glued on cap on one end and a door from US Tube Doors on the other. It's fastened to my Crappy-Trail luggage rack. Works fine and holds quite a...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,188
Posted By slobinski
The FedEx guy just dropped off my order of...

The FedEx guy just dropped off my order of Tourances for spring/summer riding. Front is from Germany, rear is from China. They appear identical to the last set I bought which were from Germany and...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By slobinski
Should be fine. I've used both a 110/80 Tourance...

Should be fine. I've used both a 110/80 Tourance and currently a 110/80 Heidenau K60 on mine. I wouldn't care to go mud-running with either, as the fender clearance won't allow for much buildup.
Forum: Americas 12-20-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,251
Posted By slobinski
Early June, 2015. See you out there!

Early June, 2015. See you out there!
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,627,846
Posted By slobinski
I found scoring on both camshafts and head, at...

I found scoring on both camshafts and head, at least twice as bad as yours, at about 8000 miles. I stopped right there and took the cams, etc to the dealer who authorized a warranty repair on the...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By slobinski
I've made the trip twice; dittos on all the...

I've made the trip twice; dittos on all the above. Still haven't made it to Telegraph Creek (raining hard), but it's on the agenda for June 2015. Check with the locals at Dease Lake; they're...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By slobinski
I bought the Triumph skid plate for my Roadie,...

I bought the Triumph skid plate for my Roadie, which was a perfect fit and took a good beating during my summer ride to Alaska and the Northwest Territories. I changed the forward mounts so that the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-02-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By slobinski
I got a new right knee about six years ago. ...

I got a new right knee about six years ago. Rehab was a bitch, but it feels pretty good now; just a few cracks and pops now and then. My surgeon recommended no more kick starting so now all my...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,627,846
Posted By slobinski
Uh, well, it wasn't exactly a terouble I was...

Uh, well, it wasn't exactly a terouble I was having with Dealer Tool, rather more like a trooble. Damn fatass fingers...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,627,846
Posted By slobinski
Teroubles with Dealer Tool

I just went through the same thing trying to balance throttles on my Roadie. A couple emails to the UK, then they suggested that I try using a different laptop (don't have another one) or try...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By slobinski
Question Throttle balance

I'm working on my 3-cyl Triumph, attempting to balance the throttle bodies. The gas tank is out of the way, airbox removed, etc. Using DealerTool, I can get #1 and 2 just about perfect, but #3 will...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,627,846
Posted By slobinski
Stalling problem

I just now got back to working on this. There was surprisingly little dirt/dust on or near the stepper motor, but everything was quite dry. I pushed the rubber boot on the stepper motor up, sprayed...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,627,846
Posted By slobinski
Thanks for the reply! Mine's a 2012, tune is...

Thanks for the reply! Mine's a 2012, tune is 20634 and has been problem-free to now. I'll be out in the garage in the morning with compressed air, silicone spray, and whatever else might work.
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,627,846
Posted By slobinski
The dreaded stalling problem

Has reared its ugly head, starting at the Arctic Circle on the Dempster, Inuvik-bound. I'm back home now, having nursed it along (and cursed it a few times, too). Somewhere here there was a thread...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 158,681
Posted By slobinski
Another update (see post 105)

I've taken my repaired Roadie out for a couple romps now that the local roads are free of snow, etc. It runs better than ever and the idle is now steady and smoother. I've noticed that the temp...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,214
Posted By slobinski
Having not bought a new bike in many years, I...

Having not bought a new bike in many years, I purchased two from the same dealer 150 miles away over five years time. Did not quibble over price; yes it could have been a few bucks lower, but I got...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By slobinski
I did this in a house with a gas furnace once. ...

I did this in a house with a gas furnace once. Had to run a separate two-wire cable in parallel from the furnace's fan switch to a second (low voltage cooling) thermostat on the wall near the wood...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,726
Posted By slobinski
I made a long wedge by cutting a piece of a 4 x 6...

I made a long wedge by cutting a piece of a 4 x 6 at a shallow angle, and place this under the rear wheel while fumbling around with the axle, adjusters, etc. Once the first side is started, just...
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