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Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By gmac
Here's a start...... http://www.msf-usa.org/...

Here's a start......

http://www.msf-usa.org/

http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/SBRC_Student_Handbook_2010.pdf

http://msf-usa.org/downloads/BRCHandbook.pdf
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,768
Posted By gmac
Eliter85; Not to drag this off topic, but...

Eliter85;
Not to drag this off topic, but what's your experience been with parts availablity for the Elite 150? I've been considering one but have been spooked off by the lack of key service parts...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-12-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,296
Posted By gmac
Hello Anonny; Thanks for the heads up. I'm...

Hello Anonny;
Thanks for the heads up. I'm hoping to run across something with registration, and CanAm certified for road use (not an offroad bike that's been plated for the street), which in CanAm...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-10-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,296
Posted By gmac
+ 1 on Piston's comments. And yup, I want my...

+ 1 on Piston's comments. And yup, I want my CanAm's back :evil

Find something and just ride.....

Cheers Garry
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 189,967
Posted By gmac
..... it's a french scooter called "l'escargot"...

..... it's a french scooter called "l'escargot" and it's got the optional small brown snail bell on the handle bars...... hasn't moved in a while though.....tires are flat :nod
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,893
Posted By gmac
I'm at the same stage as you are, although the...

I'm at the same stage as you are, although the bike I'm looking at runs but is older. There are a few common problems to check - cracked intake manifold, valve adjust, faulty automatic choke, cracked...
Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By gmac
I injured my lower back 23 years ago and figured...

I injured my lower back 23 years ago and figured that was the end off my riding - trials, enduro, hare scrambles and street. After getting past the worst of the pain I started getting the itch to...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By gmac
From the half full department; ...

From the half full department;

http://scootercanada.weebly.com/index.html

Two up over the Canadian Rockies and across Canada - on a Yamaha C3.

+1 on DaBinChe's comments

cheers Garry
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,696
Posted By gmac
Rob; Wise to listen to those little voices you...

Rob;
Wise to listen to those little voices you trust... I think your analysis is rational, and the decision is the one you need - for now.

I don't have kids but I was put on a short leech buy a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By gmac
Save yourself future agro and replace the...

Save yourself future agro and replace the phillips head screws with socket head screws.....

Cheers Garry
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By gmac
What surprises me is that the Japanese haven't...

What surprises me is that the Japanese haven't produced this for all the Charlie and Ewan wannabees..... but I guess it's like Harley's, it has to be the real thing. I'd go for one as a one bike only...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 189,967
Posted By gmac
Can't help on the taxes - not even any good on my...

Can't help on the taxes - not even any good on my own. How about this instead;

http://www.ct90.net/

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ct90/info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-EjDov_bdw
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 189,967
Posted By gmac
Quote "I'm going to have to get a shop manual...

Quote "I'm going to have to get a shop manual ASAP"

Is this fast enough:

http://ct90-ct110.com/Honda-Technical-Info.html

That price seems fair given the cosmetic appearance, even better if...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
I've always experienced increased oil consumption...

I've always experienced increased oil consumption when I used SEMI-synthetic oil blends. I've found Full synthetic and conventional oils to burn at similar rates so I stopped buying semi-synthetics....
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
..... a little info from Fram; ...

..... a little info from Fram;

http://www.fram.com/media/7054/collapsedcentertubes.pdf

Garry
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
Just took a look at my Haynes manual (and bearing...

Just took a look at my Haynes manual (and bearing in mind the engine differences...) it shows an oil pressure relief valve in the sump casting (pan). There is a passageway from the area above the oil...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
My collapsed oil filter looked like this - but...

My collapsed oil filter looked like this - but the GPz750 is air-cooled so water in the oil didn't cause my failure.

I don't think it's cold weather/thick oil. I've started my bike regularly at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,503,936
Posted By gmac
+1 on these comments; "better off bringing...

+1 on these comments;

"better off bringing the DRZ250s here, in D.S. trim. (street legal)"

"A DR350 engine TUX would have been a better idea"

I want something under 400cc to beat the doubled...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
Re; speedo cable.... I ended up finding a side...

Re; speedo cable.... I ended up finding a side view photo of the front wheel in the Haynes manual and estimated the installation angle of the cable. Still took one more failed cable before I got it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
.... as for the bleeding, what Vintagespeed said...

.... as for the bleeding, what Vintagespeed said "a shit ton of lever pumping". And I'm back at it every time I replace a set of brake pads. Try all the tricks, spend a summer remembering to pump up...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
Glad to see you in the rebuild stage! My 1982...

Glad to see you in the rebuild stage! My 1982 GPz750 uses the same oil filter and it looked the same on my bike when I bought it - crushed. I think people get in a rush refitting the filter and cover...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-07-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,979
Posted By gmac
Back about 1985 I did 11,000 km circling the USA...

Back about 1985 I did 11,000 km circling the USA and Canada in eight days of riding on a Yamaha RD350LC. Kind of loopy by the time I got back, it took two weeks for my sleep patterns to return to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By gmac
My favorite part is all the giggles and...

My favorite part is all the giggles and laughs....great vid!

Cheers Garry
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
I'd be not too concerned about the dent itself,...

I'd be not too concerned about the dent itself, but would be concerned about the impact having cracked some of the seams in that area (header tank to fins). And with the melted fan ..... maybe as a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,822
Posted By gmac
Another +1 for Nolan's. I've owned several -...

Another +1 for Nolan's. I've owned several - trials and street. Comfortable and uniform fit, for me. The only durability issue I've noticed is that the newer stuff seems to have poor paint adhesion...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,891
Posted By gmac
If the stators are a known problem I'd be...

If the stators are a known problem I'd be inclined to get on fleebay or whatever and collect a few "failed" stators for the price of shipping, then do the repair yourself on the cheap to the spares....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,300
Posted By gmac
Like many here I've been on motorcycles most of...

Like many here I've been on motorcycles most of my life - street bikes, enduro bikes, trials bikes, vintage roadracers (for the street), etc. Mostly road of late, to the point where it's become...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,596
Posted By gmac
I'll play devil's advocate here and say leave the...

I'll play devil's advocate here and say leave the frame alone (just clean it for now, lube the swing arm and steering head, check the wheel bearings if you want to fiddle) and focus on getting the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,068
Posted By gmac
......and we all know that scooter miles are like...

......and we all know that scooter miles are like dog's years! It's all about the fun factor. The fun stops...I stop riding. Took a while but I've figured out that slowing down makes a better ride.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,044
Posted By gmac
The cop may have done you a favor; "OH, and...

The cop may have done you a favor;

"OH, and I just realized that the cop listed my bike as an '03, but its an '08..."

I would think this is enough for the judge to throw the whole thing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 95,734
Posted By gmac
Thanks for the input on the rain gear fellows,...

Thanks for the input on the rain gear fellows, much appreciated. As you say cheap for Gortex, even at the new price!

Cheers Garry
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 95,734
Posted By gmac
Crooked; Can you elaborate a bit more on the...

Crooked;
Can you elaborate a bit more on the Military Surplus ECWCS gear? Is this summer or winter gear (insulated?). How did you find the sizing - to size, fits big or small, how was sleeve/leg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 34,598
Posted By gmac
Some more ads in Quebec, how's your french!! ...

Some more ads in Quebec, how's your french!!

This looks like a good bet and cheap;...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 34,598
Posted By gmac
Travis; You may find it faster/easier to source...

Travis;
You may find it faster/easier to source a complete used wheel than trying to find someone that can re-lace your hub with new spokes and rim.

From Vancouver Craigslist
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11,418
Views: 1,731,776
Posted By gmac
This type of grip does not use the ceramic...

This type of grip does not use the ceramic resister, so the power draw is not as great (so they say).

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Rider/heated_grip_kit.htm
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11,418
Views: 1,731,776
Posted By gmac
XT225 with passenger

I am considering this bike for myself but would like to do the occasional afternoon or day ride with the gf. No highway stuff just secondary roads and gravel. For two up riding with no baggage how...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4,071
Views: 459,509
Posted By gmac
Parts Availability

I'm looking at a 95 DR650 and before I bite I thought I'd ask what the current parts availability is like for the usual wear items (engine mostly). I realize that dealers aren't going to have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11,418
Views: 1,731,776
Posted By gmac
Mystery solved....it is indeed a six speed:rofl....

Mystery solved....it is indeed a six speed:rofl. Owner just finds it's more useful in fifth! Well it was my first ride on an XT225 and first impressions were;
1. even after reading that first gear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11,418
Views: 1,731,776
Posted By gmac
MasterChief; It struck me as odd when I was...

MasterChief;

It struck me as odd when I was told - I thought they all were 6 speed, so I thought I'd do some research before I went to see the bike Thursday night.

Thanks for the input.

Garry
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11,418
Views: 1,731,776
Posted By gmac
5 Speed vs 6 Speed

I'm looking at used XT225's and have run across a 1996. The owner advises that it is a 5 speed. When did Yamaha introduce the 6 speed? More importantly is there a significant difference/advantage to...
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