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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33,184
Views: 8,095,106
Posted By R_Rick
For some perspective, on the FB page, the sumo...

For some perspective, on the FB page, the sumo rider posted the following in response to the comments. This wasn't about buddy in front not pulling over/

"...The guy on the cruiser blew his...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17,093
Views: 4,966,026
Posted By R_Rick
I used a ScalaRider unit for a trip this summer...

I used a ScalaRider unit for a trip this summer (borrowed from my riding partner) - was nice being able to communicate stops / turn offs / idiots ahead / etc without waving arms around, plus have...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,964
Posted By R_Rick
^^ this, plus a roll of blue paper towel.

^^ this, plus a roll of blue paper towel.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 69,179
Posted By R_Rick
I'm going to go with a typo and say she meant ...

I'm going to go with a typo and say she meant dead bugs
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17,093
Views: 4,966,026
Posted By R_Rick
Out of curiosity I took a look at the 10w30 and...

Out of curiosity I took a look at the 10w30 and 10w40 that in inventory at one of my companies. The 10w40 was dated Nov 2013; 10w30 dated May 2014 (unfortunately I couldn't find older stock of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 69,179
Posted By R_Rick
re: Locks

Personally I wouldn't go too fancy - swing into the nearest Crappy Tire or Wally World and pick up a bicycle lock of an appropriate length. All you are attempting to do is prevent the casual thief...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17,093
Views: 4,966,026
Posted By R_Rick
Yikes! How was the rest of the caliper assy?

Yikes! How was the rest of the caliper assy?
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,469
Posted By R_Rick
I was through on July 27th - outside the reserved...

I was through on July 27th - outside the reserved seating area were 8 or 10 people sleeping on the floor. Perhaps it is one of those under enforced rules or depends on which crew member is working.
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,469
Posted By R_Rick
I had one of the reserved seats when I came...

I had one of the reserved seats when I came across - with exception of spending an extra $25 to not have to fight for a seat and having a few less people around me, the seat was no different than the...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By R_Rick
Denver has the Broncos Calgary has the...

Denver has the Broncos
Calgary has the Stampeders

Both teams have horse logos
Both teams suck. :rofl


:hide

Seriously though, Calgary is right on the doorstep of the rockies and a short...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By R_Rick
The big lobster is in Shediac, NB.

The big lobster is in Shediac, NB.
Forum: Americas 09-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 17,328
Posted By R_Rick
I took 5 days to get from Campbellton, NB through...

I took 5 days to get from Campbellton, NB through to Blanc Sablon, with overnights at Manic 5, Lab City, Goosebay, Port Hope Simpson, and L'anse aux Loop. It felt rushed to me and I missed out on a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,469
Posted By R_Rick
It's on my list of things to do, but haven't put...

It's on my list of things to do, but haven't put anything together yet.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,469
Posted By R_Rick
My 87 Transalp 600 handled it fine, your 650GS...

My 87 Transalp 600 handled it fine, your 650GS would have no issues. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,469
Posted By R_Rick
Eldor, depending on which day you got to Manic...

Eldor, depending on which day you got to Manic 5, you would have been just ahead or just behind me (I stayed at Motel Energie on the 20th of July)

Just looking through your day 2 - I think you...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By R_Rick
I did the 60km gravel section outside of...

I did the 60km gravel section outside of Churchill Falls in the rain a few weeks ago - had a blast on it as I didn't have to worry about a stray transport truck coming out of a dust cloud, unlike the...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By R_Rick
All three are the same - Pelican 1500 ...

All three are the same - Pelican 1500


From Pelican website:
INTERIOR (L x W x D)
16.75" x 11.18" x 6.12" (42.5 x 28.4 x 15.5 cm) ~19ltr

EXTERIOR (L x W x D)
18.5" x 14.06" x 6.93" (47 x...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By R_Rick
Nah, I am well entrenched in that demographic of...

Nah, I am well entrenched in that demographic of the Canoodian population. :bert
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By R_Rick
Tops are mounted with a couple of bolts. The HT...

Tops are mounted with a couple of bolts. The HT SU racks have two 8mm pressed inserts on each side. I used an 8mm bolt approx 1/2" long and a couple washers.

HT stock photo:...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By R_Rick
Ya I know. I'm one of those rare (odd?) Canadian...

Ya I know. I'm one of those rare (odd?) Canadian kids who can't skate and doesn't follow hockey ... although I do have a couple of old pucks kicking around the house but didn't have four. :D
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By R_Rick
I made a mounting plate out of 1/2" black abs...

I made a mounting plate out of 1/2" black abs sheet which is secured to the brackets.

I originally had a Givi universal monokey plate on it. Was going to rig up a method to use the pelican case...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By R_Rick
Halifax Motorsports...

Halifax Motorsports (http://www.halifaxmotorsports.com/) in Halifax typically run 40% off as well, although being a fairly small shop their stock can be limited.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,844
Posted By R_Rick
Similar experience. Good product, less than...

Similar experience. Good product, less than stellar customer service.

In late January of this year I ordered the SU rack for my Transalp (ordered online, not telephone). They didn't have in...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,315
Posted By R_Rick
Prob going to pull it apart over the winter to...

Prob going to pull it apart over the winter to see what's what.




Becomes part of the daily routine ... ride for the day, add 1/2 qt, repeat. By day 5 I stopped checking the level and just...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,315
Posted By R_Rick
Thanks. Other than burning through about 4 qts...

Thanks. Other than burning through about 4 qts of oil over 2500 miles (which I knew it would), she ran like a champ for the entire trip. Only thing in my tool kit I used was a 10mm socket to pull...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,315
Posted By R_Rick
Made a last minute change to the bike set up...

Made a last minute change to the bike set up prior to leaving. Pulled the tent and sleeping bag out of dry bag and strapped them to the side cases. If looked like rain, I would put tent in a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,607
Posted By R_Rick
Hey guys, I'm in goose bay tonight. Has any one...

Hey guys, I'm in goose bay tonight. Has any one come up with the name of the gift shop with the stickers? Cheers
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,315
Posted By R_Rick
This will be my first camping trip on the bike...

This will be my first camping trip on the bike (doing the TLH starting tomorrow) ... haven't been in a tent for 20+ years. Some of my gear is old, some is new, some of it packs small, some not so...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,607
Posted By R_Rick
If you spend time watching TV in eastern Canada,...

If you spend time watching TV in eastern Canada, you get to know Newfoundland time pretty fast. Pretty sure all I ever heard growing up was "Tonight on CBC. watch the Leaf's lose again. 9 Atlantic,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,607
Posted By R_Rick
You would have been in Atlantic Standard Time. ...

You would have been in Atlantic Standard Time. When you adjusted by 30min you were moving into Newfoundland Standard Time. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By R_Rick
I have recently been through a similar process...

I have recently been through a similar process with my Transalp. Clean every connection with a contact cleaner such as deoxit or nu-trol and replace bad / very dirty and or corroded connectors...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,607
Posted By R_Rick
Please post the name of shop if you can remember...

Please post the name of shop if you can remember it.

NorWis, I am heading to Lab the end of next week. If I can track down the shop I'll pick an extra one up for you. Will send you a PM to get...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By R_Rick
Here you go (DUI's fall into this category). ...

Here you go (DUI's fall into this category). Check out the link under the rehab section.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5312ETOC.asp#5312E3

Overcoming criminal...
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By R_Rick
Depends on what you like. For craft brews,...

Depends on what you like.

For craft brews, I'm partial to Henry House (end of Barrington St toward the Westin) - pub is downstairs

The Olde Triangle on Prince street - east coast / celtic...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,231
Posted By R_Rick
^^ +1 $20 sock, lifetime, no questions asked...

^^ +1

$20 sock, lifetime, no questions asked guarantee (replacement or $$). :deal

[edit: I bought a pair of Smartwool Hike and PHd Outdoor today ... after I wear them both for a few weeks...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By R_Rick
Myself and a friend are meeting up in NB on July...

Myself and a friend are meeting up in NB on July 19 for an 11-day CW loop. We'll be riding a silver Transalp and a black Tiger 800 (hopefully the Tiger won't be towing the TA :deal). Planning a...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17,093
Views: 4,966,026
Posted By R_Rick
and should be 118 links

and should be 118 links
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17,093
Views: 4,966,026
Posted By R_Rick
Couple of pics out of this link were posted on...

Couple of pics out of this link were posted on the transalp.org facebook page. 94 Tranny converted to a scrambler. Very sexy IMO.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 271,824
Posted By R_Rick
Over past few days have been cleaning all the...

Over past few days have been cleaning all the electrical connections on the Alp to cure an overcharging issue. Had a badly corroded / gunked up connection on the stator to R/R harness which was...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17,093
Views: 4,966,026
Posted By R_Rick
It would, except about 3000 of those miles are...

It would, except about 3000 of those miles are ocean. :rofl
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