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Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
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: 263
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: 970
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: 840
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: 840
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: 1,154
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: 27
Views: 2,204
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: 368
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: 23
Views: 1,609
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: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
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: 957
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: 1,347
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: 1,069
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: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
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: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
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: 366
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: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
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: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
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: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
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: 1,296
Views: 124,874
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: 189,308
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: 618
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: 2,581
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...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,511
Posted By slobinski
Years ago I bought a ten foot utility trailer...

Years ago I bought a ten foot utility trailer with a 3500 pound Hayes single axle, to use at work and elsewhere. Could not find one this size with electric brakes, so I eventually researched and...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
Posted By slobinski
Yes, that's exactly the one I'm using on my...

Yes, that's exactly the one I'm using on my Roadie, with a Heat-Troller wired into a pair of Hot Grips. Works perfectly.
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 124,874
Posted By slobinski
Update...

Picked up my Roadie at the dealer's shop yesterday. New cylinder head, camshafts, etc, all covered by warranty. The only charge was twenty-nine bucks and some change for a set of new spark plugs...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 124,874
Posted By slobinski
A couple weeks ago I set out to check valve...

A couple weeks ago I set out to check valve clearances, replace plugs, air filter, etc, since I'm not really riding much this time of year. Removed the tank, airbox, loosened up the throttle bodies...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,163
Posted By slobinski
Congrats, iDave; my 2009 Wee needed 5 of 8...

Congrats, iDave; my 2009 Wee needed 5 of 8 re-shimmed at 12,000 miles, but was still in spec when traded in at 19,000 after a trip to Alaska. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By slobinski
WOW! What beautiful country. Keep 'em coming!

WOW! What beautiful country. Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By slobinski
Both of mine were done together. It made some...

Both of mine were done together. It made some parts of the daily routine a bit...um, awkward, shall we say.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,654
Posted By slobinski
There's no way I'd take a kid that young on a...

There's no way I'd take a kid that young on a street ride, however:

Many moons ago when my kids turned three or so, I'd take them for short rides on dirt roads through the central Oregon woods,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By slobinski
Had it done, both hands, back in the dark ages...

Had it done, both hands, back in the dark ages before the arthroscopic stuff. I never had the murderous pain, but lots of numbness, tingling, and was constantly dropping stuff. Healed up fine, but...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By slobinski
I had an '09 DL650 that got tweaked out of...

I had an '09 DL650 that got tweaked out of alignment a bit due to a stupid garage tipover. The front forks looked kinda out of sorts, and a brief ride confirmed it. All I did was slightly loosen...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
Posted By slobinski
I bought a set of Motech wide pegs from Twisted...

I bought a set of Motech wide pegs from Twisted Throttle. They mount about 3/4" lower than stock, which gives my rickety knees some relief.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 20,088
Posted By slobinski
I've never named any bike, but on special...

I've never named any bike, but on special occasions I will give them a pat on the gas tank and an appreciative "Thank you" for either a very good ride or for pulling my nuts out of the proverbial...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,402,339
Posted By slobinski
Question Heidenau K 60's

Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,544
Posted By slobinski
382,000 on my '97; its a work truck and gets run...

382,000 on my '97; its a work truck and gets run pretty hard. Has been through one set of glow plugs, a fuel pressure regulator, one water pump, and six or seven camshaft position sensors. Still...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By slobinski
Acer netbook in a Targus padded case, carried...

Acer netbook in a Targus padded case, carried vertically in the right pannier. Survived a 6600 mile round trip to Alaska, no problems.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By slobinski
Thanks. Looks like both the local Sportsman's...

Thanks. Looks like both the local Sportsman's 'Orehouse and REI handle those. I foresee a comparison shopping trip in the near future.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By slobinski
Water filter/purifier?

During recent travels I've noticed that there are fewer forest service or BLM campgrounds with water available than in years past (must be a budget cut thing?). I like traveling to the more rustic,...
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