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Old 06-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #4936
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Took about 4 or 5 turkey basters full of water out of the cylinder by going down through the throttle body. She shot a bunch of grimy water all over the garage wall but I can live with that
Why didn't you just pull the spark plug?
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #4937
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Better Bungees, anyone?

I was looking for a battery today and stopped at Total Battery just off Hunt Club and noticed they have these in stock: Knot Bone Adjustable Bungee



They're not cheap, at $5 for a 28" length, but they look like they'll work far better than the Crappy Tire alternatives.

TB had two sizes in stock.

They also had some nice small carabiners, just the thing you need if you have a lanyard to hold your gps.



And this one looked especially useful.

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #4938
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Why didn't you just pull the spark plug?

The BMW has a clamp that holds both plugs from coming loose and I'd need to remove left and right fairing, centre panel, air box, oil tank and battery to get at it.

The way I did it saved me from removing the battery and oil tank. Not something for a quick trailside repair.

I'll have to figure an easier way to hold the plugs as the lower plug is easily accessible from the right side of the bike without removing anything.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #4939
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The BMW has a clamp that holds both plugs from coming loose and I'd need to remove left and right fairing, centre panel, air box, oil tank and battery to get at it.

The way I did it saved me from removing the battery and oil tank. Not something for a quick trailside repair.

I'll have to figure an easier way to hold the plugs as the lower plug is easily accessible from the right side of the bike without removing anything.
That's the 'Twin Spark' model? Yikes, that sounds complicated.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:50 AM   #4940
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Yes, the twin spark. The plugs have the coil built in so they are top heavy and I guess this is to keep them from vibrating loose.

I might remove the clamp on the lower plug and see how it does. Easyenough to push it back on if it does get loose.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:44 AM   #4941
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even on the single spark, removing the plug is long and not easy... that's the reflexion I had the first time I did maintenance on Wife's bike... Imine was a 1150

this make me realize I MUST NOT drown the 950 !!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #4942
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Went out for a short ride today; parts of Scotch line are pretty messy, lots of deep mud holes made by 4 wheelers.



Turned around at this one...

Ended up in Marlborough Forest, went in off Paden road and they been 'fixing' the roads in there, leaving this kind of loose, large gravel.



The worst part was you couldn't relax for a minute on it cause if you slowed down, the huge clouds of deer flies tagging along in the slipstream would all land on you.

One of the worst rides this year...
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #4943
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Better Bungees, anyone?
For anyone in the East End I noticed those at Sail too... pretty nice bit of gear, though I don't think they had the bottle opener carabiners...
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #4944
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Not a lot going on here? not a lot of action
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:02 PM   #4945
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Evil, get a 450 yet?

Canada Day Weekend ride anyone? There is a section of hydro line I hear is doable that I have yet to try
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #4946
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Evil, get a 450 yet?

Canada Day Weekend ride anyone? There is a section of hydro line I hear is doable that I have yet to try
If I sell my bike I'll get something

Canada day weekend is doable but need to b

e home canada day evening for the concert on the hill (Kanata)
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #4947
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #4948
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #4949
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Anybody have any racks 'n bags for a Suzuki DR650 for sale? I need more carrying capacity. Looking for Wolfman, Dirtbags, that kind of thing.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #4950
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