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Old 07-21-2013, 09:56 AM   #10021
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Great weather for a ride yesterday, not so hot. I have not posted for a while, busy with work and home renos.
Here is what I did instead of coming with you to the whiteshell.


One of them tractors actually yours permanent to drive? The Volvo looks sharp!
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #10022
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Picked up my new to me 2002 1150RT yesterday in Dryden.


Burned out a headlight coming home, grip warmers didn't work, very small oil leak from the final drive input seal.
Replaced headlight bulb and grip warmer fuse this AM, now all is ok. Replaced air filter as well, it was definitely overdue.

Bike runs ok, kinda... but the throttle bodies are in serious need of a sync, and probably needs new plugs installed.
It pings a bit under hard accel, so may need to adjust the hall sensor if it doesn't clear up soon.
(It's running hi-test, but I expect it may be carbon in the cylinder head and top of the piston from being ridden like a cruiser around Dryden for 10 years. No offence intended!)

This week I'll change the tranny, final drive and engine oils (+ new filter) and flush the primary and secondary brake circuits.

It's weird having a radio/CD player in the glovebox.
The optional handlebar controller was never installed, so the radio is pretty much useless unless you're parked.
I'll probably pull it out to free up the space and save a bit of weight.
I've already removed the satellite radio as I'll never pay an annual fee to activate it.

Only farkle I need to buy is a new windscreen, as this one (BMW tall) is still way too short when I have the seat adjusted to accommodate my inseam.
Not sure if it was a California bike originally, but there are a crapload of smog canisters etc. that I may need to do something with.

This winter, for peace of mind I'll pull the tranny and lube the clutch splines, as well as put new seals in the clutch slave.
Aside from that, it's in beautiful shape. (Now that I've pulled a shitload of decals off it. No offence intended! They just weren't mine. )

No pictures. It looks just like my old one (only in better shape) and there are plenty of pics of that on the forum.

Oh yeah, I put the seat from my old RT on, as it's shaped like my ass, not someone else's. :-)

Cheers, Brian
Hey, congrats Brian! Glad you found another RT so quickly! I hope that any of the surprises you find when working on it are good ones.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:16 AM   #10023
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Hey GWN, sorry to hear you had some bike problems. It always amazes me how (despite what the news would have us think) there are nice, helpful people pretty much anywhere you go.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:18 AM   #10024
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There's just something cool about a sharp mirror view in a picture.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:21 AM   #10025
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Sounds like you're having a great trip so far! Have fun kayaking!
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #10026
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the guy was amazing, really.

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Hey GWN, sorry to hear you had some bike problems. It always amazes me how (despite what the news would have us think) there are nice, helpful people pretty much anywhere you go.
Yeah, great guy. It appeared that his wife & daughter were a tad torqued with him as he was spending quite a bit of time chatting with us. Maybe they felt we were interfering with their plans!

I installed my original alternator early this morning. Was fixed by 9:00. Still need to take it for a test drive of course, but this alternator is charging :^)
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #10027
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Spent time in Mahone Bay and then Peggy's cove, fantastic riding along the ocean. Spent the night in Halifax enjoying the waterfront and eating like a condemned man.



Today we rode to Baddeck Cape Breton and booked two nights in a cabin right on the Cabot Trail. Monday looks like perfect weather to ride the Trail! Tons of bikes out here doing the Cabot Trail.
Hope everyone is enjoying summer back in Manitoba riding past fields of wheat!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #10028
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I made it rain!

Little run today to Aubigny/Morris/Riverside/Rosenort via gravel roads, about 120kms. 8km short of home at Domain the rain started...
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #10029
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Calan : glad your enjoying the east coast. We were out there last year & had a great time.
When you get to the tip there's a secondary road that goes by a nice fishing village & reconnects with the main road=very scenic. Gong CC turnoff@ Neil's Harbour.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:03 PM   #10030
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Calan : glad your enjoying the east coast. We were out there last year & had a great time.
When you get to the tip there's a secondary road that goes by a nice fishing village & reconnects with the main road=very scenic. Gong CC turnoff@ Neil's Harbour.
Sounds like Meat Cove...
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #10031
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Whitefish cove? Whitefish Point? Side road from the side road.....
I also recall seeing the plaque for Cabots Landing, & that....iirc is on the way to meat cove
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #10032
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Whitefish cove? Whitefish Point? Side road from the side road.....
I also recall seeing the plaque for Cabots Landing, & that....iirc is on the way to meat cove
You're right, White Point...
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #10033
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Heading for the black hills, bit if a slow start but sitting in the Akeley VFW enjoying a couple if cold ones before heading back to the campsite on the beach. Nice ride down thru hwy 38 to Grand Rapids.


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Old 07-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #10034
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Heading for the black hills, bit if a slow start but sitting in the Akeley VFW enjoying a couple if cold ones before heading back to the campsite on the beach. Nice ride down thru hwy 38 to Grand Rapids.


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Have a safe ride and hopefully better luck than I did
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #10035
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Hey Garth, good choice heading south, just had a smokin good thunder storm blow through!!!
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