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Old 09-02-2010, 01:22 PM   #91
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There's hope

Tiffany

You are actually in a decent spot for help. Labrador City /Fermont have numerous mechanical recources to repair all the massive Mining equipment and vehicles that operate 24/7 up there. You basically have an automotive starter on your GS. Ask around to find who can service starter/ alternators up there. A basic auto or powersports repair shop should get you in the right direction to someone who can look at your starter. Forget the fact that you are even on a bike just look for an auto repair option.

Hope this helps...
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:51 PM   #92
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we had the starter out at my shop in Toronto a few days ago. it was a sticky solenoid. the starter would spin freely but the gear would not engage. we took the solenoid to pieces, removed a layer of rust and mongolian dirt from the moving bits and all was well again.
Not sure why it's acting up again.
perhaps the battery leads are corroded as well and need cleaning.

I would think SkiBum on the island would be you next best option besides whatever turns up in Goose Bay.

You can always repeat what we did in Toronto.

me thinks a new solenoid is needed here (it's a Bosch starter)

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Old 09-04-2010, 09:57 AM   #93
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Talking Thelma Does it Again

Hi Folks
thanks for all the good info and pointers
I limped into Lab City and managed to find the Hewlett Minpaco workshop where John was extremely helpful. Thelma inexplicably started OK, again and again. She does that sometimes, a female trait to be contrary and when there is a proper mechanic suddenly behaves herself.
It wasn't a wasted journey however as I had hit some rough roads getting there and once more my front fairing bracket had snapped completely. I'd spent the final 100kms into Lab City riding all the rough patches with one hand holding the fairing in place - for those who have ridden this route, you'll know how tricky that would be, the deep gravel and sharp curves with big trucks going hell for leather in both directions.
The guys at Hewlett Minpaco did a fantastic job of fixing the broken bracket.

Pictures are coming I promise....
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #94
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Hi Stef

When do you get the Rock? Do you plan to come back west a bit? Through Quebec ? Let us know your route...might catch you up somewhere...

How's the ouragan....
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:50 PM   #95
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The broken fairing bracket in situ...



and did I mention that it doesn't just support the fairing but also the headlamp, the crash bars and the whole dashboard, so looking like this is not good...
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:55 PM   #96
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Hi Stef

When do you get the Rock? Do you plan to come back west a bit? Through Quebec ? Let us know your route...might catch you up somewhere...

How's the ouragan....
Hey Serge
having taken a crash course in french hurricane vocabulary, I have found out that I"ve managed to beat Ouragan Earl to the middle of Labrador, where I am going to bunk down for a bit as even I reckon wild camping and motorbiking are not a great combination for hurricanes!
unfortunately I won't be going back through Quebec, I'll be heading down to the Rock once the winds have dropped then on down through the rest of the Maritimes and back to America. So if you might be headed a bit further east, maybe our paths will cross.
and by the way- it's Tiffany not Steph!
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:56 PM   #97
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Repairing the bracket

The guys get to work
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:02 PM   #98
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Talking the flashy stuff

They decide a bit more needs doing (under Thelma's watchful eye)


The finished product


Then putting Thelma back together again


my thanks to John, Keith who doesn't even work there and had only popped by to say Hi and the un-named welder.

Cheers guys
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:39 PM   #99
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:22 PM   #100
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OK, that's it I'm in Lust, er, Love

I'm leaving my wife & packing my GS, to go find the mighty Tiff!!!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #101
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Hey Serge
having taken a crash course in french hurricane vocabulary, I have found out that I"ve managed to beat Ouragan Earl to the middle of Labrador, where I am going to bunk down for a bit as even I reckon wild camping and motorbiking are not a great combination for hurricanes!
unfortunately I won't be going back through Quebec, I'll be heading down to the Rock once the winds have dropped then on down through the rest of the Maritimes and back to America. So if you might be headed a bit further east, maybe our paths will cross.
and by the way- it's Tiffany not Steph!
really don't know I called you Steph....
When you get in the eastern U.S. let me know, I'll apologize in person.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:10 PM   #102
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re those crosses waaayyyy back in BC . . . since you haven't shown us a pic, I might offer another possible explanation: they're used as markers for high-flying cops to time you to see if you're speeding. Some provinces quit that type of spying, others can't afford the aircraft, etc.

All the best Tiffany.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:31 PM   #103
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re those crosses waaayyyy back in BC . . . since you haven't shown us a pic, I might offer another possible explanation: they're used as markers for high-flying cops to time you to see if you're speeding. Some provinces quit that type of spying, others can't afford the aircraft, etc.

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Old 09-05-2010, 06:08 AM   #104
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I'm leaving my wife & packing my GS, to go find the mighty Tiff!!!!
I think my boyfriend would have something to say about that
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:24 AM   #105
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Cry What! Another Man?

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I think my boyfriend would have something to say about that
you wouldn't want a dirty old man at you beck & call?

I do floors & windows, wash clothes & dishes, clean bathrooms, go shopping & can set up a mean camp site!

Oh well I'll just keep riding alone!
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