NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

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Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:33 pm

Bike saftied no problems. It now lives in the basement. Polished some of the aluminum. Ordered new bars. Getting it all pretty.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:26 am

http://imgur.com/2VGo9rp
Clubmans installed
http://imgur.com/a/bvZXD
Some before and after aluminum polishing I'm trying.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed May 11, 2016 7:44 am

Just realized I've been a licensed motorcyclist for almost 11 years now. Times flies. Some time spent bike less but that's alright. Thanks to everyone here who's helped me on this journey of wrenching and riding. Hope you all have a great season!

Going to be trailering my bike down towards niagra falls next week for a visit with some relatives and a weekend with my son. Should be a good time.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue May 24, 2016 11:45 am

Well spent the Victoria Day long weekend down in southern Ontario. Trailered the bike down and put a couple hundred kilometres on it cruising all around with my cousin and uncle. Did the niagra parkway and cruised from Saint Catharines down to Fort Erie and port colbirn area. Nice area to ride and the weather was beautiful. Had a good time with my son and visiting family. Big bbq on Sunday. All in all very good time.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:41 pm

Summer vacation with the boy and the family in the USA. Enjoying the hot weather. I am bike less for a few weeks since I don't trailer it down here. When I get back up north though I've got a wrapped header and shorty pipe to install and a 7" daymaker led headlight. Snazzy.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:31 am

Got my snazzy new led headlight on. What a difference. :) thanks Amazon and your Chinese knock off stuff.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:11 pm

Yesterday our shift got cancelled. So I started cleaning the basement. And found my header and shorty exhaust I bought for my bike. So cleaning took a back seat and I installed my wrapped header with the shorty pipe and now have one snarly little 250. Lol. Sounds a lot like an atv now. I like it. Slightly abnoxious but not too bad.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:32 am

Bought myself a new winter project. 1981-2? It175. Should be fun.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:13 pm

Well, the snow that fell today convinced me to winterized the bike and park it in the basement. Good season of riding.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:32 am

Cold weather is starting to gather around. Solid below freezing most nights lately. Gonna start ripping into the dirt bike shortly (hunting season is still on so that takes my priority for now)

The SR has a few little things I'd like to do as well. Fork seals are leaking so that might be in the works. Anyone have any suggestions on that job? I'm mechanically inept-ish so am I looking at something that'll scare me? I'll YouTube a bit for the general idea but hearing any stories would help.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:46 am

Well Santa got me some snazzy riding related gifts. Got a very nice joe rocket mesh jacket. Fully armoured so that's a first for me (always been leather jacket) so it'll be good in the summer. Also got a nice low profile sissor jack for working on my bikes this winter. The sr lost its center stand with the new pipe and I chopped off the shitty welded on side stand on the dirt bike. Also got a chain monkey chain tool. Looks like it'll make life a bit easier when I do chain work (I remember this being an issue with my seca).

Yay Santa
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:27 pm

Haven't done any work on any bikes yet. Thinking of selling the dirt bike. I think it's a bit more of a job then I want to deal with.

Gonna take the front forks off my sr and bring it to the shop and get them redone.
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:49 pm

Snows melting a bit here and there. Maybe a ride soon? Who knows. Lol.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:23 am

The snow finally melted from the roads at Shuswap ....there was a motorcyclist out enjoying the dry roads. I think he may have been the first one of the season.
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