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Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:33 pm
by NorthernPete
Bike saftied no problems. It now lives in the basement. Polished some of the aluminum. Ordered new bars. Getting it all pretty.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:26 am
by NorthernPete
http://imgur.com/2VGo9rp
Clubmans installed
http://imgur.com/a/bvZXD
Some before and after aluminum polishing I'm trying.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:44 am
by NorthernPete
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.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:45 am
by NorthernPete
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.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:41 pm
by NorthernPete
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.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:31 am
by NorthernPete
Got my snazzy new led headlight on. What a difference. :) thanks Amazon and your Chinese knock off stuff.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:11 pm
by NorthernPete
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.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:32 am
by NorthernPete
Bought myself a new winter project. 1981-2? It175. Should be fun.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:13 pm
by NorthernPete
Well, the snow that fell today convinced me to winterized the bike and park it in the basement. Good season of riding.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:32 am
by NorthernPete
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.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:46 am
by NorthernPete
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

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:27 pm
by NorthernPete
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.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:49 pm
by NorthernPete
Snows melting a bit here and there. Maybe a ride soon? Who knows. Lol.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:23 am
by blues2cruise
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.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:55 pm
by NorthernPete
Sold the dirt bike. Got my forkseals redone (removed The forks and brought them to the shop. Saved a buck or two) I have all new chain and sprockets ready to go. Have to try my hand at that job one day. Lol.

Went for a ride down in niagra again. Also found out my step son loves to go for rides on papas motorcycle.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:51 pm
by NorthernPete
Brought my bike to northern New York for my annual summer vacation. Doing some rides with my boy and step son. Had to get new bar end mirrors. My brother borrowed my bike and while he had it the mirror fell off and was flattened by a following 18 wheeler. Oh well. Got anew set that I like a bit better. Changed the spark plug. I'm going to be replacing the chain and sprockets soon too.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:46 pm
by NorthernPete
Got more of my maintainance gear down south. I believe this week off will be chain n sprocket time. My VW Jetta is getting snagged up in September by the VW emissions lawsuit settlement and I'll be getting a '16 ram eco diesel. Looking forward to it.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:02 am
by NorthernPete
Got my truck and a new job. Start working for Dumas mining in bissett Manitoba in October. Camp job. 2 weeks on 2 off. Should be something. Lol

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:33 am
by blues2cruise
Congratulations.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:07 pm
by NorthernPete
Well, I'm spending my first night the furthest west I've ever been. Bissett Manitoba. Google map it. Lol.