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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Furthest North?
« Last post by Geoff W on November 14, 2018, 09:37:42 PM »
Very nice. How many miles/Km between fuel stops? Do you have to take a beacon as on the Labrador road to Churchill Falls?
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Furthest North?
« Last post by Lee337 on November 14, 2018, 11:40:26 AM »
That's some great pics.

Furthest north I've been on my bike is probably Liverpool & that's when i picked it up although I've been up to the Arctic circle in Finland a few years ago by plane
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Furthest North?
« Last post by Sparky on November 14, 2018, 02:31:36 AM »
Pics as promised.

1)  Fuel stop on the Alaska Hwy at Pink Mountain, restaurant, fuel and motel that's it.
2)  Dad at the sign post forest Watson Lake Yukon Territory.
3)  Miles canyon on the Yukon River, Whitehorse Yukon Territory.
4)  The Klondike steam paddle wheeler these used to ply the Yukon river in the summers from Whitehorse to Dawson City this is now a national park exhibit.
5)  Bell II ski lodge on the Stewart Cassiar Hwy, fuel and food stop, it's not unusual to find a helicopter in the parking lot in these remote places.
6)  Bear Glacier on Hwy 37A heading into Stewart B.C.
7)  Ferry heading South down the inside passage from Prince Rupert to Port hardy B.C.
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Rear suspension lower shock mount greasing.
« Last post by Ossian on November 13, 2018, 11:24:07 PM »
Remove needles. Drill right through shock eye and bearing sleeve. Tap thread for nipple. Remove swarf. Screw in nipple. Replace needles and reassemble. Apply grease gun. Should cover it.
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Rear suspension lower shock mount greasing.
« Last post by Timbox2 on November 13, 2018, 09:53:59 PM »
How is the grease going to get into the bearing? Think about it.
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Chassis & Suspension / Rear suspension lower shock mount greasing.
« Last post by Ossian on November 13, 2018, 09:41:15 PM »
I thought it was time to discover the world of pain that is involved in removing the rear shock to check the lubrication of the lower mount. So I have managed to take it apart without removing the exhaust system which the manual states needs to be done as part of the procedure. Well the pin and needle rollers are in decent condition, and there was some grease in there.
I'm thinking that with everything apart - I took the swing arm off to remove the pin on the bench, it might be a sensible idea to put a grease nipple in the end of the shock. Has anybody on here done this, and are there any particular dos and donts to consider ?
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Furthest North?
« Last post by Sparky on November 13, 2018, 06:15:33 AM »
I have an ongoing fascination with the idea of riding as far North as possible.  See the Northern Lights, eat a polar bear, fight an eskimo, get cold, wet etc.  I would probably hate it, but I wonder who here has gone furthest North and what happened?

Top of Norway?  Top of Canada?  Alaska? Anyone gone nuts and done Northern Russia?

Come over to the West Coast of Canada ride through British Columbia to the Alaska Hwy then North into the Yukon all the way to Whitehorse, Dawson City then ride the Dempster Hwy to Inuvik and on to Tuktoyaktuk on the shore of the Arctic Ocean.  The road from Inuvik to Tuk was finished late in 2017 so this year was the first year you could drive/ride all the way to the Arctic Ocean.  I went with my Dad in June of this year from Vancouver B.C. up the Alaska Hwy to Whitehorse and stayed with a friend for a few days we headed South on the Stewart Cassiar Hwy to Prince Rupert took the all day ferry to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and back home to Vancouver.  In the next few years I will be doing another trip North with plans to go all the way to Tuk.  There is a lure to the North the isolation, the wildlife, the Northern lights, and the endless daylight in the summer.  I'll post a few pics tomorrow I don't have them on my laptop.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuvik%E2%80%93Tuktoyaktuk_Highway
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ECU and Fuel Injection / Re: Junk the Airbox
« Last post by Ebeneezer on November 09, 2018, 01:12:14 PM »
Thinking of chopping off the back and fabricating new seat loop, seat and tank :-

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ECU and Fuel Injection / Re: Junk the Airbox
« Last post by HockleyBoy on November 07, 2018, 05:37:15 PM »
The EBC discs are good and an awful lot cheaper than oem, still going to cost a bit though. There are some cheaper pattern parts out there but I found they wear fast and wear your pads quickly too.
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ECU and Fuel Injection / Re: Junk the Airbox
« Last post by Ebeneezer on November 07, 2018, 05:31:25 PM »
No such luck I'm afraid - and I've just seen the price of a set of 3 new discs!

Does anyone know of a cheap source for these?

A mate of mine had a large car spares business and everything was manufactured in China, even a lot of the OEM stuff. He says he never paid more than £4 wholesale for discs, even vented! VW quoted me over £800 for discs and pads all round on my A6 and he did them for under £120.
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