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  1. Google Maps > KMZ > Base Camp > GPX (8 day-routes combined). A bit of a hack, but you can work with it. PM me your email address.
  2. Tuners disable the AIS (if you want them to) by getting the ECU to force the AIS solenoid valve to remain closed. This is an easy way to close the system, and doesn't require any surgery on the bike. The solenoid valve can still leak or fail... I know, not likely. I simply chose to blank out the ports and remove components that no longer serve any purpose. Just another way of getting there.
  3. Thanks @rlambke19... we averaged under 600 km/day. We could have certainly taken longer if time allowed, but we had just the 8 days in the schedule. Much more to see out that way. Syracuse NY is where the fun kinda ended... it was the freeway home from there onward.
  4. That'll suffice. Interesting how this was all supposed to be just plug-and-play... it was that damned red ring that did it. 😏
  5. Just for clarity, none of the tuners require AIS block-off plates. They can all toggle the same bits in the ECU. The plates are just a more reliable way of closing the system... and they unclutter the valve cover quite a bit. 🙂
  6. David is alright. When I wanted to buy his AIS block off plates, he had no good shipping options to Canada. Called him up and he added an option to the check-out transaction. Thumbs up.
  7. Thanks for the update. I would have thought that the re-flash would yield a more subtle improvement... not quite transformational that you describe, especially considering that you're running ActiveTune. I will be sending my ECU to Vcyclenut for a re-flash in the winter... expectations are high then 😂.
  8. Replacing the bolts with a skewer will put a different kind of strain on the bracket welds. You'll be squeezing the brackets toward the centre, rather than independently locking each side. Just a thought.
  9. @suncoaster... but I think the skewer was in addition to the stock adjusters... drilling required. I'd since replaced the skewer by bolting the inner and outer plates together on each side. YMMV.
  10. Ah yes... remember now that you vacationed in these parts. You must also have seen the locomotive (near the plane)... made in NY for the Grand Trunk Railway in 1911, and ended service in Belleville ON in 1959. Some neat stuff you learn on the road.
  11. Late posting this… trip took place in July. Hooked a trusted FJ-09 riding buddy @urbannomad to come along and explore eastward, toward Gaspe peninsula. A bit of a snapshot of our trip. Took Kawartha way through to Haliburton (CF-100 “clunk” in photo) and Calabogie out to Ottawa, then Got to ride some dirt roads in Quebec. Roads were great once we crossed into Quebec, but some would suddenly transition to gravel/dirt… causing excitement. Overall lots of fun. Route 132 toward Gaspe, along the southern shore of the St. Lawrence had its charm, but it wasn’t until past Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, where topography got interesting. It was right then that we got caught in a flash rain storm, complete with gusting winds and lightning. We powered through. Sunset soaked coast following the storm in photo. Enjoyed the coastline, and hit a few attractions. The cool looking lighthouse was a site of the first Canadian Marconi Telegraph station (1904), then a site marking (somewhat) the landing of Jacques Cartier in 1534 (dubbed Canada’s birthplace by the Gaspesie, although the confederation was established much later). The Perce Rock is just that… a rock sticking out of the ocean… a cool looking natural feature just begging to have its photo taken. It is possible to walk up to it at low tide, but it didn’t look low enough at the time to even try. Overnight stay in Edmundston NB (map shows Bathurst, but we cut thing short in NB), ready to cut through the province in the morning and cross into Maine toward Bangor along 11 and 2. Saw lots of moose and deer warning signs, and did see one young moose looking to cross. Continued along highway 2 the next day toward the White Mountains and Gorham NH. Took some photos at the Grand Trunk Railway station and headed for Mount Washington. The top was in the clouds, but it was neat getting up there nonetheless. Moving west, we had stopped by the makeshift memorial along hwy.2, the site of that tragic accident where an out-of-control pickup truck took out a group of bikers in late June. Seven souls perished. Had a chat with a local and we then rode off toward our next overnight stop near Montpelier NH. Crossed into NY the next day, on a ferry across Lake Champlain. Once in NY state, we rode toward Adirondacks. Roads were great, but car traffic was heavier than what we experienced in the same area back in late May. We then pushed toward Syracuse NY… our last overnighter before we’d slingshot home the next day. Nice trip… about 4,300km in all, over a leisurely 7.5 days. Suspension mods worked great. Glad I am finally done with it. Handlebar could use a bit more sweep. Good project for the off-season. Have Labrador and the "rock" (Newfoundland) on the radar next.
  12. Congrats... I think. Have fun getting your bike/body/mind ready for this challenge.
  13. FWIW... my CustomLED flaked out with irregular flashes. Replaced with TST Ind. at beginning of the season, and it solved the problem.
  14. Yes, should have clarified...I turned them all over during disassembly to expose the numbers. Installed new (aftermarket) shims with etching against the cup (per OE orientation). I think the OE shims had the sizes ink printed.