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About tinkerfreak

  • Birthday 10/04/1956


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  1. Anyone in the GTA(or there abouts) that may have changed out there front turn signals and would be willing to part with them. PM me a price and where you are located. Cheers
  2. Messaged the guy on FB and he responded that they are closed for the winter and will not reopen until spring. A little disappointing I guess, will have to look into the available options. Cheers
  3. I have one of these on my Parabellum windscreen and it works a treat, needed a little extra deflection to get the pressure off my one shoulder. If you are thinking of a superior protection for your window, the multigravailable Clip-on Puig visor is the solution. It is a multirregular visor tha - Motoplastic PUIG PUIG presents three multiregulable visors with two fixation systems: fixed... Cheers
  4. It's nice to know what other people have done to their bikes and to know what is available on the market, but, only you can determine what you find objectionable or needing upgrade on your machine and taking care of those issues first, then you can look at the other farkles as your wallet permits. Go out ride it for a few months and take it from there as farkling is highly addictive and tends to have a brutal effect on your bank account. I really shouldn't be the one giving advise here because I am the poster child for farkling!
  5. Are you happy with the flash and if you don't mind me asking what changes did you get him to make. If you have his contact info can you message it to me. Cheers
  6. If everything goes according to plan(rarely happens) and my wrist is not giving me too much grief I will head out from the Toronto area to Cape Breton and then up to the Gaspe over the St Lawrence at Matane to Godbout and then up to Saguenay, Chibougamau and across the 113 and then I will figure it out from there. If all the planets align I am hoping for a mid June departure for 15 to 16 days. Cheers
  7. "When on the road, you can save $70+ on having a replacement tire installed if you can remove and mount your own tire. If you plan on doing this, its not hard, but you must carry the right tools: 1-1/16" SAE 6 or 12 pt. wrench, 4, 5, 6, 14mm Allen or hex key sockets," Might want to add tire irons, kinda tough to remove a tire without them. Cheers
  8. Just wondering if anyone has given this chap a try Jsflashtune and what your experience was like. I know that state side I can get the flash done for $250 US right now, but once you add in shipping and insurance it is going to be close to $500 canuck and this guy is a one hour drive for me so hopefully no one will get offended by this post. Cheers
  9. The correct thread adapter can be picked up from these guys, I bought a set to adapt another set of mirrors I had for the wider elbow free view Yamaha XS650 Mirrors and Mirror Mounts | MikesXS | Yamaha Parts Since 2001 Cheers
  10. That works out to roughly 51 mp US gallon and 61 mp an IMP gallon. Cheers
  11. Alright, so I was unable to work out a deal to my satisfaction with or without trade in so I am going to see a second surgeon in November when I get back from vacation to see what all my options are. I thought a second opinion could not hurt. So at this point I think I will hang onto the FJ cause I have spent a lot of cash to make it "my" bike and don't want to get into setting up a new bike to my preferences and forking out all that cash again to farkle it to my happy place is not desired. I did a 3000 km jaunt with a friend of mine in September and the bike ran great with zero mechanical issues, the only cause for concern was my cruise control started acting up(troubleshooting in progress) but the bike itself ran flawlessly and returned 4.6 ltrs per 100 kms average, which I can live with. So if I keep it the only thing I will consider doing over the winter is the ECU reflash and then I am done with the mods and farkling(yea right!)😉. Here's hoping..... Cheers
  12. You would be a lot better off making up your own kit and keeping it on the bike, see below link to kit recommendations
  13. OK, so I am sitting in the Orthopedic Surgeons office and he starts telling me that they are going to have to go into my left wrist AGAIN and try to correct my issue, at this point my brain stops listening and the self to self conversation begins " AGAIN, are you freakin kidding me! This will be the third time and the best I have been able to get out of it is two years with minimal pain and swelling. So after the AGAIN part I heard very little and start to ponder my riding future and decide that I might take a look at an Africa Twin DCT. So I take my FJ to a Honda Powersports facility and look at the AT and ask for a trade in quote, they take the bike in the shop and 30 minutes later the salesman comes back and tells me that they will give me $4600.00 CDN for my bike as a trade in. Now my bike has the suspension front springs and intermediate Matt kit and a rear Matris shock, Givi engine guards, Seth Lamm seat, Parabellum tall windscreen, slipper clutch, 2016 oil sump, Givi top box rack, braided steel brake lines and the 320mm front discs, McCruise cruise control, a PC8 fuse box with all accessory circuits with a relay and the bike just rolled over 12,000 kms so is this right for trade in value? I'm confused. Cheers
  14. Hey Piotrek do you happen to have a GPX file for the trip? Cheers
  15. Unfortunately I finish my rotation Saturday morning at 7:00 so will have to take a pass. Looks like you might just luck out with the weather so have a great ride and stay safe, and oh yea...no photos then it didn't happen! Cheers