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    Up North Trip - Lake Superior / Northern Lights!

    Torrance Barrens (north end of Southwood Road) is probably the most easily accessible somewhat-north somewhat-dark place to see them; it's about 8 km from the bustling metropolises (haha) of Bala and Gravenhurst. The spot we're talking about that is north of Smooth Rock Falls is about 500 km...
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    Up North Trip - Lake Superior / Northern Lights!

    Earlier this year, someone had posted about a motorcycle trip to Pickle Lake, ON. It's not a ride that I would ever consider doing, but it does appear to be as far north as you can get in Ontario via public roads, and it's roughly the same latitude as Moosonee. Anywhere along the northern part...
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    Coronavirus

    This virus will preferentially attack the stupid people. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ex-nashville-council-member-coronavirus-skeptic-dies-covid-19-n1240645
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    Outdoor storage

    Re long term storage ... If the bike has a center-stand, put it up on the center-stand. Otherwise, put it up on paddock stands front and rear to get the weight off the tires. Failing that, and it's just sitting on the side stand ... check on it now and again, and top up the tire pressures. You...
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    Is Doug ford done?

    Answer: Those rules now apply to the whole province.
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    Fuel Pump filters

    The dual-throttle setup is common in that generation of EFI systems. My 2004 ZX10R is the same way. The throttle closest to the intake valves is operated manually by cables from the rider's control, the upstream one is drive by wire operated by an ECU controlled stepper motor. It lets the system...
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    Is my Clutch Toast - or normal wear?

    Some of those steel plates look pretty blackened and grooved. I think it's toast. At 100k? It doesn't owe you anything.
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    Coronavirus

    Rule applies to private gatherings. Outdoor event, and you have a log of everyone attending for contact tracing, and you make some effort to keep people separated or marked, should be ok especially if it is a commercial event.
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    Tire snobs

    High steering effort and the bike resists wanting to be leaned over, requiring a constant push to hold its lean angle without straightening out and running wide. Worn tires, low tire pressure, and wrong steering geometry contribute, but tire profile and construction are major factors. I am fussy...
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    Coronavirus

    USA is very close to overtaking the UK in terms of deaths per million citizens. Probably will happen overnight (actually it probably has already happened, but the latest numbers haven't been reported yet) The USA was catching up to Spain ... until Spain's second wave set in.
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    Fuel Pump filters

    All later model motorcycle fuel injection systems that I have worked on or seen, are returnless designs. The bike referred to in the original post, will be a returnless design. There may or may not be a non-replaceable secondary filter inside the sending unit (the plastic assembly that houses...
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    River Road new speed limits.

    The speed limits will apply to everyone ... and they'll mostly affect the local residents themselves.
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    River Road new speed limits.

    Those are (1) legitimately on side streets that through traffic need not use and it's pointless for anyone else to enter them, I think only one of them is on a road that isn't a dead-end, and (2) not enforceable. Caledon has been going nutso with the 40 zones and community safety zones just like...
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    Coronavirus

    "young people gonna young"
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    River Road new speed limits.

    Surface is fine on River Road itself, although there's no new pavement in sections that matter. Prince of Wales (intersecting road) is a mess. Don't count on running from the cops, it's very easy for another cop car to be waiting for you at the other end, and then you are in biiiig trouble. I...

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