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Nova Scotia Mike

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  1. Nova Scotia Mike

    1999 Honda CBR1100XX - $2,500 OBO

    Nice tool strap! Looks tidy and and well sorted for the age/miles. GLWS if you consider parting out I'd like to put dibs on your aftermarket rear shock. I don't think you mentioned above what shock you have on it.
  2. Nova Scotia Mike

    Goldbird on Craigslist AZ

    Maybe it holds some additional fuel? He's talking 6 gallons in that write up. Actually maybe the risers are hollow and hold a gallon.
  3. Nova Scotia Mike

    Rear Brake Pad renew

    Wicked good, thanks. It's too fuckin nice out today so I'm going to ride with the pussy hairs. Will R/R the pads as per your suggestions soon. Thanks
  4. Nova Scotia Mike

    Rear Brake Pad renew

    Thanks hawk, good suggestions. Will keep my eyes open for z drivers. Sound handy for lots of tight jobs. Seems like I'll be removing caliper so getting at the pad pin & cover will not be tight and my silencer can stay where it is. Thanks all the same.
  5. Nova Scotia Mike

    Rear Brake Pad renew

    Thanks Slappy, sometimes the truth hurts. When you say pull caliper, do you mean remove completely from bike and clean it up on the bench? Or could this be done without too much headache while removed from caliper mount but caliper still attached to brake lines? From what I read on here before I started this thread was a lot of guys having issue with air in lines after bleeding, etc.
  6. Nova Scotia Mike

    Rear Brake Pad renew

    Hi, So there's maybe a pussy hair thickness of meat left on the rear pads on my bike. They don't make any foul sounds and seem to work pretty good, there's just hardly any pad left. I picked up some EBC HH's and put on my grubby clothes to swap them out when I realized that my seemingly fully extended pistons are really crudded up. I'm not wanting to push them crudded up pistons back into my caliper and risk fuckin up the seals and/or introducing crud to the system. What's the best way to clean such pistons? I sprayed with brake cleaner and scrubbed with an old toothbrush but have limited access (rear wheel still on, caliper still on bike). Any tricks to get pin cap and pin out without removing left exhaust silencer? I don't think I have any screw drivers small enough to get in there as is and was hoping to not have to remove silencer for risk of fucking up seals. thanks
  7. Nova Scotia Mike

    Plants for hills I don't want to mow

    Thanks lads, I'm really lichen these plant suggestions and will be sticking some in my nemesis.
  8. Nova Scotia Mike

    Plants for hills I don't want to mow

    Any suggestions? I hate mowing the fucking hills and would prefer some low maintenance semi attractive ( read semi very loosely) vegetation or otherwise. Obviously I'm in Nova Scotia so something with big enough balls to survive winter is required. Fuck mowing hills.
  9. Nova Scotia Mike

    Motorcycle Maintenance Log Program

    Is anyone still using this or are others using something else these days? I've always used an excel file then an app that went dead, but am now exploring other options to track/log maintenance schedule items. Oh, above link is dead but I think I found the same program here: http://touringmotorcyclists.com/tech_tips/download.html but M$ is warning me the .exe is scary.
  10. As per the title, looking for some stock signals rear that I can hack and mod for use with wing rack. Let me know what you got, how much you looking for them. I have an American address things can be shipped to. Thanks
  11. Nova Scotia Mike

    Metal polish

    Hi, So in a moment of 3 beer haze stupidity I thought it would be a good idea to use metal polish on my gas cap cover, not realizing it was painted to appear to have metallic finish. I realize there is no turning back now and that I'll have to strip/polish the whole cap now. Do do I need to apply a clear coat or anything else when I'm done? I've never metal polished anything with a finish before. Thanks
  12. Nova Scotia Mike

    SOLD - Wallets - Ridge and Trayvax

    Wow, crap I totally missed this thread. Good deal. What are you using now DK? SCB, lemme know if the trayvax doesn't work out for you ...
  13. Nova Scotia Mike

    Elkhart Lake

    & be cautious when offered a head of cabbage. (afaikbzite)
  14. Nova Scotia Mike

    Gravel Driveway

    Well I have two places that I'd like to work on. Location A) our existing gravel driveway. The city came and did some work on the road in front of our place a few years ago. This involved them ripping up the curb and asphalt in front then replacing it. When they were replacing the curb I asked them to make the curb defining my existing driveway wider making it easier for us to park side by side. They did so gladly. Since the outer side of the existing gravel driveway has deteriorated as expected to a muddy mess in spring & fall. In this situation I'd like to widen the length of our driveway properly by about 4 extra feet, maybe more. Location B top of yard. The curb to street is cut for a driveway here but it's been grass/lawn since we've been in the house (~15 years). According to neighbors, the POs parked a motorhome up there seasonally. You'd never be able to tell though, no gravel, no tire ruts, nada. This top part of the yard can me mushy/wet in spring & fall. There is tree cover from neighbors trees which keeps it shaded from sun most of the time. When you say "getting the chosen path graded and crowned,' what sort of company should I be looking for to do such type of work? Excavation company? Landscaping company? I have no equipment, but can/will explore rental options. Not afraid of elbow grease. A friend of my bro's owns a dump truck so I figure he has some connections I can leverage but have not hit him up yet and I don't really know what he does with his dump truck business-wise. When is the best time of year to aim to do such work? Thanks for info, I'll get some measurements for the areas I'm considering soon.
  15. Nova Scotia Mike

    Gravel Driveway

    Looking to add one to our small, slightly hilly/sloped property this spring. Any of you guys done this? All pointers, experiences, suggestions, resources appreciated.