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JoWhee last won the day on October 16 2016

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About JoWhee

  • Birthday 02/15/1969

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    L'Orignal, Ontario
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    '03 V-Strom (sold!) '00 XX (back to my first love!)

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  1. Corporate reasoning? (long)

    I work for a large company, which has some large and sensitive clients. As part of our transfer from one big company to another (this happens regularly) we get to go through the whole process of being vetted criminal record check etc... it's a condition of continued employment, even though we're a union shop it's never been challenged, because well, no one has ever refused or failed the checks. Our phones are used to track us as well as our vehicles. It's a feature that comes on our fleet vehicles directly from Ford, the salesperson took great pride in explaining to me how it all works, in short it's like the "find my friends" app on a smart smartphone, but on steroids. I'm not cool with any of it but I understand it. I know they're currently using the Ford system, because I've been called by my manager and asked how could I be at work all day yesterday when my vehicle had almost 0 kilometers reported, to which I trot out the same thing I do every time he asks: "did you look at WHERE the truck was?" I get a loaner (usually a focus) when I bring the work van in for service, and I put it on my corporate shared calendar that I'll have no vehicle as to not get dispatched to a call where I'll need more than my tool pouch. This month we're getting a new telemetry system installed in all vehicles, I'm not sure exactly why but it's probably related to our new dispatching software. The thing that's bugging me is we received these stickers that we're instructed to install inside the windshield. There's the company logo and "GPS ENABLED & PROTECTED" on said sticker. When I asked about the placement I was pretty much told to shut up and just do it. What's got a bug up my ass is that the printing on the stickers faces INWARDS! It's not like it's one of those sherlock/lojack anti theft deterrent stickers or boomerang (anyone remember those?) it's almost like a "Big brother is watching you" stickers. Am I being paranoid? TL;DR Does a sticker reminding me that the truck has a GPS telemetry seem Orwellian?
  2. If you two were more polite I'd accuse you of being Canadian.
  3. Is it OK to run Aviation Gas in my 2003 XX??

    Wouldn't it be easier just to run hi-test gas, and a fuel stabilizer? EDIT: as a Canadian, my bike/small engines are stored dead in a cold garage for months on end (without the battery) sometimes at temps close to -40. Come spring they start right up. I just started up my snow blower, which as been sitting since March, I couldn't find the stupid "special" cord for the electric start. It took all of one pull to get it started. Sta-bil is your friend.
  4. Phone case/mount

    The ram mount on a 12 or 13 mm Allen key. Drop.the long end into.your yolk, the only way it's.coming out is if you flip the bike. Here's an old picture when I had the long clamp on it. It never came off, even when I took it off the bike and shook it vigorously.
  5. Mouse Trap

    You don't even need antifreeze just use a garbage can and water, it works for rats also. A 55 gallon can filled to about 1/3 is high enough that they can't jump out. The rats up here must be stupid because my coworker has caught half a dozen. He also used peanut-butter, but he just slathered it on all sides of a piece of Styrofoam and dropped it in.
  6. Methamphetamines Edit: shit I didnt realize this wasn't in the pub. Get in.some proteine before you work.out, a shake, or even milk. You'll get ahead on your fluids that you're going to sweat out. Any pill won't really help, the caffeine is just speeding up your system for nothing, like revving your engine at a stop light. Get in your workout in the morning, after a while you'll see that you will have more energy during the day, and you won't need a boost.
  7. 2016 Yamaha FJR1300ES

    Send it north, I'll take good care of it. Or even better send it to Dave he'll spend a week washing and waxing it for you.
  8. Plants for hills I don't want to mow

    +1 on sumac, they're pretty high for allergens, but if they can grow up here beside highways and get sprayed with salt half the year, they should do well in NS. They grow fairly quickly and turn awesome shades of red come fall.
  9. I wore it for a season then got too fat for it. It could use a cleaning, just to debug it.
  10. I've decided to quit riding so I'm selling a bunch of gear (edits and more pics to follow). Items can be shipped from Canada if you want to pay an exorbitant amount for shipping and are in a hurryor can be shipped from 12919 stateside if you're not in a hurry. first up is a set of Spartan leathers I purchased from Josh for $225, I'm asking $200, they are heavy as fuck but pretty comfy, see the other thread for size, but they're 5x and you need to be at least 6'1" and 280 lbs plus. Ther's a few scuff marks on them, and the pucks need to be changed, they're not used but coming unglued. Next up is an ICON jacket and pants. Leather where it counts and spandex in the flex areas so you can get your Richard Simmons on or do your best ZeroNetGain imitation. Jacket is 2xl and the pants are size 36 the jacket also comes with a liner for your chest but doesn't cover your arms. $200 negotiable plus shipping. .
  11. He is making another run, he's posted about it on a few Facebook blackbird groups. I I stalled it a couple of years ago, no regrets. Then again I ride so slowly that it doesn't matter. Proof: Zero passed me.
  12. FS: 1999 Blackbird

    This is why I hate most people. If you want to browse go to the fucking mall.
  13. The title says unlocked, it should work with any gsm carrier.
  14. Code 25 possible fix

    Have you checked to see if your ecu is properly secured? Those cheap Honda rubber straps tend to break. The ecu doesn't like to bounce around, and can make the first light come on. I ride in the land of horrible roads, a sponge and a new strap cured my fi light issues post loom fix.
  15. LED Cluster Lights?

    Slowridecx did an LED conversion I can't remember if he posted it here or on Facebook. Anyways, I bought the same LEDs off eBay from China for about $5, they look great and I'm happy with the results. I did buy twice as many as I needed because they're cheap, and as expected some were DOA.