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post #1 of 79 Old 12-14-2017, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Now that it is reall full on Montreal winter, I thought I would start a fun thread to help motivate other people like me who need a little motivation to actually get working on some stuff. So here's a list of my winter projects:

On my Strom:
DIY bark busters
DIY skid plate
Heated grips
DIY Arduino Nano based heated gear and grip controller
Install fork gaiters
Install USB accessory plugs
Install new panniers (Maybe DIY soft panniers)


On my SV (Mostly to prep for a spring sale):
Repair carbon exhaust cans
Put the clip ons and stock pegs back on
Detailing

I moved a year ago and haven't got my new garage up to snuff yet so I have some garage projects too:
LED lighting
New shelving
Some equipment placement
Repair both my hydraulic jacks
Finish bike lift
Install lift flush with the floor
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Pretty much same as last year: Order mounts to install my leds.

I really need to get on that.

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Now that it is reall full on Montreal winter, I thought I would start a fun thread to help motivate other people like me who need a little motivation to actually get working on some stuff. So here's a list of my winter projects:



On my Strom:

DIY bark busters

DIY skid plate

Heated grips

DIY Arduino Nano based heated gear and grip controller

Install fork gaiters

Install USB accessory plugs

Install new panniers (Maybe DIY soft panniers)





On my SV (Mostly to prep for a spring sale):

Repair carbon exhaust cans

Put the clip ons and stock pegs back on

Detailing



I moved a year ago and haven't got my new garage up to snuff yet so I have some garage projects too:

LED lighting

New shelving

Some equipment placement

Repair both my hydraulic jacks

Finish bike lift

Install lift flush with the floor


I would be interested in learning how you plan to install the fork gaiters. I ended up getting the ones that Velcro close. Cannot remember the company that makes them, but itís like two or three initials. Neoprene rubber is what mine are made of.


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Pretty much same as last year: Order mounts to install my leds.

I really need to get on that.
Full disclosure my list is almost the same as last year too haha. Except the strom is new to the stable.
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I would be interested in learning how you plan to install the fork gaiters.
I bought the Rancho gaiters but I haven't really delved into them yet. I think someone posted a how-to on here somewhere. I don't keep my bikes clean and have blown fork seals on my SV in under a season from having dirty forks.

I'll probably be posting up details in various other threads as I do things.
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Right now I have a rebuilt shock for my S10 from Norwest Suspension, sitting in a box and waiting to be installed. I need to inspect the rear swingarm bearings when I pull the old shock off.

Speedbleeders for the brake calipers and hydraulic clutch.

Take off the Happy Trail pannier rack and rear luggage rack and have them re-powdercoated.

Build the new version of the quick release system for my panniers.

All of which probably won't get done until Feb-March, when it warms up enough that my unheated garage won't be miserable to work in.
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There's something else I'm considering, a teardrop trailer... Don't know if the 1000 can handle it as well as a harley or a goldwing.






Also, I don't know if I could ride... conservatively?
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I keep wanting to build a uni-wheel trailer that has racks on it to carry three 1550 Pelican cases, but I still haven't taught myself to weld yet, so that project sits on the drawing board.

I don't know if I'd even want to ride with a trailer; I just think it's a cool idea.
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Stay alive! and ride every day. Tuesday had to turn around after six miles to meet old coots when a hard sleet/snow hit me for a mile.I don't bounce well any more so made a u turn and went back home. We meet three days a week and today like yesterdays ride was cold but dry .Wife had a window box fall apart so patched that back together a while ago. Spring may have to build all new ones.35 years and coming apart! Honey do stuff is plenty for a man my age with jack of all and master of none skills. Re did sink plumping and she says its perfect after a month so long as I don't mess up and buy a few more bikes and old trucks she may keep me a while.
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Based on recommendations from some other threads on this site, I just picked up LED headlights, tail lights, turn signals and flasher. I'm working on getting some weight off and when I get a little closer to my goal weight I'll be picking up some heated gear.
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