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About manotickmike

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  • Birthday 12/05/1960

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  • Location
    Manotick
  • Club
    Missing Link
  • Sled
    07 Apex Attak GT
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    Last sled: 99 Ski-Doo Grand Touring 700 GT SE (Don't ask...)
    Previous life: 72 440 TNT 74 340 TNT F/A
  • Interests
    My 4 enduro bikes...
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  1. Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil

    Wish there was one near here. We had a GREAT fastener spot, ALWAYS a line at the counter. Had all the odd, metric or stainless bits I needed. Or would have them in a day or 2. Then someone didn't see a future in the walk up customers, and only sold quantities. I remained a customer for my hardware for the brake conversion kits I sell. Then one day, after 15 years+ of being a customer, I was told I needed to have an account. It was with mixed feelings I noticed their sign come down about 9 months later. I now buy all of my hardware on-line. Same stuff, costs about 1/2. It's M-10 and 12 SHCS and FSHCS countersunk stuff. 10.9 and 12.9 Fastenal (too far away) and Brofasco (ugh) were not an option. I've also learned to keep an "inventory" of common stuff here, and the odd bits my Japanese sleds and bikes use, and that even worse, that Austrian one.
  2. Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil

    $26! They had all grades, IIRC, the Dexos was $30.
  3. Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil

    I do my research 1st. It's NOT about saving $$$. Most OEMs re-brand the oil they can make the most profit on. I trust Mobil 1. Filters are worse. I think Yamaha quoted me $26 for a filter that's worth about $5. I'd rather have the K+N filter. (Hiflo is a K+N without the sticker.)
  4. Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil

    https://fortnine.ca/en/hiflofiltro-oil-filter My $9.68 filter option. The service interval on the Apex for the filter is ridiculous. I change both annually. Seems the least I can do for something that gives SO much, I abuse so hard, and put away wet. On 87 octane fuel.
  5. Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil

    0-40 M1 Euro formula goes in my Apex, following recs from the TY forum. Typically do a forced march to the very back of wally-world (my annual visit...) to get it. Anyone see the 0-40 euro on the sale pile? Going to need to do 2 sleds this time around.
  6. OK, I'm done. Last ride for the season at Missing Link.

    Sight lines are better than this implies. The truly blind corners I'm WELL over. I ride at a clip that leaves room for adjustments. I'm in no hurry to die, DIRT BIKE SEASON is coming!
  7. End of season prognosis

    I put a Cobra 1.35 on my Apex, about as tall as I can go. It's studded. I won't ride without studs. I've seen what happens to a rider in over his head without them, and I have been fortunate to have HAD studs, and been able to maintain my control and avoid them. The edges of the "paddles" are pretty torn up. It has a LOT more oomph getting underway, and is MUCH better in deep snow than the Ripsaw I had previously, but I doubt it will last anywhere near as long. My next sled has the capacity for a significantly taller track. I won't be buying a Cobra for it.
  8. OK, I'm done. Last ride for the season at Missing Link.

    How DARE you infer illegal activity on my part! I had to dust off the top of the motor to be sure, (still warm...) but the more observant (educated?) guy I met later on said the part off to the side of the trail gave it away.
  9. OK, I'm done. Last ride for the season at Missing Link.

    Here's a noble steed who made it almost to the end.
  10. A few minutes of Saturday around noon. My beloved 197 was flawless, but there were sketchy patches on the 195 and 191. Racked up another 250k or so, and put a deposit on my "new" sled on the way home, in the midst of the "snowstorm" that turned into an icy mess instead.
  11. Anyone else out inthe Missing Link this weekend?

    Good call.
  12. Anyone else out inthe Missing Link this weekend?

    I'm not sorry I missed that. I did see: Some poor sled's last ride ended here... These cool guys, at a nice waterfront spot along the 197. Hi guys! And my TRUSTY Apex's last ride on an open trailer, ever, and likely it's last ride as my sled.
  13. Anyone else out inthe Missing Link this weekend?

    Brent said they had groomed Wednesday after 15cm, and thankfully, left the 15cm they got Friday for us to play in. We heard it had become a bit rough by Saturday night, as more than a few guys were getting their "Ya-Ya"s out. There were more people out than I've ever seen Saturday, but still not what I'd call crowded. Truck is packed. The forecast is ALL over the place. Hoping it doesn't track too far S.
  14. Anyone else out inthe Missing Link this weekend?

    OK! See you out there this weekend! Pray for snow!!!!!!!! P.S. I'm the guy with googly eyes on the front of my red Apex.
  15. Anyone else out inthe Missing Link this weekend?

    It's my "home club". Sledding as it SHOULD be. Great group of people going the extra mile. The Saturday feeds put on by the local auxiliary group at the community center are worth the trip alone. Silent auctions and supper is on my calendar for next year already. Poker run is a blast, and growing every year. Thanks, Ian, for introducing me to this area, and twisting my arm to return to sledding after a 30 year hiatus.
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