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About Tim Mechanical Sympathy

Mechanical Satisfaction

The Concours carburetors weren't snapping back when I released the throttle. Everything worked, but they wouldn't close on their own as they should. I removed the carbs, reset the butterflies so they all closed properly and replaced a bent spring. With everything lubed up and working freely, I reinstalled the…

Honda Getaway

Asking $5577+GST.I'd offer six grand all in.It barely has 1000kms on it. A comfortable fit on a small bike,even for a big guy like me. This lovely little Honda CB500x popped up on Kijiij.  As an icestorm approaches I'm dreaming of being elsewhere, as I often do during the off-season. Two…

A Slippery Slope

Fortunately, the ark didn't have to worry about any of those pesky fictional icebergs... Over the past couple of days the concept of professionalism seems to keep popping up, usually after it's been lit on fire. ┬áIt began when someone posted a quote on Facebook based on a Twitter storm.…

Dakar Dreams

I just finished this year's Dakar and it always starts the itch.  As a bucket list item it's well beyond my ken, but I still sometimes think about it.  The cost is in 1%er territory and a school teacher from Ontario isn't likely to find support from advertisers that would…