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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-21-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
I think I'd have to pass on helping pull...

I think I'd have to pass on helping pull something that heavy out of the mud holes though!
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
This is good info and helped me a lot this...

This is good info and helped me a lot this summer. Generally my bike has been easy to start since I correctly set valve clearances and adjusted my carb this summer. It was so eay I accidentally...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Thanks for the pointers guys. I don't know what...

Thanks for the pointers guys. I don't know what happened this morning, but it fired right up when I got home at lunch. 2-4 kicks with no throttle, full choke is my normal routine when it's been...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Didn't fire at all. I'll try moving the kill...

Didn't fire at all. I'll try moving the kill switch back a forth a few times before I try it lunch.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Pissed Wouldn't start....

Well my trusty XT let me down this morning, or vice versa. I hadn't ridden it for about a week which is unusual for me.

Went out this morning and couldn't for for life of me get it to fire. By...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,414
Posted By LukeMacPU
This may be a better spot for it than the actual...

This may be a better spot for it than the actual photo-tag thread, but someone had originally started a map of all the tags that could be accessed/updated by anyone.

This was a couple years ago...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Thanks again.

Thanks again.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to search...

Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to search for that how-to.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Is the XT600 shock a bolt-in replacement or did...

Is the XT600 shock a bolt-in replacement or did you have to modify anything to get it to fit? Does it matter what year XT for either bike? Looks like that could be a pretty cheap solution.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Thanks,

Thanks for the info on the gloves. I've got a few options to check out. Nick, I think you may be right about the heated grips putting a strain on the ol' XT's electrical. I'll have to research...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17,816
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Cold weather glove?

Any of you guys have colder weather gloves that you're especially happy with? I'm planning to ride through most of the winter this year and I'm not terribly fond of the disconnected feel I get...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
+1 If you don't lift all the way, the...

+1

If you don't lift all the way, the compression release doesn't work.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Clean schmean! I'll ride as long as it isn't...

Clean schmean! I'll ride as long as it isn't snowy/icy. I made that mistake a few years ago. It was just fine at 7AM when I was one of a few vehicles on the road and the snow was fresh. By lunch,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
I leave the choke on until I've ridden a mile or...

I leave the choke on until I've ridden a mile or two (I take off right after I start it). If I push the enrichment plunger in too soon, it'll drop the idle down to about 1000 rpms and it can die. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17,816
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Posted By LukeMacPU
When you stud up for the winter is it strictly...

When you stud up for the winter is it strictly for off-road riding? I haven't tried it yet, but from what I gather studs suck on clear pavement.

I'm planning to ride my bike for commuting...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
I'm sure someone with more expertise will jump in...

I'm sure someone with more expertise will jump in here, but it sounds like all the stuff that runs off your battery is not working. IIRC the bike has 3 separate power groups. Headlight/dash/battery...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
5.9 inches front and rear. Certainly no trail...

5.9 inches front and rear. Certainly no trail machine, but awfully nice looking alternative to a Ully... Better suspenders than the triumph scrambler, but I guess that's not saying much.


My...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
That looks sweet! Actually coming here and...

That looks sweet! Actually coming here and everything? Not just a show bike?
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 10:52 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
You're definitely geared way down from me. As...

You're definitely geared way down from me. As low as first gear is on these, you could easily get some more comfortable cruising speed up top and still have gears for plonking.

I've been...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
The XT350 thread

Just out of curiousity, what kind of mpg are you guys getting with your XT350's? Just got 55.8 mpg on my last fill-up. I've gotten as low as 44 mpg. My lowest was running highway at 65-70 mph for 80...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-24-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Saw a post about these a while back. They...

Saw a post about these a while back. They certainly look too good to be true at that price point. I've not had good luck with deals that look too good to be true...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
sorry, forgot about your location :shog That...

sorry, forgot about your location :shog That shipping cost is crazy!
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
BikeBandit has them for $6. ...

BikeBandit has them for $6.

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/1990-yamaha-xt350-xt350a/o/m146591#sch139657

Part #44 in the list.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
So my fork boots were shot and fell apart during...

So my fork boots were shot and fell apart during a ride recently. Any reason I can't make my own fork tube shields like you see on bikes with USD forks?

I've not gotten a close look at those, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 08:00 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
The XT350 thread

Rear signal mod... Ok so I needed something after knocking mine off on the Buff 500 D/S. Could have been worse for $8. Looks like these should be harder to knock off...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By LukeMacPU
I don't remember for sure, but I think it's out 2...

I don't remember for sure, but I think it's out 2 1/2.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Thanks again for letting me test the CDI. Can't...

Thanks again for letting me test the CDI. Can't believe you were able to round up stuff to get it connected that quick.

My tach cable fell off when I got the bike all cleaned up from the D/S...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
I'm pretty happy with the way my bike is running...

I'm pretty happy with the way my bike is running at this point, though it isn't perfect. As Gearhead said, we swapped CDI's with no change and there was black smoke at very high rpm indicating a rich...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,840
Views: 687,977
Posted By LukeMacPU
Gained new respect for my XT today. Managed to...

Gained new respect for my XT today. Managed to get me through most of the Buffaloe 500 D/S ride today.

Between my poor riding skills and the 50/50 tires it was a miracle. Went lots of places I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17,816
Views: 1,172,060
Posted By LukeMacPU
Nick it was nice of you to post the pic of me...

Nick it was nice of you to post the pic of me admiring my steed while it takes a dirt nap.

I'm new to single-track and today was one hell of an introduction. From the trail out of Stoney, where...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17,816
Views: 1,172,060
Posted By LukeMacPU
Thank you much!:clap

Thank you much!:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17,816
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Anyone in the area that can update on how muddy...

Anyone in the area that can update on how muddy things are looking for the Buffaloe 500 tomorrow?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17,816
Views: 1,172,060
Posted By LukeMacPU
indiana ride thread

F'n A man!


My thumbs did this on a tiny keyboard so cut me some slack!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17,816
Views: 1,172,060
Posted By LukeMacPU
Can I join the slow group? This'll be my first...

Can I join the slow group? This'll be my first time for this event and I don't have a roll chart holder if that's necessary. Bike's an XT350 so I think I'll be ok, just not fast.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17,816
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Posted By LukeMacPU
indiana ride thread

It's an old Tundra so it's like a 7/8 scale truck. I think we can get two bikes in there pretty easily. I'm only going for Sat. though, so I'll be driving back home after the Sat. D/S ride.

My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,840
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Posted By LukeMacPU
Valve shims changed. All clearances now in spec....

Valve shims changed. All clearances now in spec. Bike seems to run about the same. Maybe slightly smoother at idle and less touchy to fuel air mixture as I roll through rev/throttle range.

Still...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17,816
Views: 1,172,060
Posted By LukeMacPU
How early for the Buff 500?

For those of you that have done the ride in the past, what time should we show up for the ride? I think paperwork says 8 AM. Any reason to get there much ahead of time?

I'm planning to drive down...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By LukeMacPU
Help. Can't find XT225 street tires.

I ran Shinko 712 rear 230 front on mine for commuting duty. Bought both front and rear for under $100.

Didn't put many miles on them so can't comment on wear, but they were smooth.

My thumbs...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17,816
Views: 1,172,060
Posted By LukeMacPU
What's that other bike there with you?

What's that other bike there with you?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 151,932
Posted By LukeMacPU
Gonna need some help, can't tell anything other...

Gonna need some help, can't tell anything other than it's a cemetary from that photo...
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