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Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 4,949,676
Posted By zippymon
honda 110

I never had the cdi problem before so I had nothing to compare to. I was getting 18 mpg from Sacramento to Grass Valley, ouch. Anyway the bike was delivering 50 mpg before and after the fix, glad to...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 4,949,676
Posted By zippymon
made it home

It ended up the ignitech module that came with my newly purchased bike crapped out. Had my buddy send me a couple of spare cdi's and had a wonderful ride home up 395. I guess the long and short of it...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 4,949,676
Posted By zippymon
Pissed thanks

Mark, The petcock idea was a good one with my limited tools. Choke changes nothing. The rub is that both cylinders are firing , there is just no power. The tach works but does seem to be fluctuating...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 4,949,676
Posted By zippymon
vacuum line

I checked the petcock, dc'd the fuel line and cranked it over. Plenty of fuel. As far as the ignition module goes the ignitech is one module controlling both cylinders. Both plugs are white so I have...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 4,949,676
Posted By zippymon
thanks

Unfortunately my cdi's are up on the canadian border, I'll try and plug this module into my buddies computer and see if it shows a fault. I'll go from there, thanks for the ideas
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17,068
Views: 4,949,676
Posted By zippymon
broke down

My wife and I are returning from a fly n ride on our new transalp. Leaving sacramento the bike lost power like it was starving for fuel. The only way to get to my friends house was low gears, lots of...
Forum: Latin America 08-24-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 29,184
Posted By zippymon
hola

Hi, my name is Jim and I'm going to mtn bike from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Natales. I'm flying into Santiago 11/1 and am looking for someplace to put my bicycle suitcase till mid march. ( My...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By zippymon
fire season

Just check ahead of time during fire season, I've also been corked during the maintenance time when they blow the road to clear boulders. Should have no problem on your fjr. Zippy
Forum: Americas 03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By zippymon
thank you

Villa Kunterbunt sounds like a nice place to get our stuff organized before setting out, thank you. Mr Jones, appreciate the contact, dropped him a line.. Zippy
Forum: Americas 02-29-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By zippymon
thanks

I sent you a pm, hoping that someone might have a container going down either for the race or a tour company with extra room. Any help is appreciated. Jim
Forum: Americas 02-25-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By zippymon
shipping to valparaiso this november?

My buddy and I would like to ship our bikes down to Chile/Argentina from somewhere in the states with the bikes getting down there late oct/early november. We'll be riding home. Can anyone recommend...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,903
Posted By zippymon
Transalp and a dl1000

My strom is my daily rider and a great 2 up touring machine, offroad forget it. TKC's help but its just lipstick on a pig, still going to wallow in the mud. The transalp can be made into an awesome...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,269
Posted By zippymon
leaving end of October

We're heading down and hope to be in Porto Bello around Christmas for the sail over to Columbia, dr650 and transalp. Going to Ushuia, 4-5 mo total. Zippy
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,903
Posted By zippymon
Ta+!

I currently have a TA and Vstrom, sold my KLR a couple years ago. I'll never sell my transalp, the rest are expendable.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8,711
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,300
Posted By zippymon
Wtt drz400e Wa plated + cash for newer dr650

I've got an excellent condition e model 400 that I have for sale in the flea market and on Bellingham craiglist. I'm looking for a newer model dr650 I can take down to South America, preferably...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By zippymon
in hindsight.....

I had assumed that the rear pads had been changed when they did the brake fluid/oil change at 15 k. I saw the paperwork when I bought the bike but never looked at the rear pads as the front showed...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,828
Posted By zippymon
buen suerte!!!!

Have fun, I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures on the 40.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,247
Posted By zippymon
nice tank....

Not too many places left where you need a 7+- gal tank. The place is beautiful and unforgiving. We spent a night south of Fields waiting to fly my buddy out with a broken neck. Gives a guy lots...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By zippymon
good idea

Got home and pulled it apart, inner pad gone, outer still pretty good...... Definitely not an even wear pattern. Your probably right, needs a little love back there.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By zippymon
02 1150 gsa rear brake meltdown

Rode my 3 miles to the ferry this am and lost the rear brake while boarding. Inspection showed the shaft boot in meltdown from a red hot disc. All I can think of is a stuck caliper. I had to leave it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
in hindsight......

My buddy pointed out that we'd just come off 7 days on the Wa Discovery Route, I had ridden an 89 transalp with only the front single rotor as the back brake line got fried south of Ellensburg. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
You bet Phil, . a click from some of the best...

You bet Phil, . a click from some of the best beer in Oregon makes it even a better place to call home.
Thought I'd screwed the pooch last night round 2 when I was welding a piece of flat stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
tthanks

thanks Phil, the bike came out okay and I had just picked up some decent armor at the local pawn shop, good timing on that purchase. Was just in your neck of the woods not too long ago experiencing...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
the unknown.....

I like the idea of bad brake fluid but it was just changed. You think your a good rider till.......u eat sh*t. I tried to duplicate it on the ramp tonight all armored up but alas nothing. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
okay

Your probably right, I was under the impression they were linked. I'll mess around with it, damn touchy brakes if thats the case. I'll be rethinking my 80/20 plan as this thing is to heavy to keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
abs

Never touched the rear brake on the ferry wipeout, bike is an 02 non servo, applied the front brake like I've been doing the last 15 years on that ramp and that rear tire locked up and booted out. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
abs

I was going about 15, the wood was definitely super slick where the rear locked up. Kind of wish I could see it slow motion on replay to see what the hell happened. Its a lot easier when you know...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By zippymon
wipeout.........

I was hoping someone with more knowledge about ABS could help me out here. I've ridden mostly on dirt and just got my first bmw, an 1150 adv. Its also my first bike with ABS. While heading down the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By zippymon
U Ship

I made an offer on a drz400 last year out of phoenix. Put it out on U-ship and had 4 bids in an hour. Put the shipper in touch with the seller and had the bike delivered to Bellingham 4 days later. ...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By zippymon
Question cost

Glrider, What did it run you to ship with that company and did the bike arrive within the time frame they quoted? Most of the shipping from LA appears to be around a $1000 US +/- with customs on...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By zippymon
the campbell hwy

The consensus of our group was that the Campbell was a really long dirt road with no views and lots of brush. Got a little sketchy when a moose would pop out of the bush when your doing 60. With...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By zippymon
Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route

East to the Blue's, south to the Steens, a bit south west to the Black Rock. Very nice riding, you can buy the maps, download the coordinates or just ride it. You'll also freeze your ass off in late...
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-03-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,372
Posted By zippymon
f#ck'n aussies

dyslectic bastards, put the america in americas!!! With that said maybe see ya down there. yellow vstrom with gorilla tape hold'n it together. oh yeah, peace sticker on fairing covering the errant...
Forum: Americas 10-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By zippymon
Thanks grifter for the links, good reading on a...

Thanks grifter for the links, good reading on a wet sunday in the nw.
Raul, Es usted muy amable. Yo tengo ganas de visitar Argentina. Z
Forum: Americas 10-28-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By zippymon
thanks for the info, guess I'll just play it by...

thanks for the info, guess I'll just play it by ear once I'm there. The bikes not worth much at this point so I'm pretty flexible with whatever goes down. I was the 3rd owner at 18 miles and it...
Forum: Americas 10-28-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,754
Posted By zippymon
good as gold

Glad to hear you figured it out! If you need a place to stay before crossing into canada we're the last island outside Bellingham before the border. I'm heading up the Dempster mid may and then...
Forum: Americas 10-28-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By zippymon
Leaving the bike

Are there any customs requirements for leaving a bike in storage down in SA that you rode in on? I'm thinking Chile in particular as I've got some people in Puerto Montt with a farm that might park...
Forum: Americas 10-27-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By zippymon
cheapo travel

thanks for the link, we're both bad keeping track of money so we'll probably just go till it runs out. Hope I make it past sayulita. :freaky
Forum: Americas 10-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By zippymon
south america budget

Can someone who has recently been down south give me an idea of what its been costing a day for travel in latin america. There are 2 of us on V stroms planning on heading to patagonia from inuvik in...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,188
Posted By zippymon
Coco's

Is he still around? I was there along time ago on my mtn bike touring around , surprised to hear he's still kicking it. Any recent photos out there of the man? Zip
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