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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
Thanks! I'm sure there will be more bonfires;...

Thanks! I'm sure there will be more bonfires; there's still a pretty good stack of wood back there, and Lara enjoys fire a little too much. :rofl

It was a pretty excellent maiden voyage for the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By gearheadE30
It's not that the 950 is way better or anything,...

It's not that the 950 is way better or anything, it's just that I don't really see the 990 as being much different than the 950, and for trailside repairs, the 950 does have some advantages.

You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,769
Posted By gearheadE30
Depends on the bike for me. Up to now, I've moved...

Depends on the bike for me. Up to now, I've moved on every few years to a new ride. Generally, it's because the bike I thought I wanted didn't end up being what I actually wanted. My first bikes were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,530
Posted By gearheadE30
No shit. I have the same exact picture. I'll have...

No shit. I have the same exact picture. I'll have to see if I can dig it up. I think that was a Ford L200 or something like that.

Edit:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By gearheadE30
Yeah, tube tires you're not going to make it far....

Yeah, tube tires you're not going to make it far. I've ridden a little ways on a flat rear on a dirt bike, but that's it. The 950 always has a spare front tube, small pump, and some small tire irons...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By gearheadE30
I'm sure it happens. I mean, there was an article...

I'm sure it happens. I mean, there was an article in Motorcyclist awhile back that talked about how a lot of "sightings" of test bikes in camo and such are staged; I don't see why it would be any...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
What ho? Another update? Damn right it is. Just...

What ho? Another update? Damn right it is. Just opened another beer, so that means I've got at least one more in me. :freaky

My notebook is a mess of scratches for this day from compiling trails...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 68

Yeah yeah yeah, it's going slow. Turns out moving, starting a new job, and kind of starting over at life really takes a lot out of you. That, and I just got a new toy (yeah, it's orange... :rofl) and...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
Yep, I was out there, along with another friend...

Yep, I was out there, along with another friend on a 200 xcw and one on a Sherco trials bike. After seeing the lot, I thought it would be miserable down there, but it was really, really nice. This is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
Are you checking this with the engine running, or...

Are you checking this with the engine running, or just trying to push it in gear? Sticky plates is pretty darn common on anything with a wet clutch, and I've had a few bikes that will stick when...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
Man, beat me to it... :norton Are you...

Man, beat me to it... :norton

Are you selling your truck? Thought I ran across a CL ad that looks just like it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
I don't think I actually posted this here before,...

I don't think I actually posted this here before, but I'm selling my XT. the ad is in the link below. It's a well-ridden bike, but I have maintained it well, and it's been very reliable. Though it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
In that case, specifically check the wiring to...

In that case, specifically check the wiring to the regulator/rectifier and the wiring from the stator.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
Yep, that's all the stuff that runs off the...

Yep, that's all the stuff that runs off the battery. My guess is you bumped a connector somewhere and it's just not hooked up anymore, so the circuit isn't complete.

Do those things work when the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
I get about the same mileage you do. And it...

I get about the same mileage you do. And it sounds like yours might be geared a little higher than stock, as mine is geared somewhat higher (2.81 vs stock 2.89:1 final drive, iirc) and runs about the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
What's wrong with kick only? This thing is so...

What's wrong with kick only? This thing is so easy to start you could probably do it with your hand :evil
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-24-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
Anyone in need of a dual sport? My XT350 is now...

Anyone in need of a dual sport? My XT350 is now officially up for sale.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012300
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
Anyone in need of an XT? Mine is for sale. ...

Anyone in need of an XT? Mine is for sale.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012300
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By gearheadE30
The spring shim should take care of it. If not,...

The spring shim should take care of it. If not, degrease it or shim it. That should be about all it takes.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
The secondary carb does seem to do more at higher...

The secondary carb does seem to do more at higher RPM and with more throttle. My experience has been that the stock 106 is just fine, and can almost be too rich depending on the condition of your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
Get the bike good and warmed up, as it has to be...

Get the bike good and warmed up, as it has to be at operating temp to get it right. Generally I start by screwing it in until it runs rough or stalls, and do the same unscrewing it until it doesn't...
Forum: Trials 09-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 75,919
Posted By gearheadE30
There's a trials event on the 20th and 21st (this...

There's a trials event on the 20th and 21st (this weekend) near Columbus, Indiana at Stoney Lonesome. Signup is here:

http://www.trialsinc.org/

It will *hopefully* be pretty dry; it's been 4...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
So multiquote isn't working.... Lemontree -...

So multiquote isn't working....

Lemontree - what size is the stock pilot? If it will run with choke, but not without, you're lean. If you only were trying to idle it and were having issues, I'd...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By gearheadE30
A lot of people have some amount of clutch drag....

A lot of people have some amount of clutch drag. You might try checking the clutch oil jet and make sure it's clear. Also, make sure that the nut holding the inner clutch basket on is tight. Mine...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
I talked to Luke over the weekend, and we tested...

I talked to Luke over the weekend, and we tested my CDI on his bike - turns out sometime between 1986 and his bike, they changed the wiring a little, but we got it hooked up, with no change. Then we...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
Thats a hell of a day, man. Glad you're okay. ...

Thats a hell of a day, man. Glad you're okay.

Btw a trick a lot of dirt bike guys use I running the lever mounts a bit loose so that they will rotate in a crash.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
...is that gear plastic?? and what caused it to...

...is that gear plastic?? and what caused it to jam up and do that? Hope the lack of oil pressure didn't do too much damage elsewhere...

Knobbies on the LC8. You had the suspension done, right? As...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 67, Part 2

Okay, let's try this again....

Like I said, it was pretty darn amazing out there.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u169/gearheadE30/Summer%202014%20Adventure%20Ride/IMG_1602_zpse638e77b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 67

What? Two posts in as many days!? Been awhile since that happened... :evil

As expected, I woke up to a dead battery...but it was much worse than expected. 9.5 volts, with no lights on or anything....
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
You might be okay with that setup with the...

You might be okay with that setup with the exhaust; I've never had a different can on mine so I don't know what effect that has.

That being said, I have a very opened up airbox, which probably has...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 66

Remember that on Day 65, I had just finished installing a nice, shiny new (and more importantly, unbroken) subframe. I needed to be out of the motel by 11 today, so I got up, ate, and took a final...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
Thanks for posting those videos Catfish! Always...

Thanks for posting those videos Catfish! Always interesting (and occasionally a bit disheartening :rofl) to see what I look like when I'm riding haha.

Well, I have some good news and some bad...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
Very nice. Some pics of the lot as everyone...

Very nice.

Some pics of the lot as everyone was leaving in the morning:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
If it's good quality silicon, it should be fine. ...

If it's good quality silicon, it should be fine.

That's going to be a very, very rich setup by the way. These bikes really aren't that lean stock.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
That's a really nice looking OBS you've got...

That's a really nice looking OBS you've got there. I rode past to help Luke out on my 950 and stopped to look at it, haha. What wheels are those?
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 648,857
Posted By gearheadE30
Fun fact: the XT350 will run on a 50:50 mix of...

Fun fact: the XT350 will run on a 50:50 mix of Kerosene and 6 month old gas! One of the guys I lived with filled one of our gas cans with Kero and I didn't know it - it wasn't labeled or anything. I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
BLM land in southern Wyoming along the CDR, also...

BLM land in southern Wyoming along the CDR, also on Day 10

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Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,409
Posted By gearheadE30
Riding through the sheep on Day 10 <iframe...

Riding through the sheep on Day 10

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Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By gearheadE30
KTM 350 EXC-F Changes

I'm in the market for a 350EXC-F, and have been trying to find a changelog of sorts to see what has been updated besides the obvious wheels and such that can been seen in the pics. Google has brought...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17,245
Views: 1,102,429
Posted By gearheadE30
There was still snow up there when I tried to go...

There was still snow up there when I tried to go through this summer. I also made the mistake of ignoring the signs, hah. Sometimes that stuff makes for the best stories, though. :lol3
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