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Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
What would a fair value be for a complete front...

What would a fair value be for a complete front and a complete rear wheel for an 650R? Factory wheels.
Forum: Racing 12-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,964
Posted By Cmayer31
Assfault asked the right question: Do you want to...

Assfault asked the right question: Do you want to race your bike in a Baja/Desert race, or do you want it to look like a race bike?

Any bike can have skid plates, lights, dry break fuel tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
When the BRP starts getting harder to start, it's...

When the BRP starts getting harder to start, it's definitely time for a valve check.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By Cmayer31
They're out there in response to complaints,...

They're out there in response to complaints, accidents, and because there is a problem. Unfortunately too many people have come to believe that the desert is an open place to party, drink, do drugs,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
I run the IMS 4.6 whenever I know there's a long...

I run the IMS 4.6 whenever I know there's a long ride or I'm not sure on gas stops.

You'll notice the weight when the tank is full and that when you really try to get forward on the bike that your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
I'd suspect the needle personally. I switched the...

I'd suspect the needle personally. I switched the tanks on mine and some bad gas, or gunk in the new tank dirtied the needle seat. I had the carb on and off at least three times until I got...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
I swapped to my smaller IMS tank and had the same...

I swapped to my smaller IMS tank and had the same issue. Turned out I had a tiny bit of gunk that was causing the needle to stick every now and then. It took me a couple times of cleaning and I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
Sounds like one of my simple fixes gone bad :lol3...

Sounds like one of my simple fixes gone bad :lol3

You mentioned that the previous owner might of had a go at it. Is it possible he/she used some locktite? If so, have you hit it with a torch to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,165
Posted By Cmayer31
What serious flaws? Kick start? Hundreds of...

What serious flaws?

Kick start? Hundreds of thousands of people learned how to kick start bikes and rode them for decades before a magic start. Lack of E-start is not really a flaw, just a luxury...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,165
Posted By Cmayer31
Wow, a 2 year old thread bumped up to bring on...

Wow, a 2 year old thread bumped up to bring on the XRR bashers. Sweet.

Honda never meant for the XRR to be a dual sport, so they won't replace it with a dual sport. They replaced it with the CRF....
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By Cmayer31
Looks like you had a good trip and got enjoy an...

Looks like you had a good trip and got enjoy an awesome bike. Palomor and Montezuma are a couple of my favorite roads, and Ocotillo Wells is a blast when it's not scorching hot.

Unfortunately the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
Check the valves, and check the pilot jet for...

Check the valves, and check the pilot jet for clogs...two of the more common issues that cause difficult starting.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,325
Posted By Cmayer31
My XR650R was the first 4-stroke bike I owned and...

My XR650R was the first 4-stroke bike I owned and I could not start it for the life of me because I didn't know the drill.

Learned the drill and it starts first or second kick whether cold or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
Setting the Sag

So, I finally decided to figure out what my rear sag is and was quite surprised to find out I have the preload dialed in too much. Here are the numbers:

I marked a spot on the bottom of the...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 109,256
Posted By Cmayer31
Have fun at the enduro! You'll have a blast on...

Have fun at the enduro! You'll have a blast on whatever you ride.

I love my BRP, and compared to a lot of bikes better suited for this stuff, it truly is a pig. However, it's ridiculously...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,922
Posted By Cmayer31
CA does not have any posted speed restrictions,...

CA does not have any posted speed restrictions, or specific lane restrictions at all. It's a grey law that tolerates lane "sharing" and leaves it to the discretion of an officer if the sharing was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Cmayer31
I got the choke reversed when I got mine and it...

I got the choke reversed when I got mine and it was driving me nuts lol.

Have you tried setting the idle up a bit higher to see if it'll at least run on it's own off choke. If that doesn't do the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,022
Posted By Cmayer31
My XR is dual registered both plate and green....

My XR is dual registered both plate and green. For me, I don't mind paying the fee once a year and pretending that it actually helps the OHV community.

A friend who I used to ride with would...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,931
Posted By Cmayer31
I've been really happy with my Mountain Hardwear...

I've been really happy with my Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3. I've had it in all sorts of weather conditions from 100+ and sunny to 20 and snowing. It's an all around good tent for 2 6' people and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,947
Posted By Cmayer31
Thanks for bumping this! A lot of good...

Thanks for bumping this! A lot of good information. Anyone have a quick how to for setting the rear sag? I need to check/set the sag and I'll look into replacing my fork oil.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,722,089
Posted By Cmayer31
I'll miss the thread, but I'll still continue to...

I'll miss the thread, but I'll still continue to enjoy the idea that an adventure is not about the miles ridden in a single ride, the number of dirt naps, nor the number of states; an adventure is...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,395
Posted By Cmayer31
I used to light steel wool with a 9v battery or a...

I used to light steel wool with a 9v battery or a lighter because it was cool to watch it spark and burn. Never heard of it being used for packing.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Cmayer31
I've made similar rides in the colder months, but...

I've made similar rides in the colder months, but won't go near that area in the summer unless it's for night desert rides in Ocotillo, but even then it's hot, hot, hot :eek1 .

Next time you do...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,679
Posted By Cmayer31
lol, I had the same problem when I first brought...

lol, I had the same problem when I first brought mine home. Started up, but every time I have gave her gas she'd bog and try to die. I checked the owners manual and found I had the choke wrong. Once...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
Well, I got the valves as close as possible, and...

Well, I got the valves as close as possible, and put the bigger tank on. Unfortunately the petcock on the big tank has a major sealing issue. It holds gas back in the off position, but spews gas all...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
So I have the bike apart and am running through...

So I have the bike apart and am running through some basic maintenance to familiarize myself with her.

When checking the valves, should the feeler gauge slide all the way between the adjuster and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
The pictures were taken up on Palomar Mountain. I...

The pictures were taken up on Palomar Mountain. I rode from Escondido to Nate Harrison Grade and took that up from Pauma Valley. It was more a trial run to see what I could shake lose and try to get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
My new to me 200 XR650R. I now understand the...

My new to me 200 XR650R. I now understand the term BRP; tried flicking it around like my old MX bikes, and didn't work so well. However, I'm loving the ride and just need to relearn some dirt skills....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,722,089
Posted By Cmayer31
Excellent advice TDP! I'm glad that you found...

Excellent advice TDP! I'm glad that you found riding to be such a centering hobby and that you've shared your enjoyment of riding with us through great pictures and words.

Anyhow, thought of you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Cmayer31
I might try this route once I pick up some basic...

I might try this route once I pick up some basic tools and equipment for the XR650R that I just picked up. I also need to learn how to use .gpx files :cob

Thanks for posting the route as I need a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20,564
Views: 2,366,596
Posted By Cmayer31
New BRP owner here and had a couple questions to...

New BRP owner here and had a couple questions to start off with. My decompression lever is crazy loose and the return spring on the head doesn't seem to be pulling the lever back as well as I think...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,888
Posted By Cmayer31
Well I bit the bullet, dumped some cash, and...

Well I bit the bullet, dumped some cash, and picked up a BRP! :evil Now I know why they're called BRPs because this think is a monster! My MX bikes all had tall seats, but this is just a wee bit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,888
Posted By Cmayer31
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm keeping my...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm keeping my eye out and will make a purchase in the next couple of weeks. The primary bikes that I'm looking at are the xr600r and xr650r. I'm going back and forth...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,888
Posted By Cmayer31
WR426 vs. XR600/650R vs. ?

All right, I know questions like these have been asked a million times and brand loyalty/dedication comes into play more than people intend.

Brief background and use for the future dual sport.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 119,923
Posted By Cmayer31
What base are you using for the 60csx? Great job...

What base are you using for the 60csx? Great job on both bike builds and getting out there using them.

I'm currently looking for a 600r or 650r as a project to work on :evil and this thread is a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,722,089
Posted By Cmayer31
Hey TDP, I check in every now and then to enjoy...

Hey TDP, I check in every now and then to enjoy your pictures and tales. Sorry to hear about the close encounter with the toaster kind :doh.

I was stoked to see the sandals in snow picture! :clap...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-28-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Cmayer31
De Luz - Rancho California Rd.

Just wanted to say hi to the Adv Rider that was behind me on De Luz Rd. heading into Temecula. Sorry for pointing out the rocks, mud, and water. I realized afterwords that it was silly of my to start...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 297,285
Posted By Cmayer31
Thanks for sharing this amazing story with us!...

Thanks for sharing this amazing story with us! :clap It's been very enjoyable to read while waiting for the turkey.

Best of luck with your future endeavors!
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Cmayer31
Riding Pants

So I've been riding to work in full gear minus pants. It's only a few miles to the office and all city riding so I've been wearing jeans and contemplating overpants. Well a buddy sent a picture of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 48,983
Posted By Cmayer31
Awesome write up so far! :clap Who makes the...

Awesome write up so far! :clap

Who makes the mount for the Garmin 60? I have the same model and have been looking at mounting it on the bars. It currently resides in the map pocket of my tank bag.
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