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Forum: Alaska Today, 03:58 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Tom S
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/TomIII/smili...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/TomIII/smilies/what_1.gif
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Sorry, 'Juli', was afraid of that. Just assumed...

Sorry, 'Juli', was afraid of that. Just assumed from the name.
Emm, ... you don't have carbs to synch when there is only one.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Ok, sorry. I didn't look at it.

Ok, sorry. I didn't look at it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Well, if she ain't confused by now ... I'm...

Well, if she ain't confused by now ...
I'm stickin' with carb.


She checked that ... about 3 posts ago....
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
All off don't work for me that soon unless I get...

All off don't work for me that soon unless I get it moving & pulling some load & the revs that gets it warmed up enough.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
You gotta modulate that choke position, ya know. ...

You gotta modulate that choke position, ya know.
Mine won't run for 2 minutes on full choke. After a few seconds I need to push the choke button in a little & try giving it some throttle & maybe...
Forum: Alaska 11-15-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
Did your cool new trailer towin' buddy tag along?...

Did your cool new trailer towin' buddy tag along?

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo191/Headgruver/imagejpg47_zpsfa4f76ed.jpgYeah, real good lookin' dude. :uhoh
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Hmm ... Maybe we forgot that some, not all, XT's...

Hmm ... Maybe we forgot that some, not all, XT's have a problem starting later if the gas in the carb hasn't been run dry before shutting down or is drained from the float bowl.
i think Juliandres...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
:cry :2cry :lol3

:cry :2cry
:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Miss this? Mostly went over that stuff here,...

Miss this? Mostly went over that stuff here, guys.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25506091&postcount=11235
Forum: Alaska 11-14-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
Maybe 'ol Bushy Face will get one of them little...

Maybe 'ol Bushy Face will get one of them little campers like the one you're draggin' around & sleepin' in. :1drink

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/TomIII/Cartoons/FITESEGG3.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
To me this sounds like it is turning over on the...

To me this sounds like it is turning over on the starter.

:nod Yup.
For starters ...
1:Got fuel? Does gas run out when you pull the hose to the carb?
2:Pull the spark plug, connect it to the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Maybe it's just the wrong color. :evil ...

Maybe it's just the wrong color. :evil

http://www.aleksandarmn.com/images/power_band_mocna_narukvica.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Ha! Good point! 'Cept when the clutch plates...

Ha! Good point!
'Cept when the clutch plates stick together a little like some bikes do after sitting for a while.
Got an 'older' KTM that's real bad about that. Even though the damn KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
You must be new at this stuff. You ran the...

You must be new at this stuff.
You ran the battery down. Just because your voltmeter reads full voltage without a load on it doesn't mean its charged enough to take a load. And apparently the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Correction: Svc manual says to hold the bike an...

Correction: Svc manual says to hold the bike an "upright position" ... "without the rider on it".
If possible I usually do the 'sit & bounce check' afterwards though.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Too tight can be very bad! That's...

Too tight can be very bad!




That's on page 64 of the 2005 owners manual.
Pull the chain down & then push it up. 1.4" to 1.8" of movement is the spec. It doesn't say but I assume that is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
I don't think you can lose much weight off the...

I don't think you can lose much weight off the XT225 & stay street legal with lights & such. One of those tiny batteries would help though....
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
"Yamaha XT225, 268 lbs, Motorcyclist, Nov. 1992,...

"Yamaha XT225, 268 lbs, Motorcyclist, Nov. 1992, Feb. 1995"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10022663&postcount=103
Forum: Alaska 11-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
You're saying you're a lemon? :scratch

You're saying you're a lemon? :scratch
Forum: Alaska 11-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
What? Somethin' about this you didn't...

What? Somethin' about this you didn't understand.

How do you think i came up with that other dash pic?
Do i have to give you the serial number too, Mr Unresponsive?
Maybe you saw it in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Don't agree. The light little XT225 is a lot...

Don't agree. The light little XT225 is a lot easier to toss around & change direction than my heavier street bikes. Front brake isn't nearly as strong though. :nod Yup.

A short rant about...
Forum: Alaska 11-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By Tom S
You're just the secondary subject in that pic,...

You're just the secondary subject in that pic, you 'Clothes Whore'! :lol3
Forum: Alaska 11-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By Tom S
But Mark never posts this one. :dunno ...

But Mark never posts this one. :dunno

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/TomIII/Cartoons/MHvssnowman4.jpg
Forum: Alaska 11-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Tom S
Yeah.

Yeah.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
As shown in this post. ...

As shown in this post.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25402283&postcount=11144
Forum: Alaska 11-03-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
I'm better with Fords but I know the year, make &...

I'm better with Fords but I know the year, make & model. And It's the one with this very same dash. :evil This one even has those stupid dice things.
...
Forum: Alaska 11-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Tom S
Thank you TMS! I don't think anyone would...

Thank you TMS!
I don't think anyone would believe the tiny pittance that I paid for for a complete brand new take-off Ducati Hyper exhaust system. :eek1
Didn't really need it but at what seemed...
Forum: Alaska 11-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
Hey! Need some 'specs' & more pix of this! :deal...

Hey! Need some 'specs' & more pix of this! :deal

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo191/Headgruver/null_zps6fdc7fb9.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Yes, as has been pointed out. Probably dirt in...

Yes, as has been pointed out. Probably dirt in the float needle valve, bad needle valve, or just needs the float level adjusted.

On the start/warm up thing & the 3 turns out mod ..
You may have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Vacuum tube? That sounds like what they used on...

Vacuum tube? That sounds like what they used on old radios, TVs, & other electric/electronic equipment. If you are talking about a vacuum controlled fuel petcock, happily, the XT does not have one....
Forum: Alaska 10-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
Well, at least you got a dime out of it. :evil ...

Well, at least you got a dime out of it. :evil
You can't patch it from the inside?
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
Yeah, its kind of a hard to find stuff in the PDF...

Yeah, its kind of a hard to find stuff in the PDF svc. manual.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
There are better things for this. I'd use...

There are better things for this. I'd use something else that's a lot less sticky.
Shit. After all that I picked the wrong F'n one. :baldy
Yes, I knew what you were talking about. "Air...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11,306
Views: 1,699,716
Posted By Tom S
.....................................................

.............................................................................. ^^ :uhoh



http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/TomIII/XT225/Sidecover.jpg
Forum: Alaska 10-28-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
:dizave :flip Since the night of the 18th...

:dizave :flip
Since the night of the 18th right here. :becca

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/TomIII/Snow-10-18-141ST-3.jpg
...
Forum: Alaska 10-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 163,699
Posted By Tom S
XT250- 2.5" lower seat & wet weight ~30 lbs...

XT250- 2.5" lower seat & wet weight ~30 lbs lighter.
http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/574/0/specs.aspx
:hide
Forum: Alaska 10-26-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Tom S
And it's still there. ...

And it's still there. http://www.borealisbroadband.net/vid-searsmall1.htm.
I wouldn't leave a bike sittin' out there day & night for over a week.
Forum: Alaska 10-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Tom S
Abandoned bike?

Maybe some LEO can check this out.
This 'cruiser' bike has been sitting in the same spot at the northeast corner of the Sears parking lot for days. I think was there last Thursday & it was for sure...
Forum: Alaska 10-21-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 44,206
Posted By Tom S
I see what you mean. You're right, he does look...

I see what you mean. You're right, he does look like an obnoxious S.O.B.
He looks familiar too. Hmm... :hmmmmm :patch
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