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Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Truck - My 2003 OEM shock spring is red. ...

Truck -

My 2003 OEM shock spring is red.

Rick
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> what color rear spring was on the 2003 model.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By bumpathump
Tin - Hop on over to VX800Forum.com for...

Tin -

Hop on over to VX800Forum.com for more info than you want to know. Many of us have enjoyed the VX800 for years and have learned a little along the way.

Good luckl

Rick- Red '91...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Guys - Seems like the colder and quicker...

Guys -

Seems like the colder and quicker the quench, the softer the copper becomes. But my experience is limited.

Rick
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Copper has a face-centered cubic grain structure which will...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Maynard - > Anneal the washers by heating...

Maynard -

> Anneal the washers by heating with a propane torch to glowing red and
> allowing to cool down slowly. Reuse the bolts.

Copper is annealed by plunging into cold water after...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,039,213
Posted By bumpathump
Hi - > Here is from my Sunday ride with a...

Hi -

> Here is from my Sunday ride with a Pyndon sticker and my skidplate installed.

Very nice work.

I read on Ridermagazine.com that the NC700X (DCT?) weighs 545 pounds wet. With your...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,298
Posted By bumpathump
Guys - > ]i'v done it with a dremel... ...

Guys -

> ]i'v done it with a dremel...

Me, too. Using the 1" diameter blade, always moving to the left on the cut, and taping both sides of the plastic with blue painters' tape works for me....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 69,972
Posted By bumpathump
Mag - I suspect you are enjoying your 500...

Mag -

I suspect you are enjoying your 500 mile ride this week. If so, hope all went well. Let us hear about it.

> I would really like your thoughts...Negative comments
> will not have any...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-30-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 69,972
Posted By bumpathump
Mag - Looking great. You are going to...

Mag -

Looking great. You are going to notice a significant improvement in handling with the Progressive springs.

I like VXA. Makes sense to me. Please keep us updated.

Rick - red '91...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 69,972
Posted By bumpathump
VTwin - Still kickin here. Just not as high...

VTwin -

Still kickin here. Just not as high or hard. How about you?

Mag -

For photo of Little Old Red, check out:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13908206#post13908206...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 69,972
Posted By bumpathump
Mag - As the owner of a red '91 VX with...

Mag -

As the owner of a red '91 VX with 82K+ miles, I am enjoying your modifications. Mounting the front fender higher was a good move for traveling on unpaved roads. However, I discovered the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By bumpathump
Hi Guys - Thank you. Looks like July may...

Hi Guys -

Thank you. Looks like July may be a good time to give it a go.

Bumpathump
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By bumpathump
Eastern OR Forest Service Road 39

Hi -

Planning an Eastern OR ride. Is FSR 39 going to be passable this summer?

Thank you.

Bumpathump
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Grifter - Amen. I totally agree. Moldex...

Grifter -

Amen. I totally agree. Moldex Spark Plugs are my favorite.

http://www.moldex.com/hearing-protection/foam-earplugs/sparkplugs.php

Never leave home with them. And because my wife...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,881
Posted By bumpathump
Bob - > I bought a used 08 Wee Strom. ...

Bob -

> I bought a used 08 Wee Strom.

Congratulations. Probably one of the best values in motorcycling today.

> How do you know if you need a new chain?

Owner's manual has specs...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-02-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,068
Posted By bumpathump
Guys - Storm brewing on the horizon. They...

Guys -

Storm brewing on the horizon. They sure sweep in fast. Great riding.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g122/VXRA006/VX800-RICK4-UT07.jpg

Rick - Davis, CA
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Fuzz - Worst buffeting I ever experienced...

Fuzz -

Worst buffeting I ever experienced was on a BMW F650 Dakar. Went on a demo ride for 26 miles and could not wait to get off the bike. Hopped on a naked F650, and all was well again.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,658
Posted By bumpathump
Ex - Vacuum petcock has "ON" and "RES"...

Ex -

Vacuum petcock has "ON" and "RES" positions only. No "OFF" position. It does not allow fuel to flow when the crank is not rotating. As long as the petcock is working, you should have no...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Dave - Way to go. I think your wrench had...

Dave -

Way to go. I think your wrench had good karma in it. Tough to find those wrenches these days...

Rick
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,658
Posted By bumpathump
Ex - Very nice. Fun to see such a pristine...

Ex -

Very nice. Fun to see such a pristine VX.

Looks like it still has the original manual petcock. If so, make sure you turn it off whenever the engine is not running.

Rick - red '91...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
ADV - So I thought, mine would not be loose...

ADV -

So I thought, mine would not be loose because I am amal about maintenance. Went out to the garage, got down on my old knees, wiggled the lever, and it was a little loose. Damn. How about...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By bumpathump
Mike - Why remove the crush washer? Unless...

Mike -

Why remove the crush washer? Unless you are ham fisted, it will last forever. I have never replaced mine on several bikes over a 16+ year period. No leaks or problems yet.

Rick
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Jam - Any motor oil. Weight does not...

Jam -

Any motor oil. Weight does not matter. Squish oil through the filter thoroughly, wring out the excess, and run it.

Rick
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> Hey guys, am in La Paz, Bolivia and running > low...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Josh - > "Eventus stultorum magister" - Doc...

Josh -

> "Eventus stultorum magister" - Doc Holiday

Are you sure Johnny Ringo did not say that?

Rick
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By bumpathump
Ruck - Fork oil amount is usually specified...

Ruck -

Fork oil amount is usually specified as a volume and/or a fork oil height.

Fork oil height is measured from the top of the fork tube down to the oil with forks compressed and springs...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
EDF - > How tight are you guys tightening...

EDF -

> How tight are you guys tightening up
> #12 when adjusting valves?

Snug. About 5 lb-ft.

Rick
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,166
Posted By bumpathump
Stephen - I enjoyed your ride report....

Stephen -

I enjoyed your ride report. Always fun to see another VX on the road. Does not happen often these days.

Below is a photo of my Little Old Red with 82K+ miles last week in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,816
Posted By bumpathump
Guys - Dumb question. If FSR39 is...

Guys -

Dumb question.

If FSR39 is washed out, does that mean the unpaved Imhaha River Road is washed out, too?

I really want to ride south from Joseph to Hell's Canyon Viewpoint to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Sim - See Service Manual Chapter 7 for...

Sim -

See Service Manual Chapter 7 for routing diagrams.

Rick
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> Does anyone have close up pictures of
> wiring routing around the steering spindle
> with the headlight and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Yok - > black DRs came with black fork...

Yok -

> black DRs came with black fork boots

So did 2003 blue DR650s.

Rick
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
> Curious to know if anyone is using a >...

> Curious to know if anyone is using a
> throttle lock / cruise control device on
> their DR650 with bush guards.

No bush guards, but I use an NEP throttle lock. Did pretty much what Jeff at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
ADV - Article on tire wear worth reading. ...

ADV -

Article on tire wear worth reading.

http://www.rattlebars.com/valkfaq/tirewear/

Rick
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> cupping wear should be even but can mostly appear on one side of tire ... THE...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,781
Posted By bumpathump
Wibby - Thank you, Sir. Might have to...

Wibby -

Thank you, Sir. Might have to check it out next month.

Rick
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,781
Posted By bumpathump
Guys - > Bear Camp Road is officially...

Guys -

> Bear Camp Road is officially OPEN!!!!!

It has been four years since I rode over Bear Camp Summit. Is the road paved all the way, or are gravel detours still involved?

Thanks.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Jeff - Have a good business trip :-). ...

Jeff -

Have a good business trip :-).

LEOs will be out in force this weekend, so keep a sharp eye out.

Rick - Davis, CA
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 80,121
Posted By bumpathump
Guys - 20 years old, 80K+ miles, and still...

Guys -

20 years old, 80K+ miles, and still tickin' better than I am.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g122/VXRA006/VX800-UT08-CEDARBREAKS.jpg


Rick
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By bumpathump
Guru - Didn't late 1990s F650s come with a...

Guru -

Didn't late 1990s F650s come with a bias tire on the front and radial tire on the rear?

Rick
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> You can mix brands of bias and radials on
> the same bike (Dunlop and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,492
Posted By bumpathump
Saul - PM replied. Rick -------- ...

Saul -

PM replied.

Rick
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> PM sent. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,492
Posted By bumpathump
309 - > I'm searching high and low for an ...

309 -

> I'm searching high and low for an
> affordable shock or the $$ to buy a lees
> affordable one...

I have two CBR900RR rear shocks I bought for my Hawk. They are not the same. One...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Northy - Can I play? Stock shimmed .020",...

Northy -

Can I play? Stock shimmed .020", stock, stock, 15/42, 2-1/2 turns out, stock, 44'+, 55-62 mpg, 4.2-3.8, no, stock.

Old, slow, conservatively aggressive rider on mostly paved back...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 97,228
Views: 18,404,175
Posted By bumpathump
Moto - Suzuki calls it a "crankshaft hole...

Moto -

Suzuki calls it a "crankshaft hole plug". It is on the left side of the engine. Clutch is on the right.

The plug is easier to remove when the engine is hot. Grease the oring and...
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