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Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
Thanks, I hit as much as I could in 10 days. ...

Thanks, I hit as much as I could in 10 days. You're right, if you just assume that someone at some point will try to scam you, it's much easier. The people I met on the rest of the trip proves that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
SaPa <iframe...

SaPa

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qW4ZlYf2Uog" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vi...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC221140.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC221155.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vi...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC221082.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC221088.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
SaPa was incredible, similar to the alps I was...

SaPa was incredible, similar to the alps I was told. Erik (Belgian) and Olivier (Swiss) were great guys, they both rented XR250s and were excellent riders, even if I had a 250 instead of my 125, I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
We rode back to Hanoi on a different route than...

We rode back to Hanoi on a different route than the one we rode in on, a great mix of highway, back road, village, and trail. Earlier when our guide had cell reception, the outfitter called and let...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
Thank you, I'm slowly learning simply to go with...

Thank you, I'm slowly learning simply to go with the flow when traveling. You really can just go and explore when you get there, there is plenty to do and its pretty easy to get around. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vi...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC200912.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC200916.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vi...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC200798_zps5343930a.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/Vietnam%202012/PC200799_zps22cf35fd.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
We came to the very small village where we would...

We came to the very small village where we would stay the night. It had been a long and great day of riding, we hiked down to a small pool, Fred was the only one bold enough to jump in. My blood...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
Thanks for the comments everyone! The road...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

The road went from two lane, to one, lane, to gravel to tight jungle trail the further we went. Downhill muddy sections were challenging on street tires,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
Thanks! I met a few people from London in Ha...

Thanks! I met a few people from London in Ha Long bay, I'm a huge fan of peep show and enjoyed hearing a locals perspective on the show.
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
The next morning I wandered around the village...

The next morning I wandered around the village and got a few shots before we headed out for the Pu Long reserve. It felt good to get back on the bikes and deeper into the country.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
We stayed with a local family in a small village...

We stayed with a local family in a small village that night. Everyone in the house was friendly and curious about us. Two little girls were shyly watching us from the corner of the room as we...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
Thank you! It really is a beautiful county and...

Thank you! It really is a beautiful county and people. I ended up taking the bike up to Sapa for a few days on the night train, I should be able to post some pictures and video from that leg too.
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
When the small shop opened, I went in and met the...

When the small shop opened, I went in and met the very friendly staff who were very busy. In between the hustle and flow of people and guides coming and going I asked about upcoming tours to the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By elwood206
Solo Vietnam december 2012

Long time lurker, fist time ride reporter here. Please bear with me, I tend to let pictures speak as much as possible, but I really should get some practice at light narration. Please to feel free...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By elwood206
Did you get a service letter from yamaha? I've...

Did you get a service letter from yamaha?
I've got an 04 FZ6 and they sent me one to come in have the TPS sensors adjusted or replaced, If you give a dealer your VIN then might be able to help you...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By elwood206
Cool, I've never seen them on a dirt bike...

Cool, I've never seen them on a dirt bike before.
I wonder if the silversar bulbs would work well in them.
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By elwood206
http://aztec8.com/id76.html Ive got the 4"...

http://aztec8.com/id76.html

Ive got the 4" dual on my FZ6.

I've had decent luck with mine, I dont do a whole lot of night riding but theyre bright enough for when I do.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By elwood206
Do you have spark at the plug gap? An...

Do you have spark at the plug gap?

An inline sparkplug checker is usually pretty cheap, I got one from HF for about 1.50$ If you dont have/can't get one you can carefully hold the plug against...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,218
Posted By elwood206
Aha, I missed more than 1.

Aha, I missed more than 1.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,218
Posted By elwood206
Easy there killer, I'm no gear nazi either, but...

Easy there killer, I'm no gear nazi either, but I saw none of all that gear you mentioned in any of their ads, maybe there's one I missed. Why didn't they show any of that high profit margin gear...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,218
Posted By elwood206
Is this really considered "gear" ...

Is this really considered "gear"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlZ4ONTb9i0

Don't get me wrong, I really like buells (latest ad's nonwithstanding). I don't have anything against harleys...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,624
Posted By elwood206
Yep. Ever had the chance to ride one?

Yep.
Ever had the chance to ride one?
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,426
Posted By elwood206
Sure looks like it will if I can get it all...

Sure looks like it will if I can get it all together.

Thanks for the pics!
I'll use a lot of that for inspiration, probably wont be able to go as far as the custom undertail on yours, although...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By elwood206
That sucks man, good dealers are hard to find. ...

That sucks man, good dealers are hard to find.
Any particular reason they went under?
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 249,031
Posted By elwood206
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/DS...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/DSC01171.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,426
Posted By elwood206
Thanks for thew advice fishy, I'll be sure to...

Thanks for thew advice fishy,
I'll be sure to check the squirters. I've got the "by the numbers bearings in hand, hopefully tomorrow I'll pick up some plastigage and can see what the clearances...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,426
Posted By elwood206
Hmm, I plan on replacing the circlips that I...

Hmm, I plan on replacing the circlips that I took out. I only had to take out half to get the pistons out, those are the ones you mean right?
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,426
Posted By elwood206
What? These is still some meat left there, how...

What? These is still some meat left there, how much torque goes through those things anyway?

Yeah, stock replacement 2nd and 6th pinions are in the mail, along with the fork, the thing looks...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By elwood206
Hows the cam chain, sprockets and tensioner look?...

Hows the cam chain, sprockets and tensioner look?

Both the cam chain sprocket on the cam and on the crank were severely worn on my 92 XR100R. I think that caused it to jump, throw the cam timing...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By elwood206
Good pics and great write up! We usually...

Good pics and great write up!

We usually paint something called "nycote" on all of our electrical connections on the jets, if basically just a clear lacquer with a blue dye, dries hard and keeps...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,426
Posted By elwood206
Transmission teardown

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/100_1073.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/100_1075.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/100_1076.jpg
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,305
Posted By elwood206
Thanks, most of the parts in today, once I clean...

Thanks, most of the parts in today, once I clean the cases and get the right plastigage I can take some measurements.

Why did you rebuild yours? second gear issues?
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By elwood206
thats kinda interesting

thats kinda interesting
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,047
Posted By elwood206
Nice! front end looks real clean :thumb

Nice! front end looks real clean :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,794
Posted By elwood206
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/10...

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/dave_206/100_1574.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,305
Posted By elwood206
Yeah I am going to buy all new main bearings, ...

Yeah I am going to buy all new main bearings,
I just find it strange that you can order everything BUT these without having to go to a dealer. Something irks me about hoarding information that...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,305
Posted By elwood206
I think I guesstimated it semi-correctly buy...

I think I guesstimated it semi-correctly buy cross referencing bike bandit and yamaha's parts fiche.
so far this is what I'm thinking
...
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