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Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,155
Posted By peak
sudden stalling

My '89 starts right up and runs well for an hour or so, then suddenly dies with a slight backfire, and must rest for 20 min. before she'll start again. shop recently rebuilt carb and valve job. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By peak
old thumper stalls after about an hour...

1989 Yamaha XT600 starts right up and runs well for an hour or so, then suddenly dies with a slight backfire, and must rest for 20 min. before she'll start again. shop recently rebuilt carb and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,155
Posted By peak
PSI in forks?

Thanks Olas, for the quick reply. next question: shop suggested 3-4 PSI in the forks. Too much air pressure will cause the seals to blow again. How can I be sure to not "over inflate"? One or...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,155
Posted By peak
fork removal question

I'm planning on taking off my forks to have the seals replaced. My Clymer manual suggests you drain/bleed the front brake before taking the calipers off the fork...Is this really necessary if the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,242
Posted By peak
I THINK I got the boogers worked out on that old...

I THINK I got the boogers worked out on that old bike of mine, looking forward to starting to build my trust in it and in myself before some longer rides...in fact, may go up Cameo/Mt. Garfield way...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By peak
valve adjustment

noob here, attempting my first valve adjustment so I can attempt my first decomp cable adjustment, so when i kick the stubborn bitch she'll give it to me without making me work too hard...or biting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,155
Posted By peak
valve adjustment

noob here, attempting my first valve adjustment so I can attempt my first decomp cable adjustment, so when i attempt to kick the stubborn bitch she'll give it to me without making me work too...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By peak
new thread in the wrenching forum re: adjusting...

new thread in the wrenching forum re: adjusting the decomp cable, creativley titled "decompression cable adjustment", and born from this thread...if you care: ...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,021
Posted By peak
decompression cable adjustment

trying to adjust the decomp cable on my 89 Yam, xt600 for easier kickstarting and less kickback...

My Clymer manual suggests being at TDC when adjusting the decomp cable. It describes finding TDC...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By peak
awesome. thanks. I'll mess with the...

awesome. thanks. I'll mess with the compression cable, see if I can't fix this pig... I'd be soooo stoked to be "shocked at how easy it starts"...

Could jetting and carb adjustments have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By peak
fartman, thanks for all the helpfull suggestions....

fartman, thanks for all the helpfull suggestions.

upweekis, I'd take that bet. and I always start my kick a the top.

zecat, Should a properly functioning decomp valve alleviate any kickback?...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By peak
600...can you help me now?

600...can you help me now?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,155
Posted By peak
up next: KICKBACK! I just posted a new...

up next: KICKBACK!

I just posted a new thread in the Thumpers forum, thought I'd link to it here for increased exposure.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569827

89 XT. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,869
Posted By peak
Pissed Yamaha XT kickback?

I'm finally not limping around after last Friday's kickback experience. I'd experienced minor kickback before, but Friday's was a doozie. Ive read the threads I can find about kickback:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,210
Posted By peak
cleaning a dual carb?

after pegging the tachometer at about 3k for a few minutes then downshifting or accelerating, my bike starts to miss and backfire and lurch about like crazy. If I'm gentle enough on the throttle I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By peak
when dropping the pegs, did you adjust the brake...

when dropping the pegs, did you adjust the brake pedal as well or leave it at its original position? I don't forsee any trouble with the shifter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By peak
tall man thread?

I feel like I saw a tall man thread once on here, but can't seem to relocate it...

I'm 6'5", 210, wondering what the rest of you tall/big guys do to make your ride better. I've thought about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,503
Posted By peak
89 XT 600 from a friend. $1000 "I don't care if...

89 XT 600 from a friend. $1000 "I don't care if you pay me now or just pay me as you get money. I want this gone." so I gave him $200 a couple months ago. guess I better start thinking about...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,214
Posted By peak
its a whitewater dory. flat bottom, decked river...

its a whitewater dory. flat bottom, decked river boat. built it last winter.
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,214
Posted By peak
glad you like...got no creek, does a tiny...

glad you like...got no creek, does a tiny irrigarion ditch count as a creek? also got the Colorado River half a mile away...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,214
Posted By peak
heres mine: ...

heres mine:
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs390.snc3/23787_381349501582_733061582_4313691_2959670_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1524557&id=733061582)
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,242
Posted By peak
see post #21

see post #21
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By peak
I used to work for Adrift Adventures, out of...

I used to work for Adrift Adventures, out of Jensen. the outfit has since been sold, but they're still there, along with many others (Holiday, Hatch, OARS)

....Adventure Bound is a good local...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-02-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,242
Posted By peak
underwaterguru's plan reads to me like we'll MEET...

underwaterguru's plan reads to me like we'll MEET at Enzo's for directions, then proceed to an undisclosed location, where I'm sure there'll be beer...thats my hope at least:freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,242
Posted By peak
Laugh happened last weekend...woops....

happened last weekend...woops. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=547492
I couldn't make it either. Maybe you should host another?:deal I would, but I ain't got shit for tools OR...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-22-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12,188
Views: 1,562,352
Posted By peak
http://westslope.craigslist.org/mcy/1613139645.htm...

http://westslope.craigslist.org/mcy/1613139645.html
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-22-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,242
Posted By peak
YES! I'm in...looking forward to meeting some...

YES! I'm in...looking forward to meeting some folks...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,155
Posted By peak
new guy here, weirdly excited about my first post...

new guy here, weirdly excited about my first post on this here thread... recently acquired a friends 89 xt600. Rode a Honda Shadow many moons ago, but never worked on it, but I'm looking forward (i...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By peak
thanks Unaweep, I'd love to come by, meet you,...

thanks Unaweep, I'd love to come by, meet you, and see if I can't soak up some "know how", even if only a little. not sure how much of your "fancy KTM stuff" will apply to my "nasty old...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By peak
noob seeks Grand Junction wrenches and riders

hey, new guy here...about to aquire a friends 89 xt600. I'm 6'5", used to ride a Honda Shadow, live in Palisade, and love the canyon country...

looking for any advice re: local wrenches...I don't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By peak
I work at a HS in GJ, so does my wife, but we...

I work at a HS in GJ, so does my wife, but we live in Palisade...can't say enough about Palisade, I think it just might be the best town in CO. moved here from Minturn because it was affordable for...
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