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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,423
Posted By Jenn
SATURDAY Our camp started dwindling with...

SATURDAY

Our camp started dwindling with motorcycle mechanicals. Henrik found a ride home for Monika, and then headed back to the Bay Area with Vince & Paul. Although Scott was out of riding for...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,423
Posted By Jenn
Thanks, glad you enjoy the report! The...

Thanks, glad you enjoy the report!

The Constitution guarantees that we are free from interference just for looking weird or not fitting in -- we should only be stopped and questioned if we are...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 148,064
Posted By Jenn
That's kinda how I feel about it, too! ...

That's kinda how I feel about it, too!

Nobody cares WHY I ride - they just want me to use a turn signal!
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
I have a new clutch cable but I'm in Oakland CA...

I have a new clutch cable but I'm in Oakland CA...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Thanks - I will look at that spot and see if I...

Thanks - I will look at that spot and see if I can ID how to lube as indicated!
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
So now that we have starting ... I am noticing...

So now that we have starting ... I am noticing intermittent dying while starting after I rev the accelerator ... But it starts right up most of the time . Also smelling gas - so probably time to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
A guy calls himself Crazy Mike? Steer...

A guy calls himself Crazy Mike?

Steer clear!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
OOH! Found this illustration/animation: ...

OOH! Found this illustration/animation:

http://www.animatedengines.com/otto.html
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 204,721
Posted By Jenn
Those are cute and sort of helpful but I'm still...

Those are cute and sort of helpful but I'm still not sure exactly what I am looking at (I have a TERRIBLE imagination).



She's a keeper!
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
I slowly rotated for over an hour after the first...

I slowly rotated for over an hour after the first 30 minutes -- I observed visually and stopped the rotation of the flywheel to check the rocker arms. At no point was the Exhaust side ever showing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Dflow - that has already happened - first in 2011...

Dflow - that has already happened - first in 2011 and then at least one other time since - The motorcycle is my only transportation work, it had to happen yesterday!


New video - started right up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Great idea except that I haven't found it yet and...

Great idea except that I haven't found it yet and the 17mm thingy that goes on the end of the ratchet is covering the bolt and I only have two hands ...

This is sounding more and more like a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
the DR650 thread

Sticking things in there seems like a bad idea - I've had friends think it was ok to put a wooden spoon into a blender (margaritas are salvageable but guacamole is not).



Gotcha - the valve...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
the DR650 thread

This is helpful - I'm not clear on the cam and the crankshaft - I think I heard that the cam is egg shaped?

So - how do I know if I got the right TDC, I still am unclear on this.

What are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
This guy is always a pain in the ass...

This guy is always a pain in the ass http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/50c1dbbb15e20dacec5da4db04305ae0.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
My neighbor across the street showed up as I was...

My neighbor across the street showed up as I was finishing and tried explaining how he found TDC by inserting objects like a pencil into the spark plug holes ...

I think Harry was trying to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
That's what Harry was saying but - I only found...

That's what Harry was saying but - I only found one T ... So was that 180° from
Where it was supposed to be?

Am I screwed? Jeez ugh.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Not so much - cell phone went flying and I even...

Not so much - cell phone went flying and I even threw one of the cats (he kept getting on my back and between my hands while I was trying to find the T). I was about ready to chick everything in the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 148,064
Posted By Jenn
Spent better part of the afternoon trying to...

Spent better part of the afternoon trying to adjust valves on my DR solo -- any time someone says a mechanical task is simple and straight forward - I can be sure it will be a frustrating experience...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
the DR650 thread

See? I am totally inept!!!

Fixed!

Btw choke was not in use for that start
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
the DR650 thread

After reviewing instructions for valve adjustment and finding a good set of photos, I printed off everything and attempted the valve adjustment by myself.

What a monumental pain in the ass!
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 38,761
Posted By Jenn
I wish the pictures were still available!!

I wish the pictures were still available!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Sitting in the sun, battery recharged w trickle...

Sitting in the sun, battery recharged w trickle charger - started and died, then started right up and stayed running.

Why would ambient temperature make a difference?
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
All out of my level of skill. I can drain the...

All out of my level of skill. I can drain the carb bowl and MAYBE change the oil - so I guess I am stuck at home for now. My boss is not going to like this.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
I do have it and I did buy the side switch from...

I do have it and I did buy the side switch from ProCycle but haven't put that on since I bought it last summer... trying to remember the problems I had last summer that lead me to buy that... hmmm....
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Well.. that's an estimate. Oil change happened...

Well.. that's an estimate. Oil change happened March 1 -- estimate 900 miles on pavement and 400 on dirt just for the Death Valley Noobs rally, and probably 120 mpw avg -- probably more like 2300 mi...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Valves have not been adjusted in probably 2...

Valves have not been adjusted in probably 2 years...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
What's wrong with the seat? Why does everyone...

What's wrong with the seat? Why does everyone keep saying that?



New theory is compression - when it is cold and starting, it'll catch and drop - and when it catches it'll run slowly, if I give...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Well, that didn't work. It started to catch but...

Well, that didn't work. It started to catch but died when I gave it gas. I rolled some more and tried the starter button (with choke on) and it started to catch but died).

It has been taking...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
New strategy to get to the weekend - since I live...

New strategy to get to the weekend - since I live on a 12% grade, just going to bump start in the morning for the next four days.

:)
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
the DR650 thread

Addl info:

Battery is new gel battery installed four days ago

Spark plugs are old (just hot new)

Squeak on start has always been there since 900 mi on ODO (thought it was a feature)
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
the DR650 thread

Here's how it sounds starting up after sitting all day - 56F

With voltmeter
https://youtu.be/Qmh8Ygkzsiw

And the volt reading while engine running does go above 14volts but I dropped the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
It's turning over as it normally does but doesn't...

It's turning over as it normally does but doesn't really fire... I just keep holding down the starter button. It's like trying to light a lighter that is low on fuel - you get really close but not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
New battery worked fine and yesterday - after the...

New battery worked fine and yesterday - after the bike sat all day on a very chilly foggy day (and previous night) - I had to hold the start button down a VERY LONG TIME to get the thing to start. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,936
Posted By Jenn
Looks like it is closed but there's a good path...

Looks like it is closed but there's a good path around it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5MkzKG2kJw
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
That's how I got to "fuck gotta bump start" --...

That's how I got to "fuck gotta bump start" -- started having trouble starting in the last week -- had to hold the starter down and crank away.

Started up better after it was warm (weather, sun,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Nope - good reading. However -- it dropped...

Nope - good reading.

However -- it dropped down to 12.3 after running the engine.

Not holding the charge.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Sitting on the battery charger, the battery read...

Sitting on the battery charger, the battery read 13.3.

After taking it off the charger, it dropped to 12.8.

That was after being charged over two hours.

I started the engine and watched the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
Well… Harry & I put in a new battery last October...

Well… Harry & I put in a new battery last October AND replaced the stator (found that there was a little wear where the cable entered the housing).

We tested the VRR -- and I have a backup -- they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 109,476
Views: 22,007,514
Posted By Jenn
batteries

I'm sure there is a holy war on this topic -- when I bought my DR it had a gel battery. That lasted FOREVER. Then I got a glas mat battery -- that was ok.

Last fall - 3rd battery was a gas mat...
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