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Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,051
Posted By ralee26
Total failure

Last year to the date I was riding to VA in 100 degree heat and had a total failure, as I pulled in to the driveway of my destination.
Right after I pulled in I put the bike on the centerstand and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By ralee26
The article I read in Billings the next morning...

The article I read in Billings the next morning was a lot more informative. He was in a well established campground right off the road, Soda Butte, took precautions, even putting his sweaty salty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
Where there is smoke.........

At our gas stop in Carthage TN I thought I'd check and make sure the saddlebags were holding up............The left one is definately still very warm and well the right one as melted a nice hole...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
Off and Riding

Brian is running late as well as this is his first time ever packing a motorcycle, so once he arrives it is time for some repacking. I have only had the chance to ride my bike 12 miles in the last 2...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
Under the wire

We thought that by now the bike would be running, allowing us to get some break in mileage on the odometer, but the struggle continues and there is still plenty to get accomplished by Friday the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
One Week til Departure

The bike is still not running well I thought I had the timing off by a tooth or so on the cam chain so I took the bikes hat off a adjusted the timing. All buttoned up, but still not quite right I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
Time is running short

The weeks are just rolling by and the machine shop keeps putting me off.
Finally with less than 2 weeks til the departure date, the machine shop calls and its time for some stitching up of our...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
really you've got to be kidding

Believing I am dealing with an electrical problem I broke out the meter and started going through the bike checking all the connections cleaning and lubing. The coil checked a little low and the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
Well with the bike all back together its time for...

Well with the bike all back together its time for some riding, a quick trip up an old logging road in the Smokies and all is well. For our next trip we head through Cades Cove cut across Parsons...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
If there is a wheel there is a way

I struggled with the title cause there is nothing that can accurately describe this adventure, but first a bit of back story and some set up. Pictures will be slim at the beginning well because I'm...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By ralee26
I will check for leaks Please bear with me here...

I will check for leaks
Please bear with me here Yesterday I did notice the carb was cool to the touch and sweating which this is the first time I have had to pay close attention to a carb while the...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By ralee26
Update

Well It is running much cooler now but I am still having some stumbling which makes the bike almost impossible to ride comfortably, however if I remove the air box cover it runs much better then if i...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By ralee26
Yes it is air/oil cooled and it just seems to be...

Yes it is air/oil cooled and it just seems to be a little abnormally hot.
I removed the valve cover today to double check the valve timing and the cam gear was about one tooth off, however after...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By ralee26
650 Honda thumper hell

About a month ago my buddies 88 NX650 engine went south, requiring a new sleeve and new piston. It took weeks to get all the parts, but finally 2 days ago the we have lift off.
Now were I need help...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 52,309
Posted By ralee26
doesn't sound like the skid plate lived up to its...

doesn't sound like the skid plate lived up to its name sake
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By ralee26
The ABS lights ALWAYS flash before the engine is...

The ABS lights ALWAYS flash before the engine is even started, the indicated failure does not go away until you reach what ever miles per hour, usually a few feet, then you hear the ABS pump do its...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,336
Posted By ralee26
The only time I have ever covered my bike was...

The only time I have ever covered my bike was when I knew it was going to be raining hard, and I was carrying a hammock like this one. It did well enough to keep the majority of the water off...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,471
Posted By ralee26
My Honda manual calls for 420-520 ohms the spare...

My Honda manual calls for 420-520 ohms the spare I've got reads 535 or so.
Again you are more than welcome to it if you need
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,541
Posted By ralee26
+2 on the throttle cables being seat...

+2
on the throttle cables being seat incorrectly
Happened to me the other day after taking the tank off took me a few minutes to realize what had happened
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,471
Posted By ralee26
Damn sorry man I just got a pulse generator from...

Damn sorry man I just got a pulse generator from bike bandit mine was for a nx650 but they should be the same part number

Send me some money for shipping and you can have my old one it only read...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ralee26
Well the bike is actually a friends, and while...

Well the bike is actually a friends, and while experiencing some poor running conditions sputtering missing the ol gal began using oil at a much heavy rate the limp home definately did her in but the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ralee26
yeah I still am running the smog kit, but have no...

yeah I still am running the smog kit, but have no feeling towards it either way Pros or Cons on the subject.

I have commited to the stock piston, but may need a back up plan, as well as you sound...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ralee26
Well i can't get anyone to verify if the XR...

Well i can't get anyone to verify if the XR cylinder is the same as the NX so ebay is out.
He is resleeving to stock and I have ordered up a oem piston
It has been real hard to find anybody to even...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ralee26
Turns out the wiesco piston was 1mm over and the...

Turns out the wiesco piston was 1mm over and the next available piston is over 2mm, and I'm just not interested in modifying the head and enter rejetting limbo so the guy at the shop said we could...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By ralee26
Top End Help

Preface: My first time going this deep in an engine, bike only has 18k, I have a good bit of tools but I am lacking in precise measurement tools and digital micro battery died.

After...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By ralee26
Any advice on where I could find a top end kit...

Any advice on where I could find a top end kit for the bike, how do I check to make sure the valves are sealing because they seem to be but there is what I would consider excessive carbon build up on...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By ralee26
Top end rebuild

This is my first time, and I am looking for advice.
The bike is a Honda NX650 which I have a shop manual for, and has been displaying some poor running conditions while troubleshooting and replacing...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By ralee26
Mine has similar but not quite the same issues,...

Mine has similar but not quite the same issues, does it have a seat safety switch where if there is no pressure on the seat it dies if so it may be shorting out .

Mine has a short in the ignition...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,168
Posted By ralee26
being new to trail riding or just dirt riding in...

being new to trail riding or just dirt riding in general, I think that the bike aspect of the rating is irrelevant, it is the responsibility of the rider to know their own abilities on their bike. In...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,197
Posted By ralee26
I can;t speak to reliabilty but i can say that I...

I can;t speak to reliabilty but i can say that I 've got a nice scarabeo for sale with delivery pm if interested
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-19-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 75,408
Posted By ralee26
good times

thanks to rick for putting on a hell of a party

And a big thanks to Steve, Meathead, Jknowledge, Data Daddy, Land, TeamRedneck for letting me tag along on a great ride on Saturday

It was nice...
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,735
Posted By ralee26
ouch

Sorry to hear, glad you ok
you may want to look into titanium replacements for those pesky collar bones
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,288
Posted By ralee26
Damn Raw

It sure was nice to meet you in Hot Springs sorry to here about the down, especially since we were talking about it on friday night.

Anyway glad you are doing well despite meeting the biffasaurus
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,245
Posted By ralee26
I don't know who makes it but they have roll up...

I don't know who makes it but they have roll up garmet bags that will fit across your saddle bags I've seen my boss use one for a dinner jacket it looked great but the shirt needed a little touch up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 75,408
Posted By ralee26
I just got home from dropping off the beer...

I just got home from dropping off the beer dispensing equipment
at least the cooper GP is still fun in the rain :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 75,408
Posted By ralee26
hey party boss

Are you at the campground today or will you be arriving on friday
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,108
Posted By ralee26
in my only street get off i had a 8oz glass...

in my only street get off i had a 8oz glass mountain dew bottle in my jacket pocket, yeah it was stupid, but mountain dew never tasted so good after my crash
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,575
Posted By ralee26
ding ding ding:D

ding ding ding:D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By ralee26
Trivia Garmin Info

My 176c circuit board looks like this notice the bottom of the pic
http://ralee26.smugmug.com/photos/229511083-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By ralee26
I say keep it, try removing the techlusion module...

I say keep it, try removing the techlusion module and see if anything is different
Maybe Check this out (http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=3819)
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