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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 136,636
Posted By slackmeyer
That's the sort of bike that is just begging for...

That's the sort of bike that is just begging for someone to buy it, quit their job, ride around the country from now until this time next year, and sell if for the same price. But I guess you could...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By slackmeyer
Yes, I think you're correct about that-it's not a...

Yes, I think you're correct about that-it's not a washer, it's a pressed on flange they made the Archie from two pieces rather than machining it down from one larger piece.Like I said before, I think...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By slackmeyer
I happen to have experience with this exact...

I happen to have experience with this exact problem- I had it on my 80s or early 90s Grizzly 1023 cabinet saw, noticed not too long after I bought my saw a couple years ago. The two ways to deal...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By slackmeyer
If you have a sharp wood plane around, that works...

If you have a sharp wood plane around, that works great, cleaner and faster than sanding.
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,914
Posted By slackmeyer
You lucked out. They're good saws, Dolmar made...

You lucked out. They're good saws, Dolmar made the first chainsaws. They go for less than equivalent Stihl or Husky on the used market, because they're less common/known.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,073
Posted By slackmeyer
There's a couple different threads about putting...

There's a couple different threads about putting a HID projector (the whole projector, not just the HID bulb) into the stock housing. I did mine a number of years ago. It puts out great light. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By slackmeyer
But the base valve screws into the bottom of the...

But the base valve screws into the bottom of the cartridge, not the fork lower- it just traps the fork lower between base valve and cartridge tube. So it sounds like the base valve is hitting a...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By slackmeyer
I haven't heard that there's a good one and a bad...

I haven't heard that there's a good one and a bad one. They do have a compact one and a medium size one (both portable, but one is fine to carry one handed). I have the compact one, and once you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By slackmeyer
Sounds like the cartridge tube got hung up on...

Sounds like the cartridge tube got hung up on something and isn't coming all the way to the bottom of the fork lower, so that you can screw the compression assembly in. You should be able to see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
No kidding. . . . really sad I won't be able to...

No kidding. . . . really sad I won't be able to make this one.
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 678,998
Posted By slackmeyer
I think that wouldn't work, table saw uses a...

I think that wouldn't work, table saw uses a different type of motor than the router. A single phase vfd would slow it down without burning it up, or one might be able to change the belt pulleys...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,338
Views: 534,777
Posted By slackmeyer
Yep. Loved it. That bike is still a bit of a pig...

Yep. Loved it. That bike is still a bit of a pig for that riding, at least for someone my size, but it was fun. I got my ass handed to me by the two nine-year olds on 85s on the ride, but I expected...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,338
Views: 534,777
Posted By slackmeyer
It rained friday night at Stonyford, then it was...

It rained friday night at Stonyford, then it was dry and stayed cool all day saturday. . . . perfect conditions there. Excellent trail riding, no pics, no ride report.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By slackmeyer
That's a compression adjuster. The type of bleed...

That's a compression adjuster. The type of bleed port that these forks, and most adjustable forks, use for compression and rebound adjustment mostly affects low speed damping. The rear shock uses a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By slackmeyer
I weigh a bit less than you, about 150. The...

I weigh a bit less than you, about 150. The front suspension is way too soft for good feeling and control. Stock springs are .48 I think, I went up to .56, I kind of regret not going to .60, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
You never saw that happen. I just stopped for a...

You never saw that happen. I just stopped for a smoke break. I just ordered a honda cbr600 fuel pump, we'll see if that makes it behave better.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
Ah, so you're saying that you're riding slow for...

Ah, so you're saying that you're riding slow for the challenge of it. I was wondering about that yesterday.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By slackmeyer
Also don't loctite them because loctite is bad...

Also don't loctite them because loctite is bad news around the plexiglass screen. It will cause cracks around the holes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
Yes, I'll be there. Should get us out to creek...

Yes, I'll be there. Should get us out to creek monkey by 6:30.

Chris, why don't you loan him your 990 for the dmv test?
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,149
Views: 1,303,102
Posted By slackmeyer
Do you have the original carb, the BST-40? If...

Do you have the original carb, the BST-40? If so, there's a good chance that the problem is crud blocking the little screen inside the fuel inlet tube of the carb. If you take off the rubber fuel...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,942,354
Posted By slackmeyer
Blackboard paint, genius. I'm going to do that...

Blackboard paint, genius. I'm going to do that one of these days, in my copious free time.
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,942,354
Posted By slackmeyer
Love that blackboard. What's the new saw, a...

Love that blackboard.

What's the new saw, a 1023? How do you like the riving knife, if it has one?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By slackmeyer
Here's a list of interchangeable clutch plates...

Here's a list of interchangeable clutch plates (and the number of plates required). You probably won't find the inner plate on the ktm that is cut to go around the belville washer, but you might be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
Ride? I guess I could dig out a bike and ride...

Ride? I guess I could dig out a bike and ride out there. 5:45 at the wall?

Zak
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
Cool. Creek monkey is good. See you there.

Cool. Creek monkey is good. See you there.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,451
Posted By slackmeyer
Have him look up the OEM sprocket for the Duke or...

Have him look up the OEM sprocket for the Duke or Duke II, that should be the one you're looking for.

Agree with the others, 16/45 is what I run for dual sport gearing. 17/42 is just street, in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5,338
Views: 534,777
Posted By slackmeyer
It's definitely harder than a bmw, but I can get...

It's definitely harder than a bmw, but I can get both spark plugs out of my 950 with the stock spark plug tool through the opening in the gas tank (and removing the seat makes the rear plug easy). ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,149
Views: 1,303,102
Posted By slackmeyer
The best way would be: New cover or ...

The best way would be:
New cover or
Helicoil/timesert/etc.

I think I bought one of those starter side cases a few years back because I thought that the banjo bolt was starting to strip. It...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,818
Posted By slackmeyer
I ended up making my own with a 27w 9 led unit I...

I ended up making my own with a 27w 9 led unit I got from ebay. I cut out the lower section of the x2, and made a bracket to mount the led on the lower triple clamp, from the top of the fender...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 286,576
Posted By slackmeyer
I asked about some carb problems earlier, but...

I asked about some carb problems earlier, but never got a reply. Turned out there were a few things I had to fix- torn vacuum release plate seal, and a non-OEM main jet holder were the tricky ones...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,976
Posted By slackmeyer
take off the rear wheel, undo the big bolt that...

take off the rear wheel, undo the big bolt that you reach through the swingarm cover (I think it's a 12mm allen), pop the bottom of the shock out of place, twist it 180 degrees, assembly is reverse...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By slackmeyer
What the other folks said, and as far as the...

What the other folks said, and as far as the recommended route, how much is a day for you? And how many twisties do you want? I don't ask just to put you on sportbike roads, but just taking a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By slackmeyer
I ride up to central washington state quite a bit...

I ride up to central washington state quite a bit (once or twice a year). If your route takes you through Bend, you're correct in assuming that 97 down to I-5 at Weed is your best bet. You might be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,471
Posted By slackmeyer
Yeah, I can see how that would be :lol3 ...

Yeah, I can see how that would be :lol3



I may not get it right now, but I'm pretty sure I'll get it eventually. These days I'm more interested in getting a bike that's a few years out of date...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,471
Posted By slackmeyer
I edited my post right as you were posting,...

I edited my post right as you were posting, anyway, the gist of it was- happy with the restackor software? does it let you be more focused about changing your suspension because you have a good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,471
Posted By slackmeyer
And what fork oil are you using, did I miss that?...

And what fork oil are you using, did I miss that?

I notice that my clickers really do something now, a lot more than they used to.

I'll have to consider getting the restacker software, it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,471
Posted By slackmeyer
That's pretty amazing, those graphs are almost...

That's pretty amazing, those graphs are almost identical. It sure seemed to me that 0.10 or 0.15mm of float made a big difference, which just makes it all the more interesting that they came so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
It is. Was I not clear?

It is. Was I not clear?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 148,096
Posted By slackmeyer
Cool, congratulations! Well in that case,...

Cool, congratulations!


Well in that case, I might not make it. . . . . actually, remembered that we've got dinner guests that night. I'll walk over if they leave before it gets too late, pretty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,471
Posted By slackmeyer
I'm interested! I think that's very cool. And...

I'm interested! I think that's very cool. And obviously, everything I know about this stuff is from information I gleaned on other advrider threads, ktmtalk and thumpertalk threads, the racetech...
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