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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:17 PM
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Posted By spartanman
That is great to hear.:clap I have the same carb...

That is great to hear.:clap I have the same carb for my XR that I'm going to install. Just curious, why did you grind the accelerator pump housing? Can you post a picture of your setup?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,799
Posted By spartanman
Mine is set at low gain. Higher gain causes...

Mine is set at low gain. Higher gain causes hunting and jerkiness. Using V8 slow setting. It's a little slow to engage but holds speed to within 1-2 mph. It engages at about 25-30 mph. My 1150...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By spartanman
Yeah, it's a bit of a gamble with the brewery U...

Yeah, it's a bit of a gamble with the brewery U but, if it works, it will be better than the stock setup. I agree, a hard-plumbed U would be best.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By spartanman
Will do.

Will do.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By spartanman
Thanks all for the help. I ordered a stainless...

Thanks all for the help. I ordered a stainless u-bend fitting. Looks to be the best approach.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By spartanman
R1150GSA in-tank fuel line question

I'm replacing the fuel filter, pump and in-tank hoses on my GS. I plan to get some in-tank hose from NAPA for the straight sections, but there is also the pre-curved line going into the filter, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By spartanman
Love my 2002 GS Adventure. Reliable. Comfortable....

Love my 2002 GS Adventure. Reliable. Comfortable. Handles surprisingly well. Go for it.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,799
Posted By spartanman
Whatever works. :lol3

Whatever works. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,799
Posted By spartanman
FusedSilica: Nice work. That's cool you...

FusedSilica: Nice work. That's cool you eliminated a separate slack tube by using the OEM throttle cam. One thing: I'm pretty sure the column-mount Rostra switch isn't waterproof. Nor is the standard...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23,148
Views: 3,016,340
Posted By spartanman
I used Loctite Marine Epoxy from Ace Hardware to...

I used Loctite Marine Epoxy from Ace Hardware to pot the windings on my rewound stator. It has a long pot life and is thick enough so it doesn't run off and make a mess. Much to my surprise it is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23,148
Views: 3,016,340
Posted By spartanman
That is a fully-wound stator (10 poles). The...

That is a fully-wound stator (10 poles). The stock stator only winds four poles for lighting.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23,148
Views: 3,016,340
Posted By spartanman
Thanks, man. Some of that is new to me. :thumb

Thanks, man. Some of that is new to me. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23,148
Views: 3,016,340
Posted By spartanman
:asshat I've searched. Tons of information about...

:asshat I've searched. Tons of information about the TM40 but zilch on the FCR.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23,148
Views: 3,016,340
Posted By spartanman
Thanks for the info. MSD is good stuff -- no...

Thanks for the info. MSD is good stuff -- no downside there. Looking forward to the kit going on sale.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23,148
Views: 3,016,340
Posted By spartanman
Done as is in ready to start selling them?

Done as is in ready to start selling them?
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23,148
Views: 3,016,340
Posted By spartanman
40 mm Keihen FCR questions

I'm planning to install a 40 mm Keihin FCR carb from a Honda CRF450R on my XR650R. Besides the fitment issues, how well does this carb work on these bikes? Anybody here have one set up? I could use...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,074,163
Posted By spartanman
:clap Outstanding.

:clap Outstanding.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 68,312
Posted By spartanman
Need Help With Keihin 40 mm FCR MX Jetting

I picked up a 40 mm FCR from a 2003 Honda CRF450R for my XR650R. I know about the fitment issues. Anybody have baseline jetting for about 1,000 ft ASL? Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,799
Posted By spartanman
Oh, there's room somewhere! Rostra installed on...

Oh, there's room somewhere! Rostra installed on my R1150GSA.

Details here...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925593

...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 123,344
Posted By spartanman
Received the Traverse suit today. Very impressed...

Received the Traverse suit today. Very impressed with the quality and fit. I wear a size 33x32 jeans and the size 34 pants fit perfectly. Not too short. The size large jacket also fits perfectly. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By spartanman
Herbal Armor works great. Deet free. ...

Herbal Armor works great. Deet free.

...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
Just want to say thanks to all who contributed to...

Just want to say thanks to all who contributed to this thread so far. :clap I'm sure it will help others with their gear decisions.
Without the benefit of first-hand experience with candidate gear,...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
Whatever works for you. I always look for deals...

Whatever works for you. I always look for deals as well, mostly on decent quality used stuff. I have a tough time justifying the cost of new gear, but I think I'm going to break down and buy new this...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 123,344
Posted By spartanman
I wear 33x32 jeans. I plan to use the pants with...

I wear 33x32 jeans. I plan to use the pants with armor over boots. Was looking at size 34. Do I need the 34 tall?
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
Squish, thanks for sharing the details. I am...

Squish, thanks for sharing the details. I am (was?) leaning toward the Darien. I actually like the utilitarian vibe. But it's unfortunate, and not the first time, a design update hurts rather than...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
On the back straight it's Darien... running a...

On the back straight it's Darien... running a close second is Badlands Pro...and First Gear is a factor...This race is far from over....
...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By spartanman
Good luck hacking the Aerostich pads. :lol3

Good luck hacking the Aerostich pads. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By spartanman
Happily, I disagree. It's a relatively new use...

Happily, I disagree. It's a relatively new use (misuse) of a word to denote a clever solution that, by definition, has an overwhelmingly negative connotation. If you want your clever solution to be...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By spartanman
Find something similar to what Aerostich puts in...

Find something similar to what Aerostich puts in their kneepads and make your own. Those pads cover the entire knee and are very pliable. Just a thought.


Oh, and the word "hack" has nothing...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
Hmmmm...Seems like there's as much love for...

Hmmmm...Seems like there's as much love for Firstgear gear as the Darien.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
Do tell.

Do tell.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
I like Klim gear (except the price) though I'd...

I like Klim gear (except the price) though I'd probably take a black marker to half the logos. And there would still be too many. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
rboett, thanks for the excellent review.

rboett, thanks for the excellent review.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
But is the Darien really waterproof as claimed?...

But is the Darien really waterproof as claimed? FWIW, my AST jacket and Ranger pants are supposed to be waterproof too. They aren't.
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,547
Posted By spartanman
Question What's your favorite riding jacket and why?

Looking for that elusive, ideal riding jacket.

IMHO, it would:

Be waterproof, including zippers!
Easy to operate closures
Have excellent ventilation when needed but windproof when...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6,445
Views: 2,857,599
Posted By spartanman
How much more? We had our basement epoxy coated....

How much more? We had our basement epoxy coated. They ground the surface before applying the coating. It is labor intensive, but it still looks new three years later.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,445
Views: 2,857,599
Posted By spartanman
A properly applied epoxy holds up well, is easy...

A properly applied epoxy holds up well, is easy to clean, and looks great. Airplane hanger floors use it.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By spartanman
Get heated gloves and be done with it. Warm &...

Get heated gloves and be done with it. Warm & Safe Classics work great. Get a controller too. http://www.warmnsafe.com/the-rider-classic-style-mens-heated-gloves/

I've tried numerous "cold...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14,669
Views: 808,891
Posted By spartanman
I regret the few minutes of my life I wasted...

I regret the few minutes of my life I wasted perusing this aimless thread. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8,944
Views: 1,845,926
Posted By spartanman
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