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Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,359
Posted By joehamilton
Nice ride report Gino and awesome work guys! I...

Nice ride report Gino and awesome work guys! I love the carnage. I think my DR had less damage after 4,500 miles on the TAT than yours after a loop around the top of Michigan. "Sherman tank down...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Thank you. Overall, I was very happy with the...

Thank you. Overall, I was very happy with the DR. I consider the CDI failure a fluke and the clutch failure my fault as a result of abuse.

If you are going to ditch the stock silencer, I think...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I give credit to Verizon and my Droid X. There...

I give credit to Verizon and my Droid X. There were only a few evenings without service. The limiting factor was how tired I was.
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I am in Portland, Oregon now. Riding back to...

I am in Portland, Oregon now. Riding back to Chicago would have meant three consecutive 700+ mile days. I could have done it, but it was not how I wanted to end my vacation.

Some more details...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
The ride yesterday was eventful as ever. After...

The ride yesterday was eventful as ever. After putting in my clutch, I rode I-5 north to the trail. When I got off the interstate, my bike wouldn't idle. The fuel screw had fallen out. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I made it! 11 pm.

I made it! 11 pm.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Two and a half hours in the auto parts store...

Two and a half hours in the auto parts store parking lot, and the new clutch is in. The old one was extra crispy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
The ride from Denio, Nevada into California and...

The ride from Denio, Nevada into California and Oregon was one of the best so far. The scenery changes from dusty desert to pine forests and mountain streams quickly.

My clutch was barely...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
The Trail has had a way of regulating my speed -...

The Trail has had a way of regulating my speed - first my CDI and now my clutch.

I rode a mix of the trail and the road yesterday to Denio Junction, Nevada, right on the Oregon border.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
It slips on the highway above about 50 mph. I...

It slips on the highway above about 50 mph. I have been riding all morning, just being careful to limit the torque through the clutch. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I am running 15/44 gearing now. I usually run a...

I am running 15/44 gearing now. I usually run a 16 tooth sprocket on the street. I think the plates are glazed. I can hit a few tight spots, but if it is sandy or muddy switchbacks, I will...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
So my question to all the veteran TATers, can I...

So my question to all the veteran TATers, can I limp through Oregon on half a clutch?
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
New suzuki clutch should arrive on the 6th. I am...

New suzuki clutch should arrive on the 6th. I am riding slowly with John and Klaus now. We are at Baker, Nevada, and Klaus just tried Jack Daniels for the first time.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
You might be able to get through California now. ...

You might be able to get through California now. There was only about 4 inches of ice and snow on it a few days ago, and it was melting fast.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Today was a rough one. I did Devils Racetrack...

Today was a rough one. I did Devils Racetrack trail, and it went well. I missed a turn on the return trail and ended up in a sand wash. The bike got hot, and the clutch started slipping.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I got new tires today at Moab Powersports. They...

I got new tires today at Moab Powersports. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome. They even loaned me a car to go get lunch while I was waiting. Look them up if you need tires in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I left Monticello, Utah this morning, and I think...

I left Monticello, Utah this morning, and I think I was the first vehicle through Geyser Pass this year.

After my defeat at Hancock Pass, I was determined to get through this one. The biggest...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Ophir was open, and I did it. I made it a couple...

Ophir was open, and I did it. I made it a couple miles into California Pass, but there was still quite a bit of snow at the top. The picture with snow taller than the bike was taken at the bottom...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
The riding in western colorado today was...

The riding in western colorado today was spectacular. I did cinnamon pass, and attempted an adjacent pass that was still snowed shut. I didn't try to dig this one out. Now I am in monticello,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I was pretty beat after the nonsense at 12k ft...

I was pretty beat after the nonsense at 12k ft yesterday. The bike and I were both down on power. I wish I would have made it, but it was time to move on.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Well, today did not go as planned. I surveyed...

Well, today did not go as planned. I surveyed Hancock pass this morning and decided that, with a shovel, I could get through in a day. I was wrong.

I walked all the way to the top and got the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Thanks for the offer in telluride, but I think I...

Thanks for the offer in telluride, but I think I will be gone before you get back. I'll give one of the moab shops a shot.

I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I just bought a snow shovel.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Thanks Bob. That is what I remember reading.

Thanks Bob. That is what I remember reading.
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
What is the preferred bike shop in Moab? After...

What is the preferred bike shop in Moab? After my slab extravaganza, my tires are about shot. I remember someone posting an alternative to arrowhead, but I can't remember what it was.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By joehamilton
Thanks to everyone for your support. I got my...

Thanks to everyone for your support. I got my bike fixed, and I am back on the trail.
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I made it to Salida tonight, found a campsite,...

I made it to Salida tonight, found a campsite, and now I am enjoying a beer and a burger. I was on a mission today, so I didn't answer a lot of posts. Here are a few comments:

I didn't measure...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I am loving Colorado right now. The bike is...

I am loving Colorado right now. The bike is running great, and I am making up time.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/hamiltja/Trans%20Am%20Trail%202011/2011-06-28_17-54-26_624.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
CDI is in, and the bike is running great!! ...

CDI is in, and the bike is running great!! Someone go buy Dyno his beverage of choice.

Thanks to everyone for your outstanding support. I'd say more, but it's time to hit the trail!

Stay tuned!
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
There is plenty of fuel getting into the bowl.

There is plenty of fuel getting into the bowl.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I know cdi failures are rare, but I have been...

I know cdi failures are rare, but I have been through the fuel and air systems, and I have already swapped the ignition coil with wires and caps and spark plugs.

I just did an amazing ride on CO...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
It's not the vent. It runs bad as soon as I...

It's not the vent. It runs bad as soon as I start it, with the fuel cap off, and with me blowing in the vent while riding. There was plenty of opportunity for diagnostics while I was going 30 on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
Dyno, you are awesome. I will pm you an address...

Dyno, you are awesome. I will pm you an address and my contact info.

I just took off the carb, took it apart, and blew carb cleaner through every orfice. No problems found.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
My bike did not have any spark when I tried the...

My bike did not have any spark when I tried the cdi from the parts bike.

I have had the jet cover off the bowl 3 times, and I have not seen any debris. I am going to take the carb off the bike,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
All of the connections were clean. I measured...

All of the connections were clean. I measured this pin several times and to several different pins, and the resistance was consistently too high. The manual has a table with resistance between...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I did make it to garden of the gods before it got...

I did make it to garden of the gods before it got dark. Now I am eating tacos from the taco truck and having some banquet beer. I guess that means today wasn't a total loss!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
When I measured cdi resistance from 1 to 9, it...

When I measured cdi resistance from 1 to 9, it was supposed to be 1.8-7.5 ohms. It was 92.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By joehamilton
Thanks for the offer, but I don't think I will be...

Thanks for the offer, but I don't think I will be able to use the transalp cdi.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By joehamilton
I am in colorado springs now. It wasn't the...

I am in colorado springs now. It wasn't the ignition coil or regulator. Now I am looking for a cdi.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
I swapped the ignition coil and regulator, and...

I swapped the ignition coil and regulator, and there was no improvement. I swapped the cdi, and I didn't have any spark.

I used an ohmmeter to test the pin to pin resistance of my cdi, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,597
Posted By joehamilton
After sitting for 5 min, it started. 65 more...

After sitting for 5 min, it started. 65 more miles. This is painful.
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