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Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 34,415
Posted By Beltway
Sounds like the makings of a great adventure! ...

Sounds like the makings of a great adventure!

What is your plan while in DC? The storms have passed and it is a glorious day to be on two wheels.

I'm in Takoma Park, MD (at the northern tip...
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 174,658
Posted By Beltway
I've needed new mirrors for as long as I've owned...

I've needed new mirrors for as long as I've owned my bike. Just discovered this thread.

I have yet to go wrong doing business with a fellow Inmate.

Ordered.
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,136
Posted By Beltway
Yes, please!

Your ride reports are among the finest on this site, with breathtaking photos and inspiring reflections on the world and your place in it. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10,218
Views: 1,325,854
Posted By Beltway
So I finally took a couple of hours to pull and...

So I finally took a couple of hours to pull and clean the Eddy carb. The slide was pretty gritty and was catching in the barrel just a little. The rest was clean but I took it all apart and cleaned...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10,218
Views: 1,325,854
Posted By Beltway
Hi mcma111, thanks for chiming in. I've read...

Hi mcma111, thanks for chiming in. I've read many of your posts regarding XRs and was hoping you might offer an opinion on the carb issue. I'll look into what putting an XRR carb on my XR6 would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10,218
Views: 1,325,854
Posted By Beltway
Thanks, WantToRideMoar. Good point on the power...

Thanks, WantToRideMoar. Good point on the power consumption with resistors vs using the proper relay.

I'm leaning hard in the direction of adding a DC circuit. One side of my Ricky stator is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10,218
Views: 1,325,854
Posted By Beltway
Thanks for the help, gents. I neglected to...

Thanks for the help, gents.

I neglected to mention that my turn signals are, in fact, LED. I do have resistors to try in-line, but I thought that would only help with how quickly they blink, not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10,218
Views: 1,325,854
Posted By Beltway
Greetings, all! Just bought an XR628R from a...

Greetings, all!

Just bought an XR628R from a fellow inmate. Ad found here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920703&highlight=xr628r+street

It is a glorious bike, with lots of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 329,838
Posted By Beltway
Sadly no. I sprayed the entire carb and...

Sadly no. I sprayed the entire carb and associated bits with starting fluid this weekend while the bike was running. No change in rpm.

I then reduced the number of Supertrapp disks to only 2,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 329,838
Posted By Beltway
Jetting frustrations

Alright. I am at my wits end.

A little background:

I have an XR250R carb ( model number is PD 05AAAA1), XRR header (with ground welds) and a Supertrapp muffler (4 disks) on my 1994 XRL. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 38,854
Posted By Beltway
Tires

So I need a more street-oriented tire, say 80% street/20% dirt.

While I would appreciate input on make/model selection, what I really need help with is sizing. Not many DS tires available in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,136
Posted By Beltway
In related news: ...

In related news:

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2013/04/claudio-domenicali-succeeds-gabriele-del-torchio-as-ducati-ceo/

Been enjoying the RR since the beginning, Dennis. Thanks for taking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 38,854
Posted By Beltway
Thanks very much for the help, all. I have...

Thanks very much for the help, all.

I have checked out Rick Ramsey's page. Printed that sucker out and put it in with my manual!

I totally agree re: mods and their potential impact on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 329,838
Posted By Beltway
Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 38,854
Posted By Beltway
I just picked up a '94 XR250L and have looked...

I just picked up a '94 XR250L and have looked through this thread pretty thoroughly. There is a ton of info, but I haven't found answers to a couple of specific questions regarding what carbs and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 329,838
Posted By Beltway
XR250R parts on a '96 XR250L

I just picked up a '94 XR250L and have looked through this thread pretty thoroughly. There is a ton of info, but I haven't found answers to a couple of specific questions regarding what carbs and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,529
Posted By Beltway
+1 on the socket being extremely restrictive. ...

+1 on the socket being extremely restrictive. The rest of the exhaust probably is too, but the socket is reducing the diameter to 3/8" (or 1/2", depending)! You are, in effect, allowing the bike to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,005
Posted By Beltway
I live in Takoma Park, MD, a very close suburb of...

I live in Takoma Park, MD, a very close suburb of DC. Lemme know if you run into trouble and I'll be happy to lend a hand/truck/garage/tools.

Where is your conference being held? Perhaps an ADV...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,289
Posted By Beltway
I agree with the earlier posts re: unsprung...

I agree with the earlier posts re: unsprung weight and the body position issue. The comfort afforded by the laid-back riding posture on the street would make it horrible on rough off-road terrain....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,856
Posted By Beltway
Super cool! Lots of pictures, please.

Super cool!

Lots of pictures, please.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By Beltway
Welcome! I recently sold my '80 Passport in...

Welcome!

I recently sold my '80 Passport in the same color scheme. Great little bike, but like you I felt it was a bit underpowered. DC traffic moves a bit faster than she wanted to go. That...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 80,479
Posted By Beltway
I'm so very in.

I'm so very in.
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 90,570
Posted By Beltway
Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I went to...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I went to grad school in Beaufort but haven't gone back in the 13 years since. Spent many an altered night on Front Street. Good times.

Have a great ride,...
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