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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By skunk
Spend the money and buy a tire changer so you can...

Spend the money and buy a tire changer so you can do it yourself.
It will pay for itself in just a few changes, and I don't know about you, but I go thru 5 or 6 tires total every summer. Well worth...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-25-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By skunk
Anyone in Montana riding the Utah 1088 this summer?

I am.
I have a 2007 Bandit, and I'm looking for someone to ride down with, maybe do some rides this spring and summer, too.
If it ever warms up.
I live in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 520,832
Posted By skunk
I put 7000 miles on my 07 Bandita last summer,...

I put 7000 miles on my 07 Bandita last summer, riding all over the Northwest.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,559
Posted By skunk
Looking forward to tour RRs!

:lurk:lurk:lurk



Living in Montana, I feel your desire to go somewhere warm!
Always wanted to ride Mexico, really looking forward to your stories!
Be safe!
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,175
Posted By skunk
Xr650l

I highly recommend the XR650L.
These bikes are battleship tough, and you can find parts for them damn near anywhere.
I ride two-up with my 15 year old (155lb) daughter, and we ride all over...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By skunk
Slime Pump

I carry the Slime pump on my XR650L in my front fender pack.. I wired a 12v power outlet plug to my battery, and I stash it in the airbox. Plenty of room.
I also carry a full patch kit and 2 spare...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By skunk
I fired it up yesterday morning, and it idled...

I fired it up yesterday morning, and it idled fine.
I sprayed a small amount of ether around the carb boots, and there was no change in rpm, until I blipped the throttle, then it stayed between...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By skunk
Thank you. I'll try that.

Thank you. I'll try that.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 64,176
Posted By skunk
How about this for friggin' ugly?? The bike is...

How about this for friggin' ugly??
The bike is hideous, too.

http://www.autosoviet.altervista.org/zid-girl.jpg
:poser :kboom:poser
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By skunk
Cry HELP!! My bike idles at 4000rpm

Can any of you help me??
My 87 Yamaha Radian starts and runs fine when cold, but as it reaches operating temperatures, the idle climbs to 4000rpm.
It just started doing this yesterday.
I've...
Forum: Vendors 12-10-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,750
Posted By skunk
The company I drive for uses stuff like this in...

The company I drive for uses stuff like this in our semi-truck tires. The tire guy throws a package of these pellets inside the tire as it's being put back on the wheel.
We run 12,800 lbs on our...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,247
Posted By skunk
2 stroke diesel

For years General Motors produced a 2 stroke diesel engine under the 'Detroit Diesel' name badge. The engines can still be found in some city busses and other applications. The engines have to use a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,167
Posted By skunk
Good job!

Now I gotta figger out a way to do this to my BRP :evil
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,794
Posted By skunk
Xr650l

I have an 2003 L and I am VERRRRRY happy with it. Big tank, Daves' carb mods, no smog, MT21 tires, White Brothers' E2 pipe.
It's a little louder than I like, but the pig does everything I want. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By skunk
You should be ok in early December. Ice and snow...

You should be ok in early December. Ice and snow can hit the coast, but not ususally til january or feburary. Go for it. You'll get plenty wet, tho.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,361
Posted By skunk
44

I stopped counting birthdays a while ago...Soon to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of my 25th birthday.:lol3 :lol3
My body still thinks I'm 25, too, but sometimes I look in the mirror and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,296
Posted By skunk
2003 XR650L. Desmogged, carb mods, big tank,...

2003 XR650L. Desmogged, carb mods, big tank, lotsa fun.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-28-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,572
Posted By skunk
If you go over to the 'Layin' down tracks' ...

If you go over to the 'Layin' down tracks' forum, there's about 89,000,000 posts about all things GPS.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,756
Posted By skunk
Damn, I'm a tard. Thanks for pointing it out to...

Damn, I'm a tard.
Thanks for pointing it out to me!:clap

Hope nobody else notices!!
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,756
Posted By skunk
I own a de-smogged and piped 2003 XR650L and I...

I own a de-smogged and piped 2003 XR650L and I love the bike. I would like to drop the countershaft sprocket one tooth, but then that would only make the first-second gap wider. I don't want to split...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,105
Posted By skunk
Your bike wraps are cool!

I'd like a wrap for my XRL.
Something strange and unusual...
Do you have an online catalog??
What about pricing?
Thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-26-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 55,098
Posted By skunk
I'm in!

This will be my first adventure gathering. Looking to meeting you folks.
My XRL and I will be sharing a tent (We're in love. What can I say??):rofl
Can't WAIT to meet some of my FF bros....
Forum: Americas 11-16-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By skunk
You MIGHT be able to find a window soon, but it's...

You MIGHT be able to find a window soon, but it's already snowing up in the hills. I would ride over Snoqualmie to Missoula, then south to Boise, then
I-84 thru Wyoming to Colorado. That saves...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By skunk
The thermostat was hot, but the hose was cold....

The thermostat was hot, but the hose was cold. Maybe the thermo was hot from radiant heat from the engine??
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By skunk
Cry HELP!! My KLR250 blew up!!

Actually, it's my daughters bike.
It's a 1995 klr 250, and it overheated BIG TIME when she was riding it. It got so hot the engine died. The first things I looked at were the radiator hoses, and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By skunk
Good post

I know the XRR stator can be wound for higher output. There's a article on 4strokes.com on how to do it. Maybe it can be done to the XRL???
I also know a couple of guys that run a headlight-off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By skunk
I've taught all 6 of my kids on 4 strokes, and...

I've taught all 6 of my kids on 4 strokes, and they still love riding.
I started each kid when they were around 6, on old beater XR50s, then XR80s, slowly moving up in size as they progressed. Old...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,817
Posted By skunk
So sorry...Godspeed:cry :cry :cry

So sorry...Godspeed:cry :cry :cry
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,668
Posted By skunk
Tokeland Hotel!!

The Tokeland Hotel is out on the coast, south of Westport. Incredible edibles, beautiful ride, and the best part...THE HOTEL IS HAUNTED!!!
Been there many times, every time we have a paranormal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 293,258
Posted By skunk
Hey DANRIDE I'm interested in that road over...

Hey DANRIDE
I'm interested in that road over Stampede. When you get info, please shoot it to me. I know there's a road in Cumberland that goes past the Howard Hanson Dam and on over to North Bend,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 293,258
Posted By skunk
CHARLIES!! The best restaurant in town! I...

CHARLIES!!
The best restaurant in town!
I strongly recommend 'the hiker' for breakfast.
Get there early.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,782
Posted By skunk
Thumb I've put 15,000 miles on my Yamaha Radian in the...

I've put 15,000 miles on my Yamaha Radian in the last year and a half, riding all over the Northwest, usually with my daughter on back. I bought a 03 XR650L last week and that bike will extend my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,060
Posted By skunk
My wife rides an 02 Suzuki Marauder 800. She was...

My wife rides an 02 Suzuki Marauder 800. She was the only woman out of 8 to pass the MSF class on the day she took it. She rides all over everywhere now, usually with our 12 year old daughter on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By skunk
Check out www.onlineatvsalvage.com...

Check out www.onlineatvsalvage.com (http://www.onlineatvsalvage.com)

Search "oil coolers"

They have quite a few.

I'm planning on installing a cooler on my 650L and will post pics when I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By skunk
Another possibility is a stuck piston ring or two...

Another possibility is a stuck piston ring or two that allow excessive crankcase pressure to blow oil out the engine vent and into the airbox.
I'm dealing with this problem right now with my...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,057
Posted By skunk
I'm in for 2 patches and 2 more decals. Just...

I'm in for 2 patches and 2 more decals.
Just ordered thru PayPal.
Thanks for this GREAT site!
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,398
Posted By skunk
I gotta agree with everyone else. Buy what you...

I gotta agree with everyone else. Buy what you can afford and ride the wheels off it. I spent months looking for MY perfect bike, which turned out to be a 2003 XR650L. It's cheap, sturdy, powerful...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By skunk
Well, this is what I've done... I bought a...

Well, this is what I've done...
I bought a small spindle sander at my local Ace Hardware and sanded the snot out of the widget. Didn't even lose any fingers.
Now when the widget is installed, there...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By skunk
I've done those mods, but I haven't seen anything...

I've done those mods, but I haven't seen anything about that yellow widget.
Guess I'll grind it down a little and see if it works.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By skunk
XR650L Carb Slide drilling??

I've done the smog block-off and snorkle removal and now I'm in the process of doing Daves carb mods, and I have a question...
I've drilled the slide 5/32", and I've noticed that when I install the...
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