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Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
For Sale: 1 spare LNIB CDI. Never out of the...

For Sale: 1 spare LNIB CDI. Never out of the package (except to take this photo). $105 TYD CONUS.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
OK Red, now that you have had your laugh-of-the...

OK Red, now that you have had your laugh-of-the day at my expense (well deserved, as always), tell me what s/s BRAKE lines I should buy to replace the original rubber lines.

Someday I will get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Eh? Arrrg. Note to self: Don't post things on the...

Arrrg. Note to self: Don't post things on the Internet after bedtime, your brain doesn't work then.

Yes, brake lines. I want to swap out the stock (still original after 12 years) brake lines,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
I continue to upgrade the bike, and am now...

I continue to upgrade the bike, and am now planning to replace the plastic tubes for hydraulic battery fluid with braided stainless steel. Why? Not just because s/s looks better, but because the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By purpledrake
Hey Bryce, here is your next challenge

OK Mate, get off your duff, quit thinking about law school, and get back touring. This lady (I guess she is a journalist) rode through Iran by herself. It can be done. Watch the video.

(I am...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Good Sir, you do NOT want to put a Dremel tool...

Good Sir, you do NOT want to put a Dremel tool into my hands. It would lead to unintended carnage in at least 3 counties.

Thanks for the note on the specialized mounts.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
I live to serve others. Enjoy your new...

I live to serve others.

Enjoy your new life in Atlanta.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Tapered? Yes. Doh!317266

Tapered? Yes. Doh!317266
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
I will try this. Thanks.

I will try this. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
No, they are not tapered at all. (The bar is...

No, they are not tapered at all. (The bar is very tapered, going from narrow to fat at you get closer to the center stem, but not completely round either.)

I have tried cranking them down, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
What am I doing wrong here? I am trying to mount...

What am I doing wrong here? I am trying to mount Tusk hand guards on an Easton Pro Taper bar, but the mount on the bar is not flush. Am I missing a spacer? The right side is not too bad but the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 10:04 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Like the other guys said, the black paint job on...

Like the other guys said, the black paint job on the tank and the side panels looks really nice.

A bit of sandpaper and elbow grease will take care of the rust on your headers.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By purpledrake
Roger. Thanks to all of you for your help.

Roger. Thanks to all of you for your help.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By purpledrake
Thank you, Kenny. I took the previous advice,...

Thank you, Kenny. I took the previous advice, and also installed heat shrink on the left handlebar. I guess this is as good as it will get--I will just ride with the power on high, always on, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
School me on flashers, please. I finished the...

School me on flashers, please. I finished the cigarette charger and heated grips and all is well. The right grip is much warmer than the left, strangely.

NAPA had a thermal flasher and an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Thanks again. I think I have finally understood....

Thanks again. I think I have finally understood.

RZRob advised me to tap directly into the ignition switch; all my wires are there up front, so I think I will do this. The relay is all taped up,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Okey, dokey. Back to NAPA I suppose. ...

Okey, dokey. Back to NAPA I suppose.

Another (last) question. On Red's diagram, which you attached, the #85 prong attaches to a green wire to a light. Because there is a flasher up top, I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Last question: For the "flasher relay" can I use...

Last question: For the "flasher relay" can I use the existing one (I already have LED turn signals, with the flasher), or should I use another (new) one?
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Great. On my way now. All these years of...

Great. On my way now. All these years of walking this Earth, and never have I felt so confused. Just how do electrical engineers work with this stuff?
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Red, if I don't overthink it I will explode it. ...

Red, if I don't overthink it I will explode it. Believe me, it can happen.

Thanks for your diagrams (and, for the explanation, Evan). I think I can do this, but I have one more question. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 10:05 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Evan, you assume too much about me.

Evan, you assume too much about me.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Thanks, Award and RZRob. Bear with me here...

Thanks, Award and RZRob.

Bear with me here (no skills). RZRob advised me to tap into the ignition switch, which I will do. I am not sure which wire it is, but I think I can find it. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Can somebody help me with the fuse box? RZRob...

Can somebody help me with the fuse box? RZRob kindly suggested to tap the ignition wires for keyed power, which works for his 12V cigarette lighter. But I also want to power my heated grips through...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Nice ride, John. After that humungous...

Nice ride, John.

After that humungous burrito, I wouldn't have been able to ride. In fact, I probably would have dumped the bike into that creek.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:35 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Or, I could give you my spare. Seattle isn't...

Or, I could give you my spare. Seattle isn't that far.....
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Not again?!? Heated grip wiring questions

Sorry, guys. I know this has been covered before.

I am starting an install of the Tusk heated grips, and at the same time I will install the Tusk hand guard kit. (I have the Easton Pro Taper...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By purpledrake
Can't join this one, but still interested. Please...

Can't join this one, but still interested. Please keep posting events.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 10:16 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Barron, are your riding these Japanese twisties?

I hope that you are getting that bike off base, and riding in the mountains. On the one hand, paving all of the fire roads in the mountains makes riding a bit boring. On the other hand, the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:46 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Jeeeeez, Kenny. It's not a trail bike, OK? ...

Jeeeeez, Kenny. It's not a trail bike, OK?

And I thought that I was the only knucklehead here.

Very happy to hear that you are safe & sound.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 10:40 AM
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Posted By purpledrake
That, too. Thanks.

That, too. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 07:17 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Thanks, Dave/Joe/Hazman The bars are brand...

Thanks, Dave/Joe/Hazman

The bars are brand new, as are the clamps--very tight fit. I will look for frame cracks (I never thought of that), and also check the front wheel bearings.

Hmmm. Not a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 04:53 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Vibrating handle bars

Hey guys, is there any reason why one side of the handle bars would vibrate more than the other?

My left side vibrates horribly. The vibration difference between the clutch-side grip and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 10:09 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
:clap:clap Cheaper is better (in most cases).

:clap:clap Cheaper is better (in most cases).
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2013, 10:16 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
In 4,000+ pages on this thread the rectifier...

In 4,000+ pages on this thread the rectifier seldom (not never, just not often) comes up in conversation. Are you sure about that?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2013, 10:11 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Actually, Ladybug is correct on this point. What...

Actually, Ladybug is correct on this point. What a quiet thread (guilty as charged).
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 10:17 PM
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Posted By purpledrake
Glad to hear it. 2 more months to Roosie elk...

Glad to hear it. 2 more months to Roosie elk season, no?
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 11:10 AM
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Posted By purpledrake
I run the same Scorpion. I hate it. Useless off...

I run the same Scorpion. I hate it. Useless off road. (Slides well, but no grip.) I will change to something else sometime soon.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 11:07 AM
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Posted By purpledrake
Kenny, This is an excellent video. Great...

Kenny,

This is an excellent video. Great riding, and great editing.

You really shouldn't chew up picnic tables like that, but everything else was A+.
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