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Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 11:47 PM
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Posted By bb5999
Following up on my own post here. It's...

Following up on my own post here.

It's working. Took me about five, maybe six tries, but the bike is together and running strong. I adjusted the tab that holds the float valve, bending it, quite...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22,632
Views: 2,864,349
Posted By bb5999
thanks all,

for the great input. I hadn't thought about the float getting hung up on the baffle, of which mine, appears to be kind of beat up, but after close inspection, that's not it.

Tomorrow night, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22,632
Views: 2,864,349
Posted By bb5999
fuel overflow problem - carburetor

My bike was sitting for months.

With less time than money on my hands, right now, I dropped it off at a local shop, trusted guy, for valve job and new pipe. Getting ready for a 4 day dual sport...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By bb5999
Big Red Pig, XR650R, with tags. Thanks for...

Big Red Pig, XR650R, with tags.

Thanks for the confirmation of the trail heading north to lower Blue Lake. As for going east from there, I understand your point about the wilderness, but forest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By bb5999
Sonora, Blue Lake, Markleeville, Reno - as much dirt dirt as possible

I will be in Sonora, with my family, in late July and am going to solo back, on the BRP, to Reno.

I would like to burn as little asphalt as possible.

I have determined that I can go east on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8,741
Views: 1,503,304
Posted By bb5999
stock parts

Thanks for the site CDN, what about stock parts? Anyone have any luck purchasing OEM parts for the Grasstracker, for their TU? I saw mention of fork boots, somewhere in this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8,741
Views: 1,503,304
Posted By bb5999
Itching to buy one of these

I have always preferred small bikes, likely my off road roots.

When living in Brazil, I put a few thousand miles on a Honda Tornado. I covered the cane fields of several states, went into...
Forum: Trials 07-26-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By bb5999
trials newb, project bike, need help

So this weekend I will be taking my kids up to Donner to watch the trials competition. I went once, years ago and am really looking forward to spectating.

I am also itching to start a new project...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22,632
Views: 2,864,349
Posted By bb5999
new, to me, BRP.....first ride

Last week I bought a BRP, from an inmate, Rebelspawn. BTW, Ron was great, met me part way, good guy. Bike seems to be in fine shape.

Today I went for my first ride, to Hunter Lake, outside of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,136
Posted By bb5999
NV Dual Sporting

Somewhere over on ThumperTalk, there is a VERY detailed thread about how it is, once again, possible to dual sport dirt bikes. I am tired, cannot find it.

As I remember, some dedicated riders...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-17-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 230,254
Posted By bb5999
spent 4 years living in rural Brazil

From early 2005 to last summer, 2009, I lived, with my wife and two kids, in rural Brazil.

In our late 30s, my wife and I decided to drop out of the rat race for awhile, we did it, it worked. Now...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,620
Posted By bb5999
Depends upon the type of ride/terrain

But if your just getting into bike camping, don't over do it. Use those massive hand holds to support some type of flat, wide rack that you can strap a sleeping bag and pad to, get some doggie...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By bb5999
used 640 adv in western US


Whatever you do, don't consider buying any clean, nicely farkeled, low mileage 640 adventures that come up for sale in the western US.

I have started the hunt for one and competition is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,188,978
Posted By bb5999
yes bill, you said it

this bike is the st. legal, tent totin' modern xr650 that I dream of.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 38,127
Posted By bb5999
as a rider or a shareholder

I am both a Honda owner and a Honda shareholder.

Would l love to see a modern Africa Twin in the US, am I fantasizing about a totally redone XR650 with a street legal option? As a rider YES! ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 13,388
Posted By bb5999


sent you a PM, rather then loading up the thread.

Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 13,351
Posted By bb5999
Bit OT - thinking of relocating to SAC area

and would really appreciate input from ya'll.

link has more details
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 13,388
Posted By bb5999
OT - would like input on SAC

SAC/Gold country inmates -

I am planning on moving back to the US, summer '08, have been living in Brazil for several years.

Considering landing in Folsom or close by. I can go just about...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By bb5999
Question austin area inmates - help a brutha out?

Any of "ya'll" (getting in the texas mood :wink:) want to take a couple hours ride and check out a bike for me?

I found a bike which I am very interested to buy. I have an Austin based friend...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,812
Posted By bb5999
great report

I really enjoyed it, sure miss mexico.

I cannot believe how clean everything looks, especially the street scenes in San Juacinto and Alamos.

One thing the locals around here in Brazil need to...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By bb5999
650ish honda coming?

similar to the rumblings here in Brazil. The Yamaha 660 is simply in a class of it's own, we don't even get the transalp. What I have heard, from a couple of very different sources, is that a big...
Forum: Latin America 05-10-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By bb5999

great attitude and open schedule
respect for their culture and land
gold bond powder for your butt
hard candy/stickers for kids
porn for federales
water, plenty of water
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,813
Posted By bb5999
Those tankers

are pumping oil into the sole pipe which supplies brazil. I think the terminal then distributes to four or five refineries in three different states.

Ships going out carry chevy's to China and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,813
Posted By bb5999
it's simple

In Brazil, motels are not for sleeping.

Forum: Beasts 05-01-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By bb5999
dirt from brazil

There is some buzz here in Brazil that Honda will be introducing a new 650ish dual sport late this year or early '08.

They need something to go up against the Yamaha XT660, but opted not to bring...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By bb5999
I say skip the pacific

One or two days on the pacific coast aren't what they used to be. Nothing gets really exciting until you are well beyond Ensenada. You really need three or four days to do the Pacific right.
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,813
Posted By bb5999

Been awhile since I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenace. Isn't this is what it's all about?

That bike is a simply a system and if anyone can fix it without new parts it's a compentant...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,813
Posted By bb5999
in a pinch have one sent from US


I am not a bmw parts pro....if you get really stumped have someone send one DHL from the US. Just make sure that is marked as a gift with a value of less than $50, should be in santos in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,813
Posted By bb5999
keep boots on to avoid borrachudo!

i was just borrachudos. They will eat you alive from the knees down, but this time of year and a little off should ward them off.

Castelhanos, especially by moto is a must

Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,813
Posted By bb5999
sao paulo coast

Dale and Sandy,

I have been living in Brazil for two years now, traveling here for 8.

Keep in mind that you have been enjoying what is in general the most developed and unfortunately safest...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2007, 03:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,074
Posted By bb5999
no open for me

"Dress for the crash"

Well put.

Full face helmets are a must. Kind of like a four wheel drive,

You only need it, when you need it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By bb5999

We have plenty of DR650s.

I've been living down here for two years.

Brazil has two types of bikes, imports and nationally manufactured. Because of VERY high import taxes the national bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,463
Posted By bb5999
bbr bikes

a few sick XR400s, including a dual sport and an electric start, and some DRZ400 moto porn here:

Here in brazil we have great aircooled, with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,859
Posted By bb5999
bigDR risers!

:thumb at 6'1", 200lbs., behind Race Tech suspension, the Big DR risers were simply the best mod I ever did to my DRZ.

Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 572,813
Posted By bb5999
Dale and Sandy, welcome to brazil!

Wow------Wow! What a fantastic journey you two are on! I have spent a couple of days in front of the laptop, reading, studying, ENJOYING, following your travels. Amazing, thank you for sharing.

Forum: Latin America 03-10-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,571
Posted By bb5999
american living in brazil

Consider a smaller bike, seriously. In Brazil "real" bikes cost a fortune. Honda makes both a 250 dualsport and a 400 street oriented dual sport here in Brazil. I believe both models are sold...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-31-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,971
Posted By bb5999
another vampire here

Though born in Torrance and having lived in LA as a kiddy, I did high school in No. CAL. My Tommy's experiences are more recent, most in the early nineties. Thre are four, all at night, all very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,224
Posted By bb5999
tornado vs falcon

When I first moved down here to brasil I was torn between the two. I have now been riding the Tornado for better than a year. The Falcon would have been the ticket if I were after an 80% street...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,887
Posted By bb5999

Coke oven?
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,842
Posted By bb5999
former DRZ owner

I loved my 03 kicker, had to sell it when I moved :cry

Take the time to use the "swing subframe up" method, jet it right once and ride it. Hotter airbox boot (hairdryer) is much easier to put...
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