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Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,498,997
Posted By S_Palmer
Locktite 565 thread sealant works great with oil...

Locktite 565 thread sealant works great with oil but may affect torque settings, be gentle with aluminum.
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,477
Posted By S_Palmer
Jiffy-Jack

Jiffy-Jack
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,824
Posted By S_Palmer
Looks like the search is concentrated SE of...

Looks like the search is concentrated SE of Eugene, a Portland, Detroit, John Day Medford route would take him around
That area. If it was planned for a two day trip he didn't have time for major...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,498,997
Posted By S_Palmer
I have a DRZ to go with my S10, they make a great...

I have a DRZ to go with my S10, they make a great pair. DRZ gets me around town and on the rough trails, S10 to
travel on.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23,957
Views: 4,071,873
Posted By S_Palmer
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but it looks to...

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but it looks to me like 1 ex valve is .002 tight and the other is .004 tight, intakes still in spec, why rebuild the head? What am I missing? Is this a high mile...
Forum: Regional forums 01-05-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
Cry can't make it

I knew it, as soon as I paid, things blew up and can't make it happen.
So count us out (138, 139 Steve and Roy).
Forum: Regional forums 12-07-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
Can any of you old hands share some info on the...

Can any of you old hands share some info on the routes? I downloaded the tracks but it would be great to know, attractions, skill level required, anything that shouldn't be missed etc.
Thanks
Steve
Forum: Regional forums 12-04-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
One more spot

Joel (#140) won't be able to attend.
Thanks
Steve
Forum: Regional forums 12-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
Joel, the resort moved us over to site 24 wed....

Joel, the resort moved us over to site 24 wed. Nite hopefully you can make that work if not we'll just move.
Thanks
Steve
#138-140
Forum: Regional forums 11-30-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
update for S_Palmer slot138-140 we only...

update for S_Palmer
slot138-140

we only reserved 3 nights for this event. everyone coming in on wed or earlier has to get your own site. if you know your site already, i can assign the same...
Forum: Regional forums 11-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
update

all folks, please provide more info....:baldy

will need a name, an adv name if you have one, bike name and model, #nights and meals?, will volunteer ?, will donate?

Steve Palmer + 2 friends,...
Forum: Regional forums 11-29-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
Clarification

3 bodies, 3 small tents, truck, meals, arrive wed. Nite thanks
Forum: Regional forums 11-26-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,323
Posted By S_Palmer
IN, +2more thur- sun, truck in, camp, all meals...

IN, +2more thur- sun, truck in, camp, all meals
sounds like fun
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23,957
Views: 4,071,873
Posted By S_Palmer
I used the race tech calculator the bike handles...

I used the race tech calculator the bike handles great when ridden hard but is a little harsh at sight seeing speeds.
Sasquash suspension recommends one step lighter than race tech for the average...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23,957
Views: 4,071,873
Posted By S_Palmer
If you lay the bike on the left side you can move...

If you lay the bike on the left side you can move about a quart of fuel over to the left side where it is useable, doesn't sound too important until you are pushing it the next 15 miles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By S_Palmer
closure update

The above appeal was indeed powerful medicine, the road closure plan has been shut down for now.

Don't think they will give up that easy, as soon as things cool off they will try again. A local...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By S_Palmer
I had a discussion with the W-WNF LEO the other...

I had a discussion with the W-WNF LEO the other day, he showed me the maps from the neighboring forest, unreadable newspaper type, 17 maps to cover one forest you couldn't stay legal if you tried.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,507
Posted By S_Palmer
I also get better mileage at high altitude, I...

I also get better mileage at high altitude, I agree the engine makes less peak horsepower at altitude, but I would argue that less effort is required to maintain the same speed due to less air...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,654
Posted By S_Palmer
Interesting information from Big Twinn, I put a...

Interesting information from Big Twinn, I put a deposit down on a Triumph before they even had a price published on it.
When the price came in from triumph Big Twinn hit me for $900 worth of fees...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
I use ATF in my front forks, it was a big...

I use ATF in my front forks, it was a big improvement over the stock fish oil.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By S_Palmer
Stock engine, jet it towards the rich side you...

Stock engine, jet it towards the rich side you should never have a problem. That being said if you start pulling more hp you will need to add cooling, oil cooler, big fins or both, it is possible to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,324
Posted By S_Palmer
Do you have a shop vac? Have a helper hold the...

Do you have a shop vac? Have a helper hold the vac hose loosely over the fill hole, pull the drain plug no oil will come out, move the vac away just long enough to drain the required amount then...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By S_Palmer
Before I sold mine last summer I stripped all the...

Before I sold mine last summer I stripped all the aftermarket goodies off except the hard bags. I got $4500, it had 24000 miles on it. HTH
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-17-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By S_Palmer
I don't think a 2610 will hold the whole US in...

I don't think a 2610 will hold the whole US in detailed version maps. Did it come with a mapsource cd? You will need to connect to a computer and download the maps you want to use from a cd.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,384
Posted By S_Palmer
My dad used to ranch in that area, I remember him...

My dad used to ranch in that area, I remember him coming to town once in the spring when it was wet. He chained up all four tires, it took him 10 hours to drive the 50 miles to pavement. It's a good...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
Mine was doing the same thing, I wired around all...

Mine was doing the same thing, I wired around all the safety switches, problem went away.
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,942
Posted By S_Palmer
I'm only 30 pages in to my ebook copy, so far a...

I'm only 30 pages in to my ebook copy, so far a great read. Is there really a Kaweseki?
Good luck I hope you sell a million!
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
The DJ spring is stronger than stock and will...

The DJ spring is stronger than stock and will make it run leaner, going from stock to DJ spring on mine makes a full one point difference on my FA gage.

On the right side of the carb there is a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
Yes you can do it in the bike, you need to pull...

Yes you can do it in the bike, you need to pull the carb and the intake, the valve cover will then slide off the back. That will
leave plenty of room for the cylinder and head to come off.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
I've always had better luck stripping off the...

I've always had better luck stripping off the aftermarket goodies and selling them separately. If you trade one in, the dealer looks at NADA and gives you nothing for goodies, a lot of buyers do the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
You have to slide it up from the back, remove the...

You have to slide it up from the back, remove the carb and the intake. Once you have it close slide it to the left and insert the large bolt in the middle then wiggle everything into place. Be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
Sounds about right, I just paid $130 for a valve...

Sounds about right, I just paid $130 for a valve grind, $80 to rebore the cylinder, $30 to file the new rings.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
Lisle 16750

Lisle 16750
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
I had a UNI do that, turns out it was the carrier...

I had a UNI do that, turns out it was the carrier in the notoil I was using. I emailed UNI and notoil they both sent me a new filter.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,462
Posted By S_Palmer
Permatex right stuff, it works better than any...

Permatex right stuff, it works better than any thing I've found.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 74,766
Views: 7,850,428
Posted By S_Palmer
I think JE makes a piston that is 11.25:1 and...

I think JE makes a piston that is 11.25:1 and would save you milling the head. Does your hot cam have a decompressor?
11.5:1 with no decompressor might cause starting problems.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,292
Posted By S_Palmer
Same experience I had, BMW was "too busy for test...

Same experience I had, BMW was "too busy for test rides", there was one other customer in the shop. I rode down to the Yamaha shop and asked "can I get a test ride"? "Yes sir, point out the ones you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,132
Posted By S_Palmer
check your email, I have a belt not too far from...

check your email, I have a belt not too far from you
Steve
Forum: Americas 07-26-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By S_Palmer
If you cut north at Vale Or. on 26 it will take...

If you cut north at Vale Or. on 26 it will take you through the mtns. instead of across the desert,20 miles farther, nicer ride, and cooler.

Either way you have a really long day planned.
Forum: Americas 07-20-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By S_Palmer
Magruder trail, lolo motorway, who's been there this year?

Planning a dual sport weekend for a few friends and am looking at Magruder and Lolo motorway. Has any body been
over these this year? Are they doable on a GS or should we stick to smaller dual...
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