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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By cwc
I've got two different valves to evaluate and...

I've got two different valves to evaluate and haven't open either of them, but they appear to operate as if there was a ball inside a vertical tube. If gas tries to escape the ball floats up and...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By cwc
Since there are a few older guys here it's worth...

Since there are a few older guys here it's worth noting that after age 75 Medjet really isn't very interested in you.
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By cwc
THere's some good advice here already

And I have a few suggestions too.

Camping can get really cheap if you use the tent space list here on ADV.

In small towns there may be a city park that has free or cheap camping.

Sometimes...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By cwc
Thanks for all the inputs

I tested a couple of the ball valve devices and while they did pass air in both directions I could see circumstances where they could get locked closed and cause pressure to build in the tank.

I...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By cwc
I've had a couple of inline ones that would let...

I've had a couple of inline ones that would let low velocity air through in either direction but prevent liquids from passing. I can see where they might block outgoing air if not mounted vertically.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By cwc
I made a 90 "cap" to bring the vendor supplied...

I made a 90 "cap" to bring the vendor supplied hose forward instead of up, but based on what I've read the one way valves need to be vertical to work properly.

I may be reduced to buying a...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By cwc
Gas cap vent valve for Acerbis or IMS tanks

I'm looking for a SHORT one way valve to vent Acerbis or IMS tanks.

The ones I have found apparently require a length of tubing to work properly.

I use a map holder that rests on the gas cap...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 1,160,619
Posted By cwc
Sorry about that. I spend some time working on...

Sorry about that. I spend some time working on Suzuki DR's and they give values for the CDI box so I assumed...

Did you switch the leads you are using to measure the "short" between the yellow...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
That may work in Tucson, but if you are in...

That may work in Tucson, but if you are in Minnesota you will need to heat the boot to get the job done unless you are doing it in the last two weeks of July or the first two weeks of August and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 1,160,619
Posted By cwc
It's below 0F right now where my NX is so I...

It's below 0F right now where my NX is so I resorted to the Factory Manual. It says there should be no continuity between the "green and yellow" pins on the CDI with the connector disconnected.
...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26,164
Views: 2,163,363
Posted By cwc
Galeana

We've stayed there in the past at the Jardin and are planning to stay again in a couple of weeks.

Question: Any changes there that we need to know about? It's been 3 years since the last visit.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
The amount of power used by the turn signals and...

The amount of power used by the turn signals and brake light is small. The current is substantial but they are on for such a short time that power usage is low.

The people at Baja Designs told...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26,164
Views: 2,163,363
Posted By cwc
Guachochi

The locals tell me that la trucha is raised on local fish farms, but your version makes them seem much more attractive.:rofl

On another subject this Blog post about Guachochi describes another...
Forum: Americas 09-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26,164
Views: 2,163,363
Posted By cwc
Also be aware that if you call collect per the...

Also be aware that if you call collect per the instruction on the card and get the "Please wait for the next available operator", the Mexican operator may not be willing to wait. This has happen to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
Master links compatibility

All 520 master links are not the same. The pin diameter, plate thickness and assembled width vary with model and manufacturer. Some manufacturers list this info.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
If only I knew for sure when I was going to ride...

If only I knew for sure when I was going to ride the bike next.:lol3

I do it every time for my 350 and 650. And for my lawnmower and snowblower.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
Lifting the bike

QUOTE=MrPulldown;25142122T

The solo device

Interesting, but I think I'll stick with my soft-tie and regular visits to the gym.

This is the handlebar method that I have yet to try.

That's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
I'd be interested in more info on these...

I'd be interested in more info on these techniques, particularly the "solo lift strap jack". Google wasn't my friend using those words.

Like some others here I'm into my 70's now and this type of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
#2 is the size of the square driver that fits the...

#2 is the size of the square driver that fits the correct screw. A #8 screw should have the correct head size.

You could also buy the Suzuki tool ( p/n 0991714910) for about US$6 if you are a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
I had similar symptoms with my DR650. The full...

I had similar symptoms with my DR650. The full throttle part was that it ran better for a while, but I don't think it made normal full power. I was running into a headwind. When I turned around and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
Sometimes you can remove and ez-out or tap by...

Sometimes you can remove and ez-out or tap by freezing it with "freeze mist" and then giving it a sharp rap with a hammer and punch. The freeze mist makes the tool steel more brittle so it will crack...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
I've got a stock 650 spring on my '95 SE with no...

I've got a stock 650 spring on my '95 SE with no adapter. Works great.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
I answered in a PM but then thought somebody else...

I answered in a PM but then thought somebody else might be interested.

Here are some photos. You can just get some 1/16" aluminum and bend it to fit with some pliers or a crescent wrench, hammer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
Its raining here and I'm disinclined to go out to...

Its raining here and I'm disinclined to go out to the garage to measure one, but I found some notes that say the stock length is about 6 3/8"(~160MM) and the Kouba link I measured is about...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
I just measured a stock link. The thickness...

I just measured a stock link. The thickness including the welded on spacer is 12.5mm so if you subtract the thickness of your link from 12.5mm that should give you the spacer thickness.
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26,164
Views: 2,163,363
Posted By cwc
Thanks for the info. I've used the route...

Thanks for the info. I've used the route described several times to get to Pharr and Brownsville and have also exited on the unpaved roads a few different ways. The Anzalduas Bridge looks pretty...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26,164
Views: 2,163,363
Posted By cwc
Navigating Reynosa

I'm planning a November trip to the Huasteca region and need a little inside info on Reynosa.

We'll be leaving the Luxo-van in Edinburg and entering over the Pharr bridge. I've done this before...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,059
Posted By cwc
Note that the 05-07 F650GS (the subject of this...

Note that the 05-07 F650GS (the subject of this thread) uses 10mm diameter shims. Sources are discussed in earlier posts.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By cwc
Fork Boots for F650GS

Having googled it to death I was still unable to find some boots (gaiters?) for my F650GS.

Recently ADV inmate Tury was visiting me and put me on to Rancho brand boots for offroad vehicle shocks....
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,059
Posted By cwc
Sanding Aid

Since I have met Sailah in person I was ready to believe anything he said, so I tried sanding a couple of 10mm shims for my 05 F650GS to save a minimum 2 hour round trip to get shims.

I now...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 22,971
Posted By cwc
This grooves can wear on a CV carb too. I changed...

This grooves can wear on a CV carb too. I changed the needle at 20K on my 95 DR. It had some wear.

I wasn't as smart with my 93 R100R BMW and suffered the same problem you had. Fortunately there...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
FORK springs for 98 DR350

I tried to search the thread, but the search function doesn't seem to like me.:cry

I'm trying to help a friend select fork springs for his 98 DR. He is using a DR650 spring in the rear and that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
I've used Speigler on other brands. ...

I've used Speigler on other brands.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/brake-line-kit-1033.htm

Not cheap but excellent customer service.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
As has been mentioned here before, use heat from...

As has been mentioned here before, use heat from a heat gun or space heater on "rubber" parts. They get pretty flexible when warm.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 22,971
Posted By cwc
I had this same set of symptoms in Mexico this...

I had this same set of symptoms in Mexico this year. It was the shift drum bolt. I limped ~300 miles back to the US, but when I got home and pulled the clutch cover the bolt was backed out so far...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 22,971
Posted By cwc
Which screws?? It helps to put info in the...

Which screws??

It helps to put info in the title of a post so others can benefit from your experience.

Something like "motor died due to loose grounding screws"

On camping in the west, try...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
I vote for the needle clip. I've had this happen...

I vote for the needle clip. I've had this happen on other bikes.

It MIGHT be the stator and there is a procedure to check that.

I'm not close to you, but I might be able to get some you help. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,017,460
Posted By cwc
Head Stud Leak

I though Google was my friend, but not in this case I guess.:cry

I just bought another DR650 with about 40K miles on it. It has an oil leak as shown in the pic. It doesn't leak a lot, but more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28,731
Views: 3,522,736
Posted By cwc
Regardless of where you get the power you should...

Regardless of where you get the power you should think about attaching the power cord to the RAM mount so that stresses and vibration don't reach the actual connection point. The small USB...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,974
Posted By cwc
Another not uncommon problem in less populated...

Another not uncommon problem in less populated areas of the west is power outages. It can happen at any time of the day and you can't get gas even if the station is open. I experienced this in Utah...
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