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Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,442
Posted By chambersc
Thanks!

This is all awesome advice, and I do have it in my head already that I want to attend a school first. Im too old for getting hurt these days. The dirt broke more bones than I would like to admit over...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,442
Posted By chambersc
Outstanding advice here...

And just for the record, which I didnt state in the original post, I have every intention of a LOT of track days before trying to join anything and racing. I know my limits and know jumping into the...
Forum: Racing 07-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,442
Posted By chambersc
Thinking about a track bike and need advice from track/racer inmates

So I've been on two wheels now 25 years. (Damn I'm getting old, I just realized when I typed that) Rode a LOT of dirt as a kid, started on the street at 14, rode some cross country/enduro stuff...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By chambersc
My laces are fuzzy but not bad enough to ditch...

My laces are fuzzy but not bad enough to ditch yet. My buddy has replaced his with parachute cord and that seems to work well for not catching the velcro.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By chambersc
I bought Kroil last time through Amazon. I was...

I bought Kroil last time through Amazon. I was having issues finding it locally these days too. Though I have been told (now, after ordering it) that one of our local machine shops sells it.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By chambersc
How cool is that?

How cool is that?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By chambersc
As far as riding gear is concerned, there is...

As far as riding gear is concerned, there is PLENTY of it at my house for her. Between my wife and I we have ridiculous amounts of riding gear. She's all set there.

As far as MSF, although I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By chambersc
This one is the 50cc

This one is the 50cc
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By chambersc
55??? I barely got it to 35 last night test...

55??? I barely got it to 35 last night test riding it. I was hoping the exhaust was restricted or the intake side, but after pulling stuff apart today its all free flowing. Its just that weak. I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By chambersc
I think he quickly realized he was in over his...

I think he quickly realized he was in over his head when the starter quit. The ground wire attached to the belt and clutch housing. he took that apart to figure out the starter, quickly realized he...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By chambersc
Simple fix and it purrs like a cheap Chinese kitten

Main ground wire to the engine was just dangling loose. It went from battery to frame but not to the engine case. Hooked that up, about 2 seconds of cranking, and it was running great. Think I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By chambersc
New Adventure Machine in our house - no spark!

So the step daughter needed cheap summer transportation. Long story, but the short version is she killed her Jeep Liberty. Leaking radiator, didnt notice, continued driving on the highway, and it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,985
Posted By chambersc
Im not experienced with them personally, but I...

Im not experienced with them personally, but I can tell you that 500 miles a day on a little bike is being hopeful. Nice work amigo, I'm betting you're beat. That's a rough day.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-20-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,514
Posted By chambersc
2003 Tundra before and after

2003, 190,000 miles, still running like a champ. I've had Chevy's and Ford's and I have to say the Toyota is my favorite truck. 2.5" leveling kit and 1.5" rear block and a 285 tire on a factory...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,985
Posted By chambersc
Check that chain close

HoboTrek,

Check the chain over well, lube it well, watch it close while someone turns it and look for binding or jumping, and if all of that looks fine and the teeth of the sprocket aren't curved...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By chambersc
I think I just need to learn to use the 2720 I...

I think I just need to learn to use the 2720 I have now better. My usage of it is still pretty basic. I feel like I can get more done on the Garmin V because I took the time to learn it. (Single then...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By chambersc
I pulled all of it out, stuck a set of H7's in...

I pulled all of it out, stuck a set of H7's in it, and rode 700 miles this weekend without issues. I think the ballast mounting is the issue. The previous owner had them zip tied up in the front...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By chambersc
Anyone had HID's overheat?

My 07 R1200GS with an HID kit in it (previous owner installed it) keeps kicking off going down the road now that the weather is getting hot. Did it to me yesterday after work. Riding home, 90 degrees...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By chambersc
No idea, this is my first time to go to it. I...

No idea, this is my first time to go to it. I know this is like the 35th year for the rally though. The rally appears to be on the west side of the lake away from the power plant.

We have a lake...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By chambersc
Nobody headed that way?

Picked up a new Cot Tent, perfect excuse to test it out. I like the idea of sleeping off the ground and having a roof over my head in one neat package. We will see if it works as advertised.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By chambersc
This is a non-servo bike.

This is a non-servo bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By chambersc
Just to post a follow up on my own problem in...

Just to post a follow up on my own problem in case someone has a similar issue...

So after a complete fluid flush/bleed and a lot of strategic and careful tapping around the base of the ABS motor...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By chambersc
Anybody hitting the Land of Oz Rally?

Decided I'm going to ride up to the Land of Oz thing in Kansas City this weekend. Thought I would throw tent/sleeping bag/various sundry items on the GS and ride up there Friday the 30th. Spend the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By chambersc
Wow, really good info. Thanks. I'll look into all...

Wow, really good info. Thanks. I'll look into all of that.
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,235
Posted By chambersc
If you're talking about the Tundra, I masked...

If you're talking about the Tundra, I masked them. I had all four wheels off, used index cards to put between the lip of the rim and the tire all the way around, and went to town. That's 4 coats of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By chambersc
I havent pulled the ignition out of this one yet...

I havent pulled the ignition out of this one yet to look at it and see if it is a 4 or 2 wire yet. I will check those out. Did they come with some sort of bracket for mounting it as well? The ones...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By chambersc
Dual Sporting my 2003 WR250F for son

So the boy is turning 14 this summer and is chomping at the bit to street ride. He's been in the dirt now for 6 years. This year I put him on my WR250 and now he's not giving it back. We eventually...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By chambersc
Double security. I like it.

Double security. I like it.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By chambersc
How much?

Ironically, my father had hip replacement surgery this week.

That hip replacement is fallout from a wreck seven years that shattered his hip. At the time, they had to put him together with...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By chambersc
2720 to what?

So Ive only owned two GPS systems in my life. I had a Garmin V (which I still have and works on my WR250F) and my Garmin 2720 that's on my R1200GS right now.

The 2720 doesnt want to work with...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,235
Posted By chambersc
Tundra Wheels

I did a 2.5" lift on my '03 Tundra and a 285/70-17 tire but being too cheap to buy new wheels too, they got plasti dipped. I am starting to get a bit of chipping on them at the lip. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,094
Posted By chambersc
In!

Im also subscribed and I've got an NW Oklahoma (Enid) safe haven, garage, tools, beers, whatever needed for you guys. Just hit me up if you need to.

This is my step-sons Senior trip plan as well....
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,689
Posted By chambersc
So what happened? Did you say screw it, sold your...

So what happened? Did you say screw it, sold your computer, and moved to Moab?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,756
Posted By chambersc
I don't want to jinx myself, but I've still got...

I don't want to jinx myself, but I've still got functioning ABS right now. And I made a 180 mile road trip last night to visit dad in the hospital.

Somewhere between tapping around on the base of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By chambersc
No problem, amigo. This place has saved me time...

No problem, amigo. This place has saved me time and hassle finding guys who have done it first so many times, its amazing. Great community. Just paying back what I owe and paying forward some days.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By chambersc
Good to know because the one I have sucks on it.

Good to know because the one I have sucks on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,756
Posted By chambersc
Pretty much. I just like having my hands on...

Pretty much. I just like having my hands on everything and KNOWING, beyond a reasonable doubt, that its been done. Basically, I bought it used and I want no stone unturned. If it breaks, I want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,756
Posted By chambersc
windshield

So I've had my original GS windshield since I bought it, the previous owner gave it to me when I picked up the bike. Its yellow and scratched all to hell, so it got shortened by 2" last night and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By chambersc
OK, so this was kind of tough to do. The...

OK, so this was kind of tough to do. The windshield was in my way and its tough to get calipers in there.

The tube you're talking about is not round, but oval shaped. So, that poses a problem...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By chambersc
Ahh, gotcha. Ill check it out tonight.

Ahh, gotcha. Ill check it out tonight.
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