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Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By NonstopBanana
To those of you using Doubletake mirrors, how do...

To those of you using Doubletake mirrors, how do you keep the right side mirror tight? Between the reverse threaded handlebar mount and the special adapter for the RAM ball mount, I can't get it to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks, that makes sense now. I'm thinking...

Thanks, that makes sense now.

I'm thinking of just having a shop re-spoke my wheel with heavier spokes. I just don't have the capacity to deal with tons used parts... There is like RUST on that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11,964
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Posted By NonstopBanana
Yes, just last Saturday I've had the chance to...

Yes, just last Saturday I've had the chance to pull some branches out of my rear wheel. The bents are slight, but then again, it's only April ;) A couple of other spokes were looser than others.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,964
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Posted By NonstopBanana
And one more unrelated thing. I managed to...

And one more unrelated thing.

I managed to get my rear brake seized up solid. Took the rear wheel off and traced it to the fact that the camshaft (part #10 on the digram below) got stuck in its...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11,964
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Posted By NonstopBanana
So I've noticed I have 2 bent spokes on my rear...

So I've noticed I have 2 bent spokes on my rear wheel... While it will probably not make much difference for 90% of the time (commuting to work), I'm planning to take this puppy travelling, with high...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
It's a great skill alright, but perhaps on the...

It's a great skill alright, but perhaps on the trail I won't be as picky about seating the bead quite so perfectly. If I have the option, I'll save a little bit of pain.

I hear all those "let it...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 205,510
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm just curious just how much vibration the...

I'm just curious just how much vibration the doubletakes have? The stock mirrors on my bike are fairly ok at high speeds (it's an XT225), but my partner's WR250R has some other aftermarket mirrors...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
I had this problem too when I was doing my own...

I had this problem too when I was doing my own tire change for the first time, the nasty Kenda K270's. Nasty as in they were a royal PITA to install and seat the bead properly.

If it is indeed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
May I ask what you suggest I use to seal it? I...

May I ask what you suggest I use to seal it? I replaced the 2 O-rings in that part (the larger one on the cover and the tiny one on the carb body) a short while ago just to be sure, but not the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11,964
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Posted By NonstopBanana
Well, I put it back together and took it for a...

Well, I put it back together and took it for a spin - and it runs beautifully. Bastard!

I did see a couple drops of water in the coasting enricher's diaphragm, and thought that might be one of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks for the explanation. That rules out the...

Thanks for the explanation. That rules out the tank vacuum, as in almost all cases I have checked the fuel flow by just removing the fuel line from petcock and turning it on - it flows very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Someone with a vaguely similar issue...

Someone with a vaguely similar issue (http://www.fireblades.org/forums/general-discussion/103769-rough-running-stalling-under-load.html) received a suggestion to:



And that apparently was the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Oil level is just above MIN. I figured should be...

Oil level is just above MIN. I figured should be ok.

I wouldn't say it sounded like it was running out of gas. I ran out of gas a couple of times before (had to switch petcock to reserve) and it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Hm, would Z1 mod with stock jets and snorkel not...

Hm, would Z1 mod with stock jets and snorkel not removed cause the bike to stall at high speed/ rpm?

Also, if I don't have access to 130 main jet, is it better to go for 127.5 or 132.5 instead?
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Went out for the first dirt ride of the year...

Went out for the first dirt ride of the year yesterday, and have been having some very annoying issues with the way the bike rides.

After a few minutes of riding on a highway it would start...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
It fired right up when I came back from my trip...

It fired right up when I came back from my trip this morning. Whatever it was, it must have been the moisture and it dried up after 4 days. I saw it mentioned somewhere that an ignition coil that is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Lately I've been having repeating issues with my...

Lately I've been having repeating issues with my XT225. I've had the bike for about 8 months when problems started. It occasionally refuses to run. It's done this 4 times in the last 6 weeks. This is...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,348
Posted By NonstopBanana
I can totally see that working, down is the best...

I can totally see that working, down is the best material for sleeping gear, at home and outside. The problem is, when camping with a motorcycle, I hardly ever carry a down jacket. My riding gear can...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By NonstopBanana
Unless you are willing to pay more for customized...

Unless you are willing to pay more for customized pants, a separate knee guard is a much easier solution - and will migrate to a different pair of pants should you trash your old ones or have several...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,348
Posted By NonstopBanana
Since no one mentioned it, I'll give my vote to...

Since no one mentioned it, I'll give my vote to Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow (http://www.rei.com/product/866771/sea-to-summit-aeros-pillow-premium). If you're in Canada, Le Baron...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
LED taillight - nice and easy, works great LED...

LED taillight - nice and easy, works great
LED headlight - nice and easy, works great
LED turn signals - act weird and mostly don't work, I just kept the stock.


Most bikes do funny stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11,964
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Posted By NonstopBanana
I know, right, I thought XT is like, exclusively...

I know, right, I thought XT is like, exclusively a girl's bike :evil

I hope you fix up your bike for good. I sure hope never to have to touch that carb again after getting stranded twice within a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Good stuff! Mine is running again, too....

Good stuff!

Mine is running again, too. After glueing the float and putting the carb back together it fired up and completed a day's worth of work today after a long weekend away from the bikes....
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks for the offer. I might take you up on it...

Thanks for the offer. I might take you up on it if my fix does not work well, though K-W is not an area I frequent. Seeing how mine is broken in only a tiny way, I stuck it back with a small piece of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
My local dealer is quoting me $75 for that part...

My local dealer is quoting me $75 for that part (Canadian, with taxes). And it would take almost a week to arrive :cry That stings, but with current exchange rates I can't even get much cheaper on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
It ran. I thought I tracked the issue down to a...

It ran. I thought I tracked the issue down to a messed up fuel hose. It was leaking a little bit of gas from the side that connects to the carb. I took it off and it looked a little chewed up and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Hey, I got the same year XT with the same white...

Hey, I got the same year XT with the same white tank! Aren't we fab :evil

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/16282360770_a54c81fe48_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qNPmA7)
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
I got the plastic clarke tank, probably won't...

I got the plastic clarke tank, probably won't bother with the filter. Too busy today, but hopefully will get to cleaning it out soon. Will update once I see if it was the evil petcock or something...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Great suggestions! I've already completed step 1...

Great suggestions! I've already completed step 1 last night, will need to proceed to 2 and 3.

This seems like it should be obvious but what should I use to clean fuel related parts? I'm guessing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Yes, petcock is on. Double checked.

Yes, petcock is on. Double checked.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Another NOT incident free commute... :(: ...

Another NOT incident free commute... :(:

It's only 0 C outside, so I'm ruling out "too cold to run" excuse. The bike was in the garage and started up fine, ran for about 6 km on the streets, and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Regarding the switch for headlight, I've actually...

Regarding the switch for headlight, I've actually noticed that my light automatically turns off momentarily as I press the start button. Other bikes in my household seem to do the same. Would a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
You know, I was just feeling so warm and fuzzy...

You know, I was just feeling so warm and fuzzy that nobody called me crazy for riding in such cold, and then you came. ;) Though I do have my limits and would not go for a "couple hours" at close to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
Yesterday we had temperatures of -17 C here...

Yesterday we had temperatures of -17 C here (that's about 1 F) and my XT225 had serious trouble starting after sitting outside all day (I commute to work, the bike spends the night in a somewhat...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11,964
Views: 1,873,583
Posted By NonstopBanana
The official XT225 thread!

We all have different goals ;) my XT is sometimes used for trying things I've never tried before, so that sometimes means having to deal with a few falls while I'm working on getting it right :)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-28-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 758,956
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7537/15823569125_f5...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7537/15823569125_f5eddb30f0_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65124264@N05/15823569125)

From angelnx' Morocco Ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 212,120
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15558033057_b9...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15558033057_b9129fb59e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pGNZcg)
Lagoa do Fogo, So Miguel (https://flic.kr/p/pGNZcg) by FriskyFreeze...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4,435
Views: 651,340
Posted By NonstopBanana
Scooter on a bridge! ...

Scooter on a bridge!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8673/15692769610_8093ae9081_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pUHxFh)
Nordeste, Azores.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,091
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm a sucker for "boats on the beach" shots, so...

I'm a sucker for "boats on the beach" shots, so thanks for that! Enjoy your trip! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,308
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm glad you are enjoying the photos, because...

I'm glad you are enjoying the photos, because there are more coming. This post will be short in words but long in pixels :wink:

The day after visiting Lagoa do Fogo, we spent mostly on beaches,...
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