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Forum: Americas Today, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By bkwags
Catskills, Poconos

Does anyone have any good routes through the Catskills,Finger Lakes or Poconos from Niagara to Northwest Jersey?
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Noises from below

The other noise maker can be the cam chain. Do you have a manual chain tensioner or automatic. If its manual, try turning it in 1/8 to 1/4 turn and see if it makes a difference.

If its the...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By bkwags
Huron

Not sure we'll have the time for that. IF we decide to do the loop backwards, we might free lance that if we have the chance. I have done the Lake Superior loop and Lake Mich loops, so putting...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By bkwags
Ferry

That's the tentative plan right now. I need to do a bit more research and get their schedule.
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By bkwags
Niagra to NJ

We'll be staying a day or so in Kinnelon and then headed south from there. I am interested in hearing about ways down from the falls. Would like to see some scenery but still make time.

...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By bkwags
We'll be based in NW Jersey, near Sussex for a...

We'll be based in NW Jersey, near Sussex for a couple days. On the way down we may spend a night in Wildwood. Rekindle some old memories. Maybe play some shuffle board, like my folks used to. If...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By bkwags
BKWags: WI to Niagra Falls, NJ, Down Coast to NC and home

Hey all,

Looking for some nice roads for my wife and I to take on a trip to see relatives in NJ and NC. Do a little sight seeing and have a some local food and meet some of the folks in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
PM racks

I have a set of these racks on my DRZ and love them along with some mid-sized Wolfman bags. They fit well and are very sturdy.

I have been know to have an occasional slow speed involuntary...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,444
Posted By bkwags
The Bridge..................

I have done the bridge in the rain, wind and both. I have never experienced in the calm or evening. A few of those have been with my wife on the back.

If you stay in the outside lanes the wind is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Petcock

Make sure you buy the version with the long neck between the mounting flange and the valve .
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Front Wheel - WTB

Anyone have a good front wheel and brake rotor that will fit my 2001 DRZ-S they are willing to sell?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,097,827
Posted By bkwags
Dakar Fork Replacement

With all the Yamaha fork replacement threads on this site, someone must have a leftover fork for a 2005 Dakar (ABS) Went to CO this summer and picked up a couple dings in my current tube.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Gas Tanks

SOLD!!

All this talk about gas tanks reminds me I have a black IMS tank off my '01 DRZ 400s in my garage. Don't do any long distance riding so I put the original back on.

Willing to part...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
LOOOOONG Idle Mix Screw

Check out this site. http://kientech.com/index.htm I ordered one last night. I'll post how it works later in the week when I get it. It's less than $18 with shipping. I have a 2001 DRZ-S with a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 139,127
Posted By bkwags
Wtb 2006 te450

I think I will wait for a bike in better condition. Too many unknowns on this one.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 139,127
Posted By bkwags
Question 2005 te450

I am looking at a used TE450 that has a few worts. I would like to get a few opinions on what it might be worth. It would be a winter project for me. Not to be ridden this year.



2005
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Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
I agree remove and replace the jet. I tried to...

I agree remove and replace the jet. I tried to clean my parts in a sonic cleaner with Simple Green for 45 minutes. Still had the spider web inside the low speed jet. I have heard that the wire will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Had similar troubles and rebuilt the carb with a...

Had similar troubles and rebuilt the carb with a Moose Kit (about $30). The low speed jet had what looked like a 3 pronged spider web in it.

I have not heard too many good things about sea...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,097,827
Posted By bkwags
Lots of pics

Don't know how to load them on the site :confused
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,097,827
Posted By bkwags
Rear Wheel Adjustment Plate and Bolt

Hey all, we rode the jeep trails around Telluride, CO this summer. In doing so the back plate and the long bolt on the wheel adjustment block fell off the swing arm of the bike. Anyone out there have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Running lean

I just got done rebuilding the carb, new jets, sonicated the body in Simple Green, new air cleaner and put it back together.

I backed out the new idle mixture screw 1.5 turns and started it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Needle and Seat

I have a NEW Moose Kit needle and seat for a Mikuni carb. I had to rebuild the carb due to bad gas, used the jets but not the N&S. They are yours for $15 including shipping. Just send me a PM with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Which Way

I guess that is possible. Which direction do I move the clip to richen the mixture?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Running Lean

Hey folks,

I have an issue with my 2001 400S running lean. It runs lean through the entire band of RPM's. It lags on acceleration. It pops and backfires. Running it with the richener out...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,097,827
Posted By bkwags
A couple questions; 14T sprocket and handguards

Has anyone run a 14t front sprocket on their bike. I put one on yestderday and it looks like the chain will rub the slider and swing arm severly. Or is just my imagination. If that won't work is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
2001 Front Wheel, WTB

I put a similar note in the flea market...............Looking for a spare front road wheel and disc in good shape for my 2001 DRZ. If anyone has one they are willing to let go please send me a PM...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 98,473
Posted By bkwags
OHV Stickers

Where can you buy OHV stickers? Gas Stations, Walmart, DNR ??? There are 4 of us headed out the Ridgeway area in the beginning of August. Do not have a set agenda for what we are riding. At the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 98,473
Posted By bkwags
Thanks for the info

We found a couple places to stay. Now we just need to chose!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,097,827
Posted By bkwags
Bark Busters for heated grips

Are there hand guards that are compatible with the BMW stock heated grips. If so, who makes them? The plastic ones that come on the Dakar are not very robust and I would like to upgrade before I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 98,473
Posted By bkwags
Places to stay

Anyone have any suggestions on where to stay near Lake City or Ouray areas?

Trying to get by on less than $200 per night total for 4 people. Checked out VRBO and there a couple possibilities. But...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,450
Posted By bkwags
Fork Oil Height, 2005 Dakar

I installed the Intiminators on my Dakar. It feels really tight, maybe too tight. I did not account for the displacement of the intiminator and may have slightly overfilled the tubes with oil.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,097,827
Posted By bkwags
Fork Oil Height, 2005 Dakar

Does anyone have a measurement for the fork oil from the top of the tube down to the oil? If so please note the position of the fork tubes and if the spring is left inside or removed.

I have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 98,473
Posted By bkwags
Was going to do the COBDR......

.......... but will be staying in Gunnison for a week instead. Any recommendations where to dual sport ride in that area, or a heads up on the forum that would have that info??

I will be...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 641,033
Posted By bkwags
I am using the Garmin for directions mostly. I...

I am using the Garmin for directions mostly. I am trying to find out the best way to pair all the devices. I have the option of running the phone thru the Garmin, or not.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 641,033
Posted By bkwags
SMH10, Moto X and Garmin 660

Anyone have a Moto X coupled with their Sena. I am trying to link mine with a Garmin 660 and the Motorola Moto X. I am interested in the connection sequence and usability of the 3 components.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
Carb kit

I think you could have a couple issues. One is the bowl gasket. the other is the Needle and/or Seat o-ring. If it starts rich or you smell gas in the oil it's the latter.

I had a similar problem...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,097,827
Posted By bkwags
Ricor Intiminators

I just installed a set of Intiminators on my '05 Dakar front forks. Added new BMW bushing, seals and the lot. I used 5W Amzoil fork oil. Used the old spring, 18.75 free length.

The shocks seem to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
High Idle

I just put a Moose kit in the carb. Found all the old parts that came with the kit and replaced them. So we should be good as far as the jets and needles go.

The note on the slide might be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,117
Posted By bkwags
high Idle

I have 2001S that has a lag in returning to low idle. When i let off the gas it will drop to a high idle. After a while it will drop to low idle. When you first start the engine its normal.

Its a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By bkwags
The problem was a loose wire on the back of the...

The problem was a loose wire on the back of the switch. It broke at the solder joint.
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