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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28,144
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Posted By jdrocks
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RjfbUQgSL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RjfbUQgSL._SL1500_.jpg
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,475,591
Posted By jdrocks
6" water won't hurt, but if the water is deep...

6" water won't hurt, but if the water is deep enough and you cross fast enough, it is possible to get water spray in the air box although a properly oiled filter tends to stop it there.

don't add...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28,144
Views: 1,328,754
Posted By jdrocks
MSR makes a cool SS folding base that fits both...

MSR makes a cool SS folding base that fits both sizes of butane canisters, the perfect accessory for these china stoves.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-BqC2qKC/0/M/i-BqC2...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-BqC2qKC/0/M/i-BqC2qKC-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#%21i=3376706425&k=BqC2qKC&lb=1&s=A)

if you do, those are your bearings. seals are in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
the bearings in the photos were AllBalls sourced...

the bearings in the photos were AllBalls sourced from Amazon, 48 hour delivery, need i say inexpensive. some guys don't care for these bearings, but i've used them previously without any problems....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28,144
Views: 1,328,754
Posted By jdrocks
congrats, now there's some good news.

congrats, now there's some good news.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
now that the forks were back in place, i could...

now that the forks were back in place, i could mount the front wheel before lowering the bike back down on the lift.

first, gotta get those new wheel bearings installed. the OEM bearings are not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
probably other ways to do the job, but i had only...

probably other ways to do the job, but i had only limited working room, so simple was better. other than dropping the forks still attached to the bottom clamp, the bar/riser assembly stayed as one...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By jdrocks
here's some route planning advice... stay...

here's some route planning advice...

stay off the Alaska Highway as much as possible, don't backtrack when there are options, ride the gravel, use the ferry system when it makes sense in order to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
now i had to get the races for those cool roller...

now i had to get the races for those cool roller bearings installed without a bearing race driver, can't booger 'em up in the process either. actually, i didn't have enough room to hit the driver...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,475,591
Posted By jdrocks
same here, i'll take the OEM 80db exhaust.

same here, i'll take the OEM 80db exhaust.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
y'all must have a riotous sense of humor to use...

y'all must have a riotous sense of humor to use summer and snowfall in the same sentence.

the reality is that the majority of Albertans don't have the same sense of humor, and that's why they...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-11-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
Way more than suspicions Mr. Montana, the last...

Way more than suspicions Mr. Montana, the last time I was there in September it was snowing, although by the time I dropped down to Havre it had stopped. I had been riding in rain, sleet, and snow...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
been busy with a bunch of things, bike sitting on...

been busy with a bunch of things, bike sitting on the lift waiting on new roller bearings for the steering stem. the OEM caged ball bearings had never been tightened since the original assembly, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 1,685,529
Posted By jdrocks
true. another point, there's no reason to...

true.

another point, there's no reason to use small tire irons in the shop, get some big mofos, carry the small irons on the bike.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 1,685,529
Posted By jdrocks
2x4s? make it even easier by placing an old tire...

2x4s? make it even easier by placing an old tire under the wheel/tire you're working on. after mounting, make sure you have the same number of wheel savers you started with. Big Block coming off,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 1,685,529
Posted By jdrocks
don't bother getting the cotton swabber with the...

don't bother getting the cotton swabber with the RuGlide, put the lube in a spray bottle, use plenty.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 1,685,529
Posted By jdrocks
Cold tires and not enough proper lube. No need to...

Cold tires and not enough proper lube. No need to scratch the wheels, get wheel savers, four minimum. A set of shinkos mounts by hand in minutes, not hours.

If the kid has no interest in the work,...
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By jdrocks
i'd be looking for a single additional rider if...

i'd be looking for a single additional rider if that's the way you want to travel. three's a crowd, four is a disaster...more than four is off the charts.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 1,685,529
Posted By jdrocks
but what's even worse is not contacting someone...

but what's even worse is not contacting someone who could have described how to install the spring with no tools at all...in about 3 seconds flat. ok, i lied, it really takes 5 seconds.

ziptie the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
the front end is off the V649 to install new...

the front end is off the V649 to install new roller bearings at the steering stem, also new front wheel bearings to replace the OEM unsealed bearings. i have a new front tire on hand, but it doesn't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
that explains why you watched that thing 10X. ...

that explains why you watched that thing 10X.

fun ripping around, but my riding is a minimum of 200 miles away and i don't trailer the V649 out and back, so it's very inconvenient to flop the moto...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,894
Posted By jdrocks
No anchor bolts or tie down accessories?

No anchor bolts or tie down accessories?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
the Purolator L (Classic) is the price point...

the Purolator L (Classic) is the price point filter that may be the same as the rebranded Walmart SuperTech filter which sold for $2.97. i have used the PL filter also. the Purolator and SuperTech...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
oil filter talk... the 650 ptwin uses a very...

oil filter talk...

the 650 ptwin uses a very common size and threaded mount, and there are dozens of filters that can be used. some are much better than the OEM Kawasaki filters, cheaper too.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
careful with that talk, those folks out there...

careful with that talk, those folks out there have moonshine and way more guns.
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By jdrocks
good looking silencer, but is there a measurable...

good looking silencer, but is there a measurable difference in actual ground clearance with this exhaust system?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
not to be picky Father Edward, but i could swear...

not to be picky Father Edward, but i could swear Canuckistan, or whatever it was known as predating the "stans", went metric in 1799. The French went freakin' nuts on the metric baloney right about...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
I like it out there in locations where it doesn't...

I like it out there in locations where it doesn't snow 8" the 3rd week in August, like last week in Montana. Reminds me of being chased by sleet and snow on the way down from the Yukon the 1st week...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 210,749
Posted By jdrocks
Know an inmate in Montana if you want MT/WY...

Know an inmate in Montana if you want MT/WY routes, he seems to know about every road out there.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
that's it...back to back to back 800 mile days...

that's it...back to back to back 800 mile days across a wasteland of I system slab has lost it's appeal. i should move closer to the action, coincidentally, the guy i bought the VersaHaul from is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
yeah, but he has your sheet bookmarked in the...

yeah, but he has your sheet bookmarked in the national criminal database.

...and in other news, picked up a VersaHaul cheap, V649 should fit.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,475,591
Posted By jdrocks
half day install if all the parts are on hand.

half day install if all the parts are on hand.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 210,749
Posted By jdrocks
where ya headed?

where ya headed?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28,144
Views: 1,328,754
Posted By jdrocks
I have run several Full Bore rears in 150/70,...

I have run several Full Bore rears in 150/70, decent price point tire, but I've never been able to get much more than 4000 out of them which is not that good these days.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
must be some wishful thinking going on regarding...

must be some wishful thinking going on regarding that executive order amnesty thing...on the other hand, we let everyone else in, what's an extra Canuck or two.

you ship those tires C/O Joe Arpaio...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
had the maps out, lookin' things over, man it's...

had the maps out, lookin' things over, man it's nearly time for another big run west. nah, not West Virginia, the mo bigger western states. working on the route, should be fun.

big trip, need some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 608,207
Posted By jdrocks
i've seen this bike, the custom fabrication work...

i've seen this bike, the custom fabrication work is top notch. all around good looking bike and makes a fine light touring machine, 80mph cruise with the cop motor. it's a rocket ship for the smaller...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28,144
Views: 1,328,754
Posted By jdrocks
no planning thread, but i'll give ya a report...

no planning thread, but i'll give ya a report from 3 Step when i get there later this season. AZBDR, parts of UTBDR and COBDR, don't have all the route details worked out yet. it's thumper country,...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 47,628
Posted By jdrocks
need a code too for a set of tires. ...

need a code too for a set of tires.

mcsuperstore, revzilla, chaparral etc might work also.
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