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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,835
Posted By Blakebird
Not necessarily - as others said, try the tapping...

Not necessarily - as others said, try the tapping on the float bowl, that is most likely the problem.
I just threw out another possibility and a couple of pictures to show that even that next step...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,835
Posted By Blakebird
there could be some schmutz keeping the needle...

there could be some schmutz keeping the needle valve from seating - or the rubber seal might be on it's way out.

more likely the float is hung, but if that isn't it...the needle valve seal (rubber...
Forum: 2 smokers Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Blakebird
thanks, that's what it was....the cylinder wall,...

thanks, that's what it was....the cylinder wall, not the piston skirt.

I'd only briefly seen a picture and read the description - my $1000 '98 380 turned into an instant parts bike....though the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,835
Posted By Blakebird
On the positive side.....quitting smoking will...

On the positive side.....quitting smoking will save you some serious coin :D

We'll get a group of folks together and go hit Four Mile soon - I have a bike I need to shake down before I take it way...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Blakebird
What size is that Cycloak jacket? Those are...

What size is that Cycloak jacket?
Those are excellent jackets, haven't seen one in years.

Across town? I love that house!:cry
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/4935596765.h...

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/4935596765.html

Duke....need a new ride to work? :lol3

Custom built rat rod cruiser
9 feet long, 3 inches clearance
Frame consists of trampoline tubing,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,844
Posted By Blakebird
excellent news - you'll be a stone's throw from...

excellent news - you'll be a stone's throw from work now. :thumb
Forum: 2 smokers 03-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Blakebird
watch the early years... kickstart idler gear can...

watch the early years... kickstart idler gear can work loose and crack the inside case.
I think the later 380's had a hole in the piston skirt to ease the backpressure (?) while kicking it, which...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Blakebird
utility quad/atv's are quieter than most...

utility quad/atv's are quieter than most dirtbikes/dualsports - most of the latter have had aftermarket exhausts fitted, hardly any of the former have.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16,091
Views: 2,542,972
Posted By Blakebird
would take that off your hands if I had the room ...

would take that off your hands if I had the room
(180-ish in the U.S.) the 6 pot Alcon brakes were trick for the day

My Fireball Orange Speed Triple was the same vintage, always had a soft spot...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16,091
Views: 2,542,972
Posted By Blakebird
Marc, I wear a 45 in everything, but my...

Marc,

I wear a 45 in everything, but my Gaerne Balance Oiled are the 44.5 and fit great.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
70' Yamaha DT 250 - price lowered- - $800 (littleton)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4922213226.html

fairly nice Yamaha, I believe it's a 1974 model.
motor start, have been in storage for a while so will need some cleanup and TLC.
have a new seat...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Blakebird
I got my suspension back from Neil a couple days...

I got my suspension back from Neil a couple days ago, and bolted it on yesterday. The bike's a roller again :clap :lol3

Still waiting for the gas tank (3 weeks) - which JGT had to get from the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Blakebird
I've had a full-Fredette KDX 220 and four KTM...

I've had a full-Fredette KDX 220 and four KTM smokers.
Two 200's, a 250, and a 300.

"1/8 the price of a KTM" is of course an exaggeration...one of my 200's and the 250 were both under $2500 - and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Blakebird
not like you were easy to get to either ...

not like you were easy to get to either

interesting day that was!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Blakebird
not sure how many animals might be on 287 at that...

not sure how many animals might be on 287 at that hour, but if you're just banging out some miles consider doing it in the opposite direction if only to have warmer temps and good light on that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,823
Posted By Blakebird
"haydukewife" :lol3

"haydukewife" :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Blakebird
http://www.inreachdelorme.com/product-info/faq.php...

http://www.inreachdelorme.com/product-info/faq.php

Scroll down and click on the "what are my subscription costs/charges" and a table pops up
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Blakebird
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,774
Posted By Blakebird
:nod Lots of places don't look great from...

:nod

Lots of places don't look great from the highway, you have to ramble around the neighborhoods and get into and around town to appreciate what's there.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
1962 BSA ROYAL STAR - $4500 (denver)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4938106415.html

This black and chrome 1962 BSA Royal Star is a rare find in great condition!
500cc, first registered in 1963.
Full list of itemized repairs from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Blakebird
good news for shooters

a buddy in CA sent me this - haven't even had a chance to read it in depth yet, but it's encouraging at a glance.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
2004 KTM 625 SXC - $2950 (Castle Rock)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4936531417.html

:eek1

I purchased this bike while working out of state to have a street legal off-road bike for commuting and recreation on the weekends.
I am...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-15-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Blakebird
the pre-EFI Triumphs used Keihin CVK....will just...

the pre-EFI Triumphs used Keihin CVK....will just run a little fat and blubbery at higher elevations

Isles is a Meriden era Triumph resto place, don't know how much work they do with Hinckley...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
1995 CR500 - $2500 (aurora)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4932408876.html

1995 CR500 ready to hit the trails. Larger fuel tank, fmf exhaust, and jetted for altitude.
Original tank, carbon fiber pipe guard, manual and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-14-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
2009 250 txc Husqvarna - $2650 (grj)

http://westslope.craigslist.org/mcy/4925272120.html

Husky in great condition, street legal(titled), fresh top end, 6 speed, great bike.
Bike is ready to go play
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-14-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
1974 yamaha MX250 - $2200 (powers)

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/4931534813.html

1974 yamaha MX250. Ahrma race ready.

http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_gjqEfM7CIoi_600x450.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-14-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By Blakebird
:nod :lol3

:nod :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
Honda CT90 'K3 Trail 90 - $1000 (Aurora CO)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4929738503.html

1971 Honda CT90 'K3 with only 766 miles. I've put 3 miles on it since taking the pictures.

Runs and drives nicely.
4 speed, no clutch (has...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
1972 Honda CB350 - Low Miles - Original and Unrestored Beauty - $3300 (Cherry Creek)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4928570042.html

Selling my CB350 to a good home. I bought this, since it's in almost pristine condition, to keep as an unrestored classic.

The bike has 3900...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
79 kawasaki 75cc mini bike - $1000 (Commerce city)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4928215854.html

I have a 79 kawasaki mini bike 75cc in great shape has been kept in the house.
Runs needs a head light and one peg straighten other than that in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,341
Posted By Blakebird
:nod There's the three wire for aux lights,...

:nod

There's the three wire for aux lights, and the four wire for grips - both with Molex type connectors. Yamaha tucks them back in there, but still pretty easy to get to.
I tapped my fuse block...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 31,240
Posted By Blakebird
:clap perfect - that jives...

:clap







perfect - that jives with the dirt road I was scoping the other night, and seeing the pictures of the fishing village nails it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Blakebird
I'd be up for taking the KTM down there when I...

I'd be up for taking the KTM down there when I get it back together - great place for a shakedown run on it's new boingers too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
2002 KTM 380 SX - $2500 (Denver)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4927195759.html



Great bike for sale! KTM no longer makes this model.

2 - stroke with less than a hundred hours, Race Tech Gold valves, lots of goodies....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
not a bad deal for a parts bike, and if the tank...

not a bad deal for a parts bike, and if the tank wasn't dented...bonus!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,341
Posted By Blakebird
I'll take you up on that, been too long since we...

I'll take you up on that, been too long since we hung out...

I put a Fuzeblock FZ1 (my standard go-to fuse block) and have some other stuff going thru it.
But I'll pick your brain on the relay...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12,886
Views: 1,731,579
Posted By Blakebird
http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_fqGBE6DO45X_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_fqGBE6DO45X_600x450.jpg . http://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_8ACXpkDF9Ui_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_8VThcSzXPcb_600x450.jpg ....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Blakebird
I don't remember what month it was when Hondo and...

I don't remember what month it was when Hondo and Hayduke and I rode there - but the north side of the big mtn had lots of snow.

Bet Ramz knows
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-11-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,341
Posted By Blakebird
Justin, Sorry to hear your rig got broken...

Justin,

Sorry to hear your rig got broken into, and that some nice stuff taken.

Those are great lights, btw....to anyone looking.
Was going to put them on the FJR, have brackets for the Super...
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