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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Just returned from doing the COBDR. Little DR ran...

Just returned from doing the COBDR. Little DR ran PURfectly. No issues at all. Got 65 to 70 mpg and used zero oil. :clap

I'll do an RR with a link when I get a chance..... after I rest up a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 05:05 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
It probably won't be in the case. Pull the clutch...

It probably won't be in the case. Pull the clutch cover and go fishin.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
McKinley is a tough one. ~20,320 ft..... 22 days...

McKinley is a tough one. ~20,320 ft..... 22 days and 22 lbs lost, and I was only 160 lbs before we left. It's about like running a marathon every day. We had nine in our group and 6 of us made the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
The one that came apart is the rubber one that...

The one that came apart is the rubber one that comes off the pump into the bottom of the fuel bottle.

When I get it all gathered up I give you a shout. Climbed McKinley in "84 and the Eiger and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Home made racks and free bags. Check my previous...

Home made racks and free bags. Check my previous posts. I did a write up some where a while back.

Edit: found it.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23858793&postcount=22003


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Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Ready for UT&COBDR. Going to be interesting...

Ready for UT&COBDR. Going to be interesting trying to ride with all that gear. I'm going through it one more time. There's got to be something in there that I can do with out.
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Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
So, where's the nut ? If it's not in the top, it...

So, where's the nut ? If it's not in the top, it might have migrated down the cam chain to the clutch area. Got a magnet on a stick. Might be time to go fishing.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:35 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Don't feel bad. A long, long time ago, (~ 1960)...

Don't feel bad. A long, long time ago, (~ 1960) in a previous live, I broke a head on my "53 Chevy convertible because I wasn't smart enough to clean all the oil out of the recessed areas that held...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
So, are you talking about the cam cover ? Did you...

So, are you talking about the cam cover ? Did you get the # 12's in the diagram ? http://www.ronayers.com/CYLINDER-HEAD-C141726.aspx Can't see how the valve (adjust) covers could be stuck that hard.
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 07:57 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Not a big fan of cush drives. Seems like another...

Not a big fan of cush drives. Seems like another example of where bike engineers are trying to justify there jobs. None of my old bikes had cush drives and I don't remember any transmission problems....
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Decided to clean the idle jet today in...

Decided to clean the idle jet today in preparation for the COBDR and UTBDR next week. Good thing too, because the o-rings on the float and seat were shot. Used some out of a o-ring kit I had that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
I use to take domed pistons and turn the dome off...

I use to take domed pistons and turn the dome off flat in a lathe, after checking the thickness. Worked good in air cooled VW motors in the Texas heat. Most of the kits were not domed but some of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Wonder if that kit really has a "domed" piston....

Wonder if that kit really has a "domed" piston. :huh And I guess that " cylinder plating required" is a generic statement.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Your experience may be different, but I didn't...

Your experience may be different, but I didn't like "heavy duty" tubes. IIRC They were REALLY heavy and for some reason a patch doesn't stick. I took em out and threw them away. I use standard tubes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
The old head gasket is probably not going to seal...

The old head gasket is probably not going to seal unless it came off really clean and most don't. The thickness of the cyl base gasket sets the piston to head clearance. You can cut a new one from...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
I think you're on the right track. Clogged or...

I think you're on the right track. Clogged or partially clogged pilot jets are the most common carb problem due to the small orifice size. If you have the stock vacuum petcock, check for a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
That's a pretty good explanation, but IIRC our...

That's a pretty good explanation, but IIRC our carb does not have those extra "transition ports". Maybe someone who has a carb off the bike can confirm, but I think I looked for a transition port...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Yeah, so would everyone. Sell yours and buy...

Yeah, so would everyone.

Sell yours and buy this one... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1002809&highlight=DR350
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Nope, not normal. Valves should not be loud....

Nope, not normal. Valves should not be loud. Check em again. Might have had the crank in the wrong spot.

Most of these bikes are a little hard to find neutral. There might be a sweet spot in your...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 07:13 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
We did the TAT and CDR a few years ago with a...

We did the TAT and CDR a few years ago with a support vehicle. There were 5 or 6 of us and a larger SUV (Suburban) pulling a big trailer with the bikes and camping gear etc. We laid out the routes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Hanging idle is usually caused by.....idle jet...

Hanging idle is usually caused by.....idle jet clogged or partially clogged ( or not enough idle air/fuel for whatever reason) and to compensate you turn the idle speed screw faster so the motor will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
"Thread tools" on the top of the page.

"Thread tools" on the top of the page.
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Yep, bad grounds can cause all kinds of strange...

Yep, bad grounds can cause all kinds of strange things. Electrickery is kind of like water, it will take the path of least resistance and will find it's way back to the battery any way it can. If...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By 2bold2getold
And/or float valve seat o-ring.

And/or float valve seat o-ring.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
I wonder if you can bead blast the paint off. ...

I wonder if you can bead blast the paint off.

Edit: Never mind, sounds like a lot of work with serious pitfalls.
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 06:35 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Tapatalk software doesn't recognize fantasy.

Tapatalk software doesn't recognize fantasy.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Is it your bent shift drum bolt binding the shift...

Is it your bent shift drum bolt binding the shift drum.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By 2bold2getold
It could be float bowl fuel height. I think it is...

It could be float bowl fuel height. I think it is a good idea to check float height every time you have the bowl off. that little brass tab is easy to bend. Could also be Tank/petcock/filter...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Jim, you are in our thoughts and prayers. The...

Jim, you are in our thoughts and prayers. The very best wishes to you and your family.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By 2bold2getold
If you used thread locker, you probably need to...

If you used thread locker, you probably need to put some heat on it before you start. Might want to lay it on it's side and try to get the punch in the center. Use a left hand twist drill bit and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Yep, in Texas we have an annual state inspection...

Yep, in Texas we have an annual state inspection for all motor vehicles. But the inspection "stations" are franchised out to auto repair shops, tire stores, gas stations, and just about anyone who...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Yep, should be one bigger one, the main one where...

Yep, should be one bigger one, the main one where the fluid goes into the pressure chamber/cylinder, and one very small (relief) one in front of that one.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Check that little tiny bleed hole in the bottom...

Check that little tiny bleed hole in the bottom of the master cylinder. If it's not clear, fluid has a hard time getting in the cylinder. Remove the caliper and stick something between the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By 2bold2getold
You might want to print out some of those...

You might want to print out some of those pictures. Memories and digital files have a way of fading away. :huh
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,932
Posted By 2bold2getold
For you next ADVenture, take a look at the...

For you next ADVenture, take a look at the Continental Divide Trail/Ride (Great Divide Ride)

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13,478
Views: 1,329,287
Posted By 2bold2getold
After you get the nut off, slide the front...

After you get the nut off, slide the front sprocket off the shaft with the chain on it. It will come off sometimes without moving the rear wheel forward. You have to fiddle with it a little, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13,478
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Posted By 2bold2getold
If the bowl's empty, Try moving the petcock to...

If the bowl's empty, Try moving the petcock to prime (PRI)
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,229
Posted By 2bold2getold
Whoa, you bout got all the good outta that one.

Whoa, you bout got all the good outta that one.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,164,068
Posted By 2bold2getold
Sometimes if you lift the slide a little with...

Sometimes if you lift the slide a little with your finger it will smooth out the diaphragm.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17,057
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Posted By 2bold2getold
Sounds like a good reason to visit NC. I've...

Sounds like a good reason to visit NC. I've heard the sauce up there is a little different though. We still got our share of rednecks in Texas AND an abundance of immigrants from both the north and...
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