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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11,857
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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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 6,068
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: 545
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: 6,068
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
Yes, petcock is on. Double checked.

Yes, petcock is on. Double checked.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
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: 1,345
Views: 731,444
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: 1,195
Views: 208,927
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: 4,379
Views: 638,060
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: 15,653
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: 3,168
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,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
Where did you get that WILL POWER??? :D

Where did you get that WILL POWER??? :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
The heat shield only covers a little bit. The...

The heat shield only covers a little bit. The problem is when I fall with the bike, it often ends up touching the pants and burning them, both on the left and right side. I think it's even been...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
It keeps melting my pants :cry

It keeps melting my pants :cry
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
Might sound like a silly question, but... If I...

Might sound like a silly question, but... If I were to wrap the exhaust, how much exhaust wrap would I need? I'm guessing it's easier with a 2" thick than a 1" thick piece, is it worth going for an...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,004
Posted By NonstopBanana
What an adventure! What landscapes! Thank you for...

What an adventure! What landscapes! Thank you for sharing :clap
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,219
Posted By NonstopBanana
Damn, how did I miss this until now? I hope your...

Damn, how did I miss this until now? I hope your expedition goes even better than expected and you do this again next year, because I'm about to rename my savings account "Socotra fund".
Forum: EMEA 11-20-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By NonstopBanana
That looks so amazing! Not exactly cheap, but not...

That looks so amazing! Not exactly cheap, but not outrageously expensive either. I've heard of this island before, and it did seem quite off the beaten path, and like something to seriously consider...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By NonstopBanana
Maybe in the "Pics, pics, pics..."? There is an...

Maybe in the "Pics, pics, pics..."? There is an entire thread for videos there, I was watching some Jarvis videos there last night ;) This would fit right in as a separate thread.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
Here is a pic: ...

Here is a pic:

http://i.imgur.com/hT0tRfKl.jpg

It looks like the Vapor is not exactly a plug and play solution - it won't be re-using the existing speedo cable, for example. I've had to deal...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
I hit a pile of logs on the side of the trail,...

I hit a pile of logs on the side of the trail, cracking a bunch of plastic stuff on the front end of the bike. The fender will need to get replaced, but that's the easy part. The instrument cluster...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks! Google tells me that's like...

Thanks!



Google tells me that's like 13 C - I would be happy if we had that kind of warm weather now ;) But more seriously, I don't think it's normal for it to act up at those temps. It was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,168
Posted By NonstopBanana
The trip was at the end of August to mid...

The trip was at the end of August to mid September. The scooters were 22 per day, each, the guest house - 35 and included breakfast. You could find cheaper accommodations if you look further in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,168
Posted By NonstopBanana
One more!

Being a relatively small island, So Miguel has a surprisingly large number of volcanic craters, and many of them are occupied by picturesque lakes. Opinions among the locals vary as to which one is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,842,759
Posted By NonstopBanana
Cool2 So I come out and it's snowing this morning in...

So I come out and it's snowing this morning in Toronto! What? Already?
As it happens, my ski lift passes came in the mail yesterday, and they included stickers that say "WINTER WARRIOR" - seems...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,168
Posted By NonstopBanana
North Atlantic's best kept secret: why you should NOT go to the Azores

Thank you all! Glad you enjoyed the ride so far, there is more to come. ;)





It's not like this year round. It drops to 15C in the winter, and rains more than in the summer. I suppose you...
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