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Forum: Vendors 12-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
My build date is December 9th, and they haven't...

My build date is December 9th, and they haven't called for a credit card number yet. I called them in early December to make sure they had everything.

Looks like they're running behind.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 192,391
Posted By jspringator
Tristen (my handyman) thought it wasn't normal. ...

Tristen (my handyman) thought it wasn't normal. He inspected the bearings and found burn marks on one. He replaced the bearings with my Japanese bearings. I'm guessing the looseness is supposed to...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By jspringator
I ended up buying the pants liner that they had...

I ended up buying the pants liner that they had in my size, including adapter and tax for $160. Not bad for a Harley dealer.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By jspringator
Operator error. I had the bike end connected...

Operator error.

I had the bike end connected to the jacket end. I did this last year and didn't think to check it.

Kudos to the Louisville downtown BMW/Harley dealer for being so helpful.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
I have this headlight. ...

I have this headlight.

http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/3600-Lumen-H4-H6M-LED-Headlight-bulb-_p_83.html

It has a cooling fan that makes me kind or nervous. We'll see how long it lasts.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
Did a few new mods to my XT before getting it...

Did a few new mods to my XT before getting it ready to take to Pensacola between Christmas and New Years.

Earlier I installed a high compression piston, most radical (still not that radical)...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By jspringator
Apparently since April the only thing covered is...

Apparently since April the only thing covered is the heating element. He is going to see if the Jacket will heat up with a controller that was left on a bike in a trade-in. If the jacket heats up,...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By jspringator
Thanks for the replys. I took it to the...

Thanks for the replys. I took it to the BMW/Harley dealer in Louisville today. They are Gerbings dealers because they sell Harley heated gear made by Gerbings. It is the longer pigtail. I couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,525
Posted By jspringator
Gret report! I spent a week in Good Hart,...

Gret report!

I spent a week in Good Hart, Harbor Springs and Petosky in 1989. I decided my 18' Bayliner cuddy was too small for Lake Michigan. There is a nice private campground in Good Hart,...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By jspringator
Older Gerbings jacket question

I have an older Gerbings heated jacket with Primaloft. It has SAE plugs. It was made in the USA, and has a nylon outer shell.

On the LEFT side of the jacket (while wearing it) there are 2 SAE...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
I have the Madstad bracket and windshield with...

I have the Madstad bracket and windshield with Turbo City bars.

Here is a picture.

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/it.A/id.506/.f

The Turbo City Bars will have to be purchased elsewhere, but I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 494,019
Posted By jspringator
Looks like a great light bike. ...

Looks like a great light bike.

http://www.cyclenews.com/373/7018/Racing-Article/Quick-Spin-On-Betas-520-RS-Dual-Sport.aspx

About the same weight as my XT225, and a lot more bike.
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
Same here;12-9. We'll have a warm day in...

Same here;12-9. We'll have a warm day in December some time. I want to try out the new heated seat.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 192,391
Posted By jspringator
Thanks! I did notice the gas mileage was 3...

Thanks!

I did notice the gas mileage was 3 mpg better on the return trip. I guess the bearings loosening up is a good thing. I checked the grease cap at every stop and they were cold.

Should...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,246
Views: 2,285,952
Posted By jspringator
I love his site. IIRC, he went to Alaska from...

I love his site. IIRC, he went to Alaska from Chicago area on a WR250.

His best advice? NEVER wear any cotton while riding.
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 192,391
Posted By jspringator
The hubs on my HF 1,720 pound non folding trailer...

The hubs on my HF 1,720 pound non folding trailer are loose. When I grab the top of the tire it moves around a small amount when I push pull. Both sides are this way. I verified the wheel is tight...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 112,826
Posted By jspringator
Does the removal of that weight located pretty...

Does the removal of that weight located pretty high on the bike make it any easier to handle at stoplights?
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 112,826
Posted By jspringator
Do you remember an old New Orleans newspaperman...

Do you remember an old New Orleans newspaperman by the name of Al Smith? He later came to Ky and made a name for himself hosting a local public broadcasting show called "Comment on Kentucky". He...
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
For those wondering how long it takes to ship the...

For those wondering how long it takes to ship the seat from the midwest to the west coast, they got got the seat this am. They made a delivery attempt on Saturday, but they were closed. FedEx.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 318,448
Posted By jspringator
I did that ride in my car this fall. Loved it....

I did that ride in my car this fall. Loved it. Lead driver was a Corvette and I have an older 3 series convertible. It is a crime that Virginia would permit a strip mine from the immediate viewshed...
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
Seat went out today.

Seat went out today.
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
Thats how I know they got it.

Thats how I know they got it.
Forum: Vendors 11-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
I got a production date of December 9! I ordered...

I got a production date of December 9! I ordered electronically last Sunday. According to information on their facebook page on Wednesday, they had assigned production dates to all the orders they...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
I called again today to ask about my Sunday...

I called again today to ask about my Sunday order. Picked up by a machine and no call back. I'm starting to get aggravated. I guess they are getting overwhelmed.
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
I ordered via their online form. If they don't...

I ordered via their online form. If they don't call me in a couple of days I'm supposed to check back.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
My brakes got a lot better when I switched to...

My brakes got a lot better when I switched to street tires. Don't know why. I bought sintered front pads, but I'm going to wait a while before I put them on.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 35,949
Posted By jspringator
I'm going to ride that one day. ...

I'm going to ride that one day.

http://www.howderfamily.com/travel/kentucky/dorena-hickman-ferry.html
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8,246
Views: 2,285,952
Posted By jspringator
I wonder if the wheels on that Fazer would fit my...

I wonder if the wheels on that Fazer would fit my XT225. Easy motard conversion.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,246
Views: 2,285,952
Posted By jspringator
As the former owner of a Xingue ITA 150 scooter,...

As the former owner of a Xingue ITA 150 scooter, I can speak to the viability of a Chinese bike.

Chinese bikes are for people on a budget who can't or won't buy used. I ended up trading for an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 318,448
Posted By jspringator
Both of my mirror covers are cracked, glued, and...

Both of my mirror covers are cracked, glued, and touched up. I wonder how the 1100 would work with the mirrors painted white.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6,711
Views: 2,693,317
Posted By jspringator
Quality tent at a decent price. 6 feet tall. ...

Quality tent at a decent price. 6 feet tall. Not backpacking weight though.

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/ALPS-Mountaineering-Meramac-5-ZF-FG-Tent/3930892/product.html
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 98,398
Posted By jspringator
I'm having trouble jetting/tuning the TM33 pumper...

I'm having trouble jetting/tuning the TM33 pumper I put on my XT225. I've rejetted the main 3 times and can't get rid of the surging. I'm over my head with this. I think this job requires the...
Forum: Vendors 10-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,913
Posted By jspringator
I bought a stock seat off ebay. It is missing...

I bought a stock seat off ebay. It is missing one of the rubber bumpers on the bottom. Is this something they can fix?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
Here is the cam. ...

Here is the cam.

http://www.webcamshafts.com/mobile/atv/yamaha/yamaha_tt_225_(86-87)_sohc_2v.html

Piston.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Y5JPY6/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
Although I still haven't solved my pumper carb...

Although I still haven't solved my pumper carb issue, the best gains were from the high compression piston, cam, and valve springs. It now revs like a motorcycle should. All in all, it didn't cost...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
It definitely isn't the 145. It runs like crap...

It definitely isn't the 145. It runs like crap at full throttle. It did OK with the 140, but not as good as with the stock carb.

Maybe they are running lean to compensate for the "pump". If you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
Here is a picture of the cut and welded throttle...

Here is a picture of the cut and welded throttle cable bracket with the carb tilted.

http://i62.tinypic.com/mcsoya.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
Got the TM33 pumper and Clarke tank mounted. I...

Got the TM33 pumper and Clarke tank mounted. I was hoping my mechanic would be able to dial in the pumper. Ho such luck. He ran it with the 127.5 main that came on it, and had a problem with a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
http://i60.tinypic.com/10h0sd5.jpg ...

http://i60.tinypic.com/10h0sd5.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2w2pk53.jpg

I think it looks good, but comfort is my primary concern. I rode it in a Nighthawk rally in West Virginia last month and I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,742,577
Posted By jspringator
I couldn't hardly ride it with the stock seat. ...

I couldn't hardly ride it with the stock seat. The Corbin wasn't much better. My Russell Day Long is just right!
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