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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ironwood
I am not a snowbiker but I have done a lot of...

I am not a snowbiker but I have done a lot of backcountry snowmobiling. Low snowpacks in early season can be a problem but as the pack builds it gets better and better. And something below the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ironwood
If you really think you need a compression check...

If you really think you need a compression check then do it with the seat of your pants. With just 250 cc's it will be obvious if there is a big problem.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Ironwood
The trouble with the old style solid state...

The trouble with the old style solid state isolators is they lose about a 1/2 volt on the secondary side and as a consequence they do not charge the aux battery well. A relay is the way to go.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ironwood
If it didn't boil water out when you were in...

If it didn't boil water out when you were in traffic then it is likely ok. Those fans come on when there is not enough airflow through the radiator and it is hot out. A boiling radiator is the dead...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,403
Posted By Ironwood
As I view the pictures I keep thinking how well a...

As I view the pictures I keep thinking how well a Cristini 2 wheel drive bike would have done out there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Ironwood
It can be a dreary place in the winter. Sol Duc...

It can be a dreary place in the winter. Sol Duc hot springs could be nice. You will have the Park to yourself mostly.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By Ironwood
I have a nice clean set of forks off my '01 if...

I have a nice clean set of forks off my '01 if anyone needs a set. I bought a used set with RT springs and Gold emulators. BTW, they work very well off road and they cure the brake dive as well. Best...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 139,013
Posted By Ironwood
I know this doesn't address your question but it...

I know this doesn't address your question but it does relate to it.

I took my cable and straightened the 90 deg. bend where it comes into the lower clutch arm. Then you bring it around the right...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ironwood
Is there a receiver in that picture?

Is there a receiver in that picture?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10,376
Views: 2,152,115
Posted By Ironwood
I had an Ascot twin. There is also an Ascot...

I had an Ascot twin. There is also an Ascot single thumper. Go figure. I loved my Ascot but needed a larger tank to suit me and none were available. Honda used a proprietary offset crankpins to...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ironwood
Bite the bullet and get a 60 amp machine. The...

Bite the bullet and get a 60 amp machine. The capabilities are exaggerated.
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ironwood
I just got the pulsetech extreme. It is about 3...

I just got the pulsetech extreme. It is about 3 amps but has the pulsing technology that will rehab an old battery to like new. Everything I read was good. Got it from BatteryStuff in Grants Pass....
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ironwood
My only comment is that a 13 tooth front is...

My only comment is that a 13 tooth front is abusive to itself and chains. Think of the number of cogs in contact at he same time and the small radius the chain is forced to follow.
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,545
Posted By Ironwood
Apparently you aren't familiar with negative G's.

Apparently you aren't familiar with negative G's.
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 595,728
Posted By Ironwood
That sounds like a great concept. But how in the...

That sounds like a great concept. But how in the world do you price the memberships? How big is the shop?
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Ironwood
18" rim

Try a WTB thread in the classified here on ADV. Should be one floating around close. I gave one with my XR when I sold it last year.
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ironwood
The packaging causes cancer in lab mice. But lab...

The packaging causes cancer in lab mice. But lab mice don't need battery chargers. Go figure.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-21-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9,019
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,297,984
Posted By Ironwood
Do we really need 17 pictures of your friggen...

Do we really need 17 pictures of your friggen car?. That is really rude. I am just waiting for someone to quote the whole damn post.
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,920
Posted By Ironwood
Is that spindle an R-8? It looks like it has an...

Is that spindle an R-8? It looks like it has an adequately large quill. You are going to love having those two in the shop.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Ironwood
Tires are never perfectly round.

You are talking only 40 to 80 thousands.
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,200
Posted By Ironwood
The '06 is definitely out with the reduced...

The '06 is definitely out with the reduced suspension travel and the cast wheels. The '05 is out because of the cast wheels as well. My '01 serves me quite well indeed. $3200 out the door with Happy...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 1,102,051
Posted By Ironwood
I don't agree that it will get overly hot. There...

I don't agree that it will get overly hot. There is a airspace between the engine and the box. The cylinder is water cooled and the aluminum will reflect the heat efficiently. I like it. How did you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Ironwood
Starting in 2007 the EXCR was 50 state legal....

Starting in 2007 the EXCR was 50 state legal. That was the RFS engine. In 2008 it was the 450 EXCR and the 530 EXCR with the RC4 engine family if memory serves me. That morphed into the 500 of today,...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 595,728
Posted By Ironwood
That Power Mig likely won't have AC to weld Alu....

That Power Mig likely won't have AC to weld Alu. But good machine for mig and tig for steel.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10,376
Views: 2,152,115
Posted By Ironwood
Ahhh...the golden age of Detroit excess.

Ahhh...the golden age of Detroit excess.
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 139,013
Posted By Ironwood
Well as long as you are in there with the filter...

Well as long as you are in there with the filter change, the valve check is easy to do. Do you have the shop manual?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,168
Posted By Ironwood
I have always been curious about that area. I...

I have always been curious about that area. I have ridden the loop on 101 a couple times and this looks like a bunch of fun. What kind of bikes are you recommending for experienced riders? Could you...
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 43,685
Posted By Ironwood
I ride a heavily loaded '01 Tiger. It has to be...

I ride a heavily loaded '01 Tiger. It has to be well over 700 lbs. ready to roll. Knowing it would be on it's side occasionally, I needed a way lever it to an upright position. On of my knees is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 1,102,051
Posted By Ironwood
Check the plug cap on the spark plug wire. They...

Check the plug cap on the spark plug wire. They have a resistor in there that can fail.
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 595,728
Posted By Ironwood
Turn your wire feed off and pull trigger and...

Turn your wire feed off and pull trigger and check for flow at the nozzle. A whoosh at first is good but does not tell the whole story. There could be a restriction that reduces the flow but still...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10,376
Views: 2,152,115
Posted By Ironwood
That might be one of the years with the sprague...

That might be one of the years with the sprague clutch problems. Not entirely sure about that.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 1,102,051
Posted By Ironwood
I missed the sticky that says you can only post...

I missed the sticky that says you can only post when you are satisfied. Can you direct me there?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ironwood
Which spring are you referring to? There are a...

Which spring are you referring to? There are a few.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,488,126
Posted By Ironwood
Won't be doing any lane splitting with that setup!

Won't be doing any lane splitting with that setup!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,835
Posted By Ironwood
Well how about some details about this shindig?...

Well how about some details about this shindig? Some of us don't have a clue.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,167
Posted By Ironwood
I would be calling Mister Good Cop immediately....

I would be calling Mister Good Cop immediately. And if that didn't get results then I would call his supervisor.
that is a total load of crap. Good luck with it.
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,315
Posted By Ironwood
A roll forming presentation would be greatly...

A roll forming presentation would be greatly appreciated. And also any info on spinning that you want to share. In the last year I brought home 2 metal lathes and a Tree 2UVR and I am always looking...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,315
Posted By Ironwood
There is nothing cooler than spinning metal...

There is nothing cooler than spinning metal parts. Do you know if that can be done efficiently on a normal 2000rpm lathe?
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 1,102,051
Posted By Ironwood
uh...buy a KLR

uh...buy a KLR
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,592
Posted By Ironwood
I just got two sets of the labels. Put one on and...

I just got two sets of the labels. Put one on and it is sticking great. Be sure and use the alcohol. Thank you, they are so handy and cheap.
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