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Forum: Face plant 10-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By avocadofarmer
Looks like your line was on a bit of a...

Looks like your line was on a bit of a ridge...kinda like that results from an area on a dirt road outside of the typical tire tracks. Loose dirt piles up in this area and makes things extra...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 554,948
Posted By avocadofarmer
Temecula / Fallbrook, Ca. About 45 min north of...

Temecula / Fallbrook, Ca. About 45 min north of San Diego.

I've got a 35 acre avocado farm out in the middle of what feels like nowhere. Very secluded and quiet, but not all that far from town...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,550
Posted By avocadofarmer
Great stuff! :freaky

Great stuff! :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,897
Posted By avocadofarmer
You might also consider whacking her mirror off.

You might also consider whacking her mirror off.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,121
Posted By avocadofarmer
Stick to the OE front sprocket!!!

Stick to the OE front sprocket!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,024
Posted By avocadofarmer
These things aren't 50 year old pieces of farm...

These things aren't 50 year old pieces of farm equipment...if its really cold, just give it a minute and go lightly until engine temp comes up!
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By avocadofarmer
I'd make the claim that petrol fuels are and have...

I'd make the claim that petrol fuels are and have been heavily subsidized in some manner for a long, long time.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,550
Posted By avocadofarmer
Oh brother...I'm jealous! If you want a...

Oh brother...I'm jealous!

If you want a place to throw your tent down in So Cal, hit me up. Could ride for a day too.
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By avocadofarmer
I think I'm set! For some reason, the DC...

I think I'm set!

For some reason, the DC irrigation controllers cost about double what the AC ones cost...I'll just rig up a solar system and go straight to 24VAC with that converter and be good...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By avocadofarmer
Thanks for the info, fellas... The...

Thanks for the info, fellas...

The controller opens 24vAC solenoids. I'm not exactly sure how they work, if it is a pulse signal one time to open or of it holds voltage for the entire...
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,415
Posted By avocadofarmer
If it's hot, there's no way I'm going to suffer...

If it's hot, there's no way I'm going to suffer under my suit. Just have to play the odds...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By avocadofarmer
Converting 12v to 110v

So I need an irrigation controller for my farm. The problem is that the controller I need/want is not available in a 12v model. I'm looking at options, and was wondering if it would be possible to...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By avocadofarmer
I ran B100 for a few thousand miles in a Duramax,...

I ran B100 for a few thousand miles in a Duramax, a couple of TDI's, tractors. It worked great for me...smells really good and made things run smooth. Loss of mileage, maybe 5%. Hard to say.
...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By avocadofarmer
Thanks for the replies, fellas... The pipe...

Thanks for the replies, fellas...

The pipe is, in some places, 4 ft off the ground. This is due to the rocky nature of the ground underneath it. It is the special UV rated pipe, but I would like...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By avocadofarmer
PVC pipe fire protection

So I've got a 4" Sch 80 PVC irrigation line that runs up a 50% slope for about 300'. It's not buried because of giant rocks underground. There was originally a 8' wide corridor cut through the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By avocadofarmer
T63 front Heidenau rear Good for 8k...

T63 front

Heidenau rear

Good for 8k miles in most cases
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Posted By avocadofarmer
I'd be interested in a physics based explanation...

I'd be interested in a physics based explanation of the system and how it works...

Anyone know what it does?

Stiffen the front end under hard braking would keep it from standing up, but is...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,619
Posted By avocadofarmer
I'd be worried about the effectiveness of my...

I'd be worried about the effectiveness of my locktite procedure.

Use the correct formula?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,228
Posted By avocadofarmer
A few years ago my pops bought a GS. I helped...

A few years ago my pops bought a GS. I helped him remove it from the bed of the truck with a fork lift. Should have taken a picture.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By avocadofarmer
It usually remains connected to my truck for two...

It usually remains connected to my truck for two or three days straight. I don't think any connection is made between the two batteries when the ignition is turned off though...

I usually drive...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By avocadofarmer
I think I'll start with the self resetting...

I think I'll start with the self resetting breaker....that sounds fairly cheap.

I actually use this thing weekly, so it should get a pretty fair chance to charge up from the truck.

The...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By avocadofarmer
Dump trailer electrical stuffs

A few months ago I bought a dump trailer. It's great. I push a button and all the shit comes out of the back of it. It's worked great until today.

It has a big car battery in a box which is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,483
Posted By avocadofarmer
I hate the crunch of gears going from neutral to...

I hate the crunch of gears going from neutral to first. That's most of it.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By avocadofarmer
i got one

i got one
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 35,216
Posted By avocadofarmer
Go West Young Man is a ride report that I'll...

Go West Young Man is a ride report that I'll remember forever.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 235,702
Posted By avocadofarmer
Just what the Doctor ordered! Another awesome...

Just what the Doctor ordered! Another awesome Wan-written ride report...!!!

Thanks for taking the time and posting all of this awesome stuff :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By avocadofarmer
I screwed up the TPS on my 690...

I stupidly messed up the factory throttle position sensor on my 2008 690E. (This is the sensor located on the left hand side of the bike)..

Does anyone know the procedure to reset this? I know...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By avocadofarmer
Hmmm...I think I got it confused with my tractor...

Hmmm...I think I got it confused with my tractor bottle of Delvac
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By avocadofarmer
JASO MA stamped right on the bottle...T6 only,...

JASO MA stamped right on the bottle...T6 only, not the 15W40 version, although that may work just the same. Rotella may not have wanted to pay for MA testing on both types. Who knows...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By avocadofarmer
I been using it for 2 yrs in the 950 and 690. It...

I been using it for 2 yrs in the 950 and 690. It is prolly too thin (which makes the cam chain rattle a little bit at HOT/low idle in the 950) but otherwise it's great. For all I know maybe 1050...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By avocadofarmer
I got my kit for 170 shipped...I think it was at...

I got my kit for 170 shipped...I think it was at chaparral
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,284
Posted By avocadofarmer
On my way back home from a 2200 mile trip I was...

On my way back home from a 2200 mile trip I was coming around a familiar corner (2 miles from home) that I can easily take going 50. So I proceed as normal and about half way around this corner...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
I've put about 50 miles on it since swapping out...

I've put about 50 miles on it since swapping out the IAJ to the stock size (50) and it seems to be running great. No hickups, idles nice, tons of power and good economy.

Maybe this should be...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
OK! Thanks to some great advice from the OC I...

OK! Thanks to some great advice from the OC I think I've cured the problem! I swapped out the IAJ from 60 to the stock 50's. Put some miles on it and couldn't get it to hickup. Hopefully this...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
I balanced the carbs a few hrs ago...I didn't...

I balanced the carbs a few hrs ago...I didn't have to adjust anything...I'll try plugging back in the stock IAJ...IIRC that's the one on the top of the carb...easy to get to. Thanks for the idea.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
Nothing that I can tell...I'm usually easy on it...

Nothing that I can tell...I'm usually easy on it until it warms up tho

The bog off idle is really small and happens only within the first 30 seconds of starting it when cold.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
Hmmm...I've heard that it's kinda tricky to...

Hmmm...I've heard that it's kinda tricky to differentiate lean/rich at low RPM...

I've messed with it all day, 100% sure that there are no vac leaks anywhere. Still has a hickup.

It did seem...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
Howdy, I just rechecked all of the carb...

Howdy,

I just rechecked all of the carb vacuum ports. All four are sealed off with bolts in them and a little dab of RTV. The carbs are also fully seated on the boots and all four clamps are...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
Hmmm...I'll check those four ports again and the...

Hmmm...I'll check those four ports again and the silicon clamps. I've actually got screws placed in mine, seems like that would be pretty air tight.

Any ideas on the hard starting?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By avocadofarmer
New air filter, 950 now runs funny

I upgraded out of the stock airbox on my 06 to a really sweet ITG filter (like the Rotweiler setup). The bike still has SAS and the stock exhausts. The bike seems to have the hickups at low engine...
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