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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12,162
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Posted By NonstopBanana
I do have a service manual. Thanks for the links,...

I do have a service manual. Thanks for the links, will check them out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Well, with starter motor out it does not grind....

Well, with starter motor out it does not grind. In fact, with starter motor in but secured with only one of two bolts, loosely but just tight enough to complete electrical circuit, it does not grind...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Stupid question: when I take the starter motor...

Stupid question: when I take the starter motor out, will any of the oil in the engine leak?

My bike is at 32,000 km. I hope whatever it is, can be fixed quickly. Summer is not a pleasant time to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
July 1 is Canada Day, everyone is having a day...

July 1 is Canada Day, everyone is having a day off, and I spent it on the trails with my XT225. Aside from having tons of fun, my bike also developed a bit of problem with its starter.

When I...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks for the tip, that's a possibility. I might...

Thanks for the tip, that's a possibility. I might just buy it for one of the phones, leave the other with roaming data off, tether if for whatever reason both phones need data, and make all needed...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By NonstopBanana
Bell has the best coverage (that's what I have...

Bell has the best coverage (that's what I have :evil ), but pricing is of course less stellar. If you're not venturing too far away from civilization, any of the big 3 (Bell, Rogers, Telus) are fine....
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By NonstopBanana
Cell reception in the US

Possibly heading to the States for about a month, wondering if there is anything special I should do about communications. If I do nothing, my cell will be roaming on AT&T, so I wonder if that kind...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By NonstopBanana
Best thing is to try them on. Yes, it can be a...

Best thing is to try them on. Yes, it can be a hassle to find a shop that stocks them in small sizes, be it a showroom where you can try them on, or online store that's willing to pick up the phone...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By NonstopBanana
You're one daredevil! I would be too scared to...

You're one daredevil! I would be too scared to ride any kind of trail with the tires you used to have, especially with a bike that size. On my smaller dual sports I use Kenda K720, which is...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By NonstopBanana
I very much like my Hydrapak bladder. There are...

I very much like my Hydrapak bladder. There are several manufacturers that incorporate it in their backpacks, I got one from MEC in Canada:...
Forum: Photos 06-08-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 244,927
Posted By NonstopBanana
Riding back to our guesthouse after spending the...

Riding back to our guesthouse after spending the day exploring Santa Maria island in Azores.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7786/18212581142_e33301c88a_c.jpg

And when we got "home", this was...
Forum: Photos 06-08-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 137,336
Posted By NonstopBanana
Santa Maria island, Azores, Portugal. ...

Santa Maria island, Azores, Portugal.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7758/18212541552_d9ae59b748_c.jpg
Forum: Photos 06-08-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 577,889
Posted By NonstopBanana
Will a rental scooter do? ...

Will a rental scooter do?
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8865/17941661984_8931e1e880_c.jpg
Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-03-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 258,161
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's one long way! Thank you for sharing your...

That's one long way! Thank you for sharing your journey and the awesome video!
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Whoa, how did you shoot that? Stars in the...

Whoa, how did you shoot that? Stars in the background and so much light on the foreground! Floodlights on the beach? A full moon?
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
You guys are awesome! Just as I start doubting if...

You guys are awesome! Just as I start doubting if I should keep posting my stupid questions, you prove that sometimes my stupid questions have valid answers. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Regarding the various voodoo tricks people do to...

Regarding the various voodoo tricks people do to start the bike, I have only one problem. A couple weeks ago I washed my bike and decided to spray some WD40 in places that seemed to make sense at the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Riding a straight line is kind of hard if you're...

Riding a straight line is kind of hard if you're on a single track, but I suppose a misalignment small enough to miss when eyeballing is small enough to not matter too much.

If I'm face planting...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Well, I'd really like to know what that would...

Well, I'd really like to know what that would feel like :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
It's Monday, time for another stupid question! ...

It's Monday, time for another stupid question!

So since the XT doesn't have pinch bolts, when I crash on the trails and front wheel goes out of alignment, I just kick it back into position and go...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
So how much of a bother is it to get the jetting...

So how much of a bother is it to get the jetting right? From what I see briefly, a simple suggestion is to use 112.5 main jet for altitudes above 5000 ft (1500 m). That's not even very high of an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
6 gal? The one I got is only 4.1 gal. I keep it...

6 gal? The one I got is only 4.1 gal. I keep it on all the time, in fact I sold the original tank shortly after getting the larger one, it almost paid for the upgrade. Kind of wish I got the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
I think one important technical aspect that makes...

I think one important technical aspect that makes the older XT225 a better adventure bike than the XT250 is the availability of the larger Clarke fuel tank. It's not exactly Yamaha's doing, but for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's interesting about reflected sound. You'd...

That's interesting about reflected sound. You'd think with the amount of dirt stuck in my skid plate 90% of the time, it would muff any sound, but I do wonder occasionally if a particular sound I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
I didn't drill mine, I just filed down the notch...

I didn't drill mine, I just filed down the notch on the controls. :D Less work. Didn't notice any adverse side effects after about 7,000 km.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
So I need new front brake pads... It's not...

So I need new front brake pads... It's not immediately clear what would be a better option if wet/muddy/sandy terrain is likely to be encountered:

SBS HF Ceramic Brake Pads...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 49,956
Views: 10,620,059
Posted By NonstopBanana
To those of you using Doubletake mirrors, how do...

To those of you using Doubletake mirrors, how do you keep the right side mirror tight? Between the reverse threaded handlebar mount and the special adapter for the RAM ball mount, I can't get it to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks, that makes sense now. I'm thinking...

Thanks, that makes sense now.

I'm thinking of just having a shop re-spoke my wheel with heavier spokes. I just don't have the capacity to deal with tons used parts... There is like RUST on that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Yes, just last Saturday I've had the chance to...

Yes, just last Saturday I've had the chance to pull some branches out of my rear wheel. The bents are slight, but then again, it's only April ;) A couple of other spokes were looser than others.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
And one more unrelated thing. I managed to...

And one more unrelated thing.

I managed to get my rear brake seized up solid. Took the rear wheel off and traced it to the fact that the camshaft (part #10 on the digram below) got stuck in its...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
So I've noticed I have 2 bent spokes on my rear...

So I've noticed I have 2 bent spokes on my rear wheel... While it will probably not make much difference for 90% of the time (commuting to work), I'm planning to take this puppy travelling, with high...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
It's a great skill alright, but perhaps on the...

It's a great skill alright, but perhaps on the trail I won't be as picky about seating the bead quite so perfectly. If I have the option, I'll save a little bit of pain.

I hear all those "let it...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 214,163
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm just curious just how much vibration the...

I'm just curious just how much vibration the doubletakes have? The stock mirrors on my bike are fairly ok at high speeds (it's an XT225), but my partner's WR250R has some other aftermarket mirrors...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
I had this problem too when I was doing my own...

I had this problem too when I was doing my own tire change for the first time, the nasty Kenda K270's. Nasty as in they were a royal PITA to install and seat the bead properly.

If it is indeed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
May I ask what you suggest I use to seal it? I...

May I ask what you suggest I use to seal it? I replaced the 2 O-rings in that part (the larger one on the cover and the tiny one on the carb body) a short while ago just to be sure, but not the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Well, I put it back together and took it for a...

Well, I put it back together and took it for a spin - and it runs beautifully. Bastard!

I did see a couple drops of water in the coasting enricher's diaphragm, and thought that might be one of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks for the explanation. That rules out the...

Thanks for the explanation. That rules out the tank vacuum, as in almost all cases I have checked the fuel flow by just removing the fuel line from petcock and turning it on - it flows very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Someone with a vaguely similar issue...

Someone with a vaguely similar issue (http://www.fireblades.org/forums/general-discussion/103769-rough-running-stalling-under-load.html) received a suggestion to:



And that apparently was the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Oil level is just above MIN. I figured should be...

Oil level is just above MIN. I figured should be ok.

I wouldn't say it sounded like it was running out of gas. I ran out of gas a couple of times before (had to switch petcock to reserve) and it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12,162
Views: 1,964,188
Posted By NonstopBanana
Hm, would Z1 mod with stock jets and snorkel not...

Hm, would Z1 mod with stock jets and snorkel not removed cause the bike to stall at high speed/ rpm?

Also, if I don't have access to 130 main jet, is it better to go for 127.5 or 132.5 instead?
...
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