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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11,999
Views: 1,882,854
Posted By Failo
Rear Fender / Tail Light

My daughter recently picked up a nice used XT225 that I think is going to be a perfect bike for short dual sport trips and light trail riding.

She'd like to clean up the rear fender / tail light...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Failo
Need a KLR Mechanic in Portland

My son borrowed my 06 KLR to return to Portland from CO last summer and it seems to have blown the side case gasket on the right side, coating the entire right side of the bike including the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,774
Views: 1,439,139
Posted By Failo
Accelerator Pump Question

I removed the accelerator pump cover on my 06 525 to see if it had the stock diaphragm and discovered the previous owner had installed the (stock) diaphragm upside down. The diaphragm has a ridge...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By Failo
Definitely sounds like a carburation issue. Air...

Definitely sounds like a carburation issue. Air leak maybe?
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Failo
Storing Flexible Tubing Remnants.....

There's gotta be a better way than this:

http://mark-and-sandy-harrold.smugmug.com/Other/Pics-to-Post/i-fNgZLPC/0/M/IMG_2208-M.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,933
Posted By Failo
Shortypants street jackets

We're looking for a new street jacket for my 5'0" -- 100# wife. Her current jacket is an Aerostich Roadcrafter that she bought used 20 years ago. It's held up well, but getting a little ratty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,878
Posted By Failo
Real world application....

I've been reading this thread trying to figure out how to apply the theory to my real world problem.

The CV carbs on my 950 work pretty good, except for a recent drop in fuel mileage, but that's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-12-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Failo
If you're only going to live there for the winter...

If you're only going to live there for the winter months how about buying a house in BV and making it into a vacation rental during the summer months when you're away. That way, you have somebody...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 67,556
Posted By Failo
Really enjoying following your adventure and glad...

Really enjoying following your adventure and glad to see some dog pictures show up. Remember this guy?
http://mark-and-sandy-harrold.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Baja-2013/i-PSTnn5g/0/M/703a-M.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 31,894
Posted By Failo
I'm thinking of bringing the camper down for this...

I'm thinking of bringing the camper down for this event and the wife and I would spend a few days exploring the area and sight seeing afterward.

We're also thinking of storing our camper for the...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Failo
This is exactly the kind of info I'm hoping for: ...

This is exactly the kind of info I'm hoping for:



I looked at the product listing on Northern's site and I'm confused about how to read the specs for these valves. Will this valve do what I...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Failo
New valve for my Handy-Lift

The foot valve for my Handy-Lift is leaking like crazy and needs to be rebuilt. Instead of rebuilding it though, I'd like to install a wall mounted lever type valve. I'm looking for one that's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,309
Posted By Failo
A few more pics

http://mark-and-sandy-harrold.smugmug.com/Other/Pics-to-Post/i-BKNDkDH/0/M/IMG_0643-1-M.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Failo
950 Sudden decrease in fuel mileage

Ok, I'm pretty sure I saw a thread on this quite a while back, but I can't find it so here I'll throw this out there. If somebody can find that thread and link it I'd appreciate it.

My 05.5...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Failo
I have a 130/90-17 Pirelli MT21 with maybe 200...

I have a 130/90-17 Pirelli MT21 with maybe 200 miles on it that might work. I'm in Buena Vista if you can make it another 30 miles.

Mark
970-two one seven six two one five
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Failo
Any K75 Gurus?

My son bought the nice clean 88 K75 that was advertised in the Flea Market a couple weeks ago. On his first ride the bike left him stranded due to a broken plastic fuel line quick connect. We...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Failo
BMW K75 Low on Power after new fuel lines

My son just bought a seemingly nice 88 K75S but broke down on his first ride when one of the plastic fuel line quick connects broke. We replaced both fuel lines with new 5/16" fuel injection hose,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Failo
Your chain looks loose :rofl. ...

Your chain looks loose :rofl.


Seriously.....nice looking bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Failo
Anybody go from a 950/990 Adventure to a Tiger 800XC?

I've got the new bike itch, and thinking the 800XC meets more of my criteria than anything else I'm seeing out there.

One of the main reasons I'm thinking of moving away from my 950S is...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,348
Posted By Failo
I think the cushy Arizona snowbird/wealthy...

I think the cushy Arizona snowbird/wealthy retiree/golfer lifestyle is taking it's toll on Dave. Last year in Baja he rebuilt the carbs on his 950 using only a plastic mallet and a screwdriver...
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 350,246
Posted By Failo
Has anybody tried this module with the Euro...

Has anybody tried this module with the Euro reflector in a 950 Adv with the H4 bulb?

I had to modify my stock reflector when installing a HID headlight, and if I upgrade to this LED module, I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,794
Posted By Failo
Once again, I look forward to living vicariously...

Once again, I look forward to living vicariously through your ride reports!

If you cross at Nogales you won't be able to stop and see your good friend Coco for a good deal on some gas:D.

Have a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16,429
Views: 2,623,048
Posted By Failo
KTM topcase

KTM brand topcase that was on my 950 when I bought it. I immediately put this in the closet and bought a Wolfman tail bag. It comes with the mounting bracket and 1 key. $50 picked up in Ft....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16,429
Views: 2,623,048
Posted By Failo
BMW Hard Bags & Topcase

These were on an 01 GS and come with all the brackets, etc. They are in very good condition and come with 2 keys. As you can see from the dust in the photo, they've been setting in a closet for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,057
Views: 344,463
Posted By Failo
Lots of Free Stuff

ALL OF THE STUFF IS SPOKEN FOR

I'm prepping my house for sale and finding stuff I'd forgotten about for years. I guess if I haven't used it by now, maybe someone else can.

I'd really like to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,004
Posted By Failo
Guys, thanks for all the good info. I'm still...

Guys, thanks for all the good info. I'm still here, reading the thread every day. I tend not to reply much because I type like a cub bear with boxing gloves, and it takes me forever to proofread...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,004
Posted By Failo
Thanks for all the info. You've given me several...

Thanks for all the info. You've given me several places to check out when we come down.

We have acquaintances in Sonoita who love to tell us stories of their "issues" being so close to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,004
Posted By Failo
AZ Small Town Info Request

After living 30 years in the craziness of the Front Range in CO the wife and I bought a house in a small non-resort mountain town (pop 2800) , and absolutely love it, for about 8 months of the year. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16,429
Views: 2,623,048
Posted By Failo
2000 XR650L "Project Bike"

Actually Project Bike is being generous, but here's the deal. I bought this bike sight-unseen from an inmate in late July. Do some searching and you can probably find it in the general Flea Market....
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6,774
Views: 1,439,139
Posted By Failo
Thanks for the help here guys. I actually found...

Thanks for the help here guys. I actually found a video on RMMC's site that explained the wiring diagram much better than the printed instructions that came with the kit. Turns out that even though...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,774
Views: 1,439,139
Posted By Failo
Need help with Tusk headlight switch

06 525 exc

I purchased the Tusk dualsport kit to get the LED brake light, tail light, turnsignals, switches, etc and I'm stumped on how to connect the headlight switch.

The previous owner of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 83,726
Views: 9,585,205
Posted By Failo
Advice for new 650L owner

After spending 2 weeks in Baja last winter on my 950 Adventure I knew I'd go back, and I'd do it on a smaller bike. I thought about it a lot and decided a 650L would be the bike of choice so I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Failo
A week or so ago I dropped my BMW Savanna jacket...

A week or so ago I dropped my BMW Savanna jacket at The Sewing Room in Ft. Collins for a zipper replacement. They looked at it and said it would be at least $90, which seemed fair. A couple days...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19,551
Views: 8,222,665
Posted By Failo
My 05.5 S in Baja

Just got back from 10 days on the 950S in Baja. What a great bike! I can only imagine what this bike would be capable of in the hands of a younger, stronger, better rider. This bike is so...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Failo
Buena Vista

Buena Vista is pretty central, and there are certainly worse places to be in September.
http://mark-and-sandy-harrold.smugmug.com/Other/Pics-to-Post/i-PfDdVVm/0/M/IMG_0736-M.jpg...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,034
Posted By Failo
If you decide to run the trail CW, I'd recommend...

If you decide to run the trail CW, I'd recommend checking out the scenic overlooks past the trail head after you enter the park, before you descend into the canyon. The views from these overlooks...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,589
Posted By Failo
I might tag along if this happens Sunday. I just...

I might tag along if this happens Sunday. I just got my 950 down off the lift today (it actually fell off, but that's another story :norton) after doing some major maintenance and prep for my trip...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,935
Posted By Failo
Shroud?

Question for you guys that have installed a second fan: What did you do, if anything, about installing a shroud similar to the left side fan?

I just installed my ADVmachines fan and still have...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 448,804
Posted By Failo
Just another KTM 950 oil change :rofl ...

Just another KTM 950 oil change :rofl

http://mark-and-sandy-harrold.smugmug.com/Other/Pics-to-Post/i-xkwcNmH/0/M/IMG_0840-M.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16,429
Views: 2,623,048
Posted By Failo
Happy Trails Panniers

Be assured that the panniers are in the hands of a very frugal, but very appreciative KLR owner.
Thanks Marc.
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