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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:39 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Could I see a close up of that gas cap?

Could I see a close up of that gas cap?
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
Lucky.. I once had to ride over 100 mile home...

Lucky..
I once had to ride over 100 mile home with no clutch. If your not going to cary a spare, It's a good idea to become proficient at changing gears without a clutch :P
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32,938
Views: 8,029,295
Posted By stretch160
Looks just like Green river rd, just ouside of...

Looks just like Green river rd, just ouside of Saluda NC.


twisty dosen't necesarily mean fun though. This looks like it should be more fun than it is and guarentees oncoming trafic will be in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Lies! everyone knows shaft drive bikes can't...

Lies!
everyone knows shaft drive bikes can't wheelie :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
I had a similar problem with my rear blinkers. In...

I had a similar problem with my rear blinkers. In both cases the ground wire had come disconnected at the bulb socket.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,127
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Posted By stretch160
lots of great on and off road riding in upstate...

lots of great on and off road riding in upstate GA.
don't know much about the low lands..
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
always refil your tank to the same place and...

always refil your tank to the same place and always reset the trip when you refil.
My MPG is consistent enough that I use it to determine when I am due for a valve lash adjustment. Every time it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 37,801
Posted By stretch160
I'm in for next monday.

I'm in for next monday.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Ohmic heating. corrosion at the fuse contacts...

Ohmic heating. corrosion at the fuse contacts caused enough ressistance to heat the fuse and melt the plastic. not actualy all that un common.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joule_heating

replace...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 08:48 PM
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Views: 37,801
Posted By stretch160
WORK :cry I've got fresh tires for the DR too...

WORK :cry
I've got fresh tires for the DR too :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 27,949
Posted By stretch160
I bought a used FZ1, added a set of Givi bags,...

I bought a used FZ1, added a set of Givi bags, and rode over 100,000 rather sporty miles. I would consider that a good comprimise between sport and touring. Compared to a FJR a friend owned and I...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,425
Posted By stretch160
I struck a deer once at about 60mph. Just cought...

I struck a deer once at about 60mph. Just cought her head with a Givi bag. It kicked the back end of the bike sideways but kept the shiny side up. Upon return I found a deer with a broken neck, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
I found I get better tire life with the 244 5.1"...

I found I get better tire life with the 244 5.1" rear, as apposed to a 244 4.6" rear. Maybe because the load is spread out over a larger foot print :dunno
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 37,801
Posted By stretch160
I'm envious of your work schedule. My job has...

I'm envious of your work schedule.
My job has me working 12 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week. The only riding I've done this summer is to and from work. :cry

The pay is good, but it would be nice...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By stretch160
my owners manual says use kerosene to clean...

my owners manual says use kerosene to clean chain........
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
obviously any o-ring that is exposed to a...

obviously any o-ring that is exposed to a petrolium product ie. gas or fuel, is not going to be harmed by petrolium jelly.
I work on aircraft for a living and vasoline is the required lubricant for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
I have EBC HH pads and a steel braided brake...

I have EBC HH pads and a steel braided brake line, and while the brakes are much improved over stock, I couln't endo this bike on a bet.

320 mm rotors are my next upgrade, but I require two, one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
Petroleum jelly. AKA Vaseline would be best, as...

Petroleum jelly. AKA Vaseline would be best, as it is the most compatible with the fuel. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
cush bearing

I installed my new cush drive bearing today. I think I did it right. Does that gap between the seal and bearing look about right?
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
I hold the bike level (2x4 under the kickstand...

I hold the bike level (2x4 under the kickstand works too) to drain out more oil than if left on its sidestand during an oil change. I usualy add between 2.2 and 2.25 quarts to get it back to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
pumper carb stock exhaust

So did you notice any significant improvements from the carb swap?
I imagine the restrictive exhaust will limit top end a bit.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 37,801
Posted By stretch160
60 running north out of Suches was always one of...

60 running north out of Suches was always one of my favorite street rides.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
I've been thinking about the pumper carb/ stock...

I've been thinking about the pumper carb/ stock exhaust combo too. I doubt anyone has ever tried it though.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
I have removed old bearings where the grease has...

I have removed old bearings where the grease has hardened to the point it felt like little pieces of plastic.

I guess I have been lucky with the All-Balls bearings. I ran the last set I installed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 98,470
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Posted By stretch160
what is a good source for replacement wheel...

what is a good source for replacement wheel bearings, that are sealed on both sides, (instaed of just one like the OEM bearing) ?

I would prefer to oreder on line. I do not have the time to visit...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 377,751
Posted By stretch160
I've used vice grips as a clutch lever. They are...

I've used vice grips as a clutch lever. They are one of the essentials for any motorcycle tool kit.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
sounds like loose valve lash to me. might want to...

sounds like loose valve lash to me. might want to check that again.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
I find a thin straight scribe inserted from the...

I find a thin straight scribe inserted from the end opposite the wire works best for this.
a sewing needle would probably work ok.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
I read one post a while back where the owner...

I read one post a while back where the owner stated his fuel tube colapsed while trying to rotate it.
I had good luck with mine. I did not remove the carb, but removed the taknk for a better angle,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
6'7" :evil they don't call me stretch for...

6'7" :evil
they don't call me stretch for nothin..
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
I have procycles lowering footpeg brackets...

I have procycles lowering footpeg brackets (withoout rubber inserts) and I don't notice any additional vibration at the foot pegs. The better selection of upgraded foot pegs are nice too. I installed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
I bought this off e-bay, from china, for $5 ish...

I bought this off e-bay, from china, for $5 ish delivered and I like it. It clamps around a 7/8" handle bar and is completely out of the way but easily accesible.

(bottom center of picture with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
just buy a cheap DID non O-ring master link from...

just buy a cheap DID non O-ring master link from the local bike parts store for a couple bucks and use the clip. should fit fine. I've used clips from 530 chains on a 520 without issue (not to say...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
http://www.motoparthub.com/NP_191_Straightline_Per...

http://www.motoparthub.com/NP_191_Straightline_Performance_Nitrous_Nozzle_30HP?src=Google&gclid=CjkKEQjw_tOdBRDv9tuvl7eAtNEBEiQA9Qm5InB4b4TFbGqhRTgGq3y0FvAI__9LdemA9N-FYD7jnuPw_wcB
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
yup

yup
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
Only time I ever had that happen was an ignition...

Only time I ever had that happen was an ignition module that would fail when it got hot. It caused all the symptoms you describe.
Running the highway in the summer, it would run great til it got...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
probably ambient air temperature. if the last...

probably ambient air temperature.
if the last time you adjusted your idle it was much cooler, or you were at a lower altitude, the idle speed will drop as temperature or altitude increase.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 98,470
Views: 18,762,343
Posted By stretch160
I haven't seen a dyno chart, but, I have riden...

I haven't seen a dyno chart, but, I have riden the two bikes back to back, and to me, the 400 feels like a much less powerful bike. Probably just a matter of the big 650 having more Tq. at lower RPM.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 47,327
Posted By stretch160
I've spent thousands at Jake willson and Rocky...

I've spent thousands at Jake willson and Rocky mount and never noticed the coupon codes :eek1 I guess If I ever read the emails they sent it would have helped. :deal
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