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Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 09:35 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
Freezing that battery will probably kill it. ...

Freezing that battery will probably kill it. Don't ask me how I know. :baldy
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 06:36 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
And diesel LandCruisers too. :huh

And diesel LandCruisers too. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2013, 04:38 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
That would make sense, since the 700 engine's...

That would make sense, since the 700 engine's purpose was to sidestep the tariffs of the time.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10,972
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Posted By norvegicus
Mine too. :cry first day: ...

Mine too. :cry

first day:
http://www.rooney.org/tlc/XT/xtindriveway.jpg

rough commute:
http://www.rooney.org/tlc/XT/roughcommute051508.jpg

epic trip:...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 07:39 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
??? Did you bore it out?

??? Did you bore it out?
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 09:29 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
Check the battery connections for tightness. Has...

Check the battery connections for tightness. Has happened twice to me on other bikes. Intermittent battery disconnection will cause intermittent power loss.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:22 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
I've been riding it to work and now I'm thinking...

I've been riding it to work and now I'm thinking of keeping it. What a great bike, I had forgotten. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
Selling my trusty XT. Makes me a bit sad, but I...

Selling my trusty XT. Makes me a bit sad, but I realized that I've spent more time putting it away each fall and getting it out again each spring the last two years than riding it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 07:55 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
http://www.clarkemfg.com/xt225-yamaha-19922009-41-...

http://www.clarkemfg.com/xt225-yamaha-19922009-41-gallons-p-306.html
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 11:39 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
here's mine

here's mine
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 11:36 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
The common solution is to mount one in place of...

The common solution is to mount one in place of the factory tool box under the left grab bar. there are quite a few posts in this thread about it.

A great tube to use is a farm tractor owner's...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 90,635
Posted By norvegicus
nag loggrg here's an av for you ...

nag loggrg

here's an av for you

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k497/norvegicus/ddadvav.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 05:55 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2012, 08:33 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
Also the XT225 stator is pretty wimpy.

Also the XT225 stator is pretty wimpy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2012, 12:54 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
There is an electronic version of the factory...

There is an electronic version of the factory manual floating around out there in the inter-web tubes. I sent you a PM. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 07:29 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
That would be a hammock with integrated mosquito...

That would be a hammock with integrated mosquito net. Not that uncommon, great choice for solo motorcycle camping if there are trees around. Comfy, gets you off the ground, and packs small and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 816,063
Posted By norvegicus
XT225 5 days off road. Traveled in style,...

XT225

5 days off road. Traveled in style, good food, chair to sit in, etc. :D

http://i.imgur.com/rXDPv.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 04:09 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
Hmmm http://i.imgur.com/ufWPa.jpg

Hmmm

http://i.imgur.com/ufWPa.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 09:14 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
A tractor manual case makes an excellent toolbox...

A tractor manual case makes an excellent toolbox on an XT.

I cut off the plastic mounting brackets, made a steel one, and had a toolbag custom made by a guy here on ADV. I think I used gasoline...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2011, 08:30 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
If it was me I'd send it to a professional for...

If it was me I'd send it to a professional for inspection and/or to get honed out one size and replated.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 05:36 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
Yes my description was overly simplified. This...

Yes my description was overly simplified. This is a dynamic system and you are correct, the spring isn't allowed to fully compress in a real life suspension.

But there is no magic of being able...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 04:17 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
I think you are missing that you lost an inch of...

I think you are missing that you lost an inch of compression/travel with the preload. If you compress it by 1" you now have 300-900 lbs spring force available, a 600 lb. window, because there are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2011, 06:44 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
There can be only one!

There can be only one!
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2011, 07:50 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
It always comes back to the XT225. :lol3:clap

It always comes back to the XT225. :lol3:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2011, 01:42 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
My impression was that the idea was so you could...

My impression was that the idea was so you could shut it off, i.e. the petcock was stuck open.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 04:26 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
D'OH! Yeah left side would be much better. ...

D'OH!

Yeah left side would be much better. I might try moving it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 06:40 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
That's what I should have bought. The K270 I...

That's what I should have bought. The K270 I have only has a 1000 miles or so on it. I'll go to a 100/100 next time for sure.

No I knew you didn't forget. No hurry, but it will be nice to have,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10,972
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Posted By norvegicus
Swamp, When you say it's got good spark are...

Swamp,

When you say it's got good spark are you looking at the plug itself sparking? I am always surprised at how often a plug will go bad and after missing it a couple times I think of this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 07:16 AM
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Posted By norvegicus
Same here, the 120 on my rear immediately felt...

Same here, the 120 on my rear immediately felt squirrelly to me on pavement but is so much better on dirt than the stock tire that it's worth it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2011, 03:38 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
I have considered that. Might do it some day. ...

I have considered that. Might do it some day. For now I am enjoying 75mpg. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2011, 02:57 PM
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Posted By norvegicus
The previous owner of my '06 had drilled out the...

The previous owner of my '06 had drilled out the pilot jet. :huh It took me forever to figure out why it had a mid throttle rich stumble.

I replaced the jet with a stock size one and cured the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10,972
Views: 1,597,455
Posted By norvegicus
I left in protest when Mike was banned. The site...

I left in protest when Mike was banned. The site owner is taking a totally wrong approach to this type of web site. Interesting to hear that he's still being a maroon. meh
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10,972
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Posted By norvegicus
I have a little lock that attaches to the brake...

I have a little lock that attaches to the brake disc. The bike will only roll a half turn when it's on. Also you have a factory steering lock that locks the forks over to one side.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10,972
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Posted By norvegicus
cool, thanks! I might try that...

cool, thanks! I might try that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10,972
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Posted By norvegicus
Very nicely done. What do you use to cut the...

Very nicely done. What do you use to cut the polycarb and how to you finish the cut edges?
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10,972
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Posted By norvegicus
Nice. Did you make that windscreen? How much...

Nice. Did you make that windscreen? How much does it help and how tall are you?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,332
Posted By norvegicus
Cool. I'll check them out some time. It's...

Cool. I'll check them out some time.

It's 37 F. When is spring coming?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,332
Posted By norvegicus
:lol3 I like the little Parts Place (is that...

:lol3

I like the little Parts Place (is that Le Moines?) in Negaunee, very straightforward and friendly. They have my Trail 70 right now - I rebuilt the ignition system and couldn't get any...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,332
Posted By norvegicus
that's a mobile link, won't work with a regular...

that's a mobile link, won't work with a regular computer.

here's your video:

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fErdLIBi2Jw" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10,972
Views: 1,597,455
Posted By norvegicus
My racing position turn signal bracket came with...

My racing position turn signal bracket came with my pannier rack from Happy Trail. It attaches right below the tail light and relocates the factory turn signals.

http://i.imgur.com/NIYUk.jpg
...
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