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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22,293
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Posted By cwc
I just installed a UNI filter and put on ~2000...

I just installed a UNI filter and put on ~2000 miles so far. It seems fine.

You didn't leave too much oil in your homebrew filter did you? I've seen that cause pretty severe driveability...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,790
Views: 952,000
Posted By cwc
If you do the spark check and there is no spark,...

If you do the spark check and there is no spark, check to see if some cable connector associated with the CDI isn't seated properly.

Did you open the throttle a bit while cranking it over after...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22,293
Views: 2,676,472
Posted By cwc
Your symptoms sound like a clogged tank vent to...

Your symptoms sound like a clogged tank vent to me. Usually there is some leakage of air past a clogged vent. When you stop for a few minutes the pressure slowly equalizes and the motor will run...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6,790
Views: 952,000
Posted By cwc
I just went through something similar. The bike...

I just went through something similar. The bike would start but not run well.

Sometimes it takes more than one carb cleaning to do the job, so since it is so much fun I removed the carb again and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22,293
Views: 2,676,472
Posted By cwc
On a recent trip I managed to totally melt about...

On a recent trip I managed to totally melt about an inch of the left leg zipper right at the knee on my Aerostich Roadcrafter pants. There was a bit of plastic on the exhaust pipe just forward of...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By cwc
The cap was toast so I got the rubber one. I had...

The cap was toast so I got the rubber one. I had to buy a 4" and it was just slightly large so I slipped a couple of one inch sections of inner tube over the trap and then the cap fit fine.


...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By cwc
Thanks for the replies. As a group ADV knows...

Thanks for the replies. As a group ADV knows EVERYTHING.:clap

I think I'll just clean it so I can take a shower. My water pipes just thawed today after being frozen (underground) for about two...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By cwc
What is this? (Drain question)

Can somebody tell me what this is for?

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w290/fredopatz/ADV%20posts/TubDrain001_zpsc41f2111.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22,293
Views: 2,676,472
Posted By cwc
The threads on the dipstick measure M20x1.5. If...

The threads on the dipstick measure M20x1.5. If you Google that you will get among other things a discussion about pulling rotors on a CX500 using a Subaru drain plug available at Advanced Auto. ...
Forum: Latin America 03-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By cwc
I read that too and was a little surprised. A...

I read that too and was a little surprised. A little over a week ago when we rode from Urique to Bato on the new road it was pretty good, but then it just takes a good rain for the road to turn bad.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By cwc
Look here...

Look here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Garmin.OpenStreetMap.nl#Frequently_Asked_Questions

Basically it says the map can't be bigger than 2 Gb. There are options to work around the problem.
Forum: Americas 03-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By cwc
Route to Batopilas

Some clarification on the route to Bato.

If the road is closed and guarded by soldiers etc. they are less likely to allow you through. On our way out we talked to a foreman and were allowed to...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By cwc
As of yesterday the road from Samachique to Bato...

As of yesterday the road from Samachique to Bato was open with some construction but not too bad. Lots of fun pavement too though there is still some challenging dirt parts. The road from...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
The local utility in a nearby town suggested this...

The local utility in a nearby town suggested this and estimated it would add about US$120/mo. to the water bill.:eek1

Of course that is probably cheaper than any thawing or repair would be unless...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By cwc
OSM Mexico

For the GPS I use Open Street Maps. http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

The coverage is sometimes not complete, but if you find a new road and record a track you can add it or find someone to do it...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
It lasted about a day. This week in southern MN...

It lasted about a day. This week in southern MN the highs will be around -2
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
FYI the frost is now 62 inches down near...

FYI the frost is now 62 inches down near Rochester (MN).

I have heard (didn't read it on the internet so I don't know if it is abslutely true) that one should be working the problem when the temp...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,423
Posted By cwc
Exactly what I was talking about.:rofl

Exactly what I was talking about.:rofl
Forum: Americas 02-19-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,423
Posted By cwc
If you ever need it when you are behind a cactus...

If you ever need it when you are behind a cactus you will wish you had carried it in your pocket. DAMHIK:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6,790
Views: 952,000
Posted By cwc
Expanding on this a bit, if the components are...

Expanding on this a bit, if the components are good but the battery doesn't charge then one other thing to check is a problem with the wiring.

As larry31 said measure the voltage at the battery...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,423
Posted By cwc
Ruiz to Durango

Our route was almost all paved. There was a little gravel, but not even 10 miles I think. SR would know for sure.
Forum: Americas 02-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,423
Posted By cwc
This is a nice route. It took us all day, from 7...

This is a nice route. It took us all day, from 7 a.m. to near dark to go from Durango to Ruiz, but that was with a fair sized group.

There is lodging in Jesus Maria...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By cwc
There are three buttons on the Spot 2. The 911,...

There are three buttons on the Spot 2. The 911, one for less urgent calls for help and one that can be used as a pre-arranged message. With those three and the OK button you have several ways to...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By cwc
For family peace of mind get a SPOT as mentioned....

For family peace of mind get a SPOT as mentioned. Some tips on the SPOT include:

Buy it NOW and test it with your people.
Be sure they understand that occasionally there will be gaps in the...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
Thanks for the info. I'm not sure how I'll...

Thanks for the info.

I'm not sure how I'll proceed yet, still considering just waiting.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
What is the current rating on those units? ...

What is the current rating on those units?

The local guy told me they use about 300 amps and are taking 2-7 hours to thaw a pipe.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
Hadn't thought of doing that, but it probably...

Hadn't thought of doing that, but it probably work, depending on your relationship with the neighbors.

I think when it's -20 you might need a LOT of flow to keep 100+ feet of hose from freezing. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
Nice looking outfit. A number of years ago I...

Nice looking outfit.

A number of years ago I worked on the design of radios to attach to the water or gas meter so the reader just drives by you house to get the reading. Being from Minnesota we...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
Thanks Mark. So is the access pipe down to...

Thanks Mark.

So is the access pipe down to the curbside valve physically connected to the valve or did you have to put something down to the valve to make a good contact?

It was only -20...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
I've wondered about the hookup of the welder at...

I've wondered about the hookup of the welder at the curbside valve. Do they just clamp onto the cover for the pipe that goes down to the valve??

In my youth I dug up a fair number of those valves...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By cwc
Frozen pipe suggestions

Came home Sunday to no water. It looks like the service is frozen somewhere in the ~105 feet between the meter which is in the house and the shut-off valve at the curb. It's all underground about 5...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,423
Posted By cwc
I usually spend US$35-50/day. I like...

I usually spend US$35-50/day.

I like Sjoerds motels but on a recent trip did stay in a US$50 room in Durango.:D I'm always with others so I can split the room cost. I seldom go more than...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,359
Posted By cwc
US 14 is a pretty busy highway until you get most...

US 14 is a pretty busy highway until you get most of the way through MN. Some of it is 4 lanes, some not.

In Wisconsin if you don't mind doing a little navigation you can plot a route to...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,359
Posted By cwc
Are you thinking of taking this route through...

Are you thinking of taking this route through southern Minnesota? If so I have some suggestions but I won't waste your time if you are going some other way.

As far as the bridges, if you can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,924
Posted By cwc
Excitement

Another great report.:clap

You guys sure pack a lot of excitement into a one week trip.

Not sure I could keep up with that.:rofl
Forum: Americas 01-31-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,359
Posted By cwc
The ones I've seen use some sort of switching...

The ones I've seen use some sort of switching requlator which apparently requires some "overhead" volts to regulate.

I grabbed one and measured the output. It was steady at 5.25 volts at 14 vdc....
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22,293
Views: 2,676,472
Posted By cwc
http://www.thumpertalk.com/wiki/_/how-to-properly-...

http://www.thumpertalk.com/wiki/_/how-to-properly-adjust-your-chain-r320

This is the one I like. As suggested above, do it the right way then measure the play on the sidestand with the suspension...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,330
Posted By cwc
Maps

Many UK riders don't fully appreciate the distances here in the US .

Take a look at this http://www.sarmonster.net/UK.htm

It didn't work very well in Firefox or Chrome but did in Internet...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,359
Posted By cwc
I'd suggest a look at the tent space list in the...

I'd suggest a look at the tent space list in the first post of this section. You could carry just a sleeping bag and most folks will have at least floor space or a couch for you.

After consulting...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,423
Posted By cwc
This is covered in the first two posts on page...

This is covered in the first two posts on page one.:deal:D
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