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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Riding? What's that. This will be my first...

Riding? What's that.

This will be my first rideless year since 2002.

Shoot me.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I'm pretty sure- The top goes to the air...

I'm pretty sure-
The top goes to the air filter. There is supposed to be a T between the 2 you drew on the right, so the crankcase breathes through the upper, and oil drains back into the crankcase...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8,426
Views: 390,588
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Awesome. I went jobless Jan 30 to July 28, picked...

Awesome. I went jobless Jan 30 to July 28, picked up a little temp work April-July.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
That the monthly or semi-weekly teardown?

That the monthly or semi-weekly teardown?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8,426
Views: 390,588
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Good ones are memeorable.

Good ones are memeorable.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Don't forget the vig or I'll send my goons around...

Don't forget the vig or I'll send my goons around to collect...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
set your posts/page low and the page count goes...

set your posts/page low and the page count goes up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,193,767
Posted By XR650L_Dave
More to do with common practice than the law. ...

More to do with common practice than the law.

There's a law that says it, but someone actually getting a ticket for it is extremely rare.

A nice clear KRETP law with signs would help.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,193,767
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I wish in NY you could get a ticket for LLB.

I wish in NY you could get a ticket for LLB.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8,426
Views: 390,588
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Now if you had a portable final-drive repair...

Now if you had a portable final-drive repair kit...

BTW I'm working practically just around the corner!

I'm in the Langmuir Labs building next to the airport.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I'm heading south this weekend to fiddle with...

I'm heading south this weekend to fiddle with someone's old yamaha.

For me this is going to be a record-breaking riding year!

It will be the first time I have had zero rides since I bought my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I'm not sure you would need to damp the rail, I...

I'm not sure you would need to damp the rail, I just know some systems react poorly to having no battery.

It could be just the headlight provides enough of a load to smooth things out, no way to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Technically yes, you'd have to get it turning...

Technically yes, you'd have to get it turning over fast enough for the stator to supply enough voltage to power the CDI, and you'd probably need to 'damp' the +12V rail to keep the voltage from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
The high-wear area is where the thin stock...

The high-wear area is where the thin stock sprocket wore away, the area of wider lesser wear is where the 650R sprocket sits.

The 650R offset would indeed tend to make the outside wear more, if...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 55,520
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I think your post meets our 'one new rider a...

I think your post meets our 'one new rider a year' quota...

You ride adventure, dual-sport, street tires but fear not gravel... ?
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
For cracks like that I prefer brazing.

For cracks like that I prefer brazing.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Nope. Piece with the numbers etc came loose, or...

Nope. Piece with the numbers etc came loose, or the needle on the dial?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Soooo... need help pickin' tires?

Soooo... need help pickin' tires?
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
What jets are in it, what pipe is on it, what air...

What jets are in it, what pipe is on it, what air filter in it, is the needle stock, stock shimmed, or from a jet kit?

(not that the needle has bo-diddly to do with the idle...)
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
COG thread now!

COG thread now!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Single track near me? I'd sure like to know about...

Single track near me? I'd sure like to know about it!

Very limited ultra-illegal is all I know about.

That's why I tend to head up the 2-track and then just get lost in the woods with no trail....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-11-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
You should have dropped by, you were within 8...

You should have dropped by, you were within 8 miles of me!
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
This has the best shot at working if you close...

This has the best shot at working if you close the petcock, drain everything (get the float as open as possible), then turn the gas on and off a few times.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,234
Posted By XR650L_Dave
That's the kind of hill only a big 4-stroke can...

That's the kind of hill only a big 4-stroke can love.

The hills are the best part of that ride!

Any footage of that other hill referenced posted yet?
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,169
Posted By XR650L_Dave
In MD I would lane-split at the slightest...

In MD I would lane-split at the slightest provocation, side benefit is less chance of getting whacked from the rear.

I commuted from either Columbia or from out west coming in on 70 to Columbia...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Woonsocket for visiting (main point of trip) then...

Woonsocket for visiting (main point of trip) then a dive hotel at point judith, near all the restaurants.

We did newport a number of years back, did some nice tours...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
In a few (plus a couple) weeks I hope I can make...

In a few (plus a couple) weeks I hope I can make a ride or two up there in the frozen north before the snow flies...

This weekend I have to replace a window lift mechanism and motor in the wife's...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-05-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Newly dug drainage ditch lined with large jagged...

Newly dug drainage ditch lined with large jagged stones- fun stuff!
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/images/safeties...

http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/images/safeties.gif
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Gearing up might actually cause more engine wear,...

Gearing up might actually cause more engine wear, each 'thump' will have to do all that much more.

I'd say the question can be setlled with running one way for awhile, doing an oil analysis and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,193,767
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Factory rubber for a CT-70 or SL-70.

Factory rubber for a CT-70 or SL-70.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
It will be a heluva long time before I can afford...

It will be a heluva long time before I can afford something just for ADV/street, and I plan on getting a set of spare rims for more street-type duty 'not too long from now', but 4 tires changes to go...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I would regard some of the riding I have done in...

I would regard some of the riding I have done in NY and all of it that was in CT as hardcore as you can get wrt what can damage the chain slider and such- serious rocks in CT!

Never had a problem...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I have seen bolts that were tight but weren't...

I have seen bolts that were tight but weren't clamping tightly (due to thread damage from vibration) allow engine mounts to vibrate a surprising amount...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
3 hours away, 50 miles on 11, you're not an easy...

3 hours away, 50 miles on 11, you're not an easy man to get to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Where the heck do you live again? Like up near...

Where the heck do you live again? Like up near plattsburgh?

After I get in sync at my new job (start July 28) I think I should get a good ride in...

Barnes Corners wasn't too bad a trip, a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
You can try to give up mud, but you will always...

You can try to give up mud, but you will always feel the call of your dark master...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
That's "King Shit of Eyesore Mountain" to you,...

That's "King Shit of Eyesore Mountain" to you, bucko!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 136,874
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I'm skirting the edge of neutral income myself. ...

I'm skirting the edge of neutral income myself.

House/garage repairs are now being done with duct tape and tarps, with the hope of positive cashflow in the future.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 76,033
Views: 8,055,546
Posted By XR650L_Dave
At random- I don't think the offset...

At random-

I don't think the offset produced by the XRR sprocket is a factor, and I'm pretty anal about chain alignment

I don't think the XRR sprocket will wear the countershaft

I have...
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