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Forum: Face plant 04-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,061
Posted By Ed~
Thank you, all!

Just a few days ago I was emailed a link to Martin Luther King Jr. memorial website to commemorate the date he was shot (April 4, 1968). On the website a quote stuck with me steeped in my sorrow over...
Forum: Face plant 04-08-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,061
Posted By Ed~
edited

edited
Forum: Face plant 04-07-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,061
Posted By Ed~
Help me see more clearly... very sad story.

I've been advised by a friend to delete details regarding this accident because it involved a fatality and the widow has yet to inform us how she intends handle the legalities. I wouldn't want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Ed~
Awesome: Bikers Pulling together to save a life

Don't know where else to post this but I really thought it worth sharing:
Locals light up remote Peruvian airstrip for emergency night-flight
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22039813
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,495
Posted By Ed~
My two-cents

Who the f*ck cares if he lives in his head or out in the world.

I'm personally glad that someone can live out his fantasies tied to a computer rather than going out and buying a gun to mow down...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-20-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By Ed~
Which one of ya were in McMinville, OR?

This past week, at the Evergreen Aviation Museum (where the Spruce Goose now nests), I saw a blue '05 Wee with the ever so creative OR plate: ADV RDR.

I parked close by and stuck around the museum...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
We're done...

Hey Alabama... No disrespect meant and I certainly did not call names. You should notice that fact in my post even if you happen to be a millionaire corporate golden-parachute retiree.

In my view...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Glad to hear...

that you were nursing your thumb on a video game controller and not laying in traction all this time.

Allow me to start the Healthcare discussion for you...

Alot of us activists were working on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
What, me worry?

Give her some time & sapce to decompress... I think she worried more to assure her friends than took the time to absorb all that transpired and discover what it means to her.
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
I agree with what David has said but it's...

I agree with what David has said but it's unlikely that the bags/mounting design will be changed anytime soon. And anyway, the frame flex for DR/KLR's when heavily loaded has a lot to do with the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Yeah, what he said...

I second that... I think. :huh
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
RE: tank slappers

Yes, a steering dampener may help prevent the onset of uncontrolled tank-slappers. But I've never seen one designed specifically for the DR650 nor have I ever seen an affordable, universal set-up for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Jeez Fey!

No need to wad a lifetime of riding experience in one month!

I've never had a "get-off" at that kind of speed before on the highway in traffic! It is likely the panniers combined with the large...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Glad to hear you are back on the road in good...

Glad to hear you are back on the road in good form. Roadside mechanics is all part of the journey and build's character in my book -aside from increased confidence in oneself and the gasoline...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 383,010
Posted By Ed~
A most definite +1 on that. You've gone through...

A most definite +1 on that. You've gone through way too much work tearing down the engine like that to find the problem wasn't addressed because a $5/$10 bearing wasn't changed. In replacing all...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Hey Looks Good!

Yuriko was impressed by your painting abilities! I think your patterns and color choice makes the bike look almost alien-like, completely out of this world... not at all like Yuriko's little...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Awe sheeit....

What a drag about the speeding ticket. First I heard of that story.

Not that you would bother to hang around and fight the ticket or anything, but I did get a ticket like that once with a riding...
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ed~
eh...

Somewhere between taking off the riding gear and finding the camera I think I would have switched the ignition off before taking a photo...

Dripping fuel from the tank vent lines is usually too...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
:D It's all about fun bikes and lovin' life!

:D

It's all about fun bikes and lovin' life!
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Waiting to see pics of your "new" DR650!

Yeah... we know. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Century of the Self

Of course, most of us would concur with Fey... we are all creative human beings who largely discovered parts of our buried souls through living two shared passions: motorcycling and travel.

When...
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 44,499
Posted By Ed~
Hell, Ron!

Glad we are discussing this rather than having you be lucky #7 on that curve there.

It's an interesting question you posed. I've thought about that one off and on since I learned that Robert...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 289,922
Posted By Ed~
Found...

...and Subscribed!
Forum: Americas 08-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By Ed~
The Police in Havana sometime ride Moto Guzzi's. ...

The Police in Havana sometime ride Moto Guzzi's. -That's Class!



Yes, the girls are too nice for you Throttle... you Capitalist Pig, you!
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ed~
If you wish to retain the vacuum operated...

If you wish to retain the vacuum operated petcock, do some searching for Kawasaki part #'s on the net that fits the DRZ400 petcock and order the diaphragm in the middle (rubber + plastic sandwiched...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,789
Posted By Ed~
I own the Wee...

In fact I own two, one being a dirt-focused Frankenstrom, the other is original suspension, wheels and bodywork for better wind protection and highway travel comfort. That V-twin 650 engine is just...
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ed~
Macho macho Maaaaaan, I wanna be, a Macho...

Macho macho Maaaaaan,
I wanna be, a Macho Man...
Macho macho Maaaaaan,
I wanna be a MACHO!

But it's true... Don't think you need to put the feet down and you will ride differently....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By Ed~
Truly,

Beautiful photographs. It makes my heart ache and reminds me why I love the SouthWest. It's been so long since I've visited to those regions on a long ride. Overdue...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ed~
Fool of a Took!

I had to spend a bit to get a mental picture of what you were describing... then I got it.
Bwah ha ha ha!
:lol3

Come now, a Wee is not even that tall with the stock seat. Climb atop a KTM or XR...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,420
Posted By Ed~
Good point. Take off the header and verify there...

Good point. Take off the header and verify there isn't fuel/oil stuck in there like a plumbing drain pipe. Bike will never start if there is.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,420
Posted By Ed~
Dude... don't worry about bent valves.

Your starter motor on the DRZ just isn't strong enough to do something like that.

It's gonna be a bitch to start but after you verify the valve gaps is OK at the cam, close it up, put in a new...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,271
Posted By Ed~
Glad you 'n yours are alright...

after an accident like you described.

There are lawyers and there are sharks. The way you tell the difference is similar to finding a good mechanic.

Attorney's can be human beings too. And to...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,420
Posted By Ed~
Then again,

There may be gas/oil mixture trapped on top of your cylinder that needs pumped out before the bike will formally run or idle. That may require lots and lots of cranking with the throttle wide open...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,420
Posted By Ed~
One possible compression cause

In my last post I suggested you don't have a compression problem but merely and overly rich mixture that is making the bike hard to start. There is one possibility that you do have a temporary...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 224,857
Posted By Ed~
Hola Julio, Luisa,

George just dropped by and we caught him up on some of the new photos you've posted in Alaska. -Fresh crisp air!

Glad the trip is still going strong! Safe Journeys!

Ed~
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,420
Posted By Ed~
OK back to the issue at hand...

Don't worry, you probably don't have a compression problem.

But you still have a carb problem as well as a petcock problem, both in the way of failed o-rings.

If you are running the OEM vacuum...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23,711
Views: 3,981,581
Posted By Ed~
If it won't idle and dies when you throttle up,...

If it won't idle and dies when you throttle up, it sounds like there is a small jet that is clogged in the carb Do not use compressed air to "blow clean" each jet. Use carb cleaner in a straw and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23,711
Views: 3,981,581
Posted By Ed~
E forks oil change info

Good stuff, kpt4321!

Got'er done!

Yes, a 14mm crescent wrench will hold the nut between the springs to help break the caps loose with a 14mm socket on the cap top. Once they are loose, the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23,711
Views: 3,981,581
Posted By Ed~
Howdy 955616846, Kpt4321, Jon B, Thank you all...

Howdy 955616846, Kpt4321, Jon B,
Thank you all for the quick replies. I will go back in the garage and check out the internals again to see if I can't at least separate the cap from the internals...
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