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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By Guano11
I've read that seating the carbs correctly upon...

I've read that seating the carbs correctly upon reinstallation can be touchy; best to be extra vigilant there or you get vacuum leaks.

If you get lucky and the bike runs to where it's rideable...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By Guano11
Is the guy offering the bike because he can't...

Is the guy offering the bike because he can't come up with $3500?
If so, take the deal. It's better than nothing.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By Guano11
Separate, but related....

Me, I need the little rubber reset button covers.
I've RTV'd over one of them a couple of times to keep it sealed, but it looks like crap.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,793,044
Posted By Guano11
Lowering Link vs. Kickstand Length?

Hey Fellas,
Looking to install a rear shock lowering link to accommodate my son (will alter the front as well), and am concerned that doing so will render the stock kickstand useless. Prefer NOT to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By Guano11
But isn't that the only time the Bering Sea is...

But isn't that the only time the Bering Sea is actually ice? I thought it was water during the warmer months -- helluva water crossing then.
In any case, agree with your point that fuel quality...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Guano11
I'd like to tackle my swingarm bolt, too -- but...

I'd like to tackle my swingarm bolt, too -- but am wondering just how necessary it is to do so?

My suspension bounces cleanly and the motor doesn't need to come out. If the bolt's frozen solid,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,066
Posted By Guano11
My ST1100 calls for Honda GN4. But it shifts...

My ST1100 calls for Honda GN4.
But it shifts waaay better on MC Mobil 1 or Amsoil synthetics, so that's what I use.

+1 on avoiding the "Energy Conserving" stamp of (dis)approval.
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Guano11
Edited to reflect purpose of the quick-fix; it's...

Edited to reflect purpose of the quick-fix; it's just to get a few more months out of the vehicle before my son no longer needs it -- probably next summer.

Radiator never had a drip, spurt, or...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Guano11
RAV4 clutch replacement calls for 8-10hrs of...

RAV4 clutch replacement calls for 8-10hrs of labor (at $100/hr thankyouverymuch). And it's not even 4WD. :eek1
But I got 200K out of the original. Can't complain about that.
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for that reference. I knew condenser...

Thanks for that reference. I knew condenser removal was involved!
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Guano11
I wouldn't buy a car with this condition either,...

I wouldn't buy a car with this condition either, but everyone has their bar set somewhere. Yes, I plan on selling the car -- dirt cheap and with full disclosure -- after my son's off to college &...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Guano11
Man, that's cheap. But for me, it's not the...

Man, that's cheap. But for me, it's not the parts; it's the labor.
I'm pretty sure the AC condenser has to come out in order to do the radiator. All the rigamarole associated with that portion...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Guano11
I'm not sure where the leak is (a shop gave the...

I'm not sure where the leak is (a shop gave the car a once-over & reported the leak, but not its location). But I think it seeps along the seal where the top tank meets the core. I think the tank...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By Guano11
Radiator Stop Leak

'96 Toyota RAV4, 200k miles, very small radiator leak. Been limping it along for a few months now, topping coolant up periodically.

I'm not going to spend a lot of money on this vehicle (read: no...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 47,019
Views: 9,528,397
Posted By Guano11
Dude, U da Man! Can't say I've ever been...

Dude, U da Man!
Can't say I've ever been tempted by Iron Butt stuff, but good to know the WRR is up to such challenges! What a great bike.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Guano11
Depending on what part of Canada you're from,...

Depending on what part of Canada you're from, it's could be a short distance to www.rainypass.com (http://www.rainypass.com) (in Seattle).
Either way, it'd be worth a call to them for advice;...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9,140
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,342,080
Posted By Guano11
Aerostich Combat Lites, Size 11.5 / 46 -- As New! (Seattle (Renton, actually))

I have an extra pair of CBT Lites. Thought I could make them work, but they're just a bit too large for me. I wear a size 12 running shoe; Aerostich recommended downsizing 1/2 size, but turns out I...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,143
Posted By Guano11
1pc vs. 2pc

I have both a 1pc and a 2pc in my closet. Had the 2pc for about 15yrs; the onesie for about 2yrs. Some random observations....

The 2pc is marginally more comfortable in the riding position. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,113
Posted By Guano11
Original rear tire to boot, eh? :augie ...

Original rear tire to boot, eh? :augie

Seriously, props for rackin' up the miles on that lil' tiddler! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,534
Posted By Guano11
That looks really good, man. :augie

That looks really good, man.

:augie
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,534
Posted By Guano11
Rode a hub-steered Yamaha GTS1000. Lots...

Rode a hub-steered Yamaha GTS1000. Lots actually.
As it sits in my garage.....awaiting paint ideas:

http://guano11.smugmug.com/photos/i-4LQhVpt/0/M/i-4LQhVpt-M.jpg


Riding buddy offered to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,985
Posted By Guano11
You coulda just said 94-01; woulda been more...

You coulda just said 94-01; woulda been more efficient......:augie (Ok, smartass comment! )

Believe 98-99 were non-catalyst -- but you probably already knew that. I don't think I'll ever sell my...
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,259
Posted By Guano11
This just in: 20% off nearly all items at...

This just in:

20% off nearly all items at XRs Only (http://www.xrsonly.com/).
"Nearly" because of the 18 items in my shopping cart, only the $7 oil filters rang up as the original price --...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,259
Posted By Guano11
:thumb Excellent!

:thumb Excellent!
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,259
Posted By Guano11
Polar Bear Coolers ...

Polar Bear Coolers (http://www.polarbearcoolers.com/)used to be sold by an inmate, but no longer.....
Still, they are currently running a 50% off sale through Dec 20th, no limit. Promo code 2112...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By Guano11
http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachme...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=328709&stc=1&d=1414350312


Thank goodness! :augieA naked ST1100 is pretty unattractive. Agree you gotta put something on her, but that big...
Forum: Face plant 11-12-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
Posted By Guano11
Not to turn this into an "old person driving...

Not to turn this into an "old person driving threat" thread, but the guy who U-turned into me was 79. Looked even older and I think he may have been drinking....

Very sorry for the tragic loss of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,472
Posted By Guano11
Decades ago as a relative noob rider in Colorado,...

Decades ago as a relative noob rider in Colorado, I went out in the snow 'cause it looke like it could be kinda fun.

I was wrong; it was impossible.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By Guano11
Looks like too much engine torque, not enough...

Looks like too much engine torque, not enough chassis.

Back in the '80s, Freddie Spencer's powerful V4 Honda (Interceptor?) did the same thing coming off the high banks (Daytona?). Chassis was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,975
Posted By Guano11
I go 22mi out of my way and pay more to get...

I go 22mi out of my way and pay more to get non-eth.
No storage issues (though I try to keep a little stabilizer in the tanks) and springtime start ups have been hassle-free.

Only downside is...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,485
Posted By Guano11
I placed an order at his booth when the MC show...

I placed an order at his booth when the MC show was in town. As soon as he said, "Your card will be charged immediately" I shoulda walked away :hmmmmm.
The build backlog put me at 3 months out with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,909
Posted By Guano11
3+ pages and no mention of this little nugget? ...

3+ pages and no mention of this little nugget?

Wheelies are easier going uphill. :johntm

(At least it's easier to get the front wheel up initially; Not as much fork-boingery required. Guess...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,793,044
Posted By Guano11
Made me LOL :photogAnd glad you caught the...

Made me LOL :photogAnd glad you caught the culprit!
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Guano11
Excellent. I knew someone here would know! ...

Excellent. I knew someone here would know!

I took a shot at decoding and assumed "49 teeth" since I was lazy and it was easier to read than the other number (as you've noticed). It was late and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Guano11
Thanks.... and done. See below. NOW you...

Thanks.... and done. See below.

NOW you tell me I don't have to actually pull the chain (ok, I read your post too late....).
So I pulled the chain; it measures juuust beyond the "67.2 inches"...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Guano11
Geez. I didn't even know this was a "thing". ...

Geez. I didn't even know this was a "thing".

My XR400's chain is at the end of its adjustment range and just starting to get a bit slack, but the gear teeth look nice & straight ( no "shark...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,794
Views: 1,793,044
Posted By Guano11
With such a great piece of raw material to start...

With such a great piece of raw material to start with, it sure is easy to get caught up in the XR400 modification whirlpool. I was >>this close<< to taking the pumper carb plunge myself. Even though...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,451
Posted By Guano11
Beat me to the punch. Took 3 pages before...

Beat me to the punch. Took 3 pages before someone cut loose!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By Guano11
Same same!

Same same!
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By Guano11
I hit their pop up in Seattle last year. Learned...

I hit their pop up in Seattle last year. Learned what DIDN'T work for me (RC Lites, etc). Ended up with an off the rack size, no customization needed -- who knew!?
They gave free shipping on...
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