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Forum: Alaska 12-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,052
Posted By simestd
Outstanding Andrew, thanks! Daughter #1 and I...

Outstanding Andrew, thanks! Daughter #1 and I are in for two :D
Forum: Alaska 12-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,052
Posted By simestd
2nd showing at Beartooth with beer and grub?

I missed out; that pesky work thing I do instead of lurking on ADV...

Andrew, any chance of having another showing but over at the Beartooth? In my mind that venue is the best in town for this...
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By simestd
Glad you're settled, enjoy the area - lots of...

Glad you're settled, enjoy the area - lots of good riding around the Jerome, Prescott, Sedona area. 89A :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 102,415
Views: 20,049,245
Posted By simestd
I second the Kenda K270 5.10 x17 recommendation...

I second the Kenda K270 5.10 x17 recommendation for the rear on the DR

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24477948&postcount=12

I got another 6K miles out of one AFTER it was taken off a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
See if you can find some twine or string that you...

See if you can find some twine or string that you can goop with RTV and pack into the missing o-ring cavity before you torque it. If you have wrenching experience on recips, kinda like looping...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
Are BOTH o-rings in place?

Are BOTH o-rings in place? I've likely got a spare set in Anchorage if you need them ASAP.

BTW, you can tip the bike on it's side to check the o-rings without loosing oil.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
If your XT225 gets the same 70 mpg that mine...

If your XT225 gets the same 70 mpg that mine does, it looks like you have around 500 miles worth of fuel there :eek1
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,222
Posted By simestd
How about a rare earth magnet? I have several...

How about a rare earth magnet? I have several larger ones that are handy for all kinds of things and are self storing on anything ferrous in your tool kit. Old hard drive magnets are great for...
Forum: Alaska 07-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,610
Posted By simestd
Had a great time, enjoyed meeting everyone and...

Had a great time, enjoyed meeting everyone and discovering new sights around the Kenai Peninsula! Thanks to Mike and his crew for putting this together. Can't wait to do it again and explore more!
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,610
Posted By simestd
Thanks for putting this on Mike, I for one am...

Thanks for putting this on Mike, I for one am planning on leaving the Anchorage Dimond Chevron at or very near 7 AM tomorrow to make it down in time for registration. That early in the AM the...
Forum: Alaska 07-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,610
Posted By simestd
Bump - Farnsworth or Soldotna Creek?

Bump for the event and a query for those not intimately familiar with Soldotna - exactly which park does this shindig start at?

Thanks!
Forum: Alaska 07-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By simestd
Already accomplished with full contact info left...

Already accomplished with full contact info left at the end. The very friendly staff at the NWT tourism office in Dawson made sure I had all the information I needed and also helpfully included a...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By simestd
Hey, great to see you on here! Renovations... ...

Hey, great to see you on here! Renovations... don't I know it - schlepping over to the hanger for the rest of my "vacation". On the agenda tomorrow is hopefully the last of the sheetrock, taping...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By simestd
I tried to snooze it up in Inuvik but it was 80+...

I tried to snooze it up in Inuvik but it was 80+ with full daylight and squadrons of mosquitoes so I only managed about 6 hours. Had my departure timed for 7:30 AM figuring to make the first ferry...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By simestd
Tires...

Kenda 270's - good to the last roost :clap

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Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By simestd
Thanks for the encouragement, I'll wrap up all...

Thanks for the encouragement, I'll wrap up all the data with a bow and send it in along with some explanation of the gas availability in Inuvik at 8 AM and a suggestion for the name. RE Spotwalla,...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By simestd
Thanks for the kind words everyone :D ...

Thanks for the kind words everyone :D



Thanks Jack, I'd like to send in the paperwork on this one as I'm pretty proud of it. Going from memory I knew I needed time stamped receipts so I...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By simestd
Inuvik to Anchorage SS1000

After enjoying D2D this year, I planned on making my inaugural trip to Inuvik if the weather cooperated. On Sunday the weather was gorgeous, the DR was humming along and the Dempster was in fine...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 102,415
Views: 20,049,245
Posted By simestd
What they said, I'll add back off all the cover...

What they said, I'll add back off all the cover bolts a couple threads and then lightly tap the cover all around to encourage a clean separation without damaging the gasket. BTW, I usually use...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 102,415
Views: 20,049,245
Posted By simestd
In case it isn't clear from the diagram, turn the...

In case it isn't clear from the diagram, turn the carb upside down on the bench and measure the distance from the mating surface of the float bowl to the highest point of plastic float (shown as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 102,415
Views: 20,049,245
Posted By simestd
Give this a try, from the manual: ...

Give this a try, from the manual:

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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 102,415
Views: 20,049,245
Posted By simestd
Gold Plug is great! I've used them for oil /...

Gold Plug is great! I've used them for oil / final drive drain plugs in all my vehicles - including the DR. I had a momentary spell there and confused the DR with my Yamaha XT225 which really does...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
Outstanding! Glad the post was helpful :clap

Outstanding! Glad the post was helpful :clap
Forum: Alaska 05-19-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,995
Posted By simestd
Had a great time as usual Mike, thanks again for...

Had a great time as usual Mike, thanks again for breakfast! My daughters both reported seeing a black bear :eek1 on the tank trails during their run - that would have been in the 2:30 - 3:00 time...
Forum: Alaska 05-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,995
Posted By simestd
Great, see you for breakfast - and that omelet...

Great, see you for breakfast - and that omelet had it coming ;)
Forum: Alaska 05-17-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,995
Posted By simestd
Swung by AK Leather and no joy on a lid. BTW,...

Swung by AK Leather and no joy on a lid. BTW, they've got a great price on 3\4 helmets, but are currently out of large and medium. Should I bring a full face or are we covered?
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 102,415
Views: 20,049,245
Posted By simestd
You found someone who is making magnetic drain...

You found someone who is making magnetic drain plugs for the DR?! :ear I read about the Goldplug experiment and the fellow who made them a few years ago and disappeared, but I couldn't find any...
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,995
Posted By simestd
Negative on the beanie helmet, all mine are full...

Negative on the beanie helmet, all mine are full face, non-modular. I'll swing by and see what Barb has.
Forum: Alaska 05-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,995
Posted By simestd
Yep, GL500 is in the commuting rotation and ready...

Yep, GL500 is in the commuting rotation and ready to roll. What's the confirmed meet up time @ Tinkhotsenough IHOP for the morning shift? Do we have enough pillion lids?
Forum: Alaska 05-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By simestd
The road, weather and scenery between Anchorage...

The road, weather and scenery between Anchorage and Whittier were spectacular today! The food and company were also great :evil Although in the interest of science, I need to expand the size of...
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By simestd
I'll just leave these here....

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A few of us will be meeting Saturday, 11 AM at the Potter's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
OK, that's good news - having the H4 extension...

OK, that's good news - having the H4 extension makes it easier. I start by cutting the H4 extension in half at it's midpoint. The H4 extensions I've seen have the same color coding as my diagram...
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,692
Posted By simestd
There is another govt campground out by the...

There is another govt campground out by the airport as well. As noted by The Dick earlier, neither of these campgrounds take reservations, they are first come first served in person. Meaning they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
I'll try to break it down specifically for your...

I'll try to break it down specifically for your situation, but I need to know what you're doing. Are you using an H4 headlight extension or splicing into the factory harness?
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
When I built one for the DR, I ordered 2 sets of...

When I built one for the DR, I ordered 2 sets of parts in case I blew/screwed something up. Now that I built a second one for the XT I'm out of parts.

Be brave and dive in :clap, I'll be glad to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
That's good news, retired probably means he has...

That's good news, retired probably means he has lots of experience with air cooled, carbureted bikes - so a high probability of success.


If the crack or leak allows propane to get into the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
Just for grins, have you tried the idle screw at...

Just for grins, have you tried the idle screw at 1.5 - 1.75 turns out?

The reason I ask is at sea level with a stock carb, intake and exhaust, my '07 XT225 will pop and sputter slightly when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
I've never tried premium in any of my bikes, so I...

I've never tried premium in any of my bikes, so I can't say. I didn't mean to imply that higher octane than what the manufacturer recommends would absolutely cause problems, but rather that if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
New and improved headlight relay info, with more fiber!

Hopefully this will be more useful than the bare circuit diagram (https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/QxYT_kPo8XE6Q8vkPvqe8ISn0UVrVCkC2iR5FxzCyYU?feat=directlink), but if you have questions (or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,423
Posted By simestd
Doh! Sorry about that - give me a little while...

Doh! Sorry about that - give me a little while and I'll try to put together a drawing that's more of a physical diagram instead a circuit diagram. Hopefully that will be easier for folks to follow.
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