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Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11,450
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Here's one: some means of flat repair; a flat...

Here's one: some means of flat repair; a flat tire can strand you more often than just about any other mechanical issue. Patch kit, tire irons, spare tube, small bicycle hand pump, and a the skills...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 131,585
Posted By HardWorkingDog
<snort> Hey, that's MY rock--------go find your...

<snort> Hey, that's MY rock--------go find your own!
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11,450
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
god forbid we have a little flame here.

god forbid we have a little flame here.
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Yep. They wear like iron, too. Anyone know how...

Yep. They wear like iron, too. Anyone know how the new Tech 8's compare? Do they make a full inner bootie version anymore?
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Hard choice between the Sidi Crossfire SRS and...

Hard choice between the Sidi Crossfire SRS and the Alpinestars Tech 8...I've got the Sidi's, my son wears the Tech 8's--we both are convinced we've got the best boots out there :lol3

The Sidi's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11,450
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
By all means, have all the fun ya want! ...

By all means, have all the fun ya want!

:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I like these grip wraps. ...

I like these grip wraps.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-warm-wrap-grips.html

Easy to install, and easy to remove when you don't need them. Work very well.

(Not sure why the snarky...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,387
Posted By HardWorkingDog
(Don't want to sidetrack M P's helpful post, but...

(Don't want to sidetrack M P's helpful post, but he means "might not be able to ride OHV trails in the summer with a red sticker bike." This plated/green sticker/red sticker issue can quickly devolve...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
sigh... My first new bike was the 1970 CT1B,...

sigh...

My first new bike was the 1970 CT1B, metallic green tank. Damn, wish I still had that one.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11,450
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
:nod I've been tempted to exhaust wrap as...

:nod

I've been tempted to exhaust wrap as well--that header pipe right before the heat shield is positioned at just the right spot to burn your leg in a tip-over...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
205'd :rofl

205'd

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
"Nice???" We're talkin' rough tough mean 'ol DIRT...

"Nice???" We're talkin' rough tough mean 'ol DIRT bikes here, remember.


:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I used to go through levers like they were water....

I used to go through levers like they were water. Since I put good quality handguards on I've not had to replace a single lever...so yes, it's worth upgrading :lol3.

I don't like tusk in general...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
What exactly is happening? Does the starter turn,...

What exactly is happening? Does the starter turn, or just clickclickclick?

Need 3 things...fuel, spark, compression.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11,450
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Dies immediately??? As in, you've got the...

Dies immediately??? As in, you've got the kickstand down, and the kickstand safety switch cuts in? There is a safety switch the prevents you from riding off with the kickstand down, cuts the ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That's right up Swamp's alley...........or swamp....

That's right up Swamp's alley...........or swamp. Dig back through Swamp's old postings, might want to start with an inmate search. He did some interesting stuff with his XT.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
A pictorial of the 4 stroke sequence:...

A pictorial of the 4 stroke sequence: suck-squeeze-bang-blow???
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11,450
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
All the pre-packed bearing kits are China...

All the pre-packed bearing kits are China sourced. The only way I know of to ensure non-Chinese is to buy OEM-Yamaha. Some Chinese bearings can be good quality...but it's hard to tell.

Heat up the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-01-2014, 02:09 PM
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Views: 117,665
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Thanks, scaryfast! Happy to carry on with...

Thanks, scaryfast!

Happy to carry on with father & son enduro racing. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Welcome! 1) I believe that washer is...

Welcome!

1) I believe that washer is probably a shim used in addition to part #23 to raise the needle, and enrichen the low speed circuit. Most carbs have a needle with several grooves & a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11,450
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
.........I have no frame of reference here,...

.........I have no frame of reference here, .........I'm like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know...

What's the point, man?
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I think this is what GlennR is looking at: ...

I think this is what GlennR is looking at:

http://www.cycoactive.com/Store/3096/PN-BP-4/BarPack-Mapcase-080-0030
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 117,665
Posted By HardWorkingDog
WTB: ICO Checkmate enduro computer

Nobody rides timekeeping enduros anymore right? And all you rally guys have the latest and greatest stuff, the Checkmates are so last year...:evil

Anyway, looking for an ICO Checkmate in good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15,522
Views: 2,388,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Thanks, nuked. And posted...

Thanks, nuked. And posted (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25282858#post25282858) in RMMW
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,387
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Thanks! On our way to the Wild Pony Family...

Thanks! On our way to the Wild Pony Family Enduro...May get some wet sand out in the Nevada desert.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,387
Posted By HardWorkingDog
No Goldens, just Rainbows :dg

No Goldens, just Rainbows :dg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2014, 11:28 AM
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Views: 479,387
Posted By HardWorkingDog
West side of Sierra Nevada range, about 25 miles...

West side of Sierra Nevada range, about 25 miles southeast of Mammoth Lakes, South Fork San Joaquin River. About half dozen or so scattered pools, some natural bottom, some man-made concrete. You...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
the thread-killer strikes again

the thread-killer strikes again
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,387
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Wow, just so it doesn't feel like a thread-killer...

Wow, just so it doesn't feel like a thread-killer I have to chime in: drool is spilling onto my keyboard...looks like an amazing and brilliant ride.

Again.

I wasn't too far away from you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
It rained pretty good on us Saturday...

It rained pretty good on us Saturday afternoon-Sunday morning...:wink:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/15135498129_1e61c6b41c_b.jpg

Doesn't exactly count as we were on 4 wheels or 2 feet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Woo-hoo! Glad you're back on it again...fantastic...

Woo-hoo! Glad you're back on it again...fantastic photo of the motel drawer bottom work table, I'll keep that in mind. Looks like your old stator was nice n' crispy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Hope you have a volt meter with a diode test...

Hope you have a volt meter with a diode test function, or can find one.

Not GS specific, but this helped me isolate the problem when my charging system failed.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Not sure what you mean by OEM? I would think...

Not sure what you mean by OEM? I would think Keihin is OEM if you've got a Keihin carb, and anything else that doesn't have that flying K logo isn't.

I hesitated posting, not having anything very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,387
Posted By HardWorkingDog
oh man...you just made me hate the fact that I'm...

oh man...you just made me hate the fact that I'm sitting at my desk staring at a computer and not heading for Mt. Patterson...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,739,577
Posted By HardWorkingDog
race to 205'n Yep, it did. 94681-33011-00,...

race to 205'n

Yep, it did. 94681-33011-00, press fit master link.

But hell, I've replaced the chain a couple times with less than 5000 miles :evil

(playing around with tires/gearing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Death Valley Racetrack Playa--research into rock movement mechanism

Looks pretty conclusive--a combination of thin ice sheets, water and wind.

Enjoy the read!
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105948
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By HardWorkingDog
As far as fuel stops, I think the longest stretch...

As far as fuel stops, I think the longest stretch is probably about 70 miles when you're going through the Big Sur area. Plan on getting gas at Gorda, and it'll be around $6.50/gal...but it's worth...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,154
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Thanks for taking the time to take photos as...

Thanks for taking the time to take photos as you're working...been lurking on this thread until I noticed your front downtube has the exact same spot of flaked paint/surface rust as I do, right next...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 479,387
Posted By HardWorkingDog
1brunoj--you sound a little....delirious, not...

1brunoj--you sound a little....delirious, not that there's anything wrong with that. Sounds like you had an adventure. When you've recovered, some more detail would be cool.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,424
Posted By HardWorkingDog
thank you

thank you
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