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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:33 AM
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Posted By cwc
Interesting. You can learn something every day...

Interesting. You can learn something every day here.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:28 AM
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Posted By cwc
The "front side" should be out, not in like the...

The "front side" should be out, not in like the picture.
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By cwc
A Gatorade bottle works better. The opening is...

A Gatorade bottle works better. The opening is larger. Not really large enough, but better than a coke bottle.:evil
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27,444
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Posted By cwc
We took about 7.5 hrs. for DGO to Jesus Maria...

We took about 7.5 hrs. for DGO to Jesus Maria including the gas stop in Mezquital and about 3 hrs. from Jesus Maria to Ruiz including a stop for gas in Ruiz and some time looking for a hotel. We were...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27,444
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Posted By cwc
San Blas to Durango

From our 2013 trip.

Posada San Agustin - Mezquital ~52 miles (Gas)
Mezquital - Jesus Maria ~142 miles (Gas)
Jesus Maria - Hotel Casa Monte Ruesga Ruiz ~78 miles (PEMEX)
Ruiz Hotel - San Blas...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,733
Posted By cwc
Tracks for Copper Canyon

dajuice has some for Garmin GPSs but the download is currently messed up. They are actually a map made from tracks we have recorded over the years.

There is a link to it at www.ccoons.com...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,733
Posted By cwc
[QUOTE=HeadShrinker;26155328]Three of us just did...

[QUOTE=HeadShrinker;26155328]Three of us just did a great trip. To get to Bato, we took the old road to Yoquivo which was one of the biggest challenges of the trip. Stayed at Juanitas.
[QUOTE]
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Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,733
Posted By cwc
Bridge near Tubares over Rio Urique

Just got word from inmate cjracer that as of 2/7/15 the bridge is laying in the river in pieces.

The water at the ford was 3-4 feet deep.
Forum: Americas 02-07-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27,444
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Posted By cwc
KLR temp sensor

If I'm understanding what's broken, I believe that temp switch is equivalent to one used on the Tsuru's widely used as taxis in Mexico. I'd check at an auto parts store. A friend who lives in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:23 PM
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Posted By cwc
Pipe heat shield needed

I need one of these.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w290/fredopatz/for%20sale/Heat%20shield_zpsuygbv4ov.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
For normal chain inspection I don't, but I'm not...

For normal chain inspection I don't, but I'm not sure what I did when I made the original set of measurements. I did the original measurements on a new chain with new sprockets at the time I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By cwc
How to properly adjust your chain

This has been posted here before but here it is again
http://www.thumpertalk.com/wiki/_/how-to-properly-adjust-your-chain-r320

I have done the check described in the link on a couple of my DR350s...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,294
Posted By cwc
If you are over 75 and want Medjet you will need...

If you are over 75 and want Medjet you will need to fill out a medical questionnaire and have your doctor also fill one out for you and then they will decide if they like you or not. If they like you...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,733
Posted By cwc
Urique Hotels

+1 on the Barrancas.

It is right on the main street and close to pretty much everything.

La Senora passed away several years ago when we were there and they had the viewing right in the street...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,269
Posted By cwc
Quote: <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4...

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Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By cwc
I'm not clear on how you attached the elbow to...

I'm not clear on how you attached the elbow to the IMS cap. Did you make a hole in the cap to accept the elbow? Or is the elbow large enough to slide over the nipple in the top of the cap?
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By cwc
See first post.:wink:

See first post.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 3,760,629
Posted By cwc
I've used this mounting method too and it works...

I've used this mounting method too and it works great as far as heating, but on my bikes the heating element/cover rotated on the throttle side grip in a relatively short time.

Did you have this...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By cwc
I've got two different valves to evaluate and...

I've got two different valves to evaluate and haven't open either of them, but they appear to operate as if there was a ball inside a vertical tube. If gas tries to escape the ball floats up and...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,294
Posted By cwc
Since there are a few older guys here it's worth...

Since there are a few older guys here it's worth noting that after age 75 Medjet really isn't very interested in you.
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,515
Posted By cwc
THere's some good advice here already

And I have a few suggestions too.

Camping can get really cheap if you use the tent space list here on ADV.

In small towns there may be a city park that has free or cheap camping.

Sometimes...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By cwc
Thanks for all the inputs

I tested a couple of the ball valve devices and while they did pass air in both directions I could see circumstances where they could get locked closed and cause pressure to build in the tank.

I...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By cwc
I've had a couple of inline ones that would let...

I've had a couple of inline ones that would let low velocity air through in either direction but prevent liquids from passing. I can see where they might block outgoing air if not mounted vertically.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By cwc
I made a 90 "cap" to bring the vendor supplied...

I made a 90 "cap" to bring the vendor supplied hose forward instead of up, but based on what I've read the one way valves need to be vertical to work properly.

I may be reduced to buying a...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By cwc
Gas cap vent valve for Acerbis or IMS tanks

I'm looking for a SHORT one way valve to vent Acerbis or IMS tanks.

The ones I have found apparently require a length of tubing to work properly.

I use a map holder that rests on the gas cap...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8,012
Views: 1,226,599
Posted By cwc
Sorry about that. I spend some time working on...

Sorry about that. I spend some time working on Suzuki DR's and they give values for the CDI box so I assumed...

Did you switch the leads you are using to measure the "short" between the yellow...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
That may work in Tucson, but if you are in...

That may work in Tucson, but if you are in Minnesota you will need to heat the boot to get the job done unless you are doing it in the last two weeks of July or the first two weeks of August and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8,012
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Posted By cwc
It's below 0F right now where my NX is so I...

It's below 0F right now where my NX is so I resorted to the Factory Manual. It says there should be no continuity between the "green and yellow" pins on the CDI with the connector disconnected.
...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27,444
Views: 2,330,628
Posted By cwc
Galeana

We've stayed there in the past at the Jardin and are planning to stay again in a couple of weeks.

Question: Any changes there that we need to know about? It's been 3 years since the last visit.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
The amount of power used by the turn signals and...

The amount of power used by the turn signals and brake light is small. The current is substantial but they are on for such a short time that power usage is low.

The people at Baja Designs told...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27,444
Views: 2,330,628
Posted By cwc
Guachochi

The locals tell me that la trucha is raised on local fish farms, but your version makes them seem much more attractive.:rofl

On another subject this Blog post about Guachochi describes another...
Forum: Americas 09-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27,444
Views: 2,330,628
Posted By cwc
Also be aware that if you call collect per the...

Also be aware that if you call collect per the instruction on the card and get the "Please wait for the next available operator", the Mexican operator may not be willing to wait. This has happen to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
Master links compatibility

All 520 master links are not the same. The pin diameter, plate thickness and assembled width vary with model and manufacturer. Some manufacturers list this info.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
If only I knew for sure when I was going to ride...

If only I knew for sure when I was going to ride the bike next.:lol3

I do it every time for my 350 and 650. And for my lawnmower and snowblower.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
Lifting the bike

QUOTE=MrPulldown;25142122T

The solo device

Interesting, but I think I'll stick with my soft-tie and regular visits to the gym.

This is the handlebar method that I have yet to try.

That's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
I'd be interested in more info on these...

I'd be interested in more info on these techniques, particularly the "solo lift strap jack". Google wasn't my friend using those words.

Like some others here I'm into my 70's now and this type of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
#2 is the size of the square driver that fits the...

#2 is the size of the square driver that fits the correct screw. A #8 screw should have the correct head size.

You could also buy the Suzuki tool ( p/n 0991714910) for about US$6 if you are a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30,284
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Posted By cwc
I had similar symptoms with my DR650. The full...

I had similar symptoms with my DR650. The full throttle part was that it ran better for a while, but I don't think it made normal full power. I was running into a headwind. When I turned around and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 3,760,629
Posted By cwc
Sometimes you can remove and ez-out or tap by...

Sometimes you can remove and ez-out or tap by freezing it with "freeze mist" and then giving it a sharp rap with a hammer and punch. The freeze mist makes the tool steel more brittle so it will crack...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 3,760,629
Posted By cwc
I've got a stock 650 spring on my '95 SE with no...

I've got a stock 650 spring on my '95 SE with no adapter. Works great.
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