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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Meriden
The hard thing about tire changes is getting...

The hard thing about tire changes is getting started. There are a lot of gizmos out there, but all you need is soap, talc, two or three short spoons, a wrench and a place to work. Remember if it's...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By Meriden
Isn't California the only state titling the RTs...

Isn't California the only state titling the RTs under the lemon law or can someone point to another?

To the OP, if you want a new RT, plan on keeping it (mines a '99 and still has about 400,000...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Meriden
A couple of things to keep in mind (apologies if...

A couple of things to keep in mind (apologies if you know this already.)

For basecamp and your Garmin device to calculate routes the same way both have to be using the same map and both have to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Meriden
How often are you planning to return to Colorado?...

How often are you planning to return to Colorado? Do you have a place to store it for free? Frankly, if I could store my dirt bike somewhere out west and see if six times a year or more it would beat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,129
Posted By Meriden
Wrote a paper on small world / six degrees in...

Wrote a paper on small world / six degrees in college. Managed to connect everyone in the room with the Kevin Bacon in five connections and the president in four.

When I was rock climbing I was...
Forum: Trials 09-02-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By Meriden
I saw this some time ago and while I give the guy...

I saw this some time ago and while I give the guy kudos for getting a bagger across that mess, it did make me change when I use the term "water crossing" to something much more difficult.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33,475
Views: 8,174,467
Posted By Meriden
What's all this talk of passing? I thought the...

What's all this talk of passing? I thought the whole purpose of riding the dragon was so that people could mock your choice of farkles and costume.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,394
Posted By Meriden
Enjoy your ride Bobber. Will be following along. ...

Enjoy your ride Bobber. Will be following along.

m
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
Thanks, other folk may have personal preferences...

Thanks, other folk may have personal preferences regarding brand, etc. Sadly the headlight and radiator guard was learned at the school of hard knocks.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
Hmmm doing the mods for the first time having...

Hmmm doing the mods for the first time having done them I would

0. SHOCK
1. Headlight grill or cover. That headlight housing is EXPENSIVE.
2. Hyde Skid plate if they still make it.
3. TT rear...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-01-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By Meriden
Mid level skills like welding are sorely needed...

Mid level skills like welding are sorely needed in Texas. I'm not sure about the Fort Worth market, but a welder has all the work he wants in the shipyards and refineries of Houston or in the Eagle...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Meriden
I don't ride in salt water, but I've sailed in it...

I don't ride in salt water, but I've sailed in it in some old boats. My thoughts on a sea soaked bike are these:

Don't let the salt water dry before washing it completely in cold fresh water.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Meriden
I've got an XChallenge and love it. A buddy has a...

I've got an XChallenge and love it. A buddy has a South American adventure to his credit on a XCountry so it can take it as well.

But based on the points you mention above I would suggest you...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Meriden
If you're going to Del Rio then 90 is about your...

If you're going to Del Rio then 90 is about your only option. I like 90 better anyway. It's more scenic and there is more gas available than on I10. Plus the lower speeds keep it in the tank...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
Congratulations on getting it running and thanks...

Congratulations on getting it running and thanks for sharing such hard earned experience. If you ever head due south on the X shoot me a PM and we'll hit some dirt... or sand... or mud.

m
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
I'm using a Shorai 12. Had a 9 but replaced it...

I'm using a Shorai 12. Had a 9 but replaced it when the "fear sale" pricing several months ago made buying a new one at the local dealer impossible to pass up. The 9 is now in my antique Triumph. No...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,391
Posted By Meriden
Sad to say that it appears that the stitching...

Sad to say that it appears that the stitching problem is still around. I purchased an Out n Back in March and recently the stitching around the tops of the zippers on the main pouches has given way....
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
Two assumptions: 1 Wasted spark B/S aside, it...

Two assumptions:
1 Wasted spark B/S aside, it is important that the engine be assembled so that the ECU understands which revolution is FIRING TDC (like the DVD states.)
2 When the cams were out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
That wasn't me. I was just commenting on another...

That wasn't me. I was just commenting on another thread, but you bring up a good point about the EFI needing to know which stroke it is on. It's easy enough to get the computer to skip a revolution....
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
I would certainly try it before hauling the bike...

I would certainly try it before hauling the bike to a dealer.
m
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
I considered the idea that the control unit would...

I considered the idea that the control unit would skip a spark with each turn. It raises a questions about first assembly, or more importantly, rebuild. In the event that the procedure on the DVD is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
A couple of thoughts. F650 is a great resource,...

A couple of thoughts. F650 is a great resource, but it is just a bunch of guys working on several years of Rotax 652 motors. Very valuable and best taken salted. I checked the photos in the FAQ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
Did you read the Ron Woods Flywheel FAQ on F650?...

Did you read the Ron Woods Flywheel FAQ on F650? Down at the bottom it discusses possible non-start problems including cam timing.

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/TimingFlyWheelFAQ.htm#Ron Woods Key...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15,428
Views: 8,946,470
Posted By Meriden
Shouldn't it read "Loud Pipes Get VD"?

Shouldn't it read "Loud Pipes Get VD"?
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
I'm a little over that mileage with the same...

I'm a little over that mileage with the same experience and I'm anything but picky about the fuel the bike gets. The only thing I add is a spritz of Chevron Techron injector cleaner every so often.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Meriden
Wobble on a big DS bike is almost always tire....

Wobble on a big DS bike is almost always tire. Rule that out before spending any money. If you run knobbies, just get used to a little skittish behavior.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
I was using a PC310 that left me in the desert....

I was using a PC310 that left me in the desert. It was a very tight fit. Switched to a Shorai (Horrors!) which has functioned perfectly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,351
Posted By Meriden
Love it... I hate to be a kill joy, but...

Love it...


I hate to be a kill joy, but it seems like converting a tube rim to tubeless is more trouble than learning how easy it is to fix a flat. Now I'll admit that my only personal...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Meriden
9 mile road has been closed for two years now. A...

9 mile road has been closed for two years now. A new land owner purchased part of the easement and closed the gate.

As for bike size, the first ET450 one day group did the east Texas sand on a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Meriden
Seat Concepts

Seat Concepts
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-27-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Meriden
One thing to keep in mind is that very little of...

One thing to keep in mind is that very little of Texas is public land. The western side of the state is a patchwork of public, private and semi-private roads (shared easements.) In open range...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-27-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Meriden
Lone Star is the place to go.

Lone Star is the place to go.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Meriden
As maximus alludes, "relatively nearby" in West...

As maximus alludes, "relatively nearby" in West Texas almost always means hours, plural. There is plenty to see and do, just plan on it taking some time to get there.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-24-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Meriden
Yep, been too long. I heard you led a good ride...

Yep, been too long. I heard you led a good ride at the Strom event. We're off to the sandy back roads of the DeWitt Grant south of Gun Town on Sunday. Take care. We'll see you soon.

m
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-22-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Meriden
Hey Mudclod, what's up? Typical East...

Hey Mudclod, what's up?


Typical East Texas county road

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/Meriden71/Ride082811/GoodRoad.jpg


Typical East Texas logging road...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
If the chain is too slack it can strike the swing...

If the chain is too slack it can strike the swing arm at the bearing. This doesn't do anything to the swing arm except mar is slightly. It can cut through the case on the bearing so that water and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-22-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Meriden
Et450

This GPX is from a yearly ride called the East Texas 450. There are lots of pleasant back roads and some challenging sand. This is an older copy, sufficient for exploring, but don't be surprised if...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Meriden
Complete and not running lightens my checkbook by...

Complete and not running lightens my checkbook by no more than $1000. That is saying that it is complete and original and it can be verified by someone who knows brit bikes. I have a '71 Tiger that I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
I have ABS and have never had any trouble...

I have ABS and have never had any trouble reaching the valve stem on my bike. I ended up putting on the Sach's shock from a X Country anyway. The Sachs is inadequate for hard riding, but it will work...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7,026
Views: 1,080,217
Posted By Meriden
QHOTE IS NOT WORKING Another quick query ...

QHOTE IS NOT WORKING

Another quick query the 12v power socket under the seat of the G650X does it just take a normal adaptor like for a car cigarette lighter? I have had a brief look as I...
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