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Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By SUVslayer
Why can't you ride in the rain?

Why can't you ride in the rain?
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,834
Posted By SUVslayer
My .02 is get a bike that feels fast at 10-15 mph...

My .02 is get a bike that feels fast at 10-15 mph over, if that's what you want to do. In my experience, every bike wants to be flogged a bit. It's the nature of riding them. So get something that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,778
Posted By SUVslayer
Question (Hope this isn't a thread jack; I know...

Question (Hope this isn't a thread jack; I know we're supposed to be talking about the 599): Anyone found any good, bolt on replacements for rear shock that aren't north of $700?
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,778
Posted By SUVslayer
The suspension was the big sore spot when I first...

The suspension was the big sore spot when I first started riding the 919, and immediately gave me buyer's remorse. But I've been playing with it, and it turns out the PO had the forks all jacked up....
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,778
Posted By SUVslayer
Maybe if I could do a full split I could start...

Maybe if I could do a full split I could start dragging my knees. My legs don't go that far apart.

I'd be happy to trade my 919 for a ZRX. That's what I wanted when I got this, but the 919 was...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By SUVslayer
You're being suckered by the graphics. Go drive...

You're being suckered by the graphics. Go drive through some milk and don't look back.

A well sorted bike that you know the history of is a pretty safe bet. For the money you save, you'd even be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I learn something new every day. Oil...

I learn something new every day.
Oil separator? What oil separator? Turns out a PO removed it when they did the smog removal, probably thinking it was the charcoal cannister. That would certainly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Before you go crazy ripping it apart, I'd go back...

Before you go crazy ripping it apart, I'd go back to the intake side of things. My bike was having a problem with smoking, generally (so far as I could tell) when I was off the gas and decelerating,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I'm gonna agree - as a cyclist, I ride the very...

I'm gonna agree - as a cyclist, I ride the very right of the road. I want full respect when I'm on a bicycle, but at the same time, get out of the way where possible. Some of these folks are really...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Ok, that looks familiar. But there was no hope...

Ok, that looks familiar. But there was no hope screwing the cable into that. My bad. Well, new coil coming, and we'll see what transpires...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Good lord! Threads?? The cap that's on it is...

Good lord! Threads??
The cap that's on it is straight, and doesn't have the nifty little bend to it that the replacement OEM cap has. The contact for the wire is about half way down and I couldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Thanks for info Fritz. "Fouling" is just oil...

Thanks for info Fritz.
"Fouling" is just oil and some small gunk in low lying areas. Unfortunately, it may be coming from a bunch of places. I replaced my choke cable which was spewing chunks, an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I'm curious about the smog plumbing from the...

I'm curious about the smog plumbing from the crankcase to the air box:

I've been wrestling with fouling of my carb lately.My air filter was shot, so I've just put a new Uni on it. But I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By SUVslayer
I've been monkeying with my carb now for a couple...

I've been monkeying with my carb now for a couple of months. Between a dirty air filter and crud coming from an old choke cable, I couldn't keep the stock carb clean. I've finally got those cleaned...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,581
Views: 475,562
Posted By SUVslayer
It sounds fun. I think saturday I have to start...

It sounds fun. I think saturday I have to start by rebuilding my carb again. But I'm on the hunt for good offroad rides suitable for a 650.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,581
Views: 475,562
Posted By SUVslayer
That sounds fun. Where's the access point(s)?

That sounds fun. Where's the access point(s)?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6,581
Views: 475,562
Posted By SUVslayer
I'm a little late to the party - what's the...

I'm a little late to the party - what's the terrain at agawam dam/frog foot res? fireroads? Single track?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6,581
Views: 475,562
Posted By SUVslayer
Where is this?

Where is this?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By SUVslayer
Hey RichKLR that sounds good. I generally do all...

Hey RichKLR that sounds good. I generally do all my own wrenching too, but for some reason my carb was giving me a hard time. I thought I was doing something wrong, but maybe I just didn't get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By SUVslayer
Hmm, this is sad. Not much in the way of...

Hmm, this is sad. Not much in the way of resources around here...?

The good news is after taking my carb apart three times I finally got it running properly again, so the pressure is off. Still,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By SUVslayer
Suggestions for good Honda Mechanic in Boston?

I'm sure this has been covered a million times, but I'm looking for a good, non-dealer honda mechanic to work on an XR650L. I'm in Boston, specifically near West Roxbury/Dedham, and I'd love to find...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Does it make sense to open the throttle a bit and...

Does it make sense to open the throttle a bit and adjust the mixture screw??
It idles fine. It's when it's off idle it lacks power and, especially when cold, it bogs down when I roll on the gas.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Ok, I'll try this.

Ok, I'll try this.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I'd have to open it up to check the jet sizes....

I'd have to open it up to check the jet sizes. What I do know is that it started easily and ran fine with current setup. Now it starts a little hard, and when I twist the throttle it lags, so I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
More carb questions... Trying to adjust my...

More carb questions...
Trying to adjust my carb, but the mixture screw doesn't seem to have any effect at all. I started 2 turns open, and it runs, but rough. When I turn it in 1.5 turns, there's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Thanks JWhitmore!

Thanks JWhitmore!
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I just took the carb apart and put it back...

I just took the carb apart and put it back together... then took it apart again because apparently something wasn't right (the rubber diaphragm didn't seat right). So my question is: how do you dial...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Wait - You got him into motorcycles and you...

Wait - You got him into motorcycles and you expect him to not be a dummy? I mean really, what were you thinking?




Oh wait... YOU'RE into motorcycles....

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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
What's that right side stand you've got there?...

What's that right side stand you've got there? Does that work for the rear too?
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Finally getting the bike sorted out. New rubber...

Finally getting the bike sorted out. New rubber on today. Those tires did not want to go on.

http://beckettemmett.smugmug.com/photos/i-3Hh7gPc/0/M/i-3Hh7gPc-M.jpg

Recently, I've added a new...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22,502
Views: 2,824,995
Posted By SUVslayer
Oil sight tube? Tell me more...

Oil sight tube? Tell me more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Great looking bike. I'm amazed what black rims do...

Great looking bike. I'm amazed what black rims do to the look of these things.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I was going to post a pic last weekend and then...

I was going to post a pic last weekend and then never took one... but I'll make a plug for the Craftsman lift this bike is on. For $90 - the same price as many MX stools with no lift capability -...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
Excellent. Thank you

Excellent. Thank you
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
What cable did you use?

What cable did you use?
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I know this question has been asked a million...

I know this question has been asked a million times, but I'm trying to figure out what if anything I should do about a periodic smoking problem.
Basically, it's on decel (as far as I can tell)....
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 69,476
Posted By SUVslayer
Beautiful welds. One day I'd like to learn...

Beautiful welds. One day I'd like to learn welding, tho I doubt I'd ever get anywhere near that good.

Is that a caterham in the background? I've always wanted to drive one of those
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I'm debating getting the mefo explorers, but the...

I'm debating getting the mefo explorers, but the T63's are less than half the price so it seems tempting.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 77,681
Views: 8,448,893
Posted By SUVslayer
I'm in the market for some new tires, and there's...

I'm in the market for some new tires, and there's a deal on michelin T63's. I've got 120/80/18's on it, but I read these run narrow. Anyone try the 130?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19,043
Views: 7,796,017
Posted By SUVslayer
So uh, how'd that bridge work out for you? ...

So uh, how'd that bridge work out for you?

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