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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21,754
Views: 1,656,115
Posted By Luke
Thanks! I would have made it last week but I was...

Thanks! I would have made it last week but I was busy.
http://drduck.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/RockyMountainRally2015/i-Z7hCkgQ/0/L/IMG_3606-L.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21,754
Views: 1,656,115
Posted By Luke
I know it's a bit early to be posting this, but...

I know it's a bit early to be posting this, but how about a repeat?

Rock Creek Tavern on Old Cornelius Pass Road. I'll be there at 6.

Ken, you'll want to leave by noon to make it on time, for...
Forum: Racing 04-15-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 18,026
Posted By Luke
What a great event! Thanks so much to Phil for...

What a great event! Thanks so much to Phil for making it happen, Ryan and the sweep crew for looking out for us, and Andre for Saturday's route. I don't know who gets credit for Friday and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 2,291,009
Posted By Luke
I think the '02 is the second-to-latest...

I think the '02 is the second-to-latest generation of the YZs ( have an 01 and 99). At some point in the mid-oughts they went to an aluminum frame and twin chamber forks, I suspect at the same...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,402
Posted By Luke
Yes. It imported perfectly for me into Mapsource.

Yes. It imported perfectly for me into Mapsource.
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,908
Posted By Luke
I used this stuff once: ...

I used this stuff once:
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3506761

It seemed about the same as the official stuff and worked fine. The features I looked for were that it was...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,908
Posted By Luke
700 miles*. * based on my personal...

700 miles*.


* based on my personal definition of "can ride" and "flat" :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By Luke
Good plan. I'm almost finished with a...

Good plan. I'm almost finished with a watercooled project; fitting and plumbing the radiator was by far the hardest part.

Can you compare measurments of the motor and frame before shipping it? ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-25-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By Luke
Here: ...

Here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911735
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By Luke
BTW, for reference the blaster motor weighed 50#...

BTW, for reference the blaster motor weighed 50# with oil, and the '99 YZ125 motor weighed 45# with oil, radiators and coolant. The scale was not too trustworthy -an old bathroom scale, but it was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By Luke
Blaster 200. This is in a yz125. Plenty of...

Blaster 200. This is in a yz125. Plenty of power in the woods and very tractable. Needs more power in sand, but what doesn't?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Luke
1: Probably ok. Use fresh washers every time,...

1: Probably ok. Use fresh washers every time, and check that it doesn't leak when it warms up the first time it's run.

2: No. I'd expect heat cycles to soften up the plastic and let it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Luke
No. The fast guys are serious about winning,...

No. The fast guys are serious about winning, the organizers are serious about being organized, everyone else is pretty much goofing off. By the time the fast guys lap you the field will be so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9,126
Views: 1,912,411
Posted By Luke
Hi :wave If you're looking for people to...

Hi :wave

If you're looking for people to ride with, check out the PDX off-pavement rides thread up in the PNW forum. We have all types.


Depends a lot on what sort of tire life you want. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Luke
That's easy work for a welder. Measure the...

That's easy work for a welder. Measure the slots where the subframe mounts so that you can tell the welder how much material to add.

For the electrical stuff, start by checking the main fuse....
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9,126
Views: 1,912,411
Posted By Luke
I'd go for heavier springs regardless of the...

I'd go for heavier springs regardless of the tank- something in the .44 - .46 range. That'll keep the front end from collapsing on downhills. Don't go much heavier or the bike won't turn well. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By Luke
Almost: you need the TRX crank as well. The...

Almost: you need the TRX crank as well. The flywheel mount sticks out a little further to make room for the starter gear. There was an extension made that allowed you use the XR crank, I have no...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-26-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,982
Posted By Luke
What sort of shock are you using now? What's the...

What sort of shock are you using now? What's the spring rate?


If you're looking for a different shock, Honda XR shocks are designed to work with a pretty high leverage ratio. The stock spring...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,848
Posted By Luke
Wow. I thought my YZ was a mess. At least it...

Wow. I thought my YZ was a mess. At least it was rebuilt with metric hardware. The welding may have been the same person, your motor mount welds look just like the weld that was holding a socket...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-26-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21,754
Views: 1,656,115
Posted By Luke
It's a school bus. That sells beer. ...

It's a school bus. That sells beer.

Parked in this lot:
Kruger's Farm Market
7316 North Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203

google maps...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21,754
Views: 1,656,115
Posted By Luke
I'll commit a day early. Lombard Beer Bus at 5:30.

I'll commit a day early. Lombard Beer Bus at 5:30.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,402
Posted By Luke
And now we know where hipsters got their irony.

And now we know where hipsters got their irony.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Luke
The wiring on the 640 is <strike>crap</strike>. I...

The wiring on the 640 is <strike>crap</strike>. I mean, umm.... designed to extend the life of the bulb by only delivering 10 volts to it. So the 55w bulb is only putting out the light of a 35w...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21,754
Views: 1,656,115
Posted By Luke
Yes. St Johns, this Thursday. Sounds good to me....

Yes. St Johns, this Thursday. Sounds good to me. Any ideas where????
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By Luke
Anderson Powerpole connectors are pretty nice. ...

Anderson Powerpole connectors are pretty nice. You build up the single blocks to make connectors with as many positions you want. They feel really good mechanically. The only real downside is...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,423
Posted By Luke
Plug a stick cable into the welder and grab the...

Plug a stick cable into the welder and grab the terminal block with the stinger. Or for a neater solution make a short cable with a dinse on one end and a ring terminal on the other, then bolt the...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 658,423
Posted By Luke
There are terminal blocks available that you...

There are terminal blocks available that you screw the torch and regulator lines into. Connect the power to it and you're set.

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/cyberweld_2268_151869595

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 2,291,009
Posted By Luke
Clean title, too. :lol3

Clean title, too. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 381,366
Posted By Luke
:wave I'm glad it wasn't anything expensive.

:wave

I'm glad it wasn't anything expensive.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Luke
No* on transferring a WA plate to OR. Ever since...

No* on transferring a WA plate to OR. Ever since WA started plating dirt bikes again all the transfers from WA get extra attention.


*Well, probably not. if you already own the bike it's worth...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,741
Posted By Luke
Impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing how...

Impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing how this works out.


Three-phase regulators use full-wave rectification.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9,126
Views: 1,912,411
Posted By Luke
I repaired a subframe with oxy-acetylene without...

I repaired a subframe with oxy-acetylene without a jig. I did have to strip all the parts from the subframe, but re-attached the subframe to the bike so the mounting points wouldn't move. It might...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Luke
You'd need an angle sensor of some sort, which...

You'd need an angle sensor of some sort, which would be tough to install cleanly. The electronics that drive the damper would certainly be fast enough, and the solenoid in the damper is pretty small...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Luke
No. I put an RSW brace on my XR400. It sure...

No.

I put an RSW brace on my XR400. It sure stiffened up the front end, because it was machined to the wrong dimensions and bound up the forks. RSW said it was intentional and that I should shim...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 2,291,009
Posted By Luke
:scratch it still does. :lol3

:scratch

it still does. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 381,366
Posted By Luke
Schwartz's trail is the one that Scott, Squishy...

Schwartz's trail is the one that Scott, Squishy and I helped with back here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25470641&postcount=4582

Getting down to it from the ridge is pretty tricky. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Luke
I bought one a long time ago to mess with, but...

I bought one a long time ago to mess with, but never got around to installing it on a bike. It had a two pin connector that went straight to the bike's ECU. It looked like there was just a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 381,366
Posted By Luke
Democratic government responding to the desires...

Democratic government responding to the desires of the citizens.

The DC based lobbyists who pushed it through are undoubtably citizens of somewhere.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 381,366
Posted By Luke
What's nuts is that 7 was the compromise...

What's nuts is that 7 was the compromise legislation. The original proposal was 16.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 381,366
Posted By Luke
They allow kids under 7 to get the card because...

They allow kids under 7 to get the card because it's the same card for ATVs, which are allowed for any age.

I've never heard of anyone getting a warning at Brown's camp. Tickets only.
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