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Old 08-23-2011, 12:07 AM   #24106
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Entire thread on SDAR; http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...ost__p__110690

unfortunately Chris picked up a nail along the trail but we were on our way after ~20 minutes.....
He changed/patched a tube in 20 minutes?!? Impressive.

That fire tower was still manned? I thought the USFS went all to remote video cameras...
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:54 AM   #24107
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Key Blank

Ilco X248 YM63 from the local locksmith, cheap.

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Guys, searched this forum but came up dry so will ask. Has anyone found a key blank that works with the Yamaha ignition hey? Tried all the Walmart blanks with no luck. As it is I'm on an extended trip and lost my key, do have a spare but would like to get another made while I can.

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Old 08-23-2011, 07:43 AM   #24108
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Ilco X248 YM63 from the local locksmith, cheap.

Sarah
Good idea Sarah. I didn't even think to look at the spare for a code. Mine has the same code which makes sense since it's an Ilco.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:14 AM   #24109
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He changed/patched a tube in 20 minutes?!? Impressive.

That fire tower was still manned? I thought the USFS went all to remote video cameras...
20 minutes because "I" brought tools/CO2

The fire spotters at that location stay up there for 10 straight days......then someone drives up in a truck, flips the keys, and the spotter who was there drives back down.......lonely job.......he would've talked our ears off ALL DAY if we had stayed longer
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:57 AM   #24110
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I applied for the fire lookout jobs actually, I'd love the solitude personally. Just read a great book about it too call Fire Season.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:25 AM   #24111
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Question Radiator Guard Question

Yes, yes. Another question from me. I thought I installed my Flatland radiator guard until I tried to put the tank shroud back on. I'm thinking I did something wrong so those of you who have put one of these on please look at the below pictures and tell me what I need to fix. The problem is it's not possible to put the front shroud bolts back in with the guard in place. They prevent the bolts from being able to be placed through the holes in the shroud and align with the tab/nut things on the radiator. Also, the lower rounded tab coming off the side of the radiator which appears to serve no purpose is actually resting on the guard. I'm not sure you can tell that from the pictures. Thanks for any help you can provide. Is it possible that I just need to tighten the bolt and nut on inside to compress the rubber a bit more?

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:28 AM   #24112
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I had essentially the same problem, so I ground out the lower opening a bit with a Dremel, and cut a narrow slot in the lower plastics mounting hole with a side-cutter. I was able to get the upper bolt in, but now I can put the lower bolt in and slide on the shroud before I tighten it. Hope that makes sense.

EDIT: I didn't have a problem with the tab on the rad, but I'd just carefully bend that back a bit if it's in the way.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:36 PM   #24113
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wow. that's sweet! do you have a build thread for your bike or anything?

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Old 08-23-2011, 12:47 PM   #24114
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Flatland Racing Rad Guard

Well I need to head out to try and find some plugs to build a cable for the new welder but I just wanted to inform everyone that I modified the radiator guard so I'm able to tighten/loosen the shroud bolts from outside the guard. When I return I'll post up the pictures and mention what I did.

So here goes. I took a file and filed down the spots shown in the following pictures to allow access to the bolts using a L shaped allen key from outside the guard. I started on the lower with the shroud off and after I was able to get the bolt in by hand I put the shroud on because I was able to also get the upper bolt in by hand. I then ran into the problem of tightening the bolts. To solve this I just filed at an angle to try and get straight access to the bolt head. On the lower I was successful but I left the upper as it is just a little off straight because I didn't want to take away more material. I was already getting closer to the bend at the front than I wanted to so I decided it was good enough. Onto the pictures. First is the file, second the lower, third the inner part of the upper, and last the outer part of the upper. On the lower section you can see that I had to remove a good deal with the different curve before I even filed from the side. On the top the only filing was from the side.

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Old 08-23-2011, 03:21 PM   #24115
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don't bolt the shroud on , just use thin zip ties. That way if you fall hard on the right side , the zip ties will break , and will save your radiator. If you use the bolts , the radiator can get squished. I have always used the zip ties , the shroud is perfectly secure.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #24116
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i have always used the zip ties , the shroud is perfectly secure.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:09 PM   #24117
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Took my WR250R to the Central ADV rally, heres some pics.

Saltydog86 on the Northern Highlands route:




My WR nice and dirty.


Fun riding!






Pretty decent scenery up there!


I even got to test a prototype rack!

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:36 PM   #24118
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Took my WR250R to the Central ADV rally, heres some pics.

Saltydog86 on the Northern Highlands route:




My WR nice and dirty.


Fun riding!






Pretty decent scenery up there!


I even got to test a prototype rack!

Wiconsin the most beautiful place on earth!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:48 PM   #24119
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Wiconsin the most beautiful place on earth!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:18 PM   #24120
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10cup--hope you figure the key thing out, could be a real PITA.
Looking forward to your RR hope the weather holds for you like it did for me.
Ride safe.


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Guys, searched this forum but came up dry so will ask. Has anyone found a key blank that works with the Yamaha ignition hey? Tried all the Walmart blanks with no luck. As it is I'm on an extended trip and lost my key, do have a spare but would like to get another made while I can.

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