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Old 08-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #6016
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #6017
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Hey just a quick carb update.

Now I'm not sure what's up. The bike seems fine.

I shot that video sunday, then a few hrs later it started with no choke and idled right off the bat.

It sat until this morning where it again started with no choke and idled right off the bat.

I don't know what to think.
Contaminated fuel/condensation in carb. Easily run out with a ride or two and troublesome until it gets processed. Phantoms and gremlins need not apply!
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:36 PM   #6018
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Huh. Maybe.

I probably ride 250-300 miles a week so lots of fuel gets consumed.

I'm not complaining though ;D
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:39 PM   #6019
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Perhaps just a dose of summer's high humidity was enough to cause a little moisture to develop in your fuel system.

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Huh. Maybe.

I probably ride 250-300 miles a week so lots of fuel gets consumed.

I'm not complaining though ;D
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #6020
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Took a dash up to Mt StHelens last weekend to see if there was any life left in my tire.

About 600 miles of twisty mountain/back woods roads. Killed the hell out of that thing.

As in, smoked it to a burning crisp, from cornering on the gas with the FCR's.

Compared to how it looked before I started the ride, it is possible to consume a great thickness of rubber, in very few miles with that bike.
Hard to tell that was a Distanza at one point in its life.

Got to use my Giant Loop Coyote saddle bag for the trip and it was awesome! I loved how easily it attached and of course it is my favorite color, ORANGE!

I had my entire camp in that thing, except my sleeping pad, with room to spare. The shaped stuff sacks that came with it were perfect for organizing my gear. Had the tent, sleeping bag and pillow in one end, changes of clothing and camp shovel/saw/knife/compass/flashlight/etc in the other end, with the pantry, stove, pot and pan in the center, U-shaped, bag. Of course, I wedged the pint of Jagermeister in between the stuff sacks, right behind the zipper handles, for easy access. Don't wanna start building camp with out a little refreshment.

Had to stop once or twice to smell the flowers.


Had a little fuel can strap mishap on the last stretch home. The can had two open holes in the blackened area and had been spilling a bit as the fuel sloshed through the turns. Glad the exhaust flames from popping on decel didn't ignite a bigger problem with all the fuel vapor floating around the exhaust outlet...



From Bend:
Hwy 20 west, right on 22, right on 46, right on 42, left on 26, right on 35.
Get gas, then cross the Columbia on the toll bridge at Hood river.
Left on 14, right on Wind River Rd, left on forest hwy 90 to Cougar for fuel.
Camped in the woods not far from town then in the morning, ripped up the forest hwy 90 then hwy 25 turned left on forest hwy 99 to Spirit lake and Windy ridge overlook. Dropped back down to Cougar for fuel and put 4.7 gallons into the 4.6 gallon tank. From Cougar I dropped down the Lewis River hwy and turned left on the 503 and continued south to the 205 in Vancouver. Crossed the Columbia again and went left on the 84 to Gresham. Got fuel and a snack then wandered along the Troutdale rd to Boring, went south to Estacada and hopped back on the 46 and followed it up the river and over the hills to Detroit. Turned left on the 22 which turned into the 20 and coasted home...

A great ride to say the least.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:47 PM   #6021
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I have a pair of syncs with tons of life left in them. They are nor nearly aggressive enough for me, so I took them off as soona s I got the bike.
I am off to Deals Gap in Oct and can ship them from there to anyone who wants them.
$50 + shipping for the pair.

Hi omnivore,

What are the date codes on the Syncs you have? There's an oval with 4 numbers in it that tells the week and year the tire was made. For instance, my new tire has "4610" in the oval so it was made in the 46th week of 2010. Also, can you measure how much tread is left to the wear bars?

Thanks!

Nice pics snowhawk jockey! An exploding gas can might have required you digging out a change of underwear!
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #6022
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Nice pics snowhawk jockey! An exploding gas can might have required you digging out a change of underwear!
I'd a needed a fresh skin to wear them on!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:03 PM   #6023
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Dayum..that could add a page to your health record
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #6024
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Dayum..that could add a page to your health record
Yup, the last page...
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:52 AM   #6025
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Are you guys able to get the rear tire to clear the caliper when changing it out? I've got an SMR and had to pull the caliper to get the tire past. Just wondering what others are finding.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:10 PM   #6026
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I can pull the rear fairly easily.

I can barely get it back on though because of that caliper.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:51 PM   #6027
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Are you guys able to get the rear tire to clear the caliper when changing it out? I've got an SMR and had to pull the caliper to get the tire past. Just wondering what others are finding.
The caliper just slides backwards and off the swingarm. No biggie as there is plenty of slack/play in the brake line. But yes, I need to move it out of the way to get the rear wheel out.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #6028
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It looks like an all-Orange garage for me. I worked out a deal with a friend to buy his 2009 530 EXC. Busy cleaning my trusty DRZ to put it up for sale. I'm hoping to put a set of 17s on the 530 for kart-track days and terrorizing twisty back roads in addition to the usual trail duty...
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #6029
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That same setup is next on my list.

Good choice.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:27 PM   #6030
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Central Oregon Rip

My buddy Erich stopped by Bend on his return leg of a 5k mile trip from San Francisco to Canada, Alaska, and the North West. He wanted to see some of what Central Oregon had to offer. After a nice breakfast, we headed out Cascade Lakes Highway. Erich did not stop smiling, he loved Central Oregon, and can't wait to come back.

Erich checking to see that the trees were getting enough water.

Erich's Vstrom workhorse

Next we headed down to Crater Lake


Lastly we rode to the top of Paulina Peak, and below to check out the obsidian flow. Great day to be Alive!


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