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Old 10-30-2011, 10:26 AM   #41176
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Outstanding ride today Swing Let's do it again soon.

AmyJoe, great pics!
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #41177
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Outstanding ride today Swing Let's do it again soon.
Thanks for showing me around Dillon! Had fun, and didn't even break anything.



ETA, yeah I did break something...my rear wheel is way the hell out of true now. Gonna need some love, probably machine built and in desperate need of spoke prep and a proper tension.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #41178
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2011 Headless Holligan ride video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79VXmezBGYQ
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #41179
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Not to mention my lycra full body suit.

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:49 PM   #41180
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2011 Headless Holligan ride video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79VXmezBGYQ
Nice video! I figured the only stuff you'd have of me was throwing a stick to the dogs or following me with my turn signal on...(sorry 'bout that Jason, that had to be annoying as hell.) next time I'll just turn.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #41181
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Nice video! I figured the only stuff you'd have of me was throwing a stick to the dogs or following me with my turn signal on...(sorry 'bout that Jason, that had to be annoying as hell.) next time I'll just turn.
Thanks, there was a ton of useless video because I had the camera aimed too low. Like the ride by that featured a bunch of headless riders going by.

We all forget to turn off the turn signals, I was just trying to be nice. Really IMHO the only people in an off road group ride who should use their signals are the first and last riders. In congested areas it is obviously more important so cages know you are ALL turning.
Oh and it was nice to finally meet you.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:21 PM   #41182
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Great pics!
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #41183
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ETA, yeah I did break something...my rear wheel is way the hell out of true now. Gonna need some love, probably machine built and in desperate need of spoke prep and a proper tension.
I think I'm 2 inches shorter from hitting that tree with my head

Any bike shop should be able to fix it or give it to me to give to Heath to fix. Shop may be quicker.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:44 PM   #41184
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Crow canyon was cool and painful ,but I survived...

You'd had more fun if your bike was running properly. Your bike has a massive lean spot at idle that is causing it to be erratic when idling and has no power at the initial throttle opening. All I had to do is ride once, it was no wonder you had so much trouble. You need to look for one or more of the following...

Fuel screw, plugged or out of adjustment? Most bikes have the screw set at 1.5 turns from closed.

Pilot Jet, Plugged or too small. Most off-road (non-mx) bikes are leaner than Allie McBeall

Air leak between the carb and cylinder.

You can see if it's an air leak by getting it warmed up and spraying some starting fluid arond the intake parts without blowing yourself up. If there is a leak, the bike should surge or even slow if the fluids temporarily plug the offending leak.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #41185
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Air leak between the carb and cylinder.

You can see if it's an air leak by getting it warmed up and spraying some starting fluid arond the intake parts without blowing yourself up. If there is a leak, the bike should surge or even slow if the fluids temporarily plug the offending leak.
I would recommend WD-40. It saves on the eyebrows. You will still notice a change in idle if it is pulling air in around an area.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:23 PM   #41186
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Great pics!
Thanks! I normally carry a digital SLR when I'm on the Spyder, but I'm going to go minimal on the WR250R and stick to the iPhone. It's tough to be artsy with this thing since I have no control over settings.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:12 PM   #41187
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"I love you more than the wind in my face," but I still got to wear these shades. One more thing and I'm starting a Zanesville, WTF? thread.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #41188
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the good news:

My Steelers defeated the Patriots today by a score of 25-17!

I drank a six of Yuengling while eating wings and watching said game.

My XR250R, otherwise known as Dora, ran today, for the first time in 6 or 8 weeks.

the bad news:

Looks I'm gonna have to put some more money into Dora, as her clutch seems to be pretty much gone. The friction plates had a little life left in them (say 1 or 2 32nds) but upon reassembly, I had to adjust the cable all the way out to get any kind of action at the lever...

I was looking at some clutches on ebay and saw one that said something about it being "race-ready, no need for pre-soaking". Does that mean I should have soaked the friction plates in oil or something? Or did I just do something wrong when I put her back together? As it is right now, the clutch will not hold the bike back while in gear and there's not much action at the lever, but it will let me shift.

thoughts/opinions/advice?
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:10 PM   #41189
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Wet clutch .....
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #41190
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You'd had more fun if your bike was running properly. You need to look for one or more of the following...

Fuel screw, plugged or out of adjustment? Most bikes have the screw set at 1.5 turns from closed.

Pilot Jet, Plugged or too small. Most off-road (non-mx) bikes are leaner than Allie McBeall

Air leak between the carb and cylinder.
I need to change the oil this week.So I'll look for any other issues.
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