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Old 11-15-2009, 07:32 AM   #76
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Thanks for the encouragement guys...

I am sore, creeky, slow, in pain and cross eyed from the ride yesterday. But I am going to skip the side stand repair & use trees today since it is not raining and warm. I can do 'not safety of flight' repairs in a rainy day. ::: got to get back on the horse that made you hurt right away ya know ::::

Need to remember to save that track before I get all carried away.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #77
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You get over that soreness about 14 or 15 rides into learning your bike. Although my right shoulder is still complaining. Looks like Wednesday next week is about the only rain free day we will have.

You up for some company Gus? Wait...maybe I should have said "You ready for some company" ?
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:24 PM   #78
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You get over that soreness about 14 or 15 rides into learning your bike. Although my right shoulder is still complaining. Looks like Wednesday next week is about the only rain free day we will have.

You up for some company Gus? Wait...maybe I should have said "You ready for some company" ?
Bring it on!!!! I found some play ground close.

I really should come to you guys first. I could come up there for my lesson.... You and Doc decide.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:30 PM   #79
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What I found today.

Don't need no stinkin kick stand. Gonna go ride. And so I did. I learned many lessons today.

Samples here:








Comments are as captions on the album pictures and of course bigger pictures.

Enjoy, I did.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:39 PM   #80
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And so I did. I learned many lessons today.
Ummm, like where to find a fridge in the woods stocked with cold beer? Seriously, glad you are liking the bike and your time in the woods with it. It is a lot of fun isn't it?
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #81
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glad you are liking the bike and your time in the woods with it. It is a lot of fun isn't it?
like, better than sex cause it lasts longer?
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:51 PM   #82
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like, better than sex cause it lasts longer?
No wonder the warden doesn't let you loose lately! I bet she reads this crap?
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:01 PM   #83
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I like rednblack

and the CJ5, and the M726 too.

looks like a fun ride.



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I'll have more comments and description on the pics in the album.

It is here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Dragon43/FirstADVRideXT#

Had a great time, fun stuff to ride on and in and only had to go less than 60 miles to do it. My kind of ADV ridding. Lots of vistas and sights, smells and skunks & flowers.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:36 PM   #84
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Nice pictures Gus,
Heres a link to Gus's ride today since he forgot about it.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Dragon43/1115xtride#

Sounds like your getting hooked Gus.

Gus heres a link for you.
http://www.yamaha-xt500.co.uk/
I found reference to making the XT500 a 12V system with not much more than a new regulator pointed to that site.
Might be worth registering and scouring the forums there and do it.

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Don't need no stinkin kick stand. Gonna go ride. And so I did. I learned many lessons today.

Samples here:








Comments are as captions on the album pictures and of course bigger pictures.

Enjoy, I did.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:09 PM   #85
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Thanks for the link Terry....

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Nice pictures Gus,
Heres a link to Gus's ride today since he forgot about it.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Dragon43/1115xtride# :::: I are so smart ::::

Sounds like your getting hooked Gus. ::::: Does it hurt bad? :::

Gus heres a link for you.
http://www.yamaha-xt500.co.uk/
I found reference to making the XT500 a 12V system with not much more than a new regulator pointed to that site.
Might be worth registering and scouring the forums there and do it.
I need to call a Yami dealer and find out about oil grade, filters, and see if I can order a manual, etc... Also need to get by Bill's for the photo op, and need to go to W*W for SeaFoam®...

Gonna check out that link tonight Terry.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #86
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I need to call a Yami dealer and find out about oil grade, filters, and see if I can order a manual, etc... Also need to get by Bill's for the photo op, and need to go to W*W for SeaFoam®...

Gonna check out that link tonight Terry.
Oil is easy! Shell Rotella 15w40 I use it in all my 4 strokes! Yea its a diesel oil but it has all the needs for 4 stroke bike too.

One more thing, you mentioned that rear tire is sliding out on the road, check your air pressure, and I didn;t look to see exactly what it was on it besides a knobby. It might just be OLD and hard as a rock. Might be worth tossing on a pair of new sneakers just for the safety of having good traction.
I've never had my trials tire step out unless it was flat and that is with 14psi in it.

IRC TR-1 or Kenda K270 my choices for a DOT legal tire. Both are fairly cheap.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:11 PM   #87
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Was just a little sand....

.. Or something on the road. I am not real aggressive in the corners. I'm running 25#

I wonder if my fork have any adjustments?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #88
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.. Or something on the road. I am not real aggressive in the corners. I'm running 25#

I wonder if my fork have any adjustments?
Those forks, only way to really adjust them is Oil weight and oil level.
Nothing more or less. Might be able to get a cartridge emulator for them, that allow some variance in dampening and rebound.

Tire pressure seems about right, might try lowering it a few pounds and see if that helps.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:20 AM   #89
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Oil is easy! Shell Rotella 15w40 I use it in all my 4 strokes! Yea its a diesel oil but it has all the needs for 4 stroke bike too. .
yes..go Rotella..no more worries!
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:37 AM   #90
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Well, that is some good endorsements.

It is wet & cool this AM, I need to go work in the garage but I am procrastinating. (lazy)

I'm tired, this ADV stuff wears out this old man.
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