Oatman Massacre

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Reidy008, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    I'm so jealous. Looks like I missed a great one.


    -dod
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  2. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Wow,Feb 18th,my birthday.No wonder I felt a connection to this thread:eek1
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  3. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I probably should put a snorkel on this if I keep coming across puddles like this. Even a knobbie on the front would have been nice and I am just glad I didn't drop it in the deep sections........:eek1
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  4. EsconDeasy

    EsconDeasy Ectomorph

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    Terrific ride, guys. I wasn't expecting the return route to be that much fun. Although I was stressing about freezing on the ride home (like I did in the morning) it was nice and warm. I had 324 miles on my bike when I rolled it into the garage.

    Aaaaand lets wrap it up with a picture of Nightstalker

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  5. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E, Sexy Grande

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    Awesome ride guy's! This was the second year in a row we went on New Years Day, let's make this an annual ride?
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Put a new battery in my 950 today.

    Still won't start.

    Pulled the starter button off the handlebars and cleaned up all the little bits and pieces that fell out. Managed to get it all back together with no parts left over and it fit back where I removed it.

    Still won't start.

    Fixed the clutch switch that hasn't been working for years. Found that when I had replaced the factory clutch lever with one that was reasonably priced, a dimple that actuates the clutch switch was missing. I put the original clutch lever back on and wah-lah!

    Still won't start.

    Next I'm going to check the starter relay, which actually makes the most sense, which is probably why I thought of it last. Would have been easy to check while I had the skid plate off replacing the battery.

    - Update -

    Pulled the starter relay. No obvious signs of trama. Pulled the fuse, cleaned the contacts, turned relay end over end several times while scratching head, reconnected relay, pushed lightning-bolt button on handlebar and potato-potato-potato (ok, I know only Harleys go potato, but it's a v-twin so that's close enough). Can't say that I'm satisfied that I didn't find a smoking gun, but I'll just have to keep an eye on it.
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  7. Paloma Paul

    Paloma Paul Paloma At Its Best

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    Keep The Mechanic
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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    7 years and 34,000 Nightstalker miles is a pretty good record...
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  9. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Keep Throwing Money.

    but really, that's any bike. they take money to keep them working. weather it's tires, seals, clutches, fuel pumps, bikes all need loving. looking forward to riding with you again, terry! hope you get it sorted out in short order.
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  10. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Is your bike up and running and ready for Tucson? Are you a definate for a spot in the RV?
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  11. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    roger that on both. just picked up the new header from dillon yesterday and will get it on sometime before the ride. not that it would have kept me from riding. :clap
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