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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.
Lucky bastard. We won't get that til November... if we're lucky!
Anchorage this morning:
There are several fires burning locally so the smoke is very bad now.
We don't have fire roads so they only fight fires that endanger homes/businesses.
The fire to the south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula is more than 148,000 acres burned and is 20% contained.
It started June 5th from a lightning strike and has closed the highway a few times.
The fires north of Anchorage have destroyed dozens of homes and closed the railroad and highway for hours/days at a time.
We are in a record drought with less than 1" of rain since July 1st.
Unprecedented as we usually have more rain days than not in August.
We have plenty of water, but the forests are dry.
Several of the fires were started by people, accidentally...
Consider yourself immortalized.
Wow, my mom lived only a few miles from the Kenai fire on Funny river road right on the Kenai river. Beautiful area! I sure miss going up there to visit but the winters just wore her out so she moved south to Idaho. Hope they get it under control.
Mine is way up in the 15-16 kHz range. It always sounds like there is a CRT TV set in my head.
Very challenging rides last weekend - they were up & down days if you get my drift. As usual, anytime Blue Suzi goes down on her left side, she won’t start for at least 10 minutes. Down on the right, she starts right up. Shy of draining the bowl, is there any prescribed routine for a successful restart when she’s been down on the left for a few minutes? Is this normal or indicative of an o ring issue? All new rings just last fall. 5.3 Acerbis & Acerbis petcock.
I just saw this on DRRiders - good stuff. I knew it existed but wasn't sure where. I also put it in the DR Index (link in my sig) under Links, Write-Ups & Pictoricals.
No idea at all, but my first experiment would be to let it down on its right side after a left side drop and see if it starts better.
It's just flooded. Good the throttle side open while cranking. It'll start before long. Also, turning off the petcock ASAP to reduce flooding can help.
Fantastic ride! Only went 60 miles of gravel, dirt and pavement. I hit 5 miles of new black top that was like a roller coaster. What a hoot. Came up to the next section they were paving and the guy said my tires would tear up the new blacktop and asked me to go around...no problem back that same 5 miles woo hoo!
I changed the oil out for Rotella T6 synthetic yesterday and the bike shifts much smoother. I don't know if it was the new oil or the cooler weather, but the bike was running great. Really torquey. No bugs were out either since it was so cool.
These were taking out roads I've shown before near Rock Castle WV, but are some different views. I can't wait until the leaves turn.
The Olympia Richmond jacket did very well too. I zipped the vents up and only had my mesh padded shirt and a tee under it. Even without the liner it was plenty warm at 55 F.
I had mine down on the left side for about 15 minutes once while I was in the middle of nowhere. I got her up right waited 15 minutes and it still wouldn't start. Waited another 10 or 15 minutes and nothing. I was afraid of running the battery dead, so I changed a plug. Pulled panels, seat and slid the "full" tank back what a pain.
Giving it full throttle is your only hope. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
So, not working very well, right?
What carb are you using?
There's a screw to drain the bowl. You can have it done pdq if you have the right driver. Saves waiting and draining the battery.
Make sure and shut off the petcock first.
On edit: found a pic.
I was curious if it was the stock bst. The throttle doesn't open the throttle plate.
They can be a bugger to get running after flooding with fuel.
I see your using Redfish Hunters quote. Was he referring to the cold Dixie beer or his wife?
I posted a WTB in the Flea Market, but it’s going to get buried...
anyone have a set of stock turn signals, complete stock rear mudguard/plate holder, and a DRZ250 tail light they’d be willing to let go?
*Also, is anyone here a mod on the DR650SE Riders group on FB? I put in a request to join days ago, but it’s not been approved.*
That link may change. For sure the individual page locations will change.
The entire ProCycle web site has been undergoing a complete rebuild from the foundation up.
The new place should be open for business some time in September.
I'm being a bit pedantic here but - opening the throttle does open the throttle plate, it doesn't open the slide. I have no idea how far the slide will raise at cranking speeds with the throttle held WFO but that's what I do when dropped and it won't start right up.
The throttle plate can be seen here in the lower left corner, it opens with the throttle - cable controlled. For the observant - the carb is reversed to the engine here, this end faces the engine.