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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by sleepywombat, May 1, 2006.
Looks like the fuel line is tied in knots.
I have a 19" front wheel on my DR. I just put the rear shock in the lowered position with the inverted spring collar. I intend to lower the front forks and put on a 21" front wheel. Any thoughts or cautions on riding with 19" wheel and lowered rear till I lower the front forks.
Well how else is he going to justify a 400 kit for it.
A brief check in.
Today I broke my personal altitude record on my DR. It was Mt. Evans Colorado in 2018 at 14,400 ft.
Today on PE107 in Peru riding through Parque Nacional Huascaran I was just under 16,000 ft.
No adjustment done to air/fuel mix
No air box mods. Snorkel still in (Twin Air filter)
Carb dyno tuned before trip but that was it.
No sputtering. No dying at idle. Nothing but a drop in power but it still had enough to get er done.
I wanna XT too.
They're great little bikes. I had one some years ago and had a lot of fun on it. The suspension needs help, Cogent made me a custom shock for it and I used heavier springs and emulators in the forks. That little thing went anywhere after that.
You sold it..??
There could have been drag race version 2.0
Actually @cyberdos gave it to me over 10 years ago when he first moved to AZ since we could only ride 2 bikes cross country. When I started moving things out here 5 years ago, I brought the XT with me and gave it back to him. He kept it for a little while then sold it.
A couple of XT memories....
Stock XT shock with upgraded spring.
Cogent shock for XT.
Glad I no longer have to deal with these conditions.
Moving the XT and a few odds and ends to AZ in 2014.
thats a mighty fine pack..
you could of fit a few beers in the front near the compressor,
but i figure you were playing it safe and didn't want to overload the trailer..
and nah, not keen on that white stuff..
yep, i think i'll stick to the stupid hot summers.
give me hot and humid over cold, wet and miserable any day.
Got tossed off the bike this evening. At my age, you don't bounce, you thud, and it hurts. But, no whining allowed.
In addition to the various scratches, torn seat, and bent light bracket, the handlebars seem to be aimed about a 1/4" to the right. The bars themselves don't appear to be bent so I'm thinking the upper triple clamp got moved. If I loosen the 32mm nut shown in the photo, will I be able to re-position the triple clamp without losing the preload on the headset bearings?
You could, and also the top fork clamp bolts, but if your forks are aligned, no point. Do they stroke smoothly when you bounce the front end?
Most likely the rubber bar mount to the top triple distorted a bit. You can loosen them off and realign, the big nuts underneath the top triple.
Lowering the front before you do the rear would make a shorter rake, increasing low speed response at the expense of high speed stability. Don't lower front before doing the 21" wheel.
More logged/ blocked roads, so I just have to make my own. Couple of pics on the way home
How close to that UFO were you able to get?
@AlH came up and visited today. Got to see Hurricane Creek
Got a little lost exploring and came up on this
There is a gated door in the bottom right. No clue why or what’s under the waterfall buried back in the forest.
Great ride, it was cool to see what these bikes can do. New tires were way better than the old ones on the higher speed gravel I’m used to and did great on everything else we hit today. Thanks again Al, hope to do it again soon.
This looks just like Alaska riding!
Yep, it sure does
My ride this afternoon in our lovely sunshine:
I didn't mind the snow, but the ice under the snow made me stop here instead of continuing on to the end of the road.
Before I got my bike out I took pictures of our visitors:
Mama Moose with her twins enjoying our yard
Another great ride for Bobby and me, will it be the last for the season?
I hope not!
Try loosening the handlebar clamps. The rubber mounts give a bit in a crash and cause the twisted look you describe.
@dbarale offered to work on the bike for me, which is really awesome. I could not resist poking around on the little Yamaha today myself and fixed a couple little things I found. We know the bike and that it had been submerged in a muddy water hole. Several people have worked on it and I had heard it was dead and likely unsalvageable. I had helped the rider (a very cool lady we know) restart it on the trail (6-10 years ago) and didn’t think it could be that bad. it sat for years and went to another owner. Anyhow, the bike was a good deal but a gamble. I took the carburetor apart this morning and found some yucky sludge and a couple “issues”. After reassembly I reinstalled the creative fuel line and it started! Ran like a champ actually. Some more fixit stuff to be done and then a full Cogent suspension and it’s going to be great. I’m a very happy camper this evening having thought there was a 50/50 chance I’d be parting the bike out.
Wait! @procycle has a 400 kit for it? I’m in!