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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By EricV
I didn't think of myself as the odd man out, but...

I didn't think of myself as the odd man out, but maybe I am. I've never considered ear plugs- just can't imagine doing that. The reason, for me, is that I want to hear Every Little noise my bike...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 148,640
Posted By EricV
Now that is a freaky chance thing- glad it worked...

Now that is a freaky chance thing- glad it worked out OK. Any damage to the bike?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 1,138,542
Posted By EricV
Yeah, I'd fight it also- at least you get the...

Yeah, I'd fight it also- at least you get the opportunity to outline the specifics to the judge. I had a similar exp a few years ago and chose to go to court. The officer argued his case and me mine...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 1,138,542
Posted By EricV
That's cool. That's the way they still mark 'em...

That's cool. That's the way they still mark 'em here in downtown C'ville, VA (but they don't use bikes.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,829
Posted By EricV
Yeah that bites...I was thinking "oh yeah, I...

Yeah that bites...I was thinking "oh yeah, I gotta see this."
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 3,605,015
Posted By EricV
Very cool. Thanks for posting. I swear this...

Very cool. Thanks for posting.

I swear this internet thingie is gonna be huge one day....huge, I tell ya.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 3,605,015
Posted By EricV
"Kerker Kicks Ass." I can still see that ad...

"Kerker Kicks Ass."

I can still see that ad in my head, recalling it from when I was way young, when flipping through the pages of Cycle World (fantasizing about bikes I couldn't get...which are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
If things are that bad then I think it goes...

If things are that bad then I think it goes beyond the push rod. I'd go back and verify that it is indeed adjusted properly, and bled well also. Your idle may be too low also.

As far as I know...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
+1 on that. On both of the stock tanks I have the...

+1 on that. On both of the stock tanks I have the surface where the pump mounts to is seriously warped. I used Permatex Permashield (the one that's fuel safe) and laid a thick bead on it and have had...
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 39,915
Posted By EricV
Holy cow man...I've never seen anything like...

Holy cow man...I've never seen anything like this. I admire your strength...physically and mentally.
Forum: Face plant 03-06-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,859
Posted By EricV
A key part of what happened to this fella (and as...

A key part of what happened to this fella (and as it relates to technique)- that I don't think anyone has mentioned (though I may have missed it)- relates to this transition he was in.

He was off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,438
Posted By EricV
Yeah, always check and loctite...these things do...

Yeah, always check and loctite...these things do happen (obviously.)

This is also a reason I'm not comfy riding with ear buds in (or music, period.) Sure, the helmet deadens sound for sure, but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Indy posted those pics two posts up- I'd say pop...

Indy posted those pics two posts up- I'd say pop him a PM. Here's the most comprehensive thread on this issue- with how to's for DIY'ers.
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Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
That's interesting. We know how the springs work,...

That's interesting. We know how the springs work, so they (washers) should be wearing close to equally - not just one spring set. Anyway, when they're that thin the next stage is coming apart, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Sorry to hear it Tim, but it sounds as though...

Sorry to hear it Tim, but it sounds as though you're still on the lucky side (though it doesn't feel that way now.)

If it's been running w/out ugly noises/symptoms, and if you really feel as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
How many miles on yours? Do you pull it...

How many miles on yours? Do you pull it routinely? Glad you caught it.
Forum: Face plant 02-06-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,456
Posted By EricV
Omarius and Gronk- you guys are awesome...always...

Omarius and Gronk- you guys are awesome...always those out there who are just that sure. I'm willing to say it may have been avoidable but, let's face it, even the best scanners of the road/scenery...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Ha- that's great. Always cathartic to out one's...

Ha- that's great. Always cathartic to out one's self. :) We've all been there. Can't take credit for that one though- it was Grinder who called that one back on page 292. Thanks for satisfying...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-05-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,372
Posted By EricV
This is from my front porch. Historic area of the...

This is from my front porch. Historic area of the town I live in, in VA. Most of these graves are 1700's.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 121,339
Posted By EricV
Geez, guys, thank you. I just discovered this...

Geez, guys, thank you. I just discovered this thread and flipped through all of the pages in one sitting. I'm 47 now...started riding when I was 7 (back in '74) on a Yamaha GT80- Dad had a DT. These...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Good to hear all is well. Yeah- I think it is...

Good to hear all is well. Yeah- I think it is indeed just a matter of the screen being a loose fit in its channel...it's gotta vibrate and rotate quite a bit. I'm sure you could check it 10 times and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
5500 isn't unreasonable, if it is low mileage and...

5500 isn't unreasonable, if it is low mileage and in good shape overall. If you get serious about it I'd wager they'll let it go closer to 5. Here's a link to the "what may break" thread on Cafe...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Glad to hear you've got it back up and running....

Glad to hear you've got it back up and running. Now are you sure the far end is all the way seated? Probably is, but in looking at your pic (and past the gasket) it almost looks as though it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Really appreciate it George- good suggestions.

Really appreciate it George- good suggestions.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 07:50 AM
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Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
In this thread you'll see pics of the internal...

In this thread you'll see pics of the internal parts of the oil pump, including rotors:

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/610-check-your-oil-pump.66324/

His damage, by the way, was not from oil...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
George- good talking to you today...huge thanks...

George- good talking to you today...huge thanks for looking this over and offering an opinion. After all the discussion and theorizing I'm leaning towards it being the mesh material that seems the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
I've of course thought that from time to time...

I've of course thought that from time to time myself (in that it hasn't happened to the majority of owners...so fair enough.) That said to those of us who have been affected it's not blown out of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
And a big duh here...he is the one to talk...

And a big duh here...he is the one to talk to....just got off the phone with him about it. One hell of a guy...took all the time in the world to talk and he's gonna read over this thread on the issue...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Yes- please do post up your findings. Thanks....

Yes- please do post up your findings. Thanks. Baroquenride- yes, as far as I know the case and screen is the same as the 610.

As mentioned I have a screen on the way. I may take that to a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
I don't know enough to give intelligent input on...

I don't know enough to give intelligent input on it, though I like the idea. If this were to be done you'd have to route it along the inside of the tube (as, on the outside, you'd adversely affect...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
I think it just depends on the failure point, how...

I think it just depends on the failure point, how tightly your end piece sits in it's seat, and how often you peek. For some (Geek and LarryBoy) the end piece stayed put and was there when they- by...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
This is great to see Geek- very pleased for you....

This is great to see Geek- very pleased for you. Thanks for posting up the experience with all the pics.

I also ordered a new filter (yeah, they are dreadfully expensive) and pulled mine out last...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
That's what I'm thinking, but I guess a little...

That's what I'm thinking, but I guess a little paranoid. The manual shows this in 3 places (maint., engine disassembly and engine assembly sections), keeps harping on orientation w/out specifying,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
I appreciate it. Here's the thing though... Once...

I appreciate it. Here's the thing though... Once in and buttoned up I don't see how it would stay in that orientation and (b.) the clowns who drew those diagrams didn't even include the now infamous...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Ok, so mythbusters part one (and I hope only one...

Ok, so mythbusters part one (and I hope only one part)...

I pulled my side cover and screen- all looks good, and it should seeing as the bike doesn't have mile one on it since my fiasco. :)...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Good- we can all be sure, at least, that it's the...

Good- we can all be sure, at least, that it's the end of the screen we're looking at here. I'm still optimistic that it can be retrieved. I think I'd start with the last thing I'd suggested: get a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
This pic has me more and more convinced that this...

This pic has me more and more convinced that this can all be chalked up to a bone-headed design. I can't see how it couldn't be that the end piece (again, that breaks off) comes into contact w/ the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
I think what I would do, at this point, is shine...

I think what I would do, at this point, is shine a flashlight up and into that drain plug hole, while looking into the filter cavity. That end piece is a donut, so you'll see light if all is "well."...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Geek- You could also try to tap that end piece...

Geek- You could also try to tap that end piece out by going in through the oil drain bolt hole. However- if you do this be sure to have the front of the bike elevated by at least 1 foot so that, once...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 795,456
Posted By EricV
Funny you just posted this up. I was curious, and...

Funny you just posted this up. I was curious, and also trying to better capture whats up in there. I don't think this is going to be much help, but take from it what you will. At the end I do have an...
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