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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By yaw
snagged a medium

thanks for the help gentlemen
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By yaw
thanks!

I'm going to push for him to pick up the saddle bags. Since tent poles are generally my longest item, I'll base my choice on the average length. Thanks for all the help. Love my enduro set up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By yaw
wolfman expedition duffle

Hey a friend of mine just bought a new 800gs. He purchased a wolfman tank bag and the wolfman "wolf tail bag" as a start. He is new to traveling on a bike (owned a track bike previously) and I've...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43,667
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Posted By yaw
what's 35mm film?

I think I've heard of that stuff.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
bubbles in gas tank

I have a IMS 4.7 gal tank. When the bike is running there are bubbles in the tank. Anyone else notice this? Is it normal? I'm having trouble with my bike dying at idle and trying to get to the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Question bike dies at idle

I posted this over on the wr250r forum as well. I just had my engine rebuilt and I was planning on updating everyone here. At 22,000 miles one of my main bearings failed. The bike ran fine but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Crank failed at 22,000

Core sports

I bought the bike with 3,400 on it. There was not a spec of dust on the thing and the guy had a few older spotless vehicles. I put on the vast majority of the miles- about 19,000. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Crank dead at 22,000

Sorry I hadn't been on for awhile and I see there has been some speculating about why my crank and bearings failed. I cant really think of a good reason for the failure. I don't think I had...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Crank dead at 22,000

Well just went by the shop. They said the crank bearings were shot and that they felt movement in the connecting rod. Replacing the crank and bearings, connecting rod and bearing. Bike rode fine...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Double take mirrors

I purchased the ram handlebar mounts double take sells. No room on the handlebars to mount them so I put them on the hand guards. This saves having to replace your master cylinder if you break the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Crank went bad

Hey I need some advice. At 22,000 miles my crank went bad. My mechanic is suggesting an Athena gasket kit costing 2.5 times the cost of oem gaskets. He is also suggesting using the Hot Rods crank...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By yaw
Offroad boss?

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to make some calls today. Anyone have any experience with offroad boss ie bozarth's off road services specialties at 237 SE 83rd ave? Friend suggested them...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By yaw
I need a good mechanic Portland Oregon

I need some help diagnosing my Yamaha wr250 r. It runs great but has been making a racket. I've had the top end off, replaced the piston, rings and timing chain. The engine looks great inside. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Starter dampener

Bogus Jim! Thanks for the feedback. I love the photo of your engine on the dining room table. A man that knows how to live! I will be diving further into my engine soon. Need some wheels! The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Eh? Starter dampener

Rode across the border from Baja and my bike started sounding a little funny. Got to Death Valley and it was making a racket. Heard many theories including the main bearing from the Honda dealer in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 65,072
Posted By yaw
Just saw you in loreto!

Dang me. This is the second time we've seen you guys ride by on this trip in loreto. Two different days! I wanted to buy you a beer even though its 7:30am. We are the guys picking our wr250r's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Wicked Leaking ims in Baja solved for now

Used a rubber washer and plastic weld. Seems to be holding. Thanks for help!
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
In Baja help leaking ims 4.75 tank

Need some help fixing our leak. Began leaking at brass fitting after get off. Tried Teflon tape on threads but still leaking. Anyone found a good solution? Ims closed today. Assistance much...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 65,072
Posted By yaw
We be Baja bound!

Dafoolest,

I'm already enjoying your report! what a great start. tWe depart Portland this Sunday and plan about three weeks piddling around Baja. Our first trip there as well. Hope we run into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By yaw
Anybody heading south??

That 1000 miles is gonna hurt on a 250! Please somebody save our behinds and offer us a ride. We are both house broken I swear.:norton
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By yaw
Laugh Need transport to Southern California/Arizona

We are heading to Baja. Leaving Sunday 3/3 or Monday 3/4. Need transport for the two of us and two Yamaha 250's. As close to the boarder as we can get. Will gladly pay for gas. Send me a pm if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-22-2013, 07:03 PM
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Posted By yaw
Talking Baja bound from Portland

Forgot to list our departure location. Portland Oregon.:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-22-2013, 06:59 PM
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Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By yaw
Need a lift to Baja or Southern California/Arizona!

We are leaving Sunday march 3rd or Monday march 4th. There are two of us and we have two Yamaha wr250r's we need to transport. If you have a pick up or motorcycle trailer you are taking down we...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 47,038
Posted By yaw
great report!

Johnny Dakar writes one great report. Soaking it up since I'm headed down in less than two weeks for my first virgin Baja trip. Really looking forward to some sun and drying out. Well, not actually...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Pirelli scorpion pro

Thanks Thumpididump. I didn't see your post before I posted. Anyone have the cheaper version evidently without a rating?
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
Pirelli scorpion pro

Looks like the 54r refers to 467lbs of load and a speed rating of 106mph. So what is the rating for the cheaper version? I can't find anything online or on Pirelli's site. If in doubt buy the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
pirelli scorpion pro

Went to buy a Pirelli Scorpion Pro front tire but it lists two sizes. Anyone know the difference? 1) 90/90-21 54R
2) 90/90-21. The first is about $5 more... Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
spark arrestor

Running the OEM muffler
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
how often clean spark arrestor?

I just cleaned my spark arrestor for the second time in the last 1,000 miles or so. It was pretty dirty again. I've been riding a daily for short trips in the city and it's been pretty cold here...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
fuel pump 08'

Hey 1-down 5 up. I've got 21,000 on my original 5/08 fuel pump. I'm sure others have more miles. I think they either go bad or they last and last and last...:norton
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,435
Posted By yaw
voice memo

I haven't written a report yet. Wish I had on my ride through Death Valley and Southern Utah. Just realized my iphone has a voice memo on it. Along with photos you could simply voice record your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,538
Posted By yaw
Laugh yamaha wr250r

Have the small thumper as my only bike. Sold the KTM 990S and got this small DS last year. Have put 14,000 miles on it since. Just rode it from 7,000 miles from Oregon to Death Vallley and all...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
13/48 112

I've run a 13/48 112 link for the last 14,000 miles (primary drive). Only noticed a bit of wear on the slider after I hit the white rim trial in Moab. Thinking I'm getting close to replacing both...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
something in my tube

I am in the middle of changing my front tire (21") and I noticed something is rolling around inside my Bridgestone HD tube. It's got 14,000 miles on it. Should I just replace it?
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
dunlop 606 wear pattern

Markk53 and Pantah, Thanks for the replies. I'm mounting up a new one today. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
odd 606 wear

I've run 606's for about 14,000 miles. I've had the usual scalloping problems on the front. Usually reverse it eventually. This last front tire wore strangely. It didn't scallop. Instead the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
did the bike heal thyself

Thanks for the replies. I do not have a power programmer. The bike's engine is entirely stock. It is a 5/08. Does that fall in the bad fuel pumps? Is this a symptom? I remember reading the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43,667
Views: 8,308,505
Posted By yaw
did the bike heal thyself?

I was riding the white rim trail out of moab a couple of days ago. It was hot! The bike suddenly lost power, then after about 2 seconds it came right back. It did this over and over for about 5...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By yaw
crossfires srs vs ta's

I have extremely narrow feet. Always a problem for me. I bought the SIDI srs's for that reason. They were too narrow! They pinched my foot. I couldn't believe it. I returned them and got the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 87,195
Posted By yaw
that thar

WITHDRAWALS. Heading down next week from Portland Oregon. Hope it is as fun as your ride!
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