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Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 108,324
Posted By gasit4fun
Rebuilt BRP

Steve, you were right on the money on both counts. Cylinder worn, rings worn, carbon buildup on valves / seals due to burning oil.

Thanks so much Steve for starting this thread and all others who...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 108,324
Posted By gasit4fun
Compression Check, Rebuild Limbo - How low can you go?

2007, 23500 miles, fully warmed up
60 PSI, decompression enabled
120 PSI, decompression disabled

Wet compression test
62 PSI, decompression enabled

It starts harder than it used to when...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By gasit4fun
Trimble SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp) isn't...

Trimble SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp) isn't exactly a CAD program, but it sure works well for all the woodworking projects that I've thrown at it. They have a MacOS version.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-03-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 30,212
Posted By gasit4fun
Thanks! :thumb

Thanks! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 49,079
Posted By gasit4fun
Reflectors and Some Smog Info

Front fork reflectors (pair, including L-bracket mounts): 0.160

49-state octopus air-injection smog pump (including all associated hoses): 2.032
I don't have weights for the block-off plates that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 49,079
Posted By gasit4fun
Horn & Air Filter Weights

OEM Paper Air Filter ('07 XRL, ~4000 miles of street riding): 0.764
Twin Air Foam Air Filter, including plastic cage (clean, dry/unoiled): 0.172

OEM Horn: 0.326
Baja Designs Horn (from CRF450X...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 49,079
Posted By gasit4fun
Rear Wheel Axle Spacers

I know it's not on your summary list, but here are a couple more weights. I just changed wheel bearings and had the old spacers handy. Maybe one of you machinist types can turn these and save ... um...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,894
Posted By gasit4fun
I had the BRP up on the stand idling, to check...

I had the BRP up on the stand idling, to check the oil. Turned my back for a few seconds and it vibrated right off the stand. That was a $100 oil check. What a bonehead.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By gasit4fun
Nice...wait for it....pting! :lol2

Nice...wait for it....pting! :lol2
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,070
Posted By gasit4fun
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,962
Posted By gasit4fun
Get a trailer

So, if you don't have a ramp yet, I'm guessing you haven't tried putting that big bike in the RL? I too have a Ridgeline and it's a great vehicle, but I ain't gonna lie, the bed is quite high. I use...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,363
Posted By gasit4fun
Use a blind bearing removal tool.

Use a blind bearing removal tool.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By gasit4fun
This thread helps me out, too. I'd like to do the...

This thread helps me out, too. I'd like to do the whole arch someday. I concede my 200 miles per day estimate is too high - I've not ridden those trails with a full load.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-04-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By gasit4fun
I can help a little...

I live in the NY Southern Tier now, but I grew up in MI just a few miles from Gladwin ORV trail head and rode there from my driveway.

First off, great choice going to MI, it is still my favorite...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,814
Posted By gasit4fun
Nice!

I like it - looks great and very functional!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-20-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 108,536
Posted By gasit4fun
got the doc

got the doc
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-20-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,242
Sticky: TetS
Views: 111,735
Posted By gasit4fun
got the doc

got the doc
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 03-20-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,916
Posted By gasit4fun
got the doc

got the doc
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,501
Posted By gasit4fun
Nice Pics

That must have been quite a challenge 2-up...how did the XRL do riding double?
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By gasit4fun
IMHO...all this from riding bikes without...

IMHO...all this from riding bikes without windshields...

I'd stick with full-face/shield street bike helmet if you're moving at a reasonable pace and will stay on the roads. On my cheapo HJC I can...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By gasit4fun
Nice report

Great first post, and what an adventure...that bridge! :uhoh
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By gasit4fun
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282391&page=104

That should get you started.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,719
Posted By gasit4fun
My 2 cents... I wear my MX boots whenever I...

My 2 cents... I wear my MX boots whenever I venture off-road - I need protection from those darn sticks that act like spears and poke you in the leg. Without my MX boots I certainly would have been...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By gasit4fun
I ended up turning the tracks into overlay maps

Frustrating, ain't it? Why is there even a limit? It should only be limited to how much memory you have. I almost sent my back.

My workaround is to turn the tracks into transparent maps. Still...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By gasit4fun
Garmin gives discounts to AMA members, so that...

Garmin gives discounts to AMA members, so that might be an option for you.

You'll need the City Navigator maps if you want auto-routing. However, if you don't need autorouting and just want better...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-10-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By gasit4fun
Hey Zerk, I've got an eXplorist 400... I...

Hey Zerk, I've got an eXplorist 400...

I have the Magellan Topo 3D USA 1.0.0, and it includes street information. The data is a bit dated, but it's certainly better than not having it.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-31-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By gasit4fun
I'm running a 60Cx. By default, the Mark button...

I'm running a 60Cx. By default, the Mark button uses your current location, but you can select "Map" and change it. If you're already on the map page, you can just pan and select Entr, as the other...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,066
Posted By gasit4fun
Last summer I made a couple 1500 mile trips with...

Last summer I made a couple 1500 mile trips with 2 full size bikes (XRL & CRF450) in the box of my S10 and learned a few things.

Make sure you get something with a tie down point between the two...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-26-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By gasit4fun
1. Press "Mark" button 2. Select "Map" 3....

1. Press "Mark" button
2. Select "Map"
3. Zoom / pan to where you want to go, the press "Entr"
4. Select either "Save" or "Go To"

Will this do what you are looking for?
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,467
Posted By gasit4fun
:rayof Way to ride that BRP! Whoohoo!

:rayof Way to ride that BRP! Whoohoo!
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,944
Posted By gasit4fun
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By gasit4fun
I'd stick with a factory dual sport because they...

I'd stick with a factory dual sport because they are made precisely for what you said you were looking for "... mostly will use it to commute to college and work... but it has to be able to go just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By gasit4fun
I suggest you check out Yamaha XT225 or XT250....

I suggest you check out Yamaha XT225 or XT250. I'd stay away from any converted dirt bike (like the XR650R) for daily commuter use.
Forum: Face plant 08-28-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,966
Posted By gasit4fun
Bummer, happened to me too

Sunday, rode my XR650L out of a hot, slow, tricky section, had shield up for about 1 minute, big old bee got between my sunglasses and my eye. Stung me on the bottom eyelid. Swelled up pretty good....
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 62,474
Posted By gasit4fun
Thanks for the writeup. I'm originally from MI,...

Thanks for the writeup. I'm originally from MI, now I'm in New York. I miss the trails - there is nothing in NY like the awesome trail system in MI. Really, sometimes I miss the sand whoopers! Great...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-11-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,971
Posted By gasit4fun
Thumb Sallydog, 4th times a charm

Sallydog, I was the guy on the XR650L helping on Saturday's hillclimb. Glad to see you're in one piece! :clap

I had a good time. I rode the whole ride on Saturday on the BRP. Hats off to the...
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