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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12,132
Views: 671,284
Posted By Jon B.
I start a new job in St. Paul next week. I may be...

I start a new job in St. Paul next week. I may be able to attend one of these gatherings of ADV FFs in the future. Please don't stop yet!!

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 73,643
Posted By Jon B.
There's still a chance that I could do this... ...

There's still a chance that I could do this...

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-21-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 146,144
Posted By Jon B.
Pissed I was in, am now out. :cry Problems with...

I was in, am now out. :cry

Problems with work have sabotaged my plans. Dammit!

Jon
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By Jon B.
I second the stuck valve theory. At "deer camp" a...

I second the stuck valve theory. At "deer camp" a few years ago, we had one like this. That one was a simple fix - remove valve cover (over-head valve), tap on valve stem until it moved willingly,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 146,144
Posted By Jon B.
I'm hoping to head up on Thursday but it may be...

I'm hoping to head up on Thursday but it may be mid-afternoon by the time I arrive at the campground. Might be time for a quick ride before the mosquitoes descend en mass. :eek1

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,000
Posted By Jon B.
Is #85 a damn-near stock DRZ 400?? I think...

Is #85 a damn-near stock DRZ 400??

I think it's more rider than machine in many cases.

Nice fingers, Lobster. Use the truck to move the trailer next time, maybe. :eek1

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 73,643
Posted By Jon B.
Patience? Understanding? This is a...

Patience?

Understanding?

This is a CannonTrek you're talking about! We have neither of the above!! (Speaking for myself, that is.)

ProEasy - my DRZ meets some of those data points. Well,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,235
Posted By Jon B.
But *which* bearing? And, I installed a new...

But *which* bearing? And, I installed a new timing chain in this bike a few months ago. The guides are a bit worn but certainly serviceable.

This engine has the original auto-tensioner on it.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 176,919
Posted By Jon B.
The guy who bought my KLR used U-SHip. The price...

The guy who bought my KLR used U-SHip. The price was reasonable, I thought.

There are shippers that bid on the haul, so you get decent deals.

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 146,144
Posted By Jon B.
Just got off the phone with Leroy - I have a...

Just got off the phone with Leroy - I have a spot!!

Do I need to send money to anyone? No, not you FFs; I meant to Jesse or Ted or...

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 146,144
Posted By Jon B.
Gonna call Leroy tomorrow - Friday. I'll have a...

Gonna call Leroy tomorrow - Friday. I'll have a pickup with slide-in camper; wonder if I need an RV spot or if a regular site will be OK...

The KLR left in a semi trailer for Chicago this morning...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
Holy crap! I couldn't afford the taxes - $1600...

Holy crap! I couldn't afford the taxes - $1600 per month just for that.

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,778
Posted By Jon B.
Um... No! Looking at Lund Pro V floaters -...

Um... No!

Looking at Lund Pro V floaters - used, 20-year-old models. I'd like to spend only $3,000 but I don't want to own a $3,000 boat! :D

Besides, you're too fookin' far away! And, don't you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,778
Posted By Jon B.
'04 KLR650 FS Minnesota

Gone, goner, gonest. I sellded it to an inmate in ChiTown.



Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,778
Posted By Jon B.
Yeah, I know but... Who changes gearbox lube...

Yeah, I know but... Who changes gearbox lube after two rides? lamoson, perhaps?

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,778
Posted By Jon B.
lamoson said: "2005 KTM 250sx woods weapon that...

lamoson said: "2005 KTM 250sx woods weapon that will light your hair on fire. It's been a great bike and it's super fun to ride. Selling because I'm thinking about switching back to a four stroke....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,778
Posted By Jon B.
'04 KLR 650? ~8500 miles and fairly well farkled....

'04 KLR 650? ~8500 miles and fairly well farkled.

I think I'll part with the red monster to buy a boat. Yes, yes, I know about the two happiest days in a boat owner's lfe. I've already...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 38,244
Posted By Jon B.
Bummer. I do hope you guys get things sorted out!...

Bummer. I do hope you guys get things sorted out! Maybe next year...

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 146,144
Posted By Jon B.
Well, the annual Paul Bunyan forest ride has been...

Well, the annual Paul Bunyan forest ride has been called off this year, so I guess I should plan on the NSS for my "weekend" ride. I think I've already scheduled those days as vacation, so why not?
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
Did you see my brother Ron? He lives in Bangor -...

Did you see my brother Ron? He lives in Bangor - 50-something, bald, handsome like me...

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 38,244
Posted By Jon B.
C'mon. You know you're gonna tell us eventually....

C'mon. You know you're gonna tell us eventually. May as well spill it now.

Besides, you're here among friends. We'd never let you feel embarrassed... Much. :evil

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
Lemme guess - next winter's bike project for yer...

Lemme guess - next winter's bike project for yer old man?

Or a weekend summer project...?

Papa - Mrs. SSG B will be on your case if she ever hears that you're instigating.

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 65,549
Posted By Jon B.
Be sure to check BenRon's WR; he's such a dick....

Be sure to check BenRon's WR; he's such a dick. (Inside joke from the Twin Cities BS thread)

:evil

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
Had a reply typed. Got delayed in submitting it....

Had a reply typed. Got delayed in submitting it. Read it. Deleted it.

Jon - SSG B's dad
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
The stuff I've seen says the test is at 3000rpm....

The stuff I've seen says the test is at 3000rpm. A mechanical, vibratory "tach" is used.

I paid 99 cents for an iPhone app called SPL Meter - it's allegedly one of the few that's accurate. We...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
Over in the Central Rally thread, Cannonshot...

Over in the Central Rally thread, Cannonshot mentioned that there'll be "courtesy" sound checks done. Since I'm not going to attend the rally, I can't get my DRZ checked there.

How does one go...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 146,144
Posted By Jon B.
You stop that! I've never even been there... ...

You stop that! I've never even been there...

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
I made the trip a few years ago with 7 others....

I made the trip a few years ago with 7 others. For me, it was 1920 miles! Five days; 4 nights - Thunder Bay, Wa Wa, Munising, Ashland. Fun trip!

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,235
Posted By Jon B.
Winner, chicken dinner! The hose from the oil...

Winner, chicken dinner! The hose from the oil separator - or whatever it's called - has to go up and over the carb inlet. I had it bent under, following the shock spring down. Bzzzt! Kinked shut....
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,235
Posted By Jon B.
There's a thought. The plastic oil 'catch' tank...

There's a thought. The plastic oil 'catch' tank came off to get at the cam chain tensioner; maybe I hosed it (no pun ntended) putting together. Or, pinched the breather hose under the gas tank when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,235
Posted By Jon B.
I'm not so sure that's it. The thing runs out...

I'm not so sure that's it. The thing runs out fine, and doesn't have any other symptoms.

Oddly enough, the pressure is there quite a while after shut-down - as in 20 minutes or so!

It just got...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,235
Posted By Jon B.
Anyone have an idea - or three - why the oil tank...

Anyone have an idea - or three - why the oil tank gets pressurized on an '01 E model? When I unscrew the oil cap, it pops off!

Isn't the reservoir vented anywhere?

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 176,919
Posted By Jon B.
Hey! I gots me on 'o those! It is definitely NOT...

Hey! I gots me on 'o those! It is definitely NOT uglier than that Honda. Ugly, yes, but not AS ugly. Mine's 'zackly that color, too.

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 176,919
Posted By Jon B.
Was an uglier bike ever sold? That thing is...

Was an uglier bike ever sold? That thing is hideous! In my not-so-humble opinion, that is.

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,120
Views: 223,731
Posted By Jon B.
How 'bout me? Am I in? ...

How 'bout me? Am I in?

http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc427/barberjs/CC2D5541-DB2C-48CB-B5E0-1904DF20D844_zpsmki0yuyi.jpg

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,954
Posted By Jon B.
I have one question... SSgB has the DRZ E...

I have one question...

SSgB has the DRZ E model that I plated a couple years ago. The state didn't send out a license renewal, even though he transferred the registration. Do we (not me - my E has...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10,212
Views: 651,228
Posted By Jon B.
And, since your DRZ is in MY shed, with a dead...

And, since your DRZ is in MY shed, with a dead battery and no current license tabs...

Can you say SOL? I knew you could.

Jon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19,459
Views: 782,946
Posted By Jon B.
Hey, SSgB, I tried to ride the Yellow Peril...

Hey, SSgB,

I tried to ride the Yellow Peril yesterday but the damn thing wouldn't start! I got tired of kicking and went and rode my own (it's faster anyway - but loud). You should buy a new...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 38,244
Posted By Jon B.
Heck no, we don't wanna camp at the 'Ground' if...

Heck no, we don't wanna camp at the 'Ground' if you guys are willing to host again!! We'd be fools to let your generosity go unanswered. I have the weekend on my calendar already. SSgB and I will...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 38,244
Posted By Jon B.
I think SSgB was talking (writing) about the Paul...

I think SSgB was talking (writing) about the Paul Bunyan ride, rather than the Appleton ride. Unless, that is, he's coming out to pick up his DRZ at my place that day...

Bring a new battery, Matt,...
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