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Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Dirt Sampler
The December issue of Hot Rod has one, but the...

The December issue of Hot Rod has one, but the price has gone up. They are $319 now.

I like mine, best present I ever bought for my achin' back
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,261
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Ron... I've known you for, what?, almost 45 years...

Ron... I've known you for, what?, almost 45 years now, and I still get headaches when you talk like that.

I'm still trying to figure out that digital clock/odometer thing we (you) made when we...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,349
Posted By Dirt Sampler
After doing some more research, I may have given...

After doing some more research, I may have given some not-so-good advice. Your '03 ,it seems, uses a module type pump assembly, rather than the older style where you would replace the pump itself...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,349
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Oops, I lost the last sentence. If no fuel flows...

Oops, I lost the last sentence. If no fuel flows from the open line, I think it's time to look back in the tank.

Good luck,, and keep us posted.
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,349
Posted By Dirt Sampler
The external connection is usually threaded or...

The external connection is usually threaded or some sort of click-lock fitting. Inside the tank there is usually a short, 1" or so, piece of hose that goes from the nipple on the pump to the metal...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,349
Posted By Dirt Sampler
As already stated the pressure at the fuel rail...

As already stated the pressure at the fuel rail needs to be checked, and the injector signal with a noid light.

When something like this happens, I like to go back and look at the last thing that...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,492
Posted By Dirt Sampler
That would be my old partner Ranger Ron,, a most...

That would be my old partner Ranger Ron,, a most clever dude.

He's likely to make an appearance here, but if not you can search his posts to find it.. I'll look for it but ,being the 'puter dummy...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,231
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I would do more checking on what the city is...

I would do more checking on what the city is responsible for. I'm in Chula Vista and the city here takes care of anything beyond the setback line.

The setback is about 15' in from the curb here....
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I did the same thing,,no more problems

I did the same thing,,no more problems
Forum: Vendors 08-03-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,489
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I bought an AFX about two months ago,,after some...

I bought an AFX about two months ago,,after some phone calls getting the sizing issues clear I went with a large helmet with x-large cheek pads,,this worked nicely for me.

I hauled the thing to...
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 263,584
Posted By Dirt Sampler
KTM seat

I see on your web site that you have a seat for the LC4 adventure,,I have a non-adventure LC4 640 with the 18 litre fuel tank and the seat has the little 'wings' at the front end, which the adventure...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,489
Posted By Dirt Sampler
break in

How much do the fx-39s loosen up when they 'break in' ? I tried a large and an x-large on today, and I think the large is a little too small,,,the fit is quite snug.. the xl though fits well, but...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I've done the TAT from the start to Western Utah...

I've done the TAT from the start to Western Utah driving my stock 02 Toyota Tacoma 4x4. on the sections you are talking about, there would be no problem with your buggies.

I agree with TJ about...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Dirt Sampler
A failed waterpunp seal on the 640 KTM will pass...

A failed waterpunp seal on the 640 KTM will pass coolant into the engine oil..

OP, you need to flush that 'milkshake' out of your engine, oil lines and frame asap, and don't run it until you fix...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Jeez man.. I was just going to e-mail you to...

Jeez man.. I was just going to e-mail you to tell you I finally broke down and bought a HF lift. Never mind..

And,, clean that place up before you take pictures will ya.
Forum: Americas 12-24-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I agree with the PCH (highway 1) route. As for...

I agree with the PCH (highway 1) route. As for things to see,,the route is full of them.

The Monterey Bay area is one of my favorites, Big Sur is good,,stop and look at the Elephant Seals near...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,640
Posted By Dirt Sampler
VP sells what they call 'small engine fuel', The...

VP sells what they call 'small engine fuel', The fire department my nephew works for buys it for their gear that doesn't see a lot of regular use but has to work when they need it to. The stuff has...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,908
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Concours is correct, that is the right answer.. ...

Concours is correct, that is the right answer..

I just fixed the same issue on a bike my son-in-law bought a few weeks ago. The diode kit and the load equalizer from Kuryakyn took care of it...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,610
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Brazing can be very strong, stronger than the...

Brazing can be very strong, stronger than the material being joined..The filler (rod) used is important, you don't just use standard old bronze rod. My brother and I used a Nickle/Silver alloy with...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I sold welding supplies for a number of years.......

I sold welding supplies for a number of years.... Two points; 1- that is NOT a cutting torch (if that's what you're using)..2- Get the correct propane tip for your cutting torch or it will never work...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Are you not still using those to carry your keys...

Are you not still using those to carry your keys and Swiss Army Knife ?


:D...Hi buddy...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By Dirt Sampler
It's there to hang your face piercing ironmongery...

It's there to hang your face piercing ironmongery on so it doesn't tear up your helmet liner...

You really should have known...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,211
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I am interested in military history, and, being...

I am interested in military history, and, being ex-Navy, old ships are high on my list...Here are some I have enjoyed along the Gulf Coast.

USS Alabama and USS Drum in mobile. Battleship and...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,853
Posted By Dirt Sampler
locktite 545 thread sealant,,will seal it and...

locktite 545 thread sealant,,will seal it and lock it in position.
Forum: Americas 05-06-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Last weekend Carson pass was open as well as...

Last weekend Carson pass was open as well as Monitor pass. Ebbets, Sonora and Tioga still closed.

there were a couple of icy places on Carson,,,be careful!!
Forum: Americas 05-05-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,172
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Highway 12 in utah

Highway 12 in utah
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Thanks, Laramie; looked at the bike this...

Thanks, Laramie;

looked at the bike this afternoon,,to be polite, it had been rode real hard and put away wet,,a lot.

Gave it a pass, gonna keep lookin'.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By Dirt Sampler
ktm Six Days fuel tank question

I'm looking to upgrade from my KLR and one of the bikes I'm looking at today is an 02 ktm 640 Six Days. The question I have is about the fuel tank. The thing has a 12 litre tank on it and I would...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-03-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,968
Posted By Dirt Sampler
I have some from Omaha Beach, Normandy, Coral...

I have some from Omaha Beach, Normandy, Coral Pink dunes in Utah, and the Imperial Sand Dunes near Yuma if you would like some.
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dirt Sampler
A couple more suggestions,, New Mexico...

A couple more suggestions,,

New Mexico Highway 152 from I-25 to Silver City and Highway 17 from Chama to Antonito, Co.

Colorado highway 12 from Trinidad to La Veta, watch for the rock 'reef'...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Being from the San Francicsco area you may have...

Being from the San Francicsco area you may have done this already,,but,,consider a ride out Point Reyes on the way north.
Forum: Americas 03-11-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Off of pch.. 1. Ride out Point Reyes, it's an...

Off of pch..
1. Ride out Point Reyes, it's an out & back road, well worth it.
2. Mattole road on Cape Mendocino

+1 on the 101 loop in Washington. There is a Park in the rainforest,,I can't...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Ok,,here are a couple more of my favorites... ...

Ok,,here are a couple more of my favorites...

Wyoming,,Start at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, which is just East of I25 off of Highway 26 near Torrington. From there follow the Oregon...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dirt Sampler
In Utah, highway 95 from Blanding to Hanksville,...

In Utah, highway 95 from Blanding to Hanksville, then 24 to Torrey, then 12 past Bryce canyon to 89.

You can head south from there and ride through Zion n.p.

You can take 276 just west of...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dirt Sampler
The passes you will be concerned with are Hancock...

The passes you will be concerned with are Hancock pass, west of Salida, and Cinnamon, California and Ophir passes west of Lake City.

I checked with the Forest Service office in Salida, and with...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,242
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Hodad's, in Ocean Beach (San Diego). They claim...

Hodad's, in Ocean Beach (San Diego). They claim the worlds best burger, with under 99 million served.
Forum: Americas 05-08-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Dirt Sampler
The Warloop road section could be ugly on a hack,...

The Warloop road section could be ugly on a hack, in a group I would likely try it, but alone probably not,,it's not worth getting hurt or breaking something.

Other than that Hancock and Tomichi...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,859
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Wow,,what a list of great places,,seen a bunch of...

Wow,,what a list of great places,,seen a bunch of them and want to see the rest.

If you're doing the Oregon trail, don't forget Fort Laramie (the real site, not the city), and the wagon ruts and...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Did it last June,,You'll have a great time. Some...

Did it last June,,You'll have a great time. Some of the passes in Colorado may not be open but there are detours.
Forum: Americas 04-25-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Dirt Sampler
Once you get west of Illinois you will find very...

Once you get west of Illinois you will find very few toll roads, I can think of one in Kansas, and a couple in L.A. and San Diego and that's about it..The Golden Gate bridge is toll in one direction,...
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