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Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By drrags
When I've experienced this type of symptom in the...

When I've experienced this type of symptom in the past, it's gone back to the gasoline, either being old (sitting all winter), or something's changed at my station. Try a different gas station and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 09:57 PM
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Views: 124,423
Posted By drrags
Wicked TE450/510 Corbin seat for sale 2008 model

$250 plus actual shipping costs. Save about $150 over a new one. I would keep it, as it's comfortable on longer rides, but it's not compatible with the big Safari tank, and a choice between a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 09:04 AM
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Posted By drrags
My e-start didn't work once. It kick started on...

My e-start didn't work once. It kick started on the first kick. Then I sprayed WD-40 into the starter button and it's worked ever since. :deal
Granted, I only have about 5,000 miles on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 07:30 AM
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Views: 124,423
Posted By drrags
:rofl Way more better than on the side of the...

:rofl Way more better than on the side of the freeway though :deal
[QUOTE=AustinJake;23023118]+1 to that, here's my first blown main fuse, the 20 amp full size fuse mounted on the starter relay. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 124,423
Posted By drrags
I have no issues at all with my 08 450 and the...

I have no issues at all with my 08 450 and the FI. Good luck, hope it works out for you!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26,550
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Posted By drrags
That's what I was thinking. There's a 630 for...

That's what I was thinking.
There's a 630 for sale in Fresno with 7500 miles on it. I think the price is high, and I didn't want to consider it if the first thing I have to do is replace that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 10:34 AM
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Posted By drrags
I've been thinking of adding a 630 to my stable. ...

I've been thinking of adding a 630 to my stable. Is anyone aware of cam chain-life issues with the 630 like the 610?
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 08:34 AM
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Posted By drrags
It's presumptuous for me to say what the bike is...

It's presumptuous for me to say what the bike is worth; all I can say is what I would be willing to pay for that bike if I was in the market, based on your description. I'm guessing it's an '06 or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2013, 10:14 PM
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Posted By drrags
Jeez, waiting list already!? Wow, haven't paid...

Jeez, waiting list already!? Wow, haven't paid enough attention. Put me on it.
drrags
BT3 D3 (3 nights, 3 dinner, 2 bikes on a trailer pulled by a truck, if I understand the codes) :deal...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 03:30 PM
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Posted By drrags
I haven't seen it 1st-hand (yet), but doesn't an...

I haven't seen it 1st-hand (yet), but doesn't an over-stretched cam chain produce shavings, too, after it wears through the guide?
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 11:03 PM
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Posted By drrags
I sent you a PM on the wheels, but I have to ask,...

I sent you a PM on the wheels, but I have to ask, what problems have you been reading about? The only two real issues I'm aware of is the crank pinion nut can work loose and the cam chain has a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26,550
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Posted By drrags
Oh, and as far as your frequent pump failures -...

Oh, and as far as your frequent pump failures - do you frequently run your tank low or run it out of gas all the time? That will kill a pump. Is your pre-pump screen secure with no leaks?
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
Fuel pump... hey, are you making fun of me for...

Fuel pump... hey, are you making fun of me for not being able to connect the dots?! :D

Ok, so I have no idea, so all I can do is try to deconstruct where possible problems my lie.


Fuel pump....
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
It sounds like an air supply problem to me. Is...

It sounds like an air supply problem to me. Is your carb'd? First, I'd check the airfilter, then, all the vents on the carb. Maybe some mud blocking one? Then, look to see if you're missing a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
thanks for the reminder. I do have the tracks...

thanks for the reminder. I do have the tracks and I need to upload them.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 11:06 AM
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Posted By drrags
What is the Rekluse all about, anyway? Is it...

What is the Rekluse all about, anyway? Is it just a device to disengage the engine so you don't stall it? I keep reading about how it "dramatically decreased my time and made me a better rider,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
Hinley Pass, which one was that? :lol3 We...

Hinley Pass, which one was that? :lol3
We didn't really plan anything. We knew we wanted to go as far east as we could and when we came upon a choice, we'd look at the map to see if it did not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 10:51 AM
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Posted By drrags
Good luck with the house. Hopefully you'll be...

Good luck with the house. Hopefully you'll be going somewhere more cooler than Federal Way :evil

I am not looking forward to winter either, but I'll take it compared to the 10 months of rain in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26,550
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Posted By drrags
It's not as badass as the 610 thread, but here's...

It's not as badass as the 610 thread, but here's the 450/510 thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=345940
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2013, 10:32 AM
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Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
I think you should upload some of your pics, too...

I think you should upload some of your pics, too - the ones from your phone.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 10:20 AM
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Posted By drrags
And now you're in Federal Way. Things are just...

And now you're in Federal Way. Things are just not looking up for you, are they? :lol3:deal On the other hand, I woke up to an inch of snow this morning :norton

I'll probably do another ride in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 06:26 AM
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Posted By drrags
Reno as a staging location

If anyone ever wants to ride out here and explore Nevada, any of you guys are welcome to use my place as a staging area.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 02:32 PM
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Posted By drrags
610 Goodness

I've got my ride report http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=930150 here. Two TE610's going across the Nevada desert for 5 days. What's not to like! :deal:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
Last Day or Something Like That.

Say hello to my little friend!
http://drrags.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Off-Road-Riding/Northern-Nevada-Dualsport/i-SMQqhVP/0/XL/P1040487-XL.jpg

What, still no cell service!?...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
Mo picthas

Highway 50, America's Loneliest Road. Plenty of time to stage a few pics right in the middle.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
Hmmm... something very interesting is going on...

Hmmm... something very interesting is going on here. I could see them when I previewed them, but now that they're published, they're not showing. :hair
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
Day 3 or something

http://drrags.smugmug.com/Travel/Nevada/i-Tn9qp82/0/X2/NevadaOffRoadRide-X2-X2.jpg

http://drrags.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Off-Road-Riding/Northern-Nevada-Dualsport/i-kjdWFnF/0/XL/P1040430-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By drrags
Cool2 Half Stooges Assault Northern Nevada Picture Fest

http://drrags.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Off-Road-Riding/Northern-Nevada-Dualsport/i-pvRw4hG/0/XL/P1040358-XL.jpg
A plan was hatched to ride from Reno, east, and back, touching as little pavement as...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
I have not ridden one. I like the new head and...

I have not ridden one. I like the new head and having to do the valves less frequently. I think if I could find one at a reasonable price I'd buy one. The extra weight problem could be solved by...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
I am on my 3rd TE610; the first two were 06's and...

I am on my 3rd TE610; the first two were 06's and the current one is an 08. I like the FI better because I routinely ride between sea-level and 9,000 feet. I think it's a little snappier, too. The...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 124,423
Posted By drrags
Wicked Watch the suspension work on my TE450

This is a vid I took facing rearwards on a long climb out of a valley in the Nevada desert. I think watching the suspension work is pretty cool.
(click the pic to get to the vid)
<a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 124,423
Posted By drrags
Some pics of the 450 near smokey Reno

This was a relatively clear day compared to how it's been for the last couple of weeks.
http://drrags.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-TE450/i-bfWfgJt/0/XL/IMG_00000134-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 434,984
Posted By drrags
You are welcome to crash here in Reno.

You are welcome to crash here in Reno.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
I know where you're coming from. I have an 08...

I know where you're coming from. I have an 08 TE450, too. I love that bike! It's 50 lbs lighter than my TE610 and I can't seem to crash it. It knows where I want to go before I do and handles so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26,550
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Posted By drrags
Probably not. The stock shifter is a little...

Probably not. The stock shifter is a little short and too close to the cover, but some strategic bending and smoothing fixes that. I don't have money to spare nowadays for replacing parts that work...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
Pics? Ride Report? :ear

Pics? Ride Report? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 124,423
Posted By drrags
Decent price. do it! :deal The last of the...

Decent price. do it! :deal
The last of the great ones.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
I don't see how damage to the stator would affect...

I don't see how damage to the stator would affect starting the bike. The bike should start off of the battery, including getting its spark. I guess if it were me, I'd check the kill switch first. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 124,423
Posted By drrags
Well, *I* don't think it's bad. I cruise at that...

Well, *I* don't think it's bad. I cruise at that speed/RPM all the time. It's well within the design limits. I can't comment on the super high revving though as most of my trail riding RPM is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,644,403
Posted By drrags
I used the original o-ring :deal

I used the original o-ring :deal
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