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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 114,712
Posted By StuInFH
Also glad to hear you made it back! Who would...

Also glad to hear you made it back! Who would organize all of those trials meets?!?

DeLorme InReach SE. Solo riding is risky, but not mitigating risk is unnecessary. Saw it for $250 with...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By StuInFH
Motostorm Two Thumbs Up

Found this thread when researching Motostorm. Was leery of overseas shipping and passed on it awhile back, then I saw the post above re the same boots I wanted AND his city was only a few minutes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,553
Posted By StuInFH
Going up to Foresthill or Chico would work, but...

Going up to Foresthill or Chico would work, but one could keep the dirt to slab ratio higher and get to dirt sooner (couple hours from SF) if one goes from SF up 80 to Colfax. Up 174 to You Bet...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 116,745
Posted By StuInFH
Forgive me for guessing, but by "inmap search"...

Forgive me for guessing, but by "inmap search" are you referring to the "Find Near Here" function of Monterra where you can search for fuel or pb cups anywhere on the map?

If so, select spot on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
Bummer, same day as Sacto PITS trials meet. It...

Bummer, same day as Sacto PITS trials meet. It is a short ride so you might want to consider doing it up and back, from either end. I think it is fun to backtrack as the ups are downs and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
Yes, after testing the waters you tested the...

Yes, after testing the waters you tested the skidplate, the engine crash bars, the rear pannier bars, the barkbusters, the pipe guard, the clutch, the starter, the upgraded suspension, and your patch...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
I'm thinking Jerry's GS was well rested then. But...

I'm thinking Jerry's GS was well rested then. But I only took hero shots, as BMW and JK require that in writing up front.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17,683
Views: 1,864,704
Posted By StuInFH
Aux power supply lead has low volt reading

Blew the 10 amp fuse protecting the switched and unswitched aux power leads behind headlight due to carelessness while testing powered ram mounts.

Had full voltage at each prior to blowing fuse,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17,683
Views: 1,864,704
Posted By StuInFH
UV dye for leak

I'm betting you meant to type "white," not blue. Anyway, no smoke or oil contamination so more likely external loss. My 530's seal wept so little (but it added up) that I could not see it happening. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 116,745
Posted By StuInFH
Ah. I liked the quick disconnect charging harness...

Ah. I liked the quick disconnect charging harness solution, so went with that. Extended my trickle charger harness up to mount and put a matching plug on the mount (reversing polarity of course),...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 116,745
Posted By StuInFH
Yeah, that was what I was thinking-conventional...

Yeah, that was what I was thinking-conventional wisdom, but it tested fine, showing constant volts at pin but mount no workie after many months of working fine. New one same ground, works fine. Could...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 116,745
Posted By StuInFH
Defys logic - but I'll take it!

If anyone is curious...got my replacement mount from Garmin in mail, hooked it up same as other one and unit recognized being mounted, all is good! After I removed the first/bad one I hooked + and -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
SM the Rubicon

Nail down your Rubicon date. I've got my camera charged. :-)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
Thanks for that info. Growing up on a ranch I was...

Thanks for that info. Growing up on a ranch I was taught to leave all gates as I find them (whether open or closed), not tear up the road and stay on it. And not block gates with a rig of course. (I...
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 30,728
Posted By StuInFH
My apologies, you're right. And if that is your...

My apologies, you're right. And if that is your point re the $90 part, I agree. And I'm sure it's more useful in the grand scheme of things for me to become proficient in line management and use of...
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 30,728
Posted By StuInFH
Yeah, that's pretty much all been said in this...

Yeah, that's pretty much all been said in this thread, ad nauseum. Plenty of wiki and youtube info on all that, but thanks anyway. I would like to see and hear what their patent-pending device looks...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 116,745
Posted By StuInFH
Powered Mount "Fix"

Thanks, welcome back.

After I did the sw update it no longer froze if I put it in mount when on already, but it gave me the External Power Lost message and wouldn't use 12V source. Triple checked...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,875
Posted By StuInFH
Sounds like a possible adventure. What is the...

Sounds like a possible adventure. What is the risk? If a rider fails to make it back up, will the other guys be able to get him and the bike out? Does it have a high penalty for failure, i.e.,...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 30,728
Posted By StuInFH
OK, but I don't think this is "their" thread, the...

OK, but I don't think this is "their" thread, the OP appears unrelated and PM started a dedicated thread for their new product.

PM can correct me if I am wrong, otherwise, please share your...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
Uh, I only know a couple guys that would try...

Uh, I only know a couple guys that would try that. And the pics will be great, as their bikes match. :-)

One of the original members of MLDS used to lead great rides in the area, but he is busy...
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By StuInFH
Pic of Locker Please

Mind sharing a pic of the kit laid out? Interested in what the Locker, etc. looks like.

Which component is the weakest link? I assume you tested it to failure and would like to know what failed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
Negative on crash site, as you know, Gorman...

Negative on crash site, as you know, Gorman turnoff is around 8 miles and I believe they said site was at 16. Sad situation. Didn't want to scout it out. I have seen the memorial outa broken bike...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 30,728
Posted By StuInFH
You obviously know what you are talking about,...

You obviously know what you are talking about, thanks. I've been piecing the kit together only on paper so far and was going to go with 8 mm static line, but smaller pack size would be nice. Do you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
From Snow to Dust in a couple weeks

Went for short loop yesterday from FH. Mosquito Ridge to Gorman to MB to Chicken Hawk to FH Rd to Rob Flat Lookout (gate open, manned now) to Soda Springs Rd to Royal Gorge overlook (dead end off...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 116,745
Posted By StuInFH
Powered Mount pins

Only the center pin should be energized, right?
thanks
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
Never asked anyone to tinker with jets. Simply...

Never asked anyone to tinker with jets. Simply asked for WHAT was changed. Answer could be as simple as this; "the Blais kit recommended going with size x where JD had recommended y, so the leaner...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
You wouldn't win that bet if you and the other...

You wouldn't win that bet if you and the other fanboy followers did some research for facts/useful info.

There are electronic digital HF calipers that are very accurate and simple to use. (Check...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
Amazing, you came up with an even more ridiculous...

Amazing, you came up with an even more ridiculous comment.

You appear to be confused, I primarily wanted to know WHAT was changed between the two kits, as I have a JD and would like bike to run...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
Harbor Freight works well enough and is...

Harbor Freight works well enough and is relatively inexpensive. I guess I could have been a smartass and told you to use something else, but I answered your question like guys on a helpful forum...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
You actually reported something (slightly more)...

You actually reported something (slightly more) useful, i.e., the main was unchanged, but the needle is different ("the big difference" lol).

Now if you ever find the two needles side by side on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
So what were the first numbers/sizes recommended...

So what were the first numbers/sizes recommended by the JD kit and what were the second numbers for the Blais?!? Did you go leaner on the main?

And does the JD contain the same sizes that the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
Yeah, let's ignore what you physically changed...

Yeah, let's ignore what you physically changed (did you use the "perforated" needle?) and just hold up our hands for a vote. Maybe go by post count, what is the point of the numbers on those little...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
No, I wasn't expecting dyno results, just basic,...

No, I wasn't expecting dyno results, just basic, simple data rather than subjective, vague comments. Seems like you could have put calipers to the needles and given before/after jet sizes to explain...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
HF Bearing Puller

I recently got the Harbor Freight one, was complete, at least for the rear wheel bearing, as best as I can recall. For such a low-frequency use tool, quality is adequate. Snugged it all in place...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6,508
Views: 990,333
Posted By StuInFH
Why is this all you can say? This is just...

Why is this all you can say? This is just anecdotal without some numbers. What changed when you changed "kits"? Richer? Leaner? I've heard the taper of the needle is different (and ID # is ground...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By StuInFH
yes, thanks!

Appreciate your assistance. I might have learned how far a Monterra can fly if it wasn't for your help!
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17,683
Views: 1,864,704
Posted By StuInFH
I know you are trying to help, but this is...

I know you are trying to help, but this is incorrect. If rings only needed RPMs to "help" (seat), a highway is not related or required, as one could achieve "RPMs" in neutral. The rings need a load,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,550
Posted By StuInFH
With range like that, don't even bother with fuel...

With range like that, don't even bother with fuel in a bottle. Not necessary. The whole day is like 150 miles and you will be near gas from around 100 miles to the end.

Maybe carry something to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 92,785
Posted By StuInFH
sorry I missed this, with only dial up in FH I...

sorry I missed this, with only dial up in FH I sign off for the weekend around 3 something friday. next time call five3oh 3sixseven three6sevenate

WST from town, FH T6 from WST to FH Rd, and Red...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,550
Posted By StuInFH
Yeah, look at the pics of the gas stop line and...

Yeah, look at the pics of the gas stop line and read about the wait to buy one gallon of gas that may not even be needed, then figure out how to skip it. You should be traveling very light with your...
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