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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:24 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Well, your real name IS Mr Earl...

Well, your real name IS Mr Earl...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By HardWorkingDog
^ Yep.

^

Yep.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2014, 11:16 AM
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Views: 580,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Kinda like borrowing a toothbrush. :lol3 ...

Kinda like borrowing a toothbrush. :lol3

Once you get one you'll not regret the expense. You can always cancel service/sell the unit if you really don't need/want it after the rides. And vice...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
pnw-- Not sure why you deleted your earlier...

pnw--

Not sure why you deleted your earlier post re: dealing with a doofus on the sale...it happens sometimes. I did find your flea market thread where your XT is listed.

As a point of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
I still don't think you'd be happy with the 17/18...

I still don't think you'd be happy with the 17/18 combo--the XT's still a lot heavier than a CT110, won't give you that mini bike feel. I think it's wheel set up is just about perfect for the package...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
"You can't connect the dots looking forward you...

"You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards."

Just happened to run across this the other day while I was scanning new posts...
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Staged out of Shelter Cove RV/Campground this...

Staged out of Shelter Cove RV/Campground this weekend. Good center of the Lost Coast, rode north on day 1 and south on Day 2. Definitely going back for some more exploring.

Shelter Cove feels a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10,970
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
You can download a pdf file of the Owner's Manual...

You can download a pdf file of the Owner's Manual on the Yamaha website. The only place to get a Service Manual is to buy it from a Yamaha dealer.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10,970
Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Nice! That dad-blasted plastic part is poorly...

Nice! That dad-blasted plastic part is poorly designed and probably why they went to fuel injection with the XT250. Hope you enjoy the ride.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Dang, not sure what's going on. Should be a thin...

Dang, not sure what's going on. Should be a thin rubbery diaphragm on the interior, an o-ring, a couple three screws hold it on. Simple...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 105,756
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I only made that mistake ONCE! Honestly...

I only made that mistake ONCE!

Honestly though, was it that bad? One of the few that I've made, but my memory was a nice pleasant evening outside, some live music, lots of talking and some OK food...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
That's because you ordered the apricot ale.

That's because you ordered the apricot ale.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
How much weight did you weigh it down with?

How much weight did you weigh it down with?
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Maybe :evil That part is definitely the...

Maybe :evil

That part is definitely the mythical "coasting enricher" as named in the Yamaha parts catalog. If your coasting enricher is cracked/broken/missing it will definitely restore the carb...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:55 AM
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Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That's what I'm thinking. Can't really tell until...

That's what I'm thinking. Can't really tell until I get rid of the glazed linings though.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:40 AM
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Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Yeah, thanks. (Did say in my first post that I'd...

Yeah, thanks. (Did say in my first post that I'd removed the wheel and inspected everything :wink:) The shoes are definitely glazed, bearings seem OK. The drum is harder to judge. The drum measures...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10,970
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Test rode it today. Linings are cooked/glazed....

Test rode it today. Linings are cooked/glazed. This is gonna more than bug me. New hub & brake linings on order.

:baldy
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Gold rear hub :(

Washing the bike today from a day's ride with family & friends--I let a beginner ride the XT--I discovered what looks like a gold anodized rear hub :huh
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 433,845
Posted By HardWorkingDog
"I like your style, Dude."

"I like your style, Dude."
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 433,845
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Welcome, dartmouth01!

Welcome, dartmouth01!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 105,756
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Naw--should've invited you inside, it's MUCH...

Naw--should've invited you inside, it's MUCH smaller than it looks :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 433,845
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Wow, didn't know about this. I took their...

Wow, didn't know about this. I took their civilian motorcycle (street) course about 5 years ago--very worthwhile. We got to use their trainer KZP1000's and learned some very useful skills.

Highly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 09:37 PM
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Views: 105,756
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That one's MINE

That one's MINE
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
:tb

:tb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By HardWorkingDog
The mean-spirited thoughts of those around us...

The mean-spirited thoughts of those around us never cease to amaze, unfortunately. Sorry that you've got someone like that in your family. :eek1

I don't lane split a lot, mostly because I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10,970
Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Not available in the US...too bad. ...

Not available in the US...too bad.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/images/galerias/doble_prop/tenere250_bco.jpg

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/xt250tenere.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,970
Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Did you soak the plates in oil before installing?...

Did you soak the plates in oil before installing? Things don't sound that far off, other than a little grabby. Maybe the plates just need some time to soak up the oil and slide easier.
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,870
Posted By HardWorkingDog
In...for the kill! I hate vermin. Bagged 2...

In...for the kill!

I hate vermin. Bagged 2 deer mice today, and 8 ground squirrels. Unfortunately the squirrels had already managed to strip the Fuji apple tree before I caught on.

Good luck.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:51 PM
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Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:48 PM
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Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
You were wrong on the internet!!! ...

You were wrong on the internet!!!

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png (http://xkcd.com/386/)



249cc air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 433,845
Posted By HardWorkingDog
What??? No campfire? pfffttt

What??? No campfire? pfffttt
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,816
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Dang. Well, what is our fine...

Dang.

Well, what is our fine state/county/Army waiting for??? We saw plenty of soldiers on Sunday, seemed like they'd love a chance to make some dirt road with all their equipment...

:evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,816
Posted By HardWorkingDog
:rofl:rofl:rofl Thanks! Although from your...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Thanks! Although from your link it sounds like it is closed as in "impassable" and not closed as in "no vehicles allowed." If a bicycle can make it, I suspect a motorcycle can as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,816
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Son, last week: "Hey Dad, how 'bout you and me go...

Son, last week: "Hey Dad, how 'bout you and me go on a quick dualsport overnighter this weekend?"

Me: "How about Big Sur?"

We both had hectic work weeks, didn't start prepping until Friday...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10,970
Views: 1,596,625
Posted By HardWorkingDog
that's never a good idea...kinda like being proud...

that's never a good idea...kinda like being proud of icing the puck when you're on a power play.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Enjoyed the report, thanks for posting! That...

Enjoyed the report, thanks for posting!

That was kinda sneaky how you casually mention going from a 30+ year old XL250----------------to a new KTM 500 :deal

And pretty cool to luck into some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 105,756
Posted By HardWorkingDog
You...you...damned dirty ape! :lol3

You...you...damned dirty ape!


:lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 580,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I think basic tracking will work fine for you and...

I think basic tracking will work fine for you and save some $. I save battery power by turning spot off at the end of the day. In the morning turn the unit on, press the tracking button and take off....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 105,756
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Especially since Tuesday is the 10th

Especially since Tuesday is the 10th
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 105,756
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Only one way to find out--show up! :evil ...

Only one way to find out--show up!

:evil


:lol3


they only serve food on weekends, rest of the time it's just a dive bar
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