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Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,445
Posted By simestd
Hope it helps, I was digging around this AM to...

Hope it helps, I was digging around this AM to see if I still had my original 2 pole starter as a visual aid but it looks like I tossed it when I replaced it with a 4 pole. Once I got the starter...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,445
Posted By simestd
It's been a while...

It's been a while since I had my starter apart, but I learned the hard way that the little key indexes the planetary gear nose to the starter body so it won't twist. Pardon my dubious scribbling,...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By simestd
A little Googling turned up ...

A little Googling turned up

http://www.cotronics.com/vo/cotr/index.htm

Is this the stuff you've used in the past? The temperature properties are certainly impressive.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,445
Posted By simestd
That little piece indexes the nose (gear end) of...

That little piece indexes the nose (gear end) of the starter to the main body to prevent twisting.

More info here -

http://www.vsocxv.co.uk/workshop/virago/starter.html

Good luck, my 82...
Forum: Alaska 05-19-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,897
Posted By simestd
Hi Kelly :wave That's the plan, we'll take...

Hi Kelly :wave

That's the plan, we'll take it easy and slow - although she's got almost as many miles on her XT225 this year as I've put on my bikes.

This is sprout #1 last summer - kids and...
Forum: Alaska 05-19-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,897
Posted By simestd
No worries Dick, all my bikes know the way from...

No worries Dick, all my bikes know the way from Anchorage to Dawson :D If the weather is crappy, I just ride a little slower... Although last year I made the trip on my DR for the first time and...
Forum: Alaska 05-19-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,897
Posted By simestd
To paraphrase Alcan Rider...

To paraphrase Alcan Rider (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788417), I prefer tires that are round for the trip. The first 4 years I attended on alternating 1980s vintage street bikes...
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,897
Posted By simestd
You can always go on the cheap by camping. Lots...

You can always go on the cheap by camping. Lots of folks would be happy to share a campsite, and I hear you can even get a break on the D2D entry fee :evil Throw $20 worth of instant coffee,...
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,416
Posted By simestd
I'll be glad to pull double duty if necessary -...

I'll be glad to pull double duty if necessary - not quite a SS1000, but the GL500 is comfortable all day.
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,416
Posted By simestd
I made it by Barb's yesterday and picked up a...

I made it by Barb's yesterday and picked up a size L 3/4 helmet for the cause :D

Will bring a beanie cap for padding also just in case.
Forum: Alaska 04-10-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,416
Posted By simestd
Morning preferred, the women who let me live with...

Morning preferred, the women who let me live with them all start @ 10



Have I mentioned that you're a gentleman, scholar and a fine judge of breakfast fare?



I've got an extra, but it's...
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,272
Posted By simestd
For my money the Kenda 270 is a great tire for...

For my money the Kenda 270 is a great tire for dual sporting in AK. Full disclosure, I'm a slower rider with modest skills but for me the 270 checks all the boxes for traction, longevity and value...
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,978
Posted By simestd
Hi Dick :wave:wave:wave LOVE the Canadian...

Hi Dick :wave:wave:wave

LOVE the Canadian hospitality and attitude (really - no snark...)! Not to mention that Canadians are also second to none in knowing how to build and maintain dirt roads -...
Forum: Alaska 04-03-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,978
Posted By simestd
You bring the red, I've got the yellow covered,...

You bring the red, I've got the yellow covered, we might be able to scare up some orange somewhere... kinda short on unicorn but if I can get a Sunday like last Summer in Inuvik...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 109,463
Views: 21,999,633
Posted By simestd
I've got the 3BR Powersports "Tapp" USB ports...

I've got the 3BR Powersports "Tapp" USB ports (https://3brpowersports.com/products.php) on all my bikes. Installation is simple I've not had any issues with them. When you combine their power...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 109,463
Views: 21,999,633
Posted By simestd
If it were me, I think my next move would be to...

If it were me, I think my next move would be to lay the bike over on the right side and let gravity help me find that eraser so I could pick it out. With the bike on it's side, take out the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,096
Views: 1,913,412
Posted By simestd
Nomadic Racks (http://www.nomadic-racks.com)...

Nomadic Racks (http://www.nomadic-racks.com) makes an XT225 rear rack for $79 plus shipping. (http://www.nomadic-racks.com/store#!/Yamaha-XT225-SEROW-1993-2007/p/4105654/category=976077) I put one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 109,463
Views: 21,999,633
Posted By simestd
Hopefully with some anti-seize on each. ...

Hopefully with some anti-seize on each. Stainless won't corrode, but galling can cause the fasteners to be just as difficult to remove if they are threaded together dry.
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 2,076,783
Posted By simestd
I've used a Timesert to repair a stripped sump on...

I've used a Timesert to repair a stripped sump on my GL500 several years ago and have had no issues. The Timeserts are much better than Helicoils for threads that see lots of remove/install cycles. ...
Forum: Alaska 03-07-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,148
Posted By simestd
Just go, relax and have fun. With the DR you're...

Just go, relax and have fun. With the DR you're already better equipped than I was the first 4 years I went (alternating the '80s street bikes in my sig). You don't need the latest gear or piles of...
Forum: Alaska 03-03-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,416
Posted By simestd
Reminder GNT 2015 signup @ T-30

Bumpin this just in case... The <strike>signup</strike> chaos for the 2015 Gold Nugget Triathlon begins at 8 PM tonight (in about 30 minutes). If someone you know of the XX persuasion is interested...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-01-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By simestd
+1 for Spotwalla

Our family has been using Spotwalla for several years now on bikes and in airplanes flying around Alaska. I had never heard of Delorme's Mapsphere so I took a brief look to see what I was missing. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 109,463
Views: 21,999,633
Posted By simestd
I've got an IMS 4.9 gallon tank on my DR, and...

I've got an IMS 4.9 gallon tank on my DR, and while I really like the Wolfman saddle bags, I chose a Giant Loop Diablo because it's low(ish) profile doesn't get in my way when standing. Plus, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 109,463
Views: 21,999,633
Posted By simestd
Looks good to me too - but I'm running the 5.10...

Looks good to me too - but I'm running the 5.10 flavor for bonus miles :evil

<table...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12,096
Views: 1,913,412
Posted By simestd
Those funnels rock! I use them anytime I'm...

Those funnels rock! I use them anytime I'm transferring fuel, just for peace of mind - and yes, the plastic is conductive and can be grounded by design. More information about models and how they...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,894
Posted By simestd
A regular garden hoe will save your shoulders. ...

A regular garden hoe will save your shoulders. Just hold the handle at about a 45 degree angle over your shoulder - you can strip an 8' ceiling at a slow walk without stilts or ladders. Use a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 109,463
Views: 21,999,633
Posted By simestd
I wouldn't use RTV unless it was a field repair. ...

I wouldn't use RTV unless it was a field repair. On my DR (and several other bikes) I've been able to reuse the gasket by loosening all the fasteners just a bit (a thread or two) and then gently...
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,658
Posted By simestd
You must list yourself and any other members of...

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote"...
Forum: Alaska 12-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,522
Posted By simestd
Outstanding Andrew, thanks! Daughter #1 and I...

Outstanding Andrew, thanks! Daughter #1 and I are in for two :D
Forum: Alaska 12-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,522
Posted By simestd
2nd showing at Beartooth with beer and grub?

I missed out; that pesky work thing I do instead of lurking on ADV...

Andrew, any chance of having another showing but over at the Beartooth? In my mind that venue is the best in town for this...
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By simestd
Glad you're settled, enjoy the area - lots of...

Glad you're settled, enjoy the area - lots of good riding around the Jerome, Prescott, Sedona area. 89A :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 109,463
Views: 21,999,633
Posted By simestd
I second the Kenda K270 5.10 x17 recommendation...

I second the Kenda K270 5.10 x17 recommendation for the rear on the DR

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24477948&postcount=12

I got another 6K miles out of one AFTER it was taken off a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12,096
Views: 1,913,412
Posted By simestd
See if you can find some twine or string that you...

See if you can find some twine or string that you can goop with RTV and pack into the missing o-ring cavity before you torque it. If you have wrenching experience on recips, kinda like looping...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12,096
Views: 1,913,412
Posted By simestd
Are BOTH o-rings in place?

Are BOTH o-rings in place? I've likely got a spare set in Anchorage if you need them ASAP.

BTW, you can tip the bike on it's side to check the o-rings without loosing oil.

<table...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12,096
Views: 1,913,412
Posted By simestd
If your XT225 gets the same 70 mpg that mine...

If your XT225 gets the same 70 mpg that mine does, it looks like you have around 500 miles worth of fuel there :eek1
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 1,194,663
Posted By simestd
How about a rare earth magnet? I have several...

How about a rare earth magnet? I have several larger ones that are handy for all kinds of things and are self storing on anything ferrous in your tool kit. Old hard drive magnets are great for...
Forum: Alaska 07-20-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,089
Posted By simestd
Had a great time, enjoyed meeting everyone and...

Had a great time, enjoyed meeting everyone and discovering new sights around the Kenai Peninsula! Thanks to Mike and his crew for putting this together. Can't wait to do it again and explore more!
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,089
Posted By simestd
Thanks for putting this on Mike, I for one am...

Thanks for putting this on Mike, I for one am planning on leaving the Anchorage Dimond Chevron at or very near 7 AM tomorrow to make it down in time for registration. That early in the AM the...
Forum: Alaska 07-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,089
Posted By simestd
Bump - Farnsworth or Soldotna Creek?

Bump for the event and a query for those not intimately familiar with Soldotna - exactly which park does this shindig start at?

Thanks!
Forum: Alaska 07-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,414
Posted By simestd
Already accomplished with full contact info left...

Already accomplished with full contact info left at the end. The very friendly staff at the NWT tourism office in Dawson made sure I had all the information I needed and also helpfully included a...
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