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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 28,873
Posted By 1Down-5Up
"Good fishing here, but this spot really does...

"Good fishing here, but this spot really does require a boat. Keep moving..."

I use the Alpacka Explorer for fishing, great combo with a motorbike. I'm just a spinner but should borrow my buddy's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Brake rotors.

I haven't seen much discussion about replacement brake rotors. I'm coming up to 30,000km with the original rotors. The front one is getting thinner in the center but I just slapped on new EBC pads...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
http://www.servicehonda.com/parts/lookup#/Yamaha/W...

http://www.servicehonda.com/parts/lookup#/Yamaha/WR250R_-_WR25RAL_-_2011/REAR_ARM/WR25RAL_(2011_MOTORCYCLE)/REAR_ARM_(WR25RAL_-_2011)
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Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Wife hates it because you're never home.

Wife hates it because you're never home.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Another one bites the dust

Well I went by the manual and the resistance of the stator windings was way over spec around 3 ohm's. Yanked it out and confirmed my readings.
I'm coming up to 30,000 km on my bike.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Shoot, looks like I might be stator shopping. It...

Shoot, looks like I might be stator shopping. It only reads 12.1 volts running. Battery held a charge overnight and during the day at 12.8 v+ so I was confident it wasn't the battery. Thanks for the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Bike died

I was out riding last night and luckily we were getting close to the hiway when the engine light came on. So we stopped for a quick breather and when I went to restart it was barely turning over. We...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
I noticed a big difference after re-gearing, way...

I noticed a big difference after re-gearing, way less clutch work to keep it running.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Last tire change I did I discovered the tube had...

Last tire change I did I discovered the tube had been pinched in the bead of the tire! So that's another thing to watch for. Yep, lots of lube and psi. I was up to 80 psi seating my Moto-z's. Front...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Yeah I had spare oil and filter just in case....

Yeah I had spare oil and filter just in case. there was a thread on ADV about floating bikes somewhere. We were about 100 km into the bush from the nearest gas station.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Floating WR??

We were on a long day ride trying to make it to Bull Lake and came across this creek crossing. I think the video speaks for itself. We rode the other bike across and coming back as well. It was deep...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Northern Ontario fishing trip

I was getting anxious to catch some brook trout while they are still biting good so I woke up early Sunday and left at 4:30 am, the sun was already poking its head out. Temperature was 10 Celcius and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Will do, my buddy has a rear on his XT 350 and...

Will do, my buddy has a rear on his XT 350 and traction is awesome but wear was quite noticeable after 3000 km. Plenty of asphalt though.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Fresh Rubber and IMS 3 gallon tank

I got a flat on my last trip 20 km from home but was able to pump it up and reach my place. The old Kenda K270 had 11,000km on it so I didn't feel bad yanking it off. I replaced it with a pair of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Useless without video

Took off work early Friday to go fishing ( excuse to ride )

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Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
How did you clean the chain? Its best to put on a...

How did you clean the chain? Its best to put on a masterlink if there isn't one already and take the chain right off for a soak/clean. I've also put some kerosene into a squirt bottle to spray the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Threads and butts

I bought an Alaska Leathers sheepskin cover and it helps . I realized the lack of vibes when I went back to the plain seat on a rainy day. The weather is still shitty up here so I haven't tested it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Tire changing

I use an old tire thrown on a fold out table to change my tires. Works quite well.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Cleaning the chain with kerosene like the book...

Cleaning the chain with kerosene like the book recommends does wonders for an "old" kinking chain. I have to wonder about some of the chain lubes. I think they do a pretty good job of sticking grit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
I swamped it and the motor got noisy. Story here...

I swamped it and the motor got noisy. Story here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23868577
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By 1Down-5Up
I'll look at the filter later today. When it...

I'll look at the filter later today. When it drank swamp water I had no filter to replace it with-lesson learned. Perhaps there was a slight amount of hydraulic "lock" and I just assumed there...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By 1Down-5Up
The water was very cloudy with fine grit no...

The water was very cloudy with fine grit no doubt. As I mentioned I forgot to empty the air box of water on the first re-start. We pulled the plug and water sprayed out of there, I'm surprised my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Rebuilding

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q543/Joskus/Swingarm6_zps4eea5dbe.jpg (http://s1163.photobucket.com/user/Joskus/media/Swingarm6_zps4eea5dbe.jpg.html)


It doesn't say in the shop manual to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
WR250R on worst trail award

I found this on a local forum. This guy is a few hours north of me.
I admire his determination. I don't know the fellow.


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Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By 1Down-5Up
No, fortunately it didn't lock the piston. ...

No, fortunately it didn't lock the piston.

I managed to do the rest of the tear down. Timing chain guides were tricky because they're bolted in at the bottom unlike the Wr250F top end rebuild...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Engine noise after swamping (noob rebuild )

I swamped my bike this spring and although we tipped and drained I forgot to empty the air box. The bike is a 2011 Yamaha WR250R with 26,000 km. Needless to say it ingested some murky water. We did...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Fuel pump rebuild

I would be tempted to try heating the plastic housing when replacing the pump in the assembly. I have 26,000 km on my original pump 2011, I wonder what the record is for an original pump?
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Thanks Woofer, just ordered the IMS 3 gal and...

Thanks Woofer, just ordered the IMS 3 gal and billet gas cap + Yamaha bolt kit:beer

I wonder what the clear 3 gallon would look like? Haven't seen a pic of one yet.

I was ready to order the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q543/Joskus/Si...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q543/Joskus/Sienna1_zps29b31697.jpg (http://s1163.photobucket.com/user/Joskus/media/Sienna1_zps29b31697.jpg.html)

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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 91,569
Posted By 1Down-5Up
I got an Alpacka Explorer and it's been a blast....

I got an Alpacka Explorer and it's been a blast. Makes a great combo with a motorbike. Even went fishing with the wife and I both in it. Now to float the bike across some deep water:evil
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Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
I've rode just over 210km on the stock tank....

I've rode just over 210km on the stock tank. That's easy riding though. There must have been 200ml of fuel left when I went to fill up. Bike was in stock configuration at the time. I don't run it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Go to a local shop that carries Lexan or...

Go to a local shop that carries Lexan or polycarbonate. They usually have scrap pieces and use 2 sided tape to stick it on.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Winter riding!

I don't expect to ride this winter as I have to do a big overhaul including my top end. But here's a pic from early March when I went ice fishing.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-02-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,094
Posted By 1Down-5Up
The lodges put boats for their patrons to use I...

The lodges put boats for their patrons to use I guess, or perhaps people leave them there.

If you get an Alpacka I would recommend the Explorer. The weight difference is negligible compared to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,094
Posted By 1Down-5Up
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q543/Joskus/Re...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q543/Joskus/Redbark9_zpsf4ad4433.jpg (http://s1163.photobucket.com/user/Joskus/media/Redbark9_zpsf4ad4433.jpg.html)

Yeah it was September 26th when I went....
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Mounting her

I always step on the foot peg and then throw my leg over, works like a charm. This is with the kickstand down of course, which has a larger pad on it to keep from sinking in mud and sand.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,094
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Well, if I didn't take off on another fishing...

Well, if I didn't take off on another fishing trip. One of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Fishing was great.

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Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
I picked up some MotoZ Tractionator DOT tires for...

I picked up some MotoZ Tractionator DOT tires for my next rubber. Front is an 80/100-21 and rear is a 120/90-18. I got the harder compound ( 50/50). The rear was $85 at Royal Distributing in Canada...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44,432
Views: 8,525,253
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Bluhduh Bad Brake Luck

I need a new front brake hose ASAP. I got jousted by a stick and it bent the stem of the line coming out of the master cylinder. It ovalized the hole in the eyelet end of the line, so it was pissing...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 352,706
Posted By 1Down-5Up
Good read... I would have died to see the...

Good read... I would have died to see the cylinder wall on the Cub after the trip. Had a Honda ST90 as a kid, man those were fun days.
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