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Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 156,323
Posted By foote
Yeah, timing was off. Had zip tied the chain to...

Yeah, timing was off. Had zip tied the chain to the cam sprockets so must of slipped on the bottom. Looks like the intake valves took a bashing too. I swear, I just don't know how to screw up...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 156,323
Posted By foote
I do have spark and both coils are firmly seated....

I do have spark and both coils are firmly seated.

Also: plugs are wet with fuel... Now I'm confused.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 156,323
Posted By foote
won't start after valve shim adjustment

2007 x-challenge
18,000 Miles
ABS: no
Mods: Tourtech dash/fairing/lights
Failure: After a valve shim check and adjustment the bike won't start. Dash lights come on and cycle correctly, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By foote
X-Challenge cush drive spacer dimensions...

Previous owner of my X-Challenge did not put the spacer in between the cush drive and the main hub. Unfortunately I did not find this until Fairbanks, while getting new tires. Hub is banged up, but...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By foote
Day 1 - ~270 miles

Thanks fellas!

First day in the bag. Motel living for the night. Probably won't start camping till I get west of the Big River. Was a good day on the whole. Minor electrical annoyance (relay)...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By foote
That Much Further West

Departing tomorrow. TN to west coast via TAT (more or less) then on to Alaska...

My first big bike trip to Alaska ended at a rest stop in southern Illinois on day one. I'll spare the mechanical...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By foote
Well I said I looked at the counter-shaft and...

Well I said I looked at the counter-shaft and sprocket. I guess that's all I did as it was obviously the problem. The nut was tight so I moved on, but turned out the splines were badly worn on both...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By foote
Looked okay. Really stumped. There is zero...

Looked okay. Really stumped. There is zero resistance to the rear tire rotating. Had it up in the air and just spun free without any harsh noise in all gears.

No longer stranded though. Had...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By foote
1997 F650, stuck in IL with drivetrain issues...

(NOTE: I'm stuck in West Frankfort, IL. Any board members nearby?)

On the way to Alaska on my 1997 F650 and ran into some issues at a rest stop last night. Got back on the bike after ~10...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By foote
Nashville to California via Mexico...

Have a few weeks free after Christmas and am considering dipping into Mexico somewhere in east Texas, coming back up in Cali or Arizona, checking out the Grand Canyon, then hauling home through south...
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