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Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,111
Posted By Mjollnir
My head exploded.:kboom

My head exploded.:kboom
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 59,034
Posted By Mjollnir
Thumb Good to hear the XT's doing well, I'm going to...

Good to hear the XT's doing well, I'm going to come to Colorado around the second week of September, so it's also good to hear the stock jetting works well.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 59,034
Posted By Mjollnir
Good to hear she's treating you well. I just got...

Good to hear she's treating you well. I just got done with a top end rebuild on mine. I'm planning on doing a build report.

So far I have:
96mm 11.5:1 Wiseco with Cometic Gaskets
Supertrapp...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mjollnir
When I went back to Kansas last June to get my...

When I went back to Kansas last June to get my XT600 to take to South Carolina, it had about 7000 miles on the clock.

By November it had about 17000 on it. So about 10000 miles in 5 months while...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Mjollnir
And here I've been, scouring the World Mining...

And here I've been, scouring the World Mining Equipment website for the past few minutes (wme.com).

Thanks! I might have to drop the order on some of those. Even if they do last all but a year, I...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Mjollnir
HID Lights on Ebay

Does anyone have any experience with the cheap HID kits they sell on Ebay?

If you look it up it'll come up with about 185000 kits averaging about $60-$70.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5,547
Views: 1,124,634
Posted By Mjollnir
Caver101: Did you try to adjust the clutch...

Caver101:
Did you try to adjust the clutch cable slack? It seems obvious, but that's got me a couple of times.

If it is the clutch, Dennis Kirk (http://www.denniskirk.com) should sell what you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,547
Views: 1,124,634
Posted By Mjollnir
I've got a couple questions for anyone in the...

I've got a couple questions for anyone in the know:

How does the XT handle an 11.5:1 high compression piston? I'm in the middle of a rebuild right now and was getting ready to order a nice shiny...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5,547
Views: 1,124,634
Posted By Mjollnir
I always run a 130/80-17 with no problems. I've...

I always run a 130/80-17 with no problems. I've had 4 sets of tires so far on it.

So far the Bridgestone Battlax BT45 is great for pure street, they stick like glue and last ~10000 miles. They...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By Mjollnir
The only problem is that Lignum Vitae was put on...

The only problem is that Lignum Vitae was put on the endangered species list a year or two ago.:deal You can always try and find some that was cut down before that, that's what I did for some knife...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,974
Posted By Mjollnir
When I built my racks for my XT600E I used a...

When I built my racks for my XT600E I used a cheap (~$100) pipe hydraulic pipe bender from Harbor Freight, my Miller 175A MIG welder, and about 20' of 5/8" OD 4130 round tubing.

It takes a little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Mjollnir
I was actually thinking about building some...

I was actually thinking about building some lighter racks at work, some that are a little higher too, pannier scraping always freaked me out. I've been looking at getting some ~5/8" OD chrome-moly...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Mjollnir
Questions Answered...

So for about the past 10,000 miles I've had a "squeak" coming from my top end, loud enough I could barley hear it going down the highway or cruising at any moderate RPM. Just enough to bother.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Mjollnir
Heh, I'm overhauling my engine in the living...

Heh, I'm overhauling my engine in the living room:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/stegametalworks/Stuff093.jpg

Engine Dissassembly:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Mjollnir
Question Pistons, Gaskets, and Valves

First off, this is the farthest I've ever had my hands into an engine, so any advice is helpful.

I have a 1990 Yamaha XT600E, I just pulled the piston out during a head gasket replacement, and...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Mjollnir
Holy crap, I've never seen/used one, but those...

Holy crap, I've never seen/used one, but those are some of the best prices on tig rigs I've seen. Free shipping and a 3 year warranty and it doesn't seem like you could go wrong.

Maybe a more...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 98,190
Posted By Mjollnir
Tony?

Tony?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 98,190
Posted By Mjollnir
I'm in, not sure of a place though. ...

I'm in, not sure of a place though.

Suggestions?:ear
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 59,034
Posted By Mjollnir
Nice work! I have a 90 XT600E that I've got...

Nice work!

I have a 90 XT600E that I've got almost 16000 miles on now, and the base gasket is leaking pretty bad. I've been thinking about doing this same job to mine.

What compression did...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 98,190
Posted By Mjollnir
Yeah....

It might be better next time if more than two of us show up...:fyyff:fyyff


I'd say Red's Ice House (http://www.redsicehouse.com/) over across Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant would be a good place...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By Mjollnir
I just took a caulk gun and jammed the barrel...

I just took a caulk gun and jammed the barrel straight into the end of my bars. One tube of silicone with fill a set of handlebars nicely, and will leave enough room to add handgaurds.

It helped a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-20-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,126
Posted By Mjollnir
Two up RTW? R100GSPD hands down. Not that...

Two up RTW? R100GSPD hands down.

Not that I've ever been RTW, but I do have an R100GS, whoever says that it is not offroadable has never had one off road. It's actually astonishingly good for what...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 98,190
Posted By Mjollnir
Dang! I'd go, but I've got a barbecue to go to at...

Dang! I'd go, but I've got a barbecue to go to at my girlfriend's Cheif's place. Sometime I'll be able to ride my Iron Horse there...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Mjollnir
Yeah, I know...

I have learned to hate the superslab now. One of my overshadowing thoughts was, "Man, I wish I could take a week to do this!". Agreed with the two lane roads.

I just couldn't take more than a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Mjollnir
Charleston, SC or Bust

This is my first ride report, so bear with me, and feel free to give me pointers.

Let's start with a little backstory here. I moved to Charleston, SC just over a month ago from Lawrence, KS. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-07-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,922
Posted By Mjollnir
How in God's Holy name can you burn $100 in a...

How in God's Holy name can you burn $100 in a single day on a bike?!
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By Mjollnir
Question XT600E Suspension

I was wondering about any suggestions or recommended upgrades for the rear suspension on an XT600E. Mine's a 1990, and the stock suspension is leaving something to be desired in terms of preload and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 98,190
Posted By Mjollnir
Sorry for the Short Notice

Count me in, I'm new to the area and just landed. Still trying to get my bearings around here.

I'll be in a cage though, unfortunatley, the bike was one of the sacrifices of the move...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Mjollnir
Off road capability of the Transalp...

I've been looking for a good road/dirt worthy dual sport, and without the capital to buy a BMW, this looks like a good choice. But I was wondering how off-road worthy the Transalp is (could it handle...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mjollnir
:eek2 Thanks for all the great replies guys,...

:eek2
Thanks for all the great replies guys, I've got another question: Would top loading or side loading be better? I like how you can strap stuff to the top of a side loading case and not have to...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mjollnir
C'mon guys, any opinion would be helpful.

C'mon guys, any opinion would be helpful.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mjollnir
No, that's rediculous. My plan is to make a good,...

No, that's rediculous. My plan is to make a good, solid set of panniers, and I want to make sure I make a good design.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mjollnir
Perfect Panniers

I've decided that panniers are way out of my price range, so I'm going to do the natural thing and build my own. I figured that while I'm at it I should build several sets, so I was working on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Mjollnir
XT600 or KLR650?

I've been looking for a KLR 650 for a while, but can't really seem to find anything good in my price range (<$3000). So I started looking at the XT 600/600E. I go to Colorado once or twice every year...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Mjollnir
XT350 or XL250R?

Wow, first post, here's the meat: right now we have 2 bikes, and need to get rid of one. I'm the main driver of the one we choose, that said I'm 5' 10" and 175 pounds. So here's the decision:
...
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