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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17,544
Views: 2,093,945
Posted By junkyardroad
Progressive Monotube failure

I have a 2009 with 7650 miles. About 3500 miles back I installed the monotubes and all was fine. While riding today, the front end got harsh then locked up completely. Forks totally ridgid. I was...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,505
Posted By junkyardroad
What happened to your engine? Has it been checked...

What happened to your engine? Has it been checked out by a mechanic?
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17,544
Views: 2,093,945
Posted By junkyardroad
I think this is a good idea, and always do the...

I think this is a good idea, and always do the same. Check it at every fuel stop, and add until the bubble is gone. (then a bit more)

This provides margin for error with zero penalty.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 198,210
Posted By junkyardroad
Nice to see you on here again! This is one of my...

Nice to see you on here again! This is one of my favorite threads.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 43,060
Posted By junkyardroad
Maybe try one of those long milk crates until you...

Maybe try one of those long milk crates until you can get a side car. I think sidecars are cool. (Except on a goldwing) I enjoyed this thread.

Bummer about the girl, but hang in there
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By junkyardroad
Change your oil ASAP. Over the winter, I rebuilt...

Change your oil ASAP. Over the winter, I rebuilt my XRL after the second aftermarket cam failure, and had a similar problem. I would bet that you have a petcock leak, and that while your carb was...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,423
Posted By junkyardroad
Well, uh, the red and yellow lines cross at my...

Well, uh, the red and yellow lines cross at my house. You're welcome to a spot here, tent or cabin. Garage with lift, and all.

Near Glenwood Springs, CO.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-24-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By junkyardroad
Looking forward to this one. Good pics!

Looking forward to this one. Good pics!
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
Reminds me of a day when my son was playing with...

Reminds me of a day when my son was playing with the hose in the driveway while I lounged on the porch. At some point there was no more splashing, and when I rounded the corner, sure enough, there's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17,544
Views: 2,093,945
Posted By junkyardroad
That one has been for sale on and off for quite...

That one has been for sale on and off for quite awhile. I think it's too much. By comparison, I bought an '09 in Longmont a year ago with Progressive cartridge fork and a 465 shock, and the whole HT...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
My wife rides a XRL. She was on a CRF230, and...

My wife rides a XRL. She was on a CRF230, and when my son grew into it, they were sharing since we usually ride as a pair.

Eventually, I sold the 230 without telling her, and replaced it with the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,462
Posted By junkyardroad
Great ride report, and thanks for the final write...

Great ride report, and thanks for the final write up! My gear stash has evolved a bit since reading this and trying a few things. I'm hoping to be able to use the stay list before too much longer....
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17,544
Views: 2,093,945
Posted By junkyardroad
I took mine over Pearl Pass,right next door, from...

I took mine over Pearl Pass,right next door, from the Crested Butte side. Beat the shit out of the bike and myself. Even running 15/46. Never again.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-25-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 253,979
Posted By junkyardroad
Good job on the video! Add some narrative to...

Good job on the video! Add some narrative to round it out.
Liked the music too! Chavela Vargas.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 54,564
Posted By junkyardroad
Nah, you'll be fine

Nah, you'll be fine
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,622
Posted By junkyardroad
You're on the right track here with the bike and...

You're on the right track here with the bike and the destination. The best trips I have ever had are those where there's no map and no schedule. Think about it a bit.

Best of luck from Glenwood...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,077
Posted By junkyardroad
Exactly what I needed, thanks! I found their...

Exactly what I needed, thanks! I found their website right away. Trading teaching and education is what I want to do. Everybody wins. I have a degree (biz) plus about 16 hours of education classes...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-23-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,218
Posted By junkyardroad
Hang in there! You are going to power thru...

Hang in there!

You are going to power thru it! I'm really enjoying this R/R so far. Update us when you can.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-18-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,077
Posted By junkyardroad
How did you arrange the home stay? You pay them...

How did you arrange the home stay? You pay them to teach you spanish and stay with the family? I read many times that Guatemala is the place to go to learn Spanish, but never figured out how it's...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-08-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,662
Posted By junkyardroad
Excellent thread, thanks for writing it up!

Excellent thread, thanks for writing it up!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By junkyardroad
Plan K. Go to Zak's and eat pizza. Hit the salad...

Plan K. Go to Zak's and eat pizza. Hit the salad bar while you're there.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
Sooo.....what happened with this? Did you get it?

Sooo.....what happened with this? Did you get it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
I could use a bit of guidance on helmets...I need...

I could use a bit of guidance on helmets...I need a dual sport type helmet that fits oval heads, that is pretty quiet, and most importantly, minimizes airflow across my eyes. I just can't have much...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb It works on both, I was able to run my bike on...

It works on both, I was able to run my bike on one side of my 5.8 right after I biffed it, (putting it on the trailer) yep.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 59,178
Posted By junkyardroad
Just found this thread, and heck yeah I'd like to...

Just found this thread, and heck yeah I'd like to go on my KLR, but came down with a nasty cold yesterday. Sucks.
I'm near Rifle.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-07-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,218
Posted By junkyardroad
Likewise on all the above, and I totally get it....

Likewise on all the above, and I totally get it. Didn't mean to be a dickhead there. I could cash out (mostly) and split right now, but it would cheat my kids. So I stay, and work, and dream, and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-07-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,218
Posted By junkyardroad
As I sit in the early spring sun, in my house...

As I sit in the early spring sun, in my house with a view, in the mountains Colorado, beer in hand, on the brink of two college tuitions, and a mortgage that I won't live long enough to pay, and a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17,544
Views: 2,093,945
Posted By junkyardroad
They are very easy to install and will work fine...

They are very easy to install and will work fine with your springs. And they are tunable.

If you decide not to do it, RM MC has a great return policy.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
And if the bike isn't running, it will fill your...

And if the bike isn't running, it will fill your crankcase with gas. Replace the needle.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb If you'd post those pics here, it would be great....

If you'd post those pics here, it would be great. I'd like to contribute to the effort,if I may, by providing the bathing suit.

I'm sure there's a spool of thread and a postage stamp 'round here...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-09-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,218
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb I have a yellow lab that would fit right in with...

I have a yellow lab that would fit right in with those lazy, sleeping seals. The rest of the wildlife would scare the shit out of him though.

Great pics, I'll add the Galapagos to my bucket list...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-07-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 253,979
Posted By junkyardroad
Happy Birthday! This has been a great thread!

Happy Birthday! This has been a great thread!
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
What about coating? Some kinda clear, or? I read...

What about coating? Some kinda clear, or? I read on here Duplicolor cast iron, but it's not available locally.

My bike was pretty rough with only 7500 miles. I welded 3 cracks in the frame too. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb I should probably consider the NX 5th gear swap...

I should probably consider the NX 5th gear swap since my cases are split. Have these things gotten any easier to find? My cases are split now and ready to reassemble. I've already done 2nd.

I just...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 443,597
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb This is great. I couldn't find one of these last...

This is great. I couldn't find one of these last year, so a went with Big Agnes Fishhook ul2. It was fine, but in July I set up too close to an unnoticed hive of huge black ants in Mt. Lassen NP. The...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 85,447
Views: 10,079,493
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb *Phosphoric Acid, (Approx) 10% CAS No. 7664-38- ...

*Phosphoric Acid, (Approx) 10% CAS No. 7664-38-
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*Sulfuric Acid, (Approx) 10% CAS No. 7664-93-9

Nice 1-2 punch there. Do you neutralize it after or just rinse? What clear coat, if any?

This...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-15-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,218
Posted By junkyardroad
Glad to see you back. I've been waiting for this...

Glad to see you back. I've been waiting for this one!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,333
Posted By junkyardroad
5 pages and nobody mentioned Glenwood Springs and...

5 pages and nobody mentioned Glenwood Springs and surrounding towns?
It has everything you are looking for and then some.
R/R, hot springs, world class food from Aspen to Vail, superb hiking,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-02-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 307,017
Posted By junkyardroad
Just found that on Wiki. Learn something new...

Just found that on Wiki. Learn something new everyday. Let us know how your treatment works out. :D
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