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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-22-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 24,018
Posted By saddlsor
what he said. both loosenut and hackrman put a...

what he said. both loosenut and hackrman put a lot of effort into this ride. thanks to you both.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-28-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 147,313
Posted By saddlsor
got the file, thanks for all the work you've done...

got the file, thanks for all the work you've done on this. hopefully I will be hitting this in a couple of weeks....john
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
[QUOTE=Greg Bender;18864376]I never check the oil...

[QUOTE=Greg Bender;18864376]I never check the oil when the engine is cold because it will not tell me anything useful. Instead, I check the oil *EVERY* time I *return* home from a ride. When I return...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By saddlsor
I did the same thing to my 95 honda civic in an...

I did the same thing to my 95 honda civic in an effort to improve gas mileage, started leaking out of the rear crank seal. it got to where it left about a half dollar size puddle every day. switched...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,098
Posted By saddlsor
the pushrod on my r80 is broken where the felt...

the pushrod on my r80 is broken where the felt resides, it's been that way for at least 30k. the first time I pulled the trans to lube the splines I didn't know any better and thought it was made...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
try turning the idle mixture screw out 1/2 turn...

try turning the idle mixture screw out 1/2 turn and see if it improves. mine did the same last fall when the weather turned cold. that little bit extra made a big difference.
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 26,622
Posted By saddlsor
I did this same trip a couple of years ago in my...

I did this same trip a couple of years ago in my pickup truck with a camper shell. just try to imagine how many times I got hassled by the border patrol. it was a very interesting trip and really...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By saddlsor
on mine, I took a piece of 5/8" heater hose (very...

on mine, I took a piece of 5/8" heater hose (very common size) and slit it lengthwise, then slid it onto the lower rail of the mounts. made the bags nice and tight. been on there for years.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By saddlsor
I will carry two extra master links with me and a...

I will carry two extra master links with me and a short piece of chain, should be able to solve most problems.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By saddlsor
chain breaker-homemade

Several people I ride with are doing the tat in utah and nevada this year and I thought it would be a good idea to have a way to repair a chain if need be. I've carried spare links with me on other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 96,067
Views: 18,100,420
Posted By saddlsor
have you seen this? maybe it will give you some...

have you seen this? maybe it will give you some idea's.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667646
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
when my bike got to 25k I replaced just the cam...

when my bike got to 25k I replaced just the cam chain. it's been a while but IIRC the adjuster was at 3 clicks. after I replaced the chain it was at 12 clicks. I believe the shaft had 25 splines on...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 444,396
Posted By saddlsor
would it be possible to run a hose from the vent...

would it be possible to run a hose from the vent on the bottom to the airfilter housing? sort of recycle the fumes. all that vent does is drain spilled gas. on mine, I have a hose from that vent to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,446
Posted By saddlsor
hey questor, thanks for posting this. I'll be...

hey questor, thanks for posting this. I'll be riding the wabdr this summer and all the info and pics help with planning. keep up the good work....john
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,212,202
Posted By saddlsor
http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/saddlsor/...

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/saddlsor/adventure%20rider%20photos/IMG_0550_zps2cd941a5.jpg

that was a great place to camp. I stopped at the same spot while riding the cdr last year....
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 60,554
Posted By saddlsor
this is a timely report. I'll be doing the...

this is a timely report. I'll be doing the washington and oregon bdr's this summer. good to see what to expect.....thanks
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,238
Posted By saddlsor
here...

here (http://www.batteriesplus.com/ps-32622-1-werker-12v-18ah-agm-battery-with-nut-bolt-terminal.aspx) is a battery that I put in my r80 2 years ago. it's not the same brand but probably made in the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
I have just the dirt guard on mine also. recently...

I have just the dirt guard on mine also. recently I thought I would try something new in regards to lubing the chain on long trips and installed a loobman oiler.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By saddlsor
here's mine. had it for about 15 years. has...

here's mine. had it for about 15 years. has somewhere around 80k on it. like riding a tractor compared to any newer bike but that's part of the reason I like it. not fast but pretty dependable. I put...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By saddlsor
how's the heat in the low position? from what...

how's the heat in the low position? from what I've read wiring them in series has the grips drawing anywhere from 25 to 50% of the high setting. my bike doesn't have a lot of electrical output so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 812,105
Posted By saddlsor
http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/saddlsor/...

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/saddlsor/adventure%20rider%20photos/IMG_0562_1_zpsb2bed26b.jpg
somewhere in the great divide basin, WY following the cdr.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-29-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,102
Posted By saddlsor
you might check to see if it's open. I pre-rode...

you might check to see if it's open. I pre-rode the route with someone and we were going to stop there and eat but they were closed up, about 10am on a weekday. maybe on the weekend it's different....
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
I had an aftermarket sprocket made by...

I had an aftermarket sprocket made by sprocketspecialties. at that time they made them straight on both sides with no extra shoulder but supplyed you with a thick washer to take up the extra space to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
it's just a standard spitfire, big enough to keep...

it's just a standard spitfire, big enough to keep the wind off your chest at highway speed. I also made a shorter piece that's bolted to the top to add some more height. now I can ride with my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
don't know what's making the scrapeing sound but...

don't know what's making the scrapeing sound but I do know that your sprocket looks like an aftermarket one that doesn't have a shoulder on it. some aftermarket sprockets come with a thick washer to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,102
Posted By saddlsor
you really need to lay off the hooch.....

you really need to lay off the hooch.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
no, you're correct, it's a corbin seat. I have...

no, you're correct, it's a corbin seat. I have the stock seat and it fits with this tank, just not as comfortable. the tank in the pic is a clarke.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
here's mine with a xr600 5 gallon tank. doesn't...

here's mine with a xr600 5 gallon tank. doesn't look as good as stock but not to oversized looking. gives me 350 mile range so covers everything I do. stock seat fits ok and mounting was pretty easy....
Forum: Vendors 10-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,504
Posted By saddlsor
that was quick........thanks

that was quick........thanks
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,102
Posted By saddlsor
I live in evansville and have rode the pumkin...

I live in evansville and have rode the pumkin ride a time or two. the 100k route comes within about a half mile of my house on the west side. don't know about this year but they usually run it...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,504
Posted By saddlsor
I'd like to be added to the list.....pm sent

I'd like to be added to the list.....pm sent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,102
Posted By saddlsor
here's a couple of pics from saturday's leg ...

here's a couple of pics from saturday's leg

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/saddlsor/adventure%20rider%20photos/IMG_0582.jpg
this is along the raised tracks in the river bottoms looking...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
mine has a tool tube, small windshield, rear...

mine has a tool tube, small windshield, rear rack, saddlebag mounts, corbin seat and a five gallon tank that was full. came in at 360lb. roughly 450 when loaded up for travelling. that's with hard...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
that was my experience also. I had replaced the...

that was my experience also. I had replaced the cam chain as a maintenance item at 25k. I had 4 clicks left before I replaced it, afterwards it was at 12 clicks. so there was more life left in it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
I like having the extra range is what it comes...

I like having the extra range is what it comes down to. the tank that I got from clarke that is made for it was rated at 4.2 gallons. in reality, there was only 3.7 usable gallons because of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
devo2002, here's a simple way to hold your bags...

devo2002, here's a simple way to hold your bags off the right side sidecover and muffler. I made this after the pressure of the bags pushed the sidecover against the muffler and melted it. it was a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
it's a clarke tank, #11304 if I remember...

it's a clarke tank, #11304 if I remember correctly. it's for years 88-2000. I had to add some rubber to the frame backbone to take up space and had to make mounts for the front as mine had the half...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
here's a pic of the tank I used. it's for an...

here's a pic of the tank I used. it's for an xr600 and has a capacity of 5 gallons, all usable. with the balance tube there's no leaning it over to get all the gas. been working well for a number of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
I used a npt fitting with a barbed fitting on the...

I used a npt fitting with a barbed fitting on the other side. there's nothing on the inside, just tap the tank plastic and screw it in. it does take a leap of faith with a new tank. the first one I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,891
Posted By saddlsor
[QUOTE=Greg Bender;18864376]I never check the oil...

[QUOTE=Greg Bender;18864376]I never check the oil when the engine is cold because it will not tell me anything useful. Instead, I check the oil *EVERY* time I *return* home from a ride. When I return...
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