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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22,392
Views: 2,074,558
Posted By JJJZJ
Anyone from around here going to this thing? I'm...

Anyone from around here going to this thing? I'm looking for any excuse to still ride at this point. I'll be on a black/orange 800gs if anyone wants to meet uphttp://i.imgur.com/ACGULnw.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 45,066
Posted By JJJZJ
Haha I have been looking for that post a few up...

Haha I have been looking for that post a few up for awhile now....clearly I put it in the wrong thread. Sorry about that

Anyways in the spirit of contributing, I just checked my valves at 42k for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JJJZJ
Well I opened her back up, re-did the whole...

Well I opened her back up, re-did the whole process in case I missed something and the noise is still there. Maybe it has always been there. No strange wear marks inside either.:huh

I realized I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JJJZJ
Hmm, so I repaired the hose and it sounded better...

Hmm, so I repaired the hose and it sounded better this afternoon. Let it warm up to temp this evening and the sound is back. Maybe best described as what sounds like marbles rolling around for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JJJZJ
I did find a hose with a split end. It is the...

I did find a hose with a split end. It is the hose that mounts on the top of the valve cover that contains the reed valves and is split on the valve cover connection. Do you think that might be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JJJZJ
Good advice. I will give them all a good look...

Good advice. I will give them all a good look over and see if anything doesnt look right
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JJJZJ
sorry, valve clearances, not the actual valves

sorry, valve clearances, not the actual valves
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JJJZJ
The new valves measured out at .25 for intake and...

The new valves measured out at .25 for intake and .33 for exhaust, better?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JJJZJ
Went for my first valve adjustment, new sound, should I worry?

So I finally tackled the job of adjusting the valves on my 2010 F8. Everything was pretty textbook on the teardown and install side of things. I adjusted all 8 valves with 42k on the clock and all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 45,066
Posted By JJJZJ
Thoughts on new versus maintaining old?

So I have a 2010 F800gs with 42k on the clock. I am in a position where I am trying to decide if I should upgrade to new or hold onto the 2010 and maintain it.

Last spring my stator went out in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
Well crisis averted....I went into diagnostic...

Well crisis averted....I went into diagnostic mode and was able to clear the codes and the pump and bike fired up right after that. :D

Thanks for all the help everybody!
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
So i put in a new fuel pump in from CA Cycleworks...

So i put in a new fuel pump in from CA Cycleworks and I still cannot hear the bike prime. The bike turns over fine and everything, but wont fire up.

Unfortunately this bike is leaving(hopefully)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45,953
Views: 9,116,566
Posted By JJJZJ
Does anyone know where I can get a cheap new...

Does anyone know where I can get a cheap new headlight for a 2008 WR250R? Yamaha wants over 200 bucks and I am striking out with google search results and the few companies out there not answering...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
Ok ok...here are pics of us out for a ride last...

Ok ok...here are pics of us out for a ride last week! All yall are some sick motherfuckers! :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/6qweyCy.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/xH9DH2W.jpg?1

There is no sound from the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
Nice thanks for the additional info!

Nice thanks for the additional info!
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
Nice, this kind of general consensus should give...

Nice, this kind of general consensus should give me a good head start. Ill let you know what I find out.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
No...I didnt know what model it is. No I dont...

No...I didnt know what model it is. No I dont know much about it. But soon I will.

Thank you for your extremely helpful and informative post, I would have been definitely "in over my head"...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
So this looks like a WR250 then? Its hard to tell...

So this looks like a WR250 then? Its hard to tell with all the aftermarket crap on it. If so, I will do some research in the mega thread.

Ill pull out the plug and see what what the deal is. How...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,582
Posted By JJJZJ
Hot Girl's Yahama wont start, any help?

So im friends with this hot chick and her Yamaha wont start and I told her I would help her out. This isnt really relevant to the thread, but I assure you she is hot. Anyways, here is what we have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24,818
Views: 4,335,928
Posted By JJJZJ
Thanks for the help man. With the dimensions you...

Thanks for the help man. With the dimensions you gave, I found them locally at a place in SLC called Hydra-Pak. .18 cents (well free since I only needed one) is a hell of a lot better than the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24,818
Views: 4,335,928
Posted By JJJZJ
Does anyone know where I can purchase a new...

Does anyone know where I can purchase a new o-ring for the needle and seat on a 2001 DRZ400s? I think the ethanol keeps destroying them and I cant find them individually without buying the whole 50...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 137,253
Posted By JJJZJ
Interesting, I dont really know what happened...

Interesting, I dont really know what happened other than total failure outside Lake Powell, but I know it wasnt charging or running accessories like it used to for 1500 miles preceeding that.

Im...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 137,253
Posted By JJJZJ
Quick question as I await to see if BMW will...

Quick question as I await to see if BMW will cover my stator, If any of the three legs of the stator are bad, will the bike still charge? Or does it only charge if all three are functioning?

The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 137,253
Posted By JJJZJ
Just to add another story to the pot.... I...

Just to add another story to the pot.... I brought my bike into the dealer March 30th as my warranty was up April 2nd. I knew something was up with the charging system, but I just wasnt sure what.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By JJJZJ
Well I took it all apart and cleaned it best I...

Well I took it all apart and cleaned it best I could with the tools I had. I will probably put on new dust seals and a slide pin as soon as I can order some. That thing was fully corroded and just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By JJJZJ
Ah interesting. Where does one obtain the new...

Ah interesting. Where does one obtain the new pieces if the cleaning and lube dont work?

Is the pin that the caliper slides on the only part that is hung up or are there multiple items to check...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By JJJZJ
Its the pad that rests against the caliper...

Its the pad that rests against the caliper opposite the piston side. I gave your advice a shot and can now see how the sliding caliper works.

I gave it a few bumps and could see it slide, but it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By JJJZJ
Rear EBC brake pads simply will not fit!

I bought a pair of EBC FA208R pads from a local shop. The fronts installed fine, but the rears simply will not fit.

I took the rear wheel off, compressed the caliper piston and installed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By JJJZJ
Excellent news! And no I didnt read the...

Excellent news! And no I didnt read the instructions. I was too stoked to ride and instructions are boring. Lesson learned! :rofl

Thanks man!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By JJJZJ
New Battery after a long winter, bike wont start.

So I just put in a fresh battery in my 2010 800gs with 34xxx miles. I have a voltmeter showing 12.5v with a trickle charger hooked up for any additional juice needed.

I went to start the bike and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By JJJZJ
Blanding eh? Your location just reminded me we...

Blanding eh? Your location just reminded me we stopped there for a night on the trip too. We stayed at the Prospector motor lodge and ate at that old western style restaurant next to the Super 8....
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By JJJZJ
Thanks man, I should probably use your comment to...

Thanks man, I should probably use your comment to talk a little about the mental preparation for this trip. I was leaving a very fun and well-paying job to go be a motorcycle bum for an undetermined...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By JJJZJ
Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. Comments...

Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. Comments like those are what keep me writing and planning the next adventure!:D

As for the people on the rez, I feel conflicted. In high school, I spent 2...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By JJJZJ
So despite getting up at 4am, I think I have the...

So despite getting up at 4am, I think I have the energy for one more post tonight.

After we spent a few days and nights in Durango, we decided to hit the road again. Monument Valley in southern...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By JJJZJ
So many years ago, I visited some distant...

So many years ago, I visited some distant relatives that lived in Durango, CO. I remember I had my first Sierra Nevada off a keg there and loved the place. It had been a decade since I last visited...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By JJJZJ
With any adventure, the idea was to hit up new...

With any adventure, the idea was to hit up new places and try out different things. After leaving the Swell, everything would be new to us.

With that in mind, we headed down to Goblin Valley to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By JJJZJ
Its Quitting Time! The SW and Baja with 2 best friends

So I apologize for the tardiness of this RR, but at least I am getting around to it.
A little background on myself and some of the other riders going....We are three best friends that met early on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,052
Posted By JJJZJ
Are HIDs killing my bike

So this past fall, I did a 300 mile trip to Wyoming/Idaho. It has been the first long distance trip with my bike since installing the lights from 1 Off Motorsports.

I was running my Hi and Low...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24,818
Views: 4,335,928
Posted By JJJZJ
Thanks. That explanation helps quite a bit. Ill...

Thanks. That explanation helps quite a bit. Ill do the mockup as you say to be sure. Yesterday while riding, it seemed that 1/2 to WOT was the area where the problem occurred. Idling and putting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24,818
Views: 4,335,928
Posted By JJJZJ
No, I didnt know you could do such a thing. Could...

No, I didnt know you could do such a thing. Could you give me a few more details on how to do it and what to look for?

I found this quote on a TT thread that sounds a tad like my problem. Does...
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