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Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31,665
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Posted By cwc
Many good responses to this. Here's mine (not...

Many good responses to this. Here's mine (not guaranteed to be good).

The fact that the brake pads retracted when you cracked the bleeder indicates that the caliper is PROBABLY OK.

There may...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,098
Posted By cwc
We were in Urique and Batopilas last week and...

We were in Urique and Batopilas last week and both were tranquil. The occasional violence in these areas seems to be between different groups of "businessmen", not targeted on tourists.

We did...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28,295
Views: 2,444,585
Posted By cwc
Spelling

I agree totally with spelling place names name right. I would further extend that to user names.:rofl

fugarwe is my son so I couldn't resist.:D
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28,295
Views: 2,444,585
Posted By cwc
Mike, If you have time I'd take 85 to Cd....

Mike,

If you have time I'd take 85 to Cd. Victoria then take 101 to 97. You don't have to enter Cd Victoria at all if you don't want to and there is a big PEMEX on the bypass. Same for San...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
:D Unless I missed something, the referenced...

:D

Unless I missed something, the referenced post was referring to a dry battery.

If your battery is bad then a capacitor will help. If your battery is good you probably won't notice any...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By cwc
I need to check dates more closely.:D Glad...

I need to check dates more closely.:D

Glad you had a good time. I would have recommended just what you did for the route.
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By cwc
I've hosted a few times and used the service a...

I've hosted a few times and used the service a few times. I don't expect, need or want a material gift. A postcard or email later in your trip or when you return home is nice and would be...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By cwc
I've got one of this brand that I've been using...

I've got one of this brand that I've been using for at least 40 years and it was used when I got it.
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,098
Posted By cwc
Urique

I'm not sure when you were in Urique but this may have contributed to your impression of the place.


...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,098
Posted By cwc
Videos & Pics

Nice videos and pics of the roads. You should find a way to make those available to people heading for the Sierras. It would answer a lot of questions about what to expect.

When I give my opinion...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
Interesting. You can learn something every day...

Interesting. You can learn something every day here.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
The "front side" should be out, not in like the...

The "front side" should be out, not in like the picture.
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By cwc
A Gatorade bottle works better. The opening is...

A Gatorade bottle works better. The opening is larger. Not really large enough, but better than a coke bottle.:evil
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28,295
Views: 2,444,585
Posted By cwc
We took about 7.5 hrs. for DGO to Jesus Maria...

We took about 7.5 hrs. for DGO to Jesus Maria including the gas stop in Mezquital and about 3 hrs. from Jesus Maria to Ruiz including a stop for gas in Ruiz and some time looking for a hotel. We were...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28,295
Views: 2,444,585
Posted By cwc
San Blas to Durango

From our 2013 trip.

Posada San Agustin - Mezquital ~52 miles (Gas)
Mezquital - Jesus Maria ~142 miles (Gas)
Jesus Maria - Hotel Casa Monte Ruesga Ruiz ~78 miles (PEMEX)
Ruiz Hotel - San Blas...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,719
Posted By cwc
Tracks for Copper Canyon

dajuice has some for Garmin GPSs but the download is currently messed up. They are actually a map made from tracks we have recorded over the years.

There is a link to it at www.ccoons.com...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,719
Posted By cwc
[QUOTE=HeadShrinker;26155328]Three of us just did...

[QUOTE=HeadShrinker;26155328]Three of us just did a great trip. To get to Bato, we took the old road to Yoquivo which was one of the biggest challenges of the trip. Stayed at Juanitas.
[QUOTE]
...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,719
Posted By cwc
Bridge near Tubares over Rio Urique

Just got word from inmate cjracer that as of 2/7/15 the bridge is laying in the river in pieces.

The water at the ford was 3-4 feet deep.
Forum: Americas 02-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28,295
Views: 2,444,585
Posted By cwc
KLR temp sensor

If I'm understanding what's broken, I believe that temp switch is equivalent to one used on the Tsuru's widely used as taxis in Mexico. I'd check at an auto parts store. A friend who lives in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
Pipe heat shield needed

I need one of these.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w290/fredopatz/for%20sale/Heat%20shield_zpsuygbv4ov.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
For normal chain inspection I don't, but I'm not...

For normal chain inspection I don't, but I'm not sure what I did when I made the original set of measurements. I did the original measurements on a new chain with new sprockets at the time I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
How to properly adjust your chain

This has been posted here before but here it is again
http://www.thumpertalk.com/wiki/_/how-to-properly-adjust-your-chain-r320

I have done the check described in the link on a couple of my DR350s...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,517
Posted By cwc
If you are over 75 and want Medjet you will need...

If you are over 75 and want Medjet you will need to fill out a medical questionnaire and have your doctor also fill one out for you and then they will decide if they like you or not. If they like you...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,719
Posted By cwc
Urique Hotels

+1 on the Barrancas.

It is right on the main street and close to pretty much everything.

La Senora passed away several years ago when we were there and they had the viewing right in the street...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 236,328
Posted By cwc
Quote: <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4...

Quote:
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Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By cwc
I'm not clear on how you attached the elbow to...

I'm not clear on how you attached the elbow to the IMS cap. Did you make a hole in the cap to accept the elbow? Or is the elbow large enough to slide over the nipple in the top of the cap?
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By cwc
See first post.:wink:

See first post.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
I've used this mounting method too and it works...

I've used this mounting method too and it works great as far as heating, but on my bikes the heating element/cover rotated on the throttle side grip in a relatively short time.

Did you have this...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By cwc
I've got two different valves to evaluate and...

I've got two different valves to evaluate and haven't open either of them, but they appear to operate as if there was a ball inside a vertical tube. If gas tries to escape the ball floats up and...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,517
Posted By cwc
Since there are a few older guys here it's worth...

Since there are a few older guys here it's worth noting that after age 75 Medjet really isn't very interested in you.
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,650
Posted By cwc
THere's some good advice here already

And I have a few suggestions too.

Camping can get really cheap if you use the tent space list here on ADV.

In small towns there may be a city park that has free or cheap camping.

Sometimes...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By cwc
Thanks for all the inputs

I tested a couple of the ball valve devices and while they did pass air in both directions I could see circumstances where they could get locked closed and cause pressure to build in the tank.

I...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By cwc
I've had a couple of inline ones that would let...

I've had a couple of inline ones that would let low velocity air through in either direction but prevent liquids from passing. I can see where they might block outgoing air if not mounted vertically.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By cwc
I made a 90 "cap" to bring the vendor supplied...

I made a 90 "cap" to bring the vendor supplied hose forward instead of up, but based on what I've read the one way valves need to be vertical to work properly.

I may be reduced to buying a...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By cwc
Gas cap vent valve for Acerbis or IMS tanks

I'm looking for a SHORT one way valve to vent Acerbis or IMS tanks.

The ones I have found apparently require a length of tubing to work properly.

I use a map holder that rests on the gas cap...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8,253
Views: 1,271,785
Posted By cwc
Sorry about that. I spend some time working on...

Sorry about that. I spend some time working on Suzuki DR's and they give values for the CDI box so I assumed...

Did you switch the leads you are using to measure the "short" between the yellow...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
That may work in Tucson, but if you are in...

That may work in Tucson, but if you are in Minnesota you will need to heat the boot to get the job done unless you are doing it in the last two weeks of July or the first two weeks of August and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8,253
Views: 1,271,785
Posted By cwc
It's below 0F right now where my NX is so I...

It's below 0F right now where my NX is so I resorted to the Factory Manual. It says there should be no continuity between the "green and yellow" pins on the CDI with the connector disconnected.
...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28,295
Views: 2,444,585
Posted By cwc
Galeana

We've stayed there in the past at the Jardin and are planning to stay again in a couple of weeks.

Question: Any changes there that we need to know about? It's been 3 years since the last visit.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31,665
Views: 3,941,696
Posted By cwc
The amount of power used by the turn signals and...

The amount of power used by the turn signals and brake light is small. The current is substantial but they are on for such a short time that power usage is low.

The people at Baja Designs told...
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