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Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,375
Posted By ediehl
I suppose it probably is the torque of the Buell...

I suppose it probably is the torque of the Buell that's behind the premature shredding---I do enjoy powering out of corners...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By ediehl
I've got a Valky also, run Avon Cobras and get...

I've got a Valky also, run Avon Cobras and get better tire mileage than the Uly. Not about to try car tires, though---I ride in the mountains and like the twisties. ;-)

I suppose I'll try the...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By ediehl
Tire Mileage Reviews

I know this topic has been hashed out, but I for one sure wish there was a formal sport-touring tire review somewhere that had mileage as a primary focus. My Buell Ulysses is showing just over 12K on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,375
Posted By ediehl
Sure wish there was a formal sport-touring tire...

Sure wish there was a formal sport-touring tire review somewhere that had mileage as a primary focus. My Buell Ulysses is showing just over 12K on the odo, and it's well into its 4th set of tires...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,299
Posted By ediehl
Curiously, I took my 2nd ride...

Curiously, I took my 2nd ride post-oil-jet-cleaning yesterday, in temps probably 10 degrees higher (mid-90s) than the first ride, and I did not experience the creeping once the bike was up to temp....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,632
Posted By ediehl
I find it curious that anyone would think it...

I find it curious that anyone would think it inappropriate for a customer to draw up a list of the services he wanted performed at a shop---he's paying a fair chunk of money for it, after all.. If...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,299
Posted By ediehl
Just got an email from the PO, and it turns out...

Just got an email from the PO, and it turns out that my 950 is indeed running Rotella 15/40 (not sure if it's synth or dino). Not sure what the size of the oil jet is (wish I'd looked for a stamped...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,299
Posted By ediehl
Question for MortimerSickle: You made a comment...

Question for MortimerSickle: You made a comment regarding flushing the clutch cylinder as a separate step. Can I not use a vacuum device at the bleeder valve to suction all the fluid from the entire...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,299
Posted By ediehl
The Rotella T issue was with my Buell, but...

The Rotella T issue was with my Buell, but interesting to hear that a couple others have also experienced clutch issues with Rotella. The suggestion to flush the clutch fluid sounds good to me, but I...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,299
Posted By ediehl
Clutch drag when hot---oil fix?

I've been through some threads on oil preferences here in OC-ville (lots of opinions---what a surprise!), and I've seen some references to my current issue, but I thought perhaps I could start a more...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-07-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By ediehl
Buggered up Intake Manifold w/ pic

Whoever last had the carbs off my 'new' 05.5 950 Adventure didn't do such a good job putting it back together. The bike ran fine the first day but then developed some serious stumbling/backfiring...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By ediehl
Thanks. Went out this AM and rode in temps in the...

Thanks. Went out this AM and rode in temps in the 70s-80s, and did not experience the tank pressure issue. She definitely ran better, but still some popping/burping, etc (which did not happen at all...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By ediehl
Thanks much---I had a great time day one, and I'm...

Thanks much---I had a great time day one, and I'm still amazed that a bike so physically large and potent can feel almost like a 650 thumper. When "SAS" is mentioned, I think of the water pump seal...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By ediehl
Uh, oh.... "New" 2005.5 950 Adventure owner

I've had a couple LC4 640s and finally got around to buying a 950 (got it from a fellow inmate). Drove 300 miles to pick her up. She ran great, and I spent the following day riding around that neck...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 108,240
Posted By ediehl
New Hoosky

Hey Folks -

Procured my first Husqvarna a few weeks ago---the proverbial garage queen, an '03 TE610E with 2K kilometers. Haven't done much to the girl yet other than check the oil, reinstall the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26,526
Views: 3,618,743
Posted By ediehl
Thanks for the feedback on my '03 610! I've been...

Thanks for the feedback on my '03 610! I've been 'off the air' for a few days because of a computer crash ($*&!!#*), but now I'll go check out that prior-gen 610 thread. I'll also have a look at the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26,526
Views: 3,618,743
Posted By ediehl
"New" 2003 TE610E

Well, I decided my little WR250R was a little small for my style of riding (too much street), and that I didn't want to go with another LC4 because they vibrate too much and no 6th gear, and so I was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44,377
Views: 8,516,861
Posted By ediehl
Poor man's (or cheap bastard's) tail rack

I just bought an '08 WR250R to replace my aging KTM 640, and being the (sometimes) frugal person that I am, I wanted to mount the Pelican case that I'd kept from the KTM onto the WR. And I didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By ediehl
I've got a seal-puller tool like the one...

I've got a seal-puller tool like the one pictured. OK, guess I'm committed now---time to order the parts
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By ediehl
Thanks again for the input. halfcab---if I...

Thanks again for the input.

halfcab---if I understand your point, to remove that seal I could punch a whole in either side and screw in self-tapping screws, and use those to pull the seal out?
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By ediehl
Nope, oil had been leaking before the...

Nope, oil had been leaking before the chain-tightening, but I'll put a little more slack in 'er before riding again.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By ediehl
OK, so I found markjenn's main bearing thread, so...

OK, so I found markjenn's main bearing thread, so that's something I have to decide upon. It doen't look terribly hard or overly expensive, if I could just be sure of getting the #@#$%#$% bearing out...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By ediehl
I forgot to mention that western SC is in the...

I forgot to mention that western SC is in the Greenville area
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By ediehl
I'm Back...

Thanks, lotsa good advice and encouragement. I'll have to go have another look at that countershaft bearing (after I look through the ADVRider thread on 640 LC4s). I didn't notice anything like an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By ediehl
'01 LC4 640: If I were to keep 'er?

Gents (and you roustabouts, as well) -

I've had my '01 640 Enduro for about a year now, and I'm wrestling with the question of whether to keep her for the long haul, or get serious about finding...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,117
Posted By ediehl
I keep being tempted to trade my LC4...

I keep being tempted to trade my LC4...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By ediehl
One of the colleges I teach at (MSF) just got a...

One of the colleges I teach at (MSF) just got a couple new XT250's---cool little bikes. I also just saw an article in Cycle World or Motorcyclist that pegs it at 80 mpg! That got my attention. Of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By ediehl
Very Cool!

Very Cool!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By ediehl
On my '01 it had been replaced with a regular...

On my '01 it had been replaced with a regular fuel line, and so was kinking and starving the carb for fuel at higher RPMs. I replaced it withe stiffer fual insjector hose, and that fixed it for me,
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,551
Posted By ediehl
FWIW, I sold my upgraded DR350 (great bike!) to...

FWIW, I sold my upgraded DR350 (great bike!) to get a larger bike (LC4) because, uh... well, I'm not so sure. The DR was great off-road, but I wanted the extra ooomph to keep up with my buddies on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By ediehl
I use one on my '01 640 Enduro, and it works...

I use one on my '01 640 Enduro, and it works pretty well. I believe that it's the small cruiser size. Not sure if that's the best size for this purpose, but I already had it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By ediehl
Thanks much. I've wondered about the no-fan...

Thanks much. I've wondered about the no-fan issue. I guess I could buy a fan for the LC4 and figure out how toi wire it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By ediehl
LC4 coolant overflow?

An '01 640 Enduro, ~16,000 miles, no cooling fan. Previous owner bought it from the original owner with 500 miles, said that unless the first guy removed it, there never was a cooling fan.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By ediehl
Thanks much! I just ordered 2 rear IRC GP1 5.10s...

Thanks much! I just ordered 2 rear IRC GP1 5.10s and one 3.00 front. I'll probably leave the Pirelli MT21 on the front for a while, since it's not wearing badly and is quite dirt-worthy and seems...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By ediehl
LC4 640 Tire Size?

I'm going to put IRC GP1's on my bike, since I had very good luck with them on a DR350, and a lot of my riding is on pavement, but some (not enough) on dirt (and the price is right!). My manual says...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,960
Views: 1,076,880
Posted By ediehl
Cooling Fan?

I just followed Creeper's instructions on resealing the rocker cover and adjusting valves (haven't seriously tested it yet, but so far so good), and I was a little surprised to realize that my '01...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By ediehl
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By ediehl
Boneheaded 640 LC4 Misadjustment--Help?

Well, I was following creeper's instructions for sealing the rocker cover, but when I put the cover back on it wouldn't sit flat without lifting the manual compression lever, and I realized I'd messd...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By ediehl
640 LC4: Wierd choke

My '01 640 LC4 has an SXC pipe (with standard mods) and the carb has been jetted for it (supposedly). The bike runs just fine so far as I can tell, and before I reinstalled the starter I could...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By ediehl
Well, I feel like a bit of a dipstick for posing...

Well, I feel like a bit of a dipstick for posing this question when the answer was so obvious. The fuel line from the petcock to the carb intake is quite short, and since the carb and petcock...
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