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Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 31,292
Posted By BluesCruiser
What he says! I know it sounds weird, but that...

What he says! I know it sounds weird, but that Mobil Station is a regular stop for lunch.:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 462,180
Posted By BluesCruiser
Wonderful to hear from you. Never doubted that...

Wonderful to hear from you. Never doubted that you were handling your life and loves with aplomb!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
No you do not need to re-jet and yes it will be a...

No you do not need to re-jet and yes it will be a little sluggish (I mean even more than usual! :evil ) but hey! Its a DR! It ain't like its gonna die on you or anything. I do hope you upgraded some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
^^ What he says! It totally does NOT make sense...

^^ What he says! It totally does NOT make sense to me either, but a bead-rider seat "pad" really works for my old butt too. I've turned in some 600+ 700+ mile days on my V-Strom with one of these and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 302,036
Posted By BluesCruiser
Great pics and writing, RRR!!:clap Glad I found...

Great pics and writing, RRR!!:clap Glad I found this thread as I am going to be riding in your neck of the woods...or rather "rocks" in stead of "woods"...next week. I'm hoping to ride Salina down to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 462,180
Posted By BluesCruiser
I feel so fortunate to have found this RR. I...

I feel so fortunate to have found this RR. I posted the link on my FB page and already several others are following it. I have been rationing it out, never reading more than a "week" in a day, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BluesCruiser
I forgot to answer you question about why I took...

I forgot to answer you question about why I took I5 home. I feel the same way about slab, but I am gearing up for a long-ish (for me!) ride to Texas and back for my 50th reunion. I just put an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BluesCruiser
There are several really nice roads in this...

There are several really nice roads in this general area. Hwy 25 is very nice from Tres Pinos all the way south. If you continue on Peach Tree and Indian Valley it gets pretty goaty but never on dirt...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By BluesCruiser
Great advice folks! Thanks and if I think of more...

Great advice folks! Thanks and if I think of more I will post them up.:clap
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By BluesCruiser
Riding to my 50th!!

Hope this is the right place to start this thread!

I'm about 4 weeks away from riding from the Bay Area to Texas, and back, for my 50th high school reunion (yep...your math is right...I'm 68 going...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BluesCruiser
Eventually you come out the east side of the...

Eventually you come out the east side of the Panoche Valley and the road straightens out a bit.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/dhkent55/256x256_fit_one_bestfit70_zps3fe7e91e.jpg

But...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BluesCruiser
Here is a link to a map if anyone is interested. ...

Here is a link to a map if anyone is interested.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BluesCruiser
Day Trip to Panoche Valley

Most of us who ride around the Central Coast of California know about Hwy 25 between Hollister and points south. We also know about the local LEOs who lurk along that great stretch of smooth twisty...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,724
Posted By BluesCruiser
Sounds good! Lived for a bit in Key West (thank...

Sounds good! Lived for a bit in Key West (thank you Uncle Sam!) and want to go back some day.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By BluesCruiser
I have a 2012 iPad mini wifi and it does NOT have...

I have a 2012 iPad mini wifi and it does NOT have a gps chip.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4465169
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
If you were riding fast in the rain, and if you...

If you were riding fast in the rain, and if you have modded the airbox, it is possible that you got some water in it. Pull the seat and open the box and see if it is clean and dry. Also, and I am...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
Almost can guarantee it is the green plug under...

Almost can guarantee it is the green plug under the tank. Happened exactly like this to me a couple of months ago. Eventually found that it was just a little bit loose. Tightened it up and strapped...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
Found the gremlin!!:clap Under the tank is a...

Found the gremlin!!:clap Under the tank is a green multi-wire connector that was still plugged together but had gotten loose. I guess the little clippy-thingy that is suppose to hold it tight has...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
That sounds like what is going on with mine!...

That sounds like what is going on with mine! Total power loss, then it comes back on for no obvious reason, now its off again. Wiggled and thumped everything that can be wiggled and thumped. Nada!
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
Are there just 3 fuses on the DR? The 30 amp on...

Are there just 3 fuses on the DR? The 30 amp on the starter relay and the two 10 amp fuses for the headlights? The shop manual shows a fuse between the battery and the ignition switch; is that the 30...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
Just try unplugging it at the switch and see what...

Just try unplugging it at the switch and see what happens.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
After chillin' out and drinking a beer I got...

After chillin' out and drinking a beer I got after it with a drill-motor and a wire brush cup. Then slid the new gel grips on with a dose of WD-40. Now they are tight and comfortable.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
Good suggestion Mo. I'll give him a PM. Dave

Good suggestion Mo. I'll give him a PM.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
Ha! Hammer after I get it off for sure! As I...

Ha! Hammer after I get it off for sure! As I said, I am SOOOO glad this happened as I was leaving not when I was way off somewhere!!

Thanks for all the tips everyone!

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
Thanks for your suggestions, and yeah the battery...

Thanks for your suggestions, and yeah the battery connections were the first thing I checked, too. As I said before, there is power all the way to the switch, but after that absolutely nothing. No...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 102,125
Views: 19,962,239
Posted By BluesCruiser
Ignition Switch Failure?

Tried to start my 2000 last weekend. Turned on the key and all the usual lights came on, then hit the starter and everything went dead; no lights even when the key is on. At least it happened in the...
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,371
Posted By BluesCruiser
Mine too. I think lots of places are clearing out...

Mine too. I think lots of places are clearing out inventory. I really like the one I have.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
Aaarrrgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

Aaarrrgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/dhkent55/IMG_1094764x1024_zps10c19916.jpg (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/dhkent55/media/IMG_1094764x1024_zps10c19916.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 329,906
Posted By BluesCruiser
Am I the only one that looks like WALL-E to?? I...

Am I the only one that looks like WALL-E to?? I see too many kid's movies! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 329,906
Posted By BluesCruiser
Sorry Laramie, should have checked the OP....

Sorry Laramie, should have checked the OP. Anyway, the spacer on mine is D-shaped instead of round.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 329,906
Posted By BluesCruiser
In the pics you posted at the beginning of this...

In the pics you posted at the beginning of this thread, where you show how to break-down the carb, this spacer IS round. In my carb (from a stock 2000 DR650SE) it is D-shaped and fits into a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 329,906
Posted By BluesCruiser
I guess it's a spacer instead of a washer, Derek....

I guess it's a spacer instead of a washer, Derek. Anyway it goes UNDER the little clippie-thingie on the fat end of the needle, as you certainly know!

Yeah, Laramie, do it yourself and learn the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 329,906
Posted By BluesCruiser
Doh!!!

Well just in case anyone is interested, if you put that half washer ABOVE the snap ring on the needle instead of UNDER it, your bike just won't run worth a damn!:evil
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,371
Posted By BluesCruiser
Just got the gold mirror visor and it looks very...

Just got the gold mirror visor and it looks very nice...however...are there any special instructions for cleaning it? I have heard that some mirror finishes wipe off if you don't do it the right way....
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
Thanks Troph! Does it actually do anything for...

Thanks Troph! Does it actually do anything for you? It looks pretty short.:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
Agree completely about riding Mines. Rolling down...

Agree completely about riding Mines. Rolling down to "The Junction" for a Gerry-Burger and rings is high on my list of good time rides. I go back and forth on the windscreen. It would be nice to have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
Thanks but I already have a scratched up pair...

Thanks but I already have a scratched up pair with FSSNOC stickers on them.:lol3 Took my DR out Sunday for a ride down Mines south of Livermore. About froze my you-know-what off, even with an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 329,906
Posted By BluesCruiser
I believe he is talking about what on a DR650 is...

I believe he is talking about what on a DR650 is the breather tube from the engine case that enters the back of the airbox "inside" the filter. No, this would NOT be a good idea to connect these two...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,063
Posted By BluesCruiser
Thanks for the pics, THB. Makes me want to hurry...

Thanks for the pics, THB. Makes me want to hurry up and get my old girl back on the road!:D Glad you're doing better!

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 329,906
Posted By BluesCruiser
Thanks Derek. I never would have guess that's...

Thanks Derek. I never would have guess that's where it went in a million years! I tamped it in with an allen and it seems tight so I hope it stays this time.:freaky No to start tuning the jet!:D
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