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Forum: Alaska Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By Full Power
Indeed, Thank you for visit, much enjoyed. ...

Indeed, Thank you for visit, much enjoyed. Talkeetna was a nice weekend relax for us.
both ditchbangers handled the highway just fine. ranged between 64 and 72 miles per gallon, and no...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 308,985
Posted By Full Power
She has around 1300 miles on the stock...

She has around 1300 miles on the stock trailwings.
The Fork Brace idea from Frog 13 is interesting.
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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 308,985
Posted By Full Power
. . Wife has assured me that vibration is "...

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. Wife has assured me that vibration is " negligible" on the XT.
Taller gearing is totally absurd, it will not rev limit top gear in stock trim, higher gearing aint going to help that.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 308,985
Posted By Full Power
Indeed, that is the observed effect. Wife has...

Indeed, that is the observed effect.
Wife has agreed to scoot the front end up, a bit, we'll try a 7 mm raise.
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As to the 7500 rpm ... that's the only way to make enough power to push the...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Full Power
Had a KLR650, Now have an F800GS. twice the ...

Had a KLR650, Now have an F800GS.
twice the horsepower, twice the brakes, a little bit more suspension. slightly better fuel economy.
Yes, the BMW is somewhat improvement.
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As far as...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,791
Posted By Full Power
I tried the 17 tooth front sprocket on a F800...

I tried the 17 tooth front sprocket on a F800 for a couple weeks.
Did not like the taller gearing, had to downshift too often, and lost the ability to push a headwind easily.

Went back to...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Full Power
I too old and too slow to race anything, but...

I too old and too slow to race anything, but sometimes end up 1000 miles from home, up the Dalton highway after midnight.
Would HATE to lose my last 40 ounces of lube oil climbing Atigun pass with...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 308,985
Posted By Full Power
?....... perhaps I misspoke. .... wife...

?.......
perhaps I misspoke. .... wife maintained a ccontinuous 70 miles per hour ACTUAL, made a solid 75 passing motorhomes, we put on 700 miles over the weekend, no headshake, just a bit of a...
Forum: Alaska 07-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By Full Power
The 250 ditchbangers did great on highway. ...

The 250 ditchbangers did great on highway.
the little XT will run actual 70 up a grade in top gear.
Need to upgrade the lighting, and we have a request for heated grips.
Rolled into...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 308,985
Posted By Full Power
Thank you. Wife maintained 70 MPH, actual...

Thank you.
Wife maintained 70 MPH, actual speed for hours, peaked at 75 mph a few times.
We met a few dozen oncoming trucks, and some crossswinds over the 700 mile weekend jaunt, She...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Full Power
I have to buy drill bits in 10 lots. ...

I have to buy drill bits in 10 lots.
Sometimes manage to use up 3 or 4 on a single hole.
Maybe it's my LUBE ?
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Should I try bacon grease ?
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Full Power
A vice you say? Wouldnt that be magical, ...

A vice you say?
Wouldnt that be magical, combining the best features of a drill press and a vice, in a single free standing work station.....
Think of the things we could create.
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Full Power
Drain plug safety wire... oops

How many TiN drill bits should one break off in the 12 mm Hex hed of the oil drain plug on a WR250 ?
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I am thinking 3 would be too many ?
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Once I have a 3/32 and a 1/16 broken off, ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 308,985
Posted By Full Power
....Watched wife's XT250 squirm around today at...

....Watched wife's XT250 squirm around today at speed, would really like to fit a damper for her.
Has anyone here seen a steering stabilizer on an XT ?
Even a simple linear road bike style might...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Full Power
Ride it like you stole it, and the owner is...

Ride it like you stole it, and the owner is chasing you in an el Camino, with a 12 gauge shotgun out the window.
Forum: Alaska 07-19-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By Full Power
Interesting historical footnote. Please continue....

Interesting historical footnote. Please continue.
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... In case anyone doubted the touring ability of a 250, I can affirm that wife's XT250 will maintain an actual 70 miles per hour on flat...
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By Full Power
Club meeting, Talkeetna Saturday noon.

.. Quarter Liter Ditchbangers, meeting in Talkeetna Saturday
Cold beverages, Tall tales, lunch on deck Fireweed Cafe.
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All ADV welcome, big rigs too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Full Power
I want an oil level sight glass. Even a...

I want an oil level sight glass.
Even a yamaha XT250 has a sight glass.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Full Power
The one in the photograph: Chain is too tight.

The one in the photograph:
Chain is too tight.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,791
Posted By Full Power
F800GS will Happily burn gasoline for a LONGER ...

F800GS will Happily burn gasoline for a LONGER duration than you can twist the throttle.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,786
Views: 2,072,194
Posted By Full Power
Wear earplugs, carry spare ear plugs. Pack as...

Wear earplugs, carry spare ear plugs.
Pack as light as possible.
Move around on the bike a lot, stand up whenever going slow through towns, road construction, etc.
Lube chain frequently, I ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Full Power
In Bulgaria... Bearing turns YOU.

In Bulgaria... Bearing turns YOU.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,786
Views: 2,072,194
Posted By Full Power
Prepping for Prudhoe Bay

A proper packing job for a ditchbanger will observe strict Mass Centralization:
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<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/33921294@N07/14639334866" title="076 by Full Power AK, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43,614
Views: 8,291,710
Posted By Full Power
. . Had a well sorted KLR650. Did some LD...

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. Had a well sorted KLR650.
Did some LD riding on it.
Bought home a WR250R..... And sold the KLR.
Forum: Alaska 07-16-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,353
Posted By Full Power
.. Gasoline containing MTBE was dispensed,...

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Gasoline containing MTBE was dispensed, seasonally in Anchorage and Fairbanks for a number of years, in the recent past.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43,614
Views: 8,291,710
Posted By Full Power
65 to 68 around town. 58 to 60 on highway.

65 to 68 around town.
58 to 60 on highway.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Full Power
Needs dipstick. Rotax failed to incorporate an...

Needs dipstick.
Rotax failed to incorporate an oil level sight glass.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43,614
Views: 8,291,710
Posted By Full Power
. Yes. Weight reduction. Also leaves a ...

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Yes.
Weight reduction.
Also leaves a switched circuit handy for AUX lights.
And space for a tool bag.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Full Power
Loud ticking noise ? Probably the engine. ...

Loud ticking noise ?
Probably the engine.
Wife's XT250 does the same thing, but only when it is running.
I gave her a handful of earplugs, cured the problem.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Full Power
What'd the spark plug look like ? Fuel...

What'd the spark plug look like ?

Fuel pump should cost about 45 bucks from Amazon.
Get a spark plug same time, probably ship free.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,597
Posted By Full Power
That's not really structural, you can probably...

That's not really structural, you can probably tape over it.
It'll hold 'til Texas.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,597
Posted By Full Power
Sorry you cut Homer from your Itinerary, but...

Sorry you cut Homer from your Itinerary, but glad you got to see Bridal Veil Falls, and also the road over Thompson Pass into Valdez is cool.
Deadhorse to Valdez is a nice Leg, I have...
Forum: Regional forums 07-15-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By Full Power
Bike looks a lot different in the new est pics.

Bike looks a lot different in the new est pics.
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Full Power
What's MAIN tank hold ?

What's MAIN tank hold ?
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,321
Posted By Full Power
Packing for Prudhoe

THEME is Minimal weight,
Mass centralization:
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<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/33921294@N07/14639334866" title="076 by Full Power AK, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Full Power
Herk, are those the 2.75 gallon RotoPax ?

Herk, are those the 2.75 gallon RotoPax ?
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By Full Power
Probably charge phone for 2 or 3 days on a decent...

Probably charge phone for 2 or 3 days on a decent cycle battery.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Full Power
Looking good Nimi. You going to like Dallas a...

Looking good Nimi.
You going to like Dallas a LOT better than Chicago, I think.
Whens a good time to come visit you in CostaRica ?
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Full Power
Thought a bout including McCarthy/ Kennicott...

Thought a bout including McCarthy/ Kennicott mine on your itinerary ?
Really nice road across the Copper river valley, cool historical type stuff out that way.
Round trip McCarthy in and out...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 43,614
Views: 8,291,710
Posted By Full Power
The installation of a 19 inch front wheel is a...

The installation of a 19 inch front wheel is a GIGANTIC step backward for the WR250R.
There is NOTHING that a 21 inch front will not do better in that position.
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