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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,320
Posted By HardWorkingDog
the thread-killer strikes again

the thread-killer strikes again
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,920
Views: 445,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Wow, just so it doesn't feel like a thread-killer...

Wow, just so it doesn't feel like a thread-killer I have to chime in: drool is spilling onto my keyboard...looks like an amazing and brilliant ride.

Again.

I wasn't too far away from you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,320
Posted By HardWorkingDog
It rained pretty good on us Saturday...

It rained pretty good on us Saturday afternoon-Sunday morning...:wink:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/15135498129_1e61c6b41c_b.jpg

Doesn't exactly count as we were on 4 wheels or 2 feet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Woo-hoo! Glad you're back on it again...fantastic...

Woo-hoo! Glad you're back on it again...fantastic photo of the motel drawer bottom work table, I'll keep that in mind. Looks like your old stator was nice n' crispy.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Hope you have a volt meter with a diode test...

Hope you have a volt meter with a diode test function, or can find one.

Not GS specific, but this helped me isolate the problem when my charging system failed.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Not sure what you mean by OEM? I would think...

Not sure what you mean by OEM? I would think Keihin is OEM if you've got a Keihin carb, and anything else that doesn't have that flying K logo isn't.

I hesitated posting, not having anything very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,920
Views: 445,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
oh man...you just made me hate the fact that I'm...

oh man...you just made me hate the fact that I'm sitting at my desk staring at a computer and not heading for Mt. Patterson...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
race to 205'n Yep, it did. 94681-33011-00,...

race to 205'n

Yep, it did. 94681-33011-00, press fit master link.

But hell, I've replaced the chain a couple times with less than 5000 miles :evil

(playing around with tires/gearing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Death Valley Racetrack Playa--research into rock movement mechanism

Looks pretty conclusive--a combination of thin ice sheets, water and wind.

Enjoy the read!
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105948
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-27-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By HardWorkingDog
As far as fuel stops, I think the longest stretch...

As far as fuel stops, I think the longest stretch is probably about 70 miles when you're going through the Big Sur area. Plan on getting gas at Gorda, and it'll be around $6.50/gal...but it's worth...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,777
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Thanks for taking the time to take photos as...

Thanks for taking the time to take photos as you're working...been lurking on this thread until I noticed your front downtube has the exact same spot of flaked paint/surface rust as I do, right next...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,920
Views: 445,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
1brunoj--you sound a little....delirious, not...

1brunoj--you sound a little....delirious, not that there's anything wrong with that. Sounds like you had an adventure. When you've recovered, some more detail would be cool.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,162
Posted By HardWorkingDog
thank you

thank you
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Did someone say coffee?

Did someone say coffee?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By HardWorkingDog
So, kkm, did you donate to...

So, kkm, did you donate to FriendsofTahoeLawsuit@gmail.com?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By HardWorkingDog
^ Do you know the saying "If you're not part...

^

Do you know the saying "If you're not part of the solution..."?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By HardWorkingDog
(donation already sent). Is part of the...

(donation already sent).

Is part of the lawsuit now about the egregious fees charged, or is the decision by Judge Mendez final?

I can be dense as a chunk of Tahoe granite sometimes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I'm currently running the T63 120/80. I imagine...

I'm currently running the T63 120/80. I imagine you'd get a bit closer to the ground with the 110 but the 120 seems like a good choice for us. Really like it so far. I'd been trying to live with the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Well, your real name IS Mr Earl...

Well, your real name IS Mr Earl...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By HardWorkingDog
^ Yep.

^

Yep.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 586,317
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Kinda like borrowing a toothbrush. :lol3 ...

Kinda like borrowing a toothbrush. :lol3

Once you get one you'll not regret the expense. You can always cancel service/sell the unit if you really don't need/want it after the rides. And vice...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
pnw-- Not sure why you deleted your earlier...

pnw--

Not sure why you deleted your earlier post re: dealing with a doofus on the sale...it happens sometimes. I did find your flea market thread where your XT is listed.

As a point of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I still don't think you'd be happy with the 17/18...

I still don't think you'd be happy with the 17/18 combo--the XT's still a lot heavier than a CT110, won't give you that mini bike feel. I think it's wheel set up is just about perfect for the package...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
"You can't connect the dots looking forward you...

"You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards."

Just happened to run across this the other day while I was scanning new posts...
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,717
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Staged out of Shelter Cove RV/Campground this...

Staged out of Shelter Cove RV/Campground this weekend. Good center of the Lost Coast, rode north on day 1 and south on Day 2. Definitely going back for some more exploring.

Shelter Cove feels a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
You can download a pdf file of the Owner's Manual...

You can download a pdf file of the Owner's Manual on the Yamaha website. The only place to get a Service Manual is to buy it from a Yamaha dealer.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Nice! That dad-blasted plastic part is poorly...

Nice! That dad-blasted plastic part is poorly designed and probably why they went to fuel injection with the XT250. Hope you enjoy the ride.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Dang, not sure what's going on. Should be a thin...

Dang, not sure what's going on. Should be a thin rubbery diaphragm on the interior, an o-ring, a couple three screws hold it on. Simple...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 111,259
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I only made that mistake ONCE! Honestly...

I only made that mistake ONCE!

Honestly though, was it that bad? One of the few that I've made, but my memory was a nice pleasant evening outside, some live music, lots of talking and some OK food...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 111,259
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That's because you ordered the apricot ale.

That's because you ordered the apricot ale.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
How much weight did you weigh it down with?

How much weight did you weigh it down with?
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Maybe :evil That part is definitely the...

Maybe :evil

That part is definitely the mythical "coasting enricher" as named in the Yamaha parts catalog. If your coasting enricher is cracked/broken/missing it will definitely restore the carb...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That's what I'm thinking. Can't really tell until...

That's what I'm thinking. Can't really tell until I get rid of the glazed linings though.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Yeah, thanks. (Did say in my first post that I'd...

Yeah, thanks. (Did say in my first post that I'd removed the wheel and inspected everything :wink:) The shoes are definitely glazed, bearings seem OK. The drum is harder to judge. The drum measures...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Test rode it today. Linings are cooked/glazed....

Test rode it today. Linings are cooked/glazed. This is gonna more than bug me. New hub & brake linings on order.

:baldy
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,352
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Gold rear hub :(

Washing the bike today from a day's ride with family & friends--I let a beginner ride the XT--I discovered what looks like a gold anodized rear hub :huh
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,920
Views: 445,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
"I like your style, Dude."

"I like your style, Dude."
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,920
Views: 445,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Welcome, dartmouth01!

Welcome, dartmouth01!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 111,259
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Naw--should've invited you inside, it's MUCH...

Naw--should've invited you inside, it's MUCH smaller than it looks :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,920
Views: 445,438
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Wow, didn't know about this. I took their...

Wow, didn't know about this. I took their civilian motorcycle (street) course about 5 years ago--very worthwhile. We got to use their trainer KZP1000's and learned some very useful skills.

Highly...
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