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Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 09:49 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Your expert advise will be missed on this site....

Your expert advise will be missed on this site. All the best down the road. Steve
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 02:02 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
You say the bore is Ok, but I thought the same on...

You say the bore is Ok, but I thought the same on mine at first. The wear is inside the hole, across from the operating ( vertical) shaft. This shaft pushes against the teeth and wears out the bore...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Your bike is looking good. I have the seat as...

Your bike is looking good. I have the seat as well. May I suggest you beef up the rear tail section., if you are doing any rough trails. The plastic mud guard is very flimsy. You can add a brace on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 08:47 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Is there room to install a heli coil? That way...

Is there room to install a heli coil? That way you use the original bolt size.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By eaglescan
nice report, and great photo of the HILL, it's...

nice report, and great photo of the HILL, it's usually hard to show how steep stuff is. Do you know Kurt Roll? I rode with him down & back up Jasper trail, he had his dog in a pouch on his chest,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 08:01 AM
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Posted By eaglescan
You guys with the low mileage bikes, have lots of...

You guys with the low mileage bikes, have lots of time before the wear sets in. Mine was about 3 years old and had 25000 kms (15000 mi.) when the problem started. I had mine bushed by boring right...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
message in error, deleted

message in error, deleted
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:08 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
that's it, nice work.

that's it, nice work.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By eaglescan
Yes it is a small bolt. Do you have the dvd...

Yes it is a small bolt. Do you have the dvd manual? there is a photo under the draining & bleeding section,17 00 035. If you don't maybe someone can post the pic, I don't have the skills to do that,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
did you open the bleeder vent in the head above...

did you open the bleeder vent in the head above hose as you were filling rad?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By eaglescan
Thanks, I am on a G 650 X , rather heavy to...

Thanks, I am on a G 650 X , rather heavy to pickup!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Can you tell me what level the back way is? A is...

Can you tell me what level the back way is? A is HARD, B you might fall over, it's not C by the looks of the last 30 secs on your vid. I am a snowbird, done CK the front way, been to the CK rock...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 09:48 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Well I say John did pretty good with that big gas...

Well I say John did pretty good with that big gas tank. I have the same bike , but stock tank, and the front end is still heavy in sand. I had raised the fork tubes up about 3/4 inch in the early...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By eaglescan
Thanks for the report. I spend Jan. & Feb. there....

Thanks for the report. I spend Jan. & Feb. there. Rode everything you did, not all the same day though. Last trip, I rode with Kurt Roll from San Diego, an Expert trails rider. We went down & up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:09 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
First I want to give you credit for at least...

First I want to give you credit for at least diving into your own maint. I do it too, as we may have issues out in the woods.
So you need to disconnect the wire from the coil. The coil is the hard...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
It happened to me on the Apache Trail, 10 miles...

It happened to me on the Apache Trail, 10 miles from Tortilla Flats.
In a pinch, take the other wire off the switch base and twist together to get going.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:15 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
In the link it says,the indicator lines on both...

In the link it says,the indicator lines on both valve gears will be horizontal. You may not have TDC . Steve
PS nice report on your trip
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Thanks for a cool report. I got close to the Rug...

Thanks for a cool report. I got close to the Rug road last Dec,. but riding alone on my X challenge , didn't do any of it. Did you return back on the Rug rd ? I lucked out to find the San Pedro...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
yes the hose stays on the air box I use tie...

yes the hose stays on the air box
I use tie wraps to replace those clamps
Twinmike did a great job of the steps.
might help to take pictures as you remove things
Too bad I am on the other side of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Thanks for the details, we can never have to much...

Thanks for the details, we can never have to much info. on valve adjusting. I did mine last year at 50,000 km, and it sure runs better now.:1drink
Which begs the question. Anyone up for a 10 yr get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-21-2015, 09:43 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Good report, I spent time near Parker and the...

Good report, I spent time near Parker and the riding is great. Do you know about the Desert Bar? Just up the road from Buckskin, 5 miles in on good dirt rd. I never saw the Borros, but we heard them...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:37 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
can I ask where are you getting the Mitas 09 's...

can I ask where are you getting the Mitas 09 's from in the US ?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:04 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
try a sharp chisel or knife blade.

try a sharp chisel or knife blade.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
Hey Yukon, that is all good info. thanks, Steve

Hey Yukon, that is all good info. thanks, Steve
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:40 AM
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Posted By eaglescan
You are right there, and I do the same. I have...

You are right there, and I do the same. I have been told, just don't short out the wrench to frame when undoing the positive first.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By eaglescan
Dutchgit, that's a good photo of the area. It...

Dutchgit, that's a good photo of the area. It also shows the battery wires, and my question is, how does one unhook the negative wire FIRST as the manual requests, when the positive wire is so short,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By eaglescan
I am using the Michelin T 63, only noisy at slow...

I am using the Michelin T 63, only noisy at slow speed when slowing down to stop ( on slab)
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By eaglescan
Real nice, great RR. I have the XCh too, but you...

Real nice, great RR. I have the XCh too, but you are did an amazing job getting it thru some of that stuff. cheers
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By eaglescan
Another fine report. thanks & have great 2015

Another fine report. thanks & have great 2015
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
post 7306, I broke my brake , if there is any of...

post 7306, I broke my brake , if there is any of the arm left, you can use KTM pedal ($ 15) and add some aluminum flat bar to it. sorry , no photo avail.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By eaglescan
If you lower the forks that much, it will make...

If you lower the forks that much, it will make riding in sand harder
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,196
Posted By eaglescan
That is a great report. I did Titus when the road...

That is a great report. I did Titus when the road was much better, thanks for the photos you did get of the way it can be after a storm. I must have stopped 50 times for photos, but by choice, the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,444
Posted By eaglescan
That is a great report, short comments with the...

That is a great report, short comments with the photos. thanks
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
hey Andrew, the photo didn't work on my laptop,...

hey Andrew, the photo didn't work on my laptop, but we are travelling south, so maybe it's my issue. I have seen those fairings, very nice, so now you can blast down to Borrego in the new year and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By eaglescan
Miquel Silvestre is your best bet. He is from...

Miquel Silvestre is your best bet. He is from Madrid, but has been on the road for over 5 years now. I met him in Anza Borrego last Feb. he was following an old Spanish trail across the USA.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,169
Posted By eaglescan
I too liked the style of your report. Great...

I too liked the style of your report. Great photos and minimal chatter. cheers
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
The clutch problem for me was clutch dragging...

The clutch problem for me was clutch dragging when stopped and also not able to find neutal if stopped. With the cover removed I found a tooth broken off the release shaft, and replaced it , which...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 05:26 PM
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Posted By eaglescan
jamie92j I bought mine new in 07. Problems...

jamie92j I bought mine new in 07. Problems have been:
a wire fell off the bottom of the key switch, happens to others.
the clutch casing will wear out internally where the rack slides. You...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By eaglescan
So far 3 canucks have enjoyed you trip, thanks...

So far 3 canucks have enjoyed you trip, thanks for the tour.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,055
Posted By eaglescan
thanks for the report, at times it felt like I...

thanks for the report, at times it felt like I was riding with you!
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