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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:30 PM
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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
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Views: 1,565,295
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
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Views: 1,565,295
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: 10,828
Views: 1,565,295
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
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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: 4,848
Views: 427,149
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: 4,848
Views: 427,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Welcome, dartmouth01!

Welcome, dartmouth01!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,634
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: 4,848
Views: 427,149
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...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,634
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That one's MINE

That one's MINE
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 07:17 PM
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Views: 101,634
Posted By HardWorkingDog
:tb

:tb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By HardWorkingDog
The mean-spirited thoughts of those around us...

The mean-spirited thoughts of those around us never cease to amaze, unfortunately. Sorry that you've got someone like that in your family. :eek1

I don't lane split a lot, mostly because I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Not available in the US...too bad. ...

Not available in the US...too bad.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/images/galerias/doble_prop/tenere250_bco.jpg

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/xt250tenere.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 06:15 PM
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Views: 1,565,295
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Did you soak the plates in oil before installing?...

Did you soak the plates in oil before installing? Things don't sound that far off, other than a little grabby. Maybe the plates just need some time to soak up the oil and slide easier.
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,704
Posted By HardWorkingDog
In...for the kill! I hate vermin. Bagged 2...

In...for the kill!

I hate vermin. Bagged 2 deer mice today, and 8 ground squirrels. Unfortunately the squirrels had already managed to strip the Fuji apple tree before I caught on.

Good luck.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
You were wrong on the internet!!! ...

You were wrong on the internet!!!

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png (http://xkcd.com/386/)



249cc air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 427,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
What??? No campfire? pfffttt

What??? No campfire? pfffttt
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,600
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Dang. Well, what is our fine...

Dang.

Well, what is our fine state/county/Army waiting for??? We saw plenty of soldiers on Sunday, seemed like they'd love a chance to make some dirt road with all their equipment...

:evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,600
Posted By HardWorkingDog
:rofl:rofl:rofl Thanks! Although from your...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Thanks! Although from your link it sounds like it is closed as in "impassable" and not closed as in "no vehicles allowed." If a bicycle can make it, I suspect a motorcycle can as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,600
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Son, last week: "Hey Dad, how 'bout you and me go...

Son, last week: "Hey Dad, how 'bout you and me go on a quick dualsport overnighter this weekend?"

Me: "How about Big Sur?"

We both had hectic work weeks, didn't start prepping until Friday...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By HardWorkingDog
that's never a good idea...kinda like being proud...

that's never a good idea...kinda like being proud of icing the puck when you're on a power play.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Enjoyed the report, thanks for posting! That...

Enjoyed the report, thanks for posting!

That was kinda sneaky how you casually mention going from a 30+ year old XL250----------------to a new KTM 500 :deal

And pretty cool to luck into some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,634
Posted By HardWorkingDog
You...you...damned dirty ape! :lol3

You...you...damned dirty ape!


:lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 575,654
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I think basic tracking will work fine for you and...

I think basic tracking will work fine for you and save some $. I save battery power by turning spot off at the end of the day. In the morning turn the unit on, press the tracking button and take off....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 10:01 PM
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Views: 101,634
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Especially since Tuesday is the 10th

Especially since Tuesday is the 10th
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 07:26 PM
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Views: 101,634
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Only one way to find out--show up! :evil ...

Only one way to find out--show up!

:evil


:lol3


they only serve food on weekends, rest of the time it's just a dive bar
Forum: Americas 05-31-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I'll second that. The only sure way is to plan on...

I'll second that. The only sure way is to plan on going down it. When it's been ripped up it can be very difficult to make it through the uphill direction. Same can be said for parts of the White Rim...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,295
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Is this posted in the Flea Market...

Is this posted in the Flea Market (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=52)? Probably have more lookers there...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10,828
Views: 1,565,295
Posted By HardWorkingDog
They're poorly designed. The top portion has a...

They're poorly designed. The top portion has a finger that must press into an o-ring sealed passage and the finger-cantilever puts too much stress on the body of the plastic part...eventually cracks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 427,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Yes, and yes!

Yes, and yes!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2014, 09:21 PM
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Views: 101,634
Posted By HardWorkingDog
That's a definite maybe.

That's a definite maybe.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 427,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I'm sure! As long as we're patting each...

I'm sure!

As long as we're patting each other on the back, wasn't that you--our very own Roadracer_Al--featured on the cover of the latest Aerostich catalog??? A very touching moment captured for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 427,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Had a great time, but wow am I sore today. Now...

Had a great time, but wow am I sore today. Now that you mention it :evil I did well enough to earn my first ever race trophy :lol3:lol3:lol3

--5th place in C Super Senior, that sounds ridiculous...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 427,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Didn't think to look for him, but I see his kid...

Didn't think to look for him, but I see his kid took 1st place in the PeeWee class! I don't know how the kids do the course on 14" wheels...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 427,149
Posted By HardWorkingDog
alarm is set for 4:45 am yawn :eek1

alarm is set for 4:45 am

yawn :eek1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,634
Posted By HardWorkingDog
I'd like to make it to the dead fish, but this...

I'd like to make it to the dead fish, but this <s>week</s> month is just too busy; back to back race weekends, team bikes to prep :evil, etc. No wiggle room.

:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,469
Posted By HardWorkingDog
:freaky Glad you found it!

:freaky

Glad you found it!
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,469
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Thanks for reading! It was a lot of work but it's...

Thanks for reading! It was a lot of work but it's worth it. :D

I don't know exactly what the best time is, but other than the middle of summer any time you can make it work is going to be a great...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,469
Posted By HardWorkingDog
Definitely thinking about it. I finally gave...

Definitely thinking about it.

I finally gave up on usenet :cry so send me an email or pm if you have any info.
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