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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29,721
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Posted By Boon Booni
Whoa, I've been out of the loop, I had no idea...

Whoa, I've been out of the loop, I had no idea there was a Triumph of Richmond. I've got to check that place out.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Boon Booni
Your problem is not similar and could be Damn...

Your problem is not similar and could be Damn near anything from carbs, to tank vent, to coil, to ecm, to a bad kill switch.

You gotta start diagnosing.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Boon Booni
If it were me, I'd rig the starter button to...

If it were me, I'd rig the starter button to activate the starter solenoid directly. That way you bypass all the safety switches and maybe even a second relay. I say second relay because my KLR had...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8,727
Views: 1,881,723
Posted By Boon Booni
Put down the torque wrench, I've read about more...

Put down the torque wrench, I've read about more people stripping fasteners by using a torque wrench. Get a stuby 1/4 drive ratchet with 8mm socket choke way up on the ratchet almost to the point...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Boon Booni
"Won't start" means, starter runs but motor won't...

"Won't start" means, starter runs but motor won't "ignite", or starter won't run at all when the button is pushed?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 79,655
Posted By Boon Booni
Way too many overgrown campsites! ...

Way too many overgrown campsites!


http://boon-booni.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Alhambra-River-Ride/i-9sd5cdp/1/XL/20140609_140511-XL.jpg




And this one had this noisy creek running...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 54,697
Posted By Boon Booni
Man o man, after doing the valves on my 640, that...

Man o man, after doing the valves on my 640, that right there is reason enough to trade up. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
How long ago was that? I tried to order a...

How long ago was that? I tried to order a complete center stand about a year ago, and was told they were no longer available. (of course my KTM dealer could have been bluffing)
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 93,446
Posted By Boon Booni
Some people feel they have to buy a motorcycle...

Some people feel they have to buy a motorcycle with "soul" and other people bring the soul to their motorcycle. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
Yep, from the factory with only the center...

Yep, from the factory with only the center stand. Side stand was an option but not compatible with the center stand. I have no idea why they didn't just weld a tab on the frame for a side stand. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
Maybe you've got an aftermarket side stand? ...

Maybe you've got an aftermarket side stand?


Like this?

http://static.twisted-throttle.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/28496d0a14ec004b76332fd2427e3099/p/h/phpQcqzqz.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29,721
Views: 1,583,992
Posted By Boon Booni
Yep, when I was there Big Meadows was a zoo of...

Yep, when I was there Big Meadows was a zoo of people and generators. I wouldn't have gone if I wasn't invited and I probably wouldn't go back again even if I was. :deal There's just too much good...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,455
Posted By Boon Booni
That kit includes direct grounds, so you took...

That kit includes direct grounds, so you took care of both ends.

I just got done installing some relays for the headlights and it makes a huge difference.

Knocking down the low beam cutoff...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
Remove the exhaust valve inspection cover and...

Remove the exhaust valve inspection cover and see if the compression release mechanism is holding the valves open or hanging up on something.
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 93,446
Posted By Boon Booni
Concerning the DL650 & 1000, I know of quite a...

Concerning the DL650 & 1000, I know of quite a few folks that used to own one, then went out a got another one. :deal.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8,727
Views: 1,881,723
Posted By Boon Booni
What have you added to the headlights?

What have you added to the headlights?
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Boon Booni
Yep, now that you mention it, mine was hard on...

Yep, now that you mention it, mine was hard on batteries also..
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 182,215
Posted By Boon Booni
What light is that?

What light is that?
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Boon Booni
Ah, I read it wrong. I typically ride...

Ah, I read it wrong.

I typically ride Tourances on my Vstrom and like them for gravel and aggressive road riding. Plus I get at least 10,000 miles out of a rear and nearly 15,000 out of a front....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By Boon Booni
4 to 6 hours in the rain will get you get, no...

4 to 6 hours in the rain will get you get, no matter what gear you've got on. A windshield goes a long way to staving off the inevitable leaks, but 4 hours is a long time to be blasting a suit with...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Boon Booni
I'd keep the gearing and see what you think. If...

I'd keep the gearing and see what you think. If you find you are lugging the motor, swap back to stock.

Also, those tires look like they're in the realm of Gripsters or Tourances, I don't think...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
Since I posted that I've been trying to find the...

Since I posted that I've been trying to find the thread where someone used a 4mm(?) socket to duplicate the stock peening. I can't put my finger on it, but I remember reading about it. I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Boon Booni
The bolt pinches the doohickup against the case. ...

The bolt pinches the doohickup against the case. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Boon Booni
And when adjusting the doo, make sure the bike is...

And when adjusting the doo, make sure the bike is leaning to the right, even with the new adjuster, you can't be too careful.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 375,882
Posted By Boon Booni
You've got to make those little 250's scream to...

You've got to make those little 250's scream to get any pull from them. If you were climbing at all, you've really got to get down a gear or two.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,401
Posted By Boon Booni
I rode to lunch with a coworker in his jacked up...

I rode to lunch with a coworker in his jacked up jeep. We were waved at by other Jeep drivers on the way there and the way back. :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
Wow Gunner, that's a fantastic view to have from...

Wow Gunner, that's a fantastic view to have from your shop.


Have you tried peening with a socket to get the circular peen like stock?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29,721
Views: 1,583,992
Posted By Boon Booni
Ouch! Looks awesome! I'm sorry to hear...

Ouch! Looks awesome!

I'm sorry to hear about the mishap. :eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29,721
Views: 1,583,992
Posted By Boon Booni
If it started fine after your GPS incident then...

If it started fine after your GPS incident then that is not the problem. An hour of riding is more than enough time to recover from any battery drain, and the fact that it started means it wasn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29,721
Views: 1,583,992
Posted By Boon Booni
12 volts is dead. Most 12 volt batteries rest...

12 volts is dead. Most 12 volt batteries rest around 12.5 volts.

Make sure all battery cable connections are tight and corrosion free. That includes not only the connections at the battery, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29,721
Views: 1,583,992
Posted By Boon Booni
Nothing odd about it. I've camped up there with...

Nothing odd about it. I've camped up there with someone who made reservations. That place is frikken crowded.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,455
Posted By Boon Booni
Hey Meat, When you did this upgrade to your...

Hey Meat,

When you did this upgrade to your headlight, did the kit also upgrade the ground side of the headlight?

I was messing around this weekend with a jumper wire directly to the bulb and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,401
Posted By Boon Booni
I often ride with my hand on my knee, and I...

I often ride with my hand on my knee, and I usually give a big five fingered dorky wave just cause. :lol3

If you're taking it personal that someone else doesn't wave back, or gives you a pirate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Boon Booni
Maybe the stock grips are too skinny. Could try...

Maybe the stock grips are too skinny. Could try a wrap or foam grips or something to increase the diameter so you don't have to squeeze so tight.

Also, folks like those throttle locks, or cramp...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Boon Booni
I don't think a rebuild is going to change the...

I don't think a rebuild is going to change the lever feel. A smaller diameter master cylinder, or larger diameter calipers will make the lever softer.

Do you have the 38 or 40mm calipers?
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
Just got back from a 600 mile camping trip. ...

Just got back from a 600 mile camping trip. Mainly offroad, but 100 miles of asphalt there and 100 miles back. I was smelling burning oil at start up and long idles during the first day and 100...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,399
Posted By Boon Booni
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your...

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your genitals.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,399
Posted By Boon Booni
:thumb I remember way back when counter...

:thumb

I remember way back when counter steering finally clicked for me. Up to that point I had been doing all sorts of voodoo to make the bike go around a corner. I had been twisting and leaning...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5,762
Views: 1,047,370
Posted By Boon Booni
That looks like a nice improvement. Now they just...

That looks like a nice improvement. Now they just need to make an H1 variant for us ADV folks. :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,399
Posted By Boon Booni
You do counter steer your DR350, whether you are...

You do counter steer your DR350, whether you are aware of it or not, and yes, once you lean the bike over you turn the bars into the turn to balance the lean. Frame geometry will make the wheel want...
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