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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21,750
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Posted By themansfield
I noticed the same thing years ago on my intake...

I noticed the same thing years ago on my intake side only. Wiggle goes away with rpm, returns at idle. I even had PC look at it. They weren't too concerned, so I just forgot about it.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By themansfield
BCN - Laguna Diablo

Looking for intel on routes heading south out of Laguna Diablo so I don't have to cut east into San Felipe. Would like to ride along the eastern edge of the range until I'm nearly parallel with La...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21,750
Views: 2,584,258
Posted By themansfield
Try tapping the bowl with the butt of a...

Try tapping the bowl with the butt of a screwdriver when you turn on the petcock. It can help seat the valve. I have to do it sometimes when I'm running alot of Pemex. Otherwise check float height or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 183,540
Posted By themansfield
Happy to see this thread is alive and kicking....

Happy to see this thread is alive and kicking. I'm back at my wiring and need some info.

When my baja designs handlebar switch is in the off position (older style switch, first of three...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,900
Posted By themansfield
Here's some of my buddy's helmet cam footage of...

Here's some of my buddy's helmet cam footage of our ride. For those interested in the longer loop, we did OB to Pine Valley (noble canyon?), Thing Valley rd., Carrizo Gorge, Jojoba trail, S2 to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,900
Posted By themansfield
Great report. Did this ride yesterday as part of...

Great report. Did this ride yesterday as part of a big loop. Naked dude was hanging out at one of the tunnel entrances, just in the shadows. Didn't notice him until we were right next to him. Scared...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21,750
Views: 2,584,258
Posted By themansfield
Mitch, I've been running the same elminator...

Mitch, I've been running the same elminator spacer for a few years and have the same "gap." Just rebuilt forks and didn't notice any abnormal wear.
Forum: Americas 04-01-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By themansfield
I know, this thread is long dead. Felt strongly...

I know, this thread is long dead. Felt strongly enough to resurrect it to recommend not planning to stay at mike's. The ride in is great, the beer was cold (Pacifico only), and the place was dead...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 106,893
Posted By themansfield
WANS, Big and Little! Long time out from the TAT...

WANS, Big and Little! Long time out from the TAT in '09, so glad to see you're still at it. I've got a group interested in doing this same trip - we might just print this report and make a roll chart...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 183,540
Posted By themansfield
Glad to see this post has been so helpful. I'm at...

Glad to see this post has been so helpful. I'm at it again and need a sanity check. Hope you're still out there, Lex!

Here's what I've got:

-BD rewound stator.
-125w DC runs the dsk kit...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 209,133
Posted By themansfield
Best ride report on the site. no question.

Best ride report on the site. no question.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 209,133
Posted By themansfield
I don't remember the white mountains, but I...

I don't remember the white mountains, but I recall the long straightaways. I thought this was the area where I was chasing you guys at high speeds and plugging my air filter with silt. Let's do that...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 209,133
Posted By themansfield
Oh, sweet Salida. Battle scars. I'd sign up for...

Oh, sweet Salida. Battle scars. I'd sign up for that trip again in two seconds, crash and all. If you're dumping your motorcycle in the mountains of Colorado, it means you're on a motorcycle trip...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 209,133
Posted By themansfield
It's great to see the respect Matt and Kelly are...

It's great to see the respect Matt and Kelly are getting for what long, awesome, crazy adventures they do 2up. What these two certainly won't gloat about is how skilled they are at technical riding -...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 209,133
Posted By themansfield
Aha, there you are.

Aha, there you are.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Ah, the Wans! Been too long... You guys are...

Ah, the Wans! Been too long...

You guys are down there, wow. I was as far south as Guerrero Negro a few weeks back (before the bridges went out) and had the itch to ride the ferry over from La...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Rob told me about your CZ in Seattle development,...

Rob told me about your CZ in Seattle development, and it may just have sealed a trip up that way for me. I'm going to try to sell Rob on an old Honda XT250 my buddy is trying to move. He'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
We rise, Utah, somewhere in a mine area with...

We rise, Utah, somewhere in a mine area with (apparently) live explosives strewn all over the place, or so said the signage (more or less). Today we'll have only one close call, no real accidents,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
We rise early in Utah to get a head start on the...

We rise early in Utah to get a head start on the day, and what we anticipate will be some serious heat. Matt and Kelly on the KTM have beaten us, though, and are already long gone. Before hitting the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
OK, gang. Dirt bike season is back around, the...

OK, gang. Dirt bike season is back around, the kayaks and dive gear has been stowed for the winter, and this ride report is back online. Stay tuned for the great finale.
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
No you weren't, you were just doing a different...

No you weren't, you were just doing a different kind of trip - and Matt is a better rider than we are! I wonder how many people you met in those motels and told about these three hillbillies you met...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
More report coming. KTM, not KLR, sorry. ...

More report coming. KTM, not KLR, sorry.

BRP had the least of the bike issues. Only issues with it were altitude related (jetting). Great bike, but I should have splurged for a nicer seat than...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Day 4. We're excited to be in Colorado and we're...

Day 4. We're excited to be in Colorado and we're jamming through some amazing scenery.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_icnQjOS0xj4/SoB2kCLjshI/AAAAAAAAGdI/LiIdsSE7RUk/s640/IMG_2459.JPG

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Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
I think Valcom was it! I wish I remembered the...

I think Valcom was it! I wish I remembered the guy's name...he was amazingly helpful. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Tag team color commentary is behind, no doubt. Paul is a free man now with no...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Yeah, we weren't about to be total assholes...

Yeah, we weren't about to be total assholes because he's bound to interact with more TAT riders in years to come. He could have been more friendly, though. We were only using a tenth of an acre out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Day 3. We get up, damp still but feeling pretty...

Day 3. We get up, damp still but feeling pretty good. Objective is to burn the rest of OK, get through NM, and hit Colorado.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Day 2 in Oklahoma was fairly uneventful. We woke...

Day 2 in Oklahoma was fairly uneventful. We woke up to a nice breakfast of Folger's Instant Coffee, canned tuna, and some trail mix. Everything was wet from the storm events of the previous night. We...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Night 1, somwhere about 50 miles out of Buffalo,...

Night 1, somwhere about 50 miles out of Buffalo, OK. We get camp set up as the sun is going down, and take note of the direction some ominous looking clouds are moving. Looks like rain, some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Ok, so a quick disclaimer before continuing. The...

Ok, so a quick disclaimer before continuing. The only real planning we did for this tAT trip was to set up the bikes, get the time off, and figure that we should try to shoot for getting somewhere...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,378
Posted By themansfield
Ok, here we go, tagteam style. All three of us...

Ok, here we go, tagteam style. All three of us are total slackers, so this might take a while. I'll add some color commentary.

So I weaseled 3 weeks off from work, Julian works for his Dad so he...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 54,428
Posted By themansfield
I feel bad now for accepting your pain killer...

I feel bad now for accepting your pain killer gift in Monticello...I think you needed them more than I did!

How about East Fork Quinn coming into Mcdermitt? I've never seen silt like that. You...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 54,428
Posted By themansfield
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z304/mwan650/TA...

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z304/mwan650/TAT/IMG_4600.jpg

I think we were about an hour ahead of you guys at this point. We had three bikes and we each took a different line through this....
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 54,428
Posted By themansfield
You mean you had a rest day in the same place we...

You mean you had a rest day in the same place we took Julian to the ER? Whew, I don't feel so bad now. I'll wait to see that part of your report before I give my take on the second half of Nevada. At...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 54,428
Posted By themansfield
You've never seen anything like Matt and Kelly...

You've never seen anything like Matt and Kelly two-up on a huge motorcycle, totally hammering miles on the TAT. Great meeting you guys! We tried to catch you in Nevada but Julian's KLR got, er,...
Forum: Americas 07-17-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By themansfield
TAT tomorrow

Leaving for TAT trip tomorrow. Picking up the trail near Tulsa and going to Port Orford. If you're on the trail keep your eyes peeled for a KLR650, XRR and and XT350. We'll have a million Powerbars...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By themansfield
!0 minutes! Did you come through Otay or San...

!0 minutes! Did you come through Otay or San Ysidro?
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By themansfield
MAG, does the same for me, and always did on my...

MAG, does the same for me, and always did on my old Yamaha XT as well. Usually down a gear, and especially when I lock up the rear in rougher terrain. Weird, but yeah, kinda okay.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By themansfield
I had an '89 and would recommend that you examine...

I had an '89 and would recommend that you examine the diaphragm on the #2 carb to be sure it isn't ripped. New ones of those are tough to find. I had a minor issue with the adjustment of the second...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By themansfield
You'll get a few different opinions on this one...

You'll get a few different opinions on this one and even more anecdotes. For my part, I'll tell you that a friend of mine made a DMV appointment, showed up with his paperwork, and said he wanted to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21,750
Views: 2,584,258
Posted By themansfield
Let's get a couple San Diego dual sporters to...

Let's get a couple San Diego dual sporters to Borrego this Sunday for a day trip. I started a post in the regional section...let's get something going before the sand gets too hot.
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