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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-20-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By skychs
Hd

Oh my goodness .......

I told Eddy, but a couple of days ago a friend of mine drug me over to Richmond HD to pick up a gift. New facility just off I-95. Has anyone been over there? It's huge. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By skychs
Handlebars

Ahhhhh
It's all coming together. thanks for the info. Boon Booni, you have a PM. Sounds like a project.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Handlebars

You guys are killing me.

Ive done brakes, suspensions, carbs and wheels but I have not replaced any handlebars. Are those 7/8" handlebars? Why is there no crossbar? Do I need a crossbar? I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
handlebars

Advise ....
1990 XT600

I bought some MSR hand guards today but when I tried to install them the ends of the handlebars were solid. At first I thought it was just a plug so I tried to drill it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Cleaning out the closet. Thor motorcross pants,...

Cleaning out the closet. Thor motorcross pants, size 34. I think I used them twice. Make an offer. Eddy .... They will not fit you. :-)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Hand guards

I just thought I would check here first.

Looking for a set of Hand guards for the XT600. Im guessing its 7/8". Anyone have an old set sitting around you want to sell? Prefer blue or grey.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By skychs
I agree

+1.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Here is a shot from the north rim. ...

Here is a shot from the north rim. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Black Canyon

Black Canyon North rim will blow your mind. I have the video to prove it.

If I can't do the whole trip with you I may be able to catch some of it with you. My advise, get your bike out past the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By skychs
Hello

DirtDoctor .....
How the heck are you? After the first of the year we need to do some riding. Some winter riding. What happened to the Black Ice Rally? I have added less than 5K miles to my GS...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By skychs
Hmmmmmmm

Im trying to be good here. :lurk Its not easy.

I thought friends helped friends. Just saying.

Back to football.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31,617
Views: 1,833,731
Posted By skychs
mud guard

Thank you sir. That may be the best idea yet. Flexible but effective.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
New Knobbys

The new Knobbys are on the XT600. Why did I wait so long? I even got it out this afternoon for a a little dirt. Much better than the original tires.

The exhaust was taken off, cleaned up and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31,617
Views: 1,833,731
Posted By skychs
fenders

That would be great. I took a piece of aluminum roof flashing and designed a mud guard for under the seat. So far it has held up fairly well. I couldn't believe that whole area was wide open,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Fuel tank

I guess I'm one of the trouble makers. I took the charcoal canister off AND drilled holes in the neck of the gas tank to get an extra half gallon in. If I overfill it, it simply runs down a rubber...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By skychs
Canister

Pull it out. Plug it and ride. Here is a "how to".

http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/ccremoval.html

After you do that I'll show you how to drill a couple holes in the filler neck so you can add...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By skychs
Charcoal canister.

That's the first thing I took off my 12GS. Did you over fill the fuel tank?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
wheels

Jeff ....
Once again thanks for the offer to help with the wheels. If you weren't so darn far away Id be visiting more often. In this case, Dr Whipit came over and gave me my first lesson. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Wheels

Well ..... here I go again. One down, one to go. Geezzzzz, where does all the rust come from. Nothing like a 24 year old set of steel wheels. It took me about an hour just to clean up the front. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Tires and wheels

%$@(&^%$###@&%$-ing tires.

OK, I admit it. Im a wuss when it comes to changing tires. Someone posted a fancy tool not too long ago that helps with tube tires. The only reason I didn't look...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By skychs
Tires and Sunday ride.

Looks like I missed a good ride on Sunday. Good to see everyone getting out and getting muddy.



Thats funny. :rofl I looked at the AC10's but I needed just a little more pavement so I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By skychs
Ride

Rasin Frazen Rabit ..... Grrrrrrrr. Old cartoon saying. It's me growling that I can't join you guys on Sunday. I finish at noon in DC then I have to fight the worst traffic day of the year...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-26-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By skychs
Holidays, XT

MGinVA
Well said. Best wishes to you and everyone else over the holidays. I have to work Thanksgiving and Christmas this year but I am very thankful for family, friends and all the neat things I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Carb

The rebuilt carb is back in the XT600. New rubber O-rings, gaskets and boots. Idles very nice now. Throttle response much better. One more project to check off my "to do" list.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By skychs
GS and Carb......

Wow.... thats a great deal. Same bike I have. I have 75K on mine. Still running great. If I had to get another bike I would get another 07 tomorrow. I think its the best year. After servo...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By skychs
Flashlight

I don't think it would be an issue depending on size of course. My FO has one and has never had an issue.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31,617
Views: 1,833,731
Posted By skychs
Flashlight

Hello from 34,000' over SW VA headed to Houston. Four hours of auto pilot.

Eddy ..... i carry that flashlight in my flight bag. It's an Olight T20 Digital tactacal light rated at 380 lumens. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Carb cleaning

Yes Sir. I did all that. :deal

An O-ring and gasket set are on their way as well as new rubber boots for the intake.

Charles, you were right. The rubber boots practically feel apart when I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By skychs
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/19/2970cb0...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/19/2970cb00fa2a3a1334e744ac78710c33.jpg

Well ..... The ultrasonic cleaner did a great job. All cleaned up and put back together. I can't reinstall it yet,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By skychs
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/19/b7384bb...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/19/b7384bbcda3e1209093ddb7b819a58b0.jpg

Found one of the problems. Clogged up needle valve filter. I guess it's time to install a fuel line filter. I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Carb

Well .... its apart. The first cleaning is done on the outside. So far everything looks good. The O rings may need to be replaced. The floats look good. Im still digging in to the jets. The...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Carb

I guess Im going to clean it up and if I have to .... rebuild it.



Now that is service. Thanks Dan.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31,617
Views: 1,833,731
Posted By skychs
I'm not sure why I do this. I keep telling...

I'm not sure why I do this. I keep telling myself it's because I want to learn more about my bikes. I figure with the cold spell coming up now is the time. Anyone know anything about a YDLS dual...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 06:03 AM
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Posted By skychs
Xt600

Thanks Eddy...
Im sending the info to my friend Marty. Looks nice. Whats up with the rear wheel bearings?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
seats

I prefer a review from Fanny Bottoms.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31,617
Views: 1,833,731
Posted By skychs
Seats

Seats .....
There is someone local who does seats. Im not sure who it is, I got mine done via Eppa. Turn around was 2-3 days. You can modify your own seat and he will recover it. I think it was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31,617
Views: 1,833,731
Posted By skychs
Todays Ride

Dan .......
Thanks for the fun ride today. The XT ended up with just under 150 miles on her today. Ran like a charm. We rode out 33 to 14, made a couple runs up CC14 then back roads to the house....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Todays Ride

Hey Dan, I can do that. I just have to be back home before dark so I can cut the grass.... I mean cut up the leaves. :D Let me know where you think we can meet. Im riding the XT600.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31,617
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Posted By skychs
Dirt run

Good morning....
Since the weather is going to be nice today I was thinking about taking a ride on the XT600 over to CC14, near West Point. Anyone interested in going?
chuck
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31,617
Views: 1,833,731
Posted By skychs
Tires and GPS

Matt .....
Now you find it. I still have a brand new TKC rear to mount before I can switch it out. Unless of course, anyone wants to buy my TKC.

GPS's .....
My used 2007 1200GS came with a...
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