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Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
I have the cv carb and when hot it won't start...

I have the cv carb and when hot it won't start unless I pull the decompression lever and kick it 10 or 12 (with the lever held down the whole time) times to clear fumes from the combustion chamber,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,724
Views: 236,038
Posted By travis789
Since I don't currently have a front end, I took...

Since I don't currently have a front end, I took the dogs up in the car and hiked chimney rocks this morning, great weather.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
steering head bearings?

What is your experience with these hard to get bearings? Do you grease them on a regular basis? I just had fail kind of abruptly, but maybe fail isn't the right word. After 3 hours off road I just...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,543
Sticky: Note to self:
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Posted By travis789
*additional caveat: If you choose to wire wheel...

*additional caveat: If you choose to wire wheel a long cable of any sort, be extremely careful, for the alternative is a punishment from Simon Legree.
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,543
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Posted By travis789
Electric weed eater, I wasn't pulling a (spark)...

Electric weed eater, I wasn't pulling a (spark) plug, but trying to dislodge the end of the cord. I am such an idiot. I didn't wear my boots because I have a blister on my heel. Flip flops don't...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,543
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 352,327
Posted By travis789
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscas...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/GetAttachment_zpsssppdlgk.jpg

When you're trying to pull the plug out of the weed eater, don't accidentally push the trigger. Also, long pants...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
Check dipstick after removing it and wiping it...

Check dipstick after removing it and wiping it off and then re-inserting it but NOT screwing it in.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
if the screw the lever pivots on is too tight or...

if the screw the lever pivots on is too tight or dirty it can hamper the lever from returning . sometimes that phillips head is mistaken for the one that tightens the bracket to the bars
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
Its the stock spring, he just had the preload...

Its the stock spring, he just had the preload cranked way up on it to try to make up for it
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By travis789
Maybe they have the rear shock preload really...

Maybe they have the rear shock preload really tight. The guy I bought mine from was about 300# and it was turned up pretty tight on mine (higher preload, less sag=high seat height). Are the front...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
It is indeed a long spring. When you've finished...

It is indeed a long spring. When you've finished installing the spring, push the slide up with your finger. If the spring isn't centered, that is, looped out of the straight path, the slide will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,724
Views: 236,038
Posted By travis789
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscas...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/IMG_20150412_122402_zpswsz7pjyh.jpg:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
I saw one more: I failed to bench bleed a master...

I saw one more: I failed to bench bleed a master cylinder on my car one time.
That is, you hook up a short line from the output of the master cylinder back into the reservoir and pump it to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
Laugh The thing I've noticed that makes the biggest...

The thing I've noticed that makes the biggest difference is how fast you're running the engine. When I rode to the mountains at 70 mph for 40+ minutes each way, I never got more than 45 mpg and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
+1 on that. I have a D606 in the basement that...

+1 on that. I have a D606 in the basement that was balanced and wore like this and would shake above 60. It wore out in about 2500 miles. The d606 rear has lasted almost twice as long. I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,586
Posted By travis789
I think he was joking or didn't notice the...

I think he was joking or didn't notice the decimal point. I got 95.6 +- when you add in the 10% faceshield impacts
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,586
Posted By travis789
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscas...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/IMG_20140810_093530_322_zps94ad4769.jpg

August 2014, went to dodge a rock and the front wheel hit it sideways, which threw me down hard on my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 01:21 PM
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Posted By travis789
On a bad day do your feet get...larger? Or...

On a bad day do your feet get...larger? Or smaller?:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,724
Views: 236,038
Posted By travis789
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscas...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/027_zpsl2zkvgfw.jpghttp://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/028_zpsfoiltht8.jpg

I made it into michaux this morning, although cold...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
Seat concepts was a night and day difference from...

Seat concepts was a night and day difference from stock. I was lazy and mailed my pan in.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
<a href="http://photobucket.com/"...

<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/SAM_0681_zpszs5dqaqa.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo SAM_0681_zpszs5dqaqa.jpg"/></a>

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 01:14 PM
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Views: 236,038
Posted By travis789
Wink That response is breeding a little fear, don't ya...

That response is breeding a little fear, don't ya think? :lol3

I looked back through the thread and it looks like they tried to start around the first week of may, thanks.

(Your answer reminds...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-08-2015, 02:50 PM
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Views: 236,038
Posted By travis789
Question Any estimate of when the thursday evening rides...

Any estimate of when the thursday evening rides usually start?
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
Laugh LOLZ, I work at a place that used green loctite...

LOLZ, I work at a place that used green loctite for years. You know, the "EFF-YOU, I'll never take this bolt out again until after the Earth Crashes Into The Sun" grade of loctite
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/ cant give you...

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/ cant give you a part number because I don't know what year. they show that drain plug under "Oil Hose" section of oem suzuki parts. The oil filter cap is under...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
At work we refer to seal direction as either...

At work we refer to seal direction as either 'lips in' or 'lips out'. Helps stop mistakes
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/2...

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/2 Select Right Hand Lever(model L/M) in 'select schematic' drop down box. part # 1 on schematic
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By travis789
caledonia is nice, Its central southern PA. ...

caledonia is nice, Its central southern PA. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/caledonia/ Its not really a straight shot between central VA and NYC, but its right in the middle of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
thanks for the input. I'm keeping the valves...

thanks for the input. I'm keeping the valves adjusted and oil changed. It had a short period of running lean/hot last summer but I figured it out pretty quick. Every winter I think, "Maybe I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
How many miles do you typically get before its...

How many miles do you typically get before its time for rings or a bore/piston/rings? I've got 10,500 miles.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
Mine starts when its 0 degrees out but that might...

Mine starts when its 0 degrees out but that might be because I keep it in the living room. :rofl Seriously, the bike starts fine in the 30 degree basement but the day I rode to work on a zero degree...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 108,375
Views: 21,692,274
Posted By travis789
I was looking at the new suzukis at the bike show...

I was looking at the new suzukis at the bike show this weekend and they're still using these same grips. My '93 has them too :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
Yes, .4 to .6 of an inch my manual says. ...

Yes, .4 to .6 of an inch my manual says. Hopefully its just the cable. Mine was acting the same way and changing the cable made it fine. I would be surprised if the clutch were worn out already at...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32,078
Views: 4,015,100
Posted By travis789
I've had that problem because it isn't clear just...

I've had that problem because it isn't clear just by looking at it. When you're standing in front of the bike the tab on the black plastic speedo drive goes behind/under the aluminum tab on the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 262,512
Posted By travis789
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscas...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/SAM_0619_zps8b710004.jpghttp://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/SAM_0620_zps5027d869.jpg

New Tusk mid bend bars with tusk hanguards
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
I'd make it looser. the lever should have slop...

I'd make it looser. the lever should have slop when its disengaged. That's the only way to know for sure the clutch is completely engaged. The knob at the end of the lever should move about 3/8"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32,078
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Posted By travis789
Great job!!

Great job!!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,724
Views: 236,038
Posted By travis789
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscas...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/SAM_0620_zps5027d869.jpghttp://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a493/traviscash/SAM_0619_zps8b710004.jpg

Farkles installed, waiting for spring!
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 108,375
Views: 21,692,274
Posted By travis789
Thumb Really? I breathe on them a few times, shake...

Really? I breathe on them a few times, shake them up good and 15 minutes later toasty warm
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 108,375
Views: 21,692,274
Posted By travis789
I bought a ten pack of the disposable hand...

I bought a ten pack of the disposable hand warmers ('hot hands') at wally world for $6.50+-. Seventy cents for 10 hours of warm hands. Some folks don't like the feel of them in their gloves, but it...
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