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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-08-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,921
Posted By Luke
Sorry to hear it, that YZ frame looks like it's...

Sorry to hear it, that YZ frame looks like it's come a long way.

I'll be riding with a guy with an XR600 in a couple of days, any measurements you want? I have an XR400 if you want measurements of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Luke
I don't know of anything good that's really...

I don't know of anything good that's really close. Everything's a half hour to 45 mins away. (or very private)
A few options, from least to most challenging:

Take Hwy 10 SW to Bald Mtn. There...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Luke
Thanks, I guess a number stamped on it would be...

Thanks, I guess a number stamped on it would be too easy :lol3

I've done a little welding on thick close fittng parts, and it often cracks. Running back over the cracked weld a second time seems...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Luke
What kind of filler rod is it?

What kind of filler rod is it?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Luke
Evidence suggests no, out of staters need it too....

Evidence suggests no, out of staters need it too.

Anyone under 16 also needs to be certified.
http://www.omraoffroad.com/OMRA-YSEP/registration.html

Bend is district 5, deschutes county. If...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 298,514
Posted By Luke
Ok, how about the Binns hill staging area...

Ok, how about the Binns hill staging area (http://www.co.hood-river.or.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={0D9E9729-161D-4FA2-801F-8735B547071D}) at 10?

Post Flats is a little closer but the main...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,372
Posted By Luke
No real advice here, but I'll follow this to see...

No real advice here, but I'll follow this to see how it turns out. Another dr owner here has the same problem -detonation with no obvious cause- on a bike that's stock +TM40 carb.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By Luke
+1 Tow the bike to the paved road /...

+1



Tow the bike to the paved road / nice gravel road / place with cell service, then call your towing service / friend with a pickup.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 298,514
Posted By Luke
Well so far, I'm riding somewhere. Thats about...

Well so far, I'm riding somewhere. Thats about the extent of the plans. Oh yeah, I have no plate and a top speed of 48 (indicated) :lol3

I'd like to get in 3 or 4 hours of riding, but I'm not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By Luke
I'm tempted to agree, but if I still had a BMW...

I'm tempted to agree, but if I still had a BMW I'd get towing insurance too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 298,514
Posted By Luke
So who's up for a dirt ride this weekend? It's...

So who's up for a dirt ride this weekend? It's going to be perfect weather. I can go either day.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 368,040
Posted By Luke
I have a Trailtech bar in the 'Motorcycle low...

I have a Trailtech bar in the 'Motorcycle low bend' and really like it; there's not much rise to it so I had to add a little extra to my usual risers. There's lots of room for controls. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 298,514
Posted By Luke
Very, very nice. It's the replacement for the...

Very, very nice. It's the replacement for the good old Stick-in-the-nose.


Alex and I got denied (again) on my Tour de Trask. This was the consolation prize.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 298,514
Posted By Luke
bump ...

bump




http://drduck.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tillamook-Dirt-Rides/i-vHs2bXK/0/X2/ae40-X2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,988
Views: 1,525,430
Posted By Luke
The trailtech has worked fine for me ever since I...

The trailtech has worked fine for me ever since I rubber mounted it. A couple of grommets, washers, bolts, and spacers from the hardware store was all it took.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,891
Posted By Luke
Sounds hard. Really hard. So I'd say maybe. ...

Sounds hard. Really hard. So I'd say maybe. :dunno


Where are you in OR? I can point you to places that are similar in difficulty, try them and find out. Or better, I or someone local to you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Luke
Thanks, I'm glad it's working for you...

Thanks,


I'm glad it's working for you now.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,988
Views: 1,525,430
Posted By Luke
Never heard of that happening... the nut does...

Never heard of that happening... the nut does have a spring metal insert that grabs the bolt threads. Basically a higher strength nyloc.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Luke
I thing my bike is set up the way you're looking...

I thing my bike is set up the way you're looking to get yours. It had an FCR when I bought it and I fixed up the installation to get it running right.

You need an FCR and throttle cables (I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Luke
I don't know why, but the two-wire connector has...

I don't know why, but the two-wire connector has to go to the correct two wires of the three stator output wires. If it doesn't, then the bike won't run. The voltages will all be right, but you'll...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Luke
Pretty much, but with less dust. :evil

Pretty much, but with less dust. :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Luke
That was about perfect for us riders. Good riding...

That was about perfect for us riders. Good riding temperature, not much rain, no dust. It looked cold for everyone standing around on the course though.

The course was great too, you guys...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Luke
Agree, it's broken. The 0.7 ohm reading is out...

Agree, it's broken. The 0.7 ohm reading is out of spec but reasonable if you have an ordinary ohm meter. The infinite resistance reading is not good, it indicates that a wire is broken somewhere. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Luke
The stator resistance across any two of the three...

The stator resistance across any two of the three wires should be between 0.45 and 0.56 ohms at 20*C. You'll need a very good ohm meter or a clever setup to measure this accurately. However, if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Luke
There's a spec for the stator resistance in the...

There's a spec for the stator resistance in the shop manual, check that and check for physical damage to the stator. The damaged plastic in the picture isn't important by itself, but there's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Luke
The safety switches all work by cutting the power...

The safety switches all work by cutting the power to the orange wire, so if it's got power they aren't the problem.

I've found a peak voltage adapter is really handy for checking a lot of...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,988
Posted By Luke
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=setting+suspension+sag&go=Go


:dunno looks like I'm SOL.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Luke
This might help: ...

This might help:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17361884&postcount=2


To start with, when the bike's ignition is turned on you should have about 12V on the orange wire going to...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,988
Posted By Luke
Sure, but for the purposes of a thought...

Sure, but for the purposes of a thought experiment it's not very relevant. The practical effect of this is that spring rate is measured with a load on the spring that's high enough to keep the ends...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Luke
What LC4? It matters, they have different...

What LC4? It matters, they have different amounts of travel and linkage ratios.

I'm your weight and have a 84/250 on my '02 adv. It's a little shorter than the stock spring, which makes it much...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Luke
I don't know DRs, but I know more than I'd like...

I don't know DRs, but I know more than I'd like to about strange engine sounds and metal in the oil.

PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Luke
Bad front wheel bearings, or a bent brake rotor. ...

Bad front wheel bearings, or a bent brake rotor. The hub/rotor gets wonky and pushes the pistons back into the caliper a little when the wheel turns.
Forum: Racing 04-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 65,405
Posted By Luke
Baby steps... when I was working on the TL...

Baby steps... when I was working on the TL float I had two carbs open on the bench and he didn't try to polish anything.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,891
Posted By Luke
http://omraoffroad.com/calendar-all.htm...

http://omraoffroad.com/calendar-all.htm (http://omraoffroad.com)

I'm doing the XC series. They are usually longer trail races. There's also a GP series that's shorter track races. There's an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Luke
http://www.mcmaster.com search for "standard...

http://www.mcmaster.com
search for "standard wire mesh", then select 'extra rigid crimped'
http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-wire-mesh/=rkz2f5

or

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9243t21/=rkz2h0...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,891
Posted By Luke
:lol3 BTDT GTTS

:lol3

BTDT GTTS
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,891
Posted By Luke
Thank you. I didn't notice you when you...

Thank you.

I didn't notice you when you passed me, but I did notice your friend on the airhead. He was just plain smooth.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,891
Posted By Luke
I'm going to try to get the 8 races in for the...

I'm going to try to get the 8 races in for the series, we'll see.

I heard the Clarcks Branch race was nasty. Mud pits and mud hills and poison oak, oh my.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,891
Posted By Luke
Maybe, but I'm hooked on 2 laps now. When...

Maybe, but I'm hooked on 2 laps now.

When you're slow, the second lap is totally different. No crowds, no dust. From looking at the timestamps on the pictures I was actually slightly faster...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,891
Posted By Luke
Last month at eddieville I went over the first...

Last month at eddieville I went over the first couple of logs and thought 'awesome, those were easy, I can gain a bunch of time here' and then I thought for a couple of seconds and remembered that...
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