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Old 09-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #3826
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Looks like you REALLY need a new front tire...

I run dirt bike take-off's on my XRR most of the time, but never do they get that bad =)

Wonder which pass that is. I don't think it's one I've done before, and I've done the furthest north illegal pass.

The lookout is great. Better views then the picture shows and easy ride up. I want to go there in winter with my splitboard and ride down the road...
The front tire isn't as bad as it looks in the pics, it's a D606 with about 2500kms on it. I don't think we were on any pass, looking on google maps it just looks like a quad trail up to a mountain lake.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #3827
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Got out this afternoon for a bit of a ride. Slabbed it to Stud Creek road out by the Burnt Timber plant, rode through to Mountainaire Lodge, then further west to Ya-Ha-Tinda. First time I've gone all the way up to the ranch in over thirty years. Came back home through Sundre then took a few side roads between there and the city.

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Old 09-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #3828
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Haha. Just giving you a hard time.

Did you get the bike running well? Check for air leaks? (seal that collar around the bell housing)
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #3829
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Haha. Just giving you a hard time.

Did you get the bike running well? Check for air leaks? (seal that collar around the bell housing)
It's running ok. Haven't checked for air leaks. Haven't had time this week. The bike runs great besides the hanging idle. Very crisp and snappy. Starts well with no choke. I am going to check for leaks and richen it up one more jet on both the pj and mj just to see how it acts. I'm going to play with the float bowl level as well. Fall project to get it dialed in for next year.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:30 AM   #3830
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It's running ok. Haven't checked for air leaks. Haven't had time this week. The bike runs great besides the hanging idle. Very crisp and snappy. Starts well with no choke. I am going to check for leaks and richen it up one more jet on both the pj and mj just to see how it acts. I'm going to play with the float bowl level as well. Fall project to get it dialed in for next year.
I've never played with XR Jetting but the hanging idle problem on my WR450 is fixed by adjusting the fuel screw and idle (throttle stop) settings. If I recall, its rich if it hangs. Very touchy on the fancy FCR carb on the WR and it's known to need adjustment with fairly small changes in temperature or elevation. Check out Thumpertalk for the goods on this I suspect.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #3831
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It's running ok. Haven't checked for air leaks. Haven't had time this week. The bike runs great besides the hanging idle. Very crisp and snappy. Starts well with no choke. I am going to check for leaks and richen it up one more jet on both the pj and mj just to see how it acts. I'm going to play with the float bowl level as well. Fall project to get it dialed in for next year.

Does the a/f scew cause changes in the idle? If not, it's wrong.

Follow the manual and bump to a faster idle, then adjust fuel screw. It should go up and down at both ranges of the adjustment (1-3 turns, don't go past those, if below or above that means you need to change the pilot). If it hangs my guess is you have a leak, which will play havoc with all your settings. Put a bead of silicone or RTV sealant around that adapator. There has been a few that come without proper sealing. Also, confirm you have slack in cables. I have my carb on the lightest pull (I'm pretty sure at least) and no issues with lack of spring tension. That was a huge bonus to this carb as the stocker requires white knuckles to cruise down the highway.

I never touch my pilot, but my idle does change with elevation (air density changes). The pumper is my issue. Sometimes it's awesome, sometimes it lags. It's hard to tune perfect around here with our elevation changes. Worse when you go to Colarado or areas with larger elevation variences. That being said, it's not a KTM 990 and it still starts and runs....
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:18 PM   #3832
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Anyone have dealing with Dirtbagz? Looking for some feedback on this business as a friend is looking for hard luggage.
Have taken a look at the bags at Cycle City and the build quality looked good and I don't think you can beat the price around here.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #3833
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So powder face is still closed. Not sure why. Trail is in good shape. At least that's what I'm told. Don't know about the whole trail, but I hear its great! ;)
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:15 AM   #3834
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So powder face is still closed. Not sure why. Trail is in good shape. At least that's what I'm told. Don't know about the whole trail, but I hear its great! ;)
Funny, I heard the same thing (say no more, say no more).
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:31 AM   #3835
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Floss&Fly and myself rode in from 22 on 532 a few weeks ago - we made it by the first two washouts (the second was fun, a bit challenging) but the third (right before the hump) was a show stopper for our bigger bikes (KTM 950 Adventure and a VStrom). We agreed our XR's could probably make it. It was a real mess, and it didn't look like it would be fixed any time soon. I've been meaning to post the video, I'll try and get to it so people can see what it looks like.

XSoCal, I'd like to see the video of what it looks like when you get around to posting your vid.

I have a couple of days this weekend (Fri/Sat) to go for a ride.
What would you guys recommend for points south on an overnight trip keeping in mind all the closures we still have going on.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #3836
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We were thinking of Dutch Creek (failed attempt this spring), Allison Creek or Lynx to the south...
Can we get across the Gap (Maycroft on my map) if the 532 and 40 are still out of commission? If so, are there gates headed north on 940 from Coleman that would need to be negotiated should one get through on one of the other routes?
Time is limited this season as well as this weekend so we'd like to get some quality exploring in before the snow flies. Would it be better just to motor down the 22 and get to better riding around Coleman than to fight our way through washouts on 940?
Thanks for the input and suggestions.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:56 AM   #3837
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We were thinking of Dutch Creek (failed attempt this spring), Allison Creek or Lynx to the south...
Can we get across the Gap (Maycroft on my map) if the 532 and 40 are still out of commission? If so, are there gates headed north on 940 from Coleman that would need to be negotiated should one get through on one of the other routes?
Time is limited this season as well as this weekend so we'd like to get some quality exploring in before the snow flies. Would it be better just to motor down the 22 and get to better riding around Coleman than to fight our way through washouts on 940?
Thanks for the input and suggestions.
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Try this; http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....3&postcount=23

I am planning to do this run on Saturday (teal track south, purple going north) and Sunday, if I have my bike ready in time. Currently waiting for parts. Maycroft to the trunk road is open as far as I know and that is how we are connecting to Dutch Creek, Allison Creek roads.

If you are asking about camp spots, there is Castle Falls, Beauvais Lake, Payne Lake, to name a few. All very nice.

Links: http://www.rockymountaincamping.ca/

http://www.albertacampgroundguide.ca/campgrounds

I have seen but not stayed at Castle Falls, Camped at Beauvais Lake, nice at the walk in sites, south end of the lake. The host let us take our bikes to the site. Payne lake is also nice, the south end had actual spots, the north side of the lake is overflow, but does have some large trees.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #3838
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Thanks Lycan
I had seen your link prior to posting - great looking route.
I am also waiting on a few parts but hopefully UPS will arrive on schedule Thursday...
I think we were planning on a motel in Coleman or elsewhere down there. I've got to either pare down my camping gear or get some panniers before trying any of the more rustic overnight spots.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #3839
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Thanks Lycan
I had seen your link prior to posting - great looking route.
I am also waiting on a few parts but hopefully UPS will arrive on schedule Thursday...
I think we were planning on a motel in Coleman or elsewhere down there. I've got to either pare down my camping gear or get some panniers before trying any of the more rustic overnight spots.
I usually break out the Dry bag/s if I have to pack the warm sleeping bag, since otherwise everything fits in the big plastic Gobi bags. Motel is nice to though. This is another useful link, albeit less than useful off the main routes: http://511.alberta.ca/ab/en.html#l=3...&y=6802017&z=1
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #3840
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I usually break out the Dry bag/s if I have to pack the warm sleeping bag, since otherwise everything fits in the big plastic Gobi bags. Motel is nice to though. This is another useful link, albeit less than useful off the main routes: http://511.alberta.ca/ab/en.html#l=3...&y=6802017&z=1

We think alike...

The comments on 532 were not encouraging...from the 511 page

Highway 532Forestry Trunk Road to Jct Hwy 22
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  • Highway 532 from junction Forestry Trunk road to Johnson Creek Bridge remains closed. As the damage visited on this area during the flooding was significant our consultants and engineers are continuing to assess the damage. However subject to addressing environmental concerns, safety matters, construction and weather issues we estimate that this route will reopen to the public in or around mid-November 2013.
Last UpdateTue Sep 10 2013 at 09:01 AM MDT


This link was informative as well. Lots of photos for those of you that haven't seen enough already.
https://www.transportation.alberta.c...OOD_PHOTOS.pdf
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