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Old 07-29-2009, 10:08 AM   #2251
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:33 PM   #2252
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Skipii, passed you in front of Blue Ridge Honda 4:00pm (I was in the Gold Jeep).

You looked like a man on a mission....



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Old 07-29-2009, 05:10 PM   #2253
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #2254
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Need some help

Today while out placing the tag I ran out of fuel, I hit reserve still no fuel. The tank is a new to me IMS tank. When I ran the fuel line because of the fuel inlet position (12 o'clock) I had to put a big loop in the line. I'm thinking it's possible the loop is higher than the pickup tubes or whatever you call them on the petcock causing me to run out early with no reserve. What do you gurus think is that possible, if so any ideas on a fix?

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Old 07-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #2255
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Vacuum lock in the fuel tank is common with the TDubb gas cap.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:42 PM   #2256
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Vacuum lock in the fuel tank is common with the TDubb gas cap.
I don't think that was it. It was definately close to reserve, I had to lay it over and slosh gas over to the petcock side of the tank. That is why I was thinking maybe the top of the loop in my fuel line was higher than the level in the tank, either that or something wrong with the petcock in reserve. Luckily gas station was only a couple of miles away, otherwise I may have needed a tow from Skippii.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:08 PM   #2257
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Having the loop higher shouldn't be a problem because the fuel is sucked out of the tank, not gravity fed (at least on the drz it is). In the tank of the drz, you have a high outlet which is ON and a low outlet which is RESERVE. Perhaps the low outlet "reserve" is stopped up since it sits lower inside the tank.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:21 PM   #2258
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Having the loop higher shouldn't be a problem because the fuel is sucked out of the tank, not gravity fed (at least on the drz it is). In the tank of the drz, you have a high outlet which is ON and a low outlet which is RESERVE. Perhaps the low outlet "reserve" is stopped up since it sits lower inside the tank.
Yea I didn't know I was just thinking it was gravity fed, if its not I guess it points to the petcock then. I might go out afterwhile for a spin with petcock in reserve and see what it does.

Thanks for the tip on the camera, Things around here just seem to mysteriously break. Kids? no it can't be they don't know anything about it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:57 PM   #2259
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130 miles round trip...









This is not looking good...


That's better:


Yeah, I am a genius.


I did pass two cops, and I thought they might pull me over on account of mental insanity, but nope. Problem free the whole way. Well, other than getting up the gravel driveway....

Steering was awful, handling unpredictable, and the engine felt a little sluggish. I kept it pretty slow the whole time.

Wind was a pretty big factor as well, with gusts being a little scary.
...okay, the whole thing was actually terrifying.

Next time, I will thoroughly lube the hitch ball, because as it is, it seems to stick in place a bit. So leaning into a turn, nothing happens...and then all of a sudden it jolts a bit into a lean....then jolts a bit more...not smooth at all.

Mounting the bike onto the trailer by myself was a bit of a chore as well.

The wheel chock turned out not to be helpful at all, because with the long wheelbase of the DR, the back wheel was only half on the trailer and half hanging off..so I had to take parts of the chock off.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:35 AM   #2260
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Tech day

The parts for my bike won't be here until Tuesday.

That basically gives me Wednesday or Thursday to do tech. Who can host on either of those days?

I need to replace the sprockets and change the shot front tire. Preference would go to someone with a tire changer, but I do have tire irons and have changed tires with them plenty of times before.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:58 AM   #2261
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130 miles round trip...




If I were to make one recommendation (oh, I have others), I would upgrade that solid coupler mounting scheme with a swivel type adapter. Your bike's lean angle is far greater than the coupler will allow, plus, if anything does happen behind you, the trailer can do fandangoes without forcing the bike over on its side.




Just a suggestion.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:13 PM   #2262
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I just broke down. Again.
This time on the CBR. Pulled up to a stop light, and suddenly the engine cut out. Wouldn't turn over or anything. I pushed it to a parking lot and walked to work.

I now own 4 non-running bikes and 0 running ones.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #2263
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Dead battery? The ghost of electrical mystery? Out of gas?

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I now own 4 non-running bikes and 0 running ones.
I'm sure you will remember that line one day...are you at rock bottom yet?
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:57 PM   #2264
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Dead battery? The ghost of electrical mystery? Out of gas?


I'm sure you will remember that line one day...are you at rock bottom yet?

Could be battery. Headlight looked okay, but I'm pretty sure it's electrical. Started up no problem 3 times earlier today, though.

Half an hour before the bike crapped out, I got a call from the mechanic shop where my car is being repaired. He said it's all fixed now, and it only cost double the original estimate.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:08 PM   #2265
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I'd love to have a tech day for everyone's bike, but Skippi's.
Check the battery terminals. If one comes loose, it will kill a bike.

Looking for a head count for Saturday...

Oh, towing a dirt bike with a CBR is one of the most bizzare things I have ever seen.
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