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Old 07-26-2013, 07:49 AM   #9121
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Figured it might have been a bit long for your attention span.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:54 AM   #9122
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Now I know how to get more power out of the KLR, bigger buckets for the gnomes. Of course I'll have to put in a gym and make sure that they are working out twice a day when they are not working....like we do with prisoners!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #9123
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How'd the tuba gig go?

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #9124
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the basic secret of carb function is that inside each carb are thousands of tiny gnomes; each with a small bucket. As you open the throttle, more of these gnomes are allowed out of their house and into the float bowl, where they fill the buckets and climb up the carb's passages to the intake, where they empty their buckets into the air stream. But, if you don't ride the bike for a while, bad things can happen.

Tiny bats take up residence in the chambers of the carb, and before long the passages are plugged up with guano. This creates a gnome traffic jam, and not enough bucketfuls of fuel can get to the engine. If it gets bad enough, the gnomes simply give up and go take a nap. The engine won't run at all at this point. Sometimes you'll have a single dedicated gnome still on the job, which is why the bike will occasionally fire as the gnome tosses his lone bucket load down the intake.

There has been some research into using tiny dwarves in modern carbs. The advantage is that unlike gnomes, dwarves are miners and can often re-open a clogged passage. Unfortunately, dwarves have a natural fear of earthquakes, as any miner should. In recent tests, the engine vibrations caused the dwarves to evacuate the kawasaki test vehicle and make a beeline for the nearest suzuki dealership. Sadly, the zukis were fuel injected and so the poor dwarves met an unfortunate end in the rollers of a fuel pump.

Other carb problems can also occur. If the level of fuel in the float bowl rises too high, it will wipe out the poorer gnome housing in the lower parts of the carb. The more affluent gnomes build their homes in the diaphragm chamber, and so are unaffected. This is why the bike is said to be "running rich".

If the fuel level drops, then the gnomes have to walk further to get a bucket of fuel. This means less fuel gets to the engine. Because the gnomes get quite a workout from this additional distance, this condition is known as "running lean".

The use of the device known only as the 'choke' has finally been banned by petg (people for the ethical treatment of gnomes) and replaced by a new carb circuit that simply allows more gnomes to carry fuel at once when the engine needs to start or warm up. In the interest of decorum, i prefer not to explain how the 'choke' operated. You would rather not know anyway.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:54 AM   #9125
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Don't encourage him.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #9126
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Don't encourage him. he might post a damn RC plane pic!

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:05 AM   #9127
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Does that read "Dust Devil" on the wing? Sponsored by a vacuum cleaner company?

See I told ya they suck......
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #9128
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Does that read "Dust Devil" on the wing? Sponsored by a vacuum cleaner company?

See I told ya they suck......
It does, and to make it even better, it is made by COX!
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:56 AM   #9129
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I cannot believe that there is someplace I can go on the Tiger that you cannot go to on the ST.
There's not.

So...you still IN?

I'm meeting Jack at his house, 7am, we'll be meeting you....in PA?

Mister T, come join the fun. We'll talk about you if you don't.

CtH, you lurking?

Hack, if you leave your place at 2am...
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:05 PM   #9130
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Mister T, come join the fun. We'll talk about you if you don't.
Gotta put a new rear tire, chain & sprockets on this weekend....otherwise.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #9131
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Gotta put a new rear tire, chain & sprockets on this weekend....otherwise.
Doing the chain / sprocket thing on mine next week. 30K + miles on this set, but the first 10K or was without the oiler. I expect even longer life out of the new set as the oiler will be in use from day one.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #9132
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Mr. T BAAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAH.

You could get one more ride outta that stuff. Hippy.

Mr. C is meeting us in Thurmont Wayne.
My buddy SoPaRider is meeting us at the diner in BRS.
It's a real treat following him around Michaux.

Linda has made up the spare bed for Hack and the offer stands for him to spend the night here.

Skyclad and Badguy are maybees.

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There's not.

So...you still IN?

I'm meeting Jack at his house, 7am, we'll be meeting you....in PA?

Mister T, come join the fun. We'll talk about you if you don't.

CtH, you lurking?

Hack, if you leave your place at 2am...
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #9133
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Yes I am in. I'll be meeting you guys at the Sheetz in Thurmont "sometime after 8" according to Jack. That probably means that I will be leaving my house before sunrise if I am to have enough time for breakfast.

CTH is still shopping for appropriate attire for her ADV adventures. Plus she still has too many other non-ADV "interests", like fishing, going to the gym... There is still so much for her to learn from us......

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There's not. (anyplace my Tiger can go that Wayne cannot outride me on the ST....)

So...you still IN?

I'm meeting Jack at his house, 7am, we'll be meeting you....in PA?

Mister T, come join the fun. We'll talk about you if you don't.

CtH, you lurking?

Hack, if you leave your place at 2am...
I've only ridden DS bikes in that area once before, it was a few years ago on a buddy's 99 Tiger 900. I was hooked! Sold my Trophy 1200, bought the Tiger 1050, then bought the KLR. Good stuff! See you in the morning you FF's!
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #9134
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How'd the tuba gig go?

Tuba gig went well. Rode down marched, played and had a Big Al's roast beef sandwich and rode home. The fire company band earns their entire budget for the year by doing the parade at the fair for 10 nights.

So you guys have the idea, think Jethro Tull but with a tuba.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #9135
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Mr. T BAAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAH.

You could get one more ride outta that stuff. Hippy.
Enjoy your ride....I'll have to get back sometime soon.


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