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Old 04-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #9721
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Check the valve clearances home boy I bet you lunch they need to be adjusted
You right again IHF, yo got any shims left over, intake has no gap at all. Troy has offered to help, I think if I had the shims I would be able to set it up but glad to have Help for sure
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #9722
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Well the DRZ is dead, got fire, got fuel, got backfire every now and then but thats about it. :( Hasn't started since Last Sunday and it was hard to start then but it did run great after getting it started. I do not have a way to check compression , and it does have spark with the plug out bout kinda wonder if it sparks under compression . Any ideas ? ?
I have a GREAT idea....don't buy a bike from IHF! Just kidding. If it's the valves, they are easy. I did mine 2 weeks ago. I didn't have the shims but the local shop did. She purrs like a kitten now.

For some reason, motorcycle valves seem to be the most ignored maintenance item. I don't get it. They are easy and critical to the health of your engine.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #9723
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Spinnit, most shops will trade you your old shims for the ones you need at no charge.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:00 PM   #9724
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Spinnit, most shops will trade you your old shims for the ones you need at no charge.
Holly Smoke, you guys are great, I think I can hear it runnin out there right now . since I can't get the feeler gage in the intake at all I will have to guess, and I bet I can as to which shim I need 15 mm. is right in the middle of the range it should be in and since there is no clearance at all now I bet if I go up 16-17 mm. I will be right on the money.
thanks for all the help ! !
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #9725
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Double check that you are on TDC. You should have some clearance. If it truly is that tight, you may need head work. Buy my money is on the TDC being off.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:10 PM   #9726
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Went out exploring today - pretty much a bust, didn't find any new "good stuff".

Did find this:










Let me show you guys what $hitting your pants looks like:


There was some old farm land behind Best Buy in Cool Springs. Was good for maybe 5-10 minutes worth of riding. I guess the economy is better because basically the whole site is being developed now. I couldn't believe it as I was riding through. I was going down a road grade probably about 15-20? looking all around at the work that was being done when I looked forward and saw this :





I was actually going the other way that what my bike is showing. It took a split second to know I couldn't stop in time so I gagged the gas and pulled up like hell. THe front wheel cleared it but the rear wheel went BOOM. I thought OH CRAP I've bent my rim. Miraculously made it across and DIDN'T get a flat. But I sure spent the next few minutes thinking of how fast things can happen when you're riding. You know that warm, flush feeling you get after a close call ? ? Yyyyyea . . . .
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #9727
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It was a super great day of riding local. Had some good riding and found some new stuff. ANd I'll tell ya...... if you want to see some strange looks, try riding down OHB in Brentwood with a guy who's on a CR500. About every third car that has a guy driving it has a 100% WTF look on his face


Yeah, and I passed a Brentwood Po Po on the ride home.....ba-dang da dang da dang dang......once I got buy him I "floored" it and headed up some back streets to my house. The CR did well on the trails. Thanks again IHF for the ride. Couple pics I took below:

Here's a motley crue:


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Old 04-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #9728
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ATTENTION TDM ---- ATTENTION TDM

In the middle picture ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Are you taking a nap?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #9729
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ATTENTION TDM ---- ATTENTION TDM

In the middle picture ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Are you taking a nap?
TDM= That Dude Missing!!

He needs to get out with us more often!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #9730
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Brought a little SV back with us yesterday. Spent the day drying out the bike and eventually got it started.




What the duece? Did ya'll have a hose pipe hooked up to the carb??
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #9731
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What the duece? Did ya'll have a hose pipe hooked up to the carb??

Holy crap!!!

Tip: When in SV, just before you enter the water, take a good look at your kill switch.....and get your thumb ready
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #9732
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Double check that you are on TDC. You should have some clearance. If it truly is that tight, you may need head work. Buy my money is on the TDC being off.
Yep I double checked that several times just to be sure, I hope to get an other year out of it before needing new valves, guess time will tell, gonna try shims tomorrow .
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #9733
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It was a super great day of riding local. Had some good riding and found some new stuff. ANd I'll tell ya...... if you want to see some strange looks, try riding down OHB in Brentwood with a guy who's on a CR500. About every third car that has a guy driving it has a 100% WTF look on his face


Yeah, and I passed a Brentwood Po Po on the ride home.....ba-dang da dang da dang dang......once I got buy him I "floored" it and headed up some back streets to my house. The CR did well on the trails. Thanks again IHF for the ride. Couple pics I took below:

Here's a motley crue:


Sorry I missed this one, looks like you boys had a great time ! !
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #9734
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ATTENTION TDM ---- ATTENTION TDM

In the middle picture ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Are you taking a nap?
I fell over enough on the ride, I thought I might as well stay on the ground for a while.

Actually, I was shootin' this:





Great ride fo sho!

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #9735
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A few pics from yesterday's ride:

Mike was not happy with gravity's pull nor the suction factor of sticky, wet clay in the giant mud wallow. But, he showed off some dance moves, posed for a Chippendales Mudd shot and was the super cool, sleeper bike of the day.

Chris was off at the mud wallow, but he never went down. Nobody hurt so it was a good day of riding.

I had a couple of "oh shit" moments on the Tenere where I came close to letting gravity win but by skill or luck, I kept it upright. The beast is not fun on the leaf covered snot. It is great on tarmac or hard packed gravel but the slick spot scares took away a lot of fun from the day.















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