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Old 07-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #1246
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Mission accomplished...left the house @6am returned 200 miles later at Noon. Stopped to take pictures and got a bit lost as I was navigating by memory.
I will say that is a fun little loop








Sorry to bore the locals with your backyard....its all new to me.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #1247
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I looked at your picture of the dam and thought, I haven't looked backwards on Apache trail. I will have to ride the loop Counter Clockwise and see if it feels like a whole new ride.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #1248
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Michhub, I think I saw you headed east on US-60 about 6:30AM or so. I was headed westbound on a blue and white Honda XR.... gave up on my ride after some engine weirdness on the highway and turned around and headed home. Didn't want to have any breakdown fun up in Young or anything.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #1249
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Here is a discussion on the 33oz MSR bottle...


The tube can be had from Agri Supply for $4.99...
I think I MIGHT have a couple of these black tubes around if you want them. PM me and I'll have a dig in the shed.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #1250
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Talking Exploring

Exploring Young, AZ
The morning got off to a bumpy start when Wantoridemoars XR was misbehaiving on at highways speeds. So he decided to go home and wrench on it. It was then that the One man woldpack would continue on this epic journey.
I waved at 2 others on dual sports also heading east to Glove. I then split and went north to Roosevelt for some gas and started up 288 to Young. I stopped at the Antler Cafe and got a nice cold glass of Lemonade from Scott. He gave me some very good detailed information on fireroads and trails to explore. Some neat places that locals know about. He told me about the gas station in the north side of town. The Antler doesnt open till 11am but if you stop by early he will let you in as a VIP for a drink.
I then went to get some gas and took of down FR 202. I was on my way to the 100 year old stone house when a crazy storm snuck up on me. It began to pour rain hard enough that it was hurting. I knew I was going to be soaking wet soon, so I pulled over and put my phone in a zip lock bag. I then raced the storm back tot he Antler for some late lunch. Lets just say the storm won.
I ordered the Steak burger with everything on it and some pepperjack cheese. That was one intimidating burger but dam did I conquer it. The food was out of this world and Scotts family treated me real well.
I went back to the gas station to get some more gas. The lady there gave me some good options on how to maximize my fun on the way home. So I decided to take Cherry Creek road to FR 54 to S 202 tot he stone house. Then continue south on the 202 to Roosevelt Lake. I got to do my first creek crossing on cherry creek road with the new bike and this was me . I then took a wrong turn and ended up at the CC Lodge. The owners were extremely nice and gave me some tips and how to avoid the storm that had caught back up with me. I then booked it back to the 288 and hauled ass back to Roosevelt.
I never made it to the Stone house. Thats my next trip I guess. I do have many, many other top secret destinations to find.

Heres so pictures from the trip.



























I hope you enjoyed my adventure.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #1251
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Sorry I had to bail, CrownRoyal.

Valve clearances were definitely off! I accomplished the tuning job though (my first time doing that) and test-rode it. Problem seems to be solved. No hiccups on throttle @ 5000+rpm anymore, and as an added bonus, no backfire anymore when downshifting (evidently I just got used to this).

Test rode it around the US60/AZ202 loop this afternoon at highway speed and she's all happy now.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #1252
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Sweet! Thankfully it was a easy fix. Last time I had a Honda I spent all summer trying to fix a electrical grimlin.

Does anyone local have a waterproof gps for sale?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #1253
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Sweet! Thankfully it was a easy fix. Last time I had a Honda I spent all summer trying to fix a electrical grimlin.

Does anyone local have a waterproof gps for sale?
I do....$800.00
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #1254
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For 800 it better do more than navigate!
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #1255
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Funny I was thinking the same thing...

IDK jack about GPS'. I can barely use the damn things.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #1256
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But then again, idk shit about nav systems either. Just ask cyberdos!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #1257
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Never done a clutch rebuild before and I am about a 92% adherent to "right tool for the job" philosophy.
I hear you dude. I used to own a motorcycle that was built on this principal. Every single piece on the bike was designed to have a special tool to remove a part. Then there are special tools made to hold things and yet others to replace them. In fact I was so amazed at all of this I decided to sell this bike and buy one that I could use a hammer and pliers to make repairs.
Here is the bike I got rid of: http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/har...sport_2002.php Notice the S model this is the one I bought it had even more special tools than the other models that year!
Here is the one I ride now (Mostly) http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kaw...r_650_1996.php
(Unfortunately the picture doesn't show the "Gay Pride" color scheme and special stickers that adorn my bike)
Well, I've now learned my lesson about "special tools."

To hell with 'em.

http://api.ning.com/files/OihiooxXFF...utchchange.doc

This doc describes my dilemma perfectly. Author improvised a clutch holder tool out of plywood.

I followed verbatim.

You'd think wood would break before metal, right? Nope.

I sheared off two of the threaded studs on the clutch holder plate where the springs go, while applying force to the center nut.

So, then I research other ways people get these nuts off. I had initially passed on the notion of using an impact wrench because it seemed too "brute force" of an approach. After all, gently building pressure via opposing levers is far more controllable than sharp spastic pressure from an impact wrench, right?

Well, I went out and bought an impact wrench since I didn't have one.

Less than a minute after turning on my compressor and fitting a quick-release valve to the new tool, I have the nut off.

Ugh. Why wouldn't the frigging Honda manual tell me the easy way to get this off? Now I've got another $50 to lay out to get a new pressure plate. And 3-5 days to wait for another new part.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:58 AM   #1258
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For 800 it better do more than navigate!
It does....
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #1259
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But then again, idk shit about nav systems either. Just ask cyberdos!


I'm a GPS geek. If anyone needs help understanding the modern marvel boxes let me know.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #1260
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refokus- Thats way more than I plan on spending on a GPS. I guess I will just use my cars Garmin Nuvi till I find a cheap waterproof one.
So what else does it do?

Moar- Impact wrenches are the holy grain of tools.
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