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Old 02-12-2014, 07:40 AM   #1081
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Since Scott called me out, I guess I have to respond......

Yeah Mark, I have the tools, and I've been known to wrench on a few things. I'm near Madison Avenue and Dewey Drive. But if you come to my house, Scott has to come over, too!
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:28 AM   #1082
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Hey Thanks PatSmith, oldtrucks, Scott & Cpt Ron!

Cool group of guys!!!

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You can use my tools in my driveway to do tires and carburetor stuff. I'll even roll the bikes out and you can use the parking spot in my garage if you want. I'll be happy to watch you struggle with the tire irons while I give pointers.

If you buy the tires through Folsom Cycle, I'll even be willing to take you in my car to pick them up, since it's close and I'm always looking for a reason to drop in for a visit.

Please skip "Dynojet" and either buy jets from Kawasaki or somewhere like Factory Pro that uses the correct numbers on their jets. I have plenty of experience with opening up carburetors and rejetting. You have to do the research on what jets will improve things, though.

If someone else closer, like Captain Ron has an offer, go with them. Oh, and no charge.
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Since Scott called me out, I guess I have to respond......

Yeah Mark, I have the tools, and I've been known to wrench on a few things. I'm near Madison Avenue and Dewey Drive. But if you come to my house, Scott has to come over, too!
Well since you both offered!... Maybe I should grab some tires (maybe MT-21 front and D606 rear) and come over? Is there a time that works for you guys?

I'm gonna call around and see if I can get these tires locally.

As for jets, it looks complicated... man does it look complicated, like service manual disassembly pulling the bike apart type complicated... maybe I should go get that done at a dealer or some'fin. Don't want to get in over my head too fast.

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Old 02-12-2014, 08:43 AM   #1083
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As for jets, it looks complicated... man does it look complicated, like service manual disassembly pulling the bike apart type complicated... maybe I should go get that done at a dealer or some'fin. Don't want to get in over my head too fast.
You have to take the seat and tank off to get to the carburetor. If there isn't a bunch of smog stuff with a zillion tubes like on the stock XR650L, it's not that hard to pull a carburetor out modify it, and put it back in. However, if you want to keep the smog stuff and it's a rats nest of tubes and other stuff, like the XR650L has, then it can be quite a trick to get it all back into place again after. I've done that once on an XR. If I ever do it again, all of the smog parts are going to be removed, since that's easier than hooking them back up properly.

If I had taken an extra ten minutes to label everything when taking the carburetor out, it wouldn't have actually been all that hard to put it all back in the right place.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:12 AM   #1084
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You have to take the seat and tank off to get to the carburetor. If there isn't a bunch of smog stuff with a zillion tubes like on the stock XR650L, it's not that hard to pull a carburetor out modify it, and put it back in. However, if you want to keep the smog stuff and it's a rats nest of tubes and other stuff, like the XR650L has, then it can be quite a trick to get it all back into place again after. I've done that once on an XR. If I ever do it again, all of the smog parts are going to be removed, since that's easier than hooking them back up properly.

If I had taken an extra ten minutes to label everything when taking the carburetor out, it wouldn't have actually been all that hard to put it all back in the right place.
Hi Scott,

Thanks for all your help so far. This looks complicated:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850186
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:31 AM   #1085
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Thanks for all your help so far. This looks complicated:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850186
The hard part was dealing with all of those smog hoses. Do Canadian bikes have all of that stuff? You need to go check.

It looked like that tutorial was also doing something with the valves too.

In any case, I suggest tires first, then decide if you want to fool around with the jetting or not.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:12 AM   #1086
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The hard part was dealing with all of those smog hoses. Do Canadian bikes have all of that stuff? You need to go check.

It looked like that tutorial was also doing something with the valves too.

In any case, I suggest tires first, then decide if you want to fool around with the jetting or not.
Yeah... I ordered a 606 for the rear and MT-21 for the front... will go get them from Folsom tomorrow or Friday...

You guys have time this weekend for me to swing by for a tire changing lesson??? I'm rip rarin ready to rock!!!

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Old 02-12-2014, 01:20 PM   #1087
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Yeah... I ordered a 606 for the rear and MT-21 for the front... will go get them from Folsom tomorrow or Friday...

You guys have time this weekend for me to swing by for a tire changing lesson??? I'm rip rarin ready to rock!!!
I have other things Saturday and Sunday that don't involve motorcycles, but Monday is a holiday, so that's a possibility. I'm willing to show up at Ron's house if you do it then.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #1088
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I have other things Saturday and Sunday that don't involve motorcycles, but Monday is a holiday, so that's a possibility. I'm willing to show up at Ron's house if you do it then.
OK that sounds good. Thanks Scott! Ron are you free Monday?

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Old 02-12-2014, 03:08 PM   #1089
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Let me check with the family unit. The boys are off the entire week and I'm not sure of the plans.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:09 PM   #1090
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Don't hold things up for me if you can take care of it earlier.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:13 PM   #1091
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If anyone is interested in doing a adv ride to Usal beach on the weekend of march 1/2. camping at usal beach and coming home the next day.

sac-kings ridge road, stopping at bones for early lunch. fish rock to 128 then back over mountain view road to hwy 1. Taking that all the way up to usal beach. If its early enough maybe a rip on the super fun part of hwy1 to 101.


bringing lots of wine for camping. lots of man talk.

PM me if you want in. most people will be on big ADV bikes.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:30 PM   #1092
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Don't hold things up for me if you can take care of it earlier.
One of the weekend days would be better, but the weather won't be nice.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:35 PM   #1093
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"Why We Ride " viewing in Dutch Flat

Just saw a flyer for the showing of "Why We Ride."

Where; Dutch Flat Community Center

When ; Sunday Febuary 16, 2014

Time: 1400

I am going, hopefully we will see acouple of you Adv'ers there! :)
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #1094
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One of the weekend days would be better, but the weather won't be nice.
I'm not afraid of a lil' rain... can you pm and let me know if you can do it on the weekend... ? I don't think Scott can do it til Monday but if you're open to helping a n00b out on the weekend then good on ya! :)

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Old 02-12-2014, 06:54 PM   #1095
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I'm near Madison Avenue and Dewey Drive.
Hey, my old stomping grounds! I grew up at Madison and Auburn, right behind the Lucky's.
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