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  • mslow

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Location: Pennsylvania

Posted March 14, 2013 - 04:43 AM


^badass! how did that end up?!

  • n16ht5

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 06:38 AM



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  • cwallershasta

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Location: Utah

Posted March 14, 2013 - 10:07 AM


Right on! good video, thanks for posting. A trip on my bucket list is to go up to Kamloops and ride with Guy Perrett. A couple of years ago he was starting a tour co, were all you had to do is bring your gear, and he supply's the bike. I've worked up there a few times and my brother has a house downtown Vancouver. I love it up there.

  • huffyboy

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Location: Michigan

Posted March 15, 2013 - 06:36 AM


Haven't done it yet but ups brought gifts
today.



Those will look awesome....I have those same wheels on order....After looking at this....I was wondering.....The stock wheels have the adapter on the front hub to operate the speedo.....Does your new wheels have that as well?......Or do they need to be modified to work?

Dustin

  • n16ht5

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 08:53 PM


I had a broken turn signal.. put some new ones in I got from Schucks for $6 ea
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  • jentzschman

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 06:39 PM


With all due respect, this is why the tree hugers want to shut down OHV trails.

Please tread lightly, or at least do not post the pics that they will use to fight against us.

Yep.

Still winter


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With my buddy Dave and his 2wd Ural
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watched the sunset over Mt Pilchuck





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  • Alpha One Nine

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Location: Washington

Posted March 16, 2013 - 10:24 PM


I checked the valves today. Both exhaust were .008" so I should be fine there.

All three intakes are too tight. Left and Right were .003" and middle .0028”

The shims that came out are…
Left: 191
Middle: 192
Right: 192

According to the manual these must be the original shims because replacements come in .05 mm increments although I have seen .025 increment 3rd party shims.
My math says three 185s should put my intake valves in a happy place unless I'm missing something.
The bike is an 05 with who knows how many miles or hours on it. I added a Vapor last summer so it will be easier to keep track moving forward.

Edited by Alpha One Nine, March 16, 2013 - 10:27 PM.


  • n16ht5

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 06:28 AM


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With all due respect, this is why the tree hugers want to shut down OHV trails.

Please tread lightly, or at least do not post the pics that they will use to fight against us.
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Those were on roads man...we weren't tearing trails up

  • mr2autoxr

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Location: Michigan
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Posted March 17, 2013 - 09:00 AM


This isn't all from today, but it's been over the last couple of months. My winter maintenance was needed.

- Regreased every bearing on bike, but had to replace steering stem bearings.
- Adjusted valves
- Replaced coolant
- Added a spark arrestor
- New bark busters with integrated turn signals
- New rear blinkers
- Rewired bike to make all this work! Ahh what a pain.
- New handle bars
- New grips
- Cleaned up scratched and dirty plastic
- Installed new number plate backgrounds I won earlier this winter!!! THANKS!

TODAY, I took the latest pics, since it was a nice sunny day. Not riding in the snow. Hopefully it melts so I can get out next weekend.

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  • still2smokin
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Posted March 17, 2013 - 10:44 AM


Rode it for about 20 miles,
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Then the four stroke gods dealt me a huge blow.........

  • still2smokin
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Posted March 17, 2013 - 11:09 AM


The motor locked up mid-air on a small jump.

So far I assume the timming jumped and the piston and intake valves had a little meeting.

There are chunks of metal that look like pieces of the lifter from the center intake valve down
in the timing chain cavity. Pieces must be jammed in the gear on the crankshaft, cause
I cant get the chain to losen, it is rediculously tight and cant take the head off.

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Dont know what I am gonna do yet , I have sunk so much time and $$$ into this bike.
And now possibly another $ 2000 or more ?
Once I get the motor out and tore down I will see the full extent of the damage.

FML .

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  • jksull

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Location: Arkansas

Posted March 17, 2013 - 01:40 PM


Went for a ride to Greeson. Had a good 80 Mi run.
Got home did some cleaning and put the summer time wheels on it.

Haven't done it yet but ups brought gifts
today.

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  • Alpha One Nine

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 05:41 PM


Sorry to hear about the engine trouble still2smokin, Hopefully it won't be too bad once you get in there.

  • jentzschman

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 09:36 PM


Those were on roads man...we weren't tearing trails up


Still. It helps to be pro active, even if it is a dedicated road. It looks a lot like a dirt road, and trust me, the crazy tree hugers WILL use this as propaganda.

  • kawi380

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 06:09 AM


Still. It helps to be pro active, even if it is a dedicated road. It looks a lot like a dirt road, and trust me, the crazy tree hugers WILL use this as propaganda.


So you are saying that we shouldn't have fun because there are wackos out there....OK :lame:

  • jentzschman

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 07:08 PM


So you are saying that we shouldn't have fun because there are wackos out there....OK :lame:


You obviously don't know anything about tread lightly do you?

  • BoiseBee

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 07:31 PM


You obviously don't know anything about tread lightly do you?


If you have a problem with a post of another member, why don't you send them a PM next time so it doesn't end up throwing the thread off track?

Now... back to WR's.... got the Guts Racing aftermarket seat installed, now ready to head out for a LONG ride this weekend and test it out.

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  • Rocky739

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 07:43 PM


You obviously don't know anything about tread lightly do you?


I'm confused? I consider myself a crazy hippy scum tree hugger but it just looks like a snow covered frozen road... Looks fun.

I agree with Mr. Bee, So here goes... I'm sitting awaiting my new FMF Q4 (be here thursday) and parts to do the oil nozzle mod while watching the weather this week to see if it will be dry enough to attempt my first hare scrambles in over ten years!

Oh and I replaced the idler arm and center link on my old truck so I can get the scooter to the race.. Whew

  • jentzschman

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 08:13 PM


If you have a problem with a post of another member, why don't you send them a PM next time so it doesn't end up throwing the thread off track?

Now... back to WR's.... got the Guts Racing aftermarket seat installed, now ready to head out for a LONG ride this weekend and test it out.


My fault, I apologize.

  • still2smokin
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Posted March 18, 2013 - 10:26 PM


Well it looks like just the top end .....
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Yeah right :lol: :lol: :lol: .

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The lower end still does not turn easily, could just be chunks of my missing lifter jammed up elsewhere.

Years ago my Pops taught me if you are gonna open it up , do it right .
So its gonna take awhile ( $$ ) but it will be right , cause I am keeping this bike for a good long while.

So far the parts list is .. Timing chain, intake and exhaust cams, piston/rod/crank, new head if the lifter bore
can't be saved, OEM gaskets , etc.... not mention once I split the cases.

This should be fun and scary at the same time .

I see a rebuild thread in my future............





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