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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1320 on: 11/17/17 03:47PM »
This happened today
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1321 on: 11/17/17 09:13PM »
BADAAASSS......Hit me up git ya a graphics kit for cheap, Congrats!
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1322 on: 11/18/17 04:43PM »
well, well, well...look which forum is back up LOL

engine mounts tightened/torqued, radiator hoses re-attached, mid-pipe and muffler mounted (not re-packed yet though), gas tank/plastics re-assembled, and I'm SO CLOSE TO FINISHING AHHHH!!!!

this time around - I took special care to make sure everything went back together properly

the engine blew up because the mid-pipe wiggled up against a radiator hose clamp until it came off; dumping all my coolant.

so I rotated the radiator hose clamp away from the mid-pope



according the micro-fiche, there should be a bracket here holding the mid-pipe in place. The mechanic that did my first re-build never returned this part to me, so I never knew it was supposed to go in, and this also could likely contribute to a wobbly mid-pipe.



I always fear on older bikes that these bike-specific parts are no longer available. Luckily there were in stock at rockymountain ATV

Ordered.

went to measure/fill/dump the radiator fluid and did not have a measuring cup. Went to autozone, and neither did they :doh:. Just tried to eye ball it until it was full, then let it burp, and top off, but then saw fluid pissing through the engine onto the ground.



bingo - so when the bike blew up, I often saw smoke huffing up from the middle/front of the bike. I knew the radiator overflow tube on the bottom of the bike, so I got super nervous about not knowing where this mystery smoke was coming from. In the middle of the mojave desert, I didn't have a chance to inspect it on the ride, so I'm glad I found this.

Green check on rockymountainatv. ordered up.

Otherwise, I'll fill up the transmission fluid tonight, mount the chain and sprockets, put an LED light back on the headlight and just wait for parts.

other parts needed:
-spare shift lever
-exhaust midpipe tension springs
-front brake pads
-rear turn signals - they were destroyed...so I chopped these off when I took them out
-rear brake return spring

I'm about 70% sure that they won't come in time for a shakedown run...and I don't want my first ride to be LA-Barstow :lol:

It needs quite a few items anyways - new rear tire with UHD tube...muffler re-packed...acerbis fender brace...the Moose enduro toolkit on the rear fender...chain adjuster for WR swingarm (plus swap). Vstrom needs front/rear tires + grip heaters...and I only have 1 day off between now and the ride. too much.

still getting closer! can't wait!

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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1323 on: 11/18/17 06:52PM »
This happened today

Chris!!! Congrats. Awesome Husky.

I'll get some parts order for the KTM and get her going...then, lets ride!!!

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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1324 on: 11/18/17 07:13PM »
This happened today

Chris!!! Congrats. Awesome Husky.

I'll get some parts order for the KTM and get her going...then, lets ride!!!
Lets do a track day at Milestone or Pala both have tracks for all skill levels.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1325 on: 11/19/17 08:31AM »
Yes, let's ride!  Todd, I wasn't really thinking about track, but now that you mention it, its probably the best way for me to learn how to ride my bike.



This happened today

Chris!!! Congrats. Awesome Husky.

I'll get some parts order for the KTM and get her going...then, lets ride!!!
Lets do a track day at Milestone or Pala both have tracks for all skill levels.

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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1326 on: 11/19/17 06:12PM »
Name the date n time Chris I'm HORNY to ride.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1327 on: 11/20/17 07:23PM »
Leave the couch at home...
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1328 on: 12/27/17 08:11AM »
BADAAASSS......Hit me up git ya a graphics kit for cheap, Congrats!

Yay!  Access to RD TODD back up!!!

Graphics kit and a weekday at Milestone, "yes please"

I'm thinking next Thursday, 1/4/18.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1329 on: 01/11/18 03:43PM »
Just back from another awesome OcotilloWells post xmas camp and ride. Dustiest trip in 6 years. Late afternoon was completely dust bowl time as every body headed back to their camp sights before dark and the breeze fell slack. We head out there every year with several other families and it never fails to rekindle that flame for riding before the New Year. This years resolution is simple. More quality rides with quality people.
That said it's time to fix em back up and show them some love. Pictures to follow if I can figure out how to post them.
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Re: The dirt bike thread!
« Reply #1330 on: 01/13/18 12:14AM »
yeah

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