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  1. Graham Dwight

    Trail building thread

    I took the ideas and came up with this. I bet these will help protect me.
  2. Graham Dwight

    Trail building thread

    I can cut the handle down. Add couplings and what not. And even make the handle longer by doing this. Then store it in or on my pack. Couplings are just weak points. But the threads are schedule 40 stainless steel. So in reality they're pretty strong. We'll see. This is all up for R&D. I'm sure I'll find that I don't like something about the setup. I always do then adjust to fix the issue. I like the idea of plastics sleeves on the fingers and edge. I'll try to build something to side over them. Thanks for the suggestions.
  3. Graham Dwight

    Trail building thread

    I have padding all round the blade to protect me from it. Plus I'll be riding slow with the handle mounted to my bars.
  4. Graham Dwight

    Trail building thread

    I wanted a McLeod to carry with me for bench building. I modified a hoe to do this work but it broke pretty quick. I tend to build my own stuff so thought I'd give this a try. The blade would be stored in my backpack and the handle was going to be mounted on the bars. Here's the result.
  5. Graham Dwight

    Heading to Oregon from Cali, best places to ride?

    Riding in Oregon sucks. Stay home.
  6. Graham Dwight

    Trail building thread

    I've done some research on Cant hooks and found a way to build one for trail work. I'll incorporate a leverage lifting bar to pick the logs up off the ground for cutting. Mine will hopefully be light weight and easy to use. I'll build it to handle bar length for transporting. And the size of logs needing cut are pretty small so the length should be fine. I'll post up pics of it I'm done.
  7. Graham Dwight

    Trail building thread

    So we have countless trees laying in the dirt. At this point we are riding over them. It takes away from the flow of the trail which is a bit lame. The trail is already tight enough. We don't want to ruin our chains and get into the dirt. We need to lift the logs off the ground far enough to cut without hitting dirt. Does anyone have a solution to carrying a cant hook or peavey? The handles are usually too long to carry. If you have an idea of how to utilize the tool or a way to lift the logs out of the dirt, please reply. Thanks
  8. Graham Dwight

    Trail building thread

    Check out the Bear Scratch on this tree. This gave this trail its name. Working with this crew is awesome. Hard working, committed, and in it for the finish.
  9. Graham Dwight

    Mini Moto Modified TTR90

    This is my son's birthday present. He'll be 7 on the 22nd. 2003 TTR90. I did a ton of work to make is sano. Here's the result This is it all finished with new grips.
  10. Graham Dwight

    Fried Rectifier? xrr

    Yesterday I wired in a 12v power outlet and used the wires that feed my radiator fan to power it. They come off the little battery I have. When I started the bike the outlet was working but then it stopped. Then I realized the headlight wasn't on. Then after trying all the lights realized that no turn signals worked either. I didn't have a meter with me so testing for voltage was out. I have it today and have not been able to test yet. But does this sound like the rectifier is toast? The bike starts and the other power circuits work - hand warmers and now the 12v outlet since I moved to that circuit after it stopped working. I bypassed the little battery and used a good one to test the lighting circuit. When I turn the lights on the VAPOR computer lights up. Any help would be great. Thanks.
  11. Graham Dwight

    XR650R idle

    Update I installed the 60 pilot today and took it for a spin to the store. Like I had hoped, it cleared up the bog and the PIG idles. Oh, it also RIPS now. No lag on the bottom end now. Bonus: Since I changed the float bowl screws to allenheads, I can remove the float bowl and change the jets without removing the 6.3 gal tank or loosening the clamps holding the carb in place. Very cool.
  12. Graham Dwight

    XR650R idle

    I ride all the time. It doesn't sit for long. I just wanted to get rid of the bog so I changed to a leaner pilot. Maybe I do have an air leak on the boot. I'll find out soon. Either way, something has to change.
  13. Graham Dwight

    XR650R idle

    I didn't make it to a trail. I was doing a test ride down a 45mph road. When I turned around, the idle went up like before. I lowered the idle speed, road back home testing for a bog. I shifted to fifth going about 30mph just to see what would happen.Rolled on the throttle slow from no throttle to 3/4 throttle. No bog through the power range up to 60. When I slowed and turned onto my street, the idle rev was up and needed to be brought back down with the clutch. I'm going to see what 2.5 turns out does on the fuel screw. If it still idles high, I'll jump to a 60 pilot and test from there. And I'll report back with results. Not sure when that will be though. Hopefully ASAP.
  14. Graham Dwight

    XR650R idle

    So after doing the mod the 65s pilot is bogging at 1/8 throttle. So I installed a 55 to hopefully fix the bog. I wanted to try a 58 or 60 first but the shop only had a 55 at the time. With the fuel screw at 2 turns out, IT WORKED! BUT, the hanging idle returned once the bike was warm. Would you say that changing to a slightly richer pilot, 58 or 60, might balance out the issue? Otherwise, I'm lost. I hate both issues. I do not want a bog. It need to run right. But it at least needs to idle. I'm not buying a POS KLR.
  15. Graham Dwight

    XR650R idle

    I just wanted it to idle, period. It idles now with attitude. Before it would either die at 1200 rpm or rev to the moon. I'm stoked it just idles at 1500 and sounds mean.