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Old 07-20-2017, 05:30 PM
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Well, you did say "continuous". Mount Evans road is much higher, but is is a dead-end. It is somewhat difficult to keep an XS11 going up there! Did my link to the pictures work out? I works for me because I am the author...
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:46 PM
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Did my link to the pictures work out? I works for me because I am the author...
Worked for me. I'm enjoying everyone's pictures. Especially those with names because I would have really liked to have been there to meet everyone in person. I do know Jerry, Brant, Jeff and DuWayne though!
Oh, and to enjoy that nonstop Colorado scenery.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:31 PM
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Worked for me. I'm enjoying everyone's pictures. Especially those with names because I would have really liked to have been there to meet everyone in person. I do know Jerry, Brant, Jeff and DuWayne though!
Oh, and to enjoy that nonstop Colorado scenery.
The names of people are included as the file names (it wasn't obvious).
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The names of people are included as the file names (it wasn't obvious).
Yea it was Skids. That's how I put some names to faces. Thanks
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Thumbs up Busy work

Follow-up to the aftermath of the rally:

When I pulled the oil pan I found a lone camshaft bearing cap nut in the oil pan but all of the nuts and washers are in place on their caps and correctly torqued. I have no idea where it came from. I checked and none of my other engines are missing any camshaft nuts so it must have been a present beamed down from the Mother Ship to mess with my mind.

It worked!

I also found the reason for the lousy gas mileage. The OEM vacuum hose for the octy was split around its circumference right at the valve barb and it broke off when I was rechecking the valve clearances. The valves are reseating themselves nicely and I only had to change the #3 exhaust valve shim.

I'd noticed the engine seemed to start chugging sometimes and run like an '850, the fuel valve was working just enough to let some fuel get to the carbs but the engine was down on power and running on three cylinders. It needed too much throttle for the three good cylinders to do most of the work and with the vacuum leak making #2 run super lean, I'm surprised it didn't hole the piston while we were riding through the desert.

I had to take my brand new Tourmaster soft bags back to Yamaha yesterday for warranty replacement. When I unpacked I noticed that the stitching was tearing right out of the bags where the seat cross straps are sewn on and there was a hole where one of the seams was beginning to split open. The only thing in the bags was a couple of pairs of jeans and a spare quart of oil in one side and a dry bag with t-shirts and socks in the other side so there's no way they were overloaded. To say that I'm not happy is an understatement.

I bruised my left heel on the way to the rally and it hurt like crazy to ride. While I was dropping off the bags at the dealer I picked up a set of Kuryakyn offset foot pegs. They're for 1 /14" bars so I had to grab the ones from my '79 Special and they fit nicely.









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Anytime your bike seems to start to run poorly, switch over to the prime setting to bypass the automatic function for fuel supply (if you can on the specials). My standards sometimes give me troubles at 60 mph with the left petcock - all three of them!!!

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Anytime your bike seems to start to run poorly, switch over to the prime setting to bypass the automatic function for fuel supply (if you can on the specials). My standards sometimes give me troubles at 60 mph with the left petcock - all three of them!!!

Nice pegs!
Thanks! I wish I'd had the pegs for the trip. My heel's messed up from the walking and riding instead of keeping off of it, now I walk like a pirate: (thump) Arrr! (thump) Arrrrrr! It should get better now that I can stay off of it for a while.

I tried switching to Prime and ran out of gas. I bought some of that spendy fule hose that kinks even when you're not looking at it cross-eyed. Replacing the lines with something that doesn't kink is on the Busy Work list but since they do work if I actually run out of gas and manually unkink the lines to let the carbs fill up it's been on the back burner.
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Of no real comparison, but the Highlader got us 23-24mpg.
Not bad for an SUV.
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Arrr! indeed there matey Scott.
ya need ta be wearin' an eye patch till that foot heals. Arrr!

Was going to sort out a few rally pics to post but Beltrami Electric Cooperative here in Blackduck MN had other plans. Seems they have same reliability as Lucas.

no power = no dinner except for 3 restaurant packs of stale saltines and beat up avocado I bought in CO.

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Avocados and crackers... (shudders) eeeww. I hope breakfast isn't dark!
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