Went for a ride today...never ending hi-jack thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Trash

    Trash Well-Known Member

    Wow.
    Petcocks.
    I didn’t know that anyone was still using those anymore.
    Hard to run out of fuel by accident with those, as long as you also remember to re-set them from their reserve position when you fuel up!
     
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    2 on the 640 too
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I think these valves are more for cross flow between the two sides. And NOT on/off/reserve.
     
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  4. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    So you use it as a reserve? The GSA lobes are hanging low enough to need a balance line to get the fuel over to the throttle side mounted fuel pump but it has no shut off. I could potentially leave the quick disconnects undone so I could use it that way but the fuel gauge works.
     
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    No.
     
  6. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Wife decided TODAY I need to start painting upstairs. First bloody nice day this year
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I've had a new can of paint for our bathroom for so long that the paint is likely gone bad. A nice shade of green IIRC...if anyone wants to take a chance. FREE.
     
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    The 640 has a crossover line to both sides on the tank, the reserve is totally different. Some people will use one side petcock for a bigger reserve or if they get rid of the petcock.

    I have paint to paint the basement floor, maybe when I get home and get bikes out of there.
     
  9. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I managed to squeeze in a short ride today. Weather was pretty nice!

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  10. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Think I saw you going west through CBS today, I was the fat guy on the XT250 with the open face helmet and a mouth full of grey beard. Think I saw Fortech on his new KTM going through CBS at around 2pm too.
     
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  11. townieglenn

    townieglenn Active Member

    Got a good run on the TW yesterday..almost 90 k round trip from Port Rexton over the Lockston Rd to ( 236 ) to Knights Cove then towards Bonavista.
    Back over the 237 to Catalina and back down the 230 to PR where the " Townie Magnet " iceberg sits in Devils Cove. Lots of folks on the beach and clustering in the local stores..
    Most of the snow has retreated but the railbed is still all but impassable in most places. The road from English Harbour out to Horse Chops and the old light house site is mostly clear and a stunning ride for those of you who don't know it..looking forward to more riding this year as I'll probably not have much work while El Virus reigns over us. But when it's all over I expect to be busy as all the Movies and Television will have been consumed and the people will need more ! IMG_6874.JPG IMG_6878.JPG
     
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  12. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    At this rate I won't be able to ride further than my yard until September.
     
  13. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    I've seen the entry to that road to Horse Chops but never went down there, is it suitable for a large adventure bike? Did a fair bit of riding down the Bonavista Peninsula a last year and hoping I can get back this year as well, love the riding down there.
     
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  14. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's a big well maintained dirt road from the last time I was down there, TownieGlen will know if it still is.
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  15. Relic

    Relic Member

    She looks different...
     
  16. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    Excellent, thanks. Will be sure to check it out next time I'm down that way.
     
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  17. Trash

    Trash Well-Known Member

    OMG!
    Relic is back!
     
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  18. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    So I took my bride on her first ride of the year on Friday. She was so happy to use her new helmet for the first time. She hopped on back, when her intercom unit fell off her helmet. So like ya would I told her to get off and pick it up. She refused. "too hard getting on and off for her for some reason. She suggested she stay seated on back and I get the disguarded intercom for her. Against my better judgement,i left her on back and gently dismounted. Over my bike went when she shifted her weight to look at me. Thank goodness she was only scratched, the bike that is. My police bike rear tip over bars saved her. The bike, not my bride.
    Bride was fine. Tip over bar was scratched. We had a "quiet" 4 hour ride around. Then I left for my cabin to "relax"! Back now. Sanded and painting my scuffed tip over now.
    We didnt even get out of the driveway.... Grrrrr 1588540973621620164773777718912.jpg
     
  19. Relic

    Relic Member

    It's all her fault right? :)
     
  20. townieglenn

    townieglenn Active Member

    That would be an older photo (of BMW 650)from a few years back . .cant remember the name of the other rider.
    The road has deteriorated considerably since then due to the 4 wheeler traffic. There's a couple of steep sections with loose gravel " moguls " that would be tricky on a big bike..I dropped pressure down in the tires last time I went all the way out to the helipad . Ill go back when the rain lets up and get some pics so you can judge for yourself ...if you don't think it wise for a big bike I'll take you out in the Kubota ! IMG_1693.JPG
     
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