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Sun. 4-29 // Noon // Supermoto Sunday // Msp supermoto /ADV/Enduro

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

First Big sumo ride of the season for me, lets start it off right.

Date: Sun., April 29th
Location: Bobby & Steve's Auto World (MOBIL) 1221 Washington Ave S
Stands up: 12noon KSU
Approx. Ride Length: 2 hours
Difficulty: 5/10

Sumo's - Dual Sports - ADV --> Please don't show up on your shitty sportbike, no one cares about them. Groms can suck it too.

It will be about an 80/20 asphalt-dirt ride, expect some difficult maneuvers and be prepared to get a bit muddy.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:09 AM

 NorthStar, on 25 April 2018 - 03:52 PM, said:

Groms can suck it too.


At least my Grom made it in the ride picture.

I'll be out of town anyway. So screw your stupid idiot ride Posted Image
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:53 AM

I may show up with something wildly innaprpriate.

https://youtu.be/3fmejQ0bnEk
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 09:32 AM

 seb, on 29 April 2018 - 06:53 AM, said:

I may show up with something wildly innaprpriate.

https://youtu.be/3fmejQ0bnEk

Mad Max?
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 12:57 PM

I got home, am returning with trailer soon. Battery was very hot, I suspect a short in one of the circuits I hooked up after my test ride yesterday. Yeah, after. I'm dumb like that. Didn't blow a fuse, but... ?

@EZpower Yeah, with some actual engineering. Hossack front, progressive rate rear. I don't have the slill or patience to do pretty, but can do pretty wierd all over.
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 02:13 PM

Well, that was educational. Once I hit the first puddle, I thought," Ya, I can do this". Then, a minute later, "Oh shit, what did I get my self into?" Thank you for all your help, while I was laying around the tracks and the ground a few times. :o I definitely learned my skill level. Shallow puddles as a starting point. Noticed a few scratches on my bike. I'm assuming that's normal. :)
Thank you again for all your patience with the old man.
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

When's the next one?
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:34 PM

Finally got around to working on the SECApocalypse, think I figured out why the battery died.

Normally I didn't use the key on the bike, because all it was wired to switch was the head and tail lights. Everything else was direct to the battery (through fuses) and I had a battery disconnect. Which normally I used so people wouldn't be able to honk my horn, start the bike, ride off, etc. But since I was parked with a bunch of other bikes at the gas station, I didn't bother. So for like 20 minutes, the battery was live... and feeding power to an electromagnet in the alternator. Which normally only happens when the key is on. Isn't enough current to start a fire or blow a fuse (its supposed to get power) but is enough to sag the battery (which is almost 6 years old).

So, now the whole fuse block is wired through the ignition switch, so I (hopefully) avoid doing THAT again. Also figured out my sticky throttle problem, and why it only happened when the bike was warmed up; a mix of spilled gas, grease, and dirt built up on the carb would soften as it got warm, and ooze down to the lowest points of the carb. Among which happens to be the idle adjust stop. Would just barely keep the throttle from closing all the way, but with shitty old CV carbs that's enough to keep the revs up at 4k or so. I've never had to clean the OUTSIDE of a carb before, but I guess winter riding will do that...


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