Monday, July 20, 2015

Still in Medford

Still visiting friends here. Iced cold brew Starbucks is a good option around here. Yesterday and today's forecast are both lower temperatures than Saturday when I rode in but still well into the 90s (°F). Even cooler temperatures are forecast for tomorrow and my plan is to head up to Crater Lake. I've never been there before on any of the many trips through Oregon. It was always one of those "not on the way, not enough time" places. It actually wasn't even one of places I had thought about while on this trip as I was originally planning to be in Helena, MT, at this point. But it has been a good visit as I hadn't seen these long time friends since the BMW road trip in 2012.

I did take a quick peek for an exhaust leak on the right exhaust system and couldn't find any telltale trace of carbon around any of the couplings. All still clean and shiny! Since I had picked up the vacuum port caps in BC, I may try plugging the port for the vacuum operated fuel petcock. Especially since it feels like fuel starvation at times. Kind of like I had run out of gas and needed to switch to reserve. I think I'd probably be bored with a bike that didn't need fiddling. I gotta admit that I'm half inclined to just take it back to Raceway and have them check for leaks and the timing. The "popping" is annoying especially since it didn't do it when I dropped it off. Am I just being petty?

I did the original post using BlogTouch Pro on the iPhone. I don't know why I bother as I usually end up redoing it on either the laptop or with Blogsy on the iPad as I really don't like how it inserts photos. Before the recent iOS changes, I've needed to use app called DeskConnect to send iPhone photos to the iPad. Now they sync between the almost immediately though I need to "edit" them on the iPad to move them from iCloud to local storage. Otherwise Blogsy won't allow them to be used in a post. Kind of annoying.

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10 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Hooray for the weather cooling off a bit.

With Crater Lake, ride rim drive clockwise. This advice was given to us by RickRick when we rode up there. Better views of the crater in that direction. We entered from the southwest entrance, rode the rim, then rode part way around again to exit the north side. Wonder if you'll see some snow.

VStar Lady said...

Yup, I think you would be bored if you didn't have a little 'mechanical tinkering' to do Richard. Just the same, when it comes back from the shop with an issue it didn't have went it went to the shop ... I'd be inclined to complain (a little bit.)
(Did I ever mention how I like blogging on a Microsoft product, pretty much works like I expect but then I like to keep it simple!)

RichardM said...

Thanks for the tip. I'm told that the snow is all gone...

RichardM said...

I enjoy the tinkering. Not necessarily parts falling off in my hand or weird, new sounds.

redlegsrides said...

Weird new sounds are troubling....but then I just keep riding, and put on the earplugs first.

redlegsrides said...

Here's a thought...did you check to ensure the idle/air mixture screws are the same? compliance fittings OK?

RichardM said...

I must admit that I am tempted to do just that. But the popping is annoying as it's not just when it's cold. I could be cruising at 35 not accelerating or decelerating and it'll pop. I can't really tell which side it's on either.

RichardM said...

Yes, they are both set to 1 ½ turns. I thought about this since sometimes it wants to die (along with the popping) when starting from a stop sign. And this is when the engine is fully warmed up.

RichardM said...

I have not removed the carbs to check the compliance fittings are damaged. Just checked to see if the clamps were snug.

Trobairitz said...

They only received a minimal amount of snow this year. Nowhere near the 40ft they usually see.