Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Geocaching at Creamer's Field

Sunday evening was spent looking for geocaches at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. There were a lot of sandhill cranes. Becoming very noisy when you walk near their "territory". Just a iPhone photo. I'm not really sure how many geocaches we found but at least a half dozen or so that were placed since the last time we were here.

Last week was very sunny and warm but it has been pouring rain yesterday and today. Yesterday evening was the monthly Airhead get together. This time, it was held at the Howling Dog right across the street from the Silver Gulch. The proprietor has several airheads with a R100GS with a huge tank being his latest acquisition. I talked quite a bit with a new member about his older Ural that has been retrofitted with a newer 750cc engine. The older models had a fixed front sidecar mount (no vertical adjustment) so the larger cylinder hits the mount. He is planning on having Mickey modify the mount sometime this winter.

Since my last post, I did rebalance the carbs and I'm happier with the result. I had forgotten to "zero" the TwinMax before starting and I thought that it was running a little rough. Last night on the way back from the airhead gathering aka "Barley Therapy", the engine ran a little rough. I really need to come up with some mod to keep rain and snow out of the air box. After drying out overnight, it ran fine.

5 comments:

redlegsrides said...

I thought the custom airbox you had made and use had resolved those rain/snow issues? I really like the post-2013 airbox I use on the Bural rig, Fiona. Not pretty, but works great so far. We'll see how things work this winter however.

The bummer is I can't use the snow chains I bought for the newer rigs on Fiona, no clearance between the sidewall and the driveshaft's rubber cone cover....I could remove the cover, sure, but then it would expose the splines to crud and water....oh well.

RichardM said...

It resolved most of the wet filter problem due to the size of the filter but it still runs richer during heavy rain and snow. I need to figure out how to rig up a snorkel. Not for deep water crossing but just to allow the water/snow to settle. I like the remote oil bath air cleaner that Hubert Kriegel is using...

redlegsrides said...

Hubert spend quite the time achieving success with that setup on his rig if I recall. My 2014's rig did ingest snow on wintry ride near Durango and it froze overnight, made for starting and running issues in the morning until I realized this and swapped filters.

Trobairitz said...

I tis nice to see so many cranes in one place. Every once in a while we see that here with the herons.

RichardM said...

There were easily hundreds of cranes out in the field. Or at least they all looked like cranes to my untrained eye.