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by SuzukiTom
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 16357

Re: Oil change

Wow, none of them could figure out it was a two stroke? And I guess none of them paid any attention to that tank on the firewall either... This was actually meant as an indictment of the current state of hired help at motor vehicle repair and parts stores. If something doesn't appear in their 'comp...
by SuzukiTom
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 16357

Re: Oil change

I've been instructed that I need to say the previous story line was completely fictitious, and that any resemblance to Nancy is coincidental.
Besides, Nancy would never, ever, take a vehicle in for a oil change :))):
by SuzukiTom
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 16357

Re: Oil change

This is Nancy. Must have been his first wife who did that.
by SuzukiTom
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 16357

Re: Oil change

Phone call to husband at work 250 miles away: " Mr Howlett, this is **** from kwicklube. Your wife is here with your truck, and it doesn't appear to be in our repair database. Could you please tell us what grade and where to put the new oil...."
by SuzukiTom
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 16357

Re: Oil change

Shoulda been a video. Apparently, not one of the staff, including the manager, could find the oil drain plug....
by SuzukiTom
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: LJ Stories
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 16357

Oil change

Wife takes LJ10/20 to local kwicklube place to have engine oil changed while hubby is out of town. Hilarity ensues....
by SuzukiTom
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures
Replies: 23
Views: 38010

Re: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures

More pics Sunnysidemine.JPG That top photo of the concrete structure is from the Sunnyside mine, one of the oldest, largest and most important mines in the Silverton area. It's actually the foundation of the HUGE, dual piston direct-drive steam driven winch that hauled the ore skips up from the min...
by SuzukiTom
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Stories from the meet
Replies: 9
Views: 12866

Re: Stories from the meet

PS: I did hear Stevec say (just before he threw my fat butt out of his LJ10 trying to climb a hill) "I shoulda brought my Samurai". Which is what I had been saying to myself every since Mouser crapped his coupling. LJ's lack a little something (power) at over 12,000 feet. Lack of power? I don't rem...
by SuzukiTom
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: 2011 LJ Meet Pictures
Replies: 23
Views: 38010

2011 LJ Meet Pictures

Some photos from the 2011 LJ meet in Silverton, Colorado: cinnpass2_small.jpg engpass2_small.jpg engpasssummit_small.jpg gotoxygen_small.jpg Cinnamon Pass: 12,640 ft, Engineer Pass: 12,800 ft. More then a few of us were having problems breathing. treasmtn_small.jpg We had a snowball fight here, in J...
by SuzukiTom
Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Have arrived!
Replies: 4
Views: 10570

Have arrived!

Have made it to our room at the Prospector Motel in Silverton, after an uneventful trip from Texas. Our Nissan minitruck didn't really like pulling the trailer up the mountain from Durango to well, but it did it. Have already done an initial exploration of the area, and it looks like It's going to b...
by SuzukiTom
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Getting ready for the meet...
Replies: 58
Views: 50067

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

From the looks of the weather for Silverton for the coming week, we won't have to worry about dusty conditions. Bring a coat, the highs are around 50 (F) :shock: with lows almost Freezing!

I see as of July 5, Black Bear Road is still closed :-(

Tom H.
by SuzukiTom
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Getting ready for the meet...
Replies: 58
Views: 50067

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

We're planning in being at the meet for the whole week. My job has me working up in the TX Panhandle right up to the time we have to leave. I'll be getting off the worksite about 6-ish, Check out of the hotel, drive 4.5 hrs back to Sweetwater, load up the trailer, pack the gear, and leave for a 14 (...
by SuzukiTom
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Do's and Don'ts for your L Series Suzuki
Topic: Expansion Chamber Article
Replies: 0
Views: 9339

Expansion Chamber Article

The May/June 2011 issue of Sand Sports Magazine has an article about two-stroke expansion chambers that is worth reading. It covers the basics of chamber design in fairly simplistic detail. Although it doesn't go into actual chamber design, it gives some information into why they are designed like t...
by SuzukiTom
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Getting ready for the meet...
Replies: 58
Views: 50067

Re: Getting ready for the meet...

We've got train reservations for Sunday (kids are free :D ), but it doesn't return until 7:30pm, and I don't want to drive that road in the dark! Nancy and I did the train to Silverton a few years ago, and they had buses waiting in Silverton for passengers that didn't want to do the train back to D...
by SuzukiTom
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
Replies: 6
Views: 12666

Re: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

stevec wrote:We're still tentatively planning for the last weekend in June, but we have a bunch of other stuff going on, so we may end up only doing part of the route (i.e. the southern half).
That would probably be much more practical for us, too.

Tom
by SuzukiTom
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: How-To Articles
Topic: How to Clean your LJ-10/20 Fuel tank and recoat it
Replies: 8
Views: 8263

Re: How to Clean your LJ-10/20 Fuel tank and recoat it

Great job!

You can use a piece of speedometer cable to run through the fuel pickup line to knock anything loose that may be plugging that up too.

Sounds like the instructions are pretty much the same as the ones that came with the KBS coating I used.

Tom
by SuzukiTom
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date?
Replies: 35
Views: 30716

Re: Date?

Pirate wrote:How many cars does normaly shows up??
There's always room for one more! :D
by SuzukiTom
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
Replies: 6
Views: 12666

Re: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

That's in my backyard - I've been planning a trip with my local club for this summer. They have mostly newer Suzuki's, but I'm planning to take my LJ81. Did you have a specific time in mind? My summer is already filling up fast; I think we were thinking the week before the July 4th weekend, dependi...
by SuzukiTom
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
Replies: 6
Views: 12666

Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but this year I graduate to 4 weeks of vacation time, and I've been looking for a good long 4wd road trip to take the LJ on. In my research of possible trips, I came across this one that sounds like it would be fun: "The Washington Backcountry Disc...
by SuzukiTom
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Do's and Don'ts for your L Series Suzuki
Topic: My LJ is not a boat
Replies: 10
Views: 9727

Re: My LJ is not a boat

I hate mud too.
I learned very early in the my 4 wheeling career that you never, ever, drive up to the waterline of a stock tank (pond), no matter how dry the ground looks.... :hammer:
by SuzukiTom
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited
Replies: 75
Views: 61018

Re: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited

Skyhiranger with lotsa ground clearance:
Skyhiranger.jpg
Edit by Smuz: Lft-Dr is 6'6" for reference.
by SuzukiTom
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited
Replies: 75
Views: 61018

Re: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited

We clocked about 13 miles each day, but the LJ's all peeled off about 1pm, so they didn't get that much in. Wish I'd known that you guys were going to go play on some harder obstacles Sunday afternoon. We would have followed you over to watch the carnage! Thank you for letting us follow along with ...
by SuzukiTom
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited
Replies: 75
Views: 61018

Re: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited

SuzukiTom has a coupla scuffs. I didn't think I'd have to worry about getting body damage above the hood line. :oops: After tweaking the windshield frame back on the drivers side in that ravine against a tree stump, I at least managed to even it out by tweaking the passengers side back to match in ...
by SuzukiTom
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Suzuki Meets
Topic: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited
Replies: 75
Views: 61018

Re: Disney,Ok end of Sept. LJ's invited

Smuz wrote:Small change of plans.
Since I'm gonna be staying 20 miles away, I'm not bringing my LJ10, just my Sammi.
Is Wilson still sick? :-(

Tom H.
by SuzukiTom
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: 2011 - 7th Annual LJ Meet
Topic: Date?
Replies: 35
Views: 30716

Re: Date?

Smuz wrote:
tweeder wrote:Discuss.
I don't care. I'll be there. :D
Ditto

Tom & Nancy