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Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
As I understand it, Fatty is pretty much...

As I understand it, Fatty is pretty much all-around improvement. That's what I get out of it. The Gnarly is a more low-end with limited revs.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
Improvement is about all one may accomplish....

Improvement is about all one may accomplish. Erratic combustion is par for the course on a two stroke motor at lower rpm and light load.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,169
Posted By potatoho
Pretty much the carburetor clean as recommended...

Pretty much the carburetor clean as recommended in this thread. The pilot jet is likely clogged and/or the needle a bit gummed up also. Removal of the carburetor and a can of gumout, and also...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By potatoho
He's referring to the auto decompression release,...

He's referring to the auto decompression release, which is a spring-loaded lobe on the camshaft. Kicks in at low rpm.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,514
Posted By potatoho
Float height must be set with precision. It's...

Float height must be set with precision. It's best to set it to the book specification and then adjust perhaps 0.5mm at a time to correct throttle response issues.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
Stock slide on my 2003 was a #6.5. I run a #8.0. ...

Stock slide on my 2003 was a #6.5. I run a #8.0.

At sea-level my book says 45p, 178m, NOZH-3.

I run 45p, 178m, NOZG-3 with my #8.0, pretty close especially considering I run a Fatty and have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
What is that guy's problem with selling a screw...

What is that guy's problem with selling a screw :lol3

He's always told people that but it is so irrational.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
After years of jetting, I found that the manual...

After years of jetting, I found that the manual jetting/needles were spot on :lol3

Except that you must have the correct slide cutout. Correct being what your particular motor likes.

So if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
Not too hot for viton. The reason they don't use...

Not too hot for viton. The reason they don't use them (IIRC) on the 300 is because they wanted a bigger diameter flange and found that they couldn't get things to fit if they used the o-ring style...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
On a 1998 the diagrams I have looked at show an...

On a 1998 the diagrams I have looked at show an o-ring on that chamber cover. I don't recall the terms but that little chamber becomes part of the exhaust volume to make best power and it is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
Where, up front at the flange? Some bikes had...

Where, up front at the flange? Some bikes had o-rings and others not. I believe it was the 250 which had a better flange with the o-rings, but it is smaller diameter and so not entirely compatible....
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
They have a number of slightly different ones...

They have a number of slightly different ones depending on the year. My 2003 is not as tucked in on the left side as your's looks. I have some older ones which don't appear to be as fat either. But...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,467
Posted By potatoho
If you have the Fatty I'm not surprised that it...

If you have the Fatty I'm not surprised that it is a bit of a squeeze. Mine comes pretty close to one of my tanks so I use some aluminum tape. But I love the Fatty. It really gets on the pipe.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,124
Posted By potatoho
My brand new Kymco carb was filled with some kind...

My brand new Kymco carb was filled with some kind of Chinese jelly I had to clean out. Something to do with the gas they use to test. I'm sure that there is some dealer prep necessary because of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,124
Posted By potatoho
You could ask for a fuel filter change. The choke...

You could ask for a fuel filter change. The choke is maybe one of those electronic style, which can be tested (or simply replaced). Also I have read about tank venting issues.

I have a Kymco and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
Ok I thought you might mean some kind of recall....

Ok I thought you might mean some kind of recall. So they are just generally shitty tires.

What do you recommend?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
Today I put my final drive back to stock. ...

Today I put my final drive back to stock.

Earlier I put back the 14g rollers, but left the yellow clutch spring.

Today I put on a new OEM belt and the stock red clutch spring.

I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
What's wrong with the tires? I've got a 2009.

What's wrong with the tires? I've got a 2009.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
Probably the same guy put mine together. IIRC one...

Probably the same guy put mine together. IIRC one of the rear turn signal's wire had pulled loose.


odo is in kilometers.



When you are done fixing yours, tell the rest of us how you did it...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,639
Posted By potatoho
It never occurred to me to fasten the valve stem...

It never occurred to me to fasten the valve stem prior to the first tire bead.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
Rode today. 55.5 mi in 1.027 gal = 54 mpg :lol3 ...

Rode today. 55.5 mi in 1.027 gal = 54 mpg :lol3

That's with the stock rollers I put back in. I couldn't hang much above 60 indicated, kinda windy. It would do it when I got into a pocket of calm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,842
Posted By potatoho
Nyloks don't have as many threads. Better off...

Nyloks don't have as many threads. Better off with the regular locking type. Or regular nut and high strength threadlocker. Always use heat when removing.

I have always been paranoid about final...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
Mine does seem a bit low. I suppose my mileage...

Mine does seem a bit low. I suppose my mileage tracking method could be funky. I am using google maps on my computer and getting driving directions for the same route and then I add up all the routes...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
I meant that 90% of the trip miles was WOT. But...

I meant that 90% of the trip miles was WOT. But regarding a comparison with my earlier trip it's the same commuting path but I went an extra leg the first time.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
My fuel economy really sucked yesterday. 51.2...

My fuel economy really sucked yesterday. 51.2 miles per 0.89 gallon = 57.5 mpg. That's a route I measured on google maps, presumably it's correct. I filled up at two different stations though. That...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
I just swapped back from Dr. Pulley 13g sliders...

I just swapped back from Dr. Pulley 13g sliders to the stock 14g rollers. Honestly I think it rides better stock. Right now it runs smooth and strong. I still have the yellow clutch spring which...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
Seems as if the CDI/coil is giving me another 3-5...

Seems as if the CDI/coil is giving me another 3-5 mph (65-69 indicated) :D but more importantly it seems to run stronger. It may actually be slipping at top speed because the rpms seem noticeably...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
I got my new race CDI and coil today for the...

I got my new race CDI and coil today for the Agility 125. The CDI definitely seems a bit hotter, but I can't really tell about the coil. But at least now I have both a CDI and coil as spares in a...
Forum: Trials 04-28-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,121
Posted By potatoho
Have you tried Spider grips? The SLR are pretty...

Have you tried Spider grips? The SLR are pretty thin with small flange. They have a few other models, thickness, flange size etc.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,945
Posted By potatoho
How's everyone doing with their Agility 125! ...

How's everyone doing with their Agility 125!

I've decided to hop-up mine a little to get it cruise comfortably within 65-70 mph. As cheaply as possible, of course. I just need about 5 mph more to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By potatoho
They have those at Advance Auto for $4.

They have those at Advance Auto for $4.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,265
Posted By potatoho
On my 125 I replaced the stock sliders with dr...

On my 125 I replaced the stock sliders with dr pulley 13g, and I also replaced the large clutch spring (stock red) with a yellow one. It's the giant spring. Supposedly the yellow spring for my bike...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,265
Posted By potatoho
When I changed to lighter sliders on my Agility...

When I changed to lighter sliders on my Agility 125 I also had to change to a different clutch spring. The lighter sliders added a bit of a snatch to the take off, which I found annoying, and the...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,166
Posted By potatoho
Any ETA on a 4-cylinder version? :ear

Any ETA on a 4-cylinder version? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 43,386
Posted By potatoho
Cool bike! Kinda reminds me, seeing your...

Cool bike!

Kinda reminds me, seeing your rims. I've had some issue with a leaky tire, in which I found multiple sites leaking. The bead had a lot of crusty talcum powder, and some rubber tags. I...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,444
Posted By potatoho
Perhaps a heftier magnet which you repeatedly let...

Perhaps a heftier magnet which you repeatedly let go about 1/2" away, so it gives a nice clank to the part. A center punch maybe to shift its position.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,450
Posted By potatoho
I realize it's academic now, but this suggestion...

I realize it's academic now, but this suggestion has always worked for me also.

The key is to use a very large screwdriver. Comically large. I use one from Harbor Freight which was like $1 or...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,158
Posted By potatoho
I'm going to build one of these:...

I'm going to build one of these: http://home.comcast.net/~loudgpz/GPZweb/Ignition/GPZgmHEImod.html

It's by loudhvx @ kzrider.com
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,158
Posted By potatoho
Actually neither. I took a look at the bike and...

Actually neither. I took a look at the bike and my service manual and it turns out that I have the factory electronic ignition. I'll have to go read some threads about that.. I recall reading that it...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,158
Posted By potatoho
That reminds me.. what is everyone running for...

That reminds me.. what is everyone running for coils on their KZ? I've got the Dyna ignition and I was all set to buy some proper coils when I checked my stock ones, which are 2.4 ohm. Somehow I...
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