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Forum: Beasts Today, 03:14 AM
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Posted By mas335
Well where have I been all of my life, with...

Well where have I been all of my life, with owning over 35 bikes, raced Enduros for 7 years and have spoken to lots of bike owners over for the past 40+ years I have never heard of such a issue. I...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:10 PM
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Posted By mas335
What were the symptoms? I have read that...

What were the symptoms?

I have read that Gasoline boils at around 85-100 degrees, if that were the case you would find it difficult to put your hand on the fuel tank while it was "boiling".
...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:27 PM
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Posted By mas335
Then we had better put cooling fins on our fuel...

Then we had better put cooling fins on our fuel tanks.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:35 AM
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Posted By mas335
The gas is not boiling, it's just expanding...

The gas is not boiling, it's just expanding caused by all the shaking around, the pressure has to escape.

It seems if it was not vented correctly you would notice the bike having poor...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By mas335
well we share one item, the single edge razor...

well we share one item, the single edge razor blade with holder, I have found it to be the best tool so far for removing the gasket, either way it is time consuming process.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By mas335
I don't want a spray, can't control where all it...

I don't want a spray, can't control where all it goes when applying it to the gasket remaining on the engine case. I would like something I can brush on.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16,915
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Posted By mas335
Well I know you have been around engines for a...

Well I know you have been around engines for a long time and one of the most agrivating tasks on a TA is to clean off the old gasket on the clutch cover and the engine casing. I have never tried any...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16,915
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Posted By mas335
It's one reason I got rid of my DR, not a fan of...

It's one reason I got rid of my DR, not a fan of their engines requiring sealants, the risk of it ozzing out into the engine and eventually into the oil ports is worrysome.

Honda does not...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By mas335
No sealant, it's not needed. I put a fine film of...

No sealant, it's not needed. I put a fine film of oil on the gasket just to help it seat itself while being compressed but that is probably not even necessary.

I very clean surface on both the...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By mas335
I have never replaced a valve cover gasket and...

I have never replaced a valve cover gasket and had it leak. If both surfaces were cleaned and the gasket was installed right which is simple to do then I see no reason why you are having trouble.
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Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By mas335
also used on DR350's P/N: 09280-72001 Over...

also used on DR350's P/N: 09280-72001 Over priced but priceless.
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 35,499
Posted By mas335
Since posting this ancient thread some 6 years...

Since posting this ancient thread some 6 years ago I have come to the conclusion that there is no reliable way for me to "bench" test them.

I compared reading with used, new and dead CDI's and...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 03:48 AM
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Posted By mas335
There can't be much fuel leaking from that air...

There can't be much fuel leaking from that air adjustment needle?

The needle itself doesn't need to be replaced unless it is damaged which is unlikely. I have seen a few with the needle tip...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By mas335
This is perfectly normal

This is perfectly normal
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 09:18 AM
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Posted By mas335
Let us know if it changes over time

Let us know if it changes over time
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By mas335
Have you actually ridden the bike since you...

Have you actually ridden the bike since you installed the new clutch? I know you said when the bike is rolling you can shift into neutral but I am not sure what you are really meaning. I am trying to...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By mas335
You know it's one reason I pay no attention to...

You know it's one reason I pay no attention to all the buzz about a possible Africa Twin being available, I couldn't afford it anyway.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By mas335
+++1

+++1
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By mas335
Just did a quick check on current OEM Honda CDI's...

Just did a quick check on current OEM Honda CDI's at my favorite parts source, $95.00 each. The imported CDI prices were a bargain when they first came on the market but not so much anymore, they...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By mas335
Dudley, I have been thinking about this issue and...

Dudley, I have been thinking about this issue and I want to be clear on the details, you only lost power on one cylinder and were still able to ride for a period of time like that? Did the cylinder...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 01:57 AM
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Posted By mas335
I'm curious to know where the PIAA lights are...

I'm curious to know where the PIAA lights are tied into the electrical system. Is anything else tied into the original harness or any other wiring modifications ?

I have only had two CDI's fail,...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By mas335
High Temperatures can cause electronic components...

High Temperatures can cause electronic components to fail at their weakest point. I would check the electrical system carefully before completely deciding it is a CDI failure.

We have discussed...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By mas335
Well at least it was readable. So if yellow...

Well at least it was readable. So if yellow letters show up yellow why do these white letters show up black on your screen? It's all a mystery to me.
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By mas335
sorry, I have no idea how this page appears on a...

sorry, I have no idea how this page appears on a smart phone, tablet or anything else other than my desk tops 22" monitor and my laptop.
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 02:17 AM
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Posted By mas335
Answer to # 3........ 20 ft lbs on top 4 clamp...

Answer to # 3........ 20 ft lbs on top 4 clamp bolts, 25 ft lbs. on the lower 4.

Since the search feature on this site isn't great I put some technical answers in yellow to help spot them when...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By mas335
Thanks for letting me know that, I'll redone it. ...

Thanks for letting me know that, I'll redone it.

by the way you own one of my favorite Yamahas, the 83 XJ550
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By mas335
3.) does anyone know if it's enough if you...

3.) does anyone know if it's enough if you tighten the screws of the upper and lower fork crown hand-tight? my manual says nothing about that...


I'd get a better shop manual,

If you are...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16,915
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Posted By mas335
Since we are taking about exhaust issues, I would...

Since we are taking about exhaust issues, I would also recommend cleaning the carbon off the spark arresters, (USA models only). Honda says to do it every 4,000 miles, the proceedure is on page 3-16...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 06:11 AM
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Posted By mas335
This will be a quick answer..... I would...

This will be a quick answer.....

I would never reuse the copper header seals, they are inexpensive and it's a lot of work to change them later if the old ones cause problems.

Popping on...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By mas335
no, 525 O ring type

no, 525 O ring type
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 01:22 AM
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Posted By mas335
Originally Posted by happyclam...

Originally Posted by happyclam http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24514527#post24514527)
How do you guys do your photos so...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By mas335
Hey Pete, This is a great project for you, so...

Hey Pete, This is a great project for you, so what was your solution to the blown engine?
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16,915
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Posted By mas335
updated with image....

updated with image....
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By mas335
I agree but it may not be the thermostat. I...

I agree but it may not be the thermostat. I worked on one TA that had so much mud between the radiator's fins that water would not even pass through them at first. I used a garden hose to soften the...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16,915
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Posted By mas335
PC, You didn't say what conditions your...

PC,

You didn't say what conditions your bike overheats, crawling through trails and off road riding or on the open road with little stop and go, big differance.

I would pull the radiators...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 08:42 AM
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Posted By mas335
Yes you are but after seeing your tire I don't...

Yes you are but after seeing your tire I don't think I can keep up with you.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16,915
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Posted By mas335
You will be some day, we will plan a ride around...

You will be some day, we will plan a ride around your schedule, count on it.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16,915
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Posted By mas335
The forecast for Saturday is perfect, sunny and...

The forecast for Saturday is perfect, sunny and 76 for the high. After a week of daily rain storms I expect the off road areas to be wet, somewhat soggy but there should not be big mud holes and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-12-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By mas335
Here's the latest forecast: Looks like this is a...

Here's the latest forecast: Looks like this is a go.

Saturday
http://184.106.45.76/images/forecast_icons/01Dry_05SctCldsPM.png
Hi: 74 Lo: 56...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By mas335
You might get your wish! I just don't see any...

You might get your wish! I just don't see any reason to head up there when the fog is so thick you can't see the mountains or the deer in the roads, or us be riding along the river and can't enjoy...
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