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Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 01:14 PM
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Views: 672,020
Posted By skirecs
I was adjusting the valves this past weekend and...

I was adjusting the valves this past weekend and I had a thought, that originally started when working on my sv1000.

Neither the 05 SV or the 08 DL has cam position sensors, so it must be running...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
Do you have an aftermarket exhaust? I'll trade...

Do you have an aftermarket exhaust? I'll trade you a stock one from a 93...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
how not to climb a tree root! ...

how not to climb a tree root!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVkM6o0-hFU&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
If it worked fine before, your pilot jet is...

If it worked fine before, your pilot jet is probably clogged.

If the idle is too low, there is a knob underneath the carb you can screw in to raise it up
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
I don't miss gears too often, but there is a...

I don't miss gears too often, but there is a rattle from the lower right area when I roll on from low RPM

I guess I'll add it to the list for next oil change...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,276,999
Posted By skirecs
When I opened it up, the guide was in the right...

When I opened it up, the guide was in the right spot. So perhaps the valve job was completed, reinstalled incorrectly, bolt wore through, then opened again and put in the right spot?

I will...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
Same, however on a cold start (first of the day)...

Same, however on a cold start (first of the day) i kick it over 3 times with the choke out, decomp in, ignition off just to get the fuel moving and up into the choke passages, wet the intake tract a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,276,999
Posted By skirecs
Yes, I just looked at the fiche, newer ones are...

Yes, I just looked at the fiche, newer ones are solid mounted on the shaft instead of floating. I'll take a look around for some.

I'll get the shop manual, check the chains and timing and report...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,276,999
Posted By skirecs
It is a 93, forgot to say that. Burning oil, the...

It is a 93, forgot to say that. Burning oil, the guy sent it to the shop for valves and a hone. Probably a new chain then. I will check the cam chain tensioner, timing for both chains and replace...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13,137
Views: 1,276,999
Posted By skirecs
Hey, a friend just bought a KLR, it is in my...

Hey, a friend just bought a KLR, it is in my garage and I'm giving it a once over. 35k miles, 1993

PO says it was recently honed, new rings, valves lapped and new valve seals.

Taking it apart,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
ouch, i recently had big saddlebags from my...

ouch, i recently had big saddlebags from my sv1000 on my dr, i moved them pretty much all the way forward so they were tucked under my knees, and it kept it off the exhaust enough not to melt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
hey folks, those of you that have removed the...

hey folks, those of you that have removed the rear fender/plate mount, did you remove the undertail frame as well?


I was thinking about taking it off, and just putting a fender washer to hold...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
So I got home yesterday... and it started first...

So I got home yesterday... and it started first kick. This morning, first kick.

So I think we are good. Thanks for your help. (she must have heard me complaining all day about kicking 200 times)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
Is there a method for getting this carb in and...

Is there a method for getting this carb in and out? It seems really tight, tighter than my 650l?

Perhaps I jiggled something when wrestling it in last night
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
It has the CV, s model. I'll put it back to what...

It has the CV, s model. I'll put it back to what it was tonight and try again.


I can't imagine something that would make it nearly impossible to start, yet once running, ran nearly perfectly,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
It is set at 2, and this morning I gave it 20...

It is set at 2, and this morning I gave it 20 kicks and then gave up and took the other bike.

What would make it so hard to start, seeing I didn't change anything in the pilot or idle circuit...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25,754
Views: 3,085,832
Posted By skirecs
Hey folks, I picked up a 92 recently, been riding...

Hey folks, I picked up a 92 recently, been riding it around last week or so. It has been running alright, great around town, WOT feels good, but cruising at 55-60 there can be a pretty bad surge.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,756
Posted By skirecs
there is a fella on gstwins with two 500s, both...

there is a fella on gstwins with two 500s, both over 100k

id say they are pretty reliable...



i bought an 89 model for 800, rode it for a summer and 5k miles, and sold it for 800
great fun...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10,972
Views: 1,598,859
Posted By skirecs
hey folks i had an xr650l last year which I...

hey folks

i had an xr650l last year which I had a great time riding a little off road, mainly ripping around town and going to work

then I sold it and got an sv1000 which I have put 12k miles...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By skirecs
My brother and I did a similar trip Central...

My brother and I did a similar trip

Central NY to Dolly Copp (Gorham), camped

Then through NH and Maine to the coast, along the coast to Mass, camped at the ocean

In through Boston for lunch...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 366,351
Posted By skirecs
My brother and I just went on an 800 mile trip,...

My brother and I just went on an 800 mile trip, identical route and nearly identical riding

I was on my sv1000 and got high 40s
He has his sv650 and got high 50s, into 60 I think once
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,181
Posted By skirecs
I've got a pair on my sv1000, about 8k in and...

I've got a pair on my sv1000, about 8k in and they are looking fine and wearing great. I expect several thousand more miles without a problem.

I ride a fair bit of highway and the rear has...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,845
Posted By skirecs
i tried everything to get the bar end screws out,...

i tried everything to get the bar end screws out, in the end I took an angle grider to them until the heads were gone and the bar end could slide over the shank

ruined the ends but whatever

I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,845
Posted By skirecs
If anyone is less than happy with clipons,...

If anyone is less than happy with clipons, convert to bars! I did yesterday and it is awesome. I can now ride more than 200 miles without my balls getting mashed and my back aching, and the bike is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,845
Posted By skirecs
I'm assembling the parts to convert my 05 to N ...

I'm assembling the parts to convert my 05 to N

got the triples, risers, bar, clutch line

on the hunt for a brake line!
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
yes it seems they just changed the root radius or...

yes it seems they just changed the root radius or added a little bit of undercut to put the pitch circle where it should be

at any rate if the mating gear is the same on both bikes, some engineers...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
Major or root diameter is not as important as the...

Major or root diameter is not as important as the pitch diameter.

Diametral pitch has to be the same for mating gears

perhaps they raised the root diameter and made each tooth short to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
What is the highest mileage someone has ridden on...

What is the highest mileage someone has ridden on modified gearbox?

Changing one gear puts surely puts the pair at risk because they are not at the ideal center to center distance.

Is it the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
found my CS splines were wearing the tiniest bit,...

found my CS splines were wearing the tiniest bit, and the sprocket seemed really loose, could slide on the shaft, rotate and twist so I ordered a 650r sprocket

TT better include some stickers with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
what mill do you have CW? a couple...

what mill do you have CW?



a couple pictures from today, probably last of the year

getting stuck in a foot of 40 degree mud was not fun
let out clutch in 1st and it would just idle,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
bike smelling a bit like a chainsaw... need...

bike smelling a bit like a chainsaw...

need a hone and new rings?
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
I prefer working on my bike much more than my...

I prefer working on my bike much more than my car...

switching suspension links on the bike took about 5 minutes

Trying to change sway bar link on the car has just been a lot of busted knuckles...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
went down today on the way to work cold...

went down today on the way to work

cold morning, cold tires, perhaps dew, a little hard on the brakes

i was geared up except for steel toed shoes for work instead of my usual leather boots so...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
i just took off the smog pump, the caps didn't...

i just took off the smog pump, the caps didn't fit snugly on the side and top nipples, so i took a bit of extra vacuum line that i took off and joined them as in the second picture. You just need to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,970
Posted By skirecs
pics!

pics!
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 74,553
Views: 7,807,941
Posted By skirecs
if anyone wants a lowering link, and has a...

if anyone wants a lowering link, and has a standard ill trade

bonus points if you are in NY!
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,492
Posted By skirecs
So how does it know when to inject? Does it...

So how does it know when to inject?

Does it pull from the cdi signal generator? Doesn't that turn at engine speed, which would mean an injection per rotation?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,970
Posted By skirecs
This looks good, added to calendar if im not...

This looks good, added to calendar
if im not working id like to do this

is there gas halfway? 100 miles is pretty far on an xrl's thimble sized tank
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 53,672
Posted By skirecs
Saratoga Springs here on a XRL explored...

Saratoga Springs here on a XRL

explored Lake Desolation, will be going this weekend if anyone would like to come
did some powerlines in troy, pittstown as well
some trails up in the park around...
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