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Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By jays100
Honda twins website

Go to hondatwins.net, they've been immensely helpful for my 68 CL450 k1. The K0 is a 67 model year and was a kit from Honda to convert a CB, 4-speed model to high pipes, one on each side.
The 68...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 184,916
Posted By jays100
...and a bump for the new year

Here's hoping that DRJoe can get his mojo back and finish up what he started.

Seriously though, leaving us hanging for the last 8 months or so, is naughty. I hope santa left you a lump of coal...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By jays100
Jealous?

OF COURSE I'M JEALOUS!

That Ducati didn't choose me for that particular excursion defies knowledge, defies good sense and otherwise ignores how holistically wonderful I am.

I'm humble too...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By jays100
yes probably a Duc PR piece

Yes, it's probably a PR piece from Ducati but i for one don't really care. Even if it helps Ducati, I think it will also help all of us by more "fun on a bike" visibility. Besides, the pics are good...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By jays100
Round the World MultiStrada?

I haven't had time to really read through this one but it looks like it's currently under way with the last post from Bucharest.
http://travelog.ducati.com/jspducatimultistrada/travelog.jsp?lang=en...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,026
Posted By jays100
An epic journey!

thanks, I really enjoyed the journey and am glad you all made it back safely.

Keep up the good work!

J
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,436
Posted By jays100
Cap electric fixes

Jim,
Your concern about replacing the Capo regulator and starter relay with Japanese electric goodies is easily done for $150-$200, less for cheapskates like us. I don't get the feeling the harness...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 281,053
Posted By jays100
Glad you're back!

Hey! Glad you're back in circulation, and writing/riding again.

Ciao'
Jay
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,161
Posted By jays100
Ok, Ok

I'll bow to the superior suzuki knowledge of the model/year alpha numeric designations.

Still, I'd take a TZ over a GS every day of the week, even if I rode it only one day of that week and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,161
Posted By jays100
Oy, you people.....

There was a "GZ" suzuki but not a TZ.

The GZ is a custom styled, nicely painted, japanese custom,,,from the 70's.

The TZ's are (still) a famously successful production road-racer moniker from...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,951
Posted By jays100
value?

Try kbb.com (kelley blue book) for some "guidance"

The 360 fixed some problems the 350 had like displacement and the 360 added a 6th gear. There were some problems too and a recall was the...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By jays100
One more thing

there is an outside drain at the bottom of the airbox. It has a kind of a "valve" at the bottom that supposedly opens up easily to drain any accumulated water, etc. Sometimes a bit of a squeeze...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By jays100
Yes, airbox

Fell off the stand? OUCHIE! ... Been there done that...hated it.

If I understand your question properly, where did the oil come from?

Yup, from the airbox but, before that, the engine...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By jays100
Bike configuration

Need more information about how the bike is set up.

-Does it have the stock exhaust?
-Does it have the stock air filter/airbox

-Was the replacement carb cleaned before it was installed?...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By jays100
anodize v. powdercoat

Hard anodize is a "anodic" process that penetrates the aluminum substrate some .005" and builds up some .005". Both can be thicker depending on time in the bath. Some states have outlawed the best...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By jays100
Attitude

I've had the same issues with float settings.

The attitude of the carb makes a huge difference in float/fuel level settings. The best gauge by the way, is from Suzuki which uses a sight glass...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
Posted By jays100
tire rating

I'm not sure if this has been addressed here but I see a 100mph/100deg max on a repaired tire.

Do that...and I hope you survive the crash and write it up on face plant as being stupid.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By jays100
Oy!

I was a line mechanic back in those days, while going to school and so on (that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!)

Check your rotor very, very carefully. It is a laminated weldment that has...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By jays100
Picture?

Can you post a picture or three?

The aviation world uses several grades of sealants for in-the-tank devices. They work well on Jet A (kerosene based jet fuel) and I'm sure there are sealants...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By jays100
IC engine power pulses

An internal combustion engine puts out some nasty vibrations!

Here's a very short discourse on cush drives.

Depending on their layout and operating speed, coupled with balance, shapes the...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By jays100
Calling all Milwaukee wrenches

I have a Suzuki Marauder, VZ800, that needs the crankshaft repaired. I'm looking outside of my local area of Rockford, IL and into the Milwaukee area.

My preference is "within driving distance"...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By jays100
TZ pipes are better

Still the best for the street, makes the RZ350 literally explode on its powerband is to find a set of TZ250 E or F pipes, the last couple of years before Yamaha changed the engine config from...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,395
Posted By jays100
Last Year's Bike

So Bayliss noted at the interview after race 1 that he was riding last years bike. That would explain his being off the pace and showing up on the podium in a sweat.

I'm thinking that the Ducati...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,086
Posted By jays100
Lube

I use TriFlow or Slick50 both in aerosol spray. Both work great as cable lubes for me.

I only use WD-40 for wicking down into a cable or screw that is frozen in place (for my restoration...
Forum: Racing 05-02-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,436
Posted By jays100
Hmmm

I don't think I made myself clear so here goes again.

My point wasn't that the motoCzysz suspension was bettor or worse, but that the "question" really is out there as evidenced by whole...
Forum: Racing 05-02-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,436
Posted By jays100
An Ounce

Heh, heh, who said that?

"An ounce of pretense is worth a pound of manure"? I still like unique. That Czycz is answering questions "no one is asking" is wrong. Whole aftermarket industries...
Forum: Racing 05-01-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,436
Posted By jays100
Apples 'n' Oranges

I believe Britten was an architect was he not? But, he had the vision to hire the best, from Cosworth, and did his own thing with tremendous creativity...but he made it work with some success too!
...
Forum: Racing 04-30-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,436
Posted By jays100
Question Moto Czysz

I appreciate that it is a tremendous effort to field a moto GP bike much less develop one from a clean sheet of paper...or empty screen as is the new development technology.

Has anyone heard or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By jays100
pics

Finally got them taken!

D:\My Documents\My Pictures\other stuff\J\Suzuki RM500\R Side.jpg
D:\My Documents\My Pictures\other stuff\J\Suzuki RM500\L Side_25.jpg
D:\My Documents\My Pictures\other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By jays100
OEM material v. aftermarket

"Are there any cases of the dynojet needle doing this? Is the material any stronger?"

The OEM Suzuki needles are anodized aluminum. Anodizing, a surface treatment special to aluminum changes the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By jays100
Check other things

Also, check the slide as the hole may have been worn "obround".

In general, Suzuki has a bias on the needles so they are spring loaded towards the air cleaner so with air flow, the needle is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By jays100
Pics

Will post pics on Mon. Doing this from work and don't have. If I had a brain that was functional, I would have anticipated this very thing.

Did I mention scuffs?

Probably should do...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By jays100
Appropriate value help

Hey y'all, I need some help here.

I have an '83 Suzuki RM500 that I want to sell. I've checked KBB and NADA and no joy as to suggested retail value. Ideally it would sell locally in northern...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,770
Posted By jays100
Lectron?

Has anyone tried the new Lectron?

"back in the day" once set up, they worked well! Of course, set up was the trick.

I see they have applications for the XR series Honda's.

Does anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By jays100
Early updatd

You probably mentioned the bike's year but I'm too lazy just now to go back and check.

The early DR650's had a rigid reduction gear from starter motor to crank gear and had a propensity to break...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By jays100
Linkless

I agree with the link-less rear shock but for a couple of reasons, don't like the twin-shock idea. Not that I'm any kind of authority but just pondering the direction that technology has taken us.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By jays100
2v v. 4v Ducati's

No comparison between the air cooled and water cooled ducs. Have one.
The only thing they share (2v and 4v engines) is the desmodromic valve actuation. And, the 2v has an oil cooler with oil...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By jays100
metalurgy

When air cooling was phased out in favor of water cooling for motorcycles, they were still using cast-iron piston liners. Now, with improved aluminum alloys and chrome/nikasil plating, the...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By jays100
Air, Oil or Water Cooling?

I've been pondering this question for some time now and have some thoughts on the subject.

Much as I like water cooling with all its benefits, it may not be the best for durability in off-road...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 43,205
Posted By jays100
as to galvanic corrosion

Just a note about galvanic corrosion.

Many people don't know that aluminum is actually a copper based alloy.

So, using copper anti-seize won't give you any or very little/non harmful...
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