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Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,053
Posted By CycleDoc59
Sure, I've fixed many tanks that were that bad,...

Sure, I've fixed many tanks that were that bad, so
long as they are intact or just have a few pinholes.

I start with detergent of some type and hot water to
remove any traces of petrol...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By CycleDoc59
Manual timing chain adjusters are best left to...

Manual timing chain adjusters are best left to racers. Whenever a bike
comes in here with one, it's a red flag. They must be regularly/frequently
checked and carefully adjusted or major failure is...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,608
Posted By CycleDoc59
If it might help, I have my own shop, and have...

If it might help, I have my own shop, and have been working
on motorcycles here for 17 years. I have 3 Knipex plier wrenches,
a 7" and 10" in the shop, and a 7" that lives on whatever motorcycle...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bearing goes hard against it's flange. Thus the...

Bearing goes hard against it's flange. Thus the rear
brake centers properly.

Put bearings in the freezer for a couple hrs, then heat the bearing area
with a torch, and the bearings should go...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,459
Posted By CycleDoc59
I like the brilliance of using the radiator as...

I like the brilliance of using the radiator as the front bumper....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By CycleDoc59
No, no, don't need the whole thing, just the...

No, no, don't need the whole thing, just the pump. A separate part,
easily replaceable for cheap. FI pumps are almost all generic "one fits all".
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By CycleDoc59
Clutch replacement has little to do with mileage;...

Clutch replacement has little to do with mileage; it's
all about how it was used (same w/brake pads).
With long-distance highway riders they get little use, very long life.
Off road, or local...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By CycleDoc59
Possible that it's the fuel pump controller. A...

Possible that it's the fuel pump controller. A little hard
to diagnose, as you really need a bypass cable to hook
up if it does not start to see if that's it.... But, with
a big trip coming up,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By CycleDoc59
That's easy, buy a Madstad system. They are fully...

That's easy, buy a Madstad system. They are fully adjustable
for height and rake. I have a Madstad on three bikes, best
I had, and I've many shields on many different bikes....
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By CycleDoc59
I'd first be sure the carb is getting plenty of...

I'd first be sure the carb is getting plenty of fuel delivered;
that the petcock and any filters are clear. If so, it may be
too lean, which can be caused just by a different
less restrictive...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By CycleDoc59
I get a lot of sport bikes in with alum rear...

I get a lot of sport bikes in with alum rear sprockets.
They buy 'um 'cause they look cool....many have fancy
machine work.

Other than for drag racing, because they are lighter weight, they
are...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By CycleDoc59
Maybe this will help; as you can calculate how...

Maybe this will help; as you can calculate
how large an alternator you can pull, plus other info:

http://cvrproducts.com/2014/alternator-technical-notes/

Then, as you see here, a 105 amp GM...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By CycleDoc59
Some - maybe all, Aprilia's have a wire from the...

Some - maybe all, Aprilia's have a wire from the rectifier to the battery that is too small.
There is ample voltage produced, but some does not complete the trip. So, the battery
is chronically...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,653
Posted By CycleDoc59
The details are that a battery charger that works...

The details are that a battery charger that works well for AGM batteries
works fine for lithium. It is not logical to fuss over how a battery charges
or is monitored when not installed, because...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,653
Posted By CycleDoc59
And twice the price of the same item from Signal...

And twice the price of the same item from Signal Dynamics:
http://tinyurl.com/p768dwr

Since charging systems don't change with installation of
different type batteries, monitoring does not...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By CycleDoc59
Know anyone with an electric golf cart..? ...

Know anyone with an electric golf cart..?

You could drive or trailer one in there and tap
into the battery pack to get the needed 24 volts..

Also, the cart batteries can be connected in series...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,653
Posted By CycleDoc59
Better add a voltage monitor to that list, or...

Better add a voltage monitor to that list, or you'll soon be walking.
The KLR charging system output is not adequate to run much heated gear.
Monitoring votage level is wiser than walking....
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By CycleDoc59
If a trailer bounces on a smooth road, it's...

If a trailer bounces on a smooth road, it's because the
tires are not balanced. Open trailers, especially when empty
are quite light, and very sensitive to out of balance wheels...

Have the...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By CycleDoc59
They've been around for many years. Buy one, ...

They've been around for many years. Buy one,
and you will soon find that it's virtually useless.
Bulky, and will only work in large flat areas.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,045
Posted By CycleDoc59
I haven't seen the Signal Dynamics Voltage...

I haven't seen the Signal Dynamics Voltage monitor mentioned....
I have it installed on two bikes... Simple, cheap, tiny, accurate.

http://tinyurl.com/pklnvl9
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By CycleDoc59
It's intended for ATVs w/low pressure tires. If...

It's intended for ATVs w/low pressure tires. If you are
strong enough and have good cardio, maybe you could
get 10 psi out of it. Also, it's doubtful the seal between
the two halves would last...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33,180
Views: 2,024,680
Posted By CycleDoc59
Concerning Kris Massey, I found this: ...

Concerning Kris Massey, I found this:

http://www.gofundme.com/KristineClifford
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By CycleDoc59
Everything KlR over here: ...

Everything KlR over here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742912 Meanwhile, there's no way to tell the health
of the dohicky except take a look... So pull off the side and do so.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By CycleDoc59
When I installed an HID, I cut a 3mm slit in the ...

When I installed an HID, I cut a 3mm slit in the
rear cover to thus slide the wires to the center hole
that I had cut for the wire entrance and grommet.

That way, there's no need to disassemble...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By CycleDoc59
Good that all is ok now, but when it's my money,...

Good that all is ok now, but when it's my money, guessing and swapping
parts would not make me happy... Pumps are seldom intermittent, while
the controller has a reputation (thus the bypass...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By CycleDoc59
Something to maybe consider that I haven't seen...

Something to maybe consider that I haven't seen mentioned;
as timing chains wear (elongate), the valve timing slowly retards.
So there's a gradual loss is power as the chain wears. Thus you
may...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By CycleDoc59
The i3 engine is built by Kymco in Tiawan. Same...

The i3 engine is built by Kymco in Tiawan. Same engine that BMW uses
in their big scooter. So, a German car with a Chinese engine. How cool
is that match-up? Photo of the engine here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By CycleDoc59
Obsolete, but some are still out there, mostly...

Obsolete, but some are still out there, mostly fronts. Google brings up
some at Revzilla, others. The Anakee 3 is it's replacement...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By CycleDoc59
Just carry along a bypass cable for the...

Just carry along a bypass cable for the controller, many riders do.
http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php

It's not likely both items were bad. Actual mechanics are scarce now, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,362
Posted By CycleDoc59
That too, since the bars and front end all move...

That too, since the bars and front end all move left/right as one. And,
as stated by another poster, in checking for "fall-over" movement,
consider the possible drag of any cables/wires.... It's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,362
Posted By CycleDoc59
Motorcycle front ends of all sorts have been...

Motorcycle front ends of all sorts have been pounded for decades in various
events; motocross, enduros, etc. Many use exactly the same size and
type of bearings with no unusual problems......
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,362
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bearings also go by dimensions; ODxIDXW. With...

Bearings also go by dimensions; ODxIDXW. With those numbers,
a bearing supplier can give brand, other product info. However,
I doubt the brand used is the cause of your frequent problem.

The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,362
Posted By CycleDoc59
Yes, that's correct, and makes sense for a...

Yes, that's correct, and makes sense for a manufacturer. We live in a
very litigious society. ( I watched Gold Wing assembly in the Marysville, Ohio plant,
and all steering head bearings were set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,362
Posted By CycleDoc59
Notched steering head bearings have nothing to do...

Notched steering head bearings have nothing to do with
the brand or variety of motorcycle. It's all about:

1. Bearing quality

2. Well greased

3. No contamination (rust, corrosion, water..)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By CycleDoc59
You had to charge the battery, that's a clue. ABS...

You had to charge the battery, that's a clue. ABS
is sensitive to voltage. Also, these bikes are famous
for frying stators. So, check voltage directly at the
battery terminals with the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By CycleDoc59
I installed a 6000K in low beam a few months ago;...

I installed a 6000K in low beam a few months ago; an
excellent way to spend $22..... Big improvement in
light, big drop in temperature from the stock bulb that
would have soon damaged the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,364
Posted By CycleDoc59
The techs long-winded description makes it sound...

The techs long-winded description makes it sound like
the fuel pump controller was the problem. Not uncommon,
easily bypassed, and easily replaced.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 38,338
Posted By CycleDoc59
Sure, virtually everything has some sort of...

Sure, virtually everything has some sort of failure rate.
F800 owners have had Electosport stators fail, not likely because of "bad" stators,
but due to the improper type of rectifier..I'm not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 38,338
Posted By CycleDoc59
Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES...

Yes...but ONLY if their rectifier is a SERIES type, which is
not mentioned in the ad. If it is the same shunt type as originally
installed, there is no improvement. They do mention how the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 33,180
Views: 2,024,680
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can...

Bummer, sorry that mod didn't work out. I can heat the "D" portions, bend
out if you'd like to do that. Then repaint, and you'd be good. However, if they
were mine, I'd just junk 'um... They look...
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