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Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By eaglej
Please help: problem with starting 625sxc

I have read the issues with starters and the sprag clutch spring on the LC4 stickys, but my symptoms don't seem consistent with what others have seen.

My starter does have trouble turning the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By eaglej
Warewolf- thanks! That makes sense- I...

Warewolf- thanks!

That makes sense- I remember being surprised that the same filter used on a tiny bike could be used on a 625.

Appreciate the help!
J
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By eaglej
625 sxc air filter- common with other models?

Hey all-

I haven't ridden my 625 in about 2 years :puke1 and my filter is pretty much done for. At one time I had 3 to make cleaning and oiling less of a pita. I have noticed that most of the...
Forum: Face plant 08-15-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,968
Posted By eaglej
Traction comes and goes... Looks like you got...

Traction comes and goes... Looks like you got more than you wanted at that moment! Cool vid.

J
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 596,162
Posted By eaglej
I have seen this welding in tight corners-...

I have seen this welding in tight corners- especially right when starting the arc. I think it is because the gas is really turbulent in the corner and destabilizes the arc. Usually if you go into a...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,913
Posted By eaglej
This is an interesting thread. I read a lot of...

This is an interesting thread. I read a lot of things in here that are based on facts about materials, vs feelings about how a bicycle frame rides.

When you talk about fatigue life and steel vs...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,395
Posted By eaglej
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4444283541_7b2...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4444283541_7b2e04c064.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,395
Posted By eaglej
Ha! Hey Lukas. Spring is coming finally here,...

Ha!
Hey Lukas. Spring is coming finally here, and I started dusting this project off the other day. I finally ordered 60mm Hella projection lamps (I think that is what the real deal has) because I...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 31,392
Posted By eaglej
Looks sweet. The only thing that makes me...

Looks sweet.

The only thing that makes me nervous is the single shear mount. If you could find a way to add another flange off the base to put the tie rod end bolt into double shear, it would be a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 23,754
Posted By eaglej
First off, sorry about your dog. Our family buddy...

First off, sorry about your dog. Our family buddy was about 15 two years ago and it was very hard to see him go. My mom had us bring him home when he was a pup, and sadly, she died not long after. He...
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By eaglej
Sorry about your misfortune. When you are...

Sorry about your misfortune.

When you are well enough and have a chance to determine if the frame is fawked, consider parting it out. It will take a lot of time to flea-bay it, but that is where...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 49,655
Posted By eaglej
It's so easy to lift a picture of a good looking...

It's so easy to lift a picture of a good looking girl off the internet these days- I found the same one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3645481671_6e4fd79e27.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,891
Posted By eaglej
You can show up on any bike you want to- as long...

You can show up on any bike you want to- as long as the woman on the back is hot enough.

Nothing says you are "doing alright for yourself" louder than that.

J
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By eaglej
+1 It is nice to leave it on during a ride,...

+1

It is nice to leave it on during a ride, even with the stops, if you are interested in seeing your true speed averages. It is also nice to be able to dick around with routing without 1....
Forum: Racing 06-20-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By eaglej
Howdy! I am in the midst of a 690 Rally-like...

Howdy!

I am in the midst of a 690 Rally-like fairing project that has stalled out. I realize that you are asking about brake lights, but looking at the fiche posted below- I am pretty sure the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,483
Posted By eaglej
:rofl Apparently you guys have never seen this...

:rofl
Apparently you guys have never seen this site.

http://www.realultimatepower.net/index4.htm

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But my bike does make my pants tight. And yes,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,483
Posted By eaglej
Hi, this post is all about FJR 1300s, REAL FJR...

Hi, this post is all about FJR 1300s, REAL FJR 1300s. This post is awesome. My name is Jason and I cant stop thinking about FJR 1300s. These machines are cool; and by cool, I mean totally sweet....
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,483
Posted By eaglej
Baby came home tonight :evil ...

Baby came home tonight :evil

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/3275349889_fb32804faa.jpg?v=0

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Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,483
Posted By eaglej
Screw it. I put some money down on one of...

Screw it.

I put some money down on one of those babies today. There is another one available (12250 OTD) if any of you are interested, or know of someone who is. Moto Primo in Lakeville, MN. The...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,632
Posted By eaglej
That is definitely an orange painted chain. ...

That is definitely an orange painted chain.

A good quick test for chain/ sprocket wear is to try to pull the chain towards the 9 o'clock direction away from the sprocket. The adjacent teeth will...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,918
Posted By eaglej
No bike is a good financial investment. ...

No bike is a good financial investment.

That being said, it is a good investment in your overall happiness and quality of life. It is possible that a Buell isn't too much bike for you- that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,483
Posted By eaglej
:roflI will take that to mean it is a really good...

:roflI will take that to mean it is a really good deal. I know that it will be hard to do better than this, but I am still reluctant to pull the trigger. I work for a large corporation that just let...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,483
Posted By eaglej
I have a line on a brand new 08' still in the...

I have a line on a brand new 08' still in the crate at the stealership warehouse. They will let if go for 12250 OTD. I really had my heart set on an 09- somehow that little bit of extra black (trim...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 24,030
Posted By eaglej
I would never run one of those chains ever...

I would never run one of those chains ever again...

Especially when it says right on the package that it has one "stuck piece" :deal

Seriously, unless they gave that to you, why not switch to a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 564,575
Posted By eaglej
Yeah- my bike likes chains. I went the high buck...

Yeah- my bike likes chains. I went the high buck Tsubaki top dog chain for 150+ dollars and kept it clean and religiously lubed- it lasted 12k. Then I tried running Parts Unlimited chain not worrying...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,483
Posted By eaglej
Porky- that bike is sweet! Sent you a PM. ...

Porky- that bike is sweet!

Sent you a PM.

J
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 564,575
Posted By eaglej
I have 52k on my 01 and it has never given me a...

I have 52k on my 01 and it has never given me a bit of trouble. I bought a demo set of hepco becker hard bags through holeshot, and they are very well put together. Have done several 1000+ mile days,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,844
Posted By eaglej
A 1098 threw down 186 rear wheel horsepower?...

A 1098 threw down 186 rear wheel horsepower? Seems very very high...

Was it turbocharged?

J
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By eaglej
:norton Uh, yeah. And that is why the XR will...

:norton
Uh, yeah. And that is why the XR will be unridden bike in that garage. That is my point. You can't say they areen't comparable bikes though- both tall, heavy, and over 50hp (uncorked for the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By eaglej
Cam rotates 1/2 as fast as the crank. Could be...

Cam rotates 1/2 as fast as the crank. Could be camchain slap if the tensioner is wonky.

J
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By eaglej
Not going to argue the merits of endless vs clip...

Not going to argue the merits of endless vs clip style masterlinks, but will say that for some reason my Suzuki spits the clips off. I have epoxied over the ends of the clip, and yes they were...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By eaglej
Those are wildly different bikes! It is like...

Those are wildly different bikes! It is like sayin, " Should I get an SS camaro, or a Dodge Neon?" If you are looking to get 70+ mpg riding around town and to work, a 200 would be a lot more fun than...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By eaglej
Sounds like you are on your way to having it...

Sounds like you are on your way to having it sorted out. I had the same problem with my 77 Honda 550 when I was in highschool. I was always having to wrap the glass fuse with a foil gum wrapper to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By eaglej
16:42 on my bike (625sxc) right now. 70mph =5k...

16:42 on my bike (625sxc) right now. 70mph =5k RPM, which is really nice for flying down gravel roads- sucks in single track though, because you want to get into 2nd, but 1st gear goes 30mph. You...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By eaglej
If it is really 90% off road, I really like...

If it is really 90% off road, I really like Michelin S12s. Not DOT legal, but they wear surprisingly well with a small amount of pavement thrown in. I used to think that MT21's were pretty good, then...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,141
Posted By eaglej
I have siezed AND engined lots of times:norton ...

I have siezed AND engined lots of times:norton

J
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,618
Posted By eaglej
Hey Meat- Silla didn't advise recrowning the...

Hey Meat-

Silla didn't advise recrowning the washer- I did. I am not saying it is ok, only that I have done it. Not going to argue the point that the spring isn't what is was after doing this, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,618
Posted By eaglej
I have done this exact same thing. With the short...

I have done this exact same thing. With the short shoulder, the sprocket is really loose on there- no oring compression at all. My bike oil went to the bottom of the sightglass in 15 miles.

If...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,395
Posted By eaglej
Hoder- Because the winters in MN are long,...

Hoder-

Because the winters in MN are long, and sadly not too far away. This project will keep my sanding and tweaking, and my mill and lathe spinning all winter long. I was squinting last night at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,395
Posted By eaglej
Thanks guys- Lukas- I don't like the looks...

Thanks guys-

Lukas- I don't like the looks of the side by side near as much either. Awesome bike by the way. If there is any chance you can send a bunch of pictures of the fairing guts, including...
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