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Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
I wouldnt unless you want to take an oil bath... ...

I wouldnt unless you want to take an oil bath...

I think there are two different things going on there- it says warm it up and then check the oil, and later it tells you HOW to warm it up (on...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
That helps but even with a filter my bike would...

That helps but even with a filter my bike would start to run poorly after about 15 minutes. The super fine rust would go right through the filter and settle in the bottom of the carb and form a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
That is your breather tube. Seems like its...

That is your breather tube. Seems like its supposed to be routed up under the tank / seat area, but I don't recall it being hooked to anything.

Rusty tank is definitely going to give you...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
To tell you the truth, I can't remember if the...

To tell you the truth, I can't remember if the XL's have those holes or not. It DOES, however, have an "emulsion" tube that can also cause these symptoms. Its a long brass straw under the main jet....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
Sounds like your idle jet is plugged... Its the...

Sounds like your idle jet is plugged... Its the small brass screw looking thingy next to the main jet. Pull it out, make sure you can see all the way through it length wise and also through the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
If the smoke clears up as it runs for a bit, then...

If the smoke clears up as it runs for a bit, then it probably just has leaky valve stem seals. Kind of a pain to replace- they are under the valve springs. Not sure on that one but the older XL's...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
AWESOME. I see you have the same ankle...

AWESOME.

I see you have the same ankle problem I do... Wouldn't it be nice if someone manufactured clothing that actually FIT TALL PEOPLE!?
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
FUUUN road! Hoping to find to do it again this...

FUUUN road! Hoping to find to do it again this summer. I'd love to ride back and forth on that one and Chief Joseph for a couple of days!
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,754
Posted By dorkpunch
Check your email... Think I got everybody.

Check your email... Think I got everybody.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 942,599
Posted By dorkpunch
Does this count? ...

Does this count?

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Old-House/i-mRdmSDK/0/L/IMG_5209-L.jpg

Fingers crossed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,126
Posted By dorkpunch
Hmmm... What time you thinking about meeting and...

Hmmm... What time you thinking about meeting and how long would we be out? Might be able to sneak out in the morning for a couple of hours.
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,060
Views: 2,619,486
Posted By dorkpunch
OUCH!!! What happened!?

OUCH!!!

What happened!?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By dorkpunch
Check in at the Eastern Idaho Riders thread in...

Check in at the Eastern Idaho Riders thread in this section... It has a lot more replies. I don't even remember posting this one!
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
Wow. DETUNED!? By FORTY HP!?!? :huh

Wow. DETUNED!? By FORTY HP!?!? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
So the CTX isn't just an ST1300 with different...

So the CTX isn't just an ST1300 with different plastics? Not trying to be a weeny, I truly don't know... :dunno
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
Cool beans! I've got my Great Grandpa's '48. ...

Cool beans! I've got my Great Grandpa's '48. Trying to find a new engine for it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
Thats a good lookin Pilot House too!

Thats a good lookin Pilot House too!
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,505
Posted By dorkpunch
Well, MINE has a center stand... :norton ...

Well, MINE has a center stand... :norton

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/ST1100/i-345QVDc/0/XL/IMG_4952-XL.jpg

:lol3

But that would be great for the 640. Which, oddly enough, came from...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,505
Posted By dorkpunch
We went up Chief Joseph from Cody, camped almost...

We went up Chief Joseph from Cody, camped almost where it hits the Beartooth, and then went up the Beartooth to Red Lodge the next morning, so we missed half of the Beartooth. Its only a good days...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,505
Posted By dorkpunch
Chief Joseph or Beartooth Highway, North of Cody,...

Chief Joseph or Beartooth Highway, North of Cody, Wyoming. It eventually winds back up in either the NE corner of Yellowstone park or Red Lodge, Montana.

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Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,505
Posted By dorkpunch
:deal ...

:deal

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-trip-2013/i-NmLGkPb/0/XL/image-XL.jpg

I was kinda dissapointed by that road... Not nearly as windy as I thought it would be.

THIS road, on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
Must be some other bike, because there is...

Must be some other bike, because there is definitely sposed to be oil there. There is a channel there into the center cases. Timing one of these engines with a timing light is a very MESSY...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,505
Posted By dorkpunch
Me to... I was with one other bike in my pic. ...

Me to... I was with one other bike in my pic. The rest were just parked there. S topped to take a pic, then continued om our merry way. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,505
Posted By dorkpunch
Nope, its an '02 ST1100 that a fellow inmate...

Nope, its an '02 ST1100 that a fellow inmate totalled and I resurrected as a naked sport tourer. FUN bike. Build thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783937

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,505
Posted By dorkpunch
Howd I miss this thread?! One of these bikes...

Howd I miss this thread?!

One of these bikes is not like the others, one of them just isn't the same...

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-trip-2013/i-n8KqrdS/0/XL/IMG_3315-XL.jpg

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
Finally. Made some time to finish up the ST. ...

Finally. Made some time to finish up the ST. Replaced the leaking valve cover gasket and bolt washers. Turns out the bumper of that Suburban did actually contact the engine... :norton
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
Had one for a while, fun bike. Seemed like a lot...

Had one for a while, fun bike. Seemed like a lot more bike than my '72 or '75 250's were. Probably should have hung on to it. Them. *sigh* :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
What makes it Canadian? They were sold in the...

What makes it Canadian? They were sold in the states in '76. Canada got it in '77 as well, but it was yellow. US didn't have a '77 XL250, and in '78 they came out with the "S" model...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,629
Posted By dorkpunch
Meaning, a heavy low horsepower motor will last...

Meaning, a heavy low horsepower motor will last longer? :norton

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2013/i-WHkSHTP/0/L/IMG_4531-L.jpg

:deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
I was under the impression I got the BT16's, but...

I was under the impression I got the BT16's, but I actually have a BT45 front :

http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Motosport/BT-BT45-002_is?$NewPDP2$

and a BT23 Rear:
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
Same ones, just new. Bridgestone Battlaxe's. ...

Same ones, just new. Bridgestone Battlaxe's. Decent price, and they were wearing great until the rear blew out on me... I'm convinced I hit something in the road that caused it. They seem to be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
Waiting on new shoes. ...

Waiting on new shoes.

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/ST1100/i-345QVDc/0/L/IMG_4952-L.jpg

I've got one of them tire changer doo hickeys, and last time managed to get the old ones off and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 781,793
Posted By dorkpunch
So... How well does that engine run backwards? ...

So... How well does that engine run backwards? :norton :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
I've had good luck with Krylon's plastic paint. ...

I've had good luck with Krylon's plastic paint. Seems to work pretty well. Do NOT prime first though.

You could also try Plastic Renew- you can lightly sand faded plastics down and then apply...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,591
Posted By dorkpunch
Pulled my bike out from its corner to fix this: ...

Pulled my bike out from its corner to fix this:

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2013/i-QmbsMdD/0/L/IMG_3774-L.jpg

and found this.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
Dad GUM, that looks good!

Dad GUM, that looks good!
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By dorkpunch
You gotta be kidding. :huh That is just wrong on...

You gotta be kidding. :huh That is just wrong on soooo many levels. :kboom
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
Nah, everyone is just too busy registering their...

Nah, everyone is just too busy registering their bikes and RIDING them! Finally got some decent weather (and managed to get the dead car out of the way) so I could drag my bike out. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By dorkpunch
Rusty tanks is a very common problem with these...

Rusty tanks is a very common problem with these bikes. If you find red dust in the carb, its rust. Not much you can do- you can slow it down by installing an in line fuel filter but the sediment...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 536,091
Posted By dorkpunch
They work great. I use them ALL the time (I...

They work great. I use them ALL the time (I teach small engine repair to middle school students... :lol3). Once helicoiled, you don't have to worry about them anymore. Unless, of course, you have...
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