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Forum: 2 smokers 03-22-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Kai Ju
Thanks for the great directions, I have to...

Thanks for the great directions, I have to refinish the forks, among other things, on a Katana and was dreading the process.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-21-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Kai Ju
Great looking job so far. Question about...

Great looking job so far.

Question about the fork. What did you use to get that finish ? They look perfect.

"Stripped and re-buffed fork sliders again. A job done well is a job done twice! I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By Kai Ju
The ST13 being an across the frame V4, has easy...

The ST13 being an across the frame V4, has easy access to check the valves. You still have to pull the cams to replace shims, but the actual check procedure is quite simple. And easy to get to.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,689
Posted By Kai Ju
Which is why I prefer a heat gun to a torch.

Which is why I prefer a heat gun to a torch.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 61,501
Posted By Kai Ju
Your bike, your choices and don't let anybody...

Your bike, your choices and don't let anybody tell you otherwise. :D

The fans are stock, but are unusual in that they are pusher fans. Designed to push air through the radiator as opposed to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-16-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 61,501
Posted By Kai Ju
I hate when people do this to me, so please...

I hate when people do this to me, so please don't hesitate to tell me off, at your discretion.
But I wonder how the fender would look with the long section behind the fork. Right now it looks...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-16-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 61,501
Posted By Kai Ju
I've been watching this build every day, but did...

I've been watching this build every day, but did not expect to see my Superhawk on these pages. Thanks, I guess.
You are correct it did not run hot, but only because of the dual fans. Be glad to...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,741
Posted By Kai Ju
What tipped you off ? Finding three clips,...

What tipped you off ?

Finding three clips, two old ones and one new one ?
Looks like you caught it fairly early, but not quite early enough.
Bummer...

I've seen them bad enough to where the...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Kai Ju
The tube on the right looks like a bit worse for...

The tube on the right looks like a bit worse for wear. Just above the ring I can see witness marks that look like they show where the ring used to be. It also doesn't look like it's square on the...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,741
Posted By Kai Ju
Oops, who left the clip out ?

Oops, who left the clip out ?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Kai Ju
when you say hard to kick start, do you mean the...

when you say hard to kick start, do you mean the physical effort or the reluctance to start ?
If physical effort, use the manual compression release to get it past TDC compression and try from...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 765,741
Posted By Kai Ju
Just in case

anybody is looking for a low mileage, 2013:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1048663
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,615
Views: 3,561,927
Posted By Kai Ju
What you are actually looking at is a brake drum...

What you are actually looking at is a brake drum made of Drillium...:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Kai Ju
The only way a camchain can "fall off" is if the...

The only way a camchain can "fall off" is if the camchain tensioner failed. And then you still have to ride it a long ways before the guides wear out/break and the chain then saws through the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 94,659
Posted By Kai Ju
I owned one for a number of years. It replaced my...

I owned one for a number of years. It replaced my 95 CB1000.
I wish I still had the CB1000...
One complaint about the 919 is the exhaust smell coming from the high pipe exhaust. Not a complaint I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,328
Posted By Kai Ju
Are you still looking for one ? I may have one...

Are you still looking for one ?
I may have one in a box of spares that came with my bike. If I can remember where that box of spares is.....
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 393,740
Posted By Kai Ju
Easy way to hold the flywheel stationary

Too lazy to look through the whole thread, so sorry if this has been covered before.
Here is the easiest way I know to hold the flywheel stationary to remove/install the flywheel bolts.
It's a...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,840
Posted By Kai Ju
Flogging a dead horse.

:dhorse yes, it's that time again.



Long Beach CA Motorcycle Swap Meet, Sunday


I'll be the guy with the CB1100, in space 441, with a fuel nozzle, GasCards and funnels on the seat.
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 43,044
Posted By Kai Ju
Flogging a dead horse...

:dhorse yes, it's that time again.

Long Beach CA Motorcycle Swap Meet, Sunday

I'll be the guy with the CB1100, in space 441, with a fuel nozzle, GasCards and funnels on the seat.

See...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,392
Posted By Kai Ju
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/nilmez/BMW...

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/nilmez/BMWDriveline_zps017dc2aa.jpg (http://s814.photobucket.com/user/nilmez/media/BMWDriveline_zps017dc2aa.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,500
Posted By Kai Ju
By all means, continue. I live in SoCal, but have...

By all means, continue. I live in SoCal, but have always been intrigued when I saw pictures of these things. Would love to learn more about them. Especially somebody that isn't selling a particular...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Kai Ju
Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a go.

Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a go.
Forum: Vendors 02-14-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Kai Ju
So if I understand the info from Google...

So if I understand the info from Google correctly, they are Elk teeth ?
From the pictures I've seen they almost look like cabochons, so the should be relatively easy to set in bezel mounts.

Can...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Kai Ju
Thanks for thinking of me, but my strength lies...

Thanks for thinking of me, but my strength lies in using the stones, not in their identification.
One of the reasons I'm still trying to find a lapidary place here in or near Long Beach to help me...
Forum: Vendors 02-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Kai Ju
Thank you, now I can just hope the recipient...

Thank you, now I can just hope the recipient feels the same way.
Forum: Vendors 02-13-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Kai Ju
Valentine's Day Heart

Had several commisions, so I thought I'd share the process of how it comes about.
This is a heart I made, designed with input from the customer.
The large, open heart is sterling silver while the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 134,798
Posted By Kai Ju
2002 Superhawk, bought with the intent to build a...

2002 Superhawk, bought with the intent to build a naked/standard/streetfighter.

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/nilmez/Image042.jpg

Next one I want to do is a 2008 or later...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,895
Posted By Kai Ju
Also. judging by the rust on the baffle plates,...

Also. judging by the rust on the baffle plates, you're going to have several gears with rust pitting in the gear face.
If that's the case I would just look for a good used transmission.

Nice job...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 43,044
Posted By Kai Ju
You're welcome. Now start using the tool, show it...

You're welcome. Now start using the tool, show it to your friends and tell them where to find them. So I can sell more. :D
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,460
Posted By Kai Ju
At least you didn't pay for it then. The other...

At least you didn't pay for it then. The other way to look at it is that you paid too much for a battery that came with a nice case, aka an R100RS.
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Kai Ju
I used to run mine at the 1/3 to 1/2 point on the...

I used to run mine at the 1/3 to 1/2 point on the dipstick since it would blow anything above that out of the breather anyway.
If you filled it to your normal point at the last oil change the only...
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 43,044
Posted By Kai Ju
So instead of expecting to get flipped off by...

So instead of expecting to get flipped off by fellow inmates at the Long Beach CA Swap Meet, maybe I should ask if any of you actually live in the area. I know of a couple but I've sold them tools...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Kai Ju
Just wait till the rest of the crew chimes in on...

Just wait till the rest of the crew chimes in on the mythological RMS and it's installation....(trying really hard not to mention names or step on toes. :D)

Regarding the quick failure of yours,...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Kai Ju
Are you sure it's the RMS and not the Oil Pump...

Are you sure it's the RMS and not the Oil Pump Cover O-Ring ?
Oil tends to migrate into unusual places, and if you just replaced the RMS it really ought not be leaking.
Having said that, I prefect...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By Kai Ju
wouldn't that be tightened ? Which it already is...

wouldn't that be tightened ? Which it already is ?

Just having a bit of fun disston. People would come into the shop all the time asking me to unloosen whatever. My usual answer always was "it...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 43,044
Posted By Kai Ju
Thanks for a good question. Yes, the fuel...

Thanks for a good question.

Yes, the fuel shuts off when it reached the tip of the nozzle.
When I fill up, I install the tool, insert the nozzle into the tank, pull the lever and lock it into...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 43,044
Posted By Kai Ju
Thank you Dean, if only I could get more riders...

Thank you Dean, if only I could get more riders to see the light.

The number of page views is to me amazing, especially considering the disparate number of sales.
It's to me like the swap meet,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,328
Posted By Kai Ju
Since one C/S tooth almost equals two rear...

Since one C/S tooth almost equals two rear sprocket teeth you should be able to do that with the original chain length.
So go up one on the front, and have a two tooth smaller sprocket on the SUMO...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 43,044
Posted By Kai Ju
This is it...

...last chance.
Get them while the getting's good.

3 for $10 until midnight,


Pacific Time on 1-15-15
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,329
Posted By Kai Ju
The other thing that goes along with the fragile...

The other thing that goes along with the fragile ego is memory loss....but thanks, I think.
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