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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:18 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Ladder106's method is another method of break in...

Ladder106's method is another method of break in that is widely touted. I respect his opinion. My experience is different. I prefer to do as many normal heat/cool down cycles as possible before...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:48 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
My curiosity would force me to change it up from...

My curiosity would force me to change it up from time to time, but the idea is to get it up to temp and for the valves to seat/wear into the seats a little so you will have a better chance of making...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:00 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Sounds good. After you get the carbs re-synced it...

Sounds good. After you get the carbs re-synced it might be even better. I would probably try to run it (with a fan on it) an hour or more and then reset the valves and change the oil before putting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 1,353,575
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Almost, it's a '89 Transalp. Nothing left...

Almost, it's a '89 Transalp. Nothing left original except the motor, part of the frame and wire harness.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,452
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Lexan works much better/easier than plexi. Cuts...

Lexan works much better/easier than plexi. Cuts clean, drills clean won't crack. Will bubble if you get it too hot.
Made one for my old DR350.
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-22-2015, 08:14 AM
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Views: 42,942
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I would love to try their Freeride 350 four...

I would love to try their Freeride 350 four stroke. Thought about trying to import one. Once again, another interesting bike we don't get. The KTM shop in Arlington.... http://www.slmracing.com/ ......
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32,563
Views: 4,095,391
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Idle mix screw - CV carb

If you want to get picky, and I usually don't....But, it might be important to know that there is an idle air jet (in the carb throat) that mixes air with the fuel from the idle fuel jet in the bowl...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By 2old2Bbold
The best thing I have found to remove old gas is...

The best thing I have found to remove old gas is Lacquer Thinner, available in most paint and home improvement stores... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacquer_thinner ... It is very volatile and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 07:04 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
My "06 did the same thing. I had to rewire it....

My "06 did the same thing. I had to rewire it. Don't remember how, but It couldn't have been that hard. It's supposed to come on in the "P" position, but mine came on in lock.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Yep, that's the kind of thing that you have to...

Yep, that's the kind of thing that you have to assume is right or go back and check to be sure.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:02 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Sounds like it's a little lean at idle or air...

Sounds like it's a little lean at idle or air leak. That's why I mentioned the carb port. Could be rich, but most likely lean. When it's settled in to the idle circuit and off the main/needle mid...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Check the Block off cap on the carb where the...

Check the Block off cap on the carb where the petcock hose use to be. When the throttle butterfly opens right off idle it dumps some air in and goes a little lean for a second which can cause a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 575,124
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Yeah, and no other people either. :huh

Yeah, and no other people either. :huh
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13,202
Views: 1,800,483
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Yep, neither did the later Corvairs and Type 1...

Yep, neither did the later Corvairs and Type 1 VW's. The early VW's, Porsches, and Corvairs had the "tuck under" swing axles, but geeze there were tons of them running around with out problems. Just...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
I had a shop back then. Found a 912 in a wrecking...

I had a shop back then. Found a 912 in a wrecking yard that had been hit in the back. No motor or trans. Put a Corvair motor and trans in it. Porsche parts were high and hard to come by. Turned out...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13,202
Views: 1,800,483
Posted By 2old2Bbold
No Shit. "Unsafe at Any Speed" .....BS. ...

No Shit. "Unsafe at Any Speed" .....BS. Millions of old VW bugs all had the same kind of rear end. He was either dumb as hell or paid off, or both.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Running "hard" probably won't help. Removing the...

Running "hard" probably won't help. Removing the idle mix screws (spring, washer and little oring) and using high pressure air in the holes MIGHT "blow out" the idle jets. But if it's clogged with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32,563
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Looks like they thought there might be some side...

Looks like they thought there might be some side to side alignment movement associated with the bottom of the shock. I can't see why a standard bearing wouldn't work.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
My daughter is 41yo now. I give anything to have...

My daughter is 41yo now. I give anything to have her toddler graphics on my TA today. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
WOW !!! What a waist of a great bike.

WOW !!! What a waist of a great bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Very nice work !!! You should let Martynka do the...

Very nice work !!! You should let Martynka do the graphics. :thumb
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-18-2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Heck yeah. That should do it. Get to work. :D ...

Heck yeah. That should do it. Get to work. :D Can't wait to see the results.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32,563
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
That's a good question. I never put a nut inside...

That's a good question. I never put a nut inside the rim. Been doing it that way since "68 with no problems. Might be wrong but it works for me. Just doesn't seem like that nut is going to fit right...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Could be (probably) clogged idle fuel jets. Easy...

Could be (probably) clogged idle fuel jets. Easy fix except for all the stuff you have to remove to get to them. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32,563
Views: 4,095,391
Posted By 2old2Bbold
From my experience......... First you need to let...

From my experience......... First you need to let it start and get completely warmed up on the "choke". If it doesn't need the choke or won't start on the choke, you may have the wrong main jet,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-18-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
That's a nice looking bike. Never saw a bike...

That's a nice looking bike. Never saw a bike without a chain slider. :huh I would be a little worried about that pipe running below the frame. Tires, a little suspension help and care and caution (...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,672
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Yep, hurts worse and lasts longer at 71. :beer

Yep, hurts worse and lasts longer at 71. :beer
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,672
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Your bike doesn't have a " #12 " ?...

Your bike doesn't have a " #12 " ? .......
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,672
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
I don't think you will notice much effect from...

I don't think you will notice much effect from wheel base length. You can replace the front sprocket with the largest one that will fit and then a larger one on the rear as needed also. That will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 127,488
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I think Mr. Ashman may be right..... at least...

I think Mr. Ashman may be right..... at least about the 500. Honda already has all the parts in stock to put together a CRF500L. And there seems to be a ready made market. If you read any of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 127,488
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Maybe, but the way I understand it, you can't get...

Maybe, but the way I understand it, you can't get a CB500X in the UK now without ABS and you have to look really hard to find one in the USA with it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32,563
Views: 4,095,391
Posted By 2old2Bbold
Mine pops a little, but runs great, and most of...

Mine pops a little, but runs great, and most of my other bikes have done it also. Even oem stock ones. Heck, you can hear my Transalp a block away with that dang little sport bike muffler on it....
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 137,569
Posted By 2old2Bbold
You guys need to be thanking your lucky stars...

You guys need to be thanking your lucky stars (and RRP) that anybody any where is making this stuff for your bike so you don't have to cobble something together yourselves. And pray they continue to.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32,563
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
I "unwind" the carb throttle return spring on all...

I "unwind" the carb throttle return spring on all of my bikes. Bad wrist from doing dumb stuff. Don't remember what it took on The DR ( mines the CV carb anyway) but usually there is another place to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32,563
Views: 4,095,391
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I'd start with tires, balance and wheel bearings.

I'd start with tires, balance and wheel bearings.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32,563
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
There's more involved than just air flow volume...

There's more involved than just air flow volume and fuel jets. Intake and exhaust size, shape, length, etc. all combine to provide intake and exhaust pulse tuning that can improve or disrupt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32,563
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Posted By 2old2Bbold
Carbureted motors need somewhere between 18 to 1...

Carbureted motors need somewhere between 18 to 1 (lean) and 14 to 1 or less (a little rich) or ~ 16/15 to 1 air/fuel ratio (by weight). As air is pushed through the bore and venturi (by atmospheric...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17,882
Views: 5,548,503
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I got a shift lever from ebay ($10.00) listed as...

I got a shift lever from ebay ($10.00) listed as a XR650L that fits the shaft. It has a folding end. It's too long (for me), but easy to cut and weld shorter.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32,563
Views: 4,095,391
Posted By 2old2Bbold
No sucking going on. Air goes out as fuel goes in...

No sucking going on. Air goes out as fuel goes in to the bowl. Mount the "T" as high as possible.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32,563
Views: 4,095,391
Posted By 2old2Bbold
I have chain breakers but never use them. It's...

I have chain breakers but never use them. It's easier and faster to position the chain to the back of the rear sprocket and file and/or grind off the ends of the pins and pry and drive the pins out...
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