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Forum: 2 smokers 07-17-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By WitchKing
Wink Oh phooey. That thread ended much more abruptly...

Oh phooey. That thread ended much more abruptly than I had hoped. I suppose if I geared it a tall enough to be comfortable on the highway it won't be of too much use off road?
Forum: 2 smokers 07-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By WitchKing
I thought these bikes had the switch between high...

I thought these bikes had the switch between high and low gearing. Was that wrong?
Forum: 2 smokers 07-17-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By WitchKing
Cool2 1981 ts185 to buy or not to buy...

In my area there is a 1981 Suzuki TS185 for sale with 7000 miles. It seems to be in decent shape, and its in my price range. I want to buy it. Real bad like. BUT I can't justify getting another bike...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,429
Views: 225,875
Posted By WitchKing
I live in delavan.

I live in delavan.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By WitchKing
Mid sized older enduro

I'm looking for a new bike. Ideally, I want an 80s electric start 350-500 enduro for under 2k. Late 70s is okay too, but they seem less likely to have electric start. I would really like a dt400, and...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-06-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By WitchKing
Question Elsinore project is rolling

I've got a 1976 Honda Elsinore MT125. I bought it for $550 in July 2012, and I've slowly got it running over the past few months. So far, I have replaced the coil, the spark plugs, the rear inner...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-21-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By WitchKing
Cool2 "Getting legal" 76 MT125

So that I have my bike running, I need to get it legal. I will only be riding it around town, and it already has a street legal title so I don't need to get it inspected. I just need to get the low...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
So the leak could cause the bike to not even...

So the leak could cause the bike to not even fire? It kind of makes sense seeing that the vacuum would be weakened.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-15-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
Eek So here's where I stand now. I have spark, I have...

So here's where I stand now. I have spark, I have gas, but no fire. The tube from the carb to the engine is cracked, but it barely leaks at all. When I twist the throttle, it has a more muffled sound...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-29-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
So here's what's up. I've only figured out how to...

So here's what's up. I've only figured out how to adjust the gap, not the timing. The best I could get with some b12 chemtool was fire about every 5th time. I know timing adjustment is pretty...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-18-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
Timing is actually pretty easy on my bike. with...

Timing is actually pretty easy on my bike. with help, I got the basics, the plate doesnt move, only the ponts assembly. Ill keep you all posted.
Forum: 2 smokers 11-11-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
One more thing. When I would kick it over,...

One more thing. When I would kick it over, sometimes it would suddenly stop dead, and I would break my ankle. Is this normal? Oh. And the problem was i taped the wiring together wrong and some of the...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-11-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
She Ran!:clap with help from my older (more...

She Ran!:clap with help from my older (more experienced) brother, she ran. Not too well though, and we forgot to tighten the flywheel and sheered the key again. Ordering one now. When it did run...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
Thanks, that's very helpful.

Thanks, that's very helpful.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-25-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
First of all:bow Question 1. How important...

First of all:bow

Question 1. How important is it that the flywheel is properly torqued? I don't mind torqueing(?) it, but would that prevent spark?
Question 2. If the rectifier is bad, would that...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-25-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
I know, i meant that a new one came with the coil.

I know, i meant that a new one came with the coil.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
No. I didn't mention a few steps. The key was...

No. I didn't mention a few steps. The key was sheared, so I replaced that too. And while I'm at it, the threads where screwed up ( pun intended) so I cleaned them up with a chaser. I also replaced...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By WitchKing
I got spark! Once...

The last couple months I've been trying to get my 1976 Honda MT125 to spark. I has a new coil, new spark plugs, and I set the gap to factory spec. No spark. But then, I widened the gap, and it...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-14-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
Pissed News flash (literally). I got spark! But only...

News flash (literally). I got spark! But only once. I widened the gap, and kicked over, and it sparked the first time, but after that, nothing. What does this mean?
Wk
Forum: 2 smokers 10-09-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
Aha! After taking off the side cover, I found the...

Aha! After taking off the side cover, I found the nut to hold the rotor missing. Ordered a new one, put it on, kick, no spark. Disconnected both wires for the kill switch, still nothing. So next is...
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By WitchKing
2000-3000 is just for transporting me and a mate,...

2000-3000 is just for transporting me and a mate, and both of our bikes.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By WitchKing
Working for passage?

Has anyone ever worked on a ship to get passage somewhere? I was thinking Australia but has anybody done this anywhere?
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By WitchKing
Working for passage?

Has anyone ever worked on a ship to get passage somewhere? I was thinking Australia but has anybody done this anywhere?
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,070
Posted By WitchKing
well then what are the cheapest bikes with both...

well then what are the cheapest bikes with both or e-start? I thought i remember seeing that klr's had them, and DRSE's but as for the other cheap ones not so much.
Forum: 2 smokers 08-28-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
The plug wire is brand new, it came with the...

The plug wire is brand new, it came with the coil. I got new spark plugs, still no spark. What's next? Stator? anybody know where to get one cheap?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,070
Posted By WitchKing
Talking Electric start vs. Kick start?

In my laziness, I haven't found a good pros and cons for kickstart or electric start. Here goes! I know most thumpers are kickstart, so lets compare them to the few that are electric start, all...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12,882
Views: 1,231,010
Posted By WitchKing
Good deal? yes?...

Good deal? yes? http://decatur.craigslist.org/mcy/3195196246.html
And how would yall say the KLR is offroad compared to DRs and other competition?
Forum: 2 smokers 08-13-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
Pissed kay, no spark. tested for continuity from the...

kay, no spark. tested for continuity from the frame to the coil, from the coil to the beginning of the wire to the cap, and it's all good, then I tested the spark plug with one lead on the part where...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12,882
Views: 1,231,010
Posted By WitchKing
Question whatyall think, 31k on a 1997 klr 650, for 3000? ...

whatyall think, 31k on a 1997 klr 650, for 3000?
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mcd/3096833618.html
It's my 2nd bike, I know I want a klr, but is this one a little too rough?:ear
Forum: 2 smokers 08-05-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
Would it stay lit if I hold down the plug?

Would it stay lit if I hold down the plug?
Forum: 2 smokers 08-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By WitchKing
Question Testing for spark, by myself, on a kickstart.

Is it possible to test for spark by my self on a kickstart only '76 honda mt125? Just got a brand new coil.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By WitchKing
if you don't mind me asking, how much did you...

if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay? That's a nice looking bike.
Honda ftw:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By WitchKing
Thanks, can't wait to get it running.

Thanks, can't wait to get it running.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By WitchKing
News to me! And being 16, I don't do a whole...

News to me!
And being 16, I don't do a whole lot of bar hopping:freaky. Or any. But in rural illinois, we do have our fair share of corn fields and dirt roads. :evil
And shortening the stalks comes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By WitchKing
And btw, that's my dad's '86 944 in the...

And btw, that's my dad's '86 944 in the background.:chace
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By WitchKing
Laugh First bike/thumper stories

I got my first bike a few months ago ('76 mt125) Anyway, the coil was bad, no spark, so I named it Sparky. I'm waiting for parts right now, so I'm kind of bored. Just wondering if anybody had any...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-25-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By WitchKing
Question Cheap honda parts?

I need a new coil for a 1976 mt125 elsinore. Bike bandit has em for 75 bucks new. does anybody know where I can find a better price? used or new/nos. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By WitchKing
Well my brother has a '75 yamaha dt125, and he...

Well my brother has a '75 yamaha dt125, and he loves it, the difference is, he rode it before he bought it.:deal I bought mine not running, but the guy said it only needed a coil. :dog it needed more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By WitchKing
Good way of thinking. Of course my current...

Good way of thinking. Of course my current project looks like a pretty big loss.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By WitchKing
From looking around, it looks like it has no e....

From looking around, it looks like it has no e. start. Is that right do you know? I'm a little paranoid (spent several months diagnosing a Honda mt125. Kickstart only.:baldy)
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