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Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Yad
you'd be surprised how many parts can still be...

you'd be surprised how many parts can still be obtained through a Honda dealer. However these will be the things essential to keeping the bike going, like points and camchain tensioners, not stuff...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Yad
sure you can use it. but depending on what kind...

sure you can use it. but depending on what kind of acid it is, your tank will flash-rust again fairly quickly. Try a search here on tank cleaning / de-rusting, it's been discussed quite a lot. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By Yad
Yes, I did it on my first bike years ago - a 1973...

Yes, I did it on my first bike years ago - a 1973 CL350, not too different from yours. You need a dremel-type tool and some patience, but it's not so difficult that you can't have beer while you do...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,459
Posted By Yad
chemist here - heat doesn't dissociate oxygen...

chemist here - heat doesn't dissociate oxygen from hydrogen, at least under the circumstances discussed here. Electricity does, but it still takes awhile. Water is by itself not corrosive (pure water...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,459
Posted By Yad
well, yes. Or much more simply, use a bore scope....

well, yes. Or much more simply, use a bore scope. The before vs. after inspection is the only way to get an unbiased answer.

Properly controlled experiments are usually a pain in the @ss, which...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By Yad
can't say that's common, no. If it's running...

can't say that's common, no. If it's running properly you should be able to bump start it fine. Try it in second gear.
dave
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By Yad
Could be related. First, do a charging system...

Could be related. First, do a charging system diagnostic following these instructions:

http://www.electrosport.com/technical-resources/library/diagnosis/pdf/fault-finding-diagram.pdf

and for...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Yad
I don't really have any tips beyond follow the...

I don't really have any tips beyond follow the instructions in the manual. It's not difficult, but if you haven't done it you'll definitely want instructions to be sure of flywheel position and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Yad
Short version: If you do not have a manual...

Short version: If you do not have a manual (Haynes, Clymer or factory, any or all), get one and carefully go through all the routine maintenance. This will be well-worth it.

Long version: Yes...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,764
Posted By Yad
P.S. I strongly recommend securing a valid title...

P.S. I strongly recommend securing a valid title before you spend any significant time or $. Depends on your location, but in some places it borders on impossible to title a bike like that if you...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,764
Posted By Yad
gas won't help. There are many ways to clean...

gas won't help. There are many ways to clean carbs, do some searching and you will find details.

1. carb dip in a big can (toxic but effective). Not the aerosol stuff, that only works after...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,099
Posted By Yad
Thanks for the tips, I appreciate that. Hopefully...

Thanks for the tips, I appreciate that. Hopefully can get to it this weekend and report back.

(PS yes I was sparse on the details, sorry - bike got a complete carb rebuild, I'm very sure they are...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,099
Posted By Yad
resurrecting an old thread - Spring is...

resurrecting an old thread -

Spring is here, bike is running, but smokes like hell and is hard to start. From everything I have read, I have to assume crank seals.

SO - does anyone have...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,249
Posted By Yad
I agree with Carlo, I can't see how somebody...

I agree with Carlo, I can't see how somebody could get to 100 miles, let alone 9,000 miles, with plug wires connected wrong. It would run so bad that no one would put up with that from a new bike. It...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,602
Posted By Yad
yeah, all the parts are still available. If not...

yeah, all the parts are still available. If not from your dealer then try David Silver Spares, Western Hills Honda or other.

I rebuilt a 1978 model a few years back. It didn't have the recall...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By Yad
I guess I don't understand why you have to remove...

I guess I don't understand why you have to remove it in this case. Powdercoat is pretty impressive stuff, and there shouldn't be enough heat to soften it, unlike on an engine block surface. I'd just...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By Yad
try your Honda dealer. They won't have...

try your Honda dealer. They won't have everything, but they still can get most of the wear items.

Alternatively, try Western Hills Honda in Ohio:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By Yad
Wait, are you talking about cast iron or chrome...

Wait, are you talking about cast iron or chrome liners? If you have chrome bores, some Guzzi people say it's only a matter of time until they flake, so maybe you should go ahead and buy them. My...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By Yad
I've been having the same thought, but came to...

I've been having the same thought, but came to the conclusion that it's false economy. First, bunches of things are at least as likely to go wrong with your bike as cylinder wear - you gonna stock...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,220
Posted By Yad
A year or two ago one of the big magazines...

A year or two ago one of the big magazines compared the Vstrom 650 with the Multi 620. The Suzuki was the very strong winner. Obviously this doesn't take your preferences or wallet into account, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Yad
perfectly good bike. I'd take a look. They're...

perfectly good bike. I'd take a look. They're less common than the other sizes, but 400 cc is a very good around town commuter size, where a bigger engine can actually be more difficult and less fun....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,099
Posted By Yad
thanks - actually the paint is all original. I...

thanks - actually the paint is all original. I got lucky on that, but in fact the pics make it look much better than it is. I was able to greatly improve the color and shine of what was there using...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,099
Posted By Yad
It's done!! ...

It's done!!


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff193/Yad_album/finishedR.jpg


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff193/Yad_album/finishedL.jpg


And I even rode it around, but that...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Yad
I agree - you can do it, if you WANT to. If you...

I agree - you can do it, if you WANT to. If you bite off more than you can chew you risk ending up with a box of parts, so be sure to budget time and space (as well as a little cash).

If you...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,099
Posted By Yad
Update: I've been working on this project off and...

Update: I've been working on this project off and on all summer. Learned quite a lot - mostly, that taking pictures and documenting progress is a pain in the ass. Kudos to those who do detailed...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By Yad
Excellent tips, thanks much, dave

Excellent tips, thanks much,
dave
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Yad
great, thanks for the tip. Surgery sucks, here's...

great, thanks for the tip. Surgery sucks, here's to a full recovery!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Yad
Painters in Ohio?

I know this is a riding forum but I need a regional perspective. I'm looking to repaint a Guzzi tank and sidecovers, and am going for good quality and not necessarily least expensive (although price...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By Yad
so for us looking to do this - how do you find a...

so for us looking to do this - how do you find a good painter? I know, "word of mouth", but I don't know anyone who's gotten anything painted good or bad. So how bout it, any good recommendations in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,059
Posted By Yad
Not even faintly true. Please, for your own sake,...

Not even faintly true. Please, for your own sake, try to forget you ever read or heard that.


P.S. And if you have doubts, spend some time reading the Face Plant section, as previously stated....
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,450
Posted By Yad
if you are going to do it right, you need to...

if you are going to do it right, you need to spend some time (preparation) and money (good materials). If you shortcut it will bite you later down the road (ha! pun).


Check out Eastwood...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By Yad
I've done the same thing. Wax can be safely...

I've done the same thing. Wax can be safely removed with diluted ammonia or floor cleaners (I think "Mr. Clean" works), and less safely with denatured alcohol or perhaps mineral spirits. You might...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Yad
i agree with this advice. The price you are happy...

i agree with this advice. The price you are happy with may change based on response. If you really don't want to haggle, you can put the word "firm" after the price. It won't eliminate haggling but...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Yad
Quick answer is no. 26mm is the diameter of the...

Quick answer is no. 26mm is the diameter of the carb body, and does not tell you anything about jetting, which is specific for that bike (and may need to be changed if intake or exhaust is not...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By Yad
+1 on what onaXR said. not on modern bikes. You...

+1 on what onaXR said. not on modern bikes. You don't say what bike you have, but get an owner's manual and confirm.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,883
Posted By Yad
another Bandit vote. I like my Strom and don't...

another Bandit vote. I like my Strom and don't generally believe motorcycles need more than 2 cylinders, but I've read lots of good things about the Bandit and even with the ABS it's pretty...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,488
Posted By Yad
bordering on incredible. Nothing against this...

bordering on incredible. Nothing against this amazing guy, it's just that stuff wears out. I wonder what he means by "rebuilt"? Maybe the word "completely" is missing, he's not counting top-end work...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,167
Posted By Yad
ahh.. 1500 motor plus sidecar ... dual drum...

ahh.. 1500 motor plus sidecar ... dual drum brakes... better start exercising your right grip now!

Looks like a cool project though, good luck!
dave
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 188,837
Posted By Yad
I got the "Cute bike" from a Harley rider. I was...

I got the "Cute bike" from a Harley rider. I was about to be offended for my masculinity, but I was riding a Kawasaki W650, which IS kind of cute, actually. I let it go.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By Yad
The Kaw ZX-14 and Hayabusa (and MV Agusta 1078...

The Kaw ZX-14 and Hayabusa (and MV Agusta 1078 and Suzuki GSX-R1000 and probably a couple others) go up to a real 186 MPH or so in stock form, according to radar and not the bikes' speedometers. So...
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