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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By TheRadBaron
That diagnosis that the shop gave you doesn't...

That diagnosis that the shop gave you doesn't seem right to me, either. I haven't personally had the front of my 1100 engine apart but what they told you goes against what I know of the way the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By TheRadBaron
I have the Wunderlich side stand plate on my...

I have the Wunderlich side stand plate on my 1100GS with a standard-thickness hockey puck bolted to the bottom. The thickness of the puck and the Wunderlich plate is perfect for my bike, though it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By TheRadBaron
Which way to turn the CO pot? (R1100GS)

My '97 R1100GS is outfitted with a CO pot and no cat. It's showing symptoms of being overly rich at idle and I understand that the CO pot is primarily used to control the fuel mixture at idle. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By TheRadBaron
Funny that you should mention this. I, too, have...

Funny that you should mention this. I, too, have an 1100GS ignition switch on backorder. Mine failed suddenly when the hot wire broke off at the switch. Luckily I was just in a parking lot. I cut...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By TheRadBaron
I surely don't know it all, though now I know...

I surely don't know it all, though now I know more than I did before I asked this question. It wasn't until upshifts posted the stuff from Ask Kevin that I started connecting the dots. That's why I...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-23-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By TheRadBaron
Here's the weird thing about that. I'm working...

Here's the weird thing about that. I'm working on an '89 Kawasaki KDX200. I have a stator plate from a foreign market, street legal, KDX200 with twin lighting coils. The thing is, the ignition...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By TheRadBaron
Also, the jetting that comes in a Mikuni VM carb...

Also, the jetting that comes in a Mikuni VM carb when you buy it is totally unsuitable for a 4-stroke. You can get them to run but they won't run well. The main thing that needs to be changed is...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By TheRadBaron
If every engine is different even if the same...

If every engine is different even if the same spec-wise, how is it possible that the factory jets every bike of the same model that comes off the assembly line exactly the same and they run just...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By TheRadBaron
How sure are you of this? I've worked on many...

How sure are you of this? I've worked on many 100 and 125 Honda singles from this era and I've never seen one that had a crank seal on the left side or an alternator that didn't run in the oil. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By TheRadBaron
All things equal, will larger carbs require leaner or richer jetting?

I have a '72 Honda CB350 that I put Mikuni VM28 carbs on and got them jetted really well. I just got another CB350 that the PO installed VM30 carbs on. I'm sure the 28s are more suited for the job...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By TheRadBaron
We're talking about a Honda, right? There's...

We're talking about a Honda, right? There's supposed to be oil in that area so if it's leaking out you probably have a bad O-ring for the round access cover or maybe a bad gasket behind the...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By TheRadBaron
If you tell me what triggers a CDI, I'll tell you...

If you tell me what triggers a CDI, I'll tell you how to make a post. :D
Just kidding. If you go to the forum section that you want (i.e. "2 smokers"), there should be a button near the upper,...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By TheRadBaron
What triggers the spark in a 2-stroke CDI ignition?

I'm attempting some modifications to my '89 KDX200 and I just realized that I have a glaring lack of understanding on the aspect of triggering a CDI ignition. I know that the source coil provides...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,600
Posted By TheRadBaron
I don't know about top boxes. I like the...

I don't know about top boxes. I like the flexibility and organization of a soft top box so I went with that big Maxpedition duffel. I bet you can find a lot of pictures of different Pelican top...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,600
Posted By TheRadBaron
I think the 1550s are the most common ones for...

I think the 1550s are the most common ones for large ADV panniers. These are 1550s mounted to home-built racks on my '97 R1100GS. I'm very happy with them. I would highly recommend the liners made...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-04-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By TheRadBaron
I agree with the previous posts about...

I agree with the previous posts about oil-injected Suzukis generally not being able to use premix. Most Kawasakis are the same. I've seen a lot of them damaged due to owners doing away with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TheRadBaron
I do remember seeing that one. I remember...

I do remember seeing that one. I remember deciding not to do it that way for one reason or another. I don't remember exactly why at this point. I'm sure it works well, though.
That's a valid...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By TheRadBaron
Found a spot for the external fuel filter R1100GS

Last year while I was getting my new-to-me-at-that-point '97 all ready to go I decided to do away with the in-tank fuel filter and use the popular WIX 33323 fuel filter. The problem was that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,040
Posted By TheRadBaron
Most stupid sentence I has seen har. Durrr...

Most stupid sentence I has seen har. Durrr...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRadBaron
Oh, and I would personally recommend against the...

Oh, and I would personally recommend against the retorque of the head studs. These motors are notorious for pulling the studs out of the block and making the repair a lot more complicated. No one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRadBaron
Head gasket seeping is common on these bikes...

Head gasket seeping is common on these bikes around the mileage yours has. My '97 had 67,000 when I bought it and both head gaskets were seeping. One was bad enough to oil my boot. I think leaks...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By TheRadBaron
Hey, that's cool. I hadn't seen that post or...

Hey, that's cool. I hadn't seen that post or anything like it. I've actually been working of fabricating something very similar. Mine will probably be made of larger tubing but the idea is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,040
Posted By TheRadBaron
I applaud your efforts and your poetry,...

I applaud your efforts and your poetry, EagleScout. While I agree that altering the exhaust system can cause all sorts of tuning difficulties, the self-righteousness that a lot of the naysayers...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By TheRadBaron
Cue Bevis and Butthead...

He said touch wood. Heh heh.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,040
Posted By TheRadBaron
Perhaps not. But a poet would.

Perhaps not. But a poet would.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By TheRadBaron
Yeah, I'm planning to just ignore it. I was just...

Yeah, I'm planning to just ignore it. I was just curious to see if it was a common thing. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,753
Posted By TheRadBaron
And this post for the win. Nicely done, sir.

And this post for the win. Nicely done, sir.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By TheRadBaron
That could make sense with the tanks. I'm pretty...

That could make sense with the tanks. I'm pretty sure that a '97 would have come with a metal tank but a PO could have replaced the seat at some point with one from an earlier, plastic-tanked model.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By TheRadBaron
Yep, I have them both in the lower positions. ...

Yep, I have them both in the lower positions. I've been thinking about trying out the positioning you mention, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS gap between seat and tank

When the seat is installed on my '97 R1100GS there's a noticeable gap between the front of the seat and the gas tank. It's an inch or more wide and this seems odd to me. The seat appears to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By TheRadBaron
It does. Cheers.

It does. Cheers.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS stock horn location

The factory horn on my '97 R1100GS was removed by a PO and a pair of snailshell shaped horns were installed. The mounting bracket that was made by the PO is really crummy and I can't live with it on...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for that link and the info about the...

Thanks for that link and the info about the zero=zero stuff. I'll be studying that thread at length but I appreciate the bottom line conclusion since it's a long thread with a lot of info.
I didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By TheRadBaron
Update: I've been riding the bike ever since...

Update:
I've been riding the bike ever since with it idling a bit high and the knowledge that something wasn't right but since the bike ran so well I just left it alone.
I had developed a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,622
Posted By TheRadBaron
Follow Up

Well, I've ridden more than 4,000 miles since I completed the rebuild so I thought 'd post a follow up with my experience. I think it's safe to say that my rebuild was a success. I've changed the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 1,384,052
Posted By TheRadBaron
Mark F, what year are you referring to when you...

Mark F, what year are you referring to when you say "later model" in regards to the transmission?
I'd just like to know since I'm planning to use an '89 transmission in my project XT600 and I...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By TheRadBaron
Sorry, the order of my replies got mixed up. ...

Sorry, the order of my replies got mixed up. Thanks for the CMSNL link. That's exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks, but I'm interested specifically in the...

Thanks, but I'm interested specifically in the piston and I'm almost sure that the piston differs between those years.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By TheRadBaron
Where can I find Euro-model Kawasaki part numbers?

Hey guys, I'm an old hand at looking up and cross-referencing motorcycle part numbers using the factory parts fiches. However, all the sources that I normally use only cover American models.
I have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 1,384,052
Posted By TheRadBaron
PM sent. Let's try to keep the communication and...

PM sent. Let's try to keep the communication and questions to PMs so we're not clogging up the thread with commerce. Thanks.
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