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Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,384
Views: 193,145
Posted By ~DC~
I agree with the idea of removing the exhaust in...

I agree with the idea of removing the exhaust in order to view not only the carbon buildup, but to also examine the piston skirt for scuffing. Most piston damage occurs on the exhaust port side...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,674
Posted By ~DC~
If the rings are stuck, I agree the engine needs...

If the rings are stuck, I agree the engine needs to come apart. I'd start by soaking the engine with your favorite oil/solution. Then attempt to turn the engine over gently. If the crank rotates...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,674
Posted By ~DC~
I can't agree with this. Broken rings and ring...

I can't agree with this. Broken rings and ring lands are the likely result.:kboom
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,828
Posted By ~DC~
I've had a couple Viffers, they are notorious for...

I've had a couple Viffers, they are notorious for Regulator/Rectifier issues. If you're not a regular on VFRd, spend some time researching the subject there, lots of good info. :deal
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By ~DC~
It's not worth repairing the block, Check prices...

It's not worth repairing the block, Check prices on a shortblock. If your carb butterfly shafts aren't worn out, this may be the cheapest route to an engine that will run for years.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By ~DC~
You may be right. Given the choice between no...

You may be right. Given the choice between no paycheck and a this job, I'd run with it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By ~DC~
Any Linux Admins looking for a job

Send me a PM with your email address if interested:

Linux System Administrator
Application system administrator with 3+ years of experience running 24x7 web services that cannot go down. This...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By ~DC~
The Pow-R-Arm is mounted to your bench. Just...

The Pow-R-Arm is mounted to your bench. Just saves a ton of frustration when you need two hands and the stuff you're working on wants to move around on you.

If working on them all day - every...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By ~DC~
I used to be a Stihl dealer. Wilton at one time...

I used to be a Stihl dealer. Wilton at one time made a bench mounted Ball and Socket device that was used for Chainsaw repair. The device had other uses also depending on the adapter you would bolt...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,704
Posted By ~DC~
Specifically, Guide pins on your 2-smoke are...

Specifically, Guide pins on your 2-smoke are there to prevent rings from rotating and clipping on the ports.

So yes, you don't want the rings to rotate and you damn sure want to make certain your...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,636
Posted By ~DC~
My experience here is that a single click from...

My experience here is that a single click from the relay indicates that the starter is likely bad. Bound up from incorrect assembly?

If you're getting multiple clicks (Machine gun rattle), then...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,351
Posted By ~DC~
Too Much oil

Check the oil level, pull the spark plug and crank it over until it stops spurting oil.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,924
Posted By ~DC~
Looks to me like there should have been some sort...

Looks to me like there should have been some sort of Thrust washer between those parts.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,718
Posted By ~DC~
My motto is that if I don't have the time (or...

My motto is that if I don't have the time (or budget) to do it right the first time, then I don't have the time (or budget) to re-do the project again.:deal


Certainly if you feel you can hone...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,718
Posted By ~DC~
Pissed Crosshatch Dammit!

A proper Crosshatch is essential for the rings to seat for a proper seal. Scotchbrite/sandpaper and other shortcuts aren't going to stop the engine from running. Hell do nothing but slap the new...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By ~DC~
I'm sure that someone with Transalp specific...

I'm sure that someone with Transalp specific knowledge will step in here, but the blockoff plug you're seeing probably covers the mixture screw.

What are you using to clean the carbs. Carb...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By ~DC~
Laugh Commence to flogging yourself

The only villian is the guy who put clean fresh fuel in the tank without having cleaned it thoroughly first :deal .

That crap typically coats the entire tank so it will take some effort to clean...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By ~DC~
Old Gelled fuel

This look like normal old stale fuel that's gelled up. As others have said, you'll need to flush it out of the tank and thoroughly clean the carbs.

Laquer thinner can be very effective with both...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,463
Posted By ~DC~
The Key is made of a soft material and is there...

The Key is made of a soft material and is there to prevent damage to the flywheel that could potentially shatter and fling pieces (it's rotating at 3600-4000 rpm.)

Damage to the key is caused by...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,463
Posted By ~DC~
I'm not certain what you mean by "Float Solenoid"...

I'm not certain what you mean by "Float Solenoid"

Is the fuel fresh? Pump gas has a short life-span and with the typical small engine, stale fuel will not ignite. I would drain the fuel and carb...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,731
Posted By ~DC~
Suggestions

For the engine to start, you need the following:

Ignition
Fuel
Compression
Timing.

Igniton: Pull the plugs and crank it over for 10-20 seconds with the plugs connected to the wires. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,964
Posted By ~DC~
Thumb Linked Brakes

I am surprised no one hase mentioned a VFR (Linked Brakes) with or without ABS.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 300,193
Posted By ~DC~
I'm all :ear

I'm all :ear
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 211,538
Posted By ~DC~
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