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Forum: Equipment 09-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,283
Posted By cagiva549
Ken Tool is the best , they been around since...

Ken Tool is the best , they been around since tires were invented and make small tools now . 9 inch tools for carrying on the bike and 16 inch tools for the garage , I bought mine from Northern tool...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By cagiva549
If it stays in there it will eventually wear a...

If it stays in there it will eventually wear a hole in the bottom of the pipe where it sits and vibrates , If its in the muffler it probly wont hurt anything . SEYA
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By cagiva549
Check and see what the problum is before throwing...

Check and see what the problum is before throwing money at it . Look in the radiator and see if it is full of clean coolant , If it is full of jelly looking crud the water pump seal is toast and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,654
Posted By cagiva549
Most of the time the extream procedure in the...

Most of the time the extream procedure in the service Manuel is to do the job fast , just fill it let it sit overnite and it should bleed itself unless you have coolant lines higher than the fill...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,118
Posted By cagiva549
I never went to school to learn wrenching , I...

I never went to school to learn wrenching , I started some years back greasing and changing oil on a fleet of trucks then moved on to wrenching . Manuel's are fine for specs but I have never seen...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By cagiva549
I am in the worst shape of my 60 year life these...

I am in the worst shape of my 60 year life these days So I went for a ride last summer just to see if I could make it , 6,000 miles later and some of the best riding of my life in Montana and Idaho I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,279
Posted By cagiva549
The water pump is leaking and contaminating your...

The water pump is leaking and contaminating your oil , Thats why the filter is crushed . The paper will not allow water to pass thru , It traps and swells up until it restricts the flow and your oil...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By cagiva549
+1 on the harbor freight tester , for occasional...

+1 on the harbor freight tester , for occasional light duty testing you cant beat it . For light duty I am referring to anything less than a 1,000 amp battery which pretty much covers anything less...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-10-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By cagiva549
It was almost time for another BS session this ...

It was almost time for another BS session this week , now its supposed to be back up to a hundred next week . Almost makes me want to go back to Montana . As soon as its cool enough to sit out on a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By cagiva549
I ran mine for a year or so with a bad Oring , I...

I ran mine for a year or so with a bad Oring , I bought a bottle of power steering fluid to limp it home and didn't have any other use for it so I would refill the MC every 500 miles or so till I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By cagiva549
It would be a lot easyer to install and hide a...

It would be a lot easyer to install and hide a small switch that disables important electronics , There is no way you can hide a battery disconnect switch . The smallest one I have used is 3 inch...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-07-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By cagiva549
Deep east Texas is a different state . SEYA

Deep east Texas is a different state . SEYA
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By cagiva549
When the water pump seals fail there are several...

When the water pump seals fail there are several limp home options , Dump the oil and filter and refill with any oil you can get and go home , Loosen the radiator cap so the coolant pressure doesnt...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By cagiva549
I have never bought parts from a Duc dealer since...

I have never bought parts from a Duc dealer since there are non in Houston but I pay around $130 for a 525 RX GXW chains and I am sure somebody sells sprockets for a Duc . I did buy a DID chain for...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By cagiva549
It moves the shifting chore from your foot to...

It moves the shifting chore from your foot to your thumb , It is not an automatic transmission and you still have to use the clutch . SEYA
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By cagiva549
There should be a water drain hole in the bottom...

There should be a water drain hole in the bottom of the air box to make sure that doesn't happen . If there is not one it needs to be there . It should be on the dirty side of the filter . SEYA
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,494
Posted By cagiva549
If the center spacer is worn when you tighten the...

If the center spacer is worn when you tighten the axle nut it will put side stress on the wheel bearings . The only way I could think of for a center spacer to be out of spec is for it to get...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,398
Posted By cagiva549
I gave up on it years ago . total waste and more...

I gave up on it years ago . total waste and more stuckup shitheads than here . SEYA
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By cagiva549
J C Whitney could be it , I buy a lot of crap...

J C Whitney could be it , I buy a lot of crap there . SEYA
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By cagiva549
I'm not much help other than to tell you its out...

I'm not much help other than to tell you its out there , I bought a roll of sticky back aluminum insulation that was 6" by 6' or so . Wasn't very expensive and didn't come from a cycle store or...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,138
Posted By cagiva549
If its in that bad a shape I think I would buy...

If its in that bad a shape I think I would buy new pistons and not waste time trying to clean the old corroded ones . SEYA
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,031
Posted By cagiva549
I have welded worn oil pans on tractors for years...

I have welded worn oil pans on tractors for years , never a problum . In the old days tractors all had cast iron oil pans , they were lifetime . The newer ones with sheetmetal pans will wear thru...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,868
Posted By cagiva549
It is a hit or miss issue , I got outstanding...

It is a hit or miss issue , I got outstanding performance and mileage from Avons on one bike and they cupped on another bike TKC 80's cup fairly bad on my 950 front and Pirelli's do just fine on the...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,109
Posted By cagiva549
I had some guy in Birmingham do my 950 stator ,...

I had some guy in Birmingham do my 950 stator , price was right , excellent turn around time and it was a very good looking job . I need to see if I can find his name . SEYA
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,632
Posted By cagiva549
If it is leaking you need a new unit badly .

If it is leaking you need a new unit badly .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,769
Posted By cagiva549
I used to ride over a pile of 24" concrete...

I used to ride over a pile of 24" concrete culverts . I think they were stacked 4 high . Wood piles were kinda fun too and big logs that woudnt roll were a playground . I did have a trials bike back...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,234
Posted By cagiva549
I took a 6,000 mile ride this summer , I did...

I took a 6,000 mile ride this summer , I did carry a quart of oil in the side box , I put it back on the shelf when I got home . The bottle it comes in works just fine , it has a screw top thats easy...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-23-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,334
Posted By cagiva549
I stopped at smitty's a few years back and they...

I stopped at smitty's a few years back and they fed me dog scraps . Blacks has been ok but expensive , havent been to the others but havent heard much raving about them either . Louie Muelers in...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,608
Posted By cagiva549
Any body looking for a set of these guards I have...

Any body looking for a set of these guards I have a pair for sale , one is ground and ready to install on a 950 the other is new . Pm me . SEYA
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,811
Posted By cagiva549
I just made a 6,000 mile trip to cool country on...

I just made a 6,000 mile trip to cool country on my 950 and on my last day out I noticed the sprocket nut not looking right when I lubed my chain so I pulled the cover and the same thing , only...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By cagiva549
He may have looked at a map and realized it...

He may have looked at a map and realized it wouldn't happen as planned . And I agree SLC WHY? the closest I ever want to get was Promentory and we came in from the west on dirt roads . Rode thru...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By cagiva549
Nickle , He took and ADV sticker on the shuttle a...

Nickle , He took and ADV sticker on the shuttle a couple years ago . He really didn't strike me as a KLR type of guy . I had to deliver a hammer across the street today , I looked for a GS but...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By cagiva549
I will pass , foam filters require regular...

I will pass , foam filters require regular maintenance , like cleaning and reoiling every few hundred miles . Paper is maintenance free , run it till its dirty then toss it and install a new one . I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-18-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By cagiva549
And dont waste your time on Papa's restaurants...

And dont waste your time on Papa's restaurants unless your a sucker tourist that likes spending big bucks on crappy service . SEYA
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-17-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By cagiva549
A whole lot of HOT . Galveston Island might be a...

A whole lot of HOT . Galveston Island might be a little cooler than Houston . Ugly beaches but the Lone Star Flight museum is worth the few bucks it cost Moody Gardens is next door and ok if your...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-17-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,111
Posted By cagiva549
Those people that live in Van Horn are there...

Those people that live in Van Horn are there because thats where their car broke down and they have never been able to continue to their original destination or they didn't know where they were...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-15-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By cagiva549
I dont know how far it is from Shreveport but the...

I dont know how far it is from Shreveport but the first big place on the Louisiana side of Toledo Bend lake bridge on the north side of 21 has been darn good every time I stopped there . I suck at...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By cagiva549
The hydraulic clutch very seldom has a...

The hydraulic clutch very seldom has a catastrophic failure , it might leak a little fluid and not work properly . It will give you plenty of warning . You stop at the convince store and buy a pint...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By cagiva549
Thats why they make KLR's , for people that want...

Thats why they make KLR's , for people that want a cheap inferior bike . The best cable clutch is still worse than the worst hydraulic clutch . Or you could ride a harley if you want to spend big...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,248
Posted By cagiva549
I made a couple trips down that way in 89 and 90...

I made a couple trips down that way in 89 and 90 . Hurricane Gilbert is the reason for the dam , Lots of damage and loss of life . We tried to ride the canyon that year but it was not to be , way to...
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