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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By KirkN
It is (same stator), and you're right. Plus, a...

It is (same stator), and you're right. Plus, a CB350 stator drops right in (I'm told) for a little boost in charging / lighting capability along with the 12-volts.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By KirkN
Well, that's true enough, but quite a few OTHER...

Well, that's true enough, but quite a few OTHER Honda (and others) models of that time did, too, with no particular reputations for premature failures. Yes, you could fail one, but IMO, you REALLY...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By KirkN
So, um..., what was yer question? But, for...

So, um..., what was yer question?

But, for best advice on all things GS, head on over to the forums at http://www.thegsresources.com/
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By KirkN
Good news. I'll make a prediction: ...

Good news.

I'll make a prediction: barring any catastophic issues (totally scored cylinder, holed piston, etc), all it'll take, realistically, is a set of rings off ebay, a quick valve lapping...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By KirkN
I've had one or more 100 and/or 125 Honda singles...

I've had one or more 100 and/or 125 Honda singles like that continuously since about 1979... Yeah, I guess I know 'em a bit. :D

Looks like a lot of fun. Parts are very very available from...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,216
Posted By KirkN
Anybody got any information on how to disassemble...

Anybody got any information on how to disassemble / rebuild the inverted fork legs?

Mine might have a minor seal leak, and the fluid on the fork leg looks / smells odd, like it needs a fluid...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,216
Posted By KirkN
Woo Hoo! What a hoot that was! That was the first...

Woo Hoo! What a hoot that was! That was the first organized motorcycle race I've ever participated in. Very cool. The trail was ferocious, though. My race was Sunday, and it rained all day Saturday &...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,216
Posted By KirkN
Got my first off-road race this weekend with the...

Got my first off-road race this weekend with the mighty Zhejiang 250 :D. Signed up for Florida Trail Riders Association's Hare Scrambles series. My son already races there (on his KX500), but I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,216
Posted By KirkN
Very interesting, but my bike is all over the map...

Very interesting, but my bike is all over the map here:

Frame: L98FOK1A97xxxxxxx, where the x's appear to be a sequential serial number beginning with 1000000

Engine (according to both...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By KirkN
Keep CT70 for the "original" Mini-Trail cool...

Keep CT70 for the "original" Mini-Trail cool factor, but upgrade it with any of the zillions of available hot-rod parts for that motor & chassis. 140cc or better, better carb / exhaust, more robust...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,216
Posted By KirkN
Just found this thread! Here's mine: Picked...

Just found this thread!

Here's mine: Picked this up nearly a year ago for pennies. Was missing the carb and exhaust, but otherwise was very complete and just suffered from sit-around-itis and a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-10-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By KirkN
Really?? In FL? You can buy a new KTM dirt bike...

Really?? In FL? You can buy a new KTM dirt bike from a dealer and go get it plated in FL? Wow, I'd have bet any amount of money against that one...

Well, who knows then. OP might be able to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By KirkN
My thoughts are that you're screwed. The...

My thoughts are that you're screwed.

The FL DMV has a database of VIN numbers that basically tie a VIN number to being not street legal in FL. If you show up with an out of state title on one...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-03-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
Geez, what's up with all that Orange and Black?? ...

Geez, what's up with all that Orange and Black?? Looks like Daytona Beach in March out there...

:D

Nice to see Sub's bright green Kawi, followed by that bright blue haze... :rofl

Maybe...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
:rofl:rofl:rofl And, I hear there...

:rofl:rofl:rofl


And, I hear there were one or two comments in person about the cute little picture from earlier.

:D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-02-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
Oh you big baby! Trailer the bike there,...

Oh you big baby!

Trailer the bike there, do the ride with the extra fuel along, trailer back home! And, if you're REALLY feeling lazy, take the truck instead of the sandrail.

:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,721
Posted By KirkN
Baja / Mexico. All them northern places? ...

Baja / Mexico.

All them northern places? They get that funny white stuff on the ground. NEXT!

:D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
Y'know, I'm going to get a lot of grief from...

Y'know, I'm going to get a lot of grief from someone over having posted that picture, so c'mon, let's have your comments....


:rofl :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-28-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
Well, I'm "between bikes" at the moment. The only...

Well, I'm "between bikes" at the moment. The only bike I have right now that's running is my old '71 Honda SL100. It's fully legal and all, but somehow I don't think it's the ideal mount for keeping...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
OK, I'm an Ocala NF noob here. What's the deal...

OK, I'm an Ocala NF noob here. What's the deal with the riding there? Dual-sport street-legality needed? Not necessary? Stickers? Permits? What?

In particular, let's just say for this...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,133
Views: 493,630
Posted By KirkN
Yours, or just one nearby? Got any pix?

Yours, or just one nearby? Got any pix?
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By KirkN
Well, the XR250L single-carb manifold showed up...

Well, the XR250L single-carb manifold showed up the other day.

But, I guess I'll never know about the swap now, 'cause I've decided to sell the old girl.

Anybody wanna buy an 86 XL250R? :D
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By KirkN
Our DVMs here in Floriduh will let you pay $10...

Our DVMs here in Floriduh will let you pay $10 extra, and they'll print out the title for you right then and there. No waiting the 10 days for it to show up in the mail.

Tough call, tough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By KirkN
Yep, from my 'buyer' perspective, you'd have to...

Yep, from my 'buyer' perspective, you'd have to be offering a screamin' deal for me to take the chance on the paperwork.

Every little thing can, and will, go wrong at the government center. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By KirkN
Hey, crusher, thanks for the info. Yeah,...

Hey, crusher, thanks for the info.

Yeah, that's what I hinted at re: the flow probably being terrible trying to adapt the singe-carb's larger, more centered single opening with that splayed-out,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By KirkN
Here's what I'm sayin': My old '71...

Here's what I'm sayin':


My old '71 Honda SL100:

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp98/KirkN_photos/Honda%20XL250R/08-XL100carbwiththininsulatorbushing_zpsd0a6e2ff.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By KirkN
Well, thanks to the internet, I know a bit more,...

Well, thanks to the internet, I know a bit more, and I went ahead and bought a used manifold from a newer XR250L for 10 bucks off ebay to experiment with.

Overall, it looks like there's a fair...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By KirkN
Well, that's what I was afraid of. I just wasn't...

Well, that's what I was afraid of. I just wasn't totally sure.

I used to have a 93 XR250L, and I've gone back thru my pictures, and I've realized that the intake manifold on the 93 bike aims...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By KirkN
'86 XL250R - Does single-carb manifold from XR250L fit?

Like the title says...

I have an 86 XL250R with the dual carbs. I'm thinking of swapping to a single-carb setup and, other than fabbing my own manifold like Stretch67 did (here:...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,133
Views: 493,630
Posted By KirkN
Yours? Looks way spendy for a bike with no...

Yours? Looks way spendy for a bike with no title, but a name & phone number of the guy who's name the title IS in...


I really liked my Sherpa from a few years back. Sold it the the father of...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-20-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
Well, I can't speak to the ride or the rider, but...

Well, I can't speak to the ride or the rider, but I have had a spin on Sub's KX - it really is a beast. Seemed to my timid flubba-wubba self like it had 140hp in a 175-lb bike... :D

I blipped...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-19-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
:rofl :rofl :rofl

:rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,745
Views: 854,517
Posted By KirkN
One can hope... :rofl :rofl :rofl

One can hope... :rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By KirkN
Hmmm.... in my experience, in FL, that "off-road...

Hmmm.... in my experience, in FL, that "off-road use only" label is the kiss of death, just like in your own state.

Might wanna look at that "lead" with a sceptical eye, especially if it...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By KirkN
Well, you can always run higher or lower...

Well, you can always run higher or lower pressures whatever the medium, but in general, higher pressure just means better, quicker results, IMO.
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By KirkN
HP and gallons are immaterial - CFM (cubic feet...

HP and gallons are immaterial - CFM (cubic feet per minute) at a particular pressure is the spec to look at.

Soda or "conventional" sandblasting - it doesn't make much difference - they both need...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By KirkN
This^^ especially for my vintage bikes (which is...

This^^ especially for my vintage bikes (which is all I have nowadays). Rusty rims, old rubber from tires gone by, general filth - all needs to be nice 'n clean.

And, lube of course.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By KirkN
Yeah, I think a Bill of Sale is not legally...

Yeah, I think a Bill of Sale is not legally required, but if there's any question at all, i.e., a name filled out on the wrong line, or a smudge or bodge anywhere in the write-up (like different pens...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,814
Posted By KirkN
Ooops! Nothing like having 3.00 mm intake and...

Ooops! Nothing like having 3.00 mm intake and exhaust valve clearance instead of 0.15 and 0.20 mm clearance...

:eek1 :eek1 :rofl :rofl

Easy fix, and running perfect now!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,814
Posted By KirkN
(Hi lift cam) + (hi comp piston) = (valves making...

(Hi lift cam) + (hi comp piston) = (valves making light contact with piston)

Only, that's a 'Maybe', because usually if a piston is making contact with the valves enough to be heard, it's enough...
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