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Forum: Canada Today, 05:21 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
+1. If you buy the cheap one, buy enough to make...

+1. If you buy the cheap one, buy enough to make a second set as a spare. The princess auto ones are bronze bushings which will last years if you oil them every couple of rides (machine tools with...
Forum: Canada Today, 01:46 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Heim joints are tractor parts. I think princess...

Heim joints are tractor parts. I think princess auto had some metric ones in their hydraulic section.. M8 for sure about 6 months ago.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:08 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
And about 14.2 on a klr at about 2000 rpm.

And about 14.2 on a klr at about 2000 rpm.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:56 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I'm more worried about voltage regulators when...

I'm more worried about voltage regulators when boosting from a running car. They'll fight, and the bike's is much lighter duty. The car has more than enough battery to boost it with the engine off....
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I'm of the opinion that you should keep it in or...

I'm of the opinion that you should keep it in or on your jacket on a spot that's easy to reach. I've been trapped under my bike and was able to get out, but if I couldn't, I wouldn't be able to reach...
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I'm probably going to go hit the north shore of...

I'm probably going to go hit the north shore of lake superior for weekend camping for my first spring destination. I've never passed through that area in daylight.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I did two unofficial ironbutts on mine this year....

I did two unofficial ironbutts on mine this year. I had some vibration nerve issues in my hand after a few days of straight riding but if you can avoid that, its not bad at all. Its all about how the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
And an air leak (vacuum leak) can cause that...

And an air leak (vacuum leak) can cause that petcock weirdness a few days ago
Forum: Canada 12-16-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I wouldn't have it any other way.

I wouldn't have it any other way.
Forum: Canada 12-16-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Do you crack the throttle at all to get it to...

Do you crack the throttle at all to get it to fire off of the prime? I find I have to blip it then quickly close it so it runs off the choke before the prime is burnt off

Its easy for mine to over...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 01:07 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
What kind of temperatures outside are we talking...

What kind of temperatures outside are we talking about?
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
It can help rider fatigue in rocky terrain

It can help rider fatigue in rocky terrain
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
At these temps it can also be carb icing....

At these temps it can also be carb icing. Stopping let's the block heat warm it up again. A bit of water in the float bowl?

Easy things first? Air, fuel, spark
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
While they may have, you have no guarantees about...

While they may have, you have no guarantees about if the mechanic did it right.

That first symptom you mentioned, Running cold, quitting on the road (hot), then starting back up again when it sat...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Do you have a fish scale? Pull 17 lbs about 1...

Do you have a fish scale? Pull 17 lbs about 1 foot out from the bolt. Then you'll have 17 ft/lbs.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Make sure theres no crud or a damaged surface. A...

Make sure theres no crud or a damaged surface. A torque wrench is a good idea. Also Crush washers really are designed to be one time use. The material hardens from being compressed and won't crush as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:52 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
538 studs make it so I can outperform many cars...

538 studs make it so I can outperform many cars on polished ice. I've since gotten a feel for the smooth road downsides. Sure beats putting the thing away for the winter. Greasy car snot type snow...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
And brakes just slow you down

And brakes just slow you down
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I just blocked off my vacuum side with a gasket...

I just blocked off my vacuum side with a gasket and a plate
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I use a bulk wd40 spray bottle. Something with a...

I use a bulk wd40 spray bottle. Something with a jet stream.
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Yeah the tires get squirmy in the car snot.

Yeah the tires get squirmy in the car snot.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Or a sticking float. Or ignition or any number of...

Or a sticking float. Or ignition or any number of things unrelated to the outside air temp. Either way if it doesn't happen again it'll be hard to fix. ;)
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I really like that fan led idea!

I really like that fan led idea!
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:28 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I think its also possible that the spring was...

I think its also possible that the spring was pulled to the breaking point from some other fauilure jamming up the works. The doo bolt won't hold much if the balancer eccentric is forced into...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I use that exact oil down to 0 celcius (32f) and...

I use that exact oil down to 0 celcius (32f) and just give it 30 seconds to reach the lifters and go. any oil will be too thick till you've ridden it to warm it up. I'm way north of you.

Treat it...
Forum: Canada 12-08-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I had some popping at highway speed and loss of...

I had some popping at highway speed and loss of power yesterday. When I'd slow down it would get better. After a few minutes of worrying and checking for a nearly full tank of gas, I found it. my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
A lot of my NOS machine tooling from the 60's...

A lot of my NOS machine tooling from the 60's comes to me in nearly perfect condition wrapped in oil soaked rags. Keep the air off it and it'll be fine for decades.
Forum: Canada 12-08-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Lol I did that too reattaching my primer for the...

Lol I did that too reattaching my primer for the winter. Shitty idling when I got to work. I was just close to empty.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I'm sure wishing I had more wind blocking right...

I'm sure wishing I had more wind blocking right now! I'm about to build a cardboard wind baffle to block the whole front of the case.
Forum: Canada 12-07-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Nice day for a birthday...

Nice day for a birthday partyhttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/07/06fe74cbf0dfbde21480251897d17842.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:39 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
My dampers change the rpm the vibration shows up...

My dampers change the rpm the vibration shows up at but doesn't eliminate it. Would still recommend them though, I can see when I want to, when I had trouble at highway cruise before.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
With my barkbusters I had trouble making my...

With my barkbusters I had trouble making my clutch cable fit 1" rise. It worked with a reroute but would buy a longer cable for more rise.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Impact drill? That name is what I associate with...

Impact drill? That name is what I associate with the tool for drilling concrete, not the tool for removing fasteners.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
yeah, but worn and worn beyond spec are different...

yeah, but worn and worn beyond spec are different things.

I'm debating on buying an extra clutch set since they're cheaper than a set of tires and just trying a car oil and recording my results.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
or maybe I did pull up, and straddled the bike...

or maybe I did pull up, and straddled the bike backwards?

Leave me alone I don't remember what happened yesterday, nevermind last year.

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
You've bent the tab back, right? I needed...

You've bent the tab back, right?

I needed the 18" breaker bar to do it the first time, yeah. And orient it to push the handle downwards, not pull upwards, so you're pushing it down onto the side...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Did you measure the clutch when you took it out...

Did you measure the clutch when you took it out to eliminate the possibility of wear being the culprit?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
interesting. If you travel 100km/h (speed limit...

interesting. If you travel 100km/h (speed limit on the highway around here) for 30 hours, you'll reach my 3000km oil change interval.

During that time, your piston will have traveled 1371 km up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
which might be part of the reason the first oil...

which might be part of the reason the first oil change happens at 1200km
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Great white north did. Maybe hell pitch in with...

Great white north did. Maybe hell pitch in with details. I think a leak convinced him to top up with a car oil, then quickly showed clutch symptoms.
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