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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:09 PM
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Posted By dorkpunch
The piston is probably still fine. You may be...

The piston is probably still fine. You may be lucky and only need a new valve and some gaskets, but the bigger issue is why did the valve bend in the first place. Usually culprit it a loose or worn...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
Yup, sounds bent. If you pull the head you will...

Yup, sounds bent. If you pull the head you will probably see a half moon shape ding in the carbon on top of the piston where the valve hit it...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
It should close all the way. Not sure, but I...

It should close all the way. Not sure, but I don't think the 80 had an auto decomp? Even if it it did, the valve should close all the way, then bump open and closed again on the compression stroke....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,888
Views: 863,194
Posted By dorkpunch
Knock on his door. :dunno Been doing it...

Knock on his door. :dunno

Been doing it since I was 12, and it works a lot of the time. I also ask at every single yard sale I go to if they have any "dead bikes" they want to get rid of. I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
Trust me, you're going to want that bracket... I...

Trust me, you're going to want that bracket... I vividly remember an XR100 my friend literally rode to pieces. He was racing (and beating) much newer CR250's around the track. Muffler snapped off...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
I think what you mean to say is it USED to be an...

I think what you mean to say is it USED to be an XL250... Before it hit a concrete wall and was hacked upon by a middle school student. :norton

For the record, the TL250 was only built 2 years...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
Wow, what is going on there!? TL250 tank,...

Wow, what is going on there!?

TL250 tank, possibly engine, but the frame looks hacked (wheres the bottom end?!) and the muffler is definitely hacked. Front wheel looks like it'll hit the frame if...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,768,638
Posted By dorkpunch
While I agree with the Harley / Hammer angle, not...

While I agree with the Harley / Hammer angle, not all hammers are created equal. :deal
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By dorkpunch
Didn't pull the rest of the engine down. Owner...

Didn't pull the rest of the engine down. Owner decided to just try a new valve and related pieces, and if that doesn't fix it he wants to repower it.
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By dorkpunch
Ready for an UPDATE? So it ran for them for...

Ready for an UPDATE?

So it ran for them for maybe 30 hours? before it did it again. They were in a hurry, so we got a new guide plate, threw it in, and sent them on their way. Only ran for...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,349
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Posted By dorkpunch
In my experience, the blinkers etc WILL still...

In my experience, the blinkers etc WILL still work, but ONLY if the engine is running, and depending on how well your voltage regulator is working they may or may not flash. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
No battery required.

No battery required.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,593
Posted By dorkpunch
Mightshocks- Need more info... What parts did you...

Mightshocks- Need more info... What parts did you pull? I agree, something you did probably caused the problem, but there is a chance that something may have just crapped out.

The new coil- did...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,391
Posted By dorkpunch
I've only got the one template, but I'd imagine...

I've only got the one template, but I'd imagine you could use the same one for the 18l tank on your shrouds / tank, might just have to cut them up a bit. PM me your email address if you want to give...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
Yup. And the bike is a TL125 with an XL250 tank...

Yup. And the bike is a TL125 with an XL250 tank on it, so if we put 2 and 2 together... :evil. Trying to get a title figured out before we do much more on it. Would like to use it as a vacation...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,612
Posted By dorkpunch
Do you have an electric dryer? :norton

Do you have an electric dryer? :norton
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-03-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 266,761
Posted By dorkpunch
So this doesnt really belong here, but I finally...

So this doesnt really belong here, but I finally built my Flying Merkel. :deal

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Custom-Hotwheels/i-Qz87wth/0/L/IMG_5983-L.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,612
Posted By dorkpunch
I'm kinda proud of this... Haven't touched my TIG...

I'm kinda proud of this... Haven't touched my TIG welder in over a year. Drug it out and set it back up and managed to pull this off in the first few attempts.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
Not XL, but definitely an old Honda single. ...

Not XL, but definitely an old Honda single.

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/TL125/i-Hwv5J49/0/L/IMG_6285-L.jpg

Couldn't make it look too nice, 'cause I'm sure its going to get lots more...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 34,670
Posted By dorkpunch
Look! I actually did something on this poor...

Look! I actually did something on this poor bike!

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/POJ/i-txfzNtZ/0/L/IMG_6287-L.jpg

Finally got around to mounting the tail light.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,612
Posted By dorkpunch
Your just not talking to the right teachers. ...

Your just not talking to the right teachers. :deal. Had a nice visit with one of my students today, he seems genuinely interested in welding as a potential career. Granted, he is only in grade 8 so...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,612
Posted By dorkpunch
I've got a Century AC/DC welder with the high...

I've got a Century AC/DC welder with the high freq box and have been using it (well, attempting, anyways...) to do aluminum. I've gotten to the point where I need a better welder- Trying to weld...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 357,735
Posted By dorkpunch
This. Blue Bunny makes the bestest ice...

This.

Blue Bunny makes the bestest ice cream ever, and they make AWESOME parts buckets with snappable lids. I've drained gas in them, used them to hold oil, organize drill bits, heck- I've even...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By dorkpunch
And ran for several more years before this...

And ran for several more years before this problem surface. There are no signs of damage to the engine from the fall, but the metal framework around it did get tweaked.

Haven't hear hide nor hair...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By dorkpunch
Kind of my thoughts too. My worry with replacing...

Kind of my thoughts too. My worry with replacing the lifters though is that they are not the problem- but that the "guides" are worn and allowing the lifter to rattle. Only thing to fix that is a...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By dorkpunch
Rocker stud on the Exhaust side, SNAPPED. ...

Rocker stud on the Exhaust side, SNAPPED.

Replaced part #'s 2, 3, 5, and 15.

Ran, but seemed noisy. Further inspection revealed the exhaust push rod (#2) rubbing on the guide plate (#14). ...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By dorkpunch
:lol3 You're right, his numbers are off. ...

:lol3 You're right, his numbers are off. Regardless, he uses it a ton.

Never seen a bent cam in one of these engines, its short and has ball bearings on either end of it. No idea how it could...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,388
Posted By dorkpunch
Small engine problem, I'm stumped.

And I don't stump easily. :deal

A little background: Honda EM3500S generator. Pretty old, and has seen some hardcore farm use- he said it runs something like 150-300 hours A WEEK during the...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
Made a little manifold for the new compressor: ...

Made a little manifold for the new compressor:

http://dorkpunch.smugmug.com/Other/Dugs-Junk-2014/i-htDND78/0/L/IMG_6085-L.jpg

So's I can use the old air compressor tank as a reservoir /...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
Used it today, and it seems like it'll work for...

Used it today, and it seems like it'll work for now. Seemed to take longer to fill than my other one, but it is a larger tank and higher p.s.i to boot. It is SOOOO much quieter. My neighbors will...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
So the guys at H.F. were chuckling as we stuffed...

So the guys at H.F. were chuckling as we stuffed the thing in the back seat of my wifes car... It was a bit of a tight fit. Took 2 of them, mostly watching, and me, mostly lifting, to get it in. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
Tank totally empty. Motor spins free, pulled the...

Tank totally empty. Motor spins free, pulled the top off the compressor apart and no sign of a stuck "valve", plunger/piston looked fine, didn't bind or catch at all.

I've been scouring CL and...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
We've been having nothing but rain. Broke a...

We've been having nothing but rain. Broke a couple of records. Arco / desert area got a heck of a hail storm the other day- looked like an inch of snow.

As for the compressor- thats the one...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
Unfortunately, I don't think I can just get a...

Unfortunately, I don't think I can just get a replacement motor for this one, its a direct drive and the pump is basically part of the motor casting. No idea how I would go about bypassing the temp...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
Tried it on a different circuit, same result. ...

Tried it on a different circuit, same result.

Yes, 5.5 hp, 115v. I've been using it on the same circuit for the last 5 years and never had an issue with tripping the breaker unless I had all of...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dorkpunch
Air compressor help please...

My air compressor crapped out on me and I cant seem to figure it out. It will start and run for 4 or 5 seconds, but slower than it should, then the breaker trips.

I have tested both the start...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
I wouldnt unless you want to take an oil bath... ...

I wouldnt unless you want to take an oil bath...

I think there are two different things going on there- it says warm it up and then check the oil, and later it tells you HOW to warm it up (on...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
That helps but even with a filter my bike would...

That helps but even with a filter my bike would start to run poorly after about 15 minutes. The super fine rust would go right through the filter and settle in the bottom of the carb and form a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
That is your breather tube. Seems like its...

That is your breather tube. Seems like its supposed to be routed up under the tank / seat area, but I don't recall it being hooked to anything.

Rusty tank is definitely going to give you...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 628,896
Posted By dorkpunch
To tell you the truth, I can't remember if the...

To tell you the truth, I can't remember if the XL's have those holes or not. It DOES, however, have an "emulsion" tube that can also cause these symptoms. Its a long brass straw under the main jet....
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