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Forum: The Garage 06-02-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By gboezio
Are new rings installed without honing with an...

Are new rings installed without honing with an old piston ??
15 % leakdown is compared to the reference hole between the gauges, how big it is, standard 1mm ??
Bring the engine to operating temp to...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By gboezio
Some models have a drain hole to avoid the plug...

Some models have a drain hole to avoid the plug cavity to fill with liquid, it has probably followed the path.
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By gboezio
I mean that the socket got dirty quickly, could...

I mean that the socket got dirty quickly, could be because of gas/carbon or oil going in the combustion chamber under normal combustion, but the bike would puff some blue clouds, probably a hot...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By gboezio
Many good suggestions here, add to that one ore...

Many good suggestions here, add to that one ore two leaking floats, they could enrich the startup to a no fire point, if it's the case, there would be gas in the oil (level rising, smell).

+ 1 on...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,278
Posted By gboezio
Amen Horsepower and spec sheet are selling...

Amen
Horsepower and spec sheet are selling bikes, so buyers will get the most powerful bikes, so they are stretching the aera under the curve on all bikes valve timing, for better fuel economy,...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By gboezio
You may consider to have it done by a welder,...

You may consider to have it done by a welder, unless you plan on welding thick material later, it could be a waste of money.
If you really plan to get a welder that powerful, maybe a Miller...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By gboezio
Yeah good job !! Now tear the old one apart for...

Yeah good job !! Now tear the old one apart for the hell of it :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 833,473
Posted By gboezio
It's been a while since I have read RR from this...

It's been a while since I have read RR from this forum, and I have found this, it's just an amazing ride from a very wide variety of domains, from mechanical to political, physical, psychological......
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,397
Posted By gboezio
Don't want to jack the thread, but there you go,...

Don't want to jack the thread, but there you go, I ain't touching it while riding and barely standing at a stop light.
I cut both exhaust and made a single 2 1/2 can.
Sound is quite loud and still...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,397
Posted By gboezio
It's a fun bike and I'm having fun modding it :D ...

It's a fun bike and I'm having fun modding it :D
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa145/gboezio/DSCN3053.jpg
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa145/gboezio/DSCN3099-2.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,935
Posted By gboezio
The filler rod might be the key here for a...

The filler rod might be the key here for a flerxible weld, but the joint usually break right outside of the weld, but I'm curious to see if the torch welding of that tubing is an overkill. It's...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,935
Posted By gboezio
Carbon steel need no pre heating, but CrMo steel...

Carbon steel need no pre heating, but CrMo steel need more care, the airplane guys are gas welding their tubing and will not ever get in a homemade plane TIG or MIG welded. Some alloys harden while...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,935
Posted By gboezio
Go get some real filler rods, they do a better...

Go get some real filler rods, they do a better job than straight steel, even when I need no filler I still dip a little to do a good job, without the de-oxidizers the steel would boil and form...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By gboezio
Try a smaller pilot until the idle screw respond,...

Try a smaller pilot until the idle screw respond, you need to be able to find best idle within 1 to 2.5 turns, if not wrong pilot, clean and read plug to know too lean or too rich, then and only then...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 552,760
Posted By gboezio
I bought a Diversion 165 for 1800 CAD, it's an...

I bought a Diversion 165 for 1800 CAD, it's an inverter type and draw 21 Amps, perfect for my garage power supply and light duty TIG on all common metals, it comes with a nice CD to level your...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By gboezio
I have converted a carbed bike to EFI using...

I have converted a carbed bike to EFI using Microsquirt, so I have been there
Using a T-fitting will destroy your pump in a short order since the fuel will cycle and heat up, EFI pumps use the fuel...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,192
Posted By gboezio
The piston does touch the cylinder wall and big...

The piston does touch the cylinder wall and big time, there is a tremendous side load on the whole piston, back and forth, the rings are floating, sealing the cylinder by getting sideways in their...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,192
Posted By gboezio
I know that some F1 engines have to be warmed up...

I know that some F1 engines have to be warmed up before being rotated in any way because they will lock up cold as the running clearances are set so tight and the block will shrink over the pistons...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,651
Posted By gboezio
Yeah it happens, check around for objects that...

Yeah it happens, check around for objects that you could use to get this out.
if you use all tricks without success, as a last resort drain all fluids and hang the bike upside down, two folks can do...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By gboezio
Check the oil you used, if you see this crest on...

Check the oil you used, if you see this crest on the bottle, specially the energy conserving part, there's your problem, graphite particles embedded on the clutch.
It will take a lot of mileage to...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By gboezio
Order all years VTR1000F parts for the engine,...

Order all years VTR1000F parts for the engine, except injection parts.
Otherwise they can get it from Canadian online suppliers.
The sprocket is a common Honda part, fits a lot of bikes.
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By gboezio
If your fight the tire, it's because you are...

If your fight the tire, it's because you are doing something wrong.

Yeah right, or it may be that you have bought a Kenda, I have fought this tire, but somehow managed to get it on without...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Posted By gboezio
Welding it together is not that bad, you have a...

Welding it together is not that bad, you have a shaft and shifter with wrecked splines so it's junk anyway, I would weld mine and cut it off if I have to tear the engine apart and replace the parts...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Posted By gboezio
The easy way is to weld the new shifter to the...

The easy way is to weld the new shifter to the old shaft, otherwise you need to tear in the engine.
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,376
Posted By gboezio
To clean jets, I'm using plastic broom hairs not...

To clean jets, I'm using plastic broom hairs not to damage the brass and enlarge the jets size. The plug looks fouled, heat it up with a propane torch to clean the carbon, it can short the spark...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,350
Posted By gboezio
Good job, I'm myself an extreme DIY nut case and...

Good job, I'm myself an extreme DIY nut case and I'm giving you two thumbs up for doing it and done well.
:freaky
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By gboezio
Why I'm seeing a bunch of drunken idiot mixing...

Why I'm seeing a bunch of drunken idiot mixing oil and dye and printing as many labels they can imagine :lol3
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,519
Posted By gboezio
Yeah just go to the nearest notch, halfway, I'll...

Yeah just go to the nearest notch, halfway, I'll back it up, I figure than having the nut backing on the cotter pin is better than pulling the threads and loose axle, nut and pin all together :lol3...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 552,760
Posted By gboezio
Everything can be welded, but in this case it's a...

Everything can be welded, but in this case it's a PITA, the heat will distort the case and the center gasket will leak almost for sure, it depends if you can live with that crack !?
If you have to...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,316
Posted By gboezio
Problems after fueling sounds a lot like bad tank...

Problems after fueling sounds a lot like bad tank venting, open the cap slowly and see if it sucks air.
The plug looks like it was rich and suddenly turned hell lean, so fuel supply is the problem...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By gboezio
The easiest method is to get the whole front end....

The easiest method is to get the whole front end.
You'll need the triples clamps, forks, rotors, calipers, wheel and mud guard.
Measure carefully the stem and if it's the same size (diameter and...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,660,728
Posted By gboezio
Took down the old rotten shed ...

Took down the old rotten shed
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa145/gboezio/DSCN7360-2.jpg

And built another bigger, badder all done by myself, pushing the DIY to the extreme...I even thought...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By gboezio
Yeah no grease under the crank, it will consume...

Yeah no grease under the crank, it will consume space and measure tighter than it actually is, they may use it close to the plastigauge to hold it down.
I use a 20 $ caliper as well, it's precise to...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,660,728
Posted By gboezio
+1 on this, I'm in the final stage , at first I...

+1 on this, I'm in the final stage , at first I was very motivated, but now I have to kick me in the butt to get there and make this thing happen.
Life threw me a couple bricks lately, but I'm...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,263
Posted By gboezio
On a 455, I would get an aluminium manifold, a...

On a 455, I would get an aluminium manifold, a set of headers, a four barrel carb with lean primaries, electronic ignition, these things will pay for themself pretty quickly as the gas price is sky...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,851
Posted By gboezio
I would torque down the caps, measure the bearing...

I would torque down the caps, measure the bearing diameter, substract the cam measurement, have a shop to hone the aluminium side or both surface until the max clearance is reached, then run 20-50...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By gboezio
Go trough the trash and check for energy...

Go trough the trash and check for energy conserving oil
http://www.dansmc.com/starburst2.jpg


If you did put oil like this in your motor, the clutch plates are impregnated with moly friction...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,263
Posted By gboezio
I missed the oil pressure part, it was definitely...

I missed the oil pressure part, it was definitely a rod knock, all the oil follow the path of less resistance, increasing oil flow, overwhelming the oil circuit, starving the rest of the engine, it...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,263
Posted By gboezio
Any trouble with the number 7 cylinder points...

Any trouble with the number 7 cylinder points toward crossfire between 5 and 7, so many chevys died from this pre ignition, it may come from the wires or the distributor cap misaligned, when firing #...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By gboezio
Yeah you can get a 8.8 carbon steel bolt pretty...

Yeah you can get a 8.8 carbon steel bolt pretty much everywhere, too easy to pass, measure thread engagement to make sure, beside this, I rode with no brake at all (XR200R drums full of mud) and...
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