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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Dr Jim
oops, <today> is Friday ...

Thanks for the advice guys, the KLR tip may save some headscratch time - although I did experiment with using my mill to surface grind on an old shim.

These puppies are pretty hard, around...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Dr Jim
Yes, they seem to be used on a bunch of Kawasaki,...

Yes, they seem to be used on a bunch of Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Rotax-engined snowmobiles too.

I checked with SouthEnd Cycle, but the only 29mm shims they had were too thick.

The garage door is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Dr Jim
Valve shims Needed - F650/K bike

Just a quick ping for parts -

Working on K's BMW F650 classic and just found out that the 2.25mm & 2.20 shims that I got from Nick Valentine aren't small enough to bring the intake valve...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By Dr Jim
BMW R1100 clutch cable S Ore N Cal

Yo -

It's bloody Sunday & my blinking clutch cable's snapped - no spare & the nearest dealer is in Roseburg Ore about 85 miles from Bandon, Ore where we are.

Anyone close by have a cable or...
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dr Jim
My enfeebled brain says that it's an older...

My enfeebled brain says that it's an older Champion 'Legend' - pretty decent hack, and a very comfortable ride - altho the passenger needs to be a bit athletic to get into the blessed thing.

As...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-30-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dr Jim
I've got short, wide feet about size 44-45 Euro...

I've got short, wide feet about size 44-45 Euro and finding boots that fit is tough.

Boots that I can recommend for you:

Frey Daytona boots either the 'M-Star,' 'Lady-Star,' or 'Traveler GTX'...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By Dr Jim
OK - I'm with Timmer et al - parts of Burien are...

OK - I'm with Timmer et al - parts of Burien are pretty liveable & there's been a bunch of affordable, but very decent houses with KILLER shops come up for sale there recently.

Beware though, much...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Dr Jim
Oh My Bleeding God's dirty shorts ..... I'll...

Oh My Bleeding God's dirty shorts .....

I'll bet you that this is exactly what I did wrong - will pull the 'sensor' wire off the air box and run continuity checks against the right side injector...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Dr Jim
Weird FI problem R1100GS

Hello -

Am going to throw myself on the collective knowledge of the Fuel Rejection folks here in the Gspot - please see this post in the NW regional forums for details:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-08-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By Dr Jim
Weird FI problem R1100GS

So the blinking new clutch is finally installed & now the left side (#2) injector isn't squirting ....

Mutter, mutter, mutter - bled fuel rail & checked fuel flow as OK, swapped in known good...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dr Jim
The sidecar is the (sadly) rare Liberty ST (I...

The sidecar is the (sadly) rare Liberty ST (I think that's what Pete called them) designed expressly to mount to the later Sportsters - this is a pretty desirable package if it's got the Liberty...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,193
Views: 538,842
Posted By Dr Jim
CL find Seattle/Tacoma

From the Seattle CraigsList:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/1918579368.html


"1974 Harley FLH with vintage sidecar project - $6000

Selling my 1974 Shovelhead with 1973 Jawa...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 2,010,343
Posted By Dr Jim
Vicious Thieves...

This really torques me....

From today's Seattle CL:

"REWARD !! For information leading to the retrieval of one 2005 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail with matching Liberty Sidecar. This bike...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dr Jim
Were you trying to link to this site? ...

Were you trying to link to this site?

http://www.moturist.nl/formula.html

Which has spme interesting shots of how to setup a sidecar...

http://www.moturist.nl/formule_zijaanz_m.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 2,010,343
Posted By Dr Jim
Obviously you don't cruise the more 'interesting'...

Obviously you don't cruise the more 'interesting' bike boards:

'Ducati's under Duress'

'BMW's in Bondage'

'Suzuki Submissives'

or the utterly incomparable:
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Dr Jim
Congrats on joining the most closed ward in the...

Congrats on joining the most closed ward in the asylum - sidecarists are whats left after the 1% gets rounded down - you'll find the inmates almost tame, and not nearly as much flying fecal matter as...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By Dr Jim
My $.02 would be to leave the exhaust as long as...

My $.02 would be to leave the exhaust as long as possible - your monkey's ears will thnak you....

I believe, but will defer to the better judgement of the more professional riggers here, that as...
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,964
Posted By Dr Jim
I'm with ZenRider on this one - have seen some...

I'm with ZenRider on this one - have seen some remarkably effective rigs built around Maxi-scooters - for starters, you don't have to fight converting controls, or rigging electric shifters, neatly...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Dr Jim
+1 on Senior Moose - most interesting B'fast in...

+1 on Senior Moose - most interesting B'fast in Darkest Ballard - I'd go there more often, the food is absolutely first-rate, but I've been seduced by a local joint.

The El Quetzal on Beacon...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dr Jim
If both the Up & Down strokes are AWOL, I'd...

If both the Up & Down strokes are AWOL, I'd suspect power or ground issues - if not Old Age - the blessed fuse holder can go wonky, both the fuse and it look OK, but there's no actual power flowing...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,601
Posted By Dr Jim
'The way I sees it, youse guys are jist abt all...

'The way I sees it, youse guys are jist abt all tied up even in the Final Drive Dept....'

Not that I'd ever be one to be hurling Fuels on a Fyre ....
:pot

Cheers

Jim
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dr Jim
Thumb Pingel Update

I talked at some length with Pingel tech support this morning, and they were quick to answer their phones (+1 for them), listened well, and asked some tough, but valuable questions about my install...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 2,010,343
Posted By Dr Jim
there's a 'No Shit, there I was...' story here

There's got to be a story behind this ad:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/1831814297.html

Pictures:

http://images.craigslist.org/3na3pf3oe5Q45W55S6a78216bdd8e885d1458.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dr Jim
Arrrgh!

OK - now I'm just a BIT frosted, this morning MY fairly new (two months, and maybe a 1000 miles) Pingel just blew its downshift logic.

Performed full troubleshooting, the new solenoid is fine -...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,516
Posted By Dr Jim
Of course there's little or no substance to the...

Of course there's little or no substance to the rumor that Heindl Engineering has upgraded their Ural Dealership to a faster and more reliable machine:
...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Dr Jim
We junked all of our Autocom stuff - not because...

We junked all of our Autocom stuff - not because it was bad or particularly flakey, but the 2nd and 3rd generation Bluetooth intercoms got pretty damn good in a big hurry, and it was a major relief...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,883
Posted By Dr Jim
You might want to give Jim @ Bob's Meats a call...

You might want to give Jim @ Bob's Meats a call and see what he'd pay - I'd reckon that any Smithfield Ham like a Todd or a Darden would be worth bringing out - if only to ward off starvation in case...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,883
Posted By Dr Jim
Jim Ackley (who is one of Bob's sons) now runs...

Jim Ackley (who is one of Bob's sons) now runs the shop on Rainier Avenue in Columbia City along with his charming wife Tien:

Bob's Quality Meats - 4861 Rainier Avenue S Seattle, WA 98118. (206)...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,367
Posted By Dr Jim
And so it also does remain - it's just that from...

And so it also does remain - it's just that from time to time certain (AHEM!) inmates need to get their prescriptions readjusted....

It's up to us to forgive, ignore, or possibly shun those...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8,500
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,131,754
Posted By Dr Jim
Shark Evoline II

Size: MEDIUM (but fits like a slightly tight Large)
Color: Gloss Black
Price: $280
Looks like this one:
...
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dr Jim
Hmmm - Correct me if I'm wrong about this,...

Hmmm -

Correct me if I'm wrong about this, because my capacity to be stupid about sidecar suspensions appears to be nearly infinite - but if, as the Original Poster thought, the new shock was...
Forum: Hacks 06-27-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dr Jim
Criminey! less than 150 prunes delivered swiftly...

Criminey! less than 150 prunes delivered swiftly - that certainly beats a poke in the stick with a sharp eye.

Did you order from Dave Quinn, or do you have a somewhat more accessable source?
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Dr Jim
HINT: Look for them in UNUSUAL riding spots -...

HINT: Look for them in UNUSUAL riding spots - they'd be shamed if someone were to see them.

And be extra careful should you encounter these perps - if they've stooped so low as to steal a KTM,...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By Dr Jim
I think that you're OK - hard to tell from a...

I think that you're OK - hard to tell from a single picture, but it looks like the original Ural shock has its spring preload set about 1-2 clicks stiffer than the Hagon which is its lowest setting....
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,077
Posted By Dr Jim
Er, ah, uhm ... Check with your dealer, or...

Er, ah, uhm ...

Check with your dealer, or Ural NA - but I believe that you'd be covered for any reasonable motorcycle shop to do the repair - it's a fairly basic parts swap.

Heck, you're not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 2,010,343
Posted By Dr Jim
Jammy Yammy

Now here's pretty rare little bike for a decent price:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/1804366835.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3n83kb3p25V55Q15S2a6l25261f87e5a112d8.jpg

The...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dr Jim
another picture of HP's WeeStrom shifter

Attached is the right side of HackPirate's bike - it was a real DOH! moment for me when I realized that he'd just attached heim joints to the subframe to support the shifter's cross-rod - classically...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dr Jim
The Kliktronc and Pingle main modules could be...

The Kliktronc and Pingle main modules could be interchanged - they both take +/- 12VDC, two switched lines, and two solenoid output lines. The Pingle's other black box is the ignition interruptor -...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dr Jim
CH - I've used (and worn out after many...

CH -

I've used (and worn out after many miles) the Kliktronics system, and it is a reliable, functional, and useful piece of kit. Sadly, it's also just a BIT spendy here in the States at about...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dr Jim
HP - I don't think that you did anything in...

HP -

I don't think that you did anything in particular, check the input connectors to the module for damage, also check the main power fuse holder - they'll go bad towards the bottom & look OK...
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