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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:06 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for the tip. It is easy to chase your...

Thank you for the tip. It is easy to chase your tail with this stuff.

Far as I can tell ...
main jet / air jet seems pretty good
needle / needle height seems pretty good
pilot circuit rich
...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:24 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
FCR Jetting

Cleaned the slant FCR41 carb I got from Steve, did some cable bracket work, and got it all hooked up. Starts and idles nice. :clap

I've started to tune it and found it likes the idle mixture...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:48 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
FWIW you really have to whack it. When my CDI...

FWIW you really have to whack it. When my CDI went belly up I did some light knocks on the back with a screwdriver and nothing. As the frustration level went up, the did the force behind my taps...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thanks for pointing out they sell em at rmatvmc -...

Thanks for pointing out they sell em at rmatvmc - I am getting other stuff from there periodically so tossing some jets onto an order works out a bit better compared to jetsrus. $7 to ship a 1 oz...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:07 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for the tip Kyo. I've seen a...

Thank you for the tip Kyo.

I've seen a pretty wide spread for the main jets listed regarding how people have the slants tuned on the L. I got some data points for 170, then there is a cluster...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:33 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Got it I did see a pic w/ those two ports...

Got it

I did see a pic w/ those two ports and I know exactly what you mean.

Some of the the supposedly non slant carbs on KTMs looked to have multiple ports on them and some guys refer to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Slant Carb Jetting

After finding some stuff off with my CV carb (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25022431&postcount=75125) I decided to get the slant carb mcma111 offered me. Not the most cost effective...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Talked w/ Steve a little bit and based on his and...

Talked w/ Steve a little bit and based on his and Rob's suggestions I checked a few things in the carb.

In short the needle is cocked to one side. Initially i thought this was due to the yellow...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 08:39 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
All that good stuff was in the original post a...

All that good stuff was in the original post a few pages back:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25015747&postcount=75088

Looking at the usual go to spark plug reading chart the plug...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
When i had things apart i did check the carb/head...

When i had things apart i did check the carb/head boot pretty carefully and i didn't see any issues. I put a new gasket/oring in as well. Since reassembly I've hit it with carb cleaner to see if it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 04:50 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hi Rob, the bike will stumble/surge and sometimes...

Hi Rob, the bike will stumble/surge and sometimes pop. But only increasing throttle into the region or holding throttle in the region. Snapping the throttle shut and passing through the region...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Saga Part 2

After taking a spin post engine rebuild I found the bike doesn't know what to do at about 20% throttle. I've tried a number of different jetting combos, cleaned the carb, inspected the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Saga Part 1

Hey guys this is going to be a two part post.

Sooo way back in Feb. I took my bike to a well reviewed shop in the area for a top end job. I was remodeling my kitchen and it was one project too...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Ya run the 130/80 size for the rear? It's a...

Ya run the 130/80 size for the rear? It's a little strange at motorcycle superstore. They list a 4.6x18 and a 130/80-18. Not sure why they'd list sizes in different units. I'll probably go w/ the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I is now edumacated :D

I is now edumacated :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
About how far you get on the T63? (and thanks...

About how far you get on the T63? (and thanks for the feedback)
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Yeah... I did note that. What type of riding...

Yeah... I did note that. What type of riding were you doing? I'm actually mostly street (30-50 mph on patched up farm roads) and plan on doing some fireroad/gravel over the summer. I currently...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hi Fritzcoinc. Thanks for the feedback. I take...

Hi Fritzcoinc. Thanks for the feedback. I take it The 4.6x18 is just bit narrow?

I'll go for a shinko 244 5.10x18 w/ a 140/80 tube.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 05:54 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hey All - I'm due for a new 50/50 rear tire as...

Hey All - I'm due for a new 50/50 rear tire as well. Since the bike is a bit of a beater I'm going to try a Shinko 244 rear. Motorcycle super store is running an extra 5% off (code PB-SHINKO).
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I got a good laugh out of that. Did me good...

I got a good laugh out of that. Did me good since it was a long day. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Engines need three things: air/fuel, spark, and...

Engines need three things: air/fuel, spark, and compression. Since the bike is new compression probably isn't the problem. Skip it for the moment

Crank the bike for a bit and then pull the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 06:45 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
http://i.stack.imgur.com/jiFfM.jpg Let's...

http://i.stack.imgur.com/jiFfM.jpg

Let's double the pleasure. :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I have 2 sets of cases, so these of course are...

I have 2 sets of cases, so these of course are the ruined ones. The clean set comes out for formal bmw functions. :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/14088416375_cf...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/14088416375_cf38d27da3_c.jpg

Quick camping trip I did by Calvert Cliffs MD last year. The following morning I had trouble starting the bike, so I had to bump...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
As you can see I went with my dorm room motif...

As you can see I went with my dorm room motif from 10 years ago.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5157/14088877994_401db26259_c.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
WTB R80 G/S | GS Handguards

To help on the cold morning's I'm looking to throw a set of BMW handguards on my ST to help deflect wind. I can get a new set for $40 in white from Bob's down the road then spray paint them, but if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I see that went swimmingly. (Sorry, could...

I see that went swimmingly.

(Sorry, could not resist. I know that was pretty serious)

Glad you had friends there to help. What did you have to do to get it running again?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Certainly makes sense. Invoice showed a price of...

Certainly makes sense. Invoice showed a price of $90 for overbore (and shipping both ways) which seems to match up with the overbore price listed on the website.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Rebore

Slow progress with the top end rebuild. The shop I am using stated that they ship the cylinders out to Millenium Technologies for overbores. There were a number of different services offered in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Shop said the bike did very poorly on compression...

Shop said the bike did very poorly on compression and leakdown tests. I did the compression check with the decomp engaged and it was mid 50's instead of 92 before I handed it over to them.

Is it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Man, I wish I could find more guys like you to...

Man, I wish I could find more guys like you to hire at work. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Steve, you are one outstanding guy. Let me know...

Steve, you are one outstanding guy. Let me know if you'd like one of OSGs decals - my treat.

Edit - one more question. Is the bore of a '93 nikasiled"?

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hosed Top End

Hi All,

Familiar story: my top end is fried - took a chance on a local L knowing it needed some care but it looks like it was starved of oil and has the usual damage....

Cam toast, cam...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 05:07 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You trying to stuff dead hookers in that thing or...

You trying to stuff dead hookers in that thing or what? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I don't have a lot of experience with other...

I don't have a lot of experience with other makes, but I have been fairly disappointed on the metallurgy. Screws and bolts are rather easy to strip - even with care and decent tools. (My bike is a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for the quick replies. Much...

Thank you for the quick replies. Much appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for posting this. I'll be getting a...

Thank you for posting this. I'll be getting a pretty good price on a skidplate!

Quick question for the inmate community:
Would the following inner tube work with a 4.6x18 shinko 244?

"IRC...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I saw a few posts back that you had the flood...

I saw a few posts back that you had the flood version, but would prefer the spot or combo. Would the floods work on the street if angled down appropriately, or would they just too irritating for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
F250Pal

I played around with the bag some more and got it to fit pretty well. It won't sit flush on the seat in the front, but that doesn't really matter since it's not going anywhere. (Might be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 04:45 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you so much for posting those pics. That...

Thank you so much for posting those pics. That gives me a good place to start! Putting the thing on should be as easy as 1-2-3, so it's surprising that I'm having trouble. Maybe the bag will be...
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