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Forum: 2 smokers 10-22-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By bigalsmith101
I wish I had thought of/heard of the trick of...

I wish I had thought of/heard of the trick of using the 6v bulb in place of the fuse before I started my diagnostics.

I was reading a half million other treads and came upon the idea of...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-21-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By bigalsmith101
Just installed brand new battery and fuse.

I fully charged my brand new 6volt battery and installed it in the bike with a new 15amp fuse.

Immediately upon connecting the battery terminals the fuse blew.

Fuses are cheap, so I replaced...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By bigalsmith101
Tested Rectifier and it tested good

I connected the positive lead of my multimeter to the positive terminal of the rectifier and it read very low resistance.

I reversed the connection and it read high resistance.

Exactly what...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By bigalsmith101
Electrical gremlin...

Okay, so I tore down my 1974 Suzuki TC100 to the frame, powder coated it, installed a new piston, painted the frame and tank, and reassembled it. Link to the process here:
...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 163,856
Posted By bigalsmith101
Sent you an email, thanks. --Alex

Sent you an email, thanks.
--Alex
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-05-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
I'm one day in to 3 weeks away from home for...

I'm one day in to 3 weeks away from home for work. Won't be posting any photos soon.

I remember wishing exactly the same thing about my TC90.

I've been contemplating finding a good condition...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-05-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
The bike, aside from the mirrors, painted side...

The bike, aside from the mirrors, painted side covers and the painted tankm when I got it was indeed original. It even had the original front tire and TUBE before I replaced the front's. The rear had...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By bigalsmith101
1974 tc100

Just finished a mild cosmetic restore on my 1974 TC100 with my wife.
Link here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012106

Had to put a new piston in it after I smoked the last one....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-05-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
Back on the road!

Painting the bike went pretty smoothly. However, I'm brand new to this paining gig, so I managed to over spray a few of the parts and induce paint runs, as well as managed to under spray a few of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-05-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
I've owned a TC90, TS185, TS400, now this TC100....

I've owned a TC90, TS185, TS400, now this TC100. The TC90 I had in college and I rode the hell out of it. It helped me learn all I know about two strokes (though I don't know much), and is the main...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
I'm self employed and work contract jobs. I'm...

I'm self employed and work contract jobs. I'm flying out on Saturday morning for approximately 3 weeks. If I don't get this thing painted, dried, assembled and running again before Friday I risk...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
First step first, prepping the tank for paint. I...

First step first, prepping the tank for paint. I started this approach with the hand sander and 80 grit emery cloth. That worked pretty well but was tough going....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
Blasted and ready for paint

Yesterday was a good day. The Sandblasting shop was open and free of schedule, meaning my parts got blasted nearly immediately.

I'm glad I have a big ass car. It's trunk is massive ('97 Grand...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
The handle bar switch from HDB is AWESOME. I had...

The handle bar switch from HDB is AWESOME. I had this same color variation wired to my touring bike I rode to Argentina. Red switch for the heated grip, black for the ADVmonster lights.

I think...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
JEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUS. If that...

JEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUS.

If that happened in the garage I'm working in (attached to my parents home), I'd have some very serious issues on hand.

I can't imagine noticing the film of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
I accept your bad news with utter glee and...

I accept your bad news with utter glee and happiness......

Actually, there are a couple of Non-Ethanol vending gas stations nearby that I intend to use with this puppy. Got a 40gl tank in the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
That same offer is available the Suzuki/Honda...

That same offer is available the Suzuki/Honda dealer in my neck of the woods (30 miles north of Seattle).

I don't think you'll get much better of a deal than $5k, UNLESS you can get it for $5k out...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
Getting Ready for Assembly...

I'm wondering if anyone reading this has any good suggestions or recommendations on pricing for sand blasting and subsequently powder coating the parts to be assembled on my little mini bike.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
+1!!!!!!!!

+1!!!!!!!!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
And the cleaning continues...

So, yesterday I picked up the bored out cylinder from the boring shop. The man did an excellent job, and the new piston/cylinder have a clearance of .002" of an inch.

Today, I disassembled the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
Have you adjusted the clutch at all? This...

Have you adjusted the clutch at all? This happened to me when I first got my 4th DR.

Adjust the clutch play at the clutch lever to make sure that the clutch is fully engaged when the levers out.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
Gas tank and forks

So, in disassembling the fork/triple trees, I've found EVERYTHING to be crusty as hell. Just seriously gunked up.

So I stopped by the moto shop that I frequent and ordered new oil and dust seals...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
I will tell you that I LOVE my DR650, that I...

I will tell you that I LOVE my DR650, that I would use it all damn day to commute on, that 16 miles is a piece of cake.

I'll also second what vicster said. Lower the pegs, raise the bars. That's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
If you had a 36" inseam, (like me) you wouldn't...

If you had a 36" inseam, (like me) you wouldn't be able to reasonably make the DR tall enough to be "AWESOME".

As much as I love/d my DR's (4 thus far), I've yet to build one that was as tall as...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-24-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
Cleaning, Cleaning, and more Cleaning.

This is what a lot of today looked like.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-24-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By bigalsmith101
1974 TC100, Frame up Restoration and Rebuild

About 2 months ago I bought a 1974 Suzuki TC100. A dual range, 4speed transmission vintage dual sport. Aside from the dual range being difficult to shift in and out of, the bike ran pretty well after...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,717
Posted By bigalsmith101
This should be fun

We don't have the VX800's in the US. This could be an awesome bike!
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
What I DO know is that I replaced my entire...

What I DO know is that I replaced my entire stator unit, which includes that stator and stator coil pickup as one unit.

I highly doubt anything at all is wrong with your bike with the exception...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
I've helped a few people through this situation....

I've helped a few people through this situation. Most of those people had assumed that since their bike was running, that their stator must be ok. However, that's just not the case. The wires fry...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
Correct me if I understood wrong, but you stated...

Correct me if I understood wrong, but you stated that the bike got a new "pick up coil". By that do you mean that you've replaced the stator, or just the stator pickup coil itself?

These EXACT...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By bigalsmith101
I bought a 2009 DR650 from an inmate here and it...

I bought a 2009 DR650 from an inmate here and it came complete with the HDB bar clamp and vapor tech speedo/tach. It made access to the OEM ignition switch impossible, and the previous owner had...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By bigalsmith101
This happened on my 1995 BMW K75. The bike would...

This happened on my 1995 BMW K75. The bike would die intermittently and I could never get it to regularly repeat any failure or success.

Someone mentioned that I should check the 4 pin connector...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-20-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 21,931
Posted By bigalsmith101
I wanna read how it turned out!

I've been silently waiting on an update. I shall silently wait no more!

What's the dealio?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10,402
Views: 2,157,971
Posted By bigalsmith101
1989 TW200 for $950

1989 Yamaha TW 200** - $950 (burien)

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4624454320.html


Nice bike...runs great!!

This was my recently deceased fathers bike he used for hunting trips.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By bigalsmith101
Man, I can take shit apart, and put it back...

Man, I can take shit apart, and put it back together with a manual, but sometimes I just make the most ridiculous assumptions. I mean, what the hell was I thinking? I must think I'm better than I am....
Forum: 2 smokers 08-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By bigalsmith101
Just opened the carb cover. No oil in the carb....

Just opened the carb cover. No oil in the carb. Probably cause it sits, leaning to the left side, on the kick stand.

I didn't take the clutch cover off...

Damn. I'm worried about damaging...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By bigalsmith101
I better go open the carb cover and let as much...

I better go open the carb cover and let as much oil out as possible while it sits for a month... Jeeezuuussss.

Should I be as worried as I am about the rotary valve being completely covered in...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By bigalsmith101
:cry I am as serious as it gets. Rewind,...

:cry I am as serious as it gets.

Rewind, it's yesterday. I've got the bike outside with the drain pan under it. Got the oil in hand. Cylinder is completely removed from the bike. (I cooked the...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By bigalsmith101
Another Hypothetical Question...

So, in the process of removing the top end of my 1972 TC100 two smoker, I've decided to flush out my bottom end with a bunch of very lightly used Delo SAE30 Heavy Duty Motor oil I got for free. The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By bigalsmith101
Looks like you I can't read far enough ahead....

Looks like you I can't read far enough ahead. Glad you got it!
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