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Forum: Equipment 05-30-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I would wire up a heavier gauge for a vest. Most...

I would wire up a heavier gauge for a vest. Most pull a few amps. The fuse you have in there is too small as well, as i recall, those tenders have a very small (Half amp?) fuse in the harness that...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Thats the thing, for just two parts, I would...

Thats the thing, for just two parts, I would probaly just do it all manualy on a Bridgeport mill and possably a lathe. I havent had the ends off an USD fork so I am not really familair with the...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Most aluminum castings are pretty soft untill...

Most aluminum castings are pretty soft untill they are heat treated. If that fork piece is heat treated, its going to have to be redone after the welding. When you figure in the time and cost to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By G-Force Junkie
The original ones required the swing arm to be...

The original ones required the swing arm to be removed. The last time I bought one for my 1987 XR250, it was designed a little different so it could be put on without the arm being removed. The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Those are a known POS. Throw it in the trash,...

Those are a known POS. Throw it in the trash, plug the vaccume port, and install a standard OFF/ON/RES petcock from the DRZ400E model.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I would seriously look into the cam chain...

I would seriously look into the cam chain tensioner, and see if the cam chain has jumped a couple of teeth. If it jumps 2 or more teeth, the valves (usualy the intake) will hit the piston, bend...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I believe there is a tab you have to push on the...

I believe there is a tab you have to push on the black connector to be able to pull the connector apart. As for the disconnects, put some O ring lube on them and they will go together and apart much...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,292
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Camera and a radar mount for my old CBR929RR....

Camera and a radar mount for my old CBR929RR....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Often you have to put the wavey one in first...

Often you have to put the wavey one in first because some oil rings actualy ride on wavey part. Make sure the ends of the wavey part are not overlapping, they should just butt up to each other. The...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I hate to say it, but buy new fairing. Its the...

I hate to say it, but buy new fairing. Its the only way it going to work without repainting it. If you do want to do that, it needs to be plastic welded, sanded, then painted. Fiberglass is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,215
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I bought used Zegas that had been remounted for...

I bought used Zegas that had been remounted for an 1150. They bought a rectangle piece of .090 or 1/8" aluminum and rivited it to the side of the box with some sealent inbetween, then remounted it....
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Sounds like a head gasket. Had a similar,...

Sounds like a head gasket. Had a similar, frustrating, deal with my 1983 Toyota pickup. Or related, you cracked the head or block when it overheated after locking up the waterpump. I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,331
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Nope, every rotating wheel assembly in my stable...

Nope, every rotating wheel assembly in my stable gets balanced. Tell me a scientific reason why not to take the extra 3 minutes? There are plenty of reasons to balance a wheel, none that I know of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Not too far from the Disney land area is a good...

Not too far from the Disney land area is a good chicken pie shop. Not as good as Henry Moffets Pie shop was before it closed a few years ago, but good none the less. Right near where the 5 crosses...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,849
Posted By G-Force Junkie
As I see it you have 3 options: Tell the DMV the...

As I see it you have 3 options: Tell the DMV the original frame is damaged and you have a replacement. This happens all the time with bikes in accidents. They will assign a new VIN tag (the ugly...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,740
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Most of the normal suggestions have been made. ...

Most of the normal suggestions have been made. If its really gunked up, I'll place the pistons, top down, in a metal pie tin and let the tops soak in about 1/4" of ATF or solvent overnight then hit...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,168
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I second this. Buying a smallpack of universal...

I second this. Buying a smallpack of universal fit earplugs at home depot or the cycle store can be usless. Like shoes or clothes or helmets, not everybody is the same size. Earplugs do come in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By G-Force Junkie
As you have learned...always give the dmv what...

As you have learned...always give the dmv what they want. It doesnt have to be correct or accurate, the person behind the counter could care less.
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,055
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Philips Vision Plus. Made a big difference in my...

Philips Vision Plus. Made a big difference in my old sport bike.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,366
Posted By G-Force Junkie
You mean besides the part where he pulls the oil...

You mean besides the part where he pulls the oil screen out and water gushes out?:roflSounds like you hurt the head gasket, or cracked the head or cylinder by overheating it. Once the water mixes...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 23,721
Posted By G-Force Junkie
So your the A hole leaving those 8" wakes in the...

So your the A hole leaving those 8" wakes in the sand... Just kidding, my hats off to you doing it on a big bike! Same with those two guys on the BMW GS1200's doing the regular route. They were...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,516
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I've had my '87 xr250 apart a couple of times. ...

I've had my '87 xr250 apart a couple of times. The valvetrain is pretty simple. There is a small sprocket on the right side of the crank and the large gear on the end of the cam. My cam chain...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,032
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Tubless street tires are softer and more pliable,...

Tubless street tires are softer and more pliable, easy to spin on a rim with a mounting bar or such. Dirt tires have a much stiffer carcas and require the leverage of irons to get them on. Doesnt...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By G-Force Junkie
That bike probaly has CV carbs...is there a cover...

That bike probaly has CV carbs...is there a cover directaly on top of each carb? There is a spring and a diaphram under those covers. You probaly have a vaccume leak somewhere...either the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Yup, my 1150 GSA is a pain to fuel. I even broke...

Yup, my 1150 GSA is a pain to fuel. I even broke the cap off once at the hinge futzing with the stupid California nozzles. My routine is to put the bike on the center stand, lock the bars to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7,346
Views: 525,880
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Have fun, I was up there the sunday after it...

Have fun, I was up there the sunday after it opened. The trails are great, well marked with new signs and such.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,346
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Anything thats allows you to push the outer shell...

Anything thats allows you to push the outer shell of the seal in straight and square and all the way down is suitable. Often the old seal will work, sometimes you need to shave down the O.D. so it...
Forum: Racing 11-11-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Yup. 11th or 12th year.

Yup. 11th or 12th year.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By G-Force Junkie
...and my RD400 welded its pistons to the...

...and my RD400 welded its pistons to the cylinders when the cable to the pump broke. It happens. The original poster is building a play bike for the kids, its not going to get thousands and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,692
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I usualy run 16 lbs in my 606's as a good...

I usualy run 16 lbs in my 606's as a good compromise for street and dirt performance.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By G-Force Junkie
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/mwss/images/sp...

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Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I put spools on my 929 back when it was new. You...

I put spools on my 929 back when it was new. You have to drill a hole in each side of the swing arm and install a clinch nut. Lockheart Philips sells the kit, I think it was 8mm if you plan on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,638
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Probaly lowered the compression or installed some...

Probaly lowered the compression or installed some sort of decompression feature to take the strain off the starters.
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By G-Force Junkie
I have 3 thoughts: 1) use an adjustable...

I have 3 thoughts:

1) use an adjustable torqu screwdriver as linked above. You will need to find, or have a machinist friend build you a 90 degree adaptor. Shouldnt be hard for a machinist and a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Thats what I have done on my 1150. Plenty quiet...

Thats what I have done on my 1150. Plenty quiet although the pipe is heavier than oftermarket.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-21-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,903
Posted By G-Force Junkie
You can't be both a nomad and a 9 to 5 worker,...

You can't be both a nomad and a 9 to 5 worker, pick one or the other. The one you pick is going to negativly effect the other, thats the way it works. Some people are happy being poor nomads or...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,348
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Yup, either the vacume line is blocked or cracked...

Yup, either the vacume line is blocked or cracked (could be giving you a lean contition) or the diaphram in the petcock is dead. Thats pretty standard, most vacume petcocks die at some point. For...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By G-Force Junkie
+2

+2
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,348
Posted By G-Force Junkie
Hey, have you tried running with the petcock on...

Hey, have you tried running with the petcock on "prime" instead of "on?" That will bypass the vacumme diaphram if its bad.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,348
Posted By G-Force Junkie
The haynes manual I have doesnt differentate any...

The haynes manual I have doesnt differentate any based on year, who knows if thats correct. But your within the ball park...2-4 jet sizes should not be a drastic change as your describing. The fact...
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