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Forum: The Garage Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By broncobowsher
Sounds like normal wet clutch operation. All the...

Sounds like normal wet clutch operation. All the frictions and steels are spinning together even without pressure squeezing them together. When you drop it into gear half the mass stops. First...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By broncobowsher
What little I know about the business, the only...

What little I know about the business, the only "do not sell" holds for recalls involves new stock.

Now a used bike that has a outstanding recall, the dealer would be a fool not to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By broncobowsher
There were also some outboard boat motors that...

There were also some outboard boat motors that ran plain (non-roller) bearings in 2-stroke applications. High loads, high speeds, long life, nearly no oil.
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By broncobowsher
At least there is a title. That's better than...

At least there is a title. That's better than many.
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By broncobowsher
The Ford 9" axle had a "lubed for life" oil fill....

The Ford 9" axle had a "lubed for life" oil fill. There was no provision for a drain. You ran that oil for the life of the vehicle, or the life of the rear end, whichever died first.

The...
Forum: Trials 04-12-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By broncobowsher
Still doesn't answer my question. Let me try to...

Still doesn't answer my question. Let me try to explain why. If fan is bad, a near short. It can pull the voltage down to very low levels. So if you unplug the fan, get open circuit voltage. If...
Forum: Trials 04-12-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By broncobowsher
What voltage do you get with the fan unplugged? ...

What voltage do you get with the fan unplugged? Or is that 7V with it unplugged?
Forum: Trials 04-12-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By broncobowsher
Run away. Meth head fubar bike. ...

Run away.

Meth head fubar bike.

A modern bike will cost less than what it would take to fix that basket case. That is after spending years tracking down enough of the parts, if you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By broncobowsher
add oil run If damaged it will become...

add oil
run

If damaged it will become apparent real soon. If not it will be happy.

I'm willing to bet no damage done. Years ago I worked at a dealership and would watch tech drop a...
Forum: Trials 04-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,167
Posted By broncobowsher
Looking forward to watching them next week in AZ.

Looking forward to watching them next week in AZ.
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,610
Posted By broncobowsher
Have you tried just removing the bottom bolt from...

Have you tried just removing the bottom bolt from the adapter to the transmission yet? That is the drain on the factory 3-speed. Very good chance it is for the 4-speed as well. Don't care if it...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By broncobowsher
You get trailer axles either straight or...

You get trailer axles either straight or cambered. The 2,000 pound axles are usually straight. 3500 and up usually cambered. Yes, they are built this way on purpose. When loaded the forces will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By broncobowsher
'00 KLR650 will turn 50,000 miles the next time I...

'00 KLR650 will turn 50,000 miles the next time I ride it to work. Original as can be. Valves only adjusted once. Did go through a couple of balance shaft tensioners until a good aftermarket one...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By broncobowsher
Even the sole/tread design and intent is very...

Even the sole/tread design and intent is very different. Enduro is more of a sliding pivot, Trials is a sticky hiking boot.
Forum: Trials 04-07-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By broncobowsher
I would recommend just getting a second pair of...

I would recommend just getting a second pair of boots. Trials and Enduro have very different needs. If you did find a compromise boot, it would suck at both.
Forum: Trials 04-06-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By broncobowsher
For bearings and seals I go a little more...

For bearings and seals I go a little more motorcycle specific. I have used http://www.allballsracing.com/ and found there people and products are great. The search (Dirt-2013-Beta - evo 300) can...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 437,636
Posted By broncobowsher
That is the typical movie theater cleaning tool...

That is the typical movie theater cleaning tool at the end of the night.

I am sure that playing extra large popcorn football didn't make the janitors very happy. But it was fun. Watching...
Forum: Trials 04-05-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By broncobowsher
Are you looking for a service manual?

Are you looking for a service manual?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,473
Posted By broncobowsher
That makes it legal. Go ride within the limits...

That makes it legal. Go ride within the limits of the permit.

I still like how my mother got her motorcycle endorsement. She was dating my father (who did ride motorcycles) and getting her...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By broncobowsher
KLR has pulled 20k a couple of times. First time...

KLR has pulled 20k a couple of times. First time I was simply getting nervous about the mileage and changed it. Kept it as a spare. Decade later it is still in the same bag.

I would pull the...
Forum: Trials 04-04-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By broncobowsher
Are you kidding, that's just the loop to get to...

Are you kidding, that's just the loop to get to the sections:D
Forum: Trials 04-04-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By broncobowsher
April 18-19 nationals in AZ

Just a reminder of what to expect from the same location 2 years ago.
Expecting some great weather this year as well.
http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p773/sherco-trials/G0170722_zpsb181b613.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,596
Posted By broncobowsher
That MTBE was nasty stuff. Happy to go back to...

That MTBE was nasty stuff. Happy to go back to the much nicer E10. Truly the lesser of the two evils.
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,624
Posted By broncobowsher
And the cut on the race, looks like it got into...

And the cut on the race, looks like it got into the seal area, or at least really really close to it. If you really had to you might be able to try polishing up the seal area with some emery cloth. ...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By broncobowsher
IF doing some on the outside of the case, large...

IF doing some on the outside of the case, large broad surfaces, try a flap disk on a 4" angle grinder.
Forum: Trials 04-01-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,605
Posted By broncobowsher
My old Fantic was on the left side. It was also...

My old Fantic was on the left side. It was also so narrow that the bike always fell over. The new Sherco is great. Takes a little learning with it on the other side, but that bike will stay...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,554
Posted By broncobowsher
Post #73 shows a manual transmission.

Post #73 shows a manual transmission.
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,554
Posted By broncobowsher
There will be the 2 big holes for the throttle...

There will be the 2 big holes for the throttle blades of the carb (or 4 if it happens to be a 4-barrel carb). What you are looking for is a 3rd (or 5th) port in the cab mating surface. Sooty and...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By broncobowsher
NBR = Nitrile butadiene rubber PVC = Poly...

NBR = Nitrile butadiene rubber
PVC = Poly Vinyl Chloride

Online research shows it is fine for modern fuels


131202 10:17 is the date code. Probably 2013, December 2nd at 10:17 AM
...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,554
Posted By broncobowsher
Pull the carb and check the intake for an open...

Pull the carb and check the intake for an open EGR port. There are certain years where without the EGR spacer you get a massive internal vacuum (EGR) leak into the intake. It's internal so you will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By broncobowsher
Maybe a shot or two of oil to wet the rings since...

Maybe a shot or two of oil to wet the rings since all the gas washed past them. The rest of the engine should still have plenty of oil residue that I wouldn't be worried about.

Run the engine...
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 394,159
Posted By broncobowsher
Was out getting the sections for the nationals up...

Was out getting the sections for the nationals up in Kingman ready. Perfect weather and it looks like it will stay that way for the next couple of weeks.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,554
Posted By broncobowsher
Check the carb spacer/mounting plate for vacuum...

Check the carb spacer/mounting plate for vacuum leak causing a lean condition off choke. Some of the intakes will create massive leaks (some internal to the EGR ports) if the right spacer isn't used...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By broncobowsher
Maybe one corner is bad (mechanical height...

Maybe one corner is bad (mechanical height control valves?)
The other one on that side just doesn't have enough umph to lift the whole rig level.

My first thought anyway.

With the...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,184
Posted By broncobowsher
Lye and hot water. Also known to dissolve flesh....

Lye and hot water. Also known to dissolve flesh. Environmentally friendly but really nasty to you. Keep it far away from aluminum you want to keep.

Little more sane of a choice, N-terpinal...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By broncobowsher
The standard for a auto hoist is 16' ceiling. We...

The standard for a auto hoist is 16' ceiling. We have a couple hoists at work in 12' buildings. Total crap. You can usually get a car up high enough to almost work under it comfortably. Be sure...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,937
Posted By broncobowsher
That's a common 5x4" bolt pattern. Go to the...

That's a common 5x4" bolt pattern. Go to the junkyard and get a rim off an 80's Ranger.
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,596
Posted By broncobowsher
'00 KLR650 has lived on E10 it's whole life, 15+...

'00 KLR650 has lived on E10 it's whole life, 15+ years and next week should hit 50k. It will sit for months and still be fine. When I know it will sit a long time I will add stabilizer or run AV...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By broncobowsher
You don't do anything special. That is just how...

You don't do anything special. That is just how an engine is started. Just avoid doing it needlessly.

If you look at fleet vehicles it is common to see them with astronomically high mileage...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By broncobowsher
If not stabilizer, race gas or AV gas works real...

If not stabilizer, race gas or AV gas works real good for a storage fuel.
Running once a month "just to start it" is a mean thing to do to an engine. Engines are designed to be run. Get up to...
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