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Old 04-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #13186
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Re carb problems

I personally think having a good quality inline fuel filter installed can go a long ways towards preventing carb issues. A stuck float valve is (my understanding) usually sediment debris related. I bought the 90 degree inline filters that Eagle Mike sells... no pic on his site but they look like this: http://clarkemfg.com/visufilter-inli...led-p-348.html

I'd be surprised if these aren't available locally somewhere.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:04 PM   #13187
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KLR Sidecar setup FS in Calgary

This guy has been trying to sell this for a while... complete Dauntless Motors KLR specific subframe (same as on my bike), Ural sidecar chassis, and cargo box (very utilitarian). This is a great deal:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-pa...ationFlag=true
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:04 PM   #13188
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I'm pretty sure I flooded it by forgetting my petcock was converted to a manual when I lowered it to get the water out of the plug well. But I think its the carb vent because the symptoms are identical to my carwash troubles

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:34 PM   #13189
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Sorry folks, but I was feeling very sad that I would not be able to get out for my first ride of the year much before the beginning of May ... I figured everyone would have the jump on me by at least two weeks...

I am delighted that the snow is going to hold some folks back a few days - and I am thinking I might just be ready to ride before month's end...weather permitting...

The much dreaded surgery has come out well - I can still smile, open and close my eyes, puff out both cheeks, blow kisses and cusses and smoke rings (as if ... I quit that nonsense almost 12 years ago)...I will admit to being a bit cranky at times, however - when the pain meds wear off...

Anyway, let's say my sense of humour remains fully intact, and so is my determination to ride sooner rather than later...

Thanks to all for the good wishes...
Thats great to hear. Without good health, everything else hasnt much importance. have a speedy recovery but dont rush things.
Great to see all the bikes getting out for the 1st initial runs also.
I started a motor today but didnt ride.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:35 PM   #13190
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That was indeed a good ride. Here are the last of the pictures I took.



We didn't eat, but did stop in West Hawk for a warm up drink.




Back at Deacon's on the way back. Helmet and goggle fogging was a pretty big issue...
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:42 PM   #13191
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I personally think having a good quality inline fuel filter installed can go a long ways towards preventing carb issues. A stuck float valve is (my understanding) usually sediment debris related. I bought the 90 degree inline filters that Eagle Mike sells... no pic on his site but they look like this: http://clarkemfg.com/visufilter-inli...led-p-348.html

I'd be surprised if these aren't available locally somewhere.
Funny thing, since all the problems of last year were fixed for the trip like the fuel filter, t-mod and others, I haven't had anyyyy problems yet this time. Just dumped a bit of sea foam in the tank and started up first time
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:45 PM   #13192
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alright fine! I'll do it already! I think I have a filter around somewhere...
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:47 PM   #13193
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We didnt eat because NOTHING was open. We were earlier than the cabiners

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:53 PM   #13194
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Visor fogging, etc

Chris, I hear you regarding visor issues. On todays ride, I had to leave the visor cracked way open to help prevent fogging, and road spray from other vehicles was a real problem... wish I had a soft cloth handy to wipe the visor actually. A bit challenging riding this early in the season at times.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:54 PM   #13195
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Seems easier on the highway that way, the airflow clears the droplets

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Old 04-12-2014, 09:49 PM   #13196
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Thanks for sharing your photos guys. Looks like you covered a lot of ground today and had a safe return in less than perfect conditions.

JimToe and I checked out the bike / ATV show at the Downs. Nice to catch up with people in the Industry and see what's coming for this year.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:06 PM   #13197
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found one more. snap from the gopro on the helmet sitting on my mirror. Proof we got to west hawk (pics, it did happen :P )



and then the battery died.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:20 AM   #13198
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I personally think having a good quality inline fuel filter installed can go a long ways towards preventing carb issues. A stuck float valve is (my understanding) usually sediment debris related. I bought the 90 degree inline filters that Eagle Mike sells... no pic on his site but they look like this: http://clarkemfg.com/visufilter-inli...led-p-348.html

I'd be surprised if these aren't available locally somewhere.
What does the flter look like in the tank? I've never had a look.
Shouldn't that do the same thing if it was intact?
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:22 AM   #13199
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The filter filters stuff down to the size of the smallest jet. I've had good luck with just cleaning and inspecting them. I couldn't use a secondary filter on my nighthawk, it restricted flow too much and it was really thirsty. Had good luck with that bike.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:23 AM   #13200
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They're just screens stuck over the petcock pickup tubes

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