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Old 01-13-2013, 02:19 PM   #51556
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666? Was that the USS Diablo?...
Indeed! If I lived in that town, I would demand at least one, or all of those numbers were changed to an eight.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #51557
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What's the best way to clean out a carb jet (pilot, not installed in the carb)???

I have a smaller pilot jet I'd like to try out, but the reason I removed it was because it was clogged (engine kept wanting to die at idle but fine at higher rpm). Can I spray it out with carb cleaner? Soak it in something?
Try an ultrasonic cleaner. They work amazingly well for getting junk out of the smallest orifices.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #51558
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Might try a plastic bristle off a brush cuz that won't sratch the brass. Copper, steel or some other metal may scratch the inside and make the flow different than intended.
Good thinking! I hadn't even thought of that. I had the carb apart because my pilot (which was a 52) was clogged, and while it was apart I did Dave's mod and stuck the 55 pilot in. Now that I'm having a "rich at idle" issue I figured I would try the 52 again since I have it.

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Try an ultrasonic cleaner. They work amazingly well for getting junk out of the smallest orifices.
Hmm... I'll have to find someone nearby who re-loads ammo. Or take it to Kay Jewelers! haha
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #51559
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Hmm... I'll have to find someone nearby who re-loads ammo. Or take it to Kay Jewelers! haha
Here is a thought. I know a dentist who rides and who hooked me up with his dental equip parts supplier. This dental parts guy had older, used dental ultrasonic machines that he could not sell. I picked up one that has a bath big enough for an entire carb, for $150. It is amazing at cleaning out places you could NEVER get to otherwise, without even tearing them apart. I love it when rebuilding older bikes that have carbs completely fouled. And it will never hurt rubber gaskets or seals (unlike carb cleaner)

oh, and my wife's jewelry has never looked better......

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:16 PM   #51560
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Here is a thought. I know a dentist who rides and who hooked me up with his dental equip parts supplier. This dental parts guy had older, used dental ultrasonic machines that he could not sell. I picked up one that has a bath big enough for an entire carb, for $150. It is amazing at cleaning out places you could NEVER get to otherwise, without even tearing them apart. I love it when rebuilding older bikes that have carbs completely fouled. And it will never hurt rubber gaskets or seals (unlike carb cleaner)

oh, and my wife's jewelry has never looked better......

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That sounds like it would be awesome! I'll have to keep an eye out...
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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:37 PM   #51561
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[QUOTE=Brown Falcon;20474542]
Hmm... I'll have to find someone nearby who re-loads ammo. Or take it to Kay Jewelers! haha[/QUOTE






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Old 01-13-2013, 05:02 PM   #51562
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You've got to love Harbor Freight. The first unit Walter posted is on sale for $29.99.

http://www.harborfreight.com/ultraso...aner-3305.html

The second unit is larger, and has five different cleaning cycles. It is on sale for 74.99.

http://www.harborfreight.com/25-lite...ner-95563.html

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #51563
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Hey men!

Just catching up on the thread.... Lots of cool pictures from Spud!

3girls Dad... Looks like a great time putting all the goodies on! I'd like to ride with ya when and if I'm in Austin... Maybe we could have a group ride?

I received my old "L" back from CycleWizard this last week. Holy cow that is a talented man! That motor RIPS!!!!! He swapped the NX 2nd and 5th gears and am running 15/45 gearing, which is way too tall now. In fifth barely above idle I am rolling at 65-70 and there is most of the throttle to go. I'm gonna swap to a 14 front and see how that does... I may go ahead and order a 48 rear as well so I can swap them around and get te right gearing.

CW put a Flat Track cam, big valves and I think it's 724 now... All I could possibly ask for!

I have one issue that maybe the knowledgeable here could help with. I have a CRF front end, raised way up in the trees until the forks are almost hitting the bars and I think they may eed to go higher...I'll find some spacers and try to get another 1/2" or so.

In the rear, I have a stock shock with a lowering link. I usually run an Ohlins for a 600R, but it's still at Kyle racing. The 600R shock with a lowering link nets the same ride height as the 650L.

The problem is, at 68MPH the bars are swapping so bad it scares the crap out of me. I am guessing I have the stink bug action going on. I'd like to find a stock wishbone if anyone wants to trade for a Devol lowering link, I'd pay shipping for all of it. I have a Red one with no Zerk Grease fittings and a mill finish with the fittings... Take your pick. Both have fairly new bearings pressed in and are in great shape.

I am hoping the link and raising the forks will get rid of the headshake... I'd LOVE to see top speed with this gearing before I change it out.

Thanks for any input and assistance!

Braaaaap
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #51564
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Hey men!

3girls Dad... Looks like a great time putting all the goodies on! I'd like to ride with ya when and if I'm in Austin... Maybe we could have a group ride?

I'd like to find a stock wishbone if anyone wants to trade for a Devol lowering link, I'd pay shipping for all of it. I have a Red one with no Zerk Grease fittings and a mill finish with the fittings... Take your pick. Both have fairly new bearings pressed in and are in great shape.
wattner, just yell when you come to austin there are some great riding spots around the area. be more than happy to show you around.

also, i have a spare swingarm with stock dogbones. i don't know the history of it/them, but they seem to be in great shape. i'll pm you.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #51565
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Here is a photograph I discovered of a stripped countershaft on a bike without a cush drive. However, this bike is a Husaberg.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1448



Rad hubs with cush drives are very expensive. I'm glad the XR650R C/S sprocket works so well for our XR650L bikes.

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #51566
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Hey men!

Just catching up on the thread.... Lots of cool pictures from Spud!

3girls Dad... Looks like a great time putting all the goodies on! I'd like to ride with ya when and if I'm in Austin... Maybe we could have a group ride?

I received my old "L" back from CycleWizard this last week. Holy cow that is a talented man! That motor RIPS!!!!! He swapped the NX 2nd and 5th gears and am running 15/45 gearing, which is way too tall now. In fifth barely above idle I am rolling at 65-70 and there is most of the throttle to go. I'm gonna swap to a 14 front and see how that does... I may go ahead and order a 48 rear as well so I can swap them around and get te right gearing.

CW put a Flat Track cam, big valves and I think it's 724 now... All I could possibly ask for!

I have one issue that maybe the knowledgeable here could help with. I have a CRF front end, raised way up in the trees until the forks are almost hitting the bars and I think they may eed to go higher...I'll find some spacers and try to get another 1/2" or so.

In the rear, I have a stock shock with a lowering link. I usually run an Ohlins for a 600R, but it's still at Kyle racing. The 600R shock with a lowering link nets the same ride height as the 650L.

The problem is, at 68MPH the bars are swapping so bad it scares the crap out of me. I am guessing I have the stink bug action going on. I'd like to find a stock wishbone if anyone wants to trade for a Devol lowering link, I'd pay shipping for all of it. I have a Red one with no Zerk Grease fittings and a mill finish with the fittings... Take your pick. Both have fairly new bearings pressed in and are in great shape.

I am hoping the link and raising the forks will get rid of the headshake... I'd LOVE to see top speed with this gearing before I change it out.

Thanks for any input and assistance!

Braaaaap
I think you're going the wrong way.. you want to lower the forks in the trees for more hi speed stability.. mine have just a few mm sticking up as per factory connection
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #51567
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Hey men!

Just catching up on the thread.... Lots of cool pictures from Spud!

3girls Dad... Looks like a great time putting all the goodies on! I'd like to ride with ya when and if I'm in Austin... Maybe we could have a group ride?

I received my old "L" back from CycleWizard this last week. Holy cow that is a talented man! That motor RIPS!!!!! He swapped the NX 2nd and 5th gears and am running 15/45 gearing, which is way too tall now. In fifth barely above idle I am rolling at 65-70 and there is most of the throttle to go. I'm gonna swap to a 14 front and see how that does... I may go ahead and order a 48 rear as well so I can swap them around and get te right gearing.

CW put a Flat Track cam, big valves and I think it's 724 now... All I could possibly ask for!

I have one issue that maybe the knowledgeable here could help with. I have a CRF front end, raised way up in the trees until the forks are almost hitting the bars and I think they may eed to go higher...I'll find some spacers and try to get another 1/2" or so.

In the rear, I have a stock shock with a lowering link. I usually run an Ohlins for a 600R, but it's still at Kyle racing. The 600R shock with a lowering link nets the same ride height as the 650L.

The problem is, at 68MPH the bars are swapping so bad it scares the crap out of me. I am guessing I have the stink bug action going on. I'd like to find a stock wishbone if anyone wants to trade for a Devol lowering link, I'd pay shipping for all of it. I have a Red one with no Zerk Grease fittings and a mill finish with the fittings... Take your pick. Both have fairly new bearings pressed in and are in great shape.

I am hoping the link and raising the forks will get rid of the headshake... I'd LOVE to see top speed with this gearing before I change it out.

Thanks for any input and assistance!

Braaaaap
You are going the wrong way.Lower the forks to raise the front and try it.Steep rake is quicker turning and less stability.Raked out {think chopper] isslow turning and stable,
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #51568
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Hey men!

Just catching up on the thread.... Lots of cool pictures from Spud!

3girls Dad... Looks like a great time putting all the goodies on! I'd like to ride with ya when and if I'm in Austin... Maybe we could have a group ride?

I received my old "L" back from CycleWizard this last week. Holy cow that is a talented man! That motor RIPS!!!!! He swapped the NX 2nd and 5th gears and am running 15/45 gearing, which is way too tall now. In fifth barely above idle I am rolling at 65-70 and there is most of the throttle to go. I'm gonna swap to a 14 front and see how that does... I may go ahead and order a 48 rear as well so I can swap them around and get te right gearing.

CW put a Flat Track cam, big valves and I think it's 724 now... All I could possibly ask for!

I have one issue that maybe the knowledgeable here could help with. I have a CRF front end, raised way up in the trees until the forks are almost hitting the bars and I think they may eed to go higher...I'll find some spacers and try to get another 1/2" or so.

In the rear, I have a stock shock with a lowering link. I usually run an Ohlins for a 600R, but it's still at Kyle racing. The 600R shock with a lowering link nets the same ride height as the 650L.

The problem is, at 68MPH the bars are swapping so bad it scares the crap out of me. I am guessing I have the stink bug action going on. I'd like to find a stock wishbone if anyone wants to trade for a Devol lowering link, I'd pay shipping for all of it. I have a Red one with no Zerk Grease fittings and a mill finish with the fittings... Take your pick. Both have fairly new bearings pressed in and are in great shape.

I am hoping the link and raising the forks will get rid of the headshake... I'd LOVE to see top speed with this gearing before I change it out.

Thanks for any input and assistance!

Braaaaap
You are going the wrong way.Drop your forks down and raise the front.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #51569
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I think you're going the wrong way.. you want to lower the forks in the trees for more hi speed stability.. mine have just a few mm sticking up as per factory connection
Even with the CRF front end? The bike is WAY tall! When you raise the forks in the trees it lowers the bike....

Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:55 PM   #51570
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Hey men!

Just catching up on the thread.... Lots of cool pictures from Spud!

3girls Dad... Looks like a great time putting all the goodies on! I'd like to ride with ya when and if I'm in Austin... Maybe we could have a group ride?

I received my old "L" back from CycleWizard this last week. Holy cow that is a talented man! That motor RIPS!!!!! He swapped the NX 2nd and 5th gears and am running 15/45 gearing, which is way too tall now. In fifth barely above idle I am rolling at 65-70 and there is most of the throttle to go. I'm gonna swap to a 14 front and see how that does... I may go ahead and order a 48 rear as well so I can swap them around and get te right gearing.

CW put a Flat Track cam, big valves and I think it's 724 now... All I could possibly ask for!

I have one issue that maybe the knowledgeable here could help with. I have a CRF front end, raised way up in the trees until the forks are almost hitting the bars and I think they may eed to go higher...I'll find some spacers and try to get another 1/2" or so.

In the rear, I have a stock shock with a lowering link. I usually run an Ohlins for a 600R, but it's still at Kyle racing. The 600R shock with a lowering link nets the same ride height as the 650L.

The problem is, at 68MPH the bars are swapping so bad it scares the crap out of me. I am guessing I have the stink bug action going on. I'd like to find a stock wishbone if anyone wants to trade for a Devol lowering link, I'd pay shipping for all of it. I have a Red one with no Zerk Grease fittings and a mill finish with the fittings... Take your pick. Both have fairly new bearings pressed in and are in great shape.

I am hoping the link and raising the forks will get rid of the headshake... I'd LOVE to see top speed with this gearing before I change it out.

Thanks for any input and assistance!

Braaaaap
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Even with the CRF front end? The bike is WAY tall! When you raise the forks in the trees it lowers the bike....

Thanks!
You either have to make the front higher or the back lower.
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