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Old 07-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #1411
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The idea of replacing the plastic choke nut/screw/holder(/whatever) with a more durable version is not a new one and has been discussed also in this thread earlier, some two years ago (linky). It's good that ProCycle has come up with a commercial product to address this problem, although due to corrosion issues, brass might have been a better material choice.

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The hard anodizing prevents corrosion. It also prevents galling of the threads because it has minor lubrication properties, as well as the extra hardness. It is a long proven technology and works remarkably well.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:16 AM   #1412
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The hard anodizing prevents corrosion.
The Procycle cold start enrichment plunger retainer does not appear to be hard anodized.

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #1413
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apply a bit of anti seize, done and done.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #1414
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WOOF!

Hi Meaty.

I parked my '03 Adventure 3 years and 2 months ago (2010) when it ran out of rego, but had to move it recently, so I hooked up a jumpstart pack and presto!, it fired up and idled like a bought one on 3 year old fuel.

I love this bike eh. I've been riding my Honda XR600 mostly though, as it has a new top end and needs bugger-all work done to it.

How's yours these days?
Still chasin' my tail... but they pay me to do it so that's good.

My LC4 has a new tail:



been dreaming of one for years (over 5) but at $700+ I couldn't justify it. The US importer was liquidating old stock and had one left, for $350

The carb is in pieces currently - about to ask Derek if he'll be around this week to see if I can buy some rebuild parts.

Looking forward to trying it out! PS - you know you should drain the fuel - luckily you had drained the carb so there's no varnish in there eh?
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:50 AM   #1415
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Finally got the bike put back together. Man, the new carb parts really woke the Adv up. Thanks for everyone's help!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:55 AM   #1416
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Finally got the bike put back together. Man, the new carb parts really woke the Adv up. Thanks for everyone's help!
Get yourself a fcr and then you will really thank us.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:53 PM   #1417
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Get yourself a fcr and then you will really thank us.
I would not increase cylinder filling without first verifying that doing so will not cause (or exacerbate) a detonation problem.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #1418
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That is produced by warp 9 i believe.
I have one in black.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:55 PM   #1419
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:16 AM   #1420
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That is produced by warp 9 i believe.
I have one in black.
Yep, the one I got was in Warp 9 packaging.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #1421
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- about to ask Derek if he'll be around this week to see if I can buy some rebuild parts.
I'm around. I guess I should have said so sooner, considering that the week is almost over...

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #1422
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PS - you know you should drain the fuel - luckily you had drained the carb so there's no varnish in there eh?
Er, maybe we have better fuel over here........

I've gotten away with this on my XR600R too, years-old fuel and it still kickstarts. I might just drain the tank on my BMW GS though, I don't fancy gummed up fuel injection.

I like your new tailpipe there, it looks kinda stainless and Aussie. You got it for a good price too. The oval cans are louder than the round cans, and if you run them without the spark arrestor the oval ones are noticeably louder. Something to do with the shape and length of the soundwaves apparently.

I gottta look at my front forks, one of them seems to have restricted adjustment in the damping adjuster on the bottom of the forkleg, it doesn't turn anywhere near the number of clicks it should. I tried to zero the damping adjusters and it wouldn't do it, so a strip'n'fix is in order.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:09 AM   #1423
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Er, maybe we have better fuel over here........

I've gotten away with this on my XR600R too, years-old fuel and it still kickstarts. I might just drain the tank on my BMW GS though, I don't fancy gummed up fuel injection.

I like your new tailpipe there, it looks kinda stainless and Aussie. You got it for a good price too. The oval cans are louder than the round cans, and if you run them without the spark arrestor the oval ones are noticeably louder. Something to do with the shape and length of the soundwaves apparently.

I gottta look at my front forks, one of them seems to have restricted adjustment in the damping adjuster on the bottom of the forkleg, it doesn't turn anywhere near the number of clicks it should. I tried to zero the damping adjusters and it wouldn't do it, so a strip'n'fix is in order.
Entirely possible - you usually get what you pay for, and our fuel is pretty cheap.

The new can is a Staintune; I will run it with the dB eater - I don't think its a sparkie - correct me if I'm wrong. I was hoping this machinist fella was going to put together a sparkie for me.

Fork work is fun - just give yourself lots of time (you have the XR so you don't have to ride the LC4). This thread may help:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339544
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #1424
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She's back together,

thanks to Motolab for making rebuild parts available for retail and being a good source of technical info on them so I can keep my motochondritis in check.

In a nutshell: the float was way off, the slide, guide, and emulsion tube were all worn, and the needle valve o-ring was worn enough that it fell out when the float assembly was out of the way... rebuild time, ah, yes.

I also cleared the little screen where the fuel line from the fuel pump attaches to the carb, but it was only maybe 10% full (lots of screen still showing). But I think that's about it, so I need to get out to some rough dirt and see if the "bog" is gone.

The Staintune sounds real nice - I'm glad to not be obnoxiously loud any longer!

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I'll get a measurement of those slide guide depressions when I get in there. And I'll try to take an iterative approach to this, since identifying the cause of a bog behavior in this carb would be useful to some.

Years ago, when I had no such problems with the carb I thought this bog business might be related to over-enrichment, but don't recall how I had come to that conclusion now.

The bike has a screened side airbox cover, similar to the KTM "racing side airbox cover". It also has a more suitable main jet, but I need to check what I ended up with back then. Only other change from stock would be different exhaust can, which is very unrestrictive.

But with the more open airbox I will of course be checking the float height and adjusting to suit. Thanks for the spec. I have a float height measurement tool.

For now I've pulled both carb vent lines; the float bowl line had some gunk in it, which I cleared, but the other vent line (the one with the 90 degree screened "filter") seemed very clear. I'll button her back up and test to see if this was related to the problem.
PS - some links I referenced while doing the work that I'd not seen hereabouts lately:
http://www.factorypro.com/tech_tunin...procedure.html
http://home.everestkc.net/malsin/Mot...theory_101.htm
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #1425
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thanks to Motolab for making rebuild parts available for retail and being a good source of technical info on them so I can keep my motochondritis in check.
You're welcome!

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