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Old 08-03-2010, 08:04 PM   #10531
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At 1000+ mi /week, this maintenance happens more often than most. I reserve weeknight for wrenching, chores and exercise while the weekends are non-stop
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:08 PM   #10532
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At 1000+ mi /week, this maintenance happens more often than most. I reserve weeknight for wrenching, chores and exercise while the weekends are non-stop
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #10533
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Hey Cats - slight change

I went up to Maine this weekend to pick up a bike for a buddy and while I was there, I stopped at Delorme and picked up new Atlas & Gazetteer's for VA and WV. When I got home I found that they matched the two I'd bought last September I and had forgotten about. They list for $19.95 and I'd like to get $15 each. I can deliver to the campout or...
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #10534
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It's true, you have been riding a LOT lately Mike. I've put almost 20k on the V65 in the almost 2 yrs. I've had it. Not sure how many on the XRL without looking it up but with that bike it's more about hours than miles since several hours of trail riding doesn't add up to that many miles. But they're both Hondas and quite low maintenance, thankfully!
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:17 PM   #10535
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Bummer. I got mine from amazon super cheap Valuable guidance in those maps
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:26 PM   #10536
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Sometimes you just need to do stuff when it's warm out..

I did have time last winter to work on the bikes....
Moving snow around and feeding critters fills the day...

Evenings are to bloody cold , to work on cold metal to boot ...
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:37 PM   #10537
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With all the oil changes you're do'in where were you when BP needed you?

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:36 AM   #10538
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I like to dig a hole on the ground next to Blacks Run into which I pour my used oil. On sorta like the rainbow effect down stream
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:08 AM   #10539
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North East PA Dirty (NEPAD) ToR thread.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:36 AM   #10540
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Now I just need to find that elusive nipple
Careful, Mike--LD will ban you from this family thread . . . . .
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:48 AM   #10541
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Yeah OR, pops mentioned it to me. Now I just need to find that elusive nipple Tell me about what is on the end of these vacuum lines? Where can I find em?
On each throttle body, just before the intake, there is a "nipple" (tee hee, giggle, giggle) with a small rubber vacuum cap on it. On my bike, the aft TB has two nipples. (Yeah, I know . . . . maybe we should call them "vacuum ports"). One of the nipples is for a vacuum accessory like a chain oiler.

Take two of the hoses from the carb stick and hook them to those nipples, one on the forward TB, one on the aft TB, after you take off the rubber caps. Now you're only problem is getting the tank on, or close enough, to hook up the gas and get the bike warmed up. (You should play with nipples . . . I mean do the TB synch . . . . . with a warm bike. Hmmm. I think I'm getting in more trouble here. . . . ).

As an alternative to running the carb stick tubes alll the way to the vacuum ports each tune-up, I built extensions of the ports. I took 2 pieces of vacuum hose (maybe 5"-6" long) that I bought from an auto parts store and hooked them to the TB synch nip . . . . I mean vacuum ports. I bought two straight-line plastic adapter tubes and two rubber caps to seal the ends after the synch. The tubes stay on the bike after the tune-up. Essentially, I built an extension of the TB synch ports and ran the tubes to the right side of the bike. Now when I want to do a TB synch, I just lift the tank and hook the carb stick to the extension tubes.

Hmmm. I don't think I'm making much sense here . . . . wish I could attach a drawing. If you need, I can take a photo of the tubes tonight and post it. Let me know.

Once you see it, the arrangement is easy to figure out, and pretty intuitive. Remember, if I did it, it can't be too hard. Mr. Clutz here . . . .
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:08 AM   #10542
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Thanks Dan. I have the shop manual and found another good writeup with pics on VSRI. I'll get the hose material this evening. Compared to the valves, this should be a cakewalk. Do I have to go through the effort of removing the air filter to balance the sync tool or should I assume it is balanced well?
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:26 AM   #10543
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Nah, you want to balance the TB's with the air filter in place. All I do is take out enough fasteners from the plastic to let me raise the tank a couple inches, then block it up. I've got an itty-bitty el-cheapo ratchet with a phillips head screwdriver bit that I use to turn the adjustment screw near the aft valve cover. It's pretty easy.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:33 AM   #10544
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I am talking about calibration the motion pro tool, not the sync.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:42 AM   #10545
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Calibrate? I jus' plug the thing in . . . . . I ain't figgered out how to calibrate mercury . . . .

One of these days I'll buy the Twinmax tool and do it right. The stick has has some air in each of the columns, but I just balance the TB's until the top of the mercury is level between each column. Close enough for now. The Twinmax would be better, but the sticks were free to me . . . .
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