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Old 10-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #71386
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nice Mike!


have fun, and if Dick Cheney asks you to join him in a hunt, you might want to decline.

Or find the nearest foxhole.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:24 AM   #71387
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Do you know of any reviews on the kevlar pads Matt?
I never cared for the Kevlar pads. They just don't seem like they work as well as the sintered pads imo.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #71388
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Charlie when you say the clutch was "Dragging" what do you mean?
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:11 AM   #71389
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The Skyline Lodge in Athol, SD where we are staying. It was built at the turn of the century by Kraft Foods as a corporate hunting lodge.


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You can't begin hunting the birds until noon, so you sleep in after a big night of partying and have a hig breakfast with friends and family
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #71390
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Well my drain plug sticks down past the frame. After thinking about it the stock skid plate doesn't even cover the drain plug so its entirely exposed and has been even before I shattered the stock skid plate. Huge design flaw in my opinion. Aftermarket skid plates of good quality look really expensive.

The stock plastic skid plate is $116 from wheeler kawasaki in fort smith and to me that's laughable.

Anyone ever tried to make a custom skid plate out of aluminum before?
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #71391
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Any of you FF's used Pine Sol to soak carbs in etc? I had read about it a while ago and tried it on a couple of the kids bike cars this week. Soaked them overnight in a tub and it was pretty amazing! It really cleaned them up and they run great!
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #71392
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I made one years ago out of aluminum for a dirt bike. It was probably 3/16" thich and I just bent it to match the frame and secured it with hose clamps. It'll get you by if you're not wanting to spend the $$ on a new one. I would think you could find one online under $100?

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Well my drain plug sticks down past the frame. After thinking about it the stock skid plate doesn't even cover the drain plug so its entirely exposed and has been even before I shattered the stock skid plate. Huge design flaw in my opinion. Aftermarket skid plates of good quality look really expensive.

The stock plastic skid plate is $116 from wheeler kawasaki in fort smith and to me that's laughable.

Anyone ever tried to make a custom skid plate out of aluminum before?
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #71393
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Charlie when you say the clutch was "Dragging" what do you mean?
I mean, in neutral whether the engine is hot or cold the bike feels like it is slightly in gear and pushes hard. It also lurches forward when you start the bike, and creeps with the clutch pulled in.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:25 AM   #71394
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Ano of you FF's used Pine Sol to soak carbs in etc? I had read about it a while ago and tried it on a couple of the kids bike cars this week. Soaked them overnight in a tub and it was pretty amazing! It really cleaned them up and they run great!
Lots of good info here Ted,

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=pine
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #71395
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Ano of you FF's used Pine Sol to soak carbs in etc? I had read about it a while ago and tried it on a couple of the kids bike cars this week. Soaked them overnight in a tub and it was pretty amazing! It really cleaned them up and they run great!
Yep, I've used it on lawn mower, chain saw and weed eater carbs. Works great.

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #71396
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yeah I read a few of the cheap volar pads.

most say they are akin ( is that a word?) to the ebc pads that are in the $40 range.. I dont recall which


google "volar brake pad review"
It looks like they are inexpensive even when they aren't on sale. Let us know how they work. There is certainly some $ to be saved there.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:34 AM   #71397
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I mean, in neutral whether the engine is hot or cold the bike feels like it is slightly in gear and pushes hard. It also lurches forward when you start the bike, and creeps with the clutch pulled in.
In neutral?

The second sentence describes a clutch dragging.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:35 AM   #71398
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Well my drain plug sticks down past the frame. After thinking about it the stock skid plate doesn't even cover the drain plug so its entirely exposed and has been even before I shattered the stock skid plate. Huge design flaw in my opinion. Aftermarket skid plates of good quality look really expensive.

The stock plastic skid plate is $116 from wheeler kawasaki in fort smith and to me that's laughable.

Anyone ever tried to make a custom skid plate out of aluminum before?
You watching the flea market here on ADV? That's where I pick up most of my stuff. Just bought a new set of luggage racks for 950 for $100, retail new was about $350. Just got to keep after it and you will find something
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:35 AM   #71399
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Ano of you FF's used Pine Sol to soak carbs in etc? I had read about it a while ago and tried it on a couple of the kids bike cars this week. Soaked them overnight in a tub and it was pretty amazing! It really cleaned them up and they run great!
When I resureccted an old Goldwing I boiled the carbs for a while in plain old water.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #71400
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When I resureccted an old Goldwing I boiled the cars for a while in plain old water.
How did you find a pot big enough to boil a car? And why would you boil a car to resurrect a motorcycle?


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