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Old 10-04-2010, 06:08 PM   #166
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No brakes in reverse? I'm glad I know this before mine even run..
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:19 PM   #167
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i dont have brakes going forward never mind reverse.


or shocks.


slash 2s sure am fancy machines
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:28 PM   #168
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slash 2s sure am fancy machines[/QUOTE]

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Old 10-04-2010, 07:45 PM   #169
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shock fix idea- clean up the threads as best you can (metric thread file) wash all the anti seize off and use locktite bearing retaining compound (green if i remember)on the parts when you reassemble. when its time to dissassemble you'd use some heat to free up the bond.

maybe worth a shot anyway.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:26 PM   #170
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Ta Da!

Ze surgery vas sugcessful Doktor.....
..ze patient vill live anozzer day.....


complete dismantling of both sides resulted in proper reassembling of the rear suspension....
..left side had been snotted and had unscrewed itself from the lower receiver...after cleaning, it screwed right back on...minus a coupla threads!
Feels good...
Right side came off. I think it had been unscrewing itself as well, but hadn't finished yet. Not as greasy. It took more turns to reassemble, than it did to disassemble....
It was a bitch to get that shoulder screw back into the final drive....
But now everything is nice,nice.....
The shocks are not Koni or Boge.
American flag, and the word WORKS....
Whad I got????



And the receiver...
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:09 PM   #171
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Condensation?

To check the rear shocks, it was necessary to pull the silencers....
No biggee, one bolt....and I get to clean the set of $300 repops that work and look good.....
The bike was last rode hard and put up dry... to the Color In Catskills whateveritwas, and hadn't been touched/started since....
I pull the muffler and water drips out the front as I hold the item up from the rear....
WTF???????????
Is this norbal?????
When does condensation occur?
Does Rust never sleep?


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Old 10-12-2010, 02:21 PM   #172
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Rally Season '10

The thermometer is dippin' into the 40's at nite, I'm spending more time stacking wood than I am stacking miles... I guess it's like the end of the "summer"riding season..... and it was a good'un!

AMCA Rhinebeck National... not as well attended as 09 but a great meet...
Airheads at The Aerodrome... beautiful spot! Thanks Mike!
Damn Yankees... it's nice up on the Mountain....
Black Diamond Beemers Rallye in the Pocono's... super nice ride!
Yankee Beemers WackyHat... just a drive by, but a super nice ride over the Mountain...
....and Color In The Catskills...
about 9000 miles total, alot of it /2UP with the missus....
The ONLY regret is... Jezebel could use another ten horses... but not at the expense of reliability.... it's ALL good!
We'll jump out here and there, weather permitting...
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:24 PM   #173
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I'm tempted to just get a 6v battery, change the oil, spray some starting fluid in it, and kick over my sidecar rig one of these days.. Now, where to find a decent 6v battery? Hell, do I even need a battery for it to run?
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #174
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Combustion produces carbon dioxide and water vapor, and cool things in a humid environment will cause water to condense upon them... happens in gas tanks all the time. And I also I would submit that most tailpipes rust out on the bottom, at the lowest spot. The same spot water would collect.

Therefore, after every ride you should remove them and dry them out by blowing on them like a didgeridoo. But without so much spitting. Perhaps you should hire a Polish Terrorist to blow up your bike.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:25 PM   #175
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Should I be embarrassed to admit that I own 2 didgeridoos?
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:54 PM   #176
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I'm tempted to just get a 6v battery, change the oil, spray some starting fluid in it, and kick over my sidecar rig one of these days.. Now, where to find a decent 6v battery? Hell, do I even need a battery for it to run?
The answer is NOOOOOoooooo.... you need NO battery for the sidecar rig to start.....
...just a Polish Terrorist.....
or is that a terrormist, with exceptional polishing skills?

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Old 10-12-2010, 04:57 PM   #177
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Hmm, I thought a gen/coil system might need a battery, whereas a magneto does not. It has a gen/coil, right? I know nothing about /2's! Come on, winter break!
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:13 PM   #178
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My /2 ignition system, operates on the current GENERATED from the MAGNETO to supply the COIL with enough VOLTS, that fires enough AMPS to the sparkplugs when the POINTS open and close (hopefully, at the right TIME...]
The magneto will also supply almost enough voltage to the various other lights and indicators, to make you barely visible on the road... except at idle.
The magneto does not spin fast enough at idle, to supply all the 6v "devices" with sufficient voltage to make them operate {fully}....so they added the battery "inline", to take up the slackage of voltage. By today's standards, it's woefully inadequate.
The moral is....the bike runs very reliably[fires the plugs} off of the magneto...It's got nothing to do with the 6 volt battery. You might even get some lights going at "speed"...but not much.
And Oh Yeah... it's got no oil filter either...
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:56 PM   #179
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Therefore, after every ride you should remove them and dry them out by blowing on them like a didgeridoo. But without so much spitting. Perhaps you should hire a Polish Terrorist to blow up your bike.

*SNORT* HA HA HA !!
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:45 PM   #180
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The Big Three

I know you've all been asking yourselves....
What kind of oils does Dan run?
so I'll tell you...and why...and we'll never have to have another oil discussion... ever.. until next week.


In the tranny, driveshaft and rear end....
Sta lube GL-4... more zinc for the brassy things...available at most NAPA stores....
In the motor:
Shell 40W NON DETERGENT motor oil... why ND?

Detergent motor oil suspends all the dirt in the oil in anticipation of puttin' it through the oil filter......

I'd rather drain the shit every 1000 miles out of the pan.... than have THAT MUCH MORE get slung.....

LucasOIL zinc additive.... again, all the brassy parts are starving for the zinc that's been deleted form modern fluids due to EPA regs....
I put a dwollop in the tranny, the rear drive, driveshaft area, AND the crankcase... the tappets and crankshaft really like it.
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