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Old 03-11-2011, 01:32 PM   #16
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Slides...

danedg - You got this one right. My left slide moves LONG before the right one. I only had a second to run down and check the slides but I will try to get back to it tomorrow and make an adjustment. I'm assuming the adjustment is moving the cable stop in and out. Correct?

lemieuxmc - I will clean the jets as soon as I get the slides working together. I have a feeling it's going to be a combination of things. Also, thank you for your service.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #17
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You've got 2 carbs...we've a 50/50 chance of getting this right.

I really like the fact that no major stuff has been done to your bike.
If your lucky, we can avoid the, "You really need to tear your bike down to the lowest common denominator and start over from scratch", syndrome.
It happens a lot, but it's not always necessary.
You've got provenance.
Mom and Dad knew what they were doing when they bought the R50..
It was a tough, sexy, little bike then, and it still is today.
Let's get it runnin' for you and yours.
How cool is that?
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:30 PM   #18
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[hijack] Sandy Hook, huh? Used to live up in Fredneck and come down to the river to paddle the staircase (Shenendoah/Potomac) right in front of your door. Hopefully the river isn't in your front door today. [hijack off/]


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Old 03-11-2011, 03:11 PM   #19
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I can't find the foto, but pop the top on the carbs. Be careful of the o rings. You can get a whole new set of gaskets from BING. I think it's the OH2K kit for about $12US
Make sure that the cable end is properly attached to the slide top. It comes down from the big hole and lodges into the small hole. Sometimes it can get hung up in the wrong spot.
Yer bike doesn't have enough miles to warrant new jets.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:52 PM   #20
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cables...

I know what you are talking about. Those little slots caused me several headaches as I was putting the cables on. I'm 99% sure those are where they should be. I'll confirm though...

Thank you for your help. The fact that you are willing to help someone you have never met just because we enjoy the same type of bikes.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:51 PM   #21
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Found a problem...

I was trying to adjust the left cable and noticed every time I would start to tighten down the carb cap the throttle cable will pop loose. I tried to take up the slack but the adjustment unscrewed after three turns. I looked at the end and the nipple is broken in the middle. I got the piece out of the cap, now I need to order a new one. two steps forward, one step back.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:05 PM   #22
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I was trying to adjust the left cable and noticed every time I would start to tighten down the carb cap the throttle cable will pop loose. I tried to take up the slack but the adjustment unscrewed after three turns. I looked at the end and the nipple is broken in the middle. I got the piece out of the cap, now I need to order a new one. two steps forward, one step back.

If that yer only problem, you're WAY ahead of the game.
But, you were only cracking one of your two throttles. Bike didn't know WHAT to do...shit or go blind
Check back when you get the new part. We'll set the carbs up to their preliminary settings as a starting point and go from there.
Did you get new throttle cables when you put the bike back together? Or use the nasty, cruddy stiff old ones?
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:52 PM   #23
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MUCH better...

Put the new adjuster in, adjusted the cables so both slides start moving at the same point. Fired it up and she accelerates much smoother. I unfortunately didn't have time to take her for a test ride.

Danedg, I replaced all of the cables with the exception of the speedo. I am taking her out for a very short spin tomorrow.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:33 PM   #24
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I am a firm believer that these bikes need to be riding down the road, before you can really assess what's wrong and right with 'em.
Starting them and idling in the driveway don't cut it, they just get clogged up and squirrely....
And they change during each ride. My bike ran great when I started out the other day, was running rough and high idling midway, and sounded rock solid when she was tucked in for the night.
Check the 13mm's holding the carb on and the screws holding the cap on. Adjust the idle mixture screws to 1-1/2 turns OUT from fully closed.
Ride.
Ride some more.
Report back!
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Interesting...

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Check the 13mm's holding the carb on and the screws holding the cap on. Adjust the idle mixture screws to 1-1/2 turns OUT from fully closed.
Ride.
Ride some more.
Report back!
I got a second and went to check my idle mixture screws. They were turned out about 3 turns. I ran them in all of the way, then back out 1-1/2. Now when I start her, she revs up to I'm guessing about 2 grand and stays there. Any ideas?
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:53 PM   #26
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How did it run at about 40 - 50 mph? Accelerate smoothly? Backfire?
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:02 PM   #27
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Bluhduh don't know yet...

Between the rain we have been having (new tires and rain don't mix I hear.) and the end of the quarter at school coming up I haven't had much time to get her out.

I will definitely have her out this weekend and run it around the subdivision. I still need to get her licensed, insured, inspected before I can really ride much. For some reason the cops like it that way.

BTW, I have named her Kali, which means "The Black One" or "The Devourer of Time" I thought either way was appropriate.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:35 PM   #28
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Great story and good on you for taking the time to get her sorted out. Hope you get a chance to take her for a good spin this weekend.

and post some more pictures please

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:38 PM   #29
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Thumb Pictures...



Goin' old's cool...



Told you Kali has lived in Hawaii. If you can't see the date it says 2/28/70.



Then in Pennsylvania. 37 years. You think the inspection is still good?



V-Strom peering at this new intruder...



From the school my dad taught at in the early 70's. Guess what, Mom, Dad, my sister and I all graduated from that school. Keeping the sticker for old time's sake.



From last fall. Boy, it feels good to have her rolling again.


There will be plenty more.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:10 PM   #30
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Excellent - thanks for posting those. Look forward to the many others you're going to post

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