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Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,693
Posted By Cauldron
I remember reading somewhere that the carbs and...

I remember reading somewhere that the carbs and choke system on the 900 A&w designed for the on or ofd you describe, and that holding the choke part way was a bad thing. Mine goes to 3000. You might...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,693
Posted By Cauldron
my guess: Might need to be honed. New valve and...

my guess: Might need to be honed. New valve and piston, and a rebuilding.. based on what was posted already.

A new motor might be cheaper. The new block will have to be machined to fit the bike...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,693
Posted By Cauldron
I think the detuning was only using 750 heads...

I think the detuning was only using 750 heads with the smaller valves on order to lower the torque curve into usable territory. I don't remember the carbs, timing or cams being smaller, but I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,912
Views: 245,273
Posted By Cauldron
That is the part. I ordered one, and it wasn't as...

That is the part. I ordered one, and it wasn't as bad as the $45 part from the dealership.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,912
Views: 245,273
Posted By Cauldron
Howdy. I cleaned my carburetor and managed...

Howdy.

I cleaned my carburetor and managed to loose the needle jet. I have the part number, but read that a Sportster needle jet is the same size. I have a friend with some older sportster carbs,...
Forum: Regional forums 04-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 178,870
Posted By Cauldron
Although I officially protest plans, I'm in for...

Although I officially protest plans, I'm in for the burger.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
Stuck bolts are an art. I'd try impacting them...

Stuck bolts are an art. I'd try impacting them with a hammer and punch. tightening, then loosening, then repeat. and oil always helps.
Smacking them with the hammer is the most satistifing. Right...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
Ive ridden in Chicago and NYC. Chicago is nicer....

Ive ridden in Chicago and NYC. Chicago is nicer. Buddy asked about splitting lanes and the traffic cop told him we long as be wasn't riding on thw sidewalk, or running over old ladies, he was good....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
Chicagoans are of the opinion that their...

Chicagoans are of the opinion that their officials are more easily and more often bought and sold than anywhere else, including NYC, and Moscow. The cops are more laid back... but we keep sending...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,219
Posted By Cauldron
Having issues getting a klr250 started, but after...

Having issues getting a klr250 started, but after that, I'd love to go for a ride.


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
No one wants my bike. I'll agree on that!!

No one wants my bike. I'll agree on that!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
Had a great time in y'all's neck of the woods....

Had a great time in y'all's neck of the woods. Got to ride over a few bridges, and have lunch in Sleepy Hollow.

Missing two pairs of cheap yellow safety glasses, one pair of cheap tinted...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 184,670
Posted By Cauldron
Anyone? Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2

Anyone?

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,219
Posted By Cauldron
Still in NYC, and we're looking at a blizzard...

Still in NYC, and we're looking at a blizzard tomorrow... fun fun.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,219
Posted By Cauldron
Howdy. I've been distracted and busy. I'm riding...

Howdy. I've been distracted and busy. I'm riding more now. I rode my elefant to Manhattan two weeks ago. It's been fun riding through traffic. Pot holes and taxis.

hope to see you on a ride soon....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,219
Posted By Cauldron
Riding somewhere for coffee or lunch sounds good....

Riding somewhere for coffee or lunch sounds good.
I've got a klr250, and it needs to get out more.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
It's a 1995 Ducati elefant. Its hard to find...

It's a 1995 Ducati elefant. Its hard to find parts until you realize they used all sorts of parts to build it. You have to know what bike to lie about owning. 900ss shares parts, as do most of the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Cleaned out the seals today using a cut up metro...

Cleaned out the seals today using a cut up metro card. Then bounced the forks, wiped off the oil, cleaned, wiped, bounced... until they were staying dry. We'll see... now I need to get the fork oil...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
No love anywhere on the fork seals. I did learn...

No love anywhere on the fork seals. I did learn they are the same as a 1990 honda cr250r or a cr500r.

I made a cleaning tool from a metro card, and removed the fender, and cleaned them again....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
That's close to where I'm staying. I'll go see...

That's close to where I'm staying. I'll go see them today. Thank you.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
Excellent. Thank you. I'll let you know what I...

Excellent. Thank you. I'll let you know what I find out.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
I tried cleaning them out. They are 45mm...

I tried cleaning them out.

They are 45mm showa inverted forks.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
Any good place to get fork seals? My twenty year...

Any good place to get fork seals? My twenty year old seals are leaking a lot since yesterday.

All over the rotors.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Down town for another birthday party. Both...

Down town for another birthday party.

Both fork seals are leaking.. enough to make breaking in traffic more exciting.

So new brake pads with the new seals.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Monday started with a commute to where Carin...

Monday started with a commute to where Carin works. We went south on FDR, but her exit was closed. Just the one sign, but we caught it. I drop her off at work around the corner, and that spot is just...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Sunday was sleep in day. Then Adam called. He...

Sunday was sleep in day. Then Adam called. He lives in Manhattan and hates subways. And busses.. He has ridden motorcycles in NYC for decades and wanted to go for a quick ride.
I woke Carin up and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
After the model shoot, we went to a party in...

After the model shoot, we went to a party in Brooklyn. Great party, cool people, lots of food, and even a hot tub out back. We stayed till five am. It was pretty close to home, and the bridge didn't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 184,670
Posted By Cauldron
I rode down. Crowded. Good food. Sent from...

I rode down. Crowded. Good food.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Saturday was a full day. Carin had a modeling gig...

Saturday was a full day. Carin had a modeling gig in queens. Five girls doing a '70's glam' photo shoot for a project. We packed shoes and clothing and more shoes and makeup and jewelry in a back...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
I looked to see if any direction sloped down more...

I looked to see if any direction sloped down more than any other, but it was a flat area. I tried to push it myself, but duck walking wasn't fast enough.. We were at a street with a bicycle lane...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Other than the exploding building waking me up,...

Other than the exploding building waking me up, Wednesday was normal.
Thursday was my birthday and we went to dinner with some of Carin's friends. Carin called TRE, a little Italian place on the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Part of staying with a friend that doesn't own a...

Part of staying with a friend that doesn't own a vehicle, is you offer to take them places. Carin works on 71st, and lives on 117st, and 46 blocks is just over two miles. It's still faster to take...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Parking a car in NYC is tough, but apparently so...

Parking a car in NYC is tough, but apparently so is parking a bike. Theft, cars parking by braille, and parking enforcement are all problems. I found a spot next to some power company barricades over...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
The only thing holding me up was a clutch lever....

The only thing holding me up was a clutch lever. It was on order, and the original was in two pieces.
My wife rides a Ducati monster, and as the clutch levers are identical, I stole hers.
The new...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
I decided in October to take a trip from Illinois...

I decided in October to take a trip from Illinois to New York some time in March. I hoped it would be an easy winter, or an early spring. It was neither.

(I'm writing this from a coffee shop in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Cauldron
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
I had a friend helping push. It's a tall seat to...

I had a friend helping push. It's a tall seat to jump onto. Three tries and 2nd gear.
FINE-C: Fuel, Ignition, Neutral, Engine cut off, Choke.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
Turns out bicycle lanes are perfect for push...

Turns out bicycle lanes are perfect for push starting dead bikes.
Also grip heaters will run a battery down if left on while you have dinner. Other than a midnight bump start in the cold, a great...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23,431
Views: 1,590,166
Posted By Cauldron
I was less than a mile from the explosion this...

I was less than a mile from the explosion this morning. Sleeping in. The rumble and vibration woke me up for a second... I remember thinking a huge truck must have gone past...

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Forum: Beasts 03-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,693
Posted By Cauldron
1000 miles later, doing fine. Sent from my...

1000 miles later, doing fine.

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