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Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
UPDATE: old thread, I know. After a month of...

UPDATE: old thread, I know. After a month of tweaking the carb, I gave up. It would get warm, and run like crap. It sat in my garage for a while with nothing being done to it. I started...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,773
Posted By JoshMan01
Awesome work! You've inspired me to start...

Awesome work!

You've inspired me to start on my '85 XL350... :D

By the way, I just came across this on eBay-
...
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,393
Posted By JoshMan01
I just fixed a buddies mower with same exact...

I just fixed a buddies mower with same exact engine doing the same exact thing last weekend. You figured out the same thing I did... Carb cleaning and oil change took care of it. :D I had to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 126,515
Posted By JoshMan01
Josh here... I live in Wayne County, near...

Josh here... I live in Wayne County, near Waymart.

I do a lot of ripping around on the local dirt roads and railroad beds, although it's not easy these days with a one year old and another on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Good news! I checked the float level with a...

Good news! I checked the float level with a clear tube yesterday... it was way high, but not dripping out the carb (??). I adjusted the float level so the bowl level was way low (about 1/3 up the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Good point, but the crack stops before the screw...

Good point, but the crack stops before the screw head, and well before it seats. Plus, it looks like the crack has been there for some time and the guy I got it from said it ran great until the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Well, I screwed around with it until 10 last...

Well, I screwed around with it until 10 last night or so.

I tried a D8EA. Still ran the same.

I ran it with the gas cap off to make sure it was venting right. Still ran the same.

Got the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
I haven't had a chance to look at it this week. ...

I haven't had a chance to look at it this week. Tonight I'm planning on messing with it though, so hopefully I can report back with good news.

The rings were marked, and I made sure not to put...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
I did think of this... I installed a standard...

I did think of this... I installed a standard piston and rings. The bike only has 2300 miles on it, and there was not much of a ridge at the top of the cylinder. I only honed it enough to get rid...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Good point, but they are new. Maybe I...

Good point, but they are new.

Maybe I should try the old needle valve and seat at some point, just in case my rebuild kit came with a crappy one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Yep, that's exactly what it's doing. I'm going...

Yep, that's exactly what it's doing. I'm going to re-read the service manual and make sure I'm setting it right. My understanding is the measurement is supposed to be 26-30mm from bowl seating face...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Thanks everybody for your input. I really...

Thanks everybody for your input. I really appreciate it.

Ok... checked the timing. It was right on. Also checked the valves. They were a bit tight, but within spec according to the shop...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Soaked in a can of gunk carb & parts cleaner for...

Soaked in a can of gunk carb & parts cleaner for several hours, blown out with compressed air with every removable part off it, and then soaked and cleaned every removable part. Multiple times. All...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
It wasn't when I reassembled the motor. Once...

It wasn't when I reassembled the motor. Once again, probably worth checking though.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
They were when I put the motor back together. I...

They were when I put the motor back together. I DID get the motor back together when it was pretty cold out though. It's probably worth checking them again...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
Alrighty... cleaned the carb again. I let it...

Alrighty... cleaned the carb again. I let it soak overnight this time. I also checked the intake manifold boot, checked the float height, and all is within spec. It runs as long as I keep it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,814
Posted By JoshMan01
TW200... arghhh!!!

I've just about had it with my TW...

I got a 1991 TW200 over the winter that needed to be rebuilt for the sweet price of nothing. :D The intake valve let loose, SO, I replaced the head with a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 1,006,178
Posted By JoshMan01
What is the purpose of leaving one wall? I know...

What is the purpose of leaving one wall? I know with some renovations, they'll leave part of the building so it can be considered a renovation, and not new construction.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-09-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,943
Views: 483,019
Posted By JoshMan01
Wicked This is every guy from NJ and LI that owns a...

This is every guy from NJ and LI that owns a weekend house around me... oy...

*Disclaimer- I'm from NJ myself and in no way intend to harm or insult people from NJ. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,783
Posted By JoshMan01
Cool stuff... looks like kids got to that place...

Cool stuff... looks like kids got to that place pretty hardcore.

I love abandoned stuff though!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-16-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,943
Views: 483,019
Posted By JoshMan01
Yep... exactly what I thought...

Yep... exactly what I thought...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,943
Views: 483,019
Posted By JoshMan01
I emailed this guy yesterday. He's right off...

I emailed this guy yesterday. He's right off I-81 at exit 211. He never heard the bike run himself. I thought about it (I posted in the XT550 thread), but decided against it. It sounds like it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By JoshMan01
Yikes... I was hoping for something cheap. The...

Yikes... I was hoping for something cheap. The bike has no title either... not sure if it's worth it. I realize it could be something cheap still, but I don't know if I want to take the gamble.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By JoshMan01
I found an '82 XT550 on CL for $400. It doesn't...

I found an '82 XT550 on CL for $400. It doesn't run because it has no spark. I won't pay the 400, but if I get a deal, I'll consider it. Seat and tank are in great shape, it has good compression,...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,039
Posted By JoshMan01
Here's another vote for electrolysis... worked...

Here's another vote for electrolysis... worked great on the few tanks I've done.
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,515
Posted By JoshMan01
Yep, it was a short life. I already ordered a...

Yep, it was a short life. I already ordered a new pump off Northern Tool for 21$. The loss of the pump wasn't so much what ticked me off, it was the fact that I couldn't use the solvent I bought.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,515
Posted By JoshMan01
Parts Washer

I broke down and got a parts washer yesterday from Tractor Supply for 99 bucks. Flammable products are ok to use in it, but not acentone. I used an acetone based solvent in it, and it turned the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,773
Posted By JoshMan01
Where did you get the paint!?!?! Is it the...

Where did you get the paint!?!?! Is it the actual color, or something close?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By JoshMan01
Palmers just opened their new showroom, so maybe...

Palmers just opened their new showroom, so maybe it's a good excuse to take a look? :D

I just looked on google maps. There does not appear to be much in the motorcycle garage department down...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 1,006,178
Posted By JoshMan01
I've been following his site for years. He's an...

I've been following his site for years. He's an amazing photographer, and got me into UE for quite a while.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,767,481
Posted By JoshMan01
We had ours (mine) built in 2007. Under...

We had ours (mine) built in 2007.

Under Construction in '07

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h247/joshman82/Home/7-15-07058.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 105,750
Posted By JoshMan01
I have the 20 gallon parts washer coming. I hear...

I have the 20 gallon parts washer coming. I hear pretty good things about it.

I guess my only complaint is if I would have known how slow their shipping is, I would have just driven the 24 miles...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-13-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,975
Posted By JoshMan01
Beautiful spot... ...

Beautiful spot...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h247/joshman82/Riding/7-10-08005.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,773
Posted By JoshMan01
It bolts directly to the cylinder head on my 350....

It bolts directly to the cylinder head on my 350. Different animal, but same setup...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,773
Posted By JoshMan01
It wasn't any easier on my 350. What a pain in...

It wasn't any easier on my 350. What a pain in the ass. I ended up fighting with mine until it came out. I put it back in last night. Ugh...

The complete restoration on mine is going to have...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,093
Posted By JoshMan01
Some nice bikes here! I'm the proud owner of an...

Some nice bikes here! I'm the proud owner of an '85 XL350.

I'm thinking about tearing her down the the frame this winter. Anybody have a good source for the orangey red color that the '85's...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,897
Posted By JoshMan01
Western Wayne county here. I would love to meet...

Western Wayne county here. I would love to meet up with some semi-locals for a day.

We'll have to see if my newborn son allows this. :D

Josh
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By JoshMan01
Another vote for Route 97. When I only have a...

Another vote for Route 97. When I only have a couple hours to kill, I usually incorporate 97 into my loop.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By JoshMan01
Idle/Choke question '74 KZ400

I have a '74 Kawasaki KZ400 I've been messing around with. It had been sitting in a barn for about 10 years and has 6k miles on it. I got it running, but it only runs with the choke on or at very...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 82,256
Posted By JoshMan01
That makes two of us!

That makes two of us!
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