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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:44 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
hey Steve - hope you enjoyed the free plug party...

hey Steve - hope you enjoyed the free plug party :freaky
Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:41 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
So your bike runs like poo...

One other thing I'll toss out there is the need to be methodical when troubleshooting an issue. Often times there will be overlapping issues on older bikes which can make diagnosing and fixing...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:28 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I also had a similar issue with a midrange miss...

I also had a similar issue with a midrange miss fixed by cutting back the wire and installing a new plug boot. I was convinced it was not electrical since I didn't feel it happening at all RPM...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:35 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
No problem, but mcma111 is the real pro for...

No problem, but mcma111 is the real pro for engine rebuilds read his thread and read it again, and again.

Oh - and I added a post to my rebuild thread on costs. Be sure to read it before your...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:32 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I actually got the idea from f250pal and coffman....

I actually got the idea from f250pal and coffman. Search amazon for 36w 8" light bar - they range in price from about 25 - 60 (I think mine was ~40). They have different patterns - flood, spot, and...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Costs

...I was wondering if I was going to get asked this.

So this sort of project has the potential to hundred dollar you to death. To control costs and contain the project there were several things I...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
More on oil temps

So today when I rode home from work the outside temp was 83F

The oil line temp ended up stabilizing just under 200F while moving at 4k rpm around 40 mph. Oil tank temp was a bit higher ~220.
...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:59 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Busy day at work, so I'll pick the easier thing...

Busy day at work, so I'll pick the easier thing to comment on.

Yeah, 185 does seem a little low but I'm not going to worry about it too much (yet). I did some poking around on bobtheoilguy.com...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:20 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
My '93 L Rebuild Summary

In case anyone is interested here is the writeup of what I did to my pig.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1062607

There are many excellent threads out there on specific...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:44 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Final Thoughts

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Overall the rebuild didn’t hold many surprises. I enjoyed the days where I had...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:43 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Results

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I haven’t put too many miles on it yet but everything seems to work great! The...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:41 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Laugh Pics

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7782/17167281498_54ebaf08c5_z.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:39 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Cosmetics/Protection

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Frame blasted and powder coated (Lanham Autobody)
Note: Tried to flush frame...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Electrics/Accessories

-Repaired electric harnesses
Note: spliced in several new wires where harnesses were damaged and installed wire loom protectors. Be sure to use solder for electrics and the western union style...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Steering/Controls

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Steering stem bearings (All Balls 22-1021)
Note: To get the bottom bearing...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:34 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Brakes

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Rear caliper rebuild (moose racing 1702-0148)
Note: If caliper piston is not...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:33 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Wheels/Tires/Drive

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -Front wheel bearings (all balls 25-1076 and oem seals)

-Rear wheel...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:32 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Suspension

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -rear shock rebuilt to oem specs (Hitchcock Industries in Colorado)

...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Winter Rebuild

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> November 2014
7400 miles

Now that I had a healthy engine, what about...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Carb

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -FCR41 pumper carb (used)

-new spark plug boot

Note: After the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:26 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Engine Round 2 – self rebuild

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]-->

August 2014, 7000 miles
-new rockers (oem)
-new cam (oem)
-102.4...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:25 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Cleaners

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> For the entire project the biggest time sink was cleaning. Everything had baked...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Consumables

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> -electric wire shrink wrap
-3/8” and ¼” wire loom
-electric tape
...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Tools

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> When it came to tools I really had the bare minimum.
-craftsman socket set my...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Engine Flub

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Since my past experience was only maintenance related, I was hesitant to do an...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:21 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By vector_dumb
Wicked '93 XR650L Rebuild Log

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Backstory


In 2013 I started looking for a second bike to provide...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 03:40 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Yeah, the oil separator system is the green,...

Yeah, the oil separator system is the green, yellow, and red pieces. You'll want all hooked up just as depicted. The red line kind of looks like a Y - the upper ends attach to the oil separator...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:00 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Moose Racing Standard Seat Cover ...

Moose Racing Standard Seat Cover
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/55102/i/moose-racing-standard-seat-cover

You can get free shipping at motorcycle superstore today...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Well, how heavy is your wife?

Well, how heavy is your wife?
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Never rode with someone on the back. I think...

Never rode with someone on the back. I think there was a guy on here that used a cycleracks and would ride with his son.

It has been awhile since I've looked at the passenger pegs, but I recall...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:36 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
This was one of one of the more difficult aspects...

This was one of one of the more difficult aspects of the rebuild - what to service/repair and what to upgrade. Since I was doing the whole bike I decided to stick mostly with the original design for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 06:38 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Not only an inmate, but he has infiltrated your...

Not only an inmate, but he has infiltrated your thread. I have pictures from when I was younger that are painfully close to the PSA above. Here I am at the least nerdy I can be - still with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 06:07 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Sneak Peak

Well after 5 months of rather steady work I completed my restoration. The goal was to turn a poorly maintained '93 into a reliable ride anywhere machine. (cosmetics sometimes took a back seat) In...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:23 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I see you've gotten a few good suggestions. My...

I see you've gotten a few good suggestions. My pig had a few overlapping issues and it was a real pain to sort out. I recommend doing a sanity check on the health of your engine.

#1 Check spark...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Since it looks like you have an '05 you'll have...

Since it looks like you have an '05 you'll have to remove your forks from the triple clamp, take the top off, and dump 'em. (only the early 90's forks have drains on the bottom). Once you've gotten...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:44 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Mine got powder coated on as well. Luckily I...

Mine got powder coated on as well. Luckily I caught it before I assembled the bike. I simple scored around where the bolt meets the frame with a sharp razor blade, put of a good fitting wrench, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 03:47 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thanks Steve. Should be wrapping up my full...

Thanks Steve. Should be wrapping up my full rebuild of the bike later this week...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 10:40 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Oddly enough I am installing my vapor temp sensor...

Oddly enough I am installing my vapor temp sensor today as well (just got the sensor wire extension yesterday).

Anyways, when I install the temp sensor I notice that the banjo bolt is 180 degrees...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,684
Posted By vector_dumb
I wish I could take credit for that test, but...

I wish I could take credit for that test, but like I said I just passed on some info I found on bmwmoa. Lots of great info out there, so just do what you can to pay it forward and help out the next...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,684
Posted By vector_dumb
I was having ignition issues with my r80ST a...

I was having ignition issues with my r80ST a couple of years ago. Symptoms were very similar to what you are seeing and I used the procedure below I found posted on bmwmoa:

Here are some ideas...
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