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Forum: Vendors 12-20-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By AC Swank
KTM is Austrian, but you're right, the shop in...

KTM is Austrian, but you're right, the shop in Costa Mesa is run by idiots.
Your friend should have listened to you and changed the oil himself, and buying tires and having them mounted can be done...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By AC Swank
If it was 1st sold in the US as a street bike (or...

If it was 1st sold in the US as a street bike (or Enduro), it's legal. Smokem if ya got em.

BTW, don't get hung up on no titles, California is very friendly for these simple issues or not being...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-10-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By AC Swank
I wish I was closer, I'd love to see what you are...

I wish I was closer, I'd love to see what you are doing first hand.
Forum: 2 smokers 07-10-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By AC Swank
Epoxy or some super type glue? The magnets are...

Epoxy or some super type glue? The magnets are glued in place and they don't come flying out do they?

Have you seen this? http://www.steahlyoffroad.com/instructions-downloads
Forum: 2 smokers 07-10-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By AC Swank
The face of that flywheel looks like a good place...

The face of that flywheel looks like a good place to add weight.

You could make an impression in some clay and form a mold to pour some melted lead and attach with double backed tape.
Forum: 2 smokers 07-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By AC Swank
Any way to add weight, like the stick on wheel...

Any way to add weight, like the stick on wheel weights or gluing some on?
Forum: 2 smokers 07-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By AC Swank
Have you looked here? ...

Have you looked here? http://www.powerdynamo.biz/eng/systems/lists/overview.php

Click on the Union Jack for english.
Forum: 2 smokers 07-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By AC Swank
Those look ideal! :thumb

Those look ideal! :thumb
Forum: 2 smokers 07-08-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By AC Swank
You're going to like this source: ...

You're going to like this source: http://www.hvccycle.com/

BTW, +1 one on the crank rebuilding, let a pro do it.
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By AC Swank
This, install on the underside.

This, install on the underside.
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,098
Posted By AC Swank
+3 with with YamaRocket. I'm having a...

+3 with with YamaRocket.

I'm having a dificult time trying to understand why an existing copper piped home would need to have the copper pipe replaced. Maybe you have sections of steel pipe and...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,655
Posted By AC Swank
Info from "This Old House". ...

Info from "This Old House".

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/asktoh/question/0,,452940,00.html
Forum: 2 smokers 06-27-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By AC Swank
Looking good! :thumb

Looking good! :thumb
Forum: 2 smokers 06-27-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By AC Swank
You're going to need this link: ...

You're going to need this link: http://www.strictlyhodaka.com/
Forum: 2 smokers 06-23-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By AC Swank
What year is your 125? I have a 1970 and a 1973...

What year is your 125? I have a 1970 and a 1973 along with two 1970 175's.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-23-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By AC Swank
Google this: vintage japanese motorcycle...

Google this: vintage japanese motorcycle compression release

There are several on Ebay.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-23-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,036
Posted By AC Swank
Yes, a blown piston does make a good ash tray. ...

Yes, a blown piston does make a good ash tray. :eek1
Forum: 2 smokers 06-23-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,036
Posted By AC Swank
I was kinda hoping he was going to do as he says,...

I was kinda hoping he was going to do as he says, he'll be back for more advice.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,036
Posted By AC Swank
Shocktower is correct, rotary systems require the...

Shocktower is correct, rotary systems require the oil injection or say good-by to the bottom end bearings. :thumb
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By AC Swank
Go with 32 to 1 on the mix. Some have used 50 to...

Go with 32 to 1 on the mix. Some have used 50 to 1 with synthic oil. Your choice, however the 32 to 1 is less likely to cause damage. YMMV.

You are correct, the small screw is the air fuel...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-16-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,036
Posted By AC Swank
That's it. Back in the day, it was normal...

That's it.

Back in the day, it was normal to remove the head after each race to check the condition of the top of the piston and change it before he hole got too big. Many of us who also rode 2...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-16-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,036
Posted By AC Swank
Running a bit lean there. Turn the motor...

Running a bit lean there.

Turn the motor over and flush out the bits with kerosene, there is no need to split the cases. All that is going to wash out is pepper sized bits, anything bigger was...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By AC Swank
Bacon grease I've been told is a suitable...

Bacon grease I've been told is a suitable replacement. :eek1
Forum: 2 smokers 06-01-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By AC Swank
First off, get a new plug and a new zero ohm (3...

First off, get a new plug and a new zero ohm (3 or 5 ohm will do too)and check for spark. Do this by positioningthe lead on the bottom of the spark plugagainst or very close to some part of the...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-29-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By AC Swank
A clutch holding tool is nice but not required,...

A clutch holding tool is nice but not required, just jam a penny in the gears. Yes, you just pry the seals out. Just make sure you don't break any of the clutch housing fingers. If you have a impact...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By AC Swank
You should try the open end wrench, it works and...

You should try the open end wrench, it works and I have yet to damage a grip using this method.
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By AC Swank
Do you have room to place an open end wrench over...

Do you have room to place an open end wrench over the bars next to the grip? If so, place wrench, beat on side of wrench to remove grip. Easy!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By AC Swank
You should have a manual before you attempt to...

You should have a manual before you attempt to replace the seals if it's your first time and you don't have a knowledgable friend watching and directing you.

The left side seal (as you sit on the...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,176
Posted By AC Swank
Sure.... :csm I don't think he (or you)...

Sure.... :csm

I don't think he (or you) cares if the PDF manuals you find on-line are "legal", you just want something for free.
I have 14 bikes, and yes I have purchased 14 shop manuals, one...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,176
Posted By AC Swank
Who are "people like you"? Can you paint a...

Who are "people like you"? Can you paint a picture so we all know what you mean?

Again, it's frowned upon to ask for copyrighted material for free. Just because you don't think it's fair,...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-27-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By AC Swank
The reason the PO used a GT80 magneto assembly is...

The reason the PO used a GT80 magneto assembly is probably to use the lighting coils. I don't think the 80MX has lighting coils. Anyways, just follow the leads (wires) back to the magneto coils and...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-27-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By AC Swank
Don't give up, these bikes are fairly easy to get...

Don't give up, these bikes are fairly easy to get going and still a lot of fun to ride.

BTW, when I purchase flywheel keys, I always buy two, one to use, one to lose. :evil

Good luck!
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,176
Posted By AC Swank
Reading and comprehension is hard for some... ...

Reading and comprehension is hard for some...




It's clear from Glenns posts he is looking for free copyrighted material.

Maybe those of you who are also looking for free manuals...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-26-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By AC Swank
I suspect the key fell out and he did not notice...

I suspect the key fell out and he did not notice while re-installing the flywheel.

If you need a replacement key make sure to use the correct metric key.
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By AC Swank
I would patch the tire in addition to replacing...

I would patch the tire in addition to replacing the tube, that's just me. As for debri entering the old flat hole, it's never been an issue to those who ride dirt bikes.
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,021
Posted By AC Swank
You would be better served to learn how to weld...

You would be better served to learn how to weld and make a new metal tank. If the Bozo's from OC Choppers can make a fuel tank, you should be able to make a better one.
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,021
Posted By AC Swank
You're going to need a vacuum pump of some sort...

You're going to need a vacuum pump of some sort to pull the material down onto the tank otherwise you're going to have a wrinkled mess.

Also, have you worked out the fuel tap and cap yet?

You...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,263
Posted By AC Swank
I guess some people don't know what a spring...

I guess some people don't know what a spring loaded center punch is.

http://www.steadfastcycles.com/cart/images/$(KGrHqV,!gsE48llcZBhBORy-fRCl!~~_12.jpg

You don't hit one of these with a...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,263
Posted By AC Swank
Some times it takes a little time to break up a...

Some times it takes a little time to break up a thread extractor. Good luck!
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,176
Posted By AC Swank
It's not in the manufactures best interest to...

It's not in the manufactures best interest to keep their machines running forever. There is way too much money to be made in replacement parts, shop repairs, and getting people to buy new product.
...
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