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Forum: The Garage Today, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By k-moe
The Kawasaki EX-500 (all years) does not have a...

The Kawasaki EX-500 (all years) does not have a fuel pump. It does have a manually operated petcock, with reserve, that feeds the dual Keihin carbs.
Having reserve will let him know how many laps...
Forum: The Garage Today, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By k-moe
^ what he said. The gunk that is likely built up...

^ what he said. The gunk that is likely built up in the pilot circuits is definitely in play (though not the cause of any described problem), and the only way to get the entire carb clean is to...
Forum: The Garage Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By k-moe
I'll add a few other things that you'll want to...

I'll add a few other things that you'll want to do.

Remove the top hat and inspect the slide diaphragm for holes (holt it up to a strong light).

Clean and polish the slide so that when you...
Forum: The Garage Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By k-moe
Drilling a hole in the tank. Welding a plate to...

Drilling a hole in the tank. Welding a plate to thicken the tank at the hole so the switch has a place to mount securely and not leak. drilling and tapping holes. wiring the switch and the indicator...
Forum: The Garage Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By k-moe
The service manual says that nothing is...

The service manual says that nothing is servicable because of a federal regulation, not because nothing is serviceable. You'll find the idle mixture screws underneath steel caps on the throttle-plate...
Forum: The Garage Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 988
Posted By k-moe
The best part of being in an HOA is when there...

The best part of being in an HOA is when there are finally enough members who want to file for dissolution.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By k-moe
Using E10 is fine, and won't cause any problems....

Using E10 is fine, and won't cause any problems. Leaving E10 sit for weeks without using a fuel stabilizer is asking for trouble.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By k-moe
Put aluminum anti-seize on the threads of the new...

Put aluminum anti-seize on the threads of the new plugs. It helps, even when there is carbon buildup you won't be fighting corrosion on the threads too.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By k-moe
If you are seeing infinite resistance with the...

If you are seeing infinite resistance with the switch in either position, then you already know that the switch isn't working correctly. Either open the switch up and fix it, or replace the switch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,716
Views: 738,891
Posted By k-moe
Those two videos are an excellent demonstration...

Those two videos are an excellent demonstration of how much motorcycle suspentions have changed in 40 years.

Knievel was the better showman. When is one of the young guys going to attempt a Snake...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 222,988
Posted By k-moe
I see some mesh sitting right there on the...

I see some mesh sitting right there on the driveway :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 32,838
Posted By k-moe
My $0.02 on the regulator placement. Every...

My $0.02 on the regulator placement. Every voltage regualtor that I've seen die from heat has been mounted in an enclosure. The mechanical regulator on my old garden tractor was mounted 6" from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 325,225
Posted By k-moe
All the while thinking, "Thank God for this...

All the while thinking, "Thank God for this storm. The temperature is so much cooler now." :rofl
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By k-moe
Tell your friend to cut a slot in an old spark...

Tell your friend to cut a slot in an old spark plug (perpendicular to the threads) to make a chase. Thread cutters (a tap in this case) remove metal, and you don't want to do that unless you're...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By k-moe
There is a reason for that. Accuracy decreases as...

There is a reason for that. Accuracy decreases as range increases :deal
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By k-moe
Thanks. I've got mine wired to a toggle switch so...

Thanks. I've got mine wired to a toggle switch so I can check the load on my flat trailer even when the back of the SUV is packed full. I hadn't thought to wire it into the trailer lights.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By k-moe
Solve for N. N = 6(205)

Solve for N.

N = 6(205)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 325,225
Posted By k-moe
:nod I live here and I'm suprised that I...

:nod

I live here and I'm suprised that I still enjoy motorcycling. Having the wind pick your bike up and toss it into the next lane will make a man of ya :lol3
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By k-moe
I suggested the easy out because this is one of...

I suggested the easy out because this is one of the few applications where one will actually do the job. If it snaps off the remains can be driven out without damaging the head. This is a rodeo that...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By k-moe
I have that same unit over my hitch (snagged a...

I have that same unit over my hitch (snagged a pair for $30 on closeout last year). Tell me of this 2 channel mod.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By k-moe
Nelson Rigg drybag is a good value, and well...

Nelson Rigg drybag is a good value, and well made. Mine sat outside during a severe thunderstorm for nearly an hour (while I ducked inside a convenience store). Everything inside was bone dry when I...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,850
Posted By k-moe
Or a beaded seat cover.

Or a beaded seat cover.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,276
Posted By k-moe
I have heard that for 30 years. FWIW it's noise...

I have heard that for 30 years. FWIW it's noise requirements that aircooled bikes have to worry about.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By k-moe
The splines look good enough to use. The threads...

The splines look good enough to use. The threads are gone though. Have a machine shop cut the threads one size under with an adjustable die and you'll be good to go (you'll need a new nut to match)....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14,966
Views: 8,355,318
Posted By k-moe
I just read what you wrote, exactly how you wrote...

I just read what you wrote, exactly how you wrote it :deal
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By k-moe
Unless you have access to a TIG, welding the...

Unless you have access to a TIG, welding the sprocket on will ruin the seal on the output shaft. So you'll be selling a bike with an obvious oil leak AND a welded sprocket. That will hurt the value...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 325,225
Posted By k-moe
As long as I have a workshop I will never get...

As long as I have a workshop I will never get bored with a bike no matter what size engine it has :deal
Just because it was made a particular way by the manufacturer doesn't mean that it has to stay...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By k-moe
:nod:nod:nod:thumb

:nod:nod:nod:thumb
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By k-moe
Break the ceramic out with a hammer and punch (or...

Break the ceramic out with a hammer and punch (or a spring-loaded center punch). Use an easy-out to extract the plug body.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By k-moe
The first one isn't easy, and the second is a...

The first one isn't easy, and the second is a really bad idea.

Do this: Reset the trip odometer every time you get gas. Keep track of how many miles you average until you hit reserve. Make a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By k-moe
Exactly. The hole in the OP's photo is the final...

Exactly. The hole in the OP's photo is the final drive vent.

There are two courses of action to take.

1. Continue to inspect the final drive after each ride, wiping off the excess oil until...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,416
Posted By k-moe
EPA emissions requirements esentially force...

EPA emissions requirements esentially force manufacturers to jet carbs on the lean side. Some engines require rejetting or shimming the needle, others will do fine by adjusting the idle mixture screw...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By k-moe
Don't mind Jerry. He still misses his steam...

Don't mind Jerry. He still misses his steam velocipede.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,806
Posted By k-moe
Some people need to be reminded that old ≠...

Some people need to be reminded that old ≠ codger.

Chuck Yeager was still setting flight records well into his 60's and early 70's. The last time that he piloted a supersonic aircraft (past MACH...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14,966
Views: 8,355,318
Posted By k-moe
:huh You might want to reword that.

:huh You might want to reword that.
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By k-moe
Easier yet: Wire in a illuminated, waterproof...

Easier yet: Wire in a illuminated, waterproof switch and mount it on the bars. Or remember to turn the GPS off.

Strip the wires a bit further, and duoble the ends back on themselves before...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,517
Posted By k-moe
My son bought me a "starter set" of Ziploc Space...

My son bought me a "starter set" of Ziploc Space Bags. They are meant to be used with either a vacuum cleaner, or Ziploc's pump. The starter set didn't come with the pump (takes up too much space...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-05-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,162
Posted By k-moe
Vincent taillights did that. Reproductions and...

Vincent taillights did that. Reproductions and knockoffs are readily available.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By k-moe
Any aluminum-safe cooling system flush will do. A...

Any aluminum-safe cooling system flush will do. A parts store will have it on hand.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,416
Posted By k-moe
And useful underseat storage, which it doesn't...

And useful underseat storage, which it doesn't have much of currently.
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