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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:31 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Hey... These days, aircraft engine parts mostly...

Hey... These days, aircraft engine parts mostly just go round-and-round, not up-and-down....... but still.....

-- a
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you...

I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you tell

BBBBRRRRRAAAAAAAPP![/QUOTE]

Service Manual pages 3-10 and 3-11 give some info about determining the correct TDC.

If you have set the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you...

I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you tell
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Well, usually, you're looking at the valves while bringing the piston to TDC and when it's the right TDC both valves will be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Which top dead center? The one on the ...

Which top dead center? The one on the compression stroke (correct) or the one between the exhaust stroke and the intake stroke (incorrect)?

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I've no experience with the xt250 but the extra...

I've no experience with the xt250 but the extra 25cc's is about 10% so should make a small difference. I'd think that the FI would make the biggest difference and should improve fuel economy as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Cute... but, where's the crash bars? --...

Cute... but, where's the crash bars?

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Nice bit of work there. Some larger images of...

Nice bit of work there. Some larger images of all that would be cool.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I totally agree with you that physical/mechanical...

I totally agree with you that physical/mechanical problems should be addressed first.
But, you should at least read the post that you're referring to. I said that SeaFoam (in my experience) would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I have never tried Startron but I have bought...

I have never tried Startron but I have bought SeaFoam by the gallon to use in my diesel powered boat but didn't think that it had much effect on the ethanol stuff. I'm not even sure that Techron is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 05:18 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Has the bike been running fuel with ethanol? ...

Has the bike been running fuel with ethanol? Carburetors that have been sitting with ethanol get gummed up and it's really hard to clean the jets out. Try a stiff dose of Techron in it. It's the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I've got the Z1 and snorkel removed, needle...

I've got the Z1 and snorkel removed, needle shimmed .060", 130 main and 42.5 pilot.
Runs good at my average 1500' above sea level.

-- alonzo

BTW: inmate Motolab (Derek) sells carb parts. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By alonzo
nada.com is one place to look up motorcycle...

nada.com is one place to look up motorcycle values.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I cut my shims from an old credit card (~.030")...

I cut my shims from an old credit card (~.030") and used two of them for a total of ~.060".
(~1.5mm.)

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Mike -- I'd be interested in a center stand....

Mike --
I'd be interested in a center stand. The factory skid plate is probably all I need on my bike.
-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Are you making a lot of short runs on the bike.....

Are you making a lot of short runs on the bike.. like, riding down the street to the store and back? Condensation happens and is worse if the engine doesn't get thoroughly warmed up. Also, having...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By alonzo
That's very cool! I need to make one of those...

That's very cool! I need to make one of those too.
Thanks.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Web Cam

Freewheeler --
Now that you've got everyone's attention on this cam would you mind doing a summary of the install/parts needed (head gasket, etc.)/etc.?

I see the same part number for the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By alonzo
The lever at the brake drum is fastened to a cam...

The lever at the brake drum is fastened to a cam with 2 opposing lobes. No matter which way you turn it, the same thing happens.

A simple illustration would be to put the index and middle fingers...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:41 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Move to Australia. They've got more of it than...

Move to Australia. They've got more of it than they can handle.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By alonzo
I agree with what lamotovita said above: ...

I agree with what lamotovita said above:

"Jetting a carb is not about altitude. It's about air density, as the temp goes down the density goes up which increases the need for fuel.
I would try...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 07:18 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Big Ed -- What did it take to put the YZ...

Big Ed --
What did it take to put the YZ forks on the XT?
-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:30 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Make sure that the drain on the bottom of the...

Make sure that the drain on the bottom of the float bowl isn't leaking. After a lot of bad running/jet changing (with little/no improvement) I discovered fuel dripping out of that drain (and the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 10:05 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Hmmm... interesting. Want to say more about...

Hmmm... interesting. Want to say more about that? Did you have to hack anything? How about "the improvement?" Did you keep the XT carb?

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 10:54 AM
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Posted By alonzo
I agree with the others on not lowering the final...

I agree with the others on not lowering the final drive ratio too much. The 44 rear won't make much difference by itself but the 16 will. I tried a 16 on mine but even with carb/exhaust mods I felt...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 04:25 PM
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Posted By alonzo
If any of you XT'ers haven't read Swamp's XT...

If any of you XT'ers haven't read Swamp's XT adventure you can check it out here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=730691&highlight=swamp
He's taken the XT places where even a goat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 04:53 AM
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Posted By alonzo
That is helpful info. How many teeth on the...

That is helpful info. How many teeth on the front sprocket? Have you ridden with the 50T rear and if so, how do you like it? And, where did you get the Sunstar sprocket?

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 08:12 PM
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Posted By alonzo
OK, James -- I'm going to try the UNI...

OK, James --
I'm going to try the UNI filter.
-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 03:00 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Actually, If you haven't bought a jet yet here's...

Actually, If you haven't bought a jet yet here's a good place to get one (and many other carb parts as well.):...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 09:28 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Do you mean the (external) pilot air screw? ...

Do you mean the (external) pilot air screw?

-- a
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 09:26 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Hey Swamp -- What are you riding these...

Hey Swamp --

What are you riding these days?

Check this out:
April 2012 - Oark, AR

http://hawkeye.ualr.edu/~ltjones/misc/swamp.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 07:57 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I don't know that individual jet sizes have part...

I don't know that individual jet sizes have part numbers. I think you mainly need to know the carb series (BS, in this case) and jet size you want.

There are two styles of jets speced for the BS....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 02:44 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Yes. And I hosed it with Brakleen a few times. ...

Yes. And I hosed it with Brakleen a few times.
-- a
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Cool idea. I was trying to think of how to make...

Cool idea. I was trying to think of how to make something like that but it's so cheap. Maybe... if it comes to that.

Thanks.

-- a
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 09:02 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Went out after the bike had cooled down a bit and...

Went out after the bike had cooled down a bit and started it. Seemed to run fine. I don't think there's any serious damage.

-- a
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 05:47 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Derek -- I soaked the tube in carb cleaner and...

Derek --
I soaked the tube in carb cleaner and shot some brake cleaner through the air passage feeding into it. Went for a ride on the interstate and while there was some stumble at the very top...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 11:22 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Got the carb off the bike and have removed #5. ...

Got the carb off the bike and have removed #5. Any way to tell if it's an emulsion tube? There is a possibility that one of the tiny holes in the side of #5 was clogged. It's in the carb cleaner...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 10:18 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Derek -- Looks like the BST34 does too - item...

Derek --
Looks like the BST34 does too - item #5: http://hawkeye.ualr.edu/~ltjones/moto/bst34/bst34.pdf
Are you about to tell me that if the tiny holes in the emulsion tube are gunked up from...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 05:14 AM
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Posted By alonzo
I would say it's a primary style. Just a short...

I would say it's a primary style. Just a short jet with one hole in the center. Like the jet in a BST40 on a DR650 (same jet body - different hole.)

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 07:51 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Hmmm. Don't know. Googling around doesn't...

Hmmm. Don't know. Googling around doesn't reveal anything. I wouldn't know what to look for on the carb.

-- a
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 03:10 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Friday's carb update

Yesterday PM I removed the backfire screen and put in the cleaned and re-oiled air filter back in.
Went out for a short run this morning. Still stumbling.

Then I removed the #42.5 pilot and put...
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