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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Lobster
Update... Spent all morning playing around...

Update...

Spent all morning playing around with it. Going to the #3 needle position made it NOTICEABLY worse. I then went to the #5 position and it was about the same as the #4.

I remembered...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
Thanks. I'll go to #3 and report back. ...

Thanks. I'll go to #3 and report back.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
I hear you. The needle is in #4 per your...

I hear you. The needle is in #4 per your instructions. Suggest #3 or #5 or just try both and see what happens?
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
Plugs are brand new. .025 gap tool fits, .030...

Plugs are brand new.
.025 gap tool fits, .030 gap tool doesn't - I assumed gap is OK
I would guess 1/8 - 1/4
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
She runs!...but need help

Finally got my motor back together this weekend...and believe it or not, she runs! But I have a tuning question I need help with please.

Exhaust bolt - fixed
NSU screws - loctited
JE high comp...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Lobster
Head turned out fine. The same engine shop that...

Head turned out fine. The same engine shop that fixed the head honed the cylinder, too. it looks great. Lookin forward to the high comp piston, jet kit, airbox mod, and gixxer exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
I'm sure all of you are just DYING to know how my...

I'm sure all of you are just DYING to know how my pseudo rebuild is going now that I have the seized exhaust bolt fixed and a HUGE box of parts from Pro Cycle to install.... I'm sure you all just...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
@nzrian

thanks for the pics. I think I understand, but it just seems like it would be easy to make the timing slip by a tooth on the chain and have all kinds of problems.

Got my procycle order today...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
Holiday shipping is killing me. Doesn't arrive...

Holiday shipping is killing me. Doesn't arrive until 12-10!
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
timing the cam on re-install

Was wondering if anyone has tips on timing the cam correctly upon re-install? I have the service manual, but it seemed vague to me. I just want to make sure after all this trouble I'm going through...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
Got my parts back from the machine shop today. ...

Got my parts back from the machine shop today. They even honed the cylinder while I waited. Now I have a clean and cross hatched cylinder waiting on ProCycle parts to arrive. Exhaust head bolt is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
gasket cleaning....

Let me just tell you how much fun it is to clean the old gasket off the clutch side cover....wow....I think I would rather do drywall...and I would rather do ANYTHING than drywall.

I'm gonna...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
Well shite! This project just keeps getting more...

Well shite! This project just keeps getting more fun...

What size / type hone should I use? I don't think I wanna spend for my own hone, so I guess just take the jug up to the same engine...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
Carl at ProCycle told me to be wary of...

Carl at ProCycle told me to be wary of this...according to him just a bit too much is easy to do...

The bike has only 9000 miles so I'll clean up the carbon and call it good.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
Yup. That's why I'm asking...:D

Yup. That's why I'm asking...:D
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 08:01 PM
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Views: 2,167
Posted By Lobster
PM inmate rd1900

PM inmate rd1900
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
cylinder question

I'm gonna put it in the high comp piston soon. The cylinder has a small "lip" of carbon right at the top (out of the range of the rings). Carl at ProCycle told me not to worry about it or maybe hit...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
ProCycle order in....wow does that add up quick! ...

ProCycle order in....wow does that add up quick!

High Comp piston, jet kit, GSXR exhaust in my future....

Head is at the machine shop and should be home Monday.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
I'm that guy. I tried the heat thing and the...

I'm that guy. I tried the heat thing and the vise grip thing. I didn't try the welding thing as my skills are not so hot and there wasn't much room to work in there. Sorry but I was just nervous...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
update to broken exhaust bolt saga....

I found a local machine shop who will drill out and helicoil the header threads for me...just need to get the head off. Well, I actually succeeded in getting the head off without breaking anything....
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
My welding skills are "trailer" level at best. ...

My welding skills are "trailer" level at best. I'm surprised about the back and forth on easy outs. I have a line on a local machine shop recommended by a local VTwin hit rod place and will call...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 102,452
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Posted By Lobster
machine shop in my future

So I'm trying to pull off the exhaust header. One bolt nice and free. Second bolt...not so much. Tried heating and WD40 and just working it back and forth and just when I thought I had it....SNAP!!!...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
front sprocket missing something?

Am I missing something here?

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk131/lobsterfamily/missing_zps0577a70f.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
Tried to weigh mine on the wife's kitchen scale...

Tried to weigh mine on the wife's kitchen scale and it was too heavy.

I jumped on the scale holding it (277.5) then not holding it (273.5) so I guess it's the right one. Weird about the end...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
Gotcha. I have a DG I'll be taking off soon. ...

Gotcha. I have a DG I'll be taking off soon. I'm sure it'll go for much less than the Gixxer can. Lemme know if you're interested.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
Steve, I'm not bitchin...just askin.

Steve, I'm not bitchin...just askin.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
another dumb a** question

Just bought the x40f0x exhaust from an inmate here. The stamping on the can is clear....it's the x40f0x version. But it doesn't say "titanium" on the end cap. Anything to worry about? I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
Looking for some brake advice. Just bought a...

Looking for some brake advice. Just bought a 2001. Front brake feels "wooden". Lever doesn't feel spongy...just feels like no matter how hard you pull the lever the brakes don't squeeze any harder.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,094
Posted By Lobster
Looking for some brake advice. Just bought a...

Looking for some brake advice. Just bought a 2001. Front brake feels "wooden". Lever doesn't feel spongy...just feels like no matter how hard you pull the lever the brakes don't squeeze any...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
Bam! Thanks. I had to make a home made...

Bam! Thanks.

I had to make a home made spring compression tool on my old KLR...pain in the ....
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
quick dumb question... to change the rear...

quick dumb question...

to change the rear shock spring, do you need to compress the spring in order to get it off / then the new one back on?
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
sorry quick dumb question

Anything to worry about on an 03 with 33,000 miles? I'd like to buy one, but also want to know if I'm about ready for a new jug or piston or the like. What questions would you ask?

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Lobster
thanks.

thanks.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Lobster
Anyone? Buehler?

Anyone? Buehler?
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Lobster
OGIO Renegade backpack as a briefcase?

Anyone on ADV use the OGIO Renegade RSS 17 backpack? Care to share your thoughts? Do you think it might replace and aging briefcase nicely or not?

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
new fork seals?

So the DR (2003 w 18,000) has been sitting inside the basement since November. Snowmageddon here this year in MI. I have some work planned for the beast but haven't gotten around to it yet.

I...
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 68,224
Posted By Lobster
Just ordered the side racks for the DR650. ...

Just ordered the side racks for the DR650. Looking forward to installing them. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 102,452
Views: 20,073,876
Posted By Lobster
If a Shinko 244 is considered stable, then I...

If a Shinko 244 is considered stable, then I don't want to know what squirmy is...:muutt
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,019
Posted By Lobster
DR650 is just plain fun. Period. But, alas,...

DR650 is just plain fun. Period.

But, alas, all the posers on Harleys now wont wave to you...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Lobster
PMed

PMed
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