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Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By arcangel
Wowzers, Tarka--you're a wealth of knowledge on...

Wowzers, Tarka--you're a wealth of knowledge on this bike!

I just stripped the bleeder, so it's plugged. Found your bleeder banjo and ordered it. I don't need this bike to be fully streetable...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By arcangel
Well halfway anyway... Found out the...

Well halfway anyway...

Found out the front brakes were seized, and when I tried to bleed the left caliper, BOLT STRIPPAGE!!! DOH! :eek1

The fun never ends...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By arcangel
Well, thanks to your advice, beer, and cursing, I...

Well, thanks to your advice, beer, and cursing, I now have installed carbs, that appear to work! (it was mostly your advice; beer and cursing are my best buddies tho).

On the 2 airbox boots I...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By arcangel
Thank you kindly, Tarka! :beer Update: ...

Thank you kindly, Tarka! :beer

Update: cables connected, carbs engaged with intake side boots, but can't get the %@$& airbox boots to align or mate up. Can anyone describe the required...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By arcangel
Pissed 1981 Honda CB900 throttle cables

Just got summarily executed at work, so now trying to get a basket case 81 Honda CB900 I picked up a few weeks ago running so I can ride her into a moving truck since I'll be moving out in a couple...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By arcangel
81 CB750c ignition issues (ignissues)

Just picked up an 81 CB750 custom. 17K miles, in the PO's family since 86, PO looks to have been pretty meticulous--ignition switch replaced, new master cylinder, new chain/sprox, SS brake lines,...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By arcangel
Crafty! I would definitely ditch those hand turn...

Crafty! I would definitely ditch those hand turn knobs in favor of some thick, large diameter steel fender washers and nylock nuts or locking double nut them. Hand knobs aren't intended for...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By arcangel
Decided to call the dealership back home in CO...

Decided to call the dealership back home in CO for advice. He said do NOT use any sealant/rtv when seating the new water pump seal. He said that my sitch sounded like a cracked shaft seal (it's...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By arcangel
I did see traces of a hardened, clear blobs. ...

I did see traces of a hardened, clear blobs. Yes, the mechanical water pump seal is used on about everything kawi makes. It comes with a blue ring of (semi-rigid) sealant around the perimeter of...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By arcangel
Pissed So the sun finally came back out, and I had a...

So the sun finally came back out, and I had a chance to resume screwing up my bike...

I used a bit of Vaseline in the oil pump, and the pressure light went off in a couple of seconds. Thanks for...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By arcangel
Actually, I took a sharpie marker, made some...

Actually, I took a sharpie marker, made some radial marks on the impeller housing, assembled the pump off the bike, and turned it a few times. No more contact.

Turns out, the oil pump gear has...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By arcangel
I used adobe to increase contrast and clarity in...

I used adobe to increase contrast and clarity in the photos so the marks would show up. They're only a couple thou deep-just noticeable if you run your fingernail across them. I'll hit them with some...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By arcangel
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/jhok07/IMAG...

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/jhok07/IMAG0178_zpsf284600c.jpg (http://s221.photobucket.com/user/jhok07/media/IMAG0178_zpsf284600c.jpg.html)
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Forum: The Garage 02-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By arcangel
Should water pump impeller & housing have score marks???

Replaced the oil pump & water pump seals on my 11 ninja 1000 this weekend. Currently having the "oil burp" issue. Even after removing the oil filter for a split second after 20-30 seconds of...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
Actually, it was a tiny hole in one of the rows. ...

Actually, it was a tiny hole in one of the rows. If you look at the pics, it's the "head of the comet" on the RHS when installed. Said it was hard to see, but very noticeable in the bubble tank.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
Took the rad to a local shop (B&R Radiator, in...

Took the rad to a local shop (B&R Radiator, in Valley Center). Fixed for $35, done the next day. :freaky
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By arcangel
He redid the seat for my Ninja 1000 last October....

He redid the seat for my Ninja 1000 last October. Very responsive, very honest. Hope he's OK.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
Oh definitely. Just sayin I'm not living in my...

Oh definitely. Just sayin I'm not living in my happy place so can't run to the familiar guys.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
OK, finally wrestled the radiator out (Kawasaki...

OK, finally wrestled the radiator out (Kawasaki uses the shittiest hardware I've ever seen...). An obvious row of yellow-green on front & back side of radiator, but absolutely no sign of damage....
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
In college, I snagged a great deal on an...

In college, I snagged a great deal on an acquaintance's '82 Yamaha Vision 550. It was in great condition, but needed an O-ring replaced on a coolant hard line. There was always just enough green...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
Noticed that the stocker is a Denso unit from...

Noticed that the stocker is a Denso unit from Japan.
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
Sadly, I'm working in Wichita, KS for the...

Sadly, I'm working in Wichita, KS for the foreseeable future. :cry:cry:cry
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By arcangel
Radiators: repair OEM or new Chinese?

So I kept smelling celery at stoplights on my 2011 Ninja 1000 after I bought her in July. She puked a tiny bit of coolant in the garage once, but I attributed that to the dealership servicing her...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 511,215
Posted By arcangel
Petcock rebuild kit

I think I'm 3 kits in now, trying to find a rebuild kit for my klx650c. All kits SAY they fit a klx, but I believe they're actually for a KLR (tank mount base seal).

Can anyone confirm from...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,445
Posted By arcangel
Which indicator did you go with? Once you have...

Which indicator did you go with? Once you have one of those, you just can't live without one.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,445
Posted By arcangel
Try DairyLand. (sounds like an ice cream place...

Try DairyLand. (sounds like an ice cream place to me...)

Have all my bikes & cars with Progressive, who wanted $1200 for comp & collision on my '11 ninja & a clean record. Dairyland was a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,445
Posted By arcangel
YIKES! I just threw up a little bit in the back...

YIKES! I just threw up a little bit in the back of my mouth...

:puke1
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,445
Posted By arcangel
I smell celery!!!

Bought my '11 N1K from a local dealership that had just announced it was closing doors back in July. Bike had 2600 miles, a few surface farkles (yosh slipons, sliders, tail tidy, etc.), and looked...
Forum: Latin America 10-09-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By arcangel
Yo Allan- This site is geared toward the...

Yo Allan-

This site is geared toward the reverse direction, but maybe he could at least give you some advice, or put you in contact with some help.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,445
Posted By arcangel
Went to insure my '11 with Progressive, have 5...

Went to insure my '11 with Progressive, have 5 other bikes plus 2 cars insured with them (all reasonable rates), and I about fell over when they told me $860 with 1000/1000 deductibles. I'm 44,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 511,215
Posted By arcangel
float needle spring???

I live up at 8500', and am often riding down hiway 285 to Denver (5600'ish), so I'm doing lots of up & down riding. My friggin bike keeps flooding out. I'm 99% sure my float height needs attention,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 511,215
Posted By arcangel
Ben- Totally different engine than our KLR...

Ben-

Totally different engine than our KLR brevvren--no 'doo to do!

Only real problem with these bikes I've seen is that people here will convince you to spend lots of $$$ farkling them....
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 511,215
Posted By arcangel
KLX650C starter switch

Does anyone happen to know if a non-latest model KLR650 start switch/RH control pod (I can verify the 08+ unit doesn't work :baldy ) , or any other kawi unit for that matter, will connect up with a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By arcangel
I've had both a carbed and a FI bird. Sold the 97...

I've had both a carbed and a FI bird. Sold the 97 with 45K on her, have about 30K on my 02 currently. After about 20K, the cam chain tensioners can get a bit slack & allow some noise around 4K rpm,...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,394
Posted By arcangel
Even with dedicated motorcycle shippers, idiots...

Even with dedicated motorcycle shippers, idiots abound.

Avoid EagleOne like the plague--blew my front and rear suspension due to cinching the straps down ridiculously tight.

Good luck with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21,504
Views: 2,545,162
Posted By arcangel
Aha--thanks.

Aha--thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21,504
Views: 2,545,162
Posted By arcangel
second lever on clutch side???

Dunno if all XR's have them, but I've seen many pics with a smaller second hand lever on the clutch side--what are those for, por favor???
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By arcangel
I can appreciate the "when in Rome, do as the...

I can appreciate the "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" thing, but when you'r twice as big as the Romans, it doesn't really work out ergonomically.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By arcangel
Yeah, that's some crazy riding/driving over there...

Yeah, that's some crazy riding/driving over there for sure. That, and the constant horn blaring thing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By arcangel
I checked one of those out, but Corbin doesn't...

I checked one of those out, but Corbin doesn't make a seat for them. Plus, they leak. A LOT...
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