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Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By dcarver
ID Honda CR/XR components for me?

Fellow inmates, I need your help.

I'm restoring a 1987 ATK I bought new. Along the way I 'updated' parts and now can't recall what the phuck I did. Typical, yes?

I won't ask you to visit my...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By dcarver
Installing Soltek HID lights on a DL650 WeeStrom

<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">With KrZy8 still at Doctor Hal's place, it's time to prepare Wabs for the big Ride. First thing on the plate is to install the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,769
Posted By dcarver
I will get you some pix soon. If you have more...

I will get you some pix soon. If you have more time than me, check out this link (http://candybutt.org/cba/node/30). I am not fully happy with this set up - but it is working..

Hope this helps......
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,769
Posted By dcarver
Hey Guys, Thanks for all the nice...

Hey Guys,


Thanks for all the nice comments. New job has me kinda way too occupied, but did get some new things done on the ATK in July.

I hope this re posts fairly well from by blog...
the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By dcarver
Talking Riding the 2-2-9 Central Kali's 'little snake

Enjoy.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/70705051" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-22-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
Before the crank could see daylight.. <p...

Before the crank could see daylight..
<p style="text-align: center;">Ray is tearing her down!</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Ray built this cool engine stand.<a class="colorbox"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-22-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
Awesome Kz1300 Beezer!

Your project turned out great! WooHoo for you! :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-12-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
2013-01-12 KZ1300 resto update

Making progress!

2012-01-01 Rods off Crank (http://candybutt.org/cba/comment/493#comment-493)

Permalink (http://candybutt.org/cba/comment/493#comment-493) Submitted by...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 107,148
Posted By dcarver
Project ATK - suspenders back on!

Got the forks and rear shock back from Independent Suspension. They are great guys, local, knowledgeable and fun to deal with.
First step, check steering head bearings for grease. There was plenty...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 107,148
Posted By dcarver
My jetting sucks! It won't start with choke...

My jetting sucks!
It won't start with choke on..
The drill is turn gas on, decomp kick through with choke on about 6 or so times
Turn choke off
Kick
Kick
Kick
Kick
Kick
Kick
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,769
Posted By dcarver
Project ATK is getting closer and closer to being...

Project ATK is getting closer and closer to being an bike actually worthy of abusing in the dirt as all good dirt bikes should be. Today got her 'lifted' off the suspension to remove forks and rear...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 107,148
Posted By dcarver
Good on you for doing the right thing. I once...

Good on you for doing the right thing. I once found pieces and parts of my TT500 in a swap meet. The resultant 'meeting' was not nice.. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 107,148
Posted By dcarver
Hey all, life happens and the 87 ATK resto...

Hey all, life happens and the 87 ATK resto project took a back seat.. Finally getting around to working her again.. The entire year(s) long resto project here...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By dcarver
Ebay store "cruzinimage_co1484" Any experience with them?

Looking at a kz1300 big bore kit from these guys for my 1979 KZ1300..

http://stores.ebay.com/cruzinimage-co1484?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Any inmates have experience using this seller?

TIA,
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By dcarver
CBA Central Kali ride

Second ride on KrZy8Eh - new FleaBay engine. Fresh oil change and general fastener check and off we go. It is a foggy departure. Miserable, actually....
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 107,148
Posted By dcarver
Sweet looking ride! I know this ain't right,...

Sweet looking ride!

I know this ain't right, but for some reason a bike with a chain on the right hand side just looks weird! :rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
No traction!

I give up.

No longer will customize posts for here,
it's evident no one is restoring a kz1300 but me!

So, the best I can do is a link..

If some other fine gentleman/lady is restoring a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
2012-01-08 Noise found?

Apologies in advance for the lousy formatting. I maintain my own Candy Butt Association site, built on Drupal. For full high res pix and story, please click here...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
New CCT!

and today USPS delivered a new manual CCT - the stock ones are notoriously bad..
http://candybutt.org/pix/motobikes/resto/kz1300/2012-01-03%20CCT/1.jpg

After reading some horror stories over on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-20-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
My understanding is that in '81 Kawasaki changed...

My understanding is that in '81 Kawasaki changed ring metallurgy - and also that big K is known to have ring issues across several different models. Adding 6 liters of oil is HUGE, LOL.


My bud...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-20-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
8.3 seconds of a hot oil bath

Well, yesterday didn't go as planned... (http://candybutt.org/cba/comment/303#comment-303)

EDIT - fixed the link
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,285
Posted By dcarver
Tx for post and good luck Chris!

Just ordered a bunch of parts of my /2's! :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
From what I've been able to research, the 79, 80,...

From what I've been able to research, the 79, 80, and 81 models came with incredibly hard rings. If not broken in 'hard' (motoman?) they would not seat and burn oil.

I'm very disappointed in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,235
Posted By dcarver
Restoring 1979 KZ1300 A1

She has been stored inside, under a blankie, since 1994. Bought it new back in 79 and rode it all over. Burned oil from day one, almost a quart every 225 - 275 miles. Eventually parked it and rode...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,898
Posted By dcarver
Nice! Next time take the FJR so we can read about...

Nice! Next time take the FJR so we can read about carnage? :rofl
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By dcarver
1,100 and it's 90% shot. Had another ride so I...

1,100 and it's 90% shot. Had another ride so I replaced it with a TKC 80.

The 50 buck difference between the two tires isn't worth the short tire life and changing BS.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By dcarver
Thanks!

Thanks for the replies, katbeanz. I got busy and haven't had time to research this more..
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,605
Posted By dcarver
Not a fan

Kenda big block rear tires are a PITA to install. 2 hours to get the old one off, new on one. Suzuki DL650. Tire changing not my first rodeo, either. :rofl

The problem seems to be bead width is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 254,937
Posted By dcarver
Mono Lake, Ca ...

Mono Lake, Ca
http://candybutt.org/pix/rides/2011-06-24%20Mammoth%20MX/Day2/73.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 254,937
Posted By dcarver
Mammoth Lakes, CA, 2011 June ...

Mammoth Lakes, CA, 2011 June
http://candybutt.org/pix/rides/2011-06-24%20Mammoth%20MX/Day2/36.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,097
Views: 3,526,707
Posted By dcarver
Lundy Lake, 2011 June ...

Lundy Lake, 2011 June
http://candybutt.org/pix/rides/2011-06-24%20Mammoth%20MX/Day2/81.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,097
Views: 3,526,707
Posted By dcarver
Mammoth Lakes, CA June 2011. ...

Mammoth Lakes, CA June 2011.
http://candybutt.org/pix/rides/2011-06-24%20Mammoth%20MX/Day2/36.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By dcarver
Interesting about XR's only.. I'll give them a...

Interesting about XR's only.. I'll give them a call.. tx for posting!
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By dcarver
The sound of silence..

Wowsers, would have thought some help would have arrived by now?

<did i post in the wrong area?>
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 256,772
Posted By dcarver
Mine posed for pretty pictures - ...

Mine posed for pretty pictures - (http://candybutt.org/cba/node/30)
http://candybutt.org/pix/motobikes/resto/atk/20110329%20Photo%20Op/DSC09077.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By dcarver
XR600 carburetor advice needed

Restoring a 1987 ATK with stock Honda XR600 engine.
It has a Mikuni T38 flat side carb - and it's drooling. Looking at sudco.com, various versions of this carb exist and of course various jetting...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 107,148
Posted By dcarver
HondATK?

This was a kit bike that Horst sold me fully assembled. Went to his shop to pick it up in Laguna Beach, IIRC.

Keith at American Dirt Bike mentioned these 'kit' bikes are pretty rare - which is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,994
Posted By dcarver
Welcom to the fold..

My 06 FJR has 150k on the clock.
My 91 HD FLHTCU has 138k on the clock.

I like them both for different reasons.

You can buy a set of passenger lowering pegs - it really helps the pillion to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 436,946
Posted By dcarver
Voted!

Ara,

Voted for the pix, and even though Old Faithful is back on the road, and I read this too late to help with the fix, I'm sending a few $$$ your way as my way of saying Thank YOU for these...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 647,924
Posted By dcarver
..and then, it was just OVER

Kind of reminds of the scene in the movie 'On Any Sunday'.. something about finishing a long and grueling desert race, hitting the finish, and it's just, well, over.

Luke and Nick, Thanks for...
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