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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By Beezer
there was a time when the old wet cell battery...

there was a time when the old wet cell battery could make enough gas to explode.... no question, I've seen it a couple times. a dead battery is often dead because it's cells are sulphated to the...
Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Beezer
so..... metal in the filter, rattly noise.......

so..... metal in the filter, rattly noise.... that means the head is shot. I think can lay hands on a user head, possibly even a really good one. the options are.....

1. get a ride for the rig to...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Beezer
throw in the possibility of low octane fuel...

throw in the possibility of low octane fuel leading to detonation. usually that cracks the ring lands or blows holes in the piston tops but who knows what else the excessive force of detonation can do
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By Beezer
there can be a bit of electrolysis going on...

there can be a bit of electrolysis going on during the charge.... ever watch the bubbles coming off the plates when it was on the charger? thats hydrogen & oxygen. also, back in the day of wet cells,...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By Beezer
the charge cycle on a lead acid battery releases...

the charge cycle on a lead acid battery releases two gasses... hydrogen and oxygen. any kind of spark makes an explosion. I've seen a few go off. now that batteries are sealed it isn't so common
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,029
Posted By Beezer
what I was trying to say is that lapping big...

what I was trying to say is that lapping big discrepancies without re-cutting the seat & valve results in funky shapes & fits. will it work? yes it will, but you won't get the performance and service...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By Beezer
again.... no problem with a car or truck... you...

again.... no problem with a car or truck... you can leave the donor running. every system is designed to run on the same voltage. you don't worry about it when you hook up a battery charger right?
...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Beezer
all you have to do is pull the oil filter.... if...

all you have to do is pull the oil filter.... if it's full of aluminum the head is shot...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Beezer
uh-oh..... pull the oil filter out & check it for...

uh-oh..... pull the oil filter out & check it for aluminum. if theres a bunch then the head is probably shot. the right side exhaust cam is that last place to get oil & the first to starve when you...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,029
Posted By Beezer
ink the margin with a magic marker & rub valve on...

ink the margin with a magic marker & rub valve on a piece of paper.... measure the skid mark

if the margin is too thin you should be able trim the valve diameter slightly. spin the valve in a...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By Beezer
some vehicles (not cars & trucks) have voltage...

some vehicles (not cars & trucks) have voltage regulators that will try to regulate the donor's generator. that can result in damage to that regulator. of course, it can only happen if the donor is...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By Beezer
we have different problems in AK, but the common...

we have different problems in AK, but the common fix here is Typar. it's a fabric you lay out on the roadbed & then backfill with something that will stay. it prevents mixing of layers & minimizes...
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Beezer
yer goin' an anyway.... why worry :rofl

yer goin' an anyway.... why worry :rofl
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,029
Posted By Beezer
it meets dimension.... clean it & run it.

it meets dimension.... clean it & run it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Beezer
maybe if you were going someplace far far away...

maybe if you were going someplace far far away for a long time. I would consider packaging some heavy spares to be shipped if needed, but mostly no.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Beezer
I agree.... the trace looks like what I would...

I agree.... the trace looks like what I would expect. as for the ohm readings.... it's good that you recognize that digital and analog meters obtain different readings on solid state devices. the...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Beezer
ditto.... AK Leather.... 1st rate

ditto.... AK Leather.... 1st rate
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Beezer
we plannin' a klr tech day? kinda due for one.......

we plannin' a klr tech day? kinda due for one.... just sayin'
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,029
Posted By Beezer
I agree, clean everything super good & check...

I agree, clean everything super good & check clearances. if it's in, good to go. if not.... there are things you can do.

blast media has a tendency to stick in tight places and particularly in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Beezer
when full, oil should cover the window just...

when full, oil should cover the window just before the bike is pulled level. the crankcase breather vents into the airbox & any excess oil drains to a small container under the swing arm (if it is...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By Beezer
x-o-lint!

x-o-lint!
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Beezer
you should post your plans in the AK forum. ...

you should post your plans in the AK forum.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By Beezer
shouldn't be hard to spot stiff links and worn...

shouldn't be hard to spot stiff links and worn sprockets. and I agree with the above.... new sprockets are probably in order. as a sidehack it might also be a good opportunity to consider ratios. I...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Beezer
the factory has to keep product moving & not...

the factory has to keep product moving & not waste parts. since no two parts are exactly the same, they are simply checked to see that they fall within a tolerance range, then "big" pistons (within...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Beezer
ah, guess I didn't fully understand your problem....

ah, guess I didn't fully understand your problem. R/W is for the fan relay & switch. yellow is for the temp gauge. glad yer fixed
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Beezer
the piston would be measured at the fattest part...

the piston would be measured at the fattest part & bottom of the skirt. there will be more clearance at the ring area (until up to temp)

because of the tolerances, who ever does the bore will want...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Beezer
I think its in. the shoulder of the race is...

I think its in. the shoulder of the race is rounded.... it only looks like it's not all the way in, but it is
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By Beezer
forks.... yes, do the service. the book says to...

forks.... yes, do the service. the book says to fill the forks to 190mm from the top (springs removed, for collapsed). 170mm works better (the original number from when it was a 600). more oil equals...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Beezer
fan should stay on if the bike is still hot, it's...

fan should stay on if the bike is still hot, it's power is straight from battery, not through the key switch

if the fan stays on with the engine cool, then either the relay is stuck, the sensor...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By Beezer
well if we can't fix it back to how it was, it...

well if we can't fix it back to how it was, it should make a great platform for a frankenbike project. :evil
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Beezer
bicycle shops have brake cable with two different...

bicycle shops have brake cable with two different types of ends already made, usually one will work & all you have to do is clip to length & make the other end. Flanders has tons of quality stuff....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By Beezer
I use a Fram. the install/removal tool is cheap &...

I use a Fram. the install/removal tool is cheap & worth it. get the steel one though, not plastic (won't fit the case)

if you still have the original rubber brake lines change them.... known to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Beezer
there may be more than one problem. sounds to me...

there may be more than one problem. sounds to me like at least one problem is something like a warped clutch plate. take it to the dealer & have them test ride it. maybe you can test ride a different...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Beezer
in the greasy mud of D2D last year I ran them at...

in the greasy mud of D2D last year I ran them at 18-20 psi, but doubt I topped 35mph. at 40psi they were like banana skins in the mud. they do not grip like a TKC. they are supposed to last a hell...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,583
Posted By Beezer
did you/he strip the paint for a closer look? it...

did you/he strip the paint for a closer look? it looks like a crack to me. the heat affected zone at the toe of a weld is a common point to start such cracks too, and they propagate along the toe of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Beezer
ya well.... book says pull the springs, collapse...

ya well.... book says pull the springs, collapse the fork & add oil until 190mm from the top. turns out that 170mm works better (the original spec from when it was a 600). more oil means less air...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Beezer
I'm leaving Anch around the crack'o noon...

I'm leaving Anch around the crack'o noon Weds..... happy to cart a part for you. if you can't find the OEM seal, see if you can pop the old one out & measure it. our local bearing shops have a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Beezer
good for you. do the "doo" and service the forks...

good for you. do the "doo" and service the forks to 170mm. if you don't know what that means ask around or pm me
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,583
Posted By Beezer
if you are worried.... disconnect and remove the...

if you are worried.... disconnect and remove the ignition module or whatever, but the battery is your friend as far as absorbing transient electrical charges... thats one of the things it does all...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,583
Posted By Beezer
let me fix that.... do NOT Disconnect battery ...

let me fix that.... do NOT Disconnect battery
Grind back
burn some wire
go ride

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the battery is like a big capacitor that soaks up transient...
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