ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 388
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: redprimo
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By redprimo
I did the tank, fenders and aside covers on a...

I did the tank, fenders and aside covers on a bike a few months ago after a 25 year break from painting cars. I found a great source for good quality paint online, thecoatingstore.com the paint I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
the unattached hole you supported is supposed to...

the unattached hole you supported is supposed to have a bracket that clamps around the frame. There are two other very solid mounting points on the muffler. Of only seen one of those brackets on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,313
Posted By redprimo
That looks just like the seat on my xl500, nice...

That looks just like the seat on my xl500, nice retro touch.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By redprimo
Have you tried cleaning the oil screen? You have...

Have you tried cleaning the oil screen? You have to pull the left side cover to get to it. If there is a lot of crud on the screen it would restrict the oil flow to the top end when the oil is cold,...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By redprimo
I don't know if Ford still does this but on my...

I don't know if Ford still does this but on my superduty I had to add a relay. It came with the truck and plugged in the electrical box under the hood.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,047
Posted By redprimo
So here is some FYI for you If you live in the...

So here is some FYI for you If you live in the soviet state of CA.
Wayne called me yesterday and said in all the stuff I gave him was the emission sticker from the airbox and said that some guys...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
You hit the nail on the head. I mistakenly...

You hit the nail on the head. I mistakenly grabbed some cheap EC oil for seating the rings. I put 100 miles on it before swapping out with the correct oil. Its gotten a bit better but its still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By redprimo
It is not customary to replace all the valves,...

It is not customary to replace all the valves, springs, and keepers, unless you are doing an extreme build and need larger or heat resistant valves and an extreme cam that needs stronger than stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
Thanks, yeah its a blast, my odometer rolled over...

Thanks, yeah its a blast, my odometer rolled over to 1000 yestarday. It needs a new clutch so I can really take advantage of all the torque this thing has. Prices are all over the place from about...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By redprimo
I have a background in pattern and mold making. ...

I have a background in pattern and mold making. There are some short cuts and some one off tricks but as a general rule every thing gets sealed/ painted and sanded to 320 or finer, buffed with 0000...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By redprimo
If the bore checks out within spec you can hone...

If the bore checks out within spec you can hone the cylinder and install the rings yourself. If the bore is toasted or if the clearance between the piston and cylinder is out of spec you well have...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By redprimo
I did a frame up restoration on the bike I can...

I did a frame up restoration on the bike I can certianly figure out how to hold the bike with the engine level if I wanted to.

I am refering to the fact that the manual states to park the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By redprimo
My reason for asking this seemingly obvious...

My reason for asking this seemingly obvious question is because on bikes with both a side stand and a center stand the manuals instructions for checking the oil are to park the bike on the center...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By redprimo
You could skip the chemical coatings and go with...

You could skip the chemical coatings and go with EN (electroless nickel) plating. Take it to a shop and they will do the whole tank insde and out so there is no seam to start lifting or flaking....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
Adjust the valves, then adjust the decomp cable...

Adjust the valves, then adjust the decomp cable so it has 1.5-2mm of free play. It is important to adjust the valves first because the de comp cable actuates a lever that depresses one of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By redprimo
How do you check the oil levvel on a vintage honda?

This probably sounds like a stupid question but here goes anyway: how to check the oil level in a vintage honda? My Clymer manual says to park the bike on level ground. The bike is a 1980 xl with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,650
Posted By redprimo
About a week or two before you started your...

About a week or two before you started your adveture I finished the restoration on my 1980 xl500s. I chose my bike because it was $100 and ran, well for a 1/4 mile at least. Ive been impressed at...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
If its the same as the kick starter operated...

If its the same as the kick starter operated decomp on my 1980 xl500 why would you want to disconect it? once adjusted and the proper start sequence is used it works beauifully. the first step is...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
What is that behind the seat? Is it some sort of...

What is that behind the seat? Is it some sort of storage or a rack? More pics please.

Nice bike. Ive got a Kenda on the back and it seems OK un pavement and dirt, . Ive got the 23" front...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By redprimo
how about picking up a xl650 frame and a 90...

how about picking up a xl650 frame and a 90 something Honda hawk front end and building up a gb500 on steroids
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,207
Posted By redprimo
I'm not familiar with your formula so the one I...

I'm not familiar with your formula so the one I use is pi *r^2 for the cross sectional area of the hose multiplied by the length, which works out to 35.34 cubic inches ann my math came up with...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
fresh xl500s restoration

Ive got a bit over 500 miles on my freshly restored 1980 xl500s and all the bugs are worked ot so I guess its time to post a few pictures:
...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,291
Posted By redprimo
Shipping on the speedway shelters is $30-$45 s...

Shipping on the speedway shelters is $30-$45 s per their website. I would imagine since the bike barn us nearly identical shipping would be similar and if not than go with the speedway shelter.
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,972
Posted By redprimo
I have a "lathe stand" just like that.

I have a "lathe stand" just like that.
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,291
Posted By redprimo
I'm thinking about getting one of these: ...

I'm thinking about getting one of these: http://www.shop.speedwayshelters.com/main.sc

It looks like there are a couple other versions of this but this company actually lists availability and...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
I've been meaning to write this up for a week or...

I've been meaning to write this up for a week or so but I feel better about it with a few more miles on it now so here goes. During the shake down on my 1980 xl500s I blew the headlight bulb and was...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By redprimo
How did you set the air screw? It's such a...

How did you set the air screw? It's such a forgiving carburetor it should run with just about any jets, getting top performance can require some fiddling, but just getting it to idle sounds like...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By redprimo
I've always had better luck static timing to the...

I've always had better luck static timing to the F mark and verifying with a light that the advance is correct. I've gotten burned by relying on dynamic timing on a bike with bad springs on the...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,972
Posted By redprimo
Not sure where you are in norcal but de anza...

Not sure where you are in norcal but de anza community college used to have an excellent beginning machine shop class in the evening. The second semester is where you learn more stuff on a mill but...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By redprimo
I've done about half of the exact same job on my...

I've done about half of the exact same job on my similar vintage house usingmud mixing tub, the kind commonly used by tile guys. I question how slow your idea would be. Digging and filling a tub...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
A lot of the crud in the centrifugal filter is...

A lot of the crud in the centrifugal filter is from the clutch discs and other than replacing the clutch discs I wouldn't worry about it. if the bike dissent have why shifting issues not related to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
I learned to ride in the early 70's and those...

I learned to ride in the early 70's and those early drums with a knobby on the front had two options, free wheel or locked up. modulating the stoppers was not an option like it is with disc brakes. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
Last week I posted about blowing the headlight in...

Last week I posted about blowing the headlight in my 1980 xl500s and that as an alternative to the $50 6v sealed beam I had ordered a unit from dratv.com with a replaceable bulb for $27. the unit is...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
I'll take a stab at #2, well sort of. I was...

I'll take a stab at #2, well sort of. I was thinking the same thing in regards to my 1980 xl500s until I actually rode the thing. the front brake is fine, the rear is where these bikes really lack...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-04-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,437
Posted By redprimo
And those extra master Links were carried on your...

And those extra master Links were carried on your spokes, or more accurately where two spokes crossed.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
I just ordered an AC regulator that is supposed...

I just ordered an AC regulator that is supposed to be for an 81-84 XR500 from regulatorrectifier.com the part was only $20 but shipping is another $12 which bites but still cheaper than a $50 bulb. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
There is a rectifier/regulator in the system. ...

There is a rectifier/regulator in the system.

There are three power legs coming off the stator, one goes to the ignition and one to the headlight and both are AC unregulated. The third leg goes...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
Me too! I thought I had mine sorted out but I...

Me too! I thought I had mine sorted out but I blew my headlight yesterday on a 60 mile shakedown ride. I'm planning on putting one of these in for $27. http://www.dratv.com/ct90k2thru19.html Then...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
finally got a chance to look at you bike on my...

finally got a chance to look at you bike on my computer instead of my phone, looks great! I had an ATC 250R back in the day with a white powdercoated frame and almost went with white for my current...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 628,000
Posted By redprimo
On that bike the power for the headlight comes...

On that bike the power for the headlight comes diretly from the stator and is not regulated. The voltage on that leg is unimportant since it varies with the rpm. what is more important is the...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 388

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014