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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,726
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Posted By zap2504
Mine is a 1994 XT600E. I use air in the bottles,...

Mine is a 1994 XT600E. I use air in the bottles, that way it is easier to regulate if you want to decrease the volume. Others have used an air/water mix or rolled-up foam but I find air much less...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,412,408
Posted By zap2504
I don't have a TU but this issue is very common...

I don't have a TU but this issue is very common on bikes with side stand safety circuits and several miles/years on them. Also spray the inside of the side stand switch with some electrical contact...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5,726
Views: 1,171,651
Posted By zap2504
Some have added the typical ATV seat pad, but the...

Some have added the typical ATV seat pad, but the most economical/most comfortable solution I've seen for narrow dual-sport seats (even though the XT600E is no more narrow than the KLR650) is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,726
Views: 1,171,651
Posted By zap2504
[QUOTE=PA1018;24800934]Hi, 1990 XT600 (e-start)...

[QUOTE=PA1018;24800934]Hi, 1990 XT600 (e-start) died on me. Electrical issue that after much troubleshooting (thanks much to the service manual) I discovered the Starter Cut Off Relay is bad. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,278
Posted By zap2504
Makes perfect sense. I think many here have to...

Makes perfect sense. I think many here have to make those same decision trade offs.

RE: plastic tanks - one suggestion in the discussion threads was to try out vinyl dye instead of paint. Not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,278
Posted By zap2504
Is the shock worn out or do you need a stronger...

Is the shock worn out or do you need a stronger spring? Several here have gone to Hyperpro springs on the OEM shock.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,278
Posted By zap2504
Have you noticed any frame flex since you...

Have you noticed any frame flex since you replaced your OEM muffler with the Yoshimura (since the OEM muffler also works as part of the frame)? I know some muffler replacements (maybe from Kedo?)...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,363
Posted By zap2504
They took it directly from the Yamaha XT600E (and...

They took it directly from the Yamaha XT600E (and the initial Tenere). If set up correctly and they are in proper working order it should work fine. [Look up info in the XT600 thread under Thumpers.]...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By zap2504
It is also possible to get leakage from the tank...

It is also possible to get leakage from the tank through the vacuum line into the intake manifold nipple if the petcock seals have given up the ghost (completely bypasses the carb). Replacement with...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By zap2504
Motorcycle Consumer News (USA) did a comparison...

Motorcycle Consumer News (USA) did a comparison not long ago. They recommended the Back-A-Line.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5,726
Views: 1,171,651
Posted By zap2504
I just did a quick parts search and saw that the...

I just did a quick parts search and saw that the liquid-cooled Tenere had a similar mounting boss on the head, but the Super Tenere changed to more of a solid block mounting boss. Maybe having some...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By zap2504
All 1981 and up KZ440s had OEM electronic...

All 1981 and up KZ440s had OEM electronic ignition (transistor controlled ignition, TCI) so the previous owner didn't convert it from points. Items of suspect (not mentioned): ignition pickup coil...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By zap2504
New plugs and plug caps wouldn't be a bad idea,...

New plugs and plug caps wouldn't be a bad idea, but I'd also check the carb sync (I would have advised doing a bench sync before you re-installed the carbs). Sometimes out of sync can make it run on...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By zap2504
Here's info showing a schematic and explaining...

Here's info showing a schematic and explaining the operation of an SCR regulator: http://home.comcast.net/~loudgpz/GPZweb/RegRec/GPZvRegMagnetField.html. You would need to open up the case, dig out...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By zap2504
I replaced the OEM wood door trim (both passage...

I replaced the OEM wood door trim (both passage and vehicle) on my mother-in-law's garage with PVC cellular as the passage door trim had rotted about a foot up from the bottom (passage door threshold...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 25,953
Posted By zap2504
I would really like to like the Yamaha (already...

I would really like to like the Yamaha (already have 4 others) but one thing the Honda NC700X does much better than the FZ-07 is fit taller riders. The ergos were definitely set up for someone around...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By zap2504
Do you have a charcoal grill?:evil

Do you have a charcoal grill?:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By zap2504
I would work on running condition first. Check...

I would work on running condition first. Check compression; if not in spec then it is probably a parts bike; sell as-is or part-out. If in spec, proceed.

If it was put away "wet", you need to pull...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By zap2504
I had also seen that bike. It has a KZ1000P...

I had also seen that bike. It has a KZ1000P (police) seat/floorboards/forward-mount rear brake, a set of KZ400 Delux hard saddlebags/frames, and either a KZ400 B or 1978 KZ400 tank (has a raised...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 69,207
Posted By zap2504
There was a video tip on the Fine Homebuilding...

There was a video tip on the Fine Homebuilding site not too long ago that suggested using a putty knife (I imagine a drywall knife would work too) to cut through this type of foam board. Sharpen one...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By zap2504
Check out the Suzuki GS850/1100 (not the "L")...

Check out the Suzuki GS850/1100 (not the "L") street bikes of the '80s. Smooth 4-cylinder, shaft-drive; fairly bullet proof (except for the charging system). Also the Yamaha XJ750 Maxim/Seca (and,...
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By zap2504
You can usually find Lexan sheets right next to...

You can usually find Lexan sheets right next to the acrylic in most home centers.
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,129
Posted By zap2504
I think I'd first try some replacement garage...

I think I'd first try some replacement garage door bottom seal. Check out http://garagedoorstuff.com
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 510,866
Posted By zap2504
B&B shows that they have a couple in stock;...

B&B shows that they have a couple in stock; YM1843 Blazing Orange, YM1169 Liquid Graphite, YM1811 Rapid Red. Don't know about their demo policy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By zap2504
If you have a multimeter or 12v test light you...

If you have a multimeter or 12v test light you can see if pressing the horn button gives you 12v at the plug. Many horns just need an adjustment at the small Phillips-head screw on the horn - most...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By zap2504
Welcome, but I'm not sure if this post belongs in...

Welcome, but I'm not sure if this post belongs in Old's Cool or Battle Scooters:wink:
You might also want to join XJBikes.com for the in-depth tech info (and parts availability) on the whole XJ...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,502
Posted By zap2504
Items to think about: Most foam products...

Items to think about:
Most foam products (including closed-cell spray or sheets) has an insulating value of about R-6/inch. Fiberglass, rockwool and cellulose has about R-3/inch. Most insulating...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By zap2504
Thermax is the only foam insulating board that I...

Thermax is the only foam insulating board that I know of that does not need a fire-rated barrier to meet building codes (e.g., can be directly exposed to a living area). It can also be taped/painted...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By zap2504
Nah! If you look at the photo of your blue bike...

Nah! If you look at the photo of your blue bike you will see that the carbs are not in the typical 60's-80's straight-through configuration but in a downdraft setup (the whole engine is tilted...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By zap2504
I have one of those small, crank dynamo...

I have one of those small, crank dynamo flashlights with 3 LEDs. Works pretty well, especially in emergency situations when you may not have checked your batteries recently. IIRC it was around $5.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By zap2504
...and there are some Wolfman sport saddlebags...

...and there are some Wolfman sport saddlebags (don't hang off too far; don't need pannier racks) and other luggage in the Flea Market:Parts section.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By zap2504
Aftermarket racks will be very hard to find since...

Aftermarket racks will be very hard to find since it was a 1-year model (in the USA). The frame is almost identical to the 750 Maxim/Seca so you might be able to modify some old Vetter racks made to...
Forum: Vendors 03-07-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 111,985
Posted By zap2504
In a past/different career I visited a location...

In a past/different career I visited a location in Massachusetts that designed all uniforms (including all specialty gear) for the Navy. The unit that did the same thing for the Army was located a...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,845
Posted By zap2504
I also went to HF today to look at this security...

I also went to HF today to look at this security driver bit set. The bits referred to as JIS are not - they are Pozi-drive bits (similar to JIS but with 4 additional micro-fins between the main...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By zap2504
[QUOTE=hillbillypolack;23610171]The bathroom is...

[QUOTE=hillbillypolack;23610171]The bathroom is second floor, and overhangs the front of the house as well as being that common wall to the garage. There are some small eaves (overhangs) which could...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By zap2504
Very nice bike! Unfortunately, a 1-year model...

Very nice bike! Unfortunately, a 1-year model (but still very reliable) and parts - aside from body or headlight - are still very available. Definitely need to join up with XJ Bikes forum...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By zap2504
Don't know if it will help or not, but I had a...

Don't know if it will help or not, but I had a frozen pipe a couple weeks ago after some of our "way below freezing for a couple weeks" stretch. It was in an inside wall that joined an outside wall...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By zap2504
This should really be in the NorthEast regional...

This should really be in the NorthEast regional forum area VS Old's Cool. I'm planning on being there; was at the first one - as much fun in the outside parking area as inside.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By zap2504
+2 I put a set of the blue stripes on my silver...

+2 I put a set of the blue stripes on my silver Symax.
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,759
Posted By zap2504
Wouldn't a short length of clear vinyl hose with...

Wouldn't a short length of clear vinyl hose with 3 slots in the end also work?
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