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Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By lesman
The TX750/500 came out in the early 70's. While...

The TX750/500 came out in the early 70's. While the 650 was a timeless design. the tx models had a few issues.Yamaha was a 2 stroke company transitioning to 4 strokes. On the 500 (I think) Yamaha was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By lesman
What is the difference between a carb and efi...

What is the difference between a carb and efi sportster engine? Is it just the crank sensor or no difference? On the engine being welding. It was welded once and it later broke. I assume it was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By lesman
Sportster engine change out question

I may or may not get a 2009 Sportster as a gift or little no compensation. The bike was bought as a trike conversion in an out of state deal. The bike was ridden for a year when it hit either a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,184
Posted By lesman
I was a loyal Honda guy. I owned maybe 12 Hondas...

I was a loyal Honda guy. I owned maybe 12 Hondas in the previous 13 or 14 years. It went sideways in 1983 or 1984 . I bought a Kawasaki Kz750. What a POS. I then bought 10 Honda 305's and ct90's. I...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,927
Posted By lesman
I sold mine last year through a dealer for...

I sold mine last year through a dealer for $7900.00. My bike was easily a 9 on a scale of 10. Well farkled including an Enduralast setup. My bike had 42k . I bought the bike when it was a year old...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By lesman
I've always had a centerstand but do not screw...

I've always had a centerstand but do not screw in the dipstick is usually the procedure.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By lesman
Goop and E6000 or marine 5200. My original setup....

Goop and E6000 or marine 5200. My original setup. I used seal all then goop,
It worked fine for 500 miles then a persitant leakage, I added Marine 5200, problem solved. Second time goop , waited 48...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By lesman
Highway Chile: The headlight is a Yamaha FZR. I...

Highway Chile:
The headlight is a Yamaha FZR. I am currently running one with LED bulb. I ran HID on the stock Quota , it was horrible.
I bought the bike with 4500 miles about 3 years ago. It had...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By lesman
Kinda been busy "waiting" for the racheting...

Kinda been busy "waiting" for the racheting vented fuel cap & bung. The bung will be 3" and not long enough. Right now the tank will be built in 2 weeks. The main tank will feed the aux tank. I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By lesman
Running tubeless for almost 4000 miles. Zero...

Running tubeless for almost 4000 miles. Zero Issues. I've done 2 rims. The first have small leaks using "just goop" on the nipples. I then used marine 5200. Absolutely no problems. Second rim I used...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,746
Posted By lesman
Will the Mt-09 have more rwp than a S10? 2012Yam...

Will the Mt-09 have more rwp than a S10? 2012Yam S10 in Highlands ,TX is $9400.00 plus whatever.
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By lesman
I found a cheap electric fuel pumps for $16-20...

I found a cheap electric fuel pumps for $16-20 for the alternative strategy. Wow, I never even thought about running the main tank into the aux tank. Run the electric pump line to the aux tank. Run...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By lesman
The Quota has an external fuel pump. If I use the...

The Quota has an external fuel pump. If I use the external fuel pump I would need to close the the existing petcocks plus a valve to the pressure regulator. The "easiest " solution was 4 electric...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By lesman
Seriously 143 looks and not a single voice of...

Seriously 143 looks and not a single voice of hope. Let's pretend that a pretranny nanny needed to add an aux gas tank to her quota. How would the shemale plumb the tank in the most simplistic manner?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By lesman
I think it will fit a xl175 or a xl200 frame

I think it will fit a xl175 or a xl200 frame
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By lesman
Plumbing an Aux Gas Tank on a Quota(Help Needed)

A buddy is building an aux aluminum tank for my quota. It will be mounted on the left side between the pannier frame. Tentatively the capacity will be 2.25 to 2.5 gallons. The tank build is pretty...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,917
Posted By lesman
I've seen a few blues with black seats. ...

I've seen a few blues with black seats.





Les
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By lesman
When I had my GSPD the rotor died twice in 40K...

When I had my GSPD the rotor died twice in 40K miles. I changed to Enduralast.
Here's the deal. If you go with a LED headlight/tail/brakelight, you will have plenty of juice for heated grips, led...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By lesman
It's amazing that English is my native language....

It's amazing that English is my native language. A 3/8 or 1/2" torque wrench sometimes would click as you strip a low ft/lb torque bolt.

oil pan bolts on an airhead, use a 1/4" torque wrench....
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By lesman
I "trust " the 1/4" torque wrench on less than...

I "trust " the 1/4" torque wrench on less than than 8ft lbs "much" more than the 3/8" or 1/2' torques wrenches.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By lesman
I Believe Vapor Blasting is Dry Ice Blasting....

I Believe Vapor Blasting is Dry Ice Blasting. Aluminum looks great after being vapor blasted. Aluminum looks good with soda blasting. You can see the difference. Dry ice is not a $99 DIY solution...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,711
Posted By lesman
I'm just trying to remember reading about a Ct90...

I'm just trying to remember reading about a Ct90 being used for trials. The bike was banned after one race(I think).

The 90 (i think) used a 305 piston and no liner and a ct125 crank. the 90 and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,915
Posted By lesman
Unreliable or known issues?

Unreliable or known issues?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,753
Posted By lesman
I ran Wurth springs in my GSPD. When I changed...

I ran Wurth springs in my GSPD. When I changed brake calipers it was really noticeable(the sag).I bought the springs about 12 years ago , they cost $100+/-
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By lesman
2007 efi rubber mount Sporty weighs about 50lbs...

2007 efi rubber mount Sporty weighs about 50lbs more than a 2003 carb solid mount Sporty fyi
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,714
Posted By lesman
I"think" there are orings in or around the valve...

I"think" there are orings in or around the valve guide that tend to go bad with age.
The bike will smoke if they aren't replaced.


Les
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,714
Posted By lesman
Take the stator cover off and trying turning over...

Take the stator cover off and trying turning over witha socket and a rachet. No move motor could be locked up. I've help a buddy who restore small honda's. I can get a CT90 motor into split cases in...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By lesman
The first I used stringy thing, it leaked. I made...

The first I used stringy thing, it leaked. I made it 20 miles. The second time (20 minutes later)I used it, it worked great. I failed to insert it far enough into the tire. String works great
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,843
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine has a electric winch to store his...

A buddy of mine has a electric winch to store his lift in the rafters when not in use.The winch, bracing, electrical and custom brackets that he made for the lift makes it worth while to have a lift....
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By lesman
I bought a magnetic bag. I went to a shoe repair...

I bought a magnetic bag. I went to a shoe repair place and had it modified for $10. Other alternative is to epozy 2" washers under the plastic .
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By lesman
On a dl1000 it's real important to install the...

On a dl1000 it's real important to install the hydraulic slave correctly. Otherwise the clutch no worky. So retrace your steps, I bet it's something simply..
BTW, why are you replacing your clutch...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By lesman
I had Michelin Tubes fail really quick also.

I had Michelin Tubes fail really quick also.
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,181
Posted By lesman
Running Shinko 712's great tire period but it...

Running Shinko 712's great tire period but it doesn't last for shit. Rear gets "maybe" 5K max fronts 8-11k. Super cheap. I don't dog my bikes.
Running 705's on my Quota. Less than 1k. I don't see...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 112,653
Posted By lesman
In 1970/71?, A friend's father was a...

In 1970/71?, A friend's father was a Rocky/Penton/Puch rep. He brought home either a 441 BSA or a Triumph 500? single. It had a chrome moly frame?
I was 14 or 15. I weighed maybe 100 lbs probably...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 45,060
Posted By lesman
putting electrics in prospective. I'm trying to...

putting electrics in prospective. I'm trying to remember an article that I read.
Gasoline engines took almost 70 tears to get a dragster into the 7's. It took 10 more years to get into the...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By lesman
Bought the LED light for $24.95 . Free shipping....

Bought the LED light for $24.95 . Free shipping. Arrived in 10 days. Super easy install. It came with H4 plug. Amazing light. The seller said it was 30 watts. I think high beam maybe the 30 watts....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,370
Posted By lesman
I had a cb500 in 1975 or 1976. So many Hondas...

I had a cb500 in 1975 or 1976. So many Hondas ago. There were guys converting GM points/plates to Hondas back then. The GM points were cheap and superior to Honda points. I've read of a few people...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine restores old Honda's . He done a...

A buddy of mine restores old Honda's . He done a few 305's
Tariq (281) 865-7060. He can obtain all parts that are needed.

Best Regards,
Les
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine took off with my motion pro gas...

A buddy of mine took off with my motion pro gas tank. Another buddy was throwing out a brand new gas tank for a chinese atv...ding ding ding / New gas tank to work on carb bikes.



Les
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By lesman
There is G/S in Houston for $3700 on Craigslsit....

There is G/S in Houston for $3700 on Craigslsit. Not Stock. Looked pretty good actually.




Les
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