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Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By emti
You could try Caswell plating,...

You could try Caswell plating, (caswellplating.com) If the bolts are rusted it will take some prep work. It may be the answer for bolts you cannot replace. emti
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By emti
Buy a shop manual, maybe several, and a parts...

Buy a shop manual, maybe several, and a parts manual for that particular model motor/motorcycle. While you are waiting for them to arrive sign up over at britbike.com and start reading posts about...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By emti
I think If you charge two batteries at the same...

I think If you charge two batteries at the same time the charger will be charge the battery with the least charge till its fully charged, (because the charger senses the the total charge level of...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By emti
Try posting a question on the vintage flattrack...

Try posting a question on the vintage flattrack site. I think its vft.org, The xr500 motor is stiil used for racing. Maybe someone has already done the conversion. emti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By emti
I live where people go on vacation. I have family...

I live where people go on vacation. I have family that will drive hours to camp 100 yards from my house. Look around, the adventure may not be as far away as you think. Don't be afraid of strangers....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By emti
Yeah, probably time for a checkup, I just went...

Yeah, probably time for a checkup, I just went through the whole high psa/biopsy/scary/no problem thing. My Doc says riding shouldn't cause issues, He is two years older than me (55) and rides a KTMs...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-10-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,692
Posted By emti
Well, how did the carb work turn out? I have a 72...

Well, how did the carb work turn out? I have a 72 with a Bob Bennet motor and the IRZ carb , its starts ok but smokes heavy in the mid range. Im tempted to put a KO carb from The Mid Atlantic Trials...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,303
Posted By emti
Ill run mine down until the last bar is flashing...

Ill run mine down until the last bar is flashing that's about 250 miles. It will take less than 5 gallons, Usually get about 58+mpg. I run "super" because its ethanol free. Its 08 with 45k on...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By emti
in the pictures of the straight edge is the rear...

in the pictures of the straight edge is the rear axle tight? What is the mileage on that sprocket? emti
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,124
Posted By emti
I had a 96. Last year for the Magura controls and...

I had a 96. Last year for the Magura controls and 1 piece regulator rectifier. Had a shorter exhaust and pancake airfilter, converted the shifter back to the right and did the sealed bearing...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By emti
Yes, That's a a misfit. A Cleveland Cycleworks...

Yes, That's a a misfit. A Cleveland Cycleworks product. Point goes to Hoodellyhoo. emti
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,121
Posted By emti
Is a Suzuki DR200 too small? emti

Is a Suzuki DR200 too small? emti
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By emti
Thanks for the replies. Its not the square cut...

Thanks for the replies. Its not the square cut one, I believe that's an oil return. The oil diagram shows oil going up the left side of the cylinder so o rings around the dowels make sense. Its a...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By emti
Use lots of lube, get the tire nice and warm, and...

Use lots of lube, get the tire nice and warm, and make sure the inside of the rim is clean so the bead can slide into place. emti
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By emti
Hello, Welcome to the site. Congratulations on...

Hello, Welcome to the site. Congratulations on the bikes. Where are you in N.Y.? Im located in St Lawrence county. emti
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By emti
Question 1978 honda z50

Its technically a thumper although probably the tiniest. I am rebuilding a 1978 Honda trail 50. The Infamous Clymer manual says to replace the dowel pins and o rings on the two cylinder studs (cam...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By emti
+1 on the vent tube. My KLR 250 did the same...

+1 on the vent tube. My KLR 250 did the same thing, The T vent mod will allow the bike to restart easier after a fall also. emti
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By emti
The ethanol free fuel up here in northern N.Y,...

The ethanol free fuel up here in northern N.Y, seems to be all "super" high octane? not sure why. I think the new fuels also attack/dissolve the old varnishes in a fuel system and you could be seeing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By emti
Well if you are ever in the North Country, we...

Well if you are ever in the North Country, we could go for a ride but its a long way from Buffalo. Have fun with the DR. emti
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By emti
Hello, Where are you in N.Y.? I wouldn't change...

Hello, Where are you in N.Y.? I wouldn't change anything until it breaks or wears out. emti22
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By emti
Why not pull the carbs and clean them? Then leave...

Why not pull the carbs and clean them? Then leave them off. Then its done. when you finish the project that part is out of the way. emti
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By emti
Any numbers on the frame? emti

Any numbers on the frame? emti
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By emti
Buy a battery, you will need a fully charged one...

Buy a battery, you will need a fully charged one to do any electrical system testing. emti
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,871
Posted By emti
Get more pictures, look carefully at them. ask...

Get more pictures, look carefully at them. ask lots of questions, road trip is a good idea, you can check paperwork and vin numbers, pay cash, or walk away. Have you agreed to buy the bike yet? ...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,423
Posted By emti
They are lifesavers, I use them at work when...

They are lifesavers, I use them at work when water cannot be completely shut off, and on one occasion installed a valve with the water running (yes I got a bath) The piping in my home is exposed and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By emti
My Rickman Montesa had a single downtube, the...

My Rickman Montesa had a single downtube, the Rickman Zundapp had twin downtubes. emti
Forum: Trials 07-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,683
Posted By emti
Question How was the trial?

How was the trial?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By emti
Boil it in hot water, (outside the house) It will...

Boil it in hot water, (outside the house) It will soften up the varnish, so you can remove parts and then use compressed air to blow out the jets. emti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,017
Posted By emti
Eek making us look bad (motorcyclists)

On Saturday morning I rode downstate to meet some friends to make plans for Mid Ohio. (vendor spot C296, stop in Ill bring some Genesee) Passing through Watertown N.Y on rt 81 south traffic slows...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By emti
Can you put something behind the hub and use...

Can you put something behind the hub and use bolts in the two threaded holes to "push" the hub off ? emti
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By emti
Wasnt Yankee Motors (Ossa) importing based in...

Wasnt Yankee Motors (Ossa) importing based in N.Y. ? Alex Snoop in western N.Y. is well regarded for motor work. emti
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By emti
Thumb and thats something to be proud of. I respect the...

and thats something to be proud of. I respect the idea of using the parts as they are found, they have a value , not artistic, but in that someone before had invested time and effort in building and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By emti
Does it have a auto decompression release? emti

Does it have a auto decompression release? emti
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By emti
Sorry I wasnt very clear, I meant the back of the...

Sorry I wasnt very clear, I meant the back of the gear or shaft that fits in that hole? Can you access that engine cavity by removing the other side engine case? emti
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By emti
Can you slide a wire into the engine to feel for...

Can you slide a wire into the engine to feel for the washer? I have to ask, its not stuck to back of the gear is it? emti
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,175
Posted By emti
If I remember right, I put down a strip of blue...

If I remember right, I put down a strip of blue foam then bolted a pressure treated 2x6 sill plate down to the top course of concrete block and nailed the wall down to it. Your local building code...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By emti
Can you get a popsicle stick/ aluminum wire or a...

Can you get a popsicle stick/ aluminum wire or a piece of plastic behind the big gear to feel for the washer? If its that magnetized It may not have fallen beyond it. emti
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,485
Posted By emti
"Its a rare model, they didnt make many of these"...

"Its a rare model, they didnt make many of these" translation " ITS A FRIGGIN ORPHAN THERE ARE NO PARTS AVAILABLE" Ive spent a lot of money on old motorcycles. the rest Ive wasted. EMTI
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,111
Posted By emti
I agree with dman, Ive had good luck with the...

I agree with dman, Ive had good luck with the 705s and but hte downside may be I feel they vibrate more that the stock tires did. emti
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By emti
Question What happened to the original throttle bodies?...

What happened to the original throttle bodies? emti
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