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Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By vector_dumb
I did a lot of reading the past couple of days. ...

I did a lot of reading the past couple of days. Several posts in different forums recommended staying away from removable waterproof liners. I have no experience of my own, but several inmates...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By vector_dumb
What do you guys do for wet weather? Carry a...

What do you guys do for wet weather? Carry a separate rain suit?
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By vector_dumb
Hi All, I was searching for option of...

Hi All,

I was searching for option of jackets to use over a pressure suit and came across this thread. I want to know the best approach to layering equipment so I can stay dry and comfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
As someone suggested a little while back,...

As someone suggested a little while back, removing one link (so it's an odd number) would make the chain 'walk'. In particular running with 109 links would maximize the 'walk' since 109 is a prime...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Mail what's mail? The younger generations have...

Mail what's mail? The younger generations have no idea what mail is, but no worries I found a definition for it on google.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Much appreciated Steve. I'll send you an email...

Much appreciated Steve. I'll send you an email in a couple of minutes so you won't have to root around for my email address.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Hoglegs v Frame Gussets

I was rereading some back posts from awhile back and the frame gusset topic popped up again.

Any opinion on which is more effective? frame gussets or hoglegs...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for the reply 190e, a SI explains...

Thank you for the reply 190e, a SI explains everything. Snowbum's page on oil viscosity states the temp ranges were revised for 10w30 and 10w40, but didn't mention 15w40 - so I was a little...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By vector_dumb
r80 15w40 temp range

Hey all -

Just did my end of year maintenance on my r80st which included changing all the fluids. When changing the oil I didn't have enough 20w50 (I use Valvoline vr1) on hand so I put in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 77,690
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Posted By vector_dumb
I know it has been said before on this thread,...

I know it has been said before on this thread, but Engine Dynamics does great work. They did an overbore and pressed a new crank onto the crankshaft for me. I appreciated the time Mike took to talk...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
No red white and blue? 'merica! ...

No red white and blue? 'merica!

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Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 77,690
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Posted By vector_dumb
looks like you have the manracks front fender...

looks like you have the manracks front fender farkle/stiffener. Does it really cut down on the front vender vibe? I like the size of the front fender and always wondered if the manracks piece...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Hmmm... kind of thought there would be more...

Hmmm... kind of thought there would be more advocates of painting a frame using epoxy or urethane. Not rattle can paint, but a real paint job. I thought there would be more cons than pros with the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
...soo this winter I plan on stripping down my...

...soo this winter I plan on stripping down my bike this winter and getting the frame blasted and either painted or powder coated. Since the frame has quite a bit of surface rust I will probably have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
I agree about not having a volt meter is kind of...

I agree about not having a volt meter is kind of weak, but there are plenty of decent voltage gauges out there that you can add to your bike for 20 bucks. I see no reason to pick up an integrated...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 77,690
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Posted By vector_dumb
Schweet :thumb

Schweet :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Where did you find the info on the trail tech...

Where did you find the info on the trail tech sale? I didn't see anything listed on their website.

I was thinking of going with the vapor and dash kit. Prices pretty good on amazon:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
I don't know. I just ride it. That's a pretty...

I don't know. I just ride it. That's a pretty good philosophy.

Looks like just the switched side of the AP2 is 5 outputs, 3 fuses, and 40 amps max which is pretty comparable to the fuseblock...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 77,690
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for the feedback. Do you use an AP1...

Thank you for the feedback. Do you use an AP1 with a switch on the line in, an AP1 with a relay to switched power, or the AP2?

I'm looking to have the whole thing power on/off with the ignition,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 77,690
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Posted By vector_dumb
Looks like the info above would be as a segway as...

Looks like the info above would be as a segway as any...

For those who like to keep it simple stupid - anybody recommend a good fuse block for aux systems (heated grips, gps, extra lights) that is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Nice garage (as previously scene on Steve's...

Nice garage (as previously scene on Steve's rebuild thread)!

I did my whole engine rebuild on a 3'x2' metal tray on saw horses in a 100 degree shed which was apparently on top of a mosquito pit. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Compression is good? Might want to check...

Compression is good? Might want to check compression, timing, and valve clearance is good before changing stuff in the carb (especially if the bike worked ok at those carb settings before).

My...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Chain break wasn't too bad - it happened a couple...

Chain break wasn't too bad - it happened a couple of months ago at about 35 mph. It didn't shear the metal band, but it came close. The left case cover was completely fine. The end of the band in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
... no posts for 12 hours on the thread. Weird. ...

... no posts for 12 hours on the thread. Weird.

Anybody got a stock front sprocket cover in good shape they want to sell? Mine has an imprint of a chain link on the inside for some reason :augie...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I spent a lot of time looking on thumper talk for...

I spent a lot of time looking on thumper talk for what jets folks are running in a FCR41 slant carb. There seem to be two separate clusters of settings.

First Set:
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Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I'll have to get back to you once I put some time...

I'll have to get back to you once I put some time into tuning it.

Right now I am at 170 main, NVCT needle mid clip, pilot air screw 1/2 turn, 45 pilot jet, idle screw 1/2 turn.

The bike runs...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 04:39 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I have a sudco FCR41 pumper I got second hand...

I have a sudco FCR41 pumper I got second hand from Steve. My jetting is still goofy since I couldn't really tune it with the electrical issue going on. Bike runs well now, but the throttle response...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Did cut the wire back some, pushed the new boot...

Did cut the wire back some, pushed the new boot on as far as it wanted, then gave it 4 turns. Rob wrote up something to that effect awhile back for me. Did resistance testing while flexing and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Sat down with a multimeter today and poked...

Sat down with a multimeter today and poked around. Much to my surprise I found the issue.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Thanks for the reply Steve. I thought about...

Thanks for the reply Steve.

I thought about this when mowing the lawn. Offhand it does seem to get worst as the bike warms up, so that may point to the PG as well. I'll do some resistance checks...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 77,690
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hey - some of you may remember me posting a while...

Hey - some of you may remember me posting a while back about some pretty severe running issues at ~20% throttle. (Bike would buck, sputter, and pop. All and all pretty unridable). The initial...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 04:45 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
So that engine runs? Ooops typo, meant to...

So that engine runs?

Ooops typo, meant to say: So that engine has the runs? :rofl:rofl:rofl

Pre coffee morning humor...:puke1
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Hi Barron. The FCR carb has a pilot air jet (or...

Hi Barron. The FCR carb has a pilot air jet (or screw) and a main air jet in addition to the pilot and main jets. It seems most people don't mess too much with these jets, but it is another dial to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Sure! Engine was rebuilt 200 miles ago ...

Sure! Engine was rebuilt 200 miles ago

-wiseco 102.4 mm high comp piston (replaced in rebuild)
-stock cam (replaced in rebuild)
-stock valves (valve job done during rebuild)
-stock header...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Rob - Yes, it is an under load thing. It idles...

Rob - Yes, it is an under load thing. It idles pretty well. Not perfect, but not bad enough you would think much of it. In neutral I can rev up to WOT and it also is decent. It's not like it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you Beechum - I've seen most of the links,...

Thank you Beechum - I've seen most of the links, but a few are new to me and look very worthwhile. Looks like I know what I'll be doing in tomorrow's meetings...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
If you don't mind me asking, what was the jetting...

If you don't mind me asking, what was the jetting you ended up with in your sudco? I have done a bunch of reading on TT and as said previously most is for the MX carb.


As for a non carb/jetting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
I can certainly recheck. During the rebuild I...

I can certainly recheck. During the rebuild I recently completed I replaced the connecting rod, piston, cam chain, cam (OEM), and rocker arms. This was 250 miles ago.

The bike ran fairly well...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:20 PM
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Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
Thanks for the reply. I did a couple mile...

Thanks for the reply.

I did a couple mile test run w/ the CV back last week so I could check plug color compared to running the FCR. The stumble zone on both were comparable. Plug color was the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77,690
Views: 8,452,225
Posted By vector_dumb
I got to play with a different needle this...

I got to play with a different needle this weekend.

I actually started with the OCEMR needle and went to a NCVT which should be a bit richer. I noticed no improvement.

Changing the clip height...
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