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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Beezer
one vent line is simply a drain & doesn't need to...

one vent line is simply a drain & doesn't need to be modified. the other vents the bowl. you can T mod it or simply remove it. it's there to keep gas from spilling on your balls when you are upside...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By Beezer
it has it's uses. like a lot of old school stuff...

it has it's uses. like a lot of old school stuff there is no real replacement. it's only a problem when it's in fine particles that get airborne.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,969
Posted By Beezer
" what kind of exotic / oddball 4 stroke engines...

" what kind of exotic / oddball 4 stroke engines do you work on that are all roller/ball bearings?"

that would be the KLR in fact.

ride one for a year? why not. matter of fact, why not ride...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Beezer
years ago, trying to get a little more "green",...

years ago, trying to get a little more "green", the boss bought some orange cleaner/stripper for the shop. I read the ingredients & first on the list was.... methyl chloride, which is the active...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Beezer
up to '08 is Gen I, '08 and on is Gen II.... both...

up to '08 is Gen I, '08 and on is Gen II.... both have quirks, advantages, disadvantages, etc. there is also some variation good/bad within the generations depending on the year. post the year & we...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By Beezer
pretty much anything should work. it only needs...

pretty much anything should work. it only needs to be the right length so that all the spacers get tight against the races. if thats done, there is no movement once tightened, so nothing to wear out....
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Beezer
a good trick for the stripper is to pour it on...

a good trick for the stripper is to pour it on the surface & cover with a piece of clear plastic. the plastic keeps the evil stuff in contact with the surface & prevents vapors from flashing off. not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Beezer
better figure out a way to deal with the carb...

better figure out a way to deal with the carb vent line too. I'm sure you know about the T mod.... you'll have to have a taller version
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Beezer
what he said

what he said
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Beezer
yep.... air tools are hungry. if you are...

yep.... air tools are hungry. if you are installing/removing a series of nuts and bolts your little compressor will only have enough air for a couple & then there won't be enough power to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Beezer
I've burnt studs out with the engine intact. I've...

I've burnt studs out with the engine intact. I've done it on aircraft too, because the heads don't come off and pulling the cylinder can easily become pulling at least 2 cylinders & it's a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Beezer
welding a stud to the nub.... ya that could work...

welding a stud to the nub.... ya that could work I guess, need clean metal & skill. I wouldn't worry about the heat too much.... I have burned broken studs out with a cutting torch. the aluminum ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Beezer
that would be the cylinder head there are...

that would be the cylinder head

there are ways to remove broken studs. one way is to weld a nut to the stub. another is EDM (this example chosen at random, I have no association)...
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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Beezer
vstrom 650 really fits the bill in a practical...

vstrom 650 really fits the bill in a practical sense but is kind of an uninspired ride coming from sportbikes. there is also the BMW 650 single... great fuel mileage, best of any 650 as far as I know...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Beezer
a cooler works good. put the engine in a trash...

a cooler works good. put the engine in a trash bag, double bag it, put it in the cooler & shoot it with insulation foam.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By Beezer
no question.... run low on oil. bet there is/was...

no question.... run low on oil. bet there is/was aluminum in the oil filter... that used to be part of the cam journal.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Beezer
theres this.... ...

theres this....

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/abs3_filling_adapter.pdf
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Beezer
mebby try a start with the electrical connectors...

mebby try a start with the electrical connectors removed from the injectors. if there is a bunch of left over fuel in the manifolds it will fire. doubt they leak enough to stay running. just a...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Beezer
raising the oil level reduces fork dive because...

raising the oil level reduces fork dive because there is less air volume to compress. more preload might get rid of the vibe... it would at least move the point where the vibe occurs

check with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,969
Posted By Beezer
if I was worried, I would pull the caps off the...

if I was worried, I would pull the caps off the cam journals & have a look. thats usually the last place to get oil & the first to show damage. as mentioned, the rod's roller bearing is probably fine...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By Beezer
don't worry about the oil channel... it's fine....

don't worry about the oil channel... it's fine. the caps don't look too bad really. big question is what is the clearance... plastigage is only a couple bucks.

as for the valve spring retainers......
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By Beezer
I've never heard of any company selling new caps...

I've never heard of any company selling new caps as spares... they are made with the head. the head & cap are milled flat on the mating surface, bolted together, and then bored for the shaft. you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By Beezer
a "new" cap would need to be fitted/machined as...

a "new" cap would need to be fitted/machined as well since they are made at the same time as the journal & no two are exactly alike. you can't buy the cap as a new part either.

anyway.... clean...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By Beezer
why not try a back yard fix.... won't get any...

why not try a back yard fix.... won't get any worse. you need a dial caliper or a mic, plastigage, a piece of flat glass, sandpaper, lapping compound and leather gloves. there was a time when engine...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Beezer
I have the combos (as well as other tools) & I...

I have the combos (as well as other tools) & I use them the most. sometimes they don't have enough grunt but it depends on the tire. stiff wall tires like Sahara IIIs or even K60s need the longer...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By Beezer
clean it up and check the clearance with...

clean it up and check the clearance with plastigage. if the clearance is still in limits you run it. if it's out then decide how good of a fix you need and how much you want to spend. the real fix is...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Beezer
there is a bunch of guys in "G spot" that have....

there is a bunch of guys in "G spot" that have. all good reports as I remember.

and what system. the G spot FAQ has details...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326162

also...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By Beezer
got a pic? if you aren't panicking about what...

got a pic? if you aren't panicking about what you see.... I'm guessing it can probably be cleaned up. also... how about the clearance? you can go to the auto parts store and get Plastigage for a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Beezer
fwiw... if you use high density foam like...

fwiw... if you use high density foam like Divinycell you can use polyester resin. and because of the foam's rigidity you can use less fabric. it's the stuff thats used to make surfboards and high...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By Beezer
how about the left side cam chain tensioner...

how about the left side cam chain tensioner replacement to upgrade with better parts... that one done? all I can think of... may not be the answer, but worth a look. was/is the engine noisy......
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By Beezer
the 650 is already covered.... a LIGHTER 400-500...

the 650 is already covered.... a LIGHTER 400-500 with a wide ratio 6 speed will be a hit. I'll buy one.


edit: by "lighter", I mean lighter than the 650s
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,542
Posted By Beezer
aka Lock-o-seal

aka Lock-o-seal
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By Beezer
kinda resembles a pressure washer, but...

kinda resembles a pressure washer, but...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,542
Posted By Beezer
reused.... a few times, many times, maybe only...

reused.... a few times, many times, maybe only once.... depends on how deformed they get. if you have a thick washer, mating surfaces are smooth, and the torque modest then they can be used many...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,542
Posted By Beezer
the rolled ones are way more likely to leak if...

the rolled ones are way more likely to leak if overtorqued. the solid copper ones can be annealed, reused, and & work as well as the first time.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Beezer
purple to red.... no. red is DC, Purple is AC......

purple to red.... no. red is DC, Purple is AC... it would have to be rectified first. also, without the diodes.... when the engine isn't running, the battery would dump into the generator windings....
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By Beezer
maybe get one of those 13mm belt sanders. I've...

maybe get one of those 13mm belt sanders. I've used the air powered one quite a bit but it was a company tool. they really work good. I don't have enough compressor to drive the air version, but will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Beezer
well.... I think it's DC. simple way to tell is...

well.... I think it's DC. simple way to tell is if the headlight comes on when the engine is off. heres what it looks like to me.... Red from the battery (and rectifier) goes to the IGN switch &...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Beezer
if you have a old style wet cell battery I would...

if you have a old style wet cell battery I would dump it and get a maintenance free, sealed type.... just because. old style flooded cell batteries all use water & the KLR has a habit of drying them...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Beezer
maybe a Zener diode instead of a resistor. hard...

maybe a Zener diode instead of a resistor. hard to find an aftermarket replacement with a high enough power dissipation to be safe. I used to put Podtronics and Tympanium regulators on vintage...
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