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Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By redprimo
To get it to shift into low sometimes its easier...

To get it to shift into low sometimes its easier with the engine running and in gear, then you give a tiny bit of gas as you move the hi/lo selector and let of the gas as it goes in. in your case...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By redprimo
Not sure what you mean by freewheel but ct90s are...

Not sure what you mean by freewheel but ct90s are just like any other bike as far as rolling/not rolling while in gear. The only difference is than when you press down on the shift lever disengages...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By redprimo
Yep that's the stuff. not sure why but the wet...

Yep that's the stuff. not sure why but the wet clutch in these really likes that oil.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By redprimo
#2 problem sounds like a partially clogged...

#2 problem sounds like a partially clogged emulsion tube.

Your shifting issues might be either a worn/bent shift drum stopper or even something as simple as a loose screw on the shift drum star. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
finally getting back to work on my XL500s. Paint...

finally getting back to work on my XL500s. Paint is ordered and on the way so I thought I'd tackle recovering the seat this weekend.

I picked up some foam and some vinyl last week and have...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By redprimo
The top photo is also the location for the...

The top photo is also the location for the emulsion tube. If you remove the slide and look through the venturi that brass nub sticking up from the floor is the emulsion tube. Its very important to...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
Nice looking xl500s,, is that a Europe/...

Nice looking xl500s,, is that a Europe/ Netherlands only color Combo our a custom job? Is there a source over there for original front fenders?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
I havn't had to do mine yet so I don't know...

I havn't had to do mine yet so I don't know exactly what it looks like inside. you might take a look at the various bits over at dratv.com I get a lot of stuff for my trail 90's from them. I did...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
I thought the Speedos on these bikes were hard to...

I thought the Speedos on these bikes were hard to find, the tail lights are even more difficult to come by. Mine has lost the silver off the reflector, but after not finding a replacement I...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15,066
Views: 8,464,879
Posted By redprimo
Looks more like a crotch inspector to me.

Looks more like a crotch inspector to me.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
The brake switch mounts the the perch. The lever...

The brake switch mounts the the perch. The lever keeps the little button on the switch depressed and when you pull the lever the button opens up and completed the circuit and the light comes on,...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,100
Posted By redprimo
I've got several Still chainsaws that I use for...

I've got several Still chainsaws that I use for milling lumber, but for weeds I have a Honda. I live on 1/2 acre and the back is mostly weeds. I've used Stihl and Jonsred trimmers and as good as...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
For cables Motion Pro did a great job on mine. ...

For cables Motion Pro did a great job on mine. you will need to look on their web site to see what they list as available for your bike and for the ones they don't list you well need to send then...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
The pulse generator its electronic and not...

The pulse generator its electronic and not adjustable. The cam sprocket is completely enclosed and can't be seen without pulling the head cover.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By redprimo
If you always get drops with a rattle can you...

If you always get drops with a rattle can you willl get drops with any other type of spray rig. Its not the product its you. Plenty of good info out there, some printed on the side of the can,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,626
Posted By redprimo
You may just have a bad plug wire. On Ct90's the...

You may just have a bad plug wire. On Ct90's the coil is inside the frame and is very common for the part of the coil write that is exposed to become brittle and cracked but the part of the wire...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By redprimo
I own all my tanks, a set of small oxy/ace, a...

I own all my tanks, a set of small oxy/ace, a large oxy/ace and a large argon. Ive never had a problem other than if they need hydro or a new valve they charge me for that and swap me out a full...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,626
Posted By redprimo
The Liffan engines are not quite as easy or cheap...

The Liffan engines are not quite as easy or cheap as what others are making them out to be. the engine mounting is different so you well need an adapter. The foot pegs mount to the bottom of the...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,883
Posted By redprimo
With a bit of effort you might be able to locate...

With a bit of effort you might be able to locate a local sawyer who will have a different selection of woods available, some superior than the commonly available stuff at local box stores and price...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
1980 xl500s muffler surgery

I took a bit of a break today from preping my gas tank for paint and finished up a part of the project I started a while back and set aside.

Just before christmas I sand blasted the exhaust...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
What did you grab with the pliers? My filter is...

What did you grab with the pliers? My filter is flush with the petcock opening. Did you reuse your filter? bike bandit doesn't list them as available and I hadn't checked anywhere else.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
petcock fuel filter

Any one have any tips for removing the fuel filter that is in the tank as part of the petcock pick up? Bike in question is a 1980 xl500s.
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By redprimo
If I were to use my fender as the mold I would...

If I were to use my fender as the mold I would end up transferring the two kinks in my fender to the new one. I'm not set up for vacuum forming so that would be way more work and expense. Cutting...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By redprimo
Damn smart phone dupelicate post.

Damn smart phone dupelicate post.
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By redprimo
Making a fiberglass fender

I’ve got this front fender from a 1980 Honda xl500s. I don't know if it is the 23" front wheel or the diving board like shape of the original but I just think anything but the stock fender looks a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
I've always enjoyed painting. My shortcoming on...

I've always enjoyed painting. My shortcoming on some of my past projects is that I paint and throb never finish the little details and just ride em like that. That's one of the reasons I saved...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
The side covers are made from a translucent white...

The side covers are made from a translucent white plastic and painted while both fenders are molded in red plastic. my front Fender is such bad shape from sun damage that it can't be salvaged, I'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
The decals came off with a heat gun more or less...

The decals came off with a heat gun more or less without a problem. I thought I would finish up the evening by priming the one side cover I cleaned up and sanded, big mistake. What ever crap Honda...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
I hope so. Any tips for decal removal for the...

I hope so. Any tips for decal removal for the side covers?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
I just picked up a can of sem flexable primer....

I just picked up a can of sem flexable primer. Ive never painted plastic before, a few cars and a lot of wood but never plastic. Why does the adhesion promoter go between the primer and the color?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
Looks great. What kind of paint did you use on...

Looks great. What kind of paint did you use on the tank and plastics? I just picked up some primer for my plastics today.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,705
Posted By redprimo
How about "Motorcycle for sale, includes free...

How about "Motorcycle for sale, includes free gear wrench."
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By redprimo
If the number on your engine is plus or minus 30...

If the number on your engine is plus or minus 30 from your vin # then you have the original engine, they are never an exact match.

As others have said your Trans is neutral at the top and then 4...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,897
Posted By redprimo
I have an f250 4x4 with the 7.3l. Im on my 5th...

I have an f250 4x4 with the 7.3l. Im on my 5th set of tires, three different brands and they have all gotten about 65k. By far the best I've run are Cooper Discoverer A/T They are great in snow,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
That 500 is coming real nice. Is that the Meier...

That 500 is coming real nice. Is that the Meier xr front fender? The black plastic on those rear turn signals will clean up like new with glass beads,
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By redprimo
The part you need is called a banjo fitting. ...

The part you need is called a banjo fitting. they see fairly common.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,716
Posted By redprimo
The valve train in these little engines is pretty...

The valve train in these little engines is pretty robust and rarely fails. it only has one valve seal. Even so you can easily check the specs on the valves and springs. The timing chains take a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 537,846
Posted By redprimo
My guess is that someone mixed up some diagrams. ...

My guess is that someone mixed up some diagrams. The head cover on the 79-81 xl500s looks exactly like your diagram and has 12 bolts.
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By redprimo
fiberglasss works perfectly fine with ethanol,...

fiberglasss works perfectly fine with ethanol, it's the polyester resin that is not comparable. Switch to a vinylester resin and you would be good to go.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By redprimo
It's Been a while since I've used any of the...

It's Been a while since I've used any of the stuff and never on metal. I use my finger to apply it a thin a coat as possible and then buff it up to a soft sheen with a soft cloth. It's more like a...
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