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Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By Tim McKittrick
When I purchased my lemans III it had no spark....

When I purchased my lemans III it had no spark. It also has a Dyna ignition with a Dyna coils, and the bike had been into the dealer several times before I got it for mysterious misfire issues which...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,559
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I was once given a cb750 that didn't run properly...

I was once given a cb750 that didn't run properly because the carbs had been rebuilt. The previous mechanic had somehow managed to forget to install one of the emulsifier tubes and the jet attached...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Tim McKittrick
One of the classic bike magazines had a tire...

One of the classic bike magazines had a tire selection write-up a year or two ago and tried out a set of Continental Classic Attack Vintage Radial Tires one of their writer's Laverdas. They felt them...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 51,761
Posted By Tim McKittrick
For that kind of money you could have a custom...

For that kind of money you could have a custom tank tailor made to your specifications.

Evan Wilcox gets $2300 for this handmade 9 gallon bit of art: http://wilcoxmetal.com/bmwgs2.htm
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,942
Views: 1,514,939
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I'm guessing the steering wheel changes the...

I'm guessing the steering wheel changes the length of the top link on the sidecar so the passenger can crank in lean when the outfit enters the turn. That would make the rider even more of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Since it makes noise on raw fuel and the problem...

Since it makes noise on raw fuel and the problem began after the bike sat for a period I'm going to assume the carb still has an obstruction, most likely in the pilot jet or the passage from the...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Tim McKittrick
For $450 I couldn't pass it up, and it didn't...

For $450 I couldn't pass it up, and it didn't need much to mend. It's pretty uninspiring compared to my other machines but is a perfectly capable machine and easy to ride. If you rev it up it moves...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Tim McKittrick
To keep the heat even between sides I put a layer...

To keep the heat even between sides I put a layer of shrink tubing over the left handlebar before I glued on the heating element. They are close to even but there is still more heat lost on the left....
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Tim McKittrick
The warmers shipped to Alaska in 8 days. I do...

The warmers shipped to Alaska in 8 days. I do think the wiring is parallel, but did not confirm this. The feed wire is very small and I suspect they don't draw a lot of wattage. They arrived without...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Super low budget grip warmers

I bought a broken 2001 EX500 as a fixer-upper this winter, and after getting it mended figured I might as well keep it to use as my loaner bike. That meant I would still ride it now and then, and I...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Tim McKittrick
If it only fails under high load/rpm then I'd...

If it only fails under high load/rpm then I'd also suspect it's being starved for fuel. Poor flow could be due to clogged fuel screens in the tank, occluded fuel filters, blocked vent in the fuel...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I'm going to sidestep the buy local discussion...

I'm going to sidestep the buy local discussion for the moment.

I sometimes need something large that can't be sourced locally or is simply too expensive to purchase from a local vendor- an item...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Tim McKittrick
It would appear that you can buy the parts direct...

It would appear that you can buy the parts direct from Givi if you like-

Buttons:

http://www.giviusa.com/givi-products/spare-parts/hardware-components/z125-mushroom-spacers-detail

Triangle...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Well, after consulting my dusty Chilton master...

Well, after consulting my dusty Chilton master manual there was no mention of the need to index the pressure plate to the hub, but it appears your clutch is being prevented from fully engaging by...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Tim McKittrick
On some clutches the pressure plate is indexed...

On some clutches the pressure plate is indexed and will not seat fully if it is installed in the wrong position. If it doesn't seat there will be minimal friction between the driver and driven...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I had the same issue with a BMW R100- the cause...

I had the same issue with a BMW R100- the cause was partially clogged aftermarket fuel filters. They were those clear tapered units with the brass amalgam filters, and while they looked just fine...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-10-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Gearing calculator aside, I suspect you are going...

Gearing calculator aside, I suspect you are going to have rideability issues with a gearing change that drastic. The 250 just doesn't have the torque to pull the load at that speed, and you may find...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,837
Views: 3,655,082
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Great! Thanks a million!

Great! Thanks a million!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,837
Views: 3,655,082
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Is this available as a poster? I want it for my...

Is this available as a poster? I want it for my shop!
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,633
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I find the Kawasaki's integrated luggage to be...

I find the Kawasaki's integrated luggage to be its largest appeal. On all of the bikes I have owned that have had decent bags I found I kept them on most of the time, and having them there increased...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Here are the installation instructions: ...

Here are the installation instructions:

http://www.motomeccaspares.com/products/brands/Dyna/DynaIII-Instructions.pdf

Note both the diagram and instruction step #3

If anyone has an...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I routed the ground lead to one of the valve...

I routed the ground lead to one of the valve cover bolts. My LM had SP lowers on it so the lead was protected and not easily visible.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Tim McKittrick
My Lemans III came to me with no spark and a Dyna...

My Lemans III came to me with no spark and a Dyna 3 ignition. The ground from the ignition box is supposed to hook directly to the engine and not to the battery- if you look through the online PDF of...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Crap, you're correct... I've been working on too...

Crap, you're correct... I've been working on too many other brands lately with different regulator rectifier systems.

That said, a bad regulator could still produce a low voltage signal.........
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I would add that the battery acts as a voltage...

I would add that the battery acts as a voltage buffer in the system. The lights will get a bit brighter when the motor revs up but shouldn't "pulse".
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Tim McKittrick
These bikes have to have a good battery for the...

These bikes have to have a good battery for the system to work. The turn signals and brake light should work with the engine off and the keyswitch on.

The flasher unit needs full voltage to cycle,...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Tim McKittrick
You might also just have a bad voltage...

You might also just have a bad voltage regulator- you can try metering the voltage at output of the diode board with the motor running. If your voltage here is significantly above the voltage past...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Tim McKittrick
This is a good place to begin- my RT was a...

This is a good place to begin- my RT was a sluggish charger too and it was improved a bit by renewing the harness contacts, particularly the output connection from the diode board.

But I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tim McKittrick
What Beezer said. I did the exact same thing...

What Beezer said.

I did the exact same thing with my DR350, which also had a safari tank, and it was fine after a single oil change and an air filter cleaning. I learned right quick to turn the...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-29-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By Tim McKittrick
mine wasn't exactly a restoration- I was just...

mine wasn't exactly a restoration- I was just getting it back into the condition it was last raced in, back in about 1989.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Tim McKittrick
In happy automobile land poor cranking only when...

In happy automobile land poor cranking only when hot is usually a starter motor on its way out. Before you condemn it complete the battery check and make sure the motor and battery grounds are good....
Forum: Alaska 03-26-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 186,820
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I've got a few sets of used slicks in the correct...

I've got a few sets of used slicks in the correct sizes that would look the bizness for Junior's bike if you would like. All scuffed up and raggedy looking.
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Additionally: 1) Was a good pal of S. Palin....

Additionally:

1) Was a good pal of S. Palin.

2) Accepted our offer on a house in Palmer, then sold it to a buyer who made a better offer.

Draw your own conclusions.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Tim McKittrick
When I was road racing my XR650 with supermoto...

When I was road racing my XR650 with supermoto wheels on it I had trouble getting chain clearance with a 160 tire- the same size run on the back of the RS250. It looks like your countershaft isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Tim McKittrick
As the owner off both a well modified XR650r and...

As the owner off both a well modified XR650r and an RS250 with a tired engine I'd love to see some detail shots of the motor mounts and how the underside off he factory tank was modified to provide...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,660
Posted By Tim McKittrick
If you can find a decenent Buell S3T that might...

If you can find a decenent Buell S3T that might make you happy as well- I love mine and it checks most of your boxes. The later the build the better they got. If you can find a post 2000 model they...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 108,754
Posted By Tim McKittrick
That's an Airtech body and seat kit: ...

That's an Airtech body and seat kit:

http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/buell/M2199702.htm

See "GP kit"
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I have had good results with Megacycle.

I have had good results with Megacycle.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By Tim McKittrick
And also what Beezer said.

And also what Beezer said.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By Tim McKittrick
If your bike has a vacuum operated petcock there...

If your bike has a vacuum operated petcock there will be two hoses attatched to it. One delivers fuel to the carb, the other (usually smaller) hose is a vacuum line that opens the petcock when the...
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