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Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for that link and the info about the...

Thanks for that link and the info about the zero=zero stuff. I'll be studying that thread at length but I appreciate the bottom line conclusion since it's a long thread with a lot of info.
I didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By TheRadBaron
Update: I've been riding the bike ever since...

Update:
I've been riding the bike ever since with it idling a bit high and the knowledge that something wasn't right but since the bike ran so well I just left it alone.
I had developed a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,324
Posted By TheRadBaron
Follow Up

Well, I've ridden more than 4,000 miles since I completed the rebuild so I thought 'd post a follow up with my experience. I think it's safe to say that my rebuild was a success. I've changed the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,956
Posted By TheRadBaron
Mark F, what year are you referring to when you...

Mark F, what year are you referring to when you say "later model" in regards to the transmission?
I'd just like to know since I'm planning to use an '89 transmission in my project XT600 and I...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By TheRadBaron
Sorry, the order of my replies got mixed up. ...

Sorry, the order of my replies got mixed up. Thanks for the CMSNL link. That's exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks, but I'm interested specifically in the...

Thanks, but I'm interested specifically in the piston and I'm almost sure that the piston differs between those years.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By TheRadBaron
Where can I find Euro-model Kawasaki part numbers?

Hey guys, I'm an old hand at looking up and cross-referencing motorcycle part numbers using the factory parts fiches. However, all the sources that I normally use only cover American models.
I have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,956
Posted By TheRadBaron
PM sent. Let's try to keep the communication and...

PM sent. Let's try to keep the communication and questions to PMs so we're not clogging up the thread with commerce. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,956
Posted By TheRadBaron
XT600 parts for sale

Hey guys, I've finally gathered all the parts that I'll need for my XT600 project so I'm selling off all my extra stuff. I thought I'd offer everything here first before I put it up for auction. I...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By TheRadBaron
Yeah, it's a strange little bike. I kind of like...

Yeah, it's a strange little bike. I kind of like it, though. My main reason for wanting it is that I'm getting all these nephews and my friends are all having sons and they'll need dirt bikes to...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By TheRadBaron
I would if I could. The problem is that a KD80X...

I would if I could. The problem is that a KD80X like I have and a KX80 are entirely different animals. The piston for the KD80X is exclusive to that model and it's NLA from Kawasaki. I haven't had...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By TheRadBaron
Drawings/schematics for 2-stroke piston dimensions? Wiseco, etc.

This is something that I've been wanting to look into for a while but I've been dragging my feet. I'm now motivated to go at it once again since I'm trying to get my new '89 Kawasaki KD80X up and...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By TheRadBaron
Outstanding. Thank you very much. One more...

Outstanding. Thank you very much. One more thing; Could you tell me what the stock bore size is? I'm trying to determine if my motor has been bored or not. Thanks again.
Forum: 2 smokers 07-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By TheRadBaron
Kawasaki KD80X carb specs?

I just dragged home an '89 Kawasaki KD80X. I gather that they're not the most common bike since they were only sold for two or three years, but I think it's kind of a neat thing. It will be a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By TheRadBaron
A different idea for a top case/rear rack (R1100GS)

I've been slowly putting this whole system together throughout this spring. I built the racks for the Pelican 1550s earlier in the year and they're been working really well though I'll be adding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By TheRadBaron
I didn't replace the intake rubbers and mine...

I didn't replace the intake rubbers and mine admittedly are a bit cracked, but if that was the problem wouldn't it make itself known when sprayed with the carb cleaner? I know from working on a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS idling too fast after repairs and modifications

I have a '97 R1100GS with 70,000 miles. I've been riding it since the beginning of spring and it always ran pretty well but had a few problems. The throttle bodies were badly worn and clattering...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By TheRadBaron
Turns out that it's 10x1.5.

Turns out that it's 10x1.5.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 406,356
Posted By TheRadBaron
They do make two smaller versions of their...

They do make two smaller versions of their duffels. The Doppelduffel is the largest, then there's the Fleigerduffel and maybe the Unterduffel? I don't remember the name of the third one for sure. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 406,356
Posted By TheRadBaron
Here's my '97 that I've been riding since the...

Here's my '97 that I've been riding since the beginning of spring. I bought it in the fall last year with 63,000 miles and promptly had to rebuild the ailing gearbox and final drive. I've put 4,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheRadBaron
Is there a testing procedure for the AIT sensor? ...

Is there a testing procedure for the AIT sensor? I'd like to try to verify before simply replacing it.
It turns out that my bike did have a CO pot installed. I just didn't realize it because it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheRadBaron
You got me. Where do you begin?

You got me. Where do you begin?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks again for pointing me in the right...

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction. I did some research last night about the tuning options afforded by the different CCP configurations.
My bike came with a Booster Plug that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for all the good information. I'll start...

Thanks for all the good information. I'll start reading through some of that tech today and coming up with a plan.
The TB caps are in good shape, so that's not the problem. Good idea, though. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheRadBaron
Here's what I have: -The CCP is beige -I do...

Here's what I have:
-The CCP is beige
-I do have an O2 sensor and the factory exhaust with cat
-I'm not sure about the CO pot. This is the first I've heard of it. The bike has had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS idling poorly as outside temps go up

I've been riding my '97 R1100GS since the early spring and I've put about 3,000 miles on it so far. It's always ran and idled beautifully but now that it's getting warmer out I've started to have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,261,956
Posted By TheRadBaron
Carb differences

I have a technical question about carburetor differences from year to year. I have a '91 XT600E but I've swapped an '89 motor into it. I'm planning to use the '91 carbs and I need new rubber intake...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 274,794
Posted By TheRadBaron
If you think he's bad you should see how I...

If you think he's bad you should see how I operate. Besides, who cares about economics if you're having fun?
But now that you mention it, I too have eastern European ancestry. Maybe you're on to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 274,794
Posted By TheRadBaron
I'm a little late to the party on this one, but...

I'm a little late to the party on this one, but come on. Out of all of the nonsense on Craigslist, it was my post that offended you enough to rant about it on here? Sure, my asking price was high,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By TheRadBaron
We must be thinking of a different bolt. The one...

We must be thinking of a different bolt. The one that I'm referring to is most definitely bigger than 6mm. I know that there are a few 6mm bolts on the bottom of the cylinder that are on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS head bolt (Allen head at rear of head) thread?

I'm preparing to change the leaky head gaskets on my '97. Each head has the four main studs and one bolt near the rear of the head with an allen or socket head. I believe that the manual refers to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By TheRadBaron
I agree. I use a beam-type up to about 50...

I agree. I use a beam-type up to about 50 foot-pounds, then I switch to my trusty Mac clicker for torques higher than that.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By TheRadBaron
Yeah, back to topic. The re-torque went...

Yeah, back to topic. The re-torque went beautifully and the leaks seem to be under control. I think that the 10mm allen head bolt at the rear of the cylinder is beginning to strip on the left side,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By TheRadBaron
I agree that it's something that you should...

I agree that it's something that you should replace, but I wouldn't worry about riding the bike while I waited for the new spoke to show up.
I'd probably refrain from "giving 'er hell" until the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thank you. That's what I've been getting at this...

Thank you. That's what I've been getting at this whole time.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By TheRadBaron
Oh no! You're right. .....He started it.

Oh no! You're right.

.....He started it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By TheRadBaron
Well alright, but my first hand experience...

Well alright, but my first hand experience suggests otherwise. I have seen with my own eyes, more than once, an engine with only minor oil leaks that began to leak a LOT of oil after synthetic was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By TheRadBaron
I already did adjust the clutch using that...

I already did adjust the clutch using that procedure. That's what I meant when I said that I "adjusted the clutch free play per the factory manual". :deal
Just kidding around, though.
I still...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for the tips. I do blip the throttle on...

Thanks for the tips. I do blip the throttle on downshifts most of the time to match the revs. It helps the gearbox shift more smoothly but doesn't affect the shuddering. The shuddering happens...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By TheRadBaron
No such thing was learned :evil. I disagree with...

No such thing was learned :evil. I disagree with the oil having nothing to do with a leak. In my experience, along with the experience of many of my gearhead buddies, synthetic oil will most...
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