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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By eng42
oooooo. Gotta get me one of those Zeta throttle...

oooooo. Gotta get me one of those Zeta throttle tubes.

On my old XL600, I finally just installed a MotionPro Turbo Throttle with just the pull cable, and it was a wonderful thing. Full...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,803
Posted By eng42
I used to include the phrase "or trade for guns"...

I used to include the phrase "or trade for guns" in any classified ad that I placed. Last couple of years, the only calls I get are idjits with AR15s that they think are worth $3k. I gave up on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By eng42
Not on the DRZ (yet, anyway), but we have two...

Not on the DRZ (yet, anyway), but we have two Triumph 955 Tigers in the family that have the rear wheels tubeless-ized per the process that Woody's Wheel Works espouses. Both have been working well...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,302
Views: 1,280,833
Posted By eng42
I've been told that a grease gun will go right on...

I've been told that a grease gun will go right on the bleeder fitting and you can pump the pistons right out. Haven't tried it, myself, but the compressed air cannon method is pretty dangerous.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,302
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Posted By eng42
Glad you rode that one out without injury. ...

Glad you rode that one out without injury.

Back in my formative years, chain derailment was a common occurrence. It was also not unheard-of for the chain to wad up and destroy the engine cases....
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26,611
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Posted By eng42
I haven't done any reading (yet) on DRZ400...

I haven't done any reading (yet) on DRZ400 stators, but here's my conclusion on my reading and experience regarding other bikes with stator problems:

The root cause of most of the problems is bad...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,803
Posted By eng42
DRZ400S Gear Ratios

Here's a chart of sprocket/gear ratios for the DRZ400S:
http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/JDavisEngineer/media/DRZ400%20Gearing_zps2s6dnx9t.jpg.html
http://www.advrider.com/forums/<a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,803
Posted By eng42
I read somewhere that there are some 1990s Yamaha...

I read somewhere that there are some 1990s Yamaha YZ wheels that fit. I haven't researched what was meant by "fit". Some people's interpretation of that word is different than mine. If that's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By eng42
I'm not that tall, but the wind pressure is still...

I'm not that tall, but the wind pressure is still exhausting. On my XL600, I mounted a small windshield. I used to make fun of that kind of stuff, but not anymore--it's an enormous improvement in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 07:39 AM
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Posted By eng42
You can also buy those plugs (without fuseholder)...

You can also buy those plugs (without fuseholder) at any parts store. For some reason, they are in the trailer parts area at most stores. I put them on everything so the Battery Tender plugs in,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26,611
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Posted By eng42
OK, that clears that up--I couldn't figure out...

OK, that clears that up--I couldn't figure out how a skid plate makes noise. I don't think I ever associated that noise with any particular part of the bike--just "gravel hitting the bike". But I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,302
Views: 1,280,833
Posted By eng42
Do you have a good CDI unit to sell? If so, PM...

Do you have a good CDI unit to sell? If so, PM me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,803
Posted By eng42
I have some eBay ones that look just like that on...

I have some eBay ones that look just like that on my XL600 and they seem fine. Keep in mind that I just ride the thing around and don't do any giant triple jumps with it.

My DRZ400 came with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By eng42
Something I noticed on my DRZ400S is that the...

Something I noticed on my DRZ400S is that the needle height makes a LOT of difference. I drew a blank on mine when I first got it--opened it up and it already had the main and pilot jets that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8,302
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Posted By eng42
I remember doing that on my Yamaha 100! You...

I remember doing that on my Yamaha 100!

You can also "rebuild" a lot of "non-rebuildable" shocks. My nephew and I rebuilt the one on his NX125 some years ago. Our local (sort of) MX suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By eng42
If you use the little insert-type screwdriver...

If you use the little insert-type screwdriver bits, it's worth digging around in the drawer--I sometimes find one that fits the JIS screws a little better. I've never knowingly bought a JIS bit, but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By eng42
Also here: ...

Also here:

http://www.aerostich.com/4-way-offset-driver.html

Their 90 degree driver is much more compact than the one that I have. I may order one someday.

And JIS is another good reason to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26,611
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Posted By eng42
I agree on the "plugged pilot jet" theory. ...

I agree on the "plugged pilot jet" theory.

On my S model, I can remove the float bowl without removing the carb--just loosen the clamps, turn it as far as it will go (not far), and fuss the screws...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26,611
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Posted By eng42
I wish that everyone in the world had boycotted...

I wish that everyone in the world had boycotted all these companies that make up their own jet sizes.

Especially ones that make them kind of sort of similar. They are just sowing confusion and...
Forum: Vendors 02-23-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 32,193
Posted By eng42
Recommendation for a tail bag

I need a tail bag for my DRZ400, and am having trouble finding what I need. I'd like a drybag, and the Wolfman small duffle looks close, as does the medium Rollie bag. What I'm looking for is:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By eng42
That probably would have saved me a lot of time. ...

That probably would have saved me a lot of time. I just assumed that they would only be interested in selling me a "jet kit", which is usually about ten dollars worth of brass, for $75. Mind you,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26,611
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Posted By eng42
Thumb Moose Handguards

Those look great! Gotta get me a set for winter. I have Cycra on the DRZ and Trackside on the Tiger, but neither is really winter-worthy. These look like they would just strap on over the existing...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,822,803
Posted By eng42
Thumb DRZ400S jetting data point

I've been wading around in Thumpertalk, Advrider, etc. looking for info on DRZ400 jetting. There's a million posts on it, but most are of limited value because people leave out important details,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By eng42
Thumb Solved!

Found a tire in Pueblo, so he plugged the hole (2 plugs) and headed that way. Thanks for the help and advice, and other offers of tires!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By eng42
GS Rider needs tire in Raton today

Anyone in the Raton, NM area want to help someone out? Ran into a guy in Raton with a holed tire on his GS. Neither dealer in Raton has anything close to the right size (150/70-17). If you've got...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By eng42
OK, it's running. We don't know why. We...

OK, it's running. We don't know why.

We checked the kickstand switch circuit all the way to the ECU connector. Same with the Neutral switch. Checked the grounds (3 of them) at the ECU...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By eng42
The fuel pressure gauge was to see if it really...

The fuel pressure gauge was to see if it really was developing fuel pressure. Last time we worked on this bike (for a very similar problem a couple of years ago) we kludged up a bunch of fittings to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By eng42
The problem is that checking that stuff seems to...

The problem is that checking that stuff seems to be the complicated stuff on a FI bike. When you get down to the sparkplugs, your discard pile is pretty big. None of it's hard stuff, just a lot of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By eng42
Seems to have good compression. I got the...

Seems to have good compression.

I got the airbox off late last night, and this morning I popped into the shop and checked for spark on the center coil--looks fine there. Didn't check the other...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By eng42
One more odd detail

Here's another detail that I forgot about. When you turn the key on, and the fuel pump comes on, the gauge that I plumbed into the fuel rail reads 40 psi.

Turn the key off, and it stays up above...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By eng42
Question Triumph 955i won't start

We need some help here. 2001 Triumph 955i Tiger suddenly won't start. It sat (indoors) for about a week without being ridden (an unusual thing), and now it will crank and crank, and won't hit a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By eng42
Made a slight improvement to the XL600. Dug out...

Made a slight improvement to the XL600. Dug out the automatic compression release cable and re-installed it. I had left it off when I rebuilt the engine because I could never see that it did any...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-06-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,413
Posted By eng42
Anybody got a more specific location, like where...

Anybody got a more specific location, like where you buy the permit, or where the campground is? The "map" link on the Ride Oklahoma takes you to Clayton Plumbing in Kingfisher, OK. A fine place,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By eng42
Here's the operator's platform: ...

Here's the operator's platform:

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a603/JDavisEngineer/Honda%20XL600R/20130730_173036_zpsd1ea33dc.jpg

Those are aluminum handlebars from Rocky Mountain Cycle in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By eng42
You know, I really like the red/white/blue color...

You know, I really like the red/white/blue color scheme, including the red engine, but when I went through the engine, I took most of the paint off the cylinder and head because it was already about...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By eng42
http://jdavisengineer.smugmug.com/XL600/i-gQcN8Wt/...

http://jdavisengineer.smugmug.com/XL600/i-gQcN8Wt/0/X2/20130730_173003-X2.jpg
Obviously, I didn't do any cleaning or polishing before I took the photos. And the new fender isn't here yet.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By eng42
XL600 perpetual project

Here are a few photos of my 1987 XL600R dual-sport. Nothing radical or dramatic, but a few nice trick parts that I thought I'd share....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-23-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,130
Posted By eng42
speedometer

While I haven't done the street-legal conversion (other than the new Hodaka in 1975, and the dealer took care of that), I will give you a +1 on the bicycle speedo. I've had several on several...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 38,235
Posted By eng42
Decals

Sure like what you're doing here! Next bike.......

I have a suggestion for decals, if you still haven't pulled the trigger on the real fancy domed ones (which I really like). A lot of equipment...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 724,275
Posted By eng42
That's an excellent statement. When someone...

That's an excellent statement. When someone tells me something is "easy" or "tough", the first thing I want to know is where they are coming from. If they are (or were) a serious dirt-biker, their...
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