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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Nightrunner
And we have a winner!!!! That was it. Sir, you...

And we have a winner!!!! That was it. Sir, you are a genius. Thank you!

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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Nightrunner
Thanks. I can look for the leak again. But I...

Thanks. I can look for the leak again. But I did clean off all the oil with brake cleaner. It starts smoking (from oil on the hot pipe) within seconds of starting it. Its either the head cover or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By Nightrunner
Top cover removal

Hey all. I tried searching this thread but the search engine just goes into limbo. Minutes go by with no results; just a white screen. I have a 96 DR650SE. Slight oil leak seeps right down onto...
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,373
Posted By Nightrunner
Godspeed Chuck.

Godspeed Chuck.
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,432
Posted By Nightrunner
Prayers sent. Hoping for a full recovery.

Prayers sent. Hoping for a full recovery.
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,337
Posted By Nightrunner
Interesting. I did not know the "new Hurt...

Interesting. I did not know the "new Hurt report" was on hold. I thought the project was awarded/funded years ago. Too bad. A lot has changed since '81. Sport bikes are a lot faster. Touring...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,337
Posted By Nightrunner
I agree with others who said good honest post. ...

I agree with others who said good honest post. Frankly I'm a bit surprised the instructors didn't slow you down before you dropped it. Once or twice too fast in a maneuver is one thing but it...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
The fan should kick on about the red line point. ...

The fan should kick on about the red line point. It could be the temp switch or the relay. Its normal for these to heat up while idling. Temp goes back down as soon as you're moving. Some folks...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 533,086
Posted By Nightrunner
Alton, Have you considered an...

Alton,

Have you considered an oxy-acetylene setup? Yes, you'll need two tanks instead of one, but used torches are pretty easy to find.
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,304
Posted By Nightrunner
I've tried most of the major brands over the...

I've tried most of the major brands over the years in tinkering with cars and bikes. One day a sales guy in an auto parts store suggested I try Seymour. I had never heard of it. Turns out the...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
With that set up I would go up to 122.5 (the next...

With that set up I would go up to 122.5 (the next size), and get some #6 brass washers to shim up the needles. The shims will make more difference than the main. Have a look here for a lesson on...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By Nightrunner
May not be bad; just being fooled. Read my post...

May not be bad; just being fooled. Read my post above.
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,424
Posted By Nightrunner
Very interesting thread. So many steps in making...

Very interesting thread. So many steps in making these parts. My question is on fitment of the part. You used 1/4" plywood against the bike and then layers of bondo and other things over that to...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 319,701
Posted By Nightrunner
Sounds clever for many cases, but you'll want a...

Sounds clever for many cases, but you'll want a regulated DC power supply if you do this on a circuit with expensive electronics in it. And maybe the better chargers are regulated. But a lot of...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By Nightrunner
Just jumping in with a question here. I have no...

Just jumping in with a question here. I have no idea how much a new board costs but if the man is willing to solder a jumper wire, then why couldn't he also solder a new relay onto the board?
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By Nightrunner
Mas and Showkey know whereof they speak. I can...

Mas and Showkey know whereof they speak. I can only add the test I like is to use a multimeter to check the voltage at the battery (with the engine running at perhaps 2000 RPM or so). Then trace...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,938
Posted By Nightrunner
Here's a really good article on how CV carbs work...

Here's a really good article on how CV carbs work and how to re jet them. Carb Theory 101.

http://hondanighthawks.net/carb14.htm
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
Yes, that is true. Since I did have a DJ kit and...

Yes, that is true. Since I did have a DJ kit and then removed it, the slides are stilled drilled. Sounds like you have experience with carbs though.
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
Also wanted to add, an excellent reference on how...

Also wanted to add, an excellent reference on how CV carbs work.

http://hondanighthawks.net/carb14.htm

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Forum: Beasts 10-07-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
Lots if us have tried the DJ kit and most have...

Lots if us have tried the DJ kit and most have gone back. Big drop in mileage is the #1 complaint. I bought a used one on ebay, tried it for a short time, and then re-sold it again. I have a...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,461
Posted By Nightrunner
Well the classic in-line filters that are...

Well the classic in-line filters that are transparent are also just a screen so no better than the sock inside the tank. Some of the in-line filters are housed in metal so can't say what's in there.
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By Nightrunner
Yes, this is a much discussed complaint among...

Yes, this is a much discussed complaint among veteran T/A owners. I have seen the pic you want. It is either in the all encompassing T/A thread Showkey linked or its over on Transalp.org. It has...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
Thanks so much for posting this! I had no idea...

Thanks so much for posting this! I had no idea the price was so good. Checked with Lenac years ago and he wanted a mint for them. Been planning to make my own but MAP's price is more than...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
Keep an eye on ebay and you can get a Hawk rotor...

Keep an eye on ebay and you can get a Hawk rotor for maybe $30-$50. There is a popular brake upgrade for the Hawk so this puts a lot of stock Hawk rotors on the market for us. If you are going to...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By Nightrunner
I had to do a double take on that. You have...

I had to do a double take on that. You have right idea in measuring differential vacuum between two carbs as opposed to comparing the absolute vacuum relative to the atmosphere. Differential gives...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 66,659
Posted By Nightrunner
You are forgetting Murphy's law. Wear the gear...

You are forgetting Murphy's law. Wear the gear and you'll never need it. Go without and you crash. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
If they are still using those odd U-bolts that...

If they are still using those odd U-bolts that are flattened at the bends, they are very weak and brittle. This has been discussed before, here and at Transalp.org. I snapped one just tightening it...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
That is crime prevention. Who would ever steal...

That is crime prevention. Who would ever steal that?
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
A web search turned up the company (Powerflow),...

A web search turned up the company (Powerflow), but they only sell mud flaps now. The packing says they were made in China so maybe another firm is importing them. They are called "stoneguards".
...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
Yes, there is one that fits perfectly. ...

Yes, there is one that fits perfectly. Unfortunately I can't point you a vendor. In the late 90's I bought a pair of generic rectangular wire mesh headlight guards for my pickup. They were like...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16,896
Views: 4,813,488
Posted By Nightrunner
This. Happy Trail screwed up my order and failed...

This. Happy Trail screwed up my order and failed to place the drop ship order from Givi. The idea was they would arrive before an annual week-long ride we take every summer. Murphy's law got me...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,940
Posted By Nightrunner
Love my Milwaukee M12 tools. $99 for the drill.

Love my Milwaukee M12 tools. $99 for the drill.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Nightrunner
Whether you use a twinmax or similar or build a...

Whether you use a twinmax or similar or build a manometer, it is much better to directly measure the difference in vacuum between the two carbs. The banks of mercury carb sticks or sets of vacuum...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By Nightrunner
I'm running a Wilbers with all the options on my...

I'm running a Wilbers with all the options on my 89 T/A. Love it but it weren't cheap. But isn't the OZ $ pretty strong these days?
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 533,086
Posted By Nightrunner
Greetings gents and gentresses. I searched the...

Greetings gents and gentresses. I searched the tread and only found a couple of posts on this. I'm debating which welder to by for home/hobby use. I thinker with cars, bikes, and all sorts of home...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,161
Posted By Nightrunner
I don't think that one has the jamming option...

I don't think that one has the jamming option though. Still waiting for the ultimate.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 161,719
Posted By Nightrunner
First I'll say I have done this with other bikes...

First I'll say I have done this with other bikes (Tiger and Transalp) but not my KLX....yet. First, you could back the mixture screw out a bit. First you'll have to drill out the brass plug that...
Forum: Face plant 12-18-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,568
Posted By Nightrunner
Oh my god, what a terrible accident. Words fail...

Oh my god, what a terrible accident. Words fail me. I am so sorry for your loss. I have no idea how you are holding up but there are bereavement support groups at many hospices. Church, family,...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By Nightrunner
On a related note does anyone have experience...

On a related note does anyone have experience with the GAF high reflectivity shingles? They qualify as Energy Star and for the current tax credit. [Well for another 5 weeks they do] That would...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By Nightrunner
Here in Atlanta we have Dave Baker's radio Home...

Here in Atlanta we have Dave Baker's radio Home Fix It Show. He seems pretty knowledgeable. He advises ridge vents or attic fans but not both. But here in the south we have humidity issues. It...
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