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Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Middleweightboxer
http://www.bigdcycle.com/books.html Try this.

http://www.bigdcycle.com/books.html

Try this.
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I left my drive shaft in when powdercoating swing...

I left my drive shaft in when powdercoating swing arm. Just covered both ends when bead blasting.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,561
Posted By Middleweightboxer
The wife bought an 06 Triumph Srint ST which...

The wife bought an 06 Triumph Srint ST which didn't fit her well. I traided her my FZ1 for it and have ridden the shit out of it. Both of these rides are great ST's.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Middleweightboxer
After a visit to the salt flats everything gets...

After a visit to the salt flats everything gets carefully washed and then soaked with CorrosionX.
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By Middleweightboxer
our history

On three different occasions I came across leaking final drives. I offered to reseal the drives for free but the owners had to try an experiment first. Dump the synthetic and replace it with proper...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Mikuni Jet Chart

Here is my carb tuning chart for keeping a record of your settings. Understanding the dimensions of the jets and needles really helps the jetting process. The D1 through D6 measurements are needle...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Changes

I took a look at your carb stats and have a couple of comments:

The 6FJ6 needle that you are using has a taper that starts at 35.2mm down the needle. I have always used a 6DH3 needle with good...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,928
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I'll be there, lot c under the Texas flag.

I'll be there, lot c under the Texas flag.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,785,745
Posted By Middleweightboxer
It looks like Sargent has delayed the tentative...

It looks like Sargent has delayed the tentative date for their Tiger 800 seat until spring 2013.
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,632
Views: 179,754
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Thanks for posting these comments. I noticed...

Thanks for posting these comments. I noticed significantly more front tire bouncing today. Because of your post I checked my spokes and they were significantly relaxed. So I'll put the wheel on...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Middleweightboxer
http://www.novuspolish.com/ Add lots of...

http://www.novuspolish.com/

Add lots of elbow grease.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-01-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,223
Sticky: TetS
Views: 107,674
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Thanks Chip, Look forward to checking out...

Thanks Chip,

Look forward to checking out your route the next time I'm in that part of the country.
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,785,745
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Mine did the same thing last week. The first...

Mine did the same thing last week. The first time at 6800 miles. It backfired while starting and then wouldn't fire. After turning off the ignition I opened the throttle to 3/4 and it caught on...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Dyna coils

Green Dyna for Airhead single plug applications.

Brown Dyna for dual plugged applications.
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,785,745
Posted By Middleweightboxer
How does the seat height of the BMS compare to...

How does the seat height of the BMS compare to the stock Triumph seat?

I'm waiting to see what Sargent comes out with before I order a new seat. I've been very satisfied with my BMS seats.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I bought an OEM battery from them. I installed...

I bought an OEM battery from them. I installed the battery and it worked fine for a week and then died after two weeks. When I tried to return the battery it was after their 14 day battery return...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,958
Posted By Middleweightboxer
First thing to do with an idle problem is to...

First thing to do with an idle problem is to adjust the valves.

What do the plugs look like?

Double check the installation of the jets, needles and atomizer. Recheck the float levels. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By Middleweightboxer
We really need more info about your application...

We really need more info about your application but - the slide/vacuum characteristics of the Bing and the Mikuni are very similar so a 40 in the VM would be a good place to start. If it requires...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,821
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I agree entirely. A properly set up carburetor...

I agree entirely. A properly set up carburetor pretty much returns comparable performance. The real difference to me is the required maintenance for each unit. The Bings and the Delorto carbs...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,962
Posted By Middleweightboxer
That's Hot Rod. When we showed up at TMR...

That's Hot Rod.

When we showed up at TMR in Cression earlier this year for an AHRMA race, Ryan was practicing on a members only day. He passed eight Ducatis in two corners on a 50's era 500cc...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,962
Posted By Middleweightboxer
We will be there, the wife on her pink R90S. ...

We will be there, the wife on her pink R90S.

We sponsor a local racer on a vintage Triumph, #275. We hope to see him kicking some big time butt next weekend.
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,855
Posted By Middleweightboxer
My wife built a R90S quite similar to what you...

My wife built a R90S quite similar to what you are describing except for the charging/ignition systems. I tried every ignition timing combination that I could find and none worked for this bike. ...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By Middleweightboxer
The wife had hers silver powder coated. This...

The wife had hers silver powder coated. This finish is very durable and has survived the test of time better than the oem finish.
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,777
Posted By Middleweightboxer
The wife's S bike did this. The can didn't stay...

The wife's S bike did this. The can didn't stay at it's appropriate depth when I reset it. We now have to use two shims to get a proper seal with the Oring. When you change the oil filter make sure...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,400
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Go for it. That sounds like a real good starting...

Go for it. That sounds like a real good starting point.

Good luck.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,400
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Thumb Carbs out of synch causes the symptom your...

Carbs out of synch causes the symptom your describing. Your pilot jet size is fine, Check the air needle adjustment and then the idle balance. Both cylinders need to be in balance or it will tend...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,155
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Switch to racing gasoline. Our club keeps 4...

Switch to racing gasoline. Our club keeps 4 drums of racing fuel on hand for the old racers and fiberglass tank bikes. One guy had two pristine original paint Norton fiberglass tanks delaminate due...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By Middleweightboxer
FWIW - The wife and I have used Chatterbox radios...

FWIW - The wife and I have used Chatterbox radios for at least eight years. Primarily for listening to music. We are on our second units with Bluetooth. The first units were flawless when retired...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 48,829
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I agree with most of those named. Yamaha...

I agree with most of those named.

Yamaha RD400s and SR500s do it for me. They are just the right size and style for me, similar to the Norton's description.
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I use four roller blade wheel bearings mounted to...

I use four roller blade wheel bearings mounted to two chunks of 2" x 4". I lay the boards on table ends and place the wheel between the tables with the axle on the bearings. The heavy spot rolls...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Try cleaning the rim first with a heavy steel...

Try cleaning the rim first with a heavy steel bristle brush. You want to get all the old rubber bits off the rim. Then lube the beads. 50 to 60 Lbs of air pressure should pop them in. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Absolutely not. Adding battery acid to a...

Absolutely not.

Adding battery acid to a battery after the initial fill will kill the battery in short order. Distilled water should be the only fluid added to top the battery off.
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Middleweightboxer
First thing I would check is the alternator...

First thing I would check is the alternator brushes.

Then all connections.

Then bypass voltage regulator.

Then check for open on rotor and field when hot.
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,844
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Looking at the first picture, you should be...

Looking at the first picture, you should be observing the color of the ring at the base of the insulator or in the case of this cutoff plug at the waist. The brown ring is what you are looking for. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I gave up judging and advising years ago, unless...

I gave up judging and advising years ago, unless asked. Any how, go for what ever else you want to.

A friend of mine installed an Acewell on his R90, I don't know the model but it was an...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,888
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Yep, that is what it sounds like. The wife...

Yep, that is what it sounds like. The wife bought one a few weeks back. It is definately an E ticket ride. I can't wait for her to take it on a track day and ball it up. That engine will make a...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,489
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I'm with you, if Triumph can:augie get it right I...

I'm with you, if Triumph can:augie get it right I could easily have a couple of R80's for sale. The range has to be as good as an F650GS for the more street oriented version.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,276
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Hey Lornce, Where does one find an Andrews...

Hey Lornce,

Where does one find an Andrews cam that you are talking about?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By Middleweightboxer
Take the ignition switch to a locksmith. That is...

Take the ignition switch to a locksmith. That is their profession.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Middleweightboxer
I'm I didn't know it was such big of deal. ...

I'm I didn't know it was such big of deal. Remove the assembly, clean, oil, torque and measure the roll resistance with a fish scale. I've only had to adjust factory settings with emery cloth.
...
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