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Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,680
Posted By Inane Cathode
Take the head off, get your big orange dead blow,...

Take the head off, get your big orange dead blow, a 2x2 piece of your favorite species of wood, and beat that stupid piston like it owes you money. You're stronger than the rust holding the rings in....
Forum: 2 smokers 10-04-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By Inane Cathode
Are you talking about the turbine piece that's...

Are you talking about the turbine piece that's down inside the end 6 inches or so, or the actual baffles further in there? Both should be spot welded to the outer casing of the muffler, the only...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,680
Posted By Inane Cathode
If you're attacking this thing with half a...

If you're attacking this thing with half a hardware store worth of chemicals and tools I'd have to think if you manage to break it loose there's going to be some serious corrosion damage to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Inane Cathode
My two cents here. Something I've noticed after...

My two cents here. Something I've noticed after doing a lot of tires is every tire will 'leak' a little after it's seated. It's my going theory that the tire bead itself seats the main cavity of air,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 131,807
Posted By Inane Cathode
I always thought the 'hondamatics are garbage'...

I always thought the 'hondamatics are garbage' trope was baseless. Until i had to actually get one to run and ride correctly and glitch free. Talk about a sensitive bank of carbs, lord.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-02-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Inane Cathode
Yup, smooth and hard is just fine. If the...

Yup, smooth and hard is just fine. If the cylinder wall itself had marks i'd be concerned, but on a base gasket you'll be fine.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-02-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Inane Cathode
Any help with anything in particular? I know...

Any help with anything in particular? I know enough to be dangerous with one of those.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-02-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Inane Cathode
My dad's actually dead so i think you're safe. I...

My dad's actually dead so i think you're safe. I was making a point about people who come in and tell someone how much more fun the bike they ride is than the OPs. Besides, my 400 is way faster than...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-02-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Inane Cathode
Yeah well my dad can beat up your dad!

Yeah well my dad can beat up your dad!
Forum: 2 smokers 09-29-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Well, crap. Hopped on the bike at work to blast...

Well, crap. Hopped on the bike at work to blast over to the parts place to get some stuff. Bike sounded normal, ran ok, all that.

Got to the store, got the stuff, got out. Started the bike and ran...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-15-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Woohoo! Seems like it's running just fine now :) ...

Woohoo! Seems like it's running just fine now :)

A little bit "flat", doesnt seem to "wake up" but it does put out some torque and it didnt run like dog shit again. Couple pictures from today:
...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-14-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
It's buried a bit, but i did exactly that. Got a...

It's buried a bit, but i did exactly that. Got a yamaha jog cdi box (ac two stroke cdi) and put it in, and it ran exactly the same.



It's a little low for this altitude. From experience the...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-12-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
I'm with you, it'd be nice to find out what's...

I'm with you, it'd be nice to find out what's going wrong. I'll take a running bike, but if it spontaneously combusts and a little brass plate with what was wrong with the bike engraved on it flies...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-11-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
New reeds, seal fine. New crank seals, sealing...

New reeds, seal fine. New crank seals, sealing fine. Compression test 90 psi at this altitude is fine, two carbs absolutely spotless that have the exact same problem has to be impossible. I don't...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-10-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
I'm not replacing the carb again, even with a new...

I'm not replacing the carb again, even with a new one. The chances that two completely different bikes with the exact same carb run almost exactly the same is astronomically low. I guess this one...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-09-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Plug was dark brown/black this time, new when i...

Plug was dark brown/black this time, new when i left. Was a tiny bit rich down here, brought it up to 10k feet, obviously ran rich then.

Fresh plug stays reasonably fresh through the whole...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-09-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Well, back to running shitty. Runs exactly the...

Well, back to running shitty. Runs exactly the same with everything except the ignition plugged in. Pulls for just a second at low rpm then blubbers and four strokes it's way up to what feels like a...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-08-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Went out for an offroad ride today. It's not...

Went out for an offroad ride today. It's not rideable, the running thing comes back with vengance while offroad. Extremely flat wide open throttle, chokey aweful running everywhere else. Doesnt...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-08-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Pings all over, mostly 2k and above, most...

Pings all over, mostly 2k and above, most consistently when i open the throttle all the way, and it's most severe when i crack the throttle. It's so evenly making the noise i'm not even sure it is...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,830
Posted By Inane Cathode
I have this wacky steel container thats under the...

I have this wacky steel container thats under the seat and a neato metering pump thing that mixes the oil for me.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-06-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Inane Cathode
Oh god not again :cry

Oh god not again :cry
Forum: 2 smokers 09-06-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Fighting pinging issues now, nothing too crazy....

Fighting pinging issues now, nothing too crazy. Reset the timing, put some premium fuel in it, still pings a bit, but the plug looked too light so i'll go up a couple more sizes :)
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Uhg, yeah. Nice to have it running, though. Got...

Uhg, yeah. Nice to have it running, though. Got it all insured and registered today! I think i'll throw a bigger jet in it and go burn up a new spark plug :)
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
I'm just ribbing you, guy. I found a metric butt...

I'm just ribbing you, guy. I found a metric butt load of unrelated problems that actually did need to get fixed at some point. I knew that going in, i knew that during the entire process, this bike...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-02-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,383
Posted By Inane Cathode
WAT!? Want.

WAT!?

Want.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-02-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Ah, you're right, darn it i should just throw new...

Ah, you're right, darn it i should just throw new parts at problems more often :P
Forum: 2 smokers 08-31-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,383
Posted By Inane Cathode
Eh, i s'pose. I'd buy a 125cc four stroke fuel...

Eh, i s'pose. I'd buy a 125cc four stroke fuel injected step through honda with high low range trans and somewhat modern suspension.
Forum: 2 smokers 08-31-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Peg is just for indexing and keeping it from...

Peg is just for indexing and keeping it from spinning, theres a big soft brass washer to seal things up on that end. Pretty sure it wasn't spinning in there, but i suppose anythings possible.
Forum: 2 smokers 08-31-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Visited the 'carb room' at the local salvage...

Visited the 'carb room' at the local salvage yard. An entire shipping container packed front to back top to bottom with a path down the middle of just carburators. Didnt find a single one that was...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-31-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,383
Posted By Inane Cathode
Looks like tony the tiger. The new 2014 KTM...

Looks like tony the tiger.

The new 2014 KTM Freeride, it's grrrrrrrrrreat!
Forum: 2 smokers 08-30-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Inane Cathode
Man, that's part of the throttle cable assembly....

Man, that's part of the throttle cable assembly. I had a hell of a time finding a cable for my dt400b, i believe the dt250c uses the same cable. I may have that boot leftover from mine though, i'll...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Inane Cathode
Ive had good luck with dealers. Call up your...

Ive had good luck with dealers. Call up your local kawasaki dealer, give them the part numbers (or have them look them up, good luck with that though) and have them check dusty-net for national...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-30-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By Inane Cathode
There's a bunch of room around the shocks, and...

There's a bunch of room around the shocks, and they're generic 1970s enduro sized. As long as the length is about right i can't think of a whole lot of shocks that wont work. We've put hagon shocks...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-29-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Yup, screwing it in will slowly lower the idle...

Yup, screwing it in will slowly lower the idle till you have to hold the throttle to keep it going, taking it out all the way increases the idle a bit and eventually it dies that way too.

Runs...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-29-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
There's no tuning to be done yet that i can tell,...

There's no tuning to be done yet that i can tell, it doesnt run good enough long enough to get any kind of throttle chop data, and i'm getting seriously goofy plug colors and conditions out of it,...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-29-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
It burbles the same on the 155 or the 165 (or the...

It burbles the same on the 155 or the 165 (or the 170 for that matter). Same burble, just different quality, if that makes any sense. Can't tell if jetting has any effect outside of that, really....
Forum: 2 smokers 08-29-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
So, cool. I have the right needle in there, one...

So, cool. I have the right needle in there, one size leaner from factory (165 versus 170, im at 5k feet or so, seems about right). Runs better but still 'burbly' and unable to rev out. Riding it with...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-27-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
I'm going to put in a stock needle mostly just to...

I'm going to put in a stock needle mostly just to get it to stock condition, but also because as far as measurements go, this needle is 6mm longer and quite a bit wider. If it's too long i can see...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-27-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Got a different main jet to try and noticed...

Got a different main jet to try and noticed something weird. The manual states this should have a "5F21" needle in the fourth clip position.

What i just now pulled out is a "6F9" needle in the...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-26-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,258
Posted By Inane Cathode
Word, i'll see if i can get a hold of a good vm32...

Word, i'll see if i can get a hold of a good vm32 to swap in.



Haha, that may be true. I was thinking that while riding, it might actually be topping this thing out and not even realize it,...
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