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Forum: 2 smokers 10-21-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By gloud
You can use a set of forks off an RT180 they are...

You can use a set of forks off an RT180 they are a little longer and definatly ride better. Bolt right up.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By gloud
My pinlock visor bit the dust this spring, in the...

My pinlock visor bit the dust this spring, in the interim till I buy a replacement I have been using a Drop of Dawn dish soap buffed into the inside of the stock shield and my eyeglasses. been...
Forum: Trials 08-02-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,743
Posted By gloud
In most of the US vintage the no/no mods are to...

In most of the US vintage the no/no mods are to add disc brakes. so a larger drum "Should" be ok. check the rules for the sanctioning body in your area.
Forum: Trials 07-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By gloud
The gearing in the transmission will be way off...

The gearing in the transmission will be way off for a trials bike. I did a 75 xl175 with one. ran fine, for the street. (vibs at the top end ) but with the electric start it was nice. parts...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By gloud
try http://diymotorcycleseat.com/index.php for...

try http://diymotorcycleseat.com/index.php for diy. I did it on a seat and it worked well. at the very least you can get good info on mods that can be done.
Forum: Trials 06-22-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By gloud
I would build an insert to go inside the tank....

I would build an insert to go inside the tank. make it the same shape as the mating surface of the petcock. ( I would thread the metal you use so the screws thread into it. say aluminum about 1/4"...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-19-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,541
Posted By gloud
http://www.bikebandit.com/k-n-replacement-air-filt...

http://www.bikebandit.com/k-n-replacement-air-filter?m=7101
and ebay has Yamaha filters for it.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By gloud
On the hf engine, I am in the Northeast so we get...

On the hf engine, I am in the Northeast so we get winter. once I broke it in I swapped to synthetic oil and it still starts and runs great in the winter too.

What is the issue with the carb? hard...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,541
Posted By gloud
The carb cleaner is the stuff in a 1 gal pail...

The carb cleaner is the stuff in a 1 gal pail that Autozone etc sell. Made by Gunk. the spray cans are just to spray it off.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By gloud
There is not much that can go wrong with that...

There is not much that can go wrong with that type of carb. are you adding some stabil or the like to the gas so you don't have alcohol issues? (assuming you can't get real gas where you are. ) ...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-12-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,541
Posted By gloud
For varnish a little heat (heatgun) will help. ...

For varnish a little heat (heatgun) will help. Good luck
Forum: 2 smokers 06-06-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,541
Posted By gloud
Do the main seals unless they have been replaced...

Do the main seals unless they have been replaced in the last few years they are cheap and only take a few hours to do. it will save you $$$ in the end.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By gloud
One thing to be aware of is the injectors on...

One thing to be aware of is the injectors on Suzukis of that vintage feed the bearings directly. they do not do well with only premix as a result.

Clean and lube the pump around the area where it...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By gloud
Get a hair dryer and try drying the whole mess...

Get a hair dryer and try drying the whole mess out. (heat up all the electronics and wiring to dry it out.) worth a shot. had a Subaru wagon that after a rain you had to hit the distributor with a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 38,607
Posted By gloud
Glad to hear Joe is on the mend. and I knew he...

Glad to hear Joe is on the mend. and I knew he was in bad shape on the trail.
Just glad we got him to the hospital asap.
Glenn On the white WR250R
Forum: 2 smokers 05-16-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By gloud
Just search ebay on DT175 piston they are out...

Just search ebay on DT175 piston they are out there, you share a piston with the rare YZ175 and a few other bikes. (I used to have one and had to buy 2 pistons over the 2 years I ran it as a daily...
Forum: Trials 05-13-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By gloud
Honestly it is up to you. I would lean toward the...

Honestly it is up to you. I would lean toward the Mikuni VM but I know them very well.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 38,607
Posted By gloud
On most Rv's the water pipes are internal (and...

On most Rv's the water pipes are internal (and the water tank) the grey/black water is external and would take extended sub 32 deg to freeze. (overnight will not in my experience. Mind you if it is...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,303
Posted By gloud
Mine is 1796. Likely you will have chestnut beams...

Mine is 1796. Likely you will have chestnut beams in it. you will not be able to drive a nail in them. (with a nail gun you can shoot them around to room too! )
I would have not voluntarily bought...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,788
Views: 951,381
Posted By gloud
Mcmaster carr will have the delrin block. I just...

Mcmaster carr will have the delrin block. I just bought some to have on hand.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 38,607
Posted By gloud
pulled the trigger

Signed up for both days, last year I ran my resto-mod 1974 Honda XL175 but this year I have my 08 WR250R so should be much more comfortable. (back and neck problems) :clap
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,430
Posted By gloud
On my sons 69 it was supposed to have a fan...

On my sons 69 it was supposed to have a fan shroud. (helps with cooling) they do make repro's, His car was a 302 and they where a lot worse than the 289 on overheating. Good job so far.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,430
Posted By gloud
your friend is correct. those engines are easy...

your friend is correct. those engines are easy to work on, and the part should be cheap. you are in cali so I have no idea if autozone is out there but you can order online. ...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,380
Posted By gloud
Keep it going if you have the time. good stuff...

Keep it going if you have the time. good stuff all around.:clap
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,380
Posted By gloud
Just wanted to say thanks for the link to keith...

Just wanted to say thanks for the link to keith Fenner on youtube. I have been working on getting back up to speed on my machines (small mill and 2 lathes) and his stuff is fun to watch,and...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-05-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,469
Posted By gloud
If you have not already replace the crank seals....

If you have not already replace the crank seals. as for timing on that motor I can't help.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By gloud
I will be there as a vendor I have two bikes(74...

I will be there as a vendor I have two bikes(74 xl175/yam TX500) for sale and parts. It is a good show and swap. definitely worth the drive.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By gloud
Oh I need to add I bought a set of wheels off...

Oh I need to add I bought a set of wheels off ebay so I can run 90% street tires on them and then can just swap to the knobbies when I want to do offroad. Keep an eye out for a used one, mine only...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By gloud
I love my WRR I was 100% behind the CRFL but the...

I love my WRR I was 100% behind the CRFL but the wait wasn't worth it and frankly after having the WRR for a few months I am a believer. a new seat and lowering link and I have been commuting on it...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,640
Posted By gloud
Bob you still have a sami? (wildweasel from ORC...

Bob you still have a sami? (wildweasel from ORC days and zookin2k fame) :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By gloud
The condition of the mufflers is always an issue....

The condition of the mufflers is always an issue. at least here in the US they are usually rusted out.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By gloud
MotoMarket in acton ma. http://www.motomkt.com/ ...

MotoMarket in acton ma. http://www.motomkt.com/ they carry Klim and a few others, I just bought a Arai helmet and boots from them. very nice folks.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By gloud
Just remember anything that can be insured...

Just remember anything that can be insured separately needs to be (car bikes etc) then I would guess you need renters insurance of some type. Time to talk to the Insurance goons.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,690,604
Posted By gloud
When was your last Oil change? Mine was notchy...

When was your last Oil change? Mine was notchy until I did an oil change. much better.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,690,604
Posted By gloud
Just an update on the Brake issue the folks who...

Just an update on the Brake issue the folks who sold me the wheels on Ebay are sending me a new rotor No muss no fuss. Good customer service. (seller name moto-x-industries) they have been very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,690,604
Posted By gloud
Seat concepts low seat. carbon carbon seat cover.

Seat concepts low seat. carbon carbon seat cover.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,690,604
Posted By gloud
My new (to me) 2008

I purchased a 2008 with 2700 miles from a fellow Inmate and since the plastic was scratched and gouged up I went another route- Old school,
Got white plastics from a /10 WRX and the grafix from...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,154
Posted By gloud
Thanks for sharing the pictures and your trip. I...

Thanks for sharing the pictures and your trip. I will say this about the former USSR they know how to build war memorials.
the one in (then/1984) East Berlin was also impressive.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By gloud
The 3M kit worked great on my honda and yamaha...

The 3M kit worked great on my honda and yamaha gauges, and tail lights. (and on my new 08 Yamaha turn sigs too.
go with the final step unless you have bad scratches. (the buffer and paste)
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,690,604
Posted By gloud
I bought one not 2 hours before I saw your post...

I bought one not 2 hours before I saw your post on the WR board. Dooh!
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