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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By GoNOW
I cleaned hundreds of carbs working in a bike...

I cleaned hundreds of carbs working in a bike shop. A bike that has been sitting 5 years will have worse clogged up carbs then one sitting for 10 years. Gas 10 years ago was not as bad it is today. ...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By GoNOW
http://www.cyclepedia.com/ is the only thing like...

http://www.cyclepedia.com/ is the only thing like it I know of.

What manual are you looking for?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,177
Posted By GoNOW
Not a lot of tight single track in the desert....

Not a lot of tight single track in the desert. But lots of sandy/rocky/washed out roads that I am picking over at walking speed. I run 17/47 gearing on the bike most of the time.

I have two...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,177
Posted By GoNOW
Try riding it different. I found the big motor is...

Try riding it different. I found the big motor is only really happy around 5k. Slip the clutch and shift it to keep it around that RPM range. Really push it hard, it can take it.

The torque of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By GoNOW
Maybe you are not doing it right. Put your junk...

Maybe you are not doing it right. Put your junk on the battery terminal and let us know if that works.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By GoNOW
If the O2 sensor is before the cat, then the bike...

If the O2 sensor is before the cat, then the bike won't know if the cat is missing or not.
After the cat, then you run into problems, as it's checking for the existents of the cat and how well it's...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,461
Posted By GoNOW
I make moving displays for show booths. The...

I make moving displays for show booths. The Halloween industry has lots of good stuff for making things move.

http://www.frightprops.com is a good source. They have entire kits with linear...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,206
Posted By GoNOW
Server is down because the power company is doing...

Server is down because the power company is doing work in the area tonight. Should be back up tomorrow.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By GoNOW
Broken wire is a broken wire. At best, you have...

Broken wire is a broken wire. At best, you have lost 1 phase of your 3 phase stator. You are down 33% of the power. You might have 2 phases broken and be down 66% of the power of that stator. The...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By GoNOW
Had one of those at the shop too. Could never...

Had one of those at the shop too. Could never figure out how it knew the battery was 50% when it didn't know how many CCA the battery should have had in the first place. 50% of what?

The HF unit...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By GoNOW
Pick one. Cyberpower makes them in many different...

Pick one. Cyberpower makes them in many different form factors.

AVR = Automatic Voltage Regulation

I had a restaurant that had really bad power, and the production line in the back with all...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By GoNOW
Surge suppressors do what they say on the tin....

Surge suppressors do what they say on the tin. Stop large surges, like a near by lighting strike. They do nothing for voltage swings and power outages.

For your bad power, you want a fully online...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By GoNOW
All emergency vehicles have flashing lights. It...

All emergency vehicles have flashing lights. It triggers the motion perception part of the brain. It gets peoples attention.
I noticed a large difference in between how soon people stop behind be...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By GoNOW
http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-automotive-ba...

http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-automotive-battery-analyzer-66892.html

How about this? I used mine in a motorcycle shop for 3 years and it works great. Not quite as well built as SnapOn and...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By GoNOW
I have a tailBlazer on all my bikes. It's a...

I have a tailBlazer on all my bikes. It's a requirement for me. It flashes really fast at first, then slows down to solid on.

http://kisantech.com/mag/index.php/tailblazer/100hd.html
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By GoNOW
The blanket style is for most 2 stroke silencers....

The blanket style is for most 2 stroke silencers. They have a core that is removed and the blanket is wrapped around the core.

The loose fibers are for 4-strokes. On most of them, the end cap is...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,206
Posted By GoNOW
Eurosport is no longer doing the hour long...

Eurosport is no longer doing the hour long program. Unless you can find someplace. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By GoNOW
To loose 10 volts across that wire, one or both...

To loose 10 volts across that wire, one or both of two things have to happen. You have to have high resistance in the wire, aka a bad spot. Or you have a massive amount of current going though that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By GoNOW
Polaris watercraft will do the same thing.

Polaris watercraft will do the same thing.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By GoNOW
You are loosing 10v between the starter relay,...

You are loosing 10v between the starter relay, and the starter. Normally, this is caused by a bad starter relay, or internal corrosion on the starter wire. Very hard to see inside the wire.

If...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By GoNOW
You are loosing 90% of your power here.

You are loosing 90% of your power here.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,206
Posted By GoNOW
We focus on Eurosport coverage. Around 30 minutes...

We focus on Eurosport coverage. Around 30 minutes long.

When we get videos up depends on when our group of volunteers can get to it. Life and work gets in the way. Normally it's same or next day....
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,206
Posted By GoNOW
See rule 5.

See rule 5.
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By GoNOW
Don't assume. I know someone who had a 2 post in...

Don't assume. I know someone who had a 2 post in his shop for years. Last year, had his pickup on it when it pulled the bolts out of the floor (redhead style) and fell forward, dropping the truck and...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,924
Posted By GoNOW
I have two of the XRP 18V DeWalt drills. Both now...

I have two of the XRP 18V DeWalt drills. Both now sport gear boxes that grind and slip under load. The 18V batteries are heavy and make the drill awkward to use. Frankly, it's a stupid design and too...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By GoNOW
No decompression system on the LC8 motor. The...

No decompression system on the LC8 motor. The failure modes of the torque limiter is slipping, not locking up.

I have not heard of a LC8 starter going bad. However, lots of electrical problems...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By GoNOW
A voltage drop test on the entire positive side...

A voltage drop test on the entire positive side will show if you have a bad connection. Aka, set a meter to DC volts and put one lead on the starter terminal, and one on the battery terminal. On the...
Forum: Racing 01-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,206
Posted By GoNOW
Dakar 2015 - Torrent Thread

To the people who have never seen the movie, don't replay to this thread by posting IN. We will not contact you and it just fills up the thread with useless post.

I am kicking off the official...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By GoNOW
I mounted my fuelpump on top of the airbox, right...

I mounted my fuelpump on top of the airbox, right under the snorkel. With enough fuel line I can still get the air box lid off. Never had a overflowing problem.

Another bike I did, I mounted it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By GoNOW
No, why would it? Maybe after it sits for 6...

No, why would it?

Maybe after it sits for 6 months and the fuel evaporates out of the bowl. Or it runs out of gas. Then it would require a bit more cranking.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By GoNOW
I run a DF52-136 ...

I run a DF52-136

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512tlJ8NP-L._SX450_.jpg

The entire pump cost about 25$ and rebuild kits run $6. It's used in hundreds of lawmowers, snowmobiles, small...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By GoNOW
I have a flat high seat on my 950. Longest single...

I have a flat high seat on my 950. Longest single day was 980 miles.
The seat helped, 300 miles is no problem, but when you cross 600, you find other ways to ride regardless of what seat you have....
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,170
Posted By GoNOW
Jay Leno recommends it because it stops corrosion...

Jay Leno recommends it because it stops corrosion on aluminum parts. I have seen several engines come in the shop that the coolant corroded away the side case. Mostly in the water pump area. Even...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,467
Posted By GoNOW
The resistance of the coils will change when the...

The resistance of the coils will change when the engine is hot. 50% seems a bit much, but I would not say it's bad.

Check the how hot the spark is with the bike running. Stick a wire or something...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,467
Posted By GoNOW
Epoxy is brittle. I would worry about the...

Epoxy is brittle. I would worry about the vibration of the motor causing the wire to vibrate and that little movement, overtime could crack the epoxy. Then you have epoxy bits in the motor.
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,467
Posted By GoNOW
Here is the secret about inside stator wiring....

Here is the secret about inside stator wiring. The oil does not conduct any amount of electricity that will affect anything. Most stators have that splice from the varnished coated clear copper...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,467
Posted By GoNOW
You confirmed the problem. I had a Goldwing do...

You confirmed the problem. I had a Goldwing do the exact same thing, but it was more intermittent. Finally cut out at the shop and I happen to have my meter on one of the pickup coils. As the bike...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,467
Posted By GoNOW
Now you are confusing me. On a DC-CDI...

Now you are confusing me.

On a DC-CDI system, you have 12V from the battery going to the CDI. Yes you also have a stator making power to charge the battery, but it's not part of the ignition...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,467
Posted By GoNOW
The sad part is that connector comes apart really...

The sad part is that connector comes apart really easily. The yellow bit comes out, then the terminals inside pull out when you press down a little springy part.
Cut the old wire off the terminal,...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,467
Posted By GoNOW
Thank you. That really helps. What you have is an...

Thank you. That really helps. What you have is an AC-CDI system. An AC-CDI system uses a signal or charge coil to make power for the spark, and a pickup coil so it knows when to trigger it. The...
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