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Old 06-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #6796
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This has the makings of a really stupid question but here it goes.

I pulled off the valve stem while taking off my rear tire. The tube is a super duty moose racing tube. The way the stem came out it looks like you could just rubber cement it back in place and go. Has anyone done that before?

I know it's just a tube but that joker is thick. It maybe a 20 dollar tube or something.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #6797
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Am I the only guy that keeps last season's oil around so I cab do 3 oil changes with old oil (to get the water out) before doing a change with good oil?

Actually, it took me 4 or 5 changes.

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Excellent idea... Hadn't thought of that.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:34 PM   #6798
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Pardon me but but don't you go LEANER at altitude? As in a SMALLER jet?


BTW... Lou, cool it on the ALL CAP's please. We can hear you...
yes you are right about the elevation. i got it mixed up. you do go leaner. about 1 size every 1700-2000 feet diference. i got rid of the caps this time.[/quote]

And, in my experience, most folks that announce their "expertise" in a given area usually are not so much so... Just an observation...
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:46 PM   #6799
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This has the makings of a really stupid question but here it goes.

I pulled off the valve stem while taking off my rear tire. The tube is a super duty moose racing tube. The way the stem came out it looks like you could just rubber cement it back in place and go. Has anyone done that before?

I know it's just a tube but that joker is thick. It maybe a 20 dollar tube or something.
Lasrecustoms. If you ride any kind of street I would not use a super duty tube. The stem go bad also they are hard to install out in the field. I been having luck with a med duty tube. Leave that tube to a full time dirt bike. No you can't rubber cement it back it wont hold. The tube will flex in the tire sometimes when you remove a tire you will even see twist makes on tubes to. Ben

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Old 06-15-2009, 09:51 PM   #6800
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I run an HSR42 Mikuni as well. Which needle are you running? I use a j8-8ddy01-97 (center clip), on advice from XRs Only, but I'm still not convinced I'm quite "there" yet. Next step is some dyno tuning time I think. I currently have a 20 pilot, 150 main, & 45 leak.

Laser, you must have the most creative spelling of anyone I've ever read. According to Mark Twain, you have a very interesting mind indeed.

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Hey Lou,

I have the 42 mm. Mikuni pumper carb.

The pilot is a 22.5, and the main is a 150

The needle is in the center.

I would be real curious to get the carb all perfectly dialed in... I'll be happy to send it to you to play with and see if you like it... I was told by a guy at Sudco that it is the way to go over the Keihin, but I don't really know for sure???? I had an FCR pumper as well as the Flat slide in the past. I really have not had this carb all dialed in to see if I really like it or not. I have several rides but wanted to drive the FOKKER off a cliff until I discovered the cracked boot. I have used RTV and sealed the crack, Hopefully I can get some saddle time soon and see if I have the problem solved. I would like to have a Keihin pumper to swap back and forth to play with. I need to port the new boot and play... I may pick up a Keihin from Sudco and compare, then sell the one that places second in my liking....

I was thinking it was the Keihin I had, but after review it was the Mikuni... I had them reversed mentally.... I seem to do that more and more and more???
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:56 AM   #6801
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I have my head off to correct some oil burning issues. What should I inspect on the valves to make sure they are good to go when I reassemble?

The valves are not suspected to be the culprit, no smoke at start up, just when revved. I'm guessing I can use some seafoam to remove the carbon deposits on the valves?

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Old 06-16-2009, 05:00 AM   #6802
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This has the makings of a really stupid question but here it goes.

I pulled off the valve stem while taking off my rear tire. The tube is a super duty moose racing tube. The way the stem came out it looks like you could just rubber cement it back in place and go. Has anyone done that before?

I know it's just a tube but that joker is thick. It maybe a 20 dollar tube or something.
NO wont work. Try it if you have time to put a tube in later.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:05 AM   #6803
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I have my head off to correct some oil burning issues. What should I inspect on the valves to make sure they are good to go when I reassemble?
The valves are not suspected to be the culprit, no smoke at start up, just when revved. I'm guessing I can use some seafoam to remove the carbon deposits on the valves?
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The manual gives a method to check the valves.
The side to side movement is checked.
A wire wheel is usually used to remove carbon from the valves.
You may wish to have the seats re-ground.

But I gota ask, how much oil was it using?
Did you check all the breather stuff first?
Mine uses 4 OZ per 200 miles and there is no smoke at all.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:25 AM   #6804
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The manual gives a method to check the valves.
The side to side movement is checked.
A wire wheel is usually used to remove carbon from the valves.
You may wish to have the seats re-ground.

But I gota ask, how much oil was it using?
Did you check all the breather stuff first?
Mine uses 4 OZ per 200 miles and there is no smoke at all.
I did check the breather from the case to the airbox, disconnected it even, still, lots of smoke. The bike is de-smogged and uncorked. As for oil usage, I have no idea how much it used, I never checked, after leaving a smoke screen everywhere I went, I just topped it off and tore it down.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:43 AM   #6805
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Lasrecustoms. If you ride any kind of street I would not use a super duty tube. The stem go bad also they are hard to install out in the field. I been having luck with a med duty tube. Leave that tube to a full time dirt bike. No you can rubber cement it back it wont hold. The tube will flex in the tire sometimes when you remove a tire you will even see twist makes on tubes to. Ben
Agreed. HD tubes are the debbil.

Replace that tube laser.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:48 AM   #6806
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Agreed. HD tubes are the debbil.

Replace that tube laser.
I use HD tubes in both my XR and TE. Never had a problem - including a recent 500 mile day on the XR that included a fair bit of tar.

YMMV and all that...
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:45 AM   #6807
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For any of you that have done the Jagg oil cooler install, if you have pics of your line setup, could you show them to me so I don't run into any issues when I do my installation. Thanks alot!
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #6808
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I use HD tubes in both my XR and TE. Never had a problem - including a recent 500 mile day on the XR that included a fair bit of tar.

YMMV and all that...

I'm sure they work fine but they are a PITA to install. At least for my admittedly limited tire changing fu.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #6809
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I'm sure they work fine but they are a PITA to install. At least for my admittedly limited tire changing fu.
Never had an issue. Partially inflate them to give them some shape - at home I also coat them in baby powder which also helps.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #6810
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Never had an issue. Partially inflate them to give them some shape - at home I also coat them in baby powder which also helps.
Do you carry them as spares too? I would think they would take up to much space. I always carry a front and rear spare. Ben
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