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Old 12-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #14056
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Watch it.

If you add potatoes, doesn't that give you more carbs?
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #14057
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Lomax,

I think it's the rack....not the bags.

Did nobody understand my "first lady" joke? Or are you all democrats?

I thought it was too obvious to comment on. The last Democrat I voted for a Jimmy Carter, I learned my lesson.

As far as carb cleaning goes, I think you are wasting time if you don't use carb cleaners along with high pressure air blown in all the ports and jets.

I soak jets in Chemtrol B12 and then blow them out.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #14058
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My 2 cents.........

Here is a little trick I have used from time to time on carbs to cases to calipers ............

http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-o.../soda_blaster/

A little pennytech solution.........word to the wise.......do this outside......
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #14059
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Here is a little trick I have used from time to time on carbs to cases to calipers ............

http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-o.../soda_blaster/

A little pennytech solution.........word to the wise.......do this outside......


Sweet idea, I have an old T20 (X-6 Hustler) that needs that reeaallly bad!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:37 AM   #14060
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Or one of these... http://www.harborfreight.com/21-oz-h...gun-95793.html works pretty bood for soda and small jobs.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:46 AM   #14061
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I think i got lost in the recent flurry of pictures. Anyone put a ss brakeline on and can advise of length?

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You will find lengths mentioned anywhere from 44" to 50" mentioned. Having recently measured my bike for this I went with 50" for the final length. Mind you this is now running a 650 front end and you could safely take 6" out for a stock suspension. I would recommend going with at least 48", extra length will not effect performance and having extra is always better than the alternative.

Also, you might want to consider going to your local industrial hydraulic supply house to have the line made. I went down to my local supplier and was able to have a line made for $54 out the door with tax.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:45 AM   #14062
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You will find lengths mentioned anywhere from 44" to 50" mentioned. Having recently measured my bike for this I went with 50" for the final length. Mind you this is now running a 650 front end and you could safely take 6" out for a stock suspension. I would recommend going with at least 48", extra length will not effect performance and having extra is always better than the alternative.

Also, you might want to consider going to your local industrial hydraulic supply house to have the line made. I went down to my local supplier and was able to have a line made for $54 out the door with tax.
Thanks for input - 48' it is. I have a (very) small local guy who started making SS lines for bikes a few years ago (in addition to powder coating) ... one of those guys who started coating and making lines for his bike rebuild projects and turned it into a small biz.

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:23 AM   #14063
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Do you just remove the metal joiner piece that is bolted to the lower triple clamp and run a single stainless line like a dirt bike?

Anyone still used the oem joiner piece and two stainless lines?

For and against doing it this way?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #14064
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Do you just remove the metal joiner piece that is bolted to the lower triple clamp and run a single stainless line like a dirt bike?

Anyone still used the oem joiner piece and two stainless lines?

For and against doing it this way?
Single line from master cylinder to caliper. 1) Less potential leak points. 2) less potential trapped air bubbles. 3) cleaner install.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #14065
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^^^ This right here!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #14066
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My 91 had a oem factory single one piece front brake fluid hose, no cross over pipe, made bleeding much easier. The hose was a real upgrade from the feel of a 89-90, much firmer braking.

For a while now I have noticed when ever we are on a specific topic the corresponding item magically appears on fleabay, we are being watched.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #14067
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For a while now I have noticed when ever we are on a specific topic the corresponding item magically appears on fleabay, we are being watched.
I think you may be onto something...let's test it (note: nobody buy this...this is my test)!

I would like to point out that I am LOOKING FOR A NEAR MINT 90 TA for $1000.00 BUY NOW on EBAY.

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #14068
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Nice try but I think I will be hitting the BIN button on that one.

No we should start talking about heated grips and see how long it takes for one to show up on ebay.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #14069
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Nice try but I think I will be hitting the BIN button on that one.

No we should start talking about heated grips and see how long it takes for one to show up on ebay.
You would do that! OK, heated grips are in as I am in no position to argue based on the current weather here:


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Old 12-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #14070
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I just installed some Oxford brand heated grips on my AT. Really easy install and like all my other heated gear, why didn't I do this sooner?

Did I mention they were made by Oxford?
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