ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2004, 07:48 PM   #1
xtphreak OP
from B4 "adventure bikes"
 
xtphreak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Back in WNC
Oddometer: 7,947
Laugh Carb Diaphram Repair Successful!! with pics

Ok boyz & girlz it's time for another episode of the Cheap Bastid, alias PennyTech Ryder, The Duct Tape Kid, TyWrap Willy.




Today's show is entitled "Patch That Diaphram"

First,
Rip Em Out, the carbs that is ...

Here's the problem ...
investigation shows it was patched before I got the bike

Super Duper All Purpose 200 mph Patching material

little itty bitty patch

HighTech / Top Secret Elastomeric Coating ...
cures to a flexible vinyl

the applicator is TOOOO BIG

so I improvise a smaller one

coat the patch ... going about a 1/16" beyond the edges

back side too
Done ... and the color matches too!!

Float bowl Modification

The &^%**$ phillips head screws SUCK!!!!!
You can't get to the inside two with the carb installed,
so I replaced them with 4mm X 30 mm socket head screws,
double nutted & loctited at the same length
I can hold these and start them easily with the carb installed
& a 3mm allen wrench fits under there easier than a short screwstick

Replaced the diaphram cover screws too ...
the one long one is under the frame gusset
__________________
Do one thing every day that scares you. Baz Luhrmann
Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlen
Adventure is discomfort recounted at leisure. Flash / GSWayne
Chrome don't get ya home. Rob Nye
Stamp Out Hoplophobia in Our lifetimes.
1999 Tiger 885
1995 XT600E

xtphreak screwed with this post 10-03-2004 at 08:06 PM Reason: ?
xtphreak is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
KL5A
Bugs are the new black
 
KL5A's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: EN75mk
Oddometer: 4,478
Eggsellent!

Now, you may want to test that a bit before comitting to a ride to BFE, but it doesn't get much better than that. Beats the heck out of OTC OEM prices anyday.
__________________
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

Only dead fish go with the flow.
KL5A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
R-dubb
Dubbious Adventurer
 
R-dubb's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2001
Location: San Francisco
Oddometer: 4,760
Nice job phreaky,

So happens, I had my KLX out for a weekend trail ride. The bastard has a CV carb on it and doesn't like being put through the ice crusher. The vacuum piston jumps up and down on big bumps and punched a hole in the diaphram (corner of the piston contacts diaphram at the top of it's travel). We had to bail on the ride. Tried to fix the fucker on the trail with tape, but gas disolves the stick-um and it only works for a short time.

Your repair is just what the doctor ordered.

The real solution, however, is to get rid of that lousey vacuum buullshit and put a real pumper in there! That's what I'm doing. CV's just won't stand up to trail abuse, IMO. (Yours looks like it doesn't have the same problem though. Mine has a flat slide to each side of the piston. The corner of the slide is what did the damage.)




R-dubb

R-dubb screwed with this post 10-04-2004 at 10:10 AM
R-dubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 12:14 PM   #4
xtphreak OP
from B4 "adventure bikes"
 
xtphreak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Back in WNC
Oddometer: 7,947
Glad it helped

thought it'd be worth while to take a few pics and post it ... someone might need the diaphram fix or the old synapses might close while looking at it and a solution to something completely different might pop out.

the longer bolt idea was frustration at the original design ...
I freely modify to my advantage ...
hell I'm the one on the trail trying to get some crud outta the main jet ... damned if I want to pull the battery, break loose the airbox, pull the carbs just to do that ...
this way I can drop the float bowl, unscrew the jet, replace it in 5 minutes or so.

I wasn't sure about the longevity of this repair so I figured the diaphram cover was another likely spot for an easy removal.

It's been working for a week now, about 700 miles ... the good thing is if it fails, I just lose topend ... my "extra" carb doesn't kick in

thinking really hard about a pair of mechanical carbs tho ... simple is good

kinda miss my old XT500 for that ... one carb, plug in float bowl to drain, clean, change jet, 2 valves I can adjust, 1 plug and points ... deadly simple.

PS I got the liquid tape at Home Depot
__________________
Do one thing every day that scares you. Baz Luhrmann
Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlen
Adventure is discomfort recounted at leisure. Flash / GSWayne
Chrome don't get ya home. Rob Nye
Stamp Out Hoplophobia in Our lifetimes.
1999 Tiger 885
1995 XT600E

xtphreak screwed with this post 10-04-2004 at 12:15 PM Reason: ?
xtphreak is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2004, 07:14 PM   #5
motu
Loose Pre Unit
 
motu's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: New Zealand
Oddometer: 4,207
I can't see any pictures there,if there are any....? apparently the manifold from the YFM600 Grizzly fits,it takes the same 40mm carb as a DR650 and is jetted about right.This is from an SRX600 site,but if you got annoyed enough with the twin carbs it could be the way to go.
motu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2004, 07:38 AM   #6
xtphreak OP
from B4 "adventure bikes"
 
xtphreak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Back in WNC
Oddometer: 7,947
Quote:
Originally Posted by motupaika
I can't see any pictures there,if there are any....? apparently the manifold from the YFM600 Grizzly fits,it takes the same 40mm carb as a DR650 and is jetted about right.This is from an SRX600 site,but if you got annoyed enough with the twin carbs it could be the way to go.
check your browser settings ... right click Show Pictures .... sorry they're there for me .. still sitting on my web site

the 1 into 2 manifold is interesting ... I never had the low throttle problems on my old XT500 with one carb I kept hearing about

I'd have to get inventive tho for the airbox side 'cause eachcarb gets a hose ... they split around the monoshock ... be tricky to run one, but thanks for the input..
__________________
Do one thing every day that scares you. Baz Luhrmann
Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlen
Adventure is discomfort recounted at leisure. Flash / GSWayne
Chrome don't get ya home. Rob Nye
Stamp Out Hoplophobia in Our lifetimes.
1999 Tiger 885
1995 XT600E
xtphreak is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014