Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    In my ever continuing search for my garage floor, i have some stuff to get rid of. Figured I'd put it on here for YFF's before I deal with the real FF's on CL

    First is a compressor. The pump is two diaphragm style compressors in an expanded metal frame, prob from a factory, and the tank is maybe 25-30 gallon and in like new shape. $50 will take it all

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    Next is a 3500w Coleman generator. Has a Briggs engine with carb problems. I think the float is cracked as it will just pour fuel out of the overflow. I hadn't used it in almost 5 years before the deracho, it fired right up and I used the fuel shut off to regulate the flow. Worked ok and kept my beer fridge cold for 5 days. It's ugly, it's beat up, but it works, some tinkering will prob make it nice. $50 will buy it from me.

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    Last is a co2 tank. I think it's a 40# tank, looks brand new, has no date stamps or stamps from a distributor so it can be exchanged or filled anywhere. Comes with a regulator, $40. new, I see them for $150ish.

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    I also have an Everlast heavy bag/stand set up. Has 2 bags with it, one bag is canvas with jute and got wet last week, prob can dry it, I don't know. $20 will buy the whole thing with both bags. When you are a badass MMA fighter, you can thank me.

    I want/need this crap out of my way this week if possible. I can deliver any or all of it to Columbus, Newark, Marion, or the Galion/Mansfield area.
  2. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    .002 and .004? That is tight, i don't care what the book says. Try running them at .006 and .008 and see how it starts.
  3. mpenner

    mpenner Heavy Cruiser

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    Thanks for the help on the tire guys. I thought we were going to have to go home and get a truck when I could not get it to hold air for more than a couple of minutes. That would have sucked.

    It was a great ride today. Alan really knows his way around. He took us to a couple of really cool places that I have never been to before. It turns out that there is a real switch back here in Central Ohio.

    I was pretty tired by the time that I got home. Some of those spots were a challenge on the 650 and some of the roads required a lot concentration to pick a good line in the ice, snow, shiny mud, and new gravel.

    Glad you are OK, Mark!
  4. mic_detonator

    mic_detonator ride

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    i will take the co2 tank. let me know and we will hook up soon.
  5. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    I know the Dr runs .003-.005" if that helps any.
  6. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    Gen 1 KLR650 is 0.1- 0.2mm (.004-.008") Intake and 0.15 - .25mm (.006-.010") Exhaust. I set it up on the loose end of the spec, it runs great & starts easy. Your values seem very tight, must be a more performance oriented engine. What isn't? :rofl

    You stated that compression felt weak when kicking it, sure it was TDC? Also is there an auto decompressor adjustment after the valves are adjusted? At least it's a Honda so you don't have those damn shims!
    Here is a write-up I found on ADV http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=570015
  7. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!......again

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    Thanks buddy

    It didn't have a manual decompressor when I bought it and the kicker/auto decompressor cable broke and I never replaced it due to unpopular reports so TDC is pretty hard to miss. You really have to lean on it and wait for it to pass TDC on it's own. When cold that is.

    I almost have that write up memerized :lol3





    I plan to bring it home later this week, If right I should be able to readjust the carb where it was and it will start and run fine. I'll ride it home and check the valves hot and see what I get (besides burnt) and if it is tight as I think it will be I'll open it up once cold to .004 and .008 and test run it again 30miles and see what happens.
    I still wonder about switching the jets around so I'll check the plug real close and go from there.



    I really apprectiate your guys help and hope to get this bike tip top so I can show off my crashing skills this year :D
  8. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    I was just thinking out loud, I know sometimes it doesn't take much for me to have an AHA moment. Good luck with the carbs.
  9. indypup

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    Anyone know the best way clear Honeysuckle? From what I can tell you need to try to pull it out of the ground hopefully getting most of the roots.
  10. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Most thumpers do not have an air screw, just a fuel screw between the slide and the manifold to the head, the 2 strokes I owned had air screws between the slide and airbox boot. Some of these had aluminum caps over them so you couldn't adjust them. We'd just drill a small hole in them and run a screw into it so it could be pulled out. Most of my Hondas had a brass or copper BB in a hole and it was peened in to block fuel and air passages. Don't drill those!

    If the secondary carb is not shutting all the way, too much air may be getting by the slide causing a lean spot.

    If the idle is set too high, and the fuel/air screw is out of adjustment, the bike will run differently between hot and cold.

    Get the motor hot and set the mixture screw at 1.5 turn out from seated gently. Try to get the idle screw out as far as you can and get the idle up using the mixture screw. Your slide may be too high and you may be adding too much fuel for a warm engine and flooding it. Great when cold but not so when warm. Your carb has all kinds of passages in it for air and fuel to bypass the slide when closed.

    A simple test to try with a hot engine. If you blip the throttle and the engine slowly revs down or takes a while to rev down, then you may be lean. If the engine slows down rapidly and start to die, it may be rich.

    Hope you get it figured out



    btw, all I did was change the valve cover gasket on mine and the intake valve went tight and wouldn't start at all.
  11. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    I'm no yard care expert, but this worked for me. Cut it short in the spring, and paint the stumps with Ortho brush killer straight from the bottle. I'm not sure if you can still buy the stuff though. I've had the same bottle for a long time.
  12. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Going back and looking at this, the hot start setting sounds too lean for idle.

    My 950 backfired through the carbs when I got it too lean with the needle.
  13. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Gallon or so of Bleach will destroy any vegetation. Breaks down the cell walls.:deal
  14. indypup

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    Ouch...I flinched several times.

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  15. r-3350

    r-3350 Been here awhile

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    A product called Tordon RTU is a good stump killer. It comes in a quart squeeze bottlle so you just squirt the cutoff stump. Rual King carries it. Carl
  16. BigOhio

    BigOhio Been here awhile

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    A few goats would keep it in check. :D
  17. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    How clear are we talking here? Some lawn sterilizing agent would keep the area vegetation free for years. Some gas or diesel would help keep it in check too unless it's really robust. Fire can work too unless it's an area you can't burn in. Or just get goats.
  18. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Being he lives in Troy, I doubt he wants to salt the earth but probably has a patch he just wants gone along a fence or the side of the house where getting a lawn to grow is difficult.:D
  19. indypup

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    No, I was talking about my Dad's farm over in Indiana. The fence rows are encroaching in on the farm fields with this stuff and it's everywhere it seems. :(

    I was thinking a tractor with a frontend loader might be able to bull doze it right out of the ground but some of it is 4~5" diameter. :(
  20. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Autum/Russian Olive out of control at my place. It basically takes over any open areas that are not mowed. Lots of fruit in the fall so the birds spread (shit) the seeds like crazy.