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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
Beautiful machine, tellin you though add 3 inches
Nevermind just read someones way ahead of me
Just had dinner with the wife at 28springs again complete with a stay at hampton. Once again great meal 3 for 3.
Yeah, I was going to check that first. I haven't checked fuses either. I did run it after I put in the master cylinder (I tested the brakes), so I don't think that's it. It hasn't moved since it ran last, so nothing bumped into it.
Only maybe related oddity is that I was having trouble with the ignition being really hard to turn (like it was glued). I put some WD-40 in the key hole (did not help), before I read that this is a common problem with these fords,but the fix isn't easy (some actuator bar in the column). It is easier to turn when above freezing, so I heated the column with my heat gun to see if that loosened it up. It did help. After doing this, I was able to get it running, so I don't think anything in the column was fried.
Well the fridge is finally fixed right.
The heating coils, that were controlled by the thermostat that I changed, were fried. So I was on the right track.
$150 for the fix, a lot cheaper than a new fridge.
Stuckin, you sir, are officially a cool dad!
We been tellin' Doc that for ages.
heres whatcha do...find a good sturdy wall...perhaps the side of your garage outside, and it has to be level!
butt the front wheel up against the wall..that way, she can't launch the bike, the wall will kill the engine.
have her PRACTICE letting the clutch out to where the real wheel starts to turn WITHOUT killing the engine while giving a little thottle..and then pull the clutch back in, and repeat..if she can hold that clutch friction (where the wheel wants to turn with power) for abt 2 seconds, then she will get the idea. Teach her that she does not have to get a hand full of throttle to achieve this..they pick it up pretty quick.
Morning Doc That hand full of throttle is real important
those lock cylinders in that vintage ford are common to fudge up like that, its about $14 for a new one, and its pretty simple to swap them out.
they keys wont match your doors after that though, a locksmith can fix that for you if it matters.
G'morning all. My teeth are still chattering from the Baseball game yesterday. I haven't been that cold since the Shores Lake Campout in 2011....brrrrrr.
That's pretty good Doc. My dad had the teaching skills of Red from the 70's Show. Needless to say I learned clutch control the hard way - lot of interaction with the ground and echo's of "dumb ass" in the background.
I used the same method on my kids.... May be one reason they never took to motorcycle riding
I will use this on the grandkids
Hey Stuck, I taught my daughter how to ride. I taught her how to feel the clutch by putting the bike at the bottom of a sloping driveway. I told her to practice engaging first and then just disengage it, roll back a couple feet and do it again. She did that until it was easy. I think it helped her learn to disengage it too. Then we practiced the actual riding with me on the back, reaching around her with my hands on the controls. This way, I was able to correct any mistakes she made. This was on a Rebel 250, a little bit bigger bike than what you showed in your pic. Anyway, it worked great and now, four years later, she has her motorcycle endorsement and has even taken a trip on her bike by herself (she's 19 now).
That's alotta bike to learn a clutch on stuckin, be patient for sure. Just being on a 2 stroke seems intimidating to a kid. We have a shop full of 50's if she wants to come ride and get used to something without training wheels. We are getting ready to get a TTR 110 for my son , I think I'll wait another year or so before messing with a bike with a clutch. Good luck, and that's a good looking bike and kiddo!
Hmm I don't remember Shores Lake being cold. Oh wait, I was sleeping in a heated trailer.
I was gonna call ya a wussie boy, then I remembered that I didn't even go.
Well, this wussie boy slept right through the redneck in the dualie doing burnouts at 2AM.
Sorry, I got carried away... that dually makes it so easy,..
Magoo WD40 is kind of sketchy to put in a lock. Over time it interacts with humidity to form a shellac type substance.
If it were mine, I would flush it out with a lock lubricant. (non-graphite)
Of course if you are replacing the ignition, ignore everything I just said.
Thanks guys for the advice on the clutch work with her. I sold one of my boys 110s yesterday. (still have one for sale ) So we picked up a honda crf 100 this morning. So i might get her on it and put it up against the house and let her work the clutch that way. Sounds like a really good way to learn. Also will be good for my older two boys as they have not had a clutch yet. If any of you have a 100 or a little bigger bike for sale let me know. After i sell the other 110 i will need another bike with a clutch for the other kid. Dam i have to many kids
yeah we think so too..just ask Ted!