NomadGal's Year on the Road

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by NomadGal, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    yee haw :clap
  2. wymanwinn

    wymanwinn n00b

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    well done NG.....well done indeed....:clap

    sorry about the DreamRider handle....my bad...owe ya a :1drink

    wyman
  3. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Yes I did, took it out and opened it up. It's pretty scratched up and gauged inside. But a new one is not feasible right now. It still works well according to Wyman, oil distribution seems good
  4. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Very good, that is an important item to check... The pumps will just about go forever when moving clean oil, it's the debris fragments that can kill them quick..
  5. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    I had two successful break-in runs today :D
    Spirit rides amazing! very smooth and quiet.
    I did encounter a small setback, namely that I am losing coolant somehow.
    I will check the hoses and gaskets tomorrow. I think I'm losing it near the engine because I can smell the coolant burning away. This I think should be fairly easy to solve.
    I'm curious to see if my mpg changes.
    I've also got to check my air filter again, somehow I seem to have to keep the choke open slightly.
    You'd think that with the 22 cent mod and the Hurricane mod she'd be getting enough gas.
    Maybe with a bigger piston chamber I'll need more gas???
  6. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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  7. mhild

    mhild Adventurer

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    I would guess your fuel mileage will change.....several here in town done the 688 mod, and their mileage dropped into the 30's. Maybe you'll be lucky!!!!

  8. Motomedic

    Motomedic Over-caffienated Raconteur

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    So, from my meanderings here on AdvRider, I've deduced the "Hurricane Mod" simply converts the petcock to manual operation (both a vacuum operated petcock and a manual petcock are "gravity" type feeds) and the "22 cent mod" is just as simple, shimming the carb needle, right?

    A question or two then, and a bit of general input.

    The question is who comes up with these silly names for the "mods" Why can't it simply be called "shimming the needle" and so forth?

    The input would be that adding 30cc of displacement shouldn't really change the jetting much. Since the butterfly in the carb isn't the real limiting factor in the airflow, but really the slide which is lifted (pushed up, actually) by the difference in air pressure between atmospheric and the lower pressure of the venturi, 30cc shouldn't make enough of a difference in the jetting.

    If you're having to keep the enrichner open slightly to keep it running right though, it's either the idle jet is slightly plugged (not likely) or you do need a bigger idle jet. If your air filter was clogged, the bike would run richer. If you've got a leak between the filter and the carb, it'll run leaner. As the engine spins up and the main jet/needle jet take over, the fuel metering is more affected by the slide position, and the idle jet, while still flowing fuel and affecting the mix, doesn't really do a lot.

    And to further confuse things, a new engine will change it's fuel requirements as it breaks in. :D
  9. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Ya on all,and I love the Vincent 52 song I listen to it often
  10. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    Check how well the rubber boot between carb and engine are sealed. Mine was loose once and I needed choke to make it run right.
  11. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Hey Feike... Hurricane mod is named after Hurricane from KLRWorld. :D And yup it's just manual now. Esther also check your vacuum cap/nipple on the front of the carb... having blocked it off, you may have a vac leak now?

    My mileage with both 705's is still about the same as the stocker (unless I really hammer on them all day long) since they work less to drag things along. 38-42mpg fully loaded.
  12. Motomedic

    Motomedic Over-caffienated Raconteur

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    In hindsight, I guess I assumed when the top end was reassembled, she installed things correctly to eliminate things like leaks between the carb and head, and all vacuum nipples were in place and in good shape.

    Hence my advice to check jetting/tuning rather than a "mechanical" issue. My bad.
  13. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    Easy on yourself. Us rookies commit more of the mundane errors than you may be accustomed to dealing with. Wish I could say different.
  14. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    No more coolant leaks, got new hoses on her!
    On my testride yesterday I accidentally failed to see a new speedlimit sign and got pulled over for going 65 in a 55 mile zone. :lol3
    The cop wasn't too interested in the fact that I had not seen the sign, so I ended up with a $100 speeding ticket. LOL
    Well, I have to admit that the state of New Mexico might have to wait till I', old and grey.:D
    Or till I win the lottery

    Today I rode her packed up a bit and she runs great.
    I did notice that she tends to run hotter. I wonder if anyone else with a bigger bore has noticed that?

    Tomorrow is D-Day, heading out again. It will feel strange being on the road again, but I"m looking forward to taking more pics, seeing beautiful scenery, and finding awesome camping spots
  15. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Good luck and I certainly hope this puts an end to your mechanical woes. You've suffered enough for this trip, girl!:1drink
  16. bbjumper

    bbjumper Been here awhile

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    If possible change the oil and check the filter. you will have some metal and other garbage in it after the initial break in. Would be better for the long term health of the motor to get that out before you put a bunch of miles on it.

    Congrats and good luck...:clap
  17. Motomedic

    Motomedic Over-caffienated Raconteur

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    I realize we only rode together for a day or so, but geez girl, you're not supposed to let my riding habits (or Jims) rub off on you! :D

    Didya hoist a big wheelie for the nice officer after the roadside chat? :deal
  18. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Hahahah :D What he said!!!

    Yup a little warmer from the extra horsepower.... :1drink Alll goooooood
  19. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    I don't mean to be a wet blanket but failure to pay could lead to driver's license suspension and further catastrophes. My advice ( I work for the cops though I'm not one) is drop a money order in the mail, eat bread and water now to save a bench warrant later.Its what i did with my most recent which was recent enough I still miss the $140. Technically I doubt New Mexico would extradite for a ticket Failure To Appear but these things can make a mess for you later, as warrants cross state lines these days.

    I wish you well and admire your tenacity.
  20. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    FWIW...I ignored a speeding ticket acquired in another state some distance from where I live. Ending up costing me double the original amount. According to a friend who worked in law enforcement administration, many states now report traffic violations to the driver's home state. Depending on the states involved...an ignored speeding ticket can eventually result in an arrest warrant in the issuing state and problems with renewing driver license and vehicle registrations in the home state.