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  1. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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  2. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Nah, one too many 1's for an old hunnerd RS. Between ADVRider, 1130cc.com, BMWMOA, IBMWR, and, now, KTMTalk and Unofficial Husaberg there's hardly time left to ride. It's a good thing I'm retirded!:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  3. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    :lol3 I know what you mean. :eek1

    Naw honey, they cater to K1's, K75's, K100's and K11's.

    Ted, the founder started on a K11, and he's riding a K75 at this time.
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  4. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    ... let go the arm, let go the arm! I just registrated and will see ya there.
    (Yes, that was about 3 times as much stuff as I needed. The Jo's U-Pack alone weighed 35.5lbs.)

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  5. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    :lol3 Cool.

    That's a beautiful K!

    We had the same packing advisor I see. :thumb
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  6. Brit/Man II

    Brit/Man II Been here awhile

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    Oh now it`s out we men can have PMS:puke1:puke1:rofl:rofl:rofl
    This is one of my bad day`s :cry:cry:cry

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  7. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    Up dated outline.


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  8. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    First rough draft :dunno

    Lots of tweeking and clean up yet to do.


    [​IMG]
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  9. tbolt

    tbolt Bypass? What bypass?

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    Looks great!
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  10. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    Thanks.
    I got some constructive feed back that an adj. wrench is the wrong choice for motorcycle/automotive site.

    I'll work up one using a open/boxed end wrench :nod
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  11. mike-s

    mike-s 2 squeaky wheels

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    A box end wrench may have some (un)intentional connotations ;-), then again a box/open ended spanner would likely look better than a ring spanner
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  12. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    [​IMG]


    :ear
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  13. mike-s

    mike-s 2 squeaky wheels

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    Looks the goods! now all that's needed is it to be scanned and the scan cleaned up and we have a winner. If your not that fussy then a square-on picture would do the job. But as i've a scanner i usually just opt for that just "because".
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  14. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    I had some really cool gold-plated Craftsman wrench sets (limited edition Christmas gifty stuff) but gave the last set away in '08. Those would have made a neat logo pic. Day late and (many) dollars short in ref to those spanners.

    Aside, but not totally off-topic, way back in the early 70s Sears had sets of beautiful SS wrenches. They were darn near too pretty to use and at the time I couldn't afford them anyway. I've regretted not buying a set ever after, even if the kids would have had to go hungry for a week or two. :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  15. tbolt

    tbolt Bypass? What bypass?

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    Well, if we're going to be so picky that an adjustable wrench could not do... then that wrench ought to have a 6pt box end, no?

    :hide

    :lol3
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  16. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    Metric? Whitworth? If it's an adjustable, it should be crossed with a hammer, similar to:

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  17. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Such differentiation is not necessary. An adjustable wrench, known in certain circles as a Sasebo Socket Set, does not discriminate but will round off bolt head of any type, metric, SAE, Whitworth, whatever, sooner or later, and guarantee severely barked knuckles in reasonably short order; if of sufficient size a SSS makes a pretty darn good hammer, too.
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  18. Zanola

    Zanola n00b

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    Hey everyone...

    Been a lurker on this site for a while. Saw this thread today and had to post.

    I live in central Virginia (Charlottesville). Love riding...everyday, all year 'round...course you can get away with that pretty easily this far south.

    I wouldn't claim any expertise about wrenching, but what I know I have figured out using the web, a manual, and old-fashioned trial-and-error...Never done an engine/tranny rebuild - furthest I've ever had to dig into the engine was removing the head.

    Shoganai I am just down the road...give a holler next time you're wrenching...I quite good at garage lounging, drinking beer and giving uninformed opinions about how to fix things (just use a hammer...even if it doesn't fix it you'll feel better) :evil.

    Current bikes...
    1980 Honda CB650C (will sell when I figure out how to get all four carbs to behave)
    2003 Kawa Vulcan (hope to sell/trade for a small D/S - really want to get off the pavement soon)
    2003 BMW F650CS (great commuter)


    So....now that intros are over...

    Anyone have any sage advice for total loss of power?

    Backstory....lent kawa to my daughter...when I rode up to MA for a camping trip back to VA she had serious carb. issues (bike only sat for one-two weeks)

    Managed to get it home, bogging and backfiring the whole damn way (probably not the best thing for it)

    One fuel bowl (of the two carbs) had obviously bad gas (smelled awful) some grit in it, so obviously clogged carbs...easy right?

    Right...I have taken the carbs off twice and soaked and cleaned...pretty certain all the jets and passages are very clean at this point - there was no varnish, just particulates in the fuel bowl...so I installed a fuel filter (can't believe stock doesn't have one):eek1. Replaced the now fouled and abused plugs - bike starts fine, idles smooth, but NO power!!! seriously, worse than a 25cc scooter. Vacuum leak? I checked the lines etc., but nothing obvious....any suggestions?

    Love to hear from everyone - advice or rides!

    cheers!



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  19. Benesesso

    Benesesso Long timer

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    Viagra will help your "total loss of power", but only if you be a guy. :wink:

    Your carbs may be a "CV" design (constant velocity), where a thin rubber diaphram is used to lift a slide to let in more air. A vacuum leak will prevent the slide from lifting, meaning no power, but it would idle fine. :1drink

    http://jbmindustries.com/Keihin_diaphragm.html
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  20. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    Life has thrown me a few curveballs since I late posted here.
    Suffice it to say that I have had little to no time to spend on this and other leisure time projects.

    This is where I stand.

    I now own wrenchingwenches.com, org, and net.
    I have bought a vBulletin license and now have URLjet hosting wrenchingwenches.com


    I have a lot worked out in my head and on paper.
    I also have a nice logo designed with the help of NikonAndVstroms


    Still plugging away at it,
    Gwen
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