What did you work on today?

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Boom Boom » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:49 am

And that is why I mix gas and tune carbs....
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by smdub » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:47 am

Thats not all its cracked up to be either. :censored: I've been spending some time again on the 150 trying to get that low-rpm WOT bog fixed before Hatfield. I've emailed back and forth w/ JD and haven't gotten much of anywhere. The Mikuni simply goes lean at low rpm w/ the throttle pinned. I ordered the next two larger main jets last night. The largest in the JD kit helped but its still not gone. Not sure if its going to make my high rpm WOT too rich though. If it stops freakin' raining every afternoon I will see.

I'm even tempted enough to go buy a different needle/metering rod for the Lectron and give it another try. At least I know for which way I have to adjust now.

It makes me long again for the tpi version. This would be a 30 sec fix w/ a programmable ecu...
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Jtrobb » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:06 pm

I have the WB165 specified needle in the husky's lectron, if you would like to try/test it you more then welcome to. The husky spends most of its time sitting the garage now that the trials bike has showed me what a "real lightweight" bike can do.

I also have the mikuni that came on the husky and had it running pretty good with the 144 top end, your welcome to try that also if I can find where i put it.

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Marylander » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:20 pm

I finally opened up the box with the battery for my xtrainer. I went with the pricy antigravity restart battery since it keeps a bit in reserve and has a push button to allow access to the reserve capacity (I recognize that this is not the same as having a kick-starter...). I connected with the company rep on advrider and he gave me a 30% discount, just for asking. I discovered he threw a couple of extras into the box too, a flashight/speaker/usb battery and a bluetooth hat:
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Rut Row » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:29 pm

SCORE!
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by juddspaintballs » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:49 pm

Hung drywall and tape/mudded in the addition today. Yesterday, I finished the plumbing for the addition for the washing machine. Next time I'm home on either Friday or Saturday, I'm going to sand and then mud again in the addition so I can paint it next week and then put the flooring down.
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by gots_a_sol » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:01 pm

Swapped the 4 spoke wheels for a set of 6 spoke wheels on my Frontier. I dont know what nissans fascination is with 4 spoke wheels but I don't care for them.

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Firebolter » Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:41 am

the 6 spoke look WAY Better!
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by juddspaintballs » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:20 pm

I've had a new radiator and radiator hoses in the garage for a few weeks now waiting for the right time to put them in. The plastic tanks on either side of the radiator were seeping a bit and I figured before they catastrophically failed, I'd replace the radiator. $217 for a new radiator, hoses, and special coolant for the Volvo.


I also figured while I had the radiator and intercooler out (they're married and have to come out together), I'd have room to pop the clutch off of my AC compressor to remove the spacer shims. After 329k miles, the air gap was getting too big and sometimes the compressor clutch wouldn't engage.



Go figure, I gave myself plenty of time to do the job and I don't need to drive the car for a week+, so I had no problems and I got it done in fewer than 3 hours. AC works great still and the radiator has no leaks. :thumbup:
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Bucho » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:43 pm

I managed to put fresh tires on the venerable DR650. Tried and true Pirelli MT21 for the front. Instead of a Dunlop D606 for the rear Im trying a new one. Mitas E-09.

The Mitas was kinda tough to get on. Or went on okay but couldnt get the bead to seat. I layed the tire out in the sun for hours to get hot. Then tried putting it on the bike and I rode around a little. Still wouldnt seat. So I rode over to Sam’s house and he helped me get it.
Had to take it off, relube, use a C-clamp thinggee and eventually got it right.

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