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by n3303j
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cylinder Flooding
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Cylinder Flooding

Years ago my bike was always pi$$ing gas into the oil or flooding out a cylinder at a light. Simply shutting off the fuel, draining the float bowl and using the tire pump attachment to blow the needle & seat clean temporarily solved my problem (which was bits of "old tank innards" getting caught in ...
by n3303j
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: GPS Repair Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: GPS Repair Recommendation

Thought Zumo was a Garmin product?
by n3303j
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: fig SUPERBLEND BEARINGS
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: fig SUPERBLEND BEARINGS

BMW R60/2 used standard ball bearings on both ends of the crank (30HP). The R69S used a "superblend" bearing at the rear of the multipiece crank (40HP). Supposedly the R69S with its greater horsepower and RPM created more flex in the multipiece R69S crank and the spherical roller bearing allowed thi...
by n3303j
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Carbs vs. EFI (Not a battle)
Replies: 22
Views: 2161

Re: Carbs vs. EFI (Not a battle)

EFI bikes have ports in the header pipes for O2 sensors. True for closed loop EFI systems. Open loop system doesn't use O2 sensor. It just runs the map based on engine and environmental factors. It does not check exhaust to decide if it is performing optimally. My '98 Moto Guzzi V11 is open loop. R...
by n3303j
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2137
Views: 156239

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

....but his is waterproof!
by n3303j
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 3rd gear dumped...new gearbox...rebuilding old one
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: 3rd gear dumped...new gearbox...rebuilding old one

My '96 transmission dropped into my 2006 engine with no problems. Herzog transmission has slightly different ratios in two gears than the Russian Gear unit. Being old I forget which two. But the object was to better mate the ratios to the 750 engine. On road the Herzog box will be an improvement. I'...
by n3303j
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects
Replies: 73
Views: 1467

Re: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects

Just finished wiring 220V 50A outlet into my workshop. This is in a manufactured home (that neans 24" crawl space under all the stuff and spiders hanging down). Used 6/4 as per code. I forgot how much more 6/4 is like plumbing than electrifying. These old hands got their exercise for the day. Wouldn...
by n3303j
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2137
Views: 156239

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

On ebay you can pick up a chart like this to convert the measurements. Lots of other online sites to pick one up with, as well. Hope it is what you seek. https://www.ebay.com/i/264609256605?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=264609256605&targetid=885491683625&device=c&...
by n3303j
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: 1966 BMW R90/2 with Sidecar
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: 1966 BMW R90/2 with Sidecar

Nice looking rig. ...but everyone who is serious about the big engine in the /2 frame replaces the front drum brake with one or more disks. The /2 was noted for its "antilock brakes". Mine were solid and ran the new compound brake shoes. It was still a long time from 70 to 0. Sidecar certainly won'...
by n3303j
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: 1966 BMW R90/2 with Sidecar
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: 1966 BMW R90/2 with Sidecar

Nice looking rig. ...but everyone who is serious about the big engine in the /2 frame replaces the front drum brake with one or more disks. The /2 was noted for its "antilock brakes". Mine were solid and ran the new compound brake shoes. It was still a long time from 70 to 0. Sidecar certainly won't...
by n3303j
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2000 and earlier paint
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: 2000 and earlier paint

True. But no primer under the paint. During the 27 years I own my ural, it´s the third complete set of sheet metal parts. I used it all year and I could hear it rust in winter. They all do that! :D I'm suspect that if I long term parked my rig out of doors I would come back to a shell of green pain...
by n3303j
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2000 and earlier paint
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: 2000 and earlier paint

Really good paint!

Brought mine to an acid dipper for a 100% strip prior to a complete refinishing. They gave up after 4 days of trying to make the paint come off. Gave me back all of my parts just as painted as when they started.
by n3303j
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 05 will not keep running
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: 05 will not keep running

...seems the plant stopped producing motorcycle ignition systems.
Read post:
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by n3303j
Sun May 31, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Has anyone ever removed a tub?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Has anyone ever removed a tub?

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Removing tub was easy.
Removing paint, not easy.
by n3303j
Fri May 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects
Replies: 73
Views: 1467

Re: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects

Money already refunded by eBay. (3 hours)
It was billed on Visa as a "service", not merchandise.
Oh well.... My TIG welding fantasies are over.