can you get the outside with pliers
heat it up a little, like boiling water hot
there are replacements..........chacal, as usual
maybe add your own ground wire then flip flop wires
where do you get your parts?
bad enough half the cars are watching their fones
i can barely pick up the motor on mine
put something heavy/solid on the other side, otherwise the forks just flex when you hit it
you need something you might not have, a old 35m slide. if the lip got flipped you can work the slide between the inner fork and seal to flip it back.
while your in there, put some grease on the base of the bulb. it stops any little vibrations that ware on the contacts and keeps them from...
the center of the shaft should have a little hole in it, that's for a pin or ball to go in when a puller is used, it keeps the threads from...
eat your Wheaties and show it who's the boss :)
i have wasted day ignition on my push mower
well if solder don't work, you can try again and again, but if liner don't work you might not find out till it's 5 deg and a foot of snow
gel batteries are lead acid as far as your bike knows, it don't care. the basic difference is lead acid is filled with liquid, gel is filled with...
try closing the gas cap on a baggie. but that may force gas through the petcock and into the carbs, that might be a problem or not
get a pet skunk
i lost track of how many pages of pictures i looked at before i found that girl in front of a happy birthday sign :)
i brazed a bike tank with the water trick but you need to have a bubble in the tank where your working or the water will dissipate the heat. work...
i have a compressor that had a pinhole in the tank, bought a new smaller tank and while waiting for the new one tried plumbers solder on the...
you have a printer, we have to talk.
if was modeled in CAD i'd put it on the cnc mill and do it in aluminum.
but really i think a piece of 1X...
none of the above, water and vinegar wick into the wire and can cause trouble. throw that WD40 away.
put some of this in the plugs and their good,...
do you ever sell any of your bikes?
that would be a nightmare to 3D print
try a running sync and see what happens
it's not about the engine, it's about the air. it doesn't like to move, takes a lot of gas to move it. 35 mph it about right, a tank of gas lasts...
PA has yearly inspections, in 40 years, i've gotten maybe 4 inspection stickers. the last guy wiped the float bowls with a kleenex three times...
i concern myself with the idle speed for exactly how long the red light lasts
yes your carbs need sync'ed, if they were rebuilt before and not sync'ed and you liked how it ran, you got lucky.
now your luck ran out
tell them if they want a carfax, go ahead and get one. that's a buyers way of ending the negotiation, your bike isn't what they wanted.
kind of a satin finish, sandpaper is kind of drastic, try a wire wheel about 5 inch dia. on a drill
if the starter clutch sticks somehow, when the motor got to 5K, the starter would be doing a bazillion rpm, it might go into orbit
on a 750 you could remove the starter and look in the engine, spin the gear one way and not the other. 550's might be different ?
wet set is on the bench with gas in them using a clear tube to check. i guess you could put them on the bike and take them back off to adjust but...
could the starter be stuck on. while it's running take the wire off the starter or solenoid
i did mine with "aircraft" stripper, power washer and a wire brush, hand and on a drill. look into Eastwood's engine enamel
the wire brush leaves...
you could try a dab of rubbing compound on the needle then spin it in the seat to lap them together.
look at the tang where it touches the needle...
all through this ordeal, keep the wheel straight ahead or there will be a bubble in the wheel cylinder
make sure the guy behind you at the red light knows you may only go 20 feet and loose all power
i never used one but it seems that touching the choke would change something, then you know what to look for. maybe
now would be a good time to drop the swingarm for new grease. yours will come right off :)
you'll need to jam a board in the spokes to get those out
check the floats with a clear tube while their still on the bike. forget that yics tool that's for the last 1/10 %, your not there yet.
think used, keep a eye out for a whole parts bike
start with the 3 white wires, look at the plug, does it look like it's melted at all? that plug gets corroded and hot. you can replace it with 3...
if the new needle/seat is taller and you adjust the tang down the tang is pushing the needle sideways
if all it took was bending the tang, any...
what's wrong with yours?
drop the needle into the seat and see if the tip of the needle is the same height as the originals when the bottom of the flanges on the seat line...
ya have to start somewhere so put that sync gauge on there. choke don't matter, try to keep the rpm under 2k. your going to use the idle knob a...
might also try to find a place that does paving. when they grind off the old asphalt sometimes they need to get rid of it, cheap
i'll tell ya everything i know, it won't take long.
#2 limestone is about 3/4 to 1 inch, i think of it as general purpose gravel
i wanted a new...