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CNYCC#14 - June 12, 2021

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  1. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Tony
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  2. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    GREAT to see Ken here!! Two yrs ago, he broke down on the way.... and as a result of that breakdown, unfortunately, BUT FORTUNATELY, found he was at stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was given “maybe a year... get your ducks in order”. Last year he could not attend as he was JUST coming out of surgery, after a year of chemotherapy——IN THR MIDDLE OF A COVID-19 PANDEMIC. He’s here installing a fork kit in his 1986 XJ700...... and his bike has a twin ‘86 XJ700 here than huntchuks rode in on — same color and stripes!
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    So far—
    -Repaired a broken speedometer pickup
    -diagnosed a bad battery
    -Replaced fork seals
    -Installed spin-on oil filter
    -currently working on a no-start condition

    - and of course, plenty of food.
     
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    Dave....just sent you an e-mail............
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Time to ride :)
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    time to pack up—
    (Alicia is taking some flowers to propogate)
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    NOW Jeff arrives.....after originally planning to arrive around 7am, he got here about 7:30 PM—a blown transmission line does tend to put a damper on your day. After missing the day, the fun, the ride, the food, and spending the day in a repair station—— he at least got to briefly meet some people. After a late supper on the grill, we headed into the shop to look into the carb rack he’s been learning to work on.
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    late supper
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    So a late supper, then into the shop to diagnose 550r carb issues. Found float height issues, and a big issue with carb 4 Mixture screw. Finished addressing at just after midnight.

    so after a day like that, not having a camping plan, he threw down in the camper to try and unwind, and maybe get at least a little sleep.
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    More tomorrow
     
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    And a great time was had by all! Thanks Dave for hosting and Len for the awesome door prizes. Apologies to all for having the ride a non-XJ (Honda VTR250) to attend but both my XJ's are in states of disassembly. Great to see everyone.
    John
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Sunday AM— up early to grab some coffee and breakfast......
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    Then install Jeff’s rack onto his 550r and see if his own freshening up works—-
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    fired up quick, warm up, and ‘tuned. It ran strong:). Here’s a happy camper— a much better day than yesterday!!
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    Time to strap her down for a less-eventful drive home.
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    Huntchucks with his new tall backrest
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    Last man standing—- lol. Dan is loaded up and on his way home.
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    Time for me to start tearing down..... and get ready for next year..

    Thank you to all who came for fun, work, help, hang out, etc.... it was a GREAT carb clinic, and we got a good bit done:)

    here’s an updated recap;

    CNYCC#14 attendees:
    hogfiddles
    Nuch
    Huntchuks
    Skinny Bill
    CrazyGnat
    JBurch
    XHondaHack
    Saftie
    Ken and Alicia
    Fuller56
    Jeff from Buffalo

    We-
    -Repaired a broken speedometer pickup

    -diagnosed a bad battery

    -Replaced fork seals

    -Installed spin-on oil filter

    -worked on a no-start condition..... got it to fire up by jumping the solenoid, but a new solenoid did not solve the problem....some other deeper electric issues to find.... but now the owner knows there’s life

    -got another bike to fire up to show positive potential

    -550r rack
    ———Diagnosed a low floats issue
    ——— repaired a bad #4 mixture screw issue
    ——— got the 550 dialed in and running well

    -installed a tall backrest

    - and of course, ate plenty of food
    BTW—CNYCC#15 is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022
     
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    Nice to see another '81 550R! You say he's from Rochester?
     
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    Thanks , Dave, for another fantastic carb clinic! Got a little wet on my way up, but our host was kind enough to order some sun for the day. Got my speedometer working, which was great. If an XJ disrespects posted speed limits in the woods without a speedometer to record it, did it really happen? I'll ask the NY state police next time we have a run in...
     
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    Also, thanks to Hogfiddles (and wife), Huntchucks, and Nuch for the top notch eats! I believe several of us remarked on how much our mouths wanted more but our stomachs were less enthusiastic about receiving further offerings !
     
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    No, I corrected that..... a bit tired, sorry— lol
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    The mentioned caption is above YOUR pic..... the pic you linked is Huntchuks... **snickering more**
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Most everything is put away now...... the inspector is checking before giving final approval.
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    CNYCC#14 is done. Looking forward to #15 :)
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    What a great time! Met some awesome people, learned some new skills and saved another XJ! I finally rode this thing for the first time once I got home tonight. Not having thrown my leg over one of these since 1982, I now remember why I've wanted one all these years. Thanks to all who gave support, it was great to meet you all. A special thanks to out hosts. Your generosity and inviting nature was most appreciated - especially following a character building day!

    Thanks again.
     

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