Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:18 am

SMITTY wrote:I'll bet Corbin makes a seat for that Goldwing. If they don't, they will rebuild yours using your pan. It'll cost you some big dough, but it'll be the best seat you & the wife will ever experience ( after 200 miles of tortuous break-in --- but it's worth it in the end )


I've got a Corbin that came with the Triumph when I bought it. I think it's the most uncomfortable seat I've ever ridden on, being closely tied for first place with the stock Trophy seat.

Now a DayLong is what I'd really like for the Triumph and Wing. Something about that big ol' tractor looking seat that soothes my butt :lol:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:15 pm

You musta got a bad one! :D Yeah, people either love them or hate them -- I think it depends on the shape one particular seat has on a particular bike. All the ones I've sat on were great, but then I've heard others say exactly what you just said. You coulda got a Friday seat... ;)

cabinover wrote:Hmmm.....a pair of RDs perhaps?


You called it! Nice work! I'd share some of these (that happened to fall into my truck after picking the bikes up) with you if we were closer...........
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Now for the bike:
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2-SMOKER!
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2-stroke twin -- far superior to a 4-stroke in every way! Lighter, faster, easier to work on & less moving parts. What's not to love???
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MINT! Just gotta do a quick carb clean & some electrical troubleshooting & I'll be smoking out the tree-huggers! :lol: If they had just given me a sticker for the Harley....
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: cabinover On: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:06 pm

Sweet. Always wanted one those wheelie machines. :D
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:22 pm

She's a runner! WOOHOO! Haven't taken down the road yet because I have a battery Mickey-Moused in there & wiring held on with alligator clips -- if I close the seat I'll have a fire! Want no part of that today!

Trying to salvage old battery. Was completely dry. I put a bit of sulphuric acid in there & topped off with distilled water, Then blasted it with a 60 amp charge for about a minute, then left it on 20 amps for about a half hour. Got a bit too hot, so I'm letting it cool & I'll see if I have enough voltage to put it on my desulphating 3-stage charger.

Smokey -- just how I like 'em! :punk: :up: :woot:

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SWEEEET!!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:59 pm

Dang, I miss the smell of Yamalube in the morning! I grew up on a '80 GT80 and an '82 MX100 - I think I wore them both out. Every T-shirt I owned had a stripe of moly chain lube up the back and everything else smelled like 2-stroke.

I wax nostalgic every time I fire up the Lawn-Boy..... :oops: :cry:

Chris
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:37 pm

You just reminded me that I have to buy one of those too! Ever have a 4-stroke lawnmower last more than a couple years if you mow on a hill? They don't like it when the dip finger misses the oil that's sitting on the opposite side of the crankcase -- they tend to seize violently. That Lawnboy will run just about upside-down -- & last decades. 8-)

Time to scour Ebay again -- thanks Chris! :lol: ;)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: europachris On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:17 am

SMITTY wrote:You just reminded me that I have to buy one of those too! Ever have a 4-stroke lawnmower last more than a couple years if you mow on a hill? They don't like it when the dip finger misses the oil that's sitting on the opposite side of the crankcase -- they tend to seize violently. That Lawnboy will run just about upside-down -- & last decades. 8-)

Time to scour Ebay again -- thanks Chris! :lol: ;)


Yeah, unfortunately the enviro-Nazis killed the two-stroke Lawn-Boy quite a few years ago already. On top of that, Toro killed the rest of the Lawn-Boy heritage when they ditched the offset wheel deck design, so now Lawn-Boy is just a green Toro, and Toro isn't what it used to be either. Not until you get into the semi-commercial grade Toro do you get a decent mower that might actually last a few years - the PT21 "trim mower" in the commercial line is really where the "decent" mowers start out. But, my 12 year old L-B Gold series just keeps humming along, and since it's push, there is not much to go wrong. Guess I'll keep it awhile! :P
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:02 pm

Definitely hold on to that one! Just keep fixing it if it breaks. ;)


I just found a small issue with the RD that required some mild fabrication. I finally got to take it for a ride yesterdat after I slapped electrical tape all over the positive post. I went cranking past my house at about 60, then slowed down about a 1/2 mile up & turned around. When I released the clutch I got this HORRENDOUS metal-on-metal screeeeeeech! Pulled in the clutch & it went away as soon as the wheels stopped turning -- so I've got an issue with a mainshaft bearing. So I come back to the house & get my light -- turns out, what I thought was a sight-glass showing the tranny over-full of dirty oil was a rubber plug! HAD NO TRANNY OIL!! I unscrew the fill cap & there's no dipstick ( which is what made me think that plug was a dirty sight-glass ) -- just a 1/8th x 1/16th inch metal nub. So I go to the parts bike ..... now I need to get my timing plug removal tool for 4-strokes to get the cap off, because the raised portion used to unscrew it was broken off, & a groove was cut in it's place.

My eyesight ain't what it used to be! Flashlights are your friends! :D

Time for the sparks to fly!
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Cut dipstick off donor bike's junk cap & welded it to my good cap.
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Came out pretty good! Nice & straight as an arrow -- not bad for these eyes! Guess I had better lighting!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:42 pm

Coal Joe wrote:OK I had a Harley 2000 FXDX but I have trouble with my legs so I traded for this a 2005 URAL
It is a different ride for sure :shock:
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Lotsa guys have those over on advrider.com Cool bike for sure.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:54 pm

By: europachris On: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:17 am

SMITTY wrote:
You just reminded me that I have to buy one of those too! Ever have a 4-stroke lawnmower last more than a couple years if you mow on a hill? They don't like it when the dip finger misses the oil that's sitting on the opposite side of the crankcase -- they tend to seize violently. That Lawnboy will run just about upside-down -- & last decades.

Time to scour Ebay again -- thanks Chris!

Yeah, unfortunately the enviro-Nazis killed the two-stroke Lawn-Boy quite a few years ago already. On top of that, Toro killed the rest of the Lawn-Boy heritage when they ditched the offset wheel deck design, so now Lawn-Boy is just a green Toro, and Toro isn't what it used to be either. Not until you get into the semi-commercial grade Toro do you get a decent mower that might actually last a few years - the PT21 "trim mower" in the commercial line is really where the "decent" mowers start out. But, my 12 year old L-B Gold series just keeps humming along, and since it's push, there is not much to go wrong. Guess I'll keep it awhile!

2003 was the last year for the Silver Pro series Dura Force I have a 2001 6.5 HP commerial series 21" Push offset right front wheel. Looking for the 4 blade mulching blade for it. No anywhere I could fine one looked all around my area none of the dealers have them . Most of the mowers use a 3/8 " shaft this one has a 1/2" hard to find the standard blades for it aswell . Only problem with this mower when you leave it run out of gas or on a refill it takes forever to start make me :mad: Any info on where to get parts would be Apreceated.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:00 pm

Are you sure it's not a 5/8"? I did a search for it & didn't come up with much.

Maybe this? Never shopped here -- just found it searching: http://www.mfgsupply.com/mower/mowerbla ... deslb.html


Or maybe these will work? : http://www.discountonlineparts.com/lawnmower/?c=Blade%20Adapters
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: europachris On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:23 pm

coal berner wrote:2003 was the last year for the Silver Pro series Dura Force I have a 2001 6.5 HP commerial series 21" Push offset right front wheel. Looking for the 4 blade mulching blade for it. No anywhere I could fine one looked all around my area none of the dealers have them . Most of the mowers use a 3/8 " shaft this one has a 1/2" hard to find the standard blades for it aswell . Only problem with this mower when you leave it run out of gas or on a refill it takes forever to start make me :mad: Any info on where to get parts would be Apreceated.


Are you talking about the little green stamped steel mulching "fan" that goes on after the blade? I'm suprised that nobody has them and that they are all not the same size. I'll have to measure my shaft size tonight - now you have me wondering. The crankshaft is quite large - 1" at least, then there is a taper that the blade carrier sits on, and then the threads for the nut. I'd guess mine are 5/8" at least because I think I use a 13/16" (or maybe it's 7/8") socket to remove the nut. Mine isn't a Dura Farce, tho. I've got the F engine - last of the "true" Lawn-Boys! :D

I will say that the offset-wheel deck design is a rather lousy mulcher compared to a Toro Super Recycler. I only mulch because I use it for mostly trim work and it keeps from blowing grass everywhere. But there is no better deck for discharging! No matter how thick the grass gets, I never leave clumps or rows. I just blow it all to the neighbor's yard! :roll:

Chris
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:26 pm

SMITTY wrote:Are you sure it's not a 5/8"? I did a search for it & didn't come up with much.

Maybe this? Never shopped here -- just found it searching: http://www.mfgsupply.com/mower/mowerbla ... deslb.html


Or maybe these will work? : http://www.discountonlineparts.com/lawnmower/?c=Blade%20Adapters

Thanks for the sites But I found the 4 way blade at a little mower repair shop .
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:11 pm

Chris I Found a mulching fan at a small mower repair shop The thead bolt on mine is 1/2 " the nut is 15/16 I just took the blade off today to pull the numbers off it to try and find a replacement it is split at the end and is very thin Just waiting to break off & fly in to my leg or something I used a 15/16 socket to take the nut off. Also looking for a complete bagging system for it to.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:29 pm

That works -- no shipping. Can't mind that! ;)


Well, I've been busy the last 2 days.........

I rewired all lighting on the bike: I ripped the instrument light harness out, along with all wiring that meets in the headlight housing. Then I removed all the corroded sockets replacing them with whatever good rust-free ones i found in the parts bike. If the wire colors didn't match, I took the correct color of shrink tubing & heated it over the mis-colored wire. Then I took all the good bulbs out of the donor bike & tossed the bad ones. Now all 9 sockets are 100% rust free & all instrument lighting works -- even the brake lamp indicator! Then I removed the bars, top triple clamp ( which was painted & baked @ 300* for 2 hours, then 350* for another 2 ), & blue/grey headlight housing/upper fork tube covers & replaced it with the donor bike's correct orange/red colored housing. It was because of this that I began rewiring every light, as I had to disconnect every single one inside the headlight housing anyway. After I got the housing on, I began to re-connect the 100+ wires that I removed from the housing, replacing any broken or corroded connectors as I went with original type factory connectors. Next up, I grabbed the gauges from the donor bike because they had all the correct covers on the back, & installed them into my instrument panel. I also had to glue on the metal face, which fell off when I removed the gauges. Without that, I wouldn't know which lights are what! :lol: I used some Honda grip glue & 4 pairs of vice-grips to get it in correctly.

Then I swapped out the the mis-colored oil tank. I hit both the headlight housing & oil tank with some rubbing compound before installation for a nice shine. Because I had to remove the battery box & airbox to remove the oil tank, I then cut out every piece of wire that had layers of electrical tape & replaced them with my factory connectors. This was a perfect opportunity to check the synchronization of the slides. The left carb was just slightly ahead of the right, so I adjusted the cables until they were in lock-step. Then I bled the oil pump & checked the plunger clearance, which is on the tight side. Tomorrow I will see if the donor bike has the correct shims -- if not, I'll be fabricating some washers into shims! :D

After re-assembling the headlight & testing all my wiring, I noticed that the turnsignals were either staying lit constantly, or flashing very slowly, or just plain not working. It happened to have the ORIGINAL 35 year old relay!! They just don't make 'em like that anymore!Then I got curious (& sidetracked) & decided to disassemble the relay, which resembles a small beer can. :idea: After removing the guts, I hooked it up to the battery to watch it in action. It was then when it became painfully clear that the wire in the base of the housing went to a capacitor! ZZZZAAP!! I GOT NAILED with 10,000 volts!! :shock: :shock: Felt exactly like grounding the secondary leads on the coil! After being jolted back to reality, I grabbed a flasher relay I had kicking around from my last trip to the boneyard. I had to wrap about 5 layers of electrical tape around it to get it to fit snug in that old beer-can holder! Then I cut some lengths of wire & attached the correct connectors to hook up the new relay to the harness. Now all my lights are working & as bright as they were in 1974! 8-)

In between all this, I was polishing furiously. :D Got the chrome fenders to come back, & the luster of the paint, in between the small dents, dings & rust spots that have accumulated after 3.5 decades of life.

Here's some pix:
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Beer can relay......with a high voltage surprise inside!
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Inside the demon flasher relay from 1974. I never expected a capacitor in a relay! WTF!?!?!
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Paint came out great! It's Krylon Rust-Tough Industrial.
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On it's way to looking purrrrty!
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Lookin' good now! It's nice when all the parts are the same color....
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