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If only it had 6th gear..

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  1. thtanner
    06-02-2012 07:09 PM - permalink
    Just a quick "thanks" for the petcock tick fix. I was scared something on my top end was going (upper cam chains) so I was freaking out. I haven't even applied the fix yet, but I am confident that it is it. Cheers Dave.
  2. brett13501
    12-17-2011 11:54 PM - permalink
    finished the rebuild. ended up pulling the motor apart several times. those pesky shavings hide every where in the motor. got her started for the first time last night. 8 years since she has had life in her. took her for a quick ride. 20 degrees and snow...brrr. thanks for the input, i truly appreciate it
  3. BillBrannen
    10-16-2011 05:26 AM - permalink
    No got a school (SFCC) and only charged 180.00 they were not fast but good
  4. DavesVulster
    10-01-2011 11:25 PM - permalink
    Ok, that could be a possibility. The clutch plates I mean. If you do tow the bike, you can only do that in 1st get because of Kaw's positive neutral finder... so I recommend having the tow vehicle go slow 5mph or so, NO faster, and do this with the spark plugs out so you don't stress the drive train. As you get towed around, work the clutch lever in and out and hopefully it will free up. Do you have new oil in it? Also remember to load up the cylinders with top cylinder oil, 3 in 1 or Marvel's mystery or something. Jut concerned about breaking a ring in there. Good luck man.
  5. brett13501
    10-01-2011 10:02 PM - permalink
    should rear wheel turn freely with bike on centerstand, in gear, with clutch pulled in? it will turn with a bit of effort. can't imagine trying to do a bump start with that much resistance. we are thinking of towing bike around in gear to help work loose and "shine up" cylinders without cooking the starter. my cousin thinks the oil is sticking the clutch plates together and that is causing the wheel to have resistance. we disabled the neutral/safety switch and the wheel would turn as we tried to start with the clutch in. i didn't think that was right, but i am a novice at this...any thoughts?
  6. DavesVulster
    09-29-2011 10:36 PM - permalink
    Oh no. That makes for not so good memories. A couple of years I rode right up till snow and but I just can'trouble that anymore. Gettin'old sucks.
  7. brett13501
    09-29-2011 08:54 PM - permalink
    central new york and winter riding....not since highschool. drove bike to school on a good day in december and it snowed that afternoon . bike stayed in parking lot for 1 week before roads cleared enough to drive home...
  8. DavesVulster
    09-29-2011 07:35 PM - permalink
    Peak 30 amps? Well, it sounds kinda high but there is a 30 amp fuse in the box so maybe not. I'm not real sure on the draw of starters. I do hope you can get some riding in during the fall. My favorite time of year... of course then there's winter .
  9. brett13501
    09-29-2011 03:30 PM - permalink
    not sure if you saw the update on starter question thread, but napa tested it at peak of 30 amps and settling in to 20. trying to lube up cylinders and hope some of the resistance lets up so we don't have to pull the motor. my cousin reminds me it will be good experience. so would riding this baby this fall!! will keep you posted
  10. DavesVulster
    09-27-2011 11:26 AM - permalink
    Yeah that's true. You're doing well on the money spent for sure. I would see if there's any bike boneyards around that you could go to with your battery, poke around to see if you can find one and test it right there. I can't believe how expensive starters are! Craziness

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    Jetted, shaved & coastered
    Home made under-tank single filter
    Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
    Dual vac lines on petcock (my cure for ticking)
    LED tail/plate lights
    Relocated helmet lock to license plate

    Added stuff:
    Customized hard bags w/ lights
    Chrome levers
    Hellcat windscreen
    LED running lights
    Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
    Foot rests on engine guard

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