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Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By ubertalldude
Definitely an issue, I'd say you need to look at...

Definitely an issue, I'd say you need to look at the thermostat, check the thermometer wiring, and overall check the whole cooling system.
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By ubertalldude
I notice a similar noise with the choke on, too....

I notice a similar noise with the choke on, too. It lessens a bit when I cut the choke off, but the carbs ARE literally sucking air into the engine, so I'd say it's probably to be expected and normal...
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-21-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By ubertalldude
Welcome, glad to have you. About the idle,...

Welcome, glad to have you.

About the idle, though, no I usually don't have to fiddle with my idle setting except for a couple times a year when the weather changes. Otherwise typically I choke...
Forum: Electrical   12-19-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By ubertalldude
dang! you've got a lot of work on your hands. ...

dang! you've got a lot of work on your hands.

as for the stator, you can do a resistance test between the wires, that'll at least show a completely shorted stator. may not be necessary to...
Forum: Electrical   12-15-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By ubertalldude
sounds unrelated to the V&H pipe install, sounds...

sounds unrelated to the V&H pipe install, sounds more like a coincidence unless some electrical wires were messed with by accident while installing.

fast blinking comes from the flasher modules,...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-10-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ubertalldude
either that or replace the antifreeze with...

either that or replace the antifreeze with straight water, then I can make fresh hot coffee and tea while I'm on the road
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-09-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ubertalldude
it wound up falling right off ans eeping today...

it wound up falling right off ans eeping today when I got home from work. round 2, drained the coolant, cleaned the area, then applied silicone gasket maker to the area. I'll let it dry then encase...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-09-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ubertalldude
thanks for linking to your thread, I knew...

thanks for linking to your thread, I knew somebody around here was tearing into the job but couldn't remember that it was you

I don't know if I'll get around to the proper repair, honestly. I...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ubertalldude
Yeah, I didn't realize until I was already...

Yeah, I didn't realize until I was already applying the mixed steelstik epoxy that the hole was still seeping coolant while applying it, which will probably ultimately hurt adhesion and promote...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-08-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ubertalldude
scrubbed the engine paint off near the leak at...

scrubbed the engine paint off near the leak at the seam, sprayed it with rubbing alcohol, and applied JB QuikSteel to the leaking area, which was still actively seeping fluid very slowly.

it's...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ubertalldude
here's some pics. it's really only pissing like...

here's some pics. it's really only pissing like that when the temp needle is about halfway, any lower it's slowly seeping.

as you can see, though, that's pointed directly at my right foot. I'm...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-08-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ubertalldude
Sprung a Leak

Took the bike out for a nice cool Florida ride yesterday, a treat we seldom savor here in my beloved swamp state. All was going well until I pulled off to check out a little rural street festival in...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-02-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By ubertalldude
Killer mathematical explanation. I always heard...

Killer mathematical explanation. I always heard that there was a loss in low-end torque by removing the GB, but seeing the effects of the self and cross-scavenging exhaust as "sweet spot" rpm's makes...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-26-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By ubertalldude
are you talking about the float needle, or some...

are you talking about the float needle, or some other part of the carburetor?
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   11-19-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,299
Posted By ubertalldude
this build looks cool. The white paint scheme...

this build looks cool. The white paint scheme looks really clean with the Vulcan wings emblem on it, and I like the subtlety of the copper washer. copper is a very pretty metal, albeit subject to...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   11-19-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By ubertalldude
unscrew the filter just a turn or two and crank...

unscrew the filter just a turn or two and crank the bike over until oil comes out, then screw the filter back on tight and top the oil up.

this is sometimes called "burping" the filter and can...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-19-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By ubertalldude
This forum is surprisingly and refreshingly...

This forum is surprisingly and refreshingly civil, I think we're all here to help out the random fellow owner of an obscure yet common motorcycle that has its quirks.

I come across as peeved a...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-18-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By ubertalldude
I called it! I knew somebody would come in and...

I called it! I knew somebody would come in and talk about removing the emissions equipment!


My post above thoroughly answered the OP's question. One1 provided some good pictures showing you the...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   11-08-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By ubertalldude
PB Blaster is great. Those extractor tools are...

PB Blaster is great. Those extractor tools are available at most auto parts and hardware stores, they seem like a real lifesaver. I even used PB on my last brakejob on my car. Even after only 80k...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-07-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By ubertalldude
Ethanol is a spooky fellow. I always fill mine up...

Ethanol is a spooky fellow. I always fill mine up with ethanol-free if I'm not going to immediately burn it off on a road trip.

As for the tank, this project seems like a lot of fun! A small...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-05-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By ubertalldude
I took a second look at your pic and realize I...

I took a second look at your pic and realize I see that you DO have the air valve system in place. I can see the hose coming off the engine port.

instead of plugging that vacuum port you need to...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-05-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By ubertalldude
the carb vent hose goes into one of the places I...

the carb vent hose goes into one of the places I circled in your pic, either is fine, whichever works best for you

plug it most of the way in so the hose doesn't bottom out inside the hole, this...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-05-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By ubertalldude
Wow, that mechanic is dead wrong and he didn't...

Wow, that mechanic is dead wrong and he didn't connect things up the way they're supposed to go.

This should be an issue you can fix, though, unless you want to take it back to the mechanic and...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-05-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By ubertalldude
Good point about the airbox drain hose. Let's try...

Good point about the airbox drain hose. Let's try and demystify this a bit, shall we?

Left Carb Vacuum Port -> Fuel Petcock (Left-side of gas tank)
Right Carb Vacuum Port -> Air Valve...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-05-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By ubertalldude
If you still have the emissions equipment in...

If you still have the emissions equipment in place, that vacuum port is connected to the air valve system (which has 2 big hoses, one going to the exhaust of each cylinder jug, and 1 small hose which...
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