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Forum: Technical Discussion 11-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By 5l1mm
am i running rich or is my timing off?

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I havnt ****** with the jets,
I havnt ****** with the timing (to my knowledge)
where am I going wrong here?
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By 5l1mm
am i running or is my timing off?

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idles fine
when I hit the accelerator it pops and shoots what appears to be fuel back out of the carbs.

then I turned down...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
put some gear lube in the cylinders and checked...

put some gear lube in the cylinders and checked compression again, and didnt get much better.
but i do get air pulsing out of the crank case breather.
so maybe my rings are so bad it goes past the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
disconnected the choke cable and noticed a...

disconnected the choke cable and noticed a studder on start that wasnt there before on cold start. so i was optimistic about my choke theory.
took it for a ride and it stayed cool longer and i got...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-20-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
i cant believe it took me this long to pull a...

i cant believe it took me this long to pull a plug and look at it.
but i did to check my compression.
the plug was wet and black.

so now im thinking rich.
maybe my choke is stuck open, or i...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
ok so this is vaporlocking Vapor lock -...

ok so this is vaporlocking
Vapor lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapor_lock)
so im not crazy.

that being said, i did have reason to believe that too much...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-20-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
ok, so today i learned that carbs can heat soak. ...

ok, so today i learned that carbs can heat soak.

injectors dont heat soak, but carbs do, and when that happens something funny called "vaporlocking" happens. vaporlocking is a Latin word that...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
so im thinking. my carbs sat on a shelf for a...

so im thinking.
my carbs sat on a shelf for a year.
i know after that year of sitting, the fuel bowl gaskets start to leak.
im wondering if the other seals are leaky too, and if that would cause a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
Pushed the clamps and they are snug. So I don't...

Pushed the clamps and they are snug. So I don't think it's an intake leak.
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
Double checked intake after carbs before block ...

Double checked intake after carbs before block
A rubber sleeve connects them. Sleeves are fully seated on block. Carbs are fully seated in sleeves. Pushed clamps ( gently cause the engines hot)
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
New theory If the spark was bad I would get all...

New theory
If the spark was bad I would get all or none I think. Not half power.
I'm thinking this is specifically fuel.

Since oil level is fine and coolant is fine it seems like fuel. The...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
i am no stranger to explosions, unfortunately. ...

i am no stranger to explosions, unfortunately.

i fixed the oil leak.
i havnt been able to recreate the symptom in the garage, (even at high temps)
i also got a good loud couple pops when i shut...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
ok i was wrong. its not a coolant leak. there...

ok i was wrong.
its not a coolant leak.
there was a little gone, but less than half a beer bottle.
(6-8 ounces or so?)
not enough to cause an engine failure due to heat.

the guy at the auto...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
ok i have a tentative theory. when i last...

ok i have a tentative theory.
when i last rebuilt things, i saw the smallest coolant leak.
i adjusted the hose clamp and the leak went away.
im thinking the coolant leak was worse than i thought,...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
The power loss seems to start out as an inability...

The power loss seems to start out as an inability to rev up. Bit idles fine.
After some time it becomes an inability to run (under load) at idle speeds. I really don't think I'm loosing coolant....
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
Filled it with oil. After about a half hour of...

Filled it with oil. After about a half hour of waiting for the cavilry to arrive. Road like a dream. I know where my oil leak is I just gotta get it home to fix it.

When it got hot again it...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
I just replaced both fuel bowl gaskets. And I'm...

I just replaced both fuel bowl gaskets. And I'm pretty sure both bowl floats moved well.
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By 5l1mm
Loss of power on the road

So I got a symptom similar to fuel starvation. Engine gives a bit of a funny noise like an exhaust leak. Then a loss of power. Idles fine. But no go on the accell
A little pop now and then on decel....
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 19,591
Posted By 5l1mm
too normal. can a mod please change this guys...

too normal.
can a mod please change this guys name to something stranger?
i recommend "WiffLeNuttz"
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By 5l1mm
woah. take it easy guys. i think the...

woah.
take it easy guys.

i think the biggest question is: it took you 30 some odd years to get on the highway?
what were you doing your whole marriage?
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 19,591
Posted By 5l1mm
im a tall guy named jim jim slim jim slim ...

im a tall guy named jim
jim
slim jim
slim
slimm
5L1mm
and that pretty much explains it i think
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By 5l1mm
pushing through the filter, or pulling through...

pushing through the filter, or pulling through the filter, i think its gonna burn out either way if that happens, but that isnt likely.
ive drained my gas tank before by hooking the pump to a 12v...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By 5l1mm
i would loose sleep over it, but only for anal...

i would loose sleep over it, but only for anal retentive ocd purposes.
its cheep enough to buy some extra hose, and re-run the fuel line imo.
do i think youll notice the difference though?...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By 5l1mm
there is a small, but possible likelihood that...

there is a small, but possible likelihood that whatever particles endanger the carbs will also endanger the pump.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By 5l1mm
my fuel bowl gasket came in, and i havnt...

my fuel bowl gasket came in, and i havnt installed it yet :(
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