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Forum: Technical Discussion Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
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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 Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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 Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 125
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 19,081
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 19,081
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
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, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,033
Posted By 5l1mm
my fuel bowl gasket came in, and i havnt...

my fuel bowl gasket came in, and i havnt installed it yet :(
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By 5l1mm
2014 Shadow Phantom Specifications - Honda...

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Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By 5l1mm
my 1100 is pretty loud, and the engine is better...

my 1100 is pretty loud, and the engine is better than the brakes (1986)
i usually go for it if the lady isnt on the back.
i usually try to stop for it if she is with me.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By 5l1mm
your not gonna make friends on the road with...

your not gonna make friends on the road with these
Autolumination 50 Watt Digital AC HID Conversion Kits, Xenon Lights, Headlights, Bulbs | Autolumination (http://www.autolumination.com/hid.htm)...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-29-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By 5l1mm
ok i fixed it. it turns out the pump runs much...

ok i fixed it.
it turns out the pump runs much slower while the engine runs then if you put a direct 12v source to it.
my issue was actually a blockage in the fuel line cause some jack wagon and a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By 5l1mm
if anybody knows what the fuel cut relay on a 86...

if anybody knows what the fuel cut relay on a 86 shadow 1100 vt looks like and wants to link me a pic, i would be greatful
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By 5l1mm
I cranked it for a bit and didn't see fuel flow...

I cranked it for a bit and didn't see fuel flow through the filter, but i may not have been patient enough.
I would assume the pump should also pump wile the bike is running too.(yaknow, cause your...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By 5l1mm
i think my fuel pump isnt running

when I hook a direct 12 v to it, it runs.
when I switch the bike to run, I get no sound out of it.

it should be running because there is no fuel in the lines or the bowls, I just reassembled...
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