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Old 10-16-2011, 10:16 PM
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had to try the mesh/plastic first before I have to go buy some, and get 'that look' from the cashier... lols.
The mesh plastic should work, you might have to use washers on the bolt to keep it in place.Thank God my wife had some old panty hose, I would hate to buy some from the store lol. You could also use window screen which works great.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:19 PM
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Heavy duty mount Happy! I was going to suggest using your old chain tensioner as a mount, but you've used it already

Vincent, if your surfaces mate well it should hold, but from what I read looking it up, you'll change your port timing by not having the gasket in there. For better or for worse will be up to you, I think lowering the jug adds to the low end? (at the cost of top-end)

Nice Pipe Hot Wheels! I used to have something similar, they sound great, eh? Hopefully those lights don't melt off on you ^^)

Dan! If you're going to replace the cable anyway, just get a couple of cheapy pulleys instead of $x for that kit thing.

CTrips, there's a trick for centering the sprocket, when its loose you put spacers around the hub-to-sprocket. Like gas hose, or whatever fits. 5+ pieces of spacer around the hub will keep the sprocket true while you clamp it down


My turn Had to take off my copper extension, wasn't running worth a crap. Got to find a better way to mount it to the shorty, or come up with something else. So the shorty's back on there now, and I tried to use the innards of a stock air box on it. Just the mesh and the plastic circle, but then it wouldn't go over half throttle. Took it off and it screams again oO that's a new one. Maybe the screws sticking through are holding the plunger down a hair. 2min with the hacksaw when I'm in the mood should tell me.
Today I put the gasket maker to a real test, my bro in law and I rode hard over 10 miles non stop. The engine pulled hard and strong and the gasket held up just fine. Woohoo! I'm thinking about putting this red stuff on the top head as I can see crevices with the stock metal gasket.

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Old 10-16-2011, 10:35 PM
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Yesterday lost spark to my plug so off to work I go this afternoon......this is a magneto thats only about 2 weeks old and it is the third one Ive had die on me. I read on here and have been advised by those on here more experienced than I that the solders on the ground coming from the center of the coil on the magneto have a serious issue with being good.....so since ive done the whole replacement thing and that has now shown to be lacking I broke out my solder gun and melted the solder off the wire to clean it.....what I found was that it wasnt debris blocking the connection.....it was the wire actually broke.....I guess that it only worked for a while because it was still partially attached but vibration and heat made it break.....anyhow obviously I have the thing resoldered.....lol.....even though its only on about 1/16" of the wire that was left.....it was an interesting soldering had to make a solder mound to reach the sparse wire....so Im back to running for now
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:39 PM
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harsh vibrations wreak havoc....



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Old 10-17-2011, 01:51 AM
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re: that look. haha. I buy whatever I need and I'm the one who does the shopping, so if anybody ever makes odd looks at my purchases, I either tell them I'm shopping for ...(grandma, wife, etc depending on item needed) and get adoring comments. Or, if they are mean, I just stare and ask how long they've been a cashier. If they ask why, I just say, bc. they are really slow and not cheery, maybe stocking (stalking pun) would be a better profession.
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:52 AM
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Broken parts or saddle sore? lol. Spring tensioners rule.

[QUOTE=Wm Holden;334698]harsh vibrations wreak havoc....
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:50 AM
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I'm thinking about putting this red stuff on the top head as I can see crevices with the stock metal gasket.
They all look like that.
If you remove the head gasket and try to use the red stuff only it will increase the compression ratio, but good luck with the red stuff working in the long run.

Read Al.Fisherman's post #4 for the best thing one can do for head gasket issues.
http://motorbicycling.com/f4/leaking...tml#post310572
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:31 AM
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[QUOTE=happycheapskate;334746]Broken parts or saddle sore? lol. Spring tensioners rule.

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harsh vibrations wreak havoc....
i meant broken wires...but...all of the above works..
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:19 PM
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Tightened up the back cones and finally got rid of that play- The Phil Wood 17/18 cone wrench I got a while ago comes in handy and is good strong metal

Then I rode it to the post office to pick up the analog speedo-

finally gonna end the speculation with the 66 ride-
want to do a video report then, and have the sunglasses camera charged and ready for it.

Probably put it on tonight or tomorrow- looks easy. surpised by the lightweight- got at rock bottom price $16 delivered on ebay.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:48 PM
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They all look like that.
If you remove the head gasket and try to use the red stuff only it will increase the compression ratio, but good luck with the red stuff working in the long run.
I haven't tried the K&W Copper Coat gasket coat on the head without the metal gasket in, but I use it on the intake port and about to try it for a better fix for the CNS carb air leaks.

This stuff is a "Universal gasket compound. Once tacky, resists water, steam, gas, oil grease, anti-freeze, solvents..." bla bla bla.

I have the metal can with the big useless fluffy 'dabber' attached to the lid inside. Just use the waste end of zip-tie to apply then toss it ;-}
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