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by rebelrider
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Anyone used an LSK fuel gauge?
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Anyone used an LSK fuel gauge?

That's really cool. I'd go for the analog gauge option. :)
by rebelrider
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Jack storage
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Jack storage

I like this idea. I want to eventually carry a jack on road trips. My trunk though, is so full of "what if" tools and parts, that I can't actually us it as a trunk anymore. Maybe I need an external box just for road trips...
by rebelrider
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Thanks!

Here's one more video, which catches me up to where I actually am at the moment:
by rebelrider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Fixing up an old air compressor.
Replies: 33
Views: 3057

Re: Fixing up an old air compressor.

Got some video edited:
by rebelrider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

More progress.
by rebelrider
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Rebuilding a 3bbl carburetor
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

Re: Rebuilding a 3bbl carburetor

I got an email that someone tried to contact me about this thread. But the link didn't work. Feel free to post here if you had a question or something. :) Since I'm here, may as well give an update. The carburetor continues to work great, but a couple months ago, I discovered that coolant is leaking...
by rebelrider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

I finally got the motivation to start on the fuel tank. I've been putting it off most of the last year. It's gonna be another mini-project. https://youtu.be/6S86gnKwaG0 When I stripped the paint off, I found filler underneath. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fc/d8/33/fcd833cafc875be4c0d0c0cd692c5aab....
by rebelrider
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Fixing up an old air compressor.
Replies: 33
Views: 3057

Re: Fixing up an old air compressor.

So, this project got put away for a couple years! You all may have to go back and look at the previous posts to see what we were all talking about. I certainly did. But I pulled the compressor out today and did a pressure test with water. The gauge I used didn't go past 160 PSI, so I think I put aro...
by rebelrider
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Thanks!

I worked on some miscellaneous things yesterday.
by rebelrider
Fri May 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Finally got the carburetor sorted out.


I can finally move on to something else. :)
by rebelrider
Sun May 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

I went out and did a little tinkering this afternoon, and was able to get the air leak taken care of. At least I'm pretty sure it was an air leak. All the backfiring is gone! I'm not sure exactly where it was, but I fiddled with all the hose clamps, and put the air cleaner back on. I had some stuff ...
by rebelrider
Sun May 10, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Thanks! I will put the filter on and check for air leaks. Since the rubber manifold and gasket are cheap, I've gone ahead and ordered new ones.
by rebelrider
Sat May 09, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 63
Views: 2925

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Getting back to the Yamaha. Today I got the stator and back plate off of the engine, and got that broken bolt drilled out. Re-tapped the hole, got everything back together, and now I'm back to where I was in December. Trying to figure out why the engine won't run right. https://youtu.be/9hTQOSvJKvA ...
by rebelrider
Sat May 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Which Members have Youtube channels?
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: Which Members have Youtube channels?

I've got one:

http://www.youtube.com/c/MikeGrayM70

It has motorcycle stuff, electrical stuff, and other things I find interesting enough to record.
by rebelrider
Fri May 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: DIY Heated Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: DIY Heated Gear

I was thinking of a vest like that. There's also a 5V heated vest on eBay right now for about $20. I'm conflicted because I have no idea how it's wired internally, or if the quality is any good. I did dig out my winter visor though. Back in more lucrative days, I got this for my helmet, and it works...