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by jeffsaline
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Fuel draining from my exhaust pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Fuel draining from my exhaust pipe

What Jeff said. And if you have a MIG welder, you might want to try and put a little more metal on the broken end. The heat from the welding might also help free it up. If you are going to weld on the remaining stub maybe decide that you will finish the job no matter what. I get broken fasteners th...
by jeffsaline
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Loctite 101
Replies: 20
Views: 186

Re: Loctite 101

I had to remove two of the lifters I installed the other day. I was dismayed to see that the Loctite 243 had not set up. I have some on a bolt sitting on my bench at the moment to see if it sets up. Not happy about that. Doesn't give me much confidence in the product. I never saw that happen with t...
by jeffsaline
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Fuel draining from my exhaust pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Fuel draining from my exhaust pipe

I second the Kroil Penetrating fluid (www.kanolabs.com) suggestion. Put some on now and let it begin to work. Do it a few times until you decide to work on it. It looks like you will have a stub sticking out of the head once the exhaust is removed. I suggest you DO NOT try to drill it out. If you ca...
by jeffsaline
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Loctite 101
Replies: 20
Views: 186

Re: Loctite 101

The key is knowing if thread locker was used, and what type, when you are disassembling something. Knowing red loctite was used saves you a lot of time and frustration. You know to pull out the torch. I agree if you know threadlocker was used it can make things much easier for fastener removal. It ...
by jeffsaline
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Loctite 101
Replies: 20
Views: 186

Re: Loctite 101

I don't care for the stick form as like Chad I don't think it sets up as well. I also find it hard to apply in small amounts compared to just using a single drop of the liquid form. And on top of that it seems when stored to ooze a bit and tends to make a mess. I like the liquid as I put a cap on it...
by jeffsaline
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Re-Install Denso Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Re-Install Denso Alternator

Stagewex, If I was doing the job you are doing here is what I would try first. I've only done one alternator and drive on my 2010 Gear Up so this is just trying to remember the situation and good mechanical practices. I would mark a drive tooth on the cam gear and then using the kick start lever mov...
by jeffsaline
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Loctite 101
Replies: 20
Views: 186

Re: Loctite 101

I love the stick form. Much easier and no waste. Lasts forever on the shelf. Never had a failure. You are the first I've heard that did not like it. Snakeoil, Allow me to be the second you've heard of that doesn't care for the stick form of threadlocker. It might help to know that I also think thre...
by jeffsaline
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Carb vent caps ( moved )
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Carb Vent Caps

On the KLR650 which uses the same type carb, just 40mm instead of 32mm, they have a vent hose too. What many riders do is called the "Tee" mod which is to add a "tee" in the hose next to the carb and run one hose up under the seat or tank and the down hose just trails near the rear shock. If the ven...
by jeffsaline
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2006 Gear Up CVK Keihin Carb Number???
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: 2006 Gear Up CVK Keihin Carb Number???

If the carbs you have are CVK32 you can get parts at www.jets-r-us.com . Look for the carb for a Ninja 250. I haven't bought from them in a year or two but when I was buying from them more regularly I would order on line on Wednesday evening and have the parts in my mailbox on Saturday.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2003/2004 Stuck Flywheel
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: 2003/2004 Stuck Flywheel

Trying to resurrect a retitled 2004 Tourist. Removed gearbox, replaced clutch plates. Latest problem is that the flywheel only turns halfway. Removed spark plugs so I don't think it is compression. Also, it is a firm stop. Broken tie rod? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Is this with the transmis...
by jeffsaline
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Car Brakes When Turning
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: Car Brakes When Turning

I bought one for my 2010 Gear Up in June 2018. It is called a Distance Ring. Part Number is IMZ-8.107-05520. Cost was $1.49. When I was checking the sidecar wheel bearing adjustment I discovered the nut was going in so far the cotter pin in the end of the axle wasn't contacting the nut. I made some ...
by jeffsaline
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: First Ural
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: First Ural

I just picked up a 2010, more than happy with the carbs. Same ones that were on my old KLR. Good luck with the purchase Canadian FJR If it was a KLR650 it used a CVK40 carb with a coasting enrichener circuit. Maybe the KLR250 used the CVK32 carb but I thought it was smaller. The Ural carbs are CVK3...
by jeffsaline
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: First Ural
Replies: 15
Views: 210

Re: First Ural

If I was buying a Ural today I would either go for a carbed model, 2008-2013 or a 2019 or newer fuel injected model. I would bypass 2014-2018 with no solid reason why other than I like carbs for the older and the 2019 and newer are a significant improvement from all I've read.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 Alternaor Whine
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: 2019 Alternaor Whine

Since you are going to be right there... might be worth replacing the alternator drive bearings and also do the Krytox greasing at the same time. The bearings in my drive looked good from the outside but when I popped them out of the drive there was burnt grease past the seals and on the inside cavi...
by jeffsaline
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Brake lights stay on all the time
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: Brake lights stay on all the time

One of the things I've been taught by master mechanics over the years about wiring diagrams... draw out the diagram (just copy one) but only draw out the parts of the system you are trying to troubleshoot. That will remove all the stuff that distracts from clarity. So on a brake light system maybe i...