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by JPanyon
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Troubleshooting-Please Help Save the Last of My Hair
Replies: 60
Views: 6160

Re: Troubleshooting-Please Help Save the Last of My Hair

You mentioned installing new jets... Is there a chance that the jets are installed improperly, or in the wrong holes for which they were intended? After the engine has died, have you pulled the plugs and given them the sniff test for raw gas to see if they are fouling out?
by JPanyon
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 98 starting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: 98 starting issues

Another place to check... is your ignition system is wonky? The trigger/ignition unit is behind the front cover. You likely have a "Type III" unit, easily found on E-bay. to check: remove your spark plugs, lay them on the cylinders with good metal/metal contact, re-connect them to the spark cables. ...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final drive re-install trick?
Replies: 14
Views: 1836

Re: Final drive re-install trick?

A machinist's hammer is made of lead. I am posting a video of such a safety hammer being cast from molten lead. The flying hot metal is well known. Lead striking steel won't do this, or cause sparks that can ignite flamable material and/or cause gas explosions. True, lead is nowhere near as tough as...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Battery Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Battery Question

For kicks and giggles, google some prices for AGM model you need, then check WalMart price/availability. An Internet source might be a hassle if a warranty issue arises. WalMart will just hand over a replacement, if there's a problem. I'm not endorsing wallyworld, but I gotta admit they're almost ev...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Air leak?
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: Air leak?

I searched the forms and found that a cherry glow is ok and normal and can be a sign of running too rich. I assume this was because I had the bike running with the enricheners out. I'll try again tomorrow with no enricheners, but is this something I should be concerned about? I'll also check the ai...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 98 starting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: 98 starting issues

A combination? Some ethanol gas, dirty air filter, fouled plug(s), goop in the carb bowls, clogged fuel filter/screen etc... Any gas leaking from carbs? Any gas odor on the dipstick? Check the simple stuff first!
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Keihin carburetor problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Keihin carburetor problem

As engine finishes initial break-in (5,000 km?) the idle speed starts climbing, and needs to be set back down to a normal speed of about 800 rpm. This will continue happening til around 10,000 km. From there onwards, idle settings tend to stay stable for very long intervals when engine is warm. Supp...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Son of a bi...
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Son of a bi...

Welcome to the Balkans. Its really a fine place, 3 days a year or so. The rest of the year gives us time to work on our rigs. Wonderful pastime for all. Almost as much fun as playing chess blindfolded. Makes Rubik Cube seem too simple. Prepares everyone for strategic thinking necessary for life: any...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Request for help - Gobi died.
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Request for help - Gobi died.

Bloody Bloomin' Bleepin' Bumpkinized Balkan keyswitch if I was a betting man.
by JPanyon
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Running on after key off
Replies: 26
Views: 2837

Re: Running on after key off

Its a gas metering needle. Screwing it out means more gas (richer), and screwing it in means less gas (leaner). There is the needle, a spring, followed by a washer, and then an O-ring. Check the O-ring condition when things don't seem to make sense. DO NOT drop any parts when taking that needle out,...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Second Hall Sensor Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Second Hall Sensor Failure

There's 2 main sources of Hall sensor failure: Heat... Mechanical abuse. Heat: Pick an automotive rated Hall sensor out of any catalog. Check the temperature range it's rated for. You'll find the vast majority are rated for -40 celsius to +150 celsius temperature, or 302 fahrenheit degrees. Not good...
by JPanyon
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Denso alternator whine
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Denso alternator whine

Use a "make do" stethoscope to pinpoint the location of the source. Take a long screwdriver, press handle to your ear, put the tip on the pointy end onto the suspect area. Move the point around, find the loudest spot. This MIGHT end up taking you directly to the source, or end up showing the noise i...
by JPanyon
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Sidecar driveshaft
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Sidecar driveshaft

While at a local ag. fix-em shop (I-64 Tractor in Winchester, KY) it struck me what a potential mecca this place could be for Ural operators. And, a Mecca for every bike I've ever owned. Brazing, welding, bending, drilling, boring, grinding, inserts, tubing, hoses, clamps and most anything "oddball...
by JPanyon
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Slippery Frustrations
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Slippery Frustrations

Now y'all know why BMW airheads, starting in '76, added two stud & nut fasteners on each valve cover at the front and rear edges. This is additional to the center stud & nut we all know and love. I'm just guessing, but it seems the NIH symptom (Not Invented Here) symptom is alive and well in Irbit. ...
by JPanyon
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Team TurTal Tackles Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Team TurTal Tackles Tank

Ummm, any hints where I can find that secret ingredient, the red head with green eyes? :)