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by JPanyon
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Mark V ignition
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Mark V ignition

I had your symptoms on my '02. It'd sputter to a halt when fully warmed up, re-start ok after 20-30 minutes of cool down. My heat related troubles with both the Type IV and Type V ignition, and ended up being the ignition coil going "soft" (translate that as the coil winding insulation was breaking ...
by JPanyon
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: ZERO to 60mph under....
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Re: ZERO to 60mph under....

Zero to 60 Kph in 3 secs? Maybe, but let me get my bills caught up first. I'm pretty sure it'll be painfully expensive. The dog will be giving me the "big sad eye" treatment while we wait for parts deliveries.
by JPanyon
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: FD smokin!
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: FD smokin!

OMG... if Lee got caught trailing brake smoke, I'll definitely stop kicking my own butt :mrgreen:
by JPanyon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: CAUTIONARY TALE OF WOE
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: CAUTIONARY TALE OF WOE

Hmmmm, I thought all the oil seepage from the oil filter area was intended to keep the motor mounts, shifter, and brake pedal shaft/spring lubed. Sheesh! What do I know?? :D
by JPanyon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: clutch sticking
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

Re: clutch sticking

WWID...Put the rig in neutral, stay off the rig, start the engine and let it warm up to a smooth idle. Push the rig until its going fast as you can push it, hop on it, stab it into gear without using the non-functional clutch. Ride it in first gear around 10-15 minutes so that engine heat can migrat...
by JPanyon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: non starter
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: non starter

If your starter does try to spin AT ALL under normal conditions, you're 90 percent ok. The other 10 percent will be taken care of by cleaning, polishing, servicing and tightening. Do not trust your positive and negative battery cables on any bike as they are notoriously poor quality, and even worse ...
by JPanyon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Damaged Engine Case - Options?
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Damaged Engine Case - Options?

Check on YouTube for "keith fenner" "abom79" "keith rucker" and other machinists, to see how they use flame heating to get a shaft to BEND ITSELF in the desired direction without using any mechanical force. This can be the solution you need, at minimal expense and effort. This technique is used in s...
by JPanyon
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: FD smokin!
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: FD smokin!

I'm betting that a lot of us have overheated a pusher brake drum. Nobody told me that: every time you put a different drum at the pusher position, set the brake adjustment WAAAY loose for a few miles of stop/go driving to allow for the fact that each drum has a different wear pattern. THEN start tig...
by JPanyon
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Awww cr*p
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Awww cr*p

Check that your brake shoes aren't dragging, even slightly. Put your hand on the drum after two miles. It should be somewhat warm, but not hot enough to be uncomfortable. If the drum area is hotter than the drive hub, re-adjust the linkage. A sure way to destruct that seal is to overheat it.
by JPanyon
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: TurTal Tips c-clip main shaft
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

Re: TurTal Tips c-clip main shaft

My posting, a while ago, addressed the "worst case" issue of clearances at the driveshaft donut forks. Mine had the circlip in the middle position on the old style driveshaft. It LOOKED like it had enough clearance at the forks. Then, one day as I was chasing Jack Rabbits through some flat desert ha...
by JPanyon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Do parts "go bad?"
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Do parts "go bad?"

I'm going to give you the best piece of advice you're ever going to get for free. Contact Gobium, in Annapolis, set up a mutually agreeable price and time for him to go through your rig. Have him service it, adjust it, and advise you on what should be replaced or upgraded. Then take a ride over to O...
by JPanyon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: I hate Emgo Oil Filters!
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: I hate Emgo Oil Filters!

Thanks...you just gave me another reason to hang onto the '02 BC 750! The crossover pipe is located behind the engine pan at the end of the down tubes, so it gives me a clear shot at changing oil filters. :boogie:
by JPanyon
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: A quick look at my wheel runout and balance
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: A quick look at my wheel runout and balance

But, I can see the tire on the sidecar as I ride and the tire seems to have a lot of radial runout. Can't really see this on a motorycle. Yeppers, you've figured out why I keep the 2nd worst of my steel rims on the hack side wheel. You can't feel it that easily, but sure can spot the radial run-out...
by JPanyon
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Any DimensionBx Users Out There?
Replies: 107
Views: 6113

Re: Any DimensionBx Users Out There?

I have to figure this one out? I take video on my phone and I also use the phone to run the DimensionBX app....... :? ROFL... ummm, try what I do? Borrow my significant other's phone to take the video, since she's got the latest greatest smartphone? The more things change, the more they seem the sa...
by JPanyon
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: TYPE IV IGNITION QUESTION. ANSWERED + SURPRISE
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: TYPE IV IGNITION QUESTION. ANSWERED + SURPRISE

Don't be surprised that ignition advance angle comes out a bit different for each cylinder. My is 2 degrees off because of camshaft and sensor trigger cap manufacturing precision. Good catch..! I forgot to mention the lack of real precision during the manufacture of those interrupter cup trigger no...