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by JPanyon
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Which country has the most trilionaires
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Which country has the most trilionaires

When I was in the Navy I was working with the US Army's Joint Task Force Full Accounting in Vietnam. The exchange rate was $15,000 Vietnamese Dong = $1.00 USD. I was living the life of a Rock Star while I was there. And if you had "invested" that dollar with one of your "girlfriends", she'd probabl...
by JPanyon
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Think about this fact....
Replies: 20
Views: 2263

Re: Think about this fact....

ok.. real life situation. Keurig rolls out the 2.0 model single cup coffee brewer. It's programmed to work by reading the code on the coffee container. It uses it's internal set of programmed instructions, based on that info, to brew the "perfect" cuppa coffee. Human preferential choices have been n...
by JPanyon
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Shift Happens
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: Shift Happens

Good Stuff; however, I'll really be impressed when: ...Those kids from India, who are so bright and take "technical" jobs, can ACTUALLY help me when I call an 800-xxx-zzzz number for assistance 'cause the Chinglish instructions are useless. So far, I've encountered exactly ONE customer assistance te...
by JPanyon
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Cancer Update - GONE!!!
Replies: 86
Views: 7355

Re: Cancer Update - GONE!!!

Wonderful news, John!! :cheers:
by JPanyon
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 1983 Dnepr/BMW in California
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: 1983 Dnepr/BMW in California

There's a loophole in the California registration laws, but it took me about $300 to use it. I moved out of California with my 72 BMW R/75 for a few years. When I returned to California, the bike was no longer in compliance with the latest smog laws etc etc etc. However, because the bike was current...
by JPanyon
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Doughnut Shaft Orientation
Replies: 21
Views: 1935

Re: Doughnut Shaft Orientation

Do yourselves a quick favor after moving that clip. Fully compress the pusher suspension, and VERIFY that in the new clip position the donut forks are NOT being jammed into the face of the donut. If there is no clearance during full suspension compression, care to guess what happens when you bottom ...
by JPanyon
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Troubleshooting no ignition..
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Troubleshooting no ignition..

Find the ignition coil. There should be a solid 12v present on one side of the coil wiring (red, usually) when the ignition and kill switches are in the "On" position. By solid, I mean enough to light up a test lamp, or a home brew tester such a tail lamp bulb with some wires affixed to it. A corrod...
by JPanyon
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2nd time for what seems a clutch problem at first...
Replies: 1
Views: 370

2nd time for what seems a clutch problem at first...

Symptom: Bike rode fine yesterday. Started it up today to head for some minor grocery shopping. As soon as the rig got warmed up, and I started braking for a stop light at an intersection, I knew something was wrong. I'd gained noticeable slop in the clutch cable, or maybe better described as "mushi...
by JPanyon
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Clutch release help
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Clutch release help

I lightly beveled the front edges of that release rod, and checked that it slid into the hole on the clutch plate prior to attempting to mount the gearbox. Then when mounting the gearbox, I used a LONG needle nose pliers to guide the rod into the hole as the gearbox was being slid into place.
by JPanyon
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Denso Generator Model Number
Replies: 20
Views: 1758

Re: Denso Generator Model Number

Both my 35 amp alternators died around 6500 km. In the process of doing my own repairs, several things became apparent. A. The only references I could find on the internet indicate that these units were originally designed for diesel powered agricultural equipment and are a clone of a Bosch older de...
by JPanyon
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Going home from the mountains today and more UDF
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Going home from the mountains today and more UDF

You're not getting any power to the fuse block at position #3. This is the fuse position that is jumpered together with position #4. Position #3 gets its power directly from the ignition switch red wire on switch terminal #2. Power to the ignition switch (terminal #3) is from the Alternator "main te...
by JPanyon
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Seized up 2001 BC 30,000kms
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Seized up 2001 BC 30,000kms

My '02 750 BC (black of course) "Luxury Cruiser" is laying up on its left crash guard from laughing its arse off, piddling oil at the same time and begging me to go for another run to Rehoboth beach taking back roads all the way. It was mollified by being promised a run to Cape Hatteras, and swore t...
by JPanyon
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Throttle maxed out!
Replies: 38
Views: 1990

Re: Throttle maxed out!

Had the same symptoms on my '02 rig. After the fix was found, the cause of it was simple to deduce. Hindsight is great! Okay, here's what happened. I was dismounting from the rig. My right boot snagged the external linkage on the right carb. Didn't think anything of it, I'd done it before with no ha...
by JPanyon
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: '04 intermittent backfiring, sputtering, loss of power
Replies: 21
Views: 2138

Re: '04 intermittent backfiring, sputtering, loss of power

My memory just got a flash... Yes, the Type IV and Type V original coils were marginal quality and were sensitive to overheating. However, when they started to act up, you could stop & cool the engine down, then get back on your way again. This doesn't sound like what's happening to you. But, there ...
by JPanyon
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: '04 intermittent backfiring, sputtering, loss of power
Replies: 21
Views: 2138

Re: '04 intermittent backfiring, sputtering, loss of power

Ummm, dare I ask when was last time air filter got cleaned?