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  1. Tri flow is at any hardware store. I had never seen Houdini before. It was a recomended product by a larger local lock / locksmith shop. They recommend using very little tri flow after cleaning with Houdini. I had a couple times last year, where I didnt think that I would be able to refuel. I feel much better now. Of course the Ninja may require more effort. Her boyfriend seems to be good for her. But some of his mechanical efforts concern me.
  2. God daughter's Ninja cant be fueled. Gas cap won't open. I stopped in a locksmith to get lube recommendations. I got two suggestions. A product called Houdini, and triflow. Houdini to clean, a small , small , amount oh triflow to lubricate. I checked my bikes. Both were stiff to rotate the key, had to push and wiggle the cap to open. I opened each cap, covered the tank with a cloth, the sprayed Houdini into the upright key slot. Lots of dirty crap came out. I then used a little triflow in the key slot, the movable angular ring and the two wing latches. What a difference. I think that i will have to set nikki's tank vertical to clean the key tumbler. But i hope to do the same process for her. Just another thing to check at riding season.
  3. When researching my replacement, it seemed that either type could be used. You needed to pull the pump to determine which was used. In my case, i bought a straiggt, and had a curved. I bought a ebay spare pump that also has a curved. The good news is, the curved will work perfectly. I never understood why mine was clogged. 55k miles, spotless tank, and the brillow pad stuff was clean too. But replacing it fixed a bunch of stumbling issues.
  4. I found a photo that I took of a bent steel filter in pump, and a $8.00 generic filter.
  5. If you use the straight, make sure that your line is submersible. Been researching to help Bill change the fuel pump on the k1300. All posts discuss fuel submersable line. My local flaps know about it, but dont have it. And dont blow into that 180 fuel filter to see if it is clogged. You will take a bath. And yes, I am that fucking stupid.😢
  6. XX? if so, I would change the filter while there. I the filter has a 180 degree fuel line on one end, then there is a cheap replacement at your flaps. If metal 180, a replacement was $50.00 a couple year back
  7. My bikes with petcocks always had a mess sock over the inlet pipe to the carb. Almost clogged? Carb fills slowly, then bike runs . But wont continue after bowl runs dry. You know the drill, pull the line from the petcock, and verify good flow. If slow, remove the petcock, check for clogged screen or petcock. If all is clean, carb clean time. Oh yea, dad and i propped a ultralight for hours, only to find that we didnt have enough gas in the tank for the petcock set on full tank.
  8. Without thinking too much. Quick google using I phone to get these schematics. The stator looks to be a 3 phase, like most bikes of today. But, they used each phase/coil separately. maybe to allow operation with a dead battery? I assume that your goal is to switch to LED lighting. If so, the modern r/r is a full wave bridge. Input to the bridge would be the output of one of the coils. Output of the rectifier would be plus and minus DC. If the coil, also has a connection to ground, then half the rectifier could be bypassed by a short to ground. Lower output. since LED are still diodes, I bet that they will work on the AC circuit. Diode being a built in rectifier. But..... you may experience a dimmer output, since you would be using a half wave rectifier instead of a full wave, as is used on newer systems. Also, a/c output on 3 phase systems are around 60 vac. The regulator helps load the output to 12-15 vdc. First confirm that my search found the schematic correct for you bike. Then confirm what you are trying to do. I often read things wrong. Myself, i would try the LED lamps on the existing A/C circuit. Turn signals will require a different flasher relay, designed for LED current flow . Just wondering, do the lights get brighter when you rev the engine? That is how my bikes from the 1960’s worked. Or I could have completely miss understood. 🤔
  9. Sorry it took a couple days to pull the battery. The battery spacers wedged between the sides of the battery box and the round spacers at the bottom. It does make for a solid installation. I forget where I bought it.
  10. Philip ill look and post tonight
  11. Can I use Girling Brake Fluid , and hth chlorine instead of Dot 4 and HH pads? 🧐🧐🧐? For those too young, that combination causes fire, and a release of Chlorine gas. isnt it time to discuss linked brakes again?
  12. I have used the EBC hh pads on my xx for over 50k miles. As good or better stopping and wear as the OEM gave. No damage to rotors.. i have EBC ceramics ( green type?) on the SV. They came with a caliper conversion kit. Good performance and wear, but next time, I will use the HH. Take time to clean the rotor button while you are there
  13. There is no additional port for load balancing , like those that you see on lithium ion model plane batteries. So they must be doing something different. Or a sales gimmick. I have a 1amp, no frills , trickle charger for my bike. I HOPE that I ride enough to not need it.
  14. I looked at many of the suggested battery’s. I finally chose a scorpion. Mid range price (for these batteries), equalizer circuits, to balance the cells, and no specific charger required. But you are correct. When you pick it up, you are sure that you have been ripped off. So light. And the XX spins real fast. Time will tell how long it last. I missed a early retirement package by being 11 days too young. So I guess that I will be testing the shelf life function this year.
  15. redxxrdr

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    Not to hijack to a oil thread, but what type were you using? Dino or synthetic? very clean in there , except for the guide shavings
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