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About XXBirdSlapper

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    Illinois or there abouts
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    Bikes, Tenrecs, Potted meat, engines

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  1. XXBirdSlapper

    Won't start

    I never found any of those things on my 97.....
  2. XXBirdSlapper

    Baked Bird or Bad Battery? Newbie question

    Exactly. A couple years back zero posted a thread about his battery. I advised he voltage, and load test it and not overthink it. Afterwards I did just that before leaving on a four day trip. All was good. We took a short ride up a really washboarded road to stop, rest, and check out the view. My bird was about stone dead when we went to leave. Perhaps the rough ride contributed to some cells shorting out in the battery....we did manage to push start it but it barely ran, and backfired profusely. Luckily I took the other bike to a Napa store 45 minutes away before they closed on a friday night. They had a charged battery for the bird..I rode back and we changed it out in the dark. It's still kicking.... That changed my opinion on the reliability of testing procedures and old batteries.
  3. XXBirdSlapper

    Baked Bird or Bad Battery? Newbie question

    How old is the battery?
  4. XXBirdSlapper

    Rear caliper won’t release.

    I have read about other bikes with this exact symptom. I believe there was a pressure relieve passage in the master, very small, that could be obstructed and lead to pressure build up in the rear caliper. Have you regularly replaced your brake fluid?
  5. XXBirdSlapper

    Black art of keeping the Bird cool

    I'd find a local shop that does quality recore work, but they are getting hard to find around here now that the newer automotive radiators have plastic tanks and aluminum cores. I'm lucky to have two near me. My bird has the original radiator. It is fairly low mileage too. It just hit 25k on a trip a few weeks back.
  6. XXBirdSlapper

    Black art of keeping the Bird cool

    My 97 runs stone cold. Even when it's over 95f + and humid, in stop and go traffic, its never overheated. Get an infrared temp gun to check the rad, cylinder head, cylinders, and water pump when its running to cross check the gauge. The sensor that trips the fans to cycle should be verified as well as the fans themselves. Inspect the radiator to make sure that the cooling fins aren't damaged or plugged with debree or insects. I installed a new Yosh system on mine the year before last and took the time to give the rad attention while I was in there working.
  7. XXBirdSlapper

    What are XX's worth in 2018?

    He may take it when no one gives him his asking price.
  8. XXBirdSlapper

    What are XX's worth in 2018?

    With damage from a drop???? Not for that price.
  9. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    Well sucks for him. But, there was no diagnosis of what caused the fire at all.
  10. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    I see the Scorpion brand advertises that no special charger is needed.
  11. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    What battery did you buy? At John's link they have a few choices with different CCA ratings. I dont want to under-buy.
  12. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    How long have they lasted for you?
  13. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    I see the AGM batteries at the link John provided. Years ago I considered them for my power boat. Back then they were really expensive. These are super affordable. How long of a life span have you experienced?
  14. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    Thanks John, I'll check the link.
  15. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    Yeah, I read your old thread about the charger breaking. The last lead acid battery that died on me was in the bird. Literally the week before Zero was posting about testing battery health. I replied to load test it. Which I did right before leaving on a road trip. It died with no warning right in the middle of nowhere....
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