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  1. I've taken mine apart twice, once for a jet kit and once to clean the low speed jets. I didn't replace any seals or gaskets. Just be careful and do not force things. If the carbs have never been removed, it may take some effort to remove them from the bike. The rubber to the head kind of get stuck but a litter rocking back and forth plus a tiny bit of prying will get it done.
  2. Sounds like it's time for a carb cleaning. The low speed jets have a very small hole and is easy to get plugged up.
  3. My son has told me stories of it, where a customer wanted the trans fluid changed against the advise of him. After changing, the trans was slipping. I think it all depends on the circumstances of the vehicle. I'm a changer but I've never tried it on a very abused vehicle.
  4. Seat height: Medium (31.9 in / 810 mm) Link
  5. Do they really work? Back in the day some would tie a aluminum pie plate to a stick with string to keep birds away but I don't want to ugly up my back yard. These robins are bold and will drop down on the ground 15' from you.
  6. I've been fighting robins digging holes in the mulch and flinging it into the grass to be hit with the mower. First I tried spraying it with straight ammonia and one hour later, there they were, didn't bother them at all. Ended up putting edging that at least stops them from putting the mulch in the grass.
  7. This is about some kind of bondage fetish isn't it?
  8. Speaking of throwing away wood, I saw this the other day that had been cut up and put out. I was trying to figure out what it was until my wife said that there used to be a bowling alley there many decades ago. The metal bar that holding them together appeared to be cast iron. I found it interesting.
  9. Got the petcock today and took most of the gas out of the tank but not all. Removed the tank and flipped it over on the work surface, moved the tank around a little to make sure no fuel was leaking out of the filler cap. It started leaking out of the vent port so I lifted that end up and it started shooting out it. I grabbed a vacuum cap to stop it. I think it was the combination of the heat of the garage and pressure built up by moving it that made it come out because after I turned the tank upright and opened the filler cap, there was a good bit of pressure. I was sad that the foam under the tank got gas on it because it was perfect. Anyway everything else went well and it ran fine though I didn't ride it because of pop up rain in the area. The old one was OK and I think would have lived for some years but there was a something on it brown colored that could be slightly felt with the finger as can be seen in the photo. I could see the filter/screen from inside the tank and it looked clean, like new so I didn't take any of that apart but did check the air filter since I had it apart.
  10. So if you take this to live longer and smoke, drink and eat whatever you want, will it then balance it all out to a normal life span? 😉
  11. Never for me. You look and look where you 'know' you put it but no. So you give up and buy new. Not much time passes and there it sits, the tool you were looking for from the start. Now the question is, do you put the new tool with the old tool or somewhere different so it will up the chances of finding it in five years when you are looking for it again?
  12. I would like to see that without all the stickers.
  13. 1994 bleckbird??? I think someone hit their head on a tree or something.
  14. Learn something new here daily as I didn't know what they were called.
  15. Kind of tripped me up thinking I missed you getting a Jaguar but, is that a license plate frame in the photo?
  16. Nothing like the song of a screaming inline four.
  17. Doesn't the the computer use the O2 sensor in part to determine the fuel mixture? If so, wouldn't giving it a false reading change the way the car runs?
  18. Back in 1978 on I-70 at night I hit a trailer truck tire/wheel that had just came off a truck, taking out the spoiler, sway bar and oil pan. He had already pulled over. The truckers insurance paid for it.
  19. I should have said oil pan threads as that would have made a really bad day if they came out with the plug.
  20. I am glad for you that the oil plug threads survived the massive over torque. As far as you pants, I just hate that. You are just going to do one little thing and bam, something happens. But at least you didn't have to crawl out from under the car 50 times as you tried different tools and drain the oil like the rest of us peons.
  21. We care are else there wouldn't be 12 pages, right? BTW- good job. There's more than one way to skin a cat.
  22. After watching the video, I knew that lube changed the torque but in this case, double!!! I didn't think 100 ft. lbs. would become 200.
  23. I just follow the instructions just like not sticking my finger in an electric closing hatch. 🙂
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