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Long Term Projects This is place to post up your long term projects. Projects that took you a while to get done. Post them here. Examples like kwebbel's build up , B-12 engine swaps, swing arm swaps etc..would go here.

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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I was way sick back in late October - December thanks to an unfortunate run-in with a feral pig. In danger of no more breathing sick. Bike sat for almost two months, and being a bike that hasn't seen a carb cleaning since well before I bought it I'm sure, the sitting was a bad thing. When I would start it choked it would run great, and when I killed the choke it killed the engine. Not too hard to know what was going on there right? So, over the last several months I have done the carbs, re-torqued the heads (those low torque ranges are hard to make yourself stick to man), adjusted and re-checked the valves, replaced head-cover and plug gaskets, and.... thanks to the help of threads and a little feed-back from members here... drum roll please... she cranked and purred like a kitten tonight!!!! I've rebuilt and worked on go-garts, mowers, my two-stroke engines (boat and lawn), my 4-wheeler and most maintenance on my Tacoma but this was my first street bike adventure. Stoked that I had this site for reference. Clymer doesn't quite cut it on it's own. I hope it holds up!
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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congrats. glad you're better.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yeah, that was not a good time! My 9 lives are running short, which is not good considering how many people try to kill you when you are on two wheels. My bike must be lucky too. I can't believe how smooth the bike is running and I haven't done a synch yet because I don't have the tool yet. I didn't mess with the butterflies when I cleaned the carb, and by eye it looked good. It idles better now than before I tore it apart. I am tempted to throw my tank and seat on and take it for a ride.
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Congratulations ! isn't it great when a plan comes togrther

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No doubt. Thanks Eng
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I'm glad you are okay. A 750+ feral hog hit me as I was trying to avoid it at 98 mph and hit my boot and sheared off my left foot peg. We ought
to start a feral hog smacker survival club, eh?:smt01
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #7
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Well, feral hog hunting is quickly becoming a favorite pass-time.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #8
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Okay. I take it back. I THOUGHT it was running smoothly. I just finished making my synch tool and synching the carbs. NOW it is running well. WOW! I should be riding by tomorrow afternoon. Here's to hoping I did it all correctly!!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:57 PM   #9
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Put about 20 miles on the bike today. Sounds so good now. Time to put new tires on now.
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