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Post  PigInTheCity on Thu May 08, 2014 3:54 pm

I own a tanning salon, I do customer service/sales/electricity/general maintence and construction. . . I never did engines and after buying this bike I just want to keep fixing and learning and tinkering and busting knuckles ( wrecked one trying to get the siezed kickstand bolts off this am ). Long story short. . .

I've always felt the bike vibrated way too hard. Everything I read says "shes a vibrator" so never thought much of it. Since buying the bike I have straightened out DS kit to make it functional and learned what I have and don't have. Got it running well ( to my knowledge ) all within reason of a not being mechanically inclined but fast and willing to learn and try. Yesterday I tryed the Valves. I bought feeler gauges, read every link and forum post, refered to shop manual ETC. It took a while to get everything where it needed to be to actually take measurements, but it seemed as though the valves were SUPER tight. Educated guessed it. Got the intake to .006 and the exhaust to .008. Put it back together and after only 3 or 4 kicks....started right up and boom bad vibes gone.

Felt good to get in, try and get it right. Becoming one with the beast. Throttle response feels better but the bike is still rich.

Air fuel screw does nothing ( screw, spring, washer, gasket..its in correctly )
0-500ft 60-90 avg ride temp
68s 174 main needle 3rd clip
airbox mod

Mishmosh post. Kinda venting/typing thinking out loud in the archives of the internet.

Ps I work on my bike right outside the salon. . .sweet bikes and hot babes all day and have a Honda Service shop in walking distance.
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Post  Mauser on Thu May 08, 2014 7:17 pm

Do you have an air filter fitted ?.....sounds a silly question but mine didn't and the A/F screw didn't make any difference till I fitted 1....she had the spark screen but no element.

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Post  PigInTheCity on Fri May 09, 2014 12:41 am

You UK blokes. By fitted do you mean installed or trimmed to fit? I cleaned back fire screen, airbox, new air filter with light coat of oil ( I ride all street ). Air/fuel screw has 0 affect.
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Post  Mauser on Fri May 09, 2014 8:14 am

Mine didn't have a filter at all...not there just the screen...was letting way to much air in.

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Post  BuRP on Fri May 09, 2014 10:50 am

Pig,

the men from Blighty are funny in some ways, but before you whack your chest.... you guys are too!  Bump  Did you know there is zero alumin in Europe for instance? They've got different stuff there, aluminium  razz 
'Fitted' means 'mounted', not so much trimmed to get it to fit - however yeah, it sometimes can mean that too  BRP smile  Gotta love the English lang!
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Post  PigInTheCity on Fri May 09, 2014 12:25 pm

Top gear UK > Top gear US. Al loo minium
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Post  Mauser on Fri May 09, 2014 4:22 pm

BuRP wrote:Pig,

the men from Blighty are funny in some ways, but before you whack your chest.... you guys are too!  Bump  Did you know there is zero alumin in Europe for instance? They've got different stuff there, aluminium  razz 
'Fitted' means 'mounted', not so much trimmed to get it to fit - however yeah, it sometimes can mean that too  BRP smile  Gotta love the English lang!

UK stuff is fitted as we do things properly....other countries have to trim and cut their stuff lol....I fit petrol into my tank where as you pour yours in  BRP smile 

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Post  Zoro on Sun May 11, 2014 10:38 am

PigInTheCity wrote:
Air fuel screw does nothing ( screw, spring, washer, gasket..its in correctly )
0-500ft 60-90 avg ride temp
68s 174 main needle 3rd clip
airbox mod

Ps I work on my bike right outside the salon. . .sweet bikes and hot babes all day

Firstly you could try opening the mixture screw to 2.25 turns out and lower the idle speed.

Good chance the bike's idle speed is set too high and the main jet is feeding the engine, hence the mixture screw does nothing.

Now, where's the pics of the "hot babes"?? You cant tell us about them and not deliver deal 

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Post  PigInTheCity on Sun May 11, 2014 3:01 pm

If I could figure out how to post a picture, I got plenty. Host an image, post an image but it's an http?
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Posting photos

Post  R056rx on Sun May 11, 2014 5:07 pm

You need to use a photo hosting site. I use photobucket. You'll need to sign up but it's free and simple.

Once you've done that have a look at this for instructions...

http://www.xr650rforum.com/t150-image-posting-tutorial

 working on it 
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Post  PigInTheCity on Mon May 12, 2014 2:28 pm

ahhhh I see said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.
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Post  PigInTheCity on Mon May 12, 2014 3:49 pm

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif
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Post  Zoro on Tue May 13, 2014 2:30 am





Easy as, just cut and paste the IMG tag

Now, where's the pics of the hotties..

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Post  PigInTheCity on Tue May 13, 2014 2:53 am

The posters dont count? Man yall want me to get in trouble dont you!
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Post  Zoro on Tue May 13, 2014 3:03 am

You put them on your photo bucket account and we'll post them..

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Post  PigInTheCity on Tue May 13, 2014 3:12 pm



Well would ya look at that. Irrelevant test upload.
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Post  Mad Frosty on Tue May 13, 2014 9:48 pm

What kind of porn are you watching on that telly above the nice fishtank ? Looks like some smack her in the face type of stuff  Shocked 
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Post  PigInTheCity on Tue May 13, 2014 9:50 pm

Hahaha. Porn. Didn't even notice that. I'm usually just fixated on the left girls chest. That is a tv show Sons of Anarchy.
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Post  BuRP on Mon May 19, 2014 12:59 pm

Zoro,

that XR-model on the left, in blue, is  censored  exquisitely interesting!!!! My type, got a number perhaps?
I'll trade my pig in on her in a flash, then flash her.... or something.

Now, what was this thread about again????
 lol! 
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Post  Zoro on Mon May 19, 2014 1:55 pm

BuRP wrote:Zoro,

that XR-model on the left, in blue, is  censored  exquisitely interesting!!!! My type, got a number perhaps?
I'll trade my pig in on her in a flash, then flash her.... or something.

Now, what was this thread about again????
 lol! 

Burp, they're the OP's pics from his photo bucket account, not mine sorry.
Judging by the "Jwoww" in the pic its Jenny from Jersey Shore.
http://www.jennifarley.com

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Post  BuRP on Tue May 20, 2014 2:47 pm

Lol Zoro, and thanks, she looks a dish!
Well then, now my drooling is obvious I'd better stop, otherwise the otherwise good dude Focker is going to go  mad as heck 

Peace  Bump 
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