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by NorthernPete
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet Habits
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Helmet Habits

Have to watch out mentioning helmets or that weirdo who smells used helmets will show up. Lol
by NorthernPete
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1982 Yamaha 650 Seca XJ650RJ - idle dies
Replies: 6
Views: 8873

Re: 1982 Yamaha 650 Seca XJ650RJ - idle dies

Side note on this thread: welcome back zootech! Been what? 12 years? Lol
by NorthernPete
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: To Ride an Iron Horse - Jack of the Green's Blog
Replies: 170
Views: 66084

Re: To Ride an Iron Horse - Jack of the Green's Blog

Sounds like a good time will be had. Enjoy Texas and hope your boy does well flying. Might want to consider some sea bands for him. I fly a couple times a month for work and when I started this (about 2 years ago) I found I got bad nausea from the bank turns near take off and landing and the sea ban...
by NorthernPete
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Torc helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Torc helmets

Anyone have any experience with this brand? Been seeing it listed a lot on my amazon feed. How do their modular helmets fit?
by NorthernPete
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 609154

Re: What did you do today...

Went duck hunting and had a nice dinner with family.
by NorthernPete
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 13540

Re: 1988 vulcan

Regulator was replaced and seems to have fixed the issue. Took a 80 km round trip ride from the shop and had no issues (would have had issues on that length of ride previously.) so hopefully that’s it.
by NorthernPete
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure
Replies: 365
Views: 136521

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Well, got my bike back last week. Lol. So missed out on riding season pretty much. But it’s running. Bad voltage regulator seems to have been the issue.
by NorthernPete
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 13540

Re: 1988 vulcan

I have no idea how long they ran it for, but it’s a small shop and I’ve been dealing with the owner and we’ve communicated that this is a problem that arises as it warms up. (Discovered the voltage drop after running prior to testing the stator so I’m going to say they’d run it long enough to get it...
by NorthernPete
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 13540

Re: 1988 vulcan

Stator tested good according to shop. New regulator/rectifier on order.
by NorthernPete
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 82 yamaha xj550 maxim problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3564

Re: 82 yamaha xj550 maxim problem

Looking online it looks like brown/green could be turn signal related.
by NorthernPete
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 82 yamaha xj550 maxim problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3564

Re: 82 yamaha xj550 maxim problem

Im going to go out on a limb and say they’re most likely not here anymore since this post is from 2006.
by NorthernPete
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 13540

Re: 1988 vulcan

Two brand new batteries gacked out. One lead acid, one maintenance free. Shop contacted me today, said the charging system puts out proper voltage but after 5 minutes of running drops off to nothing. They’re going to test the stator next week. So they’ll test that, then possibly replace it, same wit...
by NorthernPete
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 13540

Re: 1988 vulcan

I’m going by what the shop told me. And since they were doing it in the shop I’d assume at idle.
by NorthernPete
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 13540

Re: 1988 vulcan

No ideas anyone?
by NorthernPete
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 13540

1988 vulcan

1500 Vulcan 1988, works fine until it heats up. About 15 minutes into a ride. Then I lose my lights, turn signals and then issues effect the engine. It stalls out and won’t start. Battery is dead. When cold the charging system puts out 14 volts. But I believe the charging system stops working as it ...
by NorthernPete
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Can I swap exhausts between different motorcycles?
Replies: 3
Views: 9226

Re: Can I swap exhausts between different motorcycles?

Just out of curiosity, why do you need the stock exhaust for your Licence? Is it a noise thing? Emissions? If so, you can most likely get a slip on that would do what you need.
by NorthernPete
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Can I swap exhausts between different motorcycles?
Replies: 3
Views: 9226

Re: Can I swap exhausts between different motorcycles?

Probably not able to switch between kawi and a Suzuki. But your bike has the same engine as any 500 ninja, and there should be a stock exhaust on eBay for one of those.
by NorthernPete
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Starting problem

YouTube is your friend in these things. Check your battery terminals, ensure they’re tight. Did you charge your battery up prior to installing?
by NorthernPete
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Starting problem

Check your ground wire?
by NorthernPete
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Noticing something
Replies: 5
Views: 13428

Re: Noticing something

Cook is replaced with stick as well. Just noticed. And check is now stick as well. Lol.