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by ZooTech
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 99 Intruder VS1400GLP - No Start No Crank
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: 99 Intruder VS1400GLP - No Start No Crank

The headlight bucket is the Grand Central Station for critical circuits on most bikes - everything from both switch housings, the ignition switch junction, and all the lighting circuits converge in there. Two Philips screws gains you quick access, perhaps you'll find a gremlin or two in there... ***...
by ZooTech
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 99 Intruder VS1400GLP - No Start No Crank
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: 99 Intruder VS1400GLP - No Start No Crank

The starter would just keep running even when hitting the kill switch and turning the key off It's quite obvious to me your starter solenoid was bad. I can jump a starter solenoid with a screwdriver or plyers even with the key off and removed and the motor will turn over, it's just a relay connecte...
by ZooTech
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet Habits
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Helmet Habits

I'm glad you came back, could've used some of that cruiser mojo around when I was still on my Vulcan. 😊 Out of curiosity, what prompted you to drop back in? Getting the forum active again is kinda a goal of mine, everyone's on FB Groups these days I think. Boredom really. The Vulcan Bagger forum is...
by ZooTech
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet Habits
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Helmet Habits

I have five helmets, all bought new for $100 or less. Of course...I don't wear any of them, but after a 12yr hiatus from this forum nobody is left of the old group to run me out of here for it!

:shooting:
by ZooTech
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Fuel problem
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: Fuel problem

The pumps found on carbureted bikes usually aren't so much pumps as they are electronic petcocks. Yes, they do pump a bit, but not in the way a fuel injected bike's fuel pump works. Try hooking up a fuel bottle directly to the fuel rail, after the pump, gravity feed and troubleshoot from there. Make...
by ZooTech
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 764
Views: 310870

Re: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!

JackoftheGreen wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:55 pm
I'll keep hoping for them to drop that 1000cc i4 from the Z into that S frame. That would be a STUNNER.
They already did that. Doubt that style will come back...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Eliminator
by ZooTech
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Torc helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: Torc helmets

Never heard of them. I don't wear a helmet 99% of the time, but I did pick up a Vega Stealth Phantom modular which I like. I took a scale with me to Iron Pony and weighed full face helmets and found the Stealth Phantom to be the lightest at 2.7lbs. Makes a huge difference not having so much weight o...
by ZooTech
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1982 Yamaha 650 Seca XJ650RJ - idle dies
Replies: 6
Views: 9119

Re: 1982 Yamaha 650 Seca XJ650RJ - idle dies

NorthernPete wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:01 am
Side note on this thread: welcome back zootech! Been what? 12 years? Lol
Yes, I believe that's about right! Was quite surprised to find my username still worked after all this time...
by ZooTech
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Stupid mistakes and solutions.
Replies: 4
Views: 4527

Re: Stupid mistakes and solutions.

You can slide the front forks up in the clamps, about an inch max but that'll make a huge difference. I don't see lowering links online for the rear yet but if you take one off and measure, you should be able to find one for another make/model that'll fit or have a set fabbed up.
by ZooTech
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1982 Yamaha 650 Seca XJ650RJ - idle dies
Replies: 6
Views: 9119

Re: 1982 Yamaha 650 Seca XJ650RJ - idle dies

Could be a lot of things but I suspect a failed vacuum diaphragm in your petcock, or the hose that provides it, or sticky floats.
by ZooTech
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 764
Views: 310870

Re: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!

Well now you're just showing off. :) What was the MeanStreak like? I've wanted an '04 Meanie for a long time, really hoping that Kawasaki revives them in the new Vulcan S platform. If I still had all of them, maybe...some I had for one day (brought Interceptor 500 home for $1000, sold an hour later...
by ZooTech
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 764
Views: 310870

Re: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!

CURRENT: 2009 Kawasaki Nomad 1994 Honda VLX (bobber) 1999 Kawasaki Ninja 500 (neo-cafe) 2005 Yamaha C3 PREVIOUS: (FULL DISCLOSURE: I flip bikes so I've owned too many to even remember at this point...) Suzuki Savage/S40 (several) Suzuki GS500F (several) Yamaha FJR1300 Kawasaki MeanStreak Suzuki C50 ...
by ZooTech
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What was your first bike and how did you come to own it?
Replies: 25
Views: 9206

Re: What was your first bike and how did you come to own it?

'78 CX500. Wife had just left (blessing) and I saw it in town on the side of the road for sale for $800.00. It was a Honda so I didn't ask many questions. Rode it home and taught myself on it, never even dropped it once (and it was top heavy!). Rest is history.
by ZooTech
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 2002 Suzuki GSX-R 600 Unique engine rpm problem with weird noises!
Replies: 1
Views: 5226

Re: 2002 Suzuki GSX-R 600 Unique engine rpm problem with weird noises!

Sounds like backfiring (not after-firing, which people call backfiring but which actually occurs in the exhaust). I have heard that sound many times on carb'd bikes but not on one that's fuel injected, but the cause would be the same - improper air/fuel delivery. There's no need to disassemble the e...
by ZooTech
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Obligatory Pic thread (for bikes)
Replies: 63
Views: 41016

Re: Obligatory Pic thread (for bikes)

2009 Nomad
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by ZooTech
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Inspiration Friday: BMWs Biggest Engine Ever!
Replies: 2
Views: 1549

Re: Inspiration Friday: BMWs Biggest Engine Ever!

Timing is curious...Harley sales are down, Kawasaki discontinued the Nomad and Classic, the only classic cruisers Honda still sells are 750cc Shadows...Would have been great to have this big Beemer around at the height of the power cruiser craze - I think the engine is gorgeous, but I'd love to be a...
by ZooTech
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Wind burn, sunburn, how do you tell the difference?
Replies: 17
Views: 9640

Being that dont wear a helmet i thought this question might be good to ask you, you ever eaten a bug or had something fly up your nose? Nothing up the nose...yet. But I've taken some good sized bugs to the forehead and neck and even dealt with a rock or two. The worst so far is actually grass clipp...
by ZooTech
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: People suck sometimes!
Replies: 52
Views: 10246

dr_bar wrote:Someone also mentioned that her BF wasn't paying enough attention to her, that too is just a pile of BS. He was trying to start his bike and as NN said, if he was involved, this incident would have escalated pretty quick.
Oh for the love of Pete...I need to find a forum with a higher average IQ.
by ZooTech
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Wind burn, sunburn, how do you tell the difference?
Replies: 17
Views: 9640

If you were behind a helmet it was sunburn. I've ridden [fast] several hundred miles non-stop with nothing but sunglasses and ended up with windburn (I was wearing lots of sunscreen).