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by peterman
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2003 Blackbird
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Thanks, I didn't know KKB did motorcycles. Now I feel a little sheepish :oops:

I don't know if it makes a difference but there is about 15,000 miles on it. Once I inform my buddy of what he should ask I post it for sale on this forum.

Thanks
by peterman
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2003 Blackbird
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

2003 Blackbird

Hey all, I need some help. My buddy who likes to ride is looking to get a new bike. But first he needs some help selling his old one. I was hoping you guys could give me a ballpark on a fair price. 2003 Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird Custom billet aluminum foot pegs Givi hard trunk case that locks Custom...
by peterman
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: need your help and opinion (picture link)
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

I went with $400 because there is still some work that needs to be done to get it fine tuned.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/215474745.html

Thanks for the input!
by peterman
Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: need your help and opinion (picture link)
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

storysunfolding wrote:
ZooTech wrote:Tree-Fiddy!
God damned loch ness monster
well I was going to sell it to a girl scout but it was about that time I noticed the girl scout was 8 stories tall.
by peterman
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: need your help and opinion (picture link)
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

need your help and opinion (picture link)

Hey there! I got a 1983 Yamaha xs400k about a year ago. It had been sitting at my brother's uncle in-law's house. I was told he had it running recently but it needs some work. I was told I could have it if I wanted it. So I took it. Turns out it hadn't run for 9 years :shock:. At that point I though...
by peterman
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: flows like milk and honey...oh wait its gas!
Replies: 3
Views: 2686

well initially I replaced them. Not so much because I needed to but because I could :mrgreen:. Well when gas started to pour out of my bike I thought I should go back to the way it was. When I knew the floats were properly adjusted. I did notice that the rubber intake tubes aren't so plyable and I c...
by peterman
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: flows like milk and honey...oh wait its gas!
Replies: 3
Views: 2686

flows like milk and honey...oh wait its gas!

Hey I got gas leaking back through my airfilter. I thought that it might be poorly adjusted floats on my 1983 Yamaha 400xs. I had bought a set of carbs from a junk yard and replaced any part that was in better condition that what I now had. This included the floats. So I put the old ones back fully ...
by peterman
Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: inconsistent spark
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

Thanks MotoF150, I'll start digging around to see if I can find anything.

Have a great day!
by peterman
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: inconsistent spark
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

well invest about $10 for a multimeter from radio shack, so you can measure voltage, resistance and current (the current option isnt useful for bikes, coz the meter only measures in milliamps). Now you can verify if your coils are alright. A junkyard might still have a bike with good coils. Chekck ...
by peterman
Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: inconsistent spark
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

Thanks, it appears as though the coils are in the spine. They look a little tricky to get to. I have seen replacements on-line but they are $90 per. And if the deteriorate then I am not sure a junk yard would be a good choice. The last time I pulled the plugs to check for spark there was no visible ...
by peterman
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: inconsistent spark
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

inconsistent spark

Hey there, I have a 1983 Yamaha xs400k. I got the bike in October and have been working on it off and on ever since. When I got the bike it had been sitting for 9 years under a tarp outside. I can only imagine some of the issues that still may be lurking. I have made huge asthetic improvements and s...
by peterman
Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: timing off?
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

This same problem started with my 82 Seca. No one could tell me what was wrong. Tried everything -- carbs cleaned, plugs were fine, all of it. It just never recovered. I was happy to get rid of it. not great news but the earlier I find out the better. I suspect its electrical but I don't know enoug...
by peterman
Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: timing off?
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

I had the carbs cleaned and syncronized at a shop about a month ago. At the time they replaced an in line fuel filter. They also replaced the spark plugs at that time. It was at that time that put some gas in the tank so maybe its already old. At the time it doesn't seem like I am getting consistent...
by peterman
Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: timing off?
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

timing off?

Hey my 1983 Yamaha maxim xs400 backfires a lot and won't quite turn over. It will run for a little but at about 500 RPMs and then eventually die. I can do this repetedly until the battery dies. I just can't seem to get it above 1000 RPMs.

Any ideas?
by peterman
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: battery no!no!
Replies: 2
Views: 2061

It sounds like you will be fine once you change the fuse.

Having worked at a battery warehouse I have seen where compeletly drained batteries were hooked up incorrectly and the polarity's have been reversed. Since the fuse blew you had some charge left in the battery before it was hooked up.
by peterman
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What do you think of the half helmets for cruising?
Replies: 79
Views: 15767

I have a half helmet but its a backup. I will wear it around the neighborhood if I am just test driving or trying to work out some kinks but other than that its always a full helment.
by peterman
Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: My bike keeps on dying, help would be appreicated
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

no offense jack but I think that you are better off taking it to a shop. If you don't know what a carb looks like then it would be hard for anyone, not standing over your shoulder, to tell you how to clean it, take it apart, put it back together and everything that you will be looking at. On another...
by peterman
Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Happy New Year Gang......Hit F11 Key............
Replies: 14
Views: 3089

I hate F11.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year
by peterman
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Anyone know what would cause this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

sounds like a bad cell in a battery to me, it makes it so the battery won't hold a charge. since he can charge it, start it, and then a few hours later it won't start. I would think since the motorcycle hasn't been running THIS problem isn't with the alternator. That doesn't mean other problems don'...
by peterman
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: noisy RPM cable
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

I'll add it to my list of things I'm currently looking for on ebay. If the list gets much longer I may just be looking for a buyer off ebay. Then I'll use the money for a bike that doesn't have an "ebay list"

thanks for the help.