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by Sev
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Hypercharger for VStart 650?
Replies: 2
Views: 3839

It's just a slight ram air effect. Good for a couple of hp, but not enough to really be noticable.
by Sev
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Oil in my air filter!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5444

Oil is probably not being blown back through the carb. The most likely source is the crankcase ventilation system which will have a hose running from the crankcase to the airbox. Bad rings will cause excess crankcase pressure and could blow oil out the breather hose. The more common cause is an exc...
by Sev
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: misfiring at low rpm's
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Take the carbs off and clean them.
by Sev
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Electrical???
Replies: 7
Views: 2690

This has happened to me twice.

First time the negative connection had worked loose on the battery. The second time it was the positive.

You need to make sure to really crank down on those connectors.
by Sev
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Help with Clutch and Adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Sounds like you forgot to pull out the "plunger" on the clutch and correctly install the shaft on it. Basically, you're not hooked up to the pushrod that spreads the clutch.
by Sev
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Wistling on 07 Suzuki C50
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

C50 is chain drive... right? When's the last time the chain was lubed?
by Sev
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: WD40 on a chain driven motorcycle?
Replies: 15
Views: 9503

WD40 will dry out the o-rings. I'd keep the stuff off the chain completely. Clean with high flashpoint solvent (kerosine).

Lubricate with a good spray on chain wax or lube. They're better formulated to stick to the chain then gear oil.
by Sev
Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Wheel balance weights and auto trim tape?
Replies: 3
Views: 2406

Duct tape!
by Sev
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Trouble shifting
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

How many miles are on the bike??? And when was it last serviced? I'll bet that an oil change and adjustment of the clutch cable would resolve your issues.
by Sev
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Hi from Edmonton
Replies: 14
Views: 8434

Re: Another YEG Rookie!

Aloha! It's been two years in the making and I'm finally committed to one of those AB Safety Council courses in August; p.s. I'm super pumped about finally getting a bike! It kinda sucks though from what I'm reading that my bike of choice (GSX-R 600) might be a bit much for me to handle as a beginn...
by Sev
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Honda CB650 brake light problems
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Basically you've just got to trace the circuits and see where the failure is. Do the lights "not work with front and rear brake"? Or does one brake switch work and the others not? If just one works then you've got a problem with the other switch, otherwise it's the wiring leading from the switches u...
by Sev
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Simple question for smarter person.....
Replies: 7
Views: 4064

Don't let Lion Lady discourage you. I think the key to a job like this is to take things one at a time and not over extend yourself. Don't try to tackle the whole job at all once rather work on it in bits and pieces. Be as thorough as possible and only work on one aspect of the bike at a time. As fa...
by Sev
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Shopping for new helmet - Shoei, Joe Rocket, Scorpion
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

I own 2 EXO400's and would probably have some 700's if I didn't consider my helmets to be disposable. I love them my 400's they're much better then the HJC's I used to wear - I have yet to truly crash test one though, so I cannot tell you about that. They're very comfortable for me and remarkably qu...
by Sev
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First time scraping your pegs
Replies: 9
Views: 3693

Try leaning into the turn rather then staying upright on the bike, or leaning out of the turn. This will increase your cornering clearance.
by Sev
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Beards, Growing a beard, your beard, and beards plus
Replies: 32
Views: 8582

I've got a scruffy looking stash and chin beard that comes in if I let it. I stay clean shaven.
by Sev
Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: RIDE TO WORK DAY--------------Tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 3457

Isn't every day ride to work day??
by Sev
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Gear shifting
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

I'd change the oil if it was mine. More then likely the oil is breaking down and losing viscosity when it gets hot.
by Sev
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Chain problems please help: ? about master link
Replies: 7
Views: 3090

Just set the rivet link against the sprocket. Have a friend hold a piece of metal against the back of the link then set a center punch inside the rivets and give it a couple of careful smacks. Repeat until they are peened over correctly.
by Sev
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2005 Ninja ZX6R Headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 955

One is low, one is high. The low beam stays on when the high beam is turned on. The spread of the high beam adds to the light that is put out by the low beam.
by Sev
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 2006 yamaha r6 dies when i come to a stop or slow down
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Turn the idle up?