Post by lauriejennifer on Dec 29, 2011 2:30:24 GMT -5
Sad, but so true! Between the three bikes I've had, I know how to check for gas leaks, the symptoms of a cracked cylinder sleeve, when your piston rings are going south, when your cam chain (and/or tensioner) is going south, what a shift star looks like and how much it costs, how to check for vacuum leaks, why tubed tires are better than tubeless, why it's important to check bolts and screws occasionally, and why carburetors just suck. Mostly, that carburetors just really suck. *bangs head against wall* :banghead:
It would be great if the darn things would answer when you ask What? and Why? Yes we all know that feeling when you really hope it starts up again and just gets you a little farther,maybe at least over that hill, and home if your lucky
2005 Baron R150
2009 Roadrunner Classic150
I don't ask mine questions, just curse them when they break down. Then I ask myself why and/or how am I gonna get home. Be careful, if you punch Chinese plastic you might just end up more angry when it cracks. lol
Post by lauriejennifer on Jan 2, 2012 1:16:11 GMT -5
Tomorrow is a big day for the new scoot! Here's a short list:
-Pull carb and clean it -Install new battery -Install new turn signals -Install new handlebar -Install bar-end mirrors -Change oil -Bleed brake lines, clean pads and rotors, fresh brake fluid -Remove stupid "gixxer" stickers -Clean spark plug (since I can't find a new one yet) -Film epic test ride of epicness! (assuming we can get it running this time.. lol)
The "shop work" will be filmed, too. Should be a fun day of home brewed beer and wrenching.
Post by lauriejennifer on Jan 3, 2012 20:58:21 GMT -5
You guys will LOVE this:
-The guy thought the bike had no battery. It did. It was just dead. LOL
-I'm pretty sure he had NEVER changed the oil, and I mean never. Pretty sure that what little bit was still in there was the original factory/shipping oil. There was barely an eighth of a quart in there, it was the consistency of black sludge, and it was FULL of metal shavings. Again: LOL
-He wasn't really sure how to operate the choke and apparently rode a lot with it on. The spark plug was dark black and oily. More LULZ
-The air filter was soaked in oil AND gas. And filthy.
-The pilot jet was so clogged, you couldn't see ANY light through it. The float bowl was quite varnished.
As you can imagine, the bike runs MUCH better now... as in, it actually runs. Still sorting through footage from the day.
Yes, I do my own wrenching. A friend is helping me with this project, as the bike was purchased just blocks from his house and is not quite yet rideable.
-2009 Kawasaki KLX351sm (the friendly hooligan trusty steed) -Keen BadBoy CX50 (the epic scooter wannabe)
Senna1Rossi: Thanks renagade281!
May 23, 2016 14:59:12 GMT -5
Fox: I don't really know how to say this but straight. I am Dave's Girlfriend Kellilee and bluntly and VERY SADLY he passed away early Tuesday morning. I know he would want ya all to know this. Thank You Brent for befriending my love he was very happy on here!
Jun 18, 2016 16:26:04 GMT -5
Fox: www.gofundme.com/29mgf6b8 I hope it is ok to pass on his gofundme page link. If not you will un-post it I'm sure. Thanks again all!!
Jun 18, 2016 16:31:18 GMT -5