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post #1171 of 2617 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 07:13 AM
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Great work, lp. All the custom work looks "right"!
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post #1173 of 2617 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 11:13 AM
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Hey lp, I just realized you have the same mufflers as me. I've had mine since the 70's. Incredibly, the baffles are still in great shape. I have not heard a pair I like better. I like the way they look on yours. Great choice.
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Riding tonight at a cool -1* C. Bike is running great then suddenly stalls out at a dark location on the road. I kick it twice but I know something's up if it doesn't start right up. Fuse is okay. I've got gas. I check some of the wiring for looseness. Everything seems fine. I'm thinking maybe a coil or my black box gave out. I wait about 3 or 4 minutes and kick it over and it starts but it's faltering so I high tail it to the closest place with lights which is a gas station about a 1/4 mile away. I make it to the station but it stalls as I coast in. Now that I have light I give the bike a closer look. Ha! One end of the carb balance tube has come off. That's a first. Pop it back on and I'm on my way. When I get home I throw a pair of s/s worm clamps on the tube. Just thought I would share.
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post #1175 of 2617 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 05:14 AM
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NEVER rely on just pushing a hose onto a pipe stub. Always hose clip it
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I think I would buy a new piece of hose, T. That one is apparently a bit tired. Clean the barb fittings well and slip the hose on with a little alcohol in the ID. When it dries, I'm doubtful it will slip off.

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I think I would buy a new piece of hose, T. That one is apparently a bit tired.
I think you're right, Snake. I thought the reinforced clear fuel line would be okay but it is not. It swells. Only a couple of months old too. I need the black reinforced line. I'll check auto supply on weekend.
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Makes me happy to see all of these great reports of all of you working on your rides. I hope I can post something good here soon too. It has been too long. Almost depressing but that is life. I'm so ready for a very long long long ride with nobody around but myself, the bike and the open road. When that day does happen look out slabs and roads of America because I'm going to be on you and rolling and I might just be out there for a month sleeping on the side of the road or who knows where. I am so ready. Stock up on my personal goods I need, money for fuel and food and I'm in the wind.

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I think you're right, Snake. I thought the reinforced clear fuel line would be okay but it is not. It swells. Only a couple of months old too. I need the black reinforced line. I'll check auto supply on weekend.
I'm becoming a big fan of that green semi-clear fuel line they use on chainsaws and such. It's really tough stuff and is not that very thick walled fuel line. Plus you can see the fuel in the line. Hardware stores and lawn mower repair shops have it in various diameters. I normally buy 3 or 4 feet in different sizes to keep in the shop. You know you always need stuff like this on Sunday.

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I'm becoming a big fan of that green semi-clear fuel line they use on chainsaws and such.
Thanks for the tip, Snake. I have a lot of difficulty finding fuel and oil lines for my bike. I end up having to order from my Triumph parts supplier which is overpriced, inconvenient and in the case with my balance tube, wrong. Cheers.
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