It been upper 20's here this week, cold, but good enough.
Hide a toggle under the tank, no need for a key. Tis what I did, except the gas tank on mine still needs a key so there wasn’t a whole ton of benefit there.
What I’ve got.
IPA’s taste like soap to me. I’ve tried several and while some are almost tolerable I just cant get past it, and when most places usually have a good porter/stout/lager on hand why bother with liquid soap? I’m tired of the IPA obsession though, a lot of breweries that I like to go to that used to have a wide range of…
My ‘99 F-150. There are so many memories in this truck that I’ll never be able to let it go. From “helping” Dad shop for it when I was 10, “convincing” dad to buy this one because I loved the color so much, all of the road trips and fishing trips, learning to drive in it, hauling around all my friends, having it…
My “beater” is actually my newest and lowest mileage vehicle an ‘06 Cobalt with 120k, which has already had a top end rebuild due to low oil causing a timing chain tensioner failure. The next is my wifes ‘05 Escape at 140k, and then my ‘99 F-150 at 213k. We both make pretty good money and live in an area with a low…
Similar to most motorcycle engines I’ve seen the bottom of the cylinder has a section of taper to it. You drop the cylinder down on top of the piston, and compress each ring one at a time. I usually compress them by hand, or lightly press them in with a screwdriver.
Haven’t check since I’ve added the Cobalt, but I think we’re somewhere around $600-$700 per year. That’s for three not all that valuable vehicles, liability only. Bike’s are liability as well and come it at roughly $250 a year.
Constant problems with seemingly no solution are extremely discouraging and draining, the best and hardest thing I’ve started to learn, and am still working on, is taking the time to diagnose problems and components before just replacing them.*
+1 on the coil, coils that are on their way out will give the same symptoms that you’re seeing, start/run good when cold, and get progressively worse as they get hot.
Honestly I like loud vehicles/bikes, but even with the loud bikes that I have, or have had, I do my best to keep quiet when I’m around people. I don’t rev at stoplights, because that’s just stupid, I short shift as much as possible, and try not to ride too early/late.
“ew a purple car”
Keep in mind that all bikes including Harleys, come from the factory with mufflers that are required by law to be under a certain decibel level. It’s the owners and the aftermarket that put the loud pipes on. Beyond that many states/cities already have laws regarding sound levels but are usually pretty lax on…
You think that after a while I’d stop being dumbfounded by these several year old used bikes with basically no miles on them, but nope, it keeps happening.
I’ve seen a surprising amount lately, almost like they’re making a resurgence, still pretty rare to see though.
How Am I the first one here with this?
I’ve gotta watch kiddo tonight otherwise I’d probably be out, it’s nearly 40°!!
I’ve been going out to my driveway every night chipping ice and carving channels to, and in the street so the ice can melt and water run away. The sooner the ice is gone the sooner I can get the bike out. I still have about a 5' section that’s shaded to clear off but I laid down some ice melt last night so we’ll see…
I’ve read this too, but I’ve done several heads without issue, at least not yet. I try to keep a light pressure with the drill and slow speed, lifting the valve off multiple times as I go and switching directions a few times as well.
Bringing parts back from what is surely the deadest of dead is a ton of fun and so rewarding. Not to be the one-upper but I’ve brought a head and valves back from worse. Here’s what the head of my old XR200R looked like when I got it.