Does WR stand for "Won't run" ?
Posted January 21, 2001 - 09:08 PM
Posted January 21, 2001 - 10:52 PM
Posted January 22, 2001 - 08:15 AM
Something I learned on my street bike. Be sure to ground the plug directly to the frame. On some electronic ignition systems, the ignition could torch if not grounded properly. I use a jumper cable and ground the threaded portion directly to the negative terminal on my battery (for my Ninja). NOW, I do not know if this has any relativity to our sweet bikes, but it is an FYI.
Now, when you were kicking it over, you were on the kickstart of YOUR bike...right? I would hate to find out somehow that you were kicking over Howard's bike, or heaven forbid, got turned around and you were kicking the shift lever somehow...
My Wife Thanks you. There was the Combo Package for laser surgery and penile lengthening. Being from a small New England college, my diminutive 14" is now 23". I am thinking about starting an acting carrer, or if nothing else, the "Stand In" guy!
Posted January 22, 2001 - 12:05 PM
did you try a brand spanking virgin plug?
could you, with all radio's etc turned off, hear the smallest tick tick of the ignition doing something even though you couldn't see it?
try a spark plug brush on them & then try the spark test.
unplug the black box, re-plug it in & have another go.
Posted January 22, 2001 - 05:38 PM
I recently had a similar problem. Check out a thread I started called "Carb setup--what do you think?" The last post was 12/5/000. Read down near the end and check out the part about my spark plug cap. It's worth a try. I also got myself a Motion Pro spark gap tester. It's good for helping diagnose ignition problems and it only cost about $10.
Posted January 22, 2001 - 05:47 PM
I can't remember if I was kicking Huge's bike or not..... . Congrats on the shortarm upgrade. About the dimensions you quoted, are those numbers metric or are you measuring that puppy like a cats tail (from the bung).... . I tried to tell you the exchange rate in Canada seems to vary by the street!... Glad to hear your surgery went well.
The jetting is bone stock. I didn't have a brand new plug but the ones we were using were in fair shape (at least to determine spark). I didn't hear the tick-tick of the plug arcing and believe me in the middle of that forest you could hear a bird fart!
I appreciate the offer. Let me give it a try and if I need the big guns I'll give you a call. I talked to Kenny, he and his wife would like to come. If Georgetown is to tough for his wife (Shaun) then we may have to go to the "W".
Posted January 22, 2001 - 07:23 PM
Excellent idea using Huge's coil. I'll let you know if it works tomorrow.
Posted January 23, 2001 - 05:46 PM
you bet we planing a ride you in the W is at elkins flate it;s the (FLYING W RANCH) you want beleve it, a motorcycle shop in the mountain at the FLYING W RANCH geart place to stage and bill the owener will cook up some type of itallian dish for everone at the end of the day real nice people.Keep in touch if you want to go it will be there or gerogtown.But we need to get mikes bike runnig 1st.
Posted January 23, 2001 - 07:48 PM
Posted January 24, 2001 - 08:00 AM
Santa Clara's my hometown, I live by Pruneridge & Woodhams. Where do you live?
Howard called Bill last night and got some good info on what the problem may be. The ignition coil wasn't the problem. I measured the resistance across the primary coil and found none. That led me to believe that the coil was bad. I tested Howards coil and came up with the same reading, and we know his coil works (I installed the new coil on my bike and it made no difference). I must have taken the readings incorrectly although the directions seem pretty simple (+ probe to the orange lead on the bottom of the coil, - probe to the black lead on the top of the coil). I'll dive into it tonight and see what I come up with.
Posted January 24, 2001 - 10:03 PM
Haven't bought a trailer yet. I'm still looking for something that can haul my Jeep or my bikes. I've started looking at race car trailers like the roundy-round guys use. Might be bit pricey but it would meet my WANTS list for the trailer. I saw a 36 ft KarryAll at the RV show - talk about a monster, something like 14k dry. If I had to buy something today it would be a Patio Hauler 320 - no slide, ~8200 lbs dry vs 10k for the 351 w/slide.
When are you guys talking about Elkins Flat? I'm planning on going to Reno over Pres Day weekend for the www.Dirtrider.net get together. Other than that I'm pretty open.
Posted January 24, 2001 - 11:25 AM
Posted January 25, 2001 - 11:14 AM
Monty - I'll email you for particulars.
Posted January 25, 2001 - 12:26 PM
snow down to 1400ft at stonyford and 2000ft at georgetown it's a no ride i just called ranger station at both places and trails are closed I will talk to Howard about the flying W and if it's clear there I'LL post tonight.
Posted January 25, 2001 - 03:19 PM