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eflyguy

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  1. eflyguy

    '09 WR Fork oil requirements

    Thank you! This is exactly what I needed.
  2. eflyguy

    '09 WR Fork oil requirements

    That's why I posted here, and included the year and model - I don't have one.
  3. How much oil do I need and what level does it need to be at? I've searched and know I need 5wt, but not certain on quantity (3 liters??) and level (110mm?).. Thx!
  4. eflyguy

    Carb issues & bad gas

    Late thanks for the comments on stabil. I need to be more religious in how I treat my gas for my dirt bikes. The street bikes get enough cycled thru that I'm not having issues.. ..a
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    Carb issues & bad gas

    Just an update on this, used it for the first time on my wife's TT-R230 carb, which would not start normally with choke (although since we bought it, in the warm summer months it would usually fire up with a little coaxing.) I had already replaced the float valve and cleaned the jets, but I pulled what I could off, placed the lower part of the carb along with the loose parts into the cleaner, and let it do it's thing. You can definitely see gunk floating in the cleaner, and the parts look great! Now it starts with choke from cold as expected, starts to stumble as it warms up, remove choke and it runs fine. Hot, it starts immediately when you hit the starter, before the engine completes a revolution. I pulled the mixture screw plug in prep to adjust it, but my stubby screwdriver won't work so I'm going to bite the bullet and get the right tool for the job! It's running great, though - just a slight bog if you nail it from low RPM. Now I'm going to pull the Keihin apart from my WR250F. It's running OK but can be a little tough to start compared to other bikes, and also has that same bog-down-if-you-nail-it symptom as the TTR, so I'm going to strip it and ensure it's all clean. Mixture screw plug has already been removed on that, so someone has fiddled with it! Our dirt-bike season is over the winter and spring, so I want the bikes in great shape. Interestingly, my daughter's TT-R125 started as soon as I hit the starter, after sitting for about 6 weeks. Runs great! ..a
  6. eflyguy

    Carb issues & bad gas

    These guys seem to have a good reputation: http://www.berrymanproducts.com/Products/PartCleanersandDegreasers.aspx I can get it locally.. ..a
  7. eflyguy

    Carb issues & bad gas

    I ordered an ultrasonic cleaner. With 4 dirt bikes and the horrible gas we have here, I hope it will pay for itself ($75) - 2.5l "industrial" style with heater. Now I just need to figure out the best solution to use.. ..a
  8. eflyguy

    TTR 230 carb - float pin question

    Thanks. Am I dreaming or is this unusual? That was what I was thinking - dremel off the excess on the side with the least 'deformation' and push it thru from that side. I have a punch set with various pins. Worse case, I'll use a drill of suitable size. Thx again! ..a
  9. eflyguy

    TTR 230 carb - float pin question

    Rebuilding the carb, have new float valve assembly, went to pull the pin and found that the ends of the pin have been rounded over to keep it in place. I've pulled floats on plenty of carbs in the past and this is the first where the pin was locked in place like this. Usually it just slides out, kept in place by the sides of the recess in the float bowl when the carb is assembled. Is this normal for this carb, or did someone mess this one up in the past? Thx! ..a
  10. eflyguy

    Carb issues & bad gas

    I'll do a complete clean if I have to pull it out. Forgot to say when I pulled the plug on the float bowl, it had crap in it. I'm thinking I should put a decent fuel filter in-line on all my dirt bikes.. Tell me more about ultrasonic cleaning - will a regular household cleaner do it, and what fluid do you use? ..a
  11. I've been starting & running the bikes about every 4-6 weeks thru the summer (too hot to ride) but when I pulled 'em out again last week, all seemed fine except my wife's TTR - pulled that carb apart, cleaned it but o-ring and gasket were bad so they're on-order. The gas I poured out of the float bowl looked foul - sort of syrupy and icky. Pulled my daughter's TTR and my WR out yesterday, hers still started and ran fine but mine was bogging at low RPM. Dumped what was left of the tank of premium into my truck, and opened the drain port on the bottom of the carb, let that dump out and hit everything I could with carb cleaner thru the hole. Put in fresh premium and rode all day, but it's not right, so I'll pull the carb on that as well. (Finally) the symptoms: high idle, bogs at low RPM but runs like a top when you open it up. Diagnosis - just blocked pilot? Possibly accelerator pump as well? I'll clean everything but looking for (a) validation of the diagnosis and ( what are you guys doing when bikes are stored? This gas these days just seems to go bad so quickly, but don't seals and gaskets dry up when stored without fuel? I've read bad things about stabil and seafoam. ..a
  12. eflyguy

    230 cranks but won't start

    Thanks, Tom. The new plug came in, was gapped perfectly, so it's in now. Jets are still soaking, and once the gaskets come in I'll give the carb another good cleaning. In fact - what say you about the 'soak in pinesol' method? I'm dubious, but willing to give it a try! I've go a few days 'till the gaskets arrive.. ..a
  13. eflyguy

    230 cranks but won't start

    Thx. My carb was pretty dirty but the jets didn't appear blocked. I also made a point to spray cleaner down every orifice and make sure it came out somewhere. Got some in my eye as a result, in fact! What came out of the bowl when I opened it wasn't very clear. I *think* I was looking at resins that had been removed as a result of having a good amount of seafoam in the tank. I'm hoping that was gumming up the jets enough to prevent it from starting, but what worries me is I could smell fuel when it cranked. New plug on the way though, so we'll see when I get it back together.. ..a
  14. eflyguy

    230 cranks but won't start

    Similar situation. Carb has fuel. Plug has spark. Last time it ran, started without choke before it even completed a full revolution. Now it'll crank fine, but not firing up. Not even a hint of it starting. Stripped the carb. It's so easy to remove it, I just took the whole thing off. It was dirty, although jets didn't appear blocked I've cleaned it thoroughly. Float bowl gasket and O-ring are toast, so I've ordered replacements and will also put in a new needle valve even though the one in there seems fine. Pulling the jets to soak while I wait on the parts, just to be sure they are clean. While I was working on it, figured I'd do a valve check - intake was just slightly over spec, exhaust was slightly under. Both right in the middle now. I also did a compression check, 175psi, and it held that for over 5 minutes. So once I get the carb back together I can't see any reason it won't fire up. There's no fuel filter in the inlet to the carb as I've seem to recall on my YZ. Going to put one inline before I put it back together. After finding this thread, figured I'd also try changing the plug even though it tests good. $2.60 delivered thru Amazon prime. ..a
  15. eflyguy

    Missing choke knob

    Daughter's TTR125 is missing the black knob on the choke. It's hard to pull out, I'd like to fix it but doesn't even appear on the fiche. Really don't want to get a new carb but looking on eBay I see they sell one for <$40. Worth just getting one anyway? ..a
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