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Motorcycle Guy

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  1. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Heard that boss.
  2. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Okay gotcha. Yeah I figured there would be chatter. That’s why I went ahead and bought a new basket. Do you recommend OEM over the Barnett? If so I can always return and get an OEM one.
  3. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Wait are you telling me the new Barnett clutch basket I ordered is going to chatter? Why is that?
  4. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    I am in the process of tearing the top end down now. The bike appears to have a hot rods crank. The crank has some side to side play which I believe is normal. No vertical movement whatsoever. So I think the bottom end is in decent shape. I have photos posted of the cylinder and piston which I am not sure what to make of it. The cylinder looks to me as if it’s in good shape, the piston has some light scoring on the sides with some dark areas, oddly the top of piston is dang near flawless. No carbon deposits or anything. The spark plug also looked very clean with hardly any carbon on it. I am not sure what to make of this so opinions are appreciated. I have a top end kit on the way but in the meantime I am struggling like hell to scrape the base gasket off it’s seating surface. I have been slowly picking away at it with my fingernail. I’m just trying not to damage the surface underneath with a metal tool or something. I may spray some solvent on it and hit it with a razor blade tomorrow. I’m also concerned about the corrosion on the studs, and it looks like two of the dowels that the cylinder slides over are missing? There are only two on the clutch cover side of the motor. Take a look at the photos and see for yourself. I was thinking I would try to clean up the cylinder while I wait for the top end kit. The power valve looks a bit dark and in need of some de-gumming. Anybody got any tips on cleaning the cylinder up? Also I went ahead and ordered a Barnett clutch basket. After much research I realize that the stock basket will groove again fairly quickly. I’d rather just put a better basket in now and be done with it. As always, any tips are much appreciated. Thanks guys.
  5. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    As of now, I am still waiting on a few miscellaneous parts to come in. I haven't torn anything down as of yet. Just trying to get the basics taken care of first. I cheaped out and just replaced the front brake pads and completely flushed the system with fresh fluid (reverse bleed method) then tied the lever to the bar and left it over night. The front brake seems to be noticeably better now without noise, it doesn't require nearly as much force to lock the wheel. I am going to do the same to the rear for the sake of being thorough. I also filed the grooves on the clutch basket, I tried to take as little material off as possible but the grooves were actually pretty deep. I think I may have took a bit too much off as the friction plate does have a tiny bit of play when I rest it inside the basket now. It may not be bad enough to affect operation too much, if it is I'll bite the bullet and purchase a new basket. If I end up going this route should I pick up an oem one or go with one of those hinson billet baskets? On a side note, I took the rear wheel off and corrected the position of the jankified axle block (will replace them with my next shopping spree) I torqued the axle nut to 90 ft lb per the manual and now the wheel feels as if its binding. Anybody else had this issue? 90ft lb of torque seems kind of insane even for the rear wheel honestly.The wheel could be out of alignment, and I wouldn't be surprised with these axle blocks looking the way they do if that even matters. I am still planning to replace any important bearings throughout the bike as well as inspect the top end to see how rough it looks.
  6. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Well I already purchased the Motion pro cable. Hopefully the results are a bit better...
  7. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    I noticed that too. It looks like grit that was suspended in the oil created some wear. Maybe the bike went way too long without an oil change a time or two?
  8. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    You are probably right, I'll check it.
  9. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Damn, I wonder what is causing the clutch to drag then? I purchased a Tusk clutch perch and lever. The lever doesn't seem to fit the perch very well as it doesn't articulate smoothly inside of the perch. Maybe I'll just shave some metal off of it and or grease it. This is without the cable even connected. I also picked up a clutch cable from motion pro. I'll put that on once I get the clutch back together. I ordered a new nut and a couple of lock-washers from PartShark. In the mean time I think I'll soak the clutch plates in some fresh oil to see if that helps any. I'll be using a different oil than the previous owner so who knows, it might be fine once I put it back together with the new cable. I am thinking it is possible the old clutch perch wasn't fully actuating the clutch and/or the cable was stretched...
  10. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Okay gentleman, the clutch holding tool came in the mail today and I finally cracked the clutch open this evening. What I have found does not look good, I am seeing a lot of grooves on the inner and outer basket. I am unsure of the health of the clutch plates themselves but they seem kind of thin to me. I had a hell of a time getting the primary nut off of the clutch basket because someone used the wrong tool to fasten it previously (surprise surprise). I had to use my impact wrench with a 30mm socket to take that SOB off. Luckily after 3 to 4 seconds it worked. Alas, everything is apart and I have attached photos of the various pieces. I am not sure what all needs replaced, so as always any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
  11. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    50:1 works for me. If I have issues, I’ll check into the jetting. Now I have to wait for some parts and tools to come in. I’ll post back when I crack the clutch open and find out what’s going on.
  12. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    I read it. Looks like 50:1 ratio may be best for my purposes for now. That seems like hardly any oil. But the manufacturer suggests it! Maybe switch to 40:1 once I become more comfortable on the bike and am hitting the gas more. Or just stick with 50:1. Hmmm.
  13. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    I think I am just going to pick up a 64oz bottle of Maxima Castor 927 from RMATV. I am about to order a bunch of other misc stuff from them anyways so I figure why not, I can always switch oils later. What ratio should I be running with this oil? It's always been a bit confusing for me; less oil means more gas which means richer overall mixture correct? In other words, 32:1 is actually leaner than 40:1 even though there is less oil in 40:1. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks guys.
  14. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Where are you guys purchasing your oil? Any way to save a few bucks? Online? Bulk? Local?
  15. Motorcycle Guy

    Just picked this up, need some advice.

    Okay so basically just find compatible oil and pick. I remember bel ray gear saver used to be all the rage, but its kind of pricey if memory serves me correct.
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