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  1. GasitandCrash

    Improve sound quality for budget cameras?

    Howdy IF you are going to cut holes in the back cover for sound or use the back cover that has slots cut in them for sound, then before you close the cover stretch a piece of "Saranwrap" or it's like, between the case and the back cover. You should use enough to go over the sides, so when the back cover is closed it forms a 360-degree seal on the "Saranwrap" That will keep dust and moisture from getting into the camera case, yet still allow sound to get to the microphone. Good Luck
  2. GasitandCrash

    Nothing at all from starter

    Sounds like you have a bad cell or two in the lithium battery. If I understand correctly, you tested the stock battery disconnected from the system and came up with 12.45vdc. You then tested the lithium battery, which had been sitting for a period of time, and came up with 9.53vdc. Then you started the bike and while the engine was running you tested the voltage on the lithium battery and got 14.60vdc Then you turned the bike off and almost immediately tested the lithium battery again and got 13.39vdc. If that is indeed the case, then you have one or two bad cells in the lithium battery. The bad cell won't hold a charge, so if it's been sitting for a while it will drain down resulting in the low voltage. When you crank the bike up, the bad cell starts to or completely charges to its capacity. When you then test the bike right after shutting it down the bad cell would have only started to lose its charge. So you get an almost fully charged value. Now if you test the battery again after letting the bike sit for a while and it still holds a charge, then everything written above is worthless bullshjt. Good Luck
  3. GasitandCrash

    Nothing at all from starter

    There should be around 4 connections on the rectifier. Two will come from the alternator. Us a multimeter set to AC and test across those two contacts. Note the voltage at the RPM that gives a good headlight. Then set the multimeter to DC, and test across the two connections that go to the battery. At the RPMs that give a good headlight if the rectifier is working properly, the voltage should be between 12vdc and 14vdc. If not then the rectifier could be bad. Additionally, check if there is a fuse between the battery and the rectifier. If the fuse has failed, replace it and test again. If the fuse fails again, you might have a short on the battery side of the rectifier. Good Luck
  4. GasitandCrash

    Nothing at all from starter

    Since I don't have a schematic, I can't be specific, so generally, if the light is bright, or normal brightness, it means that the alternator is producing voltage and current. I would start checking the wiring from the battery to its connection to the charging system. If you have a rectifier, AND the light is powered by the alternating current from the alternator, that I would suspect a bad rectifier. Good Luck
  5. GasitandCrash

    Nothing at all from starter

    If you have a horn or a headlight, start the bike and rev the bike up to a cruising rpm and hit the horn, or turn on the headlight. If the horn is quiet or the headlight is dim, then the charging system is not working.
  6. GasitandCrash

    Navigation, what are you using for the back country?

    I have a Garmin 76CS, but I have difficulty correlating what was on the GPS with a paper map. When I zoomed in on my position I would lose the landmarks I could discern on the paper map. When I zoomed out I would lose an accurate depiction of my position. It didn't seem to be a much of a problem until I came to a place where 2 pairs of trails converged on to the trail I was on so I had 4 trails to chose from. The trails weren't used very often and were unmarked. So with the small screen, I was unable to tell which trail was which. With the tablet and with the Avenza app I am able to actually see my position depicted on the same map as the paper map in my hand. Though it could be my map reading skill suck and my eyesight is bad. Good Luck
  7. GasitandCrash

    Navigation, what are you using for the back country?

    Howdy, I'm using Avenza Maps on an android tablet. Works great where I ride in Idaho.
  8. GasitandCrash

    Is there a way to de-tune a 300?

    Till it hits 5th, then HANG ON!! WOOOO WEEEEEE!! As far as lugging it. Listen to Graham Jarvis riding extreme enduro. He is always a gear higher than you think someone that fast would be in. The only time he revs it is for BIG uphills
  9. GasitandCrash

    Engine Seized

    Howdy, It could be that the float got stuck after the first start and you ended up with a hydraulic lock. Might be unlikely, but it is plausible. Good Luck
  10. GasitandCrash

    1997 KTM 360 Fouling plug after riding restart

    There should be a prescribed float adjustment procedure and height specification in the manual for that bike. Good Luck
  11. GasitandCrash

    1997 KTM 360 Fouling plug after riding restart

    Howdy, It sounds like the float height is wrong. Pull the carb and set the float height and see what happens. Good Luck
  12. GasitandCrash

    How bad is my crank?

    Howdy If it's the starter side sealing surface polish it with some 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, and run it. Cut a strip of the sandpaper the width of the sealing area and polish that area with back and forth motion around the sealing area. Super-fine emery cloth would be better than the sandpaper, but super-fine emery cloth is not commonly available. If the pits still exist after polishing it then you could clean the area with some brake cleaner or equivalent degreaser. Then mix a batch of JB weld and smear it into the pits. Make sure the pits are filled with the JB weld a little proud of the sealing surface. After the JB weld is thoroughly cured, polish the sealing surface with 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper (or super-fine emery cloth) till you cannot feel the pit with your fingernails. Though JB weld is hard when cured, it is not quite as hard as the steel so the sandpaper will sand away the JB weld till it is flush with the steel surface. WARNING if you do not sand the JB weld flush with the sealing surface, the seal will, in all likelihood, not seal. The JB weld method above can also be used to fill dings in your fork tubes that cause the fork seals to leak Good Luck
  13. GasitandCrash

    top of piston cut and chipped

    The head is salvageable. In fact, it looks like a great excuse to ship the head off and have it reprofiled. Looks like you may have to have the cylinder replated though. Good Luck
  14. GasitandCrash

    09 250 xc Bogging Issue

    Just a whiskey alpha golf but I would check the Power valve Good luck
  15. GasitandCrash

    How to Torque Cylinder

    In order to maintain the accuracy of the torque using a crows foot, the crows foot needs to be at a 90-degree angle to the major axis of the torque wrench. Either side will work.