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1sandiegan

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  1. Hey Guys! I have a '03 Carson Funrunner and after 6+ years of dealing with crappy 12v batteries I'm moving to 2 6v batteries. My question is with the grounding. Before I had 2 12v batteries wired in parallel. All cables came from the drivers side of the trailer and connected to the pos. and neg. posts of the closest battery. The problem is that with the new 6v's, the ground cables are not long enough to reach all the way to the other battery. There is a ground cable that went from the frame to the battery, I can easily relocate this to reach the other battery in the 6v system. Now the negative wiring from the trailer is my issue, it is too short to reach and I would rather not cut it and simply splice in a longer cable. So... can I ground these wires to the frame rather than the battery? I would use the existing grounding point for the battery to frame ground cable. I'm not an electrician, but I'm 99% sure this would work, just not sure if it is 'best' or even 'acceptable' practice. Please any input, below is a bad sketch I did, the top sketch is my proposal, the bottom is how it was wired before I removed the 12. batteries. Thanks for any input!
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    2003 WR250F Damaged carb body

    Thanks for all the help, I'm going to check my float levels and run it as suggested. I did keep the piece that broke off, luckily it came off in one piece. My plan was to JB weld it (or similar) back on but now I can't find where I put the damned broken piece. I'm still waiting on new jets so in the meantime I'll keep looking and try to JB Weld, if not I'll try and run it as is. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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    Honda CRF450R (2002)

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    2003 CRF450 with a 490 kit and stainless steel valves. Braaaaaaaaaaaaapppppp!!!!!!
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    Honda CRF450R 2002

    2003 CRF450 with a 490 kit and stainless steel valves. Braaaaaaaaaaaaapppppp!!!!!!
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    Yamaha YX600 Radian (1986)

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    After riding dirt bike for 10 years, I picked this up as my first street bike. It was in horrible shape when I got it. It's a lot of found, wheelie monster bike that is very quick for it's age.
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    Yamaha YX600 Radian 1986

    After riding dirt bike for 10 years, I picked this up as my first street bike. It was in horrible shape when I got it. It's a lot of found, wheelie monster bike that is very quick for it's age.
  7. So... Because I let gas sit in my carb, I had to pull it and clean/replace all the jets because California gas sucks and turns to varnish in no time I didn't want to pull the carb, I tried removing the pilot jet and was in a rush and actually broke a piece of the carb body off by having the screwdriver at a bad angle trying to remove the jet. Stupid mistake as I've pulled and cleaned carbs many times and was just not using the right tool and was rushed. I believe the piece that broke off is called the 'jet well' (?), it may be hard to tell, but really only a small piece broke off and I don't really think it will affect the fuel flow if I use the carb but want to make sure. I'm hoping this is not too bad and can still run the carb. Please take a look at the picture and give your opinions, I'd really hate to scrap this otherwise good carb and replacements are very expensive.
  8. Oh that's great to hear. Thank you and I'll make sure to take a picture!
  9. Hi All! So, I'm trying to get my wifes bike back into riding condition but I have a coolant leak coming from the weep hole under the water pump housing. I DO NOT have any coolant in the oil though. I know the water pump seal is bad - my question is: Is it possible to remove only the water pump house cover, then the impeller, and replace the outer water pump seal without removing the right side engine cover? I know I should inspect the shaft and bearings and all that, but I'd really like to see if I can just replace that one seal and see if it holds before doing anymore work, this bike has been lightly rode and only sparingly with low-ish hours so I don't believe there will be any other damage. Thanks for any help.
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    rocky mountain discount codes ?

    Code has been claimed!
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    rocky mountain discount codes ?

    I have a code, not sure who's first in line for one so whoever PM's me first gets it - pay it forward!
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    Pro circuit header

    Good to hear, I was just really surprised at how blue yours looks compared to mine and believed I rear or hear somewhere that blue pipes meant it ran hot, maybe it was on street bikes or something, I don't know. That is 1 one clean Honda you have though, looks great!
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    Pro circuit header

    I recently put a stainless FMF header on my CRF450 (stock one cracked) - mine turned a golden color like the back end of yours, no bluing. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't blue pipes mean it ran TOO hot? But yeah, it does look cool!
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    rocky mountain discount codes ?

    I'm also trying to make a order today. I'll pay it forward if anyone has a code I could use. Thanks!
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    White plastics - post your pics

    OK, here's mine. Not a pretty as most but it's a first year CRF450 that still runs with the rest of them. Yeah, the graphics are not cool, bought them off eBay for like $30. That was like 3 years ago and they are sill on the bike so I can't say it was wasted money. There are some great looking bikes on here!
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