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  1. If you put a 4GB (will it take that large?) does it hold more? Josh
  2. This is on a Mikuni (Virago 535).... I've rebuilt many a carbs, but mainly on dirt bikes, this is on one of the Viragos and for the life of me the dang seat will not come out, I've pulled as hard as I can with needle nose, tried to locate a possible retaining screw, don't see one... any ideas? This is a 96 Virago 535. Thanks.
  3. No tap small enough, the hole is pretty small.... no room to get a bolt/slide hammer, it's pretty awkward. I put some needle nose vise-grips on it and was able to get it to turn back and forth (although very stiff even at that)... but slightly deformed it in the process, this is really frustrating due to little to no room to work.
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    Bending pro-tapers?

    My point exactly, they ALL bend, meaning ALL brands, and ALL lines... so shaking your finger to them was pointless. Get it?
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    Bending pro-tapers?

    Let's not use their third line of bars as comparison, I'd say that anyone's third line of bars aren't going to be "impossible" to bend by any means.
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    Bending pro-tapers?

    I've bent different sets of bars, nothing is indestructible.... but as far as crash for crash my Easton ProTaper's seem to hold up the longest. Sometimes what you think is a hard crash, isn't hard on the handlebars and what might be a light get off could be setting the bars up just right for disaster. J
  7. Anyone else had this experience (only has one for valve stem)? Is this an anomaly, should I send it back or was this to be expected and should I just drill it out and move on? How idiotic. J
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    New Pro Wheel, no hole for wheel lock?

    That's what I figured... no biggie, throw it up on the drill press, just wanted to make sure I didn't catch an "oddball" one that should have had more. As far as quality, we'll see, I've janked up every Excel I've ever had and I'm far from a "hard" rider so I figure it was worth a shot to give the Pro Wheel a chance based on the reviews I read across the web (including here.) Thanks again. J
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    Muffler Packing

    We've always used stainless steel wool packing for our mufflers, it last longer by not getting blown out or deteriorating from the exhaust/moisture etc.... some will say that it weighs more but with the small amount you're talking about it really doesn't matter to me, we're talking ounces in difference here. I just repacked one of the bikes about a week ago and it had been a year since I last repacked it, I should have left it alone it didn't even need it yet. Just some thoughts... J
  10. YZ, years? WR? What's the low down on this? I found out one of my bikes has a cracked Excel I'm looking to replace so trying to gather a little data while I'm "shopping" around online. Thanks! J
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    front brakes still soft..

    I think we've all been pretty helpful in this thread but when a person can't go to a site, put in their bike and then click or search for brake pads to bring up the cheapest one's (in this case the RM brand (Tusk)) then it's a little annoying. J
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    front brakes still soft..

    Classic... it's amazing how the ratio of how well search engines have progressed compared to how often people actually attempt to use them to find what they're looking for.
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    front brakes still soft..

    Teflon tape
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    Which models came stock with Excel rims?

    Yeah, I've been looking for a time to move down to an 18" on the 426 for a while (since I do nothing but serious trail riding with it), just couldn't justify ripping off the perfectly fine 19" and waisting money to do it; now that it's cracked and needs to be replaced it's the perfect time. Thanks for the heads up on the Excel info, now if I would have just noticed this before I bought the brand new Maxxis Desert IT... J
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    Which models came stock with Excel rims?

    I thought so, hell I have a 93 TT600 that came with Excel's stock... the particular bike in question is a 99 WR400F, I would assume those came with Excel's stock. I wish you could tell by the Yamaha OEM number. Josh
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    front brakes still soft..

    Here's my procedure from memory so it may be missing some finer details: 1) Remove reservoir cap. 2) Place box wrench onto bleeder valve so that you can easily open close it. 3) Clamp rubber hose from vacuum onto bleeder valve with worm type clamp so you know for sure it's not sucking in air from the outside. 4) Build up some vacuum before opening the valve (it should hold since you've used the clamp) 5) Open the bleeder valve slowly, before your vacuum reaches zero close it back off. 6) Top reservoir off, start back at step 4 and repeat as necessary, usually twice gets it. Hope this helps. Josh
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    2006 Rear Master Cylinder?

    The rebuild kits are the same, and the body's "look" to be the same so more than likely it's identical, but the Yamaha prefix on the 06 changes, so there may be some slightly difference. J
  18. The feedback system is voluntary. Having sold quite a bit of stuff on eBay, I would say that as a seller I no longer leave feedback first. I used to but then over the years of selling a few instances of a unreasonable buyer not being satisfied and leaving a feedback first instead of contacting me (so I could rectify the situation) is rather frustrating. The fact of the matter is, sellers are human, mistakes happen and not giving a person to correct an honest mistake is just flat out lame; so feedback comes after I know my buyer is happy with his item. J
  19. It is buyers like you that raise the cost for everyone, the wise sellers (the one's who stay in business) don't end up actually footing this bill, it slowly gets reflected in the entire economy by increased prices to the buyer. In this situation, if the seller could prove delivery and request the item be sent back for a refund then the buyer would have to prove return first.... now if the seller could not provide proof of delivery you are correct in your statement of how Paypal would react, but it doesn't make it right, especially when the seller didn't state it was for any certain years to begin with it's a blatant "rip-off" on your part. J
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    TTR 125 for my g/f?

    I suggest the 125L for the simple fact of them being able to put both feet firmly on the ground and being able to pick up the bike if it dumps over. My wife rides a TTR-125L and she's around 5'3" and I can't imagine her riding anything larger without doing some work to lower it or lighten it up for those trail crashes. J
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    front brakes still soft..

    Here's the setup I use when doing them (although mine is Craftsman brand) it's the same exact setup. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92474 J
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    front brakes still soft..

    As stated above, a vacuum bleeder makes this a 60 second job. J
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    stainless steel oil filter or paper???

    The average paper does is higher (it will let by the 40, 50, up to around 90 on the first pass).....I'll take the absolute (guaranteed if you will?) 30 over that any day of the week.
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    ?? about hotcams going in 01 yz 426

    I installed per their marks since I don't have the equipment to degree the cam and haven't had any issues... but shoot at your own risk. J
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    stainless steel oil filter or paper???

    Using a CRT stainless here in the YZ, paper in the 600 since I haven't found stainless for it. For those who say it's hard/takes to long to clean the stainless, maybe they are doing it wrong. A little carb cleaner and a good rinse under the faucet gets it nice and clean and looking like new, then I spray it out one more time with carb cleaner and let it dry before putting back in... I do other things on the bike for maintenance while it dries, no biggie and I'm not adding to the massive landfills of oil filters and hard to recycle junk. Go stainless. J
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