crazyhouse_5

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  1. Thanks again. I'll check them after a the next few rides to see how they are. And also thanks for the video Coffee. While I had a general idea of what to do, thanks to the wonderfully illustrated manual:banghead:, your video cleared things up nicely. Even though it makes me nervous changing out shims (I just think one will spontaneously drop down into unreachable areas), it was nice not having a timing chain to also have to worry about lining back up correctly after changing them. crazyhouse
  2. Yeah, on my previous bike, that right intake never stayed put. I was hoping things would be a little different with a different brand bike... maybe it's just me:excuseme: I put on the carb vent filter with this bike and have been regular with the oil changes (just not the valve checks). We'll see what it looks like when I check 'em next time. crazyhouse
  3. Thanks Ride, My right intake was .002" Left intake was .003" Right exhaust was .005" Left was in spec at .007" Now intakes are at .006" Exhausts are at .007" I've been changing oil regularly. crazyhouse
  4. So I was reading past threads about those who had waited to check their valves until well after break-in. I have an 07 tc250 that, while it's probably well past the engine break-in, hasn't been ridden very much in the almost year that I've had it. My previous bike was a 250X that had valves that never stayed put. I had been putting off checking these probably for no other reason than a "ignorance is bliss" type of reason. Well I finally checked them. Mostly because the bike has been a little hard to start and while I thought it could be due to jetting (I haven't changed jetting since the cooler weather in Southern California), I figured I should at least check the valves. Three out of four were tight. The right intake being the tightest. I've re-shimmed and put everything back together. Hopefully, I haven't damaged the valves too much by running them tight for I-don't-know-how-long and they'll stay put for awhile now. My question is... Is it okay for the finish on the cam lobes to be worn on the edges? My previous bike's lobes were always the same finish edge to edge. Should I be concerned? see if the picture works crazyhouse edit: Does the picture have to be hosted on photobucket? I have it on flickr. The link shows up under editing, but I don't see a picture in the thread view. edit again: Okay, signed up for photobucket.
  5. I like the steering damper I just put on my TC (motosportz)
  6. Nice:thumbsup: crazyhouse
  7. I just checked the float with the drain hose method. I didn't put the hose up by the rib, however. When I put it up against the fitting that the fuel line comes in to the carb (so the hose was parallel to the carb), the fuel lined up with the marker line I have on the float bowl (it's a kind of blue-green mark). That mark is about 8mm down from the gasket. When I bent the hose in so it was touching the carb in front of the fuel line fitting, the fuel level was about even with the bowl gasket. Still, by his descriptions, it seems fuel related. Silver fox, I agree, during a race that would stink. I don't think my husband was too happy with the bike when it did that on the trail when it was around 90 degrees out and he couldn't start it (luckily I wasn't there to witness it). crazyhouse
  8. Thanks, I'll see if I have a bigger pilot, that seems pretty big. I think that's how he described it. I even asked if the corners were the same direction when the separate events occurred, wondering if maybe my carburetor was not rotated towards center enough. He thought that in both instances, it was a left hand turn, hard on the gas kind of thing. The only thing different than your scenario, Ride, is that the first time it happened, he couldn't get it started right away (but he's a two-stroke guy:D ). He's in the market for a green sticker bike, when things like this happen, he's thinking an older two stroke is looking more inviting. Until it happens to me, I agree with BajaHuskys, it's a guy thing:ride: crazyhouse
  9. So, my husband tries to steal my bike every now-and-then. The last couple of times, it has died on him while under acceleration. He says it's just like it's running out of gas, like he can tell it's going to die. Pulling in the clutch won't do anything and it won't bump start once it dies. The bike is an 07 TC250, 170 main, 42 pilot, 65 leak. I'm not sure at the moment where the fuel screw is set at, but it doesn't pop under deceleration. We were at the track yesterday when this happened to him again (previously it happened to him on a trail). He thought it ran out of gas, put it on reserve and started it back up, came back to where we were parked. I pulled the hose from the carb and turned the fuel on and had a good flow. It didn't need to be put on reserve. I tried to do a search. It seems I should probably check the float level by coffee's super duper fabulous method of turning up the overflow tube and loosening that overflow screw to see the level. I have a feeling the level is too high (little dribbles under the bike when it's been in the back of the truck), but why would that seem to have a feeling of running out of gas? Flooding? Also, I haven't checked the valves yet since I got it (been meaning to), about 400-ish miles since new. I wouldn't think it would be valve related since the bike is usually pretty easy to start. If it's valves this dieing out thing would happen more regularly and be hard to start, right? Any ideas? crazyhouse
  10. Aaahh, Gifford. Good memories. We got to ride there a few years ago. My family is in Olympia. We brought the bikes up on one road trip over July 4th holiday. My dad was able to watch our kids so we set out for Gifford with a trail map. Great views! We kept going up this one trail that looked like it hadn't been ridden since before winter. There was still snow in the shadows. Then this huge tree across the trail which was along a hill. Had to turn around and go back. Other stories to go along with that but... Gifford was a place I would love to go back to with somebody who knew the area. crazyhouse
  11. "Skatey" and "low CG" are interesting. While my bike is the TC and not the TE, I was thinking "twitchy" for the front end. I'm new to the bike, had it a few months now. Previous bike was a modded 04 250x. I attributed the front end feel to the fact that I probably need to get it sent in for a revalve and also I don't have a steering damper on it yet, where on all previous bikes, I've used the damper right away. I would agree with the low CG on the Honda. I had always described it as a low heavy feeling where the Husky seems more neutral. I never got too comfortable standing on the Honda. Even at 5'6", whenever I stood, the bars and bike felt low to me. It felt really good to sit down in corners and such. The Husky is much easier for me to ride in the standing position, probably due to the higher seat. It feels more like my husband's KTM 300 in feel. It seemed like with the Honda, everything was a chore to do when something needed to be worked on due to the perimeter frame. Engine and carb were really stuffed in there. It was easier to check the valves than to change jetting. Everything on the Husky seems easy to get to by comparison because of the steel frame. The valves on my 250x never really stayed put, even after aftermarket valves and head. I don't know if I was partly to blame, either way I wanted to try out something else. With the Husky, if I do have to adjust the valves, I won't have to remove the timing chain, something that always made me nervous to do on the Honda. crazyhouse
  12. Nice picture:thumbsup: crazyhouse
  13. Is the "Y" tube mainly for the 450's? All the Huskies should replace the one that goes over the frame, from top to top of radiators? crazyhouse
  14. I'm using it in my TC250 now. It seems alright so far. My reasoning was because they were contributing funds to help keep a riding area in central California open. If they do stuff like that, I'll buy their product. My kids have a few of the Hayden bikes now. crazyhouse
  15. Definitely a nice look. I'd like to know how those hold up. My new stock ones already are showing some wear. That's with only about 10 rides on it. crazyhouse