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by Triangles
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'

You were in my neck of the woods. I'm less than 5 miles from SE michigan!
by Triangles
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: transmission noise

I don't care if you post your email but I wouldn't do it. Some spam bot will likely read it and you'll likely end up getting more spam. I sent you a PM you should be able to respond to. If not you can email me by using my username at vulcan500 . com. Hopefully you can figure that out and it foils an...
by Triangles
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: transmission noise

Awesome! Glad I could help. While I always appreciate a free meal, I'd be happier to accept a donation towards paying for this sites next hosting bill. PM me if you're interested in chipping in. FYI I'm just a fellow rider (not a web guy) who made this forum out of frustration at the lack of a forum...
by Triangles
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: transmission noise

The one sure way to determine if your transmission is eating itself is to do an oil change and see if there are sparkles in your oil. If there are then you are SOL and it's only a matter of time before it eats itself. It's probably easier/cheaper to just get a used engine than to try and fix the tra...
by Triangles
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bike in the Garage
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: New bike in the Garage

Glad it's up and ready to go again!
by Triangles
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Generations Ride Planned
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Generations Ride Planned

Glad Dad was ok. How bad was Son of Hidalgo?
by Triangles
Wed May 24, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.

well I replaced both spark plug boots reusing the OEM wire. As you can see the new NGK boot is about 4-5mm shorter than the OEM. https://s20.postimg.org/cwqaasj09/IMG_3799.jpg here's the guts of the boot showing the 5K resistor. I already tossed the failed corroded OEM one before thinking of taking ...
by Triangles
Thu May 18, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.

Well I got impatient. Plus I needed some plug wires for my '89 Honda project so I ran out to Advance Auto Parts and got an Accel 5040R V8 universal plug wiring kit . It has a spiral wound core with 500 ohm resistance per foot. Seeing as how the plug cap had a 5k ohm resistor I was slightly concerned...
by Triangles
Tue May 16, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.

So it appears I have a bad left plug boot. Apparently the dielectric grease I put in the plug boot years ago didn't make it up to the brass piece that clips on the spark plug. it corroded and no longer "clips" onto the plug wire. I'm not sure why it would work when cold then fail when warm...
by Triangles
Tue May 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Left cylinder stops firing after engine is warmed up.

So this problem started last fall after my bike had set for a while. At first if I rode it with the RPMs up I could get the left cylinder to come back to life. I took an extended ride for about an hour and slowly the left cylinder began to work again. This then degraded into the left cylinder interm...
by Triangles
Thu May 04, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Crank only turns halfway
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Crank only turns halfway

Sounds like you have magnet chunks deeper in the engine that are preventing it from turning over.
by Triangles
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: Belt won't stay centered on rear
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Belt won't stay centered on rear

It's been a while since I had my EN500A (found a home with my brother in law) From what I remember on my EN500C for the brief time I had the craptastic scootworks belt drive on it which was more difficult to get centered, I adjusted it as follows: 1) I'd get it pretty close with jack stands. 2) go r...
by Triangles
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED Headlight Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: LED Headlight Conversion

Yeah I actually ordered a cheap pair from fleabay later the same day as my last post. The description for them was "2Pcs 20W H4 Hi/Lo 3200LM led Cree Car LED Headlight Kit Bulb Xenon White Fanless" These appear to be the same from another seller. They are 20W per bulb and supposedly 3200 l...
by Triangles
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bike in the Garage
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: New bike in the Garage

looks good!
by Triangles
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Exhaust rattle
Replies: 34
Views: 7306

Re: Exhaust rattle

The new Honda Rebels look interesting.... About 6K miles ago I welded up the vent holes by the crossover when mine started rattling. That seemed to fix it more or less. I still hear a barely perceptible rattle every now and then. When and if they do ever completely fail I'm gonna try my hand at fabb...

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