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by burkbuilds
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Motorcycles
Topic: "New" 1986 Kawasaki ZL 600 Eliminator
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

"New" 1986 Kawasaki ZL 600 Eliminator

I sold my last bike 18+ months ago and used the money to help put a down payment on a house. Today I picked up a really nice 28 year old bike with only 17,000 miles on it in real nice condition. It was so nice to be back on two wheels riding around the North Georgia countryside today. The bike was i...
by burkbuilds
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kawasaki's replacement for the Vulcan 500 LTD?
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Re: Kawasaki's replacement for the Vulcan 500 LTD?

Agreed, the hydraulic valves would be great, had those on my 750 Vulcan, no adjustments needed, very nice. The "add" says a "sealed chain" what is that? Is it somehow enclosed so it doesn't get road grime or are they just talking about an "x-ring" chain? 64 mpg sounds g...
by burkbuilds
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kawasaki's replacement for the Vulcan 500 LTD?
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Re: Kawasaki's replacement for the Vulcan 500 LTD?

Very interesting. I may have to check one of these out.
by burkbuilds
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Wheels - Suspension & Brakes
Topic: RUNNING "DARKSIDE"
Replies: 21
Views: 6892

Re: RUNNING "DARKSIDE"

Bikerbill, I really don't remember exactly what pressure I found worked best. I'm kinda thinking it was in the mid to upper 20's if my memory serves me well. I started out with more pressure but didn't like the way it felt and I just kept coming off a couple of pounds at a time until I was happy wit...
by burkbuilds
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Wheels - Suspension & Brakes
Topic: RUNNING "DARKSIDE"
Replies: 21
Views: 6892

Re: RUNNING "DARKSIDE"

I had over 24,000 miles on the car tire when I wrecked the bike. A couple of dogs ran out of a driveway and took out the front tire and me. The tread was still in great shape and I think it might have gone another 12,000 miles. I kept the tire and the wheel. Yes, I'd do it again. The car tire was so...
by burkbuilds
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Speedometer/tachometer "jiggle" information
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: Speedometer/tachometer "jiggle" information

Certainly friction can add to or create a problem there but if the cable is not well made then there's not anything you could do that would make the vibration go away. As I stated before, I don't know anyone else's process, but we heat treat every shaft as it comes off the winding heads to relieve s...
by burkbuilds
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many miles do you put on your 500?
Replies: 15
Views: 5171

Re: How many miles do you put on your 500?

Wow, Bill, that is pretty awesome. I thought I'd put a lot on my 2009 by having almost 45,000 on it when I went down in April 2012 but that's nothing compared to your miles.
by burkbuilds
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Cold weather riding gear
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: Cold weather riding gear

Hey Georgia Rider, I actually did run my 500 with the heated gloves and vest. Don't remember all the numbers but I do remember what I had to do to make it work. First, I put in LED on all running and turn signals and brake light. I had to change the turn signal unit to an electronic one to make them...
by burkbuilds
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Speedometer/tachometer "jiggle" information
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Speedometer/tachometer "jiggle" information

Hi, it's been a while since I've posted anything. I'm not sure exactly where this should fit but I put it here. Over the years I've often wondered what caused some speedo's and tach's to "jiggle" instead of run steady like they always do in a car for instance. I've finally learned at least...
by burkbuilds
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Carbs & Fuel System and Intake
Topic: Mircosquirt Fuel Injection Project log.
Replies: 40
Views: 11856

Re: Mircosquirt Fuel Injection Project log.

Good luck and please keep us updated on this project.
by burkbuilds
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Carbs & Fuel System and Intake
Topic: Mircosquirt Fuel Injection Project log.
Replies: 40
Views: 11856

Re: Mircosquirt Fuel Injection Project log.

Wow, that's a chunk of change indeed. Thanks for keeping us updated. I hope you can find a more economical option.
by burkbuilds
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Carbs & Fuel System and Intake
Topic: Mircosquirt Fuel Injection Project log.
Replies: 40
Views: 11856

Re: Mircosquirt Fuel Injection Project log.

Thanks for the update. I was wondering if you were still moving forward with this project.
by burkbuilds
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Nice Ride up Fort Mountain and into Elijah Georgia today
Replies: 1
Views: 2019

Nice Ride up Fort Mountain and into Elijah Georgia today

I only live about an hour from this mountain but today was the first time I ever remember going there. I started out this morning around 10 AM and just started wandering through the North Georgia countryside heading in the General direction of Fort Mountain. I rode through Ringgold, Ga. and on to Pr...
by burkbuilds
Sat May 18, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Other Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Cold weather riding gear
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

Re: Cold weather riding gear

Hey AKrider, Your post reminds me of why I love living in the South. I ride year round here, but we don't get the type of weather you have to endure. I wear Venture brand heated jacket lining and gloves to keep me warm. Works pretty good, I can ride in comfort down to the upper teens in temperature ...
by burkbuilds
Fri May 10, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 454 LTD.
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: 454 LTD.

Love your 454, you did an awesome restoration, she looks showroom new. Glad to see you on here Blaine.

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