G oog le BadWeB | Login/out | Topics | Search | Custodians | Register | Edit Profile


Buell Forum » THUMPer Forum » Archive through February 21, 2015 « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 04:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Happy New Years!
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Marksblast
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 08:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Happy New Year!

A few themes going around, that I am interested in.
Definitely Dan's intake.

But
I will be looking for a new Battery this year.
HD = 65948-00 or
Yusasa YTX-14BS. YTX14H-BS (Hi-Perform) 98.45 or
EZ, your battery looks nice and lite. But just as expensive as the HD. Worth the price. or any others I might look at?

Also a Superbrace. I see the 35mm on the website. OR the Crossroads. Both about the same?

And the Tridon EP-36 Flasher for LED upgrades later on.
Will that work with my stock lights that are on now?

thanks.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Gearheaderiko
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 02:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Super Brace is better. Buy the one for the Blast!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Kmbuell
Posted on Friday, January 02, 2015 - 06:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Got the Black Blast running yesterday. Bought a used carb, gave it a quick clean and it starts, idles and accelerates just fine now. I'm going to try the boil it in a slight vinegar solutions from the new Cycle World trick on the old one.
Kevin
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Foor the Blast get either the Blast specific or the one for the 690 KTM - which is smaller in size. Same amount of juice. Only a few ounces weight difference.
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 05:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)




Been riding!
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Vicenzajay
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

EZ...looks great...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

From the mouth of Erik Buell - if one where to use the XBRR top end - piston, jug, head and a good cam - that would be good for 75 hp - we need to start our own pirate club! - lol
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

See the header of the Darkside section! Erik Buell actually liked a Blast - saved it for Posterity!
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Crazysycodude
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 01:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i really like this picture of Vader

(Message edited by crazysycodude on January 22, 2015)
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 01:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks - it took a long time to rebuild the bike but now that I'm done, I can ride it - so I probably won't be on the forums as much though, however, with a second Blast to Build - I'll still be spending some time online as well - lol
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Blakbear
Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 07:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My 01'Blast just had the carburetor cleaned and the fuel enhancer or electric choke replaced due to the fact that when throttled it would die.....i payed to have this problem fixed and unfortunately this did not solve the issue......it still dies when throttled or backfires and sputters when given just a lil gas......anyone know what the problem is and is it something I can fix on my own .......PLEASE HELP
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 04:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Das Boot!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Awf_hand
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 08:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What sort of life have folks been getting out of their batteries? Mine is an '07 and still has the original, with no signs of giving up, but when it is not in use it is on a maintainer. Any idea how much longer this could last or what symptoms it will give off before it fails?


______________________
Firing Order:
1
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A well maintained battery could last ten years, but usually they fail much earlier, with 3 to 5 years being a fair average. Usually a cell weakens and dies, then battery won't hold a charge.
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Gearheaderiko
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 05:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Concur!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

1eyert
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

looking for a blast dash, the part that holds the speedo and attaches to the top of the triple? its for my son's commuter bike.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 04:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://shop.newcastlehd.com/catalog/parts/harley- davidson?sku=M0660.T
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Marksblast
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 06:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The bike has been in the garage for the last 3 months. With gas in it. And some Sta-bil.
I have been starting it every week and riding it up and down the back-alley.
The other day I road insured it for the year. As I have Danís intake on the way.
Rode it about 10 kms, to fill the tires, got gas. 94 Grade Supreme No Ethanol. Only $5.00 worth.
Thought that would be best.
Today, I started it and smelled Gas. Then the bike stopped. And would not start.
I looked for a leak.
With the gas lever turned ON. It looks like a Pulsing of gas from the carb, little spurts of gas flow.
From the 2 bottom holes.
With the gas lever turned off. It stops.
Is it the new gas?
Jets and carb looked very clean, only a few months ago. New gasket & boot, 6 months ago.
carb
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Patches
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"With the gas lever turned ON. It looks like a Pulsing of gas from the carb, little spurts of gas flow.
From the 2 bottom holes."

One of the holes in the front of the carb is air intake jet for idle mixture circuit, the other is vent for the float bowl.

http://tuneyourharley.com/biketech/content/carbure tor-troubleshooting-guide
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Gearheaderiko
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 08:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Float Needle is likely stuck or clogged open or bad float. A few good raps on the carb float bowl with the handle of a screwdriver will often knock things loose and back into place.
If gas still flows out, pull the float bowl and check needle and seat for obstructions and function. If that seems good and gas still flows, pull the float and make sure it's not filling with gas.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Marksblast
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is a good link patches.
I did read, a few raps, may do it.
Weird, these things happen.
Many thanks.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Marksblast
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I tapped the Carb a few times. And the bike started up.
Got a few Coughs, about 35 secs into the Idling.
But went for a 20 min ride and it seems, ok.
Just a few gas spots on the carb, when home (pic).
Must have been some ghosts. lol. ; ).
I have Dan's full intake kit/superboot in the mail soon. And will
re-do the jetting as per his specs 48/180. Looking forward to that project.
thanks for the help.
carb.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Gearheaderiko
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

48/180 might be a tad on the rich side.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Marksblast
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 01:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I hear you. That is what I sort of thought.

What I have done to the bike so far is in my profile
marksblast
I am running a 45/175 with the Jardine RT-1.

Now, I have ordered Dan's 'set up' he said, go 48/180.
I am reading and following all of bad weather bikers and buell riders online info. Soaking it all in.

I will start with Dan's recommendation. Go from there.
What would you say? 48/175? I could get a 46.

And what are the signs for running 'a tad rich'?
thanks
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Gearheaderiko
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You may not notice it at all. But too rich adds wear to the cylinders. You'll notice it in acceleration and exhaust note. The higher the note, the leaner the mixture. Low note, rich mixture. It's all trial and error unless you have an air/fuel mixture gauge or put it on a dyno.
The higher you are above sea level, the leaner you'll need to be. Recommended specs get you close, but it's up to you to get closer with fine tuning. But close is good enough for most.
Have you shimmed the needle yet? If you haven't, then a 48 will may suit you just fine and the 180 might be okay. It's really a small difference and can cost you 1-2 horsepower either way, in different parts of the rpm range (for the average stock carb).
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Marksblast
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 05:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for that info.

I am on the west coast. Right at Sea Level.
I will, and would like to fine tune.
I'm 50 and having fun, making this new bike
the best it can be... : -)

I bought the Yost Rev.1 Kit. Put in the Tube, spring and blue needle ( middle) with the gold shim from the kit.
I will take that 1-2 horsepower if I can get it. I'll play.
Why not. I have a great ear.

I'll look up the a/f gauge or dyno.
Good Friday...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 03:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Where are you in Cali? go 46/180 - 48 is still a bit much.
EZ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Marksblast
Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 09:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am in Vancouver, BC. Just north of Seattle.
Never really go more than 1000 ft above sea level.

I guess, I'll call Dan then & add a 46 too my order.
Thanks

BTW. EZ I love love that Headlight. I wanted your last one. Now, I want this one ; -)). Very effective.
I also saw the price, ouch.
It is this model.
Rivera Primo HedLED All LED Phase 2 Head Lamp - 7in. 1116-0200.
It will take me till fall to figure how to wire it ; -).
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ezblast
Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Actually wiring is ultra simple, plugs in using stock light plug and then has two wires on each side for the signals that you wire up to the signal wires - done. Easiest light install I've ever done.
EZ


« Previous Next »

Topics | Last Day | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Rules | Program Credits Administration