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Old 08-01-2014, 10:55 PM
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Bwahahaha! This is turning into equal parts Ducati and Honda now. Congrats!

Chip, the track day looks like fun!
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:56 AM
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WOoo! lol nice!


I think the float valve in one of my carbs got stuck last night. Every time I turn on the petcock gas just dumps out of the overflow. Guess it's time to finally break it down and clean them.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:03 AM
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I think the float valve in one of my carbs got stuck last night. Every time I turn on the petcock gas just dumps out of the overflow. Guess it's time to finally break it down and clean them.
New needles and seats if you're going to go into them. If you just clean they will stick again. In a pinch, lightly tap the leaky carb with a screwdriver or something and that will usually stop it
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well this escalated quickly.......

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2012 monster 696
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:20 AM
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New needles and seats if you're going to go into them. If you just clean they will stick again. In a pinch, lightly tap the leaky carb with a screwdriver or something and that will usually stop it
Thanks for the tip! Even a quick fix would be preferable right now. I plan to tear it all down this winter and wasn't really looking forward to working on it in this heat.
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Hopefully the XS400 will be back on the road this weekend. Waiting on parts to arrive and finding time to work on it has delayed me more than expected. At least it's getting some upgrades along the way. New pics coming soon!
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:28 AM
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Some bikes from my past:

1986 Yamaha FZ600. Got this in '92, and have no idea how I didn't kill myself on it. I had to hide it at a friend's because my dad would have set it on fire lol
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1989 FZR600. I still have a soft spot for these, and if I can find an unmolested example I'll pick it up just to reminisce
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1972 Honda CL175. Built before Cafe's were cool. How hipster is that? lol
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2003 R6
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2006 50th Anniversary R1
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2001 Honda RC51
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Jeez man, that's quite a list. I love the classic Yamahas
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I've made some progress getting the XS400 back on the road. I wish I had more time so this would get finished up quicker! The seat got cut down a little and recovered. Not the best job, but it'll do for now. I removed the rear fender and came up with a custom setup for the rear light and plate bracket. It's not in the final location, but close.

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Nice
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:26 PM
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That tail light looks OEM, nice job!
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:06 PM
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must own this one day
http://www.skullysystems.com/

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Old 08-18-2014, 02:59 PM
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That's pretty amazing. It's not cheap, but when you consider the advantages and what it could prevent in terms of safety it would pay for itself very quickly. I wonder how long it will take for the big name brands in the helmet industry to start offering competitive products. I'd bet 5-10 years from now this type of helmet will be a common item on the shelf.
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Yeah super expensive, but I can't imagine how much safer it would be. That rear-view camera + HUD is brilliant.

Plus it has that amazing technology where you can switch from tinted to non-tinted shield with the click of a button. Mercedes uses that in their SL's these days.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:17 PM
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It looks better than Google Glass too. You could just get it in white and pretend to be the Stig all day.
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