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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Honda Hawk GT NT650 Motorcycle
PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Ok, it now runs again, but it still isn't quite "together" yet. I got a free go cart the other day and got a little sidetracked. ;)

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:08 pm 
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A few more pictures on the freshly cut lawn.

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-Jeremy

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:23 pm 

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Very nice looking! Great job, not going to ask how much work was involved ;)


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The lawn looks purdy, there's just this big yellow eyesore on it... :mrgreen:

KIDDING! (runs from ban hammer)

Looks awesome man!

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Thanks guys!

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Man my lawn looks like crap... I need to be hydro seeded.

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My lawn is amazing right now. Neighbors be jealous.

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:13 pm 

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4g63mightymax wrote:
Thanks guys!

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Lol, that actually sounds a little low :o

It turned out awesome though, great job!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:03 pm 
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So my new tires were waiting for me when I got home today. I was a bit anxious to try them out and I didn't really want to work with somebody else's schedule. Soooo.

I took the wheel off.

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Then I broke the bead on the old tire with a shovel. Yeah I basically just jumped on it. It worked perfectly!

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Then I shoved 3/4" by 2" by ~ 6" pieces of pine around the edges to hold the bead down while I popped the tire off the rim using a pry bar, a flat screwdriver, and some leather gloves to protect the paint on the wheel from chipping. Tada! - Tire came off.

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Then I lubed the new one with laundry detergent, and slipped it onto the wheel with the same pine holding the bead down.

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It was then time to inflate the tire, get the bead sealed on the wheel and reinstall it on the motorcycle.

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Rinse & repeat for the front wheel.

The new tires feel much better than the dry rotted ones that were on there since I bought the bike 8+ years ago. My friends have been telling me for years that I my tires are rocks. They were right. The new ones are far less rocky.

-Jeremy

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Very nice! New tires are awesome! Its usually night and day.

Ps, your lawn makes me sick.

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Thanks! It needs to be mowed like 6 times per week. It is absolutely insane.

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Love the shovel trick lol.

Also, I agree on the lawn. Even when I had a lawn back in Virginia I didn't have it THAT nice.

I like having the desert for my lawn now though, easy to take care of.

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SubTexel wrote:
Love the shovel trick lol.

Also, I agree on the lawn. Even when I had a lawn back in Virginia I didn't have it THAT nice.

I like having the desert for my lawn now though, easy to take care of.

+1 on the desert lawn! I hate mowing. I get away with mowing once every 6 months

Jeremy, the bike looks awesome!

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Thanks guys! I may take a few snapshots of the lawn after I mow it tonight so you can really grasp how amazingly lush it is. LOL I literally laugh at it daily because I can't believe it. I have fought my always dying lawn for 7 years trying to get nice grass. Then last year my friend came over, sprayed hydro-seed down and BAM - crazy Jurassic lawn that my neighbors are jealous of. I last mowed it 6 days ago. It really is insane how fast it grows. Mowing it sucks, but I think now that it is becoming fully "rooted" it will survive from year to year and hopefully choke the weeds out. Hopefully I can have a nice lawn for the years to come. Wooo.

Oh yeah, the bike is neat too. ;)

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Two weeks ago my bike was running great. Then it rained for a few days and the bike sat. The following Sunday (the 19th) I tried to go for a ride, and the bike:
1A) Didn't want to start
1B) Once started, wouldn't idle
1C) If I turned the idle up a bit (knob on the carb) it would hunt around to different rpms
1D) Would not run between 3000-5000 rpm. Lower or higher sorta worked, but not great.

Last Tuesday (the 21st) I took the tank off and found this:
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Both pods are cracked at the base, and letting air bypass the filter.

So I bought new filters with a hope that the problem would go away with new ones. Sadly I was wrong. I put the new filters on yesterday and it didn't make a difference. Yay.

Tonight I took the carbs off and did my yearly rebuild. To my surprise, they were nearly spotless inside. Regardless, I cleaned everything, and put it all back together. I then went for a ride, and Bada-Bing! No f'ing difference. Still runs like crap.

Next I'm going to tear my muffler apart and check to make sure I didn't blow apart the insides (or have mice blocking the insides). The bike seems to sound slightly different, which makes me think maaaaaybe the muffler is part of the issue. I'm also going to completely bypass the fuel pump when the whole muffler idea goes to hell.

Ugh, I am so damn tired of repairing stupid issues. I just want my stuff to work once in a while.
-Jeremy

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