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post #5371 of 5477 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 06:08 AM
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Dot 3. Seems like I use dot 4.not that it's a huge difference. I'm signing off ambien is in the system designing off.
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This will do the job and is easy to find.
Anybody tried this brand, Johnsen's? It's $11 on Amazon, and enough to do the whole bike, I think.
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post #5373 of 5477 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 09:54 AM
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Anybody tried this brand, Johnsen's? It's $11 on Amazon, and enough to do the whole bike, I think.
Never tried it...never heard of it.

Why bother when the good stuff is cheaper and available at the local NAPA?

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After 2 months of being apart, the bike is starting to go back together. I had to wait all that time for shock bushings to come from Progressive. In the mean time I ordered wheel dampers and installed them a few weeks ago. I lubed the splines with moly paste and sat back for a few more weeks until the bushings came in. It was a bear getting the new bushings on but I finally found the technique. Trying to press them in with a vice, C-clamps and quick clamps, didn't do the trick. I even tried using a bolt and washers to squeeze it in there but no dice. The last thing I tried was to beat them in. Nope. Not by beating the bushing anyway. What I did was set the bushing on a 2X4 sitting on the garage floor. I centered the eye of the shock directly on the bushing. I set an old socked a bit bigger than the eye on top of it. I stood over the shock with my big old sledge hammer dangling just above it. When the mood felt just right, I let it drop. You have to prop the other end of the shock so the eye is aligned with the bushing perfectly and it will go in. If you are off by even a tad, things go flying but you just do it again. One bushing I had to try twice but the other three went the first time. Make sure when the shock comes down over the bushing the other parts of the shock won't hit anything. I was going to put it all back together today but I noticed the desiccant in the compressor was white instead of blue. I'll be pulling the pump off and drying out those little beads tomorrow I reckon.
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Not just for salad, I used vinegar to remove light rust from my intake. Not to bad and very cost effective. I will clean the inside and remove seams and burrs to allow the maximum flow to the cylinder.
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post #5376 of 5477 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 08:17 PM
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Refitted Single Carb on bike again. Got it started and after futzing with the idle screw and cable, It settled down to a mere 1250 rpms! Then I discovered it had an air leak! Oh boy. So, back to the drawing board. Not sure the PVC runners are the answer. But still, a major victory in the single carb conversion!

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Dug out the bicycle floor pump and used it to put air in the wing's tires. They were down to 12 and 14 psi. It has been 15 months since it was last ridden.

Checked the lights getting ready to take the bike for state inspection and found the hazard lights are not working (did not expect this to cause a problem with the inspection) and the brake lights did not come on when the front lever was pulled (brake lights worked with the foot pedal). A little inspection led to a loose wire. The wire was loose because the brake light switch was in pieces.

Ordered a cheap replacement on e-bay.
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Got my new seat delivered yesterday afternoon and hoping to get put on today. I want to get to ride it until the roads are clear but i will be anxious to try it out.

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UPDATE: As you all may know, I was trying to get the Single Carb Conversion to work. With all the fussing,cussing and fighting it just doesnt want to work. I have exhausted my little expertise, time and cash. Im done with the SCC. I am thoroughly convinced this mod may be for the bigger GLs. Lets have another crack at old Original 4s. (Any advice other than Randakks kits. (maybe later, no cash now). Thanks for the help.

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You don't want to know what an OEM rebuild will cost. Geez!

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