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Central New York Carb Clinic #11 -June 9, 2018

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by hogfiddles, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. RHKIII

    RHKIII New Member

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    Looks like a great time, Dave. I'm sorry Connor and I missed it this year. He's now working weekends and I ended up working the weekend too. On the other hand, we have been working on a series of XJ600S's (Seca II's) as he, I, and his girlfriend all have ones on the road this year. I put a full bag set on mine after finding a rack for it. Hopefully we can make it up next year.... you put on a great clinic and the people are all fun!
    - Randy
    (lots of Yamaha's, Honda's, and Suzuki's)
     
  2. kerriskandiesinc

    kerriskandiesinc Active Member

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    Yes, it looks like everyone had a blast, so sorry I missed it this year!!!!
     
  3. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Should be a two day event next year:
    Day 1: bike fixing
    Day 2: tractor riding
     
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    And I figured you as more of an umbrella guy.
     
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    smeagol21b Active Member

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    I told Dave I need to learn to wheelie
     
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    Stumplifter Well-Known Member

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    Pop the clutch on that tractor quick enough and you will...

    Had my Leyland 270 on 2 wheels once - that was enough. :eek:
     
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    TheCrazyGnat Well-Known Member

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    This was my first time actually driving a tractor (other than sitting on my uncle's lap steering the IH) and I was surprised at how sensitive it was, ha ha!
     
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    The look on saftie's face when he took off....I think he was expecting it to flip!
    I've been on quite a few tractors and come very close to flipping a couple of them when I started out!
     
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  9. Nuch

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    For me it was a new experience as well.

    2 brake pedals, 2 brake levers, a clutch pedal, a stick shift...

    NO accelerator pedal!
     
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    TheCrazyGnat Well-Known Member

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    Chitwood Well-Known Member

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    That is one cute little camper you have hiding back there Dave. Looks almost identical to my dad's 74 or 76 14ft Shasta
     
  12. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    That's why it looks like that :)
     
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    TheCrazyGnat Well-Known Member

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    We'll see what we can do to direct it south!
     
  14. Lightcs1776

    Lightcs1776 Active Member

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    Looks like y'all had a great event with a good number showing up. Sorry to have missed it, but schedules are busy. I appreciate all the pics.
     
  15. MattiThundrrr

    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Yeah, I am vicariously enjoying the heck out of this too. The camaraderie and joy is tipping the scales in favour of not selling my bike. Thanks
     
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    More from the Carb Clinic...

    Len @ xj4ever is now offering a reproduction Engine Case Guard Kit for the 700n, 700xn & 750x. This thing is sweet! Like so sweet, it looks BETTER than NOS. How do I know, Dave had a NOS (NIB to be exact) set on hand to compare. Len’s kit is absolutely beautiful. The welds are perfect. The chrome shines . The hardware is plentiful and it comes complete with a chrome warning sticker… just like the original!

    So Let’s take a look. Here you have our patient. She’s currently outfitted with some ebay specials…
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    For comparison purposes, here’s Dave’s NOS set, It comes with directions and minimal hardware.
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    Here is Len’s reproduction set complete with hardware, install directions and chrome sticker. Beautiful!
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    Look at that finish!!!
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    And here is a picture of that chrome sticker I mentioned above. Now is a good time to put it in place.
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    Installation is pretty simple…
    Remove the old hardware. You’ll need a wrench on the inside to stop the nut from spinning.
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    The kit comes with new hardware and instructs you to replace all three bolts and nuts (per side). Here’s a shot from the front with the new hardware installed.
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    Man that looks great!
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    Here’s two more shots of the job completed. I installed the flip out foot pegs later on that day.
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    Much thanks to Len for the awesome goodies provided to the Carb Clinic this year! Honestly, these reproduction pieces are BETTER than NOS! Keep an eye out for additional install images from other bikes during our visit.
     
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    chacal Moderator Moderator Supporting Vendor Premium Member

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    Thanks Nuch, glad you liked them!

    In that last picture, is that a bell on the frame tube? Deer warning? Ice cream delivery?
     
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    Len,
    These items are truly superb. The fit and finish is unbelievable. The welds are smoother than the originals that Dave had. Other than that, I noticed that the reproductions are "flatter" on the ends of the straight pipe (non issue).

    Yes it is a bell. A guardian bell to be exact. There are various companies out there that make them, but the overall idea is that:

    "Legend has it that evil road spirits have been latching themselves on to motorcycles for as long as there have been bikes on the road. These spirits are responsible for mechanical problems and bad luck along a journey. Legend goes on to say that by attaching a small bell onto your bike, the evil road spirits will become trapped inside the bell where the constant ringing drives them insane, making them lose their grip until they fall to the ground."

    It actually makes a pretty cool ring when shaken. Though you really can't hear it when the XJ is roaring, I was able to hear it when the truck windows were down while trailering up to the Carb Clinic.

    My wife gave me that one for the Maxim. Now I need another one for the Seca and you're really not supposed to buy it for yourself... Guess I have to do a better job dropping hints.
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    I have one on the Reb. There was one on there when I bought it. I thought, bah, silly superstition, I'm cutting it off. That day, literally the first ride without the bell, I blew out a crankcase seal and leaked oil all over the exhaust, huge cloud of smoke when I got to work. It ended up being a $200 + repair. My wife bought me a new one, and no Gremlins ever since. I crashed, but the bike is fine!
     
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    Oh, yeah, nice looking guards, Len! You da man!
     

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