Our motto says it all: "We would like to ride in zoomer which is not easily defeated by anyone."

Members Rides Members Rides   TR Ride of the Month TR ROTM   * Ride Utility   Scoot TV Scoot TV   Support TR buy a shirt! TR Store * Login * Register
* FAQ 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1691 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 109, 110, 111, 112, 113
Author Message

n00bie



Posts: 6
Location: NV
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:00 am 
lilpinny wrote:
That's a good lookin' scoot!


x2


Top
 Profile  
 

Space Docker
Space Docker
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 3579
Location: Just north of the ol' Clampett homestead
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
2011 TR Donor
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:13 pm 
Dino951 wrote:
lilpinny wrote:
That's a good lookin' scoot!


x2

Thanks guys! It is at least different, lots of DIY stuff. :meh:

Still tuning after all these years! Realized I hadn't tried a different main jet since I put on the larger-diameter intake runner. Switched from a 78 to an 80 and gained a little pep. Decided that for whatever reason, my GET seems to be out of the power band at anything much above 9200 rpm. Switched from 4.8 DPs to 5.25 and it seems to do better overall. Didn't seem to lose any takeoff, either.

12 days later, switched from white Daytona contra to blue Polini, mix of 5.2/5.4 DPs. Makes me :D

_________________
my damaged buildthread


Top
 Profile  
 

Space Docker
Space Docker
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 3579
Location: Just north of the ol' Clampett homestead
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
2011 TR Donor
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:16 pm 
File this under :fuck: Still trying different things, and looking for excuses to post something on here.

Both intakes are 1-5/8" ID and both of the filters have the base cut out as much as possible.

Image

Thanks for stopping by! :wavehello

_________________
my damaged buildthread


Top
 Profile  
 

Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 1121
Location: Pittsburgh
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:14 pm 
That's about what i ran w/ the "stock" carb.

Old salvaged photobucket pic here:

Image

_________________
Happypancake! BBB - Shorty Fatty : viewtopic.php?f=93&t=95381
Angry Waffle! 4-Valve : viewtopic.php?f=93&t=107151
Tanuki wrote:
You be the next happypancake! Keep it up!
:popcorn:


Top
 Profile  
 

Space Docker
Space Docker
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 3579
Location: Just north of the ol' Clampett homestead
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
2011 TR Donor
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:02 pm 
Image

_________________
my damaged buildthread


Top
 Profile  
 

Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 1121
Location: Pittsburgh
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:14 pm 
:banger:

_________________
Happypancake! BBB - Shorty Fatty : viewtopic.php?f=93&t=95381
Angry Waffle! 4-Valve : viewtopic.php?f=93&t=107151
Tanuki wrote:
You be the next happypancake! Keep it up!
:popcorn:


Top
 Profile  
 

Space Docker
Space Docker
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 3579
Location: Just north of the ol' Clampett homestead
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
2011 TR Donor
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:09 am 
This is really embarassing :oops: . Was trying different intake runners and changing some jets. Same things I've done a hundred times. Toward the end of the ride it started running rough and dying at idle. Got it home and checked it out, found that the intake runner wasn't on tight enough and had partially slipped off, causing a massive air leak. Cool, that makes sense and is an easy fix, right? Re-installed the intake runner, made sure it was gudentite this time, and was flabbergasted when it refused to start. Took the carb apart, found a clogged slow jet. OK, weird that both things happened at once, but it's a simple fix. Cleaned out the jet and everything else while I had it off, reinstalled, fully expected it to fire right up. STILL no go! :headbashing:

The fuel pump is working normally. I AM getting spark, and I DO have compression. Won't even pop once, it's like there's no fuel getting to the cylinder. Pulled the plug after cranking the hell out of it, and the plug was bone dry. All I can think of is that a passage in the carb is clogged. Tried everything from idle to WOT while cranking, didn't fire once. (It's NOT the kill switch).

I'm stumped! :pissed: Gonna put the PZ20 on, since it has no electrical connections and was working good when I took it off. If it starts, I'll know it's the carb. If it doesn't start, guess I'll check valve clearance and the other head parts.

Any of this sound familiar? any suggestions? I thought a Gremlin Bell was supposed to prevent shit like this! :mrgreen:

_________________
my damaged buildthread


Top
 Profile  
 

Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 1121
Location: Pittsburgh
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:53 pm 
Plugged pilot hole? Squirt some fuel in there. Open the throttle with your hand over the air

_________________
Happypancake! BBB - Shorty Fatty : viewtopic.php?f=93&t=95381
Angry Waffle! 4-Valve : viewtopic.php?f=93&t=107151
Tanuki wrote:
You be the next happypancake! Keep it up!
:popcorn:


Top
 Profile  
 

Dirty Sanchez
Dirty Sanchez
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 2387
Location: Pembroke Pines, fl
Gender: Dude
The way it should be Shop mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:27 pm 
Well if you had a clogged jet maybe the fuel line is stopped up too?

_________________
My ruck "build"
The Asphalt Slayer
T.sracing wrote:
........ you're either going to be "fast" or quiet with a GET, not both


Top
 Profile  
 

One of Us
One of Us

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 722
Location: Calgary Alberta (Canada)
Gender: Dude

Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:26 am 
Seems odd.
Interested to see if your valves are in spec.

_________________
2003 Ruckus- Black and Chrome
viewtopic.php?f=92&t=86370
Girl Friends 2003 Ruck
viewtopic.php?f=92&t=89000


Top
 Profile  
 

Dirty Sanchez
Dirty Sanchez

Years on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TRYears on TR

Posts: 2777
Location: SE Meeshigan!
Gender: Not sure
The way it should be Garage mechanic
Offline
 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:18 pm 
What happened? Updates?

_________________
2014 LucyBird Black 'n' Red Ruckus
Rudy Rotini GET a Daily Ride 2009 Red Ruckus
1978 Greenie:Honda Express
2016 48 Hours of Ruckus Winner


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1691 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 109, 110, 111, 112, 113

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Check out who is online and not out riding.

Rucksters browsing this forum: No rucksters and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
 
Copyright Owners: click here to report copyright infringement

Technophobes: click here if you are having issues registering or logging in

TotalRuckus.com 2005-2015 (That’s 10 F’ing years!) - All Rights Reserved --- Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group