TheDullCarbide

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  1. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Coil popped at 50mph / Heavy Traffic   

    Yup. That's what happened. That way you were riding cracks me up!
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  2. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Why does my KOSO inductive tach need ground?   

    It needs a complete circuit. The spark induces a voltage in the sensing wire that's wrapped around the ignition wire. In order for the tach to see that voltage, it needs something to compare it to, like the frame ground. If you don't do this, the tach will "float," electrically speaking. This would mean that when the spark occurs and the sensing wire sees, say 10V, the entire tach will raise to 10V so in essence nothing changes that the tach can see.
    An analogy to describe it better:
    You are in a car but can't see out the window. The road is too smooth to feel if you are moving or not. How do you know what is going on?
    Now we give you a window to see the trees that aren't moving (the frame ground). If the trees are moving by from your perspective, then you are moving.
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  3. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Coil popped at 50mph / Heavy Traffic   

    Just be careful removing the cap. The reason mine popped out was because I just yanked it off the day before and it damaged the plastic that the brass threaded into.
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  4. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Coil popped at 50mph / Heavy Traffic   

    I had the plug cap fail on me. The brass stud that holds the cap to the plug backed out and the resistor and spring fell out. Wasn't in traffic and I had a coil with me.
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  5. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Low RPM @ takeoff, runs fine at speed   

    Either the clutch is screwed or a variator weight fell back.
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  6. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Engine Design and modification   

    Then what is the bow? I know nothing about boats so humor me.
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  7. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Engine Design and modification   

    Hmmm. Google said starboard meant front-facing. Then again, I just glanced at it. Thanks for having me on the gameshow!
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  8. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Engine Design and modification   

    You have to be kidding. Here I am putting effort into this...
    We love ya anyway fiddy!
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  9. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Engine Design and modification   

    What a freak of nature! That has something to do with scavenging.
    So the transfer port needs to be directly across from the exhaust for that freak of nature piston to scavenge correctly, meaning the intake has to be offset, hence the clocked intake slot in the skirt?
    Then what about the top ring gap?
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  10. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Engine Design and modification   

    1 or 2 crankshafts?
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  11. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Engine Design and modification   

    Ya lost me
    Okay, I cheated and looked up what starboard was again. So I'm guessing either V-Twin or something like RG500. So in that case it is about carb mounting?
    Not sure if there are any V-Twin 2-strokes...
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  12. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Looking to add UNI filter again   

    Lucas all the way! For the tranny I do the 50/50 Lucas and gear oil 
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  13. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Engine Design and modification   

    Seems like they didn't want the intake ports directly on the face of the piston that gets the side load from the ignition stroke. But then again, they put the top ring gap there.
    Maybe that's just how they felt like mounting the carb?
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  14. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Attn to all - Web store closure   

    That hurts! The problem in PA is we do it to ourselves in the winter. City people around here can't drive so the roads get metric tonnes of the stuff. Funny the state says we're hurting the environment with chemicals in water runoff and then they do this. Not to mention the salt is killing my beautiful XJ.
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  15. TheDullCarbide added a post in a topic Looking to add UNI filter again   

    I use whatever I have laying around in the 10W-30 to 15W-40 range. But my engine's pretty well worn-in.
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