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motorcycle ride to Mt. Graylock 5/17/2014

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Postby Mike-Sid » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:20 am

PaiN wrote:I had a text conversation with Josh and Andy this morning and it looks like they can make it again also.
I'm getting excited....This ride was a blast last year.


That's great. Will be a another awesome ride.



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Postby mu2bdriver » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:06 pm

I was just up there late Friday/early Saturday for a hike up the Thunderbolt. There's still a little snow on the trails and road but looking out over Adams and Pittsfield is a great experience in the middle of the night.

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Postby PaiN » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:05 pm

There is a CCDL benefit on the 18th.
Can we cinch this down for Saturday the 17th?
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Postby Mike-Sid » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:08 pm

PaiN wrote:There is a CCDL benefit on the 18th.
Can we cinch this down for Saturday the 17th?


Ok I'm in for the 17th

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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Mike-Sid wrote:
myglimk2 wrote:Hopefully. Still have quite a bit to get done.


What kind of bike do you have? What's the story?

Honda VLX 600 Shadow.
Here's a teaser. I don't think it'll be ready this year though. :(
Everything is there. It starts but won't stay running, ever since someone messed with the carb. :roll: And, I know it'll need a new battery.
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What I want it to look similar to, minus the flames. I HATE flames, on anything!
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Postby PaiN » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:14 pm

myglimk2 wrote:Honda VLX 600 Shadow.
Here's a teaser. I don't think it'll be ready this year though. :(

You might be able to see the end of the season if you get going on your M endorsement and start putting some time into getting that bike fixed up and running.
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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:19 pm

That's another thing I have to work on to. :wall:
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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:22 pm

Some more photos...
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Postby Mike-Sid » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:39 pm

Looks like a good project. Going to come out nice. Maybe Mike will help you out. :stick:

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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:49 pm

I guess I can let him wash it. :lol:
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Postby JohnB » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:49 pm

hpw did they mess with the carb ?

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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:51 pm

He said they played with the points? But since then it hasn't stayed running. I don't know much about carbs so I was thinking of giving it to a friend to rebuild for me. I don't care about adding power to the bike. I just want it to look good and run like it did from factory.

EDIT: I'm assuming they played with the jets in the carb.
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Postby JohnB » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:54 pm

points are a part of the ignition/timing system..nothing to do with the carb
probably worthwhile buying a service manual from ebay..they cover everything..if its just a points problem thats a pretty easy fix rather than tearing down and rebuilding the carb

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Postby JohnB » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:56 pm

jets are pretty easy to change..worth knowing whats in there, normally 2 jets..low speed and high speed..should be a screw for idle adjustment too..id put it back to stock and go from there..is that the original exhaust ?

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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:04 pm

He said they had the carb. My friend who has the bike isn't to mechanically inclined. He told me his brother had the carb off to get the work done.
I said the same thing when he said points. I asked if he meant jets? So when I finally get the bike down here I'll have to see exactly what it's doing and plucking away at the obvious stuff first. A repair manual for the bike is first on my list.
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