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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By prometheus578
Whatsamatter... Bolt head stripped? Here's...

Whatsamatter... Bolt head stripped?
Here's what ya do:

1. Go to Tacoma Screw and buy a large, metric nut. Size...? Oh, maybe something that a 17mm socket/wrench would grab.

2. Take oil...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,322
Posted By prometheus578
Hahahha... You win, Giggity! Head on over...

Hahahha...
You win, Giggity!

Head on over to the Korova Milk Bar and have a tall, cold glass of Moloko Vellocet. Tell 'em to put it on my tab.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,322
Posted By prometheus578
Sitting here now in my Sponge Bob jammies and bunny slippers...

Jusr reread what you wrote, Phil... Hmmm....

Bounces, huh?

Constants and variables:
Forks have been changed... still has problem.
Bike bounces... but had bounced before.
What has been...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,322
Posted By prometheus578
Ok... we can figger that the bead is nicely...

Ok... we can figger that the bead is nicely seated.

Tires can warp just by sitting... and that goes for new tires sitting on a rack at a dealership or in a warehouse somewhere. Yeah, these are...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-04-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,322
Posted By prometheus578
I can only go by the info given. Rims for the...

I can only go by the info given.
Rims for the '79F require tubes.
I've seen people plug the holes and run the rear tires without rim locks, too. Sure, it'll work... but you run the risk of...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-04-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,322
Posted By prometheus578
Well, the first problem is with mounting a tire...

Well, the first problem is with mounting a tire on a "tube" rim without a tube. Rims that require tubes have a differently shaped bead area compared to rims that are tubeless. The tube, to some...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-03-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,809
Posted By prometheus578
Was that $90 per valve, or $90 for a set of four?...

Was that $90 per valve, or $90 for a set of four?

Try Z1 Enterprises: $20.48 per carb kit


http://www.z1enterprises.com/detail.aspx?ID=500
Forum: Members Lounge 10-07-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By prometheus578
One of my favorite quotes. Sadly, few people...

One of my favorite quotes.
Sadly, few people understand what it means.
Forum: Members Lounge 10-07-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,489
Posted By prometheus578
Pretty girls always get my vote.

Pretty girls always get my vote.
Forum: Members Lounge 10-06-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By prometheus578
500 post milestone

Congratulations!
You went from being "XStremely XSive" to "XSive Maximus".

( I just noticed that by writing this... I hit post 4,000.)
Forum: Members Lounge 10-06-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By prometheus578
Now, don't get me wrong....

It's a nice project and you've obviously put some thought into it.

Now, let me put some in, as well.

The swivel is a bad idea for several reasons. Ok, let's not say bad. Uhm... maybe just...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-04-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By prometheus578
The lighting and the effects of the shadows in...

The lighting and the effects of the shadows in the first pic are nice.

The second pic I like better, due to it just having a four color scheme: dingy green, brick red, white/chrome and black. The...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-03-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By prometheus578
Uhm.. that might be a little too personal for the...

Uhm.. that might be a little too personal for the forum.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-27-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By prometheus578
Sorry I didn't read this thread sooner

I believe this related to the Ninja 250.
Right before the shop closed down three/four years ago, there was a tech bulletin (I believe for the 250) concerning the fairing/fuel tank screws. Seems some...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-25-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,706
Posted By prometheus578
I like the rolling magnet. Only change I would...

I like the rolling magnet.
Only change I would make... or mention... tape a paper towel (or maybe a coffee filter) over the magnet when picking up metal filings. A lot easier to remove the filings...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-24-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By prometheus578
Strange houseguest from a galaxy far, far away.

Ya better do a good job polishing his visor when you're done with yours...

It'd be a shame if he'd say,
"You have failed me for the last time, WildKat."
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-23-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By prometheus578
I just merged your two threads so that your...

I just merged your two threads so that your progress (and questions and answers) can be followed easier.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-22-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,888
Posted By prometheus578
Startin' to agree with Manager Mike about the...

Startin' to agree with Manager Mike about the leakin' carbs.

All plugs were black and fouled means a fuel problem... too much fuel.

Ok, let's assume you have a petcock/fuel octopus issue......
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By prometheus578
Yeah, that's the ramp lip thingie. Thanks for...

Yeah, that's the ramp lip thingie.
Thanks for posting that, Rpgoerlich
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-21-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By prometheus578
Oh good Lord, NO. Those are ramps for quads....

Oh good Lord, NO.

Those are ramps for quads.
Years back... (against my advice) saw someone collapse one of those pushing his bike into a truck. Not a good idea.

Yeah, angle is an issue,...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-21-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By prometheus578
Stimulus / Response

Uhm... sometimes, there's even two.
Forum: Members Lounge 09-19-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,985
Posted By prometheus578
I like Scout... she's cool. (It's that Bob...

I like Scout... she's cool.
(It's that Bob Ewell that makes me want to sharpen my knife.)
Forum: Members Lounge 09-19-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,985
Posted By prometheus578
Actually, Fred, it's worse than that. I always...

Actually, Fred, it's worse than that.
I always get junk mail from my credit card companies... I never read their crap.
Well, somewhere in the crap that Capitol One sent me... that I didn't...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-18-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By prometheus578
Raw-ness

When I first saw what you had done, I was reminded of the clear plastic distributor caps some guys put in their cars.... way back during my high school days.
I know, I know...
"Geez, Prom... I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-18-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By prometheus578
Don't care what anyone says, (Ok, no one's said...

Don't care what anyone says, (Ok, no one's said anything yet...), but I like it.
Not particularly useful, but then it wasn't meant to be, I suppose.

Some of the best modifications aren't done to...
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