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Forum: Motorcycle Repair 05-30-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By grendel
Well, I started it up and let it run itself to...

Well, I started it up and let it run itself to death (urgh) ... then quickly pulled the plug wire from the plug, attached it to the spare plug I have, grounded it against the engine block, pressed...
Forum: Motorcycle Repair 05-30-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By grendel
Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna try to make...

Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna try to make some headway on your suggestions today.. looks like the constant rain we've been having might actually stay gone today!
Forum: Motorcycle Repair 05-27-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By grendel
No, I've only verified that the oil is at an...

No, I've only verified that the oil is at an acceptable level using the site glass. I have already bought oil (Shell Rotella 15w40), and it's sitting here ready to go. Just waiting on the filter to...
Forum: Motorcycle Repair 05-27-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By grendel
Yup, checked for air leaks - everything seems to...

Yup, checked for air leaks - everything seems to be normal there.
Oil and filter change are up next. I didn't figure they'd have anything to do with this problem, though, so I just put them on pause...
Forum: Motorcycle Repair 05-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By grendel
Bike idles down and dies once it's warmed up

THE PROBLEM:
Bike will start fine, then after warming up (usually 3-5 minutes or so), it starts to drop in idle speed, and will eventually die. Once it dies, it will not restart right away unless I...
Forum: Buying First Motorcycle Soon 05-22-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By grendel
I don't think you'll find many recommendations on...

I don't think you'll find many recommendations on specific brands/models of gear, at least none that are really going to be meaningful for you. That's almost like asking for someone to recommend a...
Forum: Kawasaki 05-19-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
That helicoil thing sounds awesome... trying to...

That helicoil thing sounds awesome... trying to find one locally tomorrow!
Forum: Kawasaki 05-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
So, on the list for today was checking/adjusting...

So, on the list for today was checking/adjusting valves! FUN, or at least I THOUGHT it would be...

Alternator cover off:...
Forum: Kawasaki 05-16-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
I picked up that stuff (the Permatex Aviation...

I picked up that stuff (the Permatex Aviation Form-A-Gasket No. 3 Sealant), and pulled the tank off the bike again, removed the petcock and applied. I've left the tank off the bike, propped up, so it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-16-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By grendel
I see your question has been answered in your...

I see your question has been answered in your other thread.

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Kawasaki 05-15-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
Damn, it never occurred to me to do that... Chalk...

Damn, it never occurred to me to do that... Chalk up another round of tank dis-assembly for tomorrow LOL!
Forum: Kawasaki 05-15-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
So, surprise surprise: the petcock/tap for this...

So, surprise surprise: the petcock/tap for this bike is discontinued. I know... shocking, right?? The guy at the local Kawi shop helped me piece together the internals that I could replace, but I'm...
Forum: Kawasaki 05-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
^ Yeah, I think I'm gonna have to do this sooner...

^ Yeah, I think I'm gonna have to do this sooner than later. Time to start shopping for petcocks!
Forum: Motorcycle Repair 05-14-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By grendel
Solved. Turns out, on this bike, you remove...

Solved.

Turns out, on this bike, you remove the terminal from the plug so that the threaded tip can snap into the cap.

/thread
Forum: Ideas, Suggestions, & Forum News 05-14-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By grendel
Tapatalk is super cool.

Tapatalk is super cool.
Forum: Kawasaki 05-14-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
Thanks for the tips! I did as you said re:...

Thanks for the tips!

I did as you said re: the gas cap. Once the bike died, I opened the cap, and tried to start again. It still struggled and wouldn't fire up. I guess since it's the same with...
Forum: First Bike / New Rider 05-14-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By grendel
I never could understand it, either. Until the...

I never could understand it, either. Until the first time I tried it on a bike, that is. It's actually more intuitive than it seems like it should be - I found it to be a very natural movement.
...
Forum: Kawasaki 05-14-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By grendel
First Bike -- 1982 KZ250

8332

First of all, I'm completely new to maintenance and troubleshooting on motorcycles. I've replaced the spark plug with the recommended one (previous owner was using the wrong plug).

It'll...
Forum: Motorcycle Repair 05-12-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By grendel
1982 KZ250 ignition coil question

Hey folks ... today, I was swapping out the plug on my new KZ250 (previous owner had incorrect plug in there), and ended up with this problem. The first pic is the plug that I pulled out (notice the...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion 05-11-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,304
Posted By grendel
Fibbing about Santa Claus is one thing......

Fibbing about Santa Claus is one thing... outright lying about lifestyle choices is another.

Sounds like everyone needs to participate in some open dialogue (except the 2-year-old... might be a...
Forum: Honda 05-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By grendel
Nice to see another 'pegger on here! Best of...

Nice to see another 'pegger on here!

Best of luck!
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion 05-08-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By grendel
Cash cash cash... although, I'd gladly accept...

Cash cash cash... although, I'd gladly accept $120 as a ticket price, compared to the same type of ticket up here!

Doesn't make it suck any less, though... :(
Forum: Frontpage Articles 05-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By grendel
I wonder... were they OEM bolts, or aftermarket...

I wonder... were they OEM bolts, or aftermarket ones?
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion 05-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By grendel
Super quick for me :shrug:

Super quick for me :shrug:
Forum: Off Topic 05-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 10,763
Posted By grendel
The factuality of the OP is suspect, as has...

The factuality of the OP is suspect, as has already been pointed out.

Believing and propagating things that support the beliefs one already has is simply ignorant.
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