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location Boise, ID
age 32
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Apr 16 at 18:18

Support Motorcycles, Mopeds and Scooters and Recreational Boating on SE Area 51.

Automobiles I have experience with:

  • Currently own/have access to:

    • Mk. III (A3, Typ 1H) VW Jetta, I4 2.0l ABA engine (1992–1999, a.k.a. Golf, Vento etc.). Have factory manual.
    • Ford Escort Wagon (NA, third generation (1997–2002)).
  • Previously owned/had worked on:

    • BMW 325es (E30 platform, 1982–1994). Have factory manual (PDF).
    • Ford Escort Hatchback (NA, second generation (1991–1996)).
    • Dodge Omni (1978–1990, a.k.a. Plymouth Horizon).

Motorcycles I have experience with:

  • Currently own/have access to:

    • Suzuki TU250X (2009–present, FI upgrade of older TU/Volty, a.k.a. ST250, shares many engine and chassis parts with other single-cylinder Suzukis such as GZ250 and GN250 dating back to 1980s).

    • Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (1985–2006).

    • Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (VN800, 1995–2006).

  • Previously owned/had worked on:

    • Honda SL125S (street-legal version of late 60s–early 70s trail bike).

Apr
10
comment Small two-stroke engine runs poor
@Larry, there was a little bit of old fuel in the tank, but I filled with fresh mix, hoping it would dilute it. I am not sure how old the fuel is. All yard equipment I had used last year had no problem starting with old petrol this spring.
Apr
9
asked Small two-stroke engine runs poor
Mar
20
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Feb
15
comment Jetta 2005 won't go past 20 mph
Does it throw any error codes? Check if anything triggered so called “limp-home” mode — in case ECU computer does not receive proper sensor data for air-fuel mixture, it switches to a sort of safe mode that is just enough to putt along. It should also run real rough. I had same issue when my MAF sensor went kaput.
Jan
30
reviewed Reviewed After ABS engages, brakes go soft for 10 minutes or so?
Jan
30
revised After ABS engages, brakes go soft for 10 minutes or so?
Fixed grammar.
Jan
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Dec
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Dec
16
comment Change in exhaust note after extreme backfires--what did I break?
If you flooded it then yes, you'd have excess accumulation of fuel in the exhaust pipes (and not enough pressure to expel it by running it without fuel), so when it would actually catch spark, you would have fuel combust inside the exhaust system, both headers and the muffler. I had seen it with loud pipes, actual flame exiting at the business end. So it is quite plausible that the muffler could have been damaged (especially, considering you had three big cylinders pumping fuel into it), but I don’t have enough experience to declare that with certainty.
Dec
16
comment Change in exhaust note after extreme backfires--what did I break?
K75 uses three-into-one exhaust (to the point about multiple mufflers).
Dec
14
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Dec
11
comment Motorcycle gear changes alternate between stiff and normal
How did break in procedure go? Did you do first (early) oil change? Remember, many motorcycles have wet-sump clutch and gearbox sharing the case with the engine, so they use that very oil. Also, switching to synthetic, may help. My shifts got much better after swapping out stock mineral oil to Rotella T6. By the way, W800 is a gorgeous motorcycle.
Dec
10
revised Replacing regular twin shocks with nitrox for my bike
Minor edit, model and link, tag.
Nov
8
comment Suzuki GSR600 low idle revs and unstable
What year is that? How many km? And which throttle bodies does it have (Keihin, Mikuni, etc.)? Could be as simple as proper idle screw adjustment. For instance, on my 250 Zook with Keihin throat that screw can loosen up a bit, which would cause lower RPM, and even stalling at times, for which EFI cannot compensate (I have 32-bit ECU, like on the big GSX-Rs).
Sep
29
reviewed Reviewed How many amps should my car be pulling while it is turned off?
Sep
29
revised How many amps should my car be pulling while it is turned off?
Slight corrections.
Sep
29
comment Malibu turns over, does not start
The issue could be the timing chain. It is still intact, but slacking (possibly plastic guide or tensioners broke). It is an interference engine, and I wonder if that was enough to throw the timing off, but not enough to damage the valves. It spins smoothly, for what it's worth.
Sep
14
comment Is engine braking harmful?
@aufkag, not really, no. :) It could use few more citations. I just need to do more reading and get around to it. :)