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bio website theug.ru/en
location Boise, ID
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
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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).

Nov
19
awarded  Announcer
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
16
comment Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain?
Ah, okay. I just seem to remember having it, because my ex bought 2012 certified used 2.5, just cannot confirm now for obvious reasons.
Sep
15
answered Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain?
Sep
2
comment Bike is sometimes not wanting to shift into neutral
You don't even have to let go of the lever completely. I usually just release it some, and it switches with gentle rocking. It's easier with engine running, but even without it on usually works fine. I also tend to think that after I had switched to Shell Rotella T6 diesel synthetic oil it started to shift crisper (could be confirmation bias, however).
Sep
1
comment Bike is sometimes not wanting to shift into neutral
How severe is the problem? I have 2011 TU250X, but it uses practically the same engine (also on GN250, GZ250, early DR250 etc.). And while the gearbox works okay most of the time, it does need a bit of rocking sometimes to switch it to neutral if it doesn't click right away. Same thing with so-called false neutrals between other gears. The box does have a bit of character to it, as they say. So is it something like it, or is it really a big nuisance, and you have hard time shifting?
Aug
5
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed Tail-lights not working
Jul
25
reviewed Close Which OBD II adapter to buy?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I access the signal from the wheel speed sensors?
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Vehicle will not stay running after alternator change
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Finding alternate jack points in a Honda Insight
Jul
20
revised Is it OK to drive Accord with 5% oil life left as indicated?
Typo.
Jul
20
revised Motorcycle chain degreasing
added 14 characters in body
Jul
20
answered Motorcycle chain degreasing
Jul
20
reviewed Reviewed Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
Jul
20
revised Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
Link formatting.
Jul
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Power loss in truck - triage options?
Jul
10
comment Small two-stroke engine runs poor
I ended up buying the primer bulb, and taking apart and thoroughly cleaning the carburettor. The passages in it were restricted by the gunk coloured green from copper oxide, so I just wetted it with carb cleaner and cleared out with a piece of wire. After all that it started to work and I was able to use it. That is, until killswitch disintegrated. :D
Jul
10
accepted Small two-stroke engine runs poor