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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2017, 05:41:46 pm »
I would say about $2200. A lot of stuff I already had. Fluids, oils, bulbs, etc.

Biggest spends were:
1200 - bike
450 - steve
80 - larry
300 - tires & mounting
300 - murphs
And you'll get years and years and years out of that $2200.  For those willing to dig in the way you have, the C10 is still a bargain.   :great:
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2017, 10:58:47 pm »
I would say about $2200. A lot of stuff I already had. Fluids, oils, bulbs, etc.

Biggest spends were:
1200 - bike
450 - steve
80 - larry
300 - tires & mounting
300 - murphs
And you'll get years and years and years out of that $2200.  For those willing to dig in the way you have, the C10 is still a bargain.   :great:

Exactly. Pretty good for getting it all set up the way it should be, and now you know you can fix anything.

As for the flat spot, are you running the full block of foam? air filter fully oiled? Airbox airtight, especially the foam sealing the door?
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2017, 11:53:17 pm »
yep on the oiled filter, yep on the foam, yep on the airbox door (I did steves airbox repair trick and used black RTV and saran wrap to make a new seal)

Like I said before, I used fuel line that's a touch smaller. In my brain it shouldn't make a difference, but also know there's lots of threads on fuel starvation so I'm going to make it right before I really start troubleshooting.

The only other thing that would account for it might be a carb boot not on perfectly. Those things were the devil. NOWHERE could I find the tool that steve uses in the videos. Basically a longer, stronger pick. Got a dozen of those, but no store anywhere had something bigger and more robust...so the search continues. I've looked a variety of times for all angles, and they all look good, and all have springs now. With the spring on, there are no sides that are folded/flapped in so I think that's a good sign.
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2017, 12:12:01 am »
yep on the oiled filter, yep on the foam, yep on the airbox door (I did steves airbox repair trick and used black RTV and saran wrap to make a new seal)

Like I said before, I used fuel line that's a touch smaller. In my brain it shouldn't make a difference, but also know there's lots of threads on fuel starvation so I'm going to make it right before I really start troubleshooting.

The only other thing that would account for it might be a carb boot not on perfectly. Those things were the devil. NOWHERE could I find the tool that steve uses in the videos. Basically a longer, stronger pick. Got a dozen of those, but no store anywhere had something bigger and more robust...so the search continues. I've looked a variety of times for all angles, and they all look good, and all have springs now. With the spring on, there are no sides that are folded/flapped in so I think that's a good sign.

Check your spark plugs and examine the colors, you can dial in your fueling and identify a lean or rich cylinder.
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2017, 01:33:26 am »
That'll be a minute....plugs are brand new
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2017, 02:21:48 am »
That'll be a minute....plugs are brand new

Perfect, flog it and let us know!  :motonoises:
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2017, 10:44:31 am »
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NOWHERE could I find the tool that steve uses in the videos. Basically a longer, stronger pick. Got a dozen of those, but no store anywhere had something bigger and more robust...so the search continues.

Harbor Freight is the place to find the hook tool that Steve suggested.  I have looked and looked on HF website to find the dang thing.  I bought these within the last year so they should still have them.  This link is only for reference so you know what to call them and can print a picture to show someone at Harbor Freight when you go in.

https://picclick.co.uk/9-15-3-4-Hook-Set-%E2%80%A2-Hose-Seal-Removal-322548132127.html

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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2017, 01:43:25 pm »
Thanks Bud! I'll go check that out. I thought HF would definitely not be the place to go...but damn if it is.....
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2017, 01:27:19 am »
Ok, I'm a believe in the SISF carb service....hoooly moses.  :-\

I only took it around the neighborhood while warming up the motor. Just wanted to test it, and get the oil hot to do a change. That's my last step in this whole process. Tomorrow I'll replace a missing engine mount bolt, clean off the oil spillage from tonights change, and give it a bath. Been a busy month with the silver connie, but my hope is to ride it to work tomorrow. Hopefully I make it without any speeding tickets.

I guess I will save up some cash, and get the carb work done on my 06 as well.....maybe a winter project.
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Re: Need some help in planning on the order of events
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2017, 11:29:50 am »
I would say about $2200. A lot of stuff I already had. Fluids, oils, bulbs, etc.

Biggest spends were:
1200 - bike
450 - steve
80 - larry
300 - tires & mounting
300 - murphs
Sounds about right. I did the J-Box myself, but otherwise followed a similar path with similar complaints and issues.