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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #160 on: April 02, 2007, 05:40:26 PM »
The guy that gave me my Vision asked me if I would like to help him restore his running wreck, a 1970 something MG.  Overall, it runs great and he drives it a lot in nice weather.  Mostly needs body work though which I'm clueless about....Reckon, wanna spend some time in Tennessee?  ;D

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #161 on: April 02, 2007, 06:29:13 PM »
the acellerator control valve on the 83 accel pump is supposed to keep the accel pumps from spraying with the bike off (lack of vacuume) so you don't flood it, but it's a piss poor design, don't ever take it apart unless it leaks vacuume or fuel, then call me FIRST!!!!

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #162 on: April 02, 2007, 06:38:11 PM »
don't ever take it apart unless it leaks vacuume or fuel, then call me FIRST!!!!

Too late :-)  It seems to be working just fine after I rebuilt it.  I made sure to put it back together the way it was, and I didn't remove that rod at all. 

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #163 on: April 16, 2007, 01:21:04 PM »
Sunday afternoon I picked up fuel lines which were plenty long for all of the applications I needed, and then put the airbox back on. Because the line from the front valve cover disintigrated on me when I took it off months ago, I replaced it.  That meant I had to cut down a line and then attach it, making sure that I didn't get a kink in the line and end up blocking off the vent.   At the same time, based on a different thread, I rotated my rear shock :-)

It's been a while since I've been able to work on the bike, mostly because the Friday before Easter, I got hit with a really bad cold.  The type that saps your energy so that it's hard to even make it through a shower.  I spent most of last week recovering, but ended up getting bacterial conjunctivitis in both eyes. (pink-eye, probably from the cold, bacterial is when your eyelids glue together...)  I'm now on anti-biotics for that. 

In addition, I found out that my airplane needed to have the entire left exhaust system replaced.  Sunday was the first day I actually found time and energy to work on the bike.  As of right now, I need to clean the air-filter, check to make sure everything is in the proper place, and then synchronize the carbs.  If I'm fortunate, that will be just about the end of this little odyssey.  I still need to fix the lower fairing heat vents, but compared to what else I've been through, that should be easy.

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #164 on: April 16, 2007, 01:24:16 PM »
the acellerator control valve on the 83 accel pump is supposed to keep the accel pumps from spraying with the bike off (lack of vacuume) so you don't flood it

I just reread this line.  My vision has never, ever done this.  The accell pump has always sprayed without a vacuum.  I find it kind of useful to tell you the truth, I use it to start the bike.

How odd.

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #165 on: April 16, 2007, 11:20:24 PM »
that's why i said 'supposed to'  ;)

mine doesn't work as advertised either.
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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #166 on: April 17, 2007, 07:27:51 AM »
That's weird, why would you want the accelerator pumps to not work at all? Thought it was standard op to pump the throttle on anything carburated before starting?  ???
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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #167 on: April 17, 2007, 01:11:40 PM »
I sat my licence test in a 1936 Austin 10 (10 horsepower).  It stalled at the lights and the testing officer was so incensed by me having to get out and hand crank it that he got out and walked back to the station.  He told me that sitting the test in my car was like sitting school exams with a broken pencil, and that the only reason he didn't ticket me for driving an unsafe vehicle was that it was my (15th) birthday.
Needless to say I failed - and sat it again later in a slightly more reliable Mazda

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #168 on: April 21, 2007, 06:54:06 PM »
2.5 miles on the Vision today, up to the university entrance and back.  It pulls nicely all the way to redline.

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #169 on: April 21, 2007, 07:21:36 PM »
Great news!

Looks like the gremlins moved to Tiger's place, though.

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #170 on: April 22, 2007, 05:17:22 PM »
I've been doing a work on the bike today, I'll post more later.  However, if you get new spark plugs, carbs set up correctly and everything tuned nicely, hopefully your bike will start as easily as mine.  When warm it will fire before one full revolution.  It's amazing...

Oh, and 21 years ago today, I paid 2590.00 for my bike, plus doc fees, sales tax, a service contract, and license for a total out the door price of 3159.70. (I found my purchase contract.)

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #171 on: April 22, 2007, 07:53:25 PM »
Good to hear you've got it all sorted out & clean!   ;D  How do you manage to stay on with a loose seat?

I'm sure the initial paperwork for mine is around in a file box someplace.  I've moved several times since I bought it in June, 1984.  I paid about half what you did.  no service contract, but I did get a helmet, shark fairing and case guards.

Sounds like I ought to do the spark plugs on mine.  When it gets regular use, it starts almost as easily as yours.  However, if it sits a few days, I need to set to prime, wait a few minutes, set choke to about 50%, give the throttle a couple twists and crank it for a couple seconds before it fires up.  When I finally got the carbs really clean & had new plugs, it did start a little easier.  Been a few years since I had the carbs apart.  Been running Seafoam on a regular basis (about 1/4 can every third fill-up) & BG44K once a year through them so they should be staying clean.  Also have a lined tank & fuel filter installed and use Sta-Bil whenever it has a chance of sitting longer than three weeks.

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #172 on: April 22, 2007, 07:58:06 PM »
The photo was after I replaced the nuts with self-locking ones.  ;)

And notice the fairing doesn't have the lowers on it yet.  But that's all that remains at the moment.  I haven't decided if I'm going to add up what I've put into her this time around...

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #173 on: April 22, 2007, 09:11:42 PM »
I haven't decided if I'm going to add up what I've put into her this time around...
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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #174 on: April 22, 2007, 09:29:43 PM »
BTW...nice seat 8)

Yeah, it appears to have spawned a lot of children  :o

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #175 on: April 25, 2007, 08:23:29 PM »
Oh dear me.  I'm beginning to think I like the looks of my bike without the lower fairings...    :o

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #176 on: April 25, 2007, 09:49:59 PM »
Many of us like them better that way.  Looking good Brian. :) :) :)

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #177 on: April 25, 2007, 10:26:39 PM »
A bunch of perverts i tell ya! Fawning over half naked visions! Mine's gonna be fully clothed thank you very much..
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« Reply #178 on: April 29, 2007, 06:31:27 PM »
Progressive forks springs, stainless brake lines, new carb parts, rebuilt forks, front running lights, shorty turn signal stalks.  Frame was almost completely repainted, removing all of the rust.  Fork lowers were repainted.  I didn't end up replacing the rear shock.  There was quite a lot done to the bike, a lot of deferred maintenance.  There is still a very slight hesitation when you slowly go up to 5000 RPM and hold it there on the center stand.  However the bike pulls really strongly with no hesitation when you're riding it.  I think I still have a few minor things to do, but I'm classifying those as minor projects for later.

10 months after I started the rebuild, and 13 months after it broke near Paso Robles.  Probably around 250 hours of my time during the last 10 months.

Oh and still 24 year old paint  ;)

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Re: Dead Dirty Vision
« Reply #179 on: April 29, 2007, 06:48:54 PM »
niiiize.... let's see some pics of VR on TR (the road)
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