Thursday, August 23, 2012

Aftermath from hitting sweet jumps on a golfcart

At least now I have "heavy duty" ones to install. That means I should be able to hit sweet jumps again, right?
Drivers side front leaf spring

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FTWCO swag

The fellers at FTWco accidentally deleted a post I made on their Tennessee blog.
Sent me this to make amends.

Everything past, "oops we didn't mean to delete your post" was over compensation.

Still nice to get stuff in the mail.

Friday, August 17, 2012

XL125 engine teardown continued

So I started following the destructions on how to disassemble the engine.

I couldn't find the marks to align the camshaft to take it out. I saw it wasn't needed though. I had to gently pry the head from the cylinder a bit to separate them. One of the cylinder mount bolts had threads too big to go through the grommet-thing on the cylinder, so my engine tear down tech support a.k.a. the Mayor recommended "double-nutting it".

I'm just going to say that between way too many hours on the googles and working for a parks and rec department and seeing some things...I had to have him specify just what that meant.

A quick call from him solved my confusion and now the top end is off.

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its okay to use the white towels marked "rag"

Cam shaft, timing chain sprocket removed

Exhaust valve adjust-a-ma-bob

I'm sure I'll have time to finish this soon. I'm sure.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

XL125 kick start gear replacement

Step 1. Scour the Internet for the maintenance manuals.
Step 1a. Get distracted by porn for awhile.
Step 1b. Clean up.
Step 1c. Find and download the manual.

Step 2. Remove engine.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rider Article about Yoop and WI

Reader ride covering some of what we did. I do want to find more places this trip. Like our "rape" tower spot. I want to climb that mine thingy in the pic below too. how much better would photos have been from up there?