71K0 just brought out of a LOOONNGG storage.

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  1. OLD CT

    OLD CT Well-Known Member

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    Check to make sure the shorter 8x12 dowels are in the ''case to the jug'' and the longer 8x14 are in the ''head to the jug''. Using the 2 longer dowels in the wrong spot down low just may possibly give you a leak there. Base gasket is in the mail.
     
  2. cjpayne

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    X2. I always razor blade the surface's, so I'm thinking that's what I did wrong.
     
  3. cjpayne

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    I will check those dowels and go back over the surfaces just to make sure I didn't miss anything. Thanks for the gasket!!! Seems like I'm always hurting for those base and head gaskets.lol. I had thought about cutting a base gasket out of some material I have, but it's kinda thick and the timing chain is already tight enough as it is. I also thought it might adversely affect the compression too. I wish gasket kits came in sets of two.lol.
     
  4. racerx

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    Attempting to hand-cut a new base gasket is a project with one rival...an appendix transplant:19: ...difficult with not much of an upside.

    It's a wh-o-o-o-o-l-e lot easier to just stash a few extra gaskets for the unexpected. Of course, one never thinks to do so until going beyond the preemptive stage - ask me how I know this:headhurt:
     
  5. cjpayne

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    I remember a long time ago I cut out a clutch cover gasket and it was extremely difficult for me to get it accurate.lol. Another factor is the material comes rolled up with an annoying temporary memory. My gasket stash has become very low that's for sure. When I was looking for the center case gasket, I was surprised I only had just one. I should have had 4 or 5 because I never use those. Don't know where they went. The OEM gaskets have really gotten pricey lately and the cheapies aren't always cut right.
     
  6. cjpayne

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    Got the gasket today Pat. Thanks!!!! Got her all buttoned up and test fired. First kick. Unfortunately I wont have enough time today for a vigorous shakedown run until tomorrow. Hoping the weatherman is wrong about the rain tomorrow.
     
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    I hoping the weather changes here as well so I can paint my replacement fork ear. Good luck on the shakedown ride.
     
  8. cjpayne

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    Kevin came and picked up the bike today. It got an okay shakedown run. I followed him all the way home for a little over 6 miles. Said he hit 46mph, but backed her down. I took it up and down the street just see if everything was still o.k. Runs/shifts great.
    Apparently there was a family/relatives cookout going on when we arrived and it immediately drew alot of attention. There were family members there that hadn't seen that bike in years and some hadn't seen it since I got it last year. They all liked it(of course they like it! It's a minitrail, right?). I'm gonna mis that thing.lol.:12::20:
     
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    Was over at my buddy Kevin's house yesterday and was checking on this K0. Was going to adjust the headlight a little better. Pulled the cover off and discovered that the CHP gators on the front have started cracking and falling. They are a little over 1 1/2 yrs old, the bike is ALWAYS garaged, and has only around a hundred miles put on it since they were installed. These things must be China crap.
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  10. cjpayne

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    Yesterday, I pulled this bike out of Kevin's garage and uncovered it. Put some fresh gas in it(it had been drained) and it fired right up. Drove it around a little, then took to some paved backroads. Put around 6 or 7 miles on her. It runs like a top.
     
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  11. Steve W

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    Did you try to hotwire the bike? If so, what wires did you connect after cutting off the ignition?
     
  12. racerx

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    Don't cut anything. On the early model CT70, the keyswitch is used to kill the ignition, by providing a switchable ground. Unplugging the keyswitch, from the main trunk of the wire harness should allow spark. At most, you could run a jumper lead from the primary coil output (off the stator) to the HT coil input lead. Either way, the biggest p.i.t.a. will be killing the motor.
     
  13. cjpayne

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    Thanks Bob.

    The only time I hotwired the bike was just to track down the cause of a no spark issue. I always install a jumper wire in my bikes with the proper connectors. That way the wire harness can be bypassed in about 2min. No mods needed and the wire can be removed in about 3 seconds.
     
  14. Steve W

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    I will try that, thanks!!
     
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    I almost forgot...check for spark before you try to kickstart the motor. That's a whole lot easier with the plug removed & grounded. If you see spark, you're good-to-go.
     
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    That's just what I did, and got a spark!! Thanks! But, wouldn't start...
     
  17. cjpayne

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    Heads up guys. This bike was stolen last Sunday afternoon in Inola, OK. There are plenty of pics in this thread to identify it. It has a unique scratch over the neck decal and a chrome chainguard. Another problem is I just got mine back and people have seen me on it around town and pointing the finger at me. I'm really angry and sad for Kevin, but at the same time, can't ride mine because I might be lynched. I've already notified the Inola PD and had them look at mine and described the unique features of Kevins bike.
     
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    I'm very sorry to hear that. It's a terrible feeling to have something like that stolen from you. I wish him luck in getting his bike back. And, sorry to you too CJ. I know you put a lot of love into that bike yourself.
     
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  19. cjpayne

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    Yes, I did.
     
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    THE BIKE HAS BEEN FOUND!!!. Some neighbor kids found it and then put it in granpa's barn. Keven called and said the bike is fine. I was very very relieved as was Keven.
     
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