Any recommendations?


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Fulcrum
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Any recommendations?

Postby Fulcrum » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:44 pm



Well since I have the tank out and am about to pull the carbs any recommendations for what I should do as maintenance or preventative measures since everything is pretty easy to get at now? Taking all suggestions.



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Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:10 am

what problems were you having that you pulled the tank?

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Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Fulcrum » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:44 am

The bike has been sitting for a long time and the tank was rusty. I'm also going to pull the carbs and clean them up.

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98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:40 am

check out the post on cleaning tanks using toilet bowl cleaners

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Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Fulcrum » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:04 am

I'm using stuff called Metal Rescue to clean the tank. It only takes 24 hours and just eats up rust and is safe on everything else. I highly recommend it. Decided to replace my rear reservoir to MC brake line. Any suggestions on preventative maintenance while she is all apart? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:35 pm

I would change the o-rings and gaskets on the crossover pipes, replace the thermostat, and the radiator hoses-even if they look o.k. While your at it- flush the cooling system. Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Fulcrum » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:17 pm

Crossover pipes on the engine?

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Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:17 pm

The crossover pipes flow coolant into the heads-They are located between the intake manifold, on top of the engine, o-rings and gaskets tend to deteriate over time.If you replace the thermostat-you are looking at the croosover pipes.Just a fancy term for coolant lines! Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Any recommendations?

Postby Fulcrum » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:28 pm

. Awesome, thanks.




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