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    Mike Brood


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    86 Venture

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  1. Just a good wash of chemical cleaning of the fine idle jets. SO typical of sitting.
  2. Just because you "can" ain't a reason... Motorcycle Chariot
  3. http://d114hh0cykhyb0.cloudfront.net/images/cyber-a/cyber-2014_a_03.jpg
  4. Yes, he referenced the upper trunk after-market... here's mine without a turn signal turned on... yeah, I added a few more bulbs in there... also note the illuminated Yamaha reflector below the license. http://www.bergall.org/temp/venture/rearlight.jpg
  5. The only part they don't have is the diamond pattern diffuser that goes behind the turn signals.
  6. I would test resistance from the ignition fuse to the inside of each spark plug holder, looking for about 23K Ohms... 13K for the ignition coil secondary winding and 10K for the resistor in the plug coil. Anything higher talks of corrosion INSIDE the plugholder (you can take it apart and clean) or a bit of green corrosion on the ends of the ignition wire... any green found, snip an 18th inch and reinstall. Any good 7mm non-resistive wire can be used as replacement. I would pull the hose on the output side of the fuel filter and direct the output into a large container so you can turn on
  7. On average, a American man will have sex two to three times a week,where as a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year. This is very upsetting news to me, as I had no idea I was Japanese.
  8. Yep, use two narrow nuts on the threaded shaft... use the outer as the jam nut and use the inner one to back the adapter out.
  9. Sounds like the carbs are simply out of sync and two are pumping too rich... I would start there. Even a look down into the carb throats should show all butterflies closed an equal amount and they should rotate open equally as well but a vacuum sync sounds to be in order.
  10. The "air in the spark plug hole" sounds best to me. What's the chance what ever you dropped down the intake is caught between a valve and the valve seat, letting the piston hit the valve? I would use the "air" trick to classify which cylinder is suspect, then I would bounce a hammer on suspected valve stems and listen...
  11. The 83 body has the vacuum port above the main body while all later have the port below the main body. They all use the same boost sensor but the difference in port locations means the 83 uses a "special" TCI for that port location. The 83 used a few different jets than the later bikes but I don't think that is critical as it was a mild detune and few of us feel we are "starving" for more horsepower.. Look here for the carb part differences... http://www.bergall.org/temp/venture/venture-carb-part-differences.html Trying to order carb parts is nutty... Yamaha wants to treat them as "sp
  12. As to the belts, PN 's are SCQ10.00 and SCQ4.0 and SCQ6.5, 1 ea. required. One source... http://www.kenselectronics.com/lists/belts.htm
  13. Help Wanted A local business needed to hire a new employee. The manager put a sign in the window that said: HELP WANTED Must be able to type, Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Later that day, a dog was walking past the window, saw the sign, and went inside. He looked at the receptionist to get her attention, then walked over to the sign, looking at the sign and wagging his tail. The receptionist nodded and went to get the manager. When the manager came out of his office, he told the dog they were looking
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