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  1. Thread: New Problem?

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    I'm guessing Barrett's #3. The butterfly might...

    I'm guessing Barrett's #3. The butterfly might be sticking, and the cold makes it worse. Give the throttle bore and butterfly a good cleaning, and do what you can to clan the butterfly shaft on...
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    Yuasa Battery - Internal Failure

    I've had a Yuasa YTX14H-BS in my '08 Uly since I bought it a couple years ago. The battery was in my '03 Triumph Sprint ST for a very short time - when I bought the Uly, I sold the ST. The Yuasa...
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    Yeah - get a 1203cc bike in the 'sugar sand' we...

    Yeah - get a 1203cc bike in the 'sugar sand' we have down here and things go South quickly.
  4. Thread: PCV Valves

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    Follow-up... I'm not sure if it's me or if the...

    Follow-up...

    I'm not sure if it's me or if the bike really is running better - but it sure feels more 'spry'!
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    PCV 'Alternate'

    See my thread in the main forum, but I put a Carquest #PCA 1026 at the end of a five inch longer hose from the rear PCV that is installed in the rocker box cover. That valve failed, and new 'OEM'...
  6. Thread: PCV Valves

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    Cheap Alternate Part

    Okay - an update. Still outraged by the cost of a 'genuine' replacement part (StPHD - $34 plus $5.66 shipping), I decided to look for a suitable alternate.

    I found an umbrella/mushroom style...
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    What Cooter said! The power lead is three feet...

    What Cooter said!

    The power lead is three feet long - relocating the VR wouldn't make any significant 'electrical' difference.

    But it (and all other VR's) definitely need cooling air, and a...
  8. Thread: PCV Valves

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    3419, I only responded as I did because the...

    3419,

    I only responded as I did because the cost in Europe is freakin' incredible!

    At StPHD, they're -only- $37 each. Plus shipping.

    I'm going to see if I can find a suitable 'replacement' -...
  9. Thread: PCV Valves

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    Seventy-two dollars! Each!? As my daughter...

    Seventy-two dollars! Each!?

    As my daughter would post, "OMG!"
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    Ground Locations?

    2008 XB12XT

    Has anyone posted a 'map' to where the grounds/earths are located? The wiring diagram shows five grounds. I don't think that means there are five grounding points - I think a couple...
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    So, what have we learned here? The 30A fuse...

    So, what have we learned here? The 30A fuse pops. Why?

    Barrett gave me a hint, and when I looked carefully at the wiring diagram, it shows that the only component on the red wire from the 30A...
  12. Thread: PCV Valves

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    I think I've seen that pattern on a video game! ...

    I think I've seen that pattern on a video game!


    Yeah - there's no way the valve I've got is working properly. The 'umbrella' looks like it seals against flow 'downward'. Mine has little...
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    Solved!

    (I'm pretty sure - time will tell.)

    So I dove into the bike yesterday morning. Started at the fuse box - pulled it, took off the 'undercover' and gave it a close inspection for loose or corroded...
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    TBone, I just made an adapter plate so the new...

    TBone, I just made an adapter plate so the new one would mount to the old location. It works fine, and gets all sorts of cooling air.
  15. Thread: PCV Valves

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    Cooter, there's almost no difference which end...

    Cooter, there's almost no difference which end you blow in - very little resistance.

    What little there is might probably be the foam 'oil trap'.
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    +1 I believe I'm running an FHA020. Bought it...

    +1

    I believe I'm running an FHA020. Bought it used off eBay. Bought the harness from Jack, and he helped with a couple of questions I had.
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    Guys, thanks again for the posts and advice! I...

    Guys, thanks again for the posts and advice!

    I put a MOSFET VR on the bike a long while ago. I have a USB adaptor in my front 'accessory socket' that includes a voltmeter, which I can see if it...
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    Thanks gents! Now the weather has cooled, my...

    Thanks gents! Now the weather has cooled, my garage is no longer a sauna, and I can get serious into a good look-see.
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    3419 - they are going instantaneously. No burn...

    3419 - they are going instantaneously. No burn marks. No hint what is happening, other than (of course) I'm getting a huge demand, or a direct short.
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    Blowing 30A fuse - When Hot or Not?

    Hoping someone else has seen this.

    My '08 Uly has been blowing the main fuse lately. It happened about a year ago on my way home from work (7 miles). I had no spare, so I put a 15A in the...
  21. Thread: PCV Valves

    by Pushr0d
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    Barrett - thanks for that! So it is actually a...

    Barrett - thanks for that! So it is actually a PCV, and not just a 'breather'.

    Well, I have at least one bad one. You'd think they'd last more than 13 years!

    I'll put a watch on eBay for a...
  22. Thread: PCV Valves

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    PCV Valves

    I finally took the time to see if I could get the rear valve out of the head without rotating the engine. I had a pretty significant amount of oil getting past the grommet, and have had the new...
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    Looks good - you might (if you didn't already)...

    Looks good - you might (if you didn't already) put some blue lok-tite on it so it doesn't a) seize in the aluminum threads, and b) be less likely to repeat what the original bolt did.
  24. Thread: Lift a Uly?

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    Years ago, I lived in a stilt house on the bay. ...

    Years ago, I lived in a stilt house on the bay. Thinking of storm surge, I fashioned a 'bike lift' to (hopefully) keep my Harley FXRLR dry if the waters rose.

    I used a boat trailer winch, and a...
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    Squidbuellie, Pitbull doesn't make a rear stand...

    Squidbuellie, Pitbull doesn't make a rear stand for the Ulysses. I bought a used 'Standard' one, figuring I could buy the bike-specific fittings. No joy.

    So, I 'Shoo-goo'd' the rubber pads on...
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