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edit: and I am having some troubles with my right cylinder...I think it is firing but maybe not strongly. Bike will stay at idle if I pull off the right plug, but dies immediately if I pull off the left. Left exhaust pipe also heats up much faster. Compression was fine last time I checked but that plug is always a little dirty...I don't really want to rebuild it and it sounds like new rings might be hard to find.

Did you pull the plug(s) when the motor is hot or cold? Does it rev smooth?

I would check your coil for a good ground and hot lead. Change the plugs and check the gap, look for breaks in the spark plug wire, etc. Start small.

Are the 400's single or dual carb'd?
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No issues with burning pants on those pipes?

I built them to tuck in pretty hard, they are also wrapped so you can lay your hand on them for a few seconds. Its a catch 22 though, it can be warm on a hot day (never burning hot), but its so nice when it gets cold.

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post #2643 of 4526
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No issues with burning pants on those pipes?

did you reuse the old seat pan or cut a new one?
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Did you pull the plug(s) when the motor is hot or cold? Does it rev smooth?
I would check your coil for a good ground and hot lead. Change the plugs and check the gap, look for breaks in the spark plug wire, etc. Start small.
Are the 400's single or dual carb'd?

Dual- Pretty sure it is identical to yours with a little more displacement (my clymer's manual certainly covers both).

It revs smooth, plugs were new last year and gap should be good. I guess plugs were pulled cold. I haven't done the thing where you get it warmed up, ride it hard to a high RPM, and then kill the engine. coast to a stop, and check the plugs.

For the most part it runs fine but it definitely seems like the left side runs better. Will be putting it away for the winter in a few weeks, but will try to check it over some more before that.
post #2645 of 4526
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did you reuse the old seat pan or cut a new one?

All new pan, mounts, foam and my first time working leather.
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Dual- Pretty sure it is identical to yours...check it over some more before that.

Say if it was a ring problem it may make a difference (if compression test hasn't been recently done) if it was warm vs. cold.

One carb may be gunked? Valve issue? I doesn't sound like a spark problem if its revving smoothly.
post #2646 of 4526
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All new pan, mounts, foam and my first time working leather.
Say if it was a ring problem it may make a difference (if compression test hasn't been recently done) if it was warm vs. cold.
One carb may be gunked? Valve issue? I doesn't sound like a spark problem if its revving smoothly.

Yeah I suspect (in my very limited knowledge) that it may be a ring problem based on some previous research I have done. I think it works fine once it is warm and the plug comes out oil fouled. IIRC compression on both cylinders was good, but the right one was lower than the left.

It is probably due for me to check out the valves and the timing and things like that...but as I have never done them before, I will keep putting it off. Hopefully it will be like the carbs and when I finally decide to do it, I will realize how simple they are inside.
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Bump - did anyone end up getting these? I like the look of these Midnight Classics...
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These came in today and they smell amazing. Fit is pretty spot on as well.
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Can we expect a thorough review with photos? I'd like to know what you think after you've had a chance to try them out.
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Can we expect a thorough review with photos? I'd like to know what you think after you've had a chance to try them out.

Sure thing. I'm hoping to take the bike out tonight briefly so they should get their first use then.
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Speaking of boots, the fall sale at Ralph Lauren spurred me to buy the RRL Murdock engineer boot. I am not sure I will acutally use them for riding, but man, they are one gorgeous boot. Will post pics if anyone is interested..
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Will post pics if anyone is interested..

Please do
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Please do

Murdock boots, RRL:

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Deadstock Cat's Paw heels:

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Awesome boot, with obvious high quality and a nice, sleek fit compared to most of the other engineer's boots I have, which tend to be rather bulbous..
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It might not look like it, but you're gazing upon the world's fastest big block V-twin. The Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat Motorcycle ($72,000) set the record of 172.2 mph on the Bonneville Salts, which translates to 200 mph on asphalt. It's 2,163cc, 160 hp X132 Combat Twin engine deserves most of the credit, but it's helped along by a 5-speed transmission, custom suspension, BlackStone Tek Carbon Fiber wheels, front Beringer and rear Brembo brakes, LED lighting, and a total body weight under 500 lbs. Limited to just 36 examples worldwide.
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It might not look like it, but you're gazing upon the world's fastest big block V-twin. The Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat Motorcycle ($72,000) set the record of 172.2 mph on the Bonneville Salts, which translates to 200 mph on asphalt. It's 2,163cc, 160 hp X132 Combat Twin engine deserves most of the credit, but it's helped along by a 5-speed transmission, custom suspension, BlackStone Tek Carbon Fiber wheels, front Beringer and rear Brembo brakes, LED lighting, and a total body weight under 500 lbs. Limited to just 36 examples worldwide.

My bike weighs less than 400 lbs. Not quite as fast, though.
post #2655 of 4526
I bet it doesn't turn well
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