Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 07-02-2011
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE Note: All Evolution® “Big Twin” pistons are marked “Front” or “Rear” and come with rings, wrist pins, and locks. • Note: We highly recommend that a dealer or trained mechanic perform the installation of these pistons. Specialized equipment is required for honing and finishing the cylinders to ensure long life of the piston and cylinder assembly. 1. Remove original equipment cylinders from engine. Refer to a shop manual or other reference book for specific steps, if needed. (Note: Care should be taken not to bend the studs or damage the cylinder during removal of the cylinders.) 2. With a small screwdriver, move the wrist pin retainer around to gain access to the tail of the retainer as it lines up with the notch in the bottom of the wrist pin hole. 3. Use a small screwdriver, pick or awl to roll the wrist pin retainer out of its groove. 4. Push wrist pin out and remove piston. 5. Repeat procedure for the other piston. 6. At this point, take cylinders, new pistons, and piston-to-wall clearance specifications to your dealer or machine shop to perform necessary machining operations. • IMPORTANT NOTE (Evolution® and Twin Cam®): The cylinder bore must be machined/honed to provide .0025″ of piston-to-wall clearance. Measure the piston diameter at a point .500″ up from the lower skirt (See Figure 3). 7. Starting with the front cylinder, install new piston rings and one wrist pin retaining clip (Note: Second ring has a dot which must face up when the ring is installed) . 8. Place the piston over the conecting rod, making sure that the intake valve pocket is towards the intake side. (For Evolution ® , see Figure 1. For Twin Cam ® , see Figure 2) . Coat the wrist pin with engine oil and insert it into the piston. Install the second wrist pin retainer into the groove. 9. Lightly coat the piston skirt with engine oil. Place a piston ring compressor over the piston/ring assembly and compress. Place the cylinder over the piston and gently push down until all rings are in the cylinder. Remove the ring compressor, and push the cylinder the rest of the way down. (Note: Be careful not to get oil onto the base gasket.) 10. Place two nuts and washers on opposite corners of the #1 cylinder to hold it down while you repeat the procedure for cylinder #2. 11. Assemble the rest of the engine per factory specifications. Start the engine and let it run at 2000 rpm for about 10 minutes.
Filed Under (Kawasaki) by admin on 13-12-2010
Kawasaki’s first production bagger model is ready to take the street by force. The new Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™ motorcycle combines the authority of a massive 1700cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine together with low-slung, streetwise styling of a frame-mounted front cowling and lower chin fairing, sleek side-opening hard bags, and a choice of stealthy Ebony or fiery Candy Fire Red monotone paint. Besides its unmistakable style, the Vaquero also includes a smooth-shifting 6-speed overdrive transmission, cruise control, a full-feature audio system, and a host of custom-designed accessories. Get ready to rumble. 1700cc Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Engine The Vulcan 1700 Vaquero’s 1700cc V- Twin bristles with low-rpm torque, ensuring immediate and potent acceleration. 6-Speed Transmission with Overdrive With its overdrive top gear, the Vaquero’s 6-speed transmission teams up with the V-Twin engine for a relaxed highway cruising experience. Frame Mounted Front Cowling Muscular front cowling features a cut-down windscreen for a minimalist look and uninterrupted airflow, and is frame-mounted for light handling. Side-Opening Hard Bags Holding an impressive 9.2 gallons of storage apiece, the side bags integrate neatly into the Vaquero™’s smooth, clean lines. Electronic Cruise Control Conveniently located on the right handlebar, the Vaquero’s standard electronic cruise control precisely maintains speeds between 30 and 85 mph. Full-Feature Audio System High-fidelity audio system features AM/FM and weather radio, and is can be accessorized with iPod players, XM Radio and CB radios. Multi-Function LCD Instrumentation Located on the Vaquero’s stylish “muscle car” inspired dashboard, the multi-function LCD instrumentation clearly organizes and presents all essential information.
Engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four valve per cylinder, 52° V-twin Displacement 1,700cc / 103.7ci Bore X Stroke 102 x 104mm Compression Ratio 9.5:1 Maximum Torque 108 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm Cooling System Liquid, plus cooling fins Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance Induction Digital fuel injection, dual 42mm throttle bodies Transmission 6-speed with overdrive and positive neutral finder Frame Type Steel, double-cradle with box-section single-tube backbone Rake/Trail 30° / 7.0 in. Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 45mm hydraulic fork / 5.5 in. Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Swingarm with twin air-assisted shocks, with 4-way rebound damping / 3.1 in. Front Tire Size 130/90×16 Rear Tire Size 170/70×16 Brakes, Front / Rear Dual 300mm discs, dual twin-piston calipers / Single 300mm disc, twin-piston caliper Overall Length 98.8 in. Overall Width 38.2 in. Overall Height 50.8 in. Seat Height 28.7 in. Curb Weight 835.7 lbs.** Wheelbase 65.6 in. Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal. Color Choices Ebony, Candy Fire Red Warranty 36 months Good Times™ Protection Plan 12, 24 or 36 months ** Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90-percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied
Filed Under (Yamaha) by admin on 09-11-2010
STEP 1 Remove the stock air cleaner and components to the point shown in PIC. 1. The stock plastic airbox adapter “A” and stock mounting brackets “B” will remain in place. STEP 2 Insert both flanges of the rubber adapter through the mounting bracket as shown in PIC.2. The hardware components used for installation are placed near their respective mounting points: •”A” Socket head cap screw – 30mm long, tapered bolt cap, and two spacers. The spacers are placed between the chrome, and the stock mounting brackets. •”B” Socket head cap screw – 15mm long , tapered bolt cap •”C” Socket head cap screw – 30mm long, tapered bolt cap, two spacers (place between chrome and stock brackets), and flange nut. •”D” Mounting holes. STEP 3 The opening in the adapter boot must be slipped over the flange of the stock airbox and secured with the stock clamp. Install the mounting bracket as shown in PIC.3. Secure this assembly to the bike with the hardware specified in the previous step. STEP 4 Disassemble the Twin Velocity. Use 1/4″ 12 point combination wrench for the three fasteners that hold the front and rear sections of the Twin Velocity together. Pay close attention to the location of all components to simplify re- assembly. STEP 5 The 5/16″ button head bolts, reducer washers, nylon washers, flat washers, and acorn nuts will secure the air cleaner to the mounting bracket. See PIC.4. STEP 6 “Work” the radiused flange of the adapter through the inlet of the air cleaner. Using the hardware shown in the previous step, mount the air cleaner to the mounting bracket. See PIC.5. STEP 7 See PIC.6. Push two each of the oval rubber pads into the corresponding pockets in the air cleaner until they are flush with the back plate — two per side. You will find 3 holes behind the radiused flange that was previously installed through the air cleaner inlet in Step 6. With the three 1/4″-20 Socket head cap screws and nylock nuts secure the air cleaner to the mounting bracket. STEP 7 Reassemble the Twin Velocity Air Cleaner.
Filed Under (Kawasaki) by admin on 25-10-2010
The first Kawasaki KZ750 twin was built in 1975 and sold as a 1976 model as a KZ750B1. For the first four years of production (1976-79), the KZ750B1 through B4 shared identical Mikuni BS38 carburetor assemblies. These assemblies are probably the heaviest twin-carb assemblies ever built and have a couple unique features. The biggest oddity is that the Kawasaki version of the BS38 uses a system where both the pilot jet and main jet are screwed into the float bowl. A good bowl gasket is critical because gas is drawn from the jets into the internal passages that lead to the venturi via channels beneath the gasket inside the float chamber. The pilot jets used are standard BS series fare in that they are Mikuni BS30/96 type but the main jets are unique to Kawasaki BS38 carburetor assemblies. They look like very small air jets and are frequently stripped as they require the correct sized small screwdriver to remove
Filed Under (Toyota Manuals) by admin on 18-06-2011
Listed below is the vehicle specific wiring diagram for your car alarm, remote
starter or keyless entry installation into your 1992 Toyota Cressida . This
information outlines the wires location, color and polarity to help you identify the
proper connection spots in the vehicle. Please be sure to test all of your wires
with a digital multimeter before making any connections. More information on
using a multimeter and testing wires please see our Technical Support Area.