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Old 02-14-2019, 10:36 AM
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The jets were expensive! I bought 2 sizes for the main and 2 sizes for the slow. 3 carbs = 12 Jets were about $100.

My dumbass only purchased enough for 1 carb last week, so I had to place another order and eat $8 shipping again... Not sure what I was thinking when I hit submit order.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:10 PM
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maybe I should have kept mine then?

We'll see...at the time I wasn't sure I wanted to keep the V&H so I opted to send the kit back.
Oem exhaust makes the bike respond better down low...
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:10 PM
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From what I have seen, jets are roughly $8/piece for my bike.

Not sure where you originally bought yours from but check out Jets R Us mikuni, keihin, hitachi, holley, jets and carb parts. Good prices and fast shipping when they have them in stock.
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Thanks man...will do.
I just want it to be a very simple remove carb, put in this jet and be done with it.
The other one is like oh install this or that and then figure out which jet works and then a ton of other carb "modifications" which I didn't know
which one I needed and which I didn't want to mess with.

Honestly, I kind of feel like the V&H is too loud for putting around residential neighborhoods...
it's like the bike only likes to be 1/2 throttle and above.
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Well I think Spring is finally trying to make an appearance. Hit 60į today, but looks like it will be upper 30's the next few days. We are getting there! Boy has it been a fun few past weeks. Not much work has been made on the bike, but BIG RED gave me oil pressure issues and started pissing coolant. Decided to hang her up at 243k miles. Found someone to buy it for $2500 and I got to keep my wheels! Thought that was a pretty good deal. The new owner sent me a few pics of the oil pan when he dropped them. They explain the oil pressure issues!






So in the mean time while I was trying to find a buyer for the truck, I searched for a new one and had to bite the bullet and finance one that should last a long time. Bought it 2/27 and stretched its legs that weekend. Drove it up to my bowling tournament 200 miles away and parked it for the night. Next morning, no crank / no start but had power. Got a ride to the tournament and came back that after noon a little warmer up and it started up. Great, new battery and all was gravy. Next morning, no crank / no start but had all power again. Got a ride to the tournament again and called a friend who is a long time GM mechanic and pointed me to the fuse block in the engine bay. Said they go bad all the time and need to be replaced. Popped the cover and figured this was the issue. Told me to check the starter relay. Well it was corroded so I stole a relay from the rear defog to get me home. Text my buddy I made it home and he jokingly told me to let it idle all night so I can make it to work the next day! I should have listened to him, next morning same thing, no crank / no start... Completely fed up at that point. Called my salesman at 8AM Monday only to be told the manager isn't in that day and will have to wait til Tuesday morning. At 1pm I get a call saying a tow truck will be at my place to pick it up. Great! They then proceed to tell me I have to pay for the tow. I think not! Got the truck there and was told I had to sit around while they diagnosed it. I said hell no and they gave me a loaner for the night, 2019 Cruze. Don't ever buy one!!!! Get a call the next day at 4pm from service saying when they cleaned the motor with a pressure washer they got water on the fuse block which shorted stuff out. Told me to come in before 5 when they close to pay for it and get the truck. I told him to pound sand, I am not paying for this. After a couple days of this shitty loaner I decided to go get the truck. All seems fine now but man was I ready to strangle my salesman...

This was after cleaning it a little bit to make contact on some relays/fuses. It was pretty bad!


Here is the new Deer Hauler - 2010 Silverado LT Crew Cab with the 5.3L. It has a few things done to it already: exhaust, tint, rain guards and bed liner. I picked up a full set of Weathertech mats for $50 and getting a Tonneau this weekend for $60. I only plan on putting a 2.5" leveling kit on it and some different wheels/tires and be done.




The bike will get some attention in the next few weeks since it is a lot warmer than it was. Hope I can have it running by the time all the salt/sand is off the roads.

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Nice looking truck!
Getting 2500 for your old truck sounds like a good deal...how much did you pay for initially though?

Your salesman story sounds so similar to my experience with the infinity dealer, at least you got yours cleared up. I had to leave the car on their lot and go directly to the GM for reimbursement.
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So not only do we both own a type s but we both bowl also?! I bet youre a 2-Hander Haha that's a nice truck man hopefully the dealership will get their heads out of their you know what. What happened on the old truck? Looks like a lot of material on the bottom of oil pan
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Originally Posted by MyGuti View Post
Nice looking truck!
Getting 2500 for your old truck sounds like a good deal...how much did you pay for initially though?

Your salesman story sounds so similar to my experience with the infinity dealer, at least you got yours cleared up. I had to leave the car on their lot and go directly to the GM for reimbursement.
Thanks! I picked it up for $3000 and put about 1500 into it (both UCA assys, 4 calipers, 2 front rotors, front pads, both hydraulic brake lines, all new brake lines, passenger CV axle, tonneau cover, tailgate lock, license plate light housings). Lasted me 2 winters (roughly 1.5 years) and I kept my wheels/tires (about $1000 value)

Trust me, the dealership probably hates me.

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So not only do we both own a type s but we both bowl also?! I bet youre a 2-Hander Haha that's a nice truck man hopefully the dealership will get their heads out of their you know what. What happened on the old truck? Looks like a lot of material on the bottom of oil pan
Yes sir, and don't get me started on that two hand crap! I was at the WI State Tournament. Did horrible for singles/doubles but my team we were sitting in 12th when we finished.

My old truck had a coolant leak that I couldn't find but was low on coolant every other month. I knew I had sludge in the pan so we tried changing out the filter 2x per oil change to help flush the shit out. Well the last time we changed the filter I lost all pressure which left me lost as to how a filter change would cause this. I checked the pressure with a mechanical gauge to prove it wasn't a faulty reading. Came back at 5psi while running. WAY too low! I didn't want to stick money into that truck due to mileage and other issues it had (coolant leak and trans slipping sporadically). Was time to move on but now, the TL will have to sit as is for a bit... I will get my remaining parts on it and drive it. The idea of letting the TL go has crossed my mind but can't come to terms and sell it to some goon off the 3G facebook page that thinks it is worth $6500...
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Also trying to juggle a bathroom remodel while working a part time gig 2-3 nights a week...

Linoleum over linoleum is so much fun to tear up... NOT! Taking it down to the subfloor and starting fresh. So much work but will be worth it in the end. I let the girlfriend choose the color. Its going to be a white with a hint of purple. In the store I didn't like it one bit but when we got it home and taped the swatches up on the wall it was the best out of the 8 we chose. We want bright and I believe that we will get that. Can't wait to get this done so we can move on to the next room.


Put some 1/4 turn valves on so we can shut off the water if needed instead of shutting it off to the whole house.



I see subfloor repair... Was hoping this would be straight forward and quick.

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Thatís a bummer about the truck but hopefully the new one serves you well. I just had to put a new motor in my 04 F-150 now that was fun. Iím a little curious on what you consider is a bad score in bowling lol
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Thatís a bummer about the truck but hopefully the new one serves you well. I just had to put a new motor in my 04 F-150 now that was fun. Iím a little curious on what you consider is a bad score in bowling lol
Well I average 228 in my league on Thursdays so anything less than that is not acceptable!!! I'd say 660 or better and I will be happy.
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Haha wow yeah that's awesome man, Im just on a ma n pop league twice a month so not as serious. I was pretty happy with a couple 700 series this year though. Enjoy that bathroom remodel, Before we moved in we took 11mos remodeling our 2nd house. Now I just found out it needs a roof this year. Awesome!
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Some people say I have a problem. I don't know what they are talking about...

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Bro wow are you serious?! Lol that looks like my brothers collection. I just reuse his old ones and have them redrilled. Iíve procrastinated on getting a plastic ball for spares the last 2 seasons and still havenít bought one
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If you bowl on dry conditions I would recommend getting a Urethane ball for spare shooting. That way it can be used on really dry conditions and go straight when there is oil. Plastic goes straight on dry and oil for the most part unless you crank it and are slow. Urethane will be more versatile.
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