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by Vanjoe
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Heater Control Valve, Hoses, W/Aux Heat
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

Re: Heater Control Valve, Hoses, W/Aux Heat

I found hoses!
I went to 2 stores and asked to see their hoses. I bought 3 that were close to the shape of the 2 curved hoses and was able to u get both out of one hose.
P side tire is off. Air cleaner, fan shroud and fan are off. Valves and hoses are all set. Now on to water pump.
by Vanjoe
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Heater Control Valve, Hoses, W/Aux Heat
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

Re: Heater Control Valve, Hoses, W/Aux Heat

Im in the middle of this same project replacing the 2 hose rear valve and figured to do the 6 hose valve also. 3 days in the garage so far. BUT>>>> I've seen a thread somewhere where someone replaced the 2 hose rear valve with a household plumbing shut off valve. I want to do this for 2 reasons.... ...
by Vanjoe
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: No brakes or powersteering
Replies: 14
Views: 5517

Re: No brakes or powersteering

Yep do all that now. And since abs quit a couple winters ago I downshift often.... especially around snowy corners. Done with brakes for now.... looking for a write up on replacing the PS pump. Started tearing it down last night. Gonna finally replace the AC compressor... thats a real PITA project. ...
by Vanjoe
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: No brakes or powersteering
Replies: 14
Views: 5517

Re: No brakes or powersteering

Brake lines burst. First to the rear... I needed the van so I put a bolt into the ABS module and drove with just front brakes. Then a bicycle pulled in front of me as I did a right on red. Stomped on the brakes and front line burst. (ran over bike but not the college kid on it) Replaced ALL lines an...
by Vanjoe
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Fresh meat.
Replies: 7
Views: 2668

Re: Fresh meat.

90449 Dorman # 90449 is the correct repair part . Thanks for posting this!!
by Vanjoe
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Matt's New Toy!
Replies: 70
Views: 26061

Re: Matt's New Toy!

I use Back Country Nav app and can save trip maps and post them. Works great for laying out trails, seeing where I rode. Later, I'll post acouple.
by Vanjoe
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Matt's New Toy!
Replies: 70
Views: 26061

Re: Matt's New Toy!

Cool old Suzuki! (And the KTM is cheating!) :) Cheating...Absolutely!!!! I'm kinda pissed at the guys who let me continue to ride twin shocks without suggesting I try something modern!!!! The ts had 640 miles on it when I bought it in 2007. 3k on it now, stock piston with new rings. Seat was recove...
by Vanjoe
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: WANTED!
Topic: Alloy Wheel - 2002 Astro
Replies: 1
Views: 2072

Re: Alloy Wheel - 2002 Astro

Are you still looking for this wheel?

I have one and will use up the tire on it for the rest of the winter. If you still have a need let me know. None of mine are as pretty as your picture.
by Vanjoe
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Matt's New Toy!
Replies: 70
Views: 26061

Re: Matt's New Toy!

Astro with bike hauler in hitch and air shocks to hold the weight. See my profile pic to the left. Been loving my 1980 Suzuki TS125! Been doing dual sport rides keeping up with 250's with modern suspension and busting my a$$ doing so! Picked up a ktm 250 exc a month before our local dual sport event...
by Vanjoe
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: What's up with my ride quality? (Long)
Replies: 13
Views: 5614

Re: What's up with my ride quality? Yokohama Geolandars!

Tires are Yokohama Geolandar 245/70-16 on stock aluminum 5-spoke wheels I know this is old but I'm doing a tire search and saw this. So...... I put these same tires on last summer in stock size. They FIXED my ride issues from carrying too much weight and hauling a bike on the hitch and towing an alm...
by Vanjoe
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Anybody Home?
Replies: 11
Views: 4154

Re: Anybody Home?

Now onto the important things, about that dirt road, where did you take the camper....where are you planning on taking it? Are we talking "South" like Florida :toimonster: , "South" like Mexico :partyman: , or "South" like Tierra del fuego \:D/ ???? The people need answers. The dirt road is in a Wi...
by Vanjoe
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: I think my Fan Clutch is going bad.
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: I think my Fan Clutch is going bad.

celsius .... down here they started teaching us metric and then didn't bother cause the US never changed over to it. I'll have to google conversions to follow how cold it is there. Also, at least in NY state, bike insurance is for the whole year so warm winter days we can ride as long as the bike is...
by Vanjoe
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: I think my Fan Clutch is going bad.
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: I think my Fan Clutch is going bad.

My experience with fan clutches is they create a vibration as they go bad. And they act up when its cold . Living where you live.... its always cold? On my old full size chevy vans, I always put cardboard in front on the radiator thru most of the winter. I wonder if covering with cardboard would get...
by Vanjoe
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Anybody Home?
Replies: 11
Views: 4154

Re: Anybody Home?

As to riding off into the sunset...you need to sell that low hanging camper of yours and get a higher off-road version! :muhaha: I can still remember the rear drag bars tearing up my yard/driveway when you backed in! That camper is long and low. Yeah I guess buying new wheels and tires at a smaller...
by Vanjoe
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 98 Running AND Starting issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2837

Re: 98 Running AND Starting issues

Hey Lifted! I must have been writing mine as you replied. Some day I should get whatever is needed for checking fuel pressure. It has been a few years since I learned Gen 2's are MUCH pricier to pay for replacing! I put a new distributor in when the plastic ear split where the cap fastens, years ago...