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  1. Steve Best replied to the thread Homemade rack stays and light brackets..

    Really? We use lithium AA and AAA batteries (not lithium ion) in SAR in freezing -20c weather because of their resistance to cold. I...

    Feb 22, 2017 at 11:57 AM
  2. Steve Best liked crassius's post in the thread 66cc low on power and running rich.

    perhaps a clogged muffler?

    Feb 22, 2017 at 11:01 AM
  3. Steve Best replied to the thread Bike Racks and Baskets, LOL....

    Awesome bike and nice rack (have I used THAT line before?), but ya gotta get a better camera KC.

    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:41 AM
  4. Steve Best replied to the thread this top end got skills !.

    I do have one engine with a stuffed case. It starts like a champ, idles dead steady and gained low end torque at the expense of speed...

    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:13 AM
  5. Steve Best replied to the thread higher compression requires better head sealing.

    The needle and clip only affect mid-throttle. Full throttle is the main jet in the bottom of the carb.

    Feb 22, 2017 at 9:59 AM
  6. Steve Best replied to the thread water cooled head that will fit....

    Hey HeadSmess, you heard about the Australian that arrived in Britain during WWII? A local remarked:"You came a long way to die!" The...

    Feb 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM
  7. Steve Best replied to the thread this top end got skills !.

    Well, sort of. Too big a hole in the piston reduces piston skirt life, making it prone to collapse and cracking. Too wide a trench and...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 4:40 AM
  8. Steve Best replied to the thread higher compression requires better head sealing.

    I'd suggest you can go to less oil, try 24:1 and see if you can feel any improvement. The full throttle bogging is typically a main jet...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 4:28 AM
  9. Steve Best liked Wags's post in the thread this top end got skills !.

    Lol. I agree, unnecessary work is the worst kind. I was just wondering if it was detrimental or just unnecessary. After seeing and...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM
  10. Steve Best replied to the thread water cooled head that will fit....

    All good things to think about. I like it! Ah! You are thinking of drilling the coolant passages in a solid head. All of a sudden the...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 3:20 AM
  11. Steve Best liked Frankenstein's post in the thread water cooled head that will fit....

    OK, well first let me illiterate for too long as normal and say that I still don't have definite plans on this cooling idea, it's still...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 2:52 AM
  12. Steve Best replied to the thread water cooled head that will fit....

    Actually, in Canadian it is pronounced "ah-RYE", which is also a very popular Canadian drink. Spent the day out sledding. Warmish -1c,...

    Feb 20, 2017 at 5:04 PM
  13. Steve Best replied to the thread higher compression requires better head sealing.

    I torque mine too KC, but I am pushing the engine beyond stock, with higher compression pressures and better cylinder filling. I...

    Feb 20, 2017 at 4:37 PM
  14. Steve Best liked KCvale's post in the thread higher compression requires better head sealing.

    I just can't help it... To the Noobies here with few tools... Who posting here actually uses a torque wrench in the proper sequence...

    Feb 20, 2017 at 4:34 PM
  15. Steve Best replied to the thread the new briggs alum flywheel build.

    Well, it's no problem looking at it twice. Beautiful bike. I'm kinda interested.

    Feb 19, 2017 at 7:46 PM