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Scott E

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About Scott E

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  • Birthday 03/29/1956

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    Weaver, Alabama

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  • My Bike(s)
    Dnepr MT-11 2006 Honda (VLX) VT600CD with Vetter Windjammer fairing, bags, and trunk.
  • My Story
    Found a Dnepr MT-11 in a barn with 194 Km with factory assembly problems. Took it all apart and put it back together correctly with new parts as needed.
  1. My Sovek ignition survived an Alabama August with no issues. I've been reading about Sovek ignition issues about transistor problems and hot temps. Apparently one of the inspection stations that was testing them was overheating them with faulty equipment. They tested good but the units that went across that station later failed in use in hot weather. I suspect that some of the components such as resistors and capacitors were damaged causing their values to change such as capacitors opening or shorting across the leads and resistors opening or their value changing to something much lower in va
  2. Here in Alabama it hardly ever snows but when it does we take the day off and play in it! I made up some snow chains for my MT-11 just in case we get some.
  3. The differences are gobs of low rpm torque and it's really quiet. I have some really steep hills where I live and ride. Before the stock exhaust I needed to be in first gear to go up them. Now second gear is fine with no engine complaints on the steepest one and with all the others all I need do is drop into third about 2/3rds the way up and all is good. The one is exceptionally steep. So steep it's difficult even for a healthy person to climb, and I do mean climb. Most people in my area drive the long way around to avoid it. Before the stock exhaust I would come to a near stop at the bottom a
  4. Glad to have the forum back! Thank you so must for the effort you extend to make it possible.
  5. Good to have the Forum back and working again! I've have over a 1,000 Km on the 2 into 1 KMZ exhaust system I got from Arbalet Ukraine spare parts. The engine still likes it. I have much better low in torque now and the carburetors tune properly and stay that way. No more randomly mis-matched synchronization issues. Apparently a Dnepr 650 engine must have the correct exhaust back pressure for everything to work properly.
  6. I used the Walbro float needles in my K65 carbs. They worked fine on one but I still had trouble with the other carb needle not sealing off the flow. I turned a 35 degree point on an old 1/4-20 bolt and cut a shoulder on it on my metal lathe so it would just drop in the carbs where the needles seat. Using a small hammer I hit the end of the tool so it would impart a small 35 degree angle where the point of the needles sit. Now the ends of the needles with their 35 degree points sit in a hole that matches them. No more leaking needle seats! That fixed a lot of other carb problems I was having l
  7. My barn find MT-11 had some Harley Davidson mufflers that were on it that were simply too loud. I have ordered a 2 into 1 Dnepr stock type exhaust for it. I've gotten extremely tired of wearing ear plugs because those aftermarket Harley pipes not really mufflers. Just open pipes with fish tails fabricated on the ends. In frustration I fabricated an exhaust for it using 1 1/4" EMT conduit, a 1" NPT coupler cut in half and machined to fit the end of the pipes, 2 short 1" nipples, and 2 Briggs & Stratton part # 392989 mufflers. I had to expand the EMT conduit tubing about 1/32 of an inch so i
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