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Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By matey peeps
That's pretty normal wear for a street tire with...

That's pretty normal wear for a street tire with some miles on it. Could possibly be a smidge underinflated, but I'd still say normal for a tire reaching the end of its life.
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,065
Posted By matey peeps
The way toe is set on these and many other...

The way toe is set on these and many other machines is for ease of steering and to promote tire wear, and the dampilizer helps with sudden oscillations that are inherent in the system. My elderly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By matey peeps
Nah it's SOP to apply grease to high tension...

Nah it's SOP to apply grease to high tension leads on boats and snowmobiles. In fact most replacement spark plug wire sets from the auto parts store come with a little packet of dielectric grease...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By matey peeps
I'd use a small wire brush like a .30 cal brass...

I'd use a small wire brush like a .30 cal brass brush, then reinstall with dielectric grease.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,519
Posted By matey peeps
It's all about the CFM a tool consumes. You may...

It's all about the CFM a tool consumes. You may have 100 psi, but you don't have much volume in reserve - volts vs. amps. I've got a small compressor at home and I get about five good braps out of...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By matey peeps
My chart has 8.8 grade M8 bolts going to 24nm or...

My chart has 8.8 grade M8 bolts going to 24nm or 18ft/lb - I'd go with the 23, the other is much too light.

:lurk
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By matey peeps
Running way lean due to a gummed up carb is where...

Running way lean due to a gummed up carb is where I'd put my money. It's doubtful you need a carb kit, just a $4 can of carb cleaner, some compressed air and a good cleaning. Not a carb guy? Do...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By matey peeps
You should have 12vdc at the horn wires when you...

You should have 12vdc at the horn wires when you hit the button, if you do the horn's faulty. If not...then you're looking for an open somewhere. Schwack the starter motor on the end with a hammer...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-02-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By matey peeps
The most strategic way to troubleshoot a no-crank...

The most strategic way to troubleshoot a no-crank condition if the battery is known good is to do a voltage drop test on each component in the system.

That being said I've worked on Honda start...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 158,231
Posted By matey peeps
Hey y'all - I'm looking for a Givi Monokey top...

Hey y'all - I'm looking for a Givi Monokey top plate so I can put my topcase on my ratty '80s touring bike :deal Something like this:
http://www.happy-trail.com/images/3/GIVI_Z255_m.jpg
I figured...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-24-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By matey peeps
I was just looking on ronayers.com and they sell...

I was just looking on ronayers.com and they sell it for $129 :scratch However most intermittent problems like yours can be traced to increased resistance due to loose or corroded connectors,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,736,542
Posted By matey peeps
Har-de-har :D Unfortunately true though. I've...

Har-de-har :D Unfortunately true though. I've got a Honda Trail 90 and Trail 125 that get about 100 miles a year put on them. :dog
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,736,542
Posted By matey peeps
Sweet, thanks. Will pass that along. Any others...

Sweet, thanks. Will pass that along. Any others out there?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,736,542
Posted By matey peeps
Wanted: KLR A coworker is looking for a KLR...

Wanted: KLR

A coworker is looking for a KLR for commuting during our lengthy Laramie summer. Anyone have one in the area? Cheap, of course. :evil
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By matey peeps
Tayda brake light modulator kit - got the instructions?

I done gots me a big ole bag of little doohickeys I haven't the faintest clue what do do with! I was expecting some sort of instructions along with the kit, and the site said they'd be emailed, but...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,459
Posted By matey peeps
I'm an instructor at WyoTech. :wave Chassis Fab...

I'm an instructor at WyoTech. :wave Chassis Fab is offered only as an elective to a 6-month core like automotive or diesel tech - It's gonna be way more than you want to spend if you just want to...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By matey peeps
I'm sure it'll work, I've been pleased with the...

I'm sure it'll work, I've been pleased with the MP products I have. Mine's a Mac Tools and my shop has a Snap-On, and I think you get what you pay for. Do you have a quality compression tester...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By matey peeps
Just because a gasket is removed doesn't...

Just because a gasket is removed doesn't automatically condemn it - they may be able to be reused. When all else failed, I used Permatex #1 to repair carb seals. RTV and fuel/fuel fumes do not get...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By matey peeps
Hondas are notorious for building up heat in the...

Hondas are notorious for building up heat in the RR and bbq'ing it. Gotta gotta gotta be mounted to a big hunk of metal for heat dissipation. AMHIK.
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,725
Posted By matey peeps
Mine's out of an E350 cargo van. Freebie :wave

Mine's out of an E350 cargo van. Freebie :wave
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,375
Posted By matey peeps
I'm waiting for the naysayers to chime in, but I...

I'm waiting for the naysayers to chime in, but I think it's pretty nifty. :lurk
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16,732
Views: 2,736,542
Posted By matey peeps
Jeep's off the market, just don't have 100% faith...

Jeep's off the market, just don't have 100% faith in it and I can't sell it like that.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By matey peeps
The side racks are the easy part, what is...

The side racks are the easy part, what is important in that thread is the measurements between the triangular lock and the studs.
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By matey peeps
It just so happens......

It just so happens... (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79750):freaky
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By matey peeps
Just keep it full of gas. :scratch Unless it's...

Just keep it full of gas. :scratch Unless it's BMW it's unlined from the factory. I've de-rusted a ton of japanese tanks with muriatic acid and never sealed one.
Forum: Face Plant 09-19-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 16,915
Posted By matey peeps
My fifth-grade teacher's son lost his life...

My fifth-grade teacher's son lost his life exiting a farmer's field at high speed on his dirtbike, wire caught him in the neck. Glad it didn't end that way for you.
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,923
Posted By matey peeps
The instructions usually specify wiring it into...

The instructions usually specify wiring it into the high beam, so if you don't want to use it you just select low beam.
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By matey peeps
No reason why you couldn't, but something that...

No reason why you couldn't, but something that long hanging off the square drive would change the length of the lever. There's a pretty simple formula for figuring actual vs. indicated torque with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,284
Posted By matey peeps
I rather miss ole Gus. ...

I rather miss ole Gus.
http://matey-peeps.smugmug.com/Other/monument-rawks/i-Jx52Dbj/0/L/keyhole5-L.jpg

And the old skool adv I really miss....
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,885
Posted By matey peeps
Epoxy or a 2-part urethane bumper repair glue...

Epoxy or a 2-part urethane bumper repair glue :evil
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By matey peeps
Pics?

Pics?
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By matey peeps
Most Japanese OE rear shocks are not rebuildable,...

Most Japanese OE rear shocks are not rebuildable, but if they have flats for a wrench then may be. It's not a terribly complex process, but you do need some special tools. It's just a matter of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,820
Posted By matey peeps
I'm all ears. :ear as I have: ...

I'm all ears. :ear as I have:
http://matey-peeps.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CT125/i-MJZtqv4/0/M/20130801_120258-L.jpg
AND!...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By matey peeps
Vampire splices, and I most definitely agree.

Vampire splices, and I most definitely agree.
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By matey peeps
I used to be a proponent of stabilizing fuel then...

I used to be a proponent of stabilizing fuel then storing the machine, but as you're experiencing, gas today is crap. Drain the carbs (which you will have to remove and clean later - there's no...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,211
Posted By matey peeps
Mmmm hmmmm :eek1 Edit: holy huge photo batman! ...

Mmmm hmmmm :eek1
Edit: holy huge photo batman!

Click here. (http://montezumamfg.com/uploaded_files/images/products/l_8b86da1d399614365304ac6336de8a11IM350R-tray-open-tools.jpg)
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,211
Posted By matey peeps
There certainly is, most of those pegs are...

There certainly is, most of those pegs are probably 2-1/2" long. I've only got one on each as I just keep my big wrenches up there.
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,211
Posted By matey peeps
This is actually mine, and after owning it 5...

This is actually mine, and after owning it 5 years I can't think how I ever got along without it. I think it was $350 when I got it but so well spent....
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,211
Posted By matey peeps
I've got one of these Montezuma Mfg 26" Crossover...

I've got one of these Montezuma Mfg 26" Crossover top boxes (http://montezumamfg.com/store/product/26quot-portable-top-chest-im350br/) - not exactly cheap, but before all my sockets lived in about 8...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6,600
Views: 2,981,986
Posted By matey peeps
Sorry for the crummy cell pic but: ...

Sorry for the crummy cell pic but:
http://matey-peeps.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-JBFxN4S/0/XL/20140711_145925-XL.jpg
:evil
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