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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,585
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Have you considered trying to de-magnetize the...

Have you considered trying to de-magnetize the frame and debris? I think the process is called "de-gausing". Back in the day of VHS tapes, there were hand held electric devices that would throughly...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,974
Posted By 16VGTIDave
That sounds like what we did last year. Or was it...

That sounds like what we did last year. Or was it the year before?...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 1,467,238
Posted By 16VGTIDave
:confused Expensive Supertrapp mufflers with many...

:confused Expensive Supertrapp mufflers with many over-priced disks installed, and open end caps? Isn't that self-defeating?

Or, am I over thinking this and should submit to form over function? It...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,267
Posted By 16VGTIDave
The new battery needs to be charged. A trickle...

The new battery needs to be charged. A trickle charger and patience is probably the best option. It is possible that having the battery installed in reverse damaged electronics before the fuse blew....
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I was sceptical so I tried hitting the knee...

I was sceptical so I tried hitting the knee armour with my hand. Hurt my hand. :eek1 Tried with a short piece of lumber. Felt the impact, but it was spread out and didn't even make me flinch. :wink:...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22,524
Views: 2,414,974
Posted By 16VGTIDave
That's nothing more than a BS excuse for checking...

That's nothing more than a BS excuse for checking you out (harassment). They know if you have insurance and lots more before you even pull over to the side of the road. Demanding to see your...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,229
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If an official file isn't made available, you can...

If an official file isn't made available, you can make your own with the free RouteConverter (http://www.routeconverter.de/home/en) software. I've used it on an old Mac to make a route that worked...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I headed out around 1 and arrived around 2pm,...

I headed out around 1 and arrived around 2pm, after a nice ride. My bike was running a bit lean, but not too bad. I expected that and wasn't about to rejet for one cold ride. I was slightly over...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Yup. Pending the results of a shake down ride in...

Yup. Pending the results of a shake down ride in the morning.
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,536
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If my rear tire is delivered tomorrow as...

If my rear tire is delivered tomorrow as scheduled (fingers crossed!), then I'm planning to make the ride down to Dover on Friday. Probably be there around 2 or so if everything works out.

Dave
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Then stop your whining, go buy a new pair of...

Then stop your whining, go buy a new pair of boots and pegs! Next you are going to tell us that your Beemer is almost 2 years old, will be paid for in 3 more years, and you still have half of the...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Just a thought... A length of high pressure hose,...

Just a thought... A length of high pressure hose, slit lengthwise, could be installed on the pegs to cover the teeth. I'm thinking high pressure hose as it is internally reinforced and will take more...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By 16VGTIDave
For a quick fix, get some automotive windshield...

For a quick fix, get some automotive windshield adhesive from a local auto glass shop. If you go in at the end of the day, they may give you a partially used tube that they would otherwise be...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,864
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I couldn't agree more! I ride a vintage 400 twin...

I couldn't agree more! I ride a vintage 400 twin that I've modified into a bike that works for me. I'm always amused by the puzzled looks it gets when I go to a cruise night, or pull into a Timmies...
Forum: Canada 03-03-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,864
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Irrelevant data. Dead people don't cost much....

Irrelevant data. Dead people don't cost much. What about the accidents, injuries, and long term health care expenses of those who survived???
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,864
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Why do we pay for insurance, and have to also pay...

Why do we pay for insurance, and have to also pay for un-insured motorists? I'm not interested in paying someone else's insurance any more than the rest of you, yet this isn't an option. And who are...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I have the GSI Halulite 1qt kettle...

I have the GSI Halulite 1qt kettle (http://gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/tea_kettle_hae-_1_qt/camp_cookware) and my informal, improvised, un-documented, for my on use testing shows that it takes the...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Before you tear anything apart, make sure there...

Before you tear anything apart, make sure there is free play at the lever so that the piston in the master can fully return. If it doesn't, the ports in the master will be closed and cause no fluid...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Are you getting fluid to move? A blocked port in...

Are you getting fluid to move? A blocked port in the master can make bleeding virtually impossible.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-25-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,702
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Looking good! :clap

Looking good! :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,555
Posted By 16VGTIDave
It is not a problem of being located in Canada. I...

It is not a problem of being located in Canada. I have been able to view both listings without issue. I'd suggest scanning the PC for malware.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,702
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I'd suggest contacting TrailTech and asking them...

I'd suggest contacting TrailTech and asking them what they recommend. They don't provide enough info on their site for a guess. Hopefully they will provide some discussion and information, not just a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-23-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,702
Posted By 16VGTIDave
As long as you are not trying to charge a lead...

As long as you are not trying to charge a lead acid battery, that will work. I'd prefer to see 13.5 - 14V, on bikes with TCI (not CDI) ignition.

What kind of cells are in your battery pack and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By 16VGTIDave
It is loud, draws lots of power, and is fairly...

It is loud, draws lots of power, and is fairly large. Did I mention it is loud? Aim it forwards and it will help you slow while blasting obstacles out of your path. Can't speak to its longevity as...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,296
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Needs updating, but Wikipedia has a page on...

Needs updating, but Wikipedia has a page on Diesel motorcycles : http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_motorcycle
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-21-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,296
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Last time I heard, Hayes was still making Diesel...

Last time I heard, Hayes was still making Diesel converted KLR's. But when they increased their production capabilities in an attempt to offer a civilian version, the U.S. Military Machine increased...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,702
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I'd follow the Trail Tech diagram. Looks straight...

I'd follow the Trail Tech diagram. Looks straight forward to me. The 2 Yellow wires connect to the wires from the stator. Disregard the other instructions. The red wire will go to your relay's input,...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Yup, that must be it, yet another conspiracy. A...

Yup, that must be it, yet another conspiracy. A hardware company designing and making hardware, then publishing the specs so that anyone can make their own that will work correctly.

Thankfully...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Just remember that not everything is equal. Some...

Just remember that not everything is equal. Some of those cheap cables are cheap for a reason. Much thiner wires, sub-standard insulation, etc. Some will only charge, but not sync (or anything else)....
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 2,873,741
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Just be sure to dry the can throughly and then...

Just be sure to dry the can throughly and then pour the beverage into a mug or other suitable vessel. Had a friend ruin a canoeing trip by ingesting too much "buggy" lake water with his cans of Craps...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,702
Posted By 16VGTIDave
When you install the relay, be sure that the...

When you install the relay, be sure that the output from your charging system is on the battery (hot) side of your relay, not the switched side. Otherwise, when you turn the key off, the bike may...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 61,784
Posted By 16VGTIDave
:huh EVERYTHING is fast when it is "Hyper" :deal ...

:huh EVERYTHING is fast when it is "Hyper" :deal

Every hipster knows that... :lol3

Now, back to this great build please!
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 212,031
Posted By 16VGTIDave
The short answer is "No". Inexpensive lights...

The short answer is "No". Inexpensive lights don't offer expensive features. Maybe you could install a headlight replacement LED bulb into a projector lens and see it that nets you the desired...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,702
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Nah, just get a flasher designed for LED's. Load...

Nah, just get a flasher designed for LED's. Load resistors will defeat the purpose of installing LED's - saving power.
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 91,426
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Until it is too much. Thankfully, one doesn't...

Until it is too much. Thankfully, one doesn't HAVE to always twist the throttle wide open. :D
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,437
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Pissed Ever met someone (Army PFC refuelling a cooking...

Ever met someone (Army PFC refuelling a cooking stove that ignited the fuel can) who has been badly burned and permanently scarred? It is hard to make eye contact when you are trying not to vomit...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,437
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Ever read the signs at gas stations? Approved...

Ever read the signs at gas stations? Approved containers only. Who enforces, I don't care. I have friends who are police officers, volunteer fire men, and ambulance attendants. I would like them to...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,437
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You should have saved some $ and time and bought...

You should have saved some $ and time and bought the red, approved fuel pack. That said, the red paint is a step in the right direction.

Most times it is cheaper and easier to do it the correct...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,437
Posted By 16VGTIDave
No, what is unbelievable is how nobody cares...

No, what is unbelievable is how nobody cares about the safety of others. I'm more concerned about the potential risk to emergency responders. You know, those people whom our taxes have trained and...
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