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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,108
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Damn, that's a lot of rake for a sportbike! :lol3

Damn, that's a lot of rake for a sportbike! :lol3
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 879
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Do you know if this is a two or four post model?...

Do you know if this is a two or four post model? That company shows both on their website.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,108
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Even a halfway decent machinist should be able to...

Even a halfway decent machinist should be able to get those bleeders out. Get new bleeder screws so they have something to reference for dimensions. Usually, the nose of the bleeder screw is the same...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,108
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Man, it's times like this that I am grateful that...

Man, it's times like this that I am grateful that most bikes like that find somebody OTHER than me. I couldn't have walked away but, I would also regret it once it was home. I'm sure you understand....
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,454
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Did Brad tell you to buy a DR650? What did you do...

Did Brad tell you to buy a DR650? What did you do with the Sportster?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Wow, your brother had exceptional taste in bikes....

Wow, your brother had exceptional taste in bikes. I suppose nobody has to tell you that the Guzzi Daytona is not just any old Guzzi sport--that's the overhead cam engine. Very cool bike. The Penton...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Donkey Hotey
My guess would be that your brother bought those...

My guess would be that your brother bought those parts to either convert a standard LC4 that he has/had or you have an LC4 sitting around there in parts. Based on the clear windscreen, those parts...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Donkey Hotey
That's the right mold but not this tank. The...

That's the right mold but not this tank. The rally tank is molded orange polyethylene (like all the dirtbikes, fenders etc). They come from the same mold but arent the same. The OP's tank is orange...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 121,344
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, the coupling on mine is still soft but, if...

Well, the coupling on mine is still soft but, if you're looking for paying volunteers, I'm in for one if a group order becomes possible. Heck, I'll take two, just to have a spare.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Painted tank. That's from a 1997-1998 KTM 620...

Painted tank. That's from a 1997-1998 KTM 620 Adventure. It should also fit the 1999-2000 640 Adventure, though the paint color is wrong (they had blue tanks). As already mentioned, the later 640 had...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 121,344
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I would just use a length of innertube and hose...

I would just use a length of innertube and hose clamps. Probably a lot cheaper than having a limited run made. It's just a sealed coupling and doesn't have to handle any unusual loads or mounting...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Donkey Hotey
MSC Industrial has eight different hand taps in...

MSC Industrial has eight different hand taps in 3/8-32 and one spiral-point machine tap (for CNC rigid tapping). Not THAT unusual if all of those are commonly available.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
Posted By Donkey Hotey
An AMF-era, iron-head Sportster? Nah, what could...

An AMF-era, iron-head Sportster? Nah, what could go wrong? Go for it! :lol3

Have you done any homework at all on this project? Do you actually work on your own bikes? That question was so out of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,842
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You do realize that's a Russel Day-Long seat,...

You do realize that's a Russel Day-Long seat, right? It's probably worth as much (to the right person) as the whole rest of the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 269,339
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You went? How many people were around it when you...

You went? How many people were around it when you were there? It was almost deserted when I walked by, up against that wall, like they didn't want to call too much attention to it. The Livewire was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 269,339
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hey, I own five Buells. I'm not a Harley...

Hey, I own five Buells. I'm not a Harley leg-humper but, I'm not a hater either. I was optimistically agnostic when I walked up to it. I looked it over.

As for pre-production, it was the pick of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 269,339
Posted By Donkey Hotey
OK, I've seen it in person now. I haven't ridden...

OK, I've seen it in person now. I haven't ridden it but, I've heard it. Yeah, Harley really screwed the pooch on this one. The Blast may as well have been a Panigale compared to the Street. Could...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,818
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I saw them at the Long Beach motorcycle show on...

I saw them at the Long Beach motorcycle show on Friday and went back again Saturday to drool. You'd need to buy two bikes: one to ride and one just to have stripped in your living room so you could...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,404
Posted By Donkey Hotey
As I type this, two of their very small staff are...

As I type this, two of their very small staff are manning their booth at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach. They are showing off four different models, including a development bike...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yup, amazing at how much that changed things,...

Yup, amazing at how much that changed things, isn't it? When I bought my VF-2, it was with the 10K spindle and the two-speed gearbox. I'm pretty sure the gearbox added $6K to the machine. With the...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hey, people make mistakes. Mistakes crash...

Hey, people make mistakes. Mistakes crash machines and do really expensive damage. As I wrote: if that had been a 3" shell mill (something more rigid and less forgiving), the damage might have been a...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
A couple of thoughts to add. Haas ain't...

A couple of thoughts to add.

Haas ain't everything. Feed rates aren't everything. 1000 IPM rapids don't mean squat if all your rapids are short distances and the machine never accelerates to those...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
The Haas HFO model is setup so that you're...

The Haas HFO model is setup so that you're supposed to be able to take a free, three-day training class, whether you're a customer or not. Yes, you could go down right now and sign up for the class....
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hey, I'm not saying the Brother machines aren't...

Hey, I'm not saying the Brother machines aren't super freaking nice. I spent a bunch of time looking at them at Westec and again at IMTS last month (was there all week). Nice stuff. From your posts...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
And that's why you don't let stupid people run...

And that's why you don't let stupid people run your machines. Just FYI: the OMP40 probe is only $3400 brand new and most can be rebuilt (even after a crash) for around $1000.

For those following...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, I wouldn't even start down the path of...

Yeah, I wouldn't even start down the path of retrofitting a knee mill. Too many issues and not enough return on your investment. Again: it depends on what you're needing. Your description went from...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
OK, getting familiar with the market. Those...

OK, getting familiar with the market. Those Brothers are really nice, high-speed machines. Probably a lot more than you need to spend from what you're describing your needs to be.

Again: I hate to...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Why Brother? Just curious. I have no direct...

Why Brother? Just curious. I have no direct experience except from what I've seen of them at the trade shows. They seemed like a step up from Haas, in both price and performance (get what you pay...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-16-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, if you got to Panamint in the dark, you...

Well, if you got to Panamint in the dark, you didn't get to see the Father Crowley Vista Point. Oh well. Here's what you missed. First picture is looking up the bank of the Owens Lake bed, at the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Sherman Pass is going to start getting sketchy...

Sherman Pass is going to start getting sketchy this time of year. It's going to be cold up at the top. Watch the weather. Also: it's a very dirty road in spots. It can be scenic but, don't expect a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-15-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, Yosemite can be overwhelming for a first...

Yeah, Yosemite can be overwhelming for a first visit. I hope you did Glacier Point road and stopped at both Glacier and Washburn points. Looking forward to the ride report. :lurk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
After pondering the routes, I think I like this...

After pondering the routes, I think I like this route better than Sonora pass. Lower elevation and after you get through one stupid twisty section, this is a fast moving road.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I pretty much knew what you did before even...

I pretty much knew what you did before even looking at your route. :D

Good choices. The northern leg of DV is scenic but, can be cut off for time. You still get the highest value stuff in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Nobody has given you bad advice in this thread....

Nobody has given you bad advice in this thread. You are covering a part of the state that is just dense with history, scenery, attractions and well-engineered twisty roads. You could leave Lake Tahoe...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Could you give us a recap of what you've seen and...

Could you give us a recap of what you've seen and where you've been already?

If you've never been, Yosemite is going to be #1 on my recommend list (not just a casual ride-through either). If you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You've changed plans a couple of times so I'm...

You've changed plans a couple of times so I'm having a hard time following what you're thinking right now.

If you're coming back in March, Death Valley will be just as nice, if not nicer then....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,966
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, days are getting shorter. The equinox has...

Yeah, days are getting shorter. The equinox has passed. You have less than 12 hours between sunup and sundown. That is a LOT of miles to cover. As other have posted: the 190 entrance is beautiful,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-04-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,404
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I was just makin fun of their spelling. I'm...

I was just makin fun of their spelling. I'm absolutely stunned that they can build and sell an engine for that, even if the labor was free! Man, I've paid more than that for a car alternator, much...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,404
Posted By Donkey Hotey
"This is a very solid perforing engine" At...

"This is a very solid perforing engine"

At least they're honest. Let us know when it perforates itself.

(sweet build, otherwise :lurk)
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,523
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yup. And all that tooling and fixturing costs...

Yup. And all that tooling and fixturing costs money. Buy a couple of big pieces of tooling plate, spend hours designing it, more hours and dollars making the fixture, THEN scrap a part or two working...
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