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Forum: The Garage Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By victor441
I have an old bicycle "Cool Tool" that has very...

I have an old bicycle "Cool Tool" that has very thin jaws and is really handy for jobs like that...they are no longer made unfortunately....

http://wiki.multitool.org/show_image.php?id=920
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 171,792
Posted By victor441
made a BBQ stand....

welded together a BBQ stand made from angle iron from a bed frame...crude yet effective and zero $$$ :evil
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Forum: The Garage 04-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By victor441
Using an adjustable wrench is a judgement call...

Using an adjustable wrench is a judgement call (depending on the size and condition of the fastener, how tight it is etc.) and I learned the hard way in my youth (rounded off fasteners, bashed...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,626
Posted By victor441
I used the 4 drawer version on the job building...

I used the 4 drawer version on the job building machinery in a very busy shop and it held up fine and was OK with frequent moves...am well aware of how uneven HF quality is but this item is OK and...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,313
Posted By victor441
First time I tried that (and failed) I rigged up...

First time I tried that (and failed) I rigged up a hose with a pump chuck on both ends, connected one to the mc wheel and the other to a car wheel...that worked and seated the bead on the new...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By victor441
Very nice! FWIW I built a bench from plans in...

Very nice! FWIW I built a bench from plans in the Stanley Home repair book and it has served me well...and the book itself is excellent, a huge help on all sorts of projects.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By victor441
I was lowering the gearing, not raising it, as...

I was lowering the gearing, not raising it, as the chart shows stock gearing was 15/42...from what I've read Ducati geared many bikes tall in order to pass EU noise tests for new bikes. Swapping...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By victor441
yep...this is what my CS sprocket looked like...

yep...this is what my CS sprocket looked like after running a terrible 14/42/102 combo...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7n80yRjXFm4/TsQkcmEFdJI/AAAAAAAAApA/4FtZBGAhDaI/s722/14t.jpg
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By victor441
+1 on this....I did not know better and set my...

+1 on this....I did not know better and set my Ducati up 14/42 and to make matters much worse the chain had 102 links (also a multiple of 3), got noise, vibration, and rapid wear...chain length is a...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,313
Posted By victor441
I have a harder time with tubeless tires too,...

I have a harder time with tubeless tires too, after the first one I made a DIY bead breaker from scrap which helps a lot...
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Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 171,792
Posted By victor441
reworked a DIY tube guitar amp into a Gibson GA-9...

Made this from a cut down steel computer case awhile back and it has had so many incarnations as various vintage amps that it is beginning to fall apart...today I rewired it as an old parallel SE...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By victor441
Gearing Commander will give you all the info you...

Gearing Commander will give you all the info you need on chain length, RPM at a given speed, etc. and compare various setups. FWIW 6t on the rear is a BIG change and about equivalent to two on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By victor441
+1....I worked in telecom power with big...

+1....I worked in telecom power with big batteries (up to 12 gals of electrolyte in an 800 lb battery :eek1) for a few years and the acid is very nasty stuff, would definitely not want any stored at...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By victor441
On many drill presses the head can be loosened...

On many drill presses the head can be loosened and swung to the side so it is no longer in line with the table and base...if you did this you could probably get enough clearance for the long...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By victor441
Aircraft Spruce is also a great source for some...

Aircraft Spruce is also a great source for some specialty hardware like rivnuts and they do small quantities...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,110
Posted By victor441
WRONG...read the story again and pay attention,...

WRONG...read the story again and pay attention, that was a false confession to get the inquisitor off his back after being sweated for hours and his boss testified that he gave the candy bar and soda...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 91,495
Views: 17,042,676
Posted By victor441
Probably little or no damage if you did not lose...

Probably little or no damage if you did not lose all the oil, my own DR650 had leaky seals from dirt and no gaiters but I cleaned them with 35mm film and that stopped the leaks entirely so no need to...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By victor441
I have not done them specifically but have...

I have not done them specifically but have installed radial Tourance tires OK and have installed Avon Roadriders with tubes on my supermoto...would highly recommend using big zip ties to get them on,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,777
Posted By victor441
So far as a travel bike goes a Tiger 955i would...

So far as a travel bike goes a Tiger 955i would be a good bet for someone your size, it is REALLY BIG and tall so you should definitely not feel cramped on one...but you have the ride idea on riding...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By victor441
Avon Distanzias might be a good bet, they come in...

Avon Distanzias might be a good bet, they come in sizes close to your stock tires...i.e. 120/70-17 and 130/80-17 and many people run them on supermotos...have not tried them on mine yet but am on my...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,313
Posted By victor441
There have been a bunch of good threads here and...

There have been a bunch of good threads here and I'm able to mount all my own MC tires (tube and tubeless) fairly easily now thanks to what I learned...some things I picked up from them are-

get...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 88,835
Posted By victor441
this was likely posted at some point in the past,...

this was likely posted at some point in the past, but worth a repeat with todays great news...an excellent review by an owner of an SR400 and 500, and he prefers the 400 FWIW
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Forum: The Garage 03-03-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By victor441
That would work fine but I'd tap the high beam...

That would work fine but I'd tap the high beam circuit farther back if possible, not on the wire to the bulb. Do the headlights themselves have relays? (I'm not familiar with Buell wiring)...might...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By victor441
A 68ohm resistor will dissipate considerably less...

A 68ohm resistor will dissipate considerably less heat than a 47ohm at a given voltage (about 30% less)
but FWIW it has nothing to do with the power rating
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By victor441
FWIW Napa stores generally carry single size...

FWIW Napa stores generally carry single size Permacoil kits behind the counter and they work OK IME...and they are made in the size you need but do not come with a drill bit
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,685
Posted By victor441
I don't know which specific years and models are...

I don't know which specific years and models are involved but there are MANY threads on failures due to leaky instruments and IMHO it was a really bad idea to put delicate microcircuitry inside the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,685
Posted By victor441
True on getting the ECU flashed to disable the...

True on getting the ECU flashed to disable the immobizer but that won't fix the POS Marelli guages which also house the turn signal circuitry, etc....I was able to save mine by disassembling them...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,685
Posted By victor441
I rode a 2003 M800 Dark for a few years and liked...

I rode a 2003 M800 Dark for a few years and liked it a lot overall, eventually sold it mostly because it was not good on the seriously rough back roads where I live and I did not trust it in rainy...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By victor441
Definitely a good way to go when tracking down a...

Definitely a good way to go when tracking down a small drain like the OP has...but FWIW if the problem is a BIG drain like a short to ground that blows fuses, etc. a DMM ammeter will not work well as...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By victor441
a big +1 on at least a small tank, bought a 120V...

a big +1 on at least a small tank, bought a 120V inflator from Home Depot a few years ago and have been able to use it to power an air stapler, seat tubeless MC tires, use a blow gun, etc. (as well...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By victor441
So what is the deal with the facepalm pal????? ...

So what is the deal with the facepalm pal?????
I used a version of the ohms law wheel myself to get through Navy ET school, my EE classes, and pass the EIT exam on the first try...it was a big help
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,331
Posted By victor441
It is also possible to cache a good sized area...

It is also possible to cache a good sized area (much less if it is urban) using Google maps before heading out and that will work too when you lose coverage. My Samsung Rugby Pro works well as a GPS...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By victor441
50 ohms is the equivalent resistance but you need...

50 ohms is the equivalent resistance but you need to test to determine the power rating...read the voltage across the resistor, then (V squared/R) will give you the power it is dissipating.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,407
Posted By victor441
So far as the zip ties go they need to be cut...

So far as the zip ties go they need to be cut with purpose made cutters or at least flush cutters, that way the ends are not razor sharp.
You might get more enthusiasm for all things...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By victor441
I built a small cart for my welder (from scrap)...

I built a small cart for my welder (from scrap) just big enough for it and the gas bottle, works well but the rear wheels should have been further back for better balance.
A BIG +1 on the jawhorse,...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,493
Posted By victor441
That is only the case when conductors literally...

That is only the case when conductors literally contact the earth/ground...i.e. the telephone system runs on 48V positive ground, the polarity makes no difference corrosion wise on a vehicle....
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By victor441
That is definitely not the case, light output,...

That is definitely not the case, light output, power, and current for incandescent bulbs are not directly related to voltage....i.e. a 25% voltage drop will cut light output by more than half, a 50%...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By victor441
this place should have the correct bulbs and FWIW...

this place should have the correct bulbs and FWIW they have been good to do business with IME...

http://www.candlepowerinc.com/
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By victor441
Could very well be a leaky capacitor, they can...

Could very well be a leaky capacitor, they can emit a very funky odor when they get old and often the leakage will be visible as as tarry crap running down the side...in a welder they are big...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By victor441
There are several MGA's for sale at...

There are several MGA's for sale at http://www.mgexp.com/registry/forsale.php

(am looking for an MGB myself)
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