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Forum: The Garage 05-12-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,252
Posted By numbskull
I'd be a little leary about using vinyl...

I'd be a little leary about using vinyl electrical tape,(especially the cheap generic kind) it seems to turn to mush when I use it on my beach cruiser rims. That plus once you poke a hole in it for...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By numbskull
I usually just trowel it on a little extra thick...

I usually just trowel it on a little extra thick over the low spots and dont press the tiles so deep. Works good to fill depression up to about 3/16" beyond that you get too much squish(thin set)...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By numbskull
I'm going to guess; if you were going up a bridge...

I'm going to guess; if you were going up a bridge incline and were low on gas it may have shifted the fuel ever so slightly away from the petcock pickup resulting in some sputters.?
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By numbskull
:muuttalmost forgot that...thanks:D

:muuttalmost forgot that...thanks:D
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By numbskull
Yes, the engine is running without oil pressure...

Yes, the engine is running without oil pressure while the pump gets its prime back. How much is a long time for the oil light to be on? I wouldn't worry about it if it's less than 5 seconds, at...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,099
Posted By numbskull
Thumb +1 on the hair dryer (well I used a heat gun, its...

+1 on the hair dryer (well I used a heat gun, its like a hair dryer only sounds more manly:D)

Heated up the boots, made them extremely pliable, the down side is the are f'n HOT! and you only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,400
Posted By numbskull
In my neck of the woods (Jacksonville Beach, FL)...

In my neck of the woods (Jacksonville Beach, FL) there is a residential street that is frequently used as a cut through to avoid traffic. Neighborhood residents complained and petitioned to have...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,463
Posted By numbskull
Interesting idea, but I don't think a mighty-vac...

Interesting idea, but I don't think a mighty-vac would produce the necessary vacuum to boil the water/moisture out at room temp.

An interesting expirement would be to put a mighty-vac on a jar of...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,463
Posted By numbskull
I wouldn't do that unless your trying to add an...

I wouldn't do that unless your trying to add an extra "antiquey" rust patina to your old tools.lol While the brake fluid itself isn't corrosive, it does sit there on your tools happily absorbing and...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By numbskull
Sledgehammer yielding scooter thugs runoff by handbag yielding granny!!!

Go, go, granny go!

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Forum: The Garage 02-24-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,237
Posted By numbskull
The little, if any galvanic corrosion occuring...

The little, if any galvanic corrosion occuring between the aluminum part and the stainless helicoil could be viewed as beneficial, since it is helping to lock in (corrode in? lol) the helicoil even...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 103,187
Posted By numbskull
:nono You SIR, are what we in addiction...

:nono You SIR, are what we in addiction recovery call an "ENABLER":loaded....:D
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 103,187
Posted By numbskull
This "behavior loop" sickness is only compounded...

This "behavior loop" sickness is only compounded with age and dementia... After purchasing said sale items and returning home you then realize you already bought it on sale last week, and the week...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By numbskull
I wonder if it's the same company that made these...

I wonder if it's the same company that made these brit bikes?


Abingdon King Dick


Saw this one at the "Riding into History" show in Florida, an absolutely thing of mechanical beauty.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By numbskull
I would run a compression check on the cylinders...

I would run a compression check on the cylinders and pull the valve cover off to get a rough idea visually of what the engine internals might have last ran in. ie check for metal flakes in oil,milk...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,108
Posted By numbskull
I've survived(didn't go down) locking up the...

I've survived(didn't go down) locking up the front on the street for multiple stretches of 20-30 feet. This was a panic stop on a bike with no rear brakes and 20 year old age hardened tires that...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By numbskull
Very cool. For some reason, the image of...

Very cool.

For some reason, the image of Jimmy Durante popped in my head while looking at the front of that scooter.

"Ha, Cha, Cha, Chhaaa!" :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,299
Posted By numbskull
Great shots. Love the panoramics. Whatcha...

Great shots. Love the panoramics. Whatcha usin'?

Don't forget to throw in a few words in every now and then, with the pics.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,511
Posted By numbskull
My brother-in-law tells the tale of the day he...

My brother-in-law tells the tale of the day he broke down on his 73 Eldo. (actually he forgot to turn his petcock on.) A redneck couple on a shovelhead were kind enough to pull over and lend a hand. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By numbskull
Ain't Karma a Bitch? :nod

Ain't Karma a Bitch? :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By numbskull
:poser

:poser
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,147
Posted By numbskull
Sun 03 Feb 2008 09:28:21 AM, the Outpost, ONF:...

Sun 03 Feb 2008 09:28:21 AM, the Outpost, ONF: Once I finished packing and cleaning up camp I loaded the bike on the trailer. While I was checking the tie-downs I had a look at that front knobby....
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,147
Posted By numbskull
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 43,784
Posted By numbskull
Harder still to find a 46mm socket for the axle...

Harder still to find a 46mm socket for the axle nut on the VWbus.

46mm = 1 13/16"
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 43,784
Posted By numbskull
For those of you that worry about your wrenches...

For those of you that worry about your wrenches not speaking the same language as your bikes,http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/Laughing.gif here is an alternative for you from one of my favorite...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 43,784
Posted By numbskull
Any sockets over 3/4" - 19mm are easily...

Any sockets over 3/4" - 19mm are easily interchangeable

You can easily get by with the larger SAE 1/2" drive socket set instead of the metric.

Get the 6 point sockets vs the 12 point. They...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,114
Posted By numbskull
That's awesome, that you found it, and it's still...

That's awesome, that you found it, and it's still there. Look at the width of that thing, 26.5'. Imagine that thing driving down your local street, eeek.


I like how you embedded the google...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,114
Posted By numbskull
Howdy from another Jax Beacher. Thanks for...

Howdy from another Jax Beacher.

Thanks for the Nocatee report I had wanted to go through there and explore. Maybe I'll skirt around until I see a no trespassing sign.

The army vehicle you saw...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,586
Posted By numbskull
WoW! great shots. My jaw just dropped with that...

WoW! great shots. My jaw just dropped with that first shot. Keep em coming.

What are you shooting with? camera/lens/film

I'm guessing a manual 35mm?
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,611
Posted By numbskull
Excelent advice. I would add that the internet is...

Excelent advice. I would add that the internet is another resource when on the road. :D

Get aquainted with your bike specific forums and use them on the road. Including this one. :thumbup

Also...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,082
Posted By numbskull
Harbor Freight also sells one smaller than the...

Harbor Freight also sells one smaller than the one red one previously posted. It's more compact and slides into a protective pouch with its test wires. Around $5 when on sale. I don't see them...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By numbskull
"And they are paying you to use the product....

"And they are paying you to use the product. They're "paying" you through a discount on your purchase price. If they didn't slap their logos all over it so other people could easily recognise their...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 324,167
Posted By numbskull
While I usually don't give a second look at these...

While I usually don't give a second look at these v-8 powered hogs, this guy definitely gets major props for using a period correct v-8 flat head power plant.:clap



But why no period drum...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,506
Posted By numbskull
Picky picky picky...The perfect bike... (repost...

Picky picky picky...The perfect bike... (repost from thumpers)
<HR style="COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->After reading some of the incredibly minute criticisims on...
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