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Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By broncobowsher
Cruise, no load = no problem. Put a load on it...

Cruise, no load = no problem. Put a load on it while running that lean, that is when you can burn valves. But not worried under light load.
Forum: Trials 01-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 364,034
Posted By broncobowsher
I did better today. Few dabs but no crashes.

I did better today. Few dabs but no crashes.
Forum: Trials 01-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 364,034
Posted By broncobowsher
I rode around the back yard a little last night. ...

I rode around the back yard a little last night. Was going through a dip and the front wheel hooked it wrong and dumped my on the ground. Shoulder/neck are sore today. No bad poppy/crunch sounds...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By broncobowsher
Trying to understand the increase in compression...

Trying to understand the increase in compression ratio...
Early engines were much more knock sensitive and the fuels back then really sucked.

As for the fuels Lead was a huge help. ...
Forum: Trials 01-24-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,754
Posted By broncobowsher
How much did they spend developing that 4-stroke...

How much did they spend developing that 4-stroke that never made it to market?
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By broncobowsher
Normal cruise it should be fine. O2 closed loop...

Normal cruise it should be fine. O2 closed loop correction.
Under load I don't know if that bike will stay in closed loop. Many times it will default to an open loop pre-programmed mapping. Full...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By broncobowsher
I don't think a simple spreadsheet can ever fully...

I don't think a simple spreadsheet can ever fully tell the whole picture. Up front initial costs are one item, running costs (mainly fuel, filters for forced air) another. But how a Btu is put in...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By broncobowsher
The closest I can answer is when the shop floor...

The closest I can answer is when the shop floor had to be cut and patched they put new epoxy over the new patch. The epoxy that got onto the old epoxy has stuck just fine and is nearing 20 years...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 420,431
Posted By broncobowsher
Light bulb burned out. Old 60W house bulb. ...

Light bulb burned out. Old 60W house bulb. Filament burned loose on one of the legs. No spare bulbs in the house.

Took the bulb and thumped it in my hand a few times. Stretched out the...
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,014
Posted By broncobowsher
I recently picked up a nice little Rigid 3-bulb...

I recently picked up a nice little Rigid 3-bulb LED light that (in the garage anyway) appears to have a nice pattern to it. So far I have picked up a spare number plate and am getting ready to put...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By broncobowsher
That is one tough first world California type...

That is one tough first world California type problem you have there.
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By broncobowsher
Correct, the 37 connection that is where it is...

Correct, the 37 connection that is where it is serviced is universal standard and interchangeable. An AN hose assembly is interchangeable regardless of brand, model, ratings, etc

The hose...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By broncobowsher
I have used a few. Not really a difference...

I have used a few. Not really a difference between them. Only issues were when mixing random fittings onto random hoses. Learned that there is a standard for the inner diameter, but the rest is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By broncobowsher
Don't know the bike, does it have one of those...

Don't know the bike, does it have one of those fancy evaporative canisters on it?

No, it won't blow up.

But if that has a plastic tank like I think it does, and your wiring is bad enough...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By broncobowsher
Not all diodes will automatically drop 0.6V,...

Not all diodes will automatically drop 0.6V, there are better ones out there.
As for if the HID will start or not, depends on the voltage going into the diode, the drop across the diode, and the...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,434
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 324,435
Posted By broncobowsher
With luck the new battery will take out the old...

With luck the new battery will take out the old two before self destructing itself.
Forum: Trials 01-10-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,756
Posted By broncobowsher
Just because some riders got a really low score...

Just because some riders got a really low score doesn't mean the sections were too easy. It could very well mean it is time to move the riders up a class. Consider going the other way, make stuff a...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By broncobowsher
Exactly. And often they are not even roller...

Exactly. And often they are not even roller bearings, just bushings that live a long and happy life with lots of splash lube. But if the input and cluster gears are not splashing, no lube is...
Forum: Trials 01-09-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By broncobowsher
Sherco headlight wiring

So I am looking at the 2 plugs for the original 2012 headlight wiring, thinking about hooking up some heated grips.

OK, no heated grips:rofl
But Santa did bring a nice little Rigid LED light...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,434
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 324,435
Posted By broncobowsher
When you strip the threads on the swingarm bolt...

When you strip the threads on the swingarm bolt and spend $50 on a new one, be very careful as you insert it not to damage the threads on that brand new $50 bolt before it ever sees a nut. If you...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 420,431
Posted By broncobowsher
How does that compare to my grandfather? The one...

How does that compare to my grandfather? The one that lost a piston (or rod, or valves, who knows what anymore) in a Buick straight 8 on a road trip between Minnesota and Illinois. It was decades...
Forum: Trials 01-04-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,756
Posted By broncobowsher
I do the same for the backyard sections. I can...

I do the same for the backyard sections. I can lay out one or two, which gets me two or four practice lines.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 420,431
Posted By broncobowsher
V8 engine hydrauliced and bent a rod. Put a...

V8 engine hydrauliced and bent a rod. Put a port-a-power in and pushed the rod fairly straight. Engine ran again. So long as it was driven gently it was fine. It ran fine for a while until...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,635
Posted By broncobowsher
Yea, that M12 drill is the one I have and love. ...

Yea, that M12 drill is the one I have and love. First cordless drill that the battery outlived the warranty period. Thinking of that cordless impact driver next.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,635
Posted By broncobowsher
20 years ago (almost) I got a nice 14.4 1/2"...

20 years ago (almost) I got a nice 14.4 1/2" Milwaukee cordless. Replaced my old smoked 3/8" B&D corded. This was the first good cordless drill I ever had. I used it for everything. Batteries...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,301
Posted By broncobowsher
I also have diesel for the Kubota and 100LL for...

I also have diesel for the Kubota and 100LL for the boat.
Minus the KTMs and exchange the GasGas for a Sherco.

I keep plenty of the premix for the Sherco on hand. Just fatten it in small...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By broncobowsher
Electrical noise can be a real pain to sort out. ...

Electrical noise can be a real pain to sort out. The reverse diode is an old but effective trick. I generally use it whenever I have anything electronic and a relay (or other magneticly driven...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 364,034
Posted By broncobowsher
The published top speed of the Fantic was only 99...

The published top speed of the Fantic was only 99 km/h

GPS said I hit 45 MPH before I decided that the bike was not stable at such speeds.
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,301
Posted By broncobowsher
Put some in a 4-stroke Briggs & Stratton...

Put some in a 4-stroke Briggs & Stratton (pressure washer in my case) and run it. If it smells like a 2-stroke, it's premix.

I keep track of mine because I have a dedicated premix can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By broncobowsher
Compression ratio don't mean squat. It is...

Compression ratio don't mean squat. It is cylinder pressures that matter. Compression ratio is a factor but not the only factor. Pulling timing to control detonation is OK so long as it is only a...
Forum: Trials 01-01-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,756
Posted By broncobowsher
I have helped a couple of times. By no means an...

I have helped a couple of times. By no means an expert. I even tore out a knee in a section I made up for myself.

A few of my insights...

Think of the checker. At times add one last...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,787
Posted By broncobowsher
Someone at work was mentioning to get a hoist...

Someone at work was mentioning to get a hoist "trailer width" or something like that. It has the same rating and costs the same, but the towers are spread further apart. Takes a bigger footprint if...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,787
Posted By broncobowsher
That was one of the main reasons I didn't install...

That was one of the main reasons I didn't install a hoist in my garage. Even when I owned a hoist sitting right next to the garage on a trailer just waiting to be installed.

I have heard of...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,787
Posted By broncobowsher
Got one used once. Helped take it down. Looked...

Got one used once. Helped take it down. Looked at my garage and thought about it again and again. Sold it at a profit having never put it up in my place.

The house I got it out of had used...
Forum: Trials 12-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By broncobowsher
Got the first one off. Good snug press fit. ...

Got the first one off. Good snug press fit. Need to get back on that project. Too many things to do over the holidays...
Forum: Trials 12-27-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By broncobowsher
Sherco swing arm caps

OK, the '12 Sherco 2.9 should receive a little bit of service over the holidays. Figured the swing arm linkage has been neglected long enough. I have heard plenty of others squeaking badly. Mine...
Forum: Trials 12-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,704
Posted By broncobowsher
The only way my trials bike does 105kmh/65MPH is...

The only way my trials bike does 105kmh/65MPH is riding in a trailer down the highway.

So how does this relate to what size trials bike to get?
Forum: Trials 12-26-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,704
Posted By broncobowsher
I know begineers on 280 bikes. Not a problem. ...

I know begineers on 280 bikes. Not a problem.
How big are you is the question. if you are large enough to kick over a big bike, get the big bike. If you don't have enough mass (or size) to...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By broncobowsher
Sand?

Sand?
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By broncobowsher
If all that happened was the sprocket spun on the...

If all that happened was the sprocket spun on the cam you got off lucky. My doom and gloom (for an '08 KLR) is the cam seized in the head and the sprocket spun loose as collateral damage. Try and...
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