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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 244,798
Posted By bisbonian
That should give me a clue. Any idea which...

That should give me a clue. Any idea which direction the wire comes out? Perhaps with relation to the wider mounting tab?
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 244,798
Posted By bisbonian
Can you tell me how much space I need behind the...

Can you tell me how much space I need behind the H9 bulb so that it will fit?

Your H7 fit for my low beam, I tried another brand for the high beam as you were out of stock. However, the heat sink...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 244,798
Posted By bisbonian
I have a question on the bulb orientation for my...

I have a question on the bulb orientation for my MG 1200 Sport.

I just noticed that the emitters point up and down in my headlight. I would have thought they would be side to side for the best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 294,519
Posted By bisbonian
This is really for older bikes that don't have a...

This is really for older bikes that don't have a title. To be easy, I think the bike had to be more than 15 years old and less than 300cc. I could be wrong about the time limit and engine size but...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,008
Posted By bisbonian
My KTM 640 Adventure used this setup. The pump...

My KTM 640 Adventure used this setup. The pump was mounted down on the frame and connected to a vacuum nipple on the intake between the carb and the engine. You could probably also do a low pressure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 294,519
Posted By bisbonian
In January I sent to Vermont to get a plate for...

In January I sent to Vermont to get a plate for my recently purchased 1965 DKW for which I had no title.

I used this thread and the transaction went smoothly.

I put off getting my AZ title and...
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By bisbonian
I have a question. I bought one of these and...

I have a question.

I bought one of these and it works great. The directions say not to ride over the turntable.

So what are the rubber pads for? Can I ride over it with the pads in place?
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 244,798
Posted By bisbonian
Just installed the H7 for the low beam on my 2008...

Just installed the H7 for the low beam on my 2008 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport.

Installation was fairly easy, of course the wire keeper was a pain but really not that bad.

Everything fit under the...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-28-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,363
Posted By bisbonian
For $5 it's worth a try. The one place I saw who...

For $5 it's worth a try. The one place I saw who has the actual part in Germany wanted $40 plus probably a mint in shipping.

I expect I'll hear from the plastics place next week at the earliest....
Forum: 2 smokers 11-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By bisbonian
I just went for my first-ever ride on mine. ...

I just went for my first-ever ride on mine.

It was a bit scary.

I have a lot of bolts and such to tighten up before I do this again!
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,363
Posted By bisbonian
Excellent! I've been using Treatland for...

Excellent!

I've been using Treatland for some parts myself, they have good prices on moped stuff and have been the only easy place to find things like tires.

I'll have to look over there for...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,116
Posted By bisbonian
Just downloaded from Amazon. If I like the...

Just downloaded from Amazon.

If I like the free trial, I'm happy to pay for the others!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,431
Posted By bisbonian
I don't remember where I bought the rods. I used...

I don't remember where I bought the rods. I used Google to search, I think just for PA6 weld rod. I think all the results were for the same product so I just bought from the cheapest place after...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,431
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks, but I did find a Tank. But I also...

Thanks, but I did find a Tank.

But I also repaired my original tank. The guy I sent it to used the wrong media for welding. I ordered the right stuff and learned to plastic weld, it has held up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By bisbonian
Be aware that being a coach can take up a whole...

Be aware that being a coach can take up a whole lot of your time.

If you like to spend your weekends doing something other than being at the range, then give it a lot of thought.

I enjoy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By bisbonian
I had one tear when removing the cover for a...

I had one tear when removing the cover for a valve adjustment, that was quite a while ago.

I check my valves at each oil change.

Are you using the thicker (still paper) gaskets? I believe that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By bisbonian
I ended up using a shoulder bolt when the...

I ended up using a shoulder bolt when the original bolt broke off my center stand.

I think it was a 10mm diameter shoulder and 13mm length on the shoulder. I bought a few different length...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By bisbonian
Check around your location for wheel repair, you...

Check around your location for wheel repair, you may find something local.

My front wheel recently took a hit from a large rock, bent one side of the bead. I used Google and found 2 wheel repair...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,363
Posted By bisbonian
Have to get back to working on it. Right now my 2...

Have to get back to working on it. Right now my 2 daily rides have been taking up all of my time.

Try to make some extra space, but maybe the fall isn't the time to be trying to sell a bike!
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By bisbonian
I just used regular bolts when I replaced my...

I just used regular bolts when I replaced my switch.

Let's face it, the wires were easy to get to so that I could cut and splice; way easier than removing the top triple clamp and working on...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By bisbonian
If you still have your KTM manual there should be...

If you still have your KTM manual there should be a wiring diagram in it.

You can hotwire this switch pretty easily and get the engine to run and the rest of it. I had to do this when my ignition...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,908
Posted By bisbonian
This mirrored my experience almost exactly.

This mirrored my experience almost exactly.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,811
Posted By bisbonian
There was a good article on Jalopnik recently...

There was a good article on Jalopnik recently regarding lemon laws and vehicles other than cars.

As has been said already here, in most states the lemon laws do no cover anything other than...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By bisbonian
The last battery I installed came with little...

The last battery I installed came with little pads of foam rubber glued to the bottom of the nuts.

It was brilliant!
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By bisbonian
You don't really give enough information. ...

You don't really give enough information.

For instance, who provided the "lifetime warranty" of this chain? I don't see one available from RK, so was it the retailer who offered the warranty?
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By bisbonian
Those are correct, at least for a '99 and I can't...

Those are correct, at least for a '99 and I can't imagine they changed them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By bisbonian
12.4 volts is not a fully charged battery. ...

12.4 volts is not a fully charged battery.

12.6 volts is the magic number. I'd take your battery in and get it tested.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,000
Posted By bisbonian
Did you just order too big of a size N44 or do...

Did you just order too big of a size N44 or do you just not like the fit?
I've had 2 Nolans, an N102 and now an N44. Enough time had passed since the N102 that I'd forgotten that after initial...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,140
Posted By bisbonian
Defective is probably not the correct term. ...

Defective is probably not the correct term.

It sounds like it was found that the original part was of a poor design and was then later upgraded.

I've had this happen with many parts for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By bisbonian
Installing 2 o-rings for a spin-on filter is a...

Installing 2 o-rings for a spin-on filter is a recipe for oil leaks. You should be good.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,934
Posted By bisbonian
I find these much better looking (and desirable)...

I find these much better looking (and desirable) than any of the new sport bikes.

Congrats!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By bisbonian
Take it off and take it apart. Very possible...

Take it off and take it apart. Very possible you'll be looking at a lot of parts to be replaced.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By bisbonian
Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever...

Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever when starting?

Perhaps your auto decompression isn't working correctly, too much compression is bogging the starter.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By bisbonian
What does your spark plug look like? If...

What does your spark plug look like?

If it's running really rich then you could have fouled the plug, this might take 30 minutes or so.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By bisbonian
You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket,...

You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket, there is no difference to the bulb.

However, you will want to pay attention to the size you have under the lens for the bulb to sit.

For...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By bisbonian
I think it depends on the state. When I...

I think it depends on the state.

When I bought my 640A, I went to the Washington state DMV with the seller and we were able to buy a temporary plate for something like $30.

I later looked and...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,376
Posted By bisbonian
Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store...

Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store back in the 90s that used the exact same tactics.

I still try to stay with smaller, privately owned, auto parts stores for my business.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By bisbonian
I doubt it would harm your charging system. ...

I doubt it would harm your charging system.

But I'd bet the bulbs are dimmer than the 6 volt bulbs would be.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,363
Posted By bisbonian
I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it...

I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it in the other day and it is almost identical to the original (without all the crust). Right now I have it at the shop to get a throttle cable made. It...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,750
Posted By bisbonian
+1 Double check your timing.

+1
Double check your timing.
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