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Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By Lomez
Guess I'm just paranoid still from the time that...

Guess I'm just paranoid still from the time that I had my 180GB Ipod in my jacket pocket (unzipped)......and pulled it up to ~110mph......suddenly...no more sound. Whoops! Don't want to lose any...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By Lomez
Good point! I have tried to drill this into my...

Good point! I have tried to drill this into my own head. That thing is sticking up pretty high off the helmet.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By Lomez
GoPro adhesive helmet mount....fear!?

So I put an adhesive backed mount on my helmet (for the GoPro).....it feels ROCK solid. But still, I am worried about it somehow coming loose from the helmet and destroying the camera.

Anyone...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Lomez
24vdc @1amp is nothing....so yes, you can easily...

24vdc @1amp is nothing....so yes, you can easily use a 24v car battery (or two 12v connected to each other in series, which is pos on one battery connected to the neg on the other). Then you charge...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Lomez
Okay, many missing parts. First, I'll assume...

Okay, many missing parts. First, I'll assume it's available in 110v ALTERNATING CURRENT, while you want 12v DIRECT CURRENT. Now, you can of course simply use a 12v car battery (deep cycle) and an...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Lomez
Santa Barbara Mission stucco:

Santa Barbara Mission stucco:
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Lomez
Stucco experts- can I change my rough to mission?

......have an early '90s very rough stucco job, that frankly looks very dated and like shit. I'd really like to convert the front of the place (at least) to a smooth Santa Barbara Mission style...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Lomez
old school kitchen lighting....what can I do?

Any ideas on making this nicer (DIY)? Other than covering with sheet rock and adding recessed lighting......any other ideas?
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By Lomez
take the "cylinder head" off (prob. 4 screws) and...

take the "cylinder head" off (prob. 4 screws) and apply some 90W gear oil to the sides of the piston. Re-attach the head and see if it works again. I had a cheap $35 3 gallon compressor from Harbor...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Lomez
Sound VERY similar to my 1000cc V-strom. ...

Sound VERY similar to my 1000cc V-strom. But....it's made that noise for 12,000 miles now. It doesn't sound like a big bearing to me. Too raspy. Small bearing?? Why would swamping cause that...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,810
Posted By Lomez
looks brand new. nothing there to read really

looks brand new. nothing there to read really
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By Lomez
myth, unless they are so short that cold air can...

myth, unless they are so short that cold air can travel back up to the head. But...I suspect even that is a myth.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By Lomez
Things that kill lead-acid (standard duty)...

Things that kill lead-acid (standard duty) batteries:
* discharging more than 10% frequently
* discharging more tan 50% does significant damage, immediately
* over-charging (leaving it on some...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,926
Posted By Lomez
sure you can use gear oil or ATF. ATF is...

sure you can use gear oil or ATF. ATF is between a 6 and 7.5 weight. The downside is that it will make a pretty big mess over time. I like a wax much better (assuming o/x/w ring chain). If I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By Lomez
Getting out of Mexico at the border??

Planning on a trip into....and later OUT of Mexico. I've been told that lane splitting is 100% legal in Mexico; and that filtering to the front of the line at the border is totally cool.

The...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By Lomez
Other than Optima, there really are only three...

Other than Optima, there really are only three manufacturers of car batteries in the USA. I don't care what label is slapped on there (and in many cases, if you peal that label off....surprise,...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,699
Posted By Lomez
Absolutely! That's the best bet. 32K in...

Absolutely! That's the best bet.

32K in one year means all highway....which means far far less wear, for a number of different reasons. First, revolutions per mile is minimized on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By Lomez
Well..update. And, I hesitate to relay this to...

Well..update. And, I hesitate to relay this to you...as it makes me appear to be something of a monkey mechanic.

As it turns out.....those plugs don't have 80k miles on them. They have 155k...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By Lomez
Read this spark plug

First off...yes, it's VERY VERY over-due for a change. The electrode is worn down; and thus the gap is huge But that's not my concern. I know the plugs should have been changed a while back...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By Lomez
From stoptech.com The "Warped" Brake Disc...

From stoptech.com

The "Warped" Brake Disc and Other Myths of the Braking System

by Carroll Smith

Myth # 1 BRAKE JUDDER AND VIBRATION IS CAUSED BY DISCS THAT HAVE BEEN WARPED FROM...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,192
Posted By Lomez
GREAT responses guys. I really appreciate it. ...

GREAT responses guys. I really appreciate it. Looks like this basic 1 valley roof should be a $2,500 job for just a shingle-over deal. Maybe I'll do it....but maybe not. Now, my other house is...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By Lomez
Very cool. Just FYI though, warped rotors rarely...

Very cool. Just FYI though, warped rotors rarely exist without some form of impact. Outside Grand Prix racing...I think they pretty much don't exist. The pulsation that people feel, and conclude...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,192
Posted By Lomez
Thanks for the replies. The roof is double-pitch...

Thanks for the replies. The roof is double-pitch (one for the main house, and a perpendicular one for the attached small garage). It's about as simple as it gets, except for a true single-pitch. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,192
Posted By Lomez
Anyone ever re-shingle their house (DIY)?

I've got a rental house (out of town) that has a 24 year-old asphalt shingle roof on it (SINGLE layer of shingles). I'm considering selling; and will either need to drop the price by $10k or put a...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,166
Posted By Lomez
I got 15,000 miles out of my last Shinko Raven...

I got 15,000 miles out of my last Shinko Raven rear
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By Lomez
Bingo. 100k is NO problem with a modern AT. ...

Bingo. 100k is NO problem with a modern AT. However, after that, I'd consider swapping out at least 1/2 of the oil. I swapped about 1/4 of mine at 110,000 miles. Then another 1/4 at 120,000. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By Lomez
Most miles on tires?

This pretty good/amazing....or not so much?


Front tire on my V-Strom: 29,000 miles so far, and should get another 10,000 out of it. I reversed it recently in order to even out the ramps on...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,322
Posted By Lomez
fake boulders with waterfall

fake boulders with waterfall
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,292
Posted By Lomez
Thanks guys. Like the idea of 1 block per week...

Thanks guys. Like the idea of 1 block per week for.....3 years in the trash. :rofl

Something just came to mind though.....I wonder if this was done to code (sure it was), and thus there is...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Lomez
Happens on my CB750 all the time, when it sits...

Happens on my CB750 all the time, when it sits for a long time. What I've done:

Method 1 (when it's in running condition)- bump start and ride around in 1st gear, rolling on and off the throttle...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,292
Posted By Lomez
Demo'd driveway.....how much to haul concrete away?

Thinking of demolitioning the concrete driveway, and re-pouring or installing pavers. Assuming I demo the concrete, anyone have an idea how much it will cost to have the concrete debris hauled away...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By Lomez
not possible to check compression on KLR....or on...

not possible to check compression on KLR....or on many modern bikes for that matter. One exhaust valve cracks open when cranking. Leak-down can be done....if you have the time and tools.

How do...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By Lomez
My bad....I forgot to mention that this is on a...

My bad....I forgot to mention that this is on a car. I know that a car's charging system doesn't throw full current at all times, but rather varies based on demand/load. Sorry, I should have said...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By Lomez
Old battery and stress on the altenator?

I can see a battery that isn't showing ~12.5V when "fully charged" putting extra strain on the alternator, as it (alt) would constantly be trying to charge the battery. However, what about a battery...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Lomez
Yea....but who else besides me hates to buy a new...

Yea....but who else besides me hates to buy a new ____ (battery), only to find out the old one was fine; and the problem was the ______ (not the battery) :evil Guess that's the way to go. I'll...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,824
Posted By Lomez
I don't think it can be known from the curves. ...

I don't think it can be known from the curves. The variable needed is fuel required to maintain speed, given a particular resistance. And yes, at higher speeds, the ONLY variable to consider is...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Lomez
V-strom (1000) not holding a charge

So here's the deal- When I ride the bike, after a stop or two, I notice the engine is turning over slower than I'd like...and I know that if it didn't start, I'd only have like 1 more try before it...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,249
Posted By Lomez
Shoe Goo, Amazing Goop or Automotive Goop (I...

Shoe Goo, Amazing Goop or Automotive Goop (I think...but am not certain, they are the same thing). However, pretty much anything used to "fix" a shoe is going to fail, in my experience. Too many...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,824
Posted By Lomez
cool stuff. At the end of the day, every engine...

cool stuff.
At the end of the day, every engine has a "perfect" spot where it is doing the work required using the least amount of fuel. This "spot" is different based on how much work is being...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,660
Posted By Lomez
Hard to beat acetone, though it's polar, it still...

Hard to beat acetone, though it's polar, it still solves non-polar stuff like grease and grime. Plus, it evaporates fast leaving behind just clean. However, you must keep the lid closed....or like...
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