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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,922
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I promised myself I wasn't going to step into...

I promised myself I wasn't going to step into this one and then I read your post. Exactly.

People don't think of all the erosion that the human foot causes. Just look at the trails of old in the...
Forum: Vendors 12-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 60,906
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Thumb There is no one that knows this area like byways....

There is no one that knows this area like byways. I was on this ride and I can tell you it's amazing. I've been on other rides that he's put together as well and seen somethings that he sent me to...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,621
Posted By WillyTheWimp
That is certainly true for lead acid batteries...

That is certainly true for lead acid batteries where a starting battery needs to have thinner plates to provide more surface area in the same package to lower the internal resistance of the battery...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,621
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I don't know how many batteries A123 makes...

I don't know how many batteries A123 makes anywhere. Just that they have a location in China so it would stand to reason that some of their production is there as well.



It's from and EE...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,621
Posted By WillyTheWimp
http://www.a123systems.com/about-us-locations.htm...

http://www.a123systems.com/about-us-locations.htm (http://www.a123systems.com/about-us-locations.htm)
A123 Systems China
Changchun
Changzhou
Shanghai

All the Lithium in the world that is used...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,621
Posted By WillyTheWimp
It certainly would be:lift. But there is also one...

It certainly would be:lift. But there is also one other thing.

A123 does have production in China as well as the USA if Anti-Gravity is actually using A123 cells. Anti-Gravity just welds the...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,621
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Your batteries aren't actually being used in all...

Your batteries aren't actually being used in all of those motorcycles pictured on your website? The photos just portray the intensity of racing? In other words the photography on your site is just...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24,517
Views: 4,495,918
Posted By WillyTheWimp
See that's what can happen when you share your...

See that's what can happen when you share your password.:lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,065
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Not to get into the mac vs. pc part but the make...

Not to get into the mac vs. pc part but the make of computer or the operating system isn't the most important thing about successfully carrying a portable computer on your bike. The most important...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,225
Posted By WillyTheWimp
If you're going to be camping that long get a...

If you're going to be camping that long get a much better tent, something like an Ahwahnee, http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/shelters/ahwahnee-tent.

I can tell you it's...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Something like that. Of course camping on the...

Something like that. Of course camping on the salt flats and blogging at the casino works also.:D
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
There's nothing like a poser that rides around on...

There's nothing like a poser that rides around on a ADV bike spending all his time blogging at a Starbucks while camping about 100 yards off the main highway and calling that an adventure. When the...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I believe this battery is made in Japan. I...

I believe this battery is made in Japan. I haven't cut one to bits though. I'd think they are just 4 - 3.2V cells in series. The same way a 12v lead acid battery is 6 - 2.2V cells in series.

DP...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Who's the resident Tribologist?

Who's the resident Tribologist?
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Glad to hear you're having a very good...

Glad to hear you're having a very good experience.

One thing about locking the nuts in place. There are some applications where you use the top and some where you use the side of the terminal....
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
He's on a one man mission to keep touratch in...

He's on a one man mission to keep touratch in business. I think they made him sign a contract:deal.

It's kind of embarrassing when you go to some of the finer establishments in New Brunswick and...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Yes something like that but not like a KTM 530.

Yes something like that but not like a KTM 530.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Now I need a tissue, :cry. I highly...

Now I need a tissue, :cry.

I highly recomend 7-11 motor oil in the clutch if there isn't any other fluid available other than something that's sure to boil at 212F. The laying on its side was...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I didn't test for that, but I'd assume it's like...

I didn't test for that, but I'd assume it's like a laptop battery. The makers say that it will not be permanently killed by inactivity. They also say that the amount of charge it loses over time is...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. Tissue?

I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. Tissue?
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Thank you, :ricky. DockingPilot, of course it...

Thank you, :ricky. DockingPilot, of course it will.. and it will even shave a couple of pounds off that behemoth.
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By WillyTheWimp
isn't that why you asked this question?:y0!

isn't that why you asked this question?:y0!
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By WillyTheWimp
We really wanted you to inspected with a visual...

We really wanted you to inspected with a visual microscope with all the normal stains and then with Scanning Electron Microscope. We want a complete video and photos of all the results.:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 458,825
Posted By WillyTheWimp
One thing to keep in mind is that I shoot with a...

One thing to keep in mind is that I shoot with a full frame 35mm sensor.

Well I like TS lenses to begin with. They are super crisp when they aren't shifted or tilted and are still fantastic when...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,497
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I'd get the install instructions from the roofing...

I'd get the install instructions from the roofing material manufacturer. Should be easy to find online. See if there are any warranty issues with covering an old roof. There also might be some other...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,819
Posted By WillyTheWimp
A friend of mine with a huge collection of bikes...

A friend of mine with a huge collection of bikes (>100) had one on the outside of his garage. If you go to the BMW Rallies and visit the vintage area you can meet him. It was on the back side of the...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Exactly.. here is an explanation for a 4 cycle...

Exactly.. here is an explanation for a 4 cycle engine, http://www.epi-eng.com/piston_engine_technology/piston_motion_basics.htm but not all the equations are given.

I decided to do another...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I believe it's a fatigue failure, I drew a couple...

I believe it's a fatigue failure, I drew a couple of lines on the photo below. But as was pointed out this is a 2 cycle engine. Therefor it never has an exhaust or intake stroke. So the connecting...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Picture of the top of the piston please

Can you please post a photo of the top of the piston and the head? Thanks.

Also if you have a macro lens / setting can you take a photo of the fracture surfaces. Might be good enough and might...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,851
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Shorai Replacement Battery Evaluation

I needed a new battery for my bike and my friend Klaus at EPM Performance Imports, www.epmperf.com (http://www.epmperf.com/) had mentioned that he had just picked up a line of batteries that have...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,881
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Cheapest Most Effective Chain Lubricator

I use two different ones depending on where I am. At home I use this one
http://www.sallybeauty.com/color-applicator-bottle/SBS-198070,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH

Which is just a bottle like...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By WillyTheWimp
I doubt it broke that way, when it was changing...

I doubt it broke that way, when it was changing direction. It's probably a compression failure. I don't see any signs of necking as in the material being stretched.

Thinks like detonation can...
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,503
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Just emailed Klaus, fits all up to 2011. I...

Just emailed Klaus, fits all up to 2011.

I help out with EPM but am not an expert on what everything fits.

Klaus has just gotten someone that will be paying more attention to working with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 458,825
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Dennis, Thanks. There is one problem with...

Dennis,

Thanks. There is one problem with carrying a tripod. I wanted to use it more. But you can't make any miles when your playing with your tripod.

I would have also done some zone plate...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 458,825
Posted By WillyTheWimp
It's a Canon 5dMkII. Very awesome camera to start...

It's a Canon 5dMkII. Very awesome camera to start with. Shot in Camera Raw mode and converted to jpegs in lightroom. Most of the night photos are with a TS-E 17mm f/4L or the EF 28-70 f/2.8L,...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Dave, Email sent.. thanks for being willing...

Dave,

Email sent.. thanks for being willing to be counted by helping out. This is one of the most amazing events you can ever witness. Lots of emotion. Very moving.

Duane
732.979.8017
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By WillyTheWimp
One Week to GO!

Hi,

There is only 6 days left till the Overnight in Chicago and MOTO Safety Crew Members are still needed. This is a really good time and helps lots of people. Please call or email Ellen to sign...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,599
Posted By WillyTheWimp
The shock can come with either. Which spring do...

The shock can come with either. Which spring do you have?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,599
Posted By WillyTheWimp
Which one do you want it to come with?:ear

Which one do you want it to come with?:ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,599
Posted By WillyTheWimp
It depends on the audience.

It depends on the audience.
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