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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,836
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hmmm and double-hmmm. I bought 20 Duracell brand...

Hmmm and double-hmmm. I bought 20 Duracell brand but, they are indeed silver oxide. Thanks for clarifying that. I understand a bit more about them now.

The batteries HF sells are also silver oxide...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,836
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hmmm...is THAT why buying real Duracell or...

Hmmm...is THAT why buying real Duracell or Energizers makes them last ten times longer? I groaned when I read your post because I just bought another 20 Duracells on Ebay and worried I bought the...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
It's just a machine. If you're really at the end...

It's just a machine. If you're really at the end of what your technician can do effectively, I'd probably pull all the way covers and start a little experimenting of you own.

Maybe pull each axis...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
They sold the forum? Man, I miss everything. I've...

They sold the forum? Man, I miss everything. I've got 1600 posts over there but, apparently haven't logged in for two years. :huh

Edit: I see that Geof has spoken. That may as well have been...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, then give CNC Zone a try. Lots of smart...

Well, then give CNC Zone a try. Lots of smart guys over there and a couple of guys from the factory monitor the forums.

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/haas-mills/

If you're not new to this then...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hey, he got two identical votes. That's got to be...

Hey, he got two identical votes. That's got to be worth something. :freaky
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
That could be a whole bunch of things. Your HFO...

That could be a whole bunch of things. Your HFO should be helping you out. First off: cutters matter. Some endmills won't side-finish to save their lives. Same with floor finish. Some just don't like...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I just looked up a used shrink-fit machine on...

I just looked up a used shrink-fit machine on Ebay. For a moderate sized one like you're describing, it requires 440V 16A electrical service. Yeah, no 440 three-phase here. :lol3

3/4" would be...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I wish. The issue for the shrink fit machines is...

I wish. The issue for the shrink fit machines is getting a big enough one so getting the tools in and out isn't a problem. The entry cost of buying the machine and the dedicated holders is what has...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 125,500
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, look at it this way: you're putting in new...

Well, look at it this way: you're putting in new parts and you're basically zero-timing the engine and other parts. So the person who gets to wear out all those new parts is you. The sad truth is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 125,500
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Congrats on finding that. My guess? Take a look...

Congrats on finding that. My guess? Take a look at the crank main bearings and see how they are. I'll bet that was what caused that engine tear-down. Common LC4 problem. Not a huge deal but, upon...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I've been fully immersed into CNC, tooling, etc,...

I've been fully immersed into CNC, tooling, etc, for 11 years. I'm a R&D design engineer and we build our own prototypes. I bought two Haas machines ten years ago, then spec'd three more for work...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I am about five years from needing an industrial...

I am about five years from needing an industrial space so I ask and absorb everything I can from anybody willing to share the information. Just like you, I've been looking at business locations,...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Just so you're aware, single-phase / three-phase...

Just so you're aware, single-phase / three-phase is standard, not some optional feature. Quite a few of their machines simply have such low power demands that they will run on either flavor of power....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 124,072
Posted By Donkey Hotey
OK, I'm not sure which boots you're talking about...

OK, I'm not sure which boots you're talking about now. I was talking about the frame boot for the 650 Elefant airbox. I don't need one. I just figured if they needed a minimum buy, I'd jump in.

If...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15,768
Views: 859,749
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Damn, dude! You're an animal! That is a lot of...

Damn, dude! You're an animal! That is a lot of work in a short time.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 284,113
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Actually, I've got 23 posts in this thread. I was...

Actually, I've got 23 posts in this thread. I was an optimist in the early stages, now that I've seen one, not so much. Those posts are in the thread too. You're behaving like a complete Harley...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 284,113
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, I know what you mean. When they get that...

Yeah, I know what you mean. When they get that wide, it's tough to line them up with the narrow rails on the trailer. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,805
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Nah, man, it's just getting legs! Happier...

Nah, man, it's just getting legs!

Happier times:

http://pics.pof.com/dating/291/38/3ipsfms0la402muz51wjp31yk476064087.2.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,261
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Damn, that's a lot of rake for a sportbike! :lol3

Damn, that's a lot of rake for a sportbike! :lol3
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,760
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Do you know if this is a two or four post model?...

Do you know if this is a two or four post model? That company shows both on their website.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,261
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Even a halfway decent machinist should be able to...

Even a halfway decent machinist should be able to get those bleeders out. Get new bleeder screws so they have something to reference for dimensions. Usually, the nose of the bleeder screw is the same...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,261
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Man, it's times like this that I am grateful that...

Man, it's times like this that I am grateful that most bikes like that find somebody OTHER than me. I couldn't have walked away but, I would also regret it once it was home. I'm sure you understand....
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,805
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Did Brad tell you to buy a DR650? What did you do...

Did Brad tell you to buy a DR650? What did you do with the Sportster?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,577
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Wow, your brother had exceptional taste in bikes....

Wow, your brother had exceptional taste in bikes. I suppose nobody has to tell you that the Guzzi Daytona is not just any old Guzzi sport--that's the overhead cam engine. Very cool bike. The Penton...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,577
Posted By Donkey Hotey
My guess would be that your brother bought those...

My guess would be that your brother bought those parts to either convert a standard LC4 that he has/had or you have an LC4 sitting around there in parts. Based on the clear windscreen, those parts...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,577
Posted By Donkey Hotey
That's the right mold but not this tank. The...

That's the right mold but not this tank. The rally tank is molded orange polyethylene (like all the dirtbikes, fenders etc). They come from the same mold but arent the same. The OP's tank is orange...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 124,072
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, the coupling on mine is still soft but, if...

Well, the coupling on mine is still soft but, if you're looking for paying volunteers, I'm in for one if a group order becomes possible. Heck, I'll take two, just to have a spare.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,577
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Painted tank. That's from a 1997-1998 KTM 620...

Painted tank. That's from a 1997-1998 KTM 620 Adventure. It should also fit the 1999-2000 640 Adventure, though the paint color is wrong (they had blue tanks). As already mentioned, the later 640 had...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 124,072
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I would just use a length of innertube and hose...

I would just use a length of innertube and hose clamps. Probably a lot cheaper than having a limited run made. It's just a sealed coupling and doesn't have to handle any unusual loads or mounting...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,889
Posted By Donkey Hotey
MSC Industrial has eight different hand taps in...

MSC Industrial has eight different hand taps in 3/8-32 and one spiral-point machine tap (for CNC rigid tapping). Not THAT unusual if all of those are commonly available.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,643
Posted By Donkey Hotey
An AMF-era, iron-head Sportster? Nah, what could...

An AMF-era, iron-head Sportster? Nah, what could go wrong? Go for it! :lol3

Have you done any homework at all on this project? Do you actually work on your own bikes? That question was so out of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 23,933
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You do realize that's a Russel Day-Long seat,...

You do realize that's a Russel Day-Long seat, right? It's probably worth as much (to the right person) as the whole rest of the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 284,113
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You went? How many people were around it when you...

You went? How many people were around it when you were there? It was almost deserted when I walked by, up against that wall, like they didn't want to call too much attention to it. The Livewire was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 284,113
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hey, I own five Buells. I'm not a Harley...

Hey, I own five Buells. I'm not a Harley leg-humper but, I'm not a hater either. I was optimistically agnostic when I walked up to it. I looked it over.

As for pre-production, it was the pick of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 284,113
Posted By Donkey Hotey
OK, I've seen it in person now. I haven't ridden...

OK, I've seen it in person now. I haven't ridden it but, I've heard it. Yeah, Harley really screwed the pooch on this one. The Blast may as well have been a Panigale compared to the Street. Could...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 54,761
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I saw them at the Long Beach motorcycle show on...

I saw them at the Long Beach motorcycle show on Friday and went back again Saturday to drool. You'd need to buy two bikes: one to ride and one just to have stripped in your living room so you could...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,462
Posted By Donkey Hotey
As I type this, two of their very small staff are...

As I type this, two of their very small staff are manning their booth at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach. They are showing off four different models, including a development bike...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yup, amazing at how much that changed things,...

Yup, amazing at how much that changed things, isn't it? When I bought my VF-2, it was with the 10K spindle and the two-speed gearbox. I'm pretty sure the gearbox added $6K to the machine. With the...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,304
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hey, people make mistakes. Mistakes crash...

Hey, people make mistakes. Mistakes crash machines and do really expensive damage. As I wrote: if that had been a 3" shell mill (something more rigid and less forgiving), the damage might have been a...
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