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Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-29-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,994
Posted By Roadracer_Al
This is VERY scary. Understand that all the...

This is VERY scary.

Understand that all the force/energy of slowing the bike down with the rear brake flows through this part.

Please don't ride with this arrangement. That large opening in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 912,094
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Barely slowed Mr. Truck down, however.

Barely slowed Mr. Truck down, however.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Roadracer_Al
How ironic you mention CityBike -- for the last 5...

How ironic you mention CityBike -- for the last 5 years, 61 issues, I was the art director....until last month, when I retired them as a client.

I was actually wanting to know more about stuff...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Anything interesting in Norcal 6/1- 6/7?

Brief back story: one of my best racing buddies has had a rough couple of years, and his wife talked him into coming to visit the Bay Area, his first vacation in something like 5 years.

I have two...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23,346
Views: 2,958,541
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Crushed wire going to the thermostat causing a...

Crushed wire going to the thermostat causing a short.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,994
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I think you'll discover that the Lynx ---...

I think you'll discover that the Lynx --- actually, the headlight --- will be annoyingly bouncy with how you've mounted it. I mounted mine exactly the same, and had to add a vertical stiffener in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 371,272
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I am the illustrator of the RaceTech MC...

I am the illustrator of the RaceTech MC Suspension Bible... that's the only section that made my head hurt trying to understand the technology behind it... many variables, continuously in motion! ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,627
Posted By Roadracer_Al
As a hobby machinist I've considered trying to...

As a hobby machinist I've considered trying to figure out how to modify the high-pressure outlet so it has a retention barb, but couldn't figure out a reliable way to do it. Just say No to ROC eBay...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,627
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Love your avatar. Better call Saul. On the...

Love your avatar. Better call Saul.

On the website, it appears that the output fitting doesn't have any retention barbs, and this is a non-starter.

I bought the $29 eBay pump, and it left me...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23,346
Views: 2,958,541
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I haven't had issues reusing tubes if they're in...

I haven't had issues reusing tubes if they're in good condition when they go in.

If the tube's been patched, it gets replaced.

I tore the valve stem off a rear tube on the interstate... not...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,658
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Views: 379,894
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Ya. I can't stand tequila any more, either. Once...

Ya. I can't stand tequila any more, either. Once you overdo it on tequila, the clock is ticking. It's n-1 until n=0. :deal
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,658
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 379,894
Posted By Roadracer_Al
That was a reference to the "puking in the...

That was a reference to the "puking in the helmet" post.

I have, however, drank an entire bottle of Jack Daniels in one sitting. It was maybe 25 years ago. I still get involuntary whips &...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,658
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Views: 379,894
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Note to self... don't drink an entire bottle of...

Note to self... don't drink an entire bottle of Jim Beam the night before a race.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-01-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Ha. Preferably at your high school career...

Ha. Preferably at your high school career counsellors front door.

Was that too edgy?

Is my baggage showing?
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23,346
Views: 2,958,541
Posted By Roadracer_Al
It keeps the tip of the screw from puncturing the...

It keeps the tip of the screw from puncturing the radiator when you tip over.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-01-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,406
Posted By Roadracer_Al
An otherwise useful thread moved to the Basement...

An otherwise useful thread moved to the Basement in..... 3..... 2.....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-31-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,406
Posted By Roadracer_Al
While my heart says "keep them all".... my wife...

While my heart says "keep them all".... my wife says "sell the old one when you get a new one"

Selling on CL can be such a drag.

There are 2 keys:

1) Set reasonable expectations in the ad. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Roadracer_Al
What you'll find is that the bearings will last a...

What you'll find is that the bearings will last a several thousand miles, wear out due to the rust, then start making horrifying noises as things start moving in axis where no movement should occur....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,690
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I have made some cables. As mentioned, Flanders...

I have made some cables. As mentioned, Flanders is pretty much the 'go to" source.

It should be noted that most of the cable hardware is just brass, and if you have access to a lathe, is very...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 37,865
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Try running your own business... The boss is a...

Try running your own business... The boss is a real jerk that makes me work weekends. He does, however, let me come to work in my pajamas. :deal

Your vacation was appallingly scenic. :rofl
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,658
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 379,894
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Note to self... when you're pissed at your...

Note to self... when you're pissed at your clients, you've got a splitting headache, and your new water-saving toilet valve won't reliably cause solid waste to disappear down the hole.... don't use...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23,346
Views: 2,958,541
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I'll agree with that in concept, but these things...

I'll agree with that in concept, but these things were so slippery that after a couple of hair-raising slides I entirely quit using my front brake in the rain.

Dirt traction is mostly about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23,346
Views: 2,958,541
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Another strike against MT21 fronts on the street:...

Another strike against MT21 fronts on the street: they're stoooopid slippery in the rain.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-26-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 89,607
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Upon some reflection, I realized I briefly owned...

Upon some reflection, I realized I briefly owned something that might be worthy of a mention:

A Derbi GPR 50. Mine had a 75cc kit installed.

You may think you know how to ride... but you...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,658
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Views: 379,894
Posted By Roadracer_Al
You may not even need to anneal it, but it won't...

You may not even need to anneal it, but it won't hurt.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,978
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Because with OCC, you're paying to support a TV...

Because with OCC, you're paying to support a TV show. You're paying for a "famous/infamous" name. You're paying because you hope your build might be featured on TV. You're paying to get shiny paint...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-24-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,978
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I could totally see a market for a $25~30k custom...

I could totally see a market for a $25~30k custom ADV bike.

A $60k ADV... not as much. Have a look at the Carducci Dual Sport. Great bike, not a lot of pre-orders. Also have a look at the...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,658
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Views: 379,894
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yep. Dad was a Ford van guy. The 2nd series...

Yep. Dad was a Ford van guy. The 2nd series with the longer hood was a complete drag to work on. He and I installed an aftermarket airconditioning unit. I was 12 at the time and had skinny little...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-20-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 42,281
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I have vowed to only order tires after every...

I have vowed to only order tires after every single other thing is done. I can't tell you how many sets of new tires I've bought, only to get side tracked on the project, and the tires slowly die of...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,658
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Views: 379,894
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Damnit, where's the "LIKE" button... Or,...

Damnit, where's the "LIKE" button...

Or, apparently, a 97-2002 Camaro.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Most if not all KTM stuff will be cartridge...

Most if not all KTM stuff will be cartridge forks, which are more complicated to disassemble, therefore, harder to shorten (as in, I'd send them to a specialist instead of DIY). On the upside,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,376
Posted By Roadracer_Al
IIRC, Placerville is the place of origin for the...

IIRC, Placerville is the place of origin for the Hangtown Fry. It's a culinary experience to be missed, IMHO. I have one every year on my birthday ride. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,978
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I had a thought last evening about another source...

I had a thought last evening about another source for custom chassis work.

Apparently, the "hot thing" in stunting is having a custom tube steel chassis purpose built to withstand the abuse. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By Roadracer_Al
If you fit a wider rim, yes, a wider tire will...

If you fit a wider rim, yes, a wider tire will fit, although you should probably spend some quality time with a tape measure to avoid surprises.

A low fender is easily added. You can hang one off...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,978
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Many chopper builders have "good numbers" they...

Many chopper builders have "good numbers" they try to hit every time - my guess is that many don't know why good numbers are good, other than that negative trail will try to kill you.

Rake &...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I don't think there is an OEM spoked wheel that...

I don't think there is an OEM spoked wheel that meets your criteria.

Personally, I'd look into an entire DR650 front end - wheel, brakes, forks, triples. They're stone-age simple, 10" of travel,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,386
Views: 548,393
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Not a small dog fan, but that rocks. ...

Not a small dog fan, but that rocks.

RacerDog is a 75 lb. German Shepard/Greyhound mix, and an ultimate home-protection appliance... he sounds like Armageddon personified when the doorbell rings....
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23,346
Views: 2,958,541
Posted By Roadracer_Al
How funny -- I've been thinking of getting a...

How funny -- I've been thinking of getting a 350SL.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,376
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Carson pass is nice - everything in that area is....

Carson pass is nice - everything in that area is. You're not going to make a wrong turn and discover you're on the NJ Turnpike.

Monitor Pass is more interesting if it's open: it's not normally...
Forum: Face Plant 05-11-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,974
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Lucky they didn't bend the "A" pillar, that's...

Lucky they didn't bend the "A" pillar, that's usually an automatic total.
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