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Forum: The Garage Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By lesman
Avoid the Chevy 350v-8 in a NPR. Literally you...

Avoid the Chevy 350v-8 in a NPR. Literally you can watch the gas gauge go down.
A properly run Chevy v-8 & Auto will get 6 mpg on it's very best day.
It's worse than a 74 Chevy 3/4 ton with a 454...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By lesman
Bought a California wheel and caliper bracket....

Bought a California wheel and caliper bracket. The bracket looks like it will be installed in"backwards/inside out?". Caliper will be at the bottom. I still haven't checked about the axle size. Will...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By lesman
Are you to use gs500 wheels without any machining?

Are you to use gs500 wheels without any machining?
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By lesman
Had Isuzu's for 30 years NPR, NRR FRR NPR had a...

Had Isuzu's for 30 years NPR, NRR FRR NPR had a 4 cylinder, the other 2 had 6 cylinders. So few Mitibi compared to Isuzu. Auto or 6 speed?
For an Isuzu 110k would be considered low mileage.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,352
Posted By lesman
GSPD parts for sale

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1051349


I was told to add a link to my parts here in the Airhead section.





Thanks,
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By lesman
Located a steel and an aluminum tubeless rear...

Located a steel and an aluminum tubeless rear wheel.
Steel rim don't know the size. Aluminum rim is 3.5 x17 . Quota rim is 2.75.
Located a new caliper bracket of a Stone. I thought the rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By lesman
Will the V11 EV front rim fit a Quota? It's an...

Will the V11 EV front rim fit a Quota? It's an 18"
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By lesman
Is your rim steel or aluminum? What year Bassa?...

Is your rim steel or aluminum? What year Bassa? Will Quota Rotor fit on the Bassa Rim?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By lesman
Guzzi Wheel Questions

I have a Quota with excel rims. I will be doing the rim change out in the future.
Buchanon's has a 2.75 excel or sun rim and stainless spokes/nipples for approx $375.00. I can lace it my self or...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By lesman
I am currently running 2 wolos on my Strom. It's...

I am currently running 2 wolos on my Strom. It's not louder than 1 wolo. It does use 36 amps.I got both wolos cheap from HF . Sale, coupon years ago both for under $45.00. Wolo/Stebel are excellent...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By lesman
I thought a 1/4" torque wrench range should...

I thought a 1/4" torque wrench range should 1-30lbs or perhaps 1-20lbs with a conversion to inch lbs. 1/4" torque is great for checking pan bolts on an airhead. I think the range 4-6 lbs to tighten....
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By lesman
Would a light hole fix the problem? Is the leg no...

Would a light hole fix the problem? Is the leg no longer straight and true?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 39,645
Posted By lesman
I have the same problem with a different bike....

I have the same problem with a different bike. Bigger caliper hitting spokes. To make it work you need a 320 or 330 mm rotor.If you have a 320 or 330 MM rotor, that caliper will not work. Look at ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,458
Posted By lesman
Goop first, E6000 over nipples and the valley of...

Goop first, E6000 over nipples and the valley of the rim.
1. Wire brushed the rim & nipples. Just like real life, nipples should be clean.
2. I think I used Acetone to clean the whole rim and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 58,545
Posted By lesman
I just love your work in aluminum. You make it...

I just love your work in aluminum. You make it seem that ordinary folk have a chance.





Les
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,458
Posted By lesman
When I went tubless. Just goop, I had a small...

When I went tubless. Just goop, I had a small leak. I was a bit impatient. it took about 2 minutes a nipple. I then used Marine 5200 on top of the goop on one wheel. I used E6000 on another wheel....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 58,545
Posted By lesman
I have one. Great Bikes. 2 are available at MPH...

I have one. Great Bikes. 2 are available at MPH in Houston.
Love the build thread.
Only 200 hundred imported in the US
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By lesman
I shit you not. I watched a buddy make an...

I shit you not. I watched a buddy make an aluminum barb with his wood lathe and a file. It took him less than 10 minutes maybe 5 minutes. Can be done on a drill press. Much easier on a lathe. He made...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,390
Posted By lesman
There is a spacer between the two bearings(I...

There is a spacer between the two bearings(I never knew until I removed the bearings). One bearing may sit farther inside the wheel. So you might have 2 different sized wheel spacers or like the...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,390
Posted By lesman
When Reinstalling the bearings. The wheel may...

When Reinstalling the bearings. The wheel may have a specific reinstall sequence. For example you might need to reinstall the right bearing first.
When I did my Strom. the manual specified one...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,390
Posted By lesman
Harbor freight sells a bearing puller. ...

Harbor freight sells a bearing puller.
http://www.harborfreight.com/blind-hole-bearing-puller-95987.html.
In the ad , they want $69.00.

I think I paid $29.00 on sale with a coupon. It will take...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By lesman
I'm running a blue seas on my strom. Great...

I'm running a blue seas on my strom. Great Product...little big in the real estate area. I ran a 50 amp relay(I think) with a 50 amp fuse(I think). I ran a 8 gauge wire. Using it for dual relay...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By lesman
I installed it. It made a bit a bit of...

I installed it. It made a bit a bit of difference. After running around to do it 2 other bikes. It's worth it's value.
I did on a VStrom. Also I had a switch incorporated in the setup to turn off...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By lesman
Hose clamps? That's down right ugly. Zip Ties are...

Hose clamps? That's down right ugly. Zip Ties are super clean/cheap. Stainless if you are anal/OCD.



Les
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,736
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine replaced all the 2 tube CF...

A buddy of mine replaced all the 2 tube CF fixtures with single tube LED's in his liquor store. He is running the same amount of tubes. Instead of a 2 tube CF placed 8ft apart, they are single tube...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,462
Posted By lesman
I bought my angles set at Sears. I think they...

I bought my angles set at Sears. I think they were kinda of spendy $10-15. I bought them 5 years ago.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By lesman
Not exactly the only issue. After you replace the...

Not exactly the only issue. After you replace the flasher with an electronic flasher. All four blinkers will flash. There are 3 solutions . I know two.
If your Guzzi has only "one" indicator light....
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,610
Posted By lesman
The problem that Indian has is... Harley just hit...

The problem that Indian has is... Harley just hit a grandslam with the 2014/2015 street/road glide models. The New Indians are really nice compared to the 2012/2013 Harleys. I've owned 7 Harleys...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By lesman
I use zip ties on my quota. I bought Rancho Shock...

I use zip ties on my quota. I bought Rancho Shock boots from 4 wheel drive parts. Summit racing has them also for $5.00. New quota/bmw gaiters are $80+
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By lesman
I bought the $5 version works as claimed.

I bought the $5 version works as claimed.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By lesman
Stainless Zip ties from HF. I think 4 gaiter...

Stainless Zip ties from HF. I think 4 gaiter clamps for an GSPD would buy Honda Z50 in 1970.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,630
Posted By lesman
Still haven't done the final install. Haven't had...

Still haven't done the final install. Haven't had time to build the new mount for the fuel pump/filter mount. To help boost mpg I disconnected my serial port PowerCommander. I'm not lying I got 43...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 85,861
Posted By lesman
I check my clearance at 39.5mm to touch the...

I check my clearance at 39.5mm to touch the spokes. This is from the side of the rotor not the center of the rotor. I've seen pictures of Quota with Brembo's and Nissin's.I'm a bit perplexed. I'm...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 85,861
Posted By lesman
really old thread bump

Does any one know what the thickness of a nissin caliper or brembo 4 piston caliper(not the type on a ( r1100, 1150 or 1200 but like the brembo calipers on ducati monster(non radial)). I was thinking...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By lesman
Not to hijack your thread. I had a Honda 1972 750...

Not to hijack your thread. I had a Honda 1972 750 that the tail light wouldn't work. I check every wire and connection. Finally I'm at the dealer. I happen to talk to the Honda rep. He said it's my...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By lesman
I bought them for my motoguzzi from Grainger. We...

I bought them for my motoguzzi from Grainger. We have have them in town and I wanted them now. If not, McMaster Carr is a great go to for hardware.
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,736
Posted By lesman
I replaced the four bulbs in my bed closet. It...

I replaced the four bulbs in my bed closet. It took me about 20 minutes or so. Cut wires to ballasts and reconnect the wires. I paid about $80 for 4 bulbs. It looks great and it was pretty easy. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By lesman
I owned a brand new 1980. I paid $1950 drive out....

I owned a brand new 1980. I paid $1950 drive out. Why is your bike seizing. I could not get mine to seize in the Texas summer heat. Are you having restricted oil flow?
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By lesman
Look at a ebay for a pitbike hydraulic clutch....

Look at a ebay for a pitbike hydraulic clutch. It's cheap. I looking at one.
Hose length is 900 or 1200 mm? Something like 37 or 45/47 inches.
Just an alternative.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-21-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,630
Posted By lesman
Kind a bit side tracked. My buddy Terry(MBT) made...

Kind a bit side tracked. My buddy Terry(MBT) made a cool stainless plate for the rear fender. I/MBT mounted a Pelican 1050? on it . It has ears for my helmet locks. At the bottom it bends out for my...
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