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Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,271
Posted By Turbo Ghost
We always adjusted valves on car engines with the...

We always adjusted valves on car engines with the engine running. I used to have some clips that went on the front of the rocker arms that covered the oil jet so it would just run down rather than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,271
Posted By Turbo Ghost
If I were guessing (which I am) I would think...

If I were guessing (which I am) I would think there is an eccentric shaft running through the valves that either tighten or loosen the tension according to the direction of your effort.
Of course, I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I see it now! Had to look back and forth between...

I see it now! Had to look back and forth between the two to see the differences.
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,110
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Contact the helmet manufacturer and give them the...

Contact the helmet manufacturer and give them the details of your wreck. They will likely want the helmet for research purposes and might send you a free replacement! A friend did that and I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
If it's an H2 why does it have the H2R bodywork?

If it's an H2 why does it have the H2R bodywork?
Forum: 2 smokers 12-12-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,062
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Don't feel bad! Mine's got so many air leaks you...

Don't feel bad! Mine's got so many air leaks you can put your hand over the carb inlet and it will still run! Don't know when I'll get the chance to rebuild it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,021,451
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I heard the judge didn't even look at the 27 8X10...

I heard the judge didn't even look at the 27 8X10 color glossy photographs with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,637
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Those seem very intriguing! The odd thing is on...

Those seem very intriguing! The odd thing is on Amazon they list one at $38 and a pair at $84! I think I would just buy two rather than the matched pair!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,304
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Spokes are like dozens of tiny shock-absorbers. ...

Spokes are like dozens of tiny shock-absorbers. They can flex without breaking and if they do get out of whack they can be trued. They are also lighter generally.
Mags have no give and would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,021,451
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Ah, gravity-cavity/the bowl! My favorite spot on...

Ah, gravity-cavity/the bowl! My favorite spot on the whole road! It'll definitely test your suspension and your skill!
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
That's the key! Forced induction will give it a...

That's the key! Forced induction will give it a huge torque advantage over anything else out there! The torque curve isn't exactly going to be a torque curve either! It's going to be a ramp...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,637
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I used the battery packs from radio shack for AA...

I used the battery packs from radio shack for AA batteries. 8 in one housing is 12V and it uses a 9V connector so it was easy to wire up! Saved us from having to do re-shoots on another day!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,637
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Before I got my mounts, I put the lights on my...

Before I got my mounts, I put the lights on my halogen light stand and used them on set with a battery pack when we didn't have access to power to light our scenes! Very handy items!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,398
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I started on a 1981 Suzuki GN400 and gradually...

I started on a 1981 Suzuki GN400 and gradually moved up through displacements to a 1984 Kawasaki Turbo750 with over 200HP at the rear wheel. All those bikes were great and fun in their own ways. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,637
Posted By Turbo Ghost
They're definitely heavy but, my mounts can...

They're definitely heavy but, my mounts can handle the weight. Heck, they could handle MY weight! I'll try to get some pics tonight after work. For what I paid and what they've already been...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,637
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I bought a pair of these for my KLR....

I bought a pair of these for my KLR....
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I have to say I think the exhaust sound was...

I have to say I think the exhaust sound was better and actually quieter on the H2R than on the H2. The H2 had that high pitched shriek that I think non-motorcyclists will find harsh and offensive...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 191,477
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I've got to throw my hat in on the rectangular...

I've got to throw my hat in on the rectangular mirror idea! I like rectangular mirrors because you can have a wider field of vision without having to include so much sky.
As for the design, I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,757
Posted By Turbo Ghost
In regards to another cold period, the blizzard...

In regards to another cold period, the blizzard of 1991 was a good one! I was living in Johnson City and working in Kingsport. All I had was a 1983 920 Virago. I worked graveyard and left home...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 43,757
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I remember that day well! It was a Saturday! My...

I remember that day well! It was a Saturday! My dad was asleep after working graveyard and I was watching the Saturday morning shows when my girlfriend called me and suggested I try to come over as I...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,101
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I had a similar problem with mine. It would...

I had a similar problem with mine. It would start fine but, would take no load at all. Turned out to be the petcock! It wasn't flowing like it should and was barely keeping the bowl supplied. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I do miss mine!

I do miss mine!
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Any forced induction engine DESIGNED for it will...

Any forced induction engine DESIGNED for it will have a lower compression ratio. IIRC, 8.25:1 Was mentioned for this engine. You still need higher octane due to the heat generated by the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Looks a little familiar! When I saw the pic of...

Looks a little familiar! When I saw the pic of the R version I wet myself a little. Oh How I want one!
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Yeah, the centrifugal superchargers are something...

Yeah, the centrifugal superchargers are something of a middle-ground between blowers and turbos. They're a bit better off the line but, they have a particular zone they are dialed-in for. Granted,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I have very few pics of it as it spent more time...

I have very few pics of it as it spent more time apart than on the road. Building for power can be a tad addictive! I couldn't tell you how many times I had that engine apart! Here's a pic at the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,586
Posted By Turbo Ghost
The comment about 300hp on the Revzilla site was...

The comment about 300hp on the Revzilla site was referencing a possible race version. This would follow right along with past practice regarding factory turbo bikes. The original ZX750E1 and E2 had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,021,451
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I'm thinking of selling mine to get a smaller...

I'm thinking of selling mine to get a smaller bike! I'll be happy to put it in your hands! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,021,451
Posted By Turbo Ghost
That's what KLR's were built for! ...

That's what KLR's were built for!

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Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 1,323,435
Posted By Turbo Ghost
The greatest tribute we can give to those who...

The greatest tribute we can give to those who have passed on is to live! Live every second to the fullest so they may look down upon us and see we haven't wasted the gift we were given!

You are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,021,451
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Fail! That's the most misquoted joke ever! The...

Fail! That's the most misquoted joke ever! The rabbit is supposed to say "Yeah, it sticks to my fur something horrible!"
Why the hell would you want to wipe your ass with something shit doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Not sure. They show it being used on work gloves...

Not sure. They show it being used on work gloves and boots, etc. Of course, a rain-fly gets folded pretty sharply compared to gloves.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Turbo Ghost
If you don't mind the color changing a bit you...

If you don't mind the color changing a bit you could use Never-Wet. It won't even get wet! I put it on my riding boots. The boots were black so, you can see it has a frosty white/blue appearance....
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 256,415
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Welcome to KitKat! As of this moment, there is...

Welcome to KitKat! As of this moment, there is no way to simply voice-dial. You either have to use S-Voice or Google Voice or another downloaded app. The worst thing about S-Voice is it requires...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,085
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Turns out it was wire speed! I thought I had run...

Turns out it was wire speed! I thought I had run at much higher speed in the past but, when I put the new wire in, it popped real bad so I slowed it down and it got better a little bit. Tonight, I...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,085
Posted By Turbo Ghost
The welds don't look like they've gotten oxidized...

The welds don't look like they've gotten oxidized and I've got good flow at the nozzle. It's different sounding than when the gas is off. Uh...not that I've ever forgot to turn on the gas. Nope! ...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,085
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I don't have any other lenses/cups for it. I'm...

I don't have any other lenses/cups for it. I'm welding in the garage with no wind. I realized the .035 was at the limit for my welder. That's why I dropped to the .024. Everytime I upped my speed...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,085
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I haven't checked the liner. Is it difficult to...

I haven't checked the liner. Is it difficult to remove? When I'm feeding wire through at the start, the spool doesn't show any signs of sticking or snagging as the wire travels through.
The...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,085
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I've got a problem! I have a Farmhand 125 110V...

I've got a problem! I have a Farmhand 125 110V Tractor Supply MIG welder I've had since about 2001. It has been a great little welder for what I need. I've always used .030 or .035 solid wire ER70S-6...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-31-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 320,092
Posted By Turbo Ghost
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Try Chrome. It worked for me!
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