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Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
Steve- thanks for the heads up on Myers. When I...

Steve- thanks for the heads up on Myers. When I get to that project, I'll definitely look them up.

Victor441- I appreciate the offer. In the process of moving to Cotati, so not too far away. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,821
Posted By gweaver
I live in CA- bought mine at the local hardware...

I live in CA- bought mine at the local hardware store- Friedman's. They're a small, local chain (3 stores?), so if they have them I'm sure other CA stores have them.
G
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
Sorry for the delayed response but... what's a...

Sorry for the delayed response but... what's a DA? Dual action? Are you talking about using an electric sander? I thought about that, and a wire wheel on a drill to hit most of the rust. To be...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
Yup. I'm leaning towards that one, or something...

Yup. I'm leaning towards that one, or something similar. Since the manager at Tractor Supply was willing to give me a discount on the 30 gallon, when I'm ready to buy, I'll ask him what he'd be...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
A quick scan of the reviews of the compressor you...

A quick scan of the reviews of the compressor you linked seems to show it's a solid unit. The few cons I saw had to do with leaks at a fitting and that the compressor was loud. If you've got the...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,821
Posted By gweaver
I'm moving out of a rental house in a few days. ...

I'm moving out of a rental house in a few days. I had installed a water filtration system, tapped in to the cold feed to the hot water heater. I used a 'needle piercing valve' that actually...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
Took a stroll through Lowes today. They've got a...

Took a stroll through Lowes today. They've got a 60 gallon (http://www.lowes.com/pd_54284-1126-VT6362_0__?productId=3370356&Ntt=air+compressors&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dair%2Bcompressors&facetInfo=)...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
I see your point, but my big concern is that with...

I see your point, but my big concern is that with a used compressor, I've got no idea how well it's been maintained. I've been keeping an eye on CL, and most everything I've seen in the sub-500...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
Sounds fantastic, but $1K is too rich for me. ...

Sounds fantastic, but $1K is too rich for me. I'm aiming at the <$500 point. I do know they've got a 60 gallon for either 479 or 499 (listed in the original post), so maybe I can catch a good deal...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
I'll be keeping my eye out for a good used...

I'll be keeping my eye out for a good used compressor, but in the mean time, I'll live with the freebie. I have a few months until I anticipate needing to paint. Maybe I'll be able to come up with...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By gweaver
Going from a 41 to a 38 won't require a new...

Going from a 41 to a 38 won't require a new chain, however if your current sprockets/chain have a lot of miles, it's a good idea to change everything out. Putting a new sprocket on in conjunction...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
So I stopped by Lowes today for some fence...

So I stopped by Lowes today for some fence boards, took a stroll through their air tool section. They have something similar to the Rapidair tubing system, but it's about $10 cheaper...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
I like the looks of that Rapidair setup for...

I like the looks of that Rapidair setup for running air lines. Garage is about 1 1/2 car size. There's a nice 'nook' at the back to put the compressor. 100 ft should be plenty to run air to both...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,254
Posted By gweaver
Probably a moot point at this time, but for the...

Probably a moot point at this time, but for the OP (and others), what about a solar panel on the trailer/top box? I'm not an electrician or electronics person, but I envision a system with a battery...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By gweaver
Yup, new springs. I weigh 225 and I'm at the...

Yup, new springs. I weigh 225 and I'm at the upper end of what the stock springs can handle. I had Superplush do my forks. If I'm reading the sticker correctly, they upgraded me to the 6.9N...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,137
Posted By gweaver
Air compressors- really a difference?

So I'm shopping for my first air compressor. Bought my first house, want to set up my garage right. I'm thinking a compressor, PVC lines around the garage with 2-3 air drops. Most of the tool use...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By gweaver
I'll leave you the decision of finding the right...

I'll leave you the decision of finding the right 950/990 to get, but get one! My previous bike was an 02 ZX-9R. Sold it for the same reason- lower back and neck pain after riding it for any...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By gweaver
I'm not familiar with the layout of the header,...

I'm not familiar with the layout of the header, but what about a Dremel and a wire wheel? I think they make a wheel with a softer metal (not steel).
G
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,792
Posted By gweaver
I haven't picked them up yet, but last week I...

I haven't picked them up yet, but last week I dropped my forks off with SPS. Dropped them off Tuesday, but told them since I was out of town, no need to rush. They called me back Friday afternoon,...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By gweaver
Got the call yesterday afternoon!! Superplush...

Got the call yesterday afternoon!! Superplush has my forks done!! :rayof Bad news is I'm leaving tomorrow for vacation for a week, but I'll be picking them up when I get home!!
Revalve + heavier...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By gweaver
Mirroring others, these bikes aren't that hard to...

Mirroring others, these bikes aren't that hard to work on, once you learn the basics. They were built for racing, and were designed as such- simple dis-assembly, straightforward maintenance and the...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By gweaver
Add a compression stuff sack to your sleeping bag...

Add a compression stuff sack to your sleeping bag setup, and you can pack it down even farther. My 20' down bag stuffs down to about 7" x 11". With a compression bag, I can get it down to about 7"...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By gweaver
Well...your bike is suspiciously clean. Just'...

Well...your bike is suspiciously clean.
Just' sayin'.
:D
G
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,839
Posted By gweaver
You got a walk-through on how you did your mod? ...

You got a walk-through on how you did your mod? What did you do with the existing battery cables? Granted, I haven't pulled the tanks off mine yet, but I'd like to have some idea of what I'm...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,766
Posted By gweaver
FWIW, I did a 2-1 with an FMF PowerCore can. Did...

FWIW, I did a 2-1 with an FMF PowerCore can. Did the install, took the bike to be rejetted (950), and after many hours of dyno time, the techs were unable to get the bike to run well. There's a...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,142
Posted By gweaver
No comment on the hows and whys of the engine...

No comment on the hows and whys of the engine issue, but depending on the cost of a rebuild, I'd probably drop the coin on putting a new engine in the truck. As mentioned, you'll get another 200K...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,238
Posted By gweaver
Sorry for the dumb question, but what's the...

Sorry for the dumb question, but what's the advantage of draining out of the oil tank vs. dropping the skid plate and draining from the bottom of the case? Seems like draining the pan would mean...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-13-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By gweaver
I dunno. Could be kinda fun for faffing around...

I dunno. Could be kinda fun for faffing around town. I like this one:
http://www.californiascooterco.com/_DSC0372-BlkBber.jpg

I'd really like to see one set up like a Scrambler with a high...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 37,854
Posted By gweaver
This happened years ago, probably the very early...

This happened years ago, probably the very early 80's. I was about 10, living in Indonesia. Anyway, my parents, some of their friends, and myself had gone camping. We were travelling along the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By gweaver
Andi, Just trying to get some clarification-...

Andi,
Just trying to get some clarification- what do you mean by triangle doors 'opened'? My airbox is still stock. I was running a prefilter, but the shop that did the carb tuning/dyno work...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By gweaver
The shop that did the work is very reputable. ...

The shop that did the work is very reputable. I'm pretty sure they had the sniffer on it while doing dyno pulls. I went back in later to try to get the jet specs, but I guess they hadn't recorded...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By gweaver
Boy, I'd sure like to know how you got the 2-1 on...

Boy, I'd sure like to know how you got the 2-1 on your 950 to work. I've got a 2-1 with an FMF Powercore, and after significant dyno time, I've still got a huge flat spot around 6000 rpm and about...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By gweaver
Not my pictures...

Not my pictures (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18241465&postcount=1821), but I've got a Noah's tarp that works pretty well. It packs down pretty small, works well to provide shade and...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,001
Posted By gweaver
Not me and not the same bike, but I'd venture to...

Not me and not the same bike, but I'd venture to guess that if it can be made to work (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3lC22XLYbI) on a 990, it would be possible to fit it to the 1190.
Writeup on ...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-24-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,676
Posted By gweaver
Yes. Yes it does. You must buy it, or...

Yes. Yes it does.
You must buy it, or forever dream about what could have been.
:deal
G
Forum: Orange Crush 12-24-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By gweaver
Ummm...errr..... TMI maybe? :rofl G

Ummm...errr..... TMI maybe?

:rofl


G
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,485
Posted By gweaver
I hope so!! That's a sweet looking bike! Not...

I hope so!! That's a sweet looking bike! Not that I can afford one, but I'd sure like to think I might find a used one in a few years. :evil
G
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By gweaver
I think there's a shim kit, but they're the same...

I think there's a shim kit, but they're the same size as Harley V-Rod shims. Last time I bought shims, I think they were about $1 or $1.50 each at the Harley place. Here's a thread ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,009
Posted By gweaver
It might be worth calling them to see if it's...

It might be worth calling them to see if it's still available, but Scuderia (http://www.scuderiawest.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventory) in SF has a Ducati Multi 1000 for $4500, an Aprillia...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By gweaver
I had a great experience with my local LS. ...

I had a great experience with my local LS. Bought a used truck two years ago, took it in for an alignment, LS told me it needed a new steering rack OK, fine, let's do it. Fast forward 2 years, I...
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