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Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By GordonH
Whare aboot was this at then? A'm fae Bilston...

Whare aboot was this at then? A'm fae Bilston originally. Is this a yearly thing? Next year a might come over fur a visit.

Gordon
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By GordonH
Take it to a radiator shop and have them clean...

Take it to a radiator shop and have them clean it. No muss, no fuss and they can test it too.

Gordon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10,928
Views: 844,922
Posted By GordonH
For a nice ride I usually head out 7 mile from...

For a nice ride I usually head out 7 mile from the West end of Hines. Straight for awhile but gets interesting after Pontiac Trail. Take it 'til it dead ends into the road around Whitmore Lake and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By GordonH
Get new plugs. Works on my old bevel after its...

Get new plugs. Works on my old bevel after its been sitting for awhile.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By GordonH
Throttle by wire bump start

You're in the middle of nowhere with a dead battery. A really dead battery. Is it possible to bump start a bike that has throttle by wire? Anyone tried?

Gordon
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By GordonH
Disc brake on rear, or drum? Motor stuck? Where...

Disc brake on rear, or drum? Motor stuck? Where in NC are you? Good info here http://www.sr500forum.com/forum/index.php and here http://internationalmotorbikes.com/about-us/ ask for Chuck at...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,800
Posted By GordonH
Due in no small way to the kickstart only. The...

Due in no small way to the kickstart only. The '78 that I bought in the spring of '79 was sold twice and didn't make it out of the parking lot because the buyer thought it was electric start and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By GordonH
I have only been to one previous event and that...

I have only been to one previous event and that was over twenty years ago. I don't think Jack does that extensive of a meeting anymore. It seems now to be only a chance for members to meet, greet and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By GordonH
FSSNOC Thumpercafe Rugby TN

June 7, 2014. I'm thinking about going. Anyone else?
Gordon
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,717
Posted By GordonH
One trick I picked up over the years is to tape...

One trick I picked up over the years is to tape the harnesses with a few wraps normally and then twist the tape so the sticky side is out and finish with the sticky side down. You can then either...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,746
Posted By GordonH
Try here for new petcocks. ...

Try here for new petcocks. http://www.treatland.tv/new-puch-peugeot-motobecane-vespa-moped-parts-s/88.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=88&show=99&page=1&f-petcock=66 I have a Riverside Benelli and...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 254,868
Posted By GordonH
I set some mouse traps. Can't have the little...

I set some mouse traps. Can't have the little buggers taking up residence in an exhaust pipe.

Gordon
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By GordonH
If you're really serious (or anal) about stuff...

If you're really serious (or anal) about stuff not coming loose, drill the bolt and/or nut and wire it. Pretty much guarantees it won't come loose until you want it to. My Baghira has its brake...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,961
Posted By GordonH
First year Eddie Lawson Replica. Walked into an...

First year Eddie Lawson Replica. Walked into an open house at the local bike shop and immediately got swooped on by a salesman. "What can I do for you" he said. "i'd like to put a deposit down on the...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By GordonH
I'm thinking of installing a cctv camera in the...

I'm thinking of installing a cctv camera in the garage so I can save time and check the video to see where I put that wrench I had in my hand a minute ago. Old muffin tins are useful for projects...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10,928
Views: 844,922
Posted By GordonH
Suzi's All Clubs Day in Stockbridge

It's this coming Sunday. Who's going? I'll be there either on the MZ Baghira or the Riverside scrambler. Haven't made up my mind which one yet.

Gordon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By GordonH
Welcome to the asylum. Winter here can be brutal...

Welcome to the asylum. Winter here can be brutal if you've never experienced it. Winter riding is possible but while you may know what your doing, all the idiots driving cages don't. It's not worth...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 25,497
Posted By GordonH
I'll hopefully be racing the SR 500 at Barber and...

I'll hopefully be racing the SR 500 at Barber and could use a hand in the pits occasionally. Feel free to stop by and say hi or help out. Should be beer in the cooler.
Gordon Hamilton
AHRMA #58r
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,522
Posted By GordonH
One of the reasons that the swap at Barber isn't...

One of the reasons that the swap at Barber isn't as big as MO is they don't let just anyone set up a booth. Hence there are very few if any piles of useless crap strewn on the ground.

Gordon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10,928
Views: 844,922
Posted By GordonH
Ton-Up

Ton-up festival in Ypsi this Saturday. Who's going?

GordonH
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By GordonH
Yamaha never sold the SR in the USA with spoke...

Yamaha never sold the SR in the USA with spoke wheels. If it doesn't say tubeless on the wheel, you have to use a tube. I've had one since "79 and have enjoyed the good and the bad. Starting is a...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By GordonH
Did you remove it from the bike to charge it?

Did you remove it from the bike to charge it?
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,624
Posted By GordonH
Get one of these ...

Get one of these http://www.baxleycompanies.com/Sportchock.html Once you have one you'll wonder how you lived without it. Once the front wheel goes in you can safely dismount and it will hold the...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,503
Posted By GordonH
+100 on the insulation. I had my garage redone...

+100 on the insulation. I had my garage redone (rafters were bowing) and had the builder insulate everything he could. After 25 years of having to open the big door to let air in in the summer, I can...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10,928
Views: 844,922
Posted By GordonH
Test rides

BMW Motorcycles of Southeast Michigan open house and test rides Saturday May 18th. Food too.

Gordon
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 638,161
Posted By GordonH
'99 Mustang For Sale

"99 Mustang,red, original owner, V6, manual 5 speed, 65,000 miles, not driven in the winter, clear coat coming off of rear spoiler. This has been my fun ride but I just don't drive it enough to...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By GordonH
Dynatek DCM-1

Anyone have one installed? I want to make sure that the one I have is working properly. I followed the instructions although I did not tie it into the ignition switch but temporarily plugged it into...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By GordonH
I remember reading a story of an American...

I remember reading a story of an American dispatch rider in England during the war who's bike had had a container fabbed up around the muffler that would heat up water for tea at the end of his ride....
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By GordonH
Zip tie it to your existing cable. Old enduro...

Zip tie it to your existing cable. Old enduro trick. You know where it is and you don't have to spend time in the woods routing it.

Gordon
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 544,700
Posted By GordonH
Yep. That's what I found too. Gordon

Yep. That's what I found too.

Gordon
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 544,700
Posted By GordonH
Bought a Lincoln Power Mig 180c. Put in a...

Bought a Lincoln Power Mig 180c. Put in a dedicated (tapped off of the panel feed) 40amp fused panel/box with the outlet mounted underneath. Hooked everything up on the welder as per the directions...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 544,700
Posted By GordonH
You been talking to my wife?:D Gordon

You been talking to my wife?:D

Gordon
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 544,700
Posted By GordonH
I've seen the results of equipment that was over...

I've seen the results of equipment that was over fused. Not very pretty and really dangerous. My query is to why the manufacturer states a 20a. input and yet puts a 50a cord on it. I've been...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 544,700
Posted By GordonH
I'm trying to get the outlet done before I buy a...

I'm trying to get the outlet done before I buy a unit. Do you know of any websites that have the manuals? My bing-fu is lacking.

Gordon
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 544,700
Posted By GordonH
I don't have a problem with running the 50a....

I don't have a problem with running the 50a. wire, I'm more concerned with protecting the welding unit itself. If it's only drawing 20 or so amps, in the event of a problem internally where it is...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 544,700
Posted By GordonH
Input Voltage/Amps

Recently looked at a Hobart mig with 240v input voltage. Specs say it draws 20. something amps, but has a 50 amp cord on it. Am I missing something on the spec sheet? I need to run a 240v circuit in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10,928
Views: 844,922
Posted By GordonH
KTM640Dakar

Good to see it will be on the road soon. Back in the early seventies (74?) my buddy had a jeep CJ5 and we had a lot of fun in it. One day going down Ford Road I saw something that looked like a jeep...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-17-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10,928
Views: 844,922
Posted By GordonH
KTM640Dakar

What plans do you have for the LandCruiser? Seems a shame to use it for a shelf.

Gordon
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By GordonH
You're right. Series is wrong. What was I...

You're right. Series is wrong. What was I thinking.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By GordonH
Charging batteries in series.

Anyone have info on tying multiple (2 or more ) batteries in series and using one charger to keep them topped up. I've used this method in the past and it seems to work from a seat of the pants...
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