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Forum: The Garage Today, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By refractor
My dentist got a new compressor for his office...

My dentist got a new compressor for his office and gave me his old one. Is powerful (runs off 220v) and is quiet, 20' away you can't hear it.

Had a hardware store 2.5 hp unit (they claimed, but I...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,134
Posted By refractor
There are ton of machines that will fit your...

There are ton of machines that will fit your priorities.

A few years ago I bought a Virago for cheap. I had to put on new intake manifold and single carb.

Since then I put on some good tires...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 14,817
Posted By refractor
Steve Makes me glad that I have never purchased a...

Steve Makes me glad that I have never purchased a BMW, never will now.

My two data points are. I have an 83 RZ350 I blew it up racing it. The dealer was at the track. I pulled the engine and it...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,356
Posted By refractor
Let's drill out a bolt then drive in hardened...

Let's drill out a bolt then drive in hardened steel. Or let's weld a nut to the end of it heating and expanding it for a minute then have it shrink back as it cools.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,810
Posted By refractor
Man you have different driving conditions than I...

Man you have different driving conditions than I do. Most of the chance for damage is from deer. I don't think I could blame a deer for an accident.

I never ride at night. Roads don't have the...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,810
Posted By refractor
What is the purpose of having such a camera? Just...

What is the purpose of having such a camera? Just to record your surrounding? Is it meant to compete with the Gopro type of cameras.

How long does it record for?

Not having a water proof...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,356
Posted By refractor
I have unscrewed bolts like that by welding on a...

I have unscrewed bolts like that by welding on a nut. The heat of welding breaks the bolt free. Takes only a fraction of the time that drilling etc. The weld won't stick to the aluminum.

When you...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-05-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,874
Posted By refractor
Mine is in a hundred parts. Maybe in two weeks...

Mine is in a hundred parts. Maybe in two weeks I'll have something to show.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,005
Posted By refractor
Vertical C Probably the same reason that race...

Vertical C
Probably the same reason that race bikes and racers are all dressed in garish colors. They want you to notice them. Advertise their sponsors.
I am going to stick with camo and black.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,005
Posted By refractor
OK I'm running a headlight that can be seen a...

OK I'm running a headlight that can be seen a mile away. Long before the color of any motorcycle can be discerned.

As a typical un-attentive driver, thoughts are elsewhere. On their dorky...
Forum: Americas 08-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By refractor
I ride a Honda and sometimes a Yamaha, why should...

I ride a Honda and sometimes a Yamaha, why should I take spares.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,005
Posted By refractor
Get tons of attention from this paint scheme....

Get tons of attention from this paint scheme. Everyone notices. (Wife's bike)
http://veloliner.com/vtr/camovtrprofile.jpg
Put the serial number on the side.
http://veloliner.com/vtr/vtrzum.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
So I have a sump screen, a frame downtube screen...

So I have a sump screen, a frame downtube screen and an oil filter.

What is the service interval on the two screens?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 279,659
Posted By refractor
It has taken me 3 days to look through this...

It has taken me 3 days to look through this group. Maybe 40% of the pics of people were acting stupid on road bikes. Had some good laughs and cries.

I got that crap out of my system during the...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,736
Posted By refractor
My local dentist gave me an old compressor. It...

My local dentist gave me an old compressor. It runs very quiet. Apparently dentists need perfectly oil free, dry air and was going to cost him a bunch to fix.

Works great in my shop.
Might...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 146,552
Posted By refractor
1989 Honda Elite 50 - 60mph! - $950 (La Plata, Mo)

http://veloliner.com/elite50e/BUZZfinisheds.JPG
Am selling my Honda SB50. It originally was a very small, basic scooter. It would run about 25-30 mph. Now it will go 55-60 mph.

I put in a 87cc 2...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,937
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/jokes/donotreadthissign.jpg ...

http://veloliner.com/jokes/donotreadthissign.jpg

Another sign

Someone made a comment that a particular sign was ignorant. In reality all signs are for ignorants. If you knew the information,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,820
Posted By refractor
Is there any other way besides doing your OWN...

Is there any other way besides doing your OWN maintenance? Don't be fluffy and pay someone else. Better yet expand your list and get something older. Spend less enjoy more.
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24,765
Views: 1,958,688
Posted By refractor
I have been to Mexico for several weeks over my...

I have been to Mexico for several weeks over my life. There is no way I would ride a motorcycle on the road there. To believe otherwise is to live in ignorance or perhaps Chicago.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,937
Posted By refractor
Good point! It was at Waterford road race...

Good point!
It was at Waterford road race track near Detroit.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,937
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/waterford06/DSCN0503_sm.JPG

http://veloliner.com/waterford06/DSCN0503_sm.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 274,830
Posted By refractor
Unsharp mask technique.

I have done it for years in my darkroom and it took me a long time to learn how to use it with image processing software.

What i typicaly do on many of my photos is to make a duplicate layer from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
On the top of mine the center hole has an...

On the top of mine the center hole has an adjustment for the extension damping and a side hole for insertion of a mechanics wire for reassembly

Maybe my bike is weird. I bought it used.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
My 01 hasn't any air valves on the fork.

My 01 hasn't any air valves on the fork.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
I think the XR-400R is a pretty amazing machine....

I think the XR-400R is a pretty amazing machine. I would say this one has had not much maintenance since new. The tires appeared to be original as they were original type and had date codes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/xr400r/xr400rl.JPG

http://veloliner.com/xr400r/xr400rl.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
I really love the handicapped motorcycle plates...

I really love the handicapped motorcycle plates on the bike on the left. What is going on there?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
Hey Dan Just sold my XT500 and bought the...

Hey Dan
Just sold my XT500 and bought the XR400. You are going to like the decrease in weight, increase in power and having a real suspension by switching to the XR400. I hope you are not addicted...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,456
Posted By refractor
I have had a 2001 XR400 for about a month. Ride...

I have had a 2001 XR400 for about a month. Ride it in our woods and pastures, my private part of the world.

When I got it, the PO had removed the baffles and spark arrestor in the tip of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By refractor
It should be ready to be started and warmed up....

It should be ready to be started and warmed up. Lets hope that you didn't bend the con rod.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,338
Posted By refractor
Our VTR ...

Our VTR
http://veloliner.com/vtr/camovtrprofile.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 286,053
Posted By refractor
I have a stock 1979 XT500 and two stock SR500s...

I have a stock 1979 XT500 and two stock SR500s ....
I need to sell them. Hardly ever ride them. I am strictly riding off road.

They are in NE Missouri.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 286,053
Posted By refractor
I have gotten my SR500 cafe'/chopper rolling...

I have gotten my SR500 cafe'/chopper rolling again last week. Next is my XT500 then my other SR500 then my RD350 then my RZ350.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By refractor
Consider this as good news. At least it didn't...

Consider this as good news. At least it didn't fall out while running. It looks like the oil pick up may be removable.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By refractor
Government liquidation of Sherpas

I have an account with a web site that sells government surplus.

I saw these dual sport motorcycles there.
Three Kawasaki Sherpas at government auction....
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,175
Posted By refractor
I put a Shindengen FH012 on my VFR. It is a...

I put a Shindengen FH012 on my VFR. It is a mosfet design but still shunt type. There are a few mosfet designs that are in series but most are still shunt (parallel) designs. The unit I took out of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,145
Posted By refractor
Another month passed

Maybe I am not a road warrior anymore. Yesterday did a hundred miles on the VFR. I think it was dong what it should have been doing on the ridge roads, lots of curves lots of vertical.

I had put...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By refractor
I had a chance to go through it today as it...

I had a chance to go through it today as it rained. At 70 deg it doesn't need the choke and carburates clean in about 30 seconds from cold. Cleanup took a while. Suspension is adjusted taunter. Rear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By refractor
New TTR125 the mudpuppy.

Well new to her. She has been riding a 2002 TTR125 mini with 17/14" wheels. Had it for 3 years, she is 5'2" and was a new rider. It truly is a neat little bike. Peppy engine low seat. Once the off...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,750
Posted By refractor
I think that there will be a partial name...

I think that there will be a partial name transition. Probably starting with a Victory Indian model. Then an Indian Victory :)
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