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Forum: The Garage 06-16-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,574
Posted By Langanobob
Good luck and please keep us updated, along with...

Good luck and please keep us updated, along with pics.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,507
Posted By Langanobob
Stihl has a policy that saws have to be purchased...

Stihl has a policy that saws have to be purchased in person at a dealership. That policy doesn't extend to parts which are readily available online. Besides, Stihl dealers are everywhere, I think...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,299
Posted By Langanobob
You're not far from Kent White at Tinmantech ...

You're not far from Kent White at Tinmantech

https://www.tinmantech.com/index.php

He's an aluminum welding guru but I'm guessing his price would be prohibitive to weld it himself. I would be...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Langanobob
You might try asking your question here, at the...

You might try asking your question here, at the Ducati Monster Forum:

http://www.ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?www;board=4

Lots of Ducati experience there.
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By Langanobob
It sounds like you've already removed most of the...

It sounds like you've already removed most of the material and just want to clean it up so it looks good? Might try these:
...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,953
Posted By Langanobob
Those are genuine good quality SKF Made in Japan...

Those are genuine good quality SKF Made in Japan trailer bearings. Most all of the trailer bearings I've found in recent years are no-name Chinese bearings with nothing at all engraved on them, no...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,532
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks for posting that video. Very good and...

Thanks for posting that video. Very good and I'll watch his other videos too. The guy really has attention to detail.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,429
Posted By Langanobob
I was agreeing with you until I saw Euromad's...

I was agreeing with you until I saw Euromad's bike in the post just after yours. He did a pretty darn good job of making an oil-in-frame Triumph look good.







...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-14-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By Langanobob
Good point and most people don't know about the...

Good point and most people don't know about the JIS screwdrivers. I get away with not using them on bikes, but they're particularly important when messing with taking cameras apart.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 286,445
Posted By Langanobob
Ducati already has a 549cc single for their...

Ducati already has a 549cc single for their Supermono racebike some years back. It'd need detuning for street use but that shouldn't take too much time or money.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 286,445
Posted By Langanobob
Stu, Just as another data point, I have an...

Stu,

Just as another data point, I have an '87 BMW K75s that I bought around 1990. BMW's reliability problems were going strong long before 2002. Somewhere on an old Win3.1 hard drive I have a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 286,445
Posted By Langanobob
http://coolmaterial.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02...

http://coolmaterial.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ducati4.jpg[/QUOTE]
This bike is perfect.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Langanobob
You probably know this, there's a whole website...

You probably know this, there's a whole website dedicated to XT225 mods and problems:

http://www.xt225.com
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By Langanobob
The original Ossa liner was Nikasil coated?...

The original Ossa liner was Nikasil coated? Didn't realize Nikasil has been around that long, or I didn't realize how recently Ossa was still making bikes.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By Langanobob
I've fixed similar loose items with a drop or two...

I've fixed similar loose items with a drop or two of blue medium strength Loctite in the joint. Not permanent but it might get you through your trip.
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Langanobob
Neither can we. :D I just finished putting...

Neither can we. :D

I just finished putting new cv joint boots on my ATV, only to find a large circlip still laying in plain sight on my workbench so any smart ass comments from me don't have much...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Langanobob
I built a plywood surface deck about 10 years ago...

I built a plywood surface deck about 10 years ago and coated it with Jones Blair Pedagard. Still holding up perfectly. It's a commercial product not intended for homeowner use but if you are at...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Langanobob
That does not make sense. The little $20 HF...

That does not make sense. The little $20 HF solar "chargers" can't possibly overcharge a battery, their problem is the opposite, they don't have the output to charge a battery or barely maintain it,...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Langanobob
I don't like giving anything from HF a positive...

I don't like giving anything from HF a positive review but I have several of those little solar chargers and they work OK. No worries about frying your battery, they aren't capable of enough current...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Langanobob
Jack Hately used aluminum spray paint on his...

Jack Hately used aluminum spray paint on his copper Triumph headgaskets. Won a LOT of races.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,407
Posted By Langanobob
Really a minor tragedy that your community...

Really a minor tragedy that your community college system no longer offers welding classes. Here in Reno, which is not exactly an industrial city, the local community college offers very good...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Langanobob
You might try posting your picture and question...

You might try posting your picture and question here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145899&highlight=woody%27s
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By Langanobob
Can't speak for R80G/S' but in general even...

Can't speak for R80G/S' but in general even though the old Britbikes have lower compression compared to newer machines, the combustion chamber designs aren't as efficient and don't work well with low...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,693
Posted By Langanobob
Very good article, thanks for posting it. Very...

Very good article, thanks for posting it. Very good magazine in general. What does it cost to subscribe? The website says register for free, but once you register they ask you to contact them for...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,693
Posted By Langanobob
And, it also depends on whether the path of the...

And, it also depends on whether the path of the proposed hole is through a piece of re-bar, which is just about a 100% probability.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Langanobob
Henry, I think you missed his point. He likes...

Henry, I think you missed his point. He likes the rust and wants to preserve it, kind of a rat bike thing.

To the OP, the rust needs water and oxygen to continue growing. A clear coat will seal...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,124
Posted By Langanobob
Clutch slipping is allegedly caused by "friction...

Clutch slipping is allegedly caused by "friction modifier" oil additives. The US hasn't specifically addressed motorcycle oil ratings but Japan has with their JASO MA and MB ratings. You could try...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,760
Posted By Langanobob
I've had good performance from these guys: ...

I've had good performance from these guys:

http://www.lelubricants.com/air-compressor-lubricants.html

Nothing to lose by giving them a call.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By Langanobob
Not sure how it relates to your airheads but I am...

Not sure how it relates to your airheads but I am running a Boyer ignition and Dyna coils on my '66 Bonneville. Works flawlessly for decades now and between the Dyna coils and Boyer ignition it is...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Langanobob
I thought a Connie was a Lockheed airplane? ...

I thought a Connie was a Lockheed airplane?

By coincidence a Concours riding friend mentioned to me last week that he was going to get his seat fixed by Russell. Supposed to be very good seats,...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By Langanobob
I'm probably too old school for my own good but I...

I'm probably too old school for my own good but I really prefer the looks of uncoated polished aluminum. High maintenance, yes, but a part like a rocker doesn't have a lot of area.

I'd run it up...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By Langanobob
Matty, we need to see pictures, not just the...

Matty, we need to see pictures, not just the aluminum rocker cover, the whole project car.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,840
Posted By Langanobob
Yeah, I tend to agree with you about Costco. I...

Yeah, I tend to agree with you about Costco. I paid a small fortune at Batteries Plus for two Made in the USA AGM batteries for my F250 and so far they're good batteries but honestly I can't say...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Langanobob
Can you get ahold of the contractor who did the...

Can you get ahold of the contractor who did the floor 14 years ago and get some input from him? Or have him talk to your general contractor?

My experience with concrete is that neither wire or...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,487
Posted By Langanobob
Regardless of any possible ECU damage or not,...

Regardless of any possible ECU damage or not, that was an excellent field repair. Too bad you don't have pictures to go along with the text.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,338
Posted By Langanobob
In the US if a company requires a certain oil...

In the US if a company requires a certain oil brand to keep the warranty in force, they have to provide the oil for free. Not sure what the name and number of this law is, but it's a law. Not...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,628
Posted By Langanobob
Best of luck and please let us know how it goes.

Best of luck and please let us know how it goes.
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks for saving me the ink of saying the same...

Thanks for saving me the ink of saying the same thing. I've done a lot of trying and never have brought back a sulfated battery. However, the pulse type chargers seem to be good chargers and work...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,940
Posted By Langanobob
I've owned a lot of older vehicles and my...

I've owned a lot of older vehicles and my experience is that the cost of paying shops is just too high and you have to do some or all of your own work.

You can also buy most all of the tools...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By Langanobob
Good question and I hope someone comes up with a...

Good question and I hope someone comes up with a definitive answer. When wet they have distinctive and different smells. Probably doesn't help at all after they've cured.

- Bob
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