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Forum: The Garage 05-18-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Iron socks
treated wood foundation

Mrs socks and I have finally found a house we like.

the market has been very fast here so we had to act fast and went form showing to offer to accepted offer in about 3 hours. anyway once the...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 62,044
Posted By Iron socks
http://www.lvoe.ca/sites/default/files/P1030689.jp...

http://www.lvoe.ca/sites/default/files/P1030689.jpg

Harolds in kamloops


Right on the trans canada near a bunch of motels and gas stations.

all made from scratch. my faves are the beef...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,673
Posted By Iron socks
ok im liking the vinegar idea. cheap and non...

ok im liking the vinegar idea. cheap and non toxic.

covering the area with plastic wont do since it could ignite if flame touches it.

i belive using a torch to burn all the weeds away could...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,673
Posted By Iron socks
i must kill all the plants.

I work for a utility company that looks after the propane and water systems for a ski mountain.

anyway the boss came by and said that the area with the storage tanks looks good except for some...
Forum: Face plant 02-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,178
Posted By Iron socks
ughhh the groaning sound you made brought that...

ughhh the groaning sound you made brought that sick to my stomach feeling i had in july 08 when i was in the fetal posision on the pavement with 2 broken vertibrae after being highsided into a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-30-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,141
Posted By Iron socks
This was my first question too. In the coming...

This was my first question too. In the coming winter I will be starting to completely restore my Late Grandfathers 1967 BSA. And would like to share the progress of the project with my fellow...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,511
Posted By Iron socks
hey guys rediscovered this old thread of mine...

hey guys rediscovered this old thread of mine and I felt perhaps an update would be in order. my crash occured on June 28 2008 so its been over 2 years now.

I was able to return to my job...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,476,689
Posted By Iron socks
1967 Bsa B44vr

1967 Bsa B44vr
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,788
Posted By Iron socks
negitive ground battery in a positive ground system?

Hey all so the Old BSA I have is desinged to have a 12 volt wiring system with the positive side of the battery being wired to ground. trouble is I cannot get a battery localy polarized like that. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 33,838
Posted By Iron socks
Looks like a GSX-R with diffent plastic. what...

Looks like a GSX-R with diffent plastic. what was the poupose of this bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,184
Posted By Iron socks
73' CB450 oil filter location?

does this thing even have a filter? the bike is new to the fleet. so I bought some oil for it and the guy behind the counter asks if I want a filter too. no brainer of course.

what I thought was...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,775
Posted By Iron socks
holy.. what exactly is the goal of this...

holy..

what exactly is the goal of this build?

theres almost nothing there. and both bikes are esencaly from what I can see are in the same condition

If I where me and I am I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Iron socks
I don't want to get that deep into it right now.....

I don't want to get that deep into it right now.. my bench is pretty full with my sv 650 in need of some post crash repairs (see face plant) and a 1977 suzuki GT 500 project awaiting a fresh top end....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Iron socks
yeah good call gives me somthing to do for the...

yeah good call gives me somthing to do for the next little while..
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Iron socks
73 CB450 low compression

Ok my Dad and I pick up this 73 CB450 for cheap and I did a compression test 80psi in the left cylender 90 in the right. so heres my plan Im going to change the oil and the plugs reconnect the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By Iron socks
Piston tap?

Piston tap?
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,511
Posted By Iron socks
Cool Ill take it although not something I want...

Cool Ill take it although not something I want to repeat

oh and it was a decending left but whatever you had to have been there.. sorry dad
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,511
Posted By Iron socks
sorry but whats the "US judge"? is 4/5 good or...

sorry but whats the "US judge"? is 4/5 good or bad?
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,511
Posted By Iron socks
I was wearing an Alpinestars GP plus leather...

I was wearing an Alpinestars GP plus leather jacket It does not have any built in spine protection



all the parts im going to need are going to run me about $1300 most of that is for the...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,511
Posted By Iron socks
Never ride angry

well i biffed it 2 weeks ago I had just gotten home from work after dealing with one of the rudest customers in my life and I was just fuming :dog .I suited up in in my full leathers, helmet, gloves...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 448,859
Posted By Iron socks
yeah yellow is good

yeah yellow is good
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,542
Posted By Iron socks
I just gots my stock seat (SV650s) it sucks ...

I just gots my stock seat (SV650s) it sucks my cure is to stop everyso often and see what all that bluryness looks like when its still.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,168
Posted By Iron socks
such as? the stocker blows i almost...

such as?


the stocker blows i almost consiering getting a tray of plaster and making a mold of my ass to so I have somthing to mold the foam from for a new seat
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 61,604
Posted By Iron socks
the whole triple trees or just the top clamp?

the whole triple trees or just the top clamp?
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 61,604
Posted By Iron socks
has anyone ever put the "S" model clipons on the...

has anyone ever put the "S" model clipons on the naked version

theres a nice little bule 05 naked model down at the local kawi dealer with 6000k on the clock

or should I look around for an...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Iron socks
bars, keep the rubber or mount soild?

well ive been doin some work on my GT500 resto and want t make it so the bars are of rigid mounting as opposed to the rubber. I never felt confadant with the bars feeling "disconected" with the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,624
Posted By Iron socks
[/QUOTE] the center crank bearing is...

[/QUOTE]

the center crank bearing is lubricated by the gearbox oil and im pretty sure heavy gear oil is not reccomened for that reason.




that would be cool the stock bore stroke is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,624
Posted By Iron socks
after exausting all other theroies on it incuding...

after exausting all other theroies on it incuding carbs,spark,fuel and compression. the crank was rebuilt and had all new seals put in months ago.

the project went a bit cold after the crank...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,624
Posted By Iron socks
bottom case

bottom case
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Iron socks
25-30gal is a really good size for what you want...

25-30gal is a really good size for what you want to do.

the only thing I would do is perhaps buck up for a name brand impact gun insted of or in addtion to the costco unit impacts tend to spend...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By Iron socks
breaking in a two-stroke.

well Ive got the motor out my 77 suzuki GT500 taken apart to replace a faulty crank seal and after seeing that a ring slipped and has gouged the one cylinder Ive decided a 0.5mm overbore bore will be...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 369,270
Posted By Iron socks
How much soda do you add per gallon of water?

How much soda do you add per gallon of water?
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Iron socks
overboring painted barels?

after careful evaluation ive decided that I will need to bore the jugs of my suzuki T-500 to their first oversize

but I also want to refinish them in black with the eges of the fins bare metal....
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,624
Posted By Iron socks
OK update time I just got back from ...

OK update time


I just got back from Modern Motorcycling In Vancouver with a copy of a service manual and a gasket set.

also durng my vist. was able to have a good talk with Modern...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,624
Posted By Iron socks
Yeah mabey next year. my focus is just to get the...

Yeah mabey next year. my focus is just to get the bike good enough to do the daily coummute to work for at least until the winter
one the snow flys I can decide a direction to go with the bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,624
Posted By Iron socks
thats awsome Once i get the seals In...

thats awsome


Once i get the seals In Ill deffently give you a PM.

as far as I can see there are 4 injectors ,2 at the base of the cylinders and 2 for the crank outermost crank berings.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,624
Posted By Iron socks
Suzuki GT500 score

$200 and it runs! plus I came with a 2nd tank, extra rear shocks and a few other spare bits.

I put new plugs and fresh gas and injetor oil in and it ran on the 4th kick. trouble is its only...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Iron socks
My XR400 did the same thing mine was due to the...

My XR400 did the same thing mine was due to the float height being out of adjustment..
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By Iron socks
I am a firm beliver in that all things with...

I am a firm beliver in that all things with moving parts should be used for what they where designed for and to have it just to please the eye is a waste.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By Iron socks
would you bid?

I found this old Ducati single and it stirkes me as strange that the owner has never started ( or therfore ridden) the bike since he bought it sometime in the 80's. on the other hand the owner is...
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