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Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 267,560
Posted By FixerDave
Yeah, I'm pushing it and, yeah, it's burning some...

Yeah, I'm pushing it and, yeah, it's burning some oil. Not enough to worry about, yet. Shifting is a bit wonky from 2-1, so splitting the case is another someday task. But, I find myself in 2nd or...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 267,560
Posted By FixerDave
Well, thanks for that too. Got me to wondering...

Well, thanks for that too. Got me to wondering so I did some research and came up with this: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-77483.html

Save you the trouble of reading a...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 267,560
Posted By FixerDave
You know, I was just thinking today that my new...

You know, I was just thinking today that my new ride is a bit cramped. Thinking about springing for some high-rise bars... now I don't have to :clap

Thanks for the idea.

Now I just have to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,240
Posted By FixerDave
For the record, assuming I have stock springs in...

For the record, assuming I have stock springs in this thing, 16cm spacers in the front forks do not cause any coil bind. Feels pretty good actually. Not much in the way of any discernible bottoming...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,240
Posted By FixerDave
Question suspension?

All righty then... I managed to get a ride in on my new toy, and plan on another one tomorrow. It's pretty much what I expected... FUN :wink: and all it really needs is the suspension dialled in....
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By FixerDave
Yeah... I'll probably chicken out and do this. ...

Yeah... I'll probably chicken out and do this.

As for leaving it together until I'm finished storing it... the whole point is to have time to do it right. I will start the rebuild soon. If it...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By FixerDave
Yeah, I know the old-school solutions, and I...

Yeah, I know the old-school solutions, and I actually have a can of engine-store sitting on the shelf. Never heard of using 2-stroke oil though... would definitely be easier to clean up in the end. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By FixerDave
Question Bike storage thoughts

So, for a confluence of reasons, I am going to be storing my KLR for about 4 years. I'll be doing a top-end job during this time so I'm not particularly worried about the engine. It will get new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,240
Posted By FixerDave
Yeah... thinking about it, find some doner front...

Yeah... thinking about it, find some doner front end (I have a lathe to make an adaptor for the triple clamps) and something for the back. But, I figure I'll give what I've got a chance first, see...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,240
Posted By FixerDave
Coming home

So... I just picked up an '01 XR200R. So far so good. Not cheap (pretty high demand around these parts) but ready to ride: New rubber, very good chain and sprockets. No smoke; it shifts. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,684
Posted By FixerDave
Never had to do it, never even researched how,...

Never had to do it, never even researched how, but I'm curious why you didn't use your mill with a boring head? Seems a little less intimidating than spinning the whole cylinder. Quill range?
...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By FixerDave
on the cheaper side of things (okay, cheapest......

on the cheaper side of things (okay, cheapest... unless you count a hacksaw)... I picked up a CoolCut 30 for $600 a ways back. Yes, it cuts.

After a while, I had issues with the torch head. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,453
Posted By FixerDave
I picked up a couple of "carbon fiber" digital...

I picked up a couple of "carbon fiber" digital calipers on sale a while back, $9 each. Easier to drill into. For a lot of non-critical stuff, I prefer plastic as I don't have to worry about leaving...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,453
Posted By FixerDave
I'll have to try that rag trick... never heard of...

I'll have to try that rag trick... never heard of it. Something you read or figured out on your own?

Oh, and Red Green would be horrified... Duct tape is only used for final assemblies... then...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By FixerDave
Have you looked at the air filter?

Have you looked at the air filter?
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,453
Posted By FixerDave
Oh man... I can see adding those divots to create...

Oh man... I can see adding those divots to create micro-turbulence at speed, thus reducing drag... but they're really going to mess up your stability when getting over 250Kmh. :deal

Besides all...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By FixerDave
At work (office), they switched everything to...

At work (office), they switched everything to daylight balanced and so many people complained. They hated it. The lights stayed, so did they. Now they like it. It's something that takes time to...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By FixerDave
The correct answer is to buy the bike that suites...

The correct answer is to buy the bike that suites your preferred riding... but what the hell. When you look at what people used to ride in the dirt :lol3

For the front, you can max out your...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 377,505
Posted By FixerDave
I've always used the bungee cord that holds my...

I've always used the bungee cord that holds my pack on. Hook on the lever, gently wrap, other hook on the mirror post. Don't go crazy with force, just enough to hold the lever in. Never had an...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By FixerDave
Don't forget the obvious... make sure the clutch...

Don't forget the obvious... make sure the clutch cable is well lubricated. Makes a pretty big difference.

Hydraulic, of course, doesn't need lubing and is one reason why they're a lighter pull as...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,962
Posted By FixerDave
No... don't let the thread die

Here's my latest... a welding cart... took me... oh, about 8 years to make... still not finished.

Sorry for the ugly cellphone pics... not worth digging out the good cameras.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By FixerDave
As others have mentioned, the biggest drawback is...

As others have mentioned, the biggest drawback is clearance. I have to laugh at all the advertisement for various "universal" wrenches... like bolts are always out there, with nothing around them. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,706
Posted By FixerDave
Well... A) a proper repair is going to be...

Well...

A) a proper repair is going to be very difficult and/or very expensive.
B) the failure of any fix might toast the motor, but probably not you.

The answer seems fairly clear. Do the...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By FixerDave
+1 Any time you have to drill a straight...

+1

Any time you have to drill a straight hole in something that can't be put on the drillpress table, start thinking about making a drill jig on the table that can get clamped to the work.

The...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 125,138
Posted By FixerDave
+1 I've never been much of a loctite user. ...

+1

I've never been much of a loctite user. I just put it on when the manual says to use it and that's about it. The other day, following threads from this and that, I end up at a youtube vid...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By FixerDave
+1 Yes, you can learn. Yes, you can build...

+1

Yes, you can learn. Yes, you can build decent tool kits. But, both will take time. I mean, it's easy, but it's not. Yes, read the manuals, including the shop manual. Research the shit out...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By FixerDave
Once you get your mold, you might want to...

Once you get your mold, you might want to consider using it to try and fix the original fender first. I mean, fiberglass will look like the original, but it's not going to survive dirtbiking. They...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,962
Posted By FixerDave
Quick search led me to kbctools.com (Yeah,...

Quick search led me to kbctools.com (Yeah, Canada)

Search Results For "TAP 1/2-16"
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Forum: The Garage 03-15-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,962
Posted By FixerDave
Well, being like the 3rd time ever...

Well, being like the 3rd time ever single-pointing threads, the external thread was a learning experience :wink: I'll leave the internal learning experience until I have a 2" through hole.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,962
Posted By FixerDave
Doing my part to keep this thread alive

So... I was, um, taking a shortcut... trying to gain some height by clamping my toolmaker's vice in the milling vice while squaring up some chunks of aluminium. Anyway, I got a little exuberant with...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,962
Posted By FixerDave
Too late for me. Of course, being a not quite...

Too late for me. Of course, being a not quite retired IT guy, my shop time is limited, as is the budget. My problem is that I went down the "use your tools to make tools for your tools" rabbit...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,888
Posted By FixerDave
Congratulations... But, you know, even if...

Congratulations...

But, you know, even if it didn't clear the way you went, you could have just knocked the pin out of that gear wrench and spun the head around. You never said it was a...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,888
Posted By FixerDave
The bolt head has a flange, the gear wrench is...

The bolt head has a flange, the gear wrench is thicker than the bolt head. Thus, it won't clear with the wrench on, and he can't run the bolt back into the hole to clear the wrench because it's a...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,888
Posted By FixerDave
OP says: "The bolt was too stiff to turn back by...

OP says: "The bolt was too stiff to turn back by hand and had a shoulder..." Said shoulder negates the possibility of backing the bolt out with the wrench box over the threads. Not enough...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,888
Posted By FixerDave
So... getting this straight. You...

So... getting this straight.



You can't pull the wrench off the head because of clearance.
You can't tighten the bolt to make said clearance because the gear wrench has ratcheted and the...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 267,560
Posted By FixerDave
How long? Did you weld the base plate to the...

How long?

Did you weld the base plate to the cylinder or fit some other way? Or, was the original blank big enough for the cover and the mounting plate? And, just curious, if you have the skill...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 267,560
Posted By FixerDave
I made 3 screws. Sorry, no pictures. I...

I made 3 screws. Sorry, no pictures.

I didn't set out to make 3 screws... just one of those days. I started out to make some wooden boxes that will eventually get stacked up to make a somewhat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 1,847,932
Posted By FixerDave
Back when I was flirting with street bikes......

Back when I was flirting with street bikes... CB750 if you want to put a date on it, some old guy came up to me while I was gearing up and asked how many pairs of boots I went through.

"What?" I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By FixerDave
I'm in no way an expert on OSM editing. I've...

I'm in no way an expert on OSM editing. I've used OSM data a lot, brutally hacking it for my personal needs, but only contributed where it was obvious something was wrong or missing. When doing so,...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By FixerDave
Well, I suspect your problem is that you're...

Well, I suspect your problem is that you're searching in the wrong place with the wrong search terms. I'd start by getting off Google and into the dark net, then start looking with search terms like...
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