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Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50,012
Views: 10,636,949
Posted By freetors
Well I must be the only guy who has gotten one of...

Well I must be the only guy who has gotten one of those expensive SKF fork seals to leak. Yes, I tried cleaning the crap out if it and it still leaks.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,368
Posted By freetors
I'm assuming those temps he posted meant to say...

I'm assuming those temps he posted meant to say 90-110 degrees C (the extra zero as the degree sign), at least that's the only logical explanation I can think of. In that case, it's perfectly normal.
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By freetors
For normal tires I'd probably shoot for one year...

For normal tires I'd probably shoot for one year or less. However, if you have some oddball size then you may not have much choice. I've seen on some forums where people will covet certain tires in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-01-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,095
Posted By freetors
With road tires higher is usually better up to a...

With road tires higher is usually better up to a point where the tires get skittish.

With DS tires, I usually have to do some experimentation. Some will cup badly with excessive pressure, some are...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-30-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,190
Posted By freetors
Honestly, what's the big deal with non...

Honestly, what's the big deal with non hydraulically adjusting valve lash? Heck, my car is less than 15 years old and has screw and locknut adjusters (they were built up to '09).
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,368
Posted By freetors
The SV650 I had had the most perfect EFI I could...

The SV650 I had had the most perfect EFI I could ever ask for. Instant starting, smooth, perfect idle control, and 60-65 mpg. That was an '04 model. My WR250R has pretty decent EFI but reapplying the...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,226
Posted By freetors
Nope, automatic with the 4.8L. I use the brakes...

Nope, automatic with the 4.8L. I use the brakes when needed but try to coast as much as possible. Perhaps that might be why it gets about 20 mpg too. Original tires lasted 100k miles.

We did have...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,226
Posted By freetors
Our '00 Silverado 1500 has 175k miles on it with...

Our '00 Silverado 1500 has 175k miles on it with the original rotors and pads! The front pads still have a good half inch of meat left at least.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 82,908
Posted By freetors
I semi agree with what has been said so far...

I semi agree with what has been said so far regarding the races. However, keep in mind that the sophisticated launch control in the GTR makes it easy for even a mediocre driver to do sub three second...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 82,908
Posted By freetors
But the GTR can still be driven on the street...

But the GTR can still be driven on the street :wink: whereas the H2R is strictly off road only. Newer GTRs (even stock) would beat just about any bike off the line, and most of us aren't Ricky Gadson.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By freetors
I think Hypers have their rates engraved on the...

I think Hypers have their rates engraved on the last coil (where it touches the spring seat). Allegedly, this is so competing racers can't tell what your spring rate is.
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By freetors
The only way to really know if it's no longer...

The only way to really know if it's no longer what you want is to measure the spring rate. It shouldn't be more than a couple % off from its marked rate.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,590
Posted By freetors
I can do it pretty quickly with tire irons on a...

I can do it pretty quickly with tire irons on a motorcycle tire. Recently, I even started mounting my own car tires with a home made knock off of the nomar/HF changer. I balance my motorcycle tires...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By freetors
What is the condition of the bearing/bushing on...

What is the condition of the bearing/bushing on the swingarm that the shock attaches to? Also. how do they look on the other end of the shock?
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By freetors
That sounds like a pretty good weight loss to my...

That sounds like a pretty good weight loss to my air gun. It's an ancient Central Pneumatic aluminum body 3/4" drive model. I weighed it today and it is 10 pounds with a 1/2" adapter on it.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By freetors
Just out of curiosity, how much does a decent...

Just out of curiosity, how much does a decent mechanic grade cordless impact weigh? A pretty large amount of time I want to use an impact I'm laying on my back under the car. My air impact gets the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 302,098
Posted By freetors
I still can't find a used one for less than $3k.

I still can't find a used one for less than $3k.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By freetors
Personally, I'd get rid of the progressive...

Personally, I'd get rid of the progressive springs and install the proper straight weight fork springs. Progressives (or more likely dual rates) sound good in theory but the initial rate is usually...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,593
Posted By freetors
Would the 4.8 v8 from the 2000 silverado have...

Would the 4.8 v8 from the 2000 silverado have this intake gasket problem? Ours has 175k miles on and nothing inside the engine has ever been touched. It does have some grunge around various places...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-05-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,432
Posted By freetors
Dual sport tires work just fine on the road. They...

Dual sport tires work just fine on the road. They feel a little different and make more vibration but still have adequate grip. Practice your braking because that seems to be the weak link of DS...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 22,290
Posted By freetors
Don't tell that to Navin the Negative. Just about...

Don't tell that to Navin the Negative. Just about the only thing he does like are KTM bikes.:rolleyes He goes and poo poos in every bike thread that he doesn't like, much like JerryH and JohnCW.

I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By freetors
If that is indeed dirt bypassing the filter,...

If that is indeed dirt bypassing the filter, changing to a foam filter is only going to make it worse. Paper filters are really much better at filtering (and don't clog as fast either). I'd put a...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By freetors
For those interested in actually trying this out,...

For those interested in actually trying this out, here is the excel spreadsheet I made that I use to do alignments. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-2fH4qsz5oKbVUtckxsRm9DUUU/view?usp=sharing
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By freetors
I'm a big cheapskate. In my eyes, nearly...

I'm a big cheapskate. In my eyes, nearly everything is diyable. That includes doing alignments at home. A vehicle of ours hasn't been on an alignment rack in years and they drive straight! I am a big...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-25-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,107
Posted By freetors
Ever heard of metric time? It's based on a 10...

Ever heard of metric time? It's based on a 10 "hour" day. I happen to be proponent to it but converting back and forth is a train wreck.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-18-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,214
Posted By freetors
Maybe it's not always the drivers' problem....

Maybe it's not always the drivers' problem. Perhaps the speed limits are just too low in some places. I find myself on roads sometimes that even a semi could safely drive at 10-20 mph over the limit....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-14-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,107
Posted By freetors
No matter how many times you tell them, they just...

No matter how many times you tell them, they just can't understand it. I guess everybody just thinks more is better :hmmmmm
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-13-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,007
Posted By freetors
Ever looked at CL listings for Groms? They are...

Ever looked at CL listings for Groms? They are ALL like that. It's just a bunch of kids who bought them on credit, put 200 miles on, poorly modified, and then want to sell it for how much they owe.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-11-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,429
Posted By freetors
It's closer to the motoman method than the baby...

It's closer to the motoman method than the baby it style. They also say to use straight mineral oil. Most aircraft piston engines are really old school designs.

Personally, I don't really see the...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-06-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 82,908
Posted By freetors
Forced induction and long stroke engines are the...

Forced induction and long stroke engines are the future of ICE's for exactly that reason. Better emissions and fuel economy while maintaining adequate power.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-06-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,107
Posted By freetors
EXACTLY! I've lost track of how many times I've...

EXACTLY! I've lost track of how many times I've tried to explain this to thick headed people. Classic mechanical friction is not effected by surface area (tires are an exception to this). Therefore,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-05-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,107
Posted By freetors
I think you're wrong. Motorcycle Consumer News...

I think you're wrong. Motorcycle Consumer News lists their best braking bike ever tested as the '06 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 at 104.8 ft. Most of the other bikes hover between 110-130ft....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,107
Posted By freetors
What a credible source :rofl It's almost...

What a credible source :rofl It's almost physically impossible for them to stop a bike in under 60 feet. Even the best cars (which usually stop in shorter distances than sportbikes) can't brake from...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By freetors
Regardless of whether or not it works, if you...

Regardless of whether or not it works, if you have to replace two windshields in two weeks you might be doing something wrong. I'd try this stuff first or something like safelite's repair.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-02-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,785
Posted By freetors
What kind of car? When I had my wrx a few years...

What kind of car? When I had my wrx a few years ago I tried driving around without the exhaust a couple times. Just straight out of the downpipe, no cats. While it probably wasn't as loud as a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-26-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,934
Posted By freetors
The best part is his boots :rofl

The best part is his boots :rofl
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-25-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,934
Posted By freetors
I'm going to run over my neighbor's idiotic dog...

I'm going to run over my neighbor's idiotic dog someday if someone doesn't do it first. The stupid thing chases anything that moves; bicycles, motorcycles, cars, UPS trucks. Everything. It'll even...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-23-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,293
Posted By freetors
The BMW, while not my style, looked pretty nice....

The BMW, while not my style, looked pretty nice. That Ducati was insane though! Like they called NCR and said "I want one of everything." Really awesome build.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By freetors
How do all these spline drive and other...

How do all these spline drive and other "universal" things work in the long run. It seems like they would round out heads often or have a really sloppy fit. Like you're always using the wrong tool...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
Posted By freetors
How long does it take to do this? I never really...

How long does it take to do this? I never really have any problems mounting tires the old fashioned way and I can get it done pretty quick, even on tires that others complain about being tough. It...
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