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Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Dave in Wi
There are two types of kill switches. Normally...

There are two types of kill switches. Normally open and normally closed. Make sure you've got the correct type.
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,091
Posted By Dave in Wi
I got some Zinnser at Menards last time I needed...

I got some Zinnser at Menards last time I needed primer. I was very disappointed, it didn't cover for squat. Maybe they have different versions.
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Dave in Wi
The caliper is probably sticking. It happens,...

The caliper is probably sticking. It happens, over time moisture can get in through the seals and corrode the piston bore. When that happens the brake doesn't release properly or quickly.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By Dave in Wi
A couple of things in random order: Don't...

A couple of things in random order:

Don't just drain the water lines, you need to blow them out with air. Shut off the pump, open all taps and drain everything out. Then starting at the most...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Dave in Wi
That's a very good way to insulate the area,...

That's a very good way to insulate the area, definitely doable. This is a tricky area to insulate even in new construction, and spray foam is the way to do it.

This might be something you'd want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 77,863
Posted By Dave in Wi
Interesting observation that made me think. ...

Interesting observation that made me think.

I remember back in the late 80s when the K bikes first came out, it was an announced corporate direction to shift away from the opposed twins and move...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By Dave in Wi
That's a tough situation. You don't really want...

That's a tough situation. You don't really want to insulate on the inside, as this will allow the brick to experience much more variation in temperature. Right now the block & brick walls are being...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,172
Posted By Dave in Wi
Those little flashlights - I've had 6 or 8 of...

Those little flashlights - I've had 6 or 8 of these floating around the house for a few years. Most of them still work. I will say the batteries they come with are crap. I just changed a bunch of...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,172
Posted By Dave in Wi
^They are moving a over the U.S. for their brand...

^They are moving a over the U.S. for their brand names. Pittsburg, Portland, what's next? [emoji1]
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
I'm going from memory here but I believe HD...

I'm going from memory here but I believe HD purchased MV at the height of the economy, right before it went into the dumpster. Sport bike sales numbers dropped dramatically. Don't forget HD is a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
Totally off topic but yes. HD bought MV for...

Totally off topic but yes. HD bought MV for about $100,000,000. And sold it for 3 Euro. That worked out well. For someone.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,419
Posted By Dave in Wi
That's what I'm going to try. I like what I'm...

That's what I'm going to try. I like what I'm hearing about it.

Thanks to those who gave actual advice.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By Dave in Wi
I've been draining mine 3/4 of the way and...

I've been draining mine 3/4 of the way and leaving the cap off. That seems to leave enough expansion room for when the water freezes. With the rim in the lowest position it hasn't fallen over yet.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,700
Posted By Dave in Wi
I don't remember but if it's got a vacuum...

I don't remember but if it's got a vacuum operated petcock try it on prime. Or it could be the petcock screen inside the tank is plugged with crap and shaking the bike loosens it up. Or as...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 888,058
Posted By Dave in Wi
Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

I can tell you don't use that tab. My dad used to have a gl500 back in the day. He thought that would be a great spot to mount a highway peg. One day with his foot on it, the tab broke off. His...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
Trying to keep this on topic without bashing. ...

Trying to keep this on topic without bashing.

So, if they are shipping bikes, why wouldn't the first ones be sent to the motorcycle magazines for testing & presumably more publicity? Maybe they...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 741,393
Posted By Dave in Wi
It could be this is a precaution to avoid...

It could be this is a precaution to avoid overheating. Without airflow from being in motion big fours can overheat. I remember a guy on the CB1100f forum accidentally left his bike idling in his...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 314,572
Posted By Dave in Wi
Well you can always make an offer. Worst they...

Well you can always make an offer. Worst they can do is say no.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,419
Posted By Dave in Wi
Best Oil For Shifting Quality?

I did check out the clutch (due to the occasional slight slippage) and the plates were good, I replaced the springs while I was in there. I may rebuild the slave cylinder in the spring. As far as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,419
Posted By Dave in Wi
Best Oil For Shifting Quality?

I know, another oil thread... I did search and didn't find a thread addressing this specifically. And I generally value the opinions of inmates, so here goes.

My ZRX1200 doesn't shift great. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
That was in 2006. It's 2014 now, times and...

That was in 2006. It's 2014 now, times and technology have changed.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
Well the AMA accepted it. Any dispute had to be...

Well the AMA accepted it. Any dispute had to be filed at the event, within 30 minutes of the run. It's a done deal. I think this says something about both the AMA and Motus.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 741,393
Posted By Dave in Wi
If that's the case I'd better pick up a used one...

If that's the case I'd better pick up a used one soon. Before they start appreciating like the GB500, Transalp, CBX, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
I'm a budget-bike buyer, but my next street bike...

I'm a budget-bike buyer, but my next street bike WILL have ABS. I've gotta think the target buyer for this bike will expect it, and quite possibly some of the other high tech features like traction...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 206,477
Posted By Dave in Wi
A very small amount of play is normal. Are the...

A very small amount of play is normal. Are the bearings smooth and quiet? If you take off the " hub cap" you should see a castle nut with a cotter pin holding it it place. If you pull the pin and...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Dave in Wi
You might want to try Tire Rack's website, that...

You might want to try Tire Rack's website, that might give you some leads. They might list bolt patterns & offset, might let you compare to other vehicles.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,127
Views: 510,573
Posted By Dave in Wi
It now needs a battery, so he lowered the price...

It now needs a battery, so he lowered the price to 2900.

How much is a battery for a DR650?
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,803
Posted By Dave in Wi
Here in the US a lot of times roof pitch is...

Here in the US a lot of times roof pitch is called out by a number over 12 inches. In this case Trailer Rails roof slopes 4 1/2 inches vertically in every 12 inches horizontal. Hope that makes...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,752
Posted By Dave in Wi
It does slope slightly toward the furnace, and...

It does slope slightly toward the furnace, and it's a straight shot without and sags. The furnace guy said the intake didn't need to be glued back together, so I reassembled it with a coupler dry...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,803
Posted By Dave in Wi
Fwiw, here are my thoughts. I'd go with...

Fwiw, here are my thoughts.

I'd go with stick built. You could build it yourself, a pole building you probably couldn't. (You might wish you hadn't sold your skid steer, you might have been able...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,752
Posted By Dave in Wi
Well heating season is here so I thought I'd dig...

Well heating season is here so I thought I'd dig up this thread and update those who tried to help me.

Where we left off, it was late winter and I was trying it figure out what was going on. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,384
Posted By Dave in Wi
Thanks for that, I was beginning to think the...

Thanks for that, I was beginning to think the Burgman folks had no sense of humor!
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 138,097
Posted By Dave in Wi
The Calfab lettering made me think it was an 80's...

The Calfab lettering made me think it was an 80's piece from another bike.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 138,097
Posted By Dave in Wi
Very nice. I'm curious about the swing arm, what...

Very nice. I'm curious about the swing arm, what bike was it made for, and what did you have to do to make it fit?
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,395
Posted By Dave in Wi
I'm thinking 70 year old mechanics can't be...

I'm thinking 70 year old mechanics can't be rushed.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
Brian Case of Motus used to be head of design for...

Brian Case of Motus used to be head of design for Confederate so it makes sense there's a connection.

Interesting thing in the article, the engine is available with a supercharger that takes it to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
Great, now they are going to have to rename that...

Great, now they are going to have to rename that model. :-)
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 741,393
Posted By Dave in Wi
2013 Honda CB1100

I wonder if Honda will ever offer the CB1100 in colors like that. They used to offer the CB750 (Nighthawk) in "vintage" livery in the Japanese market.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
Those will be in the accessory catalog.

Those will be in the accessory catalog.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,307
Posted By Dave in Wi
That EPA certification took FOREVER!

That EPA certification took FOREVER!
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