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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36,607
Views: 9,570,925
Posted By ttpete
Not after they tow and impound a few for a month...

Not after they tow and impound a few for a month or so. Word gets around, especially about the down time and tow/impound fees.
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
You might want to check for a leak at the deck...

You might want to check for a leak at the deck lid weatherstripping. Easy to replace so it doesn't happen again. It could have hardened up over the years.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By ttpete
The old carb dip can uses methylene chloride with...

The old carb dip can uses methylene chloride with soluble oil floating on top to prevent evaporation. Same stuff as used in paint stripper.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36,607
Views: 9,570,925
Posted By ttpete
We already have a long thread about this...

We already have a long thread about this silliness. Can someone merge this stuff with the countersteering thread. Please?
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 320,160
Posted By ttpete
LEDs will strobe instead of modulating like an...

LEDs will strobe instead of modulating like an incandescent, which is never completely out. That's not legal and will get you cited.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9,635
Views: 1,610,455
Posted By ttpete
That's almost as much as a Tour Glide! :lol3 ...

That's almost as much as a Tour Glide! :lol3

Bet I could beat it with my 650 Versys.
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
In those years, Ford had a separate book for each...

In those years, Ford had a separate book for each model line titled "electrical and vacuum diagrams". It had wiring diagrams and location drawings of every connector in the system. It showed separate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 524,503
Posted By ttpete
Then you have to wave at the girlfriend, motion...

Then you have to wave at the girlfriend, motion her over, and pat the pillion seat behind you. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
That took about 3 minutes to locate using Google....

That took about 3 minutes to locate using Google. Try typing something like "Wiring schematics 197X Ford Ranchero".
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
Here are some wiring diagrams. Enjoy! ...

Here are some wiring diagrams. Enjoy!

http://averagejoerestoration.com/1965-mustang-wiring-diagrams/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 524,503
Posted By ttpete
Logan anywhere near Beckley? Only thing there was...

Logan anywhere near Beckley? Only thing there was coal truck drivers who thought they were fast.

I was in Beckley overnight once, and the guys who owned coal trucks were regarded as social...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9,635
Views: 1,610,455
Posted By ttpete
I'm waiting to see a dyno run on one. I'll bet a...

I'm waiting to see a dyno run on one. I'll bet a Ninja 250 will blow it in the weeds. Unbelievable!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,567
Posted By ttpete
All you have to do with almost all DAs is push...

All you have to do with almost all DAs is push the hammer drop lever down before holstering. That engages the hammer block and prevents the firing pin from striking the primer. I prefer a SA...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,567
Posted By ttpete
There have been problems with Glocks with...

There have been problems with Glocks with something catching the trigger during reholstering and firing the weapon. Things that don't happen with weapons that have a proper applied safety.
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
There's a voltage regulator module on the back of...

There's a voltage regulator module on the back of the gauge cluster that supplies power to the instruments. They sometimes go bad. Once you get the cluster out, make sure there's continuity between...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9,635
Views: 1,610,455
Posted By ttpete
That's kind of a toy. Little brakes, skinny...

That's kind of a toy. Little brakes, skinny forks, 35 mm at best. Lipstick on a pig.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,567
Posted By ttpete
No big deal. Detroit cops shoot lots of dogs,...

No big deal. Detroit cops shoot lots of dogs, especially pit bulls. There are feral packs running loose in the city, and stupid people who own them and stage illegal dog fights.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,400
Posted By ttpete
Toward the end of BSA, things got very sloppy,...

Toward the end of BSA, things got very sloppy, and we've had some really nasty examples come through. The worst shaker I've come across was a 250 HD Aermacchi. It was so bad that the bar ends would...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By ttpete
If you use garden variety Tygon hose, it will...

If you use garden variety Tygon hose, it will "sweat" brake fluid. I get the proper type from Kurveygirl.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,705
Posted By ttpete
A friend of mine T-boned a dump truck at about 60...

A friend of mine T-boned a dump truck at about 60 mph, and the fact that he was wearing a full-face helmet made it possible to not have a closed-casket funeral. True story.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,337
Posted By ttpete
Aftermarket slip-ons often come with an insert to...

Aftermarket slip-ons often come with an insert to kill the noise. If yours has provision for one you may be able to get it from the manufacturer or a retailer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36,607
Views: 9,570,925
Posted By ttpete
He damn near DID stick the landing. I'll give him...

He damn near DID stick the landing. I'll give him a 2.5.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36,607
Views: 9,570,925
Posted By ttpete
Nice one-and-a-half gainer. Did he stick the...

Nice one-and-a-half gainer. Did he stick the landing? :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,567
Posted By ttpete
The only dogs I carry for are the two legged kind...

The only dogs I carry for are the two legged kind that rob or carjack people. We're still allowed to defend ourselves in this country, not like in the UK where they lock homeowners up for defending...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,400
Posted By ttpete
Properly balanced, they are not bad. Unit BSA...

Properly balanced, they are not bad. Unit BSA twins are horrible from the factory. When on the center stand, revving it in neutral will make the bike walk all over on the pavement.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,567
Posted By ttpete
You probably never encountered a couple like...

You probably never encountered a couple like this. It happened nearby.

http://www.ibtimes.com/cane-corso-owners-charged-murder-dog-mauling-death-lapeer-county-jogger-1645688
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,337
Posted By ttpete
In MI, there are two types of noise citations....

In MI, there are two types of noise citations. One is for excess noise, and the other is for no muffler. Mufflers are required by law.

That said, I haven't seen any effort toward enforcement of...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
You may end up dropping the tank to change the...

You may end up dropping the tank to change the sender.
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,813
Posted By ttpete
86 was the first year of the sequential injection...

86 was the first year of the sequential injection engines, and they had problems casting the intake plenums. This held up delivery of the GTs for awhile. In the 80s, I was working in R&D at Ford, and...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,813
Posted By ttpete
The pre-86 Mustang GT was flat tappet with a 4V...

The pre-86 Mustang GT was flat tappet with a 4V Holley.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,705
Posted By ttpete
Not all of them. The Schuberth C3 is the quietest...

Not all of them. The Schuberth C3 is the quietest helmet I've owned.
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
For the type of driving that car's going to do, I...

For the type of driving that car's going to do, I wouldn't bother with hard valve seats until it might be necessary. It's not a daily driver and likely wouldn't see much high speed driving.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,400
Posted By ttpete
The tool is a clamp that engages the center of...

The tool is a clamp that engages the center of the springs and has a screw for adjustment. You slack the screws holding the two halves of the spring box until the clamp can be slipped between them to...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
I'd be really wary of someone who just pulled...

I'd be really wary of someone who just pulled $4500 out of thin air for a rebuild. A good shop would tell you that the end cost couldn't be calculated until it was torn down and inspected.

You...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,400
Posted By ttpete
Sprung hub! I have a set of drawings for making...

Sprung hub! I have a set of drawings for making the compressor to service the spring box.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,400
Posted By ttpete
Still have mine: ...

Still have mine:

http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-h9tx3jB/0/L/i-h9tx3jB-L.jpg

This is a T120TT, the real one. They were popular as street bikes back then using aftermarket lights like it now...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
You would know it if the power valve diaphragm...

You would know it if the power valve diaphragm failed because it would dump the contents of the float bowl down the intake immediately on those carbs.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 232,478
Posted By ttpete
The S1000RR front fender also fits the R9T. It...

The S1000RR front fender also fits the R9T. It needs shorter bolts and some washers.

The BMW carbon fiber version costs $559.00, but the company that makes it sells direct for $229.00 including...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
You'll probably not be able to get a secure...

You'll probably not be able to get a secure anchor for a shoulder/lap belt in the B/C pillars of older cars. The metal's just not there. Hardtops and convertibles are hopeless.
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By ttpete
You'll need to get some large thick washers so...

You'll need to get some large thick washers so the bolts don't pull through. You probably should use Grade 8 fasteners.
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