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Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By GSWayne
The Cruz toolkits...

The Cruz toolkits http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-tools are probably your best bet for a ready made kit, but it won't be complete. I prefer to make up my own toolkit and use it for routine...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,316
Posted By GSWayne
It is confusing to figure out HP requirements of...

It is confusing to figure out HP requirements of water pump because the tests frequently include the fan with the pump because they were all part of the same assembly in the old days. Many new cars...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,316
Posted By GSWayne
I don't see the bypass line you show in your...

I don't see the bypass line you show in your thermostat drawing. However, that probably does not matter, because the thermostat will always be partially open unless the engine is totally cold or if...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By GSWayne
Nope I would not consider submerging the Pentax. ...

Nope I would not consider submerging the Pentax. I think they show something like that in some ads, but it is not really built for submersion. People have reported them leaking in less severe use...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By GSWayne
The novelty of Pentax is they also have a line of...

The novelty of Pentax is they also have a line of weather sealed lenses. My understanding is that the weatherproof Canon's and Nikon's are much more expensive cameras than the K-50. For example the...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,316
Posted By GSWayne
Now I am curious, do you have a correct...

Now I am curious, do you have a correct illustration showing the pump, the path through the radiator and path through the engine?
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,316
Posted By GSWayne
If this diagram is correct, then having the...

If this diagram is correct, then having the thermostat open will cause lower flow restriction for the water pump because the path through the radiator is in parallel with the path through the engine....
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By GSWayne
There is another forum on this site called Flea...

There is another forum on this site called Flea Market for that sort of request.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By GSWayne
I recently returned a Patagonia jacket that the...

I recently returned a Patagonia jacket that the seam sealing tape was peeling off of that was also about 20 years old. I got full credit on a new jacket. (for what they charge they can afford to...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,118
Posted By GSWayne
They do have racheting crimp tools that are very...

They do have racheting crimp tools that are very reasonable price (like $18)now.
http://www.hamcq.com/crimping-tool-ratcheting-for-insulated-terminals-ratchetcrimptoolinsulatedterminals.html
Here...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By GSWayne
Nowadays that might not be true. The Epson WF4630...

Nowadays that might not be true. The Epson WF4630 http://www.amazon.com/Epson-WorkForce-WF-4630-Wireless-Printer/dp/B00JXLGESY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417108945&sr=8-1&keywords=workforce+pro+wf-4630...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,260
Posted By GSWayne
Look at the link I posted above if you want to...

Look at the link I posted above if you want to understand the different permeation rates of nitrogen and oxygen, or if you want to get real technical go the link he has where he discusses permeation...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,989
Posted By GSWayne
Crc 3-36

Here is the product that did the best in a Finewoodworking test of about 20 different chemicals....
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By GSWayne
LED lights or any DC-DC converter with constant...

LED lights or any DC-DC converter with constant power load will violate Ohm's Law, if that is what you are referring to. Ohm's Law only applies to resistors, not active circuits.
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By GSWayne
An advantage of the laboratory bench type power...

An advantage of the laboratory bench type power supplies is you can control the current limit if you are hooking it up to something questionable and you want to limit the smoke. You can also bring...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By GSWayne
And for $79 they have a 10A version...

And for $79 they have a 10A version...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By GSWayne
If money is no object consider these:...

If money is no object consider these: http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/About-Really-Right-Stuff.html Nice, but north of $1,000.

I have a Sirui T-025X...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,260
Posted By GSWayne
At the risk of contaminating a thread full of...

At the risk of contaminating a thread full of opinions and anecdotes, here is some science for those that don't think science is a communist plot.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By GSWayne
The magnets will probably not reach anywhere near...

The magnets will probably not reach anywhere near their rated pull. There are two reasons. One is the cloth and paint between the magnet and the metal. The other reason is the thin metal of the...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By GSWayne
I got a TG-3 and I am happy with it. When I...

I got a TG-3 and I am happy with it. When I played with the AW120 it was tricky to keep a finger from covering the lens. I have not used the TG-3 on a motorcycle trip yet, but it worked great for a...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By GSWayne
Info on internal resistance of batteries:...

Info on internal resistance of batteries: http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/Battery-internal-resistance

You could probably get 2 amps for at least a few minutes from two 9V alkaline...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By GSWayne
If you don't need to put it in your pocket then I...

If you don't need to put it in your pocket then I would recommend a DSLR for product photography. Probably any one would work, just decide how much you want to spend. You could probably consider a...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By GSWayne
If it is zinc plated it is probably not stainless...

If it is zinc plated it is probably not stainless steel, though that really doesn't matter. Either metal can be sanded, though unless you have a belt sander it may take you a long time. You need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,150
Posted By GSWayne
What, nobody suggested headlight modulators?...

What, nobody suggested headlight modulators? :hide :pain
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By GSWayne
FWIW One data point. I saw a guy on a Ninja 250...

FWIW One data point. I saw a guy on a Ninja 250 go from cord barely showing to a blowout, in less than 200 miles.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,640
Posted By GSWayne
Olympus TG-3

I recently got a TG-3 based on the review of similar cameras here: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2491269399/2014-waterproof-camera-roundup

Below are some photos showing some the TG-3 features. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 595,986
Posted By GSWayne
Maybe it would be easier to make straps that...

Maybe it would be easier to make straps that clamp around the tank to hold it so you don't have to try to figure out how to hydro test the tank when you are done?
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,585
Posted By GSWayne
The radios themselves are fine. It is amazing...

The radios themselves are fine. It is amazing what you can get for $31 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009MAKWC0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=34ES5AZYSLQVT&coliid=I1N5RVQCRJ8W2A&psc=1...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By GSWayne
They can protect from surges caused by nearby...

They can protect from surges caused by nearby lightning strikes, but not a direct hit on the wiring going to your house, so they are still valuable, but not invincible.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,612
Posted By GSWayne
Stop n Go kit isn't really worthless

I found the Stop n Go pouch to work well for holding a Safety Seal http://www.safetyseal.com/ sticky string type repair kit :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,458
Posted By GSWayne
I would tend to do it by years instead of miles,...

I would tend to do it by years instead of miles, I think age is what attacks the rubber rather than miles. I would imagine every 3 or 4 years would be consistent with what they recommend for tires. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,114
Posted By GSWayne
I have read several comparisons of gauges in...

I have read several comparisons of gauges in magazines and they also reached your conclusion that almost all gauges are accurate enough to use to measure tire pressure. I have also compared the half...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,964
Posted By GSWayne
Safety Seal

Another premium sticky string brand is http://www.safetyseal.com/
The case they provide is too big to carry on a motorcycle, but I found I could fit the pieces in the small convenient Stop n Go...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By GSWayne
The only problem is that none of them will...

The only problem is that none of them will directly replace BMW fasteners which are almost entirely Torx type fasteners. Thanks for the link to the company, they do look like a good source for...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,370
Posted By GSWayne
I went with a Pentax K-30 DSLR because it was a...

I went with a Pentax K-30 DSLR because it was a fairly small, reasonably priced camera that has both a weatherproof body and weather proof lenses available. I also like the controls that allow me to...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,168
Posted By GSWayne
You were thinking "Outside the Thread"...

You were thinking "Outside the Thread" :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By GSWayne
I think the sidestand joint tends to feel worn. ...

I think the sidestand joint tends to feel worn. It has been that way on my bike for years and does not seem to get worse. I attempted to shim it tighter but was not successful, so I think you just...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,969
Posted By GSWayne
I think most of you folks worry too much or I am...

I think most of you folks worry too much or I am just extremely lucky. I have spent many months riding all over the US and Canada and never took any exotic precautions with my R1200GS. I almost...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By GSWayne
This will not work unless the grinder has a...

This will not work unless the grinder has a universal motor which is unlikely. The typical grinder motors cannot be slowed down.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By GSWayne
In case it was not just from overfilling, another...

In case it was not just from overfilling, another simple thing to check is the torque on those cover fasteners, I have did have one or two loosen up, though I do not think it caused a leak.
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