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Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,544
Posted By vfxdog
If you're going to go tubeless, check that your...

If you're going to go tubeless, check that your rims have raised lips adjacent to the wheel well just inside where the tire bead would sit. Idea is that if you get a flat, this keeps the tire more or...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By vfxdog
Toured France on an '85 V-Max 28 years ago (about...

Toured France on an '85 V-Max 28 years ago (about a 1500 mile trip). Fuel range was a problem but we planned refuelling stops carefully (95 miles on a tank).
Had a backpack, a small tank bag and a...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,723
Posted By vfxdog
Love my W&B. So do a lot of NASCAR engine...

Love my W&B.

So do a lot of NASCAR engine builders, apparently.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By vfxdog
As pointed out above, anodising is principally a...

As pointed out above, anodising is principally a treatment for aluminum, but it can be applied to steel. However wear resistance is poor.

Hard chroming is definitely the way to go. I recently had...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 194,848
Posted By vfxdog
There was a New Zealand-assembled version of...

There was a New Zealand-assembled version of these called an N-Zeta- no doubt the outcome of some strange exchange deal involving shipping lamb to the Czechs. We got their Bata shoes, too.

Had the...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,065
Posted By vfxdog
This.

This.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By vfxdog
I'm using an 8 Gal 5.5Hp gas compressor rated at...

I'm using an 8 Gal 5.5Hp gas compressor rated at 11.8 CFM@90psi, and it only just keeps up with demand from the HF unit.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By vfxdog
Have you tried running the engine with your float...

Have you tried running the engine with your float height check tubing in place to make sure you're not getting a fuel flow problem (blocked tank breather, that kind of thing)?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By vfxdog
I'd describe that bike as a rebuild rather than a...

I'd describe that bike as a rebuild rather than a restoration. There are several visible issues, so I would be wondering what's up with the bits we can't see.

Why it's white I can't imagine- the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,109
Posted By vfxdog
I was recently given a couple of dismantled 305...

I was recently given a couple of dismantled 305 Supersports. I haven't yet figured out what is there and what isn't, but one question I do have is- what model year or market of the 305 Supersports...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By vfxdog
Aluminum wrenches will not be capable of dealing...

Aluminum wrenches will not be capable of dealing with normal steel fasteners, but if you hunt around you will find suppliers of titanium wrenches that will do the job perfectly; tire levers too.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By vfxdog
Looks like a James ML- Military Lightweight....

Looks like a James ML- Military Lightweight. Designed for use by British paratroopers and manufactured until around 1946. Engine is a Villiers 9D.

I have one, still in olive drab matte finish and...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 250,330
Posted By vfxdog
Not sure Cyclegear are still offering that...

Not sure Cyclegear are still offering that warranty. Used to be lifetime on the Megaboost range, but now it's 1 year.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,298
Posted By vfxdog
A friend has a barn full of bikes, and he's run...

A friend has a barn full of bikes, and he's run parallel bare cable pairs at about 8 feet height above each row of bikes. He runs a drop down to each bike which connects to pigtails; the overhead...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,264
Posted By vfxdog
I note the lower-capacity Xantrex is rated at...

I note the lower-capacity Xantrex is rated at 10A- does the unit regulate current down if charging a smaller battery for which 10A might be a bit on the high side?

Appreciate your posts and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,791
Posted By vfxdog
You should be able to get new diaphragms from NRP...

You should be able to get new diaphragms from NRP in the UK- they're making them for a huge range of bikes and will manufacture to order if you want a non-stock item. For EFI on your Hawk look at...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By vfxdog
Good idea, but might it not be better to stay...

Good idea, but might it not be better to stay with the coarse thread and go 14 X 1.5?
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 172,529
Posted By vfxdog
I too have had the alloy hooks come free, which...

I too have had the alloy hooks come free, which wouldn't have happened with the alternative design of hook shown. I lost my US30 off the back of my bike at speed, nearly bringing down the rider...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By vfxdog
It's good to read that K&N have done the decent...

It's good to read that K&N have done the decent thing and replaced a faulty part.

I had a bad experience with a K&N "engineer" a few years ago when I was looking for a filter they made, but I only...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,498
Posted By vfxdog
For shim checking the OP was on the right track...

For shim checking the OP was on the right track when he asked about getting a micrometer- a lot of folk have posted suggesting calipers, but in the valve shim world the micrometer is the better tool....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,498
Posted By vfxdog
Man wants to buy tools! No need to hold him back...

Man wants to buy tools! No need to hold him back from that primeval urge.

My suggestion to the OP- first of all make sure you get a metric micrometer, and if you think you are up to learning how...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,064
Posted By vfxdog
I take a lot of snaps with my cellphone, and use...

I take a lot of snaps with my cellphone, and use the phone's Notes app to make a list of things that need ordering.

When I'm about to reassemble, I lay out all screws, washers etc grouped by size....
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,676
Posted By vfxdog
If you are going to use a clip type master link,...

If you are going to use a clip type master link, a little wrap of safety wire or a blob of RTV is a very good idea.
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By vfxdog
I notice Amazon won't ship the 3M stuff to...

I notice Amazon won't ship the 3M stuff to Catalina Island. Evereywhere else...

What the heck happened in Catalina?
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,808
Posted By vfxdog
Go to UK eBay and search m8 80 socket cap zinc...

Go to UK eBay and search m8 80 socket cap zinc 12.9.

There are 6 or 7 stockists in the UK.

If you have trouble getting them to ship to you, PM me and I will help.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By vfxdog
Studded rubber floor tiles. Designed to tolerate...

Studded rubber floor tiles. Designed to tolerate oil and high point loads. Tools won't roll on it and the little round things you drop now and again will not vanish into the nether regions of your...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By vfxdog
I've done it several times. No problems.

I've done it several times. No problems.
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,541
Posted By vfxdog
Just had to refit a Dunlop K81 onto a Ducati...

Just had to refit a Dunlop K81 onto a Ducati alloy rim- the K81 had been stored stacked and although I tried every trick in the book (and I've learned a few in just shy of 50 years of motorcycles)...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,829
Posted By vfxdog
Sounds like you got it worked out, but FYI these...

Sounds like you got it worked out, but FYI these days many batteries shipped with separate electrolyte include a plain old pushpin with the terminal hardware, specifically for venting the pack when...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,070
Posted By vfxdog
I am not sure about all states, but at least 10...

I am not sure about all states, but at least 10 of the states I'm familiar with charge sales tax on used as well as new vehicle sales.

From what Tuckers writes, you won't need a carnet for the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,070
Posted By vfxdog
The main thing you will need is a US address for...

The main thing you will need is a US address for the vehicle to be registered and titled to (in most states they're different things). Once you have that address you will be able to insure the bike...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,340
Posted By vfxdog
Biggest problem I have had with this kind of...

Biggest problem I have had with this kind of plier is keeping all the different bits safe. I wish someone would design a pair with built-in storage for the bits. Wouldn't be difficult, and would be...
Forum: Racing 08-06-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,505
Posted By vfxdog
Yep- things are way clearer now (3 weeks out) ...

Yep- things are way clearer now (3 weeks out) than they were when he booked, apparently a lot of folk were confused.

Even some Kiwis (Ken McIntosh with his very quick Manx, Kevin Grant with his...
Forum: Racing 08-06-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,505
Posted By vfxdog
One example- a pal of mine from the US booked...

One example- a pal of mine from the US booked flights, hotels etc for the Manx GP period- but it was the Classic TT he really wanted to see. So he arrives on the 27th., and will miss the Classic.
...
Forum: Racing 08-06-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,505
Posted By vfxdog
It's all actually a bit of a clusterf*** because...

It's all actually a bit of a clusterf*** because the Manx GP is being promoted and run separately to the Classic TT, but the powers that be are hoping everyone will think it is all the same event.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-30-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By vfxdog
The older City Select maps that came with the...

The older City Select maps that came with the Quest originally were fairly sparse but you could load a lot of regions into a Quest. The later City Navigator maps have a lot more detail, and you have...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,169
Posted By vfxdog
Irwin C-Clamp.

Irwin C-Clamp.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By vfxdog
That's what it says on the box, but I used some...

That's what it says on the box, but I used some in my Aprilia Mille R tank for breather and drain runs (this model of R has two lines that run from the filler cap area to 2 stubs at the bottom of the...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By vfxdog
+1 on the Tygon. Motion Pro do the 1/4" in black...

+1 on the Tygon. Motion Pro do the 1/4" in black or clear, and several online stores will supply 3ft lengths.
It isn't 100% unaffected by modern gas but lasts better than most other fuel hose I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,474
Posted By vfxdog
Full-size refrigerator on the I-405N, near Sunset...

Full-size refrigerator on the I-405N, near Sunset Blvd.

Rear wheel off a Vauxhall car, lying in the outside lane of the fast sweeping curve at the bottom of Ngauranga Gorge, Wellington, NZ. Saw...
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