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Forum: 2 smokers 01-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
Well gas was pouring out of the carb vent and...

Well gas was pouring out of the carb vent and evidently ended up filling the crankcase. With the spark plug out, a stab at the kickstarter resulted in a geyser of gas shooting out of the spark plug...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,713
Posted By bisbonian
Arizona already requires this also.

Arizona already requires this also.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By bisbonian
On the right side of the bike, I had a zip tie to...

On the right side of the bike, I had a zip tie to keep the fuel hose away from the exhaust pipe.

Just plain rubber hose on my '99 model.

No pics, sorry.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15,797
Views: 1,330,345
Posted By bisbonian
Looks like a last-minute push put it over the...

Looks like a last-minute push put it over the top. The show will go on.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15,797
Views: 1,330,345
Posted By bisbonian
Last day for tickets, less than 10 hours left and...

Last day for tickets, less than 10 hours left and only 20 more needed for this to happen.

There will be prizes!
Forum: 2 smokers 01-14-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
I rode the DKW up to vintage bike night tonight....

I rode the DKW up to vintage bike night tonight. About 12 miles each way.

The bike was a huge hit.

Unfortunately, it only stayed running for about 23 miles in total, had to push it the last...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By bisbonian
Traveling to Rocky Point is really no different...

Traveling to Rocky Point is really no different than traveling to Baja, as far as paperwork and such.

You will be in the free zone so no TVIP required.

Are you crossing at Sonoyta? Pretty...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-11-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
Well that is the obvious conclusion, the DKW...

Well that is the obvious conclusion, the DKW power is legendary!
Forum: 2 smokers 01-11-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
I don't think it's adjustable, at least I can't...

I don't think it's adjustable, at least I can't see what I would be able to adjust.

I think I need to take the front end off and make sure the steering head is up to snuff. Maybe next weekend...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-11-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
I got bolts tightened up today and took the bike...

I got bolts tightened up today and took the bike for a spin around the neighborhood.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/20150111_1155172_zps925f9611.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15,797
Views: 1,330,345
Posted By bisbonian
Only a few days left, 46 more people need to sign...

Only a few days left, 46 more people need to sign up or it's a no go.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,893
Posted By bisbonian
Yes, I would leave the chin guard on all the time.

Yes, I would leave the chin guard on all the time.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,903
Posted By bisbonian
My repair held up well, I ended up selling the...

My repair held up well, I ended up selling the bike but have no reason to believe it was not a permanent fix.

Welding rods will fit in a regular size envelope, shoot me a PM if you'd like and we...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,903
Posted By bisbonian
The PA6 was not hugely easy to find. It seemed...

The PA6 was not hugely easy to find. It seemed like there was just one company that made it and a number of retailers sold that bit.

I still have some left, not sure how much it would cost to ship...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,156
Posted By bisbonian
Subscribed! Great to meet you both in...

Subscribed!

Great to meet you both in Banamichi.

Next time you're in Tucson, give me a call and we can catch a meal together.
Forum: Vendors 12-26-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 274,830
Posted By bisbonian
That should give me a clue. Any idea which...

That should give me a clue. Any idea which direction the wire comes out? Perhaps with relation to the wider mounting tab?
Forum: Vendors 12-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 274,830
Posted By bisbonian
Can you tell me how much space I need behind the...

Can you tell me how much space I need behind the H9 bulb so that it will fit?

Your H7 fit for my low beam, I tried another brand for the high beam as you were out of stock. However, the heat sink...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 274,830
Posted By bisbonian
I have a question on the bulb orientation for my...

I have a question on the bulb orientation for my MG 1200 Sport.

I just noticed that the emitters point up and down in my headlight. I would have thought they would be side to side for the best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 308,322
Posted By bisbonian
This is really for older bikes that don't have a...

This is really for older bikes that don't have a title. To be easy, I think the bike had to be more than 15 years old and less than 300cc. I could be wrong about the time limit and engine size but...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By bisbonian
My KTM 640 Adventure used this setup. The pump...

My KTM 640 Adventure used this setup. The pump was mounted down on the frame and connected to a vacuum nipple on the intake between the carb and the engine. You could probably also do a low pressure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 308,322
Posted By bisbonian
In January I sent to Vermont to get a plate for...

In January I sent to Vermont to get a plate for my recently purchased 1965 DKW for which I had no title.

I used this thread and the transaction went smoothly.

I put off getting my AZ title and...
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By bisbonian
I have a question. I bought one of these and...

I have a question.

I bought one of these and it works great. The directions say not to ride over the turntable.

So what are the rubber pads for? Can I ride over it with the pads in place?
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 274,830
Posted By bisbonian
Just installed the H7 for the low beam on my 2008...

Just installed the H7 for the low beam on my 2008 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport.

Installation was fairly easy, of course the wire keeper was a pain but really not that bad.

Everything fit under the...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-28-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
For $5 it's worth a try. The one place I saw who...

For $5 it's worth a try. The one place I saw who has the actual part in Germany wanted $40 plus probably a mint in shipping.

I expect I'll hear from the plastics place next week at the earliest....
Forum: 2 smokers 11-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By bisbonian
I just went for my first-ever ride on mine. ...

I just went for my first-ever ride on mine.

It was a bit scary.

I have a lot of bolts and such to tighten up before I do this again!
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
Excellent! I've been using Treatland for...

Excellent!

I've been using Treatland for some parts myself, they have good prices on moped stuff and have been the only easy place to find things like tires.

I'll have to look over there for...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,284
Posted By bisbonian
Just downloaded from Amazon. If I like the...

Just downloaded from Amazon.

If I like the free trial, I'm happy to pay for the others!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,903
Posted By bisbonian
I don't remember where I bought the rods. I used...

I don't remember where I bought the rods. I used Google to search, I think just for PA6 weld rod. I think all the results were for the same product so I just bought from the cheapest place after...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,903
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks, but I did find a Tank. But I also...

Thanks, but I did find a Tank.

But I also repaired my original tank. The guy I sent it to used the wrong media for welding. I ordered the right stuff and learned to plastic weld, it has held up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By bisbonian
Be aware that being a coach can take up a whole...

Be aware that being a coach can take up a whole lot of your time.

If you like to spend your weekends doing something other than being at the range, then give it a lot of thought.

I enjoy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By bisbonian
I had one tear when removing the cover for a...

I had one tear when removing the cover for a valve adjustment, that was quite a while ago.

I check my valves at each oil change.

Are you using the thicker (still paper) gaskets? I believe that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By bisbonian
I ended up using a shoulder bolt when the...

I ended up using a shoulder bolt when the original bolt broke off my center stand.

I think it was a 10mm diameter shoulder and 13mm length on the shoulder. I bought a few different length...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By bisbonian
Check around your location for wheel repair, you...

Check around your location for wheel repair, you may find something local.

My front wheel recently took a hit from a large rock, bent one side of the bead. I used Google and found 2 wheel repair...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By bisbonian
Have to get back to working on it. Right now my 2...

Have to get back to working on it. Right now my 2 daily rides have been taking up all of my time.

Try to make some extra space, but maybe the fall isn't the time to be trying to sell a bike!
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By bisbonian
I just used regular bolts when I replaced my...

I just used regular bolts when I replaced my switch.

Let's face it, the wires were easy to get to so that I could cut and splice; way easier than removing the top triple clamp and working on...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By bisbonian
If you still have your KTM manual there should be...

If you still have your KTM manual there should be a wiring diagram in it.

You can hotwire this switch pretty easily and get the engine to run and the rest of it. I had to do this when my ignition...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,082
Posted By bisbonian
This mirrored my experience almost exactly.

This mirrored my experience almost exactly.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,020
Posted By bisbonian
There was a good article on Jalopnik recently...

There was a good article on Jalopnik recently regarding lemon laws and vehicles other than cars.

As has been said already here, in most states the lemon laws do no cover anything other than...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,687
Posted By bisbonian
The last battery I installed came with little...

The last battery I installed came with little pads of foam rubber glued to the bottom of the nuts.

It was brilliant!
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By bisbonian
You don't really give enough information. ...

You don't really give enough information.

For instance, who provided the "lifetime warranty" of this chain? I don't see one available from RK, so was it the retailer who offered the warranty?
...
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