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Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By tvpierce
Pick up coil is not a common failure -- there's...

Pick up coil is not a common failure -- there's not much to go wrong with them.

Is there a resistance test in the manual to verify the part is faulty?
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By tvpierce
Looks like a GPS mount -- not sure of the brand.

Looks like a GPS mount -- not sure of the brand.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,091
Posted By tvpierce
Interesting piece of creative writing... but his...

Interesting piece of creative writing... but his editor should have run it by the accounting department.

Quote from the article:



Uhh, what? :huh:huh:huh

If your current market share...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,085
Posted By tvpierce
Think about it: "dry" is not the optimal state of...

Think about it: "dry" is not the optimal state of rubber compound if the desired outcome is grip. I don't know if WD-40 is the best conditioner for rubber, but I would imagine it's better than soap....
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By tvpierce
I have no experience with that Klutch welder, but...

I have no experience with that Klutch welder, but it looks really cool.

I'll be watching this thread.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By tvpierce
Fair enough.

Fair enough.
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By tvpierce
I don't mean to sound dismissive, but if it's a...

I don't mean to sound dismissive, but if it's a farm truck, what do you need a speedo for? :huh
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,576
Posted By tvpierce
I haven't seen this addressed in previous posts: ...

I haven't seen this addressed in previous posts: Does the burner come on and off "cleanly"? Or does it falter on start-up and shut down?
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By tvpierce
You sure the fluid level is fine. If it lifts...

You sure the fluid level is fine. If it lifts and holds pressure, then it would appear the seals are not leaking. If it's simply not reaching max height, I would think that would point to low fluid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By tvpierce
GSX-R 1000. :D Somebody had to say it! ...

GSX-R 1000. :D

Somebody had to say it! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,002
Posted By tvpierce
Kerhonky, I'm calling you out... you're Arlo...

Kerhonky,

I'm calling you out... you're Arlo Guthrie, aren't you? :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,041
Posted By tvpierce
I have a similar one that was my Dad's. I...

I have a similar one that was my Dad's.

I doubt yours is 220v -- these Craftsman units are not that heavy-duty a machine. Unless I'm looking at it wrong, it has a standard 110v plug coiled around...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By tvpierce
Since it has to be free standing, you'd do well...

Since it has to be free standing, you'd do well to embrace the "Crate and Barrel" aesthetic. Explain it to your wife as Early American Dormitory period. :rofl

I built a couple two-bed lofts in...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By tvpierce
In case you don't get any takers, you can make a...

In case you don't get any takers, you can make a tube manometer.

The way those carbs work is that there are three balance adjustments: (and they're done in this order)

- one for the left pair...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,789
Posted By tvpierce
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,254
Posted By tvpierce
The helmet linked to on Amazon looks like the...

The helmet linked to on Amazon looks like the flip-up front is not a structural item. (Think open face helmet with a face shield.)

I've never been a fan of open face helmets -- I figure I'm ugly...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,855
Posted By tvpierce
Not to beat a dead horse, but that's incorrect. ...

Not to beat a dead horse, but that's incorrect.

It would be correct to say that any device that heats with a flame produces water, and CO2 (carbon DI-oxide). A range is a kitchen stove/oven...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By tvpierce
For me, the telelever front suspension was the...

For me, the telelever front suspension was the root of the weird feeling when I first got my RT. It felt like no other bike I'd ridden... because it was like no other bike I'd ridden.
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,855
Posted By tvpierce
Just to correct the misinformation earlier in...

Just to correct the misinformation earlier in this thread:

A properly functioning kerosene or propane heater does not produce carbon MONOXIDE. The natural bi-product of the combustion process is...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,941
Posted By tvpierce
Slightly off topic... but related: if you drive...

Slightly off topic... but related: if you drive screws frequently with your drill, test drive an impact driver at one of the stores. The decision will be made for you.

You'll never use a drill...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,995
Posted By tvpierce
Just a note: at 3200 lumens, the 35 watt HID is...

Just a note: at 3200 lumens, the 35 watt HID is already putting out about 2-3 times the light of the original halogen. I'm all for more light... but at some point, you're just needlessly being a...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By tvpierce
Wow... that's a great publication.

Wow... that's a great publication.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,139
Posted By tvpierce
I've been described that way too! Oh, did...

I've been described that way too!

Oh, did you mean the bike? :D
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By tvpierce
Hard to tell from the pic... how much clearance...

Hard to tell from the pic... how much clearance between the top of the bolt and the coolant fitting?
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,750
Posted By tvpierce
Not RV antifreeze -- its alcohol based. Which is...

Not RV antifreeze -- its alcohol based. Which is why it's able to be used in RV water lines. In the spring, you drain it, flush the line, and you're good to go.

And FYI: I do give a fuck. :D
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By tvpierce
Or go to the pirate store and get some nose...

Or go to the pirate store and get some nose picker gloves! :lol3

http://www.save-on-web.com/GL2016.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By tvpierce
I assume you've tried Sky Geek? ...

I assume you've tried Sky Geek?

http://search.skygeek.com/?vwcatalog=stylespilotshop&keywords=camloc&x=0&y=0
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By tvpierce
Automotive header paint. Available in a rattle...

Automotive header paint. Available in a rattle can at any auto parts store.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,643
Posted By tvpierce
Cool project! I'm in.

Cool project!

I'm in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,965
Posted By tvpierce
I'm pretty sure that in 20 years, the people who...

I'm pretty sure that in 20 years, the people who are now 40, will be 60.

Just sayin'!
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,323
Posted By tvpierce
You forgot: blow off all parts with compressed...

You forgot: blow off all parts with compressed nitrogen! :1drink
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,596
Posted By tvpierce
Believe it or not, I actually bought an new...

Believe it or not, I actually bought an new automotive multi-meter a couple years ago -- specifically for its dwell angle function. (for working on the Chevy engine in my 1968 OMC I/O boat)

But...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By tvpierce
That's your problem right there. Plumb a new...

That's your problem right there. Plumb a new line through the heated space, then add a frost proof/self draining sillcock. It'll be done right and you'll never have have to deal with it again.
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 99,163
Posted By tvpierce
Nice CX!

Nice CX!
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,157
Posted By tvpierce
I love diesels, but check out some forums for...

I love diesels, but check out some forums for that GM power train. I'm not saying it is or isn't problematic -- I know nothing about that particular vehicle. As you likely know, diesels are...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,155
Posted By tvpierce
The simple tube manometers are auto sync-ed by...

The simple tube manometers are auto sync-ed by gravity and atmospheric pressure. :1drink They're as simple as a stone hammer, and even simpler to operate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,002
Posted By tvpierce
Add a little bell, and you'd have an impenetrable...

Add a little bell, and you'd have an impenetrable force-field surrounding you and the bike!:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,155
Posted By tvpierce
Your engine wouldn't be damaged by ingesting the...

Your engine wouldn't be damaged by ingesting the small amount of oil/water/etc. that's in a homemade tube manometer. The engine would simply stumble a bit, then recover as if nothing had ever...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,660
Posted By tvpierce
Did the second tech check the valve clearances? ...

Did the second tech check the valve clearances? (not as part of the diagnosis, but as preventive maintenance)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,909
Posted By tvpierce
1) Time The rest is up to you! :1drink

1) Time

The rest is up to you! :1drink
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