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Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,998
Posted By Motocicletta
S 100 Protectant & Satlaway

S 100 makes a rust protectant

http://www.s100.com/s100_cp.htm



http://www.s100.com/s100_cp.htm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 365,795
Posted By Motocicletta
Mulholland Snake Turn 1

[QUOTE=Donkey Hotey;24378677]What day did you go through there, Tuesday? Rock Store Photos posted 2,100 pictures from last Sunday, 900 from Saturday and similar for every weekend before that, going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 365,795
Posted By Motocicletta
No More Photogs on There?

Rode on that turn 2 times last month and the whole scene seems to have disappeared, no more photographer and no crowds.

Did CHP clean up the place? Did the photographer and the reality TV scene...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By Motocicletta
GSXR to R100 GS

I started my motorcycling with a new '87 GSXR 750 (after getting a motorcycle licence on a Honda Passport). Sold it in '90 and bought the '88 R100 GS in '96. I still have the GS now.

I like...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Motocicletta
I Had Problems With This Too

"Also just to mention, I am in Miami, we are 88 degrees so I don't pay much attention to temperature but you may want to, because if it's 30 where you are, get that boot warm so it's pliable."

I...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,517
Posted By Motocicletta
Motoczyz & Gyro

http://motoczysz.com/images/sized/images/uploads/header_image/engine_rendering-768x400.jpg

Yes, the post is confusing. The Yamaha M1 is an inline four, transversal, with the crank rotating the...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,517
Posted By Motocicletta
Gyro Crank Effect

The Yamaha GP bike, M1 has the crankshaft rotating backwards to offset the gyro effect of the wheels.

http://motoczysz.com/ this bike has a longitudinal inline 4 where the crank is split into two...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,347
Posted By Motocicletta
Ritmo Sereno

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/s261x260/1511067_910060514301_1454567605_n.jpg

With a name like Ritmo Sereno it's all about the character.
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,003
Posted By Motocicletta
Windshield Wipers

I like when you can replace only the 'rubber' and not the entire mechanism, I still have the original brackets on a '92 318is and a Boxster with the correct Bosch arms and wiglets on the driver side....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,461
Posted By Motocicletta
The Machine Look

I agree with the OP, as an owner of a '88 R100 GS

My father influenced me, he liked the British Seagull, that unlike Evinrude has no covers, he also liked the original aluminum Land Rover.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 84,956
Posted By Motocicletta
GSXR Yoshimura Tornado Project Incomplete

Started this project in 2003 intending it to be a Yoshimura Tornado replica.
This was when it was being assembled:


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27699171@N00/3379165082/"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 365,795
Posted By Motocicletta
Latigo & Stunt

True that, Mulholland is hyped by Jay Leno's presence, the Rockstore, the spectators and the photographers with the babes. Latigo, Piuma and Stunt have what I think are the perfect curves not too...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,890
Posted By Motocicletta
Time For a New GOOD Corkscrew

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27699171@N00/11258517854/" title="Untitled by sant_ambrogio, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/11258517854_4323947609_o.jpg" width="1024"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,478
Posted By Motocicletta
Big Gulp Projectile

Same here, about 10 years ago I was riding on PCH near Decker Canyon when something big, wet and heavy hit on my left arm & hand, I almost crashed because the hit steered the bike right. First...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 365,795
Posted By Motocicletta
Turn on the Sanke

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27699171@N00/11012921234/" title="_DSC6999-4 by sant_ambrogio, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/11012921234_632b1f26e9_o.jpg" width="1064"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 365,795
Posted By Motocicletta
Turn on the Sanke

Edit: Deleted too big of a pic. Apologies, could not nuke it.
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Snow in Cleveland

Will report on tires soon, they will be better mostly because they are new, like Splitfire plugs are so much better than the 60,000 miles old Champions.


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Forum: Airheads 11-10-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,756
Posted By Motocicletta
Spark Plugs?

What is going on with those aerospace looking plugs?
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Cleveland & Los Angeles

So wife has the tires delivered by Tire Rack to the nearby recommended installer in Cleveland. We live in LA, she is there helping her father.

We have this ongoing argument on how nicer Cleveland...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,493
Posted By Motocicletta
Coffee & Cafe Racer

Yes it does, it is not going to be cafeed, leave it stock.
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Contis

I am not 100% on the Contis, but It was the best we could do, no swapping wheels, no studs, no driving with snows in the summer, easy for her to buy from Tirerack and a close by installer. The...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Done Deal

https://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/conti/co_xtrcontactdws_ci2_l.jpg

Not wanting to change wheels and tires Ms. Motocicletta called Tire Rack and was told not to drive year around on the ones...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By Motocicletta
Stop 'n Go

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2800/50a57/products/31/images/186/1001__42918.1381367911.1280.1280.jpg

I use this on both the cars and the motorcycle, no need to remove the tire, the goo strings...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Can one argue that in this case rust starts from the inside of doors and unibody?

Condensation, no or little paint on the inside surfaces, paint and rust treatments will never get inside the...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Ohio Studs

Thanks for the good info form an Ohioan. We will not use studs to simplyfy expenses and life for an elderly man.

We will not rustproof, but look into washing the underside at the end of the...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Nokkian WRG3

I am looking at these Tire Rack does not carry them, it looks like that they can do the job year around. Again we are looking for the best winter traction without the 'winter setup'. Simple & low...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
B'stone Blizzack

Would you derive the Blizzacks year around given the very low miles driven? We are not looking for stellear summer performance but good braking traction in the snow and ice.

Thanks
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Miss Motocicletta informed me that in Ohio...

Miss Motocicletta informed me that in Ohio studded tires are illegal.

I agree that rustproofing can plug drain holes, then there are those that dill holes and spry inside, this I do not like as...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,879
Posted By Motocicletta
Rustproofing '08 Subaru In Cleveland & Tires

Miss Motocicletta is asking if her father should rustproof his '08 Impeza, She asks me 'the car expert' if it should be done, all of her family in Cleveland are on the rustproofing bandwagon for...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,539
Posted By Motocicletta
Please Do Not Cafe It!

Point made
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,716
Posted By Motocicletta
Bicycle Content

've built hundreds (seriously hundreds) of bicycle wheels, but I really didn't know what to expect from the stiffer spoked brethren of the motorized world. Turns out, bicycle wheels have a bit more...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By Motocicletta
The Gasoline Thread

We obsess about what oil to use, how about which brand of gasoline to use, years ago a motorcycle BMW tech suggested Mobil. I have been using Chevron 91 for years, when the airhead valves were...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Motocicletta
Rusty Nuts

The screws & nuts at tank & bowl are very rusty to the point that the screw slots in the tank side are no longer visible. This makes replacing the entire throne a better idea, the two nuts at the...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Motocicletta
Shitting at the Gas Station

The connection between tank and valve is a braided plastic line with plastic screw fittings, so no compression fittings.
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Motocicletta
Shitting at the Gas Station

Thanks this is helpful, compression fitting at the feed valve? I have replaced the in tank valve & float.

I see a metal ring with slots that attach the two floor mounting bolts.

Best tip I've...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Motocicletta
That's Crazy

This was the lowest price here, Home Depot cost more because they (as good corporate citizens) want to charge for the city's $ 250 inspection / permit.

I do regret not doing it myself. I was not...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Motocicletta
New Tank or New Toilet.

Money is tight now, can this be done by me? Pretty handy, I do the majority cars and motorcycle maintenance. Installed all kitchen appliances, sink and disposal.

Unfortunately I just paid to have...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Motocicletta
New Toilet

Thanks, I found a 'universal plastic tank':

http://www.generich.com/grs/IMPACTO-Tank-Replacement-Kit--P216.aspx

The two bolts that hold the tank are very rusted, I might have to cut them.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Motocicletta
New Toilet Tank

So the toilet tank cracked and it is leaking.

Plumber supply store tells me that it has to be the same brand as the bowl, do not remember the brand now but it is not Kohler or American Standard....
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,030
Posted By Motocicletta
Mount & Balance?

I mount and balance them myself? How do you balance yourself?
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