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Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,728
Posted By refractor
I have never seen garage doors like yours, where...

I have never seen garage doors like yours, where they roll up into a tube. Are they insulated? thanks.
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,728
Posted By refractor
I put down Rustoleum epoxy. It was easy to do, We...

I put down Rustoleum epoxy. It was easy to do, We have drug some heavy equipment across it without affecting the finish. I went with gray with the blue and white sprinkles. It was about $.30/sq ft....
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,262
Posted By refractor
I have ridden some newer bikes. The dashboard was...

I have ridden some newer bikes. The dashboard was like playing a video game. Way to much information. I put a Trail Tech Vapor on my SR500 and honestly I hardly ever look at it.

When I was...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 315,113
Posted By refractor
1975 Yamaha Street Brochure. Almost all 2...

1975 Yamaha Street Brochure.

Almost all 2 strokes.
http://veloliner.com/1975yamahastreet/

I picked up the brochure a week before I bought my RD350B, I still have both the bike and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By refractor
Updated Zuma It has an Athena big bore kit,...

Updated Zuma
It has an Athena big bore kit, Bigger OKO (Keihin clone) carb and reeds/manifold, sock filter. A ZenZen expansion chamber. High performance variator. Tried the stock variator with...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By refractor
How about a KTM 300 powered Lambretta? ...

How about a KTM 300 powered Lambretta?
https://www.lambrettainnovation.co.uk/view_pic.php?pid=206&pic_id=1278
Forum: Battle scooters 10-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By refractor
Lee, Bex has had a couple two stroke scooters....

Lee,
Bex has had a couple two stroke scooters. An 89 Honda SB50 with an 87cc stroker motor, pipe, Carbon frame, the works. She now has a Zuma50 with a 70cc big bore. Almost as fast, handles a lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,860
Posted By refractor
$200, not much less than a mortgage payment for a...

$200, not much less than a mortgage payment for a 30 acre farm and 3500sq foot home/shop here in the woods. Of course you are your own cop here and the sanitary system is "over the hill".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,860
Posted By refractor
My road bikes. Original owner 1975 RD350 and 1983...

My road bikes. Original owner 1975 RD350 and 1983 RZ350 Yamahas. They were perfect in their day and still turn heads and put air under the front tires easily.

I have owned a SR500 since 94. I...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 28,436
Posted By refractor
It is possible that is me in the tan leathers and...

It is possible that is me in the tan leathers and white helmet. I raced wentzville from 81-84. Was novice 281 in 81-82 and expert 18 for 83-4.

I remember one weekend there in 84. I had won the...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 28,436
Posted By refractor
This link is about the rebuild of my RD ...

This link is about the rebuild of my RD
http://www.veloliner.com/rd350

I am an original owner of a 75 RD350 and an 83 RZ350. I street rode the RD for several years then road raced it in WERA....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-21-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 120,392
Posted By refractor
On tour as a student. ...

On tour as a student.
http://veloliner.com/rd350/rd350letchworth1976s.JPG
I raced this machine up to 1982 and then rebuilt the engine in 2012.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,403
Views: 1,658,852
Posted By refractor
Undercover, I am 5'8" I have the front suspension...

Undercover, I am 5'8" I have the front suspension pushed up in the forks. The top of the fork tube is 2" above the top triple tree. The rear is standard with the spring set to soft.

The steering...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8,403
Views: 1,658,852
Posted By refractor
Teldan As you know, you were the rider that...

Teldan
As you know, you were the rider that first mentioned the XR400 to me. I got one in the beginning of summer and have thoroughly enjoyed it. You deserve one of your own.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By refractor
My dentist got a new compressor for his office...

My dentist got a new compressor for his office and gave me his old one. Is powerful (runs off 220v) and is quiet, 20' away you can't hear it.

Had a hardware store 2.5 hp unit (they claimed, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,833
Posted By refractor
There are ton of machines that will fit your...

There are ton of machines that will fit your priorities.

A few years ago I bought a Virago for cheap. I had to put on new intake manifold and single carb.

Since then I put on some good tires...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,367
Posted By refractor
Steve Makes me glad that I have never purchased a...

Steve Makes me glad that I have never purchased a BMW, never will now.

My two data points are. I have an 83 RZ350 I blew it up racing it. The dealer was at the track. I pulled the engine and it...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,086
Posted By refractor
Let's drill out a bolt then drive in hardened...

Let's drill out a bolt then drive in hardened steel. Or let's weld a nut to the end of it heating and expanding it for a minute then have it shrink back as it cools.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,428
Posted By refractor
Man you have different driving conditions than I...

Man you have different driving conditions than I do. Most of the chance for damage is from deer. I don't think I could blame a deer for an accident.

I never ride at night. Roads don't have the...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,428
Posted By refractor
What is the purpose of having such a camera? Just...

What is the purpose of having such a camera? Just to record your surrounding? Is it meant to compete with the Gopro type of cameras.

How long does it record for?

Not having a water proof...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,086
Posted By refractor
I have unscrewed bolts like that by welding on a...

I have unscrewed bolts like that by welding on a nut. The heat of welding breaks the bolt free. Takes only a fraction of the time that drilling etc. The weld won't stick to the aluminum.

When you...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-05-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,655
Posted By refractor
Mine is in a hundred parts. Maybe in two weeks...

Mine is in a hundred parts. Maybe in two weeks I'll have something to show.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,410
Posted By refractor
Vertical C Probably the same reason that race...

Vertical C
Probably the same reason that race bikes and racers are all dressed in garish colors. They want you to notice them. Advertise their sponsors.
I am going to stick with camo and black.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,410
Posted By refractor
OK I'm running a headlight that can be seen a...

OK I'm running a headlight that can be seen a mile away. Long before the color of any motorcycle can be discerned.

As a typical un-attentive driver, thoughts are elsewhere. On their dorky...
Forum: Americas 08-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By refractor
I ride a Honda and sometimes a Yamaha, why should...

I ride a Honda and sometimes a Yamaha, why should I take spares.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,410
Posted By refractor
Get tons of attention from this paint scheme....

Get tons of attention from this paint scheme. Everyone notices. (Wife's bike)
http://veloliner.com/vtr/camovtrprofile.jpg
Put the serial number on the side.
http://veloliner.com/vtr/vtrzum.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8,403
Views: 1,658,852
Posted By refractor
So I have a sump screen, a frame downtube screen...

So I have a sump screen, a frame downtube screen and an oil filter.

What is the service interval on the two screens?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 284,121
Posted By refractor
It has taken me 3 days to look through this...

It has taken me 3 days to look through this group. Maybe 40% of the pics of people were acting stupid on road bikes. Had some good laughs and cries.

I got that crap out of my system during the...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,999
Posted By refractor
My local dentist gave me an old compressor. It...

My local dentist gave me an old compressor. It runs very quiet. Apparently dentists need perfectly oil free, dry air and was going to cost him a bunch to fix.

Works great in my shop.
Might...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 149,968
Posted By refractor
1989 Honda Elite 50 - 60mph! - $950 (La Plata, Mo)

http://veloliner.com/elite50e/BUZZfinisheds.JPG
Am selling my Honda SB50. It originally was a very small, basic scooter. It would run about 25-30 mph. Now it will go 55-60 mph.

I put in a 87cc 2...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,436,492
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/jokes/donotreadthissign.jpg ...

http://veloliner.com/jokes/donotreadthissign.jpg

Another sign

Someone made a comment that a particular sign was ignorant. In reality all signs are for ignorants. If you knew the information,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,281
Posted By refractor
Is there any other way besides doing your OWN...

Is there any other way besides doing your OWN maintenance? Don't be fluffy and pay someone else. Better yet expand your list and get something older. Spend less enjoy more.
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25,284
Views: 2,027,077
Posted By refractor
I have been to Mexico for several weeks over my...

I have been to Mexico for several weeks over my life. There is no way I would ride a motorcycle on the road there. To believe otherwise is to live in ignorance or perhaps Chicago.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,436,492
Posted By refractor
Good point! It was at Waterford road race...

Good point!
It was at Waterford road race track near Detroit.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,436,492
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/waterford06/DSCN0503_sm.JPG

http://veloliner.com/waterford06/DSCN0503_sm.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 290,942
Posted By refractor
Unsharp mask technique.

I have done it for years in my darkroom and it took me a long time to learn how to use it with image processing software.

What i typicaly do on many of my photos is to make a duplicate layer from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,403
Views: 1,658,852
Posted By refractor
On the top of mine the center hole has an...

On the top of mine the center hole has an adjustment for the extension damping and a side hole for insertion of a mechanics wire for reassembly

Maybe my bike is weird. I bought it used.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8,403
Views: 1,658,852
Posted By refractor
My 01 hasn't any air valves on the fork.

My 01 hasn't any air valves on the fork.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8,403
Views: 1,658,852
Posted By refractor
I think the XR-400R is a pretty amazing machine....

I think the XR-400R is a pretty amazing machine. I would say this one has had not much maintenance since new. The tires appeared to be original as they were original type and had date codes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,403
Views: 1,658,852
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/xr400r/xr400rl.JPG

http://veloliner.com/xr400r/xr400rl.JPG
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