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Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 81,398
Posted By bobivey
Thanks for the help, based on the posts the...

Thanks for the help, based on the posts the Bystarter may be stuck in the warmed up position not allowing the additional gas thru the carb when cold. When I close the air mixture screw this richens...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 81,398
Posted By bobivey
In need of some advice, once warmed up my Aero...

In need of some advice, once warmed up my Aero 125 idles best with the air mixture screw 1 to 1 1/4 turns out from fully seated. Problem arise when I try to start it from cold, the only way I can...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 81,398
Posted By bobivey
Well kinda slow at work so I can pen my Aero...

Well kinda slow at work so I can pen my Aero story. I have always had some type of motorcycle and this did not change when I got married and had kids. In the early 90's my wife was working in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 81,398
Posted By bobivey
Hi to all Based on this thread I dug out my...

Hi to all
Based on this thread I dug out my Aero 125, got it running pretty good still has a rough idle that I will continue to work on. Any source for the carb bowl gasket, the O-rings in the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,486
Posted By bobivey
We do a similar trip every year, I can highly...

We do a similar trip every year, I can highly recommend you stay at the Woodstock Inn, Lincoln NH (west end of the Kancamagus Hwy). They have a restaurant and micro brewery on site. You can head any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,576
Posted By bobivey
In 1982 I had a new GS1100, stopped by my dealer...

In 1982 I had a new GS1100, stopped by my dealer in early 1983 and they showed me a Suzuki XN85D. Told me crazy TURBO power, weight of a 750 power of a 1100. Race bike handling with the 16 in front...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By bobivey
When I first got mine I did a mileage chk and was...

When I first got mine I did a mileage chk and was getting over 100 mpg!!!
Then I realized the odometer was in km not miles LOL
Also starting it was a trip as you pulled in the decompression lever...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By bobivey
I bought a MZ country brand new from a BMW dealer...

I bought a MZ country brand new from a BMW dealer near Danbury Ct when they where dropping the line. I put about 5000 miles on the bike in 3 years before I sold it. Never had any trouble with it and...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 530,806
Posted By bobivey
My opinion, 70S2 for 99% of mild steel TIG welding

My opinion, 70S2 for 99% of mild steel TIG welding
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By bobivey
If we assume you did not change to LED bulbs or...

If we assume you did not change to LED bulbs or anything like that then I would look for a poor ground. Your turn signal relay is not seeing enough resistance in the circuit to work properly.
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,925
Posted By bobivey
In the past 10 years I have owned a BMW K1200LT,...

In the past 10 years I have owned a BMW K1200LT, Honda GL1800 and a HD Electraglide. The maintenance costs on the BMW were twice the other two.

I won't mention which one still remains in my garage.
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,185
Posted By bobivey
When the OPD (overfill protection device) valves...

When the OPD (overfill protection device) valves became law in 2000 the usable size of the cylinder dropped to 18 pounds. During one of the times of record high propane prices the big stores (Walmart...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By bobivey
Some of Tillman's new offerings have a Kevlar...

Some of Tillman's new offerings have a Kevlar liner to help reduce cuts from sharp sheet metal, this might give some abrasion resistance.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 530,806
Posted By bobivey
I would suspect that the wire got rusty and then...

I would suspect that the wire got rusty and then plugged the liner. Change the liner and contact tip for sure, you may be able to peel off enough wire to get down to layers that are not rusty if not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 12,611
Posted By bobivey
I gave my daughters basic riding instructions on...

I gave my daughters basic riding instructions on our Ninja 250, just enough so that when they were at the MSF course they could concentrate on what was being taught.

I had some success with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 491,206
Posted By bobivey
Observation / Question: Every fall when I...

Observation / Question:

Every fall when I put my W650 away for the winter I drain the carbs. Every spring I have to clean the idle jets as they are partially clogged (learned to do this w/o...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By bobivey
I have a 2002 Wing, my friend "no garage Fran"...

I have a 2002 Wing, my friend "no garage Fran" has his 2000 LT stored in my garage so I have put many miles on both. In my opinion the Wing is an easier bike to ride, costs less to maintain and has...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 530,806
Posted By bobivey
Please do not take this as gospel as I am sure...

Please do not take this as gospel as I am sure someone has welded stainless with straight argon. We used to use 90% helium 8% argon 2% CO2 to dip transfer MIG weld stainless. We now use 55% helium...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,516
Posted By bobivey
Another vote for METABO, German engineering at...

Another vote for METABO, German engineering at its best.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By bobivey
Being somewhat of a "wheeler / dealer" I have had...

Being somewhat of a "wheeler / dealer" I have had some success in the past doing this. The "loop holes" have been shut though. With a vin# the RMV will tell you if the bike is currently titled...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By bobivey
Timing is everything, stopped at the local BMW...

Timing is everything, stopped at the local BMW dealer in 1985 and saw a 1966 R69S on consignment. The dealer did not want to take it on trade as it was too old. I paid the asking price $1500.00 and...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 530,806
Posted By bobivey
Don't recall ever seeing one that "wore out"....

Don't recall ever seeing one that "wore out". Usually they get kinked or plugged up. We would blow them out with compressed air every time we changed a spool of wire and replace them every 10 spools....
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 530,806
Posted By bobivey
In response to the question from Ahar on 3-19....

In response to the question from Ahar on 3-19. Take a look at the spool of wire to see if a stray piece of wire is touching the cabinet. I have seen this cause the problem you described.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By bobivey
Hi I own 2 of these bikes, nickname them Orca....

Hi
I own 2 of these bikes, nickname them Orca. One I bought brand new and has less than 6000 miles. The other one has 40,000+ miles on it. Parts have not been an issue however the high mileage bike...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,138
Posted By bobivey
Good machine for the money, don't go for their...

Good machine for the money, don't go for their Diversion series as it lacking in performance. Also check out the Lincoln Money Matters program on their website I think they have a small TIG on sale.
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,494
Posted By bobivey
I would suggest 6013 1/16 diameter as it is a...

I would suggest 6013 1/16 diameter as it is a fast freezing shallow penetrating electrode. Try this at 40 amps and "push" the arc ahead of the puddle. You can also try reversing the polarity which...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By bobivey
I give it 2 thumbs up, be careful on how many you...

I give it 2 thumbs up, be careful on how many you have. It is not a Bud Light (thank goodness).
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,936
Posted By bobivey
I don't remember if it was the Magna or the Sabre...

I don't remember if it was the Magna or the Sabre but I do remember the tv ad with Pee Wee Gleason running it down the strip-- so cool.
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By bobivey
I ordered a set of SW Mototech crash bars for my...

I ordered a set of SW Mototech crash bars for my DL1000 at their both at Americade this year. Before I did the install I held the bars up to the bike and I was convinced they would never fit. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,498
Posted By bobivey
Me Too

My odometer was .5 miles ahead of the route sheet by 10 miles. So besides reading the directions I was having to do math (yuk) and ride my bike. The best of both worlds is to be with a group and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,498
Posted By bobivey
Glad they made it

Thanks for the update, you were with us for a while when we got lost early in the day. I have a soft spot for TransAlps as I test rode one when they were new. I do not have the off road skills to do...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2007, 04:47 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,498
Posted By bobivey
Great Time

Rain, what rain
I had a great time, as my KLR650 was on a 90/10 tire I stayed away from the hero sections. The route was a lot of fun, the challenge of navigating kept me from over thinking the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2007, 04:25 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,498
Posted By bobivey
How can we be so lucky year after year

Oh Boy, our concerns for dust on Sunday have vanished.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2007, 05:40 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,498
Posted By bobivey
Breakfast

Is Tuckers going to have breakfast available on Sunday?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By bobivey
I need help planning a trip to Memphis

Hi to all,

I will be in Memphis this summer for a seminar and will have a long weekend with my sport touring bike to explore (no dirt roads with this bike). Where should I head and where should I...
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