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Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By zap2504
Got my wife an XP3 for Christmas as she basically...

Got my wife an XP3 for Christmas as she basically wanted a backup for her cell phone and this unit does much, much more with a much better review than most of the common cell/tablet/laptop external...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By zap2504
Any XS400 Maxim or Seca after '80 should have...

Any XS400 Maxim or Seca after '80 should have both. But neither had kick start if that matters. I believe there was also a couple variants of the XS650 available for a couple years after '80 that...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By zap2504
Nah - been following him for a while now (he has...

Nah - been following him for a while now (he has his own YouTube channel) because of some published articles in the advanced building science/energy savings world. He has some real good info on...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By zap2504
Matt Risinger (well-respected builder and...

Matt Risinger (well-respected builder and remodeler in Texas) uses Ultra-Aire (http://www.ultra-aire.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=8) dehumidifiers in-line with exterior...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By zap2504
Just stop right there! The BPI group (who...

Just stop right there! The BPI group (who certifies most/all the energy auditors in the country) does not endorse any ventless combustion device (especially the heaters) as they all remove oxygen...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,198
Posted By zap2504
The better way is to carefully cut out the voice...

The better way is to carefully cut out the voice coil dust cover with an Exacto knife and insert something small and uniform (business cards are often recommended) between the voice coil and magnet....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By zap2504
Still no word on the ignition side of things. How...

Still no word on the ignition side of things. How do the plugs look? Did you try swapping the two spark plug leads to see if there was a change?

And on the carb side of things - did you check the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,222
Posted By zap2504
Sure they do - for some time now. Check for the...

Sure they do - for some time now. Check for the 2014 Yamaha SR400i.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By zap2504
I like this photo best from the Green Chile...

I like this photo best from the Green Chile discussion in Vendors:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj85/kaospeanut/d5d8cb52-6ff7-4165-8d4b-197e11cb07ce_zps34e6c8bf.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By zap2504
+10 and you say it still doesn't idle. The...

+10 and you say it still doesn't idle. The rebuild kits I've seen do not include jets or needles so I'd also guess that the idle/slow speed carb circuits are clogged (since you would not have touched...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,890
Posted By zap2504
And several amber LEDs (both rear and sides) are...

And several amber LEDs (both rear and sides) are not acceptable because...? That way cages can see you regardless of their angle to you.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By zap2504
Foam filters deteriorate over time - especially...

Foam filters deteriorate over time - especially when holding old oil (no big deal). If you suspect a sticking valve, you should put a little Marvel in the oil too - the fuel additive will only affect...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By zap2504
Right (if the attic is not sealed, as in the OP's...

Right (if the attic is not sealed, as in the OP's case); wrong - the spinning turbine method does not move enough air to properly ventilate the whole attic, and the air only really moves (the...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By zap2504
Unless you get an expensive one, most coolers do...

Unless you get an expensive one, most coolers do not have much in the way of insulation. You would be better off building your own container box out of staggered layers of 2" polyiso insulation...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
Posted By zap2504
If heating is any concern at all where you're...

If heating is any concern at all where you're located consider foam under the slab. http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/building-skills/insulating-a-slab-on-grade.aspx It will go a...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By zap2504
In a nutshell: 1. Make sure your attic wiring...

In a nutshell:
1. Make sure your attic wiring is not knob-and-tube (you cannot cover it with insulation per code). Have an electrician change it out if you have it.
2. Do the air sealing first. Not...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,774
Posted By zap2504
Yes, there are radiant electric mat heaters but...

Yes, there are radiant electric mat heaters but they are usually best for a limited work position and can actually work more to heat the concrete floor than the occupant. If the OP is looking for the...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,774
Posted By zap2504
Reasoning for this temp range? You might want...

Reasoning for this temp range?
You might want to consider 2 styles of heaters: a convection heater to keep the air temps in the entire garage where you want (I would put it on a set-back thermostat...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By zap2504
Click on the "Blogs" or "Green Homes" tabs; most...

Click on the "Blogs" or "Green Homes" tabs; most all of that is free. There is some detail info that is only available if you subscribe, but you can get a Masters degree w/o subscription.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By zap2504
Not rocket science, building science! Don't...

Not rocket science, building science! Don't bother Googling; most respected current best practice can be found either at Green Building Advisor (look particularly under the blogs)...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By zap2504
Dress for the occasion - Tyvek suit, dust mask,...

Dress for the occasion - Tyvek suit, dust mask, protective eye wear and a head lamp. If you just have ceiling joists and no attic floor, get a piece of 3/4" plywood that can fit up through the attic...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By zap2504
The way gable vents are supposed to work is that...

The way gable vents are supposed to work is that air flows in one side and out the other. The way soffit/peak venting is supposed to work is that air flows in through the soffit vents and out the...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,198
Posted By zap2504
Also check out Parts Express for components...

Also check out Parts Express for components http://www.parts-express.com/ They also have a number of projects and tech info that may help you out.
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,012
Posted By zap2504
If you can get a hand on it, cleaning it up and...

If you can get a hand on it, cleaning it up and using a piece of that foam shelf/tool chest drawer liner works better as an improved hand grip. Kind of like the rubber gripper thingies for jars.
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,668
Posted By zap2504
:clap Went to their site but did not see any...

:clap
Went to their site but did not see any prices (maybe I needed to click through all the legal mumbo jumbo first?) Anybody have some costs of this neat system?
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,102
Posted By zap2504
I purchased a dual-bowl, 33", heavy-gauge SS...

I purchased a dual-bowl, 33", heavy-gauge SS El-Kay maybe 33 years ago from a plumbing supply place. Still a fine sink. It has a very large main bowl and a small bowl with the disposal unit. Never...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 863,609
Posted By zap2504
I saw a thread where a Seca II owner re-painted...

I saw a thread where a Seca II owner re-painted the bodywork gloss black w/center stripes, kept the red frame, replaced the fairing with a single round headlight. Looked very sharp; very Monsteresque.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,835
Posted By zap2504
The V1000 comes standard with a centerstand. As...

The V1000 comes standard with a centerstand.
As others have observed, the new V looks more like a Tiger than the previous V. I like that (possibility of dual headlights; better wind management). I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,447
Posted By zap2504
Go to CycleErgos and plug in your dimensions on...

Go to CycleErgos and plug in your dimensions on the Versys 1000 (which the USA will also be getting for the first time in 2015).:deal
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By zap2504
If you just want to raise the seat to get a seat...

If you just want to raise the seat to get a seat height acceptable to you, risers can do that but as said - you might get air between the seat pan and frame rails. You can disguise this by attaching...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By zap2504
I would think you would need to transfer the...

I would think you would need to transfer the title from Ontario (assuming Canada) to a PA title first - contact PA DOT http://www.dot.state.pa.us/ who may or may not be helpful; then you will...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By zap2504
You might be able to convert your single-filament...

You might be able to convert your single-filament bulb socket to a dual-filament socket (and run an additional wire) so as to use an 1157 bulb. That way you could use the lower wattage filament as a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By zap2504
Hondas still do - even the 4-valve/cyl V-6s.

Hondas still do - even the 4-valve/cyl V-6s.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By zap2504
Your proposed dust system will not provide enough...

Your proposed dust system will not provide enough air circulation. In your location I'd use a small-medium pedestal fan in each corner to get all the air in the garage moving. I'd also forget about...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By zap2504
I've used the POR-15 kit with success and have...

I've used the POR-15 kit with success and have seen others recommend the Caswell Plating kit.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By zap2504
I had a patch beside our alley about 8'x20' that...

I had a patch beside our alley about 8'x20' that had become overgrown with crab grass and various weeds. I used a recipe this Summer that has been around for some time. 1 gal vinegar (got the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,499
Posted By zap2504
That's a XJ650 Maxim. Single front disk,...

That's a XJ650 Maxim. Single front disk, leading-front axle, "swirly" wheels, shaft drive, dual rear shocks. The XJ600 Seca II had a rear mono shock, chain drive, different wheels and no leading...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,894
Posted By zap2504
Mine is a 1994 XT600E. I use air in the bottles,...

Mine is a 1994 XT600E. I use air in the bottles, that way it is easier to regulate if you want to decrease the volume. Others have used an air/water mix or rolled-up foam but I find air much less...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,839
Posted By zap2504
I don't have a TU but this issue is very common...

I don't have a TU but this issue is very common on bikes with side stand safety circuits and several miles/years on them. Also spray the inside of the side stand switch with some electrical contact...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,906
Views: 1,270,894
Posted By zap2504
Some have added the typical ATV seat pad, but the...

Some have added the typical ATV seat pad, but the most economical/most comfortable solution I've seen for narrow dual-sport seats (even though the XT600E is no more narrow than the KLR650) is...
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