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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 85,375
Posted By slackmeyer
I always go back to Munn racing. Have had...

I always go back to Munn racing. Have had hassles with other places (cheap cycle parts), I haven't tried everywhere though.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,406
Posted By slackmeyer
The plumbers I work with (right across the bay...

The plumbers I work with (right across the bay from you, I think) still won't use pex because of incidences of it being eaten by rodents and causing leaks.

I have seen leaking copper pipes in a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By slackmeyer
It really helps to wedge a flathead screwdriver...

It really helps to wedge a flathead screwdriver between the (loosened) pinch bolts on the side opposite the axle bolt when removing the axle. Then it usually slides out with hand/finger pressure, no...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,545
Posted By slackmeyer
Here's a good one: Get yourself up to ukiah,...

Here's a good one:
Get yourself up to ukiah, either by slabbing it up 101 or taking fun roads, your choice. Take talmage exit, and mill creek road (might be wrong about that name) up towards cow...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-15-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,607
Posted By slackmeyer
You mentioned this to me once at pyramid I think,...

You mentioned this to me once at pyramid I think, and it didn't sink in. . . . We should talk about having you build me something for my KTM 640 sometime- not many aftermarket options out there, and...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By slackmeyer
Voler ...

Voler (http://www.voler.com/store/browse/cat/?cat=mens,bottoms&vm=0)is the best combination of quality, durability and reasonable price that I've found. They're really high quality shorts and bibs....
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,767
Views: 1,050,450
Posted By slackmeyer
I sprayed on some 3m 77 adhesive and covered the...

I sprayed on some 3m 77 adhesive and covered the inside of the plate with 1/8" neoprene sheet (from the local hardware store. Helps a ton, though it is peeling at the edges a bit. I did cut out for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8,730
Views: 1,884,897
Posted By slackmeyer
Just responded in the other thread. Is the...

Just responded in the other thread. Is the linkage snapping all the way shut against the stop, or just against the cable? A little difference makes a big impact with no load on the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,767
Views: 1,050,450
Posted By slackmeyer
First thing I would check is that all cables are...

First thing I would check is that all cables are seated properly- it's not uncommon to have the housing hang up on one of the cable stops and pull the throttle open partway. Your bike shouldn't be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5,767
Views: 1,050,450
Posted By slackmeyer
I actually have an extra good "dog bone" linkage...

I actually have an extra good "dog bone" linkage around here somewhere (no, I'm not offering or interested in selling it) that I bought from ebay (from a crashed duke). I had a bunch of play in...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By slackmeyer
Usually if you offset the new beam (horizontally)...

Usually if you offset the new beam (horizontally) by less than the depth of the joists above (say 7.5 inches) you'll be ok. Just make sure you catch any joist lap so that you're not putting nails...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By slackmeyer
I think corporate structured dewalt to be the...

I think corporate structured dewalt to be the higher end brand and PC the lower. I'd stay away from most of their stuff (i.e., anything sold in a home improvement store) and only shop P-C for some...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,255
Posted By slackmeyer
go get ye about half a dozen stainless hose...

go get ye about half a dozen stainless hose clamps, I think the ones I have are for 4" diameter dryer hose. These shall be your spring compressors. Wrap around as many coils as you can, tighten...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,545
Posted By slackmeyer
Nice, we did the same ride, but we were hustling...

Nice, we did the same ride, but we were hustling back so we could both have dinner with our kids. . . . beautiful day, had a great ride through ebbetts, hit lots of slow traffic on Sonora (usually...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 282,813
Posted By slackmeyer
By previous owner: cut open airbox lid, gutted...

By previous owner: cut open airbox lid, gutted supertrapp exhaust with 15 discs installed. And under my ownership: Wossner piston (oil jet under piston was clogged with milling swarth from the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 282,813
Posted By slackmeyer
Main jets can be changed without taking the carb...

Main jets can be changed without taking the carb off (so can pilots for that matter), I'd probably plan on trying a couple out to figure out what's best for you. i.e., my recommendation would be to...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,029
Posted By slackmeyer
My recommendation, having patched several moto...

My recommendation, having patched several moto garments, including the traverse pants: I would patch this one from the inside. The leg vents on the traverse are made in a way that you can work...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 233,555
Posted By slackmeyer
FWIW, Hitachi makes some good grinders in the...

FWIW, Hitachi makes some good grinders in the larger size ranges, and I've found cheap ones on ebay. The 7" hitachi I got for $35 or so is a monster, made to be used all day every day. I worked...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 102,428
Posted By slackmeyer
That was great. Love the Warehouse gatherings. ...

That was great. Love the Warehouse gatherings. Thanks all for food and good company.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,670
Posted By slackmeyer
You're not reading what he's writing. He's...

You're not reading what he's writing. He's talking about welding a strip of aluminum sheet over the top of the spoke nipples, the aluminum sheet would just be welded to the rim in the dish, between...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,670
Posted By slackmeyer
I like your thinking, I see how what you're...

I like your thinking, I see how what you're saying would work. But I do think that it would be much less trouble to go the route of using a tape or adhesive. A lot of the supermoto guys are using...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 102,428
Posted By slackmeyer
I'll be there. Probably meet gringo up at the...

I'll be there. Probably meet gringo up at the wall and ride out. Warehouse is always a good time.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By slackmeyer
No, biodiesel does act as a solvent on rubber. ...

No, biodiesel does act as a solvent on rubber. But B20 is a pretty low blend, and the powerstrokes have few if any rubber bits that are vulnerable. There's a lot of stuff that could be a problem on...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By slackmeyer
I've been running B20 in my 2000 F250 w/7.3 for...

I've been running B20 in my 2000 F250 w/7.3 for as long as I've had it, 3 or 4 years now. Before that I ran it in a different F250 with a 7.3, as well as a couple other diesel vehicles. I've never...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,545
Posted By slackmeyer
Hey, maybe you'll see Marco there, he should be...

Hey, maybe you'll see Marco there, he should be riding it with his kid.
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 922,204
Posted By slackmeyer
I think I have the newer wave, not quite sure...

I think I have the newer wave, not quite sure though. It's great. I'm trying to remember why I didn't go with the charge, I know there was some reason. . . . I think maybe that I like the...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 233,555
Posted By slackmeyer
Getting ready to ebay some zinsco breakers?

Getting ready to ebay some zinsco breakers?
Forum: Racing 05-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By slackmeyer
Aren't you going to ride any family enduros? i...

Aren't you going to ride any family enduros? i thought that's what the original idea was. I know they might not seem like challenging riding, but they'd probably be good practice for your...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,661
Posted By slackmeyer
You probably do need new springs, but it sounds...

You probably do need new springs, but it sounds like these forks aren't really too far off. They're dead easy forks to service, so why not try putting in a pvc spacer to add some preload? I think...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By slackmeyer
I'm not sure if the tester is working correctly...

I'm not sure if the tester is working correctly the way you're using it- I know that leakdown testers that operate at 60 or 80 psi like most do have a certain orifice between the high pressure and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,607
Posted By slackmeyer
Always a nice surprise to stumble on a new...

Always a nice surprise to stumble on a new Sakurama project thread. And then I ended up staying up way too late catching up on your house thread, 30 pages of reading to do since I looked last. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,659
Posted By slackmeyer
I'm interested in tarps, haven't tried one yet. ...

I'm interested in tarps, haven't tried one yet. These days, I do some solo moto trips, some solo backpacking, and some backpacking with my wife and toddler. I wonder how well it would work for that...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,075
Posted By slackmeyer
I've always tried to go lightweight, if it's just...

I've always tried to go lightweight, if it's just me alone I'll usually just use a bivy sack or just a piece of tyvek. Two folks in the quarter dome is not bad in decent weather, adding the kid made...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,075
Posted By slackmeyer
I've been really happy with my rei quarter dome...

I've been really happy with my rei quarter dome t2. I used it riding up to alaska and back, and on a couple of backpacking trips since (with wife and toddler in it). Right around 4 lbs depending on...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By slackmeyer
That's a good little laser. A co worker has one...

That's a good little laser. A co worker has one of those, and I have a bosch (that cost about $50 more). the bosch has some minor features that are nice, but mine has already been replaced once for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By slackmeyer
That's the sprague clutch, it engages when the...

That's the sprague clutch, it engages when the electric starter is used to spin the flywheel. It could be that the sprague is a bit too tight, and is not letting the engine run after the starter...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 535,133
Posted By slackmeyer
2 things- I think I would rather have a set of...

2 things-
I think I would rather have a set of T-nut style clamps than what you're talking about. you could put another nut/washer above the table so the stud didn't fall through your slot if you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 102,428
Posted By slackmeyer
Now you tell me. I just spent all evening...

Now you tell me. I just spent all evening talking with some weird dudes about russian literature and the underlying worth of insurance. I must have stumbled into the wrong group.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5,767
Views: 1,050,450
Posted By slackmeyer
If memory serves, that starter was actually used...

If memory serves, that starter was actually used on a bunch of other hondas too. The starters are fairly cheap and plentiful on ebay if you just want to try someone else's used one.
Edit: Just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 102,428
Posted By slackmeyer
I'm in. I'll try to get there by 7:30 ish.

I'm in. I'll try to get there by 7:30 ish.
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