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Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,109
Posted By buickid
Also, note that most of those SAE plugs are quite...

Also, note that most of those SAE plugs are quite inadequately constructed internally. If you cut the rubber/plastic casing off, you'll likely find quite dinky connections underneath. Those SAE...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By buickid
You dont want the feed between the two tanks to...

You dont want the feed between the two tanks to go through a regulator, you want them both at the same pressure for maximum storage.
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 122,846
Posted By buickid
+1 on NordieBoy. 3M Super 77 or equivalent will...

+1 on NordieBoy. 3M Super 77 or equivalent will work wonders. Once it sets up... its gonna be there for a while.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By buickid
Maybe Weds-Sunday? I figure more people would...

Maybe Weds-Sunday? I figure more people would want to/could wrench Sunday than Tuesday.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,014
Posted By buickid
From what I understand, and experience (not quite...

From what I understand, and experience (not quite to zero), a battery that has been subjected to extremely deep discharge, and/or left discharged for longer than a couple days, is toast. Lead acids...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 122,846
Posted By buickid
Low energy material?

Low energy material?
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,258
Posted By buickid
Hmm. Did you adjust the screw in the carb when...

Hmm. Did you adjust the screw in the carb when you did the jets? If you're not letting the bike sit for a while, it shouldn't need any priming. If it sits for more than several days, you might...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,855
Posted By buickid
Yeah, I think you might have something causing a...

Yeah, I think you might have something causing a parasitic draw. Autozone test won't show you that, I don't think. If you have an multimeter that can do amps, you can put it in series with the...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,248
Posted By buickid
Yep, just order em online and clamp em on. 10...

Yep, just order em online and clamp em on. 10 minute, 1 banana job at most.
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By buickid
I think this behavior is due to the "latching"...

I think this behavior is due to the "latching" configuration that their headlight relays are setup with. Hitting the starter button feeds the headlight relay coil to pull in, and the output of the...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,248
Posted By buickid
Grab some ferrite beads/ferrite chokes and wrap...

Grab some ferrite beads/ferrite chokes and wrap the power cable through them once or twice, might help.
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,248
Posted By buickid
Big ass trucks (hell even little compacts) with...

Big ass trucks (hell even little compacts) with HIDs thrown in housings designed for halogen bulbs spray light everywhere and blind oncoming drivers. The light distribution pattern of HID "bulbs"...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,683
Posted By buickid
+1 on SYM, the DD50 is one of the most popular...

+1 on SYM, the DD50 is one of the most popular bikes in Hawaii, beside the old Honda Elites (The DD50 motor is a clone of the Elite). Tons of aftermarket for the motors, there are guys with 125cc...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By buickid
The trick is keeping the cord from tangling when...

The trick is keeping the cord from tangling when you wind/unwind, unless you disconnect it everytime
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 371,489
Posted By buickid
I suppose silver solder could be used, with even...

I suppose silver solder could be used, with even stronger results! :clap
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,247
Posted By buickid
The magic lies in the dies, they're made to be...

The magic lies in the dies, they're made to be used with a specific connector. The HF one might not be an exact millimeter by millimeter copy of the "legit" ones, but in my experience, it does the...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By buickid
120k is nothing for most decently maintained...

120k is nothing for most decently maintained Japanese motors. I'd be more concerned with an auto tranny letting go. Like I said, I wouldn't be too concerned unless you see continued signs.
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By buickid
Do a UOA at the next oil change, 100 miles...

Do a UOA at the next oil change, 100 miles doesn't seem like enough to get a clear picture of whats going on.
If its not making any strange noises now, I don't think its gonna blow up immediately. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By buickid
I want to say I saw that exact same note in...

I want to say I saw that exact same note in either my Kawasaki or Honda service manual. It was one of those.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,247
Posted By buickid
The trick is to get the wire hot quickly, and...

The trick is to get the wire hot quickly, and apply the solder quickly, so the solder doesn't wick far up the wire. Wire with solder wicked in isn't as flexible as plain wire.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,258
Posted By buickid
I also have the Tusk D-Flex, works well for me...

I also have the Tusk D-Flex, works well for me too. Crashed em a bunch of times, still going strong!
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,247
Posted By buickid
Poor wire stripper at that... Harbor Freight's...

Poor wire stripper at that... Harbor Freight's ratcheting crimper (SKU 97420) is pretty good, as is their wire stripper (SKU 98410).
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By buickid
Its run about 30 minutes or so (picked it up this...

Its run about 30 minutes or so (picked it up this morning). Its an inverter type generator though, little bit different operation than a conventional generator (output not directly linked to engine...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By buickid
Yamaha Generator Troubles

Just picked up a EF2800i for really cheap today (damn you Craigslist, so addictive), guy said it had been sitting for a couple years and would only run with the choke on. Coming from motorcycles,...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By buickid
I'm unsure if there is a upgrade...

I'm unsure if there is a upgrade alternator/stator for that model. You'll probably want to do a little research to see if the bike shares a stator with any other Honda products. If it does, and its...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By buickid
It would be hard to say up front, as ~8A is a...

It would be hard to say up front, as ~8A is a relatively large amount of current for a traditional motorcycle charging system. You'll definitely want to wire a voltmeter into your bike!
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By buickid
See if you can get in between the end pole and...

See if you can get in between the end pole and the second to the end and push the cord toward the end to give it some slack to get the knot out, perhaps.
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By buickid
Don't forget, its just an engine. It needs fuel,...

Don't forget, its just an engine. It needs fuel, spark and air to run. If it doesn't get one of the three, I'd guess spark to start, because air will usually get there, and fuel system components...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,080
Posted By buickid
My '09 Kawasaki Super Sherpa. Bought it with...

My '09 Kawasaki Super Sherpa. Bought it with ~625 miles on it in Wyoming, rode it in Colorado, moved to California for a few months, rode it around there, then moved back to Hawaii and here it sits,...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
Posted By buickid
NAPA sells those expanding rubber plug things. ...

NAPA sells those expanding rubber plug things. Useful for a temporary replacement for a lost cap of some sort!
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By buickid
I got a nice brass one from NAPA, seems well made...

I got a nice brass one from NAPA, seems well made and seals well. Agreed, I have a couple dual-sided long reach chucks from Harbor Freight, and they work okay, but don't always seal well on the stem.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By buickid
Pretty much anything by Viper is going to do what...

Pretty much anything by Viper is going to do what you need. You need to add a glass-break sensor to the system, and you'll be golden. I'd suggest having it installed by a professional though, as a...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By buickid
Wow, thats nice. What kind of fuel line is that?...

Wow, thats nice. What kind of fuel line is that? Such vivid colors :eek1
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,632
Posted By buickid
Whoops, missed that bit. Stay warm. Forecast...

Whoops, missed that bit. Stay warm. Forecast calls for a low of 68F on Thursday night here, yikes. :D
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,632
Posted By buickid
For the record, what was busted?

For the record, what was busted?
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 732,258
Posted By buickid
Don't think so, straight to the battery should be...

Don't think so, straight to the battery should be fine.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,127
Posted By buickid
Yeah, could always try some plasti-dip over the...

Yeah, could always try some plasti-dip over the handles...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,803
Posted By buickid
Grinder with a cut-off wheel might work for the...

Grinder with a cut-off wheel might work for the rectangle. You probably want a hole saw for the circle, if thats not possible, draw a circle with a Sharpie and use a cutoff wheel on the dremel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,854
Posted By buickid
No problem with running it through the gears and...

No problem with running it through the gears and touching the redline or near there every once in a while. Holding it next to redline or at the limiter isn't so good, but nothing wrong with keeping...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,632
Posted By buickid
If you let them sit without use, they lose the...

If you let them sit without use, they lose the residual magnetism they need to self-excite the field. Nothing serious, just a little annoying. Running them every (or every other) month for a little...
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